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"I love you. You don't have to love me back... but I am gonna give you my heart anyways." - Untamed Heart

"Caroline: You don't really love with your heart, it's just a saying.
Adam: Then why does it hurt so much here when you're not with me?" - Untamed Heart

"Often we have no time for our friends but all the time in the world for our enemies." - Leon Uris

"In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from." - Peter Ustinov

"He shows great originality, which must be curbed at all cost." - report card remark for Sir Peter Ustinov

"A man who is 'of sound mind' is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key." - Paul Valery

"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up." - Paul Valery

"Love is being stupid together." - Paul Valery

"Right now, a mad man is wandering the streets of the town you live in." - Van Halen's Right Now video

"Right now she is getting on with her life" - Van Halen's Right Now video

"Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes." - Edgard Varese

"If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity." - Bill Vaughan

"Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay for the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem." - Bill Vaughan

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." - Bill Vaughan

"We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along to all our picnics." - Bill Vaughan

"The discipline of emptying your mind is as important as the discipline of filling it." - De La Vega

"Keep a watchful eye over yourself as if you were your own worst enemy." - De La Vega

"Many of us will spend the rest of our lives proving ourselves worthy and acceptable to others." - De La Vega

"Recognize destructive patterns in your relationships." - De La Vega

"Why does the feeling of emptiness occupy so much space?" - De La Vega

"Monuments of war should not be glorified.
Monuments of death should not be honored.
Monuments of peace should be everywhere." - Lynn Velas

"If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting." - Dick Vermeil

"You're waiting for someone to put you together. You're waiting for someone to push you away. There's always another wound to discover. There's always something more you wish he'd say. He's everything you want, he's everything you need, he's everything inside of you that you wish you could be. He says all the right things at exactly the right time, but he means nothing to you and you don't know why." - Vertical Horizon

"Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half." - Gore Vidal

"It makes no difference who you vote for - the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people." - Gore Vidal

"Somebody was asking me. Said he thought Richard Nixon was obviously homosexual. I said: 'Why do you think that?' He said: 'You know, that funny, uncoordinated way he moves.' I said: 'Yeah, like Nureyev.'" - Gore Vidal

"Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either." - Gore Vidal

"Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Wars are not acts of God. They are caused by man, by man-made institutions, by the way in which man has organized his society. What man has made, man can change." - Frederick Moore Vinson

"Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford - but you'll take him anyway." - Judith Viorst

"Death twitches my ear. 'Live,' he says, 'I am coming.'" - Virgil

"Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung." - Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." - Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd." - Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

"Each player must accept the card life deals him or her. But once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game." - Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

"Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do." - Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire

"In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it." - Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong." - Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

"It is the characteristic of the most stringent censorships that they give credibility to the opinions they attack." - Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." - Voltaire

"Now, this is no time for making enemies." - Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire (on his death bed in response to a priest asking that he renounce Satan)

"One great use of words is to hide our thoughts." - Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire

"The opportunity to do mischief is found a hundred times a day." - Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire

"To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd." - Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire

"The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it." - Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

"You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time - but most of the time they will make fools of themselves." - Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

"There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts." - Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

"Martin: I sincerely wish... that she may some day make you happy, but I strongly doubt it.
Candide: You are very incredulous.
Martin: That is because I have seen what life is." - Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire, Candide

"If this is the best of all possible worlds, I wonder what the others are like!" - Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire, Candide

"Cacambo: What is optimism?
Candide: ...it is the mania for maintaining that all is right when everything is wrong." - Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire, Candide

"Leviticus forbids a man to marry his brother's wife. Deuteronomy orders him to do so." - Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire, Philisophical Dictionary

"Koo: What must we do to dare to contemplate ourselves thus before the supreme being without repugnance and without shame?
Ku-Su: Be just.
Koo: And what else?
Ku-Su: Be just." - Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be." - Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

"The insane, on occasion, are not without their charms" - Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

"There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organisation. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organised along the lines of the Mafia." - Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

"You go up to a man, and you say, 'How are things going, Joe? And he says, 'Oh fine, fine - couldn't be better.' And you look into his eyes, and you see things really couldn't be much worse. When you get right down to it, everybody's having a perfectly lousy time of it, and I mean everybody. And the hell of it is, nothing seems to help much." - Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

"My dream is to someday be a member of the White House press corps and begin every question, 'Riddle me this, Mr. President...'" - Bob Van Voris (stolen from Ruminations)

"Some folks go through life pleased that the glass is half full. Others spend a lifetime lamenting that it's half-empty. The truth is: There is a glass with a certain volume of liquid in it. From there, it's up to you!" - Dr. James S. Vuocolo

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