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"How can you thank a man for giving you what's yours?" - Malcolm X

"You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it." - Malcolm X

"Dreams are the answers to the questions that we haven't yet figured out how to ask." - The X-Files

"Life... is like a box of chocolates. A cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that no one ever asks for. Unreturnable because all you get back is another box of chocolates. So, you're stuck with mostly undefinable whipped mint crap, mindlessly wolfed down when there's nothing else to eat while you're watching the game. Sure, once in a while you get a peanut butter cup or an English toffee but it's gone too fast and the taste is fleeting. In the end, you're left with nothing but broken bits filled with hardened jelly and teeth-shattering nuts, which if you are desperate enough to eat leaves nothing but an empty box of useless brown paper wrappers." - Cancerman, Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man, X-Files

"It seems to me that the best relationships, the ones that last, are frequently the ones rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than the night before, like a switch has been flicked somewhere, and the person who was just a friend is suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with." - The X-Files

"Scully: 2001 is actually the start of the new millennium.
Mulder: No one likes math geeks, Scully." - X-Files

"The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C,' the idea must be feasible." - A Yale University management professor (in response to Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

"I fear all we have done is awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve" - Admiral Yamamoto (after the attack on Pearl Harbor)

"I always feel so miserable whenever I'm around." - Weird Al Yankovich

"If money can't buy happiness I guess I'll have to rent it." - Weird Al Yankovich

"My brothers and sisters all hated me cause I was an only child." - Weird Al Yankovich

"When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of algebra." - Gene Yasenak

"A show of envy is an insult to oneself." - Yevgeny Yevtushenko

"If triangles had a God, He'd have three sides." - Yiddish proverb

"If we all pulled in one direction, the world would keel over." - Yiddish Proverb

"May your teeth get angry and chew off your head." - Yiddish curse

"A person should want to live, if only out of curiosity." - Yiddish Proverb

"Surrounding yourself with dwarfs does not make you a giant." - Yiddish Proverb

"There is no god like one's stomach: We must sacrifice to it every day." - Yoruba saying

"Procrastination is the thief of time." - Edward Young

"The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before." - Steve Young

"The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self." - Whitney Young

"If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live." - Lin Yutang

"No one can go back and make a brand new start, my friend, but anyone can start from here and make a brand new end." - Dan Zadra

"Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn how to do it well." - Zig Zaglar

"I love the story of what happened during the days of the Berlin Wall. One day some of the East Berliners decided they were going to send their West Berlin adversaries a little 'gift.' They loaded a dump truck with garbage, broken bricks, stones, building material, and anything else with zero value. They drove the truck across the border, gained clearance, and dumped it on the West Berlin side. Needless to say, the West Berliners were incensed and were going to 'get even' with them. Fortunately, a very wise man intervened and gave entirely different counsel. As a result, they responded and loaded a dump truck with food (which was scarce in East Berlin), clothing (also scarce), medical supplies (even scarcer), a host of other essential items. They took the truck across the border, carefully unloaded it all, and left a neat sign that read, 'Each gives according to his ability to give.'" - Zig Zagler

"There are too many people, and too few human beings." - Robert Zand

"Consider for a moment any beauty in the name Ralph." - Frank Zappa (on why he gives his kids such odd names)

"I think that if you wanted to make top ten hits and sell millions of records, you could." - Reporter
"Yeah, but who wants to go through life with a tiny nose and one glove on?" - Frank Zappa

"It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you know the uglier everything seems" - Frank Zappa

"The single-child yuppo-family that uses the child as a status object. 'A perfect child? Of course! We have one right here - he's under the coffee table. Ralph, stand up! Play the violin!" - Frank Zappa

"So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?" - Interviewer
"You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?" - Frank Zappa

"There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something, we'd all love one another." - Frank Zappa

"One day Chao-Chou fell down in the snow and called out, 'Help me up! Help me up!' A monk came and lay down beside him. Chao-Chou got up and went away." - Zen koan

"They say 'everything's all right.' They say 'better days are here.' They tell us 'these are the good times' but they don't live around here." - Warren Zevon

"When the sky is gray the way it is today I remember the times when I was happy." - Warren Zevon

"It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise and not allow them to increase unacknowledged." - Edward W. Ziegler

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