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"Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build this whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life... You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They do something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should just be friends' or 'how very perceptive' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-out-you-apart pain. I hate love." - Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: The Doll's House

"When I was a child, adults would tell me not to make things up, warning me of what would happen if I did. As far as I can tell so far it seems to involve lots of foreign travel and not having to get up too early in the morning." - Neil Gaiman

"Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"I do not feel obliged to believe that that same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use." - Galileo Galilei

"Forget your mistakes, but remember what they taught you." - Dorothy Galyean

"Be the change that you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Everything we do is futile, but we must do it anyway." - Mahatma Gandhi

"God has no religion" - Mahatma Gandhi

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi

"In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place." - Mahatma Gandhi

"No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The only devils in the world are the ones running around in our own hearts." - Mahatma Gandhi (stolen from quoteofthemoment)

"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory." - Mahatma Gandhi

"There is more to life than increasing its speed." - Mahatma Gandhi

"To believe that what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." - Mahatma Gandhi

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it... always." - Mahatma Gandhi

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right." - Mohandas K. Gandhi

"For mere vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge. But for the security of the future I would do everything." - James Abram Garfield

"If there is one thing upon this earth that mankind love and admire better than another, it is a brave man, - it is the man who dares to look the devil in the face and tell him he is a devil." - James A. Garfield

"I hate fashion... They have these runway shows and they have a commentator saying, 'A pretty face is your best asset this season.' As opposed to last season, when ugly girls had a free ride all the way through, when back-fat was all the rage." - Janeane Garofalo

"You can tell a lot about a person by how excited they are to do the Macarena." - Janeane Garofalo

"Over-seriousness is a warning sign for mediocrity and bureaucratic thinking. People who are seriously committed to mastery and high performance are secure enough to lighten up." - Bill Gates

"Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality." - Jules de Gaultier

"1641-Bishop John Atherton of Ireland, who had successfully campaigned for the passage of an act that instituted the death penalty for sodomy, was the first to be hanged under the act. He was convicted of sodomy seven years after the passage of the act." - stolen from This Day in Gay History

"If God didn't make homosexuals - there wouldn't be any." - sign at NYC Gay Pride Parade 2002

"I dreamed that night of mobs and Marvs and rats as big as digs, and Jack standing up to them and other times running away.

I stood by his side.

I ran away too." - Maurice Gee, The Champion

"Perhaps she didn't do it deliberately, it was just a habit with her to put a damper on happiness" - Maurice Gee, The Champion

"Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying." - Christian F. Gellert

"True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable." - Dave Tyson Gentry

"He has sat on the fence so long that the iron has entered his soul." - David Lloyd George

"Take the world as it is, not as it ought to be." - German Proverb

"When the fox preaches, look to your geese." - German Proverb

"Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet." - German Proverb

"To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs." -Aurobindo Ghose

"You can be so much more alone with other people than you are by yourself, even if it's people you love." - The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

"When you hate, the only one that suffers is you because most of the people you hate don't know it and the rest don't care." - Ghosts of Mississippi

"A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time." - Lynwood Giacomini

"Be yourself. Who else is better qualified?" - Frank Giblin

"Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain." - Kahlil Gibran

"Those who give you a serpent when you ask for a fish, may have nothing but serpents to give. It is then generosity on their part." - Kahlil Gibran

"It is better to be hated for what one is than to be loved for what one isn't" - Andre Gide

"Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly." - Andre Gide

"If you don't expect too much from me you might not be let down" - Gin Blossoms

"If moral behavior were simply following rules, we could program a computer to be moral." - Samuel P. Ginder

"Whoever controls the media -- the images -- controls the culture." - Allen Ginsberg

"1. You can't win.

2. You can't break even.

3. You can't even quit the game." - Ginsberg's Theorem

"Temptation usually comes in through a door that has deliberately been left open." - Arnold H. Glasgow

"It is wiser to be conventionally immoral than unconventionally moral. It isn't the immorality they object to, but the originality." - Ellen Glasgow

"No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it." - Ellen Glasgow

"Beware of those who laugh at nothing or everything." - Arnold H. Glasow

"Live so that your friends can defend you, but never have to." - Arnold H. Glasow

"Nothing lasts forever - not even your troubles." - Arnold H. Glasow

"Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire." - Arnold H. Glasow

"If people on Jeopardy are so smart, then why can't they write names better?" - Todd Glass

"I don't know why I find his stupidity charming. I mean, he's cheating off a girl who thinks the square root of four is rainbows." - Glee

"You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest, that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present." - Jan Glidewell

"from the beginning of time,

in childhood, I thought

that pain meant

I was not loved.

It meant I loved." - Louise Gluck

"The world is cold and gray and unfeeling and my mother is nagging me to clean up my room." - Anonymous, Go Ask Alice

"I don't need to fall at your feet just 'cause you cut me to the bone. And I won't miss the way that you kiss me. We were never carved in stone... I refuse to give in to my blues, that's not how it's going to be. And I deny the tears in my eyes I don't want to let you see... that you have made a hole in my heart and now I've got to fool myself. I'll get over you, I know I will. I'll pretend my ship's not sinking. And I'll tell myself I'm over you 'cause I'm the king of wishful thinking." - Go West

"All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is still my own." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything." - Goethe

"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I will not be as those who spend the day in complaining of headache, and the night in drinking the wine that gives it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"There would be little left of me if I were to discard all of what I owe to others." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"If all these devils really exist it proves there must be angels, too." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust

"We're really up against it, we poor women: A bachelor's a hard thing to convert" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust

"What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens." - Thaddeus Golas

"The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced." - Vic Gold

"Nowadays many people seem to believe their lives are entirely a matter of choice; but in my day we viewed ourselves as pieces of clay that forever show the fingerprints of everyone who has touched them." - Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

"Rose: How was the sex?

Dorothy: So good we named it." - Golden Girls

"An economist is someone who sees something working in practice and asks whether it would work in principle." - Stephen M. Goldfeld

"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck." - Emma Goldman

"It is organized violence on top, which creates individual violence on bottom." - Emma Goldman

"I seemed busy, busy, busy, but I suppose, if pressed, I might have admitted that, for all my frenzy, I was very much alone." - Willima Goldman

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Oliver Goldsmith

"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." - Barry Goldwater

"I don't pay any attention to him. I don't even ignore him." - Samuel Goldwyn

"I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs." - Samuel Goldwyn

"If there is a God, atheism must strike Him as less of an insult than religion." - Edmond and Jules de Goncourt

"I wish I had never met you, because then I could go to sleep at night not knowing there was somebody like you out there." - Good Will Hunting

"We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck... But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness." - Ellen Goodman

"Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination" - Roy Goodman

"A mind is like a canvas: The more open your mind, the more colors you can use." - Ehren Goossens

"It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not." - James Gordon, M.D.

"Love is not blind -

It sees more, not less.

But because it sees more,

It is willing to see less." - Julius Gordon

"Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is." - Maxim Gorky

"We all enter this world in the same way: naked; screaming; soaked in blood. But if you live your life right, that kind of thing doesn't have to stop there." - Dana Gould

"A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends." - Baltasar Gracian

"For a good time, do not call me, I am dull." - graffiti at Clinton-Washington subway station

Graffiti on a wall:

"My mother made me a lesbian."

Added below, in a different hand:

"If I buy the wool, will she make one for me?"

"Insecure people have a special sensitivity for anything that finally confirms their own low opinion of themselves." - Sue Grafton

"I improve on misquotation." - Cary Grant


Bebra: You have given our century its name" - Gunter Grass, The Tin Drum

"The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good." - Robert Graves

"The believer is happy, the doubter wise" - Greek Proverb

"It's not good for all of our wishes to be fulfilled. Through sickness, we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest." - Greek Proverb

"I fear the man who drinks water and so remembers what the rest of us said last night." - Greek saying

"Don't cut bangs with a hatchet. Don't do brain surgery with a pickax." - Joanne Greenberg, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

"A nut is someone whose noose broke" - Joanne Greenberg, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him." - Sidney Greenberg

"I ask the internist why there aren't more Ornish-like studies. 'There aren't any financial interests involved.'" - Michael Greger MD, Heart Failure -- Diary of a Third Year Medical Student (Dean Ornish has shown that heart disease can actually be reversed with lifestyle changes which include a low fat vegetarian diet)

"It gets annoying when all I hear some people saying is 'What Would Jesus Do?' and I'm like: what, for a Klondike bar?" - Arjuna Greist

"Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas." - A. Whitney Griswold

"I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves." - Bruce Grocott

"I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom." - Angus Grossart

"Hotels are tired of getting ripped off. I checked into a hotel and they had towels from my house." - Mark Guido

"Each of us wages a private battle each day between the grand fantasies we have for ourselves and what actually happens." - Cathy Guisewite

"Don't damn me when I speak a piece of my mind 'cause silence isn't golden when I'm holding it inside" - Guns 'n Roses

"Don't you think that you need somebody? Don't you think that you need someone? Everybody needs somebody. You're not the only one" - Guns 'n Roses

"I know it's hard to keep an open heart when even friends seem out to harm you." - Guns 'n Roses

"I see you standing, standing on your own. It's such a lonely place for you, for you to be. If you need a shoulder or if you need a friend I'll be here standing until the bitter end. No one needs the sorrow, no one needs the pain. I hate to see you walking out there, out in the rain. So don't chastise me or think I... mean you harm... Don't ever leave me. Say you'll always be there. All I ever wanted was for you to know that I care." - Guns N' Roses

"Nobody understands quite why we're here. We're searching for answers that never appear." - Guns 'n Roses

"Practice doesn't make perfect, nor is it supposed to. Practice is about increasing your repertoire of ways to recover from your mistakes." - Joann C. Gutin

"May you have a lawsuit in which you know you are in the right." - Gypsy Proverb

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