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"Love may be what keeps the world spinning 'round, but friendship is what keeps us from throwing ourselves off it." - David R. Mead

"I think rigid heterosexuality is a perversion of nature." - Margaret Mead

"No society that feeds its children on tales of successful violence can expect them not to believe that violence in the end is rewarded." - Margaret Mead

"One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night." - Margaret Mead

"iMac compatible" - outside packaging on a Mead Laserline MOUSEPAD

"If you don't worry 'bout the future soon or later it's the past. And if they say the thrill is gone - then it's time to take it back." - Meatloaf

"There was a time when nothing really mattered. There was a time when there was nothing I didn't know. There was a time when I knew just what I was living for... There was a time and the time was so long ago." - Meatloaf

"Criticizing others is a dangerous thing, not so much because you may make mistakes about them, but because you may be revealing the truth about yourself." - Harold Medina

"Let me tell you one thing I have against Moses. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil." - Golda Meir

"Not being beautiful was the true blessing. Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome." - Golda Meir

"Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don?t know how to laugh either." - Golda Meir

"Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point." - Harold B. Melchart

"The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated." - Henry Lewis Mencken

"Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improvable." - Henry Lewis Mencken

"For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong." - Henry Lewis Mencken

"A gentlemen is one who never strikes a woman without provocation." - Henry Lewis Mencken

"If I had my way, no man guilty of golf would be eligible to any office of trust under the United States." - Henry Lewis Mencken

"It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place." - Henry Lewis Mencken

"Jury: A group of twelve citizens who, having lied to the judge about their hearing, health, and business engagements, have failed to fool him." - Henry Lewis Mencken

"A large part of altruism, even when it is perfectly honest, is grounded upon the fact that it is uncomfortable to have unhappy people about one." - Henry Lewis Mencken

"No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes she were not." - Henry Lewis Mencken

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed -- and hence clamorous to be led to safety -- by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." - Henry Lewis Mencken

"Ever wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup?" - John Mendoza

"Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we have wasted, or all that we might have done which me did not do... For me the conception of Hell lies in two words: Too Late." - Gian-Carlo Menotti

"Did you hear what the white rat said to the other white rat? 'I've got that psychologist so well trained that every time I ring the bell he brings me something to eat.'" - David Mercer

"Like most intellectuals, he is immensely stupid." - Marquise de Merteuil

"If you plan for the worst and the worst does not come, what does come is at least better." - Michael Messinger

"If you can understand the me then I can understand the you." - Metallica

"If I put you first and you put me first, no one will ever be second." - Lisa Meyer

"You never work for someone else. The truth is someone is paying you to work for yourself." - Paul J. Meyer

"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home." - James Michener

"All these rumors about [Tom Cruise] being gay. I don't believe it. I don't believe it for one minute. He hasn't been to one of my shows." - Bette Midler

"The dead heart lives here." - Midnight Oil

"Sometimes you're beaten to the call. Sometimes you're taken to the wall... Sometimes you're shaken to the core. Sometimes the face is gonna fall. But you don't give in." - Midnight Oil

"We cling to the walls of our heart. Keep us from coming undone." - Midnight Oil

"If mankind minus one were of one opinion, then mankind is no more justified in silencing the one than the one - if he had the power - would be justified in silencing mankind." - John Stuart Mill

"LISTEN, children,

Your father is dead.

From his old coats

I'll make you little jackets;

I'll make you little trousers

From his old pants.

There'll be in his pockets

Things he used to put there:

Keys and pennies

Covered with tobacco.

Dan shall have the pennies

To save in his bank;

Anne shall have the keys

To make a pretty noise with.

Life must go on

And the dead be forgotten;

Life must go on

Though good men die.

Anne, eat your breakfast;

Dan, take your medicine.

Life must go on;

I forget just why." - Edna St. Vincent Millay

"My candle burns at both ends;

It will not last the night;

But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends,

It gives a lovely light!" - Edna St. Vincent Millay


Cruel of heart, lay down my song,

Your reading eyes have done me wrong,

Not for you was the pen bitten,

And the mind wrung, and the song written." - Edna St. Vincent Millay

"And what are you that, wanting you,

I should be kept awake

As many nights as there are days

With weeping for your sake?

And what are you that, missing you,

As many days as crawl

I should be listening to the wind

And looking at the wall?

I know a man that's a braver man

And twenty men as kind,

And what are you, that you should be

The one man in my mind?

Yet women's ways are witless ways,

As any sage will tell, --

And what am I, that I should love

So wisely and so well?" - Edna St. Vincent Millay

"Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in daytime and falling into at night." - Edna St. Vincent Millay

"In the late twentieth century, staying sober has become just as much an addiction as getting wasted." - Dennis Miller

"[The Internet] ... is an amazing communications tool that's bringing the whole world together. I mean, you sit down to sign on to America Online in your hometown, and it's just staggering to think that at the same moment, halfway around the world, in China, someone you've never met is sitting at their computer, hearing the exact same busy signal that you're hearing." - Dennis Miller

"Now, personally, I am baffled by the concept of racial prejudice. Why hate someone based on the color of their skin when, if you take the time to get to know them as a human being, you can find so many other things to hate them for?" - Dennis Miller

"A third myth is that men think that women like guys who are dangerous. As a result, guys will often smoke cigarettes, drink too much, and ride a motorcycle without a helmet. The reality? Women don't like guys who are dangerous. Women want us to think that because women are trying to kill us." - Dennis Miller

"Interestingly enough, the dogs who bark the loudest about family values - Dole, Gingrich, Gramm - all left their first wives. Put that in your little irony hookah and smoke it." - Dennis Miller, Ranting Again

"What a pity human beings can't exchange problems. Everyone knows exactly how to solve the other fellows." - Olin Miller

"You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do." - Olin Miller

"Far beyond horizon I have seen. Beyond the things I've been, beyond the dreams I've dreamed are the things I've done. In fact each and everyone are the way that I was taught to run." - Roger Miller, Big River

"All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy." - Spike Milligan

"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." - A.A. Milne

"Good morning Pooh Bear. If it is a good morning. Which I doubt." - Eeyore, A.A. Milne

"One can't complain. I have my friends. Someone spoke to me only yesterday." - Eeyore, A. A. Milne

"Never frown because you never know who might be falling in love with your smile." - Justine Milton

"Reality is something you rise above." - Liza Minnelli

"Greg: You don't use make-up.

Rose: What's the point? It'd still be me, only in color." - The Mirror Has Two Faces

"Happy endings are just stories that haven't finished yet." - Mr. & Mrs. Smith

"Propel, propel, propel your craft softly down liquid solution.

Ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, Existence is simply illusion." - parody of "Row, row, row your boat", Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

"He is one of the best teachers I have had... He is well-organized, presents good lectures, and creates interest in the subject. I hope my comments don't hurt his chances of getting tenure." - MIT student in a teacher review

"Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned - not to see what is not." - Maria Mitchell

"Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research." - Wilson Mizner

"I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education." - Wilson Mizner

"To live without loving is not really to live." - Molière

"Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music." - Angela Monet

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers." - Claude Monet

"Don't be afraid to say what you are not afraid to think" - Michel de Montaigne

"The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar." - Michel de Montaigne

"I quote others only the better to express myself" - Michel de Montaigne

"If you press me to say why I loved him, I feel that it can only be expressed by replying, 'Because it was him; because it was me." - Michel de Montaigne

"The plainest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness: her state is like that of things in the regions above the moon, always clear and serene." - Michel de Montaigne

"Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity." - Michel de Montaigne

"The world is but a school of inquiry." - Michel Montaigne

"Holidays have no pity." - Eugenio Montale

"There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference." - Juan Montalvo

"It is foolish to wait for your ship to come in unless you have sent one out." - Alfred A. Montapert

"I don't like all this sex on the television. I mean, I keep falling off!" - Monty Python

"I think that all right-thinking people in this country are sick and tired of being told that ordinary, decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I'm certainly not! But I'm sick and tired of being told that I am!" - Monty Python

"Pattycake, pattycake, baker's man; good morning, madam, I'm a psychiatrist" - Eric Idle, Monty Python

"Success in marriage consists not only in finding the right mate, but also in being the right mate." - D.L. Moody

"The silent majority distrusts people who believe in causes." - Brian Moore

"A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it." - George Moore

"Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn't the dream destroy reality?" - George Moore

"I believe she would be jealous of a fine day, if her husband praised it." - Hannah More

"It was Patrick Henry who said, 'Give me liberty or give me death'. Today, a lot of folks leave out the words liberty and death." - Joe Moore

"A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some." - Joe Moore

"A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future." - More of... The Best of Bits & Pieces

"Don't accept rides from strange men, and remember that all men are strange." - Robin Morgan

"Home is not where you live but where they understand you."- Christian Morgenstern

"I recommend getting your heart trampled on to anyone." - Alanis Morissette

"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, everyday, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity." - Christopher Morley

"There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way." - Christopher Morley

"Anyone who works is a fool. I don't work - I merely inflict myself upon the public." - Robert Morley

"I bet people would like me more if my sense of self-deprecating humor didn't suck so much." - Jenna Morris (stolen from Ruminations)

"If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." - William Morris (stolen from quoteofthemoment)

"Courage manifests only in the presence of fear. Taking a step in a new direction, where we've never been before, can be uncomfortable, sometimes frightening. Our other option is to stand still and never move at all." - Mary Manin Morrissey

"There is no knowledge that is not power." - Mortal Kombat Three

"Education costs money, but then so does ignorance." - Sir Claus Moser

"The heart is, truly, the source of love. The proof is that if you remove it from someone, they will almost certainly never love again." - Zero Mostel

"If I can't have me no one can." - Motherboard

"There's a lady who's sure,

All that glitters is gold.

And she's wearing something shiny from Kmart." - Shelby Carmen Rhonda Mountain (stolen from Ruminations)

"I simple cannot understand the passion that some people have for making themselves thoroughly uncomfortable and then boasting about it afterwards." - Patricia Moyes

"Lucy: Astronomy not astrology.

Mr. Deity: What's the difference?

Lucy: 50 IQ points." - Mr. Deity

"When you have MTV, you feel like everybody knows." - ad for MTV (although I thought it was an anti-MTV ad when I first saw it)

"The world, we are told, was made especially for man, a presumption not supported by all the facts." - John Muir

"If love is not enough, than what's enough?" - Peter Mulvey

"I would die happy if I knew that on my tombstone could be written these words, 'This man was an absolute fool. None of the disastrous things that he reluctantly predicted ever came to pass!'" - Lewis Mumford

"When we are angry we may not know how to find peace, but we can find peace if we are willing to spend some time walking." - Jon Mundy

"Life's too valuable to be spent hiding in a closet" - Murphy Brown

"This man is Jewish. He's part of a strange and wonderful religion practiced in big cities." - Murphy Brown

"Smile... Tomorrow will be worse" - Murphy's Philosophy

"Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar." - Edward R. Murrow

"If you doubt what's in my heart you can break it open but be careful when you do 'cause inside there's a girl who looks like you" - Mutton Birds

"Life is a jest, and all things show it

I thought so once. but now I know it" - My Own Epitaph

"I have this connection with him, though he doesn't see it... it's like when I turn around, without a reason I can think of, he's passing by or standing nearby. I can pick him out of a crowd of over one hundred almost instantly. Sometimes it's almost as if I can feel his presence." - My So Called Life

"People always say how you should be yourself, like yourself is this definite thing, like a toaster or something." - My So Called Life

"Captain's log: a bunch of our ship fell off, and nobody likes me." - Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

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