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"Refusing to have an opinion is a way of having one, isn't it?" - Luigi Pirandello

"The man on top of the mountain did not fall there." - Longfellow

"The people who say: 'You are what you eat' have always seemed addled to me. In my opinion, you are what you think, and if you don't think, you can eat all the meat in Kansas City and still be nothing but a vegetable." - Russell Baker, The Rescue of Miss Yaskell

"It is pure illusion to think that an opinion which passes down from century to century, from generation to generation, may not be entirely false." - Pierre Boyle

"God, I feel like hell tonight. Tears of rage I cannot fight. I'd be the last to help you understand... Nothing's true and nothing's right so let me be alone tonight 'cause you can't change the way I am... I have a face I cannot show, I make the rules up as I go. It's try and love me if you can. Are you strong enough to be my man? When I've shown you that I just don't care, when I'm throwing punches in the air, when I'm broken down and I can't stand will you be man enough to be my man?" - Sheryl Crow

"I have opinions of my own - strong opinions - but I don't always agree with them." - George Herbert Walker Bush

"I think goths in general have less of a problem getting in touch with their inner psychopath." - Goldenrod K.

"Every man... should periodically be compelled to listen to opinions which are infuriating to him. To hear nothing but what is pleasing to one is to make a pillow of the mind." - St. John Ervine

"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd." - Bertrand Russell

"Elisa is the kind of woman I would spend the rest of my life with. It's just hard to know when the rest of your life is supposed to start." - Jack and Jill

"He'll rekindle all those dreams it took you a lifetime to destroy." - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

"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

"Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken." - Orson Rega Card

"Let us always remember that he does not really believe his opinions who dares not give free scope to his opponent." - Wendell Phillips

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

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

"Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth." - Joseph Joubert

"For the majority of people, smoking has a beneficial effect." - Dr. Ian G. Macdonald, Newsweek 11/18/1963

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotations." - Oscar Wilde

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." - Decca Recording Company in 1962 (rejecting the Beatles)

"I have fallen down before; but I am not on the ground now. If I fall down again I will still get up." - M.K.O. Abiola

"Just remember, we're all in this alone." - Lily Tomlin

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

"You don't really conquer such a mountain. You conquer yourself. You overcome the sickness and everything else - your pain, aches, fears - to reach the summit." - James Whittaker

"The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well." - Baron Pierre De Coubertin

"You know what you are? You're the drama coordinator." - Jeremy M.

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

"Beer: Helping ugly people have sex since 1862!" - T-shirt

"Don't burn bridges. You'd be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Life's Little Instruction Book

"In the Year 2000 men will finally discover that the reason women go to the bathroom in pairs... is to make out." - Conan O'Brien

"Life is too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde

"You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?" - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Intentions often melt in the face of unexpected opportunity." - Shirley Temple Black

"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

"There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the makeup of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success." - George Matthew Adams

"The shell is America's most active contribution to the formation of character. A tough hide. Grow it early." - Anais Nin

"People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"In the Year 2000 the discovery of extraterrestrial life will create a revolution in science, art, and pornography." - Conan O'Brien

"Every man has three characters: that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has." - Franz Kafka

"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." - Helen Keller

"Democracy can be sustained and developed only by people who understand its essence." - Abdurrahman Wahid (the new president of Indonesia)

"We only make a dupe of the friend whose advice we ask, for we never tell him all; and it is usually what we have left unsaid that decides our conduct." - Diane de Poitiers

"We should have no regrets. The past is finished. There is nothing to be gained by going over it. Whatever it gave us in the experiences it brought us was something we had to know." - Rebecca Beard

"I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." - Michael Jordan

"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

"Grendel? But he's such a nice guy, as he likes to tell us every five minutes." - Splunge member

"My brother says that everyone lives on a different TV channel... she's stuck on the infomercials channel. Lots of info, no content, and all you do is want stuff." - Kate

"In the Year 2000 due to the declining number of champions in the world, Wheaties will change its slogan to 'Breakfast of Sexual Deviants." - Conan O'Brien

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

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

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

"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

"Calm down." - Alex (a parrot)
"Don't tell me to calm down." - Dr. Irene Pepperberg (his owner), The New York Times

"Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, that person sends forth a tiny ripple of hope... and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." - Robert F. Kennedy

"Acquire the courage to believe in yourself. Many of the things that you have been taught were at one time the radical ideas of individuals who had the courage to believe what their own hearts and minds told them was true, rather than accept the common beliefs of their day." - Ching Ning Chu

"Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out." - Vaclav Havel

"How do we leave the past behind when it keeps finding ways to get to your heart?" - Jonathan Larson, Rent

"Appreciate anything - even if it seems silly. Look around you for something to appreciate. Look at a lamp and appreciate Thomas Edison. Look at the carpet and be glad it's not cement. Look at a chair and be happy you don't have to sit on the floor all the time." - Doc Childre

"If you stop searching, you stop living, because then you're dwelling in the past. If you're not reaching forward to any growth or future, you might as well be dead." - Wynn Bullock

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." - Helen Keller

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

"I used to be apathetic. Now I just don't care." - Dr. Robert Anthony, Think On

"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

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

"Think of what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk about 3 o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankets for a nap. Or if we had a basic policy in our nations to always put things back where we found them and cleaned up our own messes. And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, it is better to hold hands and stick together." - Robert Fulghum, All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

"Those who wish to sing always find a song." - Swedish Proverb

"When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." - When Harry Met Sally

"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic." - Anonymous

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

"Every man gives his life for what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing yet they give their lives to that little or nothing. One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. And then it is gone. But to sacrifice what you are and live without belief, that's more terrible than dying." - Joan of Arc

"Most people don't think. They just rearrange their prejudices." - Dr. Robert Anthony, Think On

"I could find words but not sentences they could fit." - Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It

"I am what I am and that's all that I am and if I'm supposed to be somebody else, why do I look like me?" - Benjamin Franklin

"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

"Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk everything, you risk even more." - Erica Jong

"Sometimes it seems I've seen everything in this life, but then I'm glad to be wrong." - Beborn Beton

"The fulfillment of every desire only reveals its inadequacy." - Swami Prabhavananda

"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." - M. Kathleen Casey

"You're thinking I'm one of those wise-ass California vegetarians who is going to tell you that eating a few strips of bacon is bad for your health. I'm not. I say it's a free country and you should be able to kill yourself at any rate you choose, as long as your cold dead body is not blocking my driveway." - Scott Adams, The Dilbert Future

"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"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

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

"The only thing you have no choice about is making choices." - Dr. Robert Anthony, Think On

"Where are you going? Can you take me with you, for my hand is cold and needs warmth... far beyond where the horizon lies... and the land sinks into mellow blueness. Oh please, take me with you... Then I'll take your hand, finally glad that you are here by my side." - Stephen Schwartz, Godspell

"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself." - Soren Kierkegaard

"Dogbert: You mean, why don't I take dead animals, cook them until they become carcinogenic, then eat them instead of something nutritious? Is that your question?" - Scott Adams, Dilbert

"You couldn't get a clue during the clue mating season in a field of horny clues if you smeared your body with clue musk and did the clue mating dance." - Edward Flaherty

"It doesn't much signify whom one marries, for one is sure to find next morning that it was someone else." - Samuel Rogers

"The first sigh of love is the last of wisdom." - Antoine Bret

"If you continue to act as you have always acted, and if you continue to see as you have always seen, you will continue to get the same results you always had." - Anonymous

"I used to drown my sorrows but the bastards learned to swim." - Headless Chickens

"Many of us spend our whole lives waiting for our ship to come in. The problem is, we never sent one out!" - Dr. Robert Anthony, Think On

"When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them." -Confucius

"At the rate we're going, I can imagine next year's headline: '"Goodnight Moon" Banned for Encouraging Children to Communicate With Furniture.'" - Judy Blume (on censorship)

"We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of dissent. We must dare to think 'unthinkable things' because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless." - James W. Fulbright

"A couple of medieval songwriters come up with the idea of chivalry one rainy day, and you embrace it as a lifestyle. You live and die by an idea that was 'trendy' when you were a kid!" - Highlander: The Series

"If you love someone, set them free. If they return to you, put several 8 inch blades into their head. If they return again, then run... just run." - Roman Durge, Lenore

"Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive." - Josephine Hart

"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all." - Elbert Hubbard

"Do not needlessly endanger your lives until I give you the signal." - Dwight Eisenhower

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