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"Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in." - Confucius

"Your self-worth must be stronger than the rejection of your ideas by others." - Dr. Robert Anthony, Think On

"Liberty is always dangerous - but it is the safest thing we have." - Harry Emerson Fosdick

"If you board the train, it is not use running along the corridor in the opposite direction." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire." - Robert Lee Frost

"And because I am happy and dance and sing
They think they have done me no injury." - William Blake

"A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down." - Robert Edwards

"No sane man will dance." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"I've never understood the point of ecstasy. I think if I wanted to get dehydrated and jump about with a load of people I've never met before I could go to a Methodist barn dance." - Victoria Wood

"Live life to the fullest for the future is scarce." -Nick Carter

"Perhaps 'because it is there' is not sufficient reason for climbing a mountain." - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

"If you cannot solve it, it is not a problem - it is reality." - Barbara Coloroso

"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing." - Agatha Christie

"Worry not that not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing." - Confucius

"Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy." - Dr. Robert Anthony, Think On

"It was really worth the pain just to have known him."- Bruce Burch

"They say that love conquers all, they say that because they're idiots." - Orson Scott Card, Enchantment

"Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack." - George S. Patton

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get." - H. Jackson Brown

"War will cease when men refuse to fight." - Fridtsof Hansen

"If you do not want anything from anyone, you cannot be exploited." - Dr. Robert Anthony, Think On

"We should learn and live, but by the time we have learned, it's too late to live." - Carolyn Wells

"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." - Adeline Virginia Stephen Woolf

"Happiness is a talent like any other. It's another art form. Some people are good at it, some people aren't." - Terri Windling, The Wood Wife

"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

"Damn her for forcing him to discover things like this about himself." - Orson Scott Card, Homebody

"There are two kinds of people who never amount to much; those who cannot do what they are told, and those who can do nothing else." - Cyrus Curtis

"To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy." -Hippocrates

"He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger." - Japanese Proverb

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

"Regardless of how much patience we have, we would prefer never to use any of it." - James T. O'Brien

"If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now." - Marie Osmond

"You might be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try." - Beverly Sills

"Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to." - George Seaton

"Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death." - Earl Wilson

"Tact is the art of making guests feel at home when you wish they really were." - Sarah Kingham

"As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master." - Abraham Lincoln

"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; great minds rise above them." - Washington Irving

"Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's spirit than when we win his heart." - Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Man

"If I wanted to doubt then I could doubt endlessly. But at some point a person has to stop questioning and act, and at that point you have to trust something to be true. You have to act as if something is true, and so you choose the thing you have the most reason to believe in, you have to live in the world that you have the most hope in." - Orson Scott Card, Call of the Earth

"Remember when love was easy? Good, I don't either." -Alayna Toot

"I am not a doctor (although I play one with TVs)." - Patricia Payne, Sex Tips from a Dominatrix

"Justice without wisdom is impossible." - James Anthony Froude

"It's not like she's forgot about him. She's just dealing with the pain... and the crazy thing about it is she'd take him back but the fool in him that walked out is the fool that just won't ask." - Garth Brooks

"Remember the story of the Spanish prisoner. For many years he was confined in a dungeon... One day it occurred to him to push the door of his cell. It was open; and it had never been locked." - Winston Churchill

"It is always easy to begin a war, but very difficult to stop one, since its beginning and end are not under the control of the same men." - Sallust

"I don't trust any bastard who doesn't drink. People who don't drink are afraid of revealing themselves." -Humphrey Bogart

"I want the truth, no matter how hard it is to hear it." - Orson Scott Card, Lovelock

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

"Every time you think of me I hope you think of true romance and every time you want to leave you give us both another chance... if I can't be with you I would rather have a different face and if I can't be near you I would rather be adrift in space and if the gods desert us I would burn this chapel into flames and if someone tries to hurt you I would put myself in your place." - Neil Finn

"Never forget what a man says to you when he's drunk." - P. D. Nym

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

"Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time." - Theodore Roosevelt

Costello: My daddy told me never to fall in love with a woman with beautiful legs. She might walk out on you.
Abbott: A woman with lousy legs might walk out, too.
Costello: Yeah, but who cares?

"I've always thought you become a real New Yorker on the day you stop, look around and say, 'God, I love this city. If only there weren't all these people and buildings around..." - Brett Martin, Time Out New York

"Someone should invent action figures that are lanky and have no super powers. Then the youth of today might respect people like me." - Jimmy and Gloria Fallon, I Hate This Place: The Pessimist's Guide to Life

"The answer was so obvious to her that she clearly didn't understand a word he was saying." - Orson Scott Card, Treasure Box

"Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half of one for breakfast." - Douglas Adams
"Hey! No one's eating half of MY life for breakfast." - random student at JHS 54 in response to Goldenrod reciting the above quote to them

"Peace come from within. Do not seek it without." -Buddha

11:30 A.M. Wake up. Realize I don't have a boyfriend. Go back to sleep again.
12:45 P.M. Wake up. Realize I don't have a boyfriend but do have a need for sustenance. Stagger into kitchen. Make coffee. Run mind over assorted boyfriend possibilities.
1:07 P.M. Greta calling from office. She went to party last night, met cute guy. Twenty years old, too young. Also has girlfriend, but may be breaking up with her soon. We discuss possibility of starting a newsletter announcing up-to-the-second status of all heterosexual relationships in Manhattan. Girls, we figure, would lne up outside office on night of publication, waiting for first copies. We would clean up. Then decide feasibility is limited - too much legwork, too depressing.
But we digress. Back to cute guy last night." - Cynthia Heimel, Sex Tips for Girls

"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today." - Will Rogers

"Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be." - Abraham Lincoln

"Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more harmful to us than the injury that provokes it." - Seneca

"Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not easy." - Aristotle

Raven: I love you.
Me: I love you too.
Raven: I don't believe you.
Me: My hair is on fire.
Both: Aaaaaaaaaaah!!!

"I'm going to go tell everyone I'm gay so I can deny it tomorrow." - Edith B.

"Sometimes it feels like I'm the only one who caresabout my welfare. I guess that's because I am the only one who cares about my welfare." - Jimmy and Gloria Fallon, I Hate This Place: The Pessimist's Guide to Life

"I've been loving a lie." - Orson Scott Card, Treasure Box

"Attachment is the source of all suffering." - Buddha

"I had to quit university because my Dungeons and Dragons character died." - Al Rae

"A book of quotations... can never be complete." -Robert M. Hamilton

"There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on." - Robert Byrne

"I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means." - Clarence Darrow

"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." -Dwight D. Eisenhower

"In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language." - Mark Twain

"When I see professional clowns, mimes, or people that make balloon animals, I always think of their relatives and how disappointed they must be." - Jimmy and Gloria Fallon, I Hate This Place: The Pessimist's Guide to Life

"I think that I don't know you... No, that's wrong. I think that I didn't know you before, even though I thought I knew you, and now that I finally know you, I don't really know you at all." - Orson Scott Card, The Memory of Earth

"If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it." - Andy Rooney

"I have noticed before that there is a category of acquaintanceship that is not friendship or business or romance, but speculation, fascination." - Jane Smiley

"Never confuse a single mistake with a final mistake."- F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Don't spend $2 to dry clean a shirt. Donate it to the Salvation Army instead. They'll clean it and put it on a hanger. Next morning buy it back for 75 cents." -William Coronel

"Silence is the virtue of fools." - Francis Bacon

"Join in the movement to go out and do a random act of kindness. Then say, 'My angel made me do it." - Sally Sharp, The Quotable Angel

"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

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

"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing." - Elbert Hubbard

"Did you ever sit back and evaluate your life and think, 'Boy, things are going just as I always wanted them to?' I didn't think so." - Jimmy and Gloria Fallon, I Hate This Place: The Pessimist's Guide to Life

"People are what they want to be." - Orson Scott Card, Earthfall

"Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune." - William James

"A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them." - John C. Maxwell

"The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them which we are missing." - Gamel Nasser

"Let him forever be known as Slugboy, because he henceforth has no spine." - Arnand K.

"After you've done a thing the same way for two years, look over it carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over." - Alfred Edward Perlman

"Psychiatry allows us to confess our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings." - Laurence J. Peter

"Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don't over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness." -Leo Buscaglia

"Don't just grab at the first thing that comes along... Know when to refuse something that won't get you anywhere." - Will Rogers

"Live each day as if it were your last... So you want me to lie around in a hospital bed with an I.V. and an oxygen tank? My last day's going to be bad enough without rehashing it day after day." - Jimmy and Gloria Fallon, I Hate This Place: The Pessimist's Guide to Life

"I have no secret thoughts... or rather, they're not secret because I've withheld them - if they're unknown, it's because no one asked." - Orson Scott Card, Earthborn

"Be not afraid of life." - William James

"You never know what you can do without until you try." - Franklin Pierce Adams

"A man who will paint your house will cook you meat loaf. A man who will cook you meat loaf will want to watch you shave your legs. A man who will want to watch you shave your legs will hold your hand and cry at sad AT&T commercials. A man who will hold your hand and cry at sad AT&T commercials will fall apart if you leave him.
We can't stand this. It makes us feel all weird and responsible and claustrophobic, as if this man who paints our house can't tell where his personality ends and ours begins. A man who paints our house is a man, we feel, who wants to merge... A door mat. Door mats are scary; they need too much. We like someone we can collide with who won't fall down; we like resistance... Someone who doesn't need us is a lot less scary than someone who needs us too much." - Cynthia Heimel, Get Your Tongue Out of My Mouth, I'm Kissing You Good-Bye!

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