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


"A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it." - Rabindranath Tagore

"When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing." - Rabindranath Tagore

"In their heads, it all makes sense. Nobody ever thinks they're the bad person." - The Talented Mr. Ripley

"Stop smiling. You're in church" - Tales of the Closet

"You get fired, and this is what you hear. You catch your girlfriend in bed with the girl next door, and this is her defense. You get shot in the face, and the nurse whispers it to you: 'Everything happens for a reason.'... Everything might happen for a reason, but it doesn't have to be a good reason. It might be that the universe is chaotic or vengeful. It might be that it's Tuesday. It might just be your turn." - Stephan Talty, Time Out New York

"We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today." - Stacia Tauscher

"Love is friendship set on fire." - Jeremy Taylor

"If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work. 'Hello, can't work today. Still queer.'" - Robin Taylor

"Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood." - Freeman Teague, Jr.

"All the love in the world won't stop the rain from falling." - Tears for Fears

"Friends are just enemies that don't have the guts to kill you" - Judy Tenuda

"My mother always told me I wouldn't amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, 'Just wait.'" - Judy Tenuda

"Nothing is said that has not been said before." - Terence (185-159 B.C.)

"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person." - Mother Teresa

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." - Mother Teresa

"People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People who really want help may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway. Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway." - Mother Teresa

"Don't make love by the garden gate, because even if love is blind, the neighbors ain't." - Texas Proverb

"A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Being powerful is like being a lady... If you have tell people you are, you aren't." - Margaret Thatcher

"I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded." - Margaret Thatcher

"You can't help my life, but you can hide the knives." - Therapy?

"Your friend apologizes, he could see it my way. He let the contents of the bottle do the thinking. Can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding" - They Might Be Giants

"Someone's boring me. I think it's me." - Dylan Thomas

"They don't hardly make 'em like him any more - but just to be on the safe side, he should be castrated anyway." - Hunter S. Thompson

"Be not simply good; be good for something." - Henry David Thoreau

"Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it." - Henry David Thoreau

"The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer." - Henry David Thoreau

"I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life!
To put to rout all that was not life
And not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." - Henry David Thoreau

"Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them all." - Henry David Thoreau

"True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance." - Henry David Thoreau

"What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" - Henry David Thoreau

"What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen." - Henry David Thoreau

"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this." - Henry David Thoreau

"No way of thinking, however ancient, can be trusted without proof." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden

"You know, you guys are amazing. You think not getting caught in a lie is the same thing as telling the truth!" - Three Days of the Condor

"when you're a kid and you wanna go Weee! but you ain't got drugs yet." - (I suppose the quote doesn't make much sense out of context, but it makes me happy)

"If elected, I promise not only to put a chicken in every pot, but to legalize the container" - 321 Contact

"It had only one fault. It was kind of lousy." - James Thurber

"And the little girl had approached the bed no nearer than thirty feet when she pulled out a pistol and shot the wolf dead; for even in a cap and nightgown a wolf looks no more like your grandmother than Calvin Coolidge looks like the Metro-Goldwyn lion." - James Thurber

"Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness." - James Thurber

"There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else." - James Thurber

"Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?" - James Thurber

"Randall: Look, do you want to be leader of this gang?
Strutter: No we agreed, no leader!
Randall: Right. So shut up and do as I say." - Time Bandits

"Violence is, essentially, a confession of the ultimate inarticulateness." - Time Magazine

"He drops hints but he won't tell you what's really on his mind, but I know if you look that it's easy to find. And he's got a way with his anger and the way he lets it show, like the smoldering smoke when the fire's left the coals... His door is always open and he's always got the time to give a little something even though he gets behind. And your trips become his and your lives are entwined, but like the horse with the junkie, it's all in your mind" - Toad the Wet Sprocket

"I feel my body weakened by the years as people turn to gods of cruel design. Is it that they fear the pain of death or could it be they fear the joy of life?" - Toad the Wet Sprocket

"Little ever changes, if anything at all." - Toad the Wet Sprocket

"Nothing's so loud as hearing when we lie... Nothing's so cold as closing the heart when all we need is to free the soul but we wouldn't be that brave, I know." - Toad the Wet Sprocket

"One part of me just wants to tell you everything. One part just needs the quite. And if I'm lonely here, I'm lonely here... How can I hold the part of me that only you can carry? It needs a strength I haven't found. But if it's frightening, I'll bear the cold... I will not take these things for granted anymore." - Toad the Wet Sprocket

"Pain is the healing and the tears sting like alcohol." - Toad the Wet Sprocket

"Through the door, what do I see? Something is happening. Is it for me?" - Toad the Wet Sprocket

"We might be different but our hearts won't lie." - Toad the Wet Sprocket

"You can take me down. You can show me your home. Not the place where you live, but the place where you belong." - Toad the Wet Sprocket

"America is a country where they have freedom of speech but everyone says the same thing." - Alexis Tocqueville

"Change is the process by which the future invades our lives." - Alvin Toffler

"If we do not learn from history, we shall be compelled to relive it. True. But if we do not change the future, we shall be compelled to endure it. And that could be worse." - Alvin Toffler

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." - Alvin Toffler

"Nobody knows where fructose grows" - bottle of Toga! Iced Tea

"It does not do to leave a Dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him." - J.R.R. Tolkien

"Not all who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Leo Tolstoy

"What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness." - Leo Tolstoy

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

"Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then - we elected them." - Lily Tomlin

"Reality is a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs." - Lily Tomlin

"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success." - Tomorrow Never Dies

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

"America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair." - Arnold Toynbee

"The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves." - Brian Tracy

"Look for the good in every person and every situation. You'll almost always find it." - Brian Tracy

"When you are younger, you worry about what people think about you. When you are older, you realize that no one was ever thinking about you at all." - Brian Tracy

"The national sport of England is obstacle racing. People fill their rooms with useless and cumbersome furniture, and spend the rest of their lives trying to dodge it." - Herbert Beerbohm Tree

"There are many who are living far below their possibilities because they are continually handing over their individualities to others. Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself." - Ralph Waldo Trine

"I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it." - Harry S Truman

"I have had enough experience in all my years, and have read enough of the past, to know that advice to grandchildren is usually wasted." - Harry S Truman

"I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." - Harry S Truman

"Your priorities determine your progress." - Mike Tully

"If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely, everything is ready, we shall never begin." - Ivan Turgenev

"No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back." - Turkish Proverb

"If you think women are the weaker sex, try pulling the blankets back to your side." - Stuart Turner

"I wasn't as smart then as I am now. But who ever is?" - Tina Turner

"When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray'. We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land." - Desmond Tutu

"Adam was the only man who, when he said a good thing, knew that nobody had said it before him." - Mark Twain

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society." - Mark Twain

"Do not put off for tomorrow, what you can do the day after tomorrow" - Mark Twain

"Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain

"I never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain

"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

"Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it." - Mark Twain

"Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed." - Mark Twain

"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." - Mark Twain

"Never part with your illusions. Without dreams, you may continue to exist, but you have ceased to live." - Mark Twain

"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it." - Mark Twain

"The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause." - Mark Twain

"Sacred cows make the best hamburger." - Mark Twain

"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." - Mark Twain

"There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice." - Mark Twain

"There is nothing so annoying as to have two people go right on talking when you're interrupting." - Mark Twain

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream." - Mark Twain

"We have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscious, and the prudence never to practice either" - Mark Twain

"We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again, and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore." - Mark Twain

"What would men be without women? Scarce, sir... mighty scarce." - Mark Twain

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain

"Windom: What do you fear most in the world?
Garland: The possibility that love is not enough." - Twin Peaks

"Listening to both sides of a story will convince you that there is more to a story than both sides." - Frank Tyger

"Most barriers to your success are man-made. And most often, you're the man who made them." - Frank Tyger

"I've never quite believed that one chance is all I get." - Anne Tyler

"While armchair travelers dream of going places, traveling armchairs dream of staying put." - Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist

"Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu

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