No arts, no letters, no society, and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.
"The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sheer Playfulness and Deadly Seriousness are my closest friends.
– Philip Roth
In heaven all the interesting people are missing.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. - - Friedrich Nietzsche, "On
There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.
- - George Bernard Shaw, "Man and Superman" (1903), act 4
"I have been chosen! Farewell my friends! I go on to a
3-eyed Alien from "Toy Story"
“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”
"Frailty, thy name is woman!"
Shakespeare --Hamlet (I, ii, 146)
"Dancing is silent poetry."
- Simonides (556-468bc)
If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies... It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.
Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies. --John Donne