The best Quotations


Many people i know in los angeles believe that the sixties ended abruptly on august 9, 1969, ended at the exact moment when word of the murders on cielo drive traveled like brushfire through the community, and in a sense this is true. the tension broke that day. the paranoia was fulfilled.
- Joan Didion

Sir walter, with his 61 years of life, although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40, had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career than most of his brethren.
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Most commonly revolt is born of material circumstances; but insurrection is always a moral phenomenon. revolt is masaniello, who led the neapolitan insurgents in 1647; but insurrection is spartacus. insurrection is a thing of the spirit, revolt is a thing of the stomach.
- Victor Hugo

People have this obsession. they want you to be like you were in 1969. they want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you. it's very selfish, but it's understandable.
- Mick Jagger

We stand today on the edge of a new frontier - the frontier of the 1960s, a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils, a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats. the new frontier of which i speak is not a set of promises - it is a set of challenges.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset. both are set with 60 diamond minutes. no reward is offered. they are gone forever.
- Horace Mann

I have no faith in human perfectibility. i think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. man is now only more active -not more happy -nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Money itself isn't lost or made, it's simply transferred from one perception to another. this painting here. i bought it 10 years ago for 60 thousand dollars. i could sell it today for 600. the illusion has become real and the more real it becomes, the more desperately they want it.
- Oliver Stone

If i'd written all the truth i knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from rio to seattle today. absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
- Hunter S. Thompson

I'm 65 and i guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. but if there were fifteen months in every year, i'd only be 48. that's the trouble with us. we number everything. take women, for example. i think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40.
- James Thurber

Methuselah lived to be 969 years old . you boys and girls will see more in the next fifty years than methuselah saw in his whole lifetime.
- Mark Twain

On 16 september 1985, when the commerce department announced that the united states had become a debtor nation, the american empire died.
- Gore Vidal

At 46 one must be a miser; only have time for essentials.
- Virginia Woolf

Bureaucrats: they are dead at 30 and buried at 60. they are like custard pies; you can't nail them to a wall
- Frank Lloyd Wright


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Quotation On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it. - writer
Quotation Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long. - writer
Quotation He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. - writer
Quotation Doomed are the hotheads! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry.'' - writer
Quotation The record of one's life must needs prove more interesting to him who writes it than to him who reads what has been written. - writer
Quotation It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness. - writer