The best Quotations


When a man does a household job, he goes through three periods: contemplating how it will be done; contemplating when it will be done; and contemplating.
- Marcelene Cox

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.
- Frank Crane

When i told the people of northern ireland that i was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, yes, but is it the god of the catholics or the god of the protestants in whom you don't believe?''
- Quentin Crisp

The moon is opposing jupiter. don't get involved, it's their problem.
- Jim Critchfield

You have sat too long for any good you have been doing. depart, i say, and let us have done with you. in the name of god, go!
- Oliver Cromwell

You have to believe in god before you can say there are things that man was not meant to know. i don't think there's anything man wasn't meant to know. there are just some stupid things that people shouldn't do.
- David Cronenberg

Sufficient to each day are the duties to be done and the trials to be endured. god never built a christian strong enough to carry today's duties and tomorrow's anxieties piled on the top of them.
- Theodore L. Cuyler

Don't bother about being modern. unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.
- Salvador Dali

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!
- Dante

Abandon all hope, you who enter here!
- Alighieri Dante

With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. they have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men.
- Clarence Darrow

The most exquisite paradox? as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. as long as you want power, you can't have it. the minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible.
- Ram Dass

When you are already in detroit, you don't have to take a bus to get there.
- Ram Dass

Don't play what's there, play what's not there.
- Miles Davis

Don't you realize that as long as you have to sit down to pee, you'll never be a dominant force in the world? you'll never be a convincing technocrat or middle manager. because people will know. she's in there sitting down.
- Don Delillo

Hardship makes the world obscure.
- Don Delillo

If i were a writer, how i would enjoy being told the novel is dead. how liberating to work in the margins, outside a central perception. you are the ghoul of literature. lovely.
- Don Delillo

Men with secrets tend to be drawn to each other, not because they want to share what they know but because they need the company of the like-minded, the fellow afflicted.
- Don Delillo

The figure of the gunman in the window was inextricable from the victim and his history. this sustained oswald in his cell. it gave him what he needed to live. the more time he spent in a cell, the stronger he would get. everybody knew who he was now.
- Don Delillo

There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
- Don Delillo

To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach.
- Demosthenes

If i had some idea of a finish line, don't you think i would have crossed it years ago?
- Richard M. DeVos

Sure the people are stupid: the human race is stupid. sure congress is an inefficient instrument of government. but the people are not stupid enough to abandon representative government for any other kind, including government by the guy who knows.
- Bernard Devoto

Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.
- Philip K. Dick

A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. it don't make either of them able to do a walking-match.
- Charles Dickens


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Quotation The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves. - writer
Quotation It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves. - writer
Quotation There is in every child a painstaking teacher, so skilful that he obtains identical results in all children in all parts of the world. The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything! - writer
Quotation There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other. - writer
Quotation In the true sense one's native land, with its background of tradition, early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home. - writer
Quotation O let not Time deceive you, you cannot conquer Time. - writer