Posts with tag: quotes

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

∽ Groucho Marx

Finally, I get this feeling we’re all alone in one big world
Just to realize that all these shapes and colors are
So it doesn’t hurt so badly.

∽ Angels & Airwaves

The last time I saw her, she was walking away from me in Union Square Station…

…many people don’t know that Union Square Station is ten-thousand miles long.

The idea of privacy is intrinsic to the jardin secret. Possession, ownership and intimacy may all come into it, and it may be erotic, but not necessarily. Implicit in the jardin secret is that small personal histories need not be shared; that human experience and imagination are sometimes a matter of private intentions, actions, or rewards; and that social exchange and shared experience may also depend on having this deep well of privacy.

∽ Akiko Busch, How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency

What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.

∽ The Principal, Billy Madison

And so I write the letters and make the calls, I support my friends running for office, I march and volunteer and raise money. This is not always gratifying. Frankly, it feels futile most of the time. It’s hard to know if I’m making any difference at all. But it’s far better than knowing for certain that I’m not. We are a young country, that’s true, but we were born too old for this.

∽ Sloane Crosley, McSweeny’s

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.

∽ Charles de Montesquieu

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing everyday.

∽ Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)