"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."
"It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts."
G. B. Burgin
"Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action."
Auric Goldfinger, in "Goldfinger" by Ian L. Fleming (1908-1964)
"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance"
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."
"A clever man commits no minor blunders."
"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours."
"A witty saying proves nothing."
"Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera."
James Stephens (1882-1950)
"The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it's their fault."
Henry Kissinger (1923-)
"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."
"I have often regretted my speech, never my silence."
Xenocrates (396-314 B.C.)
"It was the experience of mystery -even if mixed with fear -that engendered religion."
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
"I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic.
I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -that is all that agnosticism means."
Clarence Darrow, Scopes trial, 1925.
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."
Henry Ford (1863-1947)
"I'll sleep when I'm dead."
Warren Zevon (1947-2003)
"When you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you."
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
"The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free.
First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you.
If this fails too, the finish by loading honors on your head."
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)
"I don't have to be what somebody else wants me to be, and I am not afraid to be what i want to be."