Eclectic quotations accumulating in Hell's Kitchen, NY, USA.


"I have no fear of death... Must be wonderful, like a long sleep. But let's face it: it's how you live that really counts.''
-- Katharine Hepburn, 1907-2003


"If I can operate Google, I can find anything. And with wireless, it means I will be able to find anything, anywhere, anytime. Which is why I say that Google, combined with Wi-Fi, is a little bit like God. God is wireless, God is everywhere and God sees and knows everything. Throughout history, people connected to God without wires. Now, for many questions in the world, you ask Google, and increasingly, you can do it without wires, too."
-- Alan Cohen, a V.P. of Airespace, a new Wi-Fi provider, in Is Google God? by Thomas L. Friedman in the The New York Times.


"Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons."
-- George W. Bush, United Nations address, September 12, 2002

"Iraq has stockpiled biological and chemical weapons, and is rebuilding the facilities used to make more of those weapons... We have sources that tell us that Saddam Hussein recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use chemical weapons -- the very weapons the dictator tells us he does not have."
-- George W. Bush, Radio address, October 5, 2002

"The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons... We know that the regime has produced thousands of tons of chemical agents, including mustard gas, sarin nerve gas, VX nerve gas.... We've also discovered through intelligence that Iraq has a growing fleet of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles that could be used to disperse chemical or biological weapons across broad areas. We're concerned that Iraq is exploring ways of using these UAVS for missions targeting the United States... The evidence indicates that Iraq is reconstituting its nuclear weapons program. Saddam Hussein has held numerous meetings with Iraqi nuclear scientists, a group he calls his 'nuclear mujahideen' -- his nuclear holy warriors. Satellite photographs reveal that Iraq is rebuilding facilities at sites that have been part of its nuclear program in the past. Iraq has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes and other equipment needed for gas centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons."
-- George W. Bush, Cincinnati, Ohio speech, October 7, 2002

"Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent."
-- George W. Bush, State of the Union Address, January 28, 2003

"Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised."
-- George W. Bush, Address to the nation, March 17, 2003

All of the above quotes were re-published by CNN.


"Life is managed; it is not cured"
-- Dr. Phil McGraw, Life Strategies


"After all, suppose that a politician — or a journalist — admits to himself that Mr. Bush bamboozled the nation into war. Well, launching a war on false pretenses is, to say the least, a breach of trust. So if you admit to yourself that such a thing happened, you have a moral obligation to demand accountability — and to do so in the face not only of a powerful, ruthless political machine but in the face of a country not yet ready to believe that its leaders have exploited 9/11 for political gain. It's a scary prospect... Yet if we can't find people willing to take the risk — to face the truth and act on it — what will happen to our democracy?"
-- Paul Krugman, Denial and Deception, The New York Times


"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up."
-- Vince Lombardi


"In order to cultivate a set of leaders with legitimacy in the eyes of the citizenry, it is necessary that the path to leadership be visibly open to talented and qualified individuals of every race and ethnicity."
-- Justice Sandra Day O'Connor


"You keep your homophobia out of this chamber, and you keep it out of this building, and you keep it out of the government. We are here. We are your brothers and sisters. We deserve respect, and we demand respect, and we're going to get it."
-- Daniel O'Donnell, New York Assemblyman, on the floor of the NY State Legislature, as quoted in the New York Blade.


"There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
-- William Shakespeare


"I think there's sort of been a dance going on for the last 60 years between SAG and AFTRA... Now I think the time is right. I don't think the climate was ever right before."
-- Melissa Gilbert, SAG's national president, on the proposed merger of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists with the Screen Actor's Guild.


'I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've ever known"
-- Walt Disney


"What is technique? The actor's technique is that personal and very private means by which you get the best out of yourself. Every actor does it differently. There's never been an artist alive who didn't have to deal with form and content. Those who deal only with content are the ones who act with their guts, but who's interested in their guts? We're interested in Hamlet's guts, or Richard III's guts, and you have to be heard in the back row. Of course you must have content, but you've got to have form. The thing is to marry the two so the form isn't noticed. Form without content, forget it."
-- Hume Cronyn, 1911-2003.


"I always wanted to play opposite Claudette Colbert. But I was told I was too young. Now I'm too old."
-- Gregory Peck, 1916-2003.


''I always believe you have to judge people on their whole work, and if you get judged based on your whole work, you come out way ahead.''
-- David Brinkley, 1920-2003


"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
-- Friedrich Nietzsche


"Go ahead and cross the line. Its there for a reason."
-- Unknown


"Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. "
-- Herbert Henry Asquith


Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.
-- Christopher Morley


"I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues."
Duke Ellington, Musician, 1899 - 1974


"My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income."
-- Errol Flynn, Actor, 1909 - 1959


"Why he felt he had to deceive me and others is his own story, and he needs to tell it in his own way."
-- Hillary Rodham Clinton, Living History.


"Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation."
-- Oscar Wilde


"If she is brought down, the story will be one with Shakespearean overtones — a woman who was so detail oriented that, even with a net worth of hundreds of millions, she could not resist an illegal stock trade that netted her $45,000."
-- Editorial, The New York Times, on the topic of Martha Stewart.


"For the first time in history, America is searching for the reason we went to war after the war is over."
-- Maureen Dowd, The New York Times


"God gave every man two heads...but only enough blood to operate one at a time."
-- Unknown


"You're protected by the enormity of your stupidity, for a time."
-- Leopoldine Konstantin as Madame Sebastian in Notorious, by Alfred Hitchcock.