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


"Well done is better than well said."
-- Ben Franklin


"What transpired in the White House? I know a little bit about how White Houses work. I know somebody picked up a phone, somebody got on a computer, somebody got an e-mail, somebody called for a meeting. Somebody in that White House, probably under instructions from somebody further up the chain, told the EPA: 'Don't tell the people of New York the truth.' And I want to know who that is..."
-- Hillary Rodham Clinton, as quoted by Voice of America news, on the topic of air quality reports near Ground Zero after the 9/11 attack.


"I never lived my life to be the governor of California."
-- Arnold Schwartzenegger, to KFBK's Mark Williams, regarding a Oui Magazine Interview published in August 1977 and quoted in the Sacramento Bee.
"I get laid on purpose. I can't sleep before a competition and I'm up all night, anyway, so instead of staring at the ceiling I figure I might as well find somebody and fuck." [In fact, at the 1972 Mr. Olympia contest], "we had girls backstage giving head, then all of us went out and I won. It didn't bother me at all; in fact, I went out there feeling like King Kong."
-- Arnold Schwartzenegger, (see below).
"Men shouldn't feel like fags just because they want to have nice-looking bodies...Gay people are fighting the same kind of stereotyping that bodybuilders are: People have certain misconceptions about them just as they do about us. Well, I have absolutely no hang-ups about the fag business..."
-- Arnold Schwartzenegger, (see credit below).
"Well, that depends on what you mean by disproportionate. The [penis] isn't a muscle, so it doesn't grow in relation to the shoulders, say, or the pectorals. You can't make it bigger through exercise, that's for sure... women have told me they're curious about its size--you know, outgoing chicks who're just trying to be outrageous or horny. I hear all kind of lines, including 'Oh, you're hurting me; you're so big.' But it means nothing. Bodybuilders' cocks are the same size as everyone else's."
-- Arnold Schwartzenegger, in Oui Magazine in 1977, to interviewer Peter Manso, when asked if his penis was disproportionate to the rest of his body. From


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As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it.
-- Fortune Cookie


"Any man can have the body of a long as he buys him a
few drinks first."
-- Unknown


"Morning came startlingly. Many New Yorkers woke to the happy hum of electrical appliances returning to life. Avenues were deserted and sun-baked, like boulevards in a medium-sized Southwestern city. But as the day wore on, normal life resumed, like the power. The city jerked back into the rhythms of a late-summer Friday. The weekend loomed, this time on too little sleep."
-- Janny Scott, The New York Times


"Drink em while they're still cold!"
-- Mark Potter, Bartender, at the Electric Banana Bar during the Blackout of 2003, as quoted on 1010WINS.


"Many of today's problems in Iraq can be traced to the Bush administration's tendency to credit what it wants to believe rather than more realistic accounts. It exaggerated the evidence on Iraqi unconventional weapons and links with Al Qaeda, underestimated the potential for chaos in a country that had endured years of war, sanctions and dictatorship, and misjudged the patience of the Iraqi people for putting up with postwar disruptions and an occupying army. All those delusions find uncanny echoes in the 100-day report... Future White House reports should describe that world, not wishful fantasies."
-- Editorial, White House Fantasies on Iraq, The New York Times.


"The most telling sign that the Internet is no longer the cool American frontier? Blogs, which sprang up to sass the establishment, have been overrun by the establishment... In a lame attempt to be hip, pols are posting soggy, foggy, bloggy musings on the Internet. Inspired by Howard Dean's success in fund-raising and mobilizing on the Web, candidates are crowding into the blogosphere — spewing out canned meanderings in a genre invented by unstructured exhibitionists."
-- Maureen Dowd, The New York Times


"I mentioned the feeling many have that something basic has gone
wrong. Whatever it is, I think it has a lot to do with the way we seek
the truth and try in good faith to use facts as the basis for debates
about our future -- allowing for the unavoidable tendency we all have
to get swept up in our enthusiasms.

That last point is worth highlighting. Robust debate in a democracy
will almost always involve occasional rhetorical excesses and leaps of
faith, and we're all used to that. I've even been guilty of it myself
on occasion. But there is a big difference between that and a
systematic effort to manipulate facts in service to a totalistic
ideology that is felt to be more important than the mandates of basic

Unfortunately, I think it is no longer possible to avoid the
conclusion that what the country is dealing with in the Bush
Presidency is the latter. That is really the nub of the problem --
the common source for most of the false impressions that have been
frustrating the normal and healthy workings of our democracy."

-- Al Gore, in a speech for


"I never wanted to be a star, I just wanted to get work."
-- Gregory Hines, 1946 - 2003.


"Gays are the only people left who want to get married."
-- Bill Maher


"My dentist made all the difference in my confidence. At the age where everything is falling or fading, I know that my teeth are just dazzling."
-- Kathie Lee Gifford


"Smile when you are ready."
-- Fortune Cookie


"The rat infestation is very significant, and Mayor Bloomberg is not taking it as serious as he should be."
-- Christine Quinn, Councilwoman


"Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it."
-- Joseph Conrad


"Please! Don't make me think!"
-- Carolyn Collins Stoddard, as played by Nancy Barrett, on Dark Shadows.


"Revenge is a killer. Depression, unhappiness, resentment, anger, they're robbers. We have to bar the door of our thought against them. These are evils. They will rob you of joy. Joy is aliveness. It's vitality, vigor, it's a tonic. It's a life force. It's healing. Tell yourself that this day is a gift."
-- Cindy Adams


"Boxers are hot, and by boxers I mean guys who box, not the underwear. So get rid of em!"
-- Carson Kressley, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, on Bravo.


'What nature requires is obtainable, and within easy reach. It's for the superfluous we sweat."
-- Seneca, Roman Playwrite