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


“Not all those who wander are lost”.
-- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring


"Joan Rivers is on a manhunt. The clothes-conscious comic recently signed up for, the Jewish online dating service. 'I wouldn't give my real name,' Rivers told the Los Angeles Times. 'I just said I was a successful writer. I didn't want to post my picture, so I tried to use a photo of Nicole Kidman with a line through it, but they wouldn't accept it.' Rivers says she's desperate to meet a heterosexual hunk: 'I can't stand another minute with a gay man,' she whined."
-- Page Six, in the New York Post, today.


"I think the actions of the president yesterday, which are, you know, in my opinion, the most vile and hateful words ever spoken by a single president in my opinion. I am stunned, and I am horrified."
-- Rosie O'Donnell, on President's Bush's vow to destroy the instituting of gay marriage.


"Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things."
-- Dan Quayle


"In an effort to improve the image of the pit bull, New York City has officially changed the dog's name to "New Yorkies." I propose that we Crabs try a similar experiment. Isn't it time we try shedding our linguistic connection with the killer disease? How about if for the next three weeks we call our sign "Thunderbird" or "Quantum Flux" or "Vanquisher" instead of "Cancer"? Let's see if it stimulates subtle changes in the way we think about ourselves. It's the perfect time to try it. We're currently in an astrological phase when we have maximum power to transcend limitations."
-- Robert Brezny, Free Will Astrology


"Shaking hands. I think it's a terrible custom. One of the worst. It's been proven you can get colds and flu and everything else. Unfortunately, it's a modern-day necessity. I prefer the Japanese method"
-- Donald Trump. In an interview with Reed Tucker in Time Out New York.


"I don't care what is written about me as long as it isn't true."
-- Katherine Hepburn


"Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who did not hear the music."
-- Angela Monet


"Character is much easier kept than recovered."
-- Thomas Paine


"I just say to the president... Come out and meet with the three-plus thousand couples that have committed themselves to one another, committed to a long-term loving relationship with equal status, the same status that he and his wife are afforded. And recognize the spirit and the pride that comes with that."
-- Mayor Gavin Newsom, the man behind San Francisco's week-old policy allowing same-sex marriages, as quoted in The New York Times.


"You can fool too many people too much of the time."
-- James Thurber


“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself”.
-- George Bernard Shaw


"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."
-- Abraham Lincoln
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. "
-- George Washington


“Dream as though you’ll live for ever; live as though you’ll die today”.
-- James Dean


"Dream on it. Let your mind take you to places you would like to go . . . think about it and plan it and celebrate the possibilities. And don't listen to anyone who doesn't know how to dream. Anything is possible in this world. I really believe that."
-- Liza Minnelli


"This is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way".
-- Doris Lessing


"I think that [Mayor Bloomberg] has decided that he can't improve the schools, so why not try and create the teachers as a scapegoat."
-- Randi Weingarten, President, United Federation of Teachers on the City's offer yesterday of an eight page contract without any of the job protections previously negotiated in good faith by New York City.


"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves."
-- August Strindberg


"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole".
-- Roger Caras


"In the not-too-distant future, the only people who will want to see the old shows are boomers who spent their youth lip-synching to the original cast recording of "Hello, Dolly!" in the rec room while everybody else was outside playing baseball."
-- Michael Reidel, New York Post


"For those of us who lived through Vietnam, the parallels to the situation in Iraq today are startling. Every day we are beginning to hear about a soldier lost here and a soldier lost there. Ever-mounting civilian deaths. The government estimates a four-year stay. And always, there is the lingering question, 'Now tell me why we went there again?'"
-- Marianne Williamson, Questions About Iraq War Create Moral Outrage, The Detroit News


"Confusion is the beginning of wisdom".
-- Socrates


"If you can't convince them, confuse them."
-- Harry Truman