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


"As a singer, I have minimal skills. As a dancer, I have even 'minimaller' skills."

-- Rosie O'Donnell, on Inside the Actor's Studio.


"Ho, ho, ho!"

-- Elmer Dresslar, Jr., Voice of the Green Giant, 1925-2005.

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"Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address".

-- Lane Olinghouse


"I am going to have a great Friday and a fantastic weekend, and hope you do too."

-- Karl Rove
said as he left his home this morning, as reported by CNN.


"You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense."

-- Rick Warren


"What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease."

-- George Dennison Prentice


"I'd like people to say I'm a person who always wanted to be free and wanted it not only for myself; freedom is for all human beings."

Rosa Parks, 1913-2005.

Image from Lawyer News.


“Fat kid got lucky.”
-- Gordon "Porky" Lee, Star of The Little Rascals, 1933-2005.

Image from Star-Telegram.


"The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference".
--­ Anonymou


"Children... if we really love them must be allowed to struggle, for only through the struggle of adolescence can they acquire the security of adulthood."

-- Michael DeSisto


"Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else".

-- James M. Barrie


"It promotes co-operation. When people aren't happy, you see it. When people aren't getting along, you see it. People also want to feel included, and everybody wants - I keep saying this - recognition and respect."

-- Michael Bloomberg, on his unusual office arrangement in the center of a large open room with all of his Deputies and aids surrounding his desk, as quoted in yesterday's New York Times.

Image from The New York Times.


"I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it".

-- Edith Sitwell


"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts".
-- Charles Dickens


"I now attract new friends who are exciting, loving, caring, accepting, funny, and generous"

-- Louise Hay


"Do or do not, there is no try".

-- Yoda


"Ozone and friendship will be our stimulants - let the drugs, tobacco, and strong drink go forever. Natural joy brings no headaches or heartaches."

-- Elbert Hubbard


"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities."

-- Aldous Huxley


“Teaching is like being a parent over, and over, and over.”

-- A. De Vito


"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: WOW - What a Ride!"

-- Anonymous


"To be amused by what you read--that is the great spring of happy quotations".

-- C.E. Montague


"The mediator between brain and hands must be the heart!"

Fritz Lang's Metropolis, 1927.


"Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence".

-- Henrik Tikkanen


"A poet more than thirty years old is simply an overgrown child".

-- H. L. Mencken


"He who turns the other cheek will get hit with the other fist."

-- Nipsey Russell, 1923-2005.

Image from Comic Strip El Paso.


"Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength."

-- August Wilson, 1945-2005

Image from SUNY.


"Mr. President, this job can't be fun for you any more. There's no more money to spend--you used up all of that. You can't start another war because you used up the army. And now, darn the luck, the rest of your term has become the Bush family nightmare: helping poor people.

"Listen to your Mom. The cupboard's bare, the credit cards maxed out. No one's speaking to you. Mission accomplished.

"Now it's time to do what you've always done best: lose interest and walk away. Like you did with your military service and the oil company and the baseball team. It's time. Time to move on and try the next fantasy job. How about cowboy or space man? Now I know what you're
saying: there's so many other things that you as President could involve yourself in. Please don't. I know, I know. There's a lot left to do. There's a war with Venezuela. Eliminating the sales tax on yachts. Turning the space program over to the church. And Social Security to Fannie Mae. Giving embryos the vote.

"But, Sir, none of that is going to happen now. Why? Because you govern like Billy Joel drives. You've performed so poorly I'm surprised that you haven't given yourself a medal. You're a catastrophe that walks like a man.

"Herbert Hoover was a shitty president, but even he never conceded an entire city to rising water and snakes. "On your watch, we've lost almost all of our allies, the surplus, four airliners, two trade centers, a piece of the Pentagon and the City of New Orleans. Maybe you're just not lucky. I'm not saying you don't love this country. I'm just wondering how much worse it could be if you were on the other side.

"So, yes, God does speak to you. What he is saying is: 'Take a hint.'"

-- Bill Maher


"On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog".

Peter Steiner


"It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too."
-- H.W. Shaw