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


“I've been thinking Hobbes..."
"On a weekend?
"Well, it wasn't on purpose...”

-- Calvin & Hobbes

(Image from Purple Moon)


“There are people who have money and people who are rich.”
-- Coco Chanel


"We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are."
-- Talmud


"Your friends are God's way of apologizing for your family..."
-- Dr. Wayne Dyer


"Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all."
-- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


"I'd like to be remembered as a guy that came along and did his music, did his best and showed up on time, clean and ready to do the job, wrote a few songs and had a hell of a time.
-- Buck Owens, 1929-2006

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"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're going and hook up with them later."
-- Mitch Hedberg


"Happiness has always been dull."
-- Campbell Robertson in Boldface, today's New York Times.


"The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well."
-- Horace Walpole


"Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything."
-- Blaise Pascal


"The single word most frequently associated with George W. Bush today is 'incompetent,' and close behind are two other increasingly mentioned descriptors: 'idiot' and 'liar.'"
-- Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, whose most recent poll found that only 33 percent of the public approves of the job President Bush is doing.


"Good luck and be well."
-- Bill Beutel, 1930-2006, his sign-off expression as longtime anchor on WABC-TV, New York.

Image from The New York Times.


"Read, every day, something no one else is reading.
Think, every day, something no one else is thinking.
Do, every day, something no one else would be silly
enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part
of unanimity".

-- Christopher Morley


"all that we are is the result of what we have thought.
the mind is everything.
what we think,
we become."

-- maharishi mahesh yogi


"i'm sad that we were not able to come to some place of commonality that could start a healing process as it relates to the parade. you konw, that said, i remain hopeful that in the near future we will find that day."

-- christine quinn, on not marching in the st. patrick's day parade this year.


"how you do anything is how
you do everything".

-- t. harv eker


"My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's."
-- Oscar Wilde

Image from UCLA Magazine


"Never date an actor, painter, or Gay Chorus Member."
-- Bitch Session, NY Blade


"The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one."
-- Joan Baez


"My name is Barry Manilow... And this is what Clay Aiken will look like in 30 years."
-- Barry Manilow, Barry Manilow: Music and Passion on PBS.

(Image from IGO Shows)


"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left."
-- Oscar Levant

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"i guess you'd love for me to say that it was difficult, that i wanted to vomit. but it wasn't...the butt of a mule. i was kissing a human being with a soul."

-- heath ledger, on kissing jake gyllenhaal in brokeback mountain, in rolling stone.


"I have not allowed nonsense to gobble up my time. But I've often felt as though I tumbled upward out of darkness. At other times I've felt like a fine horse galloping through the wind."

-- Gordon Parks, 1912-2006

Image from Culture Vulture.


"When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities".

-- Deepak Chopra


"I'm just trying to matter."
-- June Carter, as quoted by Reese Witherspoon at the Oscar's this week.


"A professional is someone who gets paid".
-- Anonymous


"I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.

I think I can make it now, the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is the rainbow I’ve been prayin' for
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.

Look all around, there’s nuthin but blue skies
Look straight ahead, nuthin but blue skies

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day."

-- Johnny Nash


"If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day."
-- John A. Wheeler


"My lifestyle had made me a walking time bomb."
-- Jack Wild, 1952-2006

Image from Max Galleries.


"Take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then say it with the utmost levity."
-- George Bernard Shaw


“In not making the decision, you’ve made one. Not doing something is the same as doing it.”
-- Ivan Bloch