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


"Stay away from high tech stuff. Quill pens do not need a product support line".
-- Roger Pollack, of Eclectica.


"I'm the decider, and I decide what's best."
-- George W. Bush


"Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant -
No! No! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone -
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I've got it right.)

"Howe'er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;
The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee -
(I fear I'd better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)"

-- Laura E. Richards, Eletelephony.


"The authentic self is the soul made visible."
-- Sarah Ban Breathnach


"When you learn to be flexible, amazing opportunities reveal themselves".
-- Fortune Cookie


"Weather forcast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning".
-- George Carlin


"The truth is always a compound of two half- truths, and you never reach it, because there is always something more to say."
-- Tom Stoppard


“Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.”
-- Sarah Ban Breathnach


"Blame someone else and get on with your life."
-- Alan Woods


"There are people I know who won't hurt me. I call them corpses".
-- Randy K. Milholland


The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- - Russell Lynes, as quoted by dAAve


"When I was younger, my mom never used to let me come here. She thought it was nasty. But, I've got my own money now."
-- Shamell Jackson, age 15, on his frequent visits to McDonald's, in
today's New York Times.


"Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all".
-- William Goldman


"The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it".
-- C.P. Snow


"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be".
Kurt Vonnegut


"i wanted different things. i fought so hard to be myself. i didn't want
to be fake. i don't fake anything. not sex, not anything..."
-- cyndi lauper, in the new york times magazine, tomorrow.


"Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it."
-- Mark Twain


"The best way to predict the future is to invent it".
-- Alan Kay


"A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you are keeping".
-- Kenneth Tynan


"Your happiness is intertwined with your outlook on life."
-- Fortune Cookie


"The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion."
-- G.K. Chesterton


"if you don't keep your whistle clean, it won't get blown...."
-- anonymous


"If you think Andy Card was the problem, there aren't enough air holes in your bubble. For months, people have been telling the president someone has to go. And that Andy Card? Yeah, let's hold onto the torture guy, the no-armor guy, the Katrina guy, the guy who exposes CIA agents, and the guy who shoots old men in the face... No, the real problem was this monster, Andy Card. Who wants to spend more time with his family because they've never heard of him either!"
-- Bill Maher


"to be mature is to accept imperfections."
-- fortune cookie


"New Rule: If Today Show host Katie Couric gets to become anchor of the CBS Evening News, then Barney the Dinosaur gets to replace Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes. This way, everybody wins. CBS News gets a perky blond, and 60 Minutes gets somebody younger".

-- Bill Maher

Image from Suprmchaos.


"Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised".
-- Marilyn Manson

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"no, i don't [take myself seriously]. i can't stand anyone who does. they drive me ape-shit. it's show business..."
-- liza, to gia kourlas, time out new york, march 30, 2006.

Image from Fame Tracker.


"It's about how you should say yes. Don't be afraid: Say yes. I think that's the most profound piece of philosophy."

-- Charlotte Rae
, on the climactic song Yes, she performed this past weekend in 70, Girl's, 70 at City Center Encores!. As quoted by Adam Feldman in Time Out New York this week.

(Image from Poe Forward)


"suffering, to me, is boring. it's almost a responsibility to stay positive for your own sanity. i also think you can get more cynical and funny as you get older. you get a little rougher. you're allowed. when i'm 65, i'm going to swear like a sailor."
-- liza minnelli, to gia kourlas in time out new york this week.

Image from CTV.


"April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four."
-- Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson