Favorite Quotations...

I routinely save quotations that ‘speak’ to me. Some funny, most are not. But they make me think. What are yours? (I admit in advance if I like it I will copy it)
Also remember I’m a photographer so a lot are from photographer types.

Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness, Yousef Karsh

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues. Duke Ellington

Abstract art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered. Al Capp

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. Albert Einstein

The life which is not examined is not worth living. Plato

He who knows others is wise, he who knows himself is enlightened. Lao-Tzu

When the elephants fight, the grass gets trampled. African Proverb

All things are subject to interpretation, whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. Friedrich Nietzsche

If in the last few years you haven’t discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse, you may be dead. Gelett Burgess

All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quite room alone. Blaise Pascal

The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere. Empedocles

We live in a Newtonian world of Einsteinian physics ruled by Frankenstein logic. David Russell

The Secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. Albert Einstein

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. Paul Erdos

I love deadlines, I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Douglas Adams

There’s too much blood in my caffeine system seen on a bumper sticker

Without Geometry, life is pointless. Anon

Minds are like parachutes. Just because you’ve lost yours, doesn’t mean you can borrow mine - unknown

“Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.” - Epictetus

“If what you learn leads to knowledge, you become a fool; but if what you learn leads to action, you can become wealthy.” - Tony Robbins
“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” - Warren Buffet
“How your customers treat you, is a direct reflection of how you treat your employees.” - Alwyn Bester

(Just had to throw one of my own in there :wink:

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
George Carlin

He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
Douglas Adams

Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.
Mitchell Kapor

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress.
Mark Twain

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing.
Emo Philips

People say New Yorkers can’t get along. Not true. I saw two New Yorkers, complete strangers, sharing a cab. One guy took the tires and the radio; the other guy took the engine.
David Letterman

Committee-- a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done.
Fred Allen

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
Douglas Adams

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
Alan Kay

I love Thanksgiving turkey … it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

“There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he does not mind who gets the credit.”
– A plaque on Ronald Reagan’s desk

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
– Evelyn Beatrice Hall

“we don’t need hot water heaters… hot water doesn’t need heating” - George Carlin

Trust those who seek the truth. Doubt those who find it. -Andre Gide

“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” -Muhammad Ali

Look at yourself in the mirror every morning and say ‘I am me’, because if you ain’t, you’re in real trouble.

  • Victor Borge

Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!

  • Charles Shultz (Peanuts)

Insanity is believing your hallucinations are real.
Religion is believing that other peoples’ hallucinations are real.

As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
— H. L. Mencken, 1920

(and lastly…)
Life is short … Smile while you still have your teeth.

My favourite because I can relate

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
– Winston Churchill

Always be yourself.
Never take yourself too seriously.
And beware of advice from experts, pigs and members of Parliament.

– Kermit the Frog

As you start travelling down that road of life, remember this :
There are never enough comfort spots.
The places you’re going to are never on the map.

– Kermit the Frog

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
– Albert Einstein

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
– Albert Einstein

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.
– Albert Einstein

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
– Winston Churchill

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
– Winston Churchill

Actually, I believe that Mr Churchill did not understand the concept of failure. As a high school teacher told me…

There is no such thing as failure, except ceasing the endeavor. Failure, as we perceive it, is merely the successful elimination of a non-workable approach.

It sure beats the crap out of what my grandfather told me on my 21st birthday which was
It’s all downhill from here
which as a young many starting to make his own way in the world as kind of depressing

Years later he told me that this isn’t what he meant but that it was poor wording on his part
What he meant was It gets easier from here on out

I’m not so sure he was right but then I’m not as old as he was at the time he said this to me so … judgement reserved :slight_smile:

I disagree. It doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger.

a quotation is simply words, and words are easily quoted.

I just made that up, it is as meaningless as most other posts in this thread, with the exception of those from Kermit, but then he is a real puppet of the media…

Minds are like parachutes. Just because you’ve lost yours, doesn’t mean you can borrow mine.

No, no. As you get older, you gain weight. So you go downhill… faster, faster and faster. This keeps you in balance. As we learned from this quote above:

[quote=356306:@Norman Palardy]Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
– Albert Einstein[/quote]
Norman, maybe he meant It’s all downhill skiing from here?

Like my grandad. He started covering himself in goose fat, and he went downhill really quickly after that.