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Quotes of the week

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Posted in: Azteclady Speaks, the quote whore strikes

Alana, very comfortable (b)

On the FTC idiocy flap, from the brilliant Shannon Stacey:

Dear government: No amount of legislation can protect stupid people from themselves. Also, not your job.

On the horrible, terrible, no-good girl cooties all over insecure little boy’s science fiction, from Scalzi:

Verily I say unto thee that science fiction is founded on girl cooties, so anyone dumb enough to whine about those awful women ruining SF for boys really does need to STFU and take his ignorant ass back to his snug little wank hole

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Top: gratuitous doggie picture (she’s thinking, “What? I’m comfortable, dammit!”)


I wonder if this is what PE Obama will look like in his dotage…

A truly great man, so of course has to get his turn too.

This first one seems quite timely:

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

Another shout-out to the peeps who have been steadily donating to Sharon Cullars E-bay auction, you guys are great. Oh by the way, the auction starts on January 19th here.

Moving on:

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Never a truer word said, methinks.

And this next quote had me nodding my head furiously in agreement:

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

And this one was just…. so true:

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

A true hero, faults and all.

By the way, for those who want to know where I find the quotes from, Brainyquote.com, is my main source.

I’ve always had a soft spot for Dolly Parton. Everytime I see her on the TV, she just comes across as a really nice woman, with a fab sense of humour.

I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb… and I also know that I’m not blonde.

Hehe.

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.

Too true.

I like this one too:

I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.

And this one is seriously amusing:

I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra, but it would have taken the fire department four days to put it out.

I love her.

He who angers you conquers you.

Elizabeth Kenny

Aint that the truth.

I really like this next quote:

Some minds remain open long enough for the truth not only to enter but to pass on through by way of a ready exit without pausing anywhere along the route.

Elizabeth Kenny

I also love this next quote.

It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
Elizabeth Kenny

Word.

You can learn more about Ms Kenny here.

Too soon? Ahh f*ck it, he says some good shit.

I particularly favour this first quote:

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

B. Obama

This next quote spoke to me. (g)

Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.

B. Obama

Aint that the truth.

This quote goes out to all the tree huggers out there:

This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.

B. Obama

He does have a way with words doesn’t he?

And as an ode to Andy Warhol:

The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife.

B. Obama

And may it last for at least another eight years, dahhhhling.

Miserable looking bugger wasn’t he?

Let’s start with his most famous quote:

In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.

Andy Warhol

I’m still waiting for my 15 minutes, but I guess I’ve got time yet. Have you guys experienced your 15 minutes of fame yet?

This next quote suggests that perhaps he’d never had good sex:

Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.

Andy Warhol

I don’t get this next quote at all:

The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.

Andy Warhol

Nope, I still don’t get it. Anybody?

I don’t necessarily agree with this last quote:

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Andy Warhol

Trying to be too clever by half methinks.

Apparently the last transformational American president, he had some might fine pearls of wisdom.

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

Interesting thought.

For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.

I really like the following quote:

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

And TTG’s favourite quote:

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that anybody could have been evil enough to murder such a man.

Well, Lincoln’s all the rage at the moment, so why not?

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Abraham Lincoln

A wise man.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Hmmm, anybody would think he’d met one of the higher-ups from NCP.

The following quote is quite thought-provoking:

I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.

I really love this one:

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.

I’ll leave you with one of his more famous quotes:

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

I’ll drink to that Mr Lincoln.

He is undoubtedly one of the most evil figures of the 20th Century, but the fact is, many of the things he believed in still pervade our very lives today, be it in the form of racism, homophobia, or anything else that attempts to deprive individuals of their freedom to be who they are.

Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.

Adolf Hitler

This could be included in a manual on how politicians the world over, govern their people today.

How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.

Adolf Hitler

Two words: Proposition. Eight.

Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.

Adolf Hitler

That quote could have come straight from a Fox News pundit.

Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.

Adolf Hitler

Ever the optimist huh?

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.

Adolf Hitler

Aint that the truth.

Sixty-three years on, and his legacy of intolerance and hatred are still very much with us.

Mrs Thatcher was the first and only ever female Prime Minister in Britain. I thought she rocked on a grand scale. She had some memorable one liners, but here are some of the ones that weren’t so well known.

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.

I’m totally on board with that train of thought.

If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.

True again. *g*

And I really loved this next quote, because it shows what a witty woman she was.

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions; he had money as well.

Fabulous!

Whether one liked her politics or not, she truly was a great lady, and living proof that Britain once voted for a female Prime Minister, who stayed in office for eleven years.

Another guy that I heart a lot.

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Bill Cosby

I like this one:

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.

Bill Cosby

and this one made me chuckle rather loudly:

Women don’t want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think – in a deeper voice.

Bill Cosby

I love her cutting irreverence, and she may not be Ghandi, but she sure makes me laugh.

Boy George is all England needs – another queen who can’t dress.

Joan Rivers

She’s so bad.

I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.

Joan Rivers

Heheh.

I’m Jewish. I don’t work out. If God had wanted us to bend over, He would have put diamonds on the floor.

Joan Rivers

Funny lady, a true mean girl. Just my kinda gal.

This quote lies very close to my heart:

A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

Mohandas Gandhi

This quote has never been more relevant than during these troubled times:

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

Mohandas Gandhi

Another truly great human being.

I’m loving this quote from Ms O:

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.

Oprah Winfrey

I couldn’t agree more with this next quote:

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.

Oprah Winfrey

This next quote really spoke to me:

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

Oprah Winfrey

And this last quote is a sentiment that we should all live by methinks.

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.

Oprah Winfrey

She’s such a great example of how far belief in one’s self can get you. All this and she’s a reader too.

This quote amuses me greatly:

“Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.”

Theodore Roosevelt

This next quote rocks on a grand scale:

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

I love this last quote, and I felt it was especially relevant, considering what’s going on with the world at the moment.

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.

Theodore Roosevelt

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.

George Bernard Shaw

I love that quote. In other words, if you’re a miserable bitch, you’ll see nothing but misery. So damn true.

I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.

George Bernard Shaw

It seems a little cynical, but he had a point, methinks.

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.

Maya Angelou

I always had a huge girl crush on Ms Angelou, and that was before I listened to her speak.

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.

Maya Angelou

She’s one of those women, who’s books you just have to read, if for no other reason, than to recognise the difference between good writers, and those who are truly blessed with the ability to change people with their words.

It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.

Very true that. *g*

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.

He was a bit preachy, (and you guys know how much I hate organised religion) but The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, is still one of my favourite children’s books ever, so I can ignore the religious zealotry that seemed inherent in much of his work.


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

Muhammed Ali

I really loved this next quote:

I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.

Muhammed Ali

That last quote has been attributed to Ali, but it may have been originally from Howard Cosell, during one of his famous interviews with Ali.

I love this quote, and I felt it was especially relevant at the height of the Victoria Laurie Reader/Reviewer Slamfest:

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Word.

It would be remiss of me to not include an excerpt from his most famous speech.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Martin Luther King Jr.

God rest his beautiful soul.