Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Quotes by intellectuals

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you'll never walk alone.
--Audrey Hepburn

And yet I should have dearly liked, I own, to have touched her lips; to have questioned her, that she might have opened them; to have looked upon the lashes of her downcast eyes, and never raised a blush; to have let loose waves of hair, an inch of which would be a keepsake beyond price: in short, I should have liked, I do confess, to have had the lightest license of a child, and yet been man enough to know its value.
--Charles Dickens

He has shown you, o man, what is good. And what does the Lord ask of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly before your God?

First, a few words about tools.

Basically, a tool is an object that enables you to take advantage of the laws of physics and mechanics in such a way that you can seriously injure yourself. Today, people tend to take tools for granted. If you're ever walking down the street and you notice some people who look particularly smug, the odds are that they are taking tools for granted. If I were you, I'd walk right up and smack them in the face.
--Dave Barry

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
--Henry David Thoreau

They leave Omelas, they walk ahead into the darkness, and they do not come back. The place they go towards is a place even less imaginable to most of us than the city of happiness. I cannot describe it at all. It is possible that it does not exist. But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.
--Ursula K. Le Guin

A cat's rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks, eyes blazing and sputtering.
--William S. Burroughs

To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman.
--Alfred Adler

I value kindness to human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and old men and women warmer in the winter, and happier in the summer.
--Brendan Behan

If a child annoys you, quiet him by brushing his hair. If this doesn't work, use the other side of the brush on the other end of the child.

If I were to walk on water, the press would say I'm only doing it because I can't swim.
--Bob Stanfield

Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.
--James Bryant Conant

The words figure and fictitious both derive from the same Latin root, fingere. Beware!
--M.J. Moroney

Telephone books are like dictionaries -- if you know the answer before you look it up, you can eventually reaffirm what you thought you knew but weren't sure. But if you're searching for something you don't already know, your fingers could walk themselves to death.
--Erma Bombeck

Walk softly and carry a BFG-9000.

I do enjoy a good long walk -- especially when my wife takes one.

The kindness I have longest remembered has been of this sort, the sort unsaid; so far behind the speaker's lips that almost it already lay in my heart. It did not have far to go to be communicated.
--Henry David Thoreau

Jesus don't walk on water no more; his feet leak.
--Edward Abbey

It's good to see so many friends here in the Rose Garden. This is our first event in this beautiful spot, and it's appropriate we talk about policy that will affect people's lives in a positive way in such a beautiful, beautiful part of our national - really, our national park system, my guess is you would want to call it.
--George W. Bush

Like an expensive sports car, fine-tuned and well-built, Portia was sleek, shapely, and gorgeous, her red jumpsuit moulding her body, which was as warm as seatcovers in July, her hair as dark as new tires, her eyes flashing like bright hubcaps, and her lips as dewy as the beads of fresh rain on the hood; she was a woman driven -- fueled by a single accelerant -- and she needed a man, a man who wouldn't shift from his views, a man to steer her along the right road: a man like Alf Romeo.
--Rachel Sheeley

My music is the spiritual expression of what I am my faith, my knowledge, my being When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups I want to speak to their souls.
--John Coltrane

The lovely woman-child Kaa was mercilessly chained to the cruel post of the warrior-chief Beast, with his barbarian tribe now stacking wood at her nubile feet, when the strong clear voice of the poetic and heroic Handsomas roared, 'Flick your Bic, crisp that chick, and you'll feel my steel through your last meal!'
--Winning sentence

Walk softly and carry a megawatt laser.

The two most beautiful words in the English language are "Cheque Enclosed."
--Dorothy Parker

Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair.
--George Burns

Although there are now twice as many of us as there were in 1961, each of us has more to eat, in both developed and developing countries. Fewer people are starving. Food is far cheaper these days and food-wise the world is quite simply a better place for far more people.
--Bjorn Lomborg

A career is great, but you can't run your fingers through its hair.

Walk softly and carry a big stick.
--Theodore Roosevelt

A hungry dog hunts best.
A hungrier dog hunts even better.
Decreased business base increases overhead.
So does increased business base.
The most unsuccessful four years in the education of a cost-estimator
is fifth grade arithmetic.
Acronyms and abbreviations should be used to the maximum extent
possible to make trivial ideas profound. Q.E.D.
Bulls do not win bull fights; people do.
People do not win people fights; lawyers do.
--Norman Augustine

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