Friday, April 24, 2009

Cool Quotes

Here are some more Cool Quotes to get you through the weekend. Why try and say it any better than those who already said it best? Enjoy.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” - Mark Twain

“I had just one more chance to be a boy, and I took it!” - Theodore Roosevelt, in answer to a friend who asked why he had literally risked his life on an expedition into an explored river in Brazil.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Attributed to Mark Twain

Joseph Heller famously responded when told by Kurt Vonnegut that a hedge fund manager had made more money in a single day than his classic novel Catch-22 made in its entire history, “Yes, but I have something he will never have… enough.”

"All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own" - Markham was born on April 23, 1852 (American poet He is best-known for his poem of social protest, 1852-1940)

"One can only see what one observes, and one observes only things which are already in the mind." - Alphonse Bertillon was born on April 22, 1853

"Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself." - Thomas J. Watson

"Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends." - Shirley MacLaine was born on April 24, 1934 (Outspoken American actress and dancer, b.1934)

"The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade." - Anthony Trollope was born on April 24, 1815


Cameron Schaefer said...

Those are all really good. I particularly like the Roosevelt one about becoming a boy again.

Matt Bader said...

Thanks dude. Let me know if you ever want to write a guest post on the good ol' BadskiBlog. Hope all is well.