"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Mankind? That is an abstraction. There have always been and always will be only individuals."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The poet is a man who lives at last by watching his moods. An old poet comes at last to watch his moods as narrowly as a cat does a mouse."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Treaties are like roses and young girls -- they last while they last."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption."

André Bazin
André Bazin "What is Cinema?"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Sex is the thing that takes the least time and causes the most trouble."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God created Adam and Eve - not Adam and Steve."

Rating: 7.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life."

Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A bartender is just a chemist with a limited inventory."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A Camel is a horse designed by a committee."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Thoughts too deep to be expressed. And too strong to be suppressed."

George Wither
George Wither "Mistress of Philarete"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Our virtues and failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more."

Nikola Tesla (attributed)
Nikola Tesla (attributed)

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The best way out is always through."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"I speak others' minds only to speak my own the more."

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The etiquette question that troubles so many fastidious people on New Year's Day is: How am I ever going to face those people again?"

Judith Martin (Miss Manners)
Judith Martin (Miss Manners) "Miss Manners Guide to Excruciatingly ..."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Meteorology has ever been an apple of contention, as if the violent commotions of the atmosphere induced a sympathetic effect on the minds of those who have attempted to study them."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums."

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I'm optimistic about the future, but not about the future of this civilization. I'm optimistic about the civilization which will replace this one."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The girl who can't dance says the band can't play."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Enthusiasm spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are two kinds of statistics: the kind you look up and the kind you make up."

Rex Stout
Rex Stout "Death Of A Doxy"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Never give a party if you will be the most interesting person there."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It's not down on any map. True places never are."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it."

John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck "Travels With Charley: In Search of America"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The world is a beautiful book, but of little use to him who cannot read it."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death."

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (speech at Greenville, N.C., Feb 8, 1963)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (speech at Greenville, N.C., Feb 8, 1963)

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The most important thing about having goals is having one."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A Terrorist is a man with a bomb but no aircraft to drop it from."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream."

Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch "The Message to the Planet"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress."

Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel "Coco Chanel: Her Life, Her Secrets"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn't make me stronger."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Toilet paper too thin, newspapers too fat."

Winston Churchill (on America)
Winston Churchill (on America)

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To eat is to appropriate by destruction."

Sartre-Jean-Paul "Being and Nothingness"

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind."

William Golding
William Golding "Pincher Martin"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich."

Chamfort "Maxims and Considerations"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things."

Jean Baudrillard
Jean Baudrillard "Cool Memories"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures."

Chamfort "Maxims and Considerations"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Orgies are an early form of what will someday become sex by committee."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The world is a cow that is hard to milk [...]"

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 6)