Quote SMS Collection

God is less careful than general motors

God is less careful than General Motors, for He floods the world with factory rejects.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN, TPV

Forgive him for he believes that the

Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature.  ~George Bernard Shaw

Nothing seems to please a fly so

Nothing seems to please a fly so much as to be taken for a currant; and if it can be baked in a cake

A smile is the light in window

A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you’re at home.  ~Author Unknown

The only gift is a portion of

The only gift is a portion of thyself.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Close your eyes and see the beauty

Close your eyes and see the beauty.  ~Author Unknown

Many are saved from sin by being

Many are saved from sin by being so inept at it.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN

I hope shall possess firmness and virtue

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an

I would rather trust a womans instinct

I would rather trust a woman’s instinct than a man’s reason.  ~Stanley Baldwin

I gave my life to learning how

I gave my life to learning how to live. Now that I have organized it all… It is just about over. ~Sandra Hochman

Strawberries are the angels of earth innocent

Strawberries are the angels of the earth, innocent and sweet with green leafy wings reaching heavenward.

The language of friendship is not words

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Keep your flame lit and you will

Keep your flame lit, and you will never feel darkness.  ~J. Parker2010email

The challenge of history is to recover

The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present.  ~David Thelen, Memory and American History, Journal of American

We all live under the same sky

We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.  ~Konrad Adenauer

Men will always delight in a woman

Men will always delight in a woman whose voice is lined with velvet.  ~Brendan FrancisCUL

How did it get so late soon

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time

At 20 years of age the will

At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgment.  ~Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s AlmanacMCTO

May the sun shine all day long

May the sun shine, all day long, everything go right, and nothing wrong. May those you love bring love back to you, and may

Journal fitting your heart and soul into

Journal: fitting your heart and soul into ruled lines.

The rose bowl is the only bowl

The Rose Bowl is the only bowl I’ve ever seen that I didn’t have to clean.  ~Erma BombeckDMCD

The concept of two people living together

The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in

Epigrams succeed where epics fail persian proverb

Epigrams succeed where epics fail. ~Persian Proverb

Every improvement in communication makes the bore

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.  ~Frank Moore Colby

The sun the moon and stars would

The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands. 

One thousand americans stop smoking every day

One thousand Americans stop smoking every day – by dying.  ~Author Unknown

I think gods going to come down

I think God’s going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding.  ~Steven WrightMCDD

Color is my day long obsession joy and

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.  ~Claude Monet

One mans frankness is another vulgarity kevin

One man’s frankness is another man’s vulgarity.  ~Kevin Smith

Destiny our free will gods

Destiny = our free will + God’s free will  ~Terri Guillemets

What is required of us now a

What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility – a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have

Lend by your imperfections self esteem to others

Lend, by your imperfections, self-esteem to others, and you will be invited everywhere.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

A mind of the calibre mine cannot

A mind of the calibre of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows.  ~George Bernard Shaw

There is no secret so close as

There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.  ~Robert Smith Surtees, "Chapter XXX: Bolting the Badger," Mr. Sponge’s

The race is not always to the

The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.  ~Author unknown, in reference to Ecclesiastes 9:11, "I returned,

Quote behaviour is a mirror in which

QUOTE: Behaviour is a mirror in which everyone shows his image. (Goethe)…

How wonderful it must be to speak

How wonderful it must be to speak the language of the angels, with no words for hate and a million words for love!  ~Quoted

Time goes you say ah no alas

Time goes, you say?  Ah no! Alas, Time stays, we go. ~Henry Austin DobsonCOE

Its a sad and stupid thing to

It’s a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man.  ~David Harris

History knows that it can wait for

History knows that it can wait for more evidence and review its older verdicts; it offers an endless series of courts of appeal, and

When a new book is published read

When a new book is published, read an old one.  ~Samuel Rogers

Women are not inherently passive or peaceful

Women are not inherently passive or peaceful.  We’re not inherently anything but human.  ~Robin MorganCUL

Always the cat remains a little beyond

Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly.  ~Andre Norton

Heaven is under our feet as well

Heaven is under our feet, as well as over our heads.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Just like yoga skipping provides exercise for

Just like yoga, skipping provides exercise for the body, mind, and spirit.  ~"Skipper" Kim Corbin, founder of iskip.com

Metaphor for the night sky a trillion

Metaphor for the night sky:  A trillion asterisks and no explanations.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Personal protective equipment is self defense author unknown

Personal protective equipment is self-defense.  ~Author Unknown

The trouble with our times is that

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.  ~Paul Valery

I have decided to stick with love

I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

While we are sleeping angels have conversations

While we are sleeping, angels have conversations with our souls.  ~Author Unknown

As with most fine things chocolate has

As with most fine things, chocolate has its season.  There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether it is

Remember this december that love weighs more

Remember This December, That love weighs more than gold! ~Josephine Dodge Daskam BaconQSO

Book lovers never go to bed alone

Book lovers never go to bed alone.  ~Author Unknown

One wanders through life as if wandering

One wanders through life as if wandering through a field in the dark of night, wearing a blindfold and very heavy shoes, with a

In keeping people straight principle is not

google_ad_section_end In keeping people straight, principle is not as powerful as a policeman.  ~Abel Hermant, Le Bourgeois, 1906WLBUQ

May she be granted beauty and yet

May she be granted beauty and yet not Beauty to make a stranger’s eye distraught, Or hers before a looking-glass, for such, Being made

If we all did the things are

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.  ~Thomas Alva Edison

Anybody who believes that the way to

Anybody who believes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach flunked geography.  ~Robert Byrne

God offers to every mind its choice

God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose.  Take which you please – you can never have both.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Information and communications technology unlocks the value

Information and communications technology unlocks the value of time, allowing and enabling multi-tasking, multi-channels, multi-this and multi-that.  ~Li Ka Shing

Love matches are made by people who content

Love-matches are made by people who are content, for a month of honey, to condemn themselves to a life of vinegar.  ~Countess of Blessington

The beauty of the world has two

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.  ~Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s

Even on cloudy days the sun waits

Even on cloudy days the sun waits to break through.  ~Daniel, @blindedpoettwitter bio

I represent what is left of a

I represent what is left of a vanishing race, and that is the pedestrian…. That I am still able to be here, I owe

Conscience is what hurts when everything else

Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.  ~Author Unknown

A great war leaves the country with

A great war leaves the country with three armies – an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.  ~German

Human beings who are almost unique in

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination

Something that has always puzzled me all

Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually

Fork an instrument used chiefly for the

Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s DictionaryHHQ

Love is the greatest touch up artist of

Love is the greatest touch-up artist of all. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Let us not be justices of the

Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace.  ~Saint Theresa of Lisieux

Its easy to understand love at first

It’s easy to understand love at first sight, but how do we explain love after two people have been looking at each other for

The pages are still blank but there

The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become

Some for renown on scraps of learning

Some for renown on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote. To patch-work learned quotations are allied; Both strive

I know well what am fleeing from

I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.  ~Michel de Montaigne

Decorate yourself from the inside out

Decorate yourself from the inside out.This always reminds me of the line from Veronica Shoffstall’s poem “…so you plant your own garden and nourish

Lying in bed would be an altogether

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the

So sinks the day star in ocean bed

So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed, And yet anon repairs his drooping head, And tricks his beams, and with new-spangled ore, Flames

The way you overcome shyness is to

The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.  ~Lady Bird Johnson

There is a harmony in autumn and

There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it

For many men the acquisition of wealth

For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.  ~Seneca

Acting is like a halloween mask that

Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on.  ~River Phoenix

Its not enough just to change parties

It’s not enough just to change parties in this election.  If we hope to truly transform this country, we have to change our politics

The tulip and the butterfly appear in

The tulip and the butterfly Appear in gayer coats than I: Let me be dressed fine as I will, Flies, worms, and flowers exceed

I always wanted to be peter pan

I always wanted to be Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up.  I can’t fly, but swimming is the next best thing.  It’s

To live in hearts we leave behind

To live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die. ~Thomas Campbell, Hallowed Groundstanza 6; BMC

Fashion is like the id it makes

Fashion is like the id.  It makes you desire things you shouldn’t.  ~Bob MorrisOPV

My old father used to have a

My old father used to have a saying:  If you make a bad bargain, hug it all the tighter.  ~Abraham LincolnCUL

Boredom is a sickness the cure for

Boredom is a sickness the cure for which is work; pleasure is only a palliative.  ~Le Duc de Lévis, MémoiresLCD

A baby is an angel whose wings

A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase.  ~Author Unknown

Do not put your faith in what

Do not put your faith in what statistics say until you have carefully considered what they do not say.  ~William W. Watt

She holds his stem and her heart

She holds his stem, and her heart throbs hard. He sucks her tongue softly, feeling ecstatic dizziness… ~Bai Xingjian, "The Wedding Night," translated

Time is an old firmly rooted tree

Time is an old firmly rooted tree; we are the breeze rustling its leaves.

Men can read maps better than women

Men can read maps better than women.  ‘Cause only the male mind could conceive of one inch equaling a hundred miles.  ~Roseanne BarrWL

If you want to make an easy

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.  ~Olin Miller

Its a strange world of language in

It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.  ~Franklin P. Jones

If you tell the truth dont have

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.  ~Mark Twain

If the author had said 34let us

If the author had said "Let us put on appropriate galoshes," there could, of course, have been no poem.  ~Author UnknownSD

Life moves pretty fast if you dont

Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop to look around once in a while you could miss it.  ~From the movie Ferris Bueller’s