Quote SMS Collection

Im fanatical about sport there seems to

I’m fanatical about sport:  there seems to me something almost religious about the fact that human beings can organise play, the spirit of play. 

I am not against golf since cannot

I am not against golf, since I cannot but suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering trout…  ~Paul O’NeilCDAS

W double u has of all the

W (double U) has, of all the letters in our alphabet, the only cumbrous name, the names of the others being monosyllabic.  This advantage

The only place where housework comes before

The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary.  ~Mary Kurtz

The only people for me are the

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous

Satan delights equally in statistics and quoting

Satan delights equally in statistics and in quoting scripture….  ~H.G. Wells, The Undying Fire, ch.i, sect.3; NA

At group l stoffel oversees six first rate

At Group L, Stoffel oversees six first-rate programmers, a managerial challenge roughly equivalent to herding cats.  ~The Washington Post Magazine, 9 June 1985

I am not a human being becoming

I am not a human being; I am a human becoming.  ~Author Unknown

In youth the days are short and

In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long.  ~Nikita Ivanovich

98 of all statistics are made up

98% of all statistics are made up.  ~Author Unknown

Be it in the garden nursery or

Be it in the garden, the nursery or the bedroom, a loving touch compensates for an unskilled hand.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

For someone who likes tattoos the most

For someone who likes tattoos, the most precious thing is bare skin.  ~Cher

Then did she by degrees wash every

Then did she by degrees Wash every part in rank, Her Arms, her breasts, her thighs, Her Belly, and her Flank; Her legs she

The test of real literature is that

The test of real literature is that it will bear repetition.  We read over the same pages again and again, and always with fresh

Happiness makes up in height for what

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.  ~Robert Frost

The pacifists task today is to find

The pacifist’s task today is to find a method of helping and healing which provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war.  ~Vera Brittain, 1964

If you cant sleep then get up

If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying.  It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.  ~Calvin Coolidge

He who sits by the fire thankless

He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire.  Nothing is possessed save in appreciation,

My hot strong hands will no veil

My hot strong hands will no veil endure That shadows your radiant nakedness; Lay bare each beauty, conceal no lure, Leave naught to hinder

A pedestrian is someone who thought there

A pedestrian is someone who thought there were a couple of gallons left in the tank.  ~Author Unknown

I have learned the truth of observation

I have learned the truth of the observation that the more one approaches great men the more one finds that they are men.  ~Bernard

Snowflakes are one of natures most fragile

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.  ~Vista M. Kelly

Laying in bed this morning contemplating how

Laying in bed this morning contemplating how amazing it would be if somehow Oscar Wilde and Mae West could twitter from the grave.  ~Dita

Sometimes the questions are complicated and answers

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.  ~Dr Seuss

Hell i never vote for anybody always

Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.  ~W.C. Fields

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

The idea that you can merchandise candidates

The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal – that you can gather votes like box tops – is…

That some good can be derived from

That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does

The person who is waiting for something

The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves.  ~Garth Henrichs

The most beautiful discovery true friends make

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.  ~Elisabeth Foley

One more fagot of these adamantine bandages

One more fagot of these adamantine bandages is the new science of Statistics.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Conduct of Life, Fate, p.17; NA

The deepest principle in human nature is

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.  ~William James

Fashion is what you adopt when dont

Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.  ~Quentin Crisp

Ride the energy of your own unique

Ride the energy of your own unique spirit.  Gabrielle Roth

Inside some of us is a thin

Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate

Bureaus are extrusions from the body politic

Bureaus are extrusions from the body politic – they are pus.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

Do not be surprised when those who

Do not be surprised when those who ignore the rules of grammar also ignore the law.  After all, the law is just so much

If you would hit the mark must

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.  ~Henry Wadsworth

Yet this is health to have a

Yet this is health:  To have a body functioning so perfectly that when its few simple needs are met it never calls attention to

Authorship is exhibitionism and readers a species

Authorship is exhibitionism, and readers a species of voyeur.

Be wary of the man who urges

Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.  ~Joaquin de Setanti

What is it that we all believe

What is it that we all believe in that we cannot see or hear or feel or taste or smell – this invisible thing

If nature had arranged that husbands and

If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.  ~Lawrence Housman

Sometimes to do the right thing we

Sometimes, to do the right thing, we must keep a promise we never made.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Change always comes bearing gifts price pritchett

Change always comes bearing gifts.  ~Price Pritchett, from a 2001 Franklin Covey business card

Some people say man is the most

Some people say man is the most dangerous animal on the planet.  Obviously those people have never met an angry cat.  ~Lillian Johnson

Tiger father begets tiger son chinese proverb

Tiger father begets tiger son.  ~Chinese Proverb

What we remember from childhood forever

What we remember from childhood we remember forever – permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen.  ~Cynthia OzickPIH

Dont put off your happy life author

Don’t put off your happy life.  ~Author Unknown

There are days when any electrical appliance

There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, seems to offer more entertainment possibilities than the TV set. 

Tears are the safety valve of heart

Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.  ~Albert Smith

Luck runs out but safety is good

Luck runs out but safety is good for life.  ~Author Unknown

T is heaven alone that given away

‘T is heaven alone that is given away, ‘T is only God may be had for the asking;… ~James Russell Lowell, The Vision of

Seeking happiness i passed many travelers headed

Seeking happiness, I passed many travelers headed in the opposite direction, seeking happiness.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

A man reserves his true and deepest

A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but

Safety is a cheap and effective insurance

Safety is a cheap and effective insurance policy.  ~Author Unknown

Fire in the heart sends smoke into

Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.  ~Proverb

There are at least two kinds of

There are at least two kinds of cowards.  One kind always lives with himself, afraid to face the world.  The other kind lives with

In olden times sacrifices were made at

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar, a custom which is still continued.  ~Helen Rowland, Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, 1909PMB

Madness need not be all breakdown it

Madness need not be all breakdown.  It may also be break-through.  ~R.D. Laing, The Politics of Experience

Theres nothing to match curling up with

There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house.  ~Joe Ryan

Then followed that beautiful season summer filled

Then followed that beautiful season… Summer…. Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new created

Whoever called it necking was a poor

Whoever called it necking was a poor judge of anatomy.  ~Groucho MarxCUL

True friends stab you in the front

True friends stab you in the front.  ~Oscar Wilde

Civilization is the distance man has placed

Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta.  ~Brian AldissPCR

Remember if youre headed in the wrong

Remember, if you?re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns!  ~Allison Gappa Bottke

Unraveling proverbs is a suitable puzzle for

Unraveling proverbs is a suitable puzzle for an old man. I put pieces in order and build up a kind of Utopian castle. ~Matti

God why do i storm heaven for

God, why do I storm heaven for answers that are already in my heart?  Every grace I need has already been given me.  Oh,

A mind devoid of prepossessions is likely

A mind devoid of prepossessions is likely to be devoid of all mental furniture.  And the historian who thinks that he can clean his

If you read a lot of books

If you read a lot of books, you’re considered well-read.  But if you watch a lot of TV, you’re not considered well-viewed.  ~Lily Tomlin

A doctor whose breath smells has no

A doctor whose breath smells has no right to medical opinion.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

Walking is also an ambulation of mind

Walking is also an ambulation of mind.  ~Gretel Ehrlich

Society honors its living conformists and dead

Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.  ~Mignon McLaughlin

I have found that if you love

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.  ~Arthur Rubinstein

I wish id said it first and

I wish I’d said it first, and I don’t even know who did:  The only problems that money can solve are money problems.  ~Mignon

The scholar only knows how dear these

The scholar only knows how dear these silent, yet eloquent, companions of pure thoughts and innocent hours become in the season of adversity.  When

My head is bursting with the joy

My head is bursting with the joy of the unknown. My heart is expanding a thousand fold. ~Rumi

This is my history like all other

This is my history; like all other histories, a narrative of misery.  ~Samuel Johnson, letter to Bennet Langton, 25 Aug 1784; SH

Adversity enhances this tale we call life

Adversity enhances this tale we call life.  ~Terri Guillemets

Rock bottom is good solid ground and

Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around.  ~Buddy Buie and J.R. Cobb, "Rock

I never really look for anything what

I never really look for anything.  What God throws my way comes.  I wake up in the morning and whichever way God turns my

I keep the telephone of my mind

I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance.  Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call

People who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly

People who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly lazy.  ~Bob Hope

History is herstory too author unknown

History is herstory, too.  ~Author Unknown

Our character is what we do when

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.  ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown

The stricken mother sitting by the side

The stricken mother, sitting by the side of the lifeless form of her first-born, will hear unmoved the words of consolation and the persuasions

Memory is a child walking along seashore

Memory is a child walking along a seashore.  You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its

Even when you do not feel big

Even when you do not feel big hearted, you can give yourself permission to act that way.  ~Lama Willa Millertwitter.com/lamawilla/status/8453901729

Why do critics make such an outcry

Why do critics make such an outcry against tragicomedies? is not life one?  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by

If a man could have just half

If a man could have just half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.  ~Benjamin Franklin

Life is a ticket to the greatest

Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

Now every field is clothed with grass

Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its

Life if well lived is long enough

Life, if well lived, is long enough.  ~Seneca, De IraHHQ

The time is always right to do

The time is always right to do what is right.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

I question not if thrushes sing if

I question not if thrushes sing, If roses load the air; Beyond my heart I need not reach When all is summer there. ~John

To me education is a leading out

To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul.  To Miss Mackay it is a putting in

No woman is required to build the

No woman is required to build the world by destroying herself.  ~Rabbi Sofer

Self discipline implies some unpleasant things to me

Self-discipline implies some unpleasant things to me, including staying away from chocolate and keeping my hands out of women’s pants.  ~Oleg Kiselev