Quote SMS Collection

If you wish to know the divine

If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand. ~Buddha

There is incidentally no way of talking

There is, incidentally, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person.  ~Dan Greenberg

Life loves to be taken by the

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told:  "I am with you kid.  Let’s go."  ~Maya AngelouAE

Oh to say something so fine memorable

Oh, to say something so fine, so memorable, that it carries across time, oceans, and languages! ~Willis Goth Regier, Quotology, 2010TPV, UWP, p.3

The man who doesnt relax and hoot

The man who doesn’t relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on

Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together

Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together.  ~Proverb

The longest journey begins with a single

The longest journey begins with a single step, not with a turn of the ignition key.  ~Edward Abbey

On with the dance let joy be

On with the dance! let joy be unconfined; No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet To chase the glowing hours with flying

The best of my education has come

The best of my education has come from the public library… my tuition fee is a bus fare and once in a while, five

A commuter tie up consists of you

A commuter tie-up consists of you – and people who for some reason won’t use public transit.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

His driving is unbelievable i dont go

His driving is unbelievable.  I don’t go that far on my holidays.  ~Ian Baker-Finch, on John DalyCG

To change ones life start immediately do

To change one’s life:  Start immediately.  Do it flamboyantly.  No exceptions.  ~William JamesPIH

A mans face is his autobiography womans

A man’s face is his autobiography.  A woman’s face is her work of fiction.  ~Oscar Wilde

You can avoid having ulcers by adapting

You can avoid having ulcers by adapting to the situation:  If you fall in the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish.  ~Author UnknownFELI

To err on the side of kindness

To err on the side of kindness is seldom an error.  ~Liz Armbruster, on www.robertbrault.comTPV

A great writer creates his precursors jorge

The debit is mutual; a great writer [A] great writer creates his precursors.  ~Jorge Luis Borges, Other Inquisitions, 1937-1952, translated from SpanishLa deuda es

The trouble with jogging is that the

The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.  ~Martin MullRDQQ0803

What delight to back the flying steed

What delight To back the flying steed, that challenges The wind for speed! – seems native more of air Than earth! – whose burden

Im so poor i cant even pay

I’m so poor I can’t even pay attention.  ~Ron Kittle, 1987BQ

You really shouldnt say i love you

You really shouldn’t say “I love you” unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.

Peace on earth good will to men

Peace on Earth, good will to men, kind thoughts and words of cheer, are things we should use often and not just once a

The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas

The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television.  ~Andrew Ross

Regrets are the natural property of grey

Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.  ~Charles Dickens

Bread deals with living things giving life

Bread deals with living things, with giving life, with growth, with the seed, the grain that nurtures.  It is not coincidence that we say

Truth that is naked the most beautiful

Truth that is naked is the most beautiful, and the simpler its expression the deeper is the impression it makes; this is partly because

The true peace of god begins at

The true peace of God begins at any spot a thousand miles from the nearest land.  ~Joseph ConradCUL

A baby is a blank cheque made

A baby is a blank cheque made payable to the human race.  ~Barbara Christine Seifertquoted in What Is a Baby?, Richard & Helen Exley,

Lust fades so youd better be with

Lust fades, so you’d better be with someone who can stand you. ~Alan Zweibel and Jessie Nelson, The Story of Us

The tragedy of life is not that

The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins.  ~Heywood Broun

It is the most human and kindly

It is the most human and kindly of seasons, as fully penetrated and irradiated with the feeling of human brotherhood, which is the essential

You cant truthfully explain your smallest action

You can’t truthfully explain your smallest action without fully revealing your character.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966CSN, TPV

A visitor from mars could easily pick

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.  They have the best implements of war.  ~Herbert V. Prochnow

Now and then its good to pause

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.comwas under name of Guilaume Apollinaire,

The scientific truth may be put quite

The scientific truth may be put quite briefly; eat moderately, having an ordinary mixed diet, and don’t worry.  ~Robert Hutchison, 1932DCMOO

There is nothing so useless as doing

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.  ~Peter Drucker

If you really want to be depressed

If you really want to be depressed, weigh yourself in grams.  ~Jason Love

No one will ever win the battle

No one will ever win the battle of the sexes; there’s too much fraternizing with the enemy.  ~Henry Kissinger

Love unlocks doors and opens windows that

Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren’t even there before.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966CSN

Wherever a man turns he can find

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.  ~Albert Schweitzer

A person often meets his destiny on

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.  ~Jean de La Fontaine

No one is more cherished in this

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.  Thank you.  ~Author Unknown

While grief is fresh every attempt to

While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates.  You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains

People tend to forget that play is

People tend to forget that play is serious.  ~David Hockney

She went her unremembering way and left

She went her unremembering way, She went and left in me The pang of all the partings gone, And partings yet to be. ~Francis

One of lifes regrets is that you

One of life’s regrets is that you didn’t always tell the truth, and now it’s too late, because the truth has changed.  ~Robert Brault,

A man without a wife is like

A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers.  ~African ProverbQNFQ

Finish each day before you begin the

Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The difficulties of life are intended to

The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.  ~Author Unknown

To me novels are just quotations with

To me, novels are just quotations with a bunch of filler. ~Terri Guillemets

Armaments universal debt and planned obsolescence

Armaments, universal debt and planned obsolescence – those are the three pillars of Western prosperity.  ~Aldous Huxley, IslandLCD

You cant stop the waves but you

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.  ~Jon Kabat-Zinn

If you think education is expensive try

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.  ~Attributed to both Andy McIntyre and Derek Bok

Life is so short fast the lone

Life is so short, so fast the lone hours fly, We ought to be together, you and I. ~Henry Alford, "You and I"  (Thanks,

Knowledge is a process of piling up

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

To mind the inside of a book

“To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one’s self with the forced product of another man’s brain. Now I think a

Our body is a machine for living

Our body is a machine for living.  It is organized for that, it is its nature.  Let life go on in it unhindered and

If you dont think every day is

If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.  ~Cavett Robert

You cant stand up to the night

You can’t stand up to the night until you understand what’s hiding in its shadows.  ~Charles De Lint

Hold a true friend with both your

Hold a true friend with both your hands.  ~Nigerian Proverb

The least initial deviation from the truth

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.  ~Aristotle

Wanted a needle swift enough to sew

Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.  ~Charles Simic

I came from a big family as

I came from a big family.  As a matter of fact, I never got to sleep alone until I was married.  ~Lewis GrizzardFCN

He who fears he shall suffer already

He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.  ~Montaigne, Essays, 1588LCD

My problem lies in reconciling my gross

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.  ~Errol Flynn

We spend our days in deliberating and

We spend our days in deliberating, and we end them without coming to any resolve.  ~L’Estrange

Any game where a man 60 can

Any game where a man 60 can beat a man 30 ain’t no game.  ~Burt ShottenCG

Any society that needs disclaimers has too

Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers.  ~Erik Pepke

Count the garden by flowers never leaves

Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall.  Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.  ~Author

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.  ~Arthur C. Clarke

A child can ask questions that a

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. ~Author Unknown

Theres something about getting up at 5

There’s something about getting up at 5 a.m., feeding the stock and chickens, and milking a couple of cows before breakfast that gives you

On the bathing tub of king tang following

On the bathing-tub of King T’ang the following words were engraved:  "If you would one day renovate yourself, do so from day to day. 

The natural man has only two primal

The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and beget.  ~William OslerDCMOO

It always strikes me and it is

It always strikes me, and it is very peculiar, that when we see the image of indescribable and unutterable desolation – of loneliness, of

Philosophy cannot raise the commonalty up to

Philosophy cannot raise the commonalty up to her level: so, if she is to become popular, she must sink to theirs.  ~Augustus William Hare

Education is what survives when has been

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.  ~B.F. Skinner

I only went out for a walk

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. 

A man may as well expect to

A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading.  ~Jeremy CollierLCE

America is a passionate idea or it

America is a passionate idea or it is nothing.  America is a human brotherhood or it is chaos.  ~Max Lerner, Actions and Passions, 1949LCD

Dancing is wonderful training for girls its

Dancing is wonderful training for girls, it’s the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does

Indoors or out no one relaxes in

Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes, the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all

The one thing children wear out faster

The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents.  ~John J. Plomp

We judge ourselves by our best acts

We judge ourselves by our best acts and most noble intentions, but we will be judged by our last worst act.  ~Michael Josephson, whatwillmatter.com

Overheard in a washington dc church confessional

Overheard in a Washington D.C. church confessional: "Bless me Father, for sins have been committed."  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Football is not a contact sport its

Football is not a contact sport.  It’s a collision sport.  Dancing is a good example of a contact sport.  ~Duffy Daugherty”Scorecard,” Sports Illustrated, 14

Adversity enhances this tale we call life

Adversity enhances this tale we call life.

Those moments before a poem comes when

Those moments before a poem comes, when the heightened awareness comes over you, and you realize a poem is buried there somewhere, you prepare

I like the smell of a dunged

I like the smell of a dunged field, and the tumult of a popular election.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at

The day which we fear as our

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.  ~Seneca

Man is the only creature that consumes

Man is the only creature that consumes without producing.  He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to

The game of history is usually played

The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.  ~Eric Hoffer,

The lunatic the lover and poet are

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.  ~William Shakespeare, Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, 1595LCD

How magnificent the city is by june

How magnificent the city is by the June moonlight! ? after the streets are empty and silent. ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate StephensTPVgb,

Concentrating on poses clears the mind while

Concentrating on poses clears the mind, while focusing on the breath helps the body shift out of fight-or-flight mode.  ~Melanie Haiken, about yoga and

Love is the answer but while you

Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions.  ~Woody Allen

If you have never been hated by

If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.  ~Bette Davis

Whither goest thou america in thy shiny

Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?  ~Jack Kerouac

Depart from evil and do good seek

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.  ~Psalms 34:14

No man is sane who does not

In things pertaining to enthusiasm, No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.  ~Henry Ward Beecher