Quote SMS Collection

Too often we enjoy the comfort of

Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.  ~John F. Kennedy

Satire is a sort of glass wherein

Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody’s face but their own.  ~Jonathan Swift, The Battle of the Books, 1704LCD

Those who fear life are already three

Those who fear life are already three parts dead.  ~Bertrand Russell

I think if were a woman id

I think if I were a woman I’d wear coffee as a perfume.  ~John Van Druten

The only time my prayers are never

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.  ~Billy Graham

The difference between light and hard is

The difference between light and hard is that you can sleep with a light on.  ~Author Unknown

Avoid all needle drugs the only

Avoid all needle drugs – the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.  ~Abbie Hoffman

A promise is a cloud fulfillment rain

A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.  ~Arabian Proverb

A sweating ovary or a sick prostate

A sweating ovary or a sick prostate explains most history.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

We have no right to ask when

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every moment

But another thing i know is this

But another thing I know is this – we can’t steer ourselves out of this crisis by heading in the same, disastrous direction.  We

Friendship is a sheltering tree samuel taylor

Friendship is a sheltering tree.  ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It has always been my private conviction

It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.  ~John SteinbeckCDC;

Every morning is a beautiful morning terri

Every morning is a beautiful morning. ~Terri Guillemets

These fruit thoughts of a students learned leisure

These fruit-thoughts of a student’s learned leisure, may aptly become the seed-thoughts for many vacant and desultory hours of other men. Our American mind,

You might be a firefighter if the

You might be a firefighter if the microwave goes off and you run out of the house thinking it was your pager.  ~Author Unknown

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows.  ~Edmund Burke

That it will never come again is

That it will never come again Is what makes life so sweet. ~Emily DickinsonLCD

Wed all like to vote for the

We’d all like to vote for the best man, but he’s never a candidate.  ~Frank McKinney "Kin" HubbardCUL

The young moon has fed her exhausted

The young moon has fed Her exhausted horn With the sunset’s fire. ~Percy Bysshe ShelleyHellas – Semi-Chorus II

Be ashamed to die until you have

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.  ~Horace Mann

Can anything be so elegant as to

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self?  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The hardest learned lesson that people have only

The hardest-learned lesson:  that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN

In war there are no unwounded soldiers

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.  ~José NaroskyReader’s Digest, Quotable Quotes (book), 1997, MBT p269

Theres something in a simple hug that

There’s something in a simple hug That always warms the heart, It welcomes us back home And makes it easier to part…. ~Johnny Ray

If the sight of blue skies fills

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to

What shall i do with all the

What shall I do with all the days and hours That must be counted ere I see thy face? How shall I charm the

Novelists fashioning nets to sustain and support

Novelists… fashioning nets to sustain and support the reader as he falls helplessly through the chaos of his own existence.  ~Fay WeldonPL

Every man who is truly a must

Every man who is truly a man must learn to be alone in the midst of all the others, and if need be against

She looked as if she had been

She looked as if she had been poured into her clothes and had forgotten to say “when.” ~P.G. Wodehousepcr

Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but

Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.  ~Author Unknown

The devil seldom leads people astray anymore

I was talking to t[T]he devil… the other day, and he told me that he seldom leads people astray anymore, finding it easier to

Is there life before death author unknown

Is there life before death?  ~Author Unknown

If one truly has lost hope would

If one truly has lost hope, one would not be on hand to say so.  ~Eric Bentley

Be open minded but not so open minded that

Be open-minded, but not so open-minded that your brains fall out.  ~Stephen A. Kallis, Jr.

Angels pixies faerie dust treading love and

Angels, pixies, faerie dust Treading love and living lust. ~Terri Guillemets

It is better to stir up a

It is better to stir up a question without deciding it, than to decide it without stirring it up.  ~Joseph JoubertCUL

Lots of people talk to animals not

Lots of people talk to animals…. Not very many listen, though…. That’s the problem.  ~Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

Trust that little voice in your head

Trust that little voice in your head that says "Wouldn’t it be interesting if…"  And then do it.  ~Duane Michals, "More Joy of Photography"

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

Legend a lie that has attained the

Legend:  A lie that has attained the dignity of age.  ~H.L. Mencken

A friend is the one who comes

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.  ~Grace Pulpit

Find a man with both feet firmly

Find a man with both feet firmly on the ground and you’ve found a man about to make a difficult putt.  ~Fletcher KnebelCG

You learn to like someone when you

You learn to like someone when you find out what makes them laugh, but you can never truly love someone until you find out

All my scattering moments are taken up

All my scattering moments are taken up with my needle.  ~Ellen Birdseye Wheaton, 1851

We cant quite decide if the world

We can’t quite decide if the world is growing worse, or if the reporters are just working harder.  ~The Houghton Line, November 1965

Never raise your hand to kids it

Never raise your hand to your kids.  It leaves your groin unprotected.  ~Red Buttons

There is a bit of insanity in

There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.  ~Edwin Denby

Worrying is like a rocking chair it

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.  ~Glenn Turner

An epigram is a gag thats played

An epigram is a gag that’s played Carnegie Hall. ~Oscar Levantquoteinvestigator.com/2010/12/30/epigram-is-a-wisecrack (Thanks, Garson O’Toole of quoteinvestigator.com!)

The role of a writer is not

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.  ~Anaïs Nin

Were the passionate visible all we would

Were the passionate visible, all we would go blind.

Love is not love which alters when

Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds. ~William Shakespeare, “Sonnet CXVI”

The question for each man is not

The question for each man is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence, and educational advantages, but what he

A pillow for thee will i bring

A pillow for thee will I bring, Stuffed with down of angel’s wing. ~Richard Crashaw

Im sixty years of age thats 16

I’m sixty years of age.  That’s 16 Celsius.  ~George Carlin, Brain Droppings, 1997CTO

We are always getting ready to live

We are always getting ready to live but never living.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like my new telephone computer works

I like my new telephone, my computer works just fine, my calculator is perfect, but Lord, I miss my mind!  ~Author UnknownDCQ

We delight in the beauty of butterfly

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.  ~Author UnknownnotMayaAngelou, mar2011email

Mans heart away from nature becomes hard

Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.  ~Standing Bear

Be patient toward all that is unsolved

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that

Men for the sake of getting a

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.  ~Margaret Fuller

Ocean a body of water occupying two thirds

Ocean:  A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man – who has no gills.  ~Ambrose Bierce

Falling leaves hide the path so quietly

falling leaves hide the path so quietly ~John Bailey, "Autumn," a haiku year, 2001, as posted on oldgreypoet.com

I saw two clouds at morning tinged

I saw two clouds at morning Tinged by the rising sun, And in the dawn they floated on And mingled into one. ~John Gardiner

I find television to be very educating

I find television to be very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book. 

I dont know never smoked astroturf tug

I don’t know.  I never smoked AstroTurf.  ~Tug McGraw, when asked if he preferred grass or AstroTurf, April 1974BQ,quoteinvestigator.com/2011/02/14/smoke-astroturf

Doing cartwheels in the green grass of

Doing cartwheels in the green grass of happiness and skipping high towards the blue heavenly skies of joy! ~Terri Guillemets

Christmas the very word brings joy to

Christmas!  The very word brings joy to our hearts.  No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and

What more pleasant sensation than sunshine on

What more pleasant sensation than sunshine on skin, Spirit and flesh drinking in the light Of God and energy itself.

My favorite thing about the united states

My favorite thing about the United States?  Lots of Americans, one America.  ~Val Saintsbury

Now the melancholy god protect thee and

Now the melancholy God protect thee, and the tailor make thy garments of changeable taffeta, for thy mind is opal.  ~William Shakespeare, The Twelfth

It sometimes happens even in the best

It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born.  This is not necessarily cause for alarm.  The important thing

This is one of the results that

This is one of the results of that adventurous spirit which is now stalking forth and raging for its own innovations. We have not

women always worry about the things

Women always worry about the things that men forget; men always worry about the things women remember.  ~Author Unknown

To be happy you must fancy that

To be happy, you must fancy that everything you have is a gift, and you the chosen, though you worked your tail off for

Childhood the period of human life intermediate

Childhood:  the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth – two removes from the sin of

My whole heart for my life french

My whole heart for my whole life.  ~French saying used on poesy rings

I not only use all the brains

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.  ~Woodrow Wilson

There are two kinds of statistics the

There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up.  ~Rex Stout, Death of a DoxyDCMOO

Life may be defined to the power

Life may be defined to be the power of self-augmentation or assimilation, not of self-nurture; for then a steam-engine over a coal-pit might be

Skipping the hippity hoppity gait that came

SKIPPING!  The hippity hoppity gait that came naturally to us as children, but that the majority of adults haven’t done since they were ten…

How come if alcohol kills millions of

How come if alcohol kills millions of brain cells, it never killed the ones that made me want to drink?  ~Author Unknown

The girls that are always easy on

The girls that are always easy on the eyes are never easy on the heart.  ~Author Unknown

The best place to seek god is

The best place to seek God is in a garden.  You can dig for him there.  ~George Bernard Shaw, The Adventures of the Black

Who gets up early to discover the

Who gets up early to discover the moment light begins? ~Rumi

Gray skies are just clouds passing over

Gray skies are just clouds passing over.  ~Author Unknown

Good instincts usually tell you what to

Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.  ~Michael Burke

I think we risk becoming the best

I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.  ~Reuben Blades

Ive always said theres a place for

I’ve always said there’s a place for the press but they haven’t dug it yet.  ~Tommy Docherty, 1980CDC

Dear lord ive been asked nay commanded

Dear Lord, I’ve been asked, nay commanded, to thank Thee for the Christmas turkey before us… a turkey which was no doubt a lively,

Happiness is sharing a bowl of cherries

Happiness is sharing a bowl of cherries and a book of poetry with a shade tree.

Seventy percent of success in life is

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.  ~Woody Allen

Easter says you can put truth in

Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.  ~Clarence W. Hall

The commonest form of malnutrition in the

The commonest form of malnutrition in the western world is obesity.  ~Mervyn DeitelDCMOO

Even if youre on the right track

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.  ~Will Rogers

Laziness will cause you pain slogan on

Laziness will cause you pain. ~Slogan on T-shirt worn at the Vee Arnis Jitsu School of Self-Defense

There is always sufficient reason for despair

There is always sufficient reason for despair, but there is never sufficient purpose.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Who being loved is poor oscar wilde

Who, being loved, is poor?  ~Oscar Wilde