Quote SMS Collection

History with its flickering lamp stumbles along

History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with

Confidence is preparation everything else beyond your

Confidence is preparation.  Everything else is beyond your control.  ~Richard Kline

Flowers have spoken to me more than

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words.  They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for

Now i know why they tell you

Now I know why they tell you to put your head between your knees on crash landings.  You think you’re going to kiss your

Nature abhors a virgin frozen asset

Nature abhors a virgin – a frozen asset.  ~Clare Boothe LuceQS

An angel lost his wing crooked he

An angel lost his wing, Crooked he did fly.

The universality of tattooing is a curious

The universality of tattooing is a curious subject for speculation.  ~James Cook, 1779

I dont know who invented the high

I don’t know who invented the high heel, but all men owe him a lot.  ~Marilyn MonroeOPV

No matter what you do in life

No matter what you do in life, a part of you still sits at a curbside, still hearing the drumbeat of a distant parade,

Dont get smart alecksy with the galaxy

Don’t get smart alecksy With the galaxy Leave the atom alone. ~E.Y. Harburg, "Leave the Atom Alone," 1957

I have taken more out of alcohol

I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.  ~Winston Churchill

Be like the bird that passing on

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing

There is a great deal of self will

There is a great deal of self-will in the world, but very little genuine independence of character.  ~Frederick W. FaberCUL

I dont know if god exists but

I don’t know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn’t.  ~Jules Renard

At the touch of love everyone becomes

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.  ~Plato

Smoking is one of the leading causes

Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.  ~Author Unknown

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.  ~Isadora DuncanWRM

Only the poet has any right to

Only the poet has any right to be sorry for the poor, if he has anything to spare when he has thought of the

My mother said to me 34if you

My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general, if you become a monk you’ll end up as the

The effects of human wickedness are written

The effects of human wickedness are written on the page of history in characters of blood: but the impression soon fades away; so more

The hours i spend with you look

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. 

Eternity is not something that begins after

Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead.  It is going on all the time.  ~Charlotte Perkins Gilman

We understand nature by resisting it gaston

We understand nature by resisting it.  ~Gaston Bachelard, La Formation de l’esprit scientifique, 1938LCD

Every two years the american politics industry

Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in

Never undertake anything for which you wouldnt

Never undertake anything for which you wouldn’t have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven.  ~G.C. Lichtenberg

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.  ~Doug Larson

Take life with a grain of salt

Take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lime, and a shot of tequila.  ~Author Unknown

I believe humans get a lot done

I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.  ~Flash RosenbergWL

It is hard to resist a flatterer

It is hard to resist a flatterer who gets it right.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Coffee the first peripheral author unknown

Coffee:  The first peripheral!  ~Author Unknown

Rest is not idleness and to lie

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water,

O peppermint tea two delights per

O’ peppermint tea – two delights per sip as steamy hot as passion cool as a wintry lake dip

Stand up on this thanksgiving day stand

Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet.  Believe in man.  Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and

The individual has always had to struggle

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.  If you try it, you will be lonely often,

The language of friendship is not words

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

If i were a cat what would

If I were a cat, what would make me purr?  A pair of really comfortable blue jeans, and massages.  ~Cinnamon Stomberger

Dreams say what they mean but dont

Dreams say what they mean, but they don’t say it in daytime language.  ~Gail Godwin

Time is what prevents everything from happening

Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.  ~John Archibald Wheeler, in The American Journal of Physics, 1978, SS

If you search the world for happiness

If you search the world for happiness, you may find it in the end, for the world is round and will lead you back

Thank god for dirty dishes they have

Thank God for dirty dishes, they have a tale to tell; while others may go hungry, we’re eating very well. ~Author Unknown

Harmony seldom makes a headline silas bent

Harmony seldom makes a headline.  ~Silas BentCUL

When an american says that he loves

When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in

Do i contradict myself very well then

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself. (I am large, I contain multitudes.) ~Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, 1892LCD

History is the myth true of mans

History is the myth, the true myth, of man’s fall made manifest in time.  ~Henry Miller, PlexusSH

Who depends on another mans table often

Who depends on another man’s table often dines late.  ~John Ray

If you break your neck if have

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem.  Everything else

Man is the only animal for whom

Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.  ~Erich Fromm, Man for Himself, 1947LCD

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

If a fanatic is willing to give

If a fanatic is willing to give his life for a cause, he’s probably willing to give yours as well.  ~David Gerrold

I have been one acquainted with the

I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain – and back in rain. I have outwalked the furthest

When people go to work they shouldnt

When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.  ~Betty Bender

States go put your creed into deed

States!… Go put your creed into your deed.  ~Ralph Waldo EmersonQSO

Luck is the by product of busting your

Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny.  ~Don Sutton

Firefighters save hearts and homes author unknown

Firefighters save hearts and homes.  ~Author Unknown

You are educated your certification is in

You are educated.  Your certification is in your degree.  You may think of it as the ticket to the good life.  Let me ask

Summer induced stupidity that was the diagnosis i

Summer-induced stupidity. That was the diagnosis, I decided as I made my way up the dirt path in the pouring rain. ~Aimee Friedman, Sea

What we remember from childhood forever

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

He who opens a school door closes

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.  ~Victor Hugo

I think everyone should go to college

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a

If you havent any charity in your

If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.  ~Bob Hope

The poet may be used as a

The poet… may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.  ~Lionel Trilling, The

There are no illegitimate children only

There are no illegitimate children – only illegitimate parents.  ~Leon R. Yankwich

Be wary of strong drink it can

Be wary of strong drink.  It can make you shoot at tax collectors… and miss.  ~Robert Heinlein

We say we love flowers yet pluck

We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them.  We say we love trees, yet we cut them down.  And people still wonder why

Writing i think is not apart from

Writing, I think, is not apart from living.  Writing is a kind of double living.  The writer experiences everything twice.  Once in reality and

His was the nations sacrifice and ours

His was the nation’s sacrifice, And ours the priceless gain. ~John Greenleaf WhittierCOE

History shows that there is nothing so

History shows that there is nothing so easy to enslave and nothing so hard to emancipate as ignorance, hence it becomes the double enemy

Truly it may be said that the

Truly it may be said that the outside of a mountain is good for the inside of a man.  ~George Wherry, Alpine Notes and

The one real object of education is

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.  ~Bishop Mandell Creighton

Protect me from knowing what i dont

Protect me from knowing what I don’t need to know.  Protect me from even knowing that there are things to know that I don’t

Veni vidi velcro i came saw stuck

Veni, Vidi, Velcro.  I came, I saw, I stuck around.  ~Author Unknown

A wise man shall overrule his stars

A wise man shall overrule his stars, and have a greater influence upon his own content than all the constellations and planets of the

The word arse is as much god

The word arse is as much god as the word face.  It must be so, otherwise you cut off your god at the waist. 

No distance of place or lapse time

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.  ~Robert Southey

But i always think that the best

But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.  ~Vincent van Gogh, Dear Theo: An Autobiography of

Wag more bark less author unknown

Wag more.  Bark less.  ~Author Unknown

Motor racings less of a sport these

Motor racing’s less of a sport these days than a commercial break doing 150 mph.  ~Peter Dunne, 1992CDC

You think it i ink it saying

You think it, I ink it.  ~Saying of tattooists

Love is what youve been through with

Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.  ~James Thurber, quoted in Life magazine, 1960

Promise only what you can deliver then

Promise only what you can deliver.  Then deliver more than you promise.  ~Author Unknown

He knows when youre happy comfortable confident

He knows when you’re happy He knows when you’re comfortable He knows when you’re confident And he always knows when you have carrots. ~Author

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

Forget love id rather fall in

Forget love – I’d rather fall in chocolate!  ~Attributed to Sandra J. Dykes

Its a strange thing but when you

It’s a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of

Much education today is monumentally ineffective all

Much education today is monumentally ineffective.  All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow

Be a lamp or lifeboat ladder help

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd. ~Rumi

Can miles truly separate you from friends

Can miles truly separate you from friends…. If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?  ~Richard Bach

How many things are there which i

How many things are there which I do not want.  ~Socrates

For disappearing acts its hard to beat

For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.  ~Doug

During the darkest indigo midnight yet will

During the darkest indigo midnight, yet will countless stars blossom. ~Dr. SunWolf, professorsunwolf.comtwitter.com/WabiSabiWhisper/status/5350803758

And now abideth faith hope charity these

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.  ~I Corinthians 13:13

You are your own judge the verdict

You are your own judge. The verdict is up to you. ~Astrid Alauda

To the outside world we all grow

To the outside world we all grow old.  But not to brothers and sisters.  We know each other as we always were.  We know

Prize fighters can sometimes read and write

Prize fighters can sometimes read and write when they start – but they can’t when they finish.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

I have a 34carpe diem34 mug and

I have a "carpe diem" mug and, truthfully, at six in the morning the words do not make me want to seize the day. 

When they go fishing it is not

When they go fishing, it is not really fish they are after.  It is a philosophic meditation.  ~E.T. Browncommonly misattributed to Henry David Thoreau

All the mistakes i make arise from

All the mistakes I make arise from forsaking my own station and trying to see the object from another person’s point of view.  ~Ralph

And then the rose border what intensity in

And then the rose-border. What intensity in those odorous buds of the Bon Silene, making the very spirit bound as though a message had

All sorrows are less with bread miguel

All sorrows are less with bread.  ~Miguel de Cervantes, Don QuixoteCOCI