Saturday, December 26, 2009

quotes I like

"Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost."
-- Thomas J. Watson

"Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should just live next door and just visit now and then."
-- Katharine Hepburn (1907 - 2003)

"I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly find - at the age of fifty, say - that a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about...It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you."
-- Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976), An Autobiography, 1977

"Do something. If it doesn't work, do something else. No idea is too crazy."
-- Jim Hightower, The New York Times, March 9, 1986

"People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first."
-- David H. Comins

"American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers."
-- W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), The Razor's Edge, 1943

"That little man in black over there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him."
-- Sojourner Truth (1797 - 1883), Ain't I A Woman, a speech delivered in 1851

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