Technology... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other. ~C.P. Snow, New York Times, 15 March 1971
If the television craze continues with the present level of programs, we are destined to have a nation of morons. ~Daniel Marsh, 1950
England and America should scrap cricket and baseball and come up with a new game that they both can play. Like baseball, for example. ~Robert Benchley England and America should scrap cricket and baseball and come up with a new game that they both can play. Like baseball, for example. ~Robert Benchley
Beauty is the promise of happiness. ~Stendhal
Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy fat women. ~Attributed to both Marion Smith and Nicole Hollander
Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. ~Author Unknown
It's amazing how grandparents seem so young once you become one. ~Author Unknown
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. ~Phyllis Diller
People do not marry people, not real ones anyway; they marry what they think the person is; they marry illusions and images. The exciting adventure of marriage is finding out who the partner really is. ~James L. Framo, "Explorations in Marital & Family Therapy"
Suicide is... the sincerest form of criticism life gets. ~Wilfred Sheed, The Good Word, 1978
There is no such thing as a moral or immoral book; books are well written or badly written. ~Oscar Wilde, Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart. ~Iris Murdoch, The Red and the Green
A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen. ~Edward de Bono
Cliche: an expression or idea that has become trite. Examples: "raining cats and dogs," "the pot calling the kettle black," "that's the way the cookie crumbles."
Few speeches which have produced an electrical effect on an audience can bear the colourless photography of a printed record. ~Archibald Philip Primrose
We are betrayed by what is false within. ~George Meredith
I have died so little today, friend, forgive me. ~Thomas Lux
If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion. ~Robert Green Ingersoll
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. ~Salvador Dali
Life: It is about the gift not the package it comes in. ~Dennis P. Costea, Jr.
Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you. ~Jacques Prevert
What you discover in a democracy is that it is difficult to build a house when each nail has an opinion. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. ~Leo Buscaglia