I keep a file on my computer labeled “Quotations,” which consists of various clippings I’ve picked up along the way. Every once in a long while I like to re-read them, so here’s the latest installment.
As you get older the positive association of receiving socks as a gift steadily increases. It goes from cruel insult to thoughtful token to thing you are genuinely excited about—Murtaza M. Hussain
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”—Andy Warhol
“Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all God’s children.”–Martin Luther King
Marine Biologist: “Save the whales!”
No one: “All marine life matters!” —Random Twitter Feed
When you can’t create, you can work.—Henry Miller
“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.”―Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
“While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.”—Eugene Debs
‘It’s not about hope. You don’t do what you do because you hope things will get better. It’s about getting up every morning and asking yourself what’s the right thing to do and doing it.”—Allen Ginsberg
“The problem is not that the world is too full of fools; it’s that lightning is improperly distributed.”—Mark Twain
“It’s difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” — Upton Sinclair
“The definition of a gentleman is someone who knows how to play the bagpipes but doesn’t.”—Anonymous
Hofstadter’s Law: “The time and effort required to complete a project are always more than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.”
These are great and make great new year resolutions! Thanks
YOUR TIMING, AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED, IS PERFECT AND I BELIEVE I SHALL REMEMBER TO BE COPYING THESE SAYINGS IN MY BIRTHDAY GIFT JOURNAL WHICH HAS A SAYING AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAGE. THANK YOU, JACK SHALOM, FOR BENG WHO YOU ARE AND DOING WHAT YOU ENJOY, I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO EACH NEW DAY BEGINNING NOW!
Thank you so much, Christina. I always look forward to your comments. May you have a wonderful year.