i love quotes. i think people have an awesome capacity to infuse profound meaning into pithy lines and crafty syntax. so without further ado, i want to share some of my favorite lines from humanity. so i hope you leave feeling great hope in the ability of man to transcend his natural boundaries and extend his knowledge to a timeless dimension.
I have four brothers and two sisters.
~Kieran Culkin, actor
(really gets you thinking)
I feel safe in white because, deep down inside, I’m an angel.
~P. Diddy (when he was Puff Daddy), musician
(this one’s kind of spiritual)
I have to tell these stories!
~Alan Bean, astronaut
(a short quote is worth a 1000 words)
Logarithmic plots are a device of the devil.
~Charles Francis Richter, scientist
(i’m glad someone finally said it)
I get some classical music on the 98 station.
~Charles Manson, criminal
(nice music choice)
I am Patrick, a sinner, most uncultivated and least of all the faithful and despised in the eyes of many.
~Saint Patrick, saint
(this was from his AA meeting)
And then when I went to Chicago, that’s when I had these outer space experiences and went to the other planets.
~Sun Ra, musician
(this guy got around)
I think I’m more difficult than critical.
~Mother Teresa, leader/public servant
(i don’t know MT, i would say half and half)
“Do not debate!” is one of my inventions.
~Deng Xiaoping, leader
(is “silence is golden” another one?)
Name me an emperor who was ever struck by a cannonball.
~Charles V, royalty
(this guy’s a trivia whiz, i’m stumped!)
We had some good cameramen, and Hamish Hamilton, who did the direction, is very talented.
~Peter Gabriel, musician
(words to live by)