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Random Quotations for Mediocre Times

Friday, March 6th, 2009

I decided to think of every quote worthy to share. Here:


I don’t know where, but she sends me there.
-Brian Wilson [crazy mad genius]

Brother Brian

Something not understood is not the same as something wrong.
-Anatoli Rybakov [Russian guy]

There are no problems, only solutions.
-John Lennon [rest his soul]


A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.
-Thomas Jefferson [a staunch believer in all things “his way”]

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those of us who only dream by night.
-Edgar Allen Poe [quite a bizarre life of day/night dreams - and in NY no less]

If you decide to run with the ball, count on fumbling and getting the shit knocked out you, but never forget how much fun it is to run with the ball.
-Jimmy Buffett [gosh is he rich]

It is better to burn out than to fade away.
-Neil Young [who has an asteroid named for him]

It is easier to repent than obtain permission.
-Col. Stan Bailey, USAF [that’s my credo, incidentally]

Regulation and doctrine provide convenient hiding places for the timid and unimaginative.
-Harold Cole [you know…Harold]

A man who is good for anything ought not to calculate the chance of living or dying; he ought only to consider whether he is doing right or wrong.
-John Steinbeck [JS knows how to de-complicate anything]

East of Eden

Human action is the result of human choice, life is choice and choice is willful.
-James G. March

Time is a scarce resource. If you want to know what a man truly loves, observe how he spends his time.
-Aaron Wildavsky

A wise prince seeks advice continually, but when it suits him and not when it suits somebody else.
-Machiavelli [real Master of the Universe]

Stop blaming the box!
-David Zach

[or “Don’t Box Me In!” Stewart Copeland]

Instruction manuals are evidence of design flaws.
-Don Norman

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
-Robert A. Heinlein

Help … send lawyers, guns and money.
-Warren Zevon [much missed complete mad genius]

Last Album.

The future of the book is the blurb
-Marshall McLuhan


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