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* - How can I lose to such an idiot?- A shout from chess master Aaron Nimzovich (1886-1935)

* - How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.- Anais Nin (1903-1977)

* - Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.- H.G. Wells (1866-1946)

* - I am become death, shatterer of worlds.- Robert J. Oppenheimer (1904-1967) (citing from the Bhagavad Gita, after witnessing the world's first nuclear explosion)

* - I am not young enough to know everything.- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

* - I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

* - I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right.- Frederick (II) the Great

* - I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.- A. J. Liebling (1904-1963)

* - I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.- Francois-Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), when asked how he managed to make his remarkable statues

* - I criticize by creation - not by finding fault.- Cicero (106-43 B.C.)

* - I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means.- Clarence Darrow, Scopes trial, 1925.

* - I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.- Galileo Galilei

* - I don't even butter my bread; I consider that cooking.- Katherine Cebrian

* - I don't feel good.- The last words of Luther Burbank (1849-1926)

* - I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.- Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

* - I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.- Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

* - I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying.- Woody Allen (1935-)

* - I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

* - I have an existential map; it has 'you are here' written all over it.- Steven Wright

* - I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.- Umberto Eco

* - I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

* - I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.- Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

* - I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.- Xenocrates (396-314 B.C.)

* - I have read your book and much like it.- Moses Hadas (1900-1966)

* - I heard someone tried the monkeys-on-typewriters bit trying for the plays of W. Shakespeare, but all they got was the collected works of Francis Bacon.- Bill Hirst

* - I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.- Walt Disney (1901-1966)

* - I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.- Gore Vidal

* - I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.- Ian L. Fleming (1908-1964)

* - I think 'Hail to the Chief' has a nice ring to it.- John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) when asked what is his favorite song

* - I think it would be a good idea.- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), when asked what he thought of Western civilization

* - I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.- Thomas Watson (1874-1956), Chairman of IBM, 1943

* - I worship the quicksand he walks in.- Art Buchwald

* - I would have made a good Pope.- Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994)

* - If a man does his best, what else is there?- General George S. Patton (1885-1945)

* - If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.- Mario Andretti

* - If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

* - If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out? - Will Rogers (1879-1935)

* - If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.- Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

* - If you are going through hell, keep going.- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

* - If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.- J. Paul Getty (1892-1976)

* - If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance.- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

* - If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.- Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884-1980)

* - If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.- Carl Sagan

* - If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?- Seymour Cray (1925-1996),
father of supercomputing

* - I'll moider da bum.- Heavyweight boxer Tony Galento, when asked what he thought of William Shakespeare

* - I'll sleep when I'm dead.- Warren Zevon (1947-2003)

* - I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

* - I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.- e e cummings (1894-1962)

* - I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat!- Will Rogers (1879-1935)

* - I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.- Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

* - Imitation is the sincerest form of television.- Fred Allen (1894-1956)

* - In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.- Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)

* - In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience.- W.B. Prescott

* - In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.- Paul Dirac (1902-1984)

* - In the end, everything is a gag.- Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)

* - In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.- Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

* - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.- Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut

* - Interesting - I use a Mac to help me design the next Cray.- Seymoure Cray (1925-1996) when he was told that Apple Inc. had recently bought a Cray supercomputer to help them design the next Mac.

* - It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

* - It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.- Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), The Prince

* - It is better to be quotable than to be honest.- Tom Stoppard

* - It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

* - It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

* - It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts.- G. B. Burgin

* - It is now possible for a flight attendant to get a pilot pregnant.- Richard J. Ferris, president of United Airlines

* - It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man.- Professor Scott Elledge on his retirement from Cornell

* - It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.- Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

* - It was the experience of mystery -- even if mixed with fear -- that engendered religion.- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

* - It's kind of fun to do the impossible.- Walt Disney (1901-1966)

* - It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

* - I've had a wonderful time, but this wasn't it.- Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

* - I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial.- Irvin S. Cobb

* - Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.- Jimi Hendrix

* - Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.- Perelman

* - Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.- Isaac Asimov

* - Logic is in the eye of the logician.- Gloria Steinem

* - Love is friendship set on fire.- Jeremy Taylor

* - Luck is the residue of design.- Branch Rickey - former owner of the Brooklyn Dodger Baseball Team

* - Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

* - Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.- Oliver Herford (1863-1935)

* - Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.- Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

* - Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.- Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

* - Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives.- Abba Eban (1915-2002)

* - Men are not disturbed by things, but the view they take of things.- Epictetus (55-135 A.D.)

* - Men have become the tools of their tools.- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

* - Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. - H. G. Wells (1866-1946)

* - Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

* - Mr. Wagner has beautiful moments but bad quarters of an hour.- Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)

* - My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.- Socrates (470-399 B.C.)

* - My occupation now, I suppose, is jail inmate.- Unibomber Theodore Kaczynski, when asked in court what his current profession was

* - Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

* - Never mistake motion for action.- Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

* - Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.- Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

* - No one can earn a million dollars honestly.- William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)

* - No Sane man will dance.- Cicero (106-43 B.C.)

* - Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

* - Not only is there no God, but try finding a plumber on Sunday.- Woody Allen (1935-)

* - Nothing is wrong with California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.- Ross MacDonald (1915-1983)

* - Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.- Voltaire (1694-1778) on his deathbed in response to a priest asking that he renounce Satan.

* - Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.- Henry Ford (1863-1947)

* - Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.- Auric Goldfinger, in Goldfinger by Ian L. Fleming (1908-1964)

* - Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.- Sherlock Holmes (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930)

* - One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

* - Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

* - Opportunities multiply as they are seized.- Sun Tzu

* - People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.- Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

* - Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.- Antoine de Saint Exupery

* - Plato was a bore.- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

* - Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.- Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

* - Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

* - Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.- Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)

* - Sanity is a madness put to good uses.- George Santayana (1863-1952)

* - Show me a sane man and I will cure
him for you.- Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)

* - Silence is argument carried out by other means.- Ernesto Che Guevara (1928-1967)

* - Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera.- James Stephens (1882-1950)

* - Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

* - Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.- T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

* - Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

* - Sometimes when reading Goethe I have the paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny.- Guy Davenport

* - Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

* - Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

* - Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it.- Moses Hadas (1900-1966)

* - The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.- Emile Zola (1840-1902)

* - The average person thinks he isn't.- Father Larry Lorenzoni

* - The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.- Von Clausewitz (1780-1831)

* - The best way to predict the future is to invent it.- Alan Kay

* - The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible.- A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

* - The covers of this book are too far apart.- Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

* - The cynics are right nine times out of ten.- Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

* - The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.- Tom Clancy

* - The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'.- unknown

* - The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting.- Gloria Leonard

* - The full use of your powers along lines of excellence.- definition of happiness by John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

* - The gods too are fond of a joke.- Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

* - The graveyards are full of indispensable men.- Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970)

* - The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, the finish by loading honors on your head.- Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

* - The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

* - The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

* - The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

* - The mistakes are all waiting to be made.- chess master Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956) on the game's opening position

* - The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it's their fault.- Henry Kissinger (1923-)

* - The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people.- Lucille S. Harper

* - The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.- General George Patton (1885-1945)

* - The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.- Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

* - The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

* - The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

* - The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.- Niels Bohr (1885-1962)

* - The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.- James Branch Cabell

* - The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it.- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

* - The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep.- Clinton aide George Stephanopolous speaking on Larry King Live

* - The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935)

* - The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.- Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

* - The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

* - The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

* - The truth is more important than the facts.- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

* - There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

* - There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

* - There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

* - There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem.- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

* - There are two ways of constructing a software design; one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.- C. A. R. Hoare

* - There is a country in Europe where multiple-choice tests are illegal.- Sigfried Hulzer

* - There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.- Frank Zappa

* - There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

* - There is no sincerer love than the love of food.- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

* - There is only one nature - the division into science and engineering is a human imposition, not a natural one. Indeed, the division is a human failure; it reflects our limited capacity to comprehend the whole.- Bill Wulf

* - There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.- Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)

* - This book fills a much-needed gap.- Moses Hadas (1900-1966) in a review

* - This isn't right, this isn't even wrong.- Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958), upon reading a young physicist's paper

* - Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.- Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

* - To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

* - To sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me.- Charles William Stubbs

* - Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.- Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

* - Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.- Mel Brooks

* - University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.- Henry Kissinger (1923-)

* - Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.- Chess master Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)

* - Vote early and vote often.- Al Capone (1899-1947)

* - Wagner's music is better than it sounds.- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

* - We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough?- Niels Bohr (1885-1962)

* - We are not retreating - we are advancing in another Direction.- General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)

* - We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.- Vince Lombardi

* - We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962

* - We have art to save ourselves from the truth.- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

* - Well done is better than well said.- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

* - Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.- Martin Fraquhar Tupper

* - We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees.- Jason Kidd, upon his drafting to the Dallas Mavericks

* - What about things like bullets?- Herb Kimmel, Behavioralist, Professor of Psychology, upon hearing the above quote (1981)

* - What do you take me for, an idiot?- General Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), when a journalist asked him if he was happy

* - Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

* - When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.- Mae West (1892-1980)

* - When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.- Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

* - When ideas fail, words come in very handy.- Goethe (1749-1832)

* - When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.- George Washington Carver (1864-1943)

* - When you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

* - When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

* - Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'.- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

* - Where are we going, and why am I in this hand basket?- Bumper Sticker

* - Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.- Henry Ford (1863-1947)

* - While we are postponing, life speeds by.- Seneca (3BC - 65AD)

* - Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?- H. M. Warner (1881-1958), founder of Warner Brothers, in 1927

* - Why don't you write books people can read?- Nora Joyce to her husband James (1882-1941)

* - Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them.- Samuel Palmer (1805-80)

* - Wit is educated insolence.- Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

* - Woman was God's second mistake.- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

* - You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.- Al Capone (1899-1947)

* - You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.- Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)

* - You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty.- Sacra Guidry (1885-1957)

* - You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.- Yogi Berea

* - Your Highness, I have no need of this hypothesis.- Pierre Lap lace (1749-1827), to Napoleon on why his works on celestial mechanics make no mention of God. 




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