Fun Quotes

... from the film "Charlie Bartlett"
His mother:         Maybe there's more to highschool than being well-liked.
Charlie Bartlett:   Like what, specifically?
His mother:         [thinks for a second]    Well, nothing comes to mind.

There is a great deal of pain in life, and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.
     -- R. D. Laing

Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.
    -- Fletcher Knebel

On the quality of life:
#1:  Realize that each human being has a built-in capacity for recuperation and repair.
#2:  Recognize that the quality of life is all-important.
#3:  Assume responsibility for the quality of your own life.
#4:  Nurture the regenerative and restorative forces within you.
#5:  Utilize laughter to create a mood in which the other positive emotions can be put to work for yourself and those around you.
#6:  Develop confidence and ability to feel love, hope, and faith, and acquire a strong will to live.

    -- Norman Cousins

Christ died for our sins.  Dare we make His martyrdom meaningless by not committing them ?
    -- Jules Feiffer

The only really happy folk are married women and single men.
    -- unknown
   [Do you belive this to be the case ?  I don't]
   [My friend remarks:  Married women are happy when they meet single men.]

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
    -- Ingrid Bergman

Jesus was a Jew, yes.   But only on His mother's side.
    -- Archie Bunker, "All in the Family"

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
    -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

In theory, there's no difference between Theory and Practice.
In practice, there is.

Commenting on a popular restaurant:
Oh, no one goes there anymore.  It's too crowded.
    -- Yogi Berra


"You’ve been told during your high school years that you are now about to enter the real world, and you’ve been wondering what it’s like.

Let me tell you that the real world is not high school. The real world, it turns out, is much more like junior high.

You are going to encounter, for the rest of your life, the same petty jealousies, the same irrational juvenile behavior, the same uncertainty that you encountered during your adolescent years.

That is your burden. We all share it with you. We wish you well."

-- Tom Brokaw
courtesy of Ed Polish


courtesy of Larry Gross:

"Without music, life would be a mistake."
    -- Friedrich Nietzsche

"There is no sin except stupidity."
    -- Oscar Wilde

"Education is the best provision for old age."
    -- Aristotle

"We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality."
    -- Ayn Rand


from Golda Meir:

It's no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do? Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.

As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing.
Being seventy is not a sin.
Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil !
Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.
 We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.

In 1960, a secretary named Lois Rabinowitz was reprimanded by a New York City judge for appearing in court wearing slacks. Less than 50 years later in the same city, bus driver Tahita Jenkins was fired from her job because she refused to wear slacks.
The book is full of anecdotes that show that change didn't come easy. In the 1970s, for example, Billie Jean King won three Wimbledon titles — and hefty prize money — in a single year but was unable to get a credit card unless it was in the name of her husband, a law student with no income. A woman who attended Columbia Journalism School and applied for a position at The New York Times was told
that a cafeteria job might be available. (That would-be journalist, Madeleine Kunin, would visit the Times' editorial board in later years, as Vermont's first female governor.)
                   from "Book artfully chronicles women's revolution" by Rasha Madkour.
                   Associated Press review of  "When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present" by Gail Collins.


Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
Albert Einstein