People say the darndest - cleverest and most amusing - things.

  From TV and Movies  

"All the men at court are without poetry ... I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all. Unbiddable, ungovernable - like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture. Love, like there has never been in a play." ~ Viola De Lesseps, in Shakespeare in Love

"Cody, ya know the trouble with you is you're always makin' mud out of clear water." ~ Jimmy (The Young Riders)

"Everybody makes mistakes once in a while. The trick is learning to live with it." ~ MacGyver

"I am shocked and dismayed at this ... shocking dismayance!" ~ some kid on the TV show Charles In Charge, indignant over being accused of wrong doing.

"I learned something a long time ago: never laugh at what you don't know." ~ MacGyver

"I remember when they told Sylvia Plath, 'Hey, Syl, cheer up!' I remember when they told e. e. cummings, 'e, baby: use caps!' But did ol' e listen? no. Little n. Little o." ~ David Addison (Moonlighting)

"It's good to get really dressed up once in a while. And admit the truth. That when you really look closely? People are so strange and so complicated that they're actually... beautiful." ~ Angela Chase (My So-Called Life)

"Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it." Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)

"Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear. Doesn't make me Madonna. Never will." Joan Cusack's character to Melanie Griffith's character in "Working Girl."

"The time-traveling is just too dangerous. Better that I devote myself to study the other great mystery of the universe: women!" ~ Doc (Back to the Future)

"We're brainwashed into believing that the best people are normal and attractive and maybe they're not..."Ally McBeal

"When I get angry, Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset. And when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset, people DIE!" ~ Dr. Evil (Austin Powers)

"You seem somewhat familiar. Have I threatened you before?" Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)

"You're not Superman, you know." Aunt Mae, to Peter Parker, who is - in fact - Spiderman (Spiderman)

  From Songs  

"Where the sun always shines, there's a desert below." The Oak Ridge Boys

"This ain't no stumbling block; it's just a stepping stone. I'm gonna climb right up on top and take a good look at where I'm going." ~ Lari White

"Foolish heart, hear me calling. Stop before you start falling. Foolish heart, heed my warning; you've been wrong before. Don't be wrong anymore." ~ Steve Perry

"I used to hurry a lot. I used to worry a lot. I used to stay out 'til the break of day. Oh, that didn't get it; it was high time I quit it. I just couldn't carry on that way." ~ The Eagles

"Commitment. Someone who'll go the distance. I need somebody with staying power who'll make me go weak in the knees. Commitment. And everything that goes with it. I need honor and love in my life from somebody who's playing for keeps ..." ~ Leanne Rimes

"You may be right. I may be crazy. But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for ..." ~ Billy Joel

"I lived for you and me, and now I've really come to see that life would be much better once you're gone. I know that I can't take no more; it ain't no lie. I wanna see you out that door, Baby, bye bye bye..." ~ NSYNC

"Well, I heard some people talkin' just the other day, and they said you were gonna put me on a shelf. Let me ya, I've got some news for you, and you'll soon find out it's true. Then you'll have to eat your lunch all by yourself. Because I'm already gone ..." ~ The Eagles

"You said we'd work it out; you said that you had no doubt that deep down we were really in love. Oh, but I'm tired of holding on to a feelin' I know is gone. I do believe that I've had enough..." ~ REO Speedwagon.

  From Various Sources  

"A genius is a talented person who has done his homework." ~ Thomas Edison

"A good plan executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week." ~ George S. Patton

"A man who doesn't stand for something will fall for anything." ~ Peter Marshall

"An idea is salvation by imagination." ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

"And life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be." ~ Grandma Moses

"Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm." ~ Publilius Syrus

"Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad." ~ Christina Georgina Rossetti

"Character is doing the right thing when no one is watching." ~ J. C. Watts

"Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones." ~ Phillip Brooks

"Despite everything, I believe that people really are good at heart." ~ Anne Frank

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." ~ Robert Brault

"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." ~ Confucius

"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes." ~ Oscar Wilde

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently." ~ Henry Ford

"Go the extra mile. It's never crowded." ~ Executive Speedwriter Newsletter

"Goals are dreams with deadlines." ~ Diana Scharf Hunt

"Hold yourself responsible to a higher standard than everyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

"Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible." ~ William Sloan Coffin, Jr.

"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." ~ Annie Dillard

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." ~ Bill Cosby

"I do not regret the things I've done, but those I did not do." ~ Rory Cochrane

"If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin." ~ Ivan Turgenev

"If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances." ~ Julia Sorel

"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." ~ Maya Angelou

"If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment." ~ Georgia O'Keefe

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on." ~ Robert Frost

"It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers." ~ James Thurber

"It is extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary person is." ~ George S Will

"It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end." ~ Ursula K. Le Guin

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." ~ George Eliot

"It's easy to get good players. Gettin' 'em to play together, that's the hard part." ~ Casey Stiengel

"Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain." ~ Lily Tomlin

"Motivation will almost always beat mere talent." ~ Norman R. Augustine

"Never mistake motion for action." ~ Ernest Hemingway

"Never ruin an apology with an excuse." ~ Kimberly Johnson

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." ~ James Baldwin

"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." ~ Helen Keller

"One today is worth two tomorrows." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." ~ Thomas Edison

"Patience is the art of hoping." ~ Vauvenargues

"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength." ~ Eric Hoffer

"Somewhere there is something incredible waiting to be known." ~ Carl Sagan

"Start every day with a smile and get it over with." ~ W. C. Fields

"Success is having what you want, but happiness is wanting what you have." ~ Unknown

"The best proof of love is trust." ~ Joyce Brothers

"The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none." ~ Carlyle

"The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them." ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." ~ e. e. cummings

"The reward of a thing well done is to have done it." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The world is your playground. Why aren't you playing?" ~ Ellie Katz

"There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience." ~ Archibald McLeish

"Those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness." ~ Proverbs 14:22

"To travel is to take a journey into yourself." ~ Dena Kaye

"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." ~ John F. Kennedy

"Trying to be right all the time is a very subtle way of being wrong." ~ Sanford M. Manley

"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world." ~ Helen Keller

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." ~ Norman MacEwan

"Well done is better than well said." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Whatever you are, be a good one." ~ Abraham Lincoln

"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." ~ Henry Ford

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try." ~ Beverly Sills

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