Collected Quotes July/August 2012

I read like a wolf eats.
I read myself to sleep every night.
— Gary Paulsen

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. — Saint Thomas Aquinas

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I know that when people pull apart, they usually employ misunderstanding as a weapon, deliberately getting hold of the stick’s wrong end, impaling themselves on its point in order to prove the perfidy of the other. ― Salman Rushdie, Fury

Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. ― Carol Shields

Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question. ― E.E. Cummings

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right. ― Isaac Asimov

Good news travels fast; bad news travels faster.

We are drowning in information, but starved for knowledge. — John Naisbitt

A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. — Hunter S. Thompson

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. — George Bernard Shaw

There can be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains. To put an end to it will be neither a short nor an easy task, but it can be done…It is necessary that laws should be passed to prohibit the use of corporate funds directly or indirectly for political purposes; it is still more necessary that such laws should be thoroughly enforced. Corporate expenditures for political purposes…have supplied one of the principal sources of corruption in our political affairs…  — Theodore Roosevelt, speech at Osawatomie, Kansas, “The New Nationalism” (August 31, 1910)

You were once wild, don’t let them tame you — Isadora Duncan

Love is an abstract noun, something nebulous. And yet love turns out to be the only part of us that is solid, as the world turns upside down and the screen goes black. — Martin Amis

Thanks to all the friends and inspirations who shared quotes: Anthony, Patrick, Janice, Alina.

from Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

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