Friday, December 12, 2008

Malcolm Gladwell Quotes

Malcolm Gladwell is both a writer and a journalist. Learn more about him on the wikipedia page here. Here are our favorite quotes by Malcolm Gladwell:

If we are to learn to improve the quality of the decisions we make, we need to accept the mysterious nature of our snap judgments.

It is quite possible for people who have never met us and who have spent only twenty minutes thinking about us to come to a better understanding of who we are than people who have known us for years.

There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.

We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.

We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We're a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don't really have an explanation for.

You can learn as much - or more - from one glance at a private space as you can from hours of exposure to a public face.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Some Alcohol Quotes

Some of my favorite quotes linked with alcohol:

Stay busy, get plenty of exercise, and don't drink too much. Then again, don't drink too little. Herman "Jackrabbit" Smith-Johannsen

A hangover is the wrath of grapes. Unknown

Wine is bottled poetry. Robert Louis Stevenson

O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should, with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts! William Shakespeare, Othello

If four or five guys tell you that you're drunk, even though you know you haven't had a thing to drink, the least you can do is to lie down a little while. Joseph Schenck

A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. "Much obliged," said he, pushing the plate aside, "I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills." Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

I like liquor - its taste and its effects - and that is just the reason why I never drink it. Thomas Jackson

Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, it is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver. Jack Handey

I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy. W.C. Fields

Friday, January 04, 2008

6 Quotes about 60th Birthday

Quote about 60th Birthday 1: If I had to live again I would do exactly the same thing. Of course I have regrets, but if you are 60 years old and you have no regrets then you haven't lived. - Christy Moore

Quote about 60th Birthday 2: A man of sixty has spent twenty years in bed and over three years in eating. - Arnold Bennett

Quote about 60th Birthday 3: I wanted to show I had balls at age 60. Just because society says I'm old, doesn't mean that I am. I'm pursuing happiness, even if it makes the people around me unhappy. - Sylvester Stallone

Quote about 60th Birthday 4: It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me. - Ellen Glasgow

Quote about 60th Birthday 5: A diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. - Chinese Proverb

Quote about 60th Birthday 6: There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age. - Sofia Loren

10 Funny Quotes on Writing

Here are some of my most favorite funny quotes on writing!

Funny Quote on Writing 1: Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research. - Wilson Mizner

Funny Quote on Writing 2: People do not deserve good writing, they are so pleased with bad. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Funny Quote on Writing 3: The difference between the right word and almost the right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug. - Mark Twain

Funny Quote on Writing 4: It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word. - Andrew Jackson

Funny Quote on Writing 5: A good novel tells us the truth about it's hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

Funny Quote on Writing 6: If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing. - Kingsley Amis

Funny Quote on Writing 7: The only imaginative fiction being written today is income tax returns. - Herman Wuoks

Funny Quote on Writing 8: Writers, like teeth, are divided into incisors and grinders. - Walter Bagehot

Funny Quote on Writing 9: Writing is a lonely job, unless you're a drinker, in which case you always have a friend within reach. - Emilio Estevez

Funny Quote on Writing 10: I'm astounded by people who take 18 years to write something. That's how long it took that guy to write 'Madame Bovary,' and was that ever on the best-seller list? - Sylvester Stallone

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Sad Love Quotes and Sayings

Some of my favorite sad love quotes and sayings:

For the memory of love is sweet, though the love itself were in vain. And what I have lost of pleasure, assuage what I find of pain. - Lyster

If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don't have it, no matter what else there is, it's not enough. - Ann Landers

When we cannot get what we love, we must love what is within our reach. - French proverb

Love is the delusion that one man or woman differs from another. - Henry Louise Menken

Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn. - B.R. Hayden

Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts the most.

ACOHOL: to make her strong,
Love: to make her weak.

Dying seems less sad than having lived too little.

However long the night, the dawn will break.

For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, It might have been.