Category: Quotes of the day

Sir Thomas Beecham

“Brass bands are all very well in their place – outdoors and several miles away.”

Norman Brenner

“The intermediate stage between socialism and capitalism is alcoholism.”

Adrian Mitchell

“Most people ignore most poetry / because / most poetry ignores most people.”

Nancy Reagan

“I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.”

Will Durst

“I hate the outdoors. To me the outdoors is where the car is.”

Firesign Theatre

“Hello seeker! Now don’t feel alone here in the New Age, because there’s a seeker born every minute.”

Arthur Honegger

“There is no doubt that the first requirement for a composer is to be dead.”

Art Buchwald

“You can’t make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you’re doing is recording it.”

Ted Morgan

“Howard Hughes was able to afford the luxury of madness, like a man who not only thinks he is Napoleon but hires an army to …

Alan Perlis

“The computing field is always in need of new cliches.”

Dylan Taylor

“It takes a planet to explore the universe.”

Ralph Novak

“Reading this book is like waiting for the first shoe to drop.”

Peter Stone

“‘So you think *I’m* the murderer? What do I have to do to convince you that I’m not, be the next victim?’/ ‘Well, that would …

Bradley’s Bromide

“If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee — that will do them in.”

Bruce Cockburn

“The trouble with normal is it always gets worse.”

Maureen Murphy

“The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.”

Thomas Jones

“Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.”

Chico Marx

“Mustard’s no good without roast beef.”

David Brin

“It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than …

L. L. Henderson

“Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn’t.”

Rod Serling

“It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits …

James Magary

“Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don’t add up.”

Dudley Moore

“The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.”

Eric Ambler

“For the skeptic there remains only one consolation: if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency.”

Claud Cockburn

“Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.”

Benjamin Stolberg

“An expert is a person who avoids small error as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy.”

Barry LePatner

“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.”

Russel Lynes

“Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it.”

Chuck Reid

“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; In practice, there is.”

Barry Switzer

“Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.”

George Winters

“If God had really intended men to fly, he’d make it easier to get to the airport.”