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Maya Hanson (mye3 poet)


Quotes for 2014 (part 2)


A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing. -Pearl Bailey, actress

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. -Amelia Earhart, pilot

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. -E.B. White, writer

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. -William Shakespeare, playwright

Don’t learn stuff to use now; learn stuff to use next time.

Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. –Douglas Adams, writer

George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie. -Mark Twain, writer

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. -Edgar Allan Poe, writer

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it. -Edgar Allan Poe, writer

I live halfway between reality and theater at all times. –Lady Gaga, singer

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained. –Walt Disney, cartoonist/inventor

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know. -Mark Twain, writer

If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women. -Abigail Adams, first lady

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. –Walt Disney, cartoonist/inventor

In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad idea. -Douglas Adams, writer

Life is wasted on the living. –Douglas Adams, writer

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. -Mark Twain, writer

One sees clearly only with the heart; anything essential is invisible to the eyes. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince)

Reality is frequently inaccurate. -Douglas Adams, writer

The man should not mention that it’s impossible to the woman who is doing it.

To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge. -Confucius, philosopher

Um, yeah, I completely agree…I’m sorry, what exactly am I agreeing to again?

When I hear a meow, I know a new life is about to begin.

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others. -Amelia Earhart, pilot

You don't realize how useful a therapist is until you see yourself and discover you have more problems than you ever dreamed of. –Claire Danes, actress

Submitted: Saturday, January 04, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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As you can tell...I love Douglas Adams' quotes. :)
Anyway, a new addition to my favorite quotes page! More to come.

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