Thursday, August 24, 2006

Random Quotations

This seems harmless. I've seen it done on a couple of blogs, so I'll play, too.
The rules: "Go here and look through random quotes until you find 5 that you think reflect who you are or what you believe."
My first five (You have to stop when you find five; otherwise, it's endless!):
  1. "Examine what is said, not him who speaks." Arab Proverb
  2. "Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity." Unknown, Hanlon's Razor
  3. "You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing." Michael Pritchard
  4. "I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it." Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
  5. "I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch." Gilda Radner (1946 - 1989)
Not an awesome collection, but not bad, either. Your turn....


Laura E. Goodin said...

Here are my five:

Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
Katherine Mansfield (1888 - 1923)

Duty is ours, results are God's.
John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
Rebecca West (1892 - 1983)

Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.
Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
Ambrose Redmoon

Chard said...

Wow. Those are very good, and very you!

sueinsacca said...

OK, I'll play --

If you're holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
Lillian Hellman (1905 - 1984), letter to Committee on Un-American Activities of the House of Representatives, May 19, 1952

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
Marie Ebner von Eschenbach, Aphorisms, 1905

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
Cherie Carter-Scott, "If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules"