Five Quotes

August 22, 2006

Based on Jason Kottke’s post, “Five quotes “, here are 5 (ok, 8) quotes that define me or some of my beliefs….

There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity. – Robertson Davies

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting. – e e cummings

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. – confucius

I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music. – George Eliot (1819 – 1880)

The only way to have a friend is to be one. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information. – Oscar Wilde

Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are. – Laurence J. Peter

You never find yourself until you face the truth. -Pearl Bailey (1918 – 1990)