Sunday, January 01, 2012

Fave Quotes of 2011

January 1, 2012

It has become a New Year's Day tradition to cull my fave quotes of the past year out of my daytimer.

Favorite Quotes Culled From My 2011 Franklin Daytimer

"After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come."

—Nelson Mandela

"Happiness is not a place you arrive at but a manner of traveling."

—paraphrased from Margaret Lee Runbeck

"We falsely interpret the world around us. We ignore evidence that doesn't support our prior beliefs and we convince ourselves we know things we don. We think we know things we don't know."

—Errol Morris

"The closer you get to history, the more mysterious it becomes."

—Errol Morris

"All information is legend and experience is Show Biz."

—Richard Hell

"It's very Baptist. If you're going to give up sin, you got to sin."

—Dawn Rizos, a strip club owner, explaining the inordinate amount of strip clubs in Dallas (40)

"Art is anything you can get away with."

—Marshall McLuhan

"And so we turn the page over

To think of starting. This is all there is."

—John Ashbery

"There is no blue without yellow and without orange."

—Vincent Van Gogh

"In the future everyone will be anonymous for 15 minutes."


"Life is like a B-movie. You don't want to leave in the middle of it, but you don't want to see it again."

—Ted Turner

"Studios look backward. Filmmakers look forward."

—Guillermo del Toro

"He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices."

—Carlo Goldone

"Nothing ever happens in Mexico until it happens."

—Porfirio Diaz

"Life is brutal, full of horror and violence,

Life is beautiful, full of passion and joy.

Both things are true at the same time."

—Darcey Steinke

"Truth is a point of view, but authenticity can't be faked."

—Peter Gruber

"Good and evil kill in equal amounts."

—Old Vaquero Saying

"Our tears fatten upon our memories of joy."

—John Updike

"A boy petting with his first girlfriend in the car as moonlight anoited her bare front with the shadows of raindrops still clinging to the windshield.'"

—Andrew Delbanco, quoting John Updike, from "Higher Gossip."

"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail."

—Edwin land

Kramer: "I was a rebel, Jerry."

Seinfeld: "No, Johnny Yuma was a rebel."

"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

—L.P. Hartley

"To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth."


"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie—deliberate, contrived and dishonest—but the myth—persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."

—John F. Kennedy

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."

—Pablo Picasso

"Horses are scared of two things; things that move. Things that don't move."

—Mark Miller

"I seem to do my best work when I should be working on something else."


"It takes a long time to understand nothing."

—Edward Dahlberg

"I'm not a bad poker play, but I could be bluffing."

—Christian Slater

"When people are finding meaning in things—beware."

—Edward Gorey

"A true friend is someone who can tell you all his troubles, but doesn't."

—Old Vaquero Saying

"History never looks like history when you are living through it. It always looks confusing and messy, and it always feels uncomfortable."

—John W. Gardner

"Never trust a man with a riding crop and jodhpurs who doesn't own a horse."

—Old Vaquero Saying

"if you are successful in getting what you want it's called destiny. If you're unsuccessful it's called fate."

—Old Vaquero Saying

"Memory is the only way home."

—Terry Tempest Williams

"There are mighty few people who think what they think they think."

—Robert Henri

"I stopped singing and they gave me an award."

—Peter Frampton

"I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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