Favorite Quotes, Etc...

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Life is like a Camera. Just focus on what's important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don't turn out, Just take another shot

Travel

Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach

“Travel isn't always pretty. It isn't always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that's okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”  

Mark Twain on Travel

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."

𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘺 𝘉𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘥𝘢𝘪𝘯

“𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶. 𝘈𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘴𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘭𝘺, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘥, 𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯, 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 — 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭 — 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶.”

Borrowed from the Quotable file of Captain Chris Mathews:

These insults are from an era before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words.

  1. "He had delusions of adequacy.” Walter Kerr

  2. "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”- Winston Churchill

  3. "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.” - Clarence Darrow

  4. "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”-William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

  5. "Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"- Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

  6. "Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it.” - Moses Hadas

  7. "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” - Mark Twain

  8. "He has no enemies but is intensely disliked by his friends.” - Oscar Wilde

  9. "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend, if you have one.” -George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

  10. "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one.” - Winston Churchill, in response

  11. "I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here.” - Stephen Bishop

  12. "He is a self-made man and worships his creator.” - John Bright

  13. "I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial.” - Irvin S. Cobb

  14. "He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others.” - Samuel Johnson

  15. "He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up.” - Paul Keating

  16. "He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.” - Forrest Tucker

  17. "Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?” - Mark Twain

  18. "His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.” - Mae West

  19. "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” - Oscar Wilde

  20. "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination.” - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

  21. "He has Van Gogh's ear for music.” - Billy Wilder

  22. "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But I'm afraid this wasn't it.” - Groucho Marx

  23. The exchange between Winston Churchill & Lady Astor: She said, "If you were my husband I'd give you poison." He said, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."

  24. "He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know." - Abraham Lincoln

  25. "There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure." -- Jack E. Leonard

  26. "They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge." -- Thomas Brackett Reed

  27. "He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebears, but by diligent hard work, he overcame them." -- James Reston (about Richard Nixon)