My Favorite Quotes
- Petronius Arbiter (died 66 a.d.)
We trained hard . . . but it seemed that every
time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be
reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet
any new situation by reorganizing: and a wonderful method it can
be for creating the illusion of progress while producing
confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
- Albert Einstein
When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a
minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute -- and
it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.
- Teddy Roosevelt
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good
men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep
from meddling with them while they do it.
- The Hon. Barney Frank (c. 1996)
How does the fact that I love another man and live in a committed
relationship with him threaten your marriage? Are your relations
with your spouses of such fragility that the fact that I have a
committed, loving relationship with another man jeopardizes them?
My God, what do you do when the lights go out?
(speaking in the U.S. House of Representatives in opposition to
the ban on gay marriages)
We come into this world naked, bloody, and screaming then
things get worse.
We come into this world naked, bloody, and screaming; if we’re
lucky, that doesn’t have to change.
- (from a t-shirt)
I've smoked dope, chewed rope, danced, French romanced, fucked, farted,
fought, shot the moon and drove big trucks. I've been to Janesville,
Maine, Spain, Spokane, and Fort Wayne, seen three world fairs, been
around the world twice, looked danger in the face, and seen goats fuck in
the marketplace, but I ain't never seen no shit like the shit that
happens on RAGBRAI.