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  • #1
    “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
    Narcotics Anonymous

  • #2
    “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
    Rob Siltanen

  • #3
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #4
    Allen Saunders
    “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”
    Allen Saunders

  • #5
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #6
    Groucho Marx
    “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
    Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

  • #7
    Douglas Adams
    “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

  • #8
    C.S. Lewis
    “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #9
    Bill Watterson
    “Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice.”
    Bill Watterson

  • #10
    Bill Watterson
    “As far as I'm concerned, if something is so complicated that you can't explain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not worth knowing anyway.”
    Bill Watterson, The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes

  • #11
    Bill Watterson
    “I wish I had more friends, but people are such jerks. If you can just get most people to leave you alone, you're doing good. If you can find even one person you really like, you're lucky. And if that person can also stand you, you're really lucky.”
    Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

  • #12
    Bill Watterson
    “There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”
    Bill Watterson

  • #13
    Bill Watterson
    “I hate to think that all my current experiences will someday become stories with no point.”
    Bill Watterson, It's a Magical World

  • #14
    Bill Watterson
    “God put me on earth to accomplish certain things. Right now, I’m so far behind, I’ll never die.”
    Bill Watterson

  • #15
    Roald Dahl
    “So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.”
    Roald Dahl

  • #16
    “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”
    Sid Ziff

  • #17
    Douglas Adams
    “A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”
    Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

  • #18
    Douglas Adams
    “A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

  • #19
    Douglas Adams
    “Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.”
    Douglas Adams

  • #20
    Douglas Adams
    “If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat.”
    Douglas Adams

  • #21
    Douglas Adams
    “See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.”
    Douglas Adams

  • #22
    Douglas Adams
    “Q: Do you feel concerned that after all this work, people won't treat [Starship Titanic] with the gravity of, say, a movie or a book? That they won't treat it as an art form?

    D.A.: I hope that's the case, yes. I get very worried about this idea of art. Having been an English literary graduate, I've been trying to avoid the idea of doing art ever since. I think the idea of art kills creativity. ... [I]f somebody wants to come along and say, "Oh, it's art," that's as may be. I don't really mind that much. But I think that's for other people to decide after the fact. It isn't what you should be aiming to do. There's nothing worse than sitting down to write a novel and saying, "Well, okay, I'm going to do something of high artistic worth." ... I think you get most of the most interesting work done in fields where people don't think they're doing art, but merely practicing a craft, and working as good craftsmen. ... I tend to get very suspicious of anything that thinks it's art while it's being created.”
    Douglas Adams
    tags: art

  • #23
    Andy Warhol
    “Art is what you can get away with.”
    Andy Warhol
    tags: art

  • #24
    Andy Warhol
    “I am a deeply superficial person.”
    Andy Warhol

  • #25
    Pablo Picasso
    “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
    Pablo Picasso

  • #26
    Henri Matisse
    “Creativity takes courage. ”
    Henri Matisse

  • #27
    Pablo Picasso
    “The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.”
    Pablo Picasso

  • #28
    Frank Zappa
    “Definition of rock journalism: People who can't write, doing interviews with people who can't think, in order to prepare articles for people who can't read.”
    Frank Zappa, The Real Frank Zappa Book

  • #29
    Frank Zappa
    “Interviewer: 'So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?'
    Frank Zappa: 'You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?”
    Frank Zappa

  • #30
    Walter M. Miller Jr.
    “You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”
    Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz



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