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Princess Monkey's favorite quotes:
Words that didn't come from me, but are very worthwhile.
Famous Quotations to Follow:

“Don't ever think you know what's right for the other guy. He might start thinking he knows what's right for you.” - Paul Williams

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” - Oscar Wilde

“A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.” - Winston Churchill

“Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.” - Mark Twain

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” - Robert F. Kennedy

“The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.” - Benjamin Jowett

“Why is it that nobody understands me and everybody likes me?”

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”

- two quotes by Albert Einstein

“I'll play it first and tell you what it is later." - Miles Davis

“Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.” - Ray D. Bradbury

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” - Thomas A. Edison

“It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” - Mark Twain

“I am not made like any of those I have come across. If I am not better, at least I am different.” - Jean Jacques Rousseau

“Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” - William Ward

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

- two quotes by Aristotle

"Personally, I'm in favor of democracy, which means that the central institutions of society have to be under popular control. Now, under capitalism, we can't have democracy by definition... I think that until the major institutions of society are under the popular control of participants and communities, it's pointless to talk about democracy.” - Noam Chomsky

“ The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. ” - Socrates

“ Le sens commun n'est pas si commun (Common sense is not so common)” - Francois Voltaire

“ Have you any idea how successful censorship is on TV? Don't know the answer? Hmm. Successful. Isn't it?” - Max Headroom

Wise Words From a nony moose:

“ My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, and it's price competitive. If you like, I'll trade for one of yours." - Anonymous

“ There are three types of people in the world. Those that are good at math and those that are not.” - Anonymous

“ Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.” - Anonymous

Novel Quotes:

“Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems?” - Calvin and Hobbes

“In the beginning, the universe was created. This hasmade a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.”

“You can't dodge your responsibilities by saying they don't exist!”

“Totally mad. Utter nonsense. But we'll do it because it's brilliant nonsense.”

- three quotes by Douglas N. Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

“It is a difficult miracle to restore water in a dry well, but we will try, if my brother Merlin fails; in fact, [he] is not likely to succeed. But that should be nothing to his discredit... I can do this miracle; I shall do this miracle; yet I do not try to conceal from you that it is a miracle...

As a matter of business it was a good idea to get the notion around that the thing was difficult. Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. That monk was filled up with the difficulty of this enterprise; he would fill up the others. In two days the solicitude would be booming.” - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

“‘How can I help it?,’ he blubbered. ‘How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.’

‘Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.” - 1984 by George Orwell

“I won't say another word - not one. I know I talk too much, but I am really trying to overcome it, and although I say far too much, yet if you some credit for it!"

“Ruby Gillis says when she grows up she's going to have ever so many beaus on the string and have them all crazy about her; but I think that one in his right mind."

“There are a great many things in this world that I can't understand very well."

“Make a little room in your plans for romance... All the degrees and scholarships in the world can't make up for the lack of it."
- 4 quotes from Anne of Green Gables , a series by Lucy M. Montgomery

“It's lucky it's dark. I haven't blushed so much since Madam Pomfrey told me "- "Albus Dumbledore" from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (Sorcerer's) Stone by J.K. Rowling

“It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands "- Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Movie Quotes:

“We know things are bad. Worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy so we don't go out anymore. We sit in a house, as slowly the world we're living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, ‘Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster, and TV... and I won't say anything.’ Well I'm not going to leave you alone. I want you to get mad. I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot. ...All I know is first you've got to get mad. You've got to say, “I'm a human being. ...my life has value!” So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out, and yell, “I’m as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!” Things have got to change my friends. You’ve got to ”- Network, written by Paddy Chayefsky, “Howard Beale” played by Peter Finch

“I like to look for things no one else catches. ”- Le Fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain , "Amelie" played by Audrey Tautou

“In my class, you will learn to think for yourselves again. You will learn to savor words and languages. No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world. I see that look in Mr Pitts' eyes like 19th century literature has nothing to do with going to business school or medical school, right? Maybe. You may agree and think yes, we should study our Mr. Pritcher and learn our rhyme and meter and go quietly about the business of achieving other ambitions. Well, I have a secret for you. ...We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business these ”- Dead Poet’s Society , written by Tom Schulman, “Mr. Keating” played by Robin Williams

“I want much more than this provincial life! I want adventure in the great wide somewhere. I want it more than I can tell. And for once it might be grand, to have someone understand. I want so much more than ”- Beauty and the Beast, song lyrics by Howard Ashman

Silly Quotes:

“Ever wonder if the light goes out when you close the fridge door? Well, yes it does.” - The Milk

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