"Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other."
- Honore de Balzac

"The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money."
- Mark Twain


"There is no reciprocity. Men love women, women love children, children love hamsters."
- Alice Thomas Ellis


"Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four."
- Katharine Hepburn

Friday 11 July 2008

"The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority."
- Ralph W. Sockman

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
- JRR Tolkien

"A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized."
- Fred Allen

Quotes for 9 July 2008

"He may be mad, but there's method in his madness. There nearly always is method in madness. It's what drives men mad, being methodical."
- GK Chesterton

"Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status."
- Laurence J. Peter

"People ask for criticism, but they only want praise."
- W. Somerset Maugham

Quotes for 8 July 2008

"There's always somebody who is paid too much, and taxed too little - and it's always somebody else."
- Cullen Hightower

"Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings."
- George F. Will

"The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it."
- Dudley Moore

Quotes for Monday 7 July 2008

I haven't spoken to my wife in years. I didn't want to interrupt her.
- Rodney Dangerfield

You don't get anything clean without getting something else dirty.
- Cecil Baxter

Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.
- Blaise Pascal

Quote Details: Andre Gide: Art is a collaboration... - The Quotations Page

"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
Andre Gide
French critic, essayist, & novelist (1869 - 1951)