Wednesday, December 21, 2005

 

I thank God and I thank Ted Turner everyday that I don't have to make movies

The quote of the day today comes from the famous and popular actress, Jane Fonda.

Of course, many people would quite like to make movies everyday, for the glamour, lifestyle and the money that can be associated with it...

Friday, December 16, 2005

 

Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold

The quote of the day today comes from Ludwig Van Beethoven, he who of course is much more well known for penning fantastic music rather than profound thoughts.

But promoting virtue was certainly a very wise idea as money alone doesn't bring happiness, he says.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

 

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars

The quote of the day today comes from the famous businessman, J P Getty, explaining the experience of counting your money and not being able to - something that not many of us trouble over!

Other quotes include:

"If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem."

... neatly summarising the relationship between lender and lendee.

"I buy when other people are selling"

... on why he had so much success for such an extended period of time. So now you know!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

 

My basic rule is to speak slowly and simply so that my audience has an opportunity to follow and think about what I am saying

The quote of the day today comes from Margaret Chase Smith, the US politician.

It is probably one of the best pieces of advice on how to give a presentation or speak in public that there is!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

 

You come into this world alone and you go out of this world alone, yet it seems to me that you are more alone while living than even going or coming

The quote of the day today is by the writer Emily Carr

...And on Canada...

"It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw, not because she is Canada but because she's something sublime that you were born into, some great rugged power that you are a part of"

Monday, December 12, 2005

 

I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day

The quote today comes from Frank Sinatra, crooner and rat pack member extraordinaire.

Other quotes include:

"Hell hath no fury like a hustler with a literary agent"

...and...

"May you live to be one hundred, and may the last voice you hear be mine!"

Friday, December 09, 2005

 

They also serve who only stand and wait

The quote of the day today is by the English writer, John Milton.

Other quotes include:

"Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe"

...and...

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven"

Thursday, December 08, 2005

 

I think any girl who comes to Hollywood with sex symbol or bombshell hanging over her has a rough road.

The quote of the day today comes from the modest Kim Basinger!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

 

Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact

The quote of the day today comes from Willa Cather, the novelist.

Other quotes include:

"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm"

...and...

"The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is"

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

 

I have an existential map. It has 'You are here' written all over it

The quote of the day today comes from, no surprise, a comedian. In this case, that comedian is Steven Wright.

Some other quotes include:

"If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?"

... an interesting thought! And also:

"It doesn't matter what temperature the room is; it's always room temperature"

Too true.

Monday, December 05, 2005

 

If you can dream it, you can do it

The quote of the day today comes from Walt Disney, the US film maker.

Here are a couple of other quotes:

"It's fun to do the impossible"

... bit of an oxymoron there, perhaps.

Also:

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them"

Friday, December 02, 2005

 

Christina [Aguilera] and I are friends no matter what the media makes up.

The quote of the day today comes from the American singing sensation Britney Spears.

Other quotes include:

"The music business has let me touch a lot of people with my talent"

...and...

"Don't get me wrong - lots of girls love Justin, he's just not my type" - on Justin Timberlake

Thursday, December 01, 2005

 

Is knowledge knowable? If not, how do we know this?

The quote of the day today is by Woody Allen

Other funny quotes include:

"I wanted to be an olympic swimmer, but I had some problems with buoyancy"

...and...

"I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy next to me"

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