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On Bidding for Contracts

There is a quote about when participating in a competitive bidding process that goes something like "The losers are wondering somethingorother, and the winner is wondering what he calculated wrong". I tried various searches here and on google and couldn't find anything, maybe someone who remembers more of the quote can develop this further? I would have created a stub, but this seems to vague to warrant it yet. -- matt at lackof org 2006/01/23

Tons Of Great Quotes For You To Use!

NOTE: This text was moved from Talk:Main Page and a signature and timestamp added. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 13:59, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Thomas Jefferson

Sometimes It is Said that Man Connot be Trusted With the Government of Himself. Can He Then Be Trusted With the Government of Others?

The Spirit of Resistance to Government is So Valuable on Certain Occasions, That I Wish It to be Always Kept Alive.

When the Government Fears the People, There is Liberty; When the People Fear the Government, There is Tyranny

The policy of the American government is to leave its citizens free, neither restraining them nor aiding them in their pursuits.

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

The general government will tend to monarchy, which will fortify itself from day to day, instead of working its own cures.

Cherish therefore the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, judges and governors shall all become wolves....

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms [of government] those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. -- Bill for the More General diffusion of Knowledge (1778).

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.

Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. --- In "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting from On Crimes and Punishment, by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks. -- To Peter Carr, 1785. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, (Memorial Edition) Lipscomb and Bergh, editors.

We established however some, although not all its [self-government] important principles . The constitutions of most of our States assert, that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves, in all cases to which they think themselves competent, (as in electing their functionaries executive and legislative, and deciding by a jury of themselves, in all judiciary cases in which any fact is involved,) or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed. --- Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 1824. Memorial Edition 16:45, Lipscomb and Bergh, editors.

For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well organized and armed militia is their best security. -- Eighth Annual Message, November 8, 1808

Those who don't read the newspapers are better off than those who do insofar as those who know nothing are better off than those whose heads are filled with half-truths and lies.

One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them. --- Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 1796. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, (Memorial Edition) Lipscomb and Bergh

Mark Twain

  • No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. -- Mark Twain
    • (1866)
    • Note: This quotation is attributed, not to Twain, but to a 19th Century New York Jurist by both Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations[1], and the Yale book of Quotations[2]. However, the cited author wrote that the quotation was a "saying," indicating a probable earlier origin.
  • That's the difference between governments and individuals. Governments don't care, individuals do.
  • When in doubt, tell the truth.

Patrick Henry

"Power is the great evil with which we are contending. We have divided power between three branches of government and erected checks and balances to prevent abuse of power. However, where is the check on the power of the judiciary? If we fail to check the power of the judiciary, I predict that we will eventually live under judicial tyranny." - Patrick Henry

the people have a right to keep and bear arms. -- Patrick Henry and George Mason, Elliot, Debates at 185.

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands? -- Patrick Henry, 3 J. Elliot, Debates in the Several State Conventions 45, 2d ed. Philadelphia, 1836

The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun. -- Patrick Henry, 3 Elliot, Debates at 386.

O sir, we should have fine times, indeed, if, to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people! Your arms, wherewith you could defend yourselves, are gone... Did you ever read of any revolution in a nation... inflicted by those who had no power at all? -- Patrick Henry, Elliot p. 3:50-53, in Virginia Ratifying Convention

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined. -- Patrick Henry, during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution (1788)

Have we the means of resisting disciplined armies, when our only defense, the militia, is put in the hands of Congress? Of what service would militia be to you when, most probably, you will not have a single musket in the state? For, as arms are to be provided by Congress, they may or may not provide them. -- Patrick Henry, 3 Elliot Debates at 48


If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government --and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws. -- Edward Abbey in Abbey's Road, p.39 (Plume, 1979)

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom—go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen! - Samuel Adams

If we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom. - Samuel Adams

All that is essential for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -- Edmund Burke

What Good Fortune It is For Governments That People Do Not Think - Adolf Hitler

Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty...of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers. John Jay, First Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. -- Abraham Lincoln

No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation. -- General Douglas MacArthur

If we will not be governed by God, then we will be ruled by tyrants. - William Penn

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. -- Voltaire, 1764

Without either the first or second amendment, we would have no liberty; the first allows us to find out what's happening, the second allows us to do something about it! The second will be taken away first, followed by the first and then the rest of our freedoms. -- Andrew Ford

On April 18, 1775 John Adams and John Hancock were at the home of Rev. Jonas Clarke, a Lexington pastor and militia leader. That same night Paul Revere arrived to warn them of the approaching Redcoats. The next morning British Major Pitcairn shouted to an assembled regiment of Minutemen; "Disperse, ye villains, lay down your arms in the name of George the Sovereign King of England." The immediate response of Rev. Jonas Clarke or one of his company was: "We recognize no Sovereign but God and no King but Jesus." The motto of the American Revolution became “No King but King Jesus”

This country belongs to the people and whenever they shall grow weary of their government they can exercise their constitutional right to amend it, or revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it. -- Abraham Lincoln

If cowardly and dishonorable men sometimes shoot unarmed men with army pistols or guns, the evil must be prevented by the penitentiary and gallows, and not by a general deprivation of a constitutional privilege. -- Wilson v. State, 33 Ark. 557, 560 (1878)

The militia is a voluntary force not associated or under the control of the States except when called out; [ when called into actual service] a permanent or long standing force would be entirely different in make-up and call. -- Alexander Hamilton in Federalist Paper No. 28

I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials. -- George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426.

An instance within the memory of some of this house will show us how our militia may be destroyed. Forty years ago, when the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliment was advised by an artful man, who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that is was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia. -- George Mason at the Virginia Ratification Convention, June 14, 1788

Whereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it. -- Richard Henry Lee, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves...and include all men capable of bearing arms. -- Richard Henry Lee, Additional Letters from the Federal Farmer (1788) at 169.

The militia is the natural defense of a free country against foreign invasions, domestic insurrections, and domestic usurpations of power by rulers. The right of citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of liberties of the republic, since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers, and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them. -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution of the U.S., Book III at 746 (1833)

What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty .... Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins. -- Representative Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, spoken during floor debate over the Second Amendment, I Annals of Congress at 750, August 17, 1789

The power of the sword, say the minority of Pennsylvania, is in the hands of Congress. My friends and countrymen, it is not so, for the powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom? Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American...[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it ever will remain, in the hands of the people. -- Tench Coxe in the Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

-- 08:09, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Social Engineering

"The art of Deception" Kevin Mitnick
"Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people" Bruce Schneier
"Coheed and Cambria" Lyrics

God-sized hole

  • The quote goes something like "There is a god-sized hole in man's psyche." It's almost always attributed to Sartre, but I can't find anywhere that says where he said it or wrote it, or what the original french was.

A first attempt at an answer: Regarding the attribution of the “God-sized hole” as coming from Sartre. After a non-exhaustive search in both English and French, I found a couple of plausible sources that make the attribution problematic. Here are my quick (and most definitely not authoritative) translations, followed by the original texts pasted from the internet sources.

On Wikipedia (French) (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Paul_Sartre)

«Man is defined by consciousness [conscience] (the for-self that is opposed to the in-self). For all consciousness is the consciousness of something (the idea of intentionality, taken up from Husserl). Man is therefore fundamentally open to the world, “incomplete,” “turned towards,” existing [existent] (projected outside the self): there is in him a nothingness, a “hole in the being” susceptible to receiving objects from the world. Consciousness is that which never coincides with oneself, that which is the power of [making]-nothingness [nihilism?] (that is to say negation, that is to say action) thanks to the imagination (which can think that which does not exist). Consciousness makes the project possible.»


«I asked myself every minute what I could be in the eyes of God. At present, I do not know the answer. God does not see me, God does not hear me, God does not know me. You see that emptiness [space, vacuum] above our heads? This is God again. Silence is God. Absence is God. God is the solitude of men. There was only me: I alone have decided [about] Evil; alone I invented Good. It is I who have cheated, I who have performed miracles, it is I who accuses [condemns] myself today, I alone who can absolve myself; myself, man. If God exists, man is nothingness.» (purportedly from Le diable et le bon Dieu (1951), Act III, p. 228)

Le diable et le bon Dieu (1951) Je me demandais à chaque minute ce que je pouvais être aux yeux de Dieu. A présent je connais la réponse: rien. Dieu ne me voit pas, Dieu ne m'entend pas, Dieu ne me connaît pas. Tu vois ce vide au-dessus de nos têtes ? C'est Dieu. Tu vois cette brèche dans la porte? C'est Dieu. Tu vois ce trou dans la terre ? C'est Dieu encore. Le silence c'est Dieu. L'absence c'est Dieu. Dieu c'est la solitude des hommes. Il n'y avait que moi: J'ai décidé seul du Mal; seul, j'ai inventé le Bien. C'est moi qui ai triché, moi qui ai fait des miracles, c'est moi qui m'accuse aujourd'hui, moi seul peut m'absoudre; moi, l'homme. Si Dieu existe, l'homme est néant; ... (Acte III p.228) http://yves.frisch.free.fr/lfic.php?fic=sartre

0. L'Homme est défini par la conscience (le pour-soi qui s'oppose à l'en-soi). Or toute conscience est conscience de quelque chose (idée d'intentionnalité reprise de Husserl). L'Homme est donc fondamentalement ouvert sur le monde, « incomplet », « tourné vers », existant (projeté hors de soi) : il y a en lui un néant, un « trou dans l'être » susceptible de recevoir les objets du monde. La conscience est ce qui ne coïncide jamais avec soi-même, ce qui est puissance de néantisation (c'est-à-dire de négation, c'est-à-dire d'action) grâce à l'imagination (elle peut penser ce qui n'est pas). La conscience rend donc le projet possible. http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Paul_Sartre

  • See The Yale Book of Quotations, page 584, for the source of this expression in Pascal.

Fred R. Shapiro, Editor, The Yale Book of Quotations.


  • Here is a list of quotations I would like to see incorporated.
  • one thing that puzzles me is how to categorize, since this topic is related to science,chemistry, and computer science
  • another thing that puzzles me is how to add the journal articles and the (list of) authors appropriately?
  • Looking forward for comments on this.

JKW 22:29, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

"To know me is to love me" - Unknown

Can someone PLEASE find out who came up with this beauty: "To know me is to love me". I am done searching google and wikipedia and now I see that it's not even on WikiQuote! Ò-RFW

-There is, I believe, a country song which includes the lines "To know me is to love me, I must be a hell of a man/Oh Lord, it's hard to be humble, but I'm doing the best that I can" 18:52, 19 October 2006 (UTC) PS: I Googled the couplet I just posted, and came up with this: Mac Davis - It's Hard To Be Humble

-Seems good. I always suspected it was by someone like Plato, but, given that there's very little on google, and your reference is a case where the quote was PUBLISHED, I'd say it'll have to do. THANK YOU -RFW

Mac Davis's 1980 song (from the album of the same name) can't be the original use of this phrase. I believe it was already well-established when Phil Spector used a variation as the title and theme of "To Know Him Is to Love Him", a song made popular by The Teddy Bears in 1958. I suspect it's much older than this. We'll have to keep looking. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 21:04, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
There are two early near-misses by Robert Burns. One is from his "Ae Fond Kiss" (1791):
But to see her was to love her,
Love but her, and love for ever.
The other, almost identical, is from "Bonnie Lesley" (1792):
To see her is to love her
And love but her for ever.
But Samuel Rogers got it pretty well exactly in his Jacqueline (1814):
Oh! she was good as she was fair.
None - none on earth above her!
As pure in thought as angels are,
To know her was to love her.
Antiquary 22:29, 25 November 2006 (UTC)
Thank-you very much for that useful research. However, if you are new to the phrase -- 'To know me is to love me' -- its current meaning seems to be "If you don't love me / like me, then you obviously don't know me / understand me" or that is to say "I may not be very likeable on the outside, but if you knew me, you'd like me". Unfortunately, none of your quotations touch on that meaning. Furthermore, there's currently nothing to suggest that the phrase found its origins in those quotations. Wildly interesting though, and I'm so glad you shared them. :) 18:40, 1 December 2006 (UTC) RFW

Maltese Proverbs

I've recently found out that there are some working on translating wikipedia into Maltese, so it hink it woulb be possible to write a list of both Maltese proverbs and idioms. The Maltese language is rich in proverbs and idioms, and from this aspect it is, in my opinion, one of the nicest languages. Anyway, if some decides to start a page with Maltese proverbs, I'll be glad to help. Keith Azzopardi 14:37, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

"Sold a bill of goods"

Where does this expression come from? What precisely does it mean (got the bill but not the goods, got talked into buying stuff, bought stuff that turned out to be inferior?) Thanks. --Coppertwig 03:57, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Harvest Moon

I wish I could make a page for this but I can't so can sombody make a Harvest Moon page. Harvest Moon is a video game series. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 00:32, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Quote By Author of Translations of the Mind Body and Soul

" As we journey down the path we call life, we acquire words of wisdom along the way. These words are generated by our life's ups and downs and serve as a reminder of our failures and triumphs. We must never forget these valuable treasures, for they are the only physical remains of who we are, after we have passed on.." - Dullanni Ezekiel Waterman

Albert Pines

"What we do for ouselves dies with us, What we do for others and the world is eternal" Albert Pines

Project Management

Here is a list of Project Management Aphorisms I'd like to see incorporated:click here

To see the complete list, click the "View Complete List of Sayings" link at the bottom of the page

Wylands First Law of Automation

David C. Wyland, a Silicon Valley engineer, remarking on the evils of excessive automation:

Anything that can be done for you, automatically, can be done to you, automatically.

Alas, I can't point to an online reference for Wylands Law. Regardless, I think his Law is worthwhile in the same vein as Parkinsons Law, or the Peter Principle.

Gawbl 22:33, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Here's an online reference from a famous BYTE columnist (and science fiction author):
Since we don't seem to have concrete information on Wyland himself, I have created a stub theme article, Automation, and added it there. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 23:34, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
Thank-you. I'm obliged to add a disclaimer here: The email you reference was written by my brother, and we learned about Wylands Law from the same father. :-) If that's O.K., I will invite Mr. Wyland to visit your Automation page and add comments into the 'talk' section. Gawbl 00:30, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
Hmmm. I hadn't read the page carefully enough. I was thinking Pournelle quoted it, but I see that it was actually quoted by the mail-writer you mention. I'm troubled by the level of indirection here, especially since the source is not a Chaos Manor column, over which Pournelle has editorial authority and responsibility for content, but rather a letter with no provenance for determining factual accuracy. (Not that I'm saying your brother is incorrect; it's a matter of verifiability through reliable sources.) I'm afraid we need to get better sources. Thanks for calling attention to this. Any additional information you can obtain may be useful in helping us track this down. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 00:58, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
I'll do my best to reach Mr. Wyland. Gawbl 01:22, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
I spoke with Mr. Wyland by telephone yesterday; he seemed pleased that his Law might earn him some fame (or, perhaps, notoriety). I sent him some Wikiquote URLs and invited him to comment. In response, he emailed me a document "WYLAWS.DOC" that he claimed was dated 1993; it's about 5K in size, includes the Law of Automation, and some other interesting adages, like the "Law of Time to Market: Good now beats better later." Also: "John Byram's Law of Learning Sequence: You can't come back from where you haven't been." While it's all very amusing, I don't think any of this truly verifies anything.  :-( Gawbl 23:21, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

"The dragon you know..."

There's a saying about choosing between the dragon you know and the one you don't know. Sometimes it's a tiger. Does anyone know the source? Is it a Chinese proverb? -- 00:11, 12 April 2008 (UTC)Mango adds Is it the better the devil you know?

Kate Chopin

Quotes from The Awakening

Insert non-formatted text here== The Office ==

The Office

Dwight Schrute: Someone forged medical information, and that's a felony. Jim Halpert: OK, Whoa, all right 'cause that's a pretty intense accusation. How do you know that they're fake? Dwight Schrute: [reading from a sheet] Uh, Leprosy, Flesh Eating Bacteria, Hot Dog Fingers, Government Created Killer Nano Robot Infection.

Michael Scott: You'll notice, I didn't have anybody being Arab. I thought that would be too explosive, uh, no pun intended. But I just thought, "too soon" for Arabs, maybe next year. You know, the ball's in their court.

Michael Scott: Yes. It is true. I, Michael Scott, am signing up with an online dating service. Thousands of people have done it, and I am going to do it. I need a username, and... I have a great one. "Little Kid Lover". That way people will know exactly where my priorities are at.

Michael Scott: I am Michael, and I am part English, Irish, German, and Scottish, sort of a virtual United Nations.

Oscar: Both my parents were born in Mexico, and they moved to the United States a year before I was born, so I grew up in the United States... my parents were Mexican. Michael Scott: Wow, that is a great story. That's the American dream right there, right? Um, let me ask you, is there a term besides 'Mexican' that you prefer? Something less offensive?

Dwight Schrute: In the wild, there is no health care. In the wild, health care is, "Ow, I hurt my leg. I can't run. A lion eats me and I'm dead." Well, I'm not dead. I'm the lion, you're dead.

Michael Scott: The most sacred thing I do is care... Today I am in charge of picking a great new healthcare plan. Right? That's what this is all about. Does that make me their doctor? Um, yes. Like a specialist.

Dwight Schrute: Through concentration, I can raise and lower my cholesterol at will. Pam Beesley: Why would you wanna raise your cholesterol? Dwight Schrute: So I can lower it.

Dwight Schrute: The purse girl hits everything on my checklist: creamy skin, straight teeth, curly hair, amazing breasts. Not for me... for my children. The Schrutes produce very thirsty babies.

John Marsden

If anyone could get a collection of quotes together from John Marsden and his books it would be very much appreciated! Australian Author John Marsden wrote The Tomorrow Series, The Ellie Chronicles, So Much To Tell You, etc.

Thomas J. Cairney

'Life should be deemed as a series of tests; each separated by a period of reflection and revision for the next. When one makes a wrong judgement, a simple mistake, they may feel as though they have failed either in that respected area of life or failed life completely. However what many do not realise is that life is a series of tests, and you can not dwell on the last test forever as sure enough the next one will arrive. But most importantly, life is a series of tests with unlimited re-sits, each of which you can learn from'- Thomas J. Cairney 20th February 2007

Flushed Away

A collection of quotes would be greatly appreciated.

Michael De'Shazer quotes from NC-17

  • If a cockroach kills itself, is that pesticide?
  • If a guy farts on a dollar bill, is that gas money?
  • Is kicking a curb street fighting?
  • Does getting sleepy twice mean retiring?
  • Is playing basketball in Hawaii hula hooping?
  • If I cross my fingers and flirt, do I have lucky charms?

User Submitted Quotes

A place for users can submit a quote they heard form their friends, teachers, or wise old uncle. There can be multiple sections/pages with different categories, such as philosophy, life, humor, and so on. This being a Wiki site in which users are the authors of the content. I think it would be nice for users to have a place to submit their own content.

Wikiquote is a Wikmedia Foundation project, and these projects collect reliably sourceable information of notable works and subjects. As a courtesy, Wikiquote users may include personal, friends', and family's, and other non-famous people's quotes on their user pages, but it is not their primary purpose to collect such quotes. In other words, it is not the intent of Wikiquote user pages to be a kind of "MySpace" for personal quotes. There are no doubt other websites that serve the purpose you wish. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 12:52, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Brian Greene

And other string theorists as well.

Sybille Bedford

To remain monolingual reduces the mind to the confines of a tramline. The civilized mind needs alternatives for its expression.

Sybille Bedford, Quicksands: A Memoir, 2005.

McAfee Quotes

John McAfee (McAfee founder and author of "Into the Heart of Truth, "The Fabric of Self", "Secret of the Yamas", "Beyond the Siddhis") is one of my favorite quotable people. here are my favorites from "Into the Heart of Truth":

History is sympathetic to its authors.

If you own the facts, you may distort them as you like.

It’s easy to give advice if you don’t have to pay the consequences.

If the majority holds something of value, you can be certain it has none.

Opinions need a willing ear.

Imagination weakens the eyes.

Popular works are unreadable, great works are unread.

A good example is more irritating than a bad one.

Trivialities have become our necessities.

I prefer people with simple vices, and harmless virtues.

There’s no time for a person’s real life.

Ignorance and confidence are constant companions.

Everyone hopes for old age. No-one wants to be old.

Hope is paltry food for living.

If you have the winning cards, why cheat?

Pure and simple truths are uncommon.

An intelligent man who doesn’t think has no advantage over a fool.

If you think money is valueless, ask someone for a loan.

Righteous motives will lead to a stupid act.

Appearances overcome substance.

The world was here first. It doesn’t owe you a thing.

Great lies are often true

History is full of extraordinary events, some of which may actually have happened.

We admire ourselves in proportion to our disdain of others.

Fear is a certain shield against temptation.

If you want to infuriate someone, forgive them.

Self portraits are the only portraits painted with passion.

He is too old to know everything.

Self deception is a hypnotic pleasure.

Selfishness isn’t doing what you want, but demanding that others do what you want.

Temptation is irresistible.

 -- This last one is actually a corruption of Oscar Wilde's "I can resist everything but temptation."

Be strict in what you send but generous in what you receive

Who first said (in computing) "Be strict in what you send, but generous in what you receive"? Pigsonthewing 11:22, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia has it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Postel#Postel.27s_Law


wouldn't a section on pride be a good one? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride
pride cometh before a fall
we could link it with an arrogence section too found some good sites with lots of quotes.

Yes it would, stub started (but we won't be lifting quotes from those poorly sourced websites). Cheers! BD2412 T 02:52, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Stomp the Yard quotes.

Great movie, anyone who has quotes from it should put them on the film section.

Ritsuko Okazaki

ここに生きてる意味がわかるよ I know i was born with a reason to live. 生まれ落ちた喜びを知る and I know the happiness of being alive http://www.geocities.com/widoshiku/lyr_forfuruba.html

約束 お願いはひとつだけ Promise me, my dear friend, 生きて 生きて Live on. Live on. http://www.geocities.com/widoshiku/lyr_close.html

どんな時にも なげてはだめよそれは Wherever you are, whenever it is, never give up. なによりチャ一ミングなこと Then, it will be the most ‘charming’ thing in the world. I'm http://www.geocities.com/widoshiku/lyr_close.html

alright. I love you. I love my life. I'm always close to you. http://www.geocities.com/widoshiku/lyr_close.html

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/anime/essentials/ritsuko_okazaki/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ritsuko_Okazaki http://www.geocities.com/widoshiku/lyrics.html http://www.ne.jp/asahi/okazaki/book/

Roots (tv miniseries)

In light of the recent events in our country's growing conversation of racial-related issues involving the dismissal of Don Imus, I would like to request that a "Roots" page be created. Maybe this will assist in the need for proper discourse about this subject.

Scott Bennett

Live in the presence, while you learn form the past and wait for the future. Life will be most satisfying this way. - Scott Bennett

Fushigi Yugi

A collection of quotes would be greatly appreciated.

Nikki Hornsby Quotes that are called "Nikkisms"

Inside all of Nikki Hornsby's commerically released music CDs is a quote she wrote years ago that should be in the Wikiquote webpage.

"I'll never touch a cloud with my fingertips but that doesn't mean I shouldn't try!".

Please add

Thank you, CJP Staff

Another one Nikki wrote in college as a Psych & Theology Major is: "I see the faults that make us human and cry from pure joy that we are"

One more that she wrote when she was in grade school: "I'd rather face the consequences of the truth, than the reprocussions of a lie"

Jacob Burckhardt

German Wikipedia has the possible equivalent: de:Jacob Burckhardt. While I could try translating them, quotes from good published translations will be greater. --Aphaia 23:39, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Arnold H. Glasow

  • A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
  • Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope.
  • Improvement begins with I.
  • Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

John C. Maxwell

w:John C. Maxwell (born 1947) is an American pastor, author, and "leadership expert." He is the founder of Injoy, a "people development company." He graduated from w:Azusa Pacific University.

Maxwell has written over forty books (mostly on leadership), including The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (with Zig Ziglar) and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow, among others. His books have sold over seven million copies, with several on the New York Times Best Seller's List and translations in over fifty languages.[1]

Quotes by w:John C. Maxwell

"Policies are many, Principles are few, Policies will change, Principles never do."

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."

"A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them."

"Educators take something simple and make it complicated. Communicators take something complicated and make it simple."

"Good executives never put off until tomorrow what they can get someone else to do today."

"If you're lying, you're lying."

"Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. "

"Leadership is influence."

"Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best."

"People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision."

"Policies are many, Principles are few, Policies will change, Principles never do."

"Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up."

"The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up."

"The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one. "

"The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it."

"We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it's a continuing choice."

Command and Conquer

Anyone wanna add a C&C quote page? It'll be reall neat!

"That was left-handed!" - Commando, CnC 1 (Tiberium Dawn)

Matt Mickle

"Humans have always suffered, until now they have never suffered so comfortably"

suburban life is a tragic story in of itself

Metaphor for Life

If life is a bed of roses, no one bothered to remove the thorns. -- H Pursan

An Tamil Quote

Tamil: ' Aathu le oru kaal, sethu le oru kaal' Literally translated means to have a foot in the river and the other in the slush.

Used when u are stuck in a catch 22 situation, where you come to the river to wash your leg but find your leg dirtier when you step off it.

Pete Rozelle

Vision: Is the art of seeing things that were invisible to others.

White Chicks

Seaquest DSV

TV Show Seaquest DSV

Glen Jacobs

I know only one accurately "When I get angry, bad things happen."

Never buy from a rich salesman

I'm not sure about the author.

I request a page for John Henson, co-host of watch this.

George Q. Cannon

I do not even know who this person is, but again, a wonderful quote:

"These birds and animals and fish cannot speak, but they can suffer, and our God who created them, knows their sufferings, and will hold him who causes them to suffer unnecessarily to answer for it. It is a sin against their Creator." - George Q. Cannon


Who said "sarcasm is a poor substitute for wit"? I would add that, but I don't know who said it.

Michael, George

- I've never rushed into anything ... and that's an understatement!


video game --Hazin 17:04, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Tobias Turner

Tobias is an English Entrepreneur, owner of four businesses including ThirDimension, Newage and Real Medical.

"If I can see it, I can believe it. If I believe it, its already mine"

"The root of confidence is curiosity"

"The beauty of capitalism is how it motivates the great leaders & winners write books so we can get an insight into their mindset"

"Social Programming allows anyone willing to turn the television off to exceed above all others"

"You don't need shortcuts or tricks to be successful, and looking for these will ruin your self esteem"

"Modern art is an expression of mental illness"

Sam fisher or Splinter Cell

Anyone? Im planning on replaying most of these again soon so ill find some soon.

"Medals don't help me sleep at night."

"When you get close, close enough to read the label on his uniform, close enough to smell his aftershave, then every step he takes is one you have allowed him to take, every decision he makes is one you have allowed him to make."

Interrogations: "Pick a number between 1 and 10." - Fisher "Oh...god..um..one, wait no.. 3!" - Interrogatee "Damn, lucky guess. You get to live. Now tell me something useful or we play another round." - Fisher

Okay, there's already an article for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (aka Splinter Cell 3), and I've recently made Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (Splinter Cell 1). The SC3 article could do with a cleanup, but the SC1 just needs some new quotes. King Wagga 17:02, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Nathaniel R Gonzalez Quote

"The sky is not the limit, because if you walk with the Lord you will soar above the sky into the heavens." -Nathaniel R Gonzalez


Hi all,

I was just wondering if you could add my quote to the "Love" page of WikiQuote.

"Love can only be found in the catastrophe of the mind and the self belief of the heart." -Jay Trembath

"Once you start all you have to do is finish, so you may as well keep running." James Myers

Trauma Center: Second Opinion

ADAM: This is mankind's first sin. Man created swords to kill and was in turn, killed by swords. Don't you see? Mankind has always sought ways to achieve death.
Dr Stiles: (Reply 1) That's not true! We created many other things in order to live!
Naomi: (Reply 2) Even still, the swords we used could also achieve great justice.

Dr Stiles: No disease is incurable! I'll never accept that!

Dr Stiles: Angie?
Angie: Yes doctor?
Dr Stiles: Everything you said before was true...
Angie: ...
Dr Stiles: But I'm going to keep working and make you proud.
Angie: If that's the case... don't come to work late, don't leave without doing your paperwork, and...
Dr Stiles: ...Huh?
Angie: Please fix your hair before coming to the hospital. Sometimes it's embarassing to work besides you.
Dr Stiles: Heh... I'll be careful. *Yawn* Ok, I'm taking a nap. Wake me if anything happens.
Angie: I understand. Have a good rest... Dr Stiles.


Rip Van Winkel Professor Lupin Smokin Aces Alpha Dog Blood Diamond

Thank You! -- 15:21, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Barry Bonds and Lou Gehrig

Bonds: "I don't want Mark McGwire's record, I want his ring." etc. Gehrig: I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth speech

Would like to know if you have an photos of Sally Brown & Eudora from the Peanuts gang

Winston Churchill

The First 48

Some of the officers have some great quotes.

Mayor Frank Jackson

"The problem is we have a problem..."

Mayor of Cleveland

Hana-Kimi (manga)

A collection of quotes would be greatly appreciated.

jane eyre quotes would be fantastic!!!

Andrew [The Butcher] Mrotek

/*TAI TV*/

  • Sisky- "We're stealing shit."

Butcher- "Even if it's from our friends." Sisky- "We're stealing shit." Butcher- "Like candles and beds!"

  • "Everyone keeps calling me Phil. Like there's some guy here named Phil." [looks around nervously]

Jigoku Shōjo (Hell Girl) (anime)

Other additions in this category will be greatly appreciated. But they must be from Jigoku Shōjo.

A quote from Jigoku Shōjo:

  • "When one person is cursed, two graves are dug..."

Public sector management quotes would be good

A trap for young players in public sector management is not knowing what the games are that are being played. D.Fauchelle


No generalisation is ever entirely correct -- including this one.

Until I discovered wikiquote yesterday -- looking up Robert A. Heinlein -- I believed that this quote was attributed to Sir Winston Churchill.

Not only wasn't it Churchill, searching for "generalisation" didn't yield this quotation, either; hence my request for an entry and hopefully, an attribution.

Kindest regards, Mike Papo, email@mikepapo.com

  • See the recently published Yale Book of Quotations, page 368, for the source of this quotation, by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Fred R. Shapiro, Editor, The Yale Book of Quotations.


I've only just discovered Wikiquote, and have searched for a quote which even Google couldn't find; namely: 'Women: you can't live with them… and you can't live without them.' What genius said this? And I was surprised that amongst your many Categories, there is not one for 'Women' (or 'Men' for that matter)…

  • See the recently published Yale Book of Quotations, page 25, for a source of this quotation in Aristophanes.

Fred R. Shapiro, Editor, The Yale Book of Quotations.


  • Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
  • Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.
  • When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.

funny quotes- Anwesha

  • In comic strips, the person on the right always speaks first.
  • Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.
  • People always ask me, 'Were you funny as a child?' Well, no, I was an accountant.
  • I found there was only one way to look thin, hang out with fat people.

Albert Einstein

  • Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
  • When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
  • A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?
  • Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
  • Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Woody Allen

  • I failed to make the chess team because of my height.
  • As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
  • Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she'd come in and sink my boats.
  • Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night.
  • Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.
  • Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.
  • Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it.
  • Harvard makes mistakes too, you know. Kissinger taught there.
  • He was so depressed, he tried to commit suicide by inhaling next to an Armenian.
  • His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.
  • I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
  • I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.
  • I am two with nature.
  • I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government.
  • I don't believe in the after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
  • I don't have to 'freedom-kiss' my wife when what I really want to do is French-kiss her.
  • I don't think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib.
  • I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.
  • I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch.
  • I've never been an intellectual but I have this look.
  • If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right.
  • If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job.
  • If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.
  • If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.
  • If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
  • In Beverly Hills... they don't throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows.
  • In California, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into TV shows.
  • In my house I'm the boss, my wife is just the decision maker.
  • It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
  • It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.
  • Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
  • Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.
  • Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
  • Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun.
  • Marriage is the death of hope.
  • Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
  • Most of the time I don't have much fun. The rest of the time I don't have any fun at all.
  • My luck is getting worse and worse. Last night, for instance, I was mugged by a quaker.
  • My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
  • Not only is there no God, but try finding a plumber on Sunday.
  • On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down .
  • Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.
  • Right now it's only a notion, but I think I can get the money to make it into a concept, and later turn it into an idea.
  • Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.
  • Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.
  • Some guy hit my fender, and I told him, 'Be fruitful and multiply,' but not in those words.
  • Students achieving Oneness will move on to Twoness.
  • The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small.
  • The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep.
  • The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.
  • There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
  • Thought: Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
  • Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.
  • To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
  • Tradition is the illusion of permanance.
  • What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
  • What if nothing exists and we're all in somebody's dream?
  • When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.
  • When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back.
  • Who bothers to cook TV dinners? I suck them frozen.
  • Why are our days numbered and not, say, lettered?
  • You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.


I have a great memory. It is my recall that is not worth a dam.

 Robert A. Bishop 12/2007

On being rich

Where does this quote come from? A man is as rich as the things he can leave alone

  • It comes from Thoreau. See the recently published Yale Book of Quotations, page 760, for the precise source.

Fred R. Shapiro, Editor, The Yale Book of Quotations

Find a quote please

Help - does anyone know who said : 'If you can't measure, you can't manage?' sue@quatford.com 11 january 2008 30.3.2008 Please if anyone find answer to email me on a_malallah@hotmail.com

"The will to win means nothing with out the will to prepare."

From Wikipedia:Juma Ikangaa (born July 19, 1957) is a world-class marathon runner from Tanzania, a sentimental favorite in Boston after finishing second three years in a row at the Boston Marathon from 1988-1990. A great trainer, Ikangaa said "The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare."

Something is not quite right here. There are at least two books that were published before the birth date given for Ikangaa above that include the essential sentiment expressed in the quote, according to Google Book Search:
  • The will to win. We hear a lot about that. The will and the wish to win, but there isn't a chance for either one of them to be gratified or to have any value unless there has been a will to prepare to win…
  • It is all right to talk about this "will to win", but I tell you it is not of much worth unless you have the will to prepare
    • Quotee not identified in limited GBS result; quoted in Barnwell, Mary Gaston (1943). The Barnwell Addresses, p. 369, The Central High School.
Either Ikangaa was born much earlier or someone said this before he was credited with saying it. Unfortunately, the limited GBS views for these books doesn't show the complete quote and quotee, so more work is needed to lock this quote down. If the eventually confirmed quotee doesn't already have an article and doesn't seem to merit one just for this quote, we should probably put it into Winnning or Victory. By the way, I've also raised this issue at w:Talk:Juma Ikangaa#Will to prepare. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 08:16, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Panic At The Disco and Motion City Soundtrack

Just letting you know that these do not exist.

Fred Solomon from The Solomon Free Money Hour with Kerri Kasem


I would so love a page with quotes about nerds. For example:

"Being a nerd, which is to say going too far and caring too much about a subject, is the best way to make friends I know." ~Sarah Vowell

Please? Pretty please?

American Me

You got alot a heart, ese. Maybe too much.

You're so cool, maybe we should call you coolo.

J. D.: Belonging felt good, but having respect, well that feels even better.

Tourette's Guy

Tourette's Guy series on youtube or tourettesguy.com


Wahrnehmung Verstehen Ethos Praxis Semper Gumby Per ARDUA ad astra Mens agitat molem Uno Ab Alto Medio tutissimus ibis Probae esti in segetem sunt deteriorem datae fruges tamen ipsae suaptae enitent agitat

A scanner darkly

Please try and make an article for both the novel and the film

i am searching and searching for a quote i saw on "king" last night on the history channel, Martin Luther King Jr said something along the lines of ... i will not decide what is right from the majority...... can you find this for me? it was in a video form and not a speech, i think he just said it to a reporter! please email me at livinlovinmaid@msn.com..... i will not check back on this page so please please please email me subject MARTIN LUTHER KING thank you thank you!!!!

martin luther king jr quote i can not find anywhere! HELP MEEEEEE!!!!!

i am searching and searching for a quote i saw on "king" last night on the history channel, Martin Luther King Jr said something along the lines of ... i will not decide what is right from the majority...... can you find this for me? it was in a video form and not a speech, i think he just said it to a reporter! please email me at livinlovinmaid@msn.com PLEASE EMAIL ME PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!

Harry Judd

I thought we might as well have one for Harry because there are pages for the other mcfly boys

Comprehension is in the explanation. If you do not understand it is not being explained well enough.

Dracula (Novel)

Would anyone be instrested in making an artical for the Novel itsellf rather then just articles from the Film adaptions? 00:20, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Bill Wiseman

  • The only thing that is truly consistent is inconsistancy.
Who is Bill Wiseman? Anyone has a link to what makes him notable? ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 2 July 2005 07:07 (UTC)

I *believe* that Bill Wiseman is simply a psudonym. Bill being a rather common name, "wise" and "man" being put togeather to make it seem like an actual name. I may be wrong.

Not so a psudonym. The saying was an apothegm uttered by Bill Wiseman, a Vice President of United Artists Broadcasting, during a meeting in New York City regarding the new television station in Cleveland Ohio, Channel 43.

  • I can not find support for the Wiseman quote. I did find the following:
    • "If inconsistency is a mark of a great mind then this Nation must have the brainiest people that ever lived; for the only thing I find consistent is inconsistency".
  • This is from a 1966 hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services, (page 5528 of the transcript), but the author is not discernible from the Google Books snippet. BD2412 T 03:32, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Forgetting True Love

Trying to forget true love is like trying to remember someone you never met.

Hindi movie quotes

Being a hindi movie fan, and knowing that Wikipedia is a great source of info about hindi movies, it's sad to know that not many hindi movie quotes are available on this site... you guys could probably submit famous dialogs from all-time classics like Sholay, Agneepath, and more recent good flicks like MunnaBhai, Kal Ho Naa Ho and the new Don, till the extremely recent Om Shanti Om (awards dialog, its just beautiful...) Race(intense Saif Ali Khan dialogs) and Black&White and im absolutely astounded that in the Deewar section, you guys have not put one of the most famous dialogs of the bollywood industry: "Mere Paas Maa Hai..."

very disappoiting, im very sorry to say it,.... i actually often write Wikipedia as a source when writing posts in forum, i wish i could do the same with Wikiquote

Quotes i would like to see on here

ZZ Top Elmer Fudd Beth Gutchin

more later

I'am David movie Gran Turismo GTA series Scarface the world is yours

-- 17:12, 22 April 2008 (UTC) thanks

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

We can do better than one Clue quote on here, can we not? And if anybody might suggest that they're on the pages relating to the people who contributed them, no they're not: these people don't have wikiquote pages.

Persona Trinity Soul

A collection of quotes would be greatly appreciated.

Debendranath Tagore

He is a Novel Prize laureate in literature, but has no article here yet. And I have no copy of him in English, so cannot help ;( --Aphaia 08:41, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Try Rabindranath Tagore. I think you meant this person. Avjoska 20:52, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Hell's Kitchen

I would personally love a section of Gordon Ramsey quotes from the American version of Hell's Kitchen.

The 80 / 20 rule

The 80 / 20 rule is only applicable 80% of the time.

James Shearer Cox's Creek, KY 2007

Tour of Duty

Was a bit surprised to find no wikiquote page on this great eighties drama series about the Vietnam war. Unfortunately I can't start an article as I don't actually have it. -- MiG 12:44, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Demetri Martin

well i made a Demetri Martin page...took hours compiling quotes from interviews and comedy scetches...but now i cant find it! i dont know where else to let anyone know this...but if anyone else wants to take the time to make a Demetri Martin page...even if they just start one and id be happy to add all the information needed...i just dont know how mine could have disappeared like that! -mfilanc June 11 2008

Hotel Dusk Room 215

Some very clever quotes in this unsung title, if anyone can add a few of them?

Edith Piaf

Maybe someone who owns Moi pour Toi by Marcel Cerdan, could put some of her love letters? It would be nice to have her quotes in both french and english.

"By the skin of your teeth"

I can't find this idiom in wikiquote and I wouuld like to find out the history behind it.



A page dedicated to select quotes on intolerance. - Mtmelendez 13:59, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

We have a page on Tolerance (stubby as it is). Perhaps intolerance quotes belong there? We also have Bigotry. BD2412 T 08:10, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Request- Film- Angus Thongs And Full Frontal Snogging

Bold text It would be great if someone could make a wikiquote article abou this British comedy film, about one girl and her three friends, and their to get boyfriends. Thanks

Game Sacrifice

The blind prophet:

The gods are four whose works grow cold. As one betrays their laws of old. Then dark grow deeds and darker hearts. For lost to all are holy arts. A vagrant comes amidst the gloom. To seal the gaping maw of doom.

Charnel:Kill the blasphemer !
Persephone:Charnel ! Death is not the answer to everything.
Charnel:Yes torture also has its merits.

Charnel:Such promises... Knowledge, justice, progress. What value hold these without conflict ? What is a life devoid of strife ?
James::Peaceful. And that's not so bad in my book.
Charnel:I didn't know you could read.

Jack the Ripper

Avjoska 20:36, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

New adage:

In dealing with our shortcomings, it is never to late, but it is always too early.

The source: Coined by John Walford, of Wheaton College, author, August 2008.


There's a billion Prince's but you're lacking THE Prince. The love symbol, the artist formerly known as prince. Whatever you call him. D:

"When one finds himself, one finds God. You find God, and you find yourself."

"I try not to repeat myself. It's the hardest thing in the world to do -- there are only so many notes one human being can master."

"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"

"...and not be judged by the color of my skin, but the quality of my work."

"Paisley Park is an alternative. I'm not saying it's greater.. or better. It's just something else."

"By the time Im ready to get married there wont be marriage, probably in the year 2066." Right On! magazine interview 1979

"My Dad is black and Italian. My mom is a mixture of a bunch of things.I dont consider myself part of any race.Im just a human being I suppose." (Los Angeles Times 1980)

"if i were to write a letter to a friend, and tell them about an experience, i wouldn't say how it made me feel; i would say exactly what i did, so that they could experience it, too, rather than the intellectual point of view. if you give them a situation, maybe that you've encountered, or whatever, give them the basis of it, let them take it to the next stage, they make the picture in their own mind."

"Ridden hard and put away wet"

what's the source & context of the line "Ridden hard and put away wet"?

Total Drama Island

Full Metal Panic!

A collection of quotes would be greatly appreciated.

Under Mnemonics for spelling, include;

Peter Reilly Eats Fish And Catches Eels Eels Catch Alligators, Father Eats Raw Potatoes. The word, "preface", spelled forwards and backwards.


Question about a quote

I once read that upon John D. Rockefeller's death, someone asked one of his relatives, "How much money did Mr. Rockefeller leave?" The man answered, "All of it."

Is this true? If so, where might I find the details?

Thank You.

Generation Kill

I'm somewhat surprised there's not a page for Generation Kill, either the book or the movie. Would someone mind making one?

The Colorless Society

A novel written by Andrew Schneider.

w:Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

For the text, see http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/bailoutbill20080928.pd. --Ilikepie2221 21:30, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Wah, how did I get here. I meant Wikisource, sorry.--Ilikepie2221 21:31, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

'Namaste Journey on myspace author Jena Greer

KIND - Kindred Inclination of Namastic Development www.globalkind.org author Jena Greer

Namaste is the Divine in me, honors the Divine in you- and in our Divination- we are One. So, my Journey is to exist in this place of oneness-learn to love without condition and coExist.

Kindred Inclination of Namastic Development KIND see www.GlobalKind.org -

"Its all about feeling music, loving yourself, and expressing love to those around you- its about being the bigger person, and getting up quickly each time we fall, its about feeling beautiful when we are vulnerable, its about acknowledging fear so that we may become fearless, its about honoring each other, its about laughter and knowledge, its about an open mind and an open heart and trusting yourself enough to know who to give this beautiful gift of self to, its about me and its about you, for we are in our truest selves "ONE" ~ (collective conscious)" jmg

"Manifest our Boundless Potential"Existence just outside the frequency of the 5 senses".. ~Awake & Aware~ Coexist & Assist w/out Exclusion = Unconditional LOVE"

Passenger ships landed here long ago from many different galaxies; inhabiting the Earth. You can tell among the species who differ. The truth has been lost over time; dare to look into the sphere and remember...jmg

~PRESCRIPTIONS FOR PEACE~ by Dr. Jerry Jampolsky 1. Forgive your parents totally. 2. Forgive everyone who has ever been here, who is here now, including you. 3. Forgive the world. 4. Forgive God. 5. Take a leap of faith by trusting in a Higher Power. 6. Choose peace over conflict. 7. Choose love over fear. 8. Choose to be a love finder rather than a fault finder. 9. Choose to give love rather than seek love. 10. Teach only love. 11. Be a ‘Teacher of Peace’. 12. Cherish your soul.

The Christian persecution of the archaic religion based on the sacramental ingestion of entheogenic plants and the consequent personal access to ecstatic states; whose great victory was the destruction of the Eleusinian Mysteries at the end of the 4th century, which then reached a gruesome climax in the persecution of witches in the middle ages, and which continues in today's Pharmacratic state in the guise of a public health "war on drugs" - Pharmacratic Inquisition '

Sprichwort - idiom


I am looking for the translation of Sprichwort: "Kleinvieh macht auch Mist".

Thank you very much.


How come nearly all of the wrestling articles were deleted?

Joseph Nye Welch

How about some quotes by Joseph Nye Welch, attorney for the United States army during the Army-McCarthy hearings.

"Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?" Among others.

Maurice Yeh

"I think I'm too heavy for my arse" Maurice Yeh, Iceland 2008

CBS:Criminal Minds-Paradise 10/22/08 [4.4]

I need to know the quote at the end of the show which was not included in WiKiquote. Could someone please help me. I need this to complete a document I'm in the process of completing. I would greatly appreciate your help. You're my only and last resort. Thanks! Love, Peace & Health.--Wordmagic 10:59, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello, and welcome to Wikiquote! I think you are looking for Criminal_Minds#Paradise_.5B4.4.5D. I hope that helps. – RyanCross (talk) 11:08, 18 November 2008 (UTC)