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You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
Arthur C. Clarke
Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators.
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
William Arthur Ward
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea.
H. G. Wells
I notice increasing reluctance on the part of marketing executives to use judgment; they are coming to rely too much on research, and they use it as a drunkard uses a lamp post for support, rather than for illumination.
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.
Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
P. J. O'Rourke
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
In Hollywood, all marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems.
Disapproval of homosexuality cannot justify invading the houses, hearts and minds of citizens who choose to live their lives differently.
Harry A. Blackmun
The association promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects. Yet it is an association for as noble a purpose as any involved in any prior decisions.
William O. Douglas
When it aims to express a love of the world it refuses to conceal the many reasons why the world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all.
Mark Van Doren
Whoever refuses to remember the inhumanity is prone to new risks of infection.
Richard von Weizsaecker
When you look at the startling ruins of Nuremberg, you are looking at a result of the war. When you look at the prisoners on view in the courthouse, you are looking at 22 of the causes.
Anyone who refuses to speak out off campus does not deserve to be listened to on campus.
You burned the city of London in our houses and we felt the flames.
The subject must be thought of in terms of the 20th century, of houses he lives in and places he works, in terms of the kind of light the windows in these places let through and by which we see him every day.
Genius is an overused word. The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses. I got only fairly near.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
It is ever the invisible that is the object of our profoundest worship. With the lover it is not the seen but the unseen that he muses upon.
Christian Nestell Bovee
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