I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
Confronting triskaidekaphobia, The Colonel pops popcorn number twelve plus one, a special quotations edition.
You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. --Albert Einstein. Either he didn’t really understand relativity, or he had one smart grandmother.
You can only sustain perpetual devotion to business by perpetual neglect of more important things. --Robert Louis Stevenson (who died too young, in the midst of a breakout novel.)
The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. --George Bernard Shaw
None are so busy as the fool and the knave. --John Dryden
Who is more busy than he who hath least to do? --John Clarke
The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money. --David Richerby
Composers shouldn't think too much -- it interferes with their plagiarism. --Howard Dietz
A committee that gets something done consists of no more than three members, two of whom are absent. --Robert Copeland (Reminds one of the similar saying that three people in a hospital can keep a secret if one’s in a coma and another is dead.)
To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody. --Quentin Crisp