Thursday Thirteen: 13 favourite quotes

13 favourite quotes:

1. “If you are a dreamer, come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a hoper, a prayer, a magic-bean-buyer. If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire, for we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!”– Shel Silverstein

2. “Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.” -Margaret Chittenden

3. “A weed is just a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. “When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?”– Shel Silverstein

5. “The further one goes, the less one knows.”–Lao-Tzu

6. “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny …”– Isaac Asimov

7. “He’s Not Dead, He’s Electroencephalographically-Challenged”– bumper sticker

8. “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”– Abraham Lincoln

9. “There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”– W. Somerset Maugham

10. “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”– Albert Einstein

11. “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”– Dorothy Parker

12. “Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”– Chinese proverb

13. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”– Albert Einstein

Posted on October 23, 2008, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Some great quotes here. #2 made me laugh. I hear voices. I walk past people in the street because I’m so busy listening to my voices. *grin*

  2. What a great list! And number 13 remains a favorite of mine – as it describes so many situations so beautifully. Einstein – more than a genius, he was funny, too! 🙂

    Happy TT!

  3. Fabulous! I love these quotes. Happy T13!

  4. Love these. Especially #12. Happy Thursday! 🙂

  5. LOL on #2, only I’M the one shutting myself into the room.

  6. Great quotes — love #7!

  7. OH that Dorothy Parker quote is brilliant. I love these!!!!

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