10 Random Quotations #1

10 Random Quotations #1I wanted to start a series of posts so I could use up all the random quotes I have.

These are in no order or category.

I will probably do about 10 or 20 pages like these.  Here’s the first of many:
1. Contradictions if well understood and managed can spark off the fires of invention.  Orthodoxy whether of the right or of the left is the graveyard of creativity.
-Cinua Achebe, Nigerian writer

2. The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.
-Dean Acheson, U.S. Statesman

3. There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
-Douglas Adams, British writer

4. Peace cannot be built on exclusion.  That has been the price of the past 30 years.
-Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician (in the Daily Telegraph, London)

5. A teacher affects eternity.
-Henry Adams, U.S. historian

6. It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.
-Alfred Adler, Austrian psychiatrist

7. The gods help them that help themselves.
-Aesop, Greek writer (from “Hercules and the Waggoner,” Aesop’s Fables)

8. You can play a tune of sorts on the white keys, and you can play a tune of sorts on the black keys, but for harmony you must use both the black and the white.
-James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey, Ghanian educator (Aggrey of Africa)

9. Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you have only one idea.
-Alain, French philosopher (Propos sur la religion)

10. You gotta have a swine to show you where the truffles are.
-Edward Albee, U.S. playwright (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

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-Shawn

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Contradictions if well understood and managed can spark off the fires of invention. Orthodoxy whether of the right or of the left is the graveyard of creativity.

-Cinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist, poet and essayist

The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.

-Dean Acheson, U.S. Lawyer and Statesman

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

-Douglas Adams, British writer (from The Restaurant at the End of the Universe)

Peace cannot be built on exclusion. That has been the price of the past 30 years.

-Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician (in the Daily Telegraph, London)

A teacher affects eternity.

-Henry Adams, U.S. historian

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.

-Alfred Adler, Austrian psychiatrist

The gods help them that help themselves.

-Aesop, Greek writer (from “Hercules and the Waggoner,” Aesop’s Fables)

You can play a tune of sorts on the white keys, and you can play a tune of sorts on the black keys, but for harmony you must use both the black and the white.

-James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey, Ghanian educator (Aggrey of Africa)

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you have only one idea.

-Alain, French philosopher (Propos sur la religion)

You gotta have a swine to show you where the truffles are.

-Edward Albee, U.S. playwright (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

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Comments

    • Patt
    • October 30, 2009
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    That’s a good idea for a blog post, or series of posts. Even those they seem random there’s always someone (like me!) looking around for interesting quotes they haven’t seen before.

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