Quotes and Conundrums

"I wish there was a knob on the TV so you could turn up the intelligence. They got one marked brightness but it don't work."


"The TV business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."

Hunter S. Thompson

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled."


"Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these."

Ovid 43 B.C.-18 A.D.

"The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought."

Leon Blum

"A fool with a tool still remains a fool."

R. Buckminster Fuller

"With every passing hour our solar system comes forty-three thousand miles closer to globular cluster M13 in the constellation Hercules, and still there are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress."

Ransom K. Ferm

Always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.

Winston Churchill

Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.

Kaiser Wilhelm

He was a wise man who invented beer.


Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Benjamin Franklin

Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.

Dave Barry

Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.

Ambrose Bierce

A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her.

W.C. Fields

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.

Frank Zappa

The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.

Humphrey Bogart

"There is on earth among all dangers no more dangerous thing than a richly endowed and adroit reason, especially if she enters into spiritual matters which concern the soul and God. For it is more possible to teach an ass to read than to blind such a reason and lead it right; for reason must be deluded, blinded, and destroyed. Faith must trample underfoot all reason, sense, and understanding, and whatever it sees it must put out of sight, and wish to know nothing but the word of God."

Martin Luther

"When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?'"

Quentin Crisp

"It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of Citizens, and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution. The free men of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise, and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle. We revere this lesson too much soon to forget it."

James Madison, 1785

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