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...Here is a long list of quotes for you to use to help...

interspersed with some of my art...just for kicks...

please feel free to spread them ...and thinka SameTeam.Us for your art.

Damon Guthrie has been compiling this list since 1994


1.         "Failing to plan is planning to fail."

   got from Logan

2.         "Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all."                          

John F. Kennedy

3.         "Luck is a matter of opportunity meeting preparation."                              

Oprah Winfrey

4.         "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."   


5.         "Every where is walking distance if you have the time."                          

   Steven Wright

6.         "The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well."                               

 H.T. Leslie

7.         "Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier."      

Charles F. Kettering

8.         "Let me forget about today, until tomorrow"                                                   

   Bob Dylan

9.         "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist." 

(Kyser So-Say) from the movie The Usual Suspects

10.       "I'm not a rat Mr. Couillon."             

"rat" having a double meaning  (Kyser So-Say) from the movie The Usual Suspects

11.       "That which does not destroy you, strengthens you"                             

  Read from a sign on the wall everyday I had “Religion” with Brother Phillup, the greatest teacher I have ever had.

12.       "Be true to your teeth or your teeth will be false to you"                     

       Dental Proverb

13.       “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our fears, our presence automatically liberates others."

 From Inada in an e-mail (3-12-99), Maya Angleou

14.       "I would rather be an optimist and wrong, than a pessimist and right." 

From the movie  I.Q.

15.       "I would rather die on my feet, than live on my knees."             

          unknown 2 me

16.       "To take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them."

                    Shakespeare  Hamlet act 3 sc.1

17.       "Imagination is more important than knowledge."

Albert Einstein

18.       "Nothing is impervious to abuse."

Eileen Libby (2-6-97)

19        "Everyone is a stranger to me, but I'm the strangest one of them all."

in a song on the radio 2-11-97

20.       "A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."         

William Arthur Ward

21.       "Could not see the forest for the trees."

  unknown 2 me

22.       "The amount of freedom you possess is the measure of your success" 

billboard from the SF airport.

23.       "Take it easy, but take it."

Woody Guthrie

24.       "It is not the mountain that causes the person to trip; it is the smallest ant hill."

Alya (not really by her)

25.       "Education is not preparation for life, it is life itself."

John Dewey

26.       "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."

Vidal Sasoon

27.       "Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them."

Joseph Joubert

28.       "There is no abstract art, you must always start with something."

Pablo Picasso

29.       "One of the greatest labor saving inventions of today, is tomorrow."

Vincent T. Foss

30.       "Sittin' on top of the world with your legs hangin’' free!"

David Matthew,  Crash track 9

31.       "The abalone sky. . ."

Eileen and Damon

32.       "Flesh is the stumbling block of the soul."

Confucianism rationalist ideal

33.       "Would you forgive me love. . . if I cried in your shower?"

Alanis MoressetteJagged Little Pill  #6 forgive.

34.       "If Hitler invaded Hell, I would at least make a favorable reference to the Devil in the       House of Commons." 

Winston Churchill

35.       "One chair for solitude, two chairs for friendship, three chairs for community.

Henry David Thoreau

36.       "Always take a job that is too big for you."

Harry Emerson Fodsdick

37.       "I'm gunna tell you how it's gunna be. . . you're gunna give your love to me."

Mick Jagger STRIPPED track 3

38.       "Great moments in science:  Einstein discovers that time is actually money."

 Gary Larson

39.       "Sleep, riches and health, to be truly enjoyed, must be interrupted."

Jean Paul Richter

40.       "A beautiful woman is a blessing to the soul: a paradise to the eyes and a curse to the        purse."

Fortune Cookie 4-6-97

41.       "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."

Mr. Pierroti not really from him

42.       "A man with no knowledge of his history is like a tree without roots."

 Mr. Pierroti not really from him

43.       "There lies before us, if we choose, continual progress in happiness, knowledge and  wisdom.  Shall we, instead, chose death, because we cannot forget our quarrels?  We appeal, as human beings to human beings: Remember your humanity and forget the rest.   If you can do so, the way lies open to a new paradise; if you cannot, there lies before you the risk of universal death."

Albert Einstein 1955

44.       "It's better to regret something you have done, than something you haven't done."

Butt Hole Surffers (I think)

45.       "What is that you express in your eyes?"  "It seems to me more than all the words I have   read in my life."

found a bookmark at Saint Mary’s...Walt Whitman

46.       "The fool thinks himself to be a wise man, the wise man knows himself to be a fool."

On Mr. Pierrotie's wall

47.       "If you can't tend to your own planet, none of you deserve to live here."

Bad alien guy from the movie,  The Arrival

48.       "I am because we are and because we are therefore I am."

African proverb

49.       "All is ready if our minds be so."

quote from Henry V, shakespear

50.       "He who dies with the most toys wins."

cynical approach to quote # 61, told to me by Joady, not by him though

51.       "There's no blood thicker than ink."

U2 said that ina song

52.       "You can hold on to something so tight, you've already lost it."

U2 said that ina song

53.       "If you need someone to blame, throw a rock in the air...you'll hit someone guilty.

U2 said that ina song

54.       "Be careful where you aim, 'cuz where you aim, you just might hit."

U2 said that ina song

55.       "A man has lost his ox in the mist. He searches here and he searches there.  He shouts, he blows his ox horn and listens.  Finally the mist clears and he finds, that he is riding on the      back of his ox."

Zen story

56.       "An Eskimo asked a priest , "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?"    "No." The priest said, "not if you don't know."  "Then why," asked the Eskimo sincerely,     "Did you tell me?"


57.       "Art imitates life, so we go to the theater to renew our sense of humanity."

told to me by John Parman 5-12-97 in history class.

58.       "Religion is the opiate of the masses." 

Karl Marx

59.       "There are two kinds of people in the world:  ones who walk into a room and say: "I'm here!" and others who walk into a room and say "There you are!"

told 2 me by Chelsea Roth 5-12-97 in history class.

60.       "Everything you really need to know you learned in kindergarten."

Told 2 me by Frank Crossman

61.       He who dies with the most toys is dead."

told 2 me by Amanda Beckhouson, 5-12-97 in history class.

62.       "There are three kinds of people in the world: those who watch things happen, those who make things happen and those who don't know what happened."

told 2 me and a big audience of peeps by James Levell Jr.

63.       "A day without sun is like. . . . . .night."

Steve Martin

64.       "We're fools to make war on our brothers in arms."

Mark Knopfler of the band "Dire Straits"

65.       "Goo, goo, God."

Joady Guthrie

66.       "The grass may look greener on the other side, but it still has to be mowed."

Th’eck if I know

67.       "A person's true character is revealed by what he does when no one is watching."

Given to me by Chelsea Roth

68.       "Some people complain because God put thorns on roses, while others praise him for         putting roses among thorns."

Given to me by Given to me by Chelsea Roth

69.       "The cure for crime is not in the electric chair, but in the high chair."

Given to me by Chelsea Roth

70.       "Those who deserve love the least... need it the most."

Given to me by Chelsea Roth

71.       "Humans are the only species whose heads swell up when you pat them on the back."

Given to me by Chelsea Roth

72.       "Treat a person as he is and he will remain as he is.  Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he should be."

Jimmy Johnson

73.       "Accept that some days you're the pigeon and some days you're the statue."

Roger C. Anderson

74.       "While we try to teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about."

Angela Schwindt

75.       "What ever you want to do, do it now.  There are only so many tommorows."

Michael Landon

76.       "Be a fountain not a drain."

Rex Hudler

77.       "I believe in the future.  We shall suffer no more.  Maybe not in my lifetime, but in yours I feel sure."

Paul Simon

78.    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible possible only make violent revolution inevitable…”

President Kennedy, as stated by Martin Luther King Jr. in the documentary on Hulu.com entitled The Weather Underground

79.  "We're in a revolution...don't ever say we're going into a revolution....Now the only question is who's gunna win it..."

 stated by some dude in the documentary on Hulu.com entitled The Weather Underground

80. "Over prepare, then go with the flow."

Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, 

81. "Making is an act. The art of making, a philosophy." integrated structures website.

82. “Art is a healthy balance between the utilization of skill and the courage to take a risk.”

 Damon Guthrie


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