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Quotes printed in Boogie Pensacola Volume I

In publication from May 1998 to July 2000, Boogie Pensacola was an alternative biweekly newspaper. One of its popular regular features was quotes scattered throughout each issue. For your browsing enjoyment, all the quotes printed in Volume 1 (1998) are collected here. (Please note that these are unsourced, which means that some of them are likely incorrect. A good place to search for quotes with sources is Wikiquote.)


Volume 1 #35

Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it. -- Robert Heinlein

You can fight a porcupine and win, but if other folks get a look at you they may think it's a bad idea to mess with porcupines. -- Neal Knox


Volume 1 #34

You should wake up every day looking for the trouble you can get into. -- Lawton Chiles

Whatever is, is right. -- Alexander Pope


Volume 1 #33

All men die, but not all men truly live! -- William Wallace

It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either. -- Mark Twain


Volume 1 #32

Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from. -- Mae West

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves. -- Abraham Lincoln


Volume 1 #31

To change one's life: 1. Start immediately, 2. Do it flamboyantly, 3. No exceptions. -- William James

I don't embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes


Volume 1 #30

I do not take drugs. I am drugs. -- Salvador Dali, Diary of a Genius, 1966

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. -- Mark Twain


Volume 1 #29

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. -- Erica Jong

I've always thought that the stereotype of the dirty old man is really the creation of a dirty young man who wants the field to himself. -- Hugh Downs


Volume 1 #28

The world owes you nothing; it was here first. -- Mark Twain

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married. -- Katharine Hepburn


Volume 1 #27

I have, all my life long, been lying till noon; yet I tell all young men, and tell them with great sincerity, that nobody who does not rise early will ever do any good. -- Samuel Johnson

I have every sympathy with the American who was so horrified by what he read of the effects of smoking that he gave up reading. -- Henry G. Strauss


Volume 1 #26

A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting. -- Abraham Maslow

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. -- Josh Billings


Volume 1 #25

When a man blames others for his failures, it's a good idea to credit others with his successes. -- Howard W. Newton

A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms. -- George Wald


Volume 1 #24

I think a man can have two, maybe three affairs while he is married. But three is the absolute maximum. After that, you are cheating. -- Yves Montand

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. -- Fred Allen


Volume 1 #23

You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do. -- Henry Ford

I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could. -- Orson Welles


Volume 1 #22

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. -- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain


Volume 1 #21

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. -- Thomas Edison

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. -- John F. Kennedy


Volume 1 #20

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. -- George Santayana

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. -- Mark Twain


Volume 1 #19

Think of the great throngs that would flock to our beaches if they knew that, along with the surf bathing and cooling gulf breezes, they could get a refreshing bottle of beer. -- Pensacola Journal, 1933, on the repeal of Prohibition

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. -- Ernest Hemingway


Volume 1 #18

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. --David Lloyd George

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. --Harry S Truman


Volume 1 #17

The important thing is not to stop questioning. --Albert Einstein

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap. --Cynthia Heimel


Volume 1 #16

Take it easy, but take it. --Woody Guthrie

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about. --Charles Kingsley

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution yet. --Mae West

You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough. --William Blake


Volume 1 #15

If I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior. --Henry David Thoreau

It's an extra dividend when you like the girl you're in love with. --Clark Gable

You cannot step twice into the same river; for other waters are always flowing on to you. --Heraclitus

I can take any amount of criticism, so long as it is unqualified praise. --Noel Coward


Volume 1 #14

Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for. -- Earl Warren

There is one thing I would break up over, and that is if she caught me with another woman. I won't stand for that. --Steve Martin

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers. --Socrates

The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. -- Will Rogers


Volume 1 #13

It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. -- Winston Churchill

Those who steal from private individuals spend their lives in stocks and chains; those who steal from the public treasury go dressed in gold and purple. -- Marcus Porcius Cato, 190 B.C.

Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. -- Oscar Wilde

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein


Volume 1 #12

Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees. -- Dolores Ibarruri, 1937

What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death. -- Dave Barry

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. -- H. L. Mencken

I love mankind; it's people I can't stand. -- Charles Schultz


Volume 1 #11

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. -- Robert F. Kennedy

My own suspicion is that the universe is not only stranger than we suppose, but stranger than we can suppose. -- John Haldane

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. -- Mark Twain

Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons. -- Popular Mechanics, 1949


Volume 1 #10

Everyone driving slower than you is an idiot. Everyone driving faster than you is a maniac. -- George Carlin

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. -- Albert Einstein

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. -- Thomas Jefferson

I think it would be a good idea. -- Mahatma Ghandi (1869-1948), when asked what he thought of Western civilization


Volume 1 #9

I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific. -- Lily Tomlin

It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens. -- Woody Allen

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. -- Thomas Alva Edison

I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them. -- Pablo Picasso


Volume 1 #8

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. -- Albert Einstein

If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me. -- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Lord, give me chastity. But not yet. -- St. Augustine

You got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there. -- Yogi Berra


Volume 1 #7

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history. -- Aldous Huxley

I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs. -- Albert Einstein

All fanaticism is repressed doubt. -- C.G. Jung

Wit is educated insolence. -- Aristotle


Volume 1 #6

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. -- Peter Ustinov

There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets? -- Dick Cavett

I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me. -- Hunter S. Thompson

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. -- Thomas Jefferson


Volume 1 #5

Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting. -- Karl Wallenda

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. -- Alan Kay

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. -- Mae West

We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough? -- Niels Bohr


Volume 1 #4

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to acheive it through not dying. -- Woody Allen

Be the change you want to see in the world. -- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much. -- Oscar Wilde

Because, when you plan it, and you try to do this, and you try to do that, and you go with a sure purpose . . . it ain't art. -- Sylvain Sylvain, formerly of the New York Dolls


Volume 1 #3

More law, less justice. -- Cicero, De Officiis (44 B.C.)

If anything can be done, it can be overdone is my point of view. -- Montage artist Winston Smith

Everything I do is either illegal, immoral, or fattening. -- W.C. Fields

When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better. -- Mae West


Volume 1 #2

Organization! Hell! I'm the organization! ... Hell! There ain't no rules around here! We are trying to accomplish some'pn'. -- Thomas Alva Edison, when asked what rules he ran his laboratory organization by

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. -- Oscar Wilde

I think a lot of times people are scared of art because they feel like they're supposed to have to understand what it is, but it doesn't really matter--art is whatever you decide it is. -- photographer Cynthia Conolly


Volume 1 #1

If I cannot smoke cigars in Heaven, I shall not go. -- Mark Twain

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -- P.J. O'Rourke

Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; freedom is something people take and people are as free as they want to be. -- James Baldwin

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. -- Mark Twain

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