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Quotes printed In Boogie Pensacola Volume 2

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 2 (1999) 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 2 #34

Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her -- when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?
-- actress Helen Rowland (1876-1950)

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
-- poet Maya Angelou

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
-- comedian George Burns (1896-1996)

Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.
-- author Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Volume 2 #33

Conventionality is not morality.
-- author Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

It's not the having, it's the getting.
-- actress Elizabeth Taylor

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
-- Nolan Bushnell, founder of 18 companies including Atari and Chuck E. Cheese's

Christmas at my house is always at least six or seven times more pleasant than anywhere else. We start drinking early. And while everyone else is seeing only one Santa Claus, we'll be seeing six or seven.
-- comedian W.C. Fields (1880-1946)


Volume 2 #32

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
-- U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Douglas Everett

No thing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
-- Roman philosopher Epictetus (c. 55 - c. 135)

Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.
-- actress Jodie Foster

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
-- scientist and first female Nobel laureate Marie Curie (1867-1934)


Volume 2 #31

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
-- poet Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Countless suns exist; countless earths revolve around these suns in a manner similar to the way the planets revolve around our sun. Living beings inhabit these worlds.
-- philosopher Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), burned at the stake for his beliefs

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
-- poet Robert Frost (1874-1963)

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
-- novelist Victor Hugo (1802-1885)


Volume 2 #30

I can resist everything except temptation.
-- author and poet Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

You may delay, but time will not.
-- scientist and statesman Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
-- social activist Charlotte Whitton

Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.
-- Lord Thomas Dewar


Volume 2 #29

The people who oppose your ideas are inevitably those who represent the established order that your ideas will upset.
-- Anthony D'Angelo

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
-- musician John Lennon

Next week there can't be any crisis. My schedule is already full.
-- former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger

Power rests on the kind of knowledge one holds. What is the sense of knowing things that are useless?
-- shaman Juan Matus as told by Carlos Castaneda


Volume 2 #28

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
-- playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

We must remember that a right lost to one is lost to all.
-- law professor William Reece Smith Jr.

Tolerance is the oil which takes the friction out of life.
-- writer Wilbert E. Scheer

I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
-- comedian Groucho Marx (1890-1977)


Volume 2 #27

Let your hook always be cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be a fish. -- ancient Roman poet Ovid

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. -- psychologist Carl Jung (1875-1961)

My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared. -- computer programmer P.J. Plauger

I don't know much about being a millionaire, but I'll bet I'd be darling at it. -- writer Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)


Volume 2 #26

You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time you must make it. -- British businessman Charles Buxton

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem. -- Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it. -- author Mark Twain

I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days I lost two weeks. -- nightclub performer Joe E. Lewis


Volume 2 #25

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them. -- advice columnist Ann Landers

Every man has one thing he can do better than anyone else and usually it is reading his own handwriting. -- G. Norman Collie (1859 - 1942)

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it. -- French author Andre Gide

The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy. -- actress Helen Hayes (1900 - 1993), at age 83


Volume 2 #24

Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. -- Harvey Fierstein

It is ridiculous to think you can spend your entire life with just one person. Three is about the right number. Yes, I imagine three husbands would do it. -- Clare Boothe Luce

Some people die at twenty-five and aren't buried until they are seventy-five. -- Benjamin Franklin

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. -- Linus Pauling


Volume 2 #23

It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something. -- Ornette Coleman

In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. -- Mark Twain

Fun is in having lots to do and not doing it. -- Mary Wilson Little

I hate quotations. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Volume 2 #22

Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats. -- Howard Aiken

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. -- Henry David Thoreau

Every man has his follies -- and often they are the most interesting thing he has got. -- Josh Billings

Money may kindle, but it cannot by itself, and for very long, burn. -- Igor Stravinski


Volume 2 #21

On stage I make love to 25,000 people; then I go home alone. -- Janis Joplin

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. -- Elbert Hubbard

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. -- Will Rogers

The expert at anything was once a beginner. -- Hayes


Volume 2 #20

Men have called me mad, but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence--whether much that is glorious--whether all that is profound--does not spring from disease of thought--from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect. -- Edgar Allen Poe

There was a time in my life when I spent 90 percent of my money on booze and broads. And the rest of it I just wasted. -- Rep. Ben Jones, GA

We can assert with some confidence that our own period is one of decline; that the standards of culture are lower than they were fifty years ago; and that the evidences of this decline are visible in every department of human activity. -- T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him. -- Eleanor Roosevelt


Volume 2 #19

'Tis always more blessed to give than to receive; for example, wedding presents. -- H. L. Mencken

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. -- Abraham Lincoln

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

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. - Albert Einstein


Volume 2 #18

Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. -- George Burns

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

That man has missed something who has never left a brothel at sunrise feeling like throwing himself into the river out of pure disgust. -- Gustave Flaubert


Volume 2 #17

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. -- Rabindranath Tagore

The happiest time in any man's life is just after the first divorce. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

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

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. -- Marcus Aurelius


Volume 2 #16

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The only normal people are the ones we haven't gotten to know yet. -- Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D.

The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous. -- Margot Fonteyn

He was a wise man who invented beer. -- Plato


Volume 2 #15

You've got to create a dream. You've got to uphold the dream. If you can't, go back to the factory or go back to the desk. -- Eric Burdon

One can survive everything nowadays, except death. -- Oscar Wilde

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. -- Calvin Coolidge

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


Volume 2 #14

Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever. -- Philip Adams

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is. -- Erasmus

Work is the curse of the drinking class. -- Oscar Wilde

Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves. -- Gene Fowler


Volume 2 #13

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day. -- Robert Frost

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect. -- Mark Twain


Volume 2 #12

In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer. -- Albert Camus

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter. -- Winston Churchill

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. -- Abraham Lincoln

We are here on earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know. -- W. H. Auden


Volume 2 #11

There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life. -- T. H. Huxley

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

I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back. -- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. -- B. F. Skinner


Volume 2 #10

The best mirror is an old friend. -- George Herbert

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. -- Mother Teresa

If it's tourist season, why can't we shoot them? -- Steven Wright

To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be. -- Anna Louise Strong


Volume 2 #9

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'" -- Sydney Harris

In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination. -- Mark Twain

I can detach myself from the world. If there is a better world to detach oneself from than the one functioning at the moment I have yet to hear of it. -- P. G. Wodehouse

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. -- Henry David Thoreau


Volume 2 #8

Imagine the Creator as a stand up comedian -- and at once the world becomes explicable. -- H. L. Mencken

The definition of a beautiful woman is one who loves me. -- Sloan Wilson

If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature. -- Bruce Barton

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking. -- H. Jackson Browne


Volume 2 #7

We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves to be like other people. -- Arthur Schopenhauer

Dreams are the touchstones of our character. -- Henry David Thoreau

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training. -- Anna Freud

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.


Volume 2 #6

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. -- Calvin Coolidge

I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken, the choosing was not. You have to move on. -- Stephen Sondheim

Be not too hasty to trust or to admire the teachers of morality: they discourse like angels, but they live like men -- Samuel Johnson, 1759

There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat. -- James Russell Lowell


Volume 2 #5

Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble. -- Carl Jung

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. -- George Bernard Shaw

The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing. -- Martin Luther

If married couples did not live together, happy marriages would be more frequent. --Friedrich Nietzsche


Volume 2 #4

In Endymion, I leaped headlong into the sea, and thereby have become better acquainted with the soundings, the quicksands, and the rocks, than if I had stayed upon the green shore, and piped a silly pipe, and took tea and comfortable advice. -- John Keats

Quotations are comfortable. -- Peter McWilliams

The happiest moments in any affair take place after the loved one has learned to accommodate the lover and before the maddening personality of either party has emerged like a jagged rock from the receding tides of lust and curiosity. -- Quentin Crisp

One person with belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests. -- John Stuart Mill


Volume 2 #3

The only thing wrong with making mistakes would be not learning from them. -- Intuit cofounder Scott Cook

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger. -- Franklin P. Jones

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release From little things. -- Amelia Earhart

Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better. -- John Updike


Volume 2 #2

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. -- Eddie Rickenbacker

I want a man who's kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire? -- Zsa Zsa Gabor


Volume 2 #1

In Rome you long for the country; in the country-oh inconstant!--you praise the distant city to the stars. -- Horace

Quit now, you'll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you'll be halfway there. -- David Zucker

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