posted on May, 13 2009 @ 12:27 AM
Great thread, thanks.
I would have to say that my favorite is probably -
"When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose." Bob Dylan.
I think Bob succeeded in putting a whole library into a single line with that one. (which is another Dylan quote)
I happen to be reading a book titled "Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists" by James Geary, which has all of these great sayings.
Apparently, an Aphorist is someone who write these short lines of wisdom.
Others that I didn't see here that I like.
"I have not failed, I have just found ten thousand ways that won't work."
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed up in overalls and looks like work."
Both by Thomas Edison.
"What is not missed is not lost." by Publilius Syrus, from Syria in the 1st century AD.
This one I find very strange but makes me think.
"We go through life expecting to be tasted while being swallowed." by Elizabeth Bibesco, a Paris socialite described by Marcel Proust as "probably
unsurpassed in intelligence by any of her contemporaries".
"Some do it in church,
Some do it by tearing the wings off of butterflies,
and some men do it in Miami, laying it into butter blondes with cadillac souls." by Charles Bukowski
Ok, one more.
"I generally avoid temptation, unless I can't resist it". Mae West