Quotations Home

This page lists quotations that have appeared in my Homepage.

Who am I? My answer: I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all that I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am everything that happens after I've gone that would not have happened if I had not come ... to understand me you must swallow a world. -- Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children
I am not young enough to know everything. -- Oscar Wilde
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. -- George Bernard Shaw
True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness. --Friedrich Nietzsche
We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people; we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down ... -- Lewis Thomas
We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know. -- W. H. Auden
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps most fatal to true happiness. -- Bertrand Russell

Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure -- this relationship so secret and private. -- Virginia Woolf
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