My Favorite Quotes

I tend to like quotations that are funny, witty, timeless, go against the grain, and say what people are thinking but too timid to say themselves. I don’t have much to add beyond that. I hope you enjoy these.

Favorite Quotes


Bob Dylan

“He not busy being born is busy dying.”


Mae West


“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.”
“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.”
“Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.”
“You are never too old to become younger!”
“An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.”
“The score never interested me, only the game.
“No one can have everything, so you have to try for what you want most.”
“Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I’m tired.”


Mark Twain

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”


Issac Asimov

”The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka” but “That’s funny…”


Will Rogers

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.”


Yogi Berra

“You can observe a lot just by watching.”
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up some place else.”
”Nobody goes there anymore because it’s too crowded.”
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
“90% of the game is half mental.”


Winston Churchill


“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”

Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.”
Churchill: “Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.”

Nancy Astor: “Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison.”
Churchill: “If I were your husband I would take it.”

”You can always count on Americans to do the right thing—after they’ve tried everything else.

“Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened.”

“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”
“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.”
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.”


Chinese Proverb

“Black cat, white cat, whatever gets the rat.”


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