Thursday, April 8, 2010

Quotes and Writing

Professional writing is incomplete without quotes...If you feel like you're unable to grab the readers attention, just Quote someone! BrainyQuote is great but limited, ThinkExist is vast but sometimes pointless...

The five quotes below are listed as timeless quotes that could be used in writing by copyblogger

The funniest things are the forbidden. ~ Mark Twain

The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps. ~ Robert Benchley

Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does. ~ Jane Austen

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. ~ Dorothy Parker

Over the piano was printed a notice: Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best. ~ Oscar Wilde

Some of my finds...

There's nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's a butterfly--buckminster fuller

I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
Franklin P. Adams
US journalist

The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence and obsolescence.
Art Linkletter (1912 - ) (This one's just perfect ;) )

Too long to be a used but a good one..

“The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating...

...and you finish off as an orgasm.”
Mehgan George Carlin quotes (American stand-up Comedian, Actor and Author. b.1937)

On Internet

Hooked on Internet? Help is a just a click away.

The Internet is the trailer park for the soul.

The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom.
Jon Stewart

“The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.”
Eric Schmidt --CEO of Google
“Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life”
Andrew Brown
“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.”
Bill Gates

On Women! :)

The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.

The rarest thing in the world is a woman who is pleased with photographs of herself. ~Elizabeth Metcalf

It is only rarely that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman. ~Alexandre Dumas, fils

Robert Benchley..whoever that is! oh ok some humorist, google says.

Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.

Tell us your phobias and we will tell you what you are afraid of.

We are constantly being surprised that people did things well before we were born.
Well....that's it for now...just a random composition from my quote collection. I usually do the searching when I'm writing an article rather than be the 'prepared' writer, so they are pretty variegated. Tell me if you like 'em, will post more!

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