And I Quote (Random Quotations for a Mediocre Time)

08/01/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

I decided to think of every quote worthy to share. Here:

I don't know where, but she sends me there.

-Brian Wilson [crazy mad genius]

Something not understood is not the same as something wrong.

-Anatoli Rybakov

There are no problems, only solutions.

-John Lennon [rest his soul]

A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.

-Thomas Jefferson [a staunch believer in all things "his way"]

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those of us who only dream by night.

-Edgar Allen Poe [quite a bizarre life of day/night dreams - and in NY no less]

If you decide to run with the ball, count on fumbling and getting the shit knocked out you, but never forget how much fun it is to run with the ball.

-Jimmy Buffett [can't listen to him but sure can consider him]

It is better to burn out than to fade away.

-Neil Young [who has an asteroid named after him; go figure]

It is easier to repent than obtain permission.

-Col. Stan Bailey, USAF [he speaketh my credo, incidentally]

Regulation and doctrine provide convenient hiding places for the timid and unimaginative.

-Harold Cole

A man who is good for anything ought not to calculate the chance of living or dying; he ought only to consider whether he is doing right or wrong.

-John Steinbeck [JS knows how to de-complicate anything]

Human action is the result of human choice, life is choice and choice is willful.

-James G. March

Time is a scarce resource. If you want to know what a man truly loves, observe how he spends his time.

-Aaron Wildavsky

A wise prince seeks advice continually, but when it suits him and not when it suits somebody else.

-Machiavelli [our favorite Master of the Universe]

Stop blaming the box!

-David Zach

Instruction manuals are evidence of design flaws.

-Don Norman

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

-Robert A. Heinlein [sci-fi, my ass]

Help ... send lawyers, guns and money.

-Warren Zevon [the great and much missed]

The future of the book is the blurb

-Marshall ["Medium," Baby] McLuhan

...And for more, see the book "2011" plus the blog.