Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization."
"The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool."
"Silly is you in a natural state, and serious is something you have to do until you can get silly again."
"The world only goes round by misunderstanding."
"It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them."
"If the fans don't wanna come out to the ballpark, no one can stop 'em."
"Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time... The wait is simply too long."
H. L. Mencken
"All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it."
"The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any."
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
"Art is making something out of nothing and selling it."
"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
"I know who I am. No one else knows who I am. If I was a giraffe, and someone said I was a snake, I'd think, no, actually I'm a giraffe."
Thomas A. Edison
"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk."