The Quote

“The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.”
– Charles Kuralt

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.”

  • Aldous Huxley

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”

– Erma Bombeck

“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

  • “I don’t want to get any messages saying, “I am holding my position.” We are not holding a Goddamned thing. Let the Germans do that. We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything, except the enemy’s balls. We are going to twist his balls and kick the living shit out of him all of the time. Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy. We are going to go through him like crap through a goose; like shit through a tin horn!”
  • Gen. George S. Patton

“If he is not in a shallow grave somewhere between here and Fort Smith he is gone. Long gone! Thanks to Mr. LaBeouf, we have missed our shot. He barked and the birds have flown. Gone. Gone. Gone! Lucky Ned and his cohort gone. Your fifty dollars gone. Gone the whiskey – seized in evidence. The trail is cold, if there ever was one. I’m a foolish old man who’s been drawn into a wild goose chase by a harpy in trouser and a nincompoop. Mr. LaBeouf, he can wonder the Choctaw Nation for as long as he likes. Perhaps the local In’jins will take him in and honor his jibberings by making him chief. You, sister, may go where you like. Our engagement is terminated. I bow out.”

– Rooster Cogburn – “True Grit” (2010)

“If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?”
– Vince Lombardi

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”

Joseph Campbell

“Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.”

P.J. O’Rourke

“Boom, crush. Night, losers. Winning, duh.”

Charlie Sheen

“Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.”

– Tad Williams

“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”

Yogi Berra

“There’s a way of playing safe, there’s a way of using tricks and there’s the way I like to play which is dangerously where you’re going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven’t created before.”

– Dave Brubeck

“People look at you, and they’ve got just the perfect little box for you, the perfect category. Call you a redneck. Call you a hillbilly. Like those were insults.”

– Travis Tritt

“Reading isn’t good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn’t hit home runs. So I gave up reading.”

– Babe Ruth