Favourite Quotes

Author: Dr Naomi / 19 Jul 2011
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“Power resides where men believe it resides. It’s a trick, a shadow on the wall”
Varys, Game of Thrones

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about”
Charles Kingsley

“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide”

“Imagination governs the world”

“He that makes war without many mistakes has not made war very long”

“More glorious to merit a scepter than to possess one”

“Victory belongs to the most persevering”

“Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains”

“What is happiness? The highest possible development of my talents”

“A leader is a dealer in hope”

“He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.”

“A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.”

“Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.”

“Money ain’t got owners, only spenders”
Omar Little

“When soldiers have been baptised in the fire of a battlefield, they have all one rank in my eyes.”

“One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.”

“Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity”
TS Elliot

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance”
Steve Jobs

“I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do”
Steve Jobs

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
Steve Jobs

“Bill Gates’d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger.”
Steve Jobs

“A fly, sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince, but one is but an insect, and the other a horse still.”
Dr Johnson

“Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself”
Charles Baudelaire

“It is the hour to be drunken! To escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.”
Charles Baudelaire

“Any man who does not accept the conditions of life sells his soul.”
Charles Baudelaire

“Nothing can be done except little by little”
Charles Baudelaire

“The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated.”
Charles Baudelaire

“I never see what has been done: I only see what remains to be done.”

“Peace comes from within.Do not seek it without”

“The less I needed, the better I felt”
Charles Bukowski

“You are not permitted to kill a woman who has wronged you, but nothing forbids you to reflect that she is growing older every minute.”
Ambrose Bierce

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
Henry David Thoreau

“If I go forward follow me. If I retreat, shoot me. If I’m killed, avenge me.”

“Artists can have greater access to reality; they can see patterns and details and connections that other people distracted by the blur of life, might miss. Just sharing that truth can be a very powerful thing.”
Jay Z

“The great artists of the world are never puritans, and seldom even ordinarily respectable.”
H.L Mencken

“…As an artist, you need the naysayers and the nonbelievers to add fuel to your creative fire.”
Ice T


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