New quotes added January 22, 2013!
At long last I have a quotes page, for all my favourite quotes. I’ll regularly add more to it as time goes on, so please do check back every now and then. I plan for it to be a place where I only add the quotes that I truly love – that either move me, or that make me laugh, or make me think. Enjoy!
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde
“Man is a bird without wings, and a bird is a man without sorrow.” – Louis de Bernieres
“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams
“A melancholy-looking man, he had the appearance of one who has searched for the leak in life’s gas-pipe with a lighted candle.” – P. G. Wodehouse
“All I ask for is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.” – Spike Milligan
“You are who you are when nobody’s watching.” – Stephen Fry
“He was going to live forever, or die in the attempt.” – Joseph Heller
“Who discovered we could get milk from cows, and what did they think they were doing at the time?” – Billy Connolly
“You’re about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse-kicking contest.” – Rowan Atkinson
“I thought I’d begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.” – Spike Milligan
“Life is a waste of time, time is a waste of life, get wasted all the time and you’ll have the time of your life.” – Billy Connolly, quoting someone else who I forget.
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath
“When did you ever hear of a child not in need? ‘Oh that’s enough jam tart for me, I’ll just go now and clean the toilets.'” – Dylan Moran
“To say that Richard Mayhew was not very good at heights would be perfectly accurate, but would fail to give the full picture; it would be like describing the planet Jupiter as bigger than a duck.” – Neil Gaiman, from Neverwhere
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway
“I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.” – Steven Wright
“I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.” – Robert Frost