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Some Of My Favorite Quotes

October 15, 2011 4 comments

After doing all the Being Erica posts of Dr Tom quotes – see here for Season One, here for Season Two and here for Season Three – I thought I would share some of my own favorite quotes that I have heard or read throughout my life (not including the quotes from Being Erica as they have already been listed at the above linked posts). I am guessing that some of you will look at these quotes and will see them as somewhat telling about my feelings on a number of matters. I’ll also grant you that a bunch of these are quotes aren’t from ‘real people’ but rather from movies or TV shows. Some may say that invalidates them but I say why does a quote have to be from a real person to resonate? Someone wrote those lines for those characters, so in my mind the quote is just as powerful. In fact, a lot of the quotes which are attributed to real people are not off-the-cuff remarks but were, as well, prewritten.

Thomas Jefferson portrait by Thomas Sully via

  • “That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • “Trust, but verify.” ~ Russian proverb regularly quoted by Ronald Reagan. In Russian it is – “Doveryai, no proveryai” and in cyrillic it is: Доверяй, но проверяй
  • Nick Naylor: “Jeff, when do you sleep?”

Jeff Megall: “Sunday.” ~ ‘Thank You For SmokingRead more…

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