Silly quotes

  • This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated, if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Silly #Writing #Stuff

  • Well, fancy giving money to the Government! Might as well have put it down the drain. Fancy giving money to the Government! Nobody will see the stuff again. Well, they've not idea what money's for- Ten to one they'll start another war. I've heard a lot of silly things, but, Lor'! Fancy giving money to the Government!
    -- A. P. Herbert

    #Money #War #Silly

  • We just watch anything speed by. To stop and really ponder what a product label says, or the tagline on a TV commercial, might be inherently silly. Those are things that are almost designed to be thrown away.
    -- Aaron Belz

    #Silly #Watches #Labels

  • I think the talent is there to get to Super Bowl 5.
    -- Aaron Rodgers

    #Silly #Thinking #Nfl

  • I knew all the time I was going to get through the war. It was completely irrational, a silly idea, but I was not going to lie down and get myself killed. I was going to get out of it.
    -- Abraham Pais

    #War #Lying #Silly

  • I don't want to speak for my movies; you could say my movies are just completely silly and dumb, but in the case of 'Idiocracy' and 'Borat,' without a doubt there is a really subversive and sophisticated assault on American culture.
    -- Adam McKay

    #Silly #Dumb #Doubt

  • Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool
    -- Aesop

    #Silly #Clothes #May

  • I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes.
    -- Al McGuire

    #Sports #Country #Silly

  • It's very hard to respect people on holiday - everybody looks so silly at the beach, it makes you hate humanity - but when you see people at their work they elicit respect, whether it's a mechanic, a stonemason or an accountant.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Beach #Hate #Silly

  • I think it's like everything else; one shouldn't dig too deeply. It's silly to say that with a journalist, but sometimes there is not a truth to be found.
    -- Alan Price

    #Stupid #Silly #Thinking

  • People will insist on treating the mons Veneris as though it were Mount Everest. Too silly!
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Silly #People #Lust

  • The few love affairs which had come my way had been rather silly and sordid. They had not revealed the possibilities of love; in fact I had thought it a somewhat overrated pleasure, a brief and brutal blindness with boredom and disgust hard on its heels.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Silly #Boredom #Way

  • There are moments in life when it is all turned inside out--what is real becomes unreal, what is unreal becomes tangible, and all your levelheaded efforts to keep a tight ontological control are rendered silly and indulgent.
    -- Aleksandar Hemon

    #Real #Silly #Effort

  • Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Loyalty #Dog #Silly

  • It is always the silly things that remind me
    -- Alexandra Potter


  • I am a hopeless romantic. A silly, ridiculous, foolish romantic. I live in a fantasy land. I need to get real. And now, for the first time, I want to get real. I want a real relationship with a real man in the real world–-with all the real problems, faults, and whatever comes with it.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Real #Silly #Men

  • If you make a habit of sincere prayer, your life will be very noticeably and profoundly altered. Prayer stamps with its indelible mark our actions and demeanor. A tranquillity of bearing, a facial and bodily repose, are observed in those whose inner lives are thus enriched. Within the depths of consciousness a flame kindles. And man sees himself. He discovers his selfishness, his silly pride, his fears, his greeds, his blunders. He develops a sense of moral obligation, intellectual humility. Thus begins a journey of the soul toward the realm of grace...
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Prayer #Selfish #Silly

  • Most science fiction, quite frankly, is silly nonsense.
    -- Alfred Bester

    #Silly #Fiction #Nonsense

  • The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Silly #Innovation #Development

  • Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise. "Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much closer to the truth. The basis of growth of modern invention is science, and science is almost wholly the outgrowth of pleasurable intellectual curiosity.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Mother #Silly #Exercise

  • While friends and lovers mourn your silly grave, I have other uses for you, darling. I love the dead.
    -- Alice Cooper

    #Silly #Use #Lovers

  • We turned onto the last landing. Going out with this guy, I thought, would involve a lot of silly laughter, some wit--the buzz of his whispered wisecracks in my ear. But there would be as well his willingness to reveal, or more his inability to conceal, that he had been silently rehearsing my name as he climbed the stairs behind me. There would be his willingness to bestow upon me the power to reassure him. He would trust me with his happiness.
    -- Alice McDermott

    #Laughter #Silly #Names

  • When you're offered things, it makes it so much easier to be indecisive. And it's silly because you can pass on some really amazing things.
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #Silly #Indecisive #Easier

  • If I can't practice, I can't practice. It is as simple as that. I ain't about that at all. It's easy to sum it up if you're just talking about practice. We're sitting here, and I'm supposed to be the franchise player, and we're talking about practice. I mean listen, we're sitting here talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we're talking about practice. Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it's my last, but we're talking about practice man. How silly is that?
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Silly #Mean #Simple

  • Do you want to hold it?' she asked, dangling the padded envelope in front of Hale with two fingers. 'No.' 'Do you want to touch it and kiss it and wear it around your neck?' 'Don't be silly,' he told her. 'Everyone knows green isn't my color.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Silly #Kissing #Color

  • It's a silly thing, but I like to understand people through their obsessions.
    -- Amber Dermont

    #Silly #People #Obsession

  • This is war: Boys flung into a breach Like shoveled earth; And old men, Broken, Driving rapidly before crowds of people In a glitter of silly decorations. Behind the boys And the old men, Life weeps, And shreds her garments To the blowing winds.
    -- Amy Lowell

    #War #Silly #Men

  • There's power in looking silly and not caring that you do.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Hilarious #Silly #Caring

  • You just have to let yourself go and not be worried about what other people are going to say or the things that might come out...Just jump right in full force and be as silly and stupid and adolescent and introspective as you want to be.
    -- Amy Ray

    #Stupid #Silly #People

  • My little brother Paul. He owns his own floor sanding business called Silly P Hardwood Floors and hes really good.
    -- Amy Sedaris

    #Brother #Silly #Littles

  • Exercise your imagination muscle! How many uses can you come up with for a flowerpot? Write down your answers. But don't write them in this book. Grab a separate sheet of paper. I didn't spend two and a half weeks writing a book just so you could mark up the pages with your silly ideas for things you can do with a flowerpot. When it comes down to it, what's wrong with a flowerpot not being a flowerpot? Why is nothing ever good enough for you?
    -- Amy Sedaris

    #Silly #Book #Writing

  • Girl power in my mind is to let girls be exactly what they are. Let them be angry. Let them be resentful. And rebellious. Let them be hard and soft and loving and sad and silly. Let them be wrong. Let them be right. Let them be everything. because, they are everything.
    -- Amy Sherman-Palladino

    #Girl #Silly #Mind

  • My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don't think too much further than that. And so what you've got to do is you've got to curtail that type of behavior. They don't know any better.
    -- Andre Bauer

    #Children #Silly #Grandmother

  • I had six silly tattoos done when I was young and I bitterly regret them. I've thought about laser surgery, but that leaves a scar, so I'm just leaving them.
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Tattoo #Regret #Silly

  • A game: say something. Close your eyes and say something. Anything, a number, a name. Like this (she closes her eyes): Two, two what? Two women. What do they look like? Wearing black. Where are they? In a park. . . . And then, what are they doing? Try it, it's so easy, why don't you want to play? You know, that's how I talk to myself when I'm alone, I tell myself all kinds of stories. And not only silly stories: actually, I live this way altogether.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Silly #Eye #Wearing Black

  • Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Stupid #Silly #Men

  • To think the needle is going to protect you is as silly as thinking that drugs will make you healthy.
    -- Andrew Saul

    #Silly #Thinking #Drug

  • The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Inspirational #Dog #Silly

  • Oh dear," said Sarah anxiously, "I do wish he wouldn't do these silly things." I'm sure we all wish that, Sarah," said Marcia sternly. "But unfortunately he has progressed rather further than the silly stage. Evil-minded-scheming stage is more what I would call it.
    -- Angie Sage

    #Silly #Evil #Wish

  • It's just rock and roll. A lot of times we get criticized for it. A lot of music papers come out with: 'When are they going to stop playing these three chords?' If you believe you shouldn't play just three chords it's pretty silly on their part. To us, the simpler a song is, the better, 'cause it's more in line with what the person on the street is.
    -- Angus Young

    #Song #Believe #Silly

  • If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Silly #Worry #President

  • We need to execute people like (John Walker Lindh) in order to physically intimidate liberals.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Silly #Order #People

  • Confidence is a static state. Determination is active. Determination allows for doubt and for humility - both of which are critical in the world today. There is so much that we don’t know, and so much that we know we don’t know. To be overly confident or without doubt seems silly to me. Determination, on the other hand, is a commitment to win, a commitment to fight the good fight.
    -- Anna Deavere Smith

    #Determination #Silly #Humility

  • You can relax more when you're playing a silly character than when you're playing a really rigid character. But to be fair, I think George Clooney is a bigger teenager than any of the 'Twilight' cast. He's the guy throwing a football at your head and then hiding around the corner, pretending it wasn't him!
    -- Anna Kendrick

    #Football #Teenager #Silly

  • Heaven is going to be a vast, colorful tapestry of living things. God is a God of life....Does this seem too childish and silly to believe? I certainly hope so, because that's a sure sign that it's true.
    -- Anthony DeStefano

    #Spiritual #Believe #Silly

  • I'm not always a heartbroken guy. I like to laugh, act silly, dance. There are so many more colors to me. I really can be fun.
    -- Anthony Hamilton

    #Heartbroken #Fun #Silly

  • I do dark [humor]. I like people who are silly and weird and people who are surprising and good at what they do.
    -- Anthony Jeselnik

    #Silly #Dark #People

  • Do silly things. Foolishness is a great deal more vital and healthy than our straining and striving after a meaningful life.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Meaningful #Silly #Healthy

  • A naive man is nothing better than a fool. But you women contrive to be naive in such a way that in you it seems sweet, and gentle, and proper, and not as silly as it really is.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Sweet #Silly #Men

  • It’s too bad that stupidity isn’t painful.
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Silly #Cynical #Stupidity

  • I even accept for the sake of argument that sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged.
    -- Antonin Scalia

    #Silly #Sake #Conservative

  • Why is an actor's unintentional giggling called a 'corpse'? It seems to me quite the opposite. It proves that he's very much alive, and can still tell how silly this all is: him dressed up as someone else speaking words written by a third party.
    -- Antony Sher

    #Party #Silly #Opposites

  • Parents impose their own limited concepts on their children, often ignoring their temperaments, special needs, and abilities. Your parents and teachers may have mistakenly ignored your strengths or may not have encouraged you to develop them. You can discover your basic capacities by experimenting with things that you always wanted to do. Don't be discouraged by notions that seem "silly" or "foolish" or "not you." Do it! Who knows what will happen?
    -- Ari Kiev

    #Teacher #Children #Silly

  • It's silly to work hard the whole week and then spoil it by not preparing properly before the game.
    -- Arsene Wenger

    #Stupid #Silly #Hard Work

  • It was a dangerous profession I had chosen ... because no one likes a funny kid. In fact, adults are scared silly of them and tend to warn children who act out that they are going to wind up in prison or worse. It is only when you grow up that they pay you vast sums of money to make them laugh.
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Children #Growing Up #Silly

  • The tendency to superstitions should be counteracted from the earliest age; or rather steps should be taken to protect the mind of the child from superstitions imposed upon it by ignorant nurses or silly mothers.
    -- Arthur Alfred Lynch

    #Mother #Children #Silly

  • The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Silly #Adventure #Noble

  • Of all ghosts the ghosts of our old loves are the worst.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Silly #Literature #Old Love

  • Jealousy is a strange transformer of characters.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Silly #Character #Strange

  • Hopes are like hair ornaments. Girls want to wear too many of them. When they become old women they look silly wearing even one.
    -- Arthur Golden

    #Girl #Stupid #Silly

  • Snobbery is not merely a silly human weakness but something basic in the mentality of modern man-a symptom which reflects the general sickness, the dislocation of social and cultural values in contemporary civilization.
    -- Arthur Koestler

    #Silly #Men #Civilization

  • Now, everybody, I suppose, is aware that in recent years the silly business of divination by dreams has ceased to be a joke and has become a very serious science.
    -- Arthur Machen

    #Dream #Silly #Years

  • ...these poets here, you see, they are not of this world:let them live their strange life; let them be cold and hungry, let them run, love and sing: they are as rich as Jacques Coeur, all these silly children, for they have their souls full of rhymes, rhymes which laugh and cry, which make us laugh or cry: Let them live: God blesses all the merciful: and the world blesses the poets.
    -- Arthur Rimbaud

    #Running #Children #Silly

  • The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Stupid #Silly #Doctors

  • I like to do chill things on dates. I think it would be fun to go to the zoo. I know it's really weird and random, but I love animals. It'd be like a day of doing silly things, while enjoying nature.
    -- Ashlee Simpson

    #Zoos #Fun #Silly

  • If Terri was upset about how silly she would look, her mother was completely undone. Seems she wanted Terri in her full natural bloom, not with any blooming flower.
    -- Audrey Meadows

    #Mother #Flower #Silly

  • I skate all the time, but it's silly for me to do contests when MTV is giving me a boatload of money.
    -- Bam Margera

    #Silly #Mtv #Giving

  • I know that campaigns can seem small, and even silly. Trivial things become big distractions. Serious issues become sound bites. And the truth gets buried under an avalanche of money and advertising. If you're sick of hearing me approve this message, believe me - so am I.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Believe #Silly #Issues

  • I just like doing silly girly things. If I wrap a gift, I like to use specials ribbon and hot glue, silk flowers and things.
    -- Barbara Mandrell

    #Girly #Flower #Silly

  • Human beings are not comparable. You can't compare us any more than you can compare roses and oranges, or mountains and the sea. You might prefer living by the sea to living in the mountains. You certainly like some people better than you like others. Preferences are perfectly valid...they're just your style asserting itself again. But you'd feel pretty silly saying 'The sea is better than the mountains.' It's every bit as silly to go around saying 'I'm better than Mary, but Joe is better than me.'
    -- Barbara Sher

    #Silly #Self Worth #Sea

  • What unhappy beings men are! They constantly waver between false hopes and silly fears, and instead of relying on reason they create monsters to frighten themselves with, and phantoms which lead them astray.
    -- Baron de Montesquieu

    #Fear #Silly #Men

  • Maurice was a silly man. Maurice liked being silly.
    -- Barry Gibb

    #Silly #Men #Being Silly

  • Our doom is, to be sifted by the wind, heaped up, smoothed down like silly sands. We are less permanent than thought.
    -- Basil Bunting

    #Silly #Wind #Sand

  • Yes, OK, farty is a silly word. I wish I'd never used it. I'm 34. Perhaps it was a word for my 20s.
    -- Ben Elton

    #Silly #Wish #Used

  • When I seemed to be irritable or sad, my father would quote the learned Dr. Knight, and then say, 'Just go to sleep.' Like all smart aleck kids, I thought the advice was silly. But as I've grown older, I've realized just how smart Knight was.
    -- Ben Stein

    #Smart #Father #Silly

  • I wanted to be funny for people who didn't care about fashion at all, to just to kind of exist as a silly character.
    -- Ben Stiller

    #Funny #Fashion #Silly

  • We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Work #Stupid #Silly

  • From the state of the Uncarved Block comes the ability to enjoy the simple and the quiet, the natural and the plain. Along with that comes the ability to do things spontaneously and have them work, odd as that may appear to others at times. As Piglet put it in Winnie-the-Pooh, "Pooh hasn't much Brain, but he never comes to any harm. He does silly things and they turn out right."
    -- Benjamin Hoff

    #Block #Silly #Simple

  • What a vast Traffick is drove, what a variety of Labour is performed in the World to the Maintenance of Thousands of Families that altogether depend on two silly if not odious Customs; the taking of Snuff and smoking of Tobacco; both which it is certain do infinitely more hurt than good to those that are addicted to them!
    -- Bernard de Mandeville

    #Hurt #Silly #Two

  • If Courtezans and Strumpets were to be prosecuted with as much Rigour as some silly People would have it, what Locks or Bars would be sufficient to preserve the Honour of our Wives and Daughters?
    -- Bernard de Mandeville

    #Daughter #Silly #People

  • I have a mind like a steel trap. Stuff gets in there and WHAM! it never gets back out again.
    -- Bill Austin

    #Funny #Crazy #Silly

  • I keep bumping into that silly quotation attributed to me that says 640K of memory is enough. There's never a citation; the quotation just floats like a rumor, repeated again and again.
    -- Bill Gates

    #Memories #Silly #Rumor

  • I don't say that I'm an atheist. I don't like that term, because I think it mirrors the certitude of religion. I say I don't know. And if you don't know - and you don't - just man up and say you don't know. Don't turn to silly stories and ancient myths.
    -- Bill Maher

    #Atheist #Silly #Men

  • It's a silly fool who thinks killing an animal with one tool is different than killing him with another.
    -- Bill Smith

    #Silly #Animal #Thinking

  • A silly row which got out of hand.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Silly #Hands #Argument

  • How comes it that a cripple does not offend us, but a fool does? Because a cripple recognizes that we walk straight, whereas a fool declares that it is we who are silly; if it were not so, we should feel pity and not anger.
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Silly #Insanity #Fool

  • Silly me. Mr. Butterfingers
    -- Bo Dallas

    #Silly #Wwe

  • If you're looking to get silly, you better go back to from where you came. because the cops don't need you and man they expect the same.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Silly #Men #Needs

  • I get upset over a bad shot just like anyone else. But it's silly to let the game get to you. When I miss a shot I just think what a beautiful day it is. And what pure fresh air I'm breathing. Then I take a deep breath. I have to do that. That's what gives me the strength to break the club.
    -- Bob Hope

    #Beautiful #Silly #Golf

  • Don't be silly and don't waste your time.
    -- Bob Newhart

    #Silly #Waste #Being Silly

  • People like to pigeonhole and say, Well, I'm a Washington insider, and you know, that's quite silly. What does that even mean?
    -- Bob Woodward

    #Silly #Mean #People

  • I don't go see big, silly movies. I like small things about regular folks, you know?
    -- Bobby Cannavale

    #Silly #Bigs #Folks

  • Doesn't it show us all that we are silly little boys or fatuous ***** to think that we can play golf without making a lot of bad shots?
    -- Bobby Jones

    #Silly #Golf #Boys

  • Me, Billy Crystal and John Goodman hang out non-stop, and all we do is silly voices. We hang out in a little closet and do voices together.
    -- Bobby Moynihan

    #Silly #Voice #Together

  • We didn't underestimate them. They were just a lot better than we thought.
    -- Bobby Robson

    #Funny #Silly #Underestimate

  • Celebrity is ridiculous and silly and it's mad that people like me are listened to - you know, rap stars and movie stars.
    -- Bono

    #Stars #Rap #Silly

  • Nobody has a good name in a bad mouth. Nobody has a good name in a silly mouth either.
    -- Booth Tarkington

    #Silly #Names #Mouths

  • Its silly to say it about a tennis player, but Im an unbelievable hero in Germany. And Germany needs heroes more than any place.
    -- Boris Becker

    #Silly #Hero #Player

  • I call him Alshon. He calls me Demaryius Thomas.
    -- Brandon Marshall

    #Silly #Nfl #Call Me

  • Pick-a-lock, Pick-a-lock, you'll regret the day, When you took a mouse thief and locked him away, Silly cat, look at that, it's two for one, A thief and a warrior, by dawn will be gone.
    -- Brian Jacques

    #Regret #Silly #Cat