Qumsical Quotations

Need a quotation or two to throw out to friends and adversaries? Want to seem cerebral, etherial, and just plain smart?  Here are a few bones to throw to your closest friends and snottiest enemies:


Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.  Cathy Guisewrite, Cartoonist

Humor is just another defense against the universe.   Mel Brooks, comedian, producer, actor

The hardest years in life are those between 10 and 70.    Helen Hayes, actress

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.   Socrates, philosopher  

A word to the wise ain’t necessary — it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.  Bill Cosby, actor, comedian

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.  Aristotle, philosopher

I will never be old. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.  Francis Bacon, statesman, philosopher

Let us read and let us dance — two amusements that will never do harm to the world. Voltaire, writer

Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce. Lord Byron, writer

There is no art without intoxication. But I mean a mad intoxication!  Let reason teeter! Delirium! Plunged in burning dementia! Art is the most enrapturing orgy within man’s reach….Art must make you laught a little and make you a little afraid. Anything as long as it doesn’t bore.  Jean Dubuffet, artist

If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?  Robin Williams, Actor

Middle age is when you still believe you’ll feel better in the morning.  Bob Hope, Actor

An intellectual is a person whose mind watches itself.  Albert Camus, Playwright

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. Albert Einstein, Scientist

And my favorite:

Nobody likes a clown at midnight.  Stephen King, writer


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