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Copyright © 2014
by John Kremer

The Quotable Books Series ...

The Myriad Websters Dictionary

The Dictionary of the People, by the People,
and for the People


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(sample quotations from the book)

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success. — Helen Hayes, actress

Adults are obsolete children. — Dr. Seuss, children’s book author

To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don't want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt. — Madonna Circonne, singer

Discipline Definition

A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator. — Paul Valery, poet and critic

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business. — Dave Barry, humorist

Cowboy: Someone who can replace a uterine prolapse in a range cow in a three section pasture with nothing but a horse and a rope. — Baxter Black, cowboy poet

Dancing is losing yourself to the music. It's as if you're not conscious of anything else. It's as if you become the only one in the room. — Ally McBeal, character in Ally McBeal TV show

Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most. — anonymous

Endless loop: See loop, endless. — Stan Kelly-Bootle, author, The Computer Contradictionary

Faith is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen, and the conviction that it will happen, even though we cannot see it up ahead. — Saint Paul, Hebrews 1:11

A gaffe occurs not when a politician lies, but when he tells the truth. — Michael Kinsley, political commentator

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. — George Burns, comedian

Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac. — George Carlin, comedian

Jail: society's version of sending you to your room. — Joe Heuer, author, Daffynitions

Kissing is just pressing your lips to the sweet end of 66 feet of intestines. — Lewis Kiniski, character in Drew Carey TV show

There is a name for women who don’t fart. They are called liars. — Maya Rudolph, comedienne

Marriage is not merely sharing the fettucini, but sharing the burden of finding the fettucini restaurant in the first place. — Calvin Trillin, columnist

Osho quote on meditation

Meditation is a jump beyond life. It is not getting out of life. It is getting to the very center of life. — Osho

A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you are keeping. — Kenneth Tynan, movie critic

Old age: That time of life when one wishes there were some other way to start the day than by getting up. — Leonard Louis Levinson, author, Webster’s Unafraid Dictionary

Paradise is at the feet of your mother. — Qur’an

Humility and Pride definitions

Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right. — Ezra T. Benson

Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. — Ambrose Bierce, author, The Devil’s Dictionary

Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t deal with drugs. — Robin Williams, comedian and actor

School is a building that has four walls—with tomorrow inside. — Lon Watters

I believe talent is like electricity. We do not understand electricity. We use it. Electricity makes no judgment. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. I think talent is like that. I believe every person is born with talent. — Maya Angelou, poet

Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion. — Margaret Cho, comedienne, Margaret Cho's Weblog

Some meetings can't be put off. They're called vacations. — Four Points Hotels advertisement

A weapon is a device for making your enemy change his mind. — Lois McMaster Bujold, novelist, The Vor Game

The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy. — Alfred North Whitehead, mathematician and philosopher

Zero defects: The result of shutting down a production line. — Kelvin Throop III, The Management Dictionary


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