Quotes – R

Quotes Collection R – (author’s first name initial)

 

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“I want to buy a catapult and only launch cows from it. The animal rights people wouldn’t like it very much, but I’m not too worried because I don’t think they’d mess with a guy who’s got a catapult.”

R.M. Weiner

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“Sometimes when it’s raining really, really hard outside and I’m inside, I want to find the guy who invented buildings and give him a big kiss. Not a big wet kiss, though, because that would defeat the purpose.”

R.M. Weiner

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“Everyone should have a Freed…they just shouldn’t feed them after midnight.”

Rachel Duncan

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“Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime. Hit a man with a fish — now THAT’S comedy.”

Ralph Tetta

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“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“I look on that man as happy, who, when there is question of success, looks into his work for a reply.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“It is long ere we discover how rich we are. Our history, we are sure, is quite tame: we have nothing to write, nothing to infer. But our wiser years still run back to the despised recollections of childhood, and always we are fishing up some wonderful article out of that pond; until, by and by, we begin to suspect that the biography of the one foolish person we know is, in reality, nothing less than the miniature paraphrase of the hundred volumes of the Universal History.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Let us, if we must have great actions, make our own so. All action is of infinite elasticity, and the least admits of being inflated with celestial air, until it eclipses the sun and moon.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. Many will read the book before one thinks of quoting a passage. As soon as he has done this, that line will be quoted east and west.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Self-sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“The angels are so enamoured of the language that is spoken in heaven, that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether there be any who understand it or not.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“The intellectual man requires a fine bait; the sots are easily amused. But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennui s, vanish, all duties even.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“The most advanced nations are always those who navigate the most.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“To be great is to be misunderstood.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“What I must do is all that concerns me. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Who can guess how much industry and providence and affection we have caught from the pantomime of brutes?”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“As long as you’re green, you’re growing; as soon as you’re ripe you start to rot.”

Ray Kroc

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“If hindsight is 20/20, does that make Heinz-sight 57/57?”

Rebecca Martz

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“Pay attention, because you know you’ll have to pay either way.”

Reel Big Fish, “Down In Flames”

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“You never listen, but I know that’s what you think that you do.”

Reel Big Fish, “Down In Flames”

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“Everybody does it, why don’t you? Everybody does it, maybe you should too, ’cause you don’t want to be left out… You wanna be cool!”

Reel Big Fish, Trendy

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“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”

Reginald B. Mansell

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“If I had a nickel for every time I said, ‘If I had a dollar for every time…’, I could increase profits by about 5%.”

Rob Ahnemann

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“But hey, with the Freed Guarantee(tm) my worries are over. I wish warranties were this easy.”

Rob Szewczyk

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“If you’ve never seen a Freed carry a defender into the endzone, well then… you haven’t seen a Freed.”

Rob Szewczyk

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“One of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that, lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C programs.”

Robert Firth

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“Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.”

Robert Green Ingersoll

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“Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down.  And this is all life really means.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

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“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

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“Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure… it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.”

Robert Schuller

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“Anyone can make a mistake. A fool insists on repeating it.”

Robertine Mayhard

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“Before opening an envelope for best supporting actress, I feel like Adam when he said to Eve, `Back up, I don’t know how big this gets.”

Robin Williams

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“But only in their dreams can men be truly free It was always thus and always thus will be.”

Robin Williams

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“Cocaine is God’s way of saying you’re making too much money.”

Robin Williams

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“Do you think God gets stoned? I think so… look at the platypus.”

Robin Williams

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“God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.”

Robin Williams

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“If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?”

Robin Williams

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“I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.”

Robin Williams

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“In England, if you commit a crime, the police don’t have a gun and you don’t have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say Stop, or I’ll say stop again.”

Robin Williams

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“My God. We’ve had cloning in the South for years. It’s called cousins.”

Robin Williams

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“Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose.”

Robin Williams

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“Politics: ‘Poli’ a Latin word meaning ‘many’; and tics meaning ‘bloodsucking creatures’.”

Robin Williams

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“You could talk about same-sex marriage, but people who have been married (say) ‘It’s the same sex all the time.”

Robin Williams

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“You’ll notice that Bush never speaks when Cheiney is drinking water, check that shit out.”

Robin Williams

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“You’ll notice that Nancy Reagan never drinks water when Ronnie speaks.”

Robin Williams

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“If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Romans 8:31 (NIV)

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“My fellow Americans, I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”

Ronald Reagan

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“If I go and show them my girly arms, will they still make me register for the draft?”

Russell Noland

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“Let the woman into paradise, she’ll bring her cow along.”

Russian proverb

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