Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sign of a Quote

Hand-picked quotes which accidentally reflect, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, the flavor of each zodiac sign:

What reason would grope for in vain, spontaneous impulse ofttimes achieves at a stroke, with light and pleasureful guidance.
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool.
--Katherine Whitehorn

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
--Anne Morrow Lindbergh

They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
--Princess Diana

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.
-- Henry Kissinger

Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
--Alvin Toffler

Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.
-- Laurence J. Peter

Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
--D. H. Lawrence

A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist.
-- Elbert Hubbard

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
-- Ambrose Bierce

The difficult and risky task of meeting and mastering the new, whether it be the settlement of new lands or the initiation of new ways of life,is not undertaken by the vanguard of society but by its rear. It is the misfits, failures, fugitives, outcasts and their like who are among the first to grapple with the new.
--Eric Hoffer

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
--Albert Einstein


Wisewebwoman said...

Very good post, T.
I think the comments are fsirly reflective of the signs and people I know. I had a giggle over Kissinger (oh, hateful man!)as I have that Leo habit of walking into a room and subliminally thinking, well here I am. Whereas most others walk in and think, oh there you are!
And I usually spot other Leos from a mile away, we nearly always have that heavy mane of thick hair. Even HK in younger years.

Twilight said...

Thanks WWW!

LOL! Well, as one with Sun in Aquarius, which is exactly opposite Leo in the zodiac, when I enter a room full of folks, I think "How do I get outta here as quickly as possible?" :-)

My personal favourite is the Taurus quote, by Katherine Whitehorn - a wonderful UK columnist of several years ago. :-)