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'All human actions have one of these seven causes: 
chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion and desire. 
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.'


Aristotle (philosopher, 384 BC, Greece)



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'There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.'
Douglas Adams (author and musician, 1952, England)

'True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.'
-Joseph Addison (essayist, poet, 1672, England)

'A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.'
-Herm Albright (painter, 1876, Germany)

'But in Japan, there's nothing like that, since the temple is made of wood. The divine spirit inside the building is eternal, so the enclosure doesn't have to be.'
-Tadao Ando (architect, 1941, Japan)

'If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness.'
-Tadao Ando (architect, 1941, Japan)

'All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion and desire. All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.'
-Aristotle (philosopher, 384 BC, Greece)

'Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.'
-Marcus Aurelius (Roman emperor, 121, Rome)


'Read not to contradict and confute, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.'
-Sir Francis Bacon (philosopher, 1561, England)

'Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.'
- Francis Bacon (philosopher, 1561, England)

'A sympathetic Scot summed it all up very neatly in the remark, "You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing." '
-Sir Arnold Bax (composer and poet, 1883, Ireland)

'Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?'
-Edgar Bergen (actor, 1903, America)

'I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here.'
-Stephen Bishop (singer, guitarist, 1951, America)

'Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.'
-Bertolt Brecht (playwright, 1898, Germany)

'Don't tell me peace has broken out.'
-Bertolt Brecht (playwright, 1898, Germany)

'He is a self-made man, and worships his creator.'
-John Bright (statesman, 1811, England)

'A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.'
-William S. Burroughs (novelist, philosopher, painter, 1914, America)


'The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
-Thomas Carlyle (historian and essayist, 1795, Scotland)

'He has all the virtues I dislike, and none of the vices I admire.'
-Winston Churchill (statesman, 1874, England)

George Bernard Shaw said to Winston Churchill: 'I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend... if you have one.'
Churchill's response: 'Cannot possibly attend first night; will attend second, if there is one.'

Lady Astor once remarked to Winston Churchill at a dinner party, 'Winston, if you were my husband, I would poison your coffee!'
To which Winston replied, 'Madam if I were your husband, I would drink it.'

'There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.'
-Winston Churchill (statesman, 1874, England)

'The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.'
-Marcus Tullius Cicero (Roman lawyer, writer, scholar and statesman, 106 BC)

'If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn'tlead anywhere.'
-Frank A. Clark (author?)

'Art is science made clear.'
-Jean Cocteau (poet, novelist, designer, ..., 1889, France)

'Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.'
-Jean Cocteau (poet, novelist, designer, ...1889, France)

'Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.'  
-Le Corbusier (architect, 1887, Swiss)

'Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.'
-E. Joseph Cossman (author?)


'I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.'
-Clarence Darrow (lawyer, 1857, America)

'The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it.'
-Doris Day (singer, actress, 1924, America)

'Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.'
Mark van Doren (poet and critic, 1894, America)

'I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world.'
-Georges Duhamel (author, 1884, France)


'Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.'
-Mahatma Gandhi (political and spiritual leader, 1869, India)

'Hate the sin, love the sinner.'
-Mahatma Gandhi (political and spiritual leader, 1869, India)

'Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.'
-Antonio Gaudi (architect, 1852, Spain)

'One way or the other, if you want to find reasons why you shouldn't keep on, you'll find 'em. The obstacles are all there; there are a million of 'em.'
-Benny Goodman (musician, 1909, America)

'Specialists are people who always repeat the same mistakes.'
-Walter Gropius (architect, 1883, Germany)


'As I grow older , I regret to say that a detestable habit of thinking seems to be getting a hold of me.'
-H. Rider Haggard (writer, 1856, England)

'Our opponents maintain that we are confronted with insurmountable political obstacles, but that may be said of the smallest obstacle if one has no desire to surmount it.'
-Theodor Herzl (journalist, 1860, Hungaria)

'When we dream alone it is only a dream, but when many dream together it is the beginning of a new reality.'
-Friedensreich Hundertwasser (architect, 1928, Austria)


'But inspiration? - That's when you come home from abroad and are asked: Well, have you found inspiration? - and fortunately you haven't. But the impressions sink in, of course, and may emerge later: None of us has invented the house; that was done many thousands of years ago.'
-Arne Jacobsen (architect, 1902, Danmark)

'If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.'
-Arne Jacobsen (architect, 1902, Danmark)

'Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.'
-Thomas Jones (???)


'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 (writer, 1885 - 1930)


'I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.'
-Groucho Marx (comedian, filmstar, 1890, America)

'All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.'
-H. L. Mencken (journalist, 1890, America)

'A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.'
-Wilson Mizner (playwright, 1876, America)


'You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.'
-Jawaharlal Nehru ( first prime minister of India,1889)

'The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.'
-Dorothy Nevill (writer, 1826, England)

'People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.'
-Joseph F. Newton (...)

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'My advisers built a wall between myself and my people. I didn't realize what was happening. When I woke up, I had lost my people.'
-Mohammed Reza Pahlavi (Shah of Iran, 1919)

'I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good.'
-Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (architect, 1886, America)

'The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy.'
Jim Rohn (businessman, 1930, America)

'I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.'
-Rita Rudner (dancer, 1956, America)

'One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.'http://www.quotationspage.com/icon_blank.gif
-Bertrand Russell (philosopher, 1872, England)

'We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.'
-Bertrand Russell (philosopher, 1872, England)



'Wisdom never kicks at the iron walls it can't bring down.'
Olive Schreiner (author, 1855, South Africa)

'Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.'
-Charles M. Schulz (cartoonist, 1922, America)

'Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.'
-Marsha Sinetar (writer, American)

'One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.'
-Sophocles (playwright, about 496 BC, Greece)

'Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.'
-Rex Stout (writer, 1886, America)


'When I die, I want to die like my grandfather -- who died peacefully in his sleep; not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.'
-author Unkn

'Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else.'
-author Unknown


'His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.'
-Mae West (actress, 1893, America)

'The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.'
-E. B. White (author, poet,1899, America)

'I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.'
-Oscar Wilde  (playwright, novelist, poet, 1854, Ireland)

'The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated.'
-Oscar Wilde (playwright, novelist, poet, 1854, Ireland)

'He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.'
-Oscar Wilde (playwright, novelist, poet, 1854, Ireland)

'Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.'
-Oscar Wilde (playwright, novelist, poet, 1854, Ireland)


Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.'
-Frank Zappa (composer, musician, 1940, America)

Frank Zappa, 1977



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Quotations: Who said it?

Who said it??? A mixture of movie lines and quotes. Guess who said so.
You can find the answers below...

Who said.......

1) "Feed your head."

2) "Mankind is so necessarily mad, that to be otherwise would just be another kind of  madness."

3) "So there it was. Somewhere in the night, a Manhattan book editor was prowling the streets
of Pittsburgh; best-selling author at his side, dead dog in his trunk.


4) "What we have here, is failure to communicate"

5) "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria."

6)"I love the smell of napalm in the morning"

7) "You make me want to be a better man."
Poets, authors a.o.

8) ''I am his highness' dog at Kew; pray tell me sir, whose dog are you?''

9) Lady - "Sir, you're drunk!"
    Gentleman - "Yes, madam, I am. But you're ugly, and in the morning I shall be sober."

10) "Anyone who hates dogs and kids can't be all bad."

11) "I could not love thee, dear, so much, loved I not Honour more."

12) "Either that wallpaper goes, or I do"


13) Party guest: "I finally had an orgasm, and my doctor said it was the wrong kind."
Isaac Davis: You had the wrong kind? I've never had the wrong kind, ever. My worst one  was
right on the money."

14) I've seen more intelligent creatures than you swimming at the bottom of ponds! I've seen
better organised creatures than you running "round farmyards with their heads cut off!"

15) ... and as they both sink beneath the waves, the frog cries out, "Why did you sting
me, Mr.Scorpion? For now we both will drown!" Scorpion replies, "I can't help it. It's in my nature!"

16) "The Oriental woman: When she's good, she's very very very good. But when she's
bad, she's Christian!"

Authors, scientists a.o.

17) 'It's not about winning or losing. It's about passion.'

18) 'A building has integrity, just like a man. And just as seldom.'

19) 'In times of peace prepare for war.'

20) 'I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.'      

           (For answers click here)


21) "Outside it is windy, but inside it is so hot, every night we have ze battle to keep the girls
from taking off all their clothing. So don't go away, who knows? Tonight we may lose the battle!"

22) "Did you ever wake up sober after a one night stand, and the person you're next to is lying on your arm, and they're so ugly, you'd rather chew off your arm then risk waking 'em? That's coyote ugly."

23) "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."

24) "Do you think God knew what He was doing when He created woman? Huh? No shit. I
really wanna know. Or do you think it was another one of His minor mistakes like tidal waves, earthquakes, FLOODS? You think women are like that? S'matter? You don't think God makes mistakes? Of course He does. We ALL make mistakes. Of course, when WE
make mistakes they call it evil.
When GOD makes mistakes, they call it... nature. So whaddya think?
Women... a mistake... or DID HE DO IT TO US ON PURPOSE?"

Comedians and authors

25)"When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me."

26) "Only Lawyers and mental defectives are automatically exempt for jury duty." 

27) "Revenge is a dish best served cold."

28) "I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them."


29) "They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."


30) "Nothing endures but change."


31) "We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves."


32) "There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."

33) "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

34) "I was neurotic for years. I was anxious and depressed and selfish. Everyone kept
telling me to change. I resented them and I agreed with them, and I wanted to change,
but simply couldn't, no matter how hard I tried. Then one day someone said to me,
"Don't change. I love you just as you are." Those words were music to my ears: "Don't change, Don't change. Don't change . . . I love you as you are." I relaxed.
I came alive.
And suddenly I changed!"

Philosophers, but for one...

35) "I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong."
36) "Women need a reason to have sex; men just need a place."
37) "In heaven, all the interesting people are missing."

38) "A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner."

39) "I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean."

40) "I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from
some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree. A man who sees a gourd
and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people."

          (For answers click here)


41) "And, in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."

"You know the Queen of Hearts is always your best bet."

43) "I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints."

44) "Time can never mend the careless whispers of a good friend.
 To the heart and mind ignorance is kind."


45) "In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman."

46) "Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise

47) "Today, the L.A. Times accused Arnold Schwarzenegger of groping six women.
I'm telling ya, this guy is presidential material."

48) "My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse, or a politician. And
to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference."

49) "It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't
give it up because by that time I was too famous."

Love and strength

50) "Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”  

51) "Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

52) "Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then.”

53) "Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

54) "What does not kill me makes me stronger.”

55) “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.”

Love and friendship

56) "Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life."  

57) "Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."

58) "Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it."

59) "A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg, even though he knows that you are slightly cracked."

60) "A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same."

          (For answers click here)


61) "If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut."

62) "To follow, without halt, one aim: There's the secret of success."

63) "Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings."

64) "Why be a man when you can be a success?"

65) "What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."

More 'success'

66) "There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way."

67) "Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his."

68) "There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?"

69) "Eighty percent of success is showing up."


70) "Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings."

71) "To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered."

72) "My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six
months more."

73) "Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for."

74) "Can we actually "know" the universe? My God, it's hard enough finding your way around Chinatown."


75) "A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, especially to a psychologist."

76) "Authority is not a quality one person "has," in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him."

77) "A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them."

78) "Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice."

79) "All love is original, no matter how many other people have loved before."

          (For answers click here)



80) Dying is something we human beings do continuously, not just at the end of our physical lives on this earth.

81) But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.

82) A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.

83) Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.


84) A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.

85) To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.

86) I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.

87) Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.

88) All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.

89) There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.


90) A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror.

91) We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.

92) But the cure for most obstacles is, be decisive.

93) So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.

94) You shall always find what you created in your mind, for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good.


95) "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it."

96) "Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn."

97) "Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship."

98) "If you are going through hell, keep going."

99) "God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh."

Three quotes from one film. Which one?

100) Has the fact that you're completely psycho managed to escape your attention?

101) Are you asking me out? That's so cute! What's your name again?

102) You're 18, you don't know what you want. And you won't know what you want 'til you're 45, and even if you get it, you'll be too old to use it!

(For answers click here)

Three quotes from one film. Which one?

103) When it comes to the safety of these people, there's me and then there's God, understand?

104) It's not easy being a cast-iron bitch. It takes discipline, years of training... A lot of people don't appreciate that.

105) I know how alone you feel... alone in all that cold blackness... but I'm there in the dark with you. Oh, Bud you're not alone. You remember that time, you were pretty drunk, you probably don't remember... but the power went out at the old apartment, the one on Orange Street... and we were staring at that one little candle, and I said something really dumb like that candle is me, like every one of us is out there alone in the dark in this life... and you just lit up another candle and put it beside mine and said "No, see? That's me. That's me..." And we stared at the two candles, and then we...

Three quotes from one film. Which one?

 106) There's an old joke. Uh, two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of 'em says, "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know, and such small portions." Well, that's essentially how I feel about life. Full of loneliness and misery and suffering and unhappiness, and it's all over much too quickly.

107) Yeah, why not? Because we're just going to go home later, right, and there's gonna be all that tension, you know, we never kissed before. And I'll never know when to make the right move or anything. So we'll kiss now and get it over with, and then we'll go and eat. OK? We'll digest our food better.

108) I don't use major hallucinogenics... Five years ago at a party, I tried to take my pants off over my head.



109) Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.

110) Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.

111) The worst sin - perhaps the only sin - passion can commit, is to be joyless.

112) There was a disturbance in my heart, a voice that spoke there and said, I want, I want, I want! It happened every afternoon, and when I tried to suppress it it got even stronger.

113) What makes the engine go? Desire, desire, desire.



Who said it??? A mixture of movie lines and quotes.

1) The popgroup Jefferson Airplane, in the song 'White Rabbit'(1967, from the album Surrealistic
    Go ask Alice. I think she'll know.
    When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead,
    And the white knight is talking backward, and the red queen's off with her head,
    Remember what the doormouse said: "Feed your head! Feed your head!"

2) It's from Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662), a Frenchman who devoted himself to philosophy
    and theology. His two famous works are 'Lettres provinciales' and 'Pensées'.

3) Michael Douglas, from the movie "The Wonder Boys"

4) ‘The Captain’, the prison warden played by Strother Martin in "Cool Hand Luke" (1967)
Here is the entire quote:
     What we've got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach, so you get what
     we had here last week which is the way he wants it. Well, he gets it. And I don't like it any more
     than you men.

5) Dr. Peter Venkman, played by Bill Murray, explains what the world will be like after the
    ghosts take over, in "Ghostbusters".

6) Actor Robert Duvall, a monologue from war movie "Apocalypse Now".
It begins: "You smell that? Do you smell that? Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like
    that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning."

7) Melvin Udall in the film "As Good as It Gets" (1997

8) Penned by the great English poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744) for the king's dog's collar.

9) Lady - unknown
    Man - Winston Churchill (1874-1965) Prime Minister of England

10) Comedian W.C. Fields (1880-1946)

11) English poet Richard Lovelace (1618-1658) from the poem "To Lucasta, on going to the wars."

12) Oscar Wilde, Irish writer (1854-1900) on his death bed.

13) ... Isaac Davis:* (Woody Allen) "You had the wrong kind? ... My worst one was right on the money.", from the movie "Manhattan". 1979

14) Sybil Fawlty (Prunella Scales) - to Mr. O'Reilly,  in the British comedy series "Fawlty Towers",  1970's

15) Jody (Forest Whitaker) from the movie "The Crying Game", 1992

16) Rene Gallimard (Jeremy Irons) from the movie "M. Butterfly", 1993 

17) Said by Bernie Focker (Dustin Hoffman) to Jack Byrnes (Robert DiNero) in the movie "Meet the Fockers" 2004

18) Ayn Rand. Noted American author of 'Atlas Shrugged' and 'The Fountainhead' among others. (1905-1982)

19) Flavius Renatus Vegetius ~ 390 AD, a writer of the Later Roman Empire 

20) Albert Einstein (1879-1955) Renowned American Scientist. Creator of the Theory of Relativity

21) Joel Grey, as Master of Ceremonies, in the movie Cabaret. Made in 1972.

22) Maria Bello, as Lil, in the movie Coyote Ugly. Made in 2000

23) John Leguizamo, as Toulouse-Lautrec, in the movie Moulin Rouge. Made in

24) Jack Nicholson as Daryl Van Horne in the Witches of Eastwick.
Made in 1987.

25) Emo Philips -  (Feb7, 1956 -      ) American stand-up comedian.

26) George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Dramatist.

27) Attributed to Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803), French
      novelist and general.

28) Henry James (1843-1916) American author

29) Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987), American artist who became a central figure in Pop art. He was a painter, filmmaker and an author.

30) Heraclitus (540 BC - 480 BC), from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of eminent Philosophers.

31) Lynn Hall, author, 'Where have all the Tigers gone?', 1989

32) Nelson Mandela (1918 - ), 'A Long Walk to Freedom'.

33) Maya Angelou, well-known as a poet, historian, author, actress and civil-rights activist.

34) Anthony de Mello, (1931—1987), who was a Jesuit priest and psychotherapist

35) Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), Welch philosopher and mathematician

36) Billy Crystal (1947 -     ), in the movie City Slickers 1991 American comedian

37) Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900), German philosopher

38) Francis Bacon 1561-1626, English lawyer, statesman, essayist, historian, philosopher

39) G.K. Chesterton. (1874 - 1936) English writer and philosopher

40) Desiderius Erasmus (1466 - 1536), Dutch humanist, theologist and philosopher

41) from the song "The End", by The Beatles, composed by Paul McCartney, 'Abbey Road' Album, about 1969.

42) from the song 'Desperado' by the Eagles, composed by Don Henley and Glenn Frey,
from the album 'Desperado', about 1973.


43) from the song 'Only the Good Die Young', by Billy Joel,  composed by Billy Joel,
from the album 'The Stranger', about 1977.


44) from the song 'Careless Whispers' by George Michael, composed by George Michael
and Andrew Ridgeley, from the album 'Make it Big' about 1984


45) Margaret Thatcher - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 -1990. Born 1925, still living.

46) Dick Van Dyke - American actor, comedian, and dancer. 1925-....

47) David Letterman - American comedian, producer, and philanthropist. 1947-...

48) Harry S. Truman  - 33rd  president of the USA, between 1945 and 1953. Born 1884,
died 1972.

49) Robert Benchley - American humourist. Born 1889, died 1945

50)  Mother Teresa, Albanian Roman Catholic nun who founded the missionaries of charity and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, 1910-1997

51) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Australian born American actor and governor, 1947-…

52) Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor, 1937-…

53) Og Mandino, American “sales guru” and the author of the bestselling book The Greatest Salesman in the World, 1923-1996

54) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German playwright, poet, novelist and dramatist, 1749-1832

55)  The Tao Te Ching, a Chinese classic text, written around 6th century BC. The text’s true authorship and date of composition are still debated.

56) Lord Byron, Anglo-Scottish Poet (1788 -1824)

57) Robert Frost, American poet (1874 - 1963)

58) Woody Allen,  American writer, director, actor, comedian, musician, and playwright (1935 - still living)

59) Bernard Meltzer, American radio show host (1917 - 1998)

60) Elbert Hubbard,  American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. (1856 - 1915)

61) Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), German scientist. Observer, Jan. 15, 1950

62) Anna Pavlova (1881 - 1931), Russian, considered as best female dancer of all time

63) Arthur Rubinstein (1887 - 1982), Polish-American pianist, one of the greatest of the 20th century

64) Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956), German poet and playwright

65) Bob Dylan (1941 - ), American singer-songwriter, author, musician and poet

66) Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957), humorist, playwright, poet, essayist and editor

67) Franklin P. Jones, Saturday Evening Post, November 29, 1953

68) Kin Hubbard (1868 - 1930), American cartoonist, humorist and journalist

69) Woody Allen (1935 - ) (See also 58)

70) Victor Hugo (Victor-Marie Hugo 1802 - 1885),  French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, etc..

71) Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet) (1694 - 1778), French writer, essayist, deist, and philosopher.

72) Walter Matthau (1920 – 2000), American actor and comedian.

73) Will Rogers (William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers 1879 -1935) a Cherokee-American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, etc..

74) Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Königsberg 1935) American film director, writer, actor, jazz musician, comedian, and playwright.

75) Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian

76) Erich Fromm (1900-1980), German-American

77) Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist, founder of analytical psychology

78) Wayne Dyer (1940-...), American

79) George Weinberg, an American clinical psychologist

80) Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-2004) was a Swiss-American psychiatrist. She is famous for her book "On Death and Dying" (1969).

81) Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) was an American psychologist. He is mostly noted today for his proposal of a hierarchy of human needs and is considered the father of humanistic psychology.

82) B. F. Skinner (1904-1990), American

83) Thomas Szasz (1920-...),  born in Budapest, Hungary, is a psychiatrist and academic.

84) Anatole France (1844 - 1924), French novelist

85) Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881), statesman.

86) Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642), Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher.     

87) George Eliot (1819 - 1880), pen name of Mary Ann Evans, English novelist.     

88) Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American humanist, humorist, lecturer and writer. He wrote Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The quote is from Letter to Mrs Foote, Dec. 2, 1887    

89) Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), American author, poet and philosopher.    

90) Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian

91) B. F. Skinner (1904-1990), American

92) George Weinberg

93) Gordon W. Allport (1897-1967)

94) Hans Bender (1907-1991)

95) Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills) Wilde (1854-1900) Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author.

96) Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947- still living) American body builder, actor, and politician."Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn."

97) Sharon Stone (1958- still living) American actress, producer, and fashion model

98) Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician, statesman, author, officer, and orator.

99) Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet 1694-1778) French writer, essayist, deist, and philosopher.

100-102) 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), a film that parallels Shakespeare's comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, set in a modern-day high school.
Directed by Gil Junger. Written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith.

103-105) The Abyss is a 1989 film, directed and written by James Cameron, about an undersea mobile oil-rig crew who are called on to assist in the recovery of a lost nuclear submarine, but who find unexpected mysteries and perils in the mission.

106-108) Annie Hall is a 1977 film about neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer who falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall. Written and directed by Woody Allen

109) D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

110) Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

111) Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957)

112) Saul Bellow (1915-2005)

113) Stanley Kunitz