Fortune Cookies

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I didn’t know what else to call the items on this page. Quotable Quotes? Noteable Notes? Something else?

So I decided to just call ’em “Fortune Cookies,” and be done with it. Anyway, whatever they’re called, here are ten of ’em, randomly chosen just for you…


"It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them."
    — Alfred Adler


"Don't let your opinion sway your judgement."
    — movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn


"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone."
    — Bill Cosby


"In America, the young are always ready to give to those who are older the benefits of their inexperience."
    — Oscar Wilde


"When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice."
    — Prince Otto von Bismark


"An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory."
    — Franklin P. Jones


"Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are economical in its use."
    — Mark Twain


Tried to play my shoehorn... all I got was footnotes!


A chicken is an egg's way of making more eggs.


"Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it."
    — Stephen Leacock