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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…


"Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxis and cutting hair."
    — George Burns


"Nuclear war can ruin your whole compile."
    — Karl Lehenbauer


"There are many in this old world who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed for example that we all get the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summertime and the poor get it in the winter."
    — Bat Masterson


"The Yankees, as I told you later, are in a slump."
    — baseball great Dizzy Dean


"Immediately, every man in the place, including women and children, ran out to meet them."
    — Sir Boyle Roche, 18th Century


“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”
    — Derek Blok


"An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows."
    — Dwight D. Eisenhower


"A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice."
    — Ed Howe


"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
    — Theodore Roosevelt


"Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness."
    — Jean de La Bruyre