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…


"I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way."
    — Franklin P. Adams


"As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck we give the gods credit for."
    — Josh Billings


"If living conditions don't stop improving in this country, we're going to run out of humble beginnings for our great men."
    — Russell P. Askue


"It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own."
    — Herbert Hoover


"Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams."
    — Mary Ellen Kelly


"Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument."
    — Richard Whately


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"Nature gave man two ends - one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most."
    — George R. Kirkpatrick


"It's hard for me to get used to these changing times. I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty."
    — George Burns


"Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Nixon and the White House."
    — John F. Kennedy (1960)