"The fuck?" - Orla Poole Hold then the same view of the dog which has lost his master, which has sought him in all the thoroughfares with cries of sorrow, which comes into the house troubled and restless, goes downstairs, goes upstairs; goes from room to room, finds at last in his study the master he loves, and betokens his gladness by soft whimpers, frisks, and caresses. There are barbarians who seize this dog, who so greatly surpasses man in fidelity and friendship, and nail him down to a table and dissect him alive, to show you the mesaraic veins! You discover in him all the same organs of feeling as in yourself. Answer me, mechanist, has Nature arranged all the springs of feeling in this animal to the end that he might not feel? — Voltaire When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. Hope is a waking dream. I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There's no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it. "No love lost, no love found" Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. "We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and -- in spite of True Romance magazines -- we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely -- at least, not all the time -- but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness." "Freedom is something that dies unless it's used." "You better take care of me Lord, if you don't you're gonna have me on your hands." "If you can't make yourself understood by your friends, you'll be in trouble when your enemies come for you." "If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism." "There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die." "I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." "A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left." "Dogs never bite me. Just humans." "What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course" "Well behaved women rarely make history." "Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition." "Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world." "If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty." "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. "I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." — Marilyn Monroe “In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.” “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.” “That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn't entirely conquer -- he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation.” "Some may never live, but the crazy never die." "Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives... and to the "good life", whatever it is and wherever it happens to be." "Buy the ticket, take the ride" "Freedom is something that dies unless it's used."