Some Confusion

Sunday, June 6, 2010 – Some Confusion

There is no confusion like the confusion of a simple mind. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

If I look confused it is because I am thinking. ~ Samuel Goldwyn

You always admire what you really don’t understand. ~ Blaise Pascal

I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re going and hook up with them later. ~ Mitch Hedberg

Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything. ~ Frank Dane

Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it. ~ Russell Baker

Why be a man when you can be a success? ~ Bertolt Brecht

If you cannot convince them, confuse them. ~ Harry S Truman

The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion. ~ Molly Ivins

People always seemed to know half of history, and to get it confused with the other half. ~ Jane Haddam

I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks. ~ Daniel Boone

After twelve years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes. He said, “No hablo ingles.” ~ Ronnie Shakes

After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say “I want to see the manager.” ~ William S. Burroughs

Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. ~ George Carlin

Acting is a form of confusion. ~ Tallulah Bankhead

She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way that a midget is good at being short. ~ Clive James

I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face. ~ Johnny Depp

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man. ~ Edward Steichen

Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood. ~ Henry Miller

For the record, I am not an admitted homosexual, nor am I a homosexual, though I do know the lyrics to every show tune ever written, which might perhaps account for the confusion. ~ John Podhoretz

I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion. ~ Jack Kerouac

If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants. ~ Lao Tzu

Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion, let the artist be truly taciturn. ~ Paul Klee

I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality. ~ Salvador Dali

Before I came here I was confused about this subject. Having listened to your lecture I am still confused. But on a higher level. ~ Enrico Fermi

Confusion of sign and object is original sin coeval with the word. ~ Willard Van Orman Quine

Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances. ~ Charles Baudelaire

It’s a good thing we have gravity, or else when birds died they’d just stay right up there. Hunters would be all confused. ~ Stephen Wright

Sometimes, when I drive across the desert in the middle of the night, with no other cars around, I start imagining: What if there were no civilization out there? No cities, no factories, no people? And then I think: No people or factories? Then who made this car? And this highway? And I get so confused I have to stick my head out the window into the driving rain – unless there’s lightning, because I could get struck on the head by a bolt. ~ Jack Handy

I’m not confused, I’m just well mixed. ~ Robert Frost

No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true. ~ Yogi Berra

It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment. ~ Freeman Dyson