That’s Interesting

Sunday, September 12, 2010 – That’s Interesting

What’s on your mind, if you will allow the overstatement? ~ Fred Allen

Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States. ~ J. Bartlett Brebner

If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it. ~ Groucho Marx

To be pleased with one’s limits is a wretched state. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I do not have a psychiatrist and I do not want one, for the simple reason that if he listened to me long enough, he might become disturbed. ~ James Thurber

In the part of this universe that we know there is great injustice, and often the good suffer, and often the wicked prosper, and one hardly knows which of those is the more annoying. ~ Bertrand Russell

Nihilism is best done by professionals. ~ Iggy Pop

If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say that the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little. ~ George Carlin

When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results. ~ Warren Buffett

The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop. ~ Mark Twain

In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of. ~ Jane Austen

Marriage is too interesting an experiment to be tried only once. ~ Eva Gabor

Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is. ~ Charles M. Schulz

The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes. ~ Gore Vidal

The misery of a child is interesting to a mother, the misery of a young man is interesting to a young woman, the misery of an old man is interesting to nobody. ~ Eric Hoffer

If you want an interesting party sometime, combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons for everyone. ~ Robert Fulghum

America is rather like life. You can usually find in it what you look for. It will probably be interesting, and it is sure to be large. ~ E. M. Forster

Generally speaking, everyone is more interesting doing nothing than doing anything. ~ Gertrude Stein

Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough. ~ Gustave Flaubert

Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat. ~ Fran Lebowitz

I was very careful never to take an interesting job. If you have an interesting job, you get interested in it. ~ Mary Oliver

I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that’s my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again… the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul. ~ J. G. Ballard

The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim. ~ Edsger Dijkstra

If God is watching us, we might as well be interesting. ~ Solomon Short

Bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. ~ Renata Adler

Is it worse to be scared than to be bored, that is the question. ~ Gertrude Stein

I wanted to be bored to death, as good a way to go as any. ~ Peter De Vries

Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings. ~ Soren Kierkegaard

You should always believe what you read in the newspapers, for that makes them more interesting. ~ Rose Macaulay

There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

When you’re away, I’m restless, lonely, Wretched, bored, dejected; only here’s the rub, my darling dear, I feel the same when you’re near. ~ Samuel Hoffenstein

Dreaming. Either one does not dream at all, or one dreams in an interesting manner. One must learn to be awake in the same fashion – either not at all, or in an interesting manner. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Find me a man who’s interesting enough to have dinner with and I’ll be happy. ~ Lauren Bacall