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We cannot make history: we must wait while it is being made. We will not make fruit ripen more quickly by subjecting it to the heat of a lamp; and if we pluck the fruit before it is ripe, we will only prevent its growth and spoil it.
Otto von Bismarck

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
Rudyard Kipling

Wisdom is becoming competent with regard to the realities of life.
Gerhard von Rad

Never, never, never join a movement that persecutes people because of their faith.
Adrian Rodgers

All dentists talk while they work. They have inherited this from their professional ancestors, the barbers.
Mark Twain

What stands in the way becomes the way.
Marcus Aurelius

I cried all the way to the bank.
(countering his critics)

What is drama after all, but life with the dull bits cut out.
Alfred Hitchcock

Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.
John Milton
Paradise Lost (1667)

This is the place to be - in the land of swimming pools.
David Hockney
(on his 1964 move from Yorkshire, England to Los Angeles)

Truth exists, only falsehood has to be invented.
Georges Braque

Friends are God's apology for relatives.
Hugh Kingsmill

The Swedish engineer who invented the zip fastener made a greater intellectual leap than many scientists do in a lifetime.
Martin Rees

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.
Saint Francis de Sales

When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom.
Walter Annenberg

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
Charles C. Colton

I like reading, I like boring things, and yet I think people for ages had this image of me that I was on the tube with a chainsaw looking for any likely candidate.
Jo Brand

I used to watch those rock videos where they would chainsaw the piano. And I thought, 'That's what I want to do.' I thought classical music was corny.
Jason Moran

When I was six, I entered a talent contest. I dyed my hair blond, had a chainsaw and pretended I was Eminem. The old folk weren't expecting that.
Nico Mirallegro

It's amazing what you can do with an E in A-Level art, a twisted imagination and a chainsaw.
Damien Hirst

From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.
Napoleon Bonaparte

I'm building a glass pyramid over the Egyptian escalator where my body will be mummified, so my customers can come and see me forever.
Mohamed Al-Fayed

The pyramid once passed there was still a short way to go before we confronted the Sphinx, in the middle of what our contemporaries have left him of his desert.
Pierre Loti

To excavate a pyramid is the dream of every archaeologist.
Sarah Parcak

I saw a human pyramid once. It was very unnecessary.
Mitch Hedberg

People run from rain but sit in bathtubs full of water.
Charles Bukowski

Some people are like bag of diapers. Easy to throw but difficult to hold on.
Saif Ullah

A man who lives long enough will be a boy twice.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

When I go home, I play with my baby dolls and strollers and diaper bags, and play with my sisters.
Dakota Fanning

I do splurge on diaper bags. I have a half dozen in different colors and styles.
Elizabeth Hasselbeck

I can change a No. 1 diaper in 30 seconds and a No. 2 in a minute.
John Tesh

Like many other women, I could not understand why every man who changed a diaper has felt impelled, in recent years, to write a book about it.
Barbara Ehrenreich

You really don't need to study how to change a diaper. As a new mom, you learn pretty darn quickly!
Ivanka Trump

Why do otherwise sane, competent, strong men, men who can wrestle bears or raid corporations, shrink away in horror at the thought of washing a dish or changing a diaper?
Frank Pittman

Changing a diaper is a lot like getting a present from your grandmother - you're not sure what you've got but you're pretty sure you're not going to like it.
Jeff Foxworthy

I can change a diaper in 30 seconds flat. I set the new one beneath the old one. That way, it's just wipe and pull the flap over.
Drew Brees

I learned how to change a cloth diaper on a raccoon.
Nikki Reed

Diaper backward spells repaid.
Marshall McLuhan

As the velocity of air increases, its pressure decreases.
Daniel Bernoulli
Bernoulli's theorem, Bernoulli principle, Bernoulli equation

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Isaac Newton
Newton's Third Law of Motion

My wife simply quoted, 'For better or worse.' It was only then that I realized the phrase was not multiple-choice.
Michael Gurnow
Nature's Housekeeper

Speed is not a priority, just enjoy your hike.
Barry Putra

Jesus was a hiker. The wilderness was His retreat.
Toni Sorenson

Hiking's not for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty.
Sonja Yoerg
The Middle of Somewhere

Childhood is a wilderness.
Aspen Matis
Girl in the Woods: A Memoir

Think while walking, walk while thinking, and let writing be but the light pause, as the body on a walk rests in contemplation of wide open spaces.
Frederic Gros
A Philosophy of Walking

Hiking and happiness go hand in hand (or foot in boot).
Diane Spicer

Trekking means a travelling experience with a thrilling excitement.
Amit Kalantri

You need mountains, long staircases don't make good hikers.
Amit Kalantri
Wealth of Words

Once on his feet, though, man does not stay where he is.
Frederic Gros
A Philosophy of Walking

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