Best Quote ever....

Right, I need a few lines of text for my final year art catalogue, the text will go next to a lovelly photograph of my work so I look to you guys to help me…

I am looking for suggestions of quotes, lines form songs, your own personal philosophy, anything that is around 100 words of text max!
I hope for something whimsical yet serious, funny yet profound, irreverent yet apt…

I always liked Genesis 2:25 in The Bible.

It’s appropriate for almost anything…

It is better to travel hopefully, than to arrive - Robert Louis Stevenson

A few of my favourite song lines:

" but the drumbeat strains of the night remain,in the rythm of the new born day" Al Stewart

“time exists, but just on your wrist, so don’t worry” Travis

“and if you remember me and smile, that’s enough” The Bluetones

I like my sig

I also like this. It’s about Derry and the troubles in Northern Ireland but it fits in to so many situations in the world. Middle-east etc.

Oh man that is a beautiful song. Gives me “allergies” every time I hear it.

“Never underestimate the depth of stupidity in men.” - Ambrose Bierce

Two of my favorites:

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”

  • Ben Franklin

“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

  • The Beatles

Anyone have definitive proof that the Franklin quote is legit? If you know for a fact it is not then I almost don’t want to hear it, but you gotta fight ignorance.

" Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted" John Lennon

“One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done” Marie Curie

" No one is completely unhappy at the failure of his best friend" Groucho Marx

“You see things and you say,“Why?” But I dream things that never were and I say, " Why not?” " George Bernard Shaw

Ralph Walso Emerson:

“All that Adam had, all that Caesar could, you have and can do. . . . Build, therefore, your own world.” –Nature

“I have no expectation that any man will read history aright who thinks that what was done in a remote age, by men whose names have resounded far, has any deeper sense than what he is doing today.” --“History”

“I will do strongly before the sun and moon whatever inly rejoices me and the heart appoints.”

Here’s a smattering of good ones…

No good deed goes unpunished - Billy Wilder
Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines. - John Benfield
Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity. - Nick Diamos
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. - H.L Mencken
I’ve seen the future and it’s much like the present only longer. - Dan Quisenberry

A bit dated now, there being only one superpower, but I rather like this from Mr Einstein.

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

Also, one from Joseph Stalin, circa WWII I think:

“It takes a brave man not to be a hero in the Russian Army.”

“In Jersey everything’s legal, as long as you don’t get caught.” - Bob Dylan.

Life is like a box of chocolates. It’s a cheap thoughtless perfunctory gift that nobody ever asks for. Unreturnable because all you ever get back is another box of chocolates, so you’re stuck with this unidentifiable whipped mint crap that you mindlessly wolf down when there’s nothing left to eat. Sure, once in a while there’s a peanut butter cup or an English toffee, but they’re gone too fast and the taste is fleeting. So you end up with up with nothing but broken bits with hardened jelly and teeth-shattering nuts. If you’re desperate enough to eat that, all you have left is an empty box filled with useless brown paper wrappers."
Cancer Man, Musings of a cigarette-smoking man, The X-Files

“I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me also remind you that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”
Barry M Goldwater
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw

Until one is commited, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

Begin it now.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ah. I re-read the OP and realized my first post did not apply. How about this?

Jesus rides beside me,
But he never has any smokes.
- The Replacements Can’t Hardly Wait

“The details of my life are quite inconsequential…My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low-grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen-year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink, he would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy… the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical… summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we’d make meat helmets. When I was insolent, I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds… pretty standard, really. At the age of twelve, I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen, a Zoastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum… it’s breathtaking, I suggest you try it.”
–Dr. Evil

Here is one that I see every day because it is painted on the wall at work.

“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best”

Oscar Wilde

“Do not confuse co-incidence for irony…or asthma for passion.”
“Is it only me?”