Favorite Quotes

"The same Creator who names the stars also knows the names of the seven souls we mourn today. The crew of the shuttle Columbia did not return safely to Earth; yet we can pray that all are safely home. " - President George Bush (Remarks by the President on the Loss of Space Shuttle Columbia)


In the skies today we saw destruction and tragedy. Yet farther than we can see there is comfort and hope. In the words of the prophet Isaiah, "Lift your eyes and look to the heavens. Who created all these? He who brings out the starry hosts one by one and calls them each by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing." - President George Bush (Remarks by the President on the Loss of Space Shuttle Columbia)


The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and "slipped the surly bonds of earth" to "touch the face of God." - President Ronald Reagan (The Space Shuttle "Challenger" Tragedy Address)


"Some days you are the dog. Some days you are the hydrant."


Where the road is dark
and the seat is soaked
where the gun is cocked
and the bullet's cold
where the miles are marked in blood and gold

I'll meet you further on up the road

-Bruce Springsteen "Further On (Up The Road)" from cd THE RISING


I want a kiss from your lips
I want an eye for an eye
I woke up this morning to the empty sky - Bruce Springsteen "Empty Sky" from cd THE RISING


Justice will be served and the battle will rage.
This big dog will fight when you rattle his cage
You'll be sorry that you messed with the US of A
'Cuz we'll put a boot in your ass
It's the American way - Toby Keith "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (the Angry American)" from cd 


Where were you when the world stopped turning
That September day?
Teaching a class full of innocent children;
Driving down some cold interstate?
Did you feel guilty 'cause you're a survivor
in a crowded room did you feel alone?
Did you call up your mother and tell her you love her?
Did you dust off that bible at home?  - Alan Jackson "Where Were You"


We cannot know every turn this battle will take, yet we know our cause is just and our ultimate victory is assured. We will no doubt face new challenges, but we have our marching orders. My fellow Americans, let's roll. - Pres. George W. Bush 


When you see all that rhetorical smoke billowing up from the Democrats, well ladies and gentleman, I'd follow the example of their nominee; don't inhale. - Pres. Ronald Reagan, Republican National Convention, 1992


I hope you're all Republicans. - Pres. Ronald Reagan, to surgeons as he entered the operating room, March 30, 1981


Always do right. This will amaze most people, and astonish the rest.- Mark Twain


I know only two tunes: one of them is "Yankee Doodle" and the other one isn't. - Ulysses S. Grant


The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena... who strives valiantly, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in worthy causes. Who, at best, knows the triumph of high achievement and who, at worst, if he fails, fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. - Teddy Roosevelt


One man with courage makes a majority.- Andrew Johnson, American President


Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. - Abraham Linclon


William Munny: Hell of a thing, killin' a man. Take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have.
Kid: Yeah, well, I guess he had it comin'.
William Munny: We all got it comin', kid.- From move "Unforgiven"


Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. - John Adams


Harry Lime: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. (from movie THE THIRD MAN)


It ain't no secret
No secret my friend
You can get killed just for living in your American Skin
- Bruce Springsteen "American Skin" from cd "Live In New York City"


My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.
-- Ronald Reagan (Said during a radio microphone test, 1984)


I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.- Roddy Piper (from movie THEY LIVE)


Frank: I've walked a white line my entire life, I'm not about to screw that up.
Nada: White line's in the middle of the road, that's the worst place to walk (from movie THEY LIVE)


George Taylor: YOU MANIACS! YOU BLEW IT UP! DAMN YOU! GOD DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!!  - from movie Planet Of The Apes