The Attention Deficit Compan
presents
QUOTATIONS THAT BARTLETT MISSED
(most with good reason)


Great God, this is an awful place!
– Robert Falcon Scott at the South Pole

Despite all its faults, this is the best of all possible worlds. People notwithstanding, it has much to offer.
– Rod Serling

My Name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father -- prepare to die!
– Mandy Patenkin

The brain is easily the least intelligent organ in the body.
– Dave Barry

If the human brain were simple enough for us to understand, we would be too simple to understand it.
– one of the pharmacologists who developed Prozac

Grab life by the beans.
– TV commercial for 100% Columbian coffee

There’s no such thing as Nihilism.
– Dr Speedbump

Give a man a fish and he eats today. Teach him to fish and you get rid of him for the whole weekend.
– Zenna Schaffer

You basically say to your body: "I am going to climb this thing and I’m taking you with me."
– Beck Weathers, about climbing Mt. Everest

Keep your stick on the ice.
– Red Green

The Federal Reserve specializes in precision guesswork.
– Alan Greenspan

The achievement of middle age is itself an achievement.
– Edward Abbey

Either it is a well arranged universe or a chaos huddled together, but still a universe.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Art thou angry with him whose arm-pits stink? Art thou angry with him whose mouth smells foul?
What good will this anger do thee?

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases.
– Goethe

If you cut your foot off with that lawnmower, don’t coming running to me.
– Erma Bombeck

Free Will. It is a bitch.
– Al Pacino, in “Devil’s Advocate”

You do not believe, you only believe that you believe.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The thought of suicide is a great consolation; one can get through many a bad night with it.
– Friedriche Nietzche

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
– Leslie Poles Hartley

The point of therapy is to lead a normally disillusioned life.
– Carl Jung

Death is the cure for all diseases.
– Thomas Browne

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn no other way.
– Mark Twain

Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.
-- Emily Dickenson

I have so much to do that I’m going to bed.
– Savoyard Proverb