|The Gregarious Roadtripper
Sprinkled throughout all of my location pages towards the bottom of each page, you find various quotes I have
added. My friend, Todd Sestero, of RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S. fame, has a page of rants. A little hard to find, -
you have to search for it. On that page he lets off a little steam about things in society and life that set him off -
very therapeutic. For me this page and the quotes on my location pages serve a similar purpose. Some quotes are
snarky, some are serious, some are funny, and all are thoughtful in my humble opinion. If you read them in toto, you
will get an idea of my take on politics, faith and religion (two very different things); and love of life, family, and
friends. These don't have a thing to do with railfanning but do express my personality. This whole website is my main
hobby and an expression of my personality so I have also included this page. If you are one of those that think quotes
shouldn't be on these pages, my response is "Have a nice day"
There are just a ton of Snarky, serious, funny and thoughtful quotes out there. I find them in books I read, the news,
at church and all over. However my main source is a website called brainyquote.com - check it out. Because there are
far more quotes that I really like than pages to put them on, and just because I want to, I decided to make this page
and keep adding snarky, serious, funny and thoughtful items. If they make you smile or think, - great!
"But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father
who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the
unjust." - Jesus
"Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings." - Jean de la Bruyere
"Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don't understand the democratic process, they have neither the
tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business." - Malcolm Forbes
"A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian." -
"A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will in time produce a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer
“If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time
to ask questions?” - Scott Adams
“The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a
superior moral justification for selfishness.”
- John Kenneth Galbraith
"The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball
bat and yelling, 'You want a piece of me?' "
- Robin Williams
“The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making
money, about doing stories that are easy to cover.”
- Al Franken
“Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace
them with others.” - Ambrose Bierce
"It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames, that there are people in
the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals." - Charles Kuralt
“You have to love your country like an adult loves somebody, not like a child loves its mommy. And right-wing
Republicans tend to love America like a child loves its mommy, where everything Mommy does is okay. But adult love
means you're not in denial, and you want the loved one to be the best they can be.” - Al Franken
"If you don't have a sense of humor . . . You probably don't have any sense at all."
"You can't fix stupid." - common knowledge
"Seat belts are not as confining . . . As wheelchairs." - unknown
"No one ever says "It's only a game" . . . When their team is winning." - Bum Phillips
"The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers."
- Earl Weaver
"On my tombstone just write, 'The sorest loser that ever lived.' " - Earl Weaver
"Do you realize that, in about 40 years . . . We'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos? (And rap
music will be the Golden Oldies!)" - George Carlin
"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them." - Winnie the Pooh
"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it
is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking." - A.A. Milne
"Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad."
- A.A. Milne
“Pops added, "You know, they say if you don't vote, you get the government you deserve." "And if you do, you never
get the results you expected," (Katherine) replied.”
- E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
"The path of least resistance is the path of the loser." - H.G. Wells
"One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others." - Lewis Carroll
“Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.” – Orel Hershiser
"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this." - Terry Pratchett
‘Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.” - Erwin Rommel
“It's not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees
you.” - Tyler Perry
“It is the side of the mountain that sustains life, not the summit.” –Robert Persig
“I know of nobody on their deathbed that said 'I wish I would have made more money.' " - unknown
“Nobody ever had a bumper sticker that said ‘I’d rather be working’ ” - Bass Pro Shops T-shirt.
"...I don't pray because it makes sense to pray, I pray because my life doesn't make sense without prayer." - Noah
benShea in Jacob the Baker
"Personally, I think the best motto for an educational establishment is: 'Or Would You Rather Be a Mule?' " Terry
"Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall
character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that
America has lost trust in its politicians."
- Charles Krauthammer
"If you're not going to offend somebody you don't need the First Amendment."
- Larry Flynt
"Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for supper." - Larry Flynt
"The Second Amendment says we have the right to bear arms, not to bear artillery."
- Robin Williams
"...we all know economists were created to make weather forecasters look good."
- Rupert Murdock
"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."
- Thomas Jefferson
“The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.” - Charles Kuralt
“True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and
conversation of a few select companions.”
- Joseph Addison
"Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation."
- Henry A. Kissinger
“NEW RULE: 'Kidiots' - Leave the children behind. At least until they learn something. A new study has shown that
half of American high schools agree that newspapers should only be able to publish government-approved material.
Almost one out of five said people should not be allowed to voice unpopular opinions. This is the first generation after
September 11th, who discovered news during a 'watch what you say'
administration. George W. Bush once asked, 'is our children learning.' No, they isn't. A better question would be, 'is our
teacher's teaching?” - Bill Maher
"Good fences make good neighbors, electric fences make better neighbors." - Maxine
"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong
remedies." - Groucho Marx
"But, actually, it is only Americans who say that our freedoms and prosperity are the reason foreigners hate us. If you
ask the foreigners, they make it clear that it's America's bullying foreign policy they detest." - Harry Browne
"You know, you don't have to have permanent opinions. You can think, every morning, 'I love the world' and go to bed
every night thinking, 'I hate the world.' "
- Michel Houellebecq
“How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn't make it a leg.” -