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In the mirrorlike relationship between wine and human beings, Zinfandel owned more reflective properties than any other grape; in its infinite mutability, it was capable of expressing almost any philosophical position or psychological function. As a result, its own "true" nature might never be known.
– David Darlington, from his novel Angels Visits: An Inquiry into the Mystery of Zinfandel
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman.
– David M. Ogilvy
In the modern world the intelligence of public opinion is the one indispensable condition for social progress.
– Charles W. Eliot
In the modern world, in which thousands of people are dying every hour as a consequence of politics, no writing anywhere can begin to be credible unless it is informed by political awareness and principles. Writers who have neither product utopian trash.
– John Berger
In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him.
– Orson Scott Card
In the morning be first up, and in the evening last to go to bed, for they that sleep catch no fish.
– English Proverb
In the morning, when you are sluggish about getting up, let this thought be present 'I am rising to a man's work.'
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height In the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own depth.
– Rabindranath Tagore
In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
– Leo Tolstoy
In the name of Hippocrates, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.
– Luis Buñuel
In the name of respecting the reality, keep the flatterers out of your life!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
In the next year or so, my signature will appear on 60 billion of United States currency. More important to me, however, is the signature that appears on my life-the strong, proud, assertive handwriting of a loving father and mother.
– Katherine D. Ortega
In the night all cats are gray.
– Miguel de Cervantes
In the Norse mythology Loki originally was on the side of the rest of the gods, helping them once or twice using a particularly nast forms of trickery. He was a cunning negotiator with a talent for technicalities. He was sort of the Norse equivalent of a lawyer, no doubt the reason they tied him down in a pit dripping acidic venom on him.
– Martin Terman
In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They don't want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings.
– Alfred Hitchcock
In the old days, one married a wife; now one forms a company with a female partner, or moves in to live with a friend. And then one seduces the partner, or defiles the friend.
– August Strindberg
In the part of this universe that we know there is great injustice, and often the good suffer, and often the wicked prosper, and one hardly knows which of those is the more annoying.
– Bertrand Russell
In the past decade or so, the women's magazines have taken to running home-handyperson articles suggesting that women can learn to fix things just as well as men. These articles are apparently based on the ludicrous assumption that men know how to fix things, when in fact all they know how to do is look at things in a certain squinty-eyed manner, which they learned in Wood Shop eventually, when enough things in the home are broken, they take a job requiring them to transfer to another home.
– Dave Barry
In the past, Yar Chaikovsky said, Jurors have made clear during debriefings that they expect to hear from top corporate executives in cases like this, with so much money at stake.
– Yar Chaikovsky
In the perfect wedlock, the man, I should say, is the head, but the woman the heart, with which he cannot dispense.
– Ruckett
In the presence of death, no philosophy of life can feel triumphant!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.
– John Lilly
In the realm of ideas it is better to let the mind sally forth, even if some precious preconceptions suffer a mauling.
– Robert F. Goheen
In the republic of mediocrity genius is dangerous.
– Robert G. Ingersoll
In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.
– Aaron Rose

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