Quotes by Dale Dauten, from a 1997 column

Nothing important can be taught, only learned.

Dale Dauten, from a 1997 column

Other Great Authors


I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.

Albert Schweitzer

Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth... But amusing Never.

Edna Ferber

Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.

Leo Tolstoy

Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.

Adlai Stevenson

Sometimes I think we'd be better off blind.

Lily Yeamans

I cannot tell what the dickens his name is.

William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act 3 scene 2 »

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso »

The phone company handles 84 billion calls a year --- everything from kings, queens, and presidents to the scum of the earth.

Lilly Tomlin, as Ernestine the Operator »