Quotes by Arthur O'Shaunessey

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream. Wandering by lone sea breakers, and sitting by desolate streams. World losers and world forsakers, for whom the pale moon gleams. Yet we are movers and the shakers of the world forever it seems.

Arthur O'Shaunessey

Other Great Authors

The belief that there are other life forms in the universe is a matter of faith. There is not a single shred of evidence for any other life forms, and in forty years of searching, none has been discovered. There is absolutely no evidentiary reason to maintain this belief.

Michael Crichton, Caltech Michelin Lecture, January 17, 2003

Surely God causes the seed and the stone to sprout He brings forth the living from the dead, and He is the bringer forth of the dead from the living.


Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

The stupidity of people comes from having an answer to everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything... it seems to me that all over the world people nowadays prefer to judge rather than to understand, to answer rather than to ask, so that the voice of the novel can hardly be heard over the noisy foolishness of human certainties.

Milan Kundera, Interview on The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

No evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble the less favor, the less envy. Even in those cases which put us out of wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us.

Seneca »

For 10 years of my life, 3 times a day, I thanked the Lord for what I was about to receive and thanked him again for what I had just received, and then we lost touch and I suddenly thought, where is he now

Tom Stoppard »

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.

James Magary »