Diary quotes 2004

Published January 4, 2004

Every year I buy a diary that has two days to a page and I fill it with nonsense details about what I had for dinner and where I went during my lunch hour. Things that aren’t particularly interesting to anyone else, but are interesting for me to look back on later. I can never remember the little things like that, but whenever I do, it brings back the more important memories that I do remember.

Anyway, each page has a quote on it and I would like to share the best of them with you now.

“My first rule of consumerism is never to buy anything you can’t make your children carry.” Bill Bryson

“The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.” Sir Alfred Hitchcock

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Confucius

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln

One of the pleasures of reading old letters is the knowledge that they need no answer." Lord George Gordon Byron

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” Abraham Lincoln

“The English like eccentrics. They just don’t like them living next door.” Julian Clary

“I hate the word ‘sneering’. I can’t help the way my face looks.” Jeremy Paxman

“A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.” Dean Acheson

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