A rather inspiring book by Coco Pekelis. Unlike other books full of inspirational quotes, this one contains quotes that actually apply to many of us. It is a slap in the face by reality and a wake up call to let us know that the Earth is not neccesarily a good place, and that even some of our great figures in history had messed up lives. Among some of the quotes in the book are...

"Action is the last resource of those who do not know how to dream."
-Oscar Wilde

"Every decision you make is a mistake."
-Edward Dahlberg

"Oh well, no matter what happens there's always death."

"Give me chastity and abstinence, O Lord, but not today."
-St. Augustine, Confessions, 397-401

"What I aspired to be
And was not
Comforts me."
-Robert Browning, Rabbi Ben Ezra

"Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand."
-Cool Hand Luke

"Miami Beach is where neon goes to die."
-Lenny Bruce

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror."
-Oscar Wilde

"I've developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time."
-Charlie Brown

"I hate the sun but it's nice to know it's there."
-Johnny Rotten

"I've been on a calendar, but never on time."
-Marlilyn Monroe

"Machines have less problems. I'd like to be a machine."
-Andy Warhol

"If only I had known! I should have been a watchmaker."
-Albert Einstein

"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton,
you may as well make it dance."
-George Bernard Shaw

"A child of five would understand this...
Send somebody to fetch a child of five!"
-Groucho Marx, Duck Soup

"I do not take drugs, I am drugs."
-Salvador Dali

"Reality is just a crutch for people who can't deal with drugs."
-Lily Tomlin

"Peace on Earth by any means necessary."

"Puritansim - the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."
-H.L. Mencken

"America, we love you as the child loves the father who
sits slobbering in his corner eating flies and spiders."
-Paul Kantner

"It's true that hard work never killed anybody,
But I figure, why take the chance?"
-Ronald Reagan

"Immortality - a fate worse than death."
-Edgar A. Shoaff

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