Quotes and Lyrics

Following are some of my favorite quotes and lyrics. I trust you'll enjoy and appreciate them as much as I have.

Observations/Advice | Lyrics | Humorous

Observations/Advice

Abortion solves no problem. But it kills a child, destroys the woman, weighs on the conscience of the father and often ruins family life. — Pope Benedict XVI, Feb. 26, 2011

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. — unknown

A little knowledge of science makes a man an atheist, but an in-depth study of science makes him a believer of God. — Francis Bacon

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. — President Dwight D. Eisenhower

A pessimist calls a glass half empty; an optimist, half full. The realist acknowledges that both are true. — (original)

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. — unknown

Always do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. — Mark Twain

Anyone can catch your eyes, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. — unknown

Be careful with facts—they're stubborn little creatures. — unknown

Coat your words in honey, in case you have to eat them. — unknown

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. — John Wooden

Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened. — unknown

Even though most people who reject Christianity treat it as a refuge for enemies of reason, the truth is that there may be no worldview in the history of the human race that has a higher regard for the laws of logic. — Ronald H. Nash, Worldviews in Conflict

Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot; who stays awake to watch you sleep. Wait for the guy who kisses your forehead; who holds your hand in front of his friends. Wait for the one who is constantly reminding you of how lucky he is to have you. — unknown

Fortune does not change men; it unmasks them. — Suzanne Necker

God gives us enough evidence to substantiate our faith, but not so much that we no longer need it. — (original)

Government is like a baby: an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. — Ronald Reagan

Have more than thou showest; speak less than thou knowest. — William Shakespeare, 'King Lear,' Act I, Scene IV

Hollywood is the gold cap on a tooth that should have been pulled out years ago. — W.C. Fields

I don't think I would ever write a book with what anybody could call pornography in it, because I feel that pornography is a cheat. It is an attempt to provide sexual experience by secondhand means. Now sex is a thing which has to be experienced firsthand, if you are really going to understand it, and pornography is rather like trying to find out about a Beethoven symphony by having somebody tell you about it and perhaps hum a few bars. It's not the same thing. Sex is primarily a question of relationships. Pornography is a do-it-yourself kit—a twenty-second best. — Robertson Davies

I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I'm not. — Kurt Cobain

I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me: 'Don't complain about growing old—many, many people do not have that privilege.' — Earl Warren, Chief Justice (although he was responsible for ending prayer in public schools, this is still true!)

I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles: the character of an Honest Man. — President George Washington

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. — Anatole France

If God made anything more beautiful than a woman, He kept it for Himself. — unknown

If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under. — Ronald Reagan

If you can wake up in the morning, and not dread going in to work, you have a good job. — Bill Dufendach

If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed. — Mark Twain

It's not what I don't know that bothers me—it's what I do know and don't do! — Martin Luther [echoing the Apostle Paul's words in Scripture]

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by things other than power. — David Brin

Kissing starts what kissing can't finish. — unknown

Last winter it was over 80 degrees below zero in northern Canada. We don't see a lot of Al Gore up there. — Red Green

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. — Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes. That's a sentence I read once and I say it over to comfort myself in these times that try the soul. — Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)

Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. — Winston Churchill

Never look down on someone unless you're going to help them up. — unknown

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Baldwin

Quoting Scripture texts is different than shaping a worldview around them. — Justin Taylor

Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. — Lois McMaster Bujold

Sin thrives in silence. — Jessica Harris

Sometimes we mistake suppression of expression for emotional strength. — unknown

Thank God for what you have. Trust God for what you need. — unknown

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart—the place where love resides. — unknown

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

The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public. — George Jessel

The most terrifying words in the English language are: "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." — Ronald Reagan

There is just enough truth in a stereotype that you cannot dismiss it as a lie, but not enough fact that it is always the truth. — (original)

There is no use whatsoever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself. — Andrew Carnegie

There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience. — Anatole Broyard

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure. — Winston Churchill

To say that the fetus is just a chunk of tissue is to deny it dignity and to legitimize a violent act of destruction of another human being. — Former abortionist Bernard Nathanson

To the world you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world. — unknown

Truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself. — St. Augustine

Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value. — Albert Einstein

Turning the other cheek is a kind of moral jiu-jitsu. — Gerald Stanley Lee

Until we as Christians tell the truth about who we are, we will never be free. — Cerala

Wanna talk to you older types about modern art. Now I know the artist is supposed to suffer for his art, but there's gotta be a limit here! I got dragged out to one of them modern art museums; I hung up my coat—turns out the coat rack was actually a piece of art symbolizing "man's dynamic symmetry". Now, I don't know how "man's dynamic symmetry" can be symbolized by a nail in a wall, but that apparently means, "I'm insensitive". They had this other thing—just blotches of paint on canvas—that was supposed to be art too...had a big statue made out of bird droppings. They had a picture of a can of soup. Like how are we supposed to know if it's good art, if we don't even know if it's art? Here's a simple rule I use: If I can do it, it's not art. See, I can finger paint, so that's not art. I can chant, I can stand still, I can sneeze into a piece of paper. None of that stuff is art. So I'm warning you modern artists out there: either you stop doing stuff I can do, or I'll start doing stuff you can do, and then believe me—everybody's gonna suffer for my art. — Red Green

We cannot change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust our sails. — unknown

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness. — Stewart L. Udall

We waste years during life and in front of death we beg for a few moments. ~ Poem, "The Moments"

What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed? — Michelangelo

When your hopes and dreams die, the best thing you can do is bury them. Otherwise, they start to stink. — (original)

Yes, God created man before woman, but you always make a rough draft before creating the final masterpiece. — unknown

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. — unknown

Lyrics

Quote — Artist, Album, Track name

Almighty God is the battery and we're the jumper cables. — P.I.D (Preachers in Disguise), The Chosen Ones, Authority

And it's no use dancin' to a different drum when I see what happens and I know what will become; yeah! I can testify—it's never worth a try! — Petra, Unseen Power, Dance

And now beneath the desert stars tonight, the Oasis waits for those who roam. It seems so hard to think there was a time that I used to call this wasteland "home." — Petra, This Means War!, The Water is Alive

Can Jesus ever endorse mediocrity while we consume hours of program philosophy? — Farrell and Farrell, Jump to Conclusions, People in a Box

Every feelin' you're showin' is a boomerang you're throwin'. — ABBA, ABBA, Bang-a-boomerang

Everywhere I'm turnin', it's only bad news—this bomb is tickin', and we're getting to the end of the fuse! — Petra, Beyond Belief, I Am on the Rock

Get on your knees and fight like a man! — Petra, This Means War! Get On Your Knees and Fight Like a Man

God uses your mind, but looks to your heart. — 2nd Chapter of Acts, Humble Yourself

Go down trustin' in a love like no other. — Point of Grace, The Whole Truth, Love Like No Other

Have you ever heard that Jesus is the answer, and thought about the many doubts you hide? Have you wondered how He loves you if He really knows how dark you are inside? — Andrew Peterson, Clear to Venus, No More Faith

He died for me so I could live for him; He gave his life for me so I could give mine to Him; He became like me so I could become like Him. — Christafari, Soulfire, Crucified

I am the King of excuses; I've got one for every selfish thing I do. What's goin' on inside of me? I despise my own behavior! This only serves to confirm my suspicions—that I'm still a man in need of a Savior. The disease of self runs through my blood, it's a cancer fatal to my soul. Every attempt on my behalf has failed to bring this sickness under control. Tell me, what's goin' on inside of me? I despise my own behavior! This only serves to confirm my suspicions—that I'm still a man in need of a Savior! — DC Talk, In the Light

[Speaking of the world outside the church] "Ignore them long enough, maybe they'll go away." — Petra, Rose-colored Stained Glass Windows

I get the picture, but that doesn't mean I gotta hang it. — Proleter, Rookie EP, Throw it Back (feat. Taskrok)

I'm comin' positive—that's how I wanna live; I'm tryin' to flush evil out like a laxative. — Smooth, The Messenger, Don't Hate Tha Flow

I keep my Bible in my jacket 'cause I'm trigga happy. — Gospel Gangstas, Do or Die

It's a thrilla in manilla. Jesus Christ versus every man's killa. Sin and death's got the whole world gettin' iller, but I praise God for the Blood Spilla'. — The Cross Movement, Heaven's Mentality, Blood Spilla'

Layin' deep in the cut, watchin' things erupt. I'm waiting for my Maker, just tryin' to stay up. — Faze, Faze

Leap of faith without a net makes us want to hedge our bet; waters never part until our feet get wet. — Petra, Beyond Belief, Beyond Belief

Like the dirt still up under the rug—bad characteristics covered in Christ's blood. — Grits, The Art of Translation, Ooh Aah

Makin' Ryder music strictly for the Creator. — T-Bone, The Last Street Preacha, Tru 2 Life Playas

My head is not inflatable. — T-Bone, Tha Life of a Hoodlum, Crazy Hispanic

My rhymes can only be described as logical insanity. — S.F.C. (Soldiers for Christ), Illumination, Respect

No blood, no forgiveness—not a smidgeon! Without the blood, kid, you only got religion. — The Cross Movement, Heaven's Mentality, Blood Spilla'

Sex is like wine; it lightens the mind, but done before a time, it's like eatin' the rind of a lemon. Men and women; ya'll see the trees, but not the forest. — P.I.D. (Preachers in Disguise), Back to Back, Current Affair

So I keep my sixty-six [books of the Bible] strapped on my side. — S.F.C. (Soldiers for Christ), Illumination, The Vibe

The hardest thing I've ever done is keep believing there's someone in this crazy world for me. — The Carpenters, Love Songs (compilation CD), I Need to be in Love

Think the grass is greener? You'd better look around—everywhere you look another casualty is found! — Petra, On Fire!, Mine Field

The river deepens, night grows darker; and the struggle seems to be getting harder. Today has troubles yesterday has never known—but we don't have to face them on our own. — Point of Grace, The Whole Truth, God is With Us

Well, I'm weary of the spoils of my ambition, and I'm shackled by the comfort of my couch. Oh, I wish I had the courage to deny these of myself, and start to store my treasure in the clouds. — Andrew Peterson, Clear To Venus, Why Walk When You Can Fly

What are we sneaking around for? Who are we tryin' to please? Shruggin' off sin, apologizing like we're spreading some kind of disease—I'm sayin' no way! No way. — Newsboys, I'm Not Ashamed

When we try to deny what we don't understand, maybe that's when we fail to see God's providential hand. — Point of Grace, The Whole Truth, Without The Love Of Jesus

Who is the you that no one else can see? — Michael W. Smith, Live The Life, I Know Your Name

Why else would He let divine blood drip? Simple: we owe a sin debt, and plus tip. — The Cross Movement, Heaven's Mentality, Blood Spilla'

Humorous

A good way to threaten somebody is to light a stick of dynamite. Then you call the guy and hold the burning fuse up to the phone. "Hear that?" you say. "That's dynamite, baby." — Jack Handey

A penny saved is a government oversight. — Unknown

As the light changed from red to green to yellow and back to red again, I sat there thinking about life. Was it nothing more than a bunch of honking and yelling? Sometimes it seemed that way. — Jack Handey

Consider the daffodil. And while you're doing that, I'll be over here, looking through your stuff. — Jack Handey

Dogs have owners. Cats have staff. — Unknown

During the Middle Ages, probably one of the biggest mistakes was not putting on your armor because you were "just going down to the corner." — Jack Handey

Frank knew that no man had ever crossed the desert on foot and lived to tell about it. So, he decided to get back in his car and keep driving. — Jack Handey

How long a minute is, depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on. — Unknown

[Speaking to his wife Lily Munster after her apology for wrongly accusing him of seeing another woman] I forgive you dear, but I always want you to remember this—I want you to remember one thing: in the great vegetable market of life, I have never been one to pinch the tomatoes. — Herman Munster, The Munsters, Season 1, Ep. 23: "Follow That Munster"

If it ain't broke, fix it until it is. — Unknown

I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're going and hook up with them later. — Mitch Hedberg

I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food. — The Frugal Gourmet

I remember that one fateful day when Coach took me aside. I knew what was coming. "You don't have to tell me," I said. "I'm off the team, aren't I?" "Well," said Coach, "You never were really on the team. You made that uniform you're wearing out of rags and towels, and your helmet is a toy space helmet. You show up at practice and then either steal the ball and make us chase you to get it back, or you try to tackle people at inappropriate times." It was all true what he was saying. "And yet," I thought, "Something is brewing inside the head of this Coach. He sees something in me—some kind of raw talent that he can mold." But that's when I felt the handcuffs go on. — Jack Handey

I think the mistake a lot of us make is thinking the state-appointed shrink is our friend. — Jack Handey

[Regarding body piercings] I was taught you grow up clean and honest, you be kind to your neighbor, and you end life's journey with the same amount of holes you started with. — Red Green

If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." — Jack Handey

If I was the head of a country that lost a war, and I had to sign a peace treaty, just as I was about to sign, I'd glance over the treaty and then suddenly act surprised. "Wait a minute! I thought WE won!" — Jack Handey

If you're in a war, instead of throwing a hand grenade at the enemy, throw one of those small pumpkins. Maybe it'll make everyone think how stupid war is, and while they are thinking, you can throw a real grenade at them. — Jack Handey

If you can't be kind, at least be vague. — Unknown

If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame. — Unknown

If you go through a lot of hammers each month, I don't think it necessarily means you're a hard worker. It may just mean that you have a lot to learn about proper hammer maintenance. — Jack Handey

It's a delicious spice, but if you put too much in, it tastes like soap. — Graham Kerr

It is autumn. The squirrel is fat for the coming winter. The bears are plump as they ready for hibernation. The muskrat, the porcupine, the raccoon, are rolly-polly to see them through their long winter sleep. What's your excuse?— Red Green

It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man. — Jack Handey

Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: "Mankind". Basically, it's made up of two separate words: "mank" and "ind". What do these words mean? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind. — Jack Handey

My mom is a toaster—she toasts everything except the neighbor kids. — The Frugal Gourmet

The problem with being over 40 is that, once you're over the hill, you pick up speed. — Unknown

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art. — Tom Stoppard

Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb! — Batman (Batman: The Movie, 1966)

Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once. — Unknown

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement. — Unknown

The purpose of a child's middle name is so that they can tell when they're really in trouble. — Unknown

When I found the skull in the woods, the first thing I did was call the police. But then I got curious about it. I picked it up, and started wondering who this person was and why he had deer horns. — Jack Handey

You can't make foot prints in the sands of time by sitting on your butt...and who wants butt prints in the sands of time? — Unknown