Blue Book, a collection of quotes, page seven of quotes, C

"I can't understand why people are afraid of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."
– John Cage

"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life."
– Albert Camus

"Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken."
– Orson Rega Card

"If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one."
– Robert Cavett

"The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed."
– Nicolas-Sebastien Chamfort

"One of the deepest impulses in man is the impulse to record, — to scratch a drawing on a tusk or keep a diary, to collect sagas and heap cairns."
– John Jay Chapman, Memories and Milestones

"No animal ever invented anything as bad as drunkenness — or so good as drink."
– G. K. Chesterton

"... the real great man is the man who makes everyone feel great."
– G. K. Chesterton

"An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves."
– Lydia M. Child

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened."
– Sir Winston Churchill

"Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once."
– Sir Winston Churchill

"There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result."
– Sir Winston Churchill

"You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her."
– Sir Winston Churchill

"In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in doing good to their fellow men."
– Cicero

"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."
– Tom Clancy

"A habit is something you can do without thinking — which is why most of us have so many of them."
– Frank Clark

"I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it."
– Frank A. Clark

"I remind you, sir, that extreme patriotism in the defense of liberty is no vice, and moderation in the pursuit of justice no virtue."
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own."
– Harold Coffin

"We all are going to get older. It's not about me looking forward to it, it's about me being OK with it. I've learned how to live my life more fully from the women I have met who are 100 and still doing Pilates. I have a new sense of freedom and have learned to let things go and just accept myself."
– Ari Seth Cohen, "Elder Chic Comes of Age." LA Times, June 17, 2012

"To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet."
– Charles Caleb Colton

"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self."
– Cyril Connolly

"What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth."
– Norman Cousins

"Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you."
– Malcolm Cowley

"Life is a gift from God. Wasting it is like destroying your favorite item you received from the person you love most."
– Stephen Craton

"Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell."
– Joan Crawford

"Oh ... I listen a lot and talk less. You can't learn anything when you're talking."
– Bing Crosby

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight and never stop fighting."
– E. E. Cummings