Some Quotes from Fortune


I recently installed this program called Fortune. This is a simple program that displays a random message from a database of quotations. Most distributions of fortune are bundled with files of quotations from famous people, sayings like those found on fortune cookies (hence the name), and other humorous items. Here are some of the good ones that I found today.


On Thanksgiving Day all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment — halftime.

Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones.

Life is like an onion: you peel off layer after layer and then you find there is nothing in it.
–James Huneker

How long a minute is depends on which side of the bathroom door you’re on.

It’s amazing how many people you could be friends with if only they’d make the first approach.


Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Knowledge is power — knowledge shared is power lost.
–Aleister Crowley

Business is a good game — lots of competition and minimum of rules. You keep score with money.
–Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
— Earl Wilson

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