Glen's Quotes Db (3169 total)

These are quotes which stood out to me, possibly for use in a sermon someday. Their presence here does not mean I agree with them, it merely shows that I might want to reference them later. The default view is five random selections. Use the tag list on the right to view all quotes relevant to that theme.

There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again.

How can I fail when I have no purpose?

During the heat of the space race in the 1960s, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) realised that astronauts would have to be able to record certain things while performing their duties and so it needed a writing utensil capable of writing in the zero gravity confines of its space capsules. Of course, a normal pen will not work since they are all gravity fed, but the design specification called for a pen to be used. After considerable research and development spanning over two years, the working zero-g Astronaut Pen was developed at a cost of approximately $1 million U.S. (in 1960's dollars !!). The initial production run was fifty pens. The Soviet Union, faced with the same problem, issued pencils.

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.

Paul the Apostle goes into a synagogue in the diaspora. He's asked to speak to the congregation. He steps up onto the bimah and says: "I have some good news, and I have some bad news. Which would you like to hear first?" The head rabbi replies, "Good news and bad news? Tell us the bad news first. The good news will console us." Paul says, "Okay, here's the bad news. The messiah has come, but he's been killed." "What!" exclaims the rabbi. "That's terrible news! What could possibly be good news?" Replies Paul, "The good news is -- that's good news!"