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How strange are the tricks of memory,
by Richard Burton

How strange are the tricks of memory,
which, often hazy as a dream about the most important events of a man's life,
religiously preserve the merest trifles.
- Richard Burton

I might run from her for a thousand years and she is still my baby child.
Our love is so furious that we burn each other out.
- Richard Burton

Travelers are like poets.
They are mostly an angry race.
- Richard Burton

The more I study religions the more I am convinced
that man never worshipped anything but himself.
- Richard Burton

 

If you're going to make rubbish, be the best rubbish in it.
- Richard Burton

When I played drunks I had to remain sober because
I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.
- Richard Burton

A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not,
is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
- Richard Burton

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The Welsh are all actors.
It's only the bad ones who become professional.
- Richard Burton

They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.
- Richard Burton

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces;
but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
- Richard Burton

This diamond has so many carats it's almost a turnip.
- Richard Burton

I've done the most awful rubbish in order to have somewhere to go in the morning.
- Richard Burton

Indeed he knows not how to know who knows not also how to un-know.
- Richard Burton

You may be as vicious about me as you please.
You will only do me justice.
- Richard Burton

An actor is something less than a man,
while an actress is something more than a woman.
- Richard Burton

Little islands are all large prisons:
one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow.
- Richard Burton

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

It is strange to be known so universally
and yet to be so lonely.
- Albert Einstein

It's very strange that most people don't care if their
knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.
- Doug Coupland

I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially.
People thought I was a little strange.
- Charley Pride

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns,
the rattle of musketry, the strange,
mournful mutter of the battlefield.
- Douglas MacArthur

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

How strange that nature does not knock,
and yet does not intrude!
- Emily Dickinson

Join the army. Visit strange and exotic places.
Meet fascinating people. And kill them.
- Anonymous

Thirty was so strange for me.
I've really had to come to terms with the fact that
I am now a walking and talking adult.
- C. S. Lewis

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor.
- Bern Williams

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows -
marriage does.
- Groucho Marx

What makes photography a strange invention is that
its primary raw materials are light and time.
- John Berger

I feel coming on a strange disease - humility.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

All that money stuff was so strange;
all it ever meant to me was freedom from worry.
I'm happier now than I've ever been but I still wish I had that money.
- Dana Plato

There is a strange reluctance on the part of most people
to admit they enjoy life.
- William Lyon Phelps

I've opened up more by traveling outside Jamaica.
It helps me to grow as a person to be outside of my element;
to be on my own in a strange place meeting people.
- Ziggy Marley

I like to watch many things, especially strange films and something recent,
not just the story.
- Dario Argento

Is there something we have forgotten? Some precious thing we have lost,
wandering in strange lands?
- Arna Bontemps

Content and technology are strange bed fellows.
We are joined together.
Sometimes we misunderstand each other.
But isn't that after all the definition of marriage?
- Howard Stringer

Strange things blow in through my window on the wings
of the night wind and I don't worry about my destiny.
- Carl Sandburg

Microsoft was not a mysterious, strange entity.
You put your PC on and there's an ad for them.
- Jim Cramer

Some of the substance of English words,
I just don't understand at all because the culture's so strange to me.
- Chow Yun-Fat

Radio is a really strange business now,
too.
There's a very narrow door and a very few people control what gets played.
- Taylor Hanson

Imagine people calling you to find out if you're dead.
I've led a real crazy life at times,
and I've had many strange things happen to me,
but that was one of the strangest.
- Richard Pryor

It's a strange world, as David Lynch would say.
- Laura Dern

Physical beauty is such a strange thing.
- Jock Sturges

To see the world for a moment as something rich and
strange is the private reward of many a discovery.
- Edward M. Purcell

How strange this fear of death is!
We are never frightened at a sunset.
- George MacDonald

Music remains the most strange of the materials because
we don't understand what happens when music moves you.
- Michael Tippett

We have overcome the notion that mathematical truths
have an existence independent and apart from our own minds.
It is even strange to us that such a notion could ever have existed.
- James Newman

I'm married, which means that instead of occasionally
wondering about men from afar,
I actually live with one and can be constantly astounded
by the strange male brain.
- Cathy Guisewite

I don't see myself as the boss.
I sing and write the songs, and it would feel strange
if somebody else wrote the lyrics I sang.
- Gavin Rossdale

I think we in the Alpha Band, which was a strange group anyway,
weren't dealing with any of these issues.
They sneaked up on us and took us over,
before we know what was going on.
- T-Bone Burnett

We take people to the threshold of religion.
Our aim is to induce immediate experience that is beyond the odd,
beyond the strange, and beyond the weird.
It verges on the wholly other.
- Larry Harvey

It's funny how making odd noises can get you into strange situations sometimes.
- Eric San

Isn't it strange that its easier to be gentle with
the feelings of people we care less about than those of our children,
whom we love so much?
- Stephanie Martson

I extract what I consider the best material from different sources.
But often the material I perform comes from a very
strange location in history,
which are minstrel shows.
- Leon Redbone

We live in a strange bubble.
- Brian Molko

Shyness has a strange element of narcissism,
a belief that how we look, how we perform,
is truly important to other people.
- Andre Dubus

Ireland is where strange tales begin and happy endings are possible.
- Charles Haughey

Being a shy person, I always felt strange outside with my camera.
- Kim Weston

With Germany herself falling, it is not strange that
the nations leagued with her also went down to defeat.
- Kelly Miller

Out of nothing I have created a strange new universe.
- Janos Bolyai

For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

My masters are strange folk with very little care for music in them.
- Johannes Sebastian Bach

It's strange how the simple things in life go on while
we become more difficult.
- Richard Brautigan

Politics makes strange bedfellows.
- Charles Dudley Warner

It sounds kind of strange, but Jail time was almost
a good experience for me.
- Tommy Lee

I think that most actors, and they're a very strange lot actors,
very strange people, but I think that they attempt
to keep in touch with the child.
- Ben Kingsley

I can remember only a few of the strange and curious
words now dead but living and spoken by the English
people a thousand years ago.
- Carl Sandburg

When I look back, it was a strange period in my life,
looking at my childhood and then my teenage years and
forming Slayer when I was still 17,
not out of high school.
- Dave Lombardo

It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh.
- Moliere


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