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Peter Gabriel

And my Heaven will be a big Heaven
and I will walk through the front door.
--"Big Time," So

And through the wire
We push our tailor-made speeches.
--"And Through the Wire," Peter Gabriel (aka Jeux Sans Frontieres, 1980)
SEE ALSO: Adlai Stevenson

It's nice here
With a view of the trees
Eating with a spoon
They won't give you knives.
'Spect you watch those trees
Blowing in the breeze.
We want to see you
Lead a normal life.
--"Lead a Normal Life," Peter Gabriel (aka Jeux Sans Frontieres, 1980)

David Gerrold

I will cry now
It is expected
Program my eyes for tears.
--The War Against The Chtorr

Kahlil Gibran

An eye for an eye leads to a world of blind men.
--previously (and commonly) attributed to Mohandas K. Gandhi, due to its use by scriptwriter John Briley in the film Gandhi; attribution corrected via Ralph Keyes, The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, And When

Mike Gibson

Being self-righteous does not make one right; therefore, being right should not make one self-righteous.

Flex Your Intellect

Foot-stompin' mama on the sawdust floor
If I could find my way around her
I'd head straight for the door...

John Mercury Cougar XR-7 Carnegie-Mellon Concentration Camp

The guitar player's a bicycle - take away his pedals and he's useless.
--on a band called Metal Sect

Christine Gilbert

Blondes come in all colors.

Larry Gist

We have the largest prison system in the entire free world[.]
--Senior criminal district judge Larry Gist, Beaumont TX, speaking without apparent irony, as printed in Ann Landers' syndicated newspaper column in the Portland Oregonian May 1, 1998

Lee Glickstein

I've been in love 300 times in my life, and all but 5 were with books.
--Quoted on a bookmark from Broadway Books, Portland OR

Hermann Goering

Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.

Peter H. Granzeau (granzeau@ix.netcom.com)

Dictionaries are whores as far as language is concerned.
--on the Usenet newsgroup rec.arts.sf.written

Graham Greene

I find myself always torn between two beliefs: the belief that life should be better than it is and the belief that when it appears better it is really worse.
--Journey Without Maps, p. 22

[...] salvation could strike like lightning at the evil heart, but the habit of piety excluded everything but the evening prayer and the [...] feel of humble lips on your gloved hand.
--The Power and the Glory

You don't weep unless you've been happy first; tears always mean something enviable.
--Journey Without Maps, p. 35

Michael Gurian, Ph.D.

The cynic does not trust anyone else because, at heart, the cynic cannot trust himself.
--The Wonder of Boys, p. 138

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