Quotation Explorer - 'Clifford Cohen'

There’s way too much that’s legal that’s just plain wrong. - Clifford Cohen
If someone tells you that they’re called blueberries because they’re berries and they’re blue—believe them. - Clifford Cohen
When someone apologizes to you, be sure you know whether they’re sorry, or just scared. - Clifford Cohen
What this country needs is a progressive conservative as president—not a conservative progressive. - Clifford Cohen
Chronic problems tend to come from chronic habits. - Clifford Cohen
Some people are more interested in making good on a promise—rather than in doing what they promised. - Clifford Cohen
Don’t think for a moment that you’ve gotta be perfect to be paid. - Clifford Cohen
Be careful not to think that just because you know what a person is going to say, you know what that person is going to do.Be careful not to think that just because you know what a person is going to do to others, you know what that person is going to do (or not do) to you. - Clifford Cohen
My philosophy of life: Don’t just sit around doing nothing and wasting your time—get off your butt and start doing something and wasting your time. - Clifford Cohen
Regarding war and peace—the seed of each is planted in the other. - Clifford Cohen
Amazing how too much passion in one part of your life can destroy passion in other parts of your life. - Clifford Cohen
A psychologist’s job (if it’s done well) is to get you to seriously laugh at yourself. - Clifford Cohen
If you can’t be brave in the face of adversity, at least be practical. - Clifford Cohen
Eating healthy is not so much about what you eat, but what you don’t eat. - Clifford Cohen
Some people say I raised a good child. I like to think of it as my child raised a good parent. - Clifford Cohen
It is more important to understand the book you are reading than to finish the book you are reading. - Clifford Cohen
Sometimes, if your opponent is determined to win the battle, let him win the wrong battle. - Clifford Cohen
The tyrant’s formula for every genocide since the beginning of time: differentiate, divide, destroy. - Clifford Cohen
If you’re gonna go broke, go for broke. - Clifford Cohen
We live in an age of equivocal competency: if you want, you can be a competent dictator, a competent self-promoter, a competent terrorist. Just because you can do something well does not mean you should be doing it. - Clifford Cohen
Regarding war and peace—the seeds of each are planted in the other. - Clifford Cohen
Don’t ask a yes or no question unless the person being asked can say no without hesitation. - Clifford Cohen
Cooler heads prevail while things spin completely out of control. - Clifford Cohen
There is no reason to assume our species will survive itself. - Clifford Cohen
If you want to impress someone, simply make up a vocation and preface it with the words molecular or theoretical (as in molecular biologist or theoretical physicist). After you do this no one will question the veracity of anything you say—whether it is related to your putative vocation or not. - Clifford Cohen
You can do anything…but before you can do anything, you have to do something. - Clifford Cohen
What is the meaning of life…to give life meaning. - Clifford Cohen
Indiscretion is weighted heavily towards youth; inaction is weighted heavily towards old age. - Clifford Cohen
When thinking about what to do next with your life, don’t ask yourself what you would succeed at, but what you would most enjoy failing at. - Clifford Cohen
Emotion is the timbre of thought. - Clifford Cohen
Just because you say you will do something does not mean that you are also willing to do that thing. Ensuring that both things are true is especially important in the matter of either making or receiving a proposal of marriage. - Clifford Cohen
Humility and competence are the keys to a successful life. - Clifford Cohen
Happiness is not such an elusive thing to define: for most people, happiness is that state where you don’t want anything to change. - Clifford Cohen
All too often, our elegant political theories amount to nothing more than ideology triumphing over common sense. - Clifford Cohen
Work towards a goal, but try not to visualize the successful result: if you don’t achieve success, you will be disappointed; if you do achieve success, you will already have experienced it in your mind’s eye. - Clifford Cohen
As I get older I find it more and more easy to watch a pot until it boils. - Clifford Cohen
Sex can be the result of love, but never the cause of it. - Clifford Cohen
A few thoughts on crime and punishment:Punishment—either don’t merit it, or learn to embrace it.It is easy to endure punishment, much harder to accept it.Committing a crime is like incurring a debt: you can either pay it off now, or pay it off later—with interest. - Clifford Cohen
We recognize authority based on whether we feel we could attain authority by the rules by which the authority was obtained. - Clifford Cohen
There’s no arguing with a song that writes itself. - Clifford Cohen
You have to know you don’t know before you can know. - Clifford Cohen
Note from Alien cookbook: The more intelligent the human is, the better it tastes. - Clifford Cohen
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