Quote Me!

This is a list of sayings and phrases that I've written over many years. Whatever the inspiration,  these are original; if you use them, so please attribute me as shown here. Humorous ones are at the top and thoughtful ones towards the bottom--enjoy!


Keith Shetterly
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Copyright 1974-2011, Keith Shetterly
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Age is a relative thing: If no relative who knows your age is around, you can claim whatever you can get away with!
-- Keith Shetterly

Lightning never strikes twice in the same place because one bolt is usually enough to get you if you're standing there.
-- Keith Shetterly

Stop procrastination next week!
-- Keith Shetterly

If everybody in the world blinked at the same time, no one would notice.
-- Keith Shetterly

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that there isn't a lot of it here.
-- Keith Shetterly
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do next week.
-- Keith Shetterly

Where there's a will, there's a dead relative.
-- Keith Shetterly

The amount of intelligence in the universe is a constant; the amount of stupid, however, is constantly increasing.
-- Keith Shetterly

It's always darkest when there is no light.
-- Keith Shetterly

Too many cooks spoil the famine.
-- Keith Shetterly

Never count your chickens using Roman numerals.
-- Keith Shetterly

A rose by any other name still dies when you pick it.
-- Keith Shetterly

If a tree falls in the forest, and nobody is there to hear it, does it say "Ouch!"?
-- Keith Shetterly

So it is stepped in, so shall it be dung.
-- Keith Shetterly

All things come to he who waits . . . where all things are headed.
-- Keith Shetterly

Inside every dark cloud is a lot of rain.
-- Keith Shetterly

A penny saved is not spent.
-- Keith Shetterly

A day without sunshine is like a night.
-- Keith Shetterly

Nothing ventured, nothing attempted.
-- Keith Shetterly

Waste more, want more.
-- Keith Shetterly


Remember: Chastity begins alone.
-- Keith Shetterly


Better the stupid you know than the really stupid you don't.
-- Keith Shetterly

I'll stop procrastinating when I get around to it!
-- Keith Shetterly

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Love is a truth that does not hide well.
-- Keith Shetterly

The biggest thefts in life are those things we take for granted.
-- Keith Shetterly

Decisions are like public defenders: If you cannot make one, life will provide one for you.
-- Keith Shetterly

Mediocrity is a habit. Excellence is a choice!
-- Keith Shetterly

Unchecked ego will undo every good thing that talent and fortune will bring you.
-- Keith Shetterly

All things compete, but enthusiasm WINS!
-- Keith Shetterly

It is our passions that inspire us and our habits that limit us.
-- Keith Shetterly

Look for The Yes! The No can find you without your help.
-- Keith Shetterly

Silence is a restless friend.
-- Keith Shetterly

It's not what people say, it's what they DO.
-- Keith Shetterly

Education is no cure for stupid.
-- Keith Shetterly

"Be careless, my friends, of your justified ends, and strongly drink up 'til your time. For the great ocean of years shall never dry for the tears over missed chances, lovers, and wine." -- from the poem "The Tiller" @1984 Keith Shetterly.

Like driving a car, you can't move forward in life focused on the rear-view mirror.
-- Keith Shetterly

Sitting for what you believe in is for church; for everything else, you must stand.
-- Keith Shetterly

Negotiation is about gaining agreement while lying.
-- Keith Shetterly

All sales is acting; all politics is marketing.
-- Keith Shetterly

The oft-quoted modern definition of "insanity" is to do the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. The definition of responsibility is accepting that you are the common part of your own life whenever that same insane thing is being done over and over again.
-- Keith Shetterly