I went on a mission a while back on Twitter to try to expose just how banal inspirational quotes are. My most successful effort was to add “and shit” to the end of traditional quotations.

E.g., “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know, and shit.” (Emerson)

In no way did this motivate people to stop and think about the banality of what they were doing in posting quotes, but it was a lot of fun.

So I’ve put together a fourth partial list of the “and shit” quotes that I’ve posted on Twitter. (Click here for the first list, here for the second, and here for the third.)

I always add a comma before the “and shit” to mark the end of the actual quote, whether that comma is actually needed or not.

Enjoy!

 

AND SHIT!

“In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order, and shit.” (Jung)

“Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane, and shit.” (Balzac)

“A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain, and shit.” (William James)

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food, and shit.” (G.B. Shaw)

“Where there is injury let me sow pardon, and shit.”  Francis of Assisi
“Where there is injury let me sow pardon, and shit.”
Francis of Assisi

“A woman’s whole life is a history of the affections, and shit.” (Washington Irving)

“Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles, and shit.” (Henry Ward Beecher)

“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster, and shit.” (Jonathan Swift)

“Love is often the fruit of marriage, and shit.” (Moliere)

“One is best punished for one’s virtues, and shit.” (Nietzsche)

“Good things happen to those who hustle, and shit.”  Anais Nin

“Good things happen to those who hustle, and shit.”
Anais Nin

“It is by acts and not by ideas that people live, and shit.” (Anatole France)

“Faith is a passionate intuition, and shit.” (William Wordsworth)

“What is to give light must endure burning, and shit.” (Viktor E. Frankl)

“I like honesty and fair play, and shit.” (Marcus Garvey)

“When in doubt tell the truth, and shit.” (Twain).

“Easy reading is damn hard writing, and shit.”  Hawthorne

“Easy reading is damn hard writing, and shit.”
Hawthorne

“Suffrage is the pivotal right, and shit.” (Susan B. Anthony)

“Evil is whatever distracts, and shit.” (Kafka)

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom, and shit.” (Kierkegaard)

“Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much, and shit.” (Francis Bacon)

“All wealth is the product of labor, and shit.” (John Locke)

“A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence, and shit.”  David Hume

“A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence, and shit.”
David Hume

“Words are the money of fools, and shit.” (Thomas Hobbes)

“There is no doubt the eye was intended for us to see with, and shit.” (Joseph Butler)

“Nothing can make you more humble than pain, and shit.” (Larry Flynt)

“Children are our most valuable natural resource, and shit.” (Herbert Hoover)

“By doubting we are led to question, by questioning we arrive at the truth, and shit.” (Peter Abelard)

“Growth is the only evidence of life, and shit.” (John Henry Newman)

“Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings, and shit.”  Jane Austen

“Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings, and shit.”
Jane Austen

“Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work, and shit.” (Horace)

“The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things, and shit.” (Rainer Maria Rilke)

“The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express, and shit.” (Francis Bacon)

“Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits, and shit.” (Carl Sandburg)

“For the signifier is a unit in its very uniqueness, being by nature symbol only of an absence, and shit.” (Lacan)

“Heaven help the American-born boy with a talent for ballet, and shit.” (Camille Paglia)

“I put myself in the hands of Christ, who is the true leader of the church, and shit.” (Pope Theodoros II)

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