I've done a few projects based on photos, so I decided to do something different and base one around words.

So it is lines from songs, poems, movies, speeches and general expressions and sayings.

I could have gone on and on, but drew a line under it after 150 days.

  001 Leonard Cohen - Tower of Song

Well, my friends are gone and my hair is grey,
I ache in the places where I used to play.

  002 Why I Sing The Blues - B B King
Now Father Time is catching up with me
Gone is my youth
I look in the mirror everyday
And let it tell me the truth
I'm singing the blues
Mmmm, I just have to sing the blues
I've been around a long time
Yes, yes, I've really paid some dues.

  003 What you do with what you've got - Eddi Reader (by Si Kahn)
it’s not just what you’re born with, it’s what you choose to bear,
it’s not how big your share is, it’s how much you can share.
It’s not the fights you dreamed of, it’s those you really fought,
it’s not what you’ve been given, it’s what you do with what you’ve got.
What’s the use of two strong legs, if you only run away,
and what’s the use of the finest voice, if you’ve nothing good to say.
What’s the use in strength and muscle, if you only push and shove,
and what’s the use of two good ears, if you can’t hear those you love.

  004 The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.

  005 Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy - August Darnell (aka Kid Creole)

If I was in your blood, then you wouldn't be ugly.

  006 My Man Jeeves - P G Wodehouse

Lady Malvern was a hearty, happy, healthy, overpowering sort of dashed female, not so very tall but making up for it by measuring about six feet from the O.P. to the Prompt Side. She fitted into my biggest arm-chair as if it had been built around her by someone who knew they were wearing arm-chairs tight about the hips that season. She had bright, bulging eyes and a lot of yellow hair, and when she spoke she showed about fifty-seven front teeth. She was one of those women who kind of numb a fellow's faculties. She made me feel as if I were ten years old and had been brought into the drawing-room in my Sunday clothes to say how-d'you-do. Altogether by no means the sort of thing a chappie would wish to find in his sitting-room before breakfast.
Motty, the son, was about twenty-three, tall and thin and meek-looking. He had the same yellow hair as his mother, but he wore it plastered down and parted in the middle. His eyes bulged, too, but they weren't bright. They were a dull grey with pink rims. His chin gave up the struggle about half-way down, and he didn't appear to have any eyelashes. A mild, furtive, sheepish blighter, in short.

  007 Tangent - Beth Orton
Building a map in order to find
What's not lost but left behind
My instinct got bruised
But I still see
I was a victim I'll be no casualty.

  008 Illusions - Richard Bach

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly.

  009 Any Road - Boy George
If you don't know where you're going,
Any road will take you there.

  010 In My Bed - Amy Winehouse

Every thing is slowing down
river of no return
recognise my every sound
there is nothing new to learn.

  011 Nothing Gold Can Stay - Robert Frost

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

  012 Them Heavy People - Kate Bush
So now I take the opportunities:
Wonderful teachers ready to teach me.
I must work on my mind. For now I realise.
Everyone of us has a heaven inside.

  013 Steven Wright

I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

  014 My Coo Ca Choo - Alvin Stardust

Tom Cat, you know where it's at.
Come on, let's go to my flat.
Lay down 'n groove on the mat,
A-you can be my coo ca choo.

  015 The Slide - Paul Heaton / Dave Rotheray

When you're too old for the swings
You tend to choose the slide
And they never seem to warn you
The slide's your final ride
And when you're at the top of it
And you cannot see the end
Either don't let go son - Or grab the nearest friend
The slide is no respecter of dignity or class
As soon as you sit down on it
That slide has got your ass

  016 Where - Emel

I can't blame the mirror for what I see,
it is what it is, what I see is me.

  017 A limerick

A favourite project of mine
Is a new value of pi to assign
I'd set it at three
'cos it's simpler, you see
Than three point one four one five nine

  018 Resolve - Leo

Do not take your usual journey to the land of missed opportunity and narrowness, for you can make yourself unwanted and already dead. Better you brace yourself, give thanks for what you have and what is to be won, and .... wake up and live.

  019 Play It Again Sam - Woody Allan

Linda: What reason did she give for wanting a divorce?
Allan: She wants a laugh; she doesn't laugh enough. Insufficient laughter; that's grounds for divorce. Oh, and skiing! She wants to go skiing. She wants to ski down a mountain laughing like an idiot.

  020 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world," he said wisely one day, "but people don't know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are going to happen until you make them happen. I am going to try and experiment.

  021 Song Of Long Ago - Carole King

Whispering wind came, uninvited
Looking for somewhere else to go
Here is a lamp I've left unlighted
Aren't you someone I should know

Memory's flame is soon ignited
Lighting my lamp with amber glow
Quietly, friends are reunited
Singing a song of long ago

  022 Spike Milligan

"I'm from England."
"Which Part?"
"All of me"

  023 Mr Galliano's Circus - Enid Blyton

The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.

  024 Casablanca - Humphrey Bogart

And you never will. But I’ve got a job to do, too. Where I’m going, you can’t follow. What I’ve got to do, you can’t be any part of. Ilsa, I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that.

  025 Better Days Are Coming - Jimmy Cliff

Better days are coming by and by
Don't you get down hearted, don't you cry
Troubles will be over, all our joys come over
Better days are coming by and by

  026 Scent of a Woman - Al Pacino

But I can tell you this: he won't sell anybody out to buy his future! And that, my friends, is called integrity! That's called courage! Now that's the stuff leaders should be made of.

  027 When Joanna Loved Me - Scott Walker

Today is just another day
Tomorrow is a guess
But yesterday
Oh what i'd give for yesterday
To relive one yesterday
And its happiness

  028 Nothing More Than a Memory - Paul Carrack

Long into the night I see
Shadows dancing alone with me
I know it must be
Nothing more than a memory

  029 Matilda - Roald Dahl

Fiona has the same glacial beauty of an iceberg, but unlike the iceberg she has absolutely nothing below the surface.

  030 Note To Self - Jake Bugg

And write a note to yourself,
A note to yourself
And don't be cruel,
'Cause things do happen
And you know it's not your fault
Don't cover your wounds with the salt.

  031 Tommy Cooper

So I was getting into my car, and this bloke says to me,
"Can you give me a lift?"
I said,
"Sure, you look great, the world's your oyster, go for it."

  032 Les Dawson

I saw six men kicking and punching the mother-in-law.
My neighbour said "Are you going to help?"
I said, "No, six should be enough."

  033 Bob Monkhouse

I was a short child - in fact I was so small, I had to stand on a chair to reach puberty.

  034 The Rose - Bette Midler

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun's love
In the spring becomes the rose.

  035 Poetical Works - Lord Byron

And all that mem'ry loves the most
Was once our only hope to be:
And all that hope adored and lost
Hath melted into memory.

  036 Noel Coward

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

  037 Groucho Marx

I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.

  038 WC Fields

A woman drove me to drink and I didn’t even have the decency to thank her.

  039 Across The Universe - The Beatles

Sounds of laughter, shades of life are ringing through my open ears
Inciting and inviting me
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns
It calls me on and on, across the universe

  040 Mary Poppins

In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and - SNAP - the job's a game.

  041 Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.

  042 Wish You Well - Bernard Fanning

Restless future burning bright
The past is holding on so tight
Never heard the warning bell
And I just want to wish you well

  043 Frank Carson

My wife said to me,“If you won the lottery, would you still love me?”
I said,“Of course I would. I’d miss you, but I’d still love you."

  044 Temptation - Tom Waits

Rusted brandy in a diamond glass
everything is made from dreams
time is made from honey slow and sweet
only the fools know what it means

  045 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.

  046 Dr. Seuss

You’re off to great places.
Today is your day.
Your mountain is waiting
So get on your way.

  047 Acony Bell - Gillian Welch

Just a simple flower so small and plain
With a pearly hue and a little known name
But the yellow birds sing when they see it bloom
For they know that spring is coming soon

  048 Maya Angelou

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.

  049 Up To Me - Joe Walsh

I was blind - but now I see
Now I see
I used to be lost
And then I found out
I didn't have to be
It was up to me
It's all up to me

  050 Below - Rickie Hillmead

Right from the start you gave me no chance,
what you wanted only you know.
So I was left without the last dance,
what I offered had fallen below.

  051 Christopher Hitchens

I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness.

  052 The Wind - Cat Stevens

I listen to my words but
They fall far below
I let my music take me where
My heart wants to go

  053 Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles

Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you

  054 Hold Me - Colin Hay

Oh you’re born alone and die the same
In between can take a while
Only one drop in the sea of time
Sometimes makes it hard to smile

  055 Sean Locke

So what if Jesus turned water into wine … I turned a whole student loan into Vodka once. Your move Jesus.

  056 The Silver Tongued Devil And I - Kris Kristofferson

And you know he's the devil
He's everything that I ain't
Hidin' intentions of evil
Under the smile of a saint

All he's good for is gettin' in trouble
And shiftin' his share of the blame
And some people swear he's my double
And some even say we're the same

  057 Cleanup Time - John Lennon

Moonlight on the water,
Sun light on my face,
You and me together,
We are in our place,
The gods are in the heavens,
The angels treat us well,
The oracle has spoken,
We cast the perfect spell.

  058 Do The Walls Come Down - Carly Simon

Nothing like a rainy night
To set your heart rememberin'
Nothing like a vivid dream
To take you back again.

  059 Martin Luther King Jnr

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

  060 Black Coffee - Squeeze

There's a stain on my notebook
Where your coffee cup was
And there's ash in the pages
Now I've got myself lost
I was writing to tell you
That my feelings tonight
Are a stain on my notebook
That rings your goodbye

  061 Dalai Lama

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.

  062 Tree and Sky - Seigfried Sassoon

Let my soul, a shining tree,
Silver branches lift towards thee,
Where on a hallowed winter’s night
The clear-eyed angels may alight.

  063 Even If - Crowded House

Even though I know you’re wrong
I can never win
Disappointment I must bear
Underneath my grin

  064 Someday Soon - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Someday soon I hope good things come to you
And someday soon hope your wishes all come true
Keep holding on to the love that has brought you here
And someday soon darkness will disappear

  065 a quote

When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.

  066 Eric Morecombe

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.

  067 We All Fall Down - Darius Rucker

How does a man pick himself up
When he's let himself down
Tell me where does he find the courage
To turn his world back around

  068 Winston Churchill

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

  069 A Hat Full of Sky ― Terry Pratchett

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.

  070 Night Owl - Gerry Rafferty

Yes, I get a little lonely when the sun gets low
And I end looking for somewhere to go
Yes, I should know better but I can't say no.

  071 Peter Cook

As I looked out into the night sky, across all those infinite stars, it made me realise how insignificant they are.

  072 Tintin

Tintin: We've got bad news. We've only got one bullet.
Captain Haddock: What's the good news?
Tintin: We've got ONE bullet.

  073 John F. Kennedy

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

  074 Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade

So here it is merry Christmas
Everybody's having fun
Look to the future now
It's only just begun

  075 Fairytale Of New York - Shane MacGowan

You were handsome
You were pretty
Queen of New York City
When the band finished playing
They howled out for more.
Sinatra was swinging
All the drunks they were singing
We kissed on the corner
Then danced through the night.

  076 For Whom The Bell Tolls - The Bee Gees

When the lonely heart breaks
It's the one that forsakes
It's the dream that we stole.
And I'm missing you more
And the fire that will roar
There's a hole in my soul.
For you it's goodbye
And for me it's to cry
For whom the bell tolls.

  077 Ballroom Blitz - Sweet

Oh, yeah, it was like lightning
Everybody was frightening
And the music was soothing
And they all started grooving
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

  078 Cosmic Dancer - T-Rex

I danced myself out of the womb
Is it strange to dance so soon

  079 See My Baby Jive - Wizzard

That tenor horn is turning me on
He's dropped down to his knees
Oh boy that sax is calling me back
This dog aint got no fleas

  080 Tiger Feet - Mud

Well flash your warning lights just as long as you like
I know you're aching to be making me tonight
I've got a feeling in my knees
It's a feeling only you can please
There ain't no way I'm gonna let you outta my sight

  081 Bye Bye Baby - Bay City Rollers

I could love you but why begin it
'Cause there ain't any future in it
She's got me but I'm not free, so
Bye bye baby, baby goodbye

  082 Another Time, Another Place - Bryan Ferry

I knew there'd be times like this
When I'd sit at home and reminisce
Oh how one's memory slips.
So I close my book

  083 You don't have to go - Alison Moyet

Look at your eyes, looking at mine
These were our words when we used to know
How to share ourselves in silence
You don't have to go

  084 Charles Dickens

That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.

  085 Down To You - Joni Mitchell

Everything comes and goes;
pleasure moves on too early and trouble leaves too slow.

  086 Inuendo - Queen

You can be anything you want to be
Just turn yourself into anything you think that you could ever be
Be free with your tempo, be free be free
Surrender your ego - be free, be free to yourself

  087 Judge Judy

On your best day you're not as smart as I am on my worst day.

  088 Elvis Presley

Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.

  089 Make Your Own Kind Of Music - Mamas and The Papas

But you've gotta make your own kind of music
Sing your own special song
Make your own kind of music
Even if nobody else sings along

  090 Germaine Greer

Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.

  091 Where Have All The Good Times Gone - David Bowie

Once we had an easy ride
and always felt the same
Time was on our side
and I had everything to gain
Let it be like yesterday
Please let me have happy days

  092 The Other Side Of Life - David Gates

So as you go to find yourself
Don't look too hard
You may pass yourself by
Reaching too high
Wanting the other side of life

  093 Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond

Me and you are subject to
The blues now and then
But when you take the blues
And make a song
You sing 'em out again

  094 Jools Holland

I have realised how exciting and easy it is to be a time traveller by looking at paintings and films and architecture and playing music or listening to it. I don't think you necessarily have to live in the present all the time.

  095 Desmond Tutu

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.

  096 Kanyini - Bob Randall

There are four pillars of Kanyini: belief system, land, spirituality and family, through which aboriginal people connect to their place in the family of things, wholeness with all that is. When the settlers came to Australia, it would have been right for them to learn these ways of connection, to find out why the trees are healthy and green, why the waters are clear. Instead, they severed peoples' connection to belief system, land, spirituality and family. Our loss is your loss. Your loss is our loss. We both have these scars, and we need to heal together.

  097 Some Lessons - Melody Gardot

Well why do the hands of time
So easily unwind
Some lessons we learn the hard way
Some lessons don't come easy

  098 choices

Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places

  099 opportunity

The only time that you have no opportunities is when you decide to stop taking them.

  100 James Thurber

All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.

  101 Danny Wallace

There's so much that we can learn from just accepting the way we are rather than being attached to the way we'd like to be.

  102 W H Auden

We are here on earth to do good unto others. What the others are here for, I have no idea.

  103 Kurt Vonnegut

People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they'll have good voice boxes in case there's ever anything really meaningful to say.

  104 Oliver Goldsmith

Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.

  105 Mark Twain

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.

  106 Dr. Millie Chakie

We are all different - and that's a good thing. In the quest for living in harmony, we need to remember that. We are not on a journey to be the same as other - we are on a journey to experience the differences. If we can respect those differences, then we can grow by learning the reasoning behind them.

  107 David Letterman

America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real but the moon landing was faked.

  108 J K Rowling

It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that

  109 Jonathan Swift

A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying that he is wiser today than yesterday.

  110 Gertrude Stein

It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business.

  111 Edward de Bono

Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.

  112 Albert Einstein

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.

  113 Vincent van Gogh

If I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it - keep going, keep going come what may.

  114 J. C. Watts

It doesn't take a lot of strength to hold on. It takes a lot of strength to let go.

  115 bird - branch - wings

A bird sitting in a tree is not afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not in branch, but in her own wings.

  116 Aldo Leopold

We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive.

  117 Elwyn Brooks White

A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.

  118 Desiderata - Max Ehrmann

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

  119 Nelson Mandela

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

  120 Andrew Kaufman

The only difference between a happy ending and a sad ending is where you decide the story ends.

  121 Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

  122 Louis Armstrong

Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them.

  123 Margaret Meads

For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.

  124 Mae West

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.

  125 Chuck Close

Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work.

  126 Simon Sinek

The quality of a leader cannot be judged by the answers he gives, but by the questions he asks.

  127 Hunter S. Thompson

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.

  128 Rumi

Yesterday I was clever, so wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

  129 Clive James

I still haven’t forgiven C. S. Lewis for going on all those long walks with J. R. R. Tolkien and failing to strangle him, thus to save us from hundreds of pages dripping with the wizardly wisdom of Gandalf.

  130 Winnie The Pooh

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

  131 C S Lewis

Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another:
"What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."

  132 Ray Davies - Only A Dream

I wake up in the morning
Smiling with anticipation
Suddenly I feel alive
Face the world with expectation

  133 Neil Young - Only Love Can Break Your Heart

When you were young and on your own
How did it feel to be alone?
I was always thinking of games that I was playing.
Trying to make the best of my time.

  134 Bob Dylan

"No reason to get excited", the thief he kindly spoke
"There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke
But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late"

  135 Cannonball - Damien Rice

Still a little bit of your song in my ear
Still a little bit of your words I long to hear
You step a little closer to me
So close that I can't see what's going on

  136 Henry David Thoreau

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.

  137 Benjamin Franklin

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

  138 Ricky Gervais

When you are dead, you do not know you are dead. It’s only painful & difficult for others. The same applies when you are stupid.

  139 Arthur Ashe

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.

  140 Sidney Poiter

I always wanted to be someone better the next day than I was the day before.

  141 Anais Nin

I must be a mermaid ... I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.

  142 Palladus

Each morning we're born again
of yesterday nothing remains
what's left began today

  143 Salvador Dali

The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.

  144 Mother Teresa

Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.

  145 Robert Louis Stevenson

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

  146 Aldous Huxley

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.

  147 Leonard Nimoy

The miracle is this: The more we share, the more we have.

  148 F Scott Fitzgerald

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

  149 Willie Jolley

The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence.

  150 Sting

De do do do, de da da da
Is all I want to say to you.