Chinese Horoscopes: The Snake

Snake 蛇: 1929 Earth, 1941 Metal, 1953 Water, 1965 Wood, 1977 Fire, 1989 Earth, 2001 Metal, 2013 Water 

Take care of your health this year, paying special attention to driving safety - don't drive tired. And don't engage in risky sports. Be low-key in dealing with things. Prevent diseases early, and don't take medicines indiscriminately, which may easily cause adverse drug reactions or overdosage. In this unstable year, engage in more activities and travel far. And be cautious with your words and actions.

“In a world full of audio visual marvels, may words matter to you and be full of magic.”
Snake Peter Godfrey-Smith

"When you look at magazines, you feel so inadequate and so small and you feel really imperfect, when you're constantly seeing these images."
Snake Mia Wasikowska

“Isolation is a blind alley....Nothing on the planet grows except by convergence.”
Snake Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“Fake news is cheap to produce. Genuine journalism is expensive.”
Snake Toomas Hendrik Ilves

“Rebels and non-conformists are often the pioneers and designers of change.”
Snake Indira Gandhi

“Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness.”
Snake Samuel McChord Crothers

“I don't set trends.  I just find out what they are and exploit them.” 
Snake Dick Clark

“When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.”
Snake Viktor E. Frankl

“It is not the literal past, the “facts” of history, that shape us, but images of the past embodied in language.”
Snake Brian Friel

“The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.”
Snake George F. Will

“Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away.”
Snake Ismail Haniyeh

“Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes.”
Snake Tom Cochrane

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”
Snake Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

“The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.”
Snake Corra Harris

“To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.”
Snake Margaret Fairless Barber

“A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.”
Snake Arnold H. Glasow

“There are always door openings. And gradually, it accumulates. The opportunities open up in front of you.”
Snake Buzz Aldrin

“Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview - nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty.”
Snake Stephen Jay Gould

“The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.”
Snake Joan Miro

“Most of the time, people who appear to be evil are really victims of evil deeds.”
Snake Max von Sydow

“You can't go fighting everyone that's harsh towards you.”
Snake Jake Lloyd

“Anytime someone tells me that I can't do something, I want to do it more.”
Snake Taylor Swift

“The point of serving your country is not to do your own thing or to go rogue, but to work as part of the process.”
Snake Kal Penn

" The more you try to pin a word down, the more you realize that it has its own cape, sword and little hat"
Snake Roy Blount Jr.

"Like strones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their objectives despite all obstavles and barriers. It may be possible to speed or hinder them, but impossible to stop them."
Snake Hose Marti

" In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized. "
Snake Alex Grey

"Battles are where the fun is, and where the most rapdi advances are made." 
Snake E.O. Wilson

" When I was young, I believed in three things: Marxism, the redemptive power of cinema, and dynamite.   Now I just believe in dynamite." 
Snake Sergio Leone

"Professional competitions are overrated." 
Snake Oksana Baiul

"I dubbed several Chinese films, you know the kind of kung fu movies you see on 'Blackbelt Theater', I'll do ten voices for those, you see."
Snake James Hong

"It is important to teach kids culture and career but don't forget art." 
Snake Charo

"You know, at the end of the day, the only thing you have is trust and honor in this world. That's all you have." 
Snake George Tenet

"You may not be thinking about politics, but politics is thinking about you."
Snake Kerry Washington

"If I do hit that rope and do a hop, skip and a jump and get up as high as I can, I'm just going to hold my breath, because I know I'm going to hear all kinds of scar tissue popping."
Snake Hulk Hogan

"I've taken drug tests for the NFL, the WWE, the UFC. I must be pretty good at masking steroids."
Snake Brock Lesnar

"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit.' Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."
Snake Laila Ali

"I find when I'm overly concerned about what I eat, I stress out my body and put on weight."
Snake Hayden Panettiere

"They just keep coming. But that's what keeps me going."
Snake Jim Thorpe

"I have a lot of different stages in my life when training has been easy or hard. Now, it seems that I have been training for so long that it has become almost second nature to me."
Snake Oksana Baiul

"The biggest motivation I have to keep competing is that I feel I am improving."
Snake Hiroshi Hoketsu

"Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success."
Snake Martha Stewart

"I haven't physically attacked anyone in a couple of years."
Snake John Malkovich

"Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being."
Snake Ken Burns

"The best ally you can have in breaking up a street fight is a grandmother."
Snake Joe Bob Briggs

"Torture numbers, and they'll confess to anything."
Snake Gregg Easterbrook

"It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you."
Snake Dick Cheney

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what?"
Snake Charlie Sheen

"I think there is two ways to get to God, through love or through pain.  Mine was through pain."
Snake Vitor Belfort

"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. "
Snake Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money."
Snake Pablo Picasso

"Everyone is influenced by everybody but you bring it down home the way you feel it."
Snake Thelonious Monk

"I think scars are sexy because it means you made a mistake that led to a mess."
Snake Angelina Jolie

"The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven."
Snake Robert Downey, Jr.

"It's a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get"
Snake Arnold Palmer

"You can't erase me. I'm gonna make you taste me"
Snake John Cena

"If they had Nautilus on the Concorde, I would work out all the time."
Snake Linda Evangelista

"I don't know what scares me-cockroaches, nuclear apocalypse. Fear is an interesting thing. It has a place in all of our lives. I try to be as fearless as possible. I don't always succeed, but I like to think I try."
Snake Zachary Quinto

"To tell an ally - who is shedding blood next to you - that you can't share information is a crime."
Snake David Warner

"Where are the young people to replace us?" "
Snake Philip Ahn

"It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value. "
Snake Arthur C. Clarke

"A student can win twelve letters at a university without learning how to write one "
Snake Robert Maynard Hutchins

"It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not."
Snake Andre Gide

"A thousand things advance; nine hundred and ninety-nine retreat: that is progress."
Snake Henri Frederic Amiel

"We live in a Newtonian world of Einsteinian physics ruled by Frankenstein logic."
Snake David Russell

"The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular."
Snake Edward Gibbon

"Usually in a battle sequence when a bomb is going off, you forget you're acting."
Snake Charlie Sheen

"This is America, where everything is still possible."
Snake John Edwards

"It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends."
Snake J. K. Rowling

"The alternative?  A world without whales.  It's too terrible to imagine."
Snake Pierce Brosnan

"Humor is a great vehicle for getting a message across. If you get too serious, you could die of starch."
Snake Cyndi Lauper

"No man dies for what he knows to be true.  Men die for what they want to be true, for what some terror in their hearts tells them is not true."
Snake Jaime Pressly

"Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more."
Snake Nikola Tesla

"I want my flowers while I'm alive."
Snake Chubby Checker

"I don't know how many sacred cows there are today. I think there's a little confusion between humor and gross passing for humor."
Snake Bob Newhart

"We human beings are tuned such that we crave great melody and great lyrics."
Snake Art Garfunkel

"Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war."
Snake Tony Blair

"It isn't where you came from; it's where you're going that counts."
Snake Ella Fitzgerald

"Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated."
Snake Mary Shelley

"The true enemies of the people are those who continue to sacrifice our long-term interests for short-term gains. But perhaps we should all look in the mirror."
Snake Susannah York

"Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes but morning comes."
Snake Jesse Jackson

"The wire is life. The rest is just waiting around."
Snake Karl Wallenda

"Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness."
Snake Alfred Nobel

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
Snake Anne Frank

"When you find your opponent's weak spot, hammer it."
Snake John Heisman

"The older you get, the more you realize there are fewer absolutes in the world and more perspectives."
Snake Tim Allen

"Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them must share in the guilt for the dead."
Snake Omar Bradley

"Think simples' as my old master used to say - meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles."
Snake Frank Lloyd Wrigh

"Attitudes are more important than facts."
Snake Karl A. Menninger

"Nothing irritates me more than chronic laziness in others. Mind you, it's only mental sloth I object to. Physical sloth can be heavenly."
Snake Elizabeth Hurley

"Her every aspect revealed the dharma. My encounter with her was also a manifestation of the dharma. I spent the night, and we made love."
Snake Myoe Koben

"'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
Snake Thomas Paine

"A man may fail many times but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else."
Snake J. Paul Getty

"My whole artistic life has always been about change, change, change, move on, move on. It's the only thing I find interesting."
Snake Paul Simon

"America has this wonderful idea of the separation of church and state which led to religious pluralism which led to the possibility of universities having religion departments where different world philosophies could encounter each other and debate and could be freely compared and looked at in an open forum without anybody trying to convert anybody. And Buddhism thrives in that sort of situation."
Snake Robert Thurman

"The sword of passive resistance does not require a scabbard."
Snake Mahatma Gandhi

"No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlockthat treasure."
Snake Emma Goldman

"A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery."
Snake James Joyce

"The more discipline you have, the more freedom you have."
Snake Bjork

"Once you consent to some concession, you can never cancel it and put things back the way they are."
Snake Howard Hughes

"I look forward to vanquishing him (Tyson) from the sport of boxing."
Snake Lennox Lewis

"We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds."
Snake Aristotle Onassis

"Everyone has to learn to think differently, bigger, to open to possibilities."
Snake Oprah Winfrey

"When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have."
Snake Stephan Hawking

"Victory has a hundred fathers, but defeat is an orphan."
Snake John F. Kennedy

"Towering genius disdains a beaten path."
Snake Abraham Lincoln

"Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind."
Snake Paul Theroux

"Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ASK. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds . . ."
Snake Anne Rice

"All China is littered with dry faggots which will soon be aflame."
Snake Mao Zedong

"Ye who read are still among the living; but I who write shall have long since gone my way into the region of shadows."
Snake Edgar Allen Poe