Brian Celio

  • American novelist
  • Born July 16, 1981

Celio Calcagnini (Ferrara, 17 September 1479 – Ferrara, 24 April 1541), also known as Caelius Calcagninus, was an Italian humanist and scientist from Ferrara. His learning as displayed in his collected works is very broad.He had a wide experience: as soldier, academic, diplomat and in the chancery of Ippolito d'Este. He was consulted by Richard Croke on behalf of Henry VIII of England in the question of the latter's divorce. He was a major influence on Rabelais's literary and linguistic ideas and is presumed to have met him in Italy, as well as being a teacher of Clément Marot and was praised by Erasmus.Giovanni Battista Giraldi was a student of his, and succeeded him at the University of Ferrara.

As much as it hurts, I would rather miss someone than hit someone.

A government full of Democrats would rather have you be a Republican, and a government full of Republicans would rather have you be a Democrat, than have you oppose both.

Chuck Norris doesn't need to understand the work of James Joyce; James Joyce needs to understand the work of Chuck Norris.

Just because you're upfront with someone doesn't mean you're an honest person; you might just be someone in the passenger seat.

Don't hate me 'cause I'm booed a fool!

Comedy is only as stupid as you are smart.

Some people put up a peace sign with one hand. Some people put up the middle finger instead. I use two hands and put up both.

True friends: only a few have 'em, but only a few will admit that they don't.

I imagine the life of an atheistic praying mantis to be rather torturous.

Just because you're scarred for life doesn't mean you should be scared to live.

The only way to get under me is to get over yourself.

What's love if not the thing you'll do anything and everything to get back once lost? What's hate if not the thing you'll do anything and everything to get rid of once found?

Don't hate the word, playa; hate the dictionary.

I'll take a redrum with a rellik please.

Get tough: don't work under pressure; work over pressure.

I wonder: when a Jehovah's Witness dies and goes to Heaven, does God hide behind the door and pretend He's not home?

You might not be able to stomach it, but as long as you can mind it, your heart will be all right.

Technology forced me to divorce a pixie and remarry a pixel.

Love becomes logically true when lost but still sought from the same source.

I watch what I eat every day. I mean, who actually eats with their eyes closed?

He has your finger, but I have your heart.

Maybe the best way to get people to be pro-life is to start 'em off in amateur-life.

Dear disgruntled artists: the key to success isn't kicking down the door; it's building your own.

Individuality or Unity? I say there's room for both.

I write my own quotes. Except this one. I obviously stole this from somebody really clever.