Do you have a favorite quote ??
that’s the thing about pain it demands to be felt – john green
“Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop-by-drop upon the heart; until in our own despair – against our will – comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.” – Aeschylus, ‘Agamemnon’ (Orestia trilogy)
“You cannot harden your heart to the future just because of your past. You cannot use cruelty against yourself to justify cruelty to others.” -The young elites series.
Knowledge is knowing the Monster wasn’t Frankenstein. Wisdom is knowing Frankenstein was the monster.
You give a poor man a fish and you feed him for a day. You teach him to fish and you give him an occupation that will feed him for the rest of his life.
But if you teach every man how to fish, then you deplete the fish population.
@Graham It really isn’t in reference to fish.
I know. I was just being an asshole ?
@Graham Gotcha. Glad I didn’t type what I really wanted too then ??
“We’re 1000 generations removed from anything original.” -Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
I once asked one of my college professors if there was any question we ask ourselves today that the Ancient Greeks didn’t ask first. he replied, “The atom bomb.” Do you think there’s anything in their mythology that relates to the atom bomb?
I think the theories may have been there. World destruction type stuff. But the H bomb itself, absolutely not.
Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob the World
Give a man the World, he can eliminate currency.
Oh SO Many!
“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …” ~Marcus Aurelius
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor worry about the future, or to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” ~Buddha
“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished….yet that will be the beginning.” ~Louis L’Amour
“Up to a point a person’s life is shaped by environment, heredity, and changes in the world about them. Then there comes a time when it lies within their grasp to shape the clay of their life into the sort of thing they wish it to be. Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, lack of good fortune or the quirks of fate. Everyone has the power to say, “This I am today. That I shall be tomorrow.” ~Louis L’Amour, “The Walking Drum”
“If I knew that today would be the last time I’d see you, I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul. If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice, I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this is the last time I see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.” ~Gabriel García Marquez
(I have hundreds more as I collect them and write them in my journals.) 🙂
I wish I had your time and energy.
“the more educated i become, the less excuses i have” -Wallstreet (Curtis Carroll)
“The more people I meet, the more I like dogs.” – Charles de Gaulle
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion”-Camus
But how do you deal with a FREE world?
“We read to know we are not alone” C.S. Lewis
“Books are proof that mankind has a right to exist.” – Graham Edward Johnson
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in The fall – F. Scott Fitsgerald
Autumn is my favorite season
Same here! I have this as a tattoo on my right shoulder.
No, I don’t. Pithy sayings pith me off.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
“The worst illiterate is the political illiterate, he doesn’t hear, doesn’t speak, nor participates in the political events. He doesn’t know the cost of life, the price of the bean, of the fish, of the flour, of the rent, of the shoes and of the medicine, all depends on political decisions. The political illiterate is so stupid that he is proud and swells his chest saying that he hates politics. The imbecile doesn’t know that, from his political ignorance is born the prostitute, the abandoned child, and the worst thieves of all, the bad politician, corrupted and flunky of the national and multinational companies.” Bertolt Brecht
“If you can’t love, you’re dangerous. Because if you can’t love…you can’t recognize the suffering of others.” – James Baldwin
“Go then, there are other worlds than these” Stephen King
“I contain multitudes.” – Walt Whitman
“We’re all bloody inspired”- Newt
The laws, my laws, must bind everyone, high and low, or they are not laws at all. – Excalibur
“Aerodynamics are for those who can’t build engines.” – Enzo Ferrari
“The Hopi, an Indian tribe, have a language as sophisticated as ours, but no tenses for past, present and future. The division does not exist. What does this say about time?
Matter, that thing the most solid and the well-known, which you are holding in your hands and which makes up your body, is now known to be mostly empty space. Empty space and points of light. What does this say about the reality of the world?” Jeanette Winterson
The heart is an organ of fire…
I have traveled the world over in search of what I need and returned home to find it.
““Patterns cannot be originated, they can only be taken notice of. When a pattern shows itself in tiles or on paper or in your mind and says, ‘This is the mode of my repetition; in this manner can I extend myself to infinity,’ it has already done so, it has already been infinite from the very first moment of its being; the potentiality and the actuality are one thing. If two and two can be four then they already are four, you can only perceive it, you have no part in making it happen by writing it down in numbers or telling it out in pebbles. When we draw on paper or lay out in tiles a pattern that we have not seen before we are only recording something that has always been happening; the air all around us, the earth we stand on, the very particles of our being are continually active with an unimaginable multiplicity of patterns, all of them contiguous with infinity.” Russell Hoban
“It’s late for that, Puck”.
“It smelled like dead chickens after a flood”
“If art, all art, is concerned with Truth, then a society in denial will not find much use for it”. – Winterson
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
…How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end it’s only a passing thing this shadow, even darkness must pass. A new day will come, and when the sun shines it’ll shine out the clearer… -Samwise Gamdschie
There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep… that have taken hold – Frodo Baggins
If you love someone set them free if they come back to u they are yours; if they don’t, they never were
Beauty and the Beast❤️
“This must be Thursday,’ said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer. ‘I never could get the hang of Thursdays.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
As had as you think it will be, you are going wish it was that easy. Larry MacMurtry. Sp.
Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.” – All the Light We Cannot See
Oscar Wilde “I’m too old to know everything.”
“Life is a banquet and most poor bastards are starving to death.” Auntie Mame.
“Of course it’s happening inside your head, Harry. But why should that mean it’s not real?”
Has very special meaning for me.
“People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Her soul belongs to words and books. Every time she reads, she is home. – Anonymous
Many, in The English Patient.
Many, in Steinbeck.
“In some remote corner of the universe that is poured out in countless flickering solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. That was the highest and most mendacious moment in “world history” — yet indeed only a moment. After nature had taken a few breaths, the star froze over and the clever animals had to die.
Someone could invent such a fable and still not have illustrated adequately how pitiful, how shadowy and fleeting, how purposeless and arbitrary the human intellect appears within nature. There were eternities when it did not exist; and someday when it no longer is there, not much will have changed.” – Nietzsche
“Improvise, adapt overcome”
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Life isn’t fair suck it up My daughters ballet teachers motto
‘The beginning is always today.’ (Mary Shelley).
“I am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me.” ― David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will grayson
Don’t tip toe through life to arrive safely to death
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
I have several, please indulge me a few more. ?
Civilization is just a clearing in the jungle.
Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens.
Not from a book but I have 2. “Be professional. Do it right and with a smile, or don’t do it.” — Frank, Supernatural “In the end we’re all just a story…. So let’s make it a good one eh?” –The 11th Doctor, Doctor Who
I have so mant favorite quotes, but the one quote from literature which has stuck with me for 15+ years is:
“There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has the right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest that gives us absolution.” – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
“Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives… and to the “good life”, whatever it is and wherever it happens to be.”Hunter S Thompson
What man is a man who does not make the world a better place?
1) “Stay gold Ponyboy, stay gold.” -The Outsiders 2) “Death forgets restraint”. -The Coldest Girl in Cold Town
A word to the wise
2 wrongs dont make a right.
“El que lee mucho y anda mucho ve mucho y sabe mucho.
He who reads a lot and walks a lot see a lot and knows a lot.
When it comes to understanding others, we rarely tax our imaginations. – Lawrence Hill
“We are not going to die.”
Butters stared up at me, pale, his eyes terrified. “We’re not?”
“No. And do you know why?” He shook his head. “Because Thomas is too pretty to die. And because I’m too stubborn to die.” I hauled on the shirt even harder. “And most of all because tomorrow is Oktoberfest, Butters, and polka will never die.” ― Jim Butcher, Dead Beat
To thine own self be true
Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
God is dead
SSDD (Same Shit Different Day) from Dreamcatcher by Stephen King.
Hell,the fall will probably kill you
I love Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid!
Prove them wrong.
Whenever people agree with me, I feel I must be wrong- Oscar Wilde.
Murphy’s law. Always.
I hate backbiters politicians
C.S. Lewis – my favorite!
“To love at all is to be vulnerable”
Source: “The Four Loves” (1960)
Keep Moving Forward
“Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, Stephen King
Ibid is a well- known authority on everything.
We’re all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?
Only you can decide what breaks you.
Sh** don’t mean sh**!
Appropriate for this group!
Never say never!
Mister Maryk, you may tell the crew for me there are four ways of doing things aboard my ship: The right way, the wrong way, the Navy way, and MY way! They do things my way we’ll get along…
I do; from a plaque, so I have no idea who said it first. “Tact: The art of telling someone to go to hell in such a manner that they anticipate the trip.”!!!
“Down here, we AAAALLLL float”
“Follow me.” The Gospel of Matthew
Fear is the mind killer
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring arrive were we started and know the place for the first time”.T S Elliot
What doesnt killing you makes you stronger fredricke nietzche
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