Is there a phrase or a quote from a book that you use in your everyday life?Is there a phrase or a quote from a book that you use in your everyday life? Taylor #questionnaire
Frankly, I don’t give a d—.
I used to quote Shakespeare to whiny 7th graders, “Me thinks thou dost protest too much.” Drove ’em crazy. ?
Same shit different day
“Ever the best of friends.” Great Expectations. Joe to Pip.
I don’t normally quote books in social settings. But the one I have quoted is from Aeschylus’ play Agamemnon: “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.”
From the movie version of Auntie Mame, “Mother of Jefferson Davis.”
Jesus H Roosevelt Christ
I just hate when Clair says that. It doesn’t ring true.
I like it
” A man must master his circumstances or his circumstances will master him.” That’s from A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
You are enough
Long days and pleasant nights.
“you could rattle the stars. You could do anything if only you dared.”
Not as interesting as the original intention, but I like to think it’s good motivation. ?
Don’t let the grass grow under your feet
May they have a fatal encounter with an umbrella.
So it goes
I keep my jubilee in easy reach – Summer of My German Soldier
After all tomorrow is another day.
“I hate rude behavior in a man. I won’t tolerate it.” – Woodrow Call from Lonesome Dove.
I use a few from, “Tuesday’s with Morrie” frequently. I used to use one with my students a lot when it came to competitions. Albom quoted Morrie, his teacher, saying, “What’s wrong with being #2?” It changed a lot of their lives. To this day it is my favorite book.
“But it’s the truth even if it didn’t happen.”
― Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Frank Zappa So Many Books, So Little Time.
So and so, or such an such can ‘go and hang.’ When something or someone ticks me off
So it goes
“The law is harsh, but it is the law.” I’ve taken to saying that sarcastically a lot. ???
The world is not a wish granting factory
When you want a thing from the bottom of your heart, the whole universe conspires to help you achieve it!
Every time I see a black dog, I quote from the book, Last Of The Miracles At Little No Horse: “I have vanquished the devil who has come to me in the form of a black dog.” I have gotten some strange looks from friends. 🙂
“Dear reader, I married him” ( with sarcastic eye rolling, when he is annoying me!!) ?
The pure present is an ungraspable advance of the past devouring future. In truth, all sensation is already memory.
– Henri Bergson, Matter and Memory
“In the midst of sentiment down comes the sledgehammer of fact.” —Virginia Woolf
Fear can hold you, prisoner, hope can set you free. – Stephen King.