Send me your favorite quotes! I’m going to make bookmarks.Send me your favorite quotes!!!! I’m going to make bookmarks. Danielle #questionnaire
Life is hard. Wear a helmet.
Words are the voice of the Heart.
Where words fail, music speaks!
It was unreal, grotesquely unreal, that morning skies which dawned so tenderly blue could be profaned… [From Gone with the Wind, and not the whole line, because it gets even sadder after that. It captured my thoughts perfectly when I was in Pearl Harbor and looked into its gorgeous, peaceful, paradise sky.]
Not sure that will work for a bookmark, but it’s my favorite. 🙂
The answer is 42
See: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy — understanding that is like knowing the secret handshake to the coolest fraternity on campus.
Just don’t panic and bring your towel, it’ll be fine.
So long! And thanks for all the fish!
“There is an art to flying, or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. … “
“Mother Liberty caresses with generous affections…those who, armed with the weapons of high-minded honesty,…have grasped that the freedom of each is rooted in the freedom of all.”
The rising of the women is the rising of us all.
“You’ve got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.” Hotel NewHampshire – John Irving about how to succeed.
It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.
“Oh hey, here comes my train” – Anna Karenina
You can’t make me mad by calling me names that are true. [My other, shorter favorite from GwtW.]
It is the mind that makes the body. Sojourner Truth
I have bursts of being a lady, but it doesn’t last long. Shelly Winters.
There are three things I’ve yet to do: Opera, rodeo and porno. Bea arthur
“Hey, Boo,” I said.
I just finished that book
Just remember, we’re all in this alone. Lily Tomlin.
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” TKAM
Oscar Wilde — ‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.’
Years ago, fairy tales all began with “Once upon a time…” – now we know they all begin with, “If I am elected.” Carolyn Warner
Also this Icelandic saying: Blindur er bóklaus maður….Blind is the man without books.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity. It was the season of light, it was the season of darkness. It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.
– A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
People in your life will let you down sometimes. It’s a fact of life. What matters is how you handle it.
From Tara Sivec’s ‘Watch over Me’
We are all born charming, fresh and spontaneous, and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society. Miss Manners
Also, if you are okay with profanities…
Oh Sweet Jesus. Sweet mother fucking fuckery of fucks.
From Tara Sivec’s ‘Futures and Frosting’ (Chocolate Lovers, #2)
You’ve bewitched me body and soul (or was that just in the P & P movie!?)
“Take your broken heart and turn it into art.”
Really hard to choose but these are two of my favorite Pratchett quotes
“It was a leap in the dark, but hell he had leapt so often the dark was a trampoline”
“When I think I might die without seeing a hundredth of all there is to see it makes me feel, […] well, humble, I suppose. And very angry, of course.”
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”
A unicorn is nothing more than a big horse that comes to a point, anyway.
The trouble with thinking was that, once you started, you went on doing it.
Curiosity not only killed the cat but threw it in the river with weights tied to its feet.
Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.
All from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books. I get most of my favorite quotes from him lol
‘Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning – So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.’
what a great idea!
quote: I just want to live
quote: I am what I am, and that’s all that I am
quote: see how peaceful it is here
As you wish . . .
“Why blend in when you were born to stand out?”
By RJ Palacio
Give men your ear, but not your heart. Show respect for those in power, but don’t follow them blindly. Judge with logic and reason, but comment not. Consider none your superior whatever their rank or station in life. Treat all fairly, or they will seek revenge. Be careful with your money. Hold fast to your beliefs and others will listen.
Christopher Paolini, Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)
“All that is gold does not glitter; not all those who wander are lost”. JRR Tolkien
“Sleep is good,” he said, “And books are better.” – Tyrion Lannister
Haha says the person that is up at 5
Just 2AM out here in California. ?
I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
Music is love in search of a voice. -Leo Tolstoy-
“Do or do not, there is no try.”
“I liked being a person. I wanted to keep at it.”
The last line of the Great Gatsby
“I hate writing; I love having written.” William James
‘The trouble with teamwork is that I’m the only one that does it.’ …Me.
Story of my life
یہ جو سرگشتہ سے پھرتے ہیں کتابوں والے
ان سے مت مل کہ انہیں روگ ہیں خوابوں والے
Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway
Hide it in smiles and affability. William Shakespeare- Julius Caesar
‘First comes smiles, then lies, last is gunfire’. Roland Deschain of Gilead.
Frankly, my dear I don’t give a damn! Gone with The Wind..and me when I’m reading!
“I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to.” Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Cross Creek
I wish you enough rain to better appreciate the sun.
We could have all been killed or worse…expelled.
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some great advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. Whenever you feel like criticizing someone, he told me, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
All that glistens is not gold – William Shakespere from the Merchant of Venice. Love this quote so much because I’ve often jumped at “good” opportunities only to be profoundly disappointed.
“No mourners. No funerals:
if music be the food of love, play on
Mary Lou Kownacki — ‘There isn’t anyone you couldn’t love once you’ve heard their story. ‘
I’ve seen various iterations and various attributions, but I like “we do not see things as they are, but as we are.”
“I am practicing being kind over being right.” Matthew Quick from The Silver Linings Playbook
Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. Groucho.
Still always makes me smile.
I had a t shirt with the quote on it.
“Be yourself, because no one can tell you you’re doing it wrong”
And how about “Be yourself because everyone else is already taken.”
@Rosemary -I LOVE that!!
“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in,” Leonard Cohen
“Find your best self and hold onto it for dear life!”
‘Wild’ — Cheryl Strayed
“We all must make the choice between what is right and what is easy.”
“The sun. The moon. And the truth. Three things that can’t long stay hidden.”
“So it goes.”…. Billy Pilgrim
Love this idea and may have to borrow it!!
Me too! Love it
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
i did that awhile ago. i’ll see if I can find any of them.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life
That which was said to the rose that made laugh in full blown beauty was said to my heart and made it 100 times more beautiful.
Coleman Barks translation of Rumi
What was said to the rose that made it open was said to me here in my chest.
I’m just moving clouds today. Tomorrow I’ll try mountains. Ashleigh Brilliant
If a book is well-written, I always find it too short. -Jane Austen
May the sun always rise with the promise of your dreams.
Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.
(I used to have stacks and stacks of books …until we moved a couple of times. ?
Now I am of the opinion that anyone with a library with lots and lots of books has not moved in awhile. ?)
“At the end of the day, everything I do costs me. The only question is how much”
The tied man- Tabitha McGowan
A fool thinks himself to be wise but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
‘Don’t eat the yellow snow’!
‘It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.’
I’d rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits.
“Oftentimes it happens that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key.” -The Eagles, ‘Already Gone’
you cannot feature in a future you didnot picture
This, too, shall pass.
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is s book.” – Dr. Seuss
loved dr S
“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely… from the Twits by Ronald Dahl
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
― Anaïs Nin
“The price of anything is the amount of life that you exchange for it.” Henry David Thoreau
“Live to the point of tears.” Camus
“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” Oscar Wilde. lol.
” what you’re missing, you already have…” dream giver
“Just keep swimming.” – Dory, ‘Finding Nemo’
If you Trust in yourself !
And believe in your dreams !
And follow your star !
You’ll get beaten by people
Who work hard and learn things !- Terry Pratchett – wee free men
If you walk a mile in another man’s shoes, you’ll be a mile away from him and, you’ll have his shoes.
“Live like a saint but driving like a bitch”
“I’m the kind of girl who dreams about being locked up in library overnight.” Fangirl
“You have nice manners for a thief and a liar,” said the dragon.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
“You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world! This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have – arm yourselves!” -The Doctor
You are my people. 🙂
“He always thinks because I’m reading, I’m not doing anything. There is no greater plague to an introvert than the extroverted.” -Golden Son
Two roads diverged in the wood and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
We tell ourselves stories in order to live – Joan Didion
“Open my heart and you will see
Graved inside of it, “Italy.”
Such lovers old are I and she:
So it always was, so shall ever be!” Robert Browning from his poem “De Gustibus-“
This too shall pass.
On Spike Milligan’s headstone. “Told ye I was sick” 😀
It is universally acknowledged that a gentleman of fortune is in want of a wife. ( J Austen, P&P)
For you, a thousand times over… Khaled Hosseini
You cannot pick and choose which parts of her to love
Just read this one today in our local newspaper. The author is Leslie Snow.
“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” ~ Groucho Marx
A dog is not just for Christmas. There should be some leftovers for boxing day.
A few first lines from books: “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” — Neuromancer, William Gibson; “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.” — One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez; “Call me Ishmael.” — Moby Dick, Herman Melville; “A screaming comes across the sky.” — Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon.
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.
TS ELIOT, THE HOLLOW MEN
“Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.”
“The end is in the beginning and yet you go on.”
“Words are all we have.”
“The creation of the world did not take place once and for all time, but takes place every day.”
“Words are the clothes thoughts wear.”
all quotes by Samuel Beckett
I’ll tell you how the sun rose, —
A ribbon at a time.
This isn’t a quote, but was a favorite when I made bookmarks and gave them to a middle school library. “I always check closets for Narnia.”
There is no frigate like a book….. Emily Dickinson
“You is good, you is kind, you is important.” The Help
Me too, Rosalie.
The actual saying is:
You is kind.
You is smart.
You is important.
I have this hanging in my office because I love that quote so much!
“If you live to be 100, I hope to live to 100 minus 1, so I never have to live without you.” Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)
“It’s our ability to accessorize that separates us from the animals.” Clarie, in Steel Magnolias
“I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills.” Out of Africa
Nobody knows anything, Joe. We’ll take this leap and we’ll see. We’ll jump and we’ll see. (Patricia, Joe vs. The Volcano)
I cannot live without books, Thomas Jefferson
“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”
” Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive.” Anais Nin
Beauty is worst than wine; it intoxicates both holder and beholder.
Anyone can betray anyone- Mare Barrow, from Red Queen.
You never know when you’re making a memory
“I do not like that man. I must get to know him better” – Abraham Lincoln
To thine own self be true.
Be good to yourself because nobody else has the power to make you happy. – George Michael
“Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” – Henry James
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
You give me the happy ending I never thought to have. From The Masqueraders.
May the odds be ever in your favor.