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What are your favorite adages, phrases, and quotes?

  1. MissJamieD profile image79
    MissJamieDposted 7 years ago

    What are your favorite adages, phrases, and quotes? To be honest I haven't studied past historical and artistic figures and writers. I've always been a writer but lack the historic knowledge and base of phenomenal writers and authors.

    Enlighten me with your favorites please.........

  2. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on" Robert Frost - Poet

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I know, I need to read more of his stuff, he's basically the only poet besides Poe that I remember reading in school. I remembered these two because I loved them, but it's been too long. Thank you froggy:)

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    "If you're going through Hell, keep going."

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you so much, this one is one that I wish I would've heard many years ago, hugs:)

  4. Kelsey Tallis profile image78
    Kelsey Tallisposted 7 years ago

    Time held me green and dying, though I sang in my chains like the sea.

    -Dylan Thomas

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      beautiful, thank you:)

  5. LondonGirl profile image90
    LondonGirlposted 7 years ago

    "You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." Dr. Johnson

    And the whole of Corinthians Chapter I:

        1: Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

    2: And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

    3: And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

    4: Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

    5: Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

    6: Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

    7: Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

    8: Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

    9: For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

    10: But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

    11: When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

    12: For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

    13: And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      These are amazingly beautiful, thank you so much for sharing these. Really, I do love them:) Especially the first one about the man staying in London. So cute!

  6. GeneriqueMedia profile image60
    GeneriqueMediaposted 7 years ago

    "If at first you don't succeed skydiving wasn't for you."

    1. Lifebydesign profile image71
      Lifebydesignposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "If at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished."

      1. MissJamieD profile image79
        MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Another hilarious quote, I love these! Thank you hon:)

    2. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Love this, thank you:) Made me laugh:)

  7. apeksha profile image59
    apekshaposted 7 years ago

    "live and let live others."


    "He who find diamonds, must grappel in mud and mire because   diamonds are not found in polished stones.They are made********"

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I love these, especially the first one...been there done that, I'm going to use this one. Thanks for sharing hon:)

    2. usmanali81 profile image60
      usmanali81posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      according to me, it must be "LIVE AND TEACH OTHERS HOW TO LIVE"

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    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    " He who dares wins "

    1. Kelsey Tallis profile image78
      Kelsey Tallisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I thought it was: "He who dies with the most toys wins"?

      *but thinks that might be funnier with a 'She'... girls like toys too ;-)*

      Lol at G|M's quote!

      Nazishnasim: that quote always reminds me of the movie Velvet Goldmine... lot of good quotes in that movie: "Make a wish, and see yourself on stage, inside out. A tangle of garlands in your hair... I will mangle your mind"

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        nazishnasimposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        True, Velvet Goldmine was classic!

    2. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So true Bad, thanks for sharing buddy:)

    3. usmanali81 profile image60
      usmanali81posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not always smile

  9. GeneriqueMedia profile image60
    GeneriqueMediaposted 7 years ago

    Cap'n Jack Sparrow is such a fitting icon for you, matey.

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    nazishnasimposted 7 years ago

    "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth" - Oscar Wilde

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You can't beat old Oscar Wilde, well ya can but the old bugger would have only enjoyed it.

      1. MissJamieD profile image79
        MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        True matey, true:)

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        nazishnasimposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He was one hellova man with great insight!

  11. SweetiePie profile image86
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    When I read something I endeavor to remember the general idea of the book or passage, but I have never been big on quotes.  In school when we wrote research papers we had to quote people, but in my personal reading I really do not feel compelled to do so.  Many people have a quote from their favorite author on their website, and I guess I am just missing out because I have never read anything that I felt inspired enough to quote that often.  Quotes are fun to read though, I just do not collect them myself.

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for being honest Sweetie Pie. I'm on the same wavelength as you too, I thought I was the only one. I've never taken away a single quote (except for the socially monotonous ones) from anything, but similar to what you stated, I too remember a general part of the story. I don't know why that is but I felt compelled to learn more quotes since most people use them. But now that I'm finding evidence of the contrary, I'm okay with the fact that I can't quote another writer. Thanks for sharing this with me, it really has opened my eyes. You helped me see that I'm not under-educated or 'beneath' another writer because I cannot exactly quote Shakespeare. Hugs

  12. blackbutterfly103 profile image61
    blackbutterfly103posted 7 years ago

    " God don't make no junk" I live by this one

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is so pretty, thanks for sharing it with us:) Welcome to HP by the way!

  13. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 7 years ago

    "I'll try anything once.  And THEN I'll give up. . . "

    1. LondonGirl profile image90
      LondonGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "A man should try everything once, except folk-dancing and incest"

      1. MissJamieD profile image79
        MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Haha, another good one:)

    2. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Amen to this one! I don't know if I'd go bungy-jumping, but I'll try any food once...lol...does that say anything about me...lol

      Thank you for making me laugh, but it's good in a serious way also:)

  14. sassychic profile image60
    sassychicposted 7 years ago

    This is my all time favorite qoute that my mother has told me!

    Before you find you handsome Prince you will have to kiss a lot of Toads to get there!

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh my gosh, if that isn't true, none of them are! We've all lived this one haven't we? Thanks for participating:)

  15. Drwibble profile image59
    Drwibbleposted 7 years ago

    “When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion – when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing – when you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors – when you see that men get richer by graft and pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you – when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self sacrifice - you may know that your society is doomed.” Ayn Rand

    This quote is rather poignant to me at the moment and sticks in my mind. The engineering start up I am involved in has to shut down due to lack of Venture Capital investment at this point in the economy. 

    other quotes I like are

    "If we had some eggs we could have eggs and ham, if we had some ham."

    "Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find it out."

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So sorry to hear of your woes. These are wonderful contributions to the world, I love them and thank you for sharing:)

  16. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    How can I miss you if you dont go away?

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      HA! You can say that one again a million times! Thanks so much for sharing this one, I love to laugh:)

  17. FunFacter profile image55
    FunFacterposted 7 years ago

    Here is mine.

    Never let a fool kiss you or a kiss fool you.

    very short sentence but requires a deep thought.

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It definitely made me think, I love it, thank you so much:)

  18. William F. Torpey profile image81
    William F. Torpeyposted 7 years ago

    I have two favorite quotes. First is this one:

    "I'm sorry this letter is so long, I didn't have time to make it shorter."

    I was told decades ago that the quote was by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)but have since noted that it also was attributed to George Bernard Shaw and to Blaise Pascal.

    Secondly: Before I took up Shakespeare in high school I was so taken by Hamlet's "To Be Or Not To Be" soliloquy that I memorized the entire passage, which I could recite at any time -- although my fading memory is dubious these days.

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Funny AND serious, I love the different genres you shared, they're great quotes:)

  19. Bard of Ely profile image88
    Bard of Elyposted 7 years ago

    "It's better to burn out than to fade away..." Neil Young.

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I absolutely LOVE Neil Young lyrics, they're so beautiful! Thanks for sharing:)

  20. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?

  21. LondonGirl profile image90
    LondonGirlposted 7 years ago

    If England were what England seems,
    And not the England of our dreams,
    But only putty, brass and paint,
    'Ow quick we' d drop her....,
    But she ain't.

    Rudyard Kipling. 


    ("But what should they know of England,
    Who only England know?")

  22. GeneriqueMedia profile image60
    GeneriqueMediaposted 7 years ago

    "Hope"

    I believe in humanity;
    We can heal our brutality..

    Monkey kill monkey,
    Ape be-gat the gun.
    And ever since
    Love's been on the run.

    Close your eyes,
    Walk through your aspirations.
    Breathe relief,
    Thank your inspirations!

  23. Elynjo profile image61
    Elynjoposted 7 years ago

    "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

    1. LondonGirl profile image90
      LondonGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No, that's wrong.

      "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a flat tyre"

    2. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely true, thank you so much:)

  24. Bob Cedar profile image64
    Bob Cedarposted 7 years ago

    "The Dude abides." - Jeffrey Lebowski

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol...good one:) Thanks for making us laugh!

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    Valerie Lynnposted 7 years ago

    "What you do to the Other, you do to the Self; What you do to the Self, you do to the Other."  Joseph Campbell

    "An empty vessel can quench no thirst, not yours, nor another's"

    Valerie Savoie

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Very intellectual, thanks so much for sharing:)

  26. Klniksta profile image60
    Klnikstaposted 7 years ago

    Favorite Quote- "Laughing is like jogging on the inside"

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's so cute, thank you:)

  27. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    “You have four years to be irresponsible here. Relax. Work is for people with jobs. You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So, stay out late. Go out on a Tuesday with your friends when you have a paper due Wednesday. Spend money you don't have. Drink 'til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does..."”-Tom Petty

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's awesome! I love Tom Petty, he's amazing:) Thanks for sharing this, I had a laugh!

  28. Chris Fawthrop profile image60
    Chris Fawthropposted 7 years ago

    Three quotes-not sure where they come from-they are either Chinese or Japanese, I got them off of the internet one day

    "It is easy to kill someone with the slash of a sword. It is hard to be impossible to be cut down by others."

    "It is the very mind that leads the mind astray; of the mind, do not be mindless."

    "Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."

    Hope you like them!

  29. Tom Cornett profile image55
    Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago

    "God even feeds the sparrows....but it has to get it's little ass off the branch to get a worm"  My Dad.

  30. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    It's a lot easier for me to remember lines from songs than quotes from literature, the Bible, poetry, films.

    Here's two of my favorites, both from Maya Angelou:

    I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

    You did what you knew how to do, and when you knew better you did better. (Love that one -- helps me to stop beating myself up for past failures, foibles, sins and indescretions...

  31. C.S.Alexis profile image88
    C.S.Alexisposted 7 years ago

    Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. Life is about dancing in the rain.

    don't know who came up with it.

    1. MissJamieD profile image79
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is beautiful, thank you so much. I love it!! I love adages for their truths:)

  32. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 7 years ago

    There ain't no answer.
    There ain't gonna be any answer.
    There never has been an answer.
    THAT'S the answer.

    - Gertrude Stein.

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    C. C. Riterposted 7 years ago

    Are we there yet?

    1. GeneriqueMedia profile image60
      GeneriqueMediaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "Wait, this isn't where I parked my car!"

      wink

  34. sharrie69 profile image80
    sharrie69posted 7 years ago

    "AH feelin' like ah cent shave ice" 
    (translation from Trini..I'm not feeling too well today (usually said after consuming lots of alchohol or when you are coming down with the flu))

    note: 'shave ice' is a snow cone.

  35. usmanali81 profile image60
    usmanali81posted 7 years ago

    If you see someone without a smile, give him one of yours.

  36. BristolBoy profile image83
    BristolBoyposted 7 years ago

    Even if it isn't a true quote and has been made up it is still funny:

    "The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey"

    As allegedly said in cricket commentary by Brian Johnston.

    1. LondonGirl profile image90
      LondonGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Probably on youtube!

  37. 1964human profile image78
    1964humanposted 7 years ago

    A few of my favorites

    When the power of lover overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimmy Hendrix

    Work like you don't need the money
    Dance like no one is watching and
    Love like you've never been hurt.

    Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, but today is a gift,that is why it is called the present!

    An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
    Mohandas Gandhi

    Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  38. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change." -- Charles Darwin

  39. waynet profile image49
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    When things go wrong I say "Bollocks"

    1. GeneriqueMedia profile image60
      GeneriqueMediaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I like to shout "NUTBUNNIES!" but that's just me. I got it from a cartoon I usedta watch. It throws people for a loop.

      1. waynet profile image49
        waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What gets me though is when I say bollocks I've noticed people look at my trousers zip fly area like I'm about to say something to each bollock in turn!! what's that all about?!!

  40. Elynjo profile image61
    Elynjoposted 7 years ago

    How about "COWABUNGA!" that was embossed on my lil bro's fave shirt when were were growing up.

  41. LondonGirl profile image90
    LondonGirlposted 7 years ago

    I love the line in Antony and Cleopatra, when Cleopatra's servant says, "..madam, I sing but after you", and she replies, "My salad days, when I was green in judgment, cold in blood, to say as I said then".

    (From memory, so might not be quite right)

  42. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Do not pass go
    Do not collect $200
    Go Straight to Jail




    ( say it like it is) lol

 
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