What's your favorite Quote and Why?

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  1. dejajolie profile image61
    dejajolieposted 14 years ago

    I am a sucker for Quotes, my office at home is plastered with them and so is my work office. To me they are like good music, they inspire me. OK here are two of my faves, don't know the Authors........... What's yours?

    "Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely."

    "As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person."

    1. Lynne24 profile image60
      Lynne24posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      We do not need magic to change the world,
      We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already:
      We have the power to imagine better.
                                          --JK Rowling at Harvard 2008

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      cosetteposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      i love a variation of this quote:

      "To the world you are one person; To one person you are the world." i forget who said that, but i like it.

      anyway, i like these (who can choose just one?):

      "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."

      "The only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits."
      -Albert Einstein

      "Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. The men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who's brave enough to climb all the way to the top." -Anon

      "You can present the material, but you can't make me care."
      -Calvin and Hobbes

      "Background circumstances may influence who we are, but we are responsible for who we become." -Unknown

      "All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods into jagged little pieces, beyond repair."
      -The five people you meet in heaven" Mitch Albom


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      Luanne16posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I love Ernest Hemingway:
      "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed"

      I also like his quote:
      Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don't cheat with it.
      Ernest Hemingway is a favorite of mine! What do you think?

      1. dejajolie profile image61
        dejajolieposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Love EH!

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      James Agbogunposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      "successful men are those that receive more than incomparable to what they give out. The value of a man should not be on what he is able to receive but on what he is able to give out"                                                                    It questions greed and empowers the spirit of giving and sharing. Ultimately, it guarantees the peace.

    5. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      "The only way to conquer me is through love and there I am gladly conquered" Krishna -Self explanatory. smile

    6. Dim Flaxenwick profile image80
      Dim Flaxenwickposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      "Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret."
               Disraeli  Prime Minister of Britain during Queen Victorias' reign

      1. Dim Flaxenwick profile image80
        Dim Flaxenwickposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Forgot to mention why I like such a depressing quote.
               Put myself in Disraelis' shoes during history lessons at school and thought. "Yep" no wonder he felt like that. !!!!

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      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      "Conquest is easy. Control is not." ~ Captain Kirk, stardate unknown

    8. Marie_Style profile image60
      Marie_Styleposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Treat people the way you want to be treated.
      Self explanitory

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      Cherri Jaramilloposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      “Don’t take life too seriously! Nobody gets out alive anyway. Smile. Be goofy. Take chances. Have fun. Inspire.” Dawn Gluskin

      It is my favorite quote, because it's entirely true. It's both tragic, and uplifting. It reminds me that, despite my life not going the way I had hoped and allowing that resentment to consume me, I have actually lived. It also helps me deal with angry people. smile

  2. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 14 years ago

    from The Little Prince

    'and now here is my secret, a very simple secret. it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.'

    1. dejajolie profile image61
      dejajolieposted 14 years agoin reply to this
  3. profile image0
    Poppa Bluesposted 14 years ago

    "Legalize Freedom"

    Because it speaks to the god given rights of all individuals!

    1. dejajolie profile image61
      dejajolieposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      YES IT DOES!

  4. prettydarkhorse profile image56
    prettydarkhorseposted 14 years ago

    You must be the change you wish to see in the world..

    M K Gandhi

    1. dejajolie profile image61
      dejajolieposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yes that's my email signature

      "BE the Change you wish to see"

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image56
        prettydarkhorseposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        NICE ONE

  5. Song-Bird profile image69
    Song-Birdposted 14 years ago

    "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

    Dr. Seuss

    1. dejajolie profile image61
      dejajolieposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I was going to list this too... lol, Great minds think alike

  6. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 14 years ago

    from the The Velveteen Rabbit

    real isn't how you are made. it's a thing that happens to you.'

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image56
      prettydarkhorseposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      love this one too

  7. jOverley profile image60
    jOverleyposted 14 years ago

    i don't know if i can pinpoint one, but i do love this one

    “I was kind of excited about going to jail the first time and I learnt some great dialogue.”
    -Quentin Tarantino

    Love the quote, LOVE the film maker!

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    franki79posted 14 years ago

    The only thing that is certain,,, is uncertainty. -Me

      You've got to have a back bone, cause a lot of people are going to say 'you can't' and you gotta know how to say 'Yes I can'
    -Reba McEntire

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    A Texanposted 14 years ago

    "Why don't you try sticking your head up your ass and see if it fits"

    Tony Montana, Scarface

  10. europewalker profile image79
    europewalkerposted 14 years ago

    Life appears to me too short to be spent nursing animosity or registering wrong.

    Charlotte Bronte

  11. Wonder_Woman profile image59
    Wonder_Womanposted 14 years ago

    I cant remeber the exact quote but it goes along the lines of:
    be normal and you will be accepted, be insane and they will declare you their leader

  12. Natural Medicine profile image61
    Natural Medicineposted 14 years ago

    Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course. William Shakespeare

    If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. Henry David Thoreau

  13. manlypoetryman profile image78
    manlypoetrymanposted 14 years ago

    "Mortal as I am...I was meant for this day!" Ptollomy

    This one always stuck with me because of the time and place where I first heard it.

  14. drej2522 profile image68
    drej2522posted 14 years ago

    Let us be thankful for fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. ~ Mark Twain

    I like it because it is direct and to the point...I like direct and to the point. smile

  15. dondata11 profile image60
    dondata11posted 14 years ago

    The more money you talk about, the more problem you see, lol

    Biggie small.

  16. Mit Kroy profile image71
    Mit Kroyposted 14 years ago

    If you come to a fork in the road, take it.

                                    Yogi Berra

  17. MargaritaB profile image60
    MargaritaBposted 14 years ago

    "I will not die a unlived life"- Dawna Markova (author)

    It is my signature mantra because too many of us are waiting to do or for something and in the meantime life is speeding past us."

    1. dejajolie profile image61
      dejajolieposted 14 years agoin reply to this


      Great one, I agree!

  18. Cagsil profile image73
    Cagsilposted 14 years ago

    One quote- "Life Is Easy, People Make It Complicated!" was my own creation.

    Second quote- "We(all people) can not see past a choice, we(they) don't understand." From the movie the Matrix.

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    lyricsingrayposted 14 years ago

    Have to pee

    Kimberly Gray lol

  20. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 14 years ago

    "Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams."

                         ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  21. R.Edwards profile image62
    R.Edwardsposted 14 years ago

    "What is dream without direction, what is will without intent? What is life without rejection...if we're walking 'round content?"
    -King Poetik

  22. fishtiger58 profile image67
    fishtiger58posted 14 years ago

    This is my own quote   "Relax its not brain surgery". Stress kills and we worry about to many things. So.... Relax

  23. myownworld profile image74
    myownworldposted 14 years ago

    'if u like don't like someone, the way they hold their spoon makes u angry.
    if u like them, they can turn their plate over in your lap, and u won''t mind!'

  24. fratjoe18 profile image59
    fratjoe18posted 14 years ago

    The past was but a dream, the present will soon become the past, but the future will always be what you make of it .

  25. profile image0
    Justine76posted 14 years ago

    “Doh!” Homer Simpson

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    paulgcposted 14 years ago

    "Live long and prosper"

    "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one"

    Both quotes from Mr spock, science officer on board USS ENTERPRISE

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    Justine76posted 14 years ago

    ok, for real. when I was 12, my mother said
    “I dont have time for you and your little problems.” while that sounds bad, it made me realize 2 things. 1, no one can fix anything for you, even if they wanted to. You are responsable for your own choices, nothing more or less. 2 your problems will always be smaller then someone elses, keep things in perspective.

  28. believeinhim profile image60
    believeinhimposted 14 years ago

    I love this quote, "Write what you know, know what you write."

    Happy writing,

  29. wavegirl22 profile image48
    wavegirl22posted 14 years ago

    Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!
                         ~~Eleanor Roosevelt~~

    1. Sandy Thorn profile image60
      Sandy Thornposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I love this one, too!

  30. Sandy Thorn profile image60
    Sandy Thornposted 14 years ago

    I love quotes and have many favorites depending on my mood.  So, for today:

    To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.  - Bertrand Russell

    1. dejajolie profile image61
      dejajolieposted 14 years agoin reply to this


  31. dyonder profile image72
    dyonderposted 14 years ago

    'until we learn to respect all humanity we will never learn to respect ourselves for being human' DAM

    'Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.' Robert A. Heinlein

    'Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.' Robert A. Heinlein

    'Religions get lost as people do.' Franz Kafka

    'Memory, Prophecy, & Fantasy ~ The Past, The Future, & The Dreaming Moment Between ~ Are All One Country Living One Immortal Day
    To Know That Is Wisdom
    To Use It Is The Art' Clive Barker

    'We're all books of blood; where ever you open us we're red.' Clive Barker (think I mangled this last)

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      Poppa Bluesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Our lips so close I can feel your breath and it seemed like hours before they finally met.

  32. kirsib profile image61
    kirsibposted 14 years ago

    live a little!

    just because everyone should...

  33. dejajolie profile image61
    dejajolieposted 14 years ago

    More favorites

    "The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces"

    "I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday"

    "People may not remember what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel" Dr. Maya Angelou (one of my faves)

    "To whom much is given much is required"

    Keep them coming folks...

  34. profile image0
    Leta Sposted 14 years ago

    "For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror
    which we are barely able to endure, and it amazes us so,
    because it serenely disdains to destroy us."
    — Rainer Maria Rilke (Duino Elegies)

    "There ’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ’t is not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all."
    - Shakespeare (Hamlet)

    *edit..Oh, and why?  The first is so true, yet a mystery...that I've written about it and keep thinking about it.

    The second - the cadence, in part; the simplicity, the truth in it, the fact that Shakespeare could make anything sound profound and musical: but that 't not all, wink.

  35. spease profile image69
    speaseposted 14 years ago

    I am an optimist. It doesn't seem to be much use to be anything else.

    Winston Churchill

  36. Jackson Riddle profile image46
    Jackson Riddleposted 14 years ago

    What Lance should have called his book,

    "I don't do things for fun, I do it for pain" Lance Armstrong in It's not about the bike

    1. Jackson Riddle profile image46
      Jackson Riddleposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      And about every line in Seinfeld, it is funny enough if you just watch one episode let alone if you actually know what the jokes are about from previous episodes, true genius!

  37. karlbot profile image60
    karlbotposted 13 years ago

    "Life isn't about how you weather the storm, but learning to dance in the rain."

    I like this quote because it points out that life isn't easy, but you can choose to be happy regardless.

    1. ambieca profile image59
      ambiecaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I really like that one!

  38. profile image0
    cosetteposted 13 years ago

    "The creative adult is the child
    who has survived."
    .:Ursala K LeGuin:.

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image65
      TheGlassSpiderposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I love her Dawn trilogy.

      Edit:Whoops, that's Octavia Butler...But I do love LeGuin's "Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas"

  39. TheGlassSpider profile image65
    TheGlassSpiderposted 13 years ago

    "Immerse your soul in love." --Thom Yorke.

    What better advice could there be?

  40. profile image0
    ralwusposted 13 years ago

    Uh oh, fart! Fart! Rainman. hehe

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    blatvaposted 13 years ago

    Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. James Dean

  42. Lita C. Malicdem profile image62
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 13 years ago

    "Do wrong and you'll never hear the end of it".

    "The long journey starts with the first step".

  43. ambieca profile image59
    ambiecaposted 13 years ago

    "shoot fot the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars"
    "dance like nobodys watching, love like you've never been hurt and work like you dont need the money"
    "today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten"

    "Nothing gold can stay" peom by robert frost

    those are my absolute favorites!

  44. dianacharles profile image60
    dianacharlesposted 13 years ago

    Minds are like parachutes..........they function, only when open.

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    loriamooreposted 13 years ago

    "I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed man."

    I enjoy this quote because so many people try to engage in a verbal battle with you who aren't articulate enough to win.

    1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
      ThoughtfulSpotposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Funny.  My dad taught me that when I was just a little thing.  I was having trouble being picked on, and hadn't yet found my own voice.  This helped me a couple of times to remember to stand tall in the face of bullying... which is usually done by those who do not have their full wits about them.

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    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 13 years ago

    "Just remember: There's a right way and a wrong way to do everything. And the wrong way is to keep trying to get everybody else to do it the right way." -M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter

  47. Mikel G Roberts profile image75
    Mikel G Robertsposted 13 years ago

    -The Greater the Doubt, the Greater the Awakening (Einstein)

  48. profile image0
    hamstersmessiahposted 13 years ago

    "kisses are a better fate than wisdom" from "since feeling is first" by e. e. cumings

  49. Elite Publishings profile image41
    Elite Publishingsposted 13 years ago

    Mess with the best, Die like the rest!

    Acidburn - Hackers

    1. jonathanacosta17 profile image61
      jonathanacosta17posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      loved that movie. angelina jolie soooo hot

  50. danielthorne profile image39
    danielthorneposted 13 years ago

    What will be...will be...


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