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."
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
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."
"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
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?
"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.
"The only way to conquer me is through love and there I am gladly conquered" Krishna -Self explanatory.
"Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret."
Disraeli Prime Minister of Britain during Queen Victorias' reign
"Conquest is easy. Control is not." ~ Captain Kirk, stardate unknown
Treat people the way you want to be treated.
“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.
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.'
Because it speaks to the god given rights of all individuals!
You must be the change you wish to see in the world..
M K Gandhi
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
from the The Velveteen Rabbit
real isn't how you are made. it's a thing that happens to you.'
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.”
Love the quote, LOVE the film maker!
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'
"Why don't you try sticking your head up your ass and see if it fits"
Tony Montana, Scarface
Life appears to me too short to be spent nursing animosity or registering wrong.
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
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
"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.
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.
The more money you talk about, the more problem you see, lol
"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."
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.
"Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"What is dream without direction, what is will without intent? What is life without rejection...if we're walking 'round content?"
This is my own quote "Relax its not brain surgery". Stress kills and we worry about to many things. So.... Relax
'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!'
The past was but a dream, the present will soon become the past, but the future will always be what you make of it .
"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
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.
I love this quote, "Write what you know, know what you write."
Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!
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
'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)
"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...
"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, .
I am an optimist. It doesn't seem to be much use to be anything else.
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
"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.
"The creative adult is the child
who has survived."
.:Ursala K LeGuin:.
"Immerse your soul in love." --Thom Yorke.
What better advice could there be?
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. James Dean
"Do wrong and you'll never hear the end of it".
"The long journey starts with the first step".
"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!
Minds are like parachutes..........they function, only when open.
"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.
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.
"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
-The Greater the Doubt, the Greater the Awakening (Einstein)
"kisses are a better fate than wisdom" from "since feeling is first" by e. e. cumings
Mess with the best, Die like the rest!
Acidburn - Hackers
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