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What is your favorite quote/saying?

Asked by nic81 (58 points ) January 17th, 2013

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Pachy's avatar

” What I wouldn’t give for a large sock with horse manure in it!”
– Woody Allen (as Alvy Singer in “Annie Hall”)

thorninmud's avatar

My “favorite” is a moving target, but for now, this is taking a turn at the top:

From a former slave turned preacher:

“Lord, we ain’t what we want to be; we ain’t what we ought to be; we ain’t what we gonna be, but, thank God, we ain’t what we was”

gailcalled's avatar

Today, it is Mary Oliver’s

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”

From the poem, The Summer Day

(Please don’t use txtspk.)

ucme's avatar

I still love this quote from the movie Outlaw Josey Wales, “don’t piss down my back & tell me it’s raining.”
Loosely speaking, “quit ya bullshit fool!” Actually that was more like MR.T speaking, but ya catch ma drift.

syz's avatar

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
-Groucho Marx

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

I have a lot of favorite quotes, but one I can think of right now is:
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

zenvelo's avatar

The one I’ve been using a lot (origin unknown):

“Either we’re all God’s children or none of us are.”

picante's avatar

My favorite changes with the clock, and here is this hour’s pick:

“Sometimes there is nothing you can do, and in those times, you must do something anyway.”
~Garrison Keillor

gailcalled's avatar

Jean-Jacques Rousseau said;

(Vous oubliez que) Les fruits sont à tous, et la terre n’est à personne.

And who can resist this, by Billy Collins;

”...the trouble with poetry is
that it encourages the writing of more poetry…”

gambitking's avatar

There is plenty of Youth in the world. What we need is a Fountain of Smart

Seek's avatar

Too many to list, but one made me almost do a spit take today.

“If you have a few hundred followers and you let some of them molest children, they call you a cult leader. If you have a billion, they call you The Pope” – Bill Maher.

Love that guy.

SavoirFaire's avatar

“A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.”
—Alexander Pope

SavoirFaire's avatar

“It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.”
—Joseph Joubert

lookingglassx3's avatar

“If more people were like me, the world would be a peaceful place.” – Adolf Hitler.

I’m kidding, I’m kidding. Mine would have to be:
“Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.”

“You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.”

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