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Anyone have any good Quotes?

Asked by Begeara (376points) April 8th, 2011

I spent some time recently looking through pages and pages of amusing quotes from various people and I was wondering, what are your favorite quotes and why?

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erichw1504's avatar

“Some people are afraid of heights. No me, I’m afraid of widths.”

thorninmud's avatar

I’m fickle, but my current favorite is this, from Antione de Saint Exupery:

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”

erichw1504's avatar

This one is in my profile: ”“It’s easier to invent the future than to predict the future.””

Cruiser's avatar

“Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain

Aethelwine's avatar

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. ~Frederick Keonig

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

flutherother's avatar

I like the epitaph on Spike Milligan’s gravestone, ‘I told you I was ill’

mazingerz88's avatar

After losing my insurance, Health Is Wealth!

ragingloli's avatar

“Fuck you, Dave. You know you got a big mouth. You make a close, this whole place stinks with your farts for a week, how much you just ingested. Oh, what a big man you are! Hey, let me buy you pack of gum, I’ll show you how to chew it, whoo! Your pal closes, all that comes out of your mouth is bile, eww. How FUCKED UP you are.”

WasCy's avatar

Today, and often, it’s one from Lincoln:

Do I not destroy my enemy when I make him my friend?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I like a good story well told. That is the reason I am sometimes forced to tell them myself.
Mark Twain

WasCy's avatar

Another one from the same source as @lucillelucillelucille:

It takes me about three weeks to write an impromptu speech.
—Mark Twain

AmWiser's avatar

Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life. ~ Alan Lakein

SavoirFaire's avatar

“Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.”
—Mark Twain

WasCy's avatar

I like the way Benjamin Franklin said the same thing, @AmWiser:

Do not waste time, for that’s the stuff life’s made of.

Seelix's avatar

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men – Roald Dahl

Tuesdays_Child's avatar

When you come to a fork in the road-take it….Yogi Berra

It’s like deja vu all over again….Yogi Berra, again!

El_Cadejo's avatar

“How hard is it to decide to be in a good mood,
And then just be.. in.. a good mood?
That’s all I have to say because it’s a straight up fact,
You control your emotions it’s as simple as that”
from the same song
“If you cant forgive and forget, hows this
forget forgiving and accept that thats it.
See thats how its got to be
so you can fall in love, get on with your life and be free.”

Scroobius Pip

ragingloli's avatar

From the same encyclopedia of wisdom:
“When you die you’re gonna regret
the things you don’t do. You think you’re queer? I’m gonna tell you something. We’re all queer. You think you’re a thief? So what? You get befuddled by a middle-class morality? Get shut of it. Shut it out. You cheat on your wife, you did it. Live with it. You fuck little girls, so be it. There’s an absolute morality? Maybe. And then what? If you think there is, go ahead, be that thing. Bad people go to hell? I don’t think so. You think that, act that way.”

aprilsimnel's avatar

“Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!”

- Edward Everett Tanner III

yankeetooter's avatar

@erichw1504 The first answer you gave was in your profile too…

Porifera's avatar

“Pornographers subvert this last, vital privacy; they do our imagining for us. They take away the words that were of the night and shout them over the rooftops, making them hollow.” George Steiner

-If you mind your own business, you won’t be minding mine.

-Why doesn’t everybody leave everybody else the hell alone?

Porifera's avatar

@ragingloli Am I missing something in your first entry? I don’t get it at all. Would you mind explaining why is that your fave quote/paragraph? And what is the teaching behind it, if any?

ragingloli's avatar

@Porifera
Because it was funny.

babybadger's avatar

“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link” My fave by far – it’s so true.

cockswain's avatar

“In a country poorly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
In a country well-governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of.”
—Confucius

“A great warrior wants his opponent at his absolute best”
—Sun Tzu

“If A equals success, then the formula is _A = X + Y + _Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.”
—Albert Einstein

MilkyWay's avatar

“Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals.”
—Henry Ford.

Berserker's avatar

The day you die isn’t much different than any other day, it’s just shorter. The meaning of life is that it ends.

Begeara's avatar

Being a home schooled kid, I like: “I will not let my schooling interfere with my education.” I’m unsure who said it though

WasCy's avatar

Mark Twain said it.

Begeara's avatar

Ok thanks :D

cazzie's avatar

‘Most college graduates can’t pour piss out of a boot when the directions are written on the bottom.’ – my father – who left school early with full credits before graduation ceremonies to join the army to serve in WWII. He always praised practical knowledge over the theoretical stuff I was learning. He ‘kept it real’ as they say today.

ucme's avatar

He who sleeps through storm of the century is…..well, deaf basically! I think that was Socrates, or maybe Bruce Lee.

MilkyWay's avatar

Do not let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do.
—John Wooden

flutherother's avatar

Cop couldn’t find his dick, two hands and a map.
—- David Mamet

cockswain's avatar

’‘Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe go fuck yourself. My theory on cops is treat ‘em like mushrooms. Feed ‘em shit and keep ‘em in the dark.’’

Mark Wahlberg in “The Departed”

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