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Care to share some good quotes that you like(Series 2)?

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imrainmaker's avatar

This is good one – If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.

MrGrimm888's avatar

“What man can contemplate, man can achieve.”

Cruiser's avatar

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss

Soubresaut's avatar

I rather like this one: “And I learned that it’s a bad idea to curse if you’re in trouble, but a good idea to sing, if you can.” ~ Tobias Wolff in This Boy’s Life.

Also, a professor I once had once said, “Sometimes I think life’s just stories competing for authority.”

Cruiser's avatar

Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend.
~Christopher Lasch

SergeantQueen's avatar

​“For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.”
Leonardo Davinci

Tropical_Willie's avatar

You can’t soar with eagles if you hang out with Turkeys

BellaB's avatar

If you can’t play a sport, be one.

Strauss's avatar

‘A ‘ohe lokomaika’i i nele i ke pana’i. No kind deed has ever lacked its reward.

Hawaiian proverb

Unofficial_Member's avatar

“One cannot always trust his surroundings are safe. Behind even the warmest of smiles might lie the most wicked of intentions”

Count Duphaston

ucme's avatar

“My loneliness is killing me (this I swear) I must confess, I still believe, still believe
When i’m not with you I lose my mind, give me a saiiiiiiiiiiiii-ign…hit me baby one more time”

Britney…warrior poet

Sneki95's avatar

“Y’see, there are certain classes of people in this world
that should not be here.
They should breed far, far, far away from here”.

Papa Franku, droppin’ some B 14 truth bombs on ya ass. (NSFW)

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”
– Andy Warhol

Sneki95's avatar

Another real good one I remembered:

Only people who’ve been discriminated against can really know how much it hurts. Each person feels the pain in his own way, each has his own scars. So I think I’m as concerned about fairness and justice as anybody. But what disgusts me even more are people who have no imagination. The kind T. S. Eliot calls hollow men. People who fill up that lack of imagination with heartless bits of straw, not even aware of what they’re doing. Callous people who throw a lot of empty words at you, trying to force you to do what you don’t want to. [...] Gays, lesbians, straights, feminists, fascist pigs, communists, Hare Krishnas—none of them bother me. I don’t care what banner they raise. But what I can’t stand are hollow people. [,,] But there’s one thing I want you to remember, Kafka. Those are exactly the kind of people who murdered Miss Saeki’s childhood sweetheart. Narrow minds devoid of imagination. Intolerance, theories cut off from reality, empty terminology, usurped ideals, inflexible systems. Those are the things that really frighten me. What I absolutely fear and loathe. Of course it’s important to know what’s right and what’s wrong. Individual errors in judgment can usually be corrected. As long as you have the courage to admit mistakes, things can be turned around. But intolerant, narrow minds with no imagination are like parasites that transform the host, change form, and continue to thrive. They’re a lost cause, and I don’t want anyone like that coming in here.
From Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, the character Oshima.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

“Don’t think you can’t be senile at the age of 22.”
—Gertrude Stein, 1924

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

“A human life, I think, should be well rooted in some spot of native land, where it may get the love of tender kinship for the face of the earth, for the labours of men go forth to, for the sounds and accents that haunt it, for whatever will give that early home a familiar unmistakable difference among the future widening of knowledge: a spot where the definiteness of early memories may be inwrought with affection, and kindly acquaintance with all neighbors, even to the dogs and donkeys, may spread not by sentimental effort and reflection, but as a sweet habit of the blood. The best introduction to astronomy is to think of the nightly heavens as a little lot of stars belonging to one’s own homestead.”

—George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans)

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