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What are some of your favorite quotes?

Asked by KNOWITALL (21602points) 3 weeks ago

Are there any quotes that you identify with on a deeper level of some kind?

Just post one or two, or more if you have time so we can get to know each other better.

Here’s two of mine:
“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me, and I may be forced to love you.”
– William Arthur Ward

“The very powerful and, the very stupid, have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views…which, can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering.”
– Doctor Who

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.”
― Richard Feynman

Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish on it’s ability to climb a tree
It will live it’s whole life believing it is stupid- unknown

Inspired_2write's avatar

‘To Thine own self be true….” William Shakespeare

mazingerz88's avatar

Two balls are better than one – mazingerz88

janbb's avatar

Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@mazingerz88 Also four balls you get to walk to first base.

mazingerz88's avatar


“Time is a fire in which we burn.” ( from a Star Trek movie but not sure if they also just quoted it. )

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Albert Einstein was the creator of my second quote.

hmmmmmm's avatar

Do not speak unless it improves on silence.

Brian1946's avatar

We don’t swim in your toilet, so please don’t pee in our pool.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt.

credited to either Mark Twain or Abraham Lincoln

zenvelo's avatar

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
– Mary Oliver

And, my AA sponsor: “They can’t eat you, it’s against the rules.”
Me: “Who says they are playing by the rules?”

filmfann's avatar

Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana.
—-Groucho Marx

Mastema2's avatar

Believe nothing you hear and half of what you see.

Jaxk's avatar

“Love is the only thing you have to earn. Everything else can be stolen.” – Bret Maverick

” There are more things between heaven and earth than man has yet discovered.” – Count Dracula 1937

raum's avatar

We’re all just walking each other home. – Ram Dass

raum's avatar

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. -Rumi

ragingloli's avatar

“A true victory is making your enemy see they were wrong to oppose you in the first place.
To force them to acknowledge your greatness.” – Gul Dukat

janbb's avatar

@raum Well, I just must be glowing like a candle now, :-P

gorillapaws's avatar

“Well, I woke up this morning, and I got myself a beer
The future’s uncertain, and the end is always near”

—Jim Morrison, Roadhouse Blues

KNOWITALL's avatar

Half of me is a hopeless romantic and the other…well the other is an a$$hole. (fuckology)

If you could read my mind, you’d be either traumatized or turned on. Both if you’re awesome. (fuckology)

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I spent half my money on gambling, alcohol and wild women. The other half I wasted.—WC Fields

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Tropical Nice one!

seawulf575's avatar

I’ve never had an original thought that was my own – anonymous

Don’t make fun of my mom…you know she died before I was born – same anonymous.

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes – Mark Twain

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. – Benjamin Franklin

ragingloli's avatar

“Now I’m going to boil you in your own piss!” – Sheriff of Nottingham, Robin Hood.

flutherother's avatar

I like this one “what needest with thy tribe’s black tents who hast the red pavilion of my heart?”

And this one by Dunsany sticks in my mind ” for into Paradise no sorrow may ever come, but may only beat like rain against its crystal walls.”

Lightlyseared's avatar

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle

“You’re going to change your mind a thousand times. That’s a good thing. Only imbeciles never change their minds.” – Anna Rascouët-Paz

A mind without purpose will wander in dark places

nerdgirl578's avatar

“When there’s no more room in hell the dead will walk the earth” – Peter Washington, Dawn of the Dead

mazingerz88's avatar

“Don’t take life too seriously, you’ll never get out alive.” – Bugs Bunny

“Well … I’m willing to do anything my public demands.” – Donald Tru…er, Bugs Bunny

kritiper's avatar

“To a New Yorker like you, a hero is some kind of weird sandwich.” said by Oddball in the movie Kelly’s Heroes.

Kardamom's avatar

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi

mazingerz88's avatar

@kritiper Thanks. Now I know the movie that needs revisiting this weekend.

raum's avatar

The relevant question in psychiatry shouldn’t be what’s wrong with you, but what happened to you. – Eleanor Longden

Patty_Melt's avatar

This is gonna be epic! Hold my beer. – Every man with some non war scars to show off.

wiscoblond's avatar

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.- Mark Twain.

ucme's avatar

“Flock me…I’ve heard of doggy style, but that was ridiculous”
Farmer Giggleswick after witnessing his sister’s french poodle being shagged by one of his sheep.

LostInParadise's avatar

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. Isaac Newton.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

Patty_Melt's avatar

I could be wrong, but I’m not. – Adrien Monk

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Patty I love Monk so much!

Patty_Melt's avatar

I am in the process of recording all 125 episodes, slicing away the commercials, and dubbing them in order they aired. It is taking a long time because storms keep making the channel blink and lose connection. I have about three quarter recorded, but then I still have to slice them up and dub the finished episode to the permanent disc.
I love Monk, and will binge watch the full collection at least once a year.

So, Sharona, or Natalie?

LostInParadise's avatar

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.


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