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What is your favorite quote?

Asked by dollfacee (143points) September 8th, 2008

one dealing with life, and one dealing with love. add any others you like but these are the two i’m interested in the most.

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trudacia's avatar

Love: If you love someone, let them go…..
You know the rest.

Life: Shit happens…

dollfacee's avatar

ha shit happens is one of my favorites.

AstroChuck's avatar

“I’d go through Hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.”

- Pete Rose

delirium's avatar

An Inuit hunter asked the local missionary priest: “If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?” “No,” said the priest, “not if you did not know.” “Then why,” asked the Inuit earnestly, “did you tell me?”

-Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

AstroChuck's avatar

“Life is what happens when you’re not watching television.”

-Jason Love

dollfacee's avatar

btw; my favorite is live laugh love. its so simple but it goes for everything.

tinyfaery's avatar

“All I know is that I know nothing.”


Meatwad's avatar

“WOOO! Turn it on! HELL YEAH!”

Early Cuyler

logical75's avatar

Before I take it back, I’ll add more to it… Mr. T. Williams

LKidKyle1985's avatar

You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?”
George Bernard Shaw

Tantigirl's avatar

Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil. – Niccolo Machiavelli

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self. – Charles Dickens

Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards. –
Lewis Carroll

galileogirl's avatar

En boca cerrada, no entran moscas.-Unk

An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.-Gandhi?

If the evens of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it’s that the terrorists can attack us, but they can’t take away what makes us American – our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that-Jon Stewart

lovelyy's avatar

A fish can love a bird, but where would they live?

JackAdams's avatar

Mine is from the late Abbot Howard Abbie Hoffman who wrote, quote:
“There is no problem so big, nor so complex, that it cannot be solved with a suitable application of high explosives.”


“A heart is not judged by how much YOU love, but by how much YOU are loved, by others.”

Actor Frank Morgan, speaking in character as Professor Marvel in, The Wizard of Oz (1939)

wenbert's avatar

life is too short. enjoy.

Lightlyseared's avatar

“In the dark of the night every atheist half believes” Frank from Shameless

“In the unlikely event of losing Pascal’s Wager, I intend to saunter in to Judgement Day with a bookshelf full of grievances, a flaming sword of my own devising, and a serious attitude problem.” no idea

trudacia's avatar

“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.”

Frank Sinatra

JackAdams's avatar

@Lightlyseared: Your quote is from Rick Moen

kaylakena's avatar

Never let todays disappoints over shadow tomorrows DREAMS…!!!

robmandu's avatar

“The early machine was full of caprices, full of defects—devilish ones. It had as many immoralities as the machine of today has virtues. After a year or two I found that it was degrading my character…”

—Mark Twain

EmpressPixie's avatar

Two favorites quotes on dreaming and a quote about love that will make no sense unless you’ve read the book, but if you have you’ll understand why it is such a lovely, wonderful quote about love:
“When you dream, sometimes you remember. When you wake, you always forget.”—Neil Gaiman, Sandman

“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” Neil Gaiman, Sandman

“Even with nougat you can have a perfect moment.“Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

flameboi's avatar

“Victory in Iraq is finally in sight ” Sarah Palin
Where does she live, wonderland? Somebody please tell her we know that is not true…
“Live the dream, all the way to the end” Me
And is registered :)

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

poofandmook's avatar

“And in a wide sea of eyes I see one pair that I recognize, and I know that I am… the luckiest” Ben Folds

“Those in the cheap seats clap. The rest just rattle their jewelry.” John Lennon

“Sometimes you’re flush and sometimes you’re bust, and when you’re up, it’s never as good as it seems, and when you’re down, you never think you’ll be up again, but life goes on. Money isn’t real, George. It doesn’t matter; it only seems like it does.” Ray Liotta as Fred Jung in BLOW

“May the wind always be at your back, and the sun upon your face. And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.” Johnny Depp as George Jung in BLOW

gailcalled's avatar

“Breathe with unconditioned breath the unconditioned air. Shun electric wire. Communicate slowly. Live a three-dimensioned life; stay away from screens.” WENDELL BERRY

(Repeating myself from a year ago.)

“Thanks for this day, for all the birds safe in their nests, for whatever this is, for life.” 

“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.” H.G. WELLS

“Does it really matter what…..affectionate people do—so long as they don’t do it in the streets and
frighten the horses?”MRS. PATRICK CAMPBELL

Wedlock – the deep, deep peace of the double bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-longue.” – MRS. PATRICK CAMPBELL

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

“The joy that isn’t shared, dies young.” ANNE SEXTON

jlm11f's avatar

Along the lines of the trudacia’s quote: Same shit, different day.

Lightlyseared's avatar

From Good Omens

“He rather liked people. It was a major failing in a demon.
Oh, he did his best to make their short lives miserable, because that was his job, but nothing he could think up was half as bad as the stuff they thought up themselves. They seemed to have a talent for it. It was built into the design, somehow. They were born into a world that was against them in a thousand little ways, and then devoted most of their energies to making it worse. Just when you’d think they were more malignant than ever Hell could be, they could occasionally show more grace than Heaven ever dreamed of. Often the same individual was involved. It was this freewill thing, of course. It was a bugger.”

I’d go on, the whole book is a masterpiece but then you might as well just read the thing instead.

marissa's avatar

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

JackAdams's avatar

That is so beautiful a thought, Marissa!

What a wonderful woman she was. It is sad that she’s no longer with us.

marissa's avatar

Thanks JackAdams, I try to apply that sentiment to my daily life.

jcs007's avatar

I’m definitely living by this one when I have to make a decision about my career:

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

My apologies to anyone who may be offended by this one, but I found it motivational to take risks:

“It’s better to die like a tiger than to live like a pussy.”
– Christopher Walken in Balls of Fury

trudacia's avatar

I gotta have more cow bell!

jcs007 reminded me of Christopher Walken….

boffin's avatar

“If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough horse power!”
~ Mark Donohue
As for LOVE, since I love life, ‘nuff said….

Knotmyday's avatar

Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.- George Bernard Shaw

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.- Geoge Washington

The Three Gs. Final zing from Shaw:

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.

poofandmook's avatar

@Knot: Another Shaw quote that I like, “I have no doubt that you conducted the transaction as honestly as if you were buying a pound of cheese!”

marissa's avatar

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”
-Dalai Lama

Mugsie's avatar

“Behind every successful person is a substantial amount of coffee.”

AstroChuck's avatar

“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”
-Paul McCartney & The Beatles

gailcalled's avatar

“If you want me to give you a two-hour presentation, I am ready today. If you want only a five-minute speech, it will take me two weeks to prepare.”

Mark Twain

And “Brevity is the soul of wit.” ?

gailcalled's avatar


Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief. Your noble son is mad. . . .

Hamlet Act 2, scene 2, 86–92

galileogirl's avatar

Senator John McCain

In the 21st century nations don’t invade other nations.”—Birmingham, Mich., Aug. 13, 2008

“Our economy, I think, is still—the fundamentals of our economy are strong.”—”
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 15, 2008

Gov Sarah Palin

“They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.”—Sarah Palin, on her foreign policy insights into Russia, ABC News interview, Sept. 11, 2008

“We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty and sincerity and dignity.”—Sarah Palin, in her speech at the Republican Convention, quoting the fascist right-wing columnist Westbrook Pegler, an avowed racist and anti-Semite who once expressed his hope that Robert F. Kennedy would be assassinated

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