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What are some of your favorite quotes?

Asked by jca2 (16463points) August 2nd, 2022

What quotes have meaning to you, on a personal level?

What are some of your favorite quotes?

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Jeruba's avatar

I have many. Here’s one, by e.e. cummings, from a poem called “Humanity I Love You”:

Humanity i love you because you
are perpetually putting the secret of
life in your pants and forgetting
it’s there and sitting down

on it

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

All my life I thought air was free. And then I bought a bag of chips.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Lazy is such an ugly word. I prefer to call it selective participation.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

People will tell you that nothing is impossible. But I do it every day.

Blackberry's avatar

“I’m so high, I could vomit on a comet.” – Lil Wayne.——
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“Welcome. And congratulations. I am delighted that you could make it. Getting here wasn’t easy, I know. In fact, I suspect it was a little tougher than you realize.

To begin with, for you to be here now trillions of drifting atoms had somehow to assemble in an intricate and intriguingly obliging manner to create you. It’s an arrangement so specialized and particular that it has never been tried before and will only exist this once. For the next many years (we hope) these tiny particles will uncomplainingly engage in all the billions of deft, cooperative efforts necessary to keep you intact and let you experience the supremely agreeable but generally underappreciated state known as existence.” – Bill Bryson, A short history of nearly everything.

ragingloli's avatar

HMS Pinafore… 2!
With a twist!
We set it amongst the stars.
On a ship that travels amongst the stars.
A star…ship!
On a mission of great enterprise!

gondwanalon's avatar

“If you think that you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room”.
-Confucius

janbb's avatar

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

RayaHope's avatar

“In case of a bear attack, I only need to be faster than the person behind me.” – unknown

canidmajor's avatar

“Don’t tell me why you can’t, show me how you can.” Said lovingly by my dad to me as a young person, to get me to stop and think about a problem when I wanted to instantly reject trying something because of frustration.

zenvelo's avatar

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – misattributed to Albert Einstein.

canidmajor's avatar

^^^^ Why I hate housework.

RayaHope's avatar

“When you point a finger at someone, you’re also pointing three at yourself.”

LostInParadise's avatar

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration , Thomas Edison.

ragingloli's avatar

“Genius is 1% inspiration, 1% perspiration, and 98 percent theft of ideas” – Thomas Edison, if he was honest.

Inspired_2write's avatar

“Don’t ask what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Howard Thurman

RocketGuy's avatar

“Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country,” and

“We choose to go to the Moon,” Kennedy said. “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills.”

JFK

flutherother's avatar

“You Westerners always crave excitement; you are always eager to change everything. You cannot leave things as they are; so you destroy the most precious gift granted to man on earth; the joy of finding everything again as one had known it.” Nordau

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

You can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time. But you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln

ragingloli's avatar

“America Is the Only Country That Went from Barbarism to Decadence Without Civilization In Between”

ragingloli's avatar

“Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.”

Strauss's avatar

“Run like hell, because you always need to; laugh at everything, ‘cause it’s always funny…Never be cruel, and never be cowardly; and if you are, always make amends.”

Dr. Who “Twice Upon A Time” (2017)

Brian1946's avatar

April Ludgate: “Ugh. Whatever. Truth is stupid. The only time I tell the truth is when it makes me look like I’m lying”.

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