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What is your favorite quote?

Asked by gravity (3116points) August 5th, 2010

on any subject… I love quotes. One of my favorites is, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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FireMadeFlesh's avatar

“In this world there is only one thing of value, to live out your life in truth and justice, tolerant of those who are neither true nor just.” – Marcus Aurelius

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I was born modest; not all over, but in spots.-Mark Twain
– A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

I don’t have a favorite but Mark Twain’s are some of the best :)

Aster's avatar

Mark Twain: “The Book of Mormon is chloroform in print.”

zophu's avatar

I’ve overused all my most favorite quotes. I’ll have to find some more.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
~ John Lennon (taken from Allen Saunders for Lennon’s song “Beautiful Boy”)

YARNLADY's avatar

I can’t choose just one, I get a kick out of everything from the prolific mind of Ashleigh Brilliant

daytonamisticrip's avatar

pain is the best teacher
time is just an illusion
nothing gold can stay
life is truly worth living once you’ve made it better for someone else
you may be on the night track but if you don’t move you’ll get run over
in the human life you will experience more pain than the most gruesome death
what comes around goes around
i’d rather feel pain than nothing at all
give a man a fish today, he will eat today,teach a man to fish he will eat every day

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.
-John Milton’s Paradise lost

Blackberry's avatar

It is something to the effect of: Ask yourself why you do not believe in Krishna, marduk, allah etc. Then you will understand why I do not believe in your god.

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 horsepower.” – Mark Donohue

doublebogie's avatar

You can make a lot of money in this game(golf). Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work. Lee Travino

Your_Majesty's avatar

“If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it”.
John Lennon

MissA's avatar

This particular one is from 25 years ago. It may not not be precise, as this writing is from memory!

Come in the evening, or come in the morning,
Come when you’re called for, or come without warning.

Kisses and welcomes will always await you,
And, the oftener you come here, the more I’ll adore you.

jaytkay's avatar

Too many good ones out there to pick a favorite.

But I’ve been reading English history lately, so Churchill:

Lady Nancy Astor: “Winston, if you were my husband, I’d poison your tea”
Churchill: “Nancy, if I were your husband, I’d drink it.”

mYcHeMiCaLrOmAnCe's avatar

“Are you on our side and you want to be different, or are you on that side and you want to throw a football at my head?” -Gerard Way

“A friend is nothing but a known enemy”
“I started being really proud of the fact that I was gay even though I wasn’t.”
“Rather be dead than cool.”
“I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.” -Kurt Cobain

“Nobody’s perfect. I’m perfectly flawed.”
“Everyone on the bus can laugh at me, and I’ll be like, ‘Screw you guys: I look good!” -Amy Lee

I love those people and all the things they say

Cruiser's avatar

“I ain’t black but there are a whole lot of times I wish I weren’t white”

~Frank Zappa

aprilsimnel's avatar

“Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death. Live, live, LIVE!”
~ Auntie Mame (Patrick Dennis)

filmfann's avatar

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana!
~ Groucho Marx

lapilofu's avatar

It changes all the time, but I do find that particular passages message stick in my head for months at a time and affect how I see the world. Here’s one I’ve been enjoying this year:

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

It’s widely attributed (on the internet) to Plato, but I’ve never found a factual reference for that, so I don’t quite believe it. As far as I know Joe Nobody may have made it up just last year. It doesn’t matter—it’s meaningful to me.

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

I have too many….all very serious.

So instead…. here’s a light one I like:

“To err is human…but it feels divine”. Mae West

BoBo1946's avatar

The reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.

I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.

Being dyslexic has drawbacks. I once went to a toga party dressed as a goat.

Why is the place you drive on is a parkway, and the place you park on is the driveway?

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

Berserker's avatar

Whatever doesn’t kill you can only make you stronger.

AmWiser's avatar

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
Dr. Seuss

BoBo1946's avatar

Honesty is a great virtue, but it will not make you rich!

soozaloozakpow's avatar

A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on.
William S. Burroughs

ipso's avatar

“Only the crystal-clear question yields a transparent answer.” – Zen proverb
“Less is more.” & “God is in the details.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” – Dale Carnegie
“All of the significant battles are waged within the self.” – Zen proverb
“The joy of living is his who has the heart to demand it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

anartist's avatar

Anthony Burgess:
“She has no unuttered thoughts.”
“snatch defeat from the jaws of victory”

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

1.Wanna fly? You gotta give up the shit that weighs you down. ~ Toni Morrison

2. Behind this mask there is no flesh; behind this mask is an idea and ideas are bulletproof. ~ V

3. Abolition of a woman’s right to abortion, when and if she wants it, amounts to compulsory maternity: a form of rape by the State. ~ Edward Abbey

4. Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with absolute truth. ~ Simone de Beauvoir

Mtl_zack's avatar

“He who loves no wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long” ~ Martin Luther

ducky_dnl's avatar

“Good things never last, Mr. Denham.” – King Kong. I just like the good things never last part.

Brenna_o's avatar

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step


ucme's avatar

There are two that spring to mind, they are as follows ;

The difference between genius & stupidity is that genius has it’s limits : Einstein
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every oppurtunity, an optimist sees the oppurtunity in every difficulty :Churchill

ipso's avatar

“Danger – if you meet it promptly and without flinching – you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!” – Churchill
“We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.” – Churchill
“When the eagles are silent the parrots begin to jabber.” – Churchill
“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” – Churchill
“Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.” – Churchill

rooeytoo's avatar

“Life is full of little trade offs.” From some movie about 20 years ago.

And of course, from Invictus: “I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.”

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Incinerator's avatar

AmWiser…I love Dr. Seuss! ... Lapilo fu…I heard it as “Be kind; for everyone you meet is fighting their own Demons.” ... Simmone…I love it, but giving up the shit that weighs me down is sometimes hard than it seems. ... ucme and ipso… Churchill was great. ...
“Have as much faith in yourself as you do in your God.” Unknown

Buttonstc's avatar

Meddle thee not in the affairs of Dragons; for thou art crunchy and wouldst be tasty with Ketchup.

If you want proof that cats are smarter than dogs: no one can get twelve cats to pull a sled through snow :)

FutureMemory's avatar

“Loyalty will be rewarded with love everlasting, but betrayal will be met with unparalleled vengeance.”

doublebogie's avatar

Never argue with an idiot, someone watching may not be able to tell the difference. Unknown

Hobosnake's avatar

“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.”

GialloBubble's avatar

I’m a huge quote geek! I like collecting different kinds of quotes and I’m thrilled to find some new ones you guys said, they’re good!

Here are some of mine.
-You know my name, not my story.
-Life is a beautiful struggle.
-The reason seesaw has two seats is because there is always someone to bring you back up when you go down.
-If you don’t stand up for something, you’ll fall for anything.
-Never sacrifice who you are just because someone has a problem with it.
-When nothing goes right, go left.

And some funny quotes I found.
-Dear food commercials, No one eats in slow motion and with their eyes closed. Sincerely, normal people.
-Unless your name is GOOGLE stop acting like you know everything.
-No one is as ugly as their driver’s license picture. No one is as attractive as their profile picture.
-Save energy! How would you like it if someone turn you on and then left?

I have too many quotes! I better stop before I go on.

AshLeigh's avatar

‎“You don’t need the whole world to love you. Just one person.” Kermit the Frog. ♥

Berserker's avatar

@AshLeigh He said that? I always knew Kermit was awesome.

AshLeigh's avatar

He did, and he is. :)

LezboPirate's avatar

“She’s The Mariska for freakin sakes.

She can catch a rapist with her eyes closed and her hands tied behind her back in a swimming pool filled with chicken soup and rice on a lovely Sunday afternoon in New Jersey while wearing a baseball cap and singing the lyrics to Thriller.

How dare you question her power…”


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