“The human voice is different from other sounds. It can be heard over noises that bury everything else. Even when it’s not shouting. Even when it’s just a whisper. Even the lowest whisper can be heard – over armies – when it’s telling the truth.”  —The Interpreter

“We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” –JK Rowling

“Well-behaved women rarely make history.” –Anonymous

“If you care about something, you have to protect it. If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.” —A Prayer for Owen Meany

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Le Petit Prince

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” –Coco Chanel

“Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.” —The Princess Diaries

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes, “Aww!”
–Jack Kerouac

“…looking up into the darkness. Up there…just above me, floats the great secret, the beauty and the mystery. To look into the depths of that mystery, to fix the eyes of the spirit on that bright and enigmatic beauty, to pore over the secret until its symbols cease to be opaque and the light filters through from beyond-there is nothing else in life that matters; there is no rest or possibility of satisfaction in doing anything else.” –Aldous Huxley

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”
–William James

“The moment you are most in awe of all there is about life that you don’t understand, you are closer to understanding it all than at any other time.”

“The thing about glitter is, if you get it on you, be prepared to have it on you forever. Cause glitter doesn’t go away. Glitter is the herpes of craft supplies.” –Demetri Martin

“I really do live for the future, because when I’m eating a box of candy, I can’t wait to taste the last piece.” –Andy Warhol

“Two weaknesses leaning against one another add up to one strength”
–Leonardo da Vinci

“Close your eyes and pretend it’s all a bad dream. That’s how I get by.”
–Captain Jack Sparrow

“I never smile if I can help it. Showing one’s teeth is a submission signal in primates. When someone smiles at me, all I see is a chimpanzee begging for its life.” –Dwight Schrute

“The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – that you’d thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you’ve never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it’s as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.” —The History Boys

“Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus” –The Hogwarts Motto

“When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into thousands of pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.” –J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.”
–Coco Chanel

“When in doubt, wear red.” –Bill Blass

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” –Aldous Huxley

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” –Dwight Eisenhower

“If life gives you lemons, stick them down your shirt and make your boobs look bigger.” –Anonymous

“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.” –Walt Disney

“How tall am I? Honey, with hair, heels and attitude, I’m through this damned roof!” –RuPaul

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” –James Baldwin

“Sometimes we get hurt in order to grow; we must fail in order to know. Sometimes our vision clears, only after our eyes are washed away with tears.” –Anonymous

“To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one deserves to be.” –Anna Louise Strong

“I can’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little, if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny, and it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” –Coco Chanel

“If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.” –Edward Hopper

“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” –Anonymous

“A shoe without sex appeal is as barren as a tree without leaves.” –Rita de Acosta Lydig

“They may forget what your said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” –Carl W. Buechner

“The critic has to educate the public. The artist has to educate the critic.”
–Oscar Wilde

“There’s no half-singing in the shower–you’re either a rock star or an opera diva.” –Josh Groban

“Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.” –Faith Whittlesly

“How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, but the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d.” –Alexander Pope

“Paris isn’t for changing planes. It’s for changing your outlook. For throwing open the windows and letting in ‘La vie en Rose.'” —Sabrina

“With hope, love should end with hope.” —A Knight’s Tale

“A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” –John Maxwell

“Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

“What is uttered from the heart alone will win the hearts of others to your own.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” –Seneca

“Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.” –Sandra Carey

“Leaders of thought are not always effective as leaders of action.”

“Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who holds a low opinion of himself.” –Anthony Trollope

“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.” –Jeremy Irons

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” –Mark Twain

“To be carried by shoes, winged on them, to wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give reality to one’s dreams.” –Roger Vivier

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” –Dolly Parton

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” –Audrey Hepburn

“I think I should have no mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.” –George Eliot

“Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.” –Jane Austen

“The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.” –Oscar Wilde

“I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things I have not.” –Lucille Ball

“The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.” –William Shakespeare

“Only children know what they are looking for.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Who is too old to learn is too old to teach.” –Proverb

“Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is sign on as its accomplice.” –Tom Watson

“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” –Elbert Hubbard

“Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot.” –Proverb

“It is in vain to suspect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.” –Aesop

“Many women have done well, but you have exceeded them all. Grace is deceptive and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her at the gates.” –Proverbs 31:29-31

“Therefore, those people are the most courageous among whom cowards are held in dishonor and the brave are held in honor. This is the kind of courage that Homer depicts…the kind that is due to excellence, resulting from a sense of shame and the desire for a noble object (honor) and the desire to avoid disgrace, which is ignoble.” –Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” –J.M. Barrie

“What was any art but a mould in which to impression for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself – life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose.” –Willa Cather

“Our earth is wounded. Her oceans and lakes are sick; her rivers are like running sores; The air is filled with subtle poisons. And the oily smoke of countless hellish fires blackens the sun. Men and women, scattered from homeland, family, friends, wander desolate and uncertain, scorched by a toxic sun…In this desert of frightened, blind uncertainty, some take refuge in the pursuit of power. Some become manipulators of illusion and deceit. If wisdom and harmony still dwell in this world, as other than a dream lost in an unopened book, they are hidden in our heartbeat. And it is from our hearts that we cry out. We cry out and our voices are the single voice of this wounded earth. Our cries are a great wind across the earth.” –from The Warrior Song of King Gezar

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. ” –Og Mandino

“There’s a place I travel when I want to roam,
And nobody knows it but me.
The roads don’t go there and the signs stay home,
And nobody knows it but me.
It’s far, far away and way, way afar,
It’s over the moon and the sea.
And wherever you’re going, that’s wherever you are.
And nobody knows it but me.”
–Patrick O’Leary

“The entire object of true education is to make people not merely to do the right things, but enjoy them; not merely industrious, but to love industry; not merely learned, but to love knowledge; not merely pure, but to love purity; not merely just, but to hunger and thirst after justice.” –John Ruskin


3 Responses to “Quotes”

  1. LnddMiles 23 July, 2009 at 3:17 pm #

    Great post! I’ll subscribe right now wth my feedreader software!

  2. Extenze 5 August, 2009 at 7:30 pm #

    As a Newbie, I am always searching online for articles that can help me. Thank you

  3. vigrx 10 December, 2009 at 9:13 pm #

    Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves nor their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others.
    Quotation of Plato

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