Monday, November 3, 2008

May I quote you?

It's 6 am. Most people are just starting their Monday. However, I, am about to end my "Sunday night" here in a few moments. It was a really fun night after work. It just ended up stretching out a bit longer than I had hoped for and anticipated. Oh well, shit happens. I'll sleep 6 hours and be good. I don't have to work until 6 pm tonight and I don't have anything at all I'm supposed to do today.

So since I have nothing much to say because I'm tired as fuck and want to crawl into my nice comfy bed here soon, I'm going to share some of my favorite quotes with y'all. :) I wanted to post this anyway but just didn't know when I would so voila, perfect opportunity right here. ;) These are not all of my favorite quotes. I know there's a lot but I have a ton I really, really dig. So here you go. Feel free to share one or two or five of yours if you want. You might mention another one of my favorites that I didn't add or give me a new one to put on the list. ;)

"If you don't control your mind, someone else will."
-John Allston

"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it."

"Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, But somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart."
-Kay Knudsen

"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
-Edgar Allan Poe

"Never to suffer would never to have been blessed."
-Edgar Allan Poe

"Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd."
-Edith Sitwell

"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be."
-Thomas A Kempis

"He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow."
-George Eliot on arrogance

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."

"Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all."
-Edward De Bono

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing."
-George Bernard Shaw

"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self, so therefore, trust the physician and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility."
-Kahlil Gibran

"I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art."
-Kahlil Gibran

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."
-Kahlil Gibran

"The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose."
-Kahlil Gibran

"Paranoia is a survival trait."

"The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off."

"People are stupid; They will believe anything as truth, either because they want it to be true, or because they fear that it is true."

"When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it."
- Bernard Bailey

"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
-Friedrich Nietzsche

"A witty saying proves nothing."

"To endure oneself may be the hardest task in the universe. You cannot hire a wise man or any other intellect to solve it for you. There's no writ of inquest or calling of witness to provide answers. No servant or disciple can dress the wound. You dress it yourself or continue bleeding for all to see."
-Frank Herbert

"The birth of individuality is ecstasy, also is death. In love, individuality is slain; who loves not love? Love death therefore, and long for it eagerly. Die daily."
-Rozz Williams, spoken-word

"...In faith we shall board our imagined ship and wildly sail
among sacred islands of the mad till death
shatters the fabulous stars and makes us real."
-Sylvia Plath, Tale Of A Tub

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
-Mark Twain

"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe."
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
-Robert Frost

"The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done.' "
-George Carlin

"People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy--And I keep it in a jar on my desk."
- Stephen King

Musical Monday

Happy Monday y'all!


jGrrl said...

I needed these today, I shared them on my facebook too ♥

jGrrl said...

I came back to share a few faves as well as some of my own, sorry its sooo long:

"People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn't see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one."

"I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else."

"Everybody is always tugging at you. They'd all like a sort of chunk out of you. I don' think they realize it, but it's like 'grrr do this, grr do that...' But you do want to stay intact--intact and on two feet."

"The truth is I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't. When they found this out, they would blame me for disillusioning them and fooling them."

"It's all make believe, isn't it?"

Norma Jean Mortenson
(Marilyn Monroe)
June 1, 1926 - August 5, 1962

And mine:

“There is no such thing as the eternal honeymoon. There is no vacation that never ends. There is no Utopia, Xanadu, Paradise. There is only here and now and its up to you to make the very best of what you have because no one is going to do it for you. Sometimes you’ll fall down but if you’re lucky and if you’ve got the courage - you’ll get back up and keep on trucking.” - Jean Ryan

“You are headed toward the point from whence you came…” - Jean Ryan

“Our greatest danger is truly our own selves…
Trust me on that one… Anything else is elementary.” - Jean Ryan

“Fear not the evil in your own heart yet fear the line you may need to cross for once overstepped, there is no turning back…” - Jean Ryan

“The only person you truly ever have to answer to is yourself - if you can do that then you’ll be just fine. So, can you? Be sure.” - Jean Ryan

“I am that I am, no more and certainly no less. Sometimes I’m nice, sometimes I’m not.” - Jean Ryan

“You must travel outside yourself in order to find yourself…” - Jean Ryan

"Never speak of the well from which you fear to drink..." - Jean Ryan

"love is love and monogamy is a choice of respect and a symbol of devotion to my partner, no matter their gender." - Jean Ryan

"I am not 'mean' I am 'lovingly critical'" - Jean Ryan

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Another Suburban Mom said...

This one is my favorite:

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."

Thanks for sharing.

phairhead said...

Loved yr post, esp. the stupid people quote

Amorous Rocker said...

Thank you for sharing your faves and your own with me. :) The quote from Norma Jean are great, one of them is also another of my favorites and I like quite a few of yours a lot. :D

I love that one. I have it written on the inside of one of my notebooks so I can see it and remember it often. Thanks!

Lol. Thank you!

David said...

Two of my favourites:

"The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation." - Pierre Trudeau

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." - John Lennon

Qetesh said...

This was my favourite:
"Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd."
-Edith Sitwell

It reminds me very much of one of my favourites which is "You laugh because I'm different, I laugh because you're all the same"

I also adore the quote from John Lennon that David posted.

Another fave "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats" -Albert Schweitzer

The Bizza said...

Those are all good quotes.

Here's my addition:

"What the fuck yall lookin at?"

TUG said...

"Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." George Orwell

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." Teddy Roosevelt