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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art."
"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."
"The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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.' "
"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
Happy Monday y'all!