Monday, November 23, 2009

The Big Quote Post!

It's time for The Big Quote Post! I love doing group contribution posts. I get a good variety of things and I think the things people submit represent them, if only in a small way or if only a small part of what makes him who they are. The Big Picture Post was fantastic. I got more participation fro that then I ever dreamed of and I had a lot of fun seeing what everyone put out there.

I explained here what I wanted to do with the quote post and asked for people to participate by sending me their favorite quotes, proverbs, sayings, etc. Once again, I expected to get no less than 10 but no more than 20 people to contribute something for the post. Once again, I was happily surprised by the number of people who e-mailed something for me to use! Including my boyfriend and the few real life friends who sent some in, I had over 50 people submit stuff for me to use for this post. Y'all fucking rock. And even better, with that many people, there were only a handful of repeated quotes! Dr. Seuss was the one who repeated more often than anyone else.

To start, I'm going to post some of my favorite quotes/sayings/etc. I have far too many to include in this post. I requested no more than 10 from anyone willing to participate so I figured I'd just do 10 and stick to my own rules.

Will Turner: "This is either madness... or brilliance."
Captain Jack Sparrow:
"It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide." -Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

"There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome." -Andre Gide

"Is sex dirty? Only if it is done right." - Woody Allen

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." -Albert Einstein

"Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up." -Alfred Pennyworth

"If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence you tried."

"Honesty is the best policy. But insanity is a better defense."

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

"Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together." -Anais Nin

"There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm." -Edgar Allan Poe

Okay, I rarely ever follow rules anyway so why stick to my own? =p I did ten already but three more won't hurt. I do love the number thirteen. =p These three are quotes I especially LOVE.


"Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live." -Henry Van Dyke

"How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself." -Anais Nin

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." -Harvey Fierstein


Next, stuff from people that I know in real life who know about my blog and don't pretend otherwise that wanted to contribute for this post! I was happy my guy and some real life friends sent me some quotes and such to use. =)

My Boyfriend's favorites:
Billy Connolly as Il Duce in The Boondock Saints: "When I raise my flashing sword, and my hand takes hold on judgment, I will take vengeance upon mine enemies, and I will repay those who haze me. Oh, Lord, raise me to Thy right hand and count me among Thy saints."

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

James Hetfield of Metallica: "I choose to live, not just exist."

Gerard Butler as Leonidas in 300: "Give them nothing! But take from them everything!"

Kurt Cobain: "I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not."

Salvador Dali: "Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings."

Albert Einstein: "Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death."


My friend, Fang's favorites:
"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." -Edgar Allan Poe

"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts." -Albert Einstein

"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song." -Chinese Proverb

"A book tightly shut is but a block of paper." -Chinese Proverb

“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.” – Voltaire

"Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding." -Mohandas Gandhi

"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured." -Mark Twain

“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” - Mark Twain


My friend, The Model's favorites:
"In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning." -Carl Sandburg

"Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor." -Robert Frost

"A golden ring can tie a man as tight as any chain." -Irish Proverb


My friend, The Chemist's favorites:
" Actions speak louder than words." -Many sources

"Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice." -George Orwell

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." -Ingrid Bergman

"As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words." -William Shakespeare

"We must be our own before we can be another's." -Ralph Waldo Emerson


Now, it's time for the quotes, saying, proverbs, etc from all of you wonderful people in Blog World e-mailed to me! Thanks so much to all of you who sent me something! If you want me to change how you're linked or change the name I use, let me know. A lot of y'all didn't say even though I asked so it's really not my fault if you're not linked/named properly. ;)


Sugar Coating's favorites:
"One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas." -Victor Hugo

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work." -Thomas Edison


Amie's favorites:
"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." -Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don`t see the whole staircase." -Martin Luther King Jr

"Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion." -Aristotle



A favorite quote by NoZeFace:
"Good. Bad. I'm the one with the gun." -Army Of Darkness


A favorite quote by Pretty Princess G:
"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got." -Janis Joplin


A favorite quote by ~C:
"No motion without the emotion." -~C


Britni's favorites:
"I’m letting go of all the ideas I’ve been handed on what it means to be a woman. I’m on a different path." -Lisa Edelstein

"People will stare. Make it worth their while." -Harry Winston


Ginger Leigh's favorites:
"As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue." -Albert Einstein

"Jules: The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee." -Pulp Fiction


Belladonna's favorites:
"Rocco: They can suck my pathetic little dick, and I'll dip my nuts in marinara sauce just so the fat bastards can get a taste of home while they're at it." -Boondock Saints

"Il Duce: The question is not how far. The question is, do you possess the constitution, the depth of faith, to go as far is as needed?" -Boondock Saints

"The hardest part about being vegan is shoes. I mean, really, that`s the only difficult part, finding shoes that don`t have leather on them." -Lisa Edelstein

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality." -John Lennon


Cori Anne's favorites:
"Hitch: Because thats what people do... they leap and hope to God they can fly! Because otherwise, we just drop like a rock... wondering the whole way down..."why in the hell did I jump?"

"Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away." -Both quotes by Will Smith as Alex "Hitch" Hitchens in the movie Hitch


A favorite by Nic:
"At this moment there are six billion four hundred seventy million eight hundred eighteen thousand six hundred seventy one people in the world. Some are running scared. Some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day. Others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men at war with good. And some are good, struggling with evil. Six billion people in the world, six billion souls. And sometimes... all you need is one." - Hilarie Burtob Peyton Sawyer in One Tree Hill


Lotus07/Bruce's favorites:
"Carpe Diem"

"We spend so much time in Hell, because we know the names of the streets." -Author unknown

"Life is a gift, learn to unwrap it more often." -Himself


Mojo's favorites:
"An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind." - Mohandas K. Gandhi

"When the power of love is greater than the love of power, the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix

"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person" - Andrew Rooney

"It's not courage if you're not terrified" - Donna Blagdan

"There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle" - Robert Alden

"The death of one is a tragedy, the deaths of a million, a statistic." - Josef Stalin

"You spend half your life tryin' to turn the other half around." - Kathleen Edwards

"To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, 'There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.' " - Ansel Adams

"I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything." - John Steinbeck

"You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist." - Friederich Nietzsche


KBear's favorite's:
"And tomorrow it may rain straight up instead of down, but you won't find me standing at the stairhead with my wee bucket turned upside down." -Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon

"Silence is the hardest argument to refute." -Josh Billings


A favorite by Viemoira:
“Well-behaved women rarely make history." -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


Laken's favorites:
"I think of you like a young tree with pasted-on leaves and know you'll root and the real green thing will come." -Anne Sexton

"Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell." -Edna St Vincent Millay


The best of Sour Cherry:
"I am not 'mean' I am 'lovingly critical'."

"I am that I am, no more and certainly no less. Sometimes I'm nice, sometimes I'm not."

"There comes a time in every man's life when he realizes that a canopied porch swing is not the be all and end all of existence…"

"Its perfectly acceptable to call someone "homewrecker" for taking your mate ONLY if you realize that both parties are equally responsible for the betrayal. To call the "other" a "homewrecker" without accepting the fact that "it takes two to tango" is immature and just plain moronic."

-All quotes submitted and credited to the lovely Sour Cherry


Autumn's favorites:
"The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man." -Author unknown

"Pennies in a well, a million dollars in a fountain of a hotel.
Fortune teller that says maybe you will go to hell.
But I'm not scared at all.
Of the cracks in the crystal, Cracks in the crystal ball." -Crystal Ball lyrics by the amazing P!nk


Just Me...'s favorites:
“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” - Ernest Hemingway

"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

“I am easily satisfied with the very best.” - Sir Winston Churchill

"You will have many acquaintances, but there will be very few real friends. When you find them, keep them." - My Grandmother


Minority Report's favorites:
"Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Elenore Roosevelt

"My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am." -Author Unknown

"The dictionary is the only place were success comes before work." -Author Unknown


The Panserbjørne's
favorites:
"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" -- Epicurus

"Music is enough for a lifetime...but a lifetime is not enough for music." -- Sergei Rachmaninoff

"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." -- Berthold Auerbach


Rage’s favorite Music Lyric:
“Skrying through reflections in a pool,
I see death coming, mowing down,
Do you remember the bedroom,
Was it your cell or was it your tomb.” -"Skrying" by Mudvayne


Just an Ordinary Girl's favorites:
"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

"I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today." - William Allen White

"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." - Mark Twain


Little bits of Lil Bit's
favorites:
"Everyone you meet is your mirror." -Ken Keyes Jr

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." -Oscar Wilde

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." -Edith Wharton

"You have your ideology and I have mine." -Kahlil Gibran

"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."- Cherokee Proverb

"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..." -Jack Kerouac

"Goodnight sweet Prince. May flights of devils wing you to your rest." -Claudia de Lioncourt from "Interview with the Vampire"


Dittohead's favorites:
Percy Bysshe Shelley: "Worlds rolling over worlds; From creation to decay; Like the bubbles on a river; Sparkling, bursting, borne away."

Democritus:
"By convention hot, by convention cold, but in reality atoms and void, and also in reality we know nothing, since the truth is at bottom.”

Parmenides of Elea: "Helplessness guides the wandering thought in their breasts; they are carried along deaf and blind alike, dazed, beasts without judgment, convinced that to be and not to be are the same and not the same, and that the road of all things is a backward-turning one."


Curvaceous Dee's favorites:
"Be who are you and say what you feel; because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - Dr Suess

"We all need to be masters in our proficiency and slaves in our service to one another." - Jack Rinella


Orchid Adelita Lullaby's favorites:

"I've read short stories that are as dense as a 19th century novel and novels that really are short stories filled with a lot of helium." -Lynn Abbey

"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding." -Kahlil Gibran

"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers." -Kahlil Gibran


Christy's favorites:
"Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul." -Marilyn Monroe

"I don't like defining myself. I just am." -Britney Spears

"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful." -Marilyn Monroe

"I am inspired by so many things. My favorite book, 'Letters to a Young Poet.' I was inspired by Helmut Newton for the 'Paparazzi' video. I'm inspired by fashion. I'm inspired by the moonlight. I'm inspired by sex and pornography and slasher films." -Lady GaGa

"I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it." -Marilyn Monroe

"I'm dressed conservatively today, I should take off my pants just to freak them out!" -Lady GaGa

"I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one." -Marilyn Monroe


Another Suburban Mom's
favorites:
From ASM's Mama:
1. Marry someone who will rock your world in bed. If you want intellectual conversation-join a book club.
2. No one can bad mouth you if they're eating your food.
3. There are few things you can do to upset a man that a blowjob can't fix.

From Cher:
1. The trouble with some women is that they get all excited over nothing-then marry him.
2. A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that still doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones.

Mary Chapin Carpenter
1. Accidents and inspiration can lead you to your destination.
2. I take my chances, I don't cling to remorse or regret

Tennessee Williams
1. All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.
2. If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (from Anne of Green Gables)
1. "It's so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn't it?"


Corina Oleander's favorites:
"I dare suggest that the composer would do himself and his music an immediate and eventual service by total, resolute and voluntary withdrawal from this public world to one of private performance and electronic media." -Milton Babbitt

"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?" -John Lennon


A quote by NJ:
"The mind gives up long before the body does." -Himself


Kimberly Bacardi's favorites:
"Sex is an emotion in motion." - Mae West

"When she raises her eyelids it's as if she were taking off all her clothes." - Colette

"Every animal is sad after intercourse." -Latin proverb

"I wasn't kissing her. I was whispering in her mouth." - Chico Marx

"It's been so long since I made love I can't even remember who gets tied up." -Joan Rivers


Hubman's favorites:
"100 years from now, it won't matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child."- unknown source

"Amateurs work 'til they get it right. Professionals work 'til they can't get it wrong."- unknown source

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." -Lance Armstrong

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for...is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." -John Stuart Mill, "The Contest in America"

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Theodore "Dr. Seuss" Geisel


A quote by the eternal list:
"Confucius say: "After looking at those pics, Dr. Pepper is now my favorite drink!" -Himself, in regard to pictures of me found here.


Dominic's favorites:
"To put a tempting face aside when duty demands every faculty is a lesson which takes most men longest to learn." - Gertrude Atherton

"Man who man would be, must rule the empire of himself." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host." -Maya Angelou

"It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs." -Margaret Thatcher


Richard, Shhh's favorites:
"Lead, follow, or get the hell outta the way!"

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven." -The Byrds

"If I can't go back with my self-respect, I won't go back at all!" -Theodor Harris, Korea POW, after being told by his captors that they had told the US Govt he had collaborated with the enemy so he could be released.

"Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke!" -Old US Air Force saying.

"What are they gonna do -- Send me to Vietnam?" -Any In-Country GI in the Vietnam War who was threatened with punishment for misbehaving.

"Fighting for Peace is Like Fucking for Virginity!" -Latrine commode-walls at Vietnam Air Bases during the War.

"Just do what's right, and don't do what's wrong." -RichardShhh as a single, custodial Dad to his kids & Boy Scouts.

"Yeah, but I didn't know HOW MUCH of a virgin you weren't!" -RichardShhh's reply to his Tex-Mex-Ex-wife after she admitted frequent sex with 7 times the number of premarital lovers she had previously admitted -- kept secret for 7 years INTO their Catholic marriage.

"We will not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does!" -US Air Force Academy Cadet Honor Code.

"God grant me the Courage to change the things I can, the Serenity to accept the things I can't, and the Wisdom to know the difference." -Various sources: Alcoholics' Prayer, St. Francis of Assisi, Reinhold Niebuhr


Nitebyrd's favorites:
"WITHOUT DEVIATION FROM THE NORM, PROGRESS IS NOT POSSIBLE." -Frank Zappa

My new favorite from Johnny Depp:
"MONEY DOESN'T BUY YOU HAPPINESS. BUT IT BUYS YOU A BIG ENOUGH YACHT TO SAIL RIGHT UP TO IT."

"HOW CAN YOU FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS WHEN YOUR LIFE IS A NIGHTMARE?"


A favorite quote by M:
"I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end." -Abraham Lincoln


Andrew's favorites:
"Achievement brings its own anticlimax." -Maya Angelou

"Life is the flower for which love is the honey." -Victor Hugo

"Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I really need it." -Swedish Proverb

"A life without love is like a year without summer." -Swedish Proverb

"Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water." -Swedish Proverb


Emmy's favorites:
"I am not inferior without my consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"If the only thing you have is a hammer, everything starts looking like a nail." - Abraham Maslow

“Sing like no one's listening, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching, and live like its heaven on earth.” - Mark Twain

“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” - Mark Twain

“Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” - Mark Twain

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” - Gandhi


Wanda Panda's favorites:
"With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity." -George Bernard Shaw


Phairhead's favorites:
"Though under Earth and throneless now I be,
Yet, while I lived, all Earth was under me." - C.S. Lewis

"'Tis the wind and nothing more..." -Edgar Allen Poe

"Just because I'm in pain, doesn't mean I have to be one." -Maya Angelou


Eliot's favorites:
“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.” – Voltaire

“I am not a leader of the herd; I am not a follower of the herd. I am the sniper in the bushes taking them out one by one.” – Unknown

“I don’t believe that people should take their own lives without deep and thoughtful reflection over a considerable period of time. I do believe strongly, however, that the right to do so is one of the most fundamental rights that anyone in a free society should have. For me much of the world makes no sense, but my feelings about what I am doing ring loud and clear to an inner ear and a place where there is no self, only calm.” – Wendy O. Williams

“The most thoroughly and relentlessly Damned, banned, excluded, condemned, forbidden, ostracized, ignore, suppressed, repressed, robbed, brutalized and defamed of all Damned Things is the individual human being. The social engineers, statistician, psychologist, sociologists, market researchers, landlords, bureaucrats, captains of industry, bankers, governors, commissars, kings and presidents are perpetually forcing this Damned Thing into carefully prepared blueprints and perpetually irritated that the Damned Thing will not fit into the slot assigned it. The theologians call it a sinner and try to reform it. The governor calls it a criminal and tries to punish it. The psychologist calls it a neurotic and tries to cure it. Still, the Damned Thing will not fit into their slots.” – Robert Anton Wilson

“I don’t believe anything I write or say. I regard belief as a form of brain damage, the death of intelligence, the fracture of creativity, the atrophy of imagination. I have opinions but no Belief System (B.S.)” – Robert Anton Wilson


Katie's favorites:
"A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark." -Chinese Proverb

"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love." -Mother Teresa

"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul" -Judy Garland

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." -Lao Tzu


A favorite quote by Sexy Girl Geek:
"Seduce my mind and you can have my body. Find my soul and I'm yours
forever." --Anonymous


13 messages favorites:
"Worry is interest paid in advance on a debt you may never owe." - Mark Twain

"The masses are asses." - Yiddish proverb


Miss Erika's favorites:
"I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. I want a man lying over me, always over me. His will, his pleasure, his desire, his life, his work, his sexuality the touchstone, the command, my pivot. I don’t mind working, holding my ground intellectually, artistically; but as a woman, oh, God, as a woman I want to be dominated. I don’t mind being told to stand on my own feet, not to cling, be all that I am capable of doing, but I am going to be pursued, fucked, possessed by the will of a male at his time, his bidding." -Anais Nin

"My sexuality has never been a problem to me but I think it has been for other people." -Dusty Springfield

"I don't wanna be the girl who has to fill the silence...
The quiet scares me 'cause it screams the truth
Please don't tell me that we had that conversation
When I won't remember, save your breath, 'cause what's the use?
Aahh, the night is calling
And it whispers to me softly, "come and play"
Aahh, I am falling
And if I let myself go, I'm the only one to blame." -Lyrics from "Sober" by P!nk

"I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left." -Margaret Thatcher

"It's the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something." -Graham in the movie Crash

"If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation." -Abigail Adams

"Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels." -Faith Whittlesey


VanillaKinks
favorites:
"It's unfortunate what we find pleasing to the touch and pleasing to the eye is seldom the same." -Pulp Fiction

"I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special." -Steel Magnolias


"You say that "I miss you"
You stop in at my drive-thru
you know you'll order some some boy"
-Cars and Guitars, Tori Amos


A favorite quote by Neath:
"People are fuckin' goofy." -George Carlin


A favorite quote by Bookbinder:
"If you can read this, thank a teacher."



That does it! Thank you so much to all 50+ people who contributed quotes for me to display here! I appreciate it. =o) Again, if I linked you wrong, email me and tell me what to change it to and I'll get to it when I can. Also, if you sent me quotes and I forgot to include you... tell me & I'll go back and edit it to include you. I don't think I missed anyone. Thanks again to everyone who sent me their favorite quotes, sayings, proverbs, etc. I'm quite happy with how this group contribution post turned out.

Happy Monday y'all!!!
XoXo

18 comments:

phairhead said...

that was so amazing! hee hee eternal list ;D

Mojo said...

Amazing. Who knew there were so many quotes. Did you know? I didn't know.

Love Just Me's Hemingway. That's one I'm co-opting. For sure.

Alisha and Brett said...

I like the Boondock Saints one, awesome movie...

viemoira said...

There are some great quotes here- i have not finished reading but wanted to say thanks and let you know i gave you kuddos for this on my blog; hope that is ok. Had to pass along as i think it is nice when someone puts effort into bringing the blogging community together :)

13messages said...

Such a wonderfully interesting post. Thanks for doing that.

~c said...

You weren't kidding about how big it was gonna be...

i have to go back and read thru, some of the quotes are one's i've never heard of before,, and i love Hubman's..lol

Thank you for putting mine up there..

~c

Laken said...

Wow! So great that you were able to compile that many. Fun post!

the eternal list said...

i love them all, i really do, i can't choose, but i think the cobain and nietzsche ones really pierced me

Sour Cherry said...

Thank you so much for sharing all of these, special thank you for adding my personal ones (they're going in my book of memoirs for my kids too) and also--this whole post is a big bucket full of awesomesauce!

KBear said...

that's awesome. now I know where my second quote came from!!! I didn't know before.

I remember it from like, grade 6, in a little book of something I got out of a gift bag...

my other favourite quote (cause I'm a mommy) is "hug a monkey, hug him tight, hug him til you feel alright" from the cartoon poko, and only cause I call Adrien Monkey:)

nitebyrd said...

What great quotes! I'm lovin' that James Hetfield one. Actually, so many to "steal!"

Wonderful idea, AR! Thanks!

just some dude said...

That was pretty damn cool, count me in for the next big group post!!

Hubman said...

This was a lot of fun to read thru! I copied the entire damn thing to save for future reference- there are some really got quotes in there!

Fangs said...

hey cookie! thanks for letting me participate in this! i read every quote and copied a shit ton of them so i won't forget them. theres a LOT of good ones here that ive never even heard and some i forgot about. next time you do a group post you have to let me in on it again lol <3 you!

rage said...

Holy crap was that a lot of quotes! It's funny how when asked, it's hard to think of any but then you see them all.

I think everyone did a great job and thanks to AR for putting them up there.

xoxo

dittohead said...

yay you used mine! :D

What a great post, there is something there to make me feel better at any time I reckon, they are all great!

Bruce said...

This was exceptional. There were some very good quotes in here that I had never heard of before. Well done.

autumn said...

that was absolutely amazing. so many good ones. i'm especially fond of Curvacious D's dr.suess quote. so wonderful. wow, thanks so much for this AR. what a great thing to read.

loves autumn