What's your Favorite quote?


  • Jul 28, 2010 3:44 AM GMT
    My professor sent me this quote and i fell in love with it lol

    "To get born, your body makes a pact with death,
    and from that moment, all it tries to do is cheat—"

    from "A Slip of Paper" by LOUISE GLÜCK
  • creature

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    Jul 28, 2010 3:58 AM GMT
    It is a most miserable slavery to submit to what you disapprove, and give up a truth for no other reason but that you had not fortitude to support you in asserting it.

    Joseph Addison, The Spectator No. 510, pg 176
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    Jul 28, 2010 9:21 AM GMT
    ITACHI FROM MANGA SERIES NARUTO: I cant force you to believe me , that is your Choice
    ...PEOPLE LIVE THEIR LIVES BOUND BY WHAT THEY ACCEPT AS CORRECT AND TRUE. THAT'S HOW THEY DEFINE "REALITY"

    BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE "CORRECT" OR "TRUE" MERELY VAGUE CONCEPTS...THEIR "REALITY" MAY ALL BE A MIRAGE.

    CAN WE CONSIDER THEM TO SIMPLY BE LIVING IN THEIR OWN WORLD, SHAPED BY THEIR BELIEFS?

    "Those who do not understand true pain can never understand true peace." ~Pein.
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    Jul 28, 2010 9:28 AM GMT
    Noek_Sivad saidITACHI FROM MANGA SERIES NARUTO: I cant force you to believe me , that is your Choice
    ...PEOPLE LIVE THEIR LIVES BOUND BY WHAT THEY ACCEPT AS CORRECT AND TRUE. THAT'S HOW THEY DEFINE "REALITY"

    BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE "CORRECT" OR "TRUE" MERELY VAGUE CONCEPTS...THEIR "REALITY" MAY ALL BE A MIRAGE.

    CAN WE CONSIDER THEM TO SIMPLY BE LIVING IN THEIR OWN WORLD, SHAPED BY THEIR BELIEFS?

    "Those who do not understand true pain can never understand true peace." ~Pein.


    So eastern I love it

    My fave quote would be : "it is what it is"... a Zen thing
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    Jul 28, 2010 10:16 AM GMT
    I got this from a friend's blog recently.

    "Whatever has happened, is for good.
    Whatever is happening, is going on well.
    Whatever will happen, that will also be good.

    Why are you repenting for whatever you have lost?
    Have you brought anything with you which you have lost?
    Have you produced anything that is destroyed.

    Whatever you have gained, you obtained from here.
    Whatever you gave, you have given here.
    Whatever belongs to you today,
    Yesterday belonged to someone.
    It may belong to someone day after
    ."

    Gist of Bhagavad Gita
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    Jul 28, 2010 10:25 AM GMT
    The more you train during times of peace, the less you bleed during times of war - Shaolin monk teaching
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    ~In and out~
    All sages since remote antiquity have entered the pit of life and death, gone into the fire of ignorance, to help people out. What about you? How do you enter? If people can enter, this can be called not burning in fire, not drowning in water, If people cannot enter, they not only cannot help themselves, they cannot help others. -Zen master Huanglong

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    "Freedom that depends on the things of the world can be undermined, and freedom that can be granted can be taken away. - Zen Teaching
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    Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.
    Silence encourage the tormentor never the tormented - Elie Wiesel

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    one someone told me long time ago:
    "Do you know what the things are that you do not know? until then never stop learning"

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    Jul 28, 2010 11:37 AM GMT
    In it to Win It.

    ...my Head is Bloody but Unbowed (Invictus)

    I know God wont send me anything I cant deal with, I just Wish He didnt put all that trust in me. (Mother Theresa)

    ...after careful consideration their lordships have Elected Me, a simple and humble worker in the Lords vineyard, it consoles me to know, that the Lord can do great things even with the most insignificant of instruments...
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    Jul 28, 2010 12:06 PM GMT
    "everyone thinks of changin the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves"

    leo tolstoy
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    Jul 28, 2010 5:34 PM GMT
    Two from Broadcast News (disclaimer: I'm a dork) --


    "If things had gone differently for me tonight then I probably wouldn't be saying any of this. I grant you everything. But give me this: he personifies everything that you've been fighting against. And I'm in love with you. How do you like that? I buried the lead."


    And --

    Boss (after laying off an employee): "Now, if there's anything I can do for you..."
    Employee: "Well, I certainly hope you'll die soon. "


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    Jul 28, 2010 5:44 PM GMT
    I have many many favorites. This is one of them.

    People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
    - Salma Hayek
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    Jul 28, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
    "You don't stop playing because you get old -- You get old because you stop playing."
    -Fitness book from the late 90's.
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    Jul 28, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
    "ever tried, ever failed. no matter, try again, fail again, fail better"
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    Jul 28, 2010 6:06 PM GMT
    All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. ~ T.E. Lawrence ~ The Seven Pillars or Wisdom ~

    Some men see things and ask, why? I dream things that never were and ask, Why not? ~ Francis Robert Kennedy

    Time is just a concept and always the first thing to fade. ~ Epica~ Song - Unleashed ~
  • hawkeye7

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    Oct 01, 2011 3:21 PM GMT
    I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderfull than a lifetime of nothing special.
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    Oct 01, 2011 3:25 PM GMT
    "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
    Theodore Roosevelt
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    Oct 01, 2011 3:35 PM GMT
    Give me your tired, your poor
    Your huddled masses yearning to breath free
    The withered refuse of you teaming shore
    Send these, the homeless, tempets tossed to me
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
    Emma Lazarus
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    Oct 01, 2011 3:46 PM GMT
    I have quite a few too but my favorites are:

    "Night's shadows are deepest to those that walk in the light." - Doom of the Darksword

    "I am not afraid to die. I had been dead billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvienence." - Mark Twain
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    Oct 01, 2011 3:53 PM GMT
    The past is told by those who win, what matters is what hasn't been - Jimmy Eat World

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    Oct 01, 2011 4:04 PM GMT
    The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crisis maintain their neutrality. -Dante

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    Oct 01, 2011 4:05 PM GMT
    I have two:

    He is referencing a newspaper in the beginning:
    "When I was a little kid, I use to put my nose right up to them. And I was just amazed because it looked like this mass of dots, and none of it made sense until I pulled back. Life looks like that mass of dots to me sometimes. None of it makes any sense, but I like to think that, from God's perspective, life, everything - even this - make sense. It's not just dots. Instead we're all connected, and it's beautiful and funny and good. This close we can't expect it to make sense, not right now."
    -----It was from some movie, but I really liked it.

    Second, is from my Mother:

    "Shhhh, you're killing Mommy's buzz"
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    Oct 01, 2011 4:08 PM GMT
    “Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.” — Oscar Wilde
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    Oct 01, 2011 4:13 PM GMT
    "Dont compare me to The Almighty.
    Compare me to the Alternative."
    -Pres. Obama
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    Oct 01, 2011 4:15 PM GMT
    the best ever i heard is DONT LET YOUR ALLIGATOR MOUTH OVERCOME YOUR HUMMINGBIRD ASS LOL LOL.
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    Oct 01, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
    "Some people are like slinkies...They're not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs."

    "Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through"

    ."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 and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, 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 he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."...
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    Nov 05, 2011 10:51 PM GMT
    ‎'Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we're the imagination of ourselves' . . . 'Here's Tom with the weather.'" -Bill Hicks