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    Favourite quotes

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Peter, Nov 1, 2006.

    Have any favourite quotes from literature, philosophy or life in general? List them here.

    I'll start with a few of my favs.


    "Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."

    "Brevity is the sister of talent"

    - Anton Chekhov


    "Why should everything be defined by work that returns financial profit?"

    "All technique is metaphor."

    - James Kelman


    "Scotland is indefinable; it has no unity except upon the map."

    - Robert Luis Stephenson.
     
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    "My mind is the only sanctuary that has not been stolen from me. Men have tried to breach it before, but I've learned to defend it vigorously, for I am only safe with my innermost thoughts." - Murtagh from the book Eragon

    That's my current favorite quote.
     
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    I don't know who wrote these, exactly, but here are some of my favorites.

    "The thing about falling in love is, if you do it right, you never have to hit the ground."

    "You don't have to turn the page, I read the story--it ends with you and me."

    "To say that I am in both love and lust with you would be naught but to admit that I am so in love with you, that I cannot help but to desire you, in the mere fact that you are mine to desire."

    And then there's the everpresent Harry Potter spinoff quote: "I'm not here. Send an owl. I know you don't have an owl. That's the point." Ha. :rolleyes:
     
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    My favorite, and I have no idea who wrote it...

    Sometimes you just have to jump, then build your wings on the way down.
     
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    I have a ton...

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    "Momma says life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get" -Forest Gump

    "Live in the present, remember the past but fear not the future for it doesn't exist and never shall" -Saphira from Eragon
     
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    "Don't question authority; knock it down and beat the answers out of it with a stick." --Gabriel Miller, a personal friend of mine.

    "You must know, we don't really change over time. We are as flowers unfolding. We merely become more nearly ourselves." --Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned

    There's a couple others by Stephen King that I really like. But I'd have to look them up.
     
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    Two more I really like:

    A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. - H. L. Mencken

    A cynic is a realist with a broken heart.
     
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    Oh!

    "True wisdom is admitting that you know nothing." --Socrates
     
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    For you.
    Your arrival has been marked, has been recorded
    on earth,
    in the universe,
    in the galaxies,
    in all of space,
    in all of time.
    You come with a birthright, written in love and sung
    through all Creation in words which promise
    that no matter where you're at,
    you're home
    that no matter who you're with,
    you're welcome
    that no matter who you are,
    you're loved.
    Welcome.”

    - Rita Ramsey
     
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    Great Thread:D
    K here it is:
    American Beauty 1:

    Lester Burnham: [narrating] I had always heard your entire life flashes in front of your eyes the second before you die. First of all, that one second isn't a second at all, it stretches on forever, like an ocean of time... For me, it was lying on my back at Boy Scout camp, watching falling stars... And yellow leaves, from the maple trees, that lined my street... Or my grandmother's hands, and the way her skin seemed like paper... And the first time I saw my cousin Tony's brand new Firebird... And Janie... And Janie... And... Carolyn. I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life... You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry... you will someday.

    and:

    Angela Hayes: I don't think there's anytihng worse than being ordinary
     
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    oh and from 10 things I hate about you:
    Kate Stratford:

    I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme. I hate it, I hate the way you're always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it that you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call. But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.
     
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