Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Even More Quotes

Like all things in the universe, we are destined from birth to diverge. Time is simply the yardstick of our separation. If we are particles in a sea of distance, exploded from an original whole, then there is a science to our solitude. We are lonely in proportion to our years.  ~ The Rule of Four, Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason #quote

That's the trouble with survival of the fittest... The corpse at your feet. That little inconvenience. ~ I Know This Much is True, Wally Lamb #quote

Genuine tragedies are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights.  ~  G.W.F. Hegel #quote

Man has places in his heart which do not yet exist, and into them enters suffering in order that they may have existence.  ~  Leon Bloy #quot

Drifting off to sleep, I thought about her. How nobody is perfect. How you just have to close your eyes and breathe out and let the puzzle of the human heart be what it is. ~ The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd #quote

In a reality made of language, the people who get to name things have psychological ownership of those things. Couples name their pets and children, Madison Avenue names the products that dominate our desires, theologians name the deities that dominates our spirit - 'Yahweh' changed to 'Jehovah' changed to plain ol' generic 'God'  -  kids name the latest cultural trends or rename old ones to make them theirs; politicians name streets and school and airports after one another or after the enemies they've successfully eliminated: they took Martin Luther King's life, for example, and then by naming their pork barrel projects after him, took possession of his memory. In a way, we're like linguistic wolves, lifting our legs on patches of cultural ground to mark them with verbal urine as territory that we alone control. Or maybe not. ~ Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates, Tom Robbins #quote

Learning acquired in youth arrests the evil of old age; and if you understand that old age has wisdom for its food, you will not so conduct yourself in youth that your old age will lack for nourishment.  ~ Leonardo da Vinci #quote
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player / That struts and frets his hour upon the stage / And then is heard no more / It is a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury / Signifying nothing ~ William Shakespeare #quote

I'm not OK, you're not OK, and that's OK. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross #quote

Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking.  ~ Marianne Williamson #quote

Dear Kate, Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes - the ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing that you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. Take care, John Appleseed #quote (A Mac OS X EasterEgg)

I've developed a new philosophy. I only dread one day at a time ~ Charlie Brown #linesfrom TV

Toto? I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore... ~ Dorothy (Judy Garland), The Wizard of Oz #linesfromMovies

Yes I have tricks in my pocket, I have things up my sleeve. But I am the opposite of a stage magician. He gives you illusion that has the apperance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion. ~ Tom Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams #quote

We're the middle children of history...no purpose or place. We have no Great War, no Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. ~ Fight Club #linesfrommovies

He had mastered the fatal technique of believing his own lies. ~ The Man From Elysian Fields  #linesfrommovies

Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. ~ Charlie Chaplin's 'The Great Dictator' #linesfrommovies

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet. - Ancient Persian Saying #quote

Tell me who's your friend & I'll tell you who you are. ~ Russian #Proverb