Favorite Quotes

Extending the George Carlin post, here are some of my favorite quotes..
But first a classic song performed in Jarboe’s unique way, to listen while going through them. They are quite a lot after all.

.: Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. Circumstances and situations do color life but you have been given the mind to choose what the color shall be :.
John Homer Miller
.: A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent :.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
.: The highest respect you can show people is to let them take responsibility for their own actions. Love has this power, the power to let people be responsible for hurting us… When we really love people with respect, we let them be accountable for what they do to us. And then we face the crisis of forgiving :.
Lewis B. Smedes
.: It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default :.
J.K Rowling
.: It’s better to be an idiot for five minutes than forever :.
B. Franklin
.: Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country :.
Herman Goering
.: I think what I find most strange about this world is that nobody says how they feel. They hurt but they don’t cry out. They’re happy but they don’t dance and jump around. And they’re angry but they hardly ever scream because they feel ashamed. Nothing’s worse than that. So we all walk around with our heads looking down and never look up and see how beautiful the sky is :.
Sally McKay
.: I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited :.
Sylvia Plath
.: The attempt to make heaven on earth invariably produces hell. It leads to intolerance. It leads to religious wars, and to the saving of souls through the inquisition. It is our duty to help those who need help; but it cannot be our duty to make others happy, since this does not depend on us, and since it would only too often mean intruding on the privacy of those towards whom we have such amiable intentions :.
Karl Popper
.: Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand :.
Albert Einstein
.: A heart is a fragile thing, that’s why we protect them so vigorously, give them away so rarely, and why it means so much when we do. Some hearts are more fragile than others, purer somehow. Like crystal in a world of glass. Even the way they shatter is beautiful :.
J.E. Pogue
.: I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity :.
Gilda Radner
.: If for one minute you think you’re better than a sixteen year old girl in a Green Day t-shirt, you are sorely mistaken. Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn’t know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about :.
Gerard Way
.: Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others :.
Audrey Hepburn
.: To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded :.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


2 thoughts on “Favorite Quotes

  1. brendafraser says:

    Great quotes thanks for posting:)

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