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18 April 2010 @ 06:44 pm
quotes archive.  
quotes archive.

I've seen a few of these around here and there and I thought it was a good idea.
This is a post for quotes, sayings, and things I don't want to forget.
Feel free to post your favourite quotes as well.
 "A book of quotations, can never be complete." ~Robert M. Hamilton 
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sarah3000sarah3000 on April 18th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey.
~Lemony Snicket
sarah3000sarah3000 on April 18th, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
To be nobody-but-yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
~E. E. Cumings
sarah3000sarah3000 on April 18th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
~Woody Allen
sarah3000sarah3000 on April 18th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
~Stephen King
sarah3000sarah3000 on April 18th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too--even when you’re in the dark. Even when you’re falling.
~Mitch Albom
sarah3000: Skins: chris PUCK!sarah3000 on April 18th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking about what Chris would have wanted me to say today. The advice he'd give me, which'd be something like, "know what, babe? Fuck it. These guys know all about me. Tell them about someone else." So I thought I'd tell you about a hero of Chris's: a man called Captain Joe Kittinger. In 1960, climbing into a foil balloon, Captain Joe ascended 32 kilometres into the stratosphere. And then, armed only with a parachute, he jumped out. He fell for four minutes and thirty-six seconds, reaching seven hundred and forty miles per hour before opening his parachute five kilometres above the Earth. It had never been done before, and it's never been done since. He did it just because he could. And that's why Chris loved him. Because the thing about Chris was, he said yes. He said yes to everything. He loved everyone. And he was the bravest boy—man—I knew. And that was—he flung himself out of a foil balloon every day. Because he could. Because he was. And that's why—and that's why we loved him.
~ Jal, Skins

Edited at 2010-04-18 11:58 pm (UTC)
sarah3000sarah3000 on April 18th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
I'd been fascinated by photography,
how a snapshot can freeze a scene
and turn a piece of three-dimensional
coloured, moving reality, full of sound,
scented, tinted with emotion and anger,
into something flat and motionless,
silent, permanent, like an art print,
and show you things you couldn't really see,
tiny details, the blur of frozen movement,
an expression that flitted across a face.

~John Tranter, Floor of Heaven
sarah3000sarah3000 on April 18th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
~Albert Einstein
musicislove210musicislove210 on April 18th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
No one sees what is before his feet; we all gaze at the stars.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero
sarah3000sarah3000 on April 18th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
Throw a stranger an unexpected smile.
~Imogen Heap
sarah3000sarah3000 on April 18th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you're really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I've got a few missing. It's ok though, because I've got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who's an 8-color type.. I'm like, "hey girl, magenta!" and she's like, "oh, you mean purple!" and she goes off on her purple thing, and I'm like, "no - I want magenta!"
~John Mayer
sarah3000sarah3000 on April 18th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
~Helen Keller
sarah3000sarah3000 on April 18th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to figure out what wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
~John Mayer
sarah3000sarah3000 on April 18th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
~Albus Dumbledore
sarah3000sarah3000 on April 18th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
I love everything you hate about yourself.
sarah3000sarah3000 on April 18th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, if they be events, illnesses or relationships, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. If someone hurts you, betrays you , or breaks you heart, forgive them. For they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to who you open your heart to. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love and opening your heart and eyes to things you would have never seen or felt without them.
sarah3000sarah3000 on May 16th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
It does not do to dwell on dreams, and forget to live.
~Albus Dumbledore
sarah3000sarah3000 on May 16th, 2010 02:07 pm (UTC)
The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.
~Albus Dumbledore
sarah3000sarah3000 on May 16th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love.
~Albus Dumbledore
sarah3000sarah3000 on May 16th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
~Winston Churchill
sarah3000sarah3000 on May 16th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
Laughter gives us distance.
It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.

~Bob Newhart
sarah3000: Beatles: lovesarah3000 on May 16th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are.
~John Lennon
sarah3000: Beatles: lovesarah3000 on May 16th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
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
sarah3000: Beatles: paul b&w <3sarah3000 on May 16th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird.
~Paul McCartney
sarah3000sarah3000 on May 16th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
The finest memories are those where we have helped someone without expecting anything in return.
~Byron Pulsifer
sarah3000sarah3000 on May 16th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
~Berthold Auerbach
sarah3000sarah3000 on May 27th, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
~Winston Churchill
sarah3000: ATL: merrikat <3sarah3000 on May 30th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
Beauty is life and living is what everyone strives for. Choose your paths wisely and never look back. And if you do decide to look back, glance at the beauty you have chosen in your life.
~Zachary Merrick
sarah3000sarah3000 on June 17th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
Don't let anyone try to convince you you can't do anything simply because you're female. Start a band, write a book, become a doctor. Change the world.
~Patrick Stump