Favorite Quotes

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” -Ray Bradbury

“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“the books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame” – Oscar Wilde

“Just because you’re entitled to intellectual bankruptcy doesn’t mean you have to reach for it” – unknown

“Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.” -Voltaire

“Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” -Lou Holtz

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams…” -Dr.  Seuss

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams” -Thoreau

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” -Ghandi

“The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.” -Harold Wilson

“We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy” -Cyril Connolly

“Thou art to me a delicious torment” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I find all religions equally irrational” -Temperance Brennan (Bones)

“a woman who appeals to man’s vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him” -Helen Rowland

“to laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children…to leave the world a better place…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you’ve found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for.” -Lawrence Block

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge — myth is more potent than history — dreams are more powerful than facts — hope always triumphs over experience — laughter is the cure for grief — love is stronger than death.” -Robert Fulgham

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” -G. K. Chesterton

“A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.” -George Orwell

“Nothing is as difficult to see as the obvious” -Bronislaw Malinowski

“(Mankind) is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.” -George Orwell

“The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.” -Madame de Stael

“To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.” -George Orwell

“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“the books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame” – Oscar Wilde

“We as humans need to be desired. The pace at which we go is not as important as the fact that it is progressing.” -TC

“How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.” -Adolf Hitler

“Let’s take a walk in an upside-down piece of ordinary thought and change our point of view.” -FrankD

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but , rather skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand wine in the other , body thoroughly used up, totally worn out screaming woohoo  what a ride!”


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