My Favorite Quotes

 

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Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley’d & thunder’d;
Storm’d at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred

(The Charge Of The Light Brigade – Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

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We never lose our demons, we only learn to live above them.

(Doctor Strange – The Ancient One)

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“In that book which is my memory, On the first page of the chapter that is the day when I first met you, Appear the words, ‘Here begins a new life’.”

(Dante Alighieri, Vita Nuova)

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“Cowards die many times before their deaths, The valiant never taste of death but once.”

(Shakespeare – Caesar)

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“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

(Winston Churchill)

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Future’s coming with or without you. Might as well *be* there.

(NCIS – Jimmy)

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“See … now, if the bullets don’t work, right? Why the punching? Never understood that.”

(Superman – Quote from the Supergirl TV Series – 2016)

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Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks.

(Waqar Ahmed)

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The same hammer that shatters glass forges steel.

(Russian proverb)

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A man never knows how strong he is, until being strong is the only choice he has.

(Bob Marley)

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Maybe you’re mad with somebody who is no longer here, who can’t defend himself. Forgive him. Because there is nothing you can do about it. It’s taking a toll on you. You’re still caught in his shadow. You got to move.

(Paraphrased quote from the movie Creed [2015] – by WLE)

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The wind cannot defeat a tree with strong roots.

(The Revenant – 2015)

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When life throws you a curve ball, you can either duck, get hit, or swing.

(NCIS – Season 13, Episode 11 – Spinning Wheel – Bishop)

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A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP

(Leonard Nimoy – 2/22/15)

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“Dying is simple. The people around you dying? That’s the hard part. Because you keep living, knowing that they’re gone and you’re still here. What you should be scared of is living and knowing you didn’t do everything you could to keep them here.”

(Rosita – The Walking Dead – Season 6, Episode 7)

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“Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi produerit olim.” (Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you.)

(Ovid)

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Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

(Helen Keller)

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“Living fire begets cold, impotent ash.”
Meaning: If someone thinks to highly of themselves and their influence is too much, then the person alongside them will never be able to come as successful.

(Chinua Achebe – Things Fall Apart)

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Sometimes we make the wrong choices to get to the right places.

(Unknown)

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A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

(Bruce Lee)

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Just do your work. And if the world needs your work it will come and get you. And if it doesn’t, do your work anyway. You can have fantasies about having control over the world, but I know I can barely control my kitchen sink. That is the grace I’m given. Because when one can control things, one is limited to one’s own vision.

(Kiki Smith – American Artist)

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Perfect paranoia is perfect awareness.

(Stephen King)

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We never bury the dead, son. Not really. We take them with us. it’s the price of living.

(Henry – Sleepy Hollow, TV Series 2013)

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I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.

(Pi Patel – Life of Pi 2012)

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Faith is a house with many rooms.

(Pi Patel – Life of Pi 2012)

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It’s not if the glass is half-empty or half-full, it’s the size of the glass.

(Unknown)

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“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

(Albert Einstein)

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You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

(Winston Churchill)

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Firefighters never run into a burning building, they walk . . . lest their haste create errors.”

(NCIS – The medical examiner, Ducky)

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Decide to be fine until the end of the week. Make yourself smile because you’re alive and that’s your job. Then do it again the next week. I call it being professional. Do it right. With a smile.

(Frank Devereaux – Supernatural, Adventures In Babysitting)

 

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“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”

(Marcus Aurelius)

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“Necessity does everything well”

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“The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds.”

(Albert Schweitzer)

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“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”

(Chief Tecumseh – Act of Valor, 2012)

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“I will show you fear in a handful of dust.” – “We don’t actually fear death, we fear that no one will notice our absence, that we will disappear without a trace.”

(T.S. Eliot)

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Once more into the fray.
Into the last good fight I’ll ever know.
Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day.

(Ottway – The Grey – 2011)

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Life is a performance and not a rehearsal.

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“I expect to maintain this contest until successful, or till I die, or am conquered.”

(Abraham Lincoln – July 26, 1862)

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“In my house, when a turd appears, we throw it out. We dispose of it. We flush it away. We don’t put it on the table and call it caviar.”

(Sir Gerald Moore – The Bonfire of the Vanities, 1990)

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How to put out fires . . . “Stop” reacting to the stupid stuff > “Drop” your irritation & anger > “Roll” = get on with your life!

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A candle that burns twice a bright burns half as long.

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Everything outlives its purpose.

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Si vis pacem, para bellum is a Latin adage translated as, “If you wish for peace, prepare for war”

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It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

(Rita Rudner)

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Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.

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Draw from your past, but do not let your past draw from you.

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When you sit down to eat a steak, is that when you sharpen your knife?

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I consume the life essence itself; preferably medium rare.

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Shut your mouth, watch your back and keep working ’til your ass falls off.

(Vin Diesel)

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“I think happiness is overrated, truthfully. I do. I think sometimes you’re happy, sometimes you’re not. There’s too much pressure to be happy. I don’t know. I don’t really give a shit. I know I will be at times and I know I won’t be at times. Satisfied, at peace, those would be more goals for myself.”

(Brad Pitt, 2011)

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Integrity can be an expensive thing. What is the price of your integrity? What are you willing to pay?

(The Game of Death – 1978)

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There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go.

(Author Unknown)

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When people want you to be tougher they say you should grow a pair. But testicles are the most sensitive things in the world, if anything they should tell you to lose a pair. You should grow a vagina if you wanna’ be tougher. Those things can take a pounding.

(Sheng Wang)

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Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

(Buddha)

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It happens sometimes. Friends come in and out of our lives, like busboys in a restaurant.

(Stand by Me – 1986)

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I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?

(Stand by Me – 1986)

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I don’t have to believe it, and it’s beautiful. You have to believe it, and you hate it.

(Bridge to Terabithia 2007)

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“It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence”

(Gandhi)

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If you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all.

(God Entity from Futurama, Godfellas)

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A glimpse of your past is my face in the mirror,
The thoughts from your soul are words in my mind.
I am the fruit of the seed from your love,
And you are the pigment that colors my life.

(Author Unknown)

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I am an original, the one and only, I made my own mold and threw it away.

(George Burns – Oh, God! Book II)

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Human dignity + compassion = peace

(That’s What I Am – Movie Quote)

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“I am what I am, Leila, and if there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them. Mine can be no worse than someone else’s.”

(Star Trek – Spock – This Side of Paradise)

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A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on, and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.

(Star Trek – The Cage, Unaired pilot – Dr. Boyce)

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God makes us strong only for a while, so that we can help each other.

(Sean Connery as Arthur – First Knight, 1995)

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Most people have a full measure of life… and most people just watch it slowly drip away. But if you can summon it all up… at one time… in one place… you can accomplish something… glorious.

(Ramirez – Highlander II, 1991)

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“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

(Eleanor Roosevelt)

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“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

(Martin Luther King, Jr.)

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A friendship that can end never really began”

(Publilius Syrus)

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The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasure; ours has severest virtue for its basis, and such a friendship ends not but with life.”

(Joseph Addison)

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While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.

(Publilius Syrus)

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A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

(Walter Winchell)

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True friends stab you in the front.

(Oscar Wilde)

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Let’s not unman each other – part at once;
All farewells should be sudden, when forever,
Else they make an eternity of moments,
And clog the last sad sands of life with tears.

(LORD BYRON)

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The world only makes sense if you force it to.

(Movie Quote)

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We are what we do, our actions define us; our deeds. Never forget that. Never forget who you are.

(Movie Quote)

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I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted, and I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people but I require the same from them.

(John Wayne as John Bernard Books in The Shootist)

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Hearts live by being wounded.

(Oscar Wilde)

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I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none.

(Macbeth)

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There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone , it’s not … The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.

(Robin Williams as Lance Clayton in World’s Greatest Dad)

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Real is just a matter of perception.

(TV – Fringe)

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“Anyone can achieve their fullest potential. Who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is always of our own choosing. We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny. Your destiny can’t be changed, but it can be challenged. Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.”

(The last line was written by German philosopher Martin Heidegger. The rest is from an “NCIS” scriptwriter)

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“You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”

(Rocky Balboa )

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Once more into the breach, my friends, once more. We’ll close the wall with our dead. In peace, nothing so becomes a man as modesty and humility, but when the blast of war blows in our ears, then imitate the action of the tiger, summon up the blood, disguise fair nature with rage and lend the eye a terrible aspect.

( The Postman – 1997 [Henry V] )

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You know that pain and guilt can’t be taken away with the wave of a magic wand. They’re things we carry with us – the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. I don’t want my pain taken away, I need my pain!

(Kirk – Star Trek V)

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See these eyes so green
I can stare for a thousand years
Colder than the moon
It’s been so long
And I’ve been putting out fire
With gasoline

(David Bowie – Cat People/Putting Out Fire)

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Don’t let your guilt in leaving guide your decision.

(Star Trek Enterprise – 2×20 Horizon)

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If you don’t have enemies, you don’t have character.

(Paul Newman)

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It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.

(Rose Kennedy)

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You shall no longer take things at second or third hand…. nor look through the eyes of the dead. nor feed on the spectres in books, You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me,
You shall listen to all sides and filter them from yourself.

(Walt Whitman, Song of Myself)

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If you can’t have victory, sometimes you just have to settle for revenge.

(Eddington – Star Trek, DS9)

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Some friendships have shelf lives.

(Laura Oliver)

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We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.

(George Sand)

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I exist as I am, that is enough.

(Walt Whitman)

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The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.

(Star Wars, Qui-Gon Jinn)

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There are many parts of my youth that I’m not proud of. There were loose threads – untidy parts of me that I would like to remove. But when I pulled on one of those threads, it unraveled the tapestry of my life.

(Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation)

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And he piled upon the whale’s white hump the sum of all the rage and hate felt by his whole race. If his chest had been a cannon, he would have shot his heart upon it.

(Picard, Star Trek: First Contact — A paraphrase of Herman Melville’s Moby DicK)

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A good fight should be like a small play but, played seriously. When the opponent expands, I contract. When he contracts, I expand. And when the opportunity presents itself, I do not hit. It hits all by itself.

(Bruce Lee – Enter the Dragon – 1973)

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“Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four, or five times more? Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless…”

( Paul Bowles – The Sheltering Sky / Brandon Bruce Lee – Referenced quote in an interview just prior to his death. It is inscribed on his tombstone.)

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The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.

(Bruce Lee)

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If you are gonna walk on thin ice you might as well dance.

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You can’t rub BENGAY on a Heartache.

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Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win great triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

(Theodore Roosevelt)

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The hall is rented, the orchestra engaged … it’s now time to see if you can *dance*.

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But first, on earth as vampire sent, Thy corpse shall from its tomb be rent; Then ghastly haunt thy native place, And suck the blood of all thy race.

(Lord Byron)

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A liar must be good at remembering.

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A dream is an answer to a question we haven’t learned how to ask.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

(Benjamin Franklin)

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Live your dream or Die!

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh. Let us not then speak ill of our generation, it is not any unhappier than its predecessors. Let us not speak well of it at all.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

We once said hello and it all began, for we shall never say good-bye for good-byes are too final.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Even in the darkest moments there can always be something found that can make one smile.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Do not walk in front of me I may not follow … Do not walk behind me I may not lead … Just walk beside me and be my friend.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

That which does not kill you makes you stronger.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Every word I say, by definition, is a promise.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

You cannot pee in a Mr. Coffee and get Tasters Choice.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

There is no greater enemy than our own fears. It takes a brave man to face them.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

With every ending there is a new beginning.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Bend when you must. Make a difference when you can.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Truth is the property of no individual, but is the treasure of all men.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Nothing very bad, or very good, lasts very long.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Life is like licking honey from a thorn.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

One can only do right in the future by knowing what he has done wrong in the past.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

If you make a mistake, and do not correct it, you will make the same mistake again.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

There are two things you must do in life, die, and live until you die. The rest is up to you.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Danger the spur of all great minds.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

To really be a winner you got to lose some.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

If you turn a gift away from your door, it goes to the next who takes it in.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

The brighter the picture, the darker the negative.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

We don’t deal the deck down here. We just play the percentages.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Poor people are crazy. I’m eccentric.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Behold the pale horse, the man who sat on him was death, and hell followed with him.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Only suckers buck the tiger’s odds, they’re all on the house.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Superior attitude, superior state of mind.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

There is no normal life, there’s just life, so get on with it.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Sometimes you find the devil in the details.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

There is no present. There is only the immediate future, and the most recent past.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

A friend is one whom I may think aloud.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Revenge is a dish that is best served cold.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Never burn bridges. They may fall on you.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Why torture yourself when life will do it for you.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

When something seems too good to be true, it usually is.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Nothing ventured. Nothing gained.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Belief is a wise wager. If you’re right, you win all. If you’re wrong, you lose nothing.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

A man who fears nothing is a man who loves nothing.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

When one person receives without working … another must work without receiving.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.

(Albert Einstein)

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. – Benjamin Franklin

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it is. – J. Robert Oppenheimer

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Famous last words:
1. Don’t unplug it, it will just take a moment to fix.
2. Let’s take the shortcut, he can’t see us from there.
3. What happens if you touch these two wires tog–
4. We won’t need reservations.
5. It’s always sunny there this time of the year.
6. Don’t worry, it’s not loaded.
7. They’d never (be stupid enough to) make him a manager.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Some men look at things the way they are and ask why? I dream of things that are not and ask why not? – Robert Kennedy

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. – Mark Twain

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority it is time to reform. – Mark Twain

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Chance favors the prepared mind.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Every day we make it … We’ll make it the best we can – Mr Jack Daniel (from the backside of the Jack Daniel’s bottle)

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

I’m not the spirit of any age. I am at odds with everything.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that, poof. He’s gone.” – Verbal a.k.a. Keyser Soze – The Usual Suspects (1995)

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

A rumor is not a rumor that doesn’t die.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Words are merely suggestions of what we really feel.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

All we can do is live every minute, and die a little every day.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

If you’re going to work in a whore house, there is only one thing to be: the best whore in the house.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

If the truth wont set you free, lie.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

What does it profit a man if he gains the world, and loses his soul? Oh well, there are compensations.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Right now the wind is at your back, but sooner or later the winds are going to change, and everything you have done is going to blow back in your face. Would you rather eat crow now, or face the devil in eternity?

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

A lie can only become a truth when somebody wants to believe it.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Tickle us, do we not laugh? Prick us, do we not bleed? Wrong us, do we not revenge.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

He that knows little often forgets it.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

B.A.D. = Balls, Attitude, Direction!

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

I’d rather be bad at something I loved, than good at something I hated.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

There is a kind of freedom in being completely screwed, because you know things can’t get any worse.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Winners forget they’re in the race. They just love to run.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

You got to trust people, but you just can’t believe in the guarantee.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Do you know what the best thing is about feeling happy? You think you’ll never be unhappy again.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

It’s interesting how the view is on the way out, than on the way in.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Don’t let her become a regret. It’s worse than being a looser.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Sometimes being a ‘bitch’ is the only thing a woman has to hold onto.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Do you know what makes love so frightening? It’s that you don’t own it. It owns you.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

If you can’t accept anything on faith, then you’re doomed for a life full of doubt.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

The more you live, the less you die.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Get busy living, or get busy dying.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

When you try to see the world in black and white, you’re going to end up with a lot of grey.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Never explain, never complain.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Like speaks to like.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

It’s not the quality. It’s the content.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Gratitude is given. Hatred is earned.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for. Only love.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

I am as I am. The world is as it is.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

What can the dammed freely say to the dammed?

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Action: I won! Reaction: You cannot ever take that away from me!

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Maybe it’s better not to be the best because it’s OK to lose.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Next time, don’t stand on the tracks when the trains coming though.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Once you are a pickle you can’t ever be a cucumber again.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Everything reveals itself in black and white.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Rules for love: All reasons against it. All instincts for it.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Nemo me impune lacessit – “No one injures me without punishment.” – Montressor “The Cask of Amontillado”

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Pestis eram vivus … moriens tua mors ero – “Living, I was your plague … dying, I shall be your death.” – Martin Luther

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker. – Linus on Life

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

I once thought I had made a mistake … but I was wrong!

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Without struggle there is no progress.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

The riskier the road … the greater the profit.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

I’m not in a rut; I’m in a groove!

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Sometimes making a friend may be more important than making a profit.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Never let a fool kiss you or a kiss fool you.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Our greatest duty is to help others, and if you can’t help them, would you please not hurt them?

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Laws are like cobwebs, for any trifling or powerless thing falls into them, they hold it fast; but if a thing of any size falls into them, it breaks the mesh and escapes.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Let the dead rest, and the past remain in the past.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Time is the fire in which we burn.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Time is the school in which we learn, Time is the fire in which we burn.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

To the last, I will grapple with thee. From hell’s heart, I stab at thee. For hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

We learn by doing.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Some days you’re the dog; some days you’re the hydrant.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

What you want is irrelevant, what you have chosen is at hand.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Perhaps “because it is there” is insufficient reason for climbing the rock.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

The more they over think the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

The mistakes we make in life are not so important as the lessons we’ve learned from them.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

If you don’t have much … you don’t need much.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

If a wound goes really deep, sometimes the healing of that wound can hurt more than the wound itself.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Imagination is more important than knowledge. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science. – Albert Einstein

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

If bravery is a quality that knows not fear then I have never seen a brave man. The courageous man is the man who, inspite of his fear, carries on.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

When you think you’re Fucken’ Them, they’re Fucken’ You. And now, You’re Fucked!

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

The night is long that never finds the day. – Shakespeare

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

More is thy due than more than all can pay. – Shakespeare

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

I cannot but remember such things were, That were most precious to me. – Shakespeare

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell. – Shakespeare

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. – Shakespeare

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day to the last syllable of recorded time, and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! 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. – Shakespeare

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Things without all remedy should be without regard; what ‘s done is done. – Shakespeare

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

When our actions do not, our fears do make us traitors. – Shakespeare

 

 

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Silent friends are like lost commodities. Once they are absent, there is no need for them! (William L. Eaves – 02.03.17)

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Yesterday was the man I was. Today is the man I am. (William L. Eaves – 04.00.16)

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We have to fall before we can stand up and be the person we need to be. (William L. Eaves – 02.25.11)

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If you live in the dragon’s mouth, eventually, you are going to get burned. (William L. Eaves – 04.05.10)

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Every plan has its flaw. (William L. Eaves)

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The disposition of one’s immortal soul is up to each individual person. Regardless of their religion. (William L. Eaves)

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There can be a fine line between patience and procrastination. (William L. Eaves)

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No person ever truly forgives what they cannot forget. (William L. Eaves)

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Time is so slow that it numbs our minds toward the speed of its departure. (William L. Eaves)

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Revenge, how bitter the peel, how sweet the center. (William L. Eaves)

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My pain is my power. My power is my pain. (William L. Eaves)

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The world’s greatest artists are unknown. (William L. Eaves)

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