"There is a way to be good again." - Khaled Hosseini (from the Kite Runner[one of my personal favorites])
Thread: Favourite Quotes
03-07-2010, 04:12 PM #141Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
- Edmund Burke
03-07-2010, 06:01 PM #142
"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world
and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
-E. B. White
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Leo Tolstoy
Probably one of my favourites:
"A single event can awaken within us
a stranger totally unknown to us. To live
is to be born slowly."
-Antione de Saint-Exupery.:"Claude os, aperi oculos.":.
"You can't give up hope just because it's hopeless, you have to hope even harder and cover your ears and go 'lalalalalalala'"- Fry (Futurama)
03-07-2010, 07:36 PM #143*One good thing about music, when it hits- you feel no pain - Bob Marley
squint your eyes and look closer
I'm not between you and your ambition
I am a poster girl with no poster
I am thirty-two flavors and then some
and I'm beyond your peripheral vision
so you might want to turn your head
03-07-2010, 07:45 PM #144SnifflesGuest
"We don't love qualities; we love a person; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as their qualities."
Good thing to keep in mind when concerning typology, among other things.
03-08-2010, 10:53 AM #145SnifflesGuest
"These are strange times. Reason, which once combatted faith and seemed to have conquered it, now has to look to faith to save it from dissolution."
03-08-2010, 12:52 PM #146
These are all from Adaptation:
You know why I like plants?
Susan Orlean: Nuh uh.
John Laroche: Because they're so mutable. Adaptation is a profound process. Means you figure out how to thrive in the world.
Susan Orlean: [pause] Yeah but it's easier for plants. I mean they have no memory. They just move on to whatever's next. With a person though, adapting almost shameful. It's like running away.
John Laroche: Point is, what's so wonderful is that every one of these flowers has a specific relationship with the insect that pollinates it. There's a certain orchid look exactly like a certain insect so the insect is drawn to this flower, its double, its soul mate, and wants nothing more than to make love to it. And after the insect flies off, spots another soul-mate flower and makes love to it, thus pollinating it. And neither the flower nor the insect will ever understand the significance of their lovemaking. I mean, how could they know that because of their little dance the world lives? But it does. By simply doing what they're designed to do, something large and magnificent happens. In this sense they show us how to live - how the only barometer you have is your heart. How, when you spot your flower, you can't let anything get in your way.
Susan Orlean: There are too many ideas and things and people. Too many directions to go. I was starting to believe the reason it matters to care passionately about something, is that it whittles the world down to a more manageable size.
John Laroche: Look, I'll tell you a story, all right? I once feel deeply, you know, profoundly in love with tropical fish. Had 60 goddamn fish tanks in my house. I skin dived to find just the right ones. Anisotremus virginicus, Holdacanthus ciliaris, Chaetodon capistratus. You name it. Then one day I say, "fuck fish". I renounce fish. I vow never to set foot in that ocean again. That's how much "fuck fish".
Susan Orlean: But why?
John Laroche: Done with fish.
03-08-2010, 02:39 PM #147
Also like how quotes elaborate on paradoxes and quasi-paradoxes
A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties.
A father can do neither.
If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
03-12-2010, 03:02 PM #148
"When you start to really know someone, all his physical characteristics start to disappear. You begin to dwell in his energy, recognize the scent of his skin. You see only the essence of the person, not the shell. That's why you can't fall in love with beauty. You can lust after it, be infatuated by it, want to own it. You can love it with your eyes & your body but not your heart. And that's why, when you really connect with a person's inner self, any physical imperfections disappear, become irrelevant."
04-13-2010, 05:48 PM #149
The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.
--William Butler Yeats
04-13-2010, 09:41 PM #150