What are some of your favorite quotes?

Profile photo of Jordan Bates Jordan Bates (@bashfulkoala) 10 months, 2 weeks ago

I love quotes and am always looking for new, beautiful nuggets of wisdom or insight. Curious to see some of your favorite sentiments from history. Here are three of mine:

“And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I am nothing.
I’ll never be anything.
I couldn’t want to be something.
Apart from that, I have in me all the dreams in the world.”

― Fernando Pessoa

“The Church says: the body is a sin.
Science says: the body is a machine.
Advertising says: The body is a business.
The Body says: I am a fiesta.”

― Eduardo Galeano

March 8, 2016 at 5:54 pm
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María S. (1) (@MariaSC) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

<center style=”color: rgb(69, 69, 69); font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.301961);”><h4 style=”text-align: start;”>“It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.</h4><h4 style=”text-align: start;”>Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others.” By Marianne Williamson. </h4></center>

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Zaddirak (22) (@Zaddirak) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

“I am infinite within a finite existence.”

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Taylor Loken (2) (@17lokent) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

“What need is there to weap over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears” – Seneca

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Jazmyne (1) (@thejazmusik10) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

“We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at it, that’s all”- The Breakfast Club 

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Travis Brown (14) (@Twbrown1220) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t” – Bill Nye

“Our life is not so much threatened as our perception” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Experience

“It’s very possible that everybody is exactly the same at the core, but we’re just living these different existences through different biologies, personalities, sexual needs and wants, and life experiences. One of the best ways to treat people is to treat them as if they were you living another life. Every person you run into is literally you living another life. If you lived my life, you would be me. If I lived your life, I would be you. I would have your experiences and your genes. Treating others as you would like them to treat you is too abstract. I’m saying treat them as if they ‘were’ you. If we really are one, then I am you and you are me.” – Joe Rogan

“The destination of life is this eternal moment.” – Alan Watts

“Find your tribe”

“The trouble is you think you have time” – Buddha

“The Creator gathers all the animals and says: ‘I want to hide something from humans until they are ready for it – the realization that they create their own reality.’ ‘Give it to me. I’ll fly it to the moon,’ says the Eagle. ‘No one day soon they will go there and find it.’ ‘How about the bottom of the ocean?’ asks the Salmon. ‘No, they will find it there too.’ ‘I will bury it in the great plains,’ says the Buffalo. ‘They will soon dig and find it there.’ ‘Put it inside them,’ says the wise grandmother mole. ‘Done,’ says the Creator, ‘It’s the last place they will look.'” – Native American Parable

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bnn (8) (@dalebenmenschen) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

I like the positivity in the view of other people in your first and third quote! That’s something so hard for me sometimes (not having bitter or angry feelings toward someone as a theoretical thought, practical…can be a difficulty).

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Mark (5) (@markerw) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

Here is one i read recently which helps to explain a lot of modern american culture as i know it . “If people can’t control their own emotions, then they have to start trying to control other people’s behavior.” – Robbin Skinner

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Walters Elizabeth (0) (@Shibui) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

Make it so clear that a wayfaring man, e’en thought he be a fool, cannot err therein.

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Walters Elizabeth (0) (@Shibui) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

“Make it so clear that a wayfaring man, e’en though he be a fool, cannot err therein.”

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kajgana (0) (@kajgana) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

I know everyone’s favourite quote is something deep and something said by some important historical figure, but my favourite quote is from a cartoon:

“Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody’s gonna die – come watch TV?” Morty (from Rick & Morty)

I guess I just find comfort in the thought that while it’s important to work hard and be the best version of yourself possible, it’s just as important to, once in a while, take a break from everything because nothing matters anyway. 

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The_Beneficent (0) (@trobbmake) 10 months, 1 week ago ago


”Then which of the favours of your lord will you deny” 
-Quran Surah Ar-Rahman(The Beneficent)

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Bart Book (1) (@Bart-Book) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

took me a while but i found my own liner that covers my existence ;-)

.:::Know : Glow : Share:::.

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JAMSisExcitement (2) (@JAMSisExcitement) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

“Fu€£ me gently with a chainsaw.” 

~ Heathers

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JAMSisExcitement (2) (@JAMSisExcitement) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

“Making a Better Tomorrow Tomorrow”

~ Slogan of Stephen Colbert’s defunct superPAC

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JAMSisExcitement (2) (@JAMSisExcitement) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

“Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?”

~ George Walker Bush, 2000

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Andrés (1) (@Andres-Bravo-Ceron) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

“I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.” ― Ray Bradbury.

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the peaceful warrior (0) (@the peaceful warrior) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

” Because we grew up surrounded by big dramatic arcs in books and movies,  we think  our lives are supposed to be filled with huge us and downs.  So people pretend there is drama where there is none ” 

Kurt Vonnegut 

“There are certain emotions in your body that not even your best friend can sympathize with,  but you will find the right film or the right book and it will understand you” 

Bjork

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Faith3820 (2) (@Faith3820) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

Be yourself, everyone else is taken _Oscar Wilde

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torn.ado (0) (@torn.ado) 10 months ago ago

Many quotes posted here are thought provoking and highly intellectual. My quote is a simple one. It gets me moved every time. 

The best way out is always through

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Anonymous (2) (@) 10 months ago ago

This one’s an old classic, and I don’t think I saw it posted yet. I like it because it takes the most complex thing there is, and neatly packages things up in a few sentences…

“All matter is merely
energy condensed to a slow vibration, we are all one consciousness
experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life
is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.” ~
Bill Hicks

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onelovechange (440) (@jakefloria) 10 months ago ago

<h1 class=”quoteText” style=”margin-bottom: 15px; color: rgb(24, 24, 24); font-weight: normal; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: Merriweather, Georgia, serif; line-height: 21px;”>“Talk of mysteries! — Think of our life in nature, — daily to be shown matter, to come in contact with it, — rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks! The solid earth! The actual world! The common sense! Contact! Contact! Who are we? Where are we?” </h1><h1 class=”quoteText” style=”margin-bottom: 15px; color: rgb(24, 24, 24); font-weight: normal; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: Merriweather, Georgia, serif; line-height: 21px;”>“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” –Thoreau</h1><h1 class=”quoteText” style=”margin-bottom: 15px; color: rgb(24, 24, 24); font-weight: normal; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: Merriweather, Georgia, serif; line-height: 21px;”>”Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun” </h1><h1 class=”quoteText” style=”margin-bottom: 15px; color: rgb(24, 24, 24); font-weight: normal; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: Merriweather, Georgia, serif; line-height: 21px;”>“Consciousness is the unfolding, the ‘evolution,’ of what has always been hidden in the heart of the primordial universe of stars. It is in the living organism that the whole world feels; it is only by virtue of eyes that the stars themselves are light.” -Alan Watts
</h1><h1 class=”quoteText” style=”margin-bottom: 15px; color: rgb(24, 24, 24); padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: Merriweather, Georgia, serif; line-height: 21px;”>“Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors.”– Hunter S Thompson
</h1><h1 class=”quoteText” style=”margin-bottom: 15px; color: rgb(24, 24, 24); font-weight: normal; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: Merriweather, Georgia, serif; line-height: 21px;”>“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” –William Blake</h1><h1 class=”quoteText” style=”margin-bottom: 15px; color: rgb(24, 24, 24); font-weight: normal; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: Merriweather, Georgia, serif; line-height: 21px;”>“I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.” -Jack London</h1>

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Ryan (1) (@Ryanhutchins) 10 months ago ago

“Man suffers because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.” – Alan Watts

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Sai (0) (@Sai-Santosh) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

Great quote. It totally relates to my situation at the moment. Thanks a a lot.

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Jordan Bates (4,205)A (@bashfulkoala) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

i love that one too : )

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Jordan Bates (4,205)A (@bashfulkoala) 10 months, 1 week ago ago

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