Page 16 of 138 FirstFirst ... 611121314151617181920212666116 ... LastLast
Results 226 to 240 of 2068

Thread: What is your favorite quote? And why?

  1. #226
    loquacious cat mrawr
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    3,020
    "As they poured across the border, we were cautioned to surrender, this i could not do." as sung by Joan Baez (don't know if she sang it first, Leonard Cohen sings it too)

  2. #227
    De Memoria
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    62
    A man who may speak extemporaniously, lacks passion.
    -Nietzsche, Notes on Rhetoric
    English is the only language in which you can pronounce the word phet as "fish." Use the ph in ephermeral, the e in women, and the t in caution.

    George Bernard Shaw

  3. #228
    Life's an illusion. YellowCrayola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    135
    I forgot to add: "Judge a man not by his answers, but by his questions." -Voltaire?
    "...You can say anything you want, yessir, but it's the words that sing, they soar and descend.... I bow to them... I love them, I cling to them, I run them down. I bite into them, I melt them down.... I love words so much... The unexpected ones....The ones I wait for greedily or stalk until, suddenly, they drop..." -Pablo Neruda

  4. #229
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    2

    one of my favorites...

    we shall not cease from exploration
    and the end of all our exploring
    will be to arrive where we started
    and know the place for the first time
    --T.S. Eliot

  5. #230
    freakishly random Lauralou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    12
    I love this poem and use it as my motto in life and the other quote I adore also

    Success
    To laugh often and much;
    to win the respect of intelligent people
    and the affection of children;
    to earn the appreciation of honest critics
    and endure the betrayal of false friends;
    to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others;
    to leave the world a bit better,
    whether by a healthy child,
    a garden patch
    or a redeemed social condition;
    to know even one life has breathed easier
    because you have lived.
    This is to have succeeded. ~ RW Emerson

    Life should not be judged by how many breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away. ~ Author I donno

  6. #231
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    20

    Perhaps..

    Quote Originally Posted by Lauralou
    I love this poem and use it as my motto in life and the other quote I adore also

    Success
    To laugh often and much;
    to win the respect of intelligent people
    and the affection of children;
    to earn the appreciation of honest critics
    and endure the betrayal of false friends;
    to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others;
    to leave the world a bit better,
    whether by a healthy child,
    a garden patch
    or a redeemed social condition;
    to know even one life has breathed easier
    because you have lived.
    This is to have succeeded. ~ RW Emerson

    Life should not be judged by how many breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away. ~ Author I donno

    Perhaps it was Sting, or Jessica Simpson lol just kidding...

  7. #232
    freakishly random Lauralou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    12

    Cool

    LOL sadly Mr. Bo ur probably right but sometimes I can find insight in the strangest of places... even though I seriously don't like Sting or Jessica Simpson I'm more of a Rolling Stones kinda girl lol
    ~*~ Lauren Elizabeth ~*~

  8. #233
    Fingertips of Fury B-Mental's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    a rock on a beautiful mountain
    Posts
    4,569
    Blog Entries
    140
    Here's a good one from Yellowbeard

    "Dying's the easy way out. You won't catch me dying. They'll have to kill me before I die! "
    "I am glad to learn my friend that you had not yet submitted yourself to any of the mouldy laws of Literature."
    -John Muir


    "My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light"
    -Edna St. Vincent Millay

  9. #234
    IdTakeABulletForYou
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Not Telling!
    Posts
    441
    Never knock on Death's door; ring the bell and run, He hates that.
    I have 853 poems online. Please check some out:

    My Poems

  10. #235
    Serendipity! Kaltrina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Kosova
    Posts
    2,301
    - "If you think that something small cannot make a difference - try going to sleep with a mosquito in the room"

    - "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remain all doubt"
    Abraham Lincoln

    - "Paradise is exactly like where you are right now...only much, much better"
    Laurie Anderson

    -"We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies"
    Roderick Thorpe

    - "I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book"
    Groucho Marx

    - "The end depends upon the beginning"

    - "In times like these, it helps to remember that there have always been times like these"

    ok now I'll stop. I have a notebook with a lot of quotes but I'll leave it with these for now....

  11. #236

    favorite quote

    I love that knocking on death's door. THE BEST.

    In the movie rat race, john lovitz who plays a jewish man on vacation with his family ends up stealing a nazi limo from the klaus 'barbie' museum(he was called the butcher of lyon) when some people are angered by him on the highway and begin smashing the car he screams at them "are you insane, this is Hitler's car!" it is so ludicrous it cracks me up every time.

    "women have a thirst for order and beauty as for something physical and there is a strange female power of hating ugliness and waste as good men can only hate sin and bad men virtue." chesterton on dickens

    "marriage is a duel to the death which no man of honor should decline" manalive

    "if one by land and two by sea" paul revere
    Last edited by rachel; 10-07-2005 at 11:13 AM. Reason: wrong spelling

  12. #237
    In libris libertas Aurora Ariel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Between the acts...
    Posts
    766
    Thomas Paine: “We live to improve or we live in vain."



    *I have too many favourite quotes...I could fill pages and pages.
    I also like to keep quotes from literature, other books or articles I've read.
    When I read, I write them all down as well.
    My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery --always buzzing, humming, soaring, roaring, diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?
    -Virginia Woolf

    “I want to write a novel about Silence,” he said; “the things people don’t say. But the difficulty is immense.” He sighed. - Night and Day

  13. #238
    Registered User MiSaNtHrOpE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    A land of lies
    Posts
    75
    I have many

    "Humanity is probably the only creature capable of hating its own kind" Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion, Dir. Hideki Anno. Manga Entertainment 2002.

    "The Devil can cite scripture for his purpose" Ray Bradbury

    "I wanna live, I wanna love, but its a long hard road out of hell" Marilyn Manson

    "If America is going to Hell in an immoral handbasket, it is happening when church membership is at an all-time high and a greater percentage of Americans (90-95%) than ever before proclaim a belief in God" Michael Shermer The Science of Good & Evil page 237

  14. #239
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    19
    Einstein: I Should have been a plumber!

    Marlon Brando: I like Icecreams!

  15. #240
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    23
    Blog Entries
    1
    'It takes both sunshine and rain to make a rainbow.'
    and
    "To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower . . .hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour . . . " ~William Blake

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •