some of my favorite quotes

in no particular order…

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for."

~ John A. Shedd

"If you wanted to, you would."

~ John Servidio

"There is no remedy for love, but to love more."

~ Henry David Thoreau

"Act without expectation."

~ Lao Tzu

"We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are."

~ Anais Nin

"You can't do it unless you imagine it."

~ George Lucas

"We are our choices."

~ Jean Paul Sartre

"Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth."

~ Plato

"Things do not happen. Things are made to happen."

~ John F. Kennedy

"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will."

~ Suzy Kassem

"If you can change your mind, you can change your life."

~ William James

"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind."

~ C.S. Lewis

"Hang in there. It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful things to happen."

~ Frances Hodgson Burnett

"You can't have it all at once."

~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"The worst distance between two people is misunderstanding."

~ Neetesh Dixit

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution."

~ Russian Proverb

"If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit."

~ Banksy

"Find out where the line is drawn, and cross it deliberately."

~ George Carlin

"That’s the good thing about science: It’s true whether or not you believe in it. That’s why it works. "

~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

"I demolish my bridges behind me...then there is no choice but to move forward."

~ Fridtjof Nansen

"We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."

~ Elie Wiesel

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."

~ Edmund Burke

"The electric light did not come from the continuous improvement of candles."

~ Oren Harari

"We don't make mistakes; we have happy accidents."

~ Bob Ross

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

~ Max Planck

"Liars lie and cheaters cheat; that's what they do."

~ Anon

"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."

~ Jospeh Campbell

"A lie has speed, but truth has endurance."

~ Edgar J. Mohn

"The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it,
but in the end, there it is."

~ Winston Churchill

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."

~ Arthur Ashe


"Go to the actual place and see the actual thing and you shall learn the actual truth."

~ Japanese Proverb

"A half truth is a whole lie."

~ Yiddish Proverb

"We were together. I forget the rest."

~ Whitman

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

~ Hanlon's razor

"The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything."

~ Chuck Palahniuk ('Fight Club')

"Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly."

~ Charles Addams

"Don't surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn't true anymore."

~ Cheryl Strayed

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

~ Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

"You must be the change you want to see in the world."

~ (Not) Gandhi

"Everything in moderation... including moderation."

~ Julia Child

"To whom much is given, much is expected."

~ John F. Kennedy

"The most expensive thing you will ever do is spend time with the wrong people."

~ Anonymous

"Only those who risk going too far, can find out how far one can go."

~ T.S. Elliot

"It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important."

~ Arthur Conan Doyle

"It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends."

~ J.K. Rowling

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

~ Wayne Gretsky

"The best way out is always through."

~ Robert Frost

"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."

~ Sir Edmund Hillary

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."

~ Winston S. Churchill

"There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way."

~ The Buddha

"Assumptions are the termites of relationships."

~ Henry Winkler

"To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved."

~ George MacDonald

"If you hit a wrong note, the next note determines if it’s good or bad."

~ Miles Davis

"Only those who risk going too far, can find out how far one can go."

~ T.S. Eliot

"They don't think it be like it is, but it do."

~ Oscar Gamble

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time."

~ Blaise Pascal

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail"

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."

~ Albert Einstein

"If you're not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you're determined to learn, no one can stop you."

~ Zig Ziglar

"When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it."

~ Yogi Berra

"Pettiness and tit-for-tats, the poor upbringing of trashy brats."

~ Anon

"If they cheat WITH you, they'll cheat ON you. Duh."

~ Anonymous

"If you would attain greatness, think no little thoughts."

~ Anonymous

"The best things in life are free; the second best are very expensive."

~ Coco Chanel

"Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends, fads and popular opinion."

~ Jack Kerouac

"Say what you want and be who you are because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

~ Dr. Seuss

"Each of us is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts."

~ James R. Schlesinger

"And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make."

~ Lennon & McCartney

"I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you."

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"You can observe a lot, just by watching."

~ Yogi Berra

"It's better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a lamb."

~ Anon

"To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction."

~ Newton's Third Law

"A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be."

~ Wayne Gretzky

"Secrets have a cost; they're not free. Not now, not ever."

~ Aunt May

"We will encourage you to develop the three great virtues of a programmer: laziness, impatience, and hubris."

~ Larry Wall

"Life finds a way."

~ Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jurrasic Park)

"You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."

~ Yogi Berra

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."

~ Isaac Asimov

"Profanity is the verbal crutch of the ignorant mother fucker."

~ Anon

"…I see that the elementary laws never apologize."

~ Walt Whitman

"My dear,

Find what you love and let it kill you.

Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.

Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.

For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover."

~ Kinky Friedman