Words from someone smarter than me...
2003-11-10 22:33:07 ET

I know how everyone loves quotes so I thought I would fill my post with some awesome ones. Enjoy...

"It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not."
-Andre Gide

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream."
- Mark Twain

"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day."
-Vincent Van Gogh

"Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem."
-John Galsworthy

"Prejudice is the child of ignorance."
-William Hazlitt

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
-Martin Luther King Jr.

"Whatever you think that you can, or that you cant', you are usually right."
-Henry Ford

"Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up."
-Robert Frost

"Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank him for not having given it wings."
-Indian Proverb

"Don't trust anyone over 30 who used to say 'Don't trust anyone over 30.'"

"Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment."
-Ralph Marston

"Black holes are where God divided by zero."
-Steven Wright

"Never go to bed angry. Stay up and fight."
-Phyllis Diller

"When people have no other tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one."
-Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"Beware of small expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship."
-Benjamin Franklin

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
-Sir Winston Churchill

"I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them."
-Ian L. Fleming

"The truth is more important than the facts."
-Frank Lloyd Wright

"Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still."
-Chinese Proverb

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"You can't shake hands with a clenched fist."
-Indira Gandhi

"Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is."
-Thomas Szasz

"Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope."
-Josh Billings

"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."
-Winston Churchill

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
-Albert Einstein

And now my favorite of the evening...

"The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person."
-P. J. O'Rourke

2003-11-10 22:46:30 ET

instant enlightenment!

2003-11-10 23:49:23 ET

'i would've been christian, but i observed christians' - ghandi

2003-11-11 09:12:40 ET

I'm such a sucker for great quotes. Here is one of my favorites:
Nothing is more revolting than the majority; for it consists of few vigorous predecessors, of knaves who accommodate themselves, of weak people who assimilate themselves, and the mass that toddles after them without knowing in the least what it wants. Goethe
Goethe always knew how to stick it to people, as did Mark Twain.

2003-11-11 10:29:18 ET

Neon - hehehe... de nada seniorita.

Gabriel - I really really like that one from Gandhi.

DanPratt - oooh... I like Goethe. I don't know why I didn't put any of his more social commentary statements. I have the quote about seeing beauty in the world but he's got a lot more fun ones.

I wanted a balanced list. The next one I put together will have some "fun" ones.

2003-11-11 10:39:24 ET

Ooops... forgot to add some that didn't make the list but really wanted to:

Ernest Hemingway once wrote "The world is a fine place and worth fighting for."
I agree with the second part.

-Morgan Freeman Se7en

"I (will) hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sound(s), no matter how faintly, I (will) send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all, to keep alive in our hearts a sense of the inexpressibly human."
-Richard Wright

"A guy told me one time 'don't let yourself get attached to anything that you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat coming around the corner.'"
-Robert DeNiro Heat

"Laying in bed tonight I was thinking and listening to all the dogs and the sirens and the shots
And how a careful man tries to dodge the bullets
While a happy man takes a walk

And maybe it's time to live"

-Eels "P.S. You Rock My World"

"What makes you mad is not that you had it so bad, it's that you're that pissed that some people had it that good."
-Jack Nicholson As Good As It Gets

These would have made the list if it hadn't been for the fact that I didn't want to cause too much variation in the list. Even though Richard Wright is one of my favorite authors and I could go all day with song lyrics.

2003-11-11 10:42:42 ET

Richard Wright is one of my favorite authors too; Black Boy is one of my top favorite books.

2003-11-11 10:50:27 ET


It just captured so much of what I want to say... what I want to do with my existence. Reading the line that I put on that post made me want to pursue writing and really inspired me to test the limits of the social boundaries around me.

Oh... I really really really like your photography. Very nice views. Good lighting and great angles. I'm a fan.

2003-11-11 10:59:41 ET

Thanks, dude!
Black Boy was a book I could not put down. I read it a few years back now (I was 16 when I read it....and I'm 23 now...holy crap; that's actually a while ago!) but I still remember so much about it and what an amazing story it was. I actually recommended it to a woman I was working with in Belgrade this summer, and she like could not get over how good it was!; I love when a book can transend cultures because of it's universal truths.
I should read it over again, now that I realize how long it has been.

2003-11-11 13:55:51 ET

sounds like a good book O_o
i should try to find it O_o

2003-11-11 20:08:42 ET

Oy, I LOVE the last one. Makes so much sense too...

2003-11-11 20:12:27 ET


See... I knew talking to you was a good thing.

2003-11-11 20:17:33 ET

Nandemo... (what?)

2003-11-11 20:21:35 ET

You like the quote I liked!!!

We are meant to be!!! *massive hug*

2003-11-11 20:24:34 ET

*LAUGH* You're such a dork! *tousles hair and goes on chuckling*

2003-11-11 20:32:01 ET

WE ARE SUCH DORKS!! *jumps on back*

2003-11-12 09:22:09 ET

_I_, I will have you know, am NOT a dork. ...I'm a freak. ^_^v

2003-11-12 14:15:33 ET

Yes... yes you are... Freaky Deaky and Beautiful!!!

2003-11-12 14:19:24 ET

... You've never even seen me. WE'VE BEEN OVER THIS!! >_<

2003-11-12 14:26:08 ET

I know... but I can only imagine... and if you are even half as beautiful as you are intellectual then you are the most incredibly gorgeous girl I've never seen!!

WE'VE BEEN OVER THIS!!! *tackles Neko and tickles*

2003-11-12 14:31:31 ET

I'm NOT half as beautiful as I am intellectual. And I'm not being modest. *crosses arms stubbornly*


2003-11-12 14:46:16 ET

What's that for!?!!?! I didn't make a big deal about your beauty...

I just made the statement "You are Freaky Deaky and Beautiful"... Beauty isn't skin deep... so shake your fist all you want but I will say it nonetheless. *tries to look serious*

2003-11-12 14:58:08 ET

:::nods::: personally attracted to smart modest girls... :::shhh:::finger to lips::: that's our secret...

i know you're are beautiful wether it be important to me or not... that still doesn't change that facts :::waves finger::: O_o

2003-11-12 16:56:20 ET

*laughs hautily at your attempt to look serious*

Hahaha... thanks, Gabe. ^^'

2003-11-12 17:16:27 ET

aw you boys are sweet. we need more like you up here where i live.

2003-11-12 18:16:35 ET

We are everywhere but right now we are in hiding... *raises eyebrows* I'm actually "Mean Josh" incognito.

2003-11-12 18:17:43 ET

hahaha "Mean Josh"?! i don't think that's possible! nice try tho! lol

2003-11-12 18:27:36 ET

Yeah, aparently there's this SUPPOSED thing called 'Mean Josh' lurking around.. I hear he plays poker with the Yeti on Tuesdays and likes to go out swing dancing with Nesse on the weekends.

2003-11-13 01:16:16 ET

i like yeti... and i'm bad boy dan... ;-) haha :::snickers:::

yea not a way i can say that with a straight face... blah... :-)...

2003-11-13 16:37:49 ET

Dan... you know, I actually WAS starting to think that your name was Gabe. ^^

2003-11-13 23:02:01 ET

hahaha... it's cool :-) some people still call me that... i don't really mind it so much :-)
i'll most likely use an alias anyways in the next few years... for reason unpronounced... :-)

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