Thoughtful Quotes page 119

I saw the days of the year stretching ahead like a series of bright, white boxes, and separating one box from another was sleep, like a black shade. Only for me, the long perspective of shades that set off one box from the next day had suddenly snapped up, and I could see day after day after day glaring ahead of me like a white, broad, infinitely desolate avenue.
Sylvia Plath
I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.
Rainer Maria Rilke, 1903; in Letters to a Young Poet
Sometimes the price of freedom is what freedom brings.
Eric Schlosser, "Reefer Madness"
Black markets will always be with us. But they will recede in importance when our public morality is consistent with out private one. The underground is a good measure of the progress and the health of nations. When much is wrong, much needs to be hidden.
Eric Schlosser, "Reefer Madness"
I disaprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Attibuted to Volitaire
There is no right or wrong. Just perspective and opinion.
Auron - Final Fantasy X
You cant let your fear stop you…you have to let it move you and move beyond it. Sometimes the most natural things, the things that don’t seem risky, are the most supernatural; they sneak up on you. If you keep your eyes open, someday you may see something that surprises you.
Born Confused
Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they’ll make your soul impervious to the world’s soft decay.
White Oleander (the book)
Prison agrees with me. There’s no hipocracy here. Kill or be killed, and everybody knows it.
White Oleander
Don't fear the man who wants 10 bombs but fear the man who wants only one.
Live each day like there is no tomorrow, but don't forget to live each day like there was no yesterday either. Live in the present, for it is a gift from God. That's why it is called the present.
Emily Austin
Life is defined by Death; and Death by Life. Therefore without Life we can never die, but without Death we can never live.
D. Clarke
I know a lot about cars. I can look at a car's headlights and tell you exactly which way it's coming.
Mitch Hedberg
Celebrate your life and no one will celebrate your death.
Rick Shonk
Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around – nobody big, I mean – except me. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff – I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and CATCH them. That’s all I do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be.
JD Salinger – The Catcher In The Rye
If geniuses are the exeption to the rule, make your own rules.
A man who knew better
Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.
Marvin Gaye
Tell me whom you love, and I will tell you who you are.
Creole Proverb
A Human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
Robert A. Heinlein

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