Thoughtful Quotes page 152
If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.Ludwig Wittgenstein
A man who trusts everyone is a fool, and a man who trusts no one is a fool. We are all fools if we live long enough.Robert Jordan, "The Wheel of Time"
There comes a point where you just love someone. Not because they're good, or bad, or anything really. You just love them. It doesn't mean you'll be together forever. It doesn't mean you won't hurt each other. It just means you love them. Sometimes in spite of who they are, and sometimes because of who they are. And you know that they love you, sometimes because of who you are, and sometimes in spite of it.Laurell K. Hamilton 'Anita Blake: Incubus Dreams'
This is the story of what happened after we all came home, sort of like Dorothy & Co. after Oz. I'm betting you thought everything was peachy for Dorothy once she got home. We forget that Kansas is no safer than Oz. After all, that's where the tornado hit."Blood Lines" by Eileen Wilks
We may never understand this world and we may not ever receive the answers to our questions, but the beauty of living is realizing everyday hold surprises.Andres
Shoot for the moon, but be happy even if you land amongst the stars..Bhairavi Kothare
Whether you think you can or you can't, your right.Henry Ford
And when my body shall cease, my soul will still be yours, Claire?I swear by my hope of heaven, I will not be parted from you."
The wind stirred the leaves of the chestnut trees nearby, and the scents of late summer rose up rich around us; pine and grass and strawberries, sun-warmed stone and cool water, and the sharp, musky smell of his body next to mine.
"Nothing is lost, Sassenach; only changed."
"That's the first law of thermodynamics," I said, wiping my nose.
"No," he said. "That's faith.'Drums of Autumn' by Diana Gabaldon
A Talented person does what he can; genius does what he must.
The next big thing is the one that makes the last big thing usable.Blake Ross
You can't get to happily ever after without turning the page.Doug Kirchhofer
Just reflecting on the fact that when the Universe punches you in the teeth, it never just lets you fall down. It kicks you in the ribs a couple of times and dumps mud on your head.'Magic Strikes' by Ilona Andrews
It's life, that's all. There are no happy endings, just happy days, happy moments. The only real ending is death, and trust me, no one dies happy. And the price of not dying is that things change all the time, and the only thing you can count on is that there's not a thing you can do about it.'How to talk to a widower' by Jonathan Tropper
"Weetzie" he said, kissing her mouth. "You are my Marilyn. You are my lake full of fishes. You are my sky set, my 'Hollywood in miniature', my pink Cadillac, my highway, my martini, the stage for my heart to rock and roll on, the screen where my movies light up" he said.'Dangerous Angels' by Francesca Lia Block
It's interesting how people use that expression, 'life and death'. As if to imply that life is the opposite of death, but birth is the opposite of death... life, has no opposite.Dawson, 'Dawson's Creek'
What is more important in a library than anything else - than everything else - is the fact that it exists.Archibald Macheish
Sometimes you walk past a pretty girl on the street and there's something beyond beauty in her face, something warm and smart and sensual and inviting, and in the three seconds you have to look at her, you actually fall in love, and in those moments, you can actually know the taste of her kiss, the feel of her skin against yours, the sound of her laugh, how she'll look at you and make you whole. And then she's gone, and in the five seconds afterwards, you mourn her loss with more sadness than you'll ever admit to.'How to talk to a widower' by Jonathan Tropper'
Life is the greatest mystery. You never know where it will take you and when it will end.Aubrey Charasz
Men, it's been a long war, it's been a tough war. You've fought bravely, proudly for your country. You're a special group. You've found in one another a bond, that exists only in combat, among brothers. You've shared foxholes, held each other in dire moments. You've seen death and suffered together. I'm proud to have served with each and every one of you. You all deserve long and happy lives in peace.TV show 'Band of Brothers'
The sea's only gifts are harsh blows, and occasionally the chance to feel strong. Now I don't know much about the sea, but I do know that that's the way it is here. And I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong. To measure yourself at least once. To find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions. Facing the blind death stone alone, with nothing to help you but your hands and your own head.Christopher McCandless - "Into the Wild"
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