for the quote addict in me (maybe you, too?)


as is the case in many aspects of my life, my taste in quotes is a bit...eclectic! you'll find everything from inspirational stuff to quotes on writing to crazy science quotes. i'll try and make it as organized as i can...we'll see how that works out!

i'll keep adding to this, so check back!

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Creativity
"The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself."
~Alan Alda
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Writing:
"I have tried simply to write the best I can; sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can."
~Ernest Hemingway

"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia."
~E.L. Doctorow

"Being an author is like being in charge of your own insane asylum."
~Graycie Harmon

"The only cure for writer's block is insomnia."
~Merit Antares

"Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake."
~E.L. Doctorow

"It's easy, after all, not to be a writer. Most people aren't writers, and very little harm comes to them.
~julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot

"This writing that you do, that so thrills you, that so rocks and exhilarates you, as if you were dancing next to the band, is barely audible to anyone else."
~Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of."
~Burt Bacharach

"I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars."
~Fred Allen
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Stephen King:
~"We are writers, and we never ask one another where we get our ideas; we know we don't know."

~"...by most Friday afternoons I felt as if I'd spent the week with jumper cables clamped to my brain." (on why writing became harder while he was teaching)

~"Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe."

~"If God gives you something you can do, why in God's name wouldn't you do it?"

~"What you know makes you unique in some other way. Be brave."
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Inspiration:
"And may you be able to say that when all is gone but God, He is enough."
~Anonymous

"I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders."
~Jewish proverb

"Jesus didn't come to get you out of trouble, but rather to get into it with you."
~Anonymous

"You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."
~Walt Disney

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human can fight, and never stop fighting."
~e.e. cummings


"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."
~Earl Nightingale

"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much."
~Mother Teresa

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
~Helen Keller

"There is no telling how many miles you will have to run chasing a dream."
~Anonymous

"I have heard there are trouble of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"
~Dr. Seuss

"Fall seven times, stand up eight."
~Japanese proverb

"You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load."
~Paul "Bear" Bryant

"Life is a risk."
~Diane Von Furstenberg

"If at first you do succeed--try to hide your astonishment."
~Anonymous 

"Today, get out and embrace the change that has been waiting for you. Yes, it may hurt. There may be risk. But don't grow 'old' inside your heart and let the world race past you on its way to a brilliant summer."
~Sarah Markley, on (in)courage 

"Know that your roots are planted deeply in Him."
~Anonymous

 "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." 
~Henry David Thoreau

"Do more than exist; live...
Do more than look; observe...
Do more than hear; listen...
Do more than listen; understand."
~John H. Rhoades

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."
~Confucius

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
~Walter Bagehot

"Live for nothing, or die for something. Your choice."
~Sylvester Stallone, Rambo
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Albert Einstein:
~"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."


~"It is a miracle curiosity survives formal education."

~"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."

~"It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure."

~"Before God we are all equally wise--and equally foolish."
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Science:
"In physics, you don't have to go around making trouble for yourself--nature does it for you."
~Frank Wilczek

"The world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle; wonderful, inscrutable, magical, and more, to whosoever will think of it."
~Thomas Carlyle

"Here is the world, sound as a nut, perfect, not the smallest piece fo chaos left, never a stitch nor an end, not a mark of haste, or botching, or second thought; but the theory of the world is a thing of shreds and patches."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Kids:
"A characteristic of the normal child is that he doesn't act that way very often."
~Franklin P. Jones
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Education:
"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."
~Will Durant
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Love:
"Love is everything it's cracked up to be... It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for."
~Erica Jong
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Siblings:
"If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child."
~Linda Sunshine


"Bless you, my darling, and remember you are always in the heart--oh, tucked so close there is no chance of escape--of your sister."
~Katherine Mansfield


"Sisters annoy, interfere, criticize. Indulge in monumental sulks, in huffs, in snide remarks. Borrow. Break. Monopolize the bathroom. Are always underfoot. But if catastrophe should strike, sisters are there. Defending you against all comers."
~Pam Brown


"Of two sisters one is always the watcher, one the dancer."
~Louise Gluck

"Sisters don't need words. They have perfected a language of snarls and smiles and frowns and winks--expressions of shocked surprise and incredulity and disbelief. Sniffs and snorts and gasps and sighs--that can undermine any tale you're telling."
~Pam Brown
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Friendship:
"Probably no man ever had a friend that he did not dislike a little."
~E.W. Howe

"A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails."
~Donna Roberts

"True friends stab you in the front."
~Oscar Wilde

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit 
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1 comment:

  1. "In the middle of broken spirits, shattered fragments of failings, and the life tragedies that knock us off our feet, and when we have lost all sense of self-sufficiency, god sweeps into our broken places in the most gentle of ways. And with a fragrant sweetness, He shapes our messes, saturates them with His spirit, and wraps them with purpose."

    A.J. Gregory

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