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Re: What's your favorite quote or quotes? (citations required)

Post by beccabecky » 29 May 2019, 00:57

There are so many quotes which inspire me on a daily basis! Reading through the quotes mentioned all across this forum is amazing! I'll try and find a few new ones to add to this list

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Post by beccabecky » 29 May 2019, 00:58

Beauty remains, even in misfortune.
— Ann Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

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Post by beccabecky » 29 May 2019, 00:58

When you love something it loves you back in whatever way it has to love.
— John Knowles, A Separate Peace
This is so gorgeous!!

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Post by beccabecky » 29 May 2019, 00:59

Oh! I found another one I really enjoy:
Remember, any lie you are told, even deliberately, is often a more significant fact than a truth told in all sincerity.
— Halldór Laxness, Under the Glacier

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Post by magnoparisi » 31 May 2019, 09:51

“Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

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Post by magnoparisi » 31 May 2019, 09:53

"The blood of heroes is closer to the Lord than the ink of scholars and the prayers of the pious."
Julius Evola

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Post by magnoparisi » 31 May 2019, 09:54

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." Friedrich Nietzsche

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"His action damned him in his own eyes, yet he could not bring himself to feel guilt, and in this conflict lay the seed of a new torment." Looking Glass Friends pg. 46


"I sometimes think that people's brains use glasses to focus on the world, and you and I use the same prescription." Looking Glass Friends pg. 142

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“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”
― Jane Austen, Persuasion

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Post by Devika menon » 10 Jun 2019, 06:43

And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
No one can posses an afternoon of rain beating against the window, or the serenity of a sleeping child, or the magical moment when the waves break on the rocks. No one can posses the beautiful things of this Earth, but we can know them and love them. It is through such moments that God reveals himself to mankind
- Brida by Paulo Coelho
Judging oneself to be inferior to other people is one of the worst acts of pride, because it’s the most destructive way of being different
- Brida by Paulo Coelho

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Post by Shrad » 18 Jun 2019, 04:53

“Why does it take a life ending to learn how to cherish each day? Why must we wait until we run out of time to start to accomplish all that we dreamed, when once we had all the time in the world? Why don’t we look at the person we love the most like it’s the last time we will ever see them? Because if we did, life would be so vibrant. Life would be so truly and completely lived.”



“Maybe we’re like the cherry blossom, Rune. Like shooting stars. Maybe we loved too much too young and burned so bright that we had to fade out.” She pointed behind us, to the blossom grove. “Extreme beauty, quick death. We had this love long enough to teach us a lesson. To show us how capable of love we truly are.”



“An unrivaled beauty, limited in its life. A beauty so extreme in its grace that it can’t last. It stays to enrich our lives, then drifts away in the wind. Never forgotten. Because it reminds us we must live. That life is fragile, yet in that fragility, there is strength. There is love. There is purpose. It reminds us that life is short, that our breaths are numbered and our destiny is fixed, regardless of how hard we fight.”


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Post by Manogna Thumukunta » 28 Jun 2019, 11:06

My favorite book quote has to be "The chaos of the world has an underlying meaning" from the book 'The Da Vinci code' by Dan Brown. It has such a deep meaning to it and has always stuck with me and to this day has been my favorite book quote.

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Post by LinaMueller » 06 Jul 2019, 14:38

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Mahatma Gandhi
Heart! We will forget him!
You an I, tonight!
You may forget the warmth he gave,
I will forget the light.

When you have done, pray tell me
That I my thoughts may dim;
Haste! lest while you're lagging.
I may remember him!

Emily Dickinson

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Post by LinaMueller » 06 Jul 2019, 14:41

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde
Heart! We will forget him!
You an I, tonight!
You may forget the warmth he gave,
I will forget the light.

When you have done, pray tell me
That I my thoughts may dim;
Haste! lest while you're lagging.
I may remember him!

Emily Dickinson

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Post by cdhundley » 08 Jul 2019, 03:24

I say we are here in human form to learn by the human hieroglyphs of love and suffering.
William S. Burroughs. The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs

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