not my favorite quote but just something that is sticking in my head after watching a TED talk a half hour ago: "Everyone is a bit psychopathic."
"If not now, then when?
If not you, then who?
If not God, then how?" - one of my fiance's fellow boy scouts when he was a kid
"Get to the chopper!!!!!"
"If, by no, you mean YES--then hell yeah!" - Me
lol ok now for serious, here's some quotes that have become recent favorites. I don't just have one favorite--besides maybe something mi abuela used
to say ("there is no such thing as a real friend")
the next couple are by Lemony Snicket--my favorite modern writer (these are all from one book, "Who Could That Be At This Hour?")
“I do what I do," I said, "in order to do something else.”
“They say in every library there is a single book that can answer the question that burns like a fire in the mind.”
“But the world did not match the picture in my head, and instead I was with a strange, uncombed person, overlooking a sea without water and a forest
“There's an easy method for finding someone when you hear them scream. First get a clean sheet of paper and a sharp pencil. Then sketch out nine
rows of fourteen squares each. Then throw the piece of paper away and find whoever is screaming so you can help them. It is no time to fiddle with
“You may be right,' she said, a phrase which here meant 'I’m wrong, but I don’t have the courage to say so.”
"You must be all a-tingle with excitement.'
'I guess so,' I said, but I did not feel a-tingle. I did not feel a-anything.”
“There was something I was always very good at, however, and that was teaching myself not to be frightened while frightening things are going on. It
is difficult to do this, but I had learned. It is simply a matter of putting one’s fear aside, like the vegetable on the plate you don’t want to
touch until all of your rice and chicken are gone, and getting frightened later, when one is out of danger. Sometimes I imagine I will be frightened
for the rest of my life because of all of the fear I put aside during my time in Stain’d-by-the-Sea.”
"Stretched out in front of me was my time as an adult, and then a skeleton, and then nothing except perhaps a few books on a few shelves.”
“Nothing firms up a friendship like a good-natured argument.”
edit on 20-5-2015 by rukia because: (no reason given)
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