I like quotes and saying them to make myself look smarter. Anyways here are some select quotes that I think are worth mentioning. If you got a good quote you like to see put up on this site email it too me and the person who said it and I'll post it up. Or if you made up one yourself why the heck not.
High School is just one bad trip through hell!
Dat Le, in response to the hell he endured in the lonely halls of Sam Houston High School at Arlington, Tx.
I’m not gonna change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I’ve always been a freak. So I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I’m one of those people.
John Lennon (1940–80), British rock musician. Interview in Playboy (Chicago, Sept. 1980).
We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.
John Lennon (1940–80), British rock musician. Man of the Decade, broadcast, 30 Dec. 1969, ATV.
Work is life, you know, and without it, there’s nothing but fear and insecurity.
John Lennon (1940–80), British rock musician. Twenty-Four Hours, 15 Dec. 1969, BBC-TV.
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
John Locke (1632–1704), English philosopher. Some Thoughts Concerning Education, sct. 88 (1693).
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
John Locke (1632–1704), English philosopher. Dedicatory Epistle to An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1690).
Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue with that; I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first— rock and roll or Christianity.
John Lennon (1940–80), British rock musician. Evening Standard (London, 4 March 1966). This remark provoked a storm of reaction, especially in the U.S., causing Lennon to explain himself at a press conference in Chicago, 11 Aug. 1966: "I’m not saying that we’re better or greater, or comparing us with Jesus Christ as a person, or God as a thing, or whatever it is. I just said what I said, and it was wrong, or it was taken wrong. And now it’s all this."
Zen . . . does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.
Alan Watts (1915–73), British-born U.S. philosopher, author. The Way of Zen, pt. 2, ch. 2 (1957).
The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Speak, Memory, ch. 1, sct. 1 (1955, rev. 1966).
And yet . . . it moves.
Galileo Galilei (attributed to) (1564–1642), Italian astronomer, mathematician, physicist. Galileo, referring to the earth, allegedly muttered this remark to his companion in 1633, as he rose from signing a recantation— forced on him by the Inquisition in Rome— of the Copernican theory that the sun, not the earth, was the center of theuniverse.
Sexual love is undoubtedly one of the chief things in life, and the union of mental and bodily satisfaction in the enjoyment of love is one of its culminating peaks. Apart from a few queer fanatics, all the world knows this and conducts its life accordingly; science alone is too delicate to admit it.
Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), Austrian psychiatrist. Observations on Transference-Love (1915; repr. in Complete Works, vol. 12, ed. by James Strachey and Anna Freud, 1958).
If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism.
Wallace Stevens (1879–1955), U.S. poet. Letter, 10 Jan. 1936, published in Letters of Wallace Stevens, no. 339 (ed. by Holly Stevens, 1967).
Hey, don’t knock masturbation! It’s sex with someone I love.
Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker. Alvy Singer (Allen), in the film Annie Hall (directed by Woody Allen, scripted by Allen with Marshall Brickman, 1977; repr. in Four Films of Woody Allen, 1982).
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.
Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker. "Selections from the Allen Notebooks," in New Yorker (5 Nov. 1973).
Speak softly and carry a big stick.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), U.S. Republican (later Progressive) politician, president. Speech, 2 Sept. 1901, Minnesota State Fair, quoting a favorite adage and referring to military preparation and the Monroe Doctrine.