Posts tagged Quotes [2].

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

Agatha Christie (via 46north). (via pinatasmashing)

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Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs, whose tireless work to make amazing things dramatically affected my life for the better. RIP. (via deantrippe)

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Fear is the cheapest room in the house.
I would like to see you living
In better conditions.

“I have always been driven by some distant music—a battle hymn no doubt—for I have been at war from the beginning. I rode into the field with sword gleaming and standard flying. I was going to conquer the world.”

-Bette Davis, in her 1962 autobiography “The Lonely Life”

Literally one of my favorite quotations of all time, and I have a lot of those that I enjoy.


“I don’t understand why these Americans have to suffer so much to identify with their characters. Me, I just get up there and act. It’s great fun. There’s no suffering in it.”

Marcello Mastroianni, born 87 years ago today.

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It is a luxury to be understood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (via joure)

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“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” ~ James D. Miles

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Being in love was like China: you knew it was there, and no doubt it was very interesting, and some people went there, but I never would. I’d spend all my life without ever going to China, but it wouldn’t matter, because there was all the rest of the world to visit… And I thought: am I really going to spend the rest of my life without feeling that again? I thought: I want to go to China.

Philip Pullman — “The Amber Spyglass” (via pulsifers)

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This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.

William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”

I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.

Socrates (via myquotelibrary)

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Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.

Lao Tzu  (via mushroomflesh)

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He who doesn’t understand a stare, won’t understand a long explanation.

Arabian Proverb (via lastwaltzinvienna)

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When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

African proverb (via tranquilheart)

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“Life is essentially sad. Happiness is sporadic. It comes in moments and that’s it. Extract the blood from every moment.” Robert Redford

The brush of your skin
on mine leaves an avalanche
of goosebumps behind.