Quotes I like


“Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.”
- Eugene O’Neill

“Just when the catepillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.”
- Proverb

“There’s a dark side to each and every human soul. We wish we were Obi-Wan Kenobi, and for the most part we are, but there’s a little Darth Vader in all of us. Thing is, this ain’t no either or proposition. We’re talking about dialectics, the good and the bad merging into us. You can run but you can’t hide. My experience? Face the darkness, stare it down. Own it. As brother Nietzsche said, being human is a complicated gig. Give that old dark night of the soul a hug! Howl the eternal yes!”
- Chris Stevens in “Northern Exposure”

“You think Nature is some Disney movie? Nature is a killer. Nature is a bitch. It’s feeding time out there 24 hours a day, every step that you take is a gamble with death. If it isn’t getting hit with lightning today, it’s an earthquake tomorrow or some deer tick carrying Lyme disease. Either way, you’re ending up on the wrong end of the food chain.”
- Adam in “Northern Exposure”

“Anything less than mad, passionate, extraordinary love is a waste of your time.”
- Frankie in “Dream for an Insomniac”

“Choices are like connecting highways. They all take you to the same place. Some just take longer to get there.”
- Frankie in “Dream for an Insomniac”

“In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!”
- Dr. Seuss

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, con a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
- Robert Heinlein

He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.”
- Douglas Adams

“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
- Douglas Adams

“How can I believe there’s a butterfly inside you or me when all I see is a fuzzy worm?”
- Yellow, “Hope for the Flowers”

“I think perfect objectivity is an unrealistic goal; fairness, however, is not.”
- Michael Pollan

“It’s best not to be too moral. You cheat yourself out of too much life.”
- Maude in “Harold and Maude”

“Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?”
- Frank in “Donnie Darko”

“I’d say I’m a pretty darn good father. My father tried to eat me, I don’t remember trying to eat Timmy.”
- Bill Robinson in “Fido”

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely…”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t touch that please, your primitive intellect wouldn’t understand alloys and compositions and things with… molecular structures.”
- Ash in “Army of Darkness”

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfection.”
- Anonymous

“‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.”
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”
- Douglas Adams

“Choices are like connecting highways. They all take you to the same place. Some just take longer to get there.”
- Frankie in “Dream for an Insomniac”

“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.”
~Benjamin Franklin

“Unless it’s mad, passionate,
Extraordinary love,
It’s a waste of your time.
There are too many mediocre things in life
Love shouldn’t be one of them.”
- Frankie in “Dream for an Insomniac”

“The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.”
- Albert Einstein

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence”
- Aristotle

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.”
- Dr. Seuss

“I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some bline, random disaster, or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He’s taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of death from being a total surprise.”
- Chuck Palahniuk

“Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.”
- Wayne Dyer

“The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.”
– W. C. Fields

“One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.”
– Golda Meir

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
— Dr. Seuss

“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”
– Douglas Adams

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
— Dr. Seuss

“I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.”“I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.”- Florence Nightingale
“Non-conformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a non-conformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a non-conformist clique who does not conform with non-conformity.”
– Eric Hoffer

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