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Your Favourite Quotes - Your Own & Other People's (1 Viewer)

TheMightyAz

Senior Member
Be careful what you look for, you may find it.
Fate is a self-fulfilling prophecy with amnesia
It's not the colour of your skin that matters, it's the thickness of it
Before you can stop the worm wriggling, you have to stop the bird pecking
Want makes us greedy, need makes us humble
 

BrandonTheWriter

Senior Member
It's a fictional character, but doesn't matter.

'Get busy living or get busy dying'

- Andy, Shawshank Redemption

[video=youtube;q6v_eSNVxec]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6v_eSNVxec[/video]
 

babyjenks

Member
I have it tattoed on my arm because I'm that kind of person.
τέτλαθι δή, κραδίη, καὶ κύντερον ἄλλο ποτ᾿ἔτλης (Odyssey, 20.18 )
"Be strong, my heart, because I've endured much worse than this".
In English is not really as beautiful: the two verbs in Greek are different form of the same verb, one that means "to endure pain". But it's a verb that doesn't exist in the present tense: only in the perfect and the aorist. Since the present has the notion of continuity, it's like the verb wants to express that pain is only a momentary condition, that has to be endured in the moment, but will eventually pass. It's in the aorist. It's meant to be gone eventually.

It makes me cry just to think about it honestly :)
 

Aquarius

Financial Patron
"Be strong, my heart, because I've endured much worse than this".

How about this to be our motto for the present time? I surely have.
 

happy-hippie

Senior Member
[FONT=&Verdana]I said to my soul, be still, and wait without
hope[/FONT]

[FONT=&Verdana]For hope would be hope for the wrong thing;
wait without love,[/FONT]

[FONT=&Verdana]For love would be love of the wrong thing;
there is yet faith[/FONT]

[FONT=&Verdana]But the faith and the love and the hope are
all in the waiting.[/FONT]

[FONT=&Verdana]Wait without thought, for you are not ready
for thought:[/FONT]

[FONT=&Verdana]So the darkness shall be the light, and the
stillness the dancing.[/FONT]

[FONT=&Verdana]Whisper of running streams, and winter
lightning.[/FONT]

[FONT=&Verdana]The wild thyme unseen and the wild
strawberry,[/FONT]

The laughter in the garden, echoed ecstasy
[FONT=&Verdana]Not lost, but requiring, pointing to the
agony[/FONT]

[FONT=&Verdana]Of death and birth.
[/FONT]


T. S. Eliot
 

John C. Denton

Senior Member
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
- Oscar Wilde

To me this sticks out because it makes you trip in your head and wonder if anything you're thinking, or believe in, or have opinions about, are really your own original ideas.
 

Aquarius

Financial Patron
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
- Oscar Wilde

To paraphrase Oscar: 'Most people have difficulties with just being themselves, thinking their own thoughts and reflecting on other people's opinions, paying attention to how their inner guidance reacts to them, before accepting anything as part of themselves.'
 

Aquarius

Financial Patron
Competition breeds excellence.
~ Irwin

To my mind, it's better by far to compete with yourself. The evolutionary spiral demands from every one of us that that which was good enough yesterday, should be at least a bit better today and some more tomorrow.
 

druid12000

Senior Member
'Satire is meant to ridicule power. If you are laughing at people who are hurting, it's not satire, it's bullying.' ~ Terry Pratchett
 

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