"Being realistic is the most traveled road to mediocrity." - Will Smith

"It is only when we silence the blaring sounds of our existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts." - KT Jong

"As I grew old enough to appreciate my grandfather's stories, he started to mix them up and forget them. I believe every person is who they are because of all the stories they know and the things they've experienced. Imagine you are a basket, and your memories are like little paper notes and collected greeting cards kept inside if you. So what happens when the basket starts to fall apart? Well, you fight to hold on to those memories. That's what you do." - Dan Mangan (about his song 'Basket')

"Women will tell you that they want a man who's sensitive and emotionally available - all these wonderfully soft, feminine qualities. But the reason women are attracted to men is that men have a very violent, intense, animalistic side." - Matthew Fox

"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one." - George Washington

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something in your life." - Winston Churchill

"The young do not know enough to be prudent and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation." - Pearl Buck

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T. S. Elliot

"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do." - Bob Dylan

"[...] a lot of bands have the guitar and bass playing in unison anyway, so they aren’t even taking advantage of having guitars. Why have the extra band members for the sake of filling up the sound? Learn how to fill up the sound on your own." - Jesse Keeler

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

When asked what surprises him the most, "Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived." - Dalai Lama

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea." - Antoine de Saint Exupery

By unknown:

"Time flies, but you're the pilot."

"Some moments make you cry, some moments make you laugh, but the best are the moments that make you smile with tears in your eyes."

"Blame not those in the dark, but those who caused the darkness."

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." - Derek Bok

jun 11 2012 ∞
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