Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Quotes I like

"Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the
place where no one else has ever been. You have to
leave the city of your comfort and go into the
wilderness of your intuition. You can't get there by
bus, only by hard work, risking, and by not quite
knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be
wonderful: yourself."
--Alan Alda

“Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silent” - Victor Hugo

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. "

"When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen: there will be something solid for you to stand upon, or, you will be taught how to fly"
— Patrick Overton
"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.

"Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right forget those who don't. And believe that EVERYTHING happens for a reason. If you get the chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

""The woman came out of a man's rib. Not from his feet to be walked on. Not from his head to be superior, But from the side to be equal. Under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved"

""Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too. " Will Smith

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference"

"If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve." - Lao Tzu

"There will come a time when you lose everything and believe everything is finished - That will be the beginning."


  1. Some quotes I like, that I think you should add...

    "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."

    - Ronald Reagan

    When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of empire-building by George Bush.

    He answered by saying that ..."Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return."

    veni, vidi, vici
    I came, I saw, I conquered.

    — Julius Caesar

    "If you can read this, thank a teacher.
    If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier."

    — US Bumper Sticker

    To be born free is an accident. To live free is a privilege. To die free is a responsibility.

    — Brig. General James Sehorn

    There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.

    - Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army

    Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.

    --Ned Dolan

    I come in peace, I didn't bring artillery. But I am pleading with you with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I'll kill you all.

    --Marine General James Mattis, to Iraqi tribal leaders

    The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!

    --Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945

    Arnaud (or Arnau) Amalric was a Cistercian monk remembered for giving advice during the Albigensian Crusade to a soldier wondering how to distinguish the Catholic friendlies from the Cathar enemies to just "Kill them all. For the Lord knows them that are His."