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[sticky post] My Favorite Quotations...a Work In Progress

In no particular order...

"Action is the antidote to despair." —John Allen Paulos

"Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security." —John Allen Paulos

"All our efforts must tend toward light." —Antonio Machado

"The purpose of life is a life of purpose." —Robert Byrne

"The challenge is to respond immediately to whatever it is time for." —St. Benedict

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."  —Margaret Mead



"There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle." —Albert Einstein

"A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." —Mark Twain

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy." —Anne Frank

"Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders."  —Henry David Throeau

"The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be on to something. Not to be on to something is to be in despair." —Walker Percy

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power... the world will know peace." —Jimi Hendrix

"Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love." —Terri Guillemets

“Next to being the children of God our greatest privilege is being the brothers of each other.”  —Martin Buber

"One's enough." —Ennis DelMar, Brokeback Mountain

"Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect.  The wisest know nothing." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be on to something. Not to be on to something is to be in despair." —Walker Percy

"The world's always ending.' —Ianto Jones, Children of Earth

"Wheel never stops turning, Buffy. You're up, you're down ... it doesn't change what you are. And you are a hell of a woman." —Riley, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "As You Were"

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts..." —William Shakespeare, As You Like It, II/VII

"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy." —William Butler Yeats

"What you do today is important, because you are exchanging a day of your life for it." —Unknown

"Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake." —Francis Bacon, Sr.

"The only easy day was yesterday." —US Navy Seals

"'Do or do not.  There is no try." —Yoda

"He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"  The Bible, (KJV) Micah 6:8

"To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The end is where we start from." —Captain Jack Harkness, Torchwood

"We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are."
J.K. Rowling

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