Just a collection of what I believe to be funny, interesting & educational quotes!
“It’s been a long day without you, my friend
And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again
We’ve come a long way from where we began
Oh, I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again”
“For Irishmen, there is no football game to match rugby and if all our young men played rugby not only would we beat England and Wales but France and the whole lot of them put together.”
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
“Life is the scale, upon which is measured the depth of a man’s soul.”
“So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.“
Franklin D. Roosevelt.
“I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen 0% of.
Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand?
The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.“
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
“In any given day, you’re crafting emails, sending tweets, A/B testing,
drafting blog posts, optimizing workﬂows,
planning events, creating visual content … among 1,000 other things.”
“Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing”
Ron Swanson, Parks & Recreation.
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it.
If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water.
If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle.
Now, water can flow or it can crash.
Be water, my friend.”
“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
Joshua J. Marine.
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like.”
“To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods.”
Thomas B. McCauley ‘Lays of Ancient Rome’.
“I’m going to show the people of Gotham that the city doesn’t belong to the criminals and the corrupt. People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy. I can’t do this as Bruce Wayne. A man is just flesh and blood and can be ignored or destroyed. But as a symbol… as a symbol, I can be incorruptible, everlasting.”
Bruce Wayne from Batman Begins.
“I still love books. Nothing a computer can do can compare to a book.
You can’t really put a book on the Internet. Three companies have offered to put books by me on the Net, and I said, ‘If you can make something that has a nice jacket, nice paper with that nice smell, then we’ll talk.’
All the computer can give you is a manuscript. People don’t want to read manuscripts. They want to read books. Books smell good. They look good. You can press it to your bosom. You can carry it in your pocket.”
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
George Bernard Shaw.
“All right, you primitive screw-heads, listen up! See this? This… is my boomstick!
It’s a twelve-gauge, double-barreled Remington. S-Mart’s top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That’s right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about $109.95. It’s got a walnut stock, cobalt-blue steel, and a hair trigger.
That’s right… shop smart: shop S-Mart… You got that?”
Ash Williams, from Evil Dead: Army of Darkness
“Freedom is the right of all sentient beings!”
Optimus Prime, as voted by Fans
“Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.
Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations,
to boldly go where no one has gone before.”
Star Trek Franchise
“I do not aim with my hand; He who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father. I aim with my eye.
I do not shoot with my hand; He who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father. I shoot with my mind.
I do not kill with my gun; He who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father. I kill with my heart.”
The Dark Tower – Stephen King
“The past is only the future with the lights on”
Mark Hoppus (+44)
“To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil”
“Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.”
George Bernard Shaw.
“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, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? (…) Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. (…) It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”