Quotation Explorer - 'Were'

If we weren't all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting we couldn't endure it. - Arthur Schopenhauer
There cannot exist in the future an economy which is still mercantile but which isn't capitalist anymore. Before capitalism there were economies which were partially mercantile, but capitalism is the last of this genre. - Amadeo Bordiga
Always cherish your true friends who were there when no one else was. - Heather Wolf
When dreams come true, you won't realize unless they were dreams of bad fate. - Auliq Ice
Isn't it funny? You hear a phone ring and it could be anybody. But a ringing phone has to be answered, doesn't it? (Phone Booth ; The Caller) - Deyth Banger
The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness - Pope Benedict XVI
There are only two classes of people. "The Clear", powered by their confusion and "The Confused", powered by their clarity - Prabhukrishna M
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living in me and now I enjoy ever bit of my life and hope best for rest...something beyond lovelines from Love Vs Destiny... - Atul Purohit
He possessed an unflinching belief that all people the poor, children, the elderly were human assets, waiting to be developed so they could earn their success. - Arthur C. Brooks
In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody. - Oscar Wilde
Your words will either give you joy or give you sorrow, but if they were spoken without regret, they give you peace. - Shannon L. Alder
Your words were music to me tonight, but you weren't mine to listen to. - Jenim Dibie
If people were rain i was drizzle and she was a hurrican. - John Green
The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be. - Oprah Winfrey
Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win. - Harper Lee
Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours. - Grover Cleveland
It always felt as though there were a shaken beehive living in my chest. I could never rest. - Stacy Morris
When at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams, because they didn’t want to appear muscle-y, when at 18, my male friends were unable to express their feelings, I decided that I was a feminist. - Emma Watson
We lied to ourselves thinking in our minds we knew everything. We were deceived in believing that youthful enthusiasm could replace wizened maturity. - Anna M. Aquino
Crazy moment!! When you suddenly laughed because you remember something funny and then realised that strangers were lookin at you weirdly (why the hell he's laughin) and immediately you changed your expression to serious. - Khaled Besrour
Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks. - Dottie Walters
Were a million people to believe in bullshit, it yet is just bull crap. - Fakeer Ishavardas
All her life, dreams had been her friends. Her dreams were unusually detailed, well-structured, colorful. - Carl Sagan
Although when there were too many people around- which there certainly were today- it was hard even to remember to say thank you: all those people were like drowning. - Robin McKinley
You are not a ghost.' I was sure of that. Wherever the dreams came from, they were not really her.'Of course I am.' Amy shook her head. 'That is all memories are. Ghosts and demons kicking around upstairs. - Kathleen Peacock
There wouldn't be a sky full of stars if we were all meant to wish on the same one. - Frances Clark
We were created to look at one another, weren't we - Edgar Degas
While others were dreaming about it - I was getting it done. - Nathan W. Morris
I could say it was the nights when I was lonelyand you were the only one who'd talk.I could tell you that I like your sensitivity,when you know it's the way that you walk. - Elvis Costello
If you weren't built for this life, you'd be dead by now. i think the problem is people don't share enough of their pain with the world, so they never know who else is in pain, too, and what others are going through. we're never really alone in anything. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I merged those two words, black and feminist, because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes. - Toni Morrison
I think people would live a bit longer if they didn't know how old they were. Age puts restrictions on things. - Karl Pilkington
The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.
I really feel as if the things we create together are not things we devised, but things we discovered, as if, in some sense, they were always there in us, waiting to be revealed, like the figure of Mercury waiting in a rough lump of marble. - Raymond Joseph Teller
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself. - Harry Truman
It doesn’t matter how many times you leave, it will always hurt to come back and remember what you once had and who you once were. Then it will hurt just as much to leave again, and so it goes over and over again. Once you’ve started to leave, you will run your whole life. - Charlotte Eriksson
Part of the pleasure has to do with a sense of efficiency, of materials exactly allocated and completely used. Another part has to do with a sense of inevitability, the feeling that someone knew where we were headed all along, even if we and the characters did not. - Wendy Lesser
... I wrote about ... my childhood, when dreams were small and attainable for all. When sweets were a penny and god was a rabbit. - Sarah Winman
My mother buried three husbands, and two of them were just napping. - Rita Rudner
In the hearts and minds of the people, the grapes of wrath were growing heavy for the vintage. - John Steinbeck
Those that have lost their lives to suicide were good people, who were in deep, deep pain. Keep speaking about mental illness and keep it out of the darkness. - Mariel Hemingway
If men were angels, no government would be necessary. - James Madison
She'd never tolerated deception regarding her strong opinions--that much was true. But wasn't it also true that when it came to trying to please in matters that weren't crucial to her, that didn't compromise her sense of things, she had been dishonest? - Natalia Sanmartín Fenollera
I've been writing poems since I was sixteen. Back then, poems were an obvious release for all the frustrations and anxieties associated with adolescence. Mostly, they were a way for me to impress girls, even though I never remember any girls being impressed. - Tony Magistrale
Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it.... - George Bernard Shaw
Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were an hour, I would die for you. This is the miracle of love. - Maureen Hawkins
I often wonder if we were all characters in one of God's dreams. - Muriel Spark
All this timeI drank you like the cure when maybeyou were the poison. - Clementine von Radics
the best of" show was completely gone and we were in big trouble, except we didn't really care. - Tina Fey
Ah, youth!It was a beautiful night...The moon was out of orbit.The stars were awry.But everything else was exactlyas it should have been. - Roman Payne
Live each day as if it were your last; love each day as if you will live forever. - Matshona Dhliwayo
They said you would fall,but were surprised when you were rising.The said you would fail,but were surprised when you were succeeding.They said you would break,but were surprised when you kept it together.The said you would deteriorate,but were surprised when you were flourishing. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If you realize you aren't so wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you're wiser today. - Olin Miller
Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. - William Shakespeare
The only rules he wanted to remember were "never kiss a girl whose brothers have knife scars" and "never gamble without knowning a back way out - Robert Jordan
...we could think or feel as we wished toward the characters, or as the poet, discounting history, invited us to; we were the poet's guest, his world was his own kingdom, reached, as one of the poems told us, through the 'Ring of Words'... - Janet Frame
...I should always find that the calamities of life were shared among the upper and lower part of mankind, but that the middle station had the fewest disasters,... - Daniel Defoe
Jump every hurdle. If you feel like everything negative has happened to you, you were given these obstacles because the Universe knows that you are strong enough to handle it. - Karen A. Baquiran
If wishes were horses, I'd need a very big stable. - Greg Curtis
Sometimes being a good parent is admitting that you weren't a perfect parent. - Colleen Ferrary Bader
We loved our homeland for thousands of years which cost us climate change and environmental degradation because we were too selfish to care about the nature, now it is time that we must love our world at least for a little time. - M.F. Moonzajer
Cause they say home is where your heart is set in stone, it's where you go when're you're alone, its were you go to rest your bones. It's not just where you lay your head, it's not just where you make your bead. As long as we're together does it matter where we go? - Gabrielle Aplin
You were never born with a silver spoon in your mouth. Don't think that way. You were born with a diamond spoon in your palm. Carry it by your own hand. Now, feed yourself - Israelmore Ayivor
He doesn't have the greatest smarts in the world. His main interests in school were broads and booze.
There would be fewer absent fathers, if straight men were turned on only by women with whom they would not mind having children. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
It is not our memories but the person we have become because of those experiences that we should treasure. This is the lesson these keepsakes teach us when we sort them. The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past. - Marie Kondō
They were the Saturday Club, a secret society of which only the four of them were aware and which none other could join. - Ben Elton
I got the bill foe my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.
A writer looks at an issue and asks, 'What if this were to occur? Or what if that was thrown into the mix? What would that look like? - Venita Ellick
I turned to the window. A single raindrop fell against it, and seeing my reflection in the glass, I suddenly knew why Finn’s eyes were familiar.They were exactly like mine. - Pamela Nicole
Permissiveness is the principle of treating children as if they were adults; and the tactic of making sure they never reach that stage. - Thomas Szasz
If you were standing in the path of the beam, you would obviously die pretty quickly. You wouldn't really die of anything, in the traditional sense. You would just stop being biology and start being physics. - Randall Munroe
Good writing is remembering detail. Most people want to forget. Don't forget things that were painful or embarrassing or silly. Turn them into a story that tells the truth. - Paula Danziger
I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier. - Howard Nemerov
...and I wondered, not for the first time, if some of life's tragedy arose when people put themselves in situations they were not by nature suited for. - Charlotte Rogan
Leftovers are less tasty if they were left over by someone else, unless you are poor. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Myriam and I are both hard workers, and together we make a strong team. We found ways to make a living, educate our children, and to take care of my parents until their last days, and we managed to have fun doing it. ...The friendships we made along the way were the biggest treasure of all. - Marc Ashton
The best thing parents can do for their children is allow them to be who they were born to be. - Nancy Arroyo Ruffin
Even as a child, even as my blood-past was drained from me, I understood that if I were strong enough to accept it, I was being offered a second history. - Anne Michaels
As if I were the funniest, weirdest girl in the world - that's how he used to look at me. - Katie Crouch and Grady Hendrix, The White Glove War
They took my booksbecause my message was love.They took my penbecause my words were love.Then they took my voicebecause my song was love.Soon they’ll take myselfso nothing remains.But they don’t know that when I'm gonemy love will stay. - Kamand Kojouri
The At-mun-shi were as pagan as all the tribes in Africa, but they were peaceable and they were, as well, intense in their love of freedom. - Elizabeth Yates
A star-spangled sky and you were looking the other way,the night beckoned and waited and you waited for the day. - Saleem Sharma
My memories of my time in high altitude astronomy indicate that there were no oxygen concentration monitors or alarms in the areas that liquid nitrogen was in use at the high altitude astronomical facilities where I had worked. - Steven Magee
Although the many virtues that courtesans possessed were employed to defy circumstances, the role they played depended on the same circumstances over which they triumphed- conditions which to, fortunately for modern women, no longer exist. - Susan Griffin
You haven't rewarded evil unto them who were at peace with you; nor you have delivered them that without cause is your enemy. But they want to tread down your soul upon the earth, and lay your honour in the dust. - Compton Gage
Where'd the days go, when all we did was play? And the stress that we were under wasn't stress at all just a run and a jump into a harmless fall - Paolo Nutini
She was discovering once again that reading and writing were not the same-you couldn't just soak it up then squeeze it out again. - David Nicholls
People talk about history and things like slavery, genocide, and religious persecution as horrors that happened in the past because we were ignorant. But nothing's changed. We still hate what we don't understand. - J. Matthew Nespoli
Friends never turn as enemies. If they did, they were never your friends at all. - Hark Herald Sarmiento
All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince - ilana Graf
If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years. - Bertrand Russell
We all were courageous in the starting moments, few of us stayed courageous till the final moments and the world called them successful men. - Amit Kalantri
I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves. - Harriet Tubman
She did not talk to people as if they were strange hard shells she had to crack open to get inside. She talked as if she were already in the shell. In their very shell. - Marita Bonner
If I were to construct a God I would furnish Him with some way and qualities and characteristics which the Present lacks. - Mark Twain
There were never going to be any happy ending for me. I know that now. But that is all right. That is all right. - S.J. Watson
Nietzche started a nonsensical idea that men had once sought as good what we now call evil; if it were so, we could not talk of surpassing or even falling short of them.
You can't understand where you should be going until you understand what you were created to be. - Norma Gail
Do not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good. - Marcus Aurelius
The anvil is hard so that it can help shape the blade. If life were easy, we would all be soft and misshapen shards of metal, tossed into a bin. - J.M. Bush
A friend is, as it were, a second self. - Cicero
I came to the realization that there were certain public issues that were most usefully dealt with within some sort of framework of at least my private beliefs, if not my private life. - Anna Quindlen
If you were blessed to wake up this morning, remember that you have indeed won the grand universal lottery; you have been given yet another chance at life! Your big question is, what will you do with your winnings today? - Inshan Meahjohn
We must accept the idea that having a male child has a unique social and psychological meaning for a woman. Even women who led the movement to break out the passivity and sublimation of the female role were deeply influenced by the belief in superior masculine power. - Klein Carole
The sea waves stirred before methey dashed against the rocksLike a mermaid rising from its depthscurled white sea foam were her locks... - Giselle V. Steele
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I am the spirit of the river that caught you when you were falling as leaf, you don't remember me, but I do. - Kenza Slaoui
Well I was out in my four door With the top down. And I looked up and there they were: Millions of tiny teardrops Just sort of hanging there And I didn't know whether to laugh or cry And I said to myself: What next big sky? - Laurie Anderson
Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us. - C.S. Lewis
In our family histories, the frontier between fact and fiction is vague, especially in the record of events that took place before we were born, or when we were too young to record them accurately; there are few maps to these remote regions, and only the occasional sign to guide the explorer. - Adam Sisman
If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle. - Rita Mae Brown
We were fair game but we have kept out of the cesspool. We are strong. We are the good ones. Do not discover us for we lie together all in green like pond weeds. Hold me, my young dear, hold me. - Anne Sexton
If a book were written all in numbers, it would be true. It would be just. Nothing said in words ever came out quite even. - Ursula K. Le Guin
I ask myself, who do i trust? Then i answered, No-one - donwayne
Apparently, my hopes, dreams and aspirations were no match against my poor spelling, punctuation and grammar. - Red Red Rover
ABOUT: KAHLIL GIBRAN "His power came from some great reservoir of spiritual life else it could not have been so universal and so potent, but the majesty and beauty of the language with which he clothed it were all his own." -- - Claude Bragdon
Drive-in banks were established so most of the cars today could see their real owners. - E. Joseph Cossman
Explaining the unknown should be left to science, questions of good and bad behavior can be answered by ethics, and inspiration is often found in the arts. There’s no longer a need for the social construct of religion. - David G. McAfee
Stuffed deer heads on walls are bad enough, but it’s worse when you see them wearing dark glasses, having streamers around their necks and a hat on their antlers. Because then you know they were enjoying themselves at a party when they were shot. - Ellen DeGeneres
The facts of variability, of the struggle for existence, of adaptation to conditions, were notorious enough; but none of us had suspected that the road to the heart of the species problem lay through them, until Darwin and Wallace dispelled the darkness. - Thomas Henry Huxley
Sometimes we are lucky enough to know our lives have been changed, to discard the old and embrace the new and run headlong down an immutable course. It happened to me... on that summer's day when my eyes were opened to the sea.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
and there were times when i felt lost,but that did not stop me,for the further i went ,the more i collected myselfas i walked awayand the more i walked awaythe closer i got it to all,,,and in the end, i became the journey,and like all journeys,i did not end, i justchanged my directions. - r.m drake
We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it's our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand. - Paulo Coelho
You were born an original work of art. Stay original. - Suzy Kassem
If all the world were Christian, it might not matter if all the world were educated. But a cultural life will exist outside the Church whether it exists inside or not. Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered. - C.S. Lewis
These poems, with all their crudities, doubts and confusions, are written for the love of man and in Praise of God, and I'd be a damn fool if they weren't. - Dylan Thomas
Empowered Women 101: Happiness is something that you establish before a relationship. It is not the relationship that establishes it first. - Shannon L. Alder
If one abandons their principles when tested by struggle, they were never true principles but advertisements for character they never possessed. - Tiffany Madison
Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last. - Publilius Syrus
You have to look at people now that were members of the Klu Klux Klan or whatever else and now are trying to rewrite their personal histories to tell that they've always been tolerant. It's not peculiar to want to sanitize what you did. - Ruth Hanna Sachs
Were revolutions ever really what we thought them to be? - Rebecca Solnit
Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and ablities were used in a way that served others. - Marianne Williamson
Young people must appreciate the beauty of old age. The old people were once young. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Whatever the questions that trouble you just get up and ask, don't let them suffocate you. Because questions not asked will stay questions unanswered. - Mansi Soni
There is no greater sorrow than to recall, in misery, the time when we were happy. - Dante Alighieri
The masters and overseers were so good at employee development, in their absence, the employees still achieved the company's mission - Darnell Lamont Walker
Corum knew that he was mad, in Vadhagh terms. But he supposed that he was sane enough in Mabden terms. And this was, after all, now a Mabden world. He must learn to accept its peculiar disorders as normal, if he were going to survive. - Michael Moorcock
PAINTING, n. The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic. Formerly, painting and sculpture were combined in the same work: the ancients painted their statues. The only present alliance between the two arts is that the modern painter chisels his patrons. - Ambrose Bierce
Their plans were improved with the best advice.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny. - Stephen Hawking
The Screamingflashed me back to a timewhen mom and dad were still togetherif you could call miles apart together. - Ellen Hopkins
We were all so young that there were no lines on our faces to read between. - Phyllis Theroux
You were like fine wine, but cheap wine gets you drunk faster. - Dominic Riccitello
If you feel alone, and if your heart is pure and your eyes still shine with the wonder of a child's, perhaps as you read these pages you'll find that the stars are smiling on you once more, that you can hear them as though they were five hundred million little bells. - A. G. Roemmers
Those who grow Tall by giving it their All, without the worry of Fall, are powered by a Passion, that is born from Inspiration.-RVM - R.v.m.
If the world were so organized that everything has to be fair, no living creature could survive for a day. The birds would be forbidden to eat worms, and everyone's self-interest would have to be served.
I would there were no age between sixteen and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest, for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting. - William Shakespeare
When mom and dad went to war the only prisoners they took were the children - Pat Conroy
Solitude helps the soul remember that life andwork have two completely different meanings. It remindsus that we were created for greatness in relationship withothers, not task lists and spreadsheets. - Angela L Craig
All of your fears and thoughts were mine, you were so scared but it was beyond divine. - Dominic Riccitello
In the beginning of his sleep, he cried out, "Flag!"It was not his own voice that called. It was a boy's voice. Somewhere beyond the sink-hole, past the magnolia, under the live oaks, a boy and a yearling ran side by side, and were gone forever. - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that. - George Carlin
That's rather a broad idea," I remarked. "One's ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature," he answered. - Arthur Conan Doyle
Sometimes am so worried,i complain to God that He's not been listening to my prayers,and then my son comes and says,"hey dad,why are you not mom?"ilook at him and say,God.you've already answered my prayers with the best..who knows whats on the way for me?. - Matovu Jonathans Eriah
Between the lines thoughts were felt. In a way words could never read. - Maira Cheeda
Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided. - Bible
Bullies were only triumphant when they made other people feel smaller than they themselves felt. - Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson
But Ana, how could I have been such a lousy judge of character?" I groaned."Because you don't much care to judge people's characters," she answered after a moment's thought. "It's a strength, you know, as well as weakness."It was small consolation. - Chris Stewart
As long as he deceived himself about the truth, he could blame fortune and have confidence in the future. Now the clouds of madness were closing round his mind. - Hermann Bahr
Even if things do not work out as you thought they should for you, they do - in their own way, as they were meant to. - Fakeer Ishavardas
If you were in a room with Kadaffi, Saddam Hussien, and John Sununu, and you only had two bullets, what would you do. Shoot John Sununu twice.
I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. - Jane Austen
I believe that if it were left to artists to choose their own labels, most would choose none. - Ben Shahm
I have no interest in anything so frivolous as the bona fide religion or mankind's pathetic debate over whose version of the church is correct. Circular arguments over the semantics of faith hold no interest for me. Those are questions answered only through death! - m.ralte
Some of us are crèmes brûlées, unfortunately in the presence of those who would rather have corn dogs. We can try to degenerate into corn dogs to make them happy, or we can just accept the fact that we were made for Paris! - C. JoyBell C.
You can't take credit for your talents, but it matters that you use them. You can't really be blamed for your weaknesses, but it matters that you correct them. So pride and shame don't make a lot of sense, in the final analysis, but they weren't much fun anyway. - Sam Harris
If perception were reality, bats could fly through cave walls. - Marty Rubin
We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice. - Norman Augustine
Making God a man is the consolation prize that our forefathers gave themselves for not being the ones who were each blessed with a vagina. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I guess you were not my friend then, that's okay. I can see my true self, I can see yours, now. I guess that you did not look hard enough at mine. Or you would never have let me go. - Tina J. Richardson
Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream. - Anatole France
When you read,' the man whispered, 'you discover who you really are. You find traces of yourself, little pieces you didn't know were there. - Malcom McNeill
There were things I'd never do again, but then, they'd always seemed right. - Celine Dion
She knew the way of things. She knew ifyou weren't always stepping lightly as a bird the wholeworld came apart to crush you. Like a house of cards.Like a bottle against stones. Like a wrist pinned hardbeneath a hand with the hot breath smell of want andwine. . . . - Patrick Rothfuss
Only elves and trolls had survived the coming of Man to the discworld: the elves because they were altogether too clever by half, and the trolley folk because they were at least as good as humans at being nasty, spiteful and greedy. - Terry Pratchett
If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, also we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world. - C. S. Lewis
Friends were like clothes: fine while they lasted but eventually they wore thin or you grew out of them. - David Nicholls
Were knowledge all, what were our needTo thrill and faint and sweetly bleed? - Christopher Brennan
I had a very wise mother. She always kept books that were my grade level in our house. - Beverly Cleary
The same rightists who decades ago were shouting, 'Better dead than red!' are now often heard mumbling, 'Better red than eating hamburgers. - Slavoj Žižek
Q: What do Jesus and Nicole Brown Simpson have in common? A: They were both killed by the Joooooooose. - Helen Thomas
Surely your longings and feelings arise from the God who created you. They were created in order to be filled, not crushed. Surely we shall find peace not by eliminating desire, but by finding its fulfillment and satisfaction in the One who created it. - Sundar Singh
If it weren't for my lawyer, I'd still be in prison. It went a lot faster with two people digging. - Joe Martin
Life's real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up. - Unknown
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru' chinks of his cavern.
When you were quite a little boy, somebody ought to have said ``hush'' just once.
There once was a young man from Lyme Who couldn't get his limericks to rhyme When asked "Why not?" It was said that he thought They were probably too long and badly structured and not at all very funny. - Anonymous
Grace is that turning point from feeling hopeless to becoming empowered. - Deborah Brodie
And it seemed at last that there were two musics progressing at one time before the seat of Ilúvatar, and they were utterly at variance. The one was deep and wide ad beautiful, but slow and blended with an immeasurable sorrow from which its beauty chiefly came. - J.R.R. Tolkien
And by the way, my belief is that if men were the ones getting pregnant, abortions would be easier to get than food poisoning in Moscow - Dennis Miller
I never said actors were cattle. I said that actors should be treated like cattle. - Alfred Hitchcock
Although we were sent into a failing world, we were not sent to fail.
If your sexual fantasies were truly of interest to others, they would no longer be fantasies. - Fran Lebowitz
I went to the school and put it to William, particularly, that if you find someone you love in life, you must hang onto it, and look after it, and if you were lucky enough to find someone who loved you, then you must protect it. - Diana Princess of Wales
Yes," I answered you last night;"No," this morning, sir, I say.Colours seen by candlelightWill not look the same by day. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Some of the world's biggest challenges can be solved by some of the world's most marginalized communities themselves. The moment you inject information, education, and an entrepreneurial spark in a community, it gets empowered enough to inspire, build, and uplift itself. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
History is important. If you don't know history it is as if you were born yesterday. And if you were born yesterday, anybody up there in a position of power can tell you anything, and you have no way of checking up on it. - Howard Zinn
If I were a flower, then now I’d be a budI shall treasure the beginning of my youth withoutany regrets - Kifuji Aya
If life were measured by accomplishments, most of us would die in infancy.
Better were it to be unborn than to be ill bred. - Sir Walter Raleigh
The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs. - Shannon L. Alder
Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. - Bernard Berenson
What would beauty be if the whole world were blind? - Marty Rubin
All I know is that right now I wanna rip your clothes off right here in the middle of this hall and throw you in one of these classrooms and kiss every square inch of your body, while a bunch of people who drive minivans listen wishing they were us. - vampire diaries
When I, awoke, they called me crazy; But only those, whom were still asleep. - Nikki Rowe
Don't let out your true behaviour in the public, even if you were born nasty, make others feel you were well bred. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Such elderly people were in the habit of saying that he simply had no will-power; but it might just as well have been said that he had all his life long only been a many-sided dilettante. - Robert Musil
Your thoughts were deeper than your mind, your little eyes pierced through the heart of your nation. - Euginia Herlihy
If human life were long enough to find the ultimate theory, everything would have been solved by previous generations. Nothing would be left to be discovered. - Stephen Hawking
I believe that more people would be alive today if there were a death penalty. - Nancy Reagan
The thing about being powerful is that it may be a limited edition... as the source of the power goes you go; but becoming empowered will last a lifetime. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
There were silences in my head. I could abandon myself completely to the pleasure of multiple relationships, to the beauty of the day, to the joys of the day. It was as if a cancer in me had ceased gnawing me. The cancer of introspection. - Anaïs Nin
If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer? - Steven Wright
We at Apple had forgotten who we were. One way to remember who you are is to remember who your heroes are. - Steve Jobs
Just because you weren't born with wings, it doesn't mean you weren't meant to fly. - Joseph Antoun
Treat everyone you meet as if they were you. - Doug Dillon
To be who you are, let go of what you were. - Jennifer Sodini
We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everyhwere. - Tim McGraw
In my crazy world, above all others...you were the only one who was the ugliest. And you were the only one...who was the most beautiful.... This is the unspoken truth. - Kaori Yuki
Words were sometimes like ammo. They could strike you with fear worse than an arrow. And worse was sometimes knowing ahead a time what the words were. - Cyndi Goodgame
it turns out we were some peoplewhich has been chosen by God to be happy in a different way# beggars - ys sroyer
For the life of me I cannot remember, what made us think that we were wise and we'd never compromise. For the life of me I cannot believe we'd ever die for these sins, we were merely freshmen. - The Verve Pipe
I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be inferior. - Katherine Hepburn
If that the world and love were young, And truth in every shepherd's tongue, These pretty pleasures might me move To live with thee and be thy love. - William Shakespeare
Helloooo? I just made some changes in my life, and if I don't get back to you as soon as possible, then guess what? You were one of those changes. - Rumiko Takahashi
If you were born with the ability to change someone’s perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give—the ability to influence. - Shannon L. Alder
Once when asked how I would like to be remembered, I answered, "As someone who opened doors. - Dave Brubeck
You hold an absence at your center, as if it were a life. - Richard Brostoff
Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
If you were waiting for a sign that you’re meant to be a writer…THIS IS IT. - M. Kirin
The last I knew you were going to a party. just a few friends at the McEvoys' you told me. The science club, you told me. What happened? You got into a fight about the theory of relativity? Did creationists crash the party and start a rumble? - Tami Hoag
If you ask an Irishman for directions, he might be quick to answer, Well if I were going there, I would not start here. - Steve Stockman
They were handsome, proper and normal family fathers who built the concentration camps and whipped the prisoners to death. And who was Nietzsche? A narcotized syphilitic. - Jens Bjørneboe
After all, what is your hosts' purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose, they'd have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi. - P. J. O'Rourke
No man who know aught can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free. - John Milton
There were two choices in life. Survive or succumb. And most people weren’t even conscious of the path they chose. Because they chose for all the wrong reasons. Love, principles, dreams, desire. The world hadn’t changed. It had always been survival of the fittest. - Claire Merle
Like democracy, civilization has to be willed and practice. Otherwise, society is a war of all against all, powered by individual cunning in the pursuit of wealth and power.
I have written in my life many critical poems, but viewed in retrospect, they were merely a human harmless reflection, and not a true likeness of the real society of today. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
I remember calling the council's cemetery department to ask about body decomposition in different soil types. Once they had verified that I was a novelist and not a sicko, they were extremely helpful. - Sara Sheridan
I once stood on a road and found I had no friends. And I was glad. Better to have no friends than to have people claim they were your friends when they were not. It is a source of strength to come to terms with your right to be alone. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
We were not born into this life knowingthat we were going to becomerich or poor, striving or with a celeb status, sick or healthy.But one thing that I know is thatthe human mind is a powerful tool to achieve success. No matter the circumstances,greatness is when you pushyourself above the odds. - Henry Johnson Jr
If an ancient man saw planes two thousand years ago He would've thought they were birds Or angels from another world Or messengers from other planets. - Dejan Stojanovic
Haters are those, that never were given any chances, that blew their chances, or that never took the chance. - Anthony Liccione
Little Joe was still behind him. Eli could feel it. He wanted to look back, but he couldn’t. The tears were too close. If he were Fancy, he’d turn around and kick and buck and moo and do just about anything to keep his calf near. But Eli wasn’t Fancy; he was a farmer. - Sandra Neil Wallace
It is for a specific reason that you were born from that specific place. Never wish that away because it's not where you were born that matters, but who you were born to be. Jesus was born on the kraal and He became a King of Kings. - Gugu Mona
The couch and I were what I would describe as frenemies. I loved to hate it. It was too small for my frame. I had tried to tell my wife that fact when we bought it off of Craigslist, but she assured me that it went perfectly with our room decor and it was a good deal. - Anna M. Aquino
That boy made me realize, for a while at least, that my parents were wrong, and I didn't have to be like them. - J.X. Burros
While the lecture itself was not bold, because my relationships were bold and intimate and risky, the lecture had impact. This experience taught me a powerful lesson about evangelism: the integrity of our relationships matters more than the boldness of our words. - Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang yourself. But you must read him for the sentiment, and consider the story as only giving occasion to the sentiment. - Samuel Johnson
Looking back, it made no sense for my college friends and me to distance ourselves from the hard-won achievements of earlier feminists. We should have cheered their efforts. Instead, we lowered our voices, thinking the battle was over, and with this reticence we hurt ourselves. - Sheryl Sandberg
I didn't say you weren't, but moving on the hope that some man will hire you seems a bit risky.''No more so than diggin' in the dirt for your dreams—only to find it's your grave you've been diggin'. - Judith Pella
Are you a devil?""I am a man," answered Father Brown gravely; "and therefore have all devils in my heart. - G.K. Chesterton
ab Americo Inventore ...quasi Americi terram sive AmericamFrom Amerigo the discoverer ...as if it were the land of Americus, thus America. - Martin Waldseemüller
Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge. - Dante Alighieri
Empowered Women 101: The moment you ignore bad behavior, in order to win a person's affection you have not won anything, but a person that has behavioral problems. If you couldn't fix their behavior before you won him, why could you fix him now? - Shannon L. Alder
If all of our sins, bad habits, and poor choices were permanently inked into our skin like tattoos, we would all dress quite modestly. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Govern thy life and thy thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other. - Thomas Fuller
You can’t live your life thinking death is going to come all the time. You have to live life and if it comes, then we can only hope we were able to do all the things we wanted. He has to want to do something. Everyone does. - Shelena Shorts
Sand did not suddenly come into being because we had need for glass and silicone. Neither did wild flowers suddenly spring up because a bunch of environmentalists in Texas wanted alternative ways of helping the world without dumping more chemicals into it - these things were already there. - Stephen Richards
These places I traveled through, they were a lot like the people I knew. Some abodes I muddled about for a day or two, others entertained my thoughts for a year or a few. Each place and person gave me wisdom or growth, and, if I was lucky, sometimes I'd get both. - Hubert Martin
As if you were on fire from within.The moon lives in the lining of your skin. - Pablo Neruda
All that technical expertise isn't worth a damn if you don't get the best out of people, though. . . . These were leaders who saw strength in ordinary people and showed them how to break tyranny. - Noël Coward
How old are you?""Ten," answered Tangle."You don't look like it," said the lady."How old are you, please?" returned Tangle."Thousands of years old," answered the lady."You don't look like it," said Tangle."Don't I? I think I do. Don't you see how beautiful I am! - George MacDonald
You were saved when you believed in Jesus, but you were transformed when you realized He believed in you. - Kris Vallotton
What would have been the fate of sages if there were no fools? - Ogwo David Emenike
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form. - William Ralph Inge
The most dangerous folly of old people who were once attractive is to forget that they are not so any longer. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Where would we be in this soulless universe if there weren't a few people who hold on to memories, their hearts yearning for long-lost feelings? - Nicolas Barreau
We were two throats and one eye and we had no price. - Toni Morrison
No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other. - Jascha Heifetz
I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing. - Gloria Steinem
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live. - Paul McCartney
You gave me the courage to love. To dared to dream for things I never imagined were possible for me. - D.C. Akers
Then we got into a labyrinth, and, when we thought we were at the end,came out again at the beginning, having still to see as much as ever. - Plato
I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time? - Walter Scott
If the world were perfect, then I would not exist. - Gavriil Stiharul
I had no choice but to accept these voices and images as my gift. My ability. Their energy engrossed my music. I played passionately for them. To set them free. They were part of my life now. I didn't chose them, they chose me."...Elizabeth (DESCENDANT– chapter 2) - L.J. Amodeo
I discovered that night (in his college's student politics) that an audience has a feel to it, and, in the parlance of the theater, that audience and I were together. - Ronald Reagan
Ask questions from your heart and you will be answered from the heart. - Omaha Proverb
If you weren’t held responsible for your mistakes, you weren’t making. - M.F. Moonzajer
We were all born equal, but where we are in life now is of our own making. - Stephen Richards
His view of the world was simple: there were the able and there were the incompetent; he was not concerned with the latter. - Ayn Rand
Books—they weren't ladders out of the abyss, but they were companions. - John Green
Those who were raised in poverty and have been successful to overcome the shame of it, understands the hardship of those who are left behind. - Ellen J. Barrier
Every once in a while, large cities have narrow streets, silent passageways that allow your footsteps to echo in the stillness of the night, and it seems like everything is going back to the way it was, when there were only a few of us and we all knew each other and greeted each other on the street. - Jaume Cabré
If wishes were fishes, then we would all cast nets. - Frank Herbert
Ten years from now, no one is going to care how quickly the books came out. The only thing that will matter, the only thing anyone will remember, is how good they were. That's my main concern, and always will be. - George R.R. Martin
when you change the way you think, you'll begin to see things that were not seen before, and this is the path of wisdom .عندما تغير طريقة تفكيرك سوف ترى أشياء لم تكن تراها من قبل، وهذا هو طريق الحكمة - Hicham LM Kamelionaire
The purpose of this glorious life is not simply to endure it, but to soar, stumble, and flourish as you learn to fall in love with existence. We were born to live, my dear, not to merely exist. - Becca Lee
Men's eyes were made to look, let them gaze, I will budge for no man's pleasure. - William Shakespeare
Once God wrote a story that shook the heaven to the very core.Love was the only language used;You and I were the only characters. - Subhan Zein
His thoughts were hemmed in. One can only draw curved lines on the terrestrial sphere which, as they extend, forever meet with themselves. At such intersections we always encounter what we have already seen. - Raymond Queneau
Jesus lived a life of deep meditation. If thoughts and words were physical objects, meditation would be the act of holding, examining, taking apart, tasting, smelling, listening to, and savoring in order to study and become one. - amy litzelman
Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. - Mark Twain
Dear YOU, don’t compare yourself to ANYONE. Your Unique Self is empowered, powerful, and unstoppable! Your uniqueness is what makes you incomparable! Don’t underestimate the beauty of just being YOU. - Stephanie Lahart
If sex were food, Rhage would have been morbidly obese.(Dark Lover) - J.R. Ward
If it were done, when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly. - William Shakespeare
The metamorphosis of your life begins with your mental appreciation for the cocoon stage of your journey. The adversities, the struggles, the perils of life are what either destroy your motivation or encourage your transformation to become what you were truly born to be. A WINNER! - DeWayne Owens
They were absolutely lovely, and in their presence, so was she. - Ann Brashares
If the only significant history of human thought were to be written, it would have to be the history of its successive regrets and its impotences. - Albert Camus
If all the people who were called "crazy" started acting "normal", we'd probably still be living in caves. - Joana James
Goodbyes are on of the hardest things about life. One way or another people were always leaving... Always moving on. - Karen Kingsbury
So they had all had more troubles than she. Did that really make them superior? If two men were walking along the street and a brick fell on one, missing the other, did that make the injured one a better person? - Elizabeth Harrower
I met a boy whose eyes showed me that the past, present and future were all the same thing. - Jennifer Elisabeth
And I realized, that the reason why good things were not happening to me as often as wanted them to, was because I in fact was a good thing that needed to happen. I needed to happen to me, to other people and to the world. And so I happened. - C. JoyBell C.
Many of life's failures are those who didn't know how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas A. Edison
Family connexions were always worth preserving, good company always worth seeking. - Jane Austen
Love as if you were created by the universe just to love. - Debasish Mridha
Once upon a time, you were everything to me..and I was everything to you. - marge baylin
When I die I hope it may be said:'Her suffering was black, but her books were read'. - Shannon L. Alder
The trouble with most of our prayers is that we give them as if we were picking up the phone and ordering groceries - we place our order and hang up. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Some memories were all right, but others were dangerous. - Stephen King
You can't help it but you were born without a heart. At least you tried to believe what the people with hearts believed so you were a good man just the same. - Kurt Vonnegut
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well. - Henry David Thoreau
Act like everyone you meet is an angel, because sometimes they will be an angel. Would you cuss out that person if you knew that they were an angel that was about to save your life in a few seconds? - Preston Wagner
Most probably your belief system is screwed up. And so were your ancestors, before you. And now, maybe so are you. Overcome it, you! - Fakeer Ishavardas
I'm not saying it's going to be easy; I'm saying it's going to be worth it. If it were easy, you would've done it by now - B. Dave Walters
We had a policy of "no looking back". Once a decision was made, all members of our team were expected to stop talking about obstacles and instead focus intensely on solutions."Don't tell us all the reasons this might not work. Tell us all the ways it could work. - John Wood
VOA no longer felt like a sanctuary but rather a mirage and we were desert wanderers. - Brima Lamin & Chantale Wesley-Lamin, The Walk - Memoir of a Liberian Civil War Survivor, 2016
The only person that you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday - Ain Eineziz
If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. - E.B. White
I have come to discover that the reason why they are so wealthy and prosperous is not because they were lying on the couch all day. - Sunday Adelaja
Ah! That glance of yours did some magic on me, you were not aware of. For once I died and was reborn. - Ramana Pemmaraju
So when the moon's only partly full, you only feel a little wolfy?" "You could say that.""Well, you can go ahead and hang your head out the car window if you feel like it.""I'm a werewolf, not a golden retriever. - Cassandra Clare
When everything gets answered, it's fake. - Sean Penn
We didn't install the [Code Red] patch on those DMZ systems because they were only used for development and testing. Anonymous client, shortly after spending 48 continuous hours removing 2001's Code Red worm from internal corporate servers - Mark G. Graff
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is - infinite. - William Blake
The thing with thoughts is that they die, like everything else. But almost everything else leaves a trace behind, even if it's a tiny carcass, some proof that it existed. Unless thoughts are spoken or written or sung or acted upon, there's no evidence that they were ever there. - Adi Alsaid
Although the whole of this life were said to be nothing but a dream and the physical world nothing but a phantasm, I should call this dream or phatasm real enough, if, using reason well, we were never deceived by it.
The growth of the imagination demands windows-windows through which we can look out at the world and windows through which we can look into ourselves. The old stories were windows in just this way. - Katherine Paterson
A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says 'I was beaten', he does not say 'My men were beaten. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Wer leichter glaubt, wird schwerer klug. - Martin Urban
Relationships take up energy; letting go of them, psychiatrists theorize, entails mental work. When you lose someone you were close to, you have to reassess your picture of the world and your place in it. The more your identity was wrapped up with the deceased, the more difficult the loss. - Meghan O'Rourke
And just when you’d think [humans] were more malignant than ever Hell could be, they occasionally showed more grace than Heaven ever dreamed of. - Terry Pratchett
I was at a party in 1989 and Ian McEwan, Martin Amis and Salman Rushdie were sitting on a sofa wondering where the next generation of great British writers would come from. As we talked, it became clear they had never read a word by me. - Jeanette Winterson
Thoughts are powerful; before you were born, you were one. - Matshona Dhliwayo
... and you might say no, you will never do that, that’s not you, not who I know, not who I thought you wereand I will saywatch mefor I never did this to fit inor stand outbut to live. - Charlotte Eriksson
All of us are seeking a home, and I don't mean where we were born, or where we now live and have things, but where we can do the big things, the right things. Where we belong, where we fit, where we're loved."--Tennessee Williams, "Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog - James Grissom
Real life... Witches: Wiccan practitioners. Werewolves: rare strain of rabies. Zombies: Prions/Plague. Vampires: Hemophilia/Porphyria - Solange nicole
I might be President by now if it weren't for this 'queer' thing - Gore Vidal
I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust…We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better. - Thurgood Marshall
They were going to die. They knew it, and their last words were I love you. Even in great pain, their last words were of love... People who could have saved themselves and they ran back in to save others instead. If humanity is capable of that, how can I lose hope in humanity? - Elie Wiesel
The curly red lines across the African deserts had the fascination of a magnet, and I hoped fervently that the pioneers who were writing their names over the blank spaces, would leave just one small desert for me. - Rosita Forbes
God calls each person individually. He said that a man and his wife were one flesh, but not one spirit - Sunday Adelaja
Were you always such a stubborn, blind, obtuse girl?Are you calling me stupid?Yes, but in a more poetic way!Well, here’s a poem for you. Get lost! - Colleen Houck
The world might stop in ten minutes; meanwhile, we are to go on doing our duty. The great thing is to be found at one's post as a child of God, living each day as though it were our last, but planning as though our world might last a hundred years. - C.S. Lewis
The stones were sharp,The wind came at my back;Walking along the highway, Mincing like a cat. - Theodore Roethke
If the world were a logical place, men would ride sidesaddle. - Rita Mae Brown
Words were never invented to fully explain the peaceful aura that surrounds us when we are in communion with minds of the same thoughts.
You could tell a lot about someone by the way they carried a secret-by how safe they kept it, how soon they told, the way they acted when they were trying to keep it from spilling out. - Jennifer E. Smith
Is it not shameful to accept God's blessings as though they were our due without thinking of the heart of the Giver, who planned them all in love for us, and giving Him the response of love and gratitude? - M. Basilea Schlink
Their boots were black and shiny and your treasures gleamed like stars,Bones from deep down in the fertile crescent. - John Darnielle
We talk relationship but we live religion, with unsatisfying results. Christianity defines itself, first and foremost, as a relationship with God. Even though this is true, our human nature tends toward living a relationship with God as if it were a religion - Mark Cowper-Smith
Never forget what you were saved from. - Jim George
These two beings, who had loved each other so exclusively, and with so touching a love, and who had lived so long for each other, were now suffering beside one another and through one another; without speaking of it, without harsh feeling, and smiling all the while. - Victor Hugo
If I were to kiss you then go to hell, I would. So then I can brag with the devils I saw heaven without ever entering it. - William Shakespeare
Fame and glory are fleeting, especially in the music business. That's why completing my degree and graduating from college were priorities.
Having seen all of their fathers and husbands walk out the door[...], each woman understood most completely the nature of women's interconnectedness. Being reliant upon only women also had meant that the particulars of problem solving were addressed in ways known to women and using women's methods. - Tracey Lindberg
as if it were a point of honor—which, indeed, a point of art often is. - Vladimir Nabokov
Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things. - Miyamoto Musashi
Like every true performer, she was intoxicated by the mere feel of the notes: they were fingers caressing her own; and by touch, not by sound alone, did she come to her desire. - E.M. Forster
You were born to be amazing. - Kris Vallotton
How many great gems were lost to thoughtand not put down to pen.You can but think of just a fewand then they're lost again. - L.F. Young
Frustration and Love can’t exist in the same place at the same time, so get real and start doing what you would rather be doing in life. Love your life. All of it. Even the heavy shit that happened to you when you were 8. All of it was and IS perfect. - Jason Mraz
She had the blood of the sun running through her veins and the dust of stars at her fingertips. Her every breath birthed new cosmos and her thoughts were the super moon of the darkest night. Every word was a supernova and every step an inescapable singularity. Her touch though...it was soft. - Hubert Martin
From childhood's hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone. - Edgar Allan Poe
The human mind is like a fertile ground were seed are continually being planted. The seeds are opinions, ideas, and concepts. You plant a seed, a thought grows, and it grows. The word is like a seed and the human mind is so fertile! - Miguel Ruiz
Perhaps we are wiser, less foolish and more far-seeing than we were two hundred years ago. But we are still imperfect in all these things, and since the turn of the century it has been remarked that neither wisdom nor virtue have increased as rapidly as the need for both. - Joseph Wood Krutch
Persons desiring to know what love is might benefit more if they were able to understand what love is not. - Floyd Henderson
I was working in a parking lot, which is a great place to learn the guitar. I sat in the booth and practiced all day long. And only two cars were stolen while I worked there.
The water cleansed his soul of the clutter and junk he had acquired through advice from those who were loud, but wrong. Many who had claimed to be wise had filled him, like so many others, with fear, hate, and judgement - all emotions that could not be carried be carried into Eternity. - Scott Thompson
If it weren't my life, I wouldn't have believed it. I hated everyone, for they were so phony. I don't give a damn about my bad reputation - Yuvika Mathur
Children are not the people of tomorrow, but are people of today. They have a right to be taken seriously, and to be treated with tenderness and respect. They should be allowed to grow into whoever they were meant to be. 'The unknown person' inside of them is our hope for the future. - Janusz Korczak
I oppose same-sex marriage but I would advance equal rights in employment for gay and lesbian people. I appointed a few judges who were gay and I had few people in my cabinet that I found out were gay. I never asked peoples sexual orientation. - Mitt Romney
Here were we wretched creatures of men making for each other's throats, and outraging the good earth which God had made so fair a habitation. - John Buchan
I don't regret the painful times; I bare my scars as if they were medals. - Paulo Coelho
Readers can surprise you. Many times, they notice layers in your stories, that even you were not aware of while writing. - Shon Mehta
If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be - a Christian. - Mark Twain
When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire . . . - Socrates
There's an empty spot I've always had inside me. I tried to fill it with family, religion, community service, but those were dead ends! I think this chair is the answer. - Matt Groening
Sometimes your dearest friend whom you reveal most of your secrets to becomes so deadly and unfriendly without knowing that they were not really your friend. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The room flashed brighter still and then gasps filled the room. They were all gathered around Roxy and she was unsure why. She didn’t feel any different, Hadn’t the spell worked ? Roxy opened her mouth to speak and then she heard it…… a purr. - Amanda Turner
The novelist defines the story with the following example: If you are told that the king died and then the queen died, that is a sequence of events. If you were told that the king died and then the queen died of grief, that is a story that he was interested. - E.M. Forster
To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible. - Benjamin Franklin
The truth is that you are innately good, wise, and powerful. You were created in and for good. - Deborah Day
I won't forget when I couldn't go to bed with the lights offWhen I heard that voice call me in for the nightI remember when love was just a word and not a fightAll I had to worry about were broken bones and being left alone - Real Friends
I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. - Oliver Herford
Stop thinking of yourself as a victim. You were a target that is now no longer being hit. - Thomas Sheridan
Don't be afraid to be exactly as awesome as you were created to be. - Rev. Kellen Roggenbuck
If I were you I'd put that away. See you're just wasted and thinking about the past again, darling you'll be okay. - Pierce the Veil
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. - Charles Kingsley
There is this common notion that young conservatives are the few, that most people had liberal worldviews when they were young. If this is true, then it is with great irony that a number of old liberals must never had progressed into conservatives as they grew older. - Criss Jami
If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself. - Charles M. Schulz
I love you. I used to pity your sorrow. But now, were you sorrowless, without fear or any lack, still i would love you. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Hardwork and perseverance were the keyOne way ticket out of this hellThought I should make myself worthyOf the quest that lied aheaf - Nirab karki
If people were rain, I'd be a drizzle and she'd be a hurricane. - John Green
If everything on earth were rational, nothing would happen.
Life seemed to him to be a narrow cage, and her iron bars were many and dense, and there was only one way out. - Leonid Andreyev
Ah! That glance of yours did some magic on me, you were not aware of. For once I died and was reborn. To put it simple you did (CRL+ALT+DELETE) to my mind! - Ramana Pemmaraju
Both science and spirituality tell us today that meditation and mindfulness strengthen mental control. The more we feel conscious of, and in control of our thoughts and our emotions, the more empowered we become to take effective action that is most suitable for our health and our life. - Evita Ochel
And how delightful other people's emotions were!-much more delightful than their ideas, it seemed to him. One's own soul, and the passions of one's friends-those were the fascinating things in life. - Oscar Wilde
Ours is the century of enforced travel of disappearances. The century of people helplessly seeing others, who were close to them, disappear over the horizon. - John Berger
​Sebastian: By your patience, no. My stars shine darkly over me; the malignancy of my fate might, perhaps, distemper yours; therefore I shall carve of you your leave that I may bear my evils alone. It were a bad recompense for your love to lay any of them on you. - William Shakespeare
If you are a musician,sing to one as if you were singing to a million.If you are a dancer,dance to one as if you were dancing to a million.If you are a performer,perform to one as if you were performing to a million. - Matshona Dhliwayo
You actually cannot sell the idea of freedom, democracy, diversity, as if it were a brand attribute and not reality -- not at the same time as you're bombing people, you can't. - Naomi Klein
I would suggest that our imagination is a tiny shard of God’s infinite genius that we have within us simply because we were created in God’s image. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
At this the Wart's eyes grew rounder and rounder, until they were about as big as the owl's who was sitting on his shoulder, and his face got redder and redder, and a breath seemed to gather itself beneath his heart. - T.H. White
The restoration of man’s inner eyes can hardly be expected in this day and age unless, first of all, one were willing and determined simply to exclude from one’s realm of life all those inane and contrived but titillating illusions incessantly generated by the entertainment industry. - Josef Pieper
To achieve great things, we must live as though we were never going to die. - Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues
We were still young enough to remember the cubist architecture of the piles of corpses we had seen during the war. - George Konrád
He knew the things that were and the things that would be and the things that had been before. - Homer
The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards. - Walter Bagehot
•• Arrogance and pride were the reasons Shaytaan was expelled from paradise. Do not let it be the reason you don't enter paradise.!! - Mana'hil
All of sudden, this shooting star went by, and all I could think was that they were listening to us somehow. - Nicholas Sparks
We were the most humiliated people on earth and God gave us honour through Islam. If we ever seek honour through anything else, God will humiliate us again. - Umar ibn Al-Khattab
Why are they like that?' I asked Cico. We skirted Blue Lake and worked our way through the tall, golden grass to the creek.'I don't know,' Cico answered, 'except that people, grown-ups and kids, seem to want to hurt each other - and it's worse when they're in a group. - Rudolfo Anaya
Tristan and Isolde were lucky to die when they did. They'd have been sick of all that rubbish in a year. - Robertson Davies
Vows were ever brokers to defiling. - William Shakespeare
What if you'd live every day as if you were our society's future and hope? - Akilnathan Logeswaran
All of the great achievers of the past have been visionary figures; they were men and women who projected into the future. They thought of what could be, rather than what already was, and then they moved themselves into action, to bring these things into fruition. - Bob Proctor
Therefore from one man (Abraham) ... were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude -- innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore. - Hebrews 11 12
The best mind might be the wisest mind if it were a mind alone that produces wisdom.
Jay-Z and Kanye West are to authentic rap culture what diseased rates were to 14th century Europeans - Dean Cavanagh
I think of these desert years of mine, not of my choosing. Maybe if it were all smooth and comfortable, if my pride and professionalism were defining life for me, God's steel-quiet, penetrating word would have been lost in the babble and sheen of success. - Luci Shaw
You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight. - Elizabeth Gilbert
If we weren’t already doing it this way, is this the way we would start? - Paul Depodesta
If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed. - Benjamin Franklin
If I were given a choice, I would stand by Eve and eat that forbidden apple once again. Why? I know there is beauty and meaning and significance in the complexity of our lives on earth. Otherwise, we are just animals. I prefer us to be human. - J.D. Radke
Do you remember how electrical currents and 'unseen waves' were laughed at? The knowledge about man is still in its infancy. - Albert Einstein
You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. We were created to be victorious. - Joel Osteen
Your work is what you were born to do. No kind of educational system can teach you your true work, because it is your life purpose, and it is revealed by your God-given gifts. - Dr. Myles Munroe
The way to get started is to take the first step with dream-powered optimism. - Debasish Mridha
High hopes were once formed of democracy; but democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. - Oscar Wilde
You were not just blessed for yourself,your were blessed to be a blessing toothers. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
He knew how to say many false things that were like true sayings. - Homer
And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence - Bertrand Russell
In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri. - Douglas Adams
Death would be an extremely bad thing like most of us paint it, if being dead were painful. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The regret, these two words were etched into my forehead, I was sure. - Vann Chow
I know many people who believe in God, and I expected to find Him on my way to the South Pole if he exists. My religious experiences were very different however, [only] involving myself, nature and the universe. - Liv Arnesen
I couldn't resist him, his eyes were like yours, his hair was exactly the shade of brown.He's just not as tall, but I couldn't tell, it was dark and I was lying down. - Amy Winehouse
They said my dreams were too insignificant to matter, and they might just be right. The thing however is, I owe it to myself to find out if they are. The only way I can do that is to keep dreaming and living my dream. If in the end they are right, at least I can tell myself I did my best. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing mankind today can be solved with means and methods which were applied or seemed to work in the past. . .
He'd been told that women were sensitive about such things, as if a scar could somehow ruin their beauty, but scars were just stories told in flesh... - Larry Correia
Okay, I said. As long as I've got you here, we're going to use and appreciate this present moment. Because I wish, and I've wished a thousand times since you went, that we'd known it was the present, and that we were living in it. - Ali Smith
She was the sky full of surprises. Her dreams were blue and breathtaking as a bright day and her secrets were dark and poetic as a cold night. Either way, she was the most beautiful mess that one had ever come across. - Akshay Vasu
That is the American story. People, just like you, following their passions, determined to meet the times on their own terms. They weren't doing it for the money. Their titles weren't fancy. But they changed the course of history and so can you. - Barack Obama
If we could eliminate the concept of town and return to live in small villages, all world problems were solved. - Rossana Condoleo
In an exhibition wherein paintings of nudes were commonplace, that of Madame Gautreau in her black evening dress was considered scandalously erotic. -from The Greater Journey - David McCullough
Be who you are called and created to "Be" ...and that is "Different" because nothing that is "Worthwhile" and "Priceless" is not the same.... that is what makes you "Unique".... because if we were ALL the same there would not be anything worth calling creative.... - Chrissy Bee
If you were subjects of Maleldil you would have peace. - C.S. Lewis
Hate and love were both conceived in fear, perhaps that was why they were nearly the same thing, but only one was steeped in hope. - D. Morgenstern
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were. - Kahlil Gibran
One day we were born, one day we shall die, the same day, the same second. - Samuel Beckett
Walking thru this graveyard, I realize times were never really hard. We live, we love, we let it go. The world ain't changed me at all. - Kevin Dalton
Women were created gullible. It they weren't no babies would be born. - Dakota Dawn
All the electronic devices are powered by white smoke. When smoke goes out, device is dead. - Milan Nikolić
What if this weren't a hypothetical question? - Unknown
I am not being able to figure out what is your type.slowly you changed and became a devil or you were just hiding your real face since the very beginning. - Mnzu magar
The beauty of traveling solo is that you wonder unexpectedly, but almost certainly into the direction you were meant to go. - Shannon Ables
You were born a star; autograph your life with excellent works. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. - Steve Jobs
Cornelius rose. He dried his eyes. For his spirit and will were waterproof. - Phil Bildner
I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians. - Francis Ford Coppola
Brahms' Variations are better than mine, but mine were written before his. - Franz Liszt
Epicurus's old questions are still unanswered: Is he (God) willing to prevent evil, but not able? then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? then whence evil? - David Hume
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? - Albert Einstein
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again. - Og Mandino
‎"You shouldn't feel so bad about being afraid of so many things." "Why not?" "Because if you weren't afraid never ever, then you couldn't be brave never ever. - C. JoyBell C.
Stars are not afraid of you surpassing them; if they were, they would not light your way to the edge of the universe. - Matshona Dhliwayo
It was amazing to think that she'd always had it wrong, imagining that they were the weak ones, the ones who took their chance. No. The weakest are those who stay put and call it sacrifice, call it not having a choice. - Sunjeev Sahota
Why weren’t you beautiful? That would’ve solved everything.’('Left from Dhakeshwari') - Kunal Sen
There is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror. - W. Somerset Maugham
I didn’t know then that young girls were a sort of poison, infectious to the man of age; and that men of age justly take woman of age to cure themselves of the diseases of youth. - Roman Payne
We really learn only from those books that we cannot judge. The author of a book that we were able to judge would have to learn from us. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Memories were fine but you couldn't touch them, smell them or hold them. They were never exactly as the moment was, and they faded with time. - Cecelia Ahern
Always have the guts to tell people the things they must hear. Because your words, no matter how difficult to say, might be the gift to their freedom. Maybe, your unfounded fears were never theirs. Because truth is how people move on. - Shannon L. Alder
No one dreamed them up. No one needed to. The vampire clawing at the window, the werewolf prowling the moor, the hags at the crossroads they lurked here already. Some nightmares are ancient, as old as civilization. Some are older still. - Robert Dunbar VORTEX
Perfect...as it was, it had to be, andlittle dreams were spinning madlyas a flock of birds in mid-flight, thesingle vision of a single moment, a singlemoment, frozen in time no more. No moredid he need, to understand thatit was better than any he couldtake, and call his own, it was Perfect... - Stefan G. Dimov
Lawers, I suppose, were children once. - Charles Lamb
Henry Kissinger may have wished I had presented him as a combination of Charles DeGaulle and Disraeli, but I didn't....out of respect for DeGaulle and Disraeli. I described him as a cowboy because that is how he describes himself. If I were a cowboy I would be offended.
If you were going to give a medal to the least delightful person on Earth, you would have to give that medal to a person named Carmelita Spats, and if you didn't give it to her, Carmelita Spats was the sort of person who would snatch it from your hands anyway.
I find that all my thoughts circle around God like the planets around the sun, and are as irresistibly attracted by Him. I would feel it to be the grossest sin if I were to oppose any resistance to this force. - C.G. Jung
By now, we're all familiar with the literary post-apocalyptic world's metaphors. The zombies are our anxieties. The vampires are our greed. Our fairies are hope. Our werewolves are what again? Something - Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Desire, even in its wildest tantrums, can neither persuade me it is love nor stop me from wishing it were. - W. H. Auden
Although Jesus Christ was Himself the Creative Deity, by whom all things were made, as man He humbled Himself--set aside His divine prerogatives and walked this earth as man -- a perfect demonstration of what God intended man to be--the whole personality yielded to and occupied by God for Himself. - W. Ian Thomas
It is not required that we know all of the details about every stretch of the river. Indeed, were we to know, it would not be an adventure, and I wonder if there would be much point in the journey. - Jeffrey R. Anderson
Once, my enemies were those I could seeNow the devil lies deep within meBut angels still nudge me, whispering follies of sinThis war is mine, and mine alone, to win. - Sarah Brownlee
It may well be that we talk about sex more than anything else; we set our minds to the task; we convince ourselves that were have never said enough on the subject...where sex is concerned the most long-winded, the most impatient of societies is our own. - Michel Foucault
Who were these people, these specially selected tenants? They were mothers and fathers and children. A dressmaker, a secretary, an inventor, a doctor, a judge. And, oh yes, one was a bookie, one was a burglar, one was a bomber, and one was a mistake. - Ellen Raskin
You were sent to unite peopleYou were not been sent to divide people. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Don't stop yourself from greatness before you've begun from fear or from self-doubt. You were put here on this planet to do great things, to pioneer change by way of your own personal uniqueness, and to express yourself and share your happiness with others. - Kaiden Blake
Someone was going to die; of that he was perfectly sure.The only question was who. - Caroline Lawerence
Americans were folks who loved to profess peace-loving values, but who fought about everything. - Rinker Buck
I kept trying to talk myself out of my second thoughts when they were trying to help me. My advice? When it comes to relationships, second thoughts should be promoted. - Deb Caletti
Live each day as if it were your last, for one day, you're sure to be right. - Kenneth G. Ross
She had horses who were the blue air of the sky. - Joy Harjo
The feeling that i showed u. You took it for granted.The efforts that I made for u.You showed me like they were never counted.The love that I gave u.You act Like u never wanted.Strange - Khan Shamim
Live among men as if God beheld you; speak to God as if men were listening. - Seneca
I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms. - Giovanni Jacopo Casanova
But you're so strong. I wish I were strong. I just like eating. - Ursula K. Le Guin
Those who grow Tall by giving it their All, without the worry of Fall, are powered by a Passion, that is born from Inspiration. - RVM
You really haven't changed, you've just become more of yourself. That is really what were all trying to do: become more of ourselves. - Oprah Winfrey
Species evolve exactly as if they were adapting as best they could to a changing world, and not at all as if they were moving toward a set goal. - George Gaylord Simpson
Believe with all your heart that you will do what you were made to do. - Orison Swett Marden
Be who you were meant to be and not what you've allowed yourself to become," Kate said to Mavis as she wavered over following her dream. from 'Lifesong - Christine M. Knight
You are very strong if you're empowered by love and simplicity. - Debasish Mridha
The fact that you can still stand for God even when some people try to push you to fall, is a proof that you were not DRAGGED Up, but you were BROUGHT Up! - Israelmore Ayivor
All of these people had character. None of them thought they were special people, born with the right to win. They were people who worked hard, who learned how to keep their focus under pressure, and who stretched beyond their ordinary abilities when they had to. - Carol S. Dweck
You'll change into what you were destined to be, when the world comes to end for you. - an
Isn't it a good thing we don't know everything? If we did, we wouldn't have a reason to have curiosity, and curiosity is like imagination, taking us back to the time when we were just children in our own fantasylands. - Jule Warner
We profess to be strangers and pilgrims, seeking after a country of our own, yet we settle down in the most un-stranger-like fashion, exactly as if we were quite at home and meant to stay as long as we could. I don't wonder apostolic miracles have died. Apostolic living certainly has. - Amy Carmichael
When you are in any contest you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
As you go through life's rich tapestry, you realize that most people you meet aren't fit to shine your shoes. It's a sad fact, but it's true. A good friend is someone who'd hide you if you were on the run for murder. How many of them do you know? - Lemmy Kilmister
If no set of moral ideas were truer or better than any other, there would be no sense in preferring civilised morality to savage morality. - C.S. Lewis
The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities. - Kahlil Gibran
If high heels were so wonderful, men would be wearing them. - Sue Grafton
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. - George Orwell
Happiness often sneaks through doors you didn't even know were open - - Unknown (to me :P)
What we now call "morality" was evolved as nearly all social and physical human attributes were to aid us in survival and, ultimately, reproduction. This morality requires only that we be guided by our developed conscience (or "moral sense") and not a God or gods. - David G. McAfee
life is a question unanswered till its end - Agha Kousar
I have confidence that my prayers are answered because I sought God's will before I asked. - Davin Whitehurst
Freud thought that a psychosis was a waking dream, and that poets were daydreamers too, but I wonder if the reverse is not as often true, and that madness is a fiction lived in like a rented house - William H. Gass
What a day! She had gotten fired, sat in God-knows-what, got rained on, got caught in a traffic jam, been rejected three times, and, as if that weren't enough sponged on by a mooch of an alien knight who claimed he was protecting her from household appliances.Knight of a Trillion stars - Dara Joy
Dora and I are now married, but just as happy as we were before. - Bertrand Russell
If you can think about it, you can achieve it. The difference between your thought and achievement are your self-doubt, and fear of failure. The longer you will take to start, the longer you will take to reach your destination. Seeds of everything that we see around were first sown in the mind. - Sanjeev Himachali
And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world. - Robert Frost
They all behaved as if they were absolutely disgusted by this, and amid the ribbing and hilarity that this elaborate performance of disgust and envy produced they were able to hide their true feelings of disgust and envy. - Jonathan Lynn
If you could stay as stubborn as when you were a child then you need not to compromise on your dreams. - Amit Kalantri
He shook his head, trying to shake the convoluted thoughts loose. He couldn't worry about it right now. Not about how Thomas felt, or how Quinn did, or even how he, himself did. They were where they were, and there were things to do. First and foremost, there was a baby to deliver. - Breeana Puttroff
Looking back at our lives, the unbelievable thing is that despite all the times when things felt so wrong, we still managed to meet at the perfect moment. Almost as if by some plan which we were unaware of. - John Mark Green
If you stand in the way of two people who were meant to be together, destiny's train will run you over. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Since the whole affair had become one of religion, the vanquished were of course exterminated. - Voltaire
The idea that the president has the power to craft a new strategy both overstates his power and understates the power of reality crafted by those who came before him. We are all trapped in circumstances into which we were born and choices that were made for us. - George Friedman
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas A. Edison
I’ve always had a vivid imagination in terms of storytelling, but thankfully I learned early on that imagination can be stifled or enhanced by one’s writing ability—what I call word work. My goal from then on was to make sure my writing skills were up to speed with my imagination. - Marvin Brown
Sometimes it is best for men not to attempt to interfere with destiny. Our prayers can be answered in ways which we do not expect and do not welcome. - Wilbur Smith
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. - Ogden Nash
When we got into office, the thing that surprised me the most was that things were as bad as we'd been saying they were. - John F. Kennedy
If anger were mileage, I'd be a very frequent flyer, right up there in First Class. - Gina Barreca
On the other hand, she was disproportionately indulgent towards the failings of men, and was often heard to say that these were natural. - George Eliot
He smiled, and suddenly she knew that his words were true. Everything would be all right. Maybe not today and maybe not tomorrow, but soon. Tragedy couldn't coexist in a world with one of Colin's smiles. - Julia Quinn
Vampires were myths, childhood stories– as were werewolves, mermaids and dragons. I believed none of it. - Ashley Madau
Webs of deceit were not only tangled, they were also very lonely. - Laura Lee Guhrke
The discovery of this strange society was a curiously refreshing thing; to realize that there were ten new trades in the world was like looking at the first ship or the first plough. It made a man feel what he should feel, that he was still in the childhood of the world. - G. K. Chesterton
We think of those nights spent with one or more friends, nights when we merged with the shadows and could see the world with eyes that were not our own. - Whipplesnaith
Was then not all sorrow in time, all self-torment and fear in time? Were not all difficulties and evil in the world conquered as soon as one conquered time, as soon as one dispelled time? - Hermann Hesse
A church begins to die when it says, ‘They were just children. - Wess Stafford
Right person, wrong timing doesn’t mean God was wrong. It means you were there at the right time to fulfill something else. Look for it. - Shannon L. Alder
Kiss till you can't kiss any more, kiss on the street in front of everyone, kiss as if each one were the last. - Ali Harris
The Occupy Wall Street movement faltered when activists realized that traders were quite busy already. - The Covert Comic
Fearlessness is better than a faint heart for any man who puts his nose out of doors. The length of my life and the day of my death were fated long ago. - Kevin Crossley-Holland
People are so fucking dumb. Nobody reads anymore, nobody goes out and looks and explores the society and culture they were brought up in. People have attention spans of five seconds and as much depth as a glass of water. - David Bowie
Besides, immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control things. - E.L. James
Of all the questions I have asked my readers this is the most important: What would you do if you weren't afraid? When you finally give wings to that answer then you have found your life's purpose. - Shannon L. Alder
The first time Enokizu met me, the first words he said were: "You look like an ape."When someone is that outrageously rude, it's hard to be angry. - Natsuhiko Kyogoku
Even if there were only two men left in the world and both of them saints they wouldn't be happy. One them would be bound to try and improve the other. That is the nature of things. - Frank O'Connor
In terms of the Internet, it's like humanity acquiring a collective nervous system. Whereas previously we were more like a [?], like a collection of cells that communicated by diffusion. With the advent of the Internet, it was suddenly like we got a nervous system. It's a hugely impactful thing. - Elon Musk
You were born to soar not to snore. - Rob Liano
I have a cat named Trash. In the current political climate it would seem that if I were trying to sell him (at least to a Computer Scientist), I would not stress that he is gentle to humans and is self-sufficient, living mostly on field mice. Rather, I would argue that he is object-oriented.
Do not allow your resentment towards negative in this era to blind you into spiting yourself. We were made unique and should celebrate each other's life and the uniqueness that defines us. - Auliq-Ice
Because the golden egg gleamedin my basket once, though my childhoodbecame an immense sheet of darkening waterI was Noah, and I was his ark,and there were two of every animal inside me - Mark Doty
Don't let your tragedies fool you, they were never meant to alter your path; just re-pave your direction. Spend time nurturing the things that once tore you apart and you will find within you, your most empowering strength. - Nikki Rowe
I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio. - Rodney Dangerfield
A recent survey or North American males found 42% were overweight, 34% were critically obese and 8% ate the survey. - Banksy
You have something on your neck. What Looks like a bite mark, what were you doing out all night, anyway? Nothing. I went walking in the park. Tried to clear my head. And ran into a vampire What? No! I fell. On your neck? - Cassandra Clare
If you were in a burning house and there was a cat and a Rembrandt, what would you save? The cat...you would save the cat, because the cat is alive. The art is dead. It's just paint on a canvas, ink on a page. To live for art is to deny life. It's just to destroy life. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Tonight they granted at least one wish, I whispered, and I lowered my head so our lips drifted over one another. I love you Adam, no matter how lost you are…or I am…I will only ever love you. - Cassandra Giovanni
I was married, a mom, and a career woman—the holy trinity of women in the twenty-first century. The three expressions were truly distinct, but the unity of them created the essence. I must confess I felt in control, much more than I felt blessed. - Sharon Nir
If roses were not special weeds would not envy them. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The first lesson to learn is to resign oneself to the little difficulties in life, not to hit out at everything one comes up against. If one were able to manage this one would not need to cultivate great power; even one's presence would be healing. - Hazrat Inayat Khan
For a moment David was tempted to think that perhaps there were no good people at all outside concentration camps, but then he reminded himself of the sailor and Angelo and the English people who might have been ignorant but were certainly not bad. - Anne Holm
They are a bunch of bastards - and I'm saying this on my own now, not just because my father told it to me. -- [Comment about businessmen in general, made a few days after the newspaperas printed his statement of 10 April 1962 that his father always told him that businessmen were "sons of bitches."]
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. - Helen Keller
The day your heart fills only with fear and insecurities, everything you see becomes the ghost that you were always scared of. - Akshay Vasu
that which deludes you to be unhappy can be overpowered by another delusion that causes greater unhappiness - Devdutt Pattanaik
...the kind of weather that reminds you after a long winter that while the world wasn't built for humans, we were built for the world. t - John Green
Things at the worst will cease, or else climb upwardTo what they were before. - William Shakespeare
They were from different generations, culture, nations. But even these things did not divide them so much as their separate conceptions of what it meant to be a woman. - Patricia Duncker
It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative? - Cesare Pavese
If I were to live for tomorrow, I would have lived fullest for today. - Santosh Kalwar
Crammed among the stacks of books in his room, the author treated literature as if each book were a window in a city of unstable skyscrapers, and he was the window-washer tasked with the impossible job of cleaning them all. - From "Pageturner" in 365 Tomorrows - Joseph Patrick Pascale
Seven of those days were pretty good. The eighth day was the bad one. - Dennis Hopper
The three Secrets of Fatima were closely held by the Vatican for decades, until the text of the third and last secret was finally released in 2000. - Peter J. Tanous
we were justlooking for what couldinstead of what waswhat should beinstead of how it was - Dominic Riccitello
Real is overratedNo way in my life is that the gistI'd be everything I am notIf I were a fictionist - A.A. Patawaran
If only we were not that seedling of Creation,Of Earth and its generations,If only we had remained simple Clay or Ember,Or something in between,Then we would not have to see This World, its Lord, and its Hell, twice over. - Adonis
Old houses were scaffolding once and workmen whistling. - T.E. Hulme
If pregnancy were a book, they would cut the last two chapters. - Nora Ephron
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Were my love the sky, it would be boundless.Were my love the sea, it would be ceaseless.Were my love the world, it would be limitless.Were my love the universe, it would be endless. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Were kisses all the joys in bed,/One woman would another wed. - William Shakespeare
They hadn't much faith in travel, nor a great belief in a change of scene as a panacea for spiritual ills; they were simply glad to be going. - Zelda Fitzgerald
The numbness will go away, he thought. It'll take time, but I'll do it, or Faber will do it for me. Someone somewhere will give me back the old face and the old hands the way they were. Even the smile, he thought, the old burnt-in smile, that's gone. I'm lost without it - Ray Bradbury
Technology is anything invented after you were born. - Alan Kay
Dont talk to the crazy kids. I longed to shout back that we weren't crazy. I'd mistaken her kid for a ghost, that's all. - Kelley Armstrong
No one invites you to the top - you have to claw your way up. When you get there, you will sit with the others who were also uninvited - giggling. - Staness Jonekos
Somewhere along the journey i lost myself; i learnt to be who they told me to be, i lived that girl for decades until their truth showed me; the words they were preaching didnt match the the steps they were walking, so i was done with their opinion and went on my unique way. - Nikki Rowe
When my mother died and left me all alone, I began to realize that some things, like being loved, were more important than one's image, money, and accomplishments. - J. Matthew Nespoli
Of all the paths a man could strike into, there is, at any given moment, a best path .. A thing which, here and now, it were of all things wisest for him to do .. To find this path, and walk in it, is the one thing needful for him. - Thomas Carlyle
Perseverance is everything. We all stumbled when we took our first steps yet we were running sooner than we realized, and then we couldn’t stay still. Why stay still now? - Rob Liano
funny how our heartswere designed to loveso fiercely.but break ever so gently. - Sanober Khan
It does not matter how strong your gravity is, we were always meant to fly. - Sarah Kay
Don't think that this people are stupid, probably you have caught one, but you didn't finish your work and what now???You were in their trap... - Deyth Banger
We think so because other people all think so; or because after all, we do think so; or because we were told so, and think we must think so; or because we once thought so, and think we still think so; or because, having thought so, we think we will think so.
Good books make you ask questions. Bad readers want everything answered. - Scott Westerfeld
She wondered why they didn't understand that their true selfs were good enough, and if they weren't, then the someones they weren't good enough for, were really the ones not good enough. - Lynsay Sands
My pockets had always puzzled Weena, but at the last she had concluded that they were an eccentric kind of vase for floral decoration. - H.G. Wells
One wonders what would happen in a society where there were no rules to break. Doubtlessly everyone would quickly die of boredom. - Susan Howatch
Sunday: A day given over by Americans to wishing they were dead and in heaven, and that their neighbors were dead and in hell. - H. L. Mencken
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. - Helen Keller
There were so many different versions of him. It was countless versions of a song, and they were all original, and they were all true, and they were all right. It should have been impossible. Was I supposed to love them all? - Maggie Stiefvater
Your lifestyle should show some form of responsibility for the nation where you were born and/or the nation where you live - Sunday Adelaja
It's a well known fact that computing devices such as the abacus were invented thousands of years ago. But it's not well known that the first use of a common computer protocol occured in the Old Testament. This, of course, was when Moses aborted the Egyptians' process with a control-sea..."
You were a stranger to sorrow: therefore Fate has cursed you. - Euripides
Only yourself can critizice your ideas for you are the only one who knows where are they coming from and how they were born. - Pedro A. Pérez Raymond
He wondered if somewhere far off, defying the laws of science, Mitch's two screams were still echoing, if those vibrations had traveled into space, if they moved on and on like rays in a light-year. There might be other forms of life who were receiving the noise and trying to interpret the tones. - Jane Hamilton
Don't be afraid to be who you are, we were created to perfect in our own imperfect way. - Kendal Rob
Art forms that appeal to [leftists] tend to focus on ... defeat and despair ... as if there were no hope of accomplishing anything through rational calculation. - Theodore J. Kaczynski
In this abundant earth no doubtIs little room for things worn out:Disdain them, break them, throw them by!And if before the days grew roughWe once were lov'd, us'd -- well enough,I think, we've far'd, my heart and I. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
What you were is yesterday.What you are is now.What you can be is tomorrow.What you decide to be is today. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts - Jim Morrison
You could become rich if you were born financially poor, But you can't stay rich if you are poor minded. - Rafaa Khiari
I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlourdrinking milk shakes cold and longSmiling and waving and looking so finedon't think you knew you were in this song - David Bowie
They were like her rocks. Imperfect and surprising and maybe better in the long run than certainties. Chances, she thought, were life - Veronica Rossi
Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise -- bureaucrats. - Alvin Toffler
We would not be ashamed of doing some of the things we do in private, if the number of sane human beings who do them in public were large enough. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
How wonderful opera would be if there were no singers.
I am glad that I am not a man, for if I were I should have to marry a woman. - Madame de Stael
Zoe leaned closer to Ruth, nearly nose to nose. If they were made from better stuff, they would have pretended the fault was theirs. They would have made a moment of it--a pretty moment. - Michael Benzehabe
If we were able to distill all human experience to its essence, it would be a question on the lips of a man named Jesus. As he asked Peter, he asks all mankind, "Who do you say that I am?" "Our idea of God," observed Thomas Merton, "tells us more about ourselves than about Him. - Ron Brackin
Nescire autem quid antequam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. (To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.) - Marcus Tullius Cicero
When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. - Norm Crosby
The sickest people that I have met in the workplace are working with high powered electrical utility solar photovoltaics (PV). - Steven Magee
Maybe I should have gone into politics. If you were a political activist, election season brought moments of intensity, whichever side you were on, and meanwhile here I was inarguably withering away, - Michel Houellebecq
Politics and Sport were invented to give unknowledgeable people an opportunity to share their knowledge. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Even the littlest things were now a challenge, one I didn't understand. - Sarah Todd Hammer
Walk through life eager and open to self-improvement and that which is going to best help you evolve, because that's really why were here: to evolve as human beings. - Oprah Winfrey
If you give them enough of yourself, they might realize that you're bleeding out from the pieces of you you keep giving them, and maybe give you something back. But then they don't. So you sit there. Less than you were. - Danielle Jordan
The most amazing travellers were to humble to write about it - Guido Colombo
Your soulmate wasn't suppose to be perfect. You were meant to see the cracks in her soul and fill them with what you have and she was meant to see yours. Together you would be complete. - Shannon L. Alder
Worse than that, however, was the CFO, a dapper-suited, neat-haired new age carapace containing an uninhibited misogynistic bogan, whose actual words to me, in concert with my boss in the same room were: 'To be successful you have to accept that weekends are for families. - Annabel Crabb
One grey hair appeared on my headI plucked it out with my hand.It answered me: "You have prevailed against me alone -What will you do when my army comes after me? - Yehuda HaLevi
When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, "Why god? Why me?" and the thundering voice of God answered, "There's just something about you that pisses me off. - Stephen King
If my life were a fragrance, it would smell like the sea. - Sanober Khan
Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were. - David Rockefeller
Only two things you ignore: things that aren't important and things you wish weren't important, and wishing never works. - David Shore
You were not born to just go to school and work, Discover the world and enjoy your life while you're still young - El Fuego
We should feel empowered by where we came from and who we are, not hide it. It is important to acknowledge that everything we do affects our ancestors as much as they have affected us. - Lorin Morgan-Richards
The person who has trust in divine justice is neither upset when treated unfairly, nor seeks his justice; on the contrary, he accepts the false accusations as if they were true, and does not try to convince others that he has been slandered; instead he asks to be forgiven... - Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain
You will find rest from vain fancies if you perform every act in life as though it were your last. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
I don't believe men and women were meant to live together. I think perhaps they should just live next door. - Katherine Hepburn
Never let yourself be diverted, either by what you wish to believe, or what you think could have beneficent social effects if it were believed; but look only and solely at what are the facts. - Bertrand Russell
As our larynxes descended, we were able to make sounds with our mouths in new and far more expressive ways. Verbal language soon overtook physical gesturing as the primary means of communication for all human beings except Italians. (Earth (The Book), p. 36) - Jon Stewart
All my life, affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it. - George Bernard Shaw
If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is like that, full of words that are not worth saying or that were worth saying once but not any more, each word that we utter will take up the space of another more deserving word, not deserving in its own right, but because of the possible consequences of saying it. - José Saramago
Nights without beginning that had no end. Talking about a past as if it'd really happened. Telling themselves that this time next year, this time next year, things were going to be different. - Raymond Carver
Adventure! People talked about the idea as if it were something worthwhile, rather than a mess of bad food, no sleep and strange people inexplicably trying to stick pointed objects in bits of you. - Terry Pratchett
She [Bernice] didn’t like anything that had an adult theme, with only one exception, her collection of erotic female memorabilia. They were all antiques, fragments of other women’s sexuality that was somehow easier to deal with than her own. - K. Ford K.
Accept everything, even if it's pain, even if it's sadness, because there's nothing absolute in this world. If everything were to disappear, at least I was thinking it didn't matter anyway. Even if in the future, everyone left me, it would be alright. I would never get hurt. - Jun Mochizuki
If tears were liquor, I'd have drunk myself sick. - Mark Lanegan
To grow old is to grow common. Old age equalizes - we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world. - Eric Hoffer
Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age.Nothing does --- except wrinkles.It's true,some wines improves with age.But only if the grapes were good in the first place - Abigail Van Buren
We are all a little schizophrenic. Each of us has three different people living inside us every day—who you were, who you are and who you will become. The road to sanity is to recognize those identities, in order to know who you are today. - Shannon L. Alder
... you might have been born to work the land. But according to the fate you’ve made for yourself, you were meant to save it. - Eric Smith
We were sent here just to be kind to each other. - Debasish Mridha
Do you pray for our world or just your world? If all your prayers were answered, would it change our world or just your world? - T S. Edwards
I stood and looked at the large framed painting of the Pierrot clown that hung on her wall and sympathised with the tears that rolled down its cheek. Like the clown, I felt contained within a frame, the only difference being my tears were not for public show. - Eileen Munroe
My bounce-around life had taught me that dreams were dangerous things - they look solid in your mind, but you just try to reach for them. It's like gathering clouds. - Kirby Larson
When we live free in the eyes of our spirit, everything superficial that we were once conditioned to believe no longer matters. We should live only with the intention of LOVE and channel that power outward into the world. - Karen A. Baquiran
Always look up to the better. They tell you where to go but never look down upon inferior because you know, you were once there. - Prashant Balan
There are so many voices heard today asserting that one should "have religion" or "believe," but all they mean is that one should associate himself, "sign up" with some religious group. Stand up and be counted. As if religion were somehow primarily a matter of gregariousness... - Thomas Merton
Women were supposed to be strong, but they weren't really, they weren't allowed to be. - Carol Shields
The journey in between what you once were and who you are now beoming is where the dance of life really takes place.
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were. - John Keats
You think some are bad or evil or whatnot, but somewhere along the way they were someone's baby, suckling the teat like anybody. Then something puts a volt in 'em and they ain't the same no more. - Alan Heathcock
I think that we were both the same star in the beginning of the universe and as the star exploded we drew apart. Our atoms merging into two different bodies, but over time our atoms found a way and found each other again. - Michaela Ruiz
Crammed among the stacks of books in his room, the author treated literature as if each book were a window in a city of unstable skyscrapers, and he was the window-washer tasked with the impossible job of cleaning them all. - from Pageturner in 365 Tomorrows - Joseph Patrick Pascale
It is man and not the Bible that needs correcting. Greater and more careful scholarship has shown that apparent contradictions were caused by incorrect translations, rather than divine inconsistencies. - Billy Graham
To live a happy life. Learn to let go of all that stresses you. You were never in control anyway. - Ane Krstevska
The freedom of speech is worthless without the freedom of offensive speech. Goebbels and Himmler were for freedom of speech that was inoffensive to the state. - Noam Chomsky
Why were drunks, almost always, persons of talent, personality, lovable qualities, gifts, brains, assets of all kinds (else why would anyone care?); why were so many brilliant men alcoholic? - Charles Jackson
When in brief flashes of serendipity you glimpse what you were born to do... Do it. No matter what. Take steps toward it, even if they are depressingly small at first. With each inch closer to your central magic, you will feel it. It is unmistakable for anything else. It's called purpose. - Jacob Nordby
...all his thoughts were of how lucky he was to inhabit such a beautiful earth, how lucky he had been to solve his problems with music, and how pleasant it was to look forward to another night of sleep and another day tomorrow, and the fresh morning, and the light that returns with the day. - E.B. White
There was no one innocent amongst us, I realized then. We were all sinners, one way or the other. We hurt with our hands, with our mouths, or with our minds. But what matters was the ‘why’.~Eyes of a Goddess - Ukamaka Olisakwe
I've admired a lot of people in my life time and some of them were actually alive. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
You are always in my thoughts. When you were little, I knew your whereabouts at any given moment. Now that you are...off on your own, I still always know where you are, because I keep you in my heart. - Elizabeth Berg
Right from the beginning, we were born into a world where the ego rules, but when we came to God and received the new birth, we entered a world where love rules - Sunday Adelaja
In time you will see that you were exactly where you were supposed to be. - L.J. Vanier
think of the condition of Europe for twenty years before, where people were fighting, not by thousands, but by millions; each one of whom as he struck his enemy wounded horribly some other innocent heart far away. - William Makepeace Thackeray
If ours is an examined faith, we should be unafraid to doubt. If doubt is eventually justified, we were believing what clearly was not worth believing. But if doubt is answered, our faith has grown stronger. It knows God more certainly and it can enjoy God more deeply. - Os Guinness
Always think extra hard before crossing over to a bad side, if you were weak enough to cross over, you may not be strong enough to cross back! - Victoria Addino
Okay, we didn’t work, and allmemories to tell you the truth aren’t good.But sometimes there were good times.Love was good. I loved your crooked sleepbeside me and never dreamed afraid.There should be stars for great warslike ours. - Sandra Cisneros
The discoveries of my life that were of greatest significance (1) When I discovered love, (2) When I discovered faith and (3) When I discovered one cannot be without the other. - Tonny K. Brown
Her strategy for honoring the dead had always been to take action - solve the mystery, punish the criminal. But what did you do when there was no one to punish? When there were no answers to find? How do you assimilate that kind of loss without losing your mind? - Rob Thomas
I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me so much of themselves, helped me find so much of me, and always been there to support when I needed it most. #BandOfBrothers. - Ted Rubin
Reality is such a pain. Those of us who were fed up with that kind of reality decided to remake it. We’d set up a partition, separate what’s important to us from what was trash, put only the things we loved on our side, and got rid of the rest. - Ryohgo Narita
Was I a dreamer, looking for an elusive happiness that real life could never deliver? Or were we meant to know the rapture of being alive, even at the cost of breaking the rules? - Elizabeth Lesser
GRACES, n. Three beautiful goddesses, Aglaia, Thalia and Euphrosyne, who attended upon Venus, serving without salary. They were at no expense for board and clothing, for they ate nothing to speak of and dressed according to the weather, wearing whatever breeze happened to be blowing. - Ambrose Bierce
Peace and blessings manifest with every lesson learned - and if your knowledge were your wealth then it would be well earned.
People try to use your past against you not realizing you were using it to propel you. - Kierra C.T. Banks
Do you remember when we learned how to fly? We'd play make-believe, we were young and had time on our side - Paradise Fears
There are men who would quickly love each other if once they were speak to each other; for when they spoke they would discover that their souls had only separated by phantoms and delusions.
RECRUIT, n. A person distinguishable from a civilian by his uniform and from a soldier by his gait. Fresh from the farm or factory or street, His marching, in pursuit or in retreat, Were an impressive martial spectacle Except for two impediments -- his feet. Thompson Johnson - Ambrose Bierce
For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. - George W. Bush
As astronomy is the daughter of idleness, geometry is the daughter of property, and if it were a question of poetry we would likely find that she is the daughter of love. - Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
i am so crammedfull of fearsthat if you were to touch me i might eitherfly or break. - Sanober Khan
Up, lad: thews that lie and cumberSunlit pallets never thrive;Morns abed and daylight slumberWere not meant for man alive. - A.E. Housman
The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence. - H. L. Mencken
If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world, and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. - E. B. White
Yet all experience is an arch wherethroughGleams that untraveled world whose margin fadesForever and forever when I move.How dull it is to pause, to make an end,To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!As though to breathe were life! - Alfred Tennyson
Suddenly the reader's eyes were filled with tears, and a loving voice whispered in his ear: -Why are you crying if everything in that book isn't true?- And the reader replied: -I know; but what I feel is real. - Ángel González
A minute later the steam stopped. By then, I was soaking wet and, no doubt, my pores were open. Some people pay a fortune for this kind of beauty treatment. I got mine for free, if you disregard the bruises, headache and all those dead people."- Corin Hayes, Silent City (working title) - G.R. Matthews
When you have mental illness it's common to be shunned by your family or friends it wouldn't happen if they knew the pain you were in. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Don't feel better than anybody, because you feel like something. Always have it at the back of your mind that you were nothing before you became something, and that thing you supposed to be is absolutely nothing. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise. - Phillips Brooks
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. - Helen Keller
Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk. - Edgar Watson Howe
There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people - we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size. - Eric Hoffer
The hardest thing in the world is to let go of who you once thought you were and to manifest your true self, at the risk of being unloved. This is self-actualization. - Kamand Kojouri
In the history of battles and wars, the massacres of civilians were the main reason of revolutions success. - M.F. Moonzajer
Your passion sustains you. Your purpose is why you were created. Follow your passion but ensure you fulfill your purpose. - Kemi Sogunle
This view, as a rounded whole and in all its essential elements, has very recently disappeared from science. It died a royal death with Agassiz.[It had formerly been held that there were no genetic connections among species.] - Asa Gray
Didn't care if I wasn't paid for working after school for seven months teaching a 9th grader to read, but when he finally could, priceless! The best times in my life were when I went way beyond my paygrade to service students in need. - Ace Antonio Hall
If history only remembers one in a thousand of us, then that future will be filled with stories of who we were and what we did. - Electronic Arts
I was so tired of this ceaseless, day-to-day tug-of-war between my hormones and my head, my vanity and my virtue. I felt very much as though I were caught in the middle of some dreadful battle in which taking a side of my own would mean certain misery in either case. - Emily Tomko
I wonder why people so commonly suppose that if two individuals are both writers they must therefore be hugely congenial," said Anne, rather scornfully. "Nobody would expect two blacksmiths to be violently attracted toward each other merely because they were both blacksmiths. - L.M. Montgomery
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met. - Rodney Dangerfield
To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child. For what is man's lifetime unless the memory of past events is woven with those of earlier times? - Cicero
If all these sweet young things were laid end to end, I wouldn't be the slightest bit suprised. - Dorothy Parker
Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you'd been before the fall. - Jodi Picoult
Knowledge is a beautiful thing that can fill us with happiness. Let’s just think about our students who answered brilliantly to questions on various exams. - Eraldo Banovac
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. - George Orwell
ACADEME, n. An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. - Ambrose Bierce
Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be? No place... Nothing outside you can give you any place... In yourself right now is all the place you've got. - Flannery O'Connor
I wash off the night in the water, my scrapes and aches numbed by the sea. My bones have become boughs, all scarred knees and gnarled kuckles. None of us are the same person we once were, since the human body replaces itself every seven years; there have been at least six different mes. - Philip Hoare
All letters of love are Ridiculous. They wouldn’t be love letters if they were not Ridiculous. - Fernando Pessoa
You are beloved; even if you were the last person on earth, the sun would rise for you. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I was attracted to science fiction because it was so wide open. I was able to do anything and there were no walls to hem you in and there was no human condition that you were stopped from examining. - Octavia E. Butler
As individuals, great writers from Villon to Diderot to Voltaire toRousseau to Byron or Shelley have often shown themselves to beirresponsible, selfish, mean or sometimes even cowardly people. Their lives were drab or self destructive or reckless.We read them for their Words, not for their deeds. - Max Vegaritter
Pablo Picasso resisted school stubbornly and seemed completely unable to learn to read or write. To other students grew used to seeing him come late with his pet pigeon -- and with the paintbrush he always carried as if it were an extension of his own body.
What we do is less than a drop in the ocean. But if it were missing, the ocean would lack something. - Mother Teresa
I hate it that Americans are taught to fear some books and some ideas as though they were diseases. - Kurt Vonnegut
I found myself tumbling down a 2000-foot face and my senses were so reduced. I couldn’t hear anything. It was totally peaceful. I was totally calm. - Travis Rice
Not everyone who has killed themselves because they were HIV positive would have been killed by AIDS. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Nothing is quite as beautiful as seeing someone do exactly what they were designed to do, to watch someone who has found that thing, that passion, that singular calling and expresses it with conviction. - Lori Stanley Roeleveld
Genius might well be defined as the ability to makes a platitude sound as though it were an original remark.
ABRUPT, adj. Sudden, without ceremony, like the arrival of a cannon- shot and the departure of the soldier whose interests are most affected by it. Dr. Samuel Johnson beautifully said of another author's ideas that they were "concatenated without abruption." - Ambrose Bierce
The good old days weren't always good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems. - Billy Joel
Contrary to popular belief, some animals would not have each chosen to be a human being, if they were given the choice between being what they are and being human. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The only way I can describe the extent of my anxiety is to say that I felt as if I were pregnant with a rock. - Katharine Graham
Every heart has a story to tell. Some dreams have wings, some are torn at the seams and just sit there on the shelf. If you were to walk in my shoes, you would see that we are all the same. So find the love inside yourself because every heart has a story to tell. - Sara Haze
If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate. - Francois de Fenelon
Television is more interesting than people. If it were not, we would have people standing in the corners of our rooms. - Alan Corenk
I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have ever been irreverent, except toward the things which were sacred to other people. - Mark Twain
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. - George Orwell
You’re beautiful. You walk wonderfully and if I were here and saw you now for the first time I’d be in love with you. If I saw you for the first time everything would turn over inside of me and I’d ache right through my chest. - Ernest Hemingway
I want a normal girlfriend. Someone restful. You know anyone like that?""I'd volunteer if you were rich," I told him. "Like hugely rich. I could be restful for massive sums of money.""Flattered. But no. - Karen Joy Fowler
If movements were a spark every dancer would desire to light up in flames. - Shah Asad Rizvi
Many marriages would have been laid to rest a long time ago, if they were not on a life-support machine called other people’s opinions and/or expectations. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Sometimes life holds more than people allow themselves to see. Such individuals may continue to live as though they are blind for eternities before realizing they were merely clamping their eyes shut. - Emily Herr
that the grace of fable stirs the mind"...and..."that the perusal of excellent books is, as it were, to interview with the noblest men of past ages - René Descartes
There were happy days, with watermelon, and sad days of whiskey. - Lewis Nordan
The essence of real creativity is a certain playfulness, a flitting from idea to idea without getting bogged down by fixated demands. Of course, you don’t always get what you thought you were asking for. - Vernor Vinge
Is it a good idea or not?? Were we build for that or not??We know to much so let's remove us?? - Deyth Banger
I sounded like Horton the Elephant. "A person is a person no matter how small." What the hell was I doing standing in the middle of a cave, in the dark, surrounded by wererats, quoting Dr. Seuss, and trying to kill a one-thousand-year-old vampire? - Laurell K. Hamilton
I didn't know how you'd get us out of that last one. But you did. You were good. - Orson Scott Card
Some people wish they were as happy as or happy like some people think they are. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Larry: She doesn't want to be happy.Dan: Everybody wants to be happy.Larry: Depressives don't. They want to be unhappy to confirm they're depressed. If they were happy they couldn't be depressed anymore. They'd have to go out into the world and live. Which can be depressing. - Patrick Marber
They say women have no conscience about laws, don't they?" Mrs MacAvelly suggested. "Why should we?" answered her friend. "We don't make 'em– nor God– nor nature. Why on earth should we respect a set of silly rules made by some men one day and changed by some more the next? - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
You will miss a normal life while living a successful life, but not as much as the craving for a successful life while you were living a normal life. - Amit Kalantri
later that night i held an atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole world and whispered where does it hurt?it answered everywhere everywhere everywhere. - Warsan Shire
The teacher pretended that algebra was a perfectly natural affair, to be taken for granted, whereas I didn't even know what numbers were. Mathematics classes became sheer terror and torture to me. I was so intimidated by my incomprehension that I did not dare to ask any questions. - Carl Jung
"If you were my husband, i would feed you poison." "If you were my wife, madam, i would take it!
One ought every day at least to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Fear least have power! The power of fear lies in the power of our fears. Without the power of our fears, fear is least empowered! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
A recent survey of 2,000 male graduates of Harvard Business Schoolfound that penis length & IQ were equally good predictors of annualincome. -- from "Eugene - Greg Egan
[That] was the cruelty of fate, whether you were dying at sea or simply trying to get through high school. Sometimes fate kissed you. Sometimes it snubbed you. Sometimes it passed you a love note, and that note was a lie. - Kathy Hepinstall
Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date. - Dale Carnegie
Death is number one on the list of things that we wish were possible to leave behind when we escaped barbarism. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Never chase a person that doesn't know your worth because the moment you catch him you will always feel you were never good enough. - Shannon L. Alder
Everyone has their own calling, but not everyone is looking for the phone, or either they missed the call, or just not answered it. - Anthony Liccione
Yet even then the music has still a quality stern and implacable, deliberate and without passion so much as immolation, pleading, asking, for not love, not life, forbidding it to others, demanding in sonorous tones death as though death were the boon, like all Protestant music. - William Faulkner
We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real? - Ray Bradbury
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top. - John Keats
Throughout the house one could detect the good sense and care of a woman whose feet were planted firmly on the ground. - Gabriel García Márquez
The moment that all these myths were brought together in so-called 'holy books'has -without any doubt- to be seenas the most disastrous point in timein the history of mankind.From: "Gesels van een imaginaire god"(Scourges of an imaginary god) - A.J. Beirens
If there were no women then men would still be living in the jungle. - Debasish Mridha
No one would have guessed that the jagged pieces of our soul fit the puzzle in this box. We were considered the left over remnants that had no place, except the picture we wanted to create together. - Shannon L. Alder
Electricians that like good health avoid the known biologically toxic very high powered electrical utility jobs. - Steven Magee
It didn’t affect him because he couldn’t fathom how I felt. He never saw how I held or how I dealt. And when a breeze hits, his first thought is never a scent. We worked in different ways and different places, which were divided by a constellation. - Dominic Riccitello
It's a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn't even know you were aiming for. - Lois McMaster Bujold
I remember every good thing about you. Every sweet and perfect thing. And nothing else. He touched her chin, tipped it up to look into her wet brown eyes. Even smudged, they were gorgeous. The dawning light in them filled his heart, and healed it. Nothing else. - V.S. Carnes
What occurs to people when they read Kurt [Vonnegut] is that things are much more up for grabs than they thought they were. The world is a slightly different place just because they read a damn book. Imagine that. - Mark Vonnegut
Ingratitude is monstrous, and for the multitude to be ingrateful, were to make a monster of the multitude. - William Shakespeare
I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell. - Octavia E. Butler
The only time anyone's admitted they were a Christian before was when they were busy telling me why they're better than me. - Randy K. Milholland
Storms don't come to teach us painful lessons, rather they were meant to wash us clean. - Shannon L. Alder
Humans seldom have created anything of lasting value unless they were tired or hurting. - Jon M. Huntsman Sr.
Matt was almost completely naked. A tattered loincloth and an ugly chain with a yellow diamond were his only apparel. - Priya Ardis
Instead of letting our emotions run amok with our minds, we can use our minds as tools that allow us to build realities that serve us better,and we attract what we are meant to attract because we are aware and self-empowered enough to choose most of the time. - Jay Woodman
Don't stand in the way of your own light. Let yourself shine as you were meant to shine, for only you can. - Karlyle Tomms
For those who were born lovers, falling in love is not neither an option nor a decision. it is a matter of existence. - Sameh Elsayed
It became clear to her that all men, however respectable in appearance and however elevated their position in society, were utter weaklings in front of a beautiful woman. - The Yacoubian Building, p. 42 - Alaa Al Aswany
Do you Believe? Do you Fade like a Dream?Let me hear you BREATHELet me watch as you sleepThe Sparrow's Eyes... Promises shift into judgmentsI cannot deny that you were designed for my punishments - Slipknot
The instant that any government obtains a monetary printing press, it becomes a deeply dishonest government, empowered to rob people by stealth. A government with the power to print money knows no limits. - Jeffrey Tucker
asked himself In what country on earth would you rather live He first answered Certainly in my own where are all my friends my relations and the earliest and sweetest affections and recollections of my life. But he continued which would be your second choice His answer France. - Thomas Jefferson
Both groups [of pundits] were critics, and that is the heart of the problem. Jeffrey A. Miller - If you are a pundit, you seem so smart when you are telling the President what he did wrong… This [is] mostly BS.
My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus."[The Science of Second-Guessing (New York Times Magazine Interview, December 12, 2004)] - Stephen Hawking
I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty. - Nancy Reagan
If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking 'Do you want fries with that?' - John Cleese
Though we met at the same station,we were but passing trains;on parallel lines,destined to never meet. - Timothy Joshua
All of my bad ideas were always my best. - Dominic Riccitello
What kind of a day was it? A day like all others, that alters and illuminates our times. And you were there. - Harvey Pekar
Clocks were invented to warn us. Tick (time is passing). Tock (time has passed). - Kamand Kojouri
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, "I wanna grow up and be a critic." - Richard Pryor
Treat a man as he appears to be, and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Of course, there were other sorts of literature -- theoretical, self-referencial, lachrymosely autobiographical -- but they were just dry wanks. - Julian Barnes
What a more beautiful world this would be if we didn't wait til people were dead before we honored their spirit. - Kellie Elmore
Meanwhile 1st April to lie as if they were honest throughout the year. - Nabil TOUSSI
Everything that humans have achieved until now, were once merely an imagination in someone’s head. - Abhijit Naskar
If I were in his(Prophet Muhammad) presence, I would wash his feet. - Hercules
Do not seduce yourself to temporary person, as you may aware that people doesn't have much time to remember that feeling which you were shared. - Anuj Kr. Thakur
I've seen many politicians paralyzed in the legs as myself, but I've seen more of them who were paralyzed in the head - George Wallace
My dreams were all my own; I accounted them to nobody; They were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
Life was mostly made up of things you couldn't control, full of surprises, and they weren't always good. Life wasn't what you made it. You were what life made you. - Sara Zarr
The inspector had interviewed boys before, boys from the poorest parts of town. He had the habit of not specifying "mam" or "dad" or even "parents." They were things he knew not every child possessed and so he was careful. - Sylvia Waugh
A Spiritual Samaritan lives knowing that if we were to leave this world tomorrow, we were the best humans we could be and we touched the lives of as many souls as possible. We are not asked to be perfect. We are asked to make a difference. - Molly Friedenfeld
There were plenty of fishes in the pond,yet i fell in love with a crocodile. - Anjum Choudhary
I kept thinking how they were all names of dead people, and how names are basically the only thing dead people keep. - Jonathan Safran Foer
When I am dead, I hope it is said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read'.
Whenever you looked forward to anything pleasant you were sure to be more or less disappointed . . . perhaps that is true. But there is a good side to it too. The bad things don't always come up to your expectations either . . . they nearly always turn out ever so much better than you think. - L. M. Montgomery
For aeons past, there were many gods who descended to be humans, yet there were not many humans who ascended back to their divinity. - Raphael Zernoff
Good parents use the mistakes they did in the past when they were young to advice the children God gave to them to prevent them from repeating those mistakes again. However, bad parents always want to be seen as right and appear "angelic and saintly" as if they never had horrible youth days. - Israelmore Ayivor
[Capitalism assumed] that from the beginning all men are equal. If that were so everyone would be equipped with the same working power, the same education and, above all, the same economic assets each person would [then] have only himself to blame if he did not succeed. - Knut Wicksell
The secret of the answered prayer is not in its artistry, nor shouts either… - Sunday Adelaja
Man's drive for self expression, which over centuries built his monuments, does not stay within set bounds; the creations, which yesterday were the detested and obscene, become the classics of today.
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework - an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life. - Betty Friedan
When the first book out my sister-in-law read it and we were chatting at 5 o'clock in the afternoon and she said, "Oh my God, chapter six, sex and a murder," and her five year old wandered into the kitchen and said, "Sixty hamburgers? - Sara Sheridan
In the long-run, regrets consist less of bad choices and more of choices not made at all. Little do we realize, those were choices too. - Ryan Lilly
We were given the Scriptures to humble us into realizing that God is right, and the rest of us are just guessing. - Rich Mullins
The Gelaming regarded themselves as a force for good, and in many ways they were, but they were also inexorable and their compassion could often feel like oppression. - Storm Constantine
Where were you then?Who else was there?Saying what?Why will the whole of love come on me suddenly when I am sad and feel you are far away? - Pablo Neruda
We were meant to survive because of our minds' ability to reason, our ability to live with frustration in order to maintain our virtue. We wore smiling masks while dying inside. - Anchee Min
Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men. - Neil Gaiman
Like the pagans of old, unaffected by climate, the British were now dancing around a giant phallus. Unlike the pagans theirs was a sterile phallus, disarmed by condoms and pills - the first heathen sexual cult to be based around sterility rather than fertility. - Peter Hitchens
Once, poets were magicians. Poets were strong, stronger than warriors or kings stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again. - Greg Bear
Saul's vitals were not human, but familiar:he never told me he was from another world:I never told him I was from his future. - Joe Haldeman
And I think more of a concern has been not within the campaign, the mistakes that were made, not being able to react to the circumstances that those mistakes created in a real positive and professional and helpful way for John McCain. - Sarah Palin
The moment when you realize no one understands, no one ever did, no one ever will.You were alone, you always will be.But may be, just may be, someone will look up to you someday. And when they do, remember to hide those tearful eyes, to smile and to say - "look, life's so good. - Sanhita Baruah
We're broken, imperfect,we were all made the same.We're broken, we're broken, imperfect,we are all to blame. - Of Mice & Men
Even the greatest fool can accomplish a task if it were after hisor her heart. But the intelligent ones are those who can convert every work into one that suits their taste - Derric Yuh Ndim
Creative work is often driven by pain. It may be that if you don't have something in the back of your head driving you nuts, you may not do anything. It's not a good arrangement. If I were God, I wouldn't have done it that way.[Interview, The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 20, 2009] - Cormac McCarthy
Consumers presented with six choices on an item were twice as likely to buy as consumers overwhelmed with 24 varieties of the same item. - Sheena Iyengar
If you were given the chance to be reborn after your death, buy you could only come back as a squirrel, would you complain? - Peter James West
Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better. - Florence Nightingale
When it's all over, it's not who you were. . . it's whether you made a difference.
First, come to the point where you realize you are alone, completely and utterly alone in the vastness of the universe and all of time.Then realize you are not alone. Look back on your life and see the people who stood by you. There were some. Realize the God of your understanding cares. - Christopher Hawke
But I do not know what to tell myself. Stuart needs "space" and "time," as if this were physics and not a human relationship. - Kathryn Stockett
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. - George Bernard Shaw
They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it? - Jeanette Winterson
Hide not your talents, they for use were made,What's a sundial in the shade? - Benjamin Franklin
She stared at the stars like they were pillow for her mind and in their light she could rest her heavy head. - Christopher Poindexter
Empowered Women 101: You are either creating drama or creating memories together. The choice is yours. - Shannon L. Alder
I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures...
Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty. - Oscar Wilde
That new technologies and techniques would be forthcoming was a fundamental article of Christian faith. Hence, no bishops or theologians denounced clocks or sailing ships--although both were condemned on religious grounds in various non-Western societies. - Rodney Stark
Some people will never know how close they really were to success because they threw in the towel right before their big break. - Dawn Gluskin
We were learning to struggle. And we were learning how powerful we are when we speak. - Malala Yousafzai
For me, it's always a little sad getting out of bed. Every morning after I get up, I always gaze longingly at my bed and lament, 'You were wonderful last night. I didn't want it to end. I can't wait to see you again. - Jim Gaffigan
If all the year were playing holidays; To sport would be as tedious as to work. - William Shakespeare
We need men who can dream of things that never were. - John F. Kennedy
I like to watch the news, because I don't like people very much and when you watch the news ... if you ever had an idea that people were really terrible, you could watch the news and know that you're right. - Frank Zappa
All Prophets were leaders; should all leaders be Prophets? - Leader, Prophet
Disappointment is a blessing. If you were never disappointed, you'd never know what was important to you. - Kamand Kojouri
On cheap tippers:"Don't take it personally; they were deprived somehow as children.On low-fat entrees: "They sell well enough, but nobody's too happy after the meal. - Joan Bauer
Imagine how boring life would be if we were all the same. My idea of a perfect world is one in which we appreciate each other's differences; one in which we are all equal but definately not the same. - Barbra Streisand
If a rhinoceros were to enter this resteraunt now, there is no denying he would have great power here. But I would be the first to rise and assure him that he had no authority whatever. - G. K. Chesterton
If people knew what they were missing, they would give up everything they have to achieve it. - Belsebuub
Live like you were dying, Love because you are. - Mark Green
If God were not willing to forgive sin, heaven would be empty - German Proverb
Some were made with skill and intelligenceSome with passion and charmBut they, they were raw, and strived to remain so… - Pearl Pandya
When the finish line seems too far away, remember how you felt when you were back at the starting line. Regain that motivation to recharge your momentum. - Toni Sorenson
The only things that erased my lonliness were written works - Novala Takemoto
The waves of regret were gentle, but I knew they would ripple on forever. - Yōko Ogawa
Tell the story as if it were only of interest to the small circle of your characters, of which you may be one. There is no other way to put life into the story. - Horacio Quiroga
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change. - Earl Nightingale
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossibility. - Oscar Wilde
We were in ways I can’t seem to grasp. We moved like fluid, scattering our love throughout each other. We moved along, out of our eyes and through our veins. It was unintentionally and in turn, unconditionally. - Dominic Riccitello
If women were as good as men they'd be a lot better! - Terry Pratchett
If there were no husbands, who would look after our mistresses? - George Moore
Here is something good to remember. You were formed by God to become a beacon of light that shines brightly within the darkness of this world. You have a purpose! - DeWayne Owens
It may be said without exaggeration that the mountains made the men; and the men in return fought with passionate courage and energy in defence of their beloved mountains, in whose fastnesses, indeed, they were well-nigh unconquerable. - John F. Baddeley
If God were willing to sell His grace, we would accept it more quickly and gladly than when He offers it for nothing. - Martin Luther
Money, power, victory and success fade in the shadows as we take our last breath for the only thing we take with us is the same thing we leave behind -- how we love and we were loved. - Robert Anthony
It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is you get up one more time than you were knocked down. - Roy T. Bennett
The Greeks invented logic but were not fooled by it. - Eric Hoffer
And what went wrong when other alchemists tried to make gold and were unable to do so?""They were looking only for gold his companion answered. They were seeking the treasure of their personal legend, without wanting actually to live out the personal legend. - Paulo Coelho
We pray because of that, to have less discomfort in life. This prayer is left unanswered for some reasons. The reason is not far-fetched God is not interested in your comfort. He is more interested in your purpose. - Sunday Adelaja
Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time. - Abi bin Abi Taleb
Unchain the beast which lurks beneath your skin; for if you were to throw it the key to freedom, you would watch in ore as you transform into your true self. - Cory R. Lewis
When you helped somebody, right away you were responsible for that person. And things always followed for which you were never prepared. - Martha Brooks
Learn as if you were not reaching your goal and as though you were scared of missing it - Confucius
Mankind is a single body and each nation a part of that body. We must never say "What does it matter to me if some part of the world is ailing?" If there is such an illness, we must concern ourselves with it as though we were having that illness. - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
And now the birds were singing overhead, and there was a soft rustling in the undergrowth, and all the sounds of the forest that showed that life was still being lived blended with the souls of the dead in a woodland requiem. The whole forest now sang for Granny Weatherwax. - Terry Pratchett
You go back. You search for what made you happy when you were smaller. We are all grown up children, really... So one should go back and search for what was loved and found to be real.
...I was not prepared for the feel of the noodles in my mouth, or the purity of the taste. I had been in Japan for almost a month, but I had never experiences anything like this. The noodles quivered as if they were alive, and leapt into my mouth where they vibrated as if playing inaudible music. - Ruth Reichl
sometimes forgiving someone it's not because he's really sorry and deserved it, but because we were worthy of tranquility. - Glad Munaiseche
of all the weapons of destruction that man could invent, the most terrible-and the most powerful-was the word. Daggers and spears left traces of blood; arrows could be seen at a distance. Poisons were detected in the end and avoided. But the word managed to destroy without leaving clues. - Paulo Coelho
The most self confident aces began to wonder when their turn would come.. Faced by the empty chairs of men you had laughed and joked with at lunch. And, miraculously, you were still there. Until tomorrow.. - Cecil Lewis
Where were you? When everything was falling apart. All my days staying by the telephone. You never rang and all I needed was a call. - The Fray
I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too. - Steve Martin
The person whose attention is in the ‘pure Soul’ is known as a renowned person. No one in the past had been celebrated as a famous person; they were called renowned persons. To be famous is the result of an ‘above normal’ state. - Dada Bhagwan
I was well aware of her ghosts. I'd met them, once or twice, during her darkness nights. "I knew you were my one when you wouldn't run," she said. How could I? Of course I stayed, when her ghosts scared my own away. What others were too afraid to see, meant everything to me. - J. Raymond
He saw that it was an ironical thing for him to be running thus toward that which he had been at such pains to avoid. But he said, in substance, to himself that if the earth and the moon were about to clash, many people would doubtless plan to get upon the roofs to witness the collision.
Where were you when I undressed and told the tales of my day?Where were youwhenI was silent with God in prandial pray?Where were youwhen I recited love poems as I lay?Where were you? - Kamand Kojouri
I have notes in my bathroom, yellow notes, and I stick 'em on the mirror, things that happened that were uplifting boosters for me. Notes that say, "Today is special, make today count." And then I have one note on the mirror in the middle that says, "Look at the other notes. - Burt Bacharach
What once were vices are manners now. - Seneca
Be not too hasty either with praise or blame; speak always as though you were giving evidence before the judgement-seat of the Gods. - Seneca
I’m mistaken….for thinking you were someone with a heart worth breaking. - Coco J. Ginger
Just a drop in the ocean," you say,And that may be true,But the ocean wouldn't be as full,If it weren't for you. - Kyra Jackson
Perhaps the Creator of this strange place knows us better than we know ourselves. Perhaps humanity was meant to eternally ponder the purpose and importance of our own existence. If we were assured of either, we’d be intolerable creatures. - Tiffany Madison
We didn't belong anywhere in particular any more. We were interchangeable parts in the American machine. - Kurt Vonnegut
Trees were so rare in that country, and they had to make such a hard fight to grow, that we used to feel anxious about them, and visit them as if they were persons. It must have been the scarcity of detail in that tawny landscape that made detail so precious. - Willa Cather
They weren't hours, these classes; they weren't even forty-five minutes--they were "periods," which sounded to me as if they were each at once a little era and then the end you had to see decisively put to it. - Gary Lutz
The wizards were civilized men of considerable education and culture. When faced with being inadvertently marooned on a desert island they understood immediately that the first thing to do was place the blame - Terry Pratchett
As I said earlier it is most surprising that the kingdom of then world should have come under the sway of a species of monkey, and there is reason to suppose that there were other claimants to the throne. ("The Shadmock") - R. Chetwynd-Hayes
Jews were expelled to Israel, Protestants were expelled to the USA and where should the Muslims go? - Daniel Marques
Fate would have no divinity if we were wise: it is we who make her a goddess and place her in heaven. - Juvenal
We would have broken up except for the children. Who were the children? Well, she and I were.
If our early lessons of acceptance were as successful as our early lessons of anger, how much happier we would all be. - Peter McWilliams
Some people were just getting on with their lives, chatting, being young. It simply wouldn't do. - Russell Brand
At least if you were ignorant, you could do what you wanted, you had no idea what had been achieved in the past. You were free, instead of chewed at by bleeding impotence, dissolved away like a pearl in acid. - Hamza wolf
Laywers, I suppose, were children once. - Jane Gardam
Don’t let circumstances hold you down; You were born to be free. Sometimes it’s not the hard work that pays but what you’ve learned from it. Be happy! Be yourself, be free. - Ane Krstevska
If you knew you were going to lose your memorybut you could choose five things you’d never forget, what would they be—a certain face, a taste, a scent,a touch; how deepin this, the middle of your life? - Kristen Henderson
If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music. It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth. - Sydney Smith
Imagine if you were performing at your full potential, the lives you would change - including yours. Just imagine... - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of life.
Two kinds of writers. One treats the world as if it were fiction; the other treats fiction as if it were the world. - Marty Rubin
What if you already are the person you wish you were but you just don't know it yet? - Debra Formo
His hand cupped her cheek as he lowered his head to hers. Just before their lips touched, a light knock sounded on the door. - Lia Davis
Thomas Edison’s last words were ‘It’s very beautiful over there’. I don’t know where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful - John Green
I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me. - Althea Gibson
If people were more concerned with how they looked on the inside, then on the outside, the world would be a nicer place to exist. - David Walsh
Go be who you were meant to be, explore your mind, understand you are free. - Goodmorning Gorgeous
But God is the God of the waves and the billows, and they are still His when they come over us; and again and again we have proved that the overwhelming thing does not overwhelm. Once more by His interposition deliverance came. We were cast down, but not destroyed. - Amy Carmichael
Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out? - Ian Wallace
We have all been empowered by the web: everyone with a keyboard can now effectively broadcast to a national audience. In a sense, it puts each of us on the same footing as the major media conglomerates, except for AOL, who now apparently own all our thoughts and teeth. - John Hodgman
If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction. - William Shakespeare
Boys did not go to work on the railroad simply because their fathers did. What fetched them were sights and sounds of moving trains, and above all the whistle of a locomotive. I've heard of the call of the wild, the call of the law, the call of the church. There is also the call of the railroad. - Gary Krist
The two things he most valued, which is to say liberty and equality, were not natural allies. - Christopher Hitchens
We should not take our ‘Humanity’ for granted. We should love and respect things as if they were ourselves. - Sandranil Biswas
The middle class were invented to give the poor hope; the poor, to make the rich feel special; the rich, to humble the middle class. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed. - James Russell Lowell
We sometimes reveal how ignorant or bored we were when we read a book by giving it 5-stars. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
He felt as if he were paying for the privilege of music with portions of his life and body. But it was well worth it. - Mark Helprin
As long as the forest stood the Tchetchens were unconquerable... and it is literally the fact that they were beaten in the long run not by the sword but by the axe. - John F. Baddeley
Never leave a situation unless you know what you needed and what you were never going to get. - Shannon L. Alder
We don't yet know, above all, what the world might be like if children were to grow up without being subjected to humiliation, if parents would respect them and take them seriously as people. - Alice Miller
I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't. - Marilyn Monroe
You were on the other side of the world, but I often woke with the scent of you surrounding me. I ached for you, Kells. No matter how much Kishan thrashed me, it couldn’t diminish the pain of losing you. I’d dream of you and reach out to touch you, but you were always just out of reach. - Colleen Houck
There are many things that we would throw away, if we were not afraid that others might pick them up. - Oscar Wilde
The emphasis of the churches were not in how much work or home keeping is done in the four walls of the church itself, they rather told the Protestants to go prove their love to God at their work places through the quality of their works - Sunday Adelaja
I don't believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals. - Gary Larson
Most people on the ledge of a tall building were not afraid they'd fall; they were afraid they'd jump. - Lauren Alego
There was one thing the experience had taught him. He said he'd learned that when millions of people, a whole political system, countless numbers of citizens who believed in God, said they were going to kill you - just listen to them. - Terry Hayes
I hated you, said Laurent. "I hated you so badly I thought I’d choke on it. If my uncle hadn’t stopped me, I would have killed you. And then you saved my life, and every time I needed you, you were there, and I hated you for that, too. - CS Pacat
Drawing and painting is like a quickie in bed. Were as novel writing is a long term relationship, much more fulling. - Tara Dobbs
What if the very reason you were created was to be creative? - Michelle Dennis Evans
But memories were fragile and not to be trusted. They were a weight that Faolin did not need to carry with him when he set out that morning. Things of the past, like the fragile boy he had been, had no place on a man’s journey towards his future. - Madeline Claire Franklin
I think there were times when I was so afraid of losing you that I forgot I even had you at all. - Ashly Lorenzana
Open questions like love, life, death, struggle and sex are our experiences, our opinions are not answers but they still remain mysterious unanswered questions. Let it be Open. - Santosh Kalwar
You were free, you are free and you will be free. - Santosh Kalwar
Her half-closed eyes were moist and tremulous and languid with desire. I began to drink love from them with thirsty kisses; which revived her spirits a litle. - Apuleius
Not to know what happened before you were born is always to remain a child. For what is a man's life if it is not linked with the life of future generations by memories of the past.
If the path set before her feet was to be narrow she knew that flowers of quiet happiness would bloom along it. The joy of sincere work and worthy aspiration and congenial friendship were to be hers; nothing could rob her of her birthright of fancy or her ideal world of dreams. - L. M. Montgomery
We need not fear death, for it is simply the next phase of life. We never die, we simply change form - just as we have since the day we were born. - The Truth
Their lips were too thin to ask forgiveness, and their minds too mean to understand love. - Jane Yolen
We were happily married for eight months. Unfortunately, we were married for four and a half years. - Nick Faldo
Imagine what it would be like if TV actually were good. It would be the end of everything we know. - Marvin Minsky
Belike you thought our love would last too long, if it were chain'd together. - William Shakespeare
She knew full well the enormity of her offense, but because her desires were stronger than the code she was breaking, she persisted in breaking it. - Harper Lee
In 2008, when almost every other investor got crushed, and even the Wall Street "experts" were down by almost half, I was up 17 percent - beating the S&P Average by over 50 percent.Reminiscences of a Stock Market Flea - James J. Houts
If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them. - Johnny Depp
An old battleax of a woman said to Winston Churchill, "If you were my husband I would put poison in your tea." Churchill's response, "Ma'am if you were my wife I would drink it. - Winston S. Churchill
There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive. - Oprah Winfrey
We were young, thoughtless - carried away with our own cleverness - J.K. Rowling
I learn everyday what it means to love myself, and I'm constantly figuring out what makes me feel empowered. - Hayley Williams
Our bodies were printed as blank pages to be filled with the ink of our hearts - Michael Biondi
... the scriptures... when properly examined and rightly divided, do not portray Jesus as a poverty-stricken individual. On the contrary, Jesus is seen as a Man whose needs were met and who was regularly involved in meeting the needs of others. - Kenneth E. Hagin
I think your hair could blow every which ways in a high wind and still look pretty," he answered, then dropped his gaze and cleared his throat. "Uh, well, are you ready to go?" he added in a brisker tone."Joshua - Werner A. Lind
If working-hours were natural, then employed men would only get erections between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. during the week. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I dreamt -- marvellous error! -- that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures. - Antonio Machado
Be what you would seem to be - or, if you'd like it put more simply - never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise. - Lewis Carroll
You could try making sense out of the universe, but you were too small and the parts you needed to see were too large or even smaller. - Kathryn Davis
One thing I have to give Christians; were it not for Sunday, every day of the week would be a workday. - Lex Allen
Sometimes living in the shadows is the only thing you can do to help a friend. Dont worry when the sun shines people will see you were always there to guide them through the pain. - Royal Cromwell
Having the courage to speak one's mind is as important as knowing when the time is right to do so. - Nana Awere Damoah
If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be. - Joseph Campbell
One faerie - and then we were free. Just on more swing of my arm. And maybe one more after that - maybe one more swing, up and inward and into my own heart. - Sarah J. Maas
Be what you would seem to be -- or, if you'd like it put more simply -- Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise. - Lewis Carroll
Stop holding on to the broken pieces of that mirror even after you are bleeding so badly, I agree that the reflections you had imagined or saw once before were beautiful but sometimes holding on to them with a hope will just continue to hurt you even more and it will never get any better. - Akshay Vasu
I Grew Up In A Family With No Prejudices. My Father Always Believed There Were Good And Bad In Every Ethnic Background, And Nationality. - Chris Mentillo
Think back to the oldest era your mind can fathom, back beyond everything we can remember, when gods were still men who had not yet lived the deeds that would deify them. - Angela B. Chrysler
There would be no great men if there were no little ones. - George Herbert
You were not created to come to this earth and say "me too I came to live some". You were create to make a difference! - Israelmore Ayivor
As Paul Tillich put it, suffering introduces you to yourself and reminds you that you are not the person you thought you were. - David Brooks
Don't suffocate your spirit for the lessons that were only passing through spring. - Nikki Rowe
In spite of where we were, how we had gotten here and why we had come, I felt that at this moment of our lives, this place was exactly where we belonged. We were not drifting but rising, rising toward something right and of significance. - Dean Koontz
They were the sort who berated a man for meddling and chased him away, then berated him again for not being there when he was needed. Not that they would admit he was needed, even then, not them. Raise a hand to help and you were interfering, do nothing and you were an un-trustworthy wastrel. - Robert Jordan
An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success. - Stephen Covey
Stuffed deer heads on walls are bad enough, but it's worse when they are wearing dark glasses and have streamers in their antlers because then you know they were enjoying themselves at a party when they were shot. - Ellen DeGeneres
Yes, if we were prepared to be honest we might rid ourselves of much self deception. - Moliere
Have you heard of the most evil things done by people in their lifetime? They have coveted men's wives, killed hundreds of Christians and sold their best friend's life away for just a few coins. Isn't it interesting that they were God's chosen in the bible? ---Saul, Judas & King David - Shannon L. Alder
Surround yourself with people that love you and accept you exactly for who and what you are. The only explanation you owe is the one you give to yourself, for not living your authentic life with the love and purpose you were meant to live. - Luis Almonte
I gave up worrying about the principles of fiction writing when I realized that there weren't any. - Teri Louise Kelly
You might be an introvert if you were ready to go home before you left the house. - Criss Jami
Live with the assumption that every day it will rain. If it does, you were right. If it doesn’t, you were fortunate. - Zack W. Van
If hope is a feeling that can defeat fear,then at that time I walked uphill through a bed of snow, my tracks were of joyful determination. - Angelica Hopes
I may have become Christian, were it not for Christians. - Mahatma Gandhi
The Victorian era was perhaps the last point in Western history when magic and science were allowed to coexist. - Jonathan Auxier
We were a perfect match. Maybe that's why we burnt out. - Anonymous
Gone are the days when women were attracted by a man's hansomeness. Today, we are talking about cash, and your compromise to become a tiger in bed. - Michael Bassey Johnson
If the lambs were flying, wolves would have also the wings to fly! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Sometimes the best books are hidden gems that you didn't even know were out there! - Carmela Dutra
Though you can live for as much as you like, but your longevity is stupidity if you were leading a worthless life. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Not one of the boys like me. I’ve put their noses out of joint.Well, they were never good-looking lads. - Luggs
April and May were painful, lonely months for me because I couldn't talk to you. I never knew that spring could be so painful and lonely. Better to have three Februaries than a spring like this. - Haruki Murakami
To feed your Muse, then, you should always have been hungry about life since you were a child. If not, it is a little late to start. - Ray Bradbury
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose. - Bette Davis
One day, you muster the courage and let go of the fear. In a brief moment of insanity, you give wings to the stories you had wanted to tell; some you didn't even know were in you. In that instant, something about you changes. You are born again. - K.J. Kilton
The monsters were neverunder my bed.Because the monsterswere inside my head.I fear no monsters,for no monsters I see.Because all this timethe monster has been me. - Nikita Gill
have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you? - Walt Whitman
Everywhere I looked, demons of the future [were] on the battlegrounds of one’s emotional plane. - David Bowie
Your dignity can be mocked, abused, compromised, toyed with, lowered and even badmouthed, but it can never be taken from you. You have the power today to reset your boundaries, restore your image, start fresh with renewed values and rebuild what has happened to you in the past. - Shannon L. Alder
You Are Not the Same as Yesterday You Were". - Behnam Rajabpoor
...there were certain chapters when I stopped writing, saw the domestic situation I was in and thought, "I don't want to face this world, let's get back to the hellish one I'm imagining. - Alasdair Gray
Closing one’s eyes when praying doesn’t increase the odds of the prayer being answered. It merely decreases the odds of being distracted. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I was afraid that your buns were blown all the way to the Bardot Museum in Paris, where they put them on display, and then…. Mina said, Were they displayed like this?" —Bats 2015 - Fred Barnett
Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope. - P.J. O'Rourke
I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves. - Bruce Grocott
Feeling low is normal, or sometimes, healthy. A lot of great things this world has witnessed were kickstarted by men when they felt low. - Swaraj Priyadarshi
For a scientist, this is a good way to live and die, maybe the ideal way for any of us - excitedly finding we were wrong and excitedly waiting for tomorrow to come so we can start over. - Norman Maclean
Some of us hover when we weep for the other who wasdying since the day they were born. - Lisa Loeb
If a person cannot protect you, it is because you were meant to perfect them.If they cannot perfect you, you are meant to protect them. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
The reason sex is fun is not to cater to the desire for individual human pleasure, but because hunanity would have ceased to exist a long time ago if it were drudgery. - Joe Beaton
Only in hindsight can we see that out fears and worries were unwarranted, that insecurities and doubts were just illussions, or that we should have taken a risk or dared something new sooner. - Ellyn Spragins
In each painting, I think, it’s as if God were giving up on finishing the world. - Yves Bonnefoy
Fats and Andrew were perhaps equally aware that the admiration in their relationship flowed mostly from Andrew to Fats; but Fats alone suspected that he needed Andrew more than Andrew needed him. - J.K. Rowling
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more intelligent and more educated than college professors. - Maya Angelou
That was when it became abundantly clear to me that simply eating in a way that avoided hurting others was never going to be enough if my eating habits were still hurting me. - Jasmin Singer
Empowered Women 101: A confident woman knows that forgiving is important, but sticking around for constant abuse isn't being confident; it is called being a doormat. - Shannon L. Alder
My grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together! For now it would be heavier than the sand of the desert. - Compton Gage
Connie felt again the tightness, niggardliness of the men of her generation. They were so tight, so scared of life! - D.H. Lawrence
We have long passed the Victorian era, when asterisks were followed after a certain interval by a baby. - W. Somerset Maugham
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul. - Thomas Paine
The sad thing was in the knowing that all their nerve would get them nowhere in the world and that they were lost as all the people in Brooklyn seem lost when the day is nearly over and even though the sun is still bright, it is thin and doesn’t give you warmth when it shines on you. - Betty Smith
A family is a group of people who keep confusing you with someone you were as a kid. - Robert Brault
I consider a dream like I consider a shadow, answered Caeiro, with his usual divine, unexpected promptitude. A shadow is real, but it’s less real than a rock. A dream is real if it weren’t, it wouldn’t be a dream but less real than a thing. That’s what being real is like. - Álvaro de Campos
Try to imagine what the rising generation could become if these five righteous patterns were practiced consistently in every home. Our young people could be like Helaman’s army: invincible (see Alma 57:25--26). - Larry R. Lawrence
Every thing's for sale out here. Anything you want. About the only thing you can't buy is my dignity and self-respect, cause those were the first to go. And I gave them away for free. - excerpt from: freefalling - Darlenne Susan Girard
One day, you will stand at the summit of a figurative mountain and look back on your life's journey. And, to your utter amazement, you will see how your experiences with depression, dark and painful as they were, only added to the overall beauty of your life. - Seth Adam Smith
(Kaylee) Tell me I'm pretty, Wash.(Wash) Were I unwed I would take you in a manly fashion.(kaylee) Because I'm pretty?(Wash) Because you're pretty. - Brett Matthews
My mother buried three husbands ... and two of them were only napping. - Rita Rudner
In my hands I held gold dust and tarnished rust, but looking further in, I saw the few diamonds I've come to know as soul mates in my life. They sparkled a little brighter and I'd notice the lack of weight if they were gone. They would leave not as a loss, but as a hole in my palm. - Hubert Martin
When I was a child, I read books. My reading was not indiscriminate. I preferred books that were old and thick and hard. I made vocabulary lists. - Marilynne Robinson
It’s when you acquire the knowledge to listen to your inner voice and patiently chase your goals, that all that you were afraid of can be seen in different shining colors. - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
He was in a fairy kingdom where everything was possible.He looked up at the sky. And the sky was a fairy realm like the earth. It was clearing, and over the tops of the trees clouds were swiftly sailing as if unveiling the stars. - Leo Tolstoy
Serendipity: Look for something, find something else, and realize what you've found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for.
But maybe they were barbarians. Maybe this is what most barbarians look like. They look like everybody else. - Susan Sontag
Maybe to feel superior in struggle was sensed, When people were aware to fight for identity. - Marieta Maglas
Paralyzed I was, you were standing tall and fier;You took my fragile heart as a souvenir. - Siddharth Bhatnagar
If you think you are unworthy to pray, that thought is not coming from Jesus Christ. More than anything, He wants us to approach Heavenly Father, to have our prayers heard and answered. - Toni Sorenson
Why are you leaving me?He wrote, I do not know how to live.I do not know either but I am trying.I do not know how to try.There were some things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So i buried them and let them hurt me - Jonathan Safran Foer
Life is a MISSIONFulfilled through our VISIONLive life well this SEASONYou were born for a REASON... - Israelmore Ayivor
[D]oing nothing meant leaving things exactly the way they were, and that was unacceptable. - Caroline Goode
But if you were to die ten times for him, you would not alter his destiny in the slightest - Hermann Hesse
Sure, we thought the acresThat we tilled were sacred,But how could we have knownThat wheat can haunt like ghosts - Sherman Alexie
A lady came up to me on the street and pointed to my suede jacket. "You know a cow was murdered for that jacket?" she sneered. I replied in a psychotic tone, "I didn't know there were any witnesses. Now I'll have to kill you too."
Perfection is death,' Anastasia said. 'The world is imperfect, but if it weren't, who would love it? - Michael Swanwick
I don’t understand how I could have believed you were a warm, affectionate, and tenderhearted person! You’re obviously as prickly as a porcupine and any man who comes close to you will end up with a face full of quills! - Colleen Houck
Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men, without a consequent loss of liberty? - Patrick Henry
If wisdom were on sale in the open market, the stupid would not even ask the price.
Every night I tell my children all of the things that I love about them. I tell them how proud I am of their accomplishments and how much better our lives have been since they were born. I hope they will always realize how much they are loved and valued. I feel so blessed that they are in my life. - Tom Giaquinto
You were chasing stones forever, forgetting the diamond within you - Skye Elf
RANK, n. Relative elevation in the scale of human worth. He held at court a rank so high That other noblemen asked why. "Because," 'twas answered, "others lack His skill to scratch the royal back." Aramis Jukes - Ambrose Bierce
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. - Abraham Lincoln
People change,' Sara said.'True enough,' Tsukuru said. 'People do change. And no matter how close we once were, and how much we opened up to each other, maybe neither of us knew anything substantial about the other. - Haruki Murakami
We were not placed on an empty island for a reason, we were placed into communities to BUILD RELATIONSHIPS and Help ONE ANOTHER! - Manuel Corazzari
We have shared the incommunicable experience of war, we have felt, we still feel, the passion of life to its top. In our youth our hearts were touched with fire. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
But always, to her, red and green cabbages were to be jade and burgundy, chrysoprase and prophyry. Life has no weapons against a woman like that. - Edna Ferber
I think, that if the world were a bit more like ComicCon, it would be a better place. - Matt Smith
Democracy is a system were ignorants choose a government, comunism is a system where ignorants govern themselves. - Daniel Delgado F
In real life, the big things and the little things are inextricably mixed up together, so in Libya at one moment, one worried because one's native boots were full of holes, and at the next, perhaps, one wondered how long one would be alive to wear them. - Rosita Forbes
The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being YOU: they are unique manifestations of the human spirit. - Wade Davis
People in every nation behave and respond according to the values and virtues upon which they were raised. We all are a product of our environment. - Sunday Adelaja
We [-women and men-] are all equal in our creaturehood, whatever our sex, color, age, background, or abilities. But we are all different in the functions we were created to perform, as different as water from stones, and engineering from imaginative fiction. - Mary McDermott Shideler
I am convinced that if stories such as these have any lasting value, it is in revealing the kind of work young pulp-writers were doing in those days when rates were low and one had to make a typewriter smoke in order to keep eating. - Hugh B. Cave
I Am Female. Empowered, powerful, and greatness! - Stephanie Lahart
We were all pawns easily discarded at the whims of monsters, some of whom were younger than me. - Brima Lamin & Chantale Wesley-Lamin, The Walk - Memoir of a Liberian Civil War Survivor, 2016
were the last words that I wrote for you enough to tell youthat in my death the light that shone through my painful darknesswas a blinding vision of your eternal smile?cold scalpel's steel whispers tear at my very coreas I cling to my memories of you... - Xavier
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history? - Marcus Tullius Cicero
An empowered heart is one filled with self love. - Amy Leigh Mercree
109They all were children as it were" she saith. Tiring, complaining, and with any colorful thing they are charmingly possessed. Have a second look at their faces; you might be having other things ought to be expressed. - Bela Anĝelo
If I were not to put my arms out; would I have not caught you when you fell - Jeremy Aldana
Maybe we weren't at the Last Supper, but we're certainly going to be at the next one. - Bella Abzug
I find my solitude between people when they were many and I was alone. - Ali Rezavand Zayeri
If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. - William Blake
Apparently Lord Wyndham did regularly donate books to various museums around London. They were usually ones which he had collected earlier, but which were no longer of interest to him or his associates. Irene twitched at the very notion. Give books away? How very frivolous, she finally said. - Genevieve Cogman
Contrary to popular opinion, leadership is not a reserved position for a particular group of people who were elected or appointed, ordained or enthroned. Leadership is self-made, self-retained, self-inculcated and then exposed through a faithful, sincere and examplary life. - Israelmore Ayivor
In some cases we neglect our health, because we were never told about its value. - Sunday Adelaja
My reasons to liveWere my reasons to dieBut at least they were mineNow I've freedom unboundCut the laces of life - Emilie Autumn
Inspirational people weren't meant to be enablers. They were meant to empower! - Shannon L. Alder
Today is a new day. Even if you were wrong yesterday, you can get it right today. - Dwight Howard
Oh no-"she began.It shocked her to be right. Parent's were right, not children. Children could say anything, Arriety knew and enjoy saying it- knowing always they were safe and wrong. - Mary Norton
Never ever forget that you enlisted in the ranks you weren’t press ganged or drafted. Nobody owes you anything least of all respect for your work until you’ve earned it with what you put on the page. - T.F. Rigelhof
Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. - H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Men had no purpose on earth whereas women were gods walking unrecognized among them. - Kate Atkinson
As ages passed we the people, were all blinded and misled in their ventures, by the heralds of the past. In the art of suppression apartheid and slavery were born and raised. In the final stage we established our earth as a drain of fuel and the religion of money made his appearance. - Nynke Visser
Immature citizens in several sizes were massed before a large factorylike structure where advanced techniques transformed them into true-thinking right-acting members of the three social classes, lower, middle, and upper middle. - Donald Barthelme
Asking questions is what brains were born to do, at least when we were young children. For young children, quite literally, seeking explanations is as deeply rooted a drive as seeking food or water. - Alison Gopnik
If I were to complain about complainers. Am I a culprit comparable conveyor? Let go of the anger. It’s crimping my colossal contentment. - JT Sanz
Be yourself because you weren't born to be anyone else - Hayley Brewer
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is: Infinite. - William Blake
Maybe, if you can't get someone out of your head they were never meant to leave. Perhaps, they were meant to help change you into the person you have been waiting to become. - Shannon L. Alder
I thought we were going to take a 20-mule team out to the Grand Canyon and get a Bunsen burner and a bow and arrow, and whatever you can catch you cook. And it’s gotta be gourmet and it better look good. - The Creators of Top Chef
Mr. Trask, do you think the thoughts of people suddenly become important at a given age? Do you have sharper feelings or clearer thoughts now than when you were ten? Do you see as well, hear as well, taste as vitally? - John Steinbeck
Some children were lucky enough to have their Potter novels banned by witch-hunting school boards and micromanaging ministers. Is there any greater job than a book you're not allowed to read, a book you could go to hell for reading? - Ann Patchett
I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before! - C. JoyBell C.
Remember, before they promoted to the chair of CEO, they were the best employees of their companies. - Amit Kalantri
The city was a machine of its own, continuously producing. We were constantly pumped out through its assembly line, in different forms or models. We came hardwired with different stories, dark secrets, vices, and defects. Over time, we fail and come to find our end, but the city continues onwards. - Cristina Martín
Above all I needed to be made to think about what it meant that I was a woman, instead of acting unreflectingly as though I were a man, bound to live out the script of a man’s life. - Jill Ker Conway
We feel that even if all possible scientific questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Most men would feel insulted if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now. - Henry David Thoreau
Your parents weren't always like this, they only became this way after you came along. - Bill Gates
We have placed too much hope in political and social reforms, only to find out that we were being deprived of our most precious possession: our spiritual life. - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
We too often let the material things serve as indicators that we're doing well, even though something inside us tells us that were not doing our best. That we are avoiding that which is hard, but also necessary. That we are shrinking from rather than vising to the challenges of the age. - Barack Obama
Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated. - Ernest Hemingway
And how will this come to pass?' He paused and lowered his voice. ' In the same way all change comes to pass, I fear, And I am sorry it is so. It will come to pass by violence and upheaval, by flame and by fury, for no change comes calmly over the world. - Walter M. Miller Jr.
People talk about egos as if it were objects. - Bob Dylan
In the past imagination and enjoyment were the religions. What is religion? It is the evolution of life power. What a man is wanting to know? He always wants to know the infinite power latent in his body. See what an immense power this human body holds! - Sri Jibankrishna or Diamond
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. - Thomas Aquinas
I wish i were a little girl again, because skinned knees are easier to fix than broken heart. - Julia L. Roberts
The great achievements of western capitalism have rebounded primarily to the benefit of the ordinary person. These achievements have made available to the masses conveniences and amenities that were previously the exclusive prerogative of the rich and powerful. - Milton Friedman
The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken. - Homer
It was the misfortune of poetry to be seldom safely enjoyed by those who enjoyed it completely; and that the strong feelings which alone could estimate it truly were the very feelings which ought to taste it but sparingly. - Jane Austen
When they realized they were in the desert, they built a religion to worship thirstiness. - Zach Weiner
All you ever were was a little bit of the universe, thinking to itself. - Iain M. Banks
I never said you were my friend. I just didn't have the guts to tell you to leave. - Kris Harte
I bought some batteries, but they weren't included. - Steven Wright
I was brought up by very witty people who were dealing with quite difficult things - disease and death... I was brought up by people who tended to giggle at funerals.
We were one, even in the darkest corner. - Dominic Riccitello
Without the dreamers who write science fiction and other imaginary material we'd still be sitting in caves ... if we weren't already extinct. - William C. Samples
There were no toys under the bed--that wasn't why he liked it. Why he liked it was that there wasn't anything under the bed--no chickens, no Joey, no Eloise, no sheep, no "no"s. He could lie under the bed and not be told anything at all. - Jane Smiley
That's the worst of growing up, and I'm beginning to realize it. The things you wanted so much when you were a child don't seem half so wonderful to you when you get them. - L. M. Montgomery
If your prayers remain unanswered, start fasting - Sunday Adelaja
They told me adventures were over, so I got off the internet and got on a plane. They told me kindness was a thing of the past, so I spent a year helping others in need. They told me love was dead, so I fell into it. Head over heels. - Abby Lass
Englishmen who came here had the spirit of close kinsmen in all they did; often were blood related and moved from place to place in clans strengthened by civic and ecclesiastical covenants. - Edward Pearson
You were my dock. I am just a mere ship that has drifted farther and farther into the vast water. Many docks are in range, but I have yet to anchor and tie my rope. - A.M.L
A little girl and her father were walking along in the evening. She was fascinated by the stars, and kept looking up at them, but made no comment until her father asked what she was thinking. She replied, "If the bottom side of heaven is so beautiful, how wonderful the other side must be - Francis Gay
Smartass Disciple: What were you thinking when the truth is revealed unto you?Master of Stupidity: I wasn't thinking. I was having sex when it came to my mind. - Toba Beta
O God, that I were a man! I would eat his heart in the marketplace. - William Shakespeare
I think housework is far more tiring and frightening than hunting is, no comparison, and yet after hunting we had eggs for tea and were made to rest for hours, but after housework people expect one to go on just as if nothing special had happened. - Nancy Mitford
Every loss and negative experience is a catalyst for positive change. They are meant to help us grow and become the people we were meant to be - Mike Denaro
There is no greater sorrow than to recall, in misery, the time win we were happy. - Dante Alighieri
All the same, a seductive voice from afar kept breaking into her conjugal peace: it was the voice of solitude. She closed her eyes and listened to the sound of a hunting horn coming from the depths of distant forests. There were paths in those forests... - Milan Kundera
The whole thing could have been uncomfortable if all your wishes were to be drowned in to the sea or passed through a heart of a lion that shed not the innocent blood. - Auliq Ice
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained - Walt Disney Company
Not only were science and religion compatible, they were inseparable--the rise of science was achieved by deeply religious Christian scholars. - Rodney Stark
We did a variant of the intern thing. We hired people as consultants for a specific thing and then if they were good, offered them a job. - Joshua Schachter
All that day she felt as if she were acting in a theatre with better actors than herself, and that her bad performance was spoiling the whole affair. - Leo Tolstoy
You're my Star, a stargazer too,and I wish that I were Heaven,with a billion eyes to look at you! - Plato
The true measure of a best friend is where they are when you make the biggest decision of your life, not where they were during the decision process. - Shannon L. Alder
It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way. - Ernest Hemingway
Trees are selfless, so all species thrive. If they were like humans, the world wouldn’t survive. - Vinita Kinra
I danced as he twirled in and out of consciousness, and there we were, one in love and the other astray. - Dominic Riccitello
Swans sing before they die— 't were no bad thing Should certain persons die before they sing. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I am grateful for all those dark years, even though in retrospect they seem like a long, bitter prayer that was answered finally. - Marilynne Robinson
All the horrors of the reign of terror were based on concern for public tranquility. - Leo Tolstoy
They always said my books were ass. The next one I wrote told them to kiss it! - Khali Raymond
You are asking me questions I cannot answer. All I ask is that you do not fear Avanti’s judgement and that you live your life from this point, as if it were the only life you had. Make the most of each day you live, make every moment count.’~Elden RothDeathsworn Arc 4: Rise of the Archmage - Martyn Stanley
This is Just to Say I have eatenthe plumsthat were inthe iceboxand whichyou were probablysavingfor breakfastForgive methey were deliciousso sweetand so cold - William Carlos Williams
Most of the tools from medieval times were extensions of the physical self. Tools are now extensions of the mental self. - Lotoya Peterson
Don't waste water even if you were at a running stream - Anonymous
I used to always read with a pen in my hand, as if the author and I were in a conversation. - Tara Bray Smith
In the heart, silence becomes an echo of unanswered needs - Bluenscottish
Are you in the habit of taking tea with anyone who approaches you in a foreign port? He went on and snorted carelessly. No wonder you were abducted so easily. - V.S. Carnes
I should not really object to dying were it not followed by death. - Thomas Nagel
If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy? - Thomas Lovell Beddoes
He was fortified by a memory which kept only the good things and rejected the ill. Despite his sorrows, he had had a fair share of joys and these were ever fresh and accessible. - Evelyn Waugh
If a woman were elected president, would our nation expect her husband to be the official White House host? - Venita Ellick
When people say they're unemployed, bored, or have nothing to do, I sigh and think, "If only time were transferable. - Joyce Rachelle
A good mother does not live only for her children. She always has some bond with other mothers, no matter what class, nationality or race they may be. All mothers have the same joys, the same sorrows, the same anxieties. All mothers think first of their child and of children. - Werenfried Von Straaten
The U.S. didn't achieve its liberty or prosperity by mistake. It was by design, and the architects were the Founding Fathers. Don't mess with the Constitution. The Constitution matters. - A.E. Samaan
Because to take away a man's freedom of choice, even his freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate him as though he were a puppet and not a person. - Madeleine L'Engle
when you are doubt with someone on how they feel don't pretend that you know what they were thinking, never assume yourself as you know how they feel when you really not at their shoes at all. - Jinnul Jr.
Yes, you are right! I am your leftover trash. I hope you know a bum got to eat too. I believe you were one when I met you. - Touaxia Vang
It was all a matter of timing," she says. "My train was late that day. The day I saw you drop your notebook. Had it been on schedule we never would have met. Maybe we were never meant to. It was a possibility, one of thousands, and not inevitable, the way some things are. - Erin Morgenstern
The truth of who we are dissolves the illusions when they arise, simply by us not buying into them anymore. By realizing they were counterfeit bliss. By and by, oneness dissolves what was once separation. - Tehya Sky
Life depends on you and your choices. The real value of your life largely depends on what you do with your life. You either move the world or the world moves you! You were born to either show the world why you were born or the world shows you why you were born, period! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
It was a kind of sado-masochism. I would take the things that were painful to me and elevate them and, through the mantra of music, make them into a release. - Michael Gira
The people who work with solar photovoltaics (PV) tend to be sick, I've worked with many of them. They were showing classic symptoms of Radio Wave Sickness (RWS). - Steven Magee
Even if there were no heaven and there were no hell, would you still follow Jesus? Would you follow him for the life, joy and fulfilment he gives you right now? - Tony Campolo
All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time. - Ernest Hemingway
Most of the people in the audience were white and old. They had the gaunt look of people who have seen all the important movies and can now only look forward to reruns. - Karan Mahajan
At Christmastime, whenever I feel overwhelmed and a little out of sorts, all I have to do is think of my father and the things he'd be doing if he were here and I smile. - Peggy Toney Horton
But that was the cruelty of fate, whether you were dying at sea or simply trying to get through high school. Sometimes fate kissed you. Sometimes it snubbed you. Sometimes it passed you a love note, and that note was a lie. - Kathy Parks
The female is, as it were, a mutilated male, and the catamenia are semen, only not pure; for there is only one thing they have not in them, the principle of soul. - Aristotle
Again, "Pray without ceasing" (1 Thess. 5:17), and here the word to pray does not mean to beg or to plead as if God were unwilling to give--but simply to expose by faith every situation as it arises, to the all-sufficiency of the One who indwells you by His life. - W. Ian Thomas
But I will not repine. It cannot last long. He will be forgot, and we shall all be as we were before. - Jane Austen
Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life. - W. Somerset Maugham
Wouldn't the worst be, isn't the worst, in truth, that women aren't castrated, that they have only to stop listening to the Sirens (for the Sirens were men) for history to change its meaning? - Hélène Cixous
Some' strong decisions stamp you as 'rude'. But in future, they will realize that you were right. But be cautious about the 'Some'. - Saga Valsalan
The skies are haunted by that which it were madness to know; and strange abominations pass evermore between earth and moon and athwart the galaxies. Unnamable things have come to us in alien horror and will come again. - Clark Ashton Smith
For those who believe in the resurrection, death is inconsequential. In the resurrection, those that were dead live, and those who live believe they shall never die. - Emily Thorne
Love as if you were born to just love and have nothing else to do in this universe. - Debasish Mridha
If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it. - Horace Mann
ILLUMINATI, n. A sect of Spanish heretics of the latter part of the sixteenth century; so called because they were light weights -- _cunctationes illuminati_. - Ambrose Bierce
You have to remember one thing about the will of the people: it wasn't that long ago that we were swept away by the Macarena. - Jon Stewart
Can't you see? Before you knew the truth, we were happy. What's the god in ferreting out the truth all that time? It's always unpleasant.""Is it only lies that are Pleasant?""Usually. That's why people tell them. To make life bearable. - Penelope Mortimer
Sometimes the most difficult relationships to get over are the ones that never were. - Brenda Priddy
Everyone takes part in the mosque for one reason; to have a prayer answered. - Shujoy Chowdhury
You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? - Jalaluddin Rumi
If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done. - Anonymous
Young girls frequently report that their early sexual experiences were coerced. In a study in South Africa, 30 percent of girls report that their first sexual intercourse was forced. In rural Malawi, 55 percent of adolescent girls surveyed report that they were often forced to have sex. - Njovana Watts
Were most of your stars out? Were you busy writing your heart out? - J.D. Salinger
Because they saved me from myself, they rescued me from my loneliness. They were the first to accept me for who I am. They're my friends.-Naruto Uzumaki - Masashi Kishimoto
To live without killing is a thought which could electrify the world, if men were only capable of staying awake long enough to let the idea soak in. - Henry Miller
If ‘one’ really were the sufferer or the enjoyer, then he would get tired. But the Self in reality is not experiencing anything. He simply does egoism only. - Dada Bhagwan
Take a closer look at the word "Change". You never "Changed", instead, you were 'Manipulated' by illusion. - Vishwanath S J
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere. - Carl Sagan
Suddenly, the double doors of the parlor whooshed open. A large fleshy woman stood before me in full regalia. Her eyes were all made up, earrings and bracelets jangling. The sign in the window said Miss Sadie was a medium. From the look of her, I'd say that was a bit wishful. - Clare Vanderpool
We thought speaking in English meant you were more intelligent. We were wrong of course. It does not matter what language you choose, the important thing is the words you use to express yourself. - Malala Yousafzai
The difference between Socrates and Jesus is that no one had ever been put to death in Socrates' name. And that is because Socrates' ideas were never made law. Law, in whatever name, protects privilege. - E.L. Doctorow
Perhaps women were once so dangerous they had to have their feet bound. - Maxine Hong Kingston
The women cried with one another, and it didn't seem to matter whether you were Jewish or Christian, you just mourned. - Harry Bernstein
Outlines are the last resource of bad fiction writers who wish to God they were writing masters' theses. - Stephen King
The best leaders have the ability to align people to their vision and motivate them to work passionately towards its fulfillment as if it were their own. - Ben Morton
"Contrariwise," continued Tweedledee, "if it was so, it might be, and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic!"
What our ancestors would really be thinking, if they were alive today, is: "Why is it so dark in here?" - Terry Pratchett
Don't die famous. The things they will say you did and said would make you rise up in anger if you were alive. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
Oh, there were many here who were justly shot by unjust men. - Arthur Miller
I believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil. - Albert Einstein
Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers. - William Feather
We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon. - Jimmy Carter
If any choose to maintain, as many do, that species were gradually brought to their maturity from humbler forms ... he is welcome to his hypothesis, but I have nothing to do with it.
You know, you can't please all the people all the time... and last night, all those people were at my show. - Mitch Hedberg
Oh, sir!" Lord Teddie bounced on his feet. "Sir, I read about this sort of thing once, sir! The only way to solve it is to kill both of them. It was in the Bible!"The silence rung. Lord Teddie cowered at the King's look."Ah, never mind," he said. - Heather Dixon
Three people were at work on a construction site. All were doing the same job, but when each was asked what thejob was, the answers varied. "Breaking rocks," the first replied. "Earning my living," the second said. "Helping tobuild a cathedral," said the third. - P. Schultz
She was worried these thoughts would crush her if she let them come, but they didn't. You didn't know how heavy they were until you tried to lift them. You didn't know how strong you were. - Ann Brashares
He shot everything that moved in a blind fury. It was as if he were floating outside his body, his flesh acting on pure animal instinct. To kill or be killed. It was exhilarating. - Rebecca M. Gibson
You know you are a writer when you talk about your characters as if they were real people! - Wyketha K Parkman
It was both odd and unjust, a real example of pitiful arbitrariness of existance, that you were born into a particular time & held prisoner there whether you wanted it or not. It gave you an indecent advantage over the past and made you a clown vis-a-vis the future. - Daniel Kehlmann
Those vibrations that we created have indeed fall upon us. Only those acts that were done in the ignorant (Self unawareness) state, that has given us reactions. - Dada Bhagwan
At every period of history, people have believed things that were just ridiculous, and believed them so strongly that you risked ostracism or even violence by saying otherwise. If our own time were any different, that would be remarkable. As far as I can tell it isn't. - Paul Graham
If they were there for you when you had nothing, they are the ones worth having now. If they only notice you because of what you have gained, are they worth having at all? - Donna Lynn Hope
She was conscious that the things she did were the things she had always wanted to do. - Zelda Fitzgerald
Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation. - Mark Twain
It's as if my footprints were already on the road before I even got there.I walk into them, my waiting footprints. - Jackie Kay
Relationship doesn’t remain, We resonate on different flames, I could cut you down again, If you were like all other men, If you were like all other men, I know that I could shut you down again - Amy Winehouse
Before passing judgementon someone’s choices,stop and look at the questionsthey were trying to answer. - Domonique Bertolucci
Climbing would be a great, truly wonderful thing if it weren't for all that damn climbing.
I have loved like a child collecting shells along the shore line, discarding one shell for another of seemingly more outward beauty with no knowledge of the pearls that were hidden within. - Robert Anthony
We were together for a year; she just left me when I pledged her my love. - M.F. Moonzajer
Dragons were a problem sometimes, but they only came on Tuesdays, so you could work around them. - Mike Carey
Last night, I spoke to God.I told Him my plans. He started to cry.I thought I was great to move The Greatest to tears.He said that He was crying only becausemy plans were very differentthan His plans for me. - Kamand Kojouri
Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.' That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool. - Paul McCartney
When they were in school, Peter used to say that everything you do is a self-portrait. It might look like 'Saint George and the Dragon' or 'The Rape of the Sabine Women,' but the angle you use, the lighting, the composition, the technique, they're all you. You are every color and brushstroke. - Chuck Palahniuk
Mountains were made to climb, therefore dont cry when you see one. - Jackson Taviri
If it weren't for caffeine I'd have no personality whatsoever! - Anonymous
You see things, and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were, and say "Why not? - George Bernard Shaw
There's no easy way out. If there were, I would have bought it. And believe me, it would be one of my favorite things! - Oprah Winfrey
So many people shall regret three great things tomorrow; things they did, things they did not do and things they were yet to do! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
And sometimes both of them forgot that what they were undergoing amid the clink of cutlery and crockery was a mutual interview that might decide whether or not they would own a common set of those items some time in the whimsical future. - Vikram Seth
It takes the trust of God for things that exist, to wait on him for the evidence of things that do not exist. Faith and hope make you to thank God for the invisible things by looking at the visible things which were once invisible too. - Israelmore Ayivor
I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience. - Shelley Winters
Alcohol is a very necessary article... It makes life bearable to millions of people who could not endure their existence if they were quite sober. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning. - George Bernard Shaw
The disempowered mind believes dreams come true; the empowered mind knows you bring your dreams to life. - Steve Maraboli
Always remember that you were once alone, and the crowd you see in your life today are just as unecessary as when you were alone. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The mystery that surrounded how their souls were tied, would certainly make a great read in decades to come, but for the time being though, they had to surrender and observe, as destiny played chess with their lives, eager to prevent them from running away from it. - Pertunia Lehoka
They decided to allow their baby to be born. What they did not realize is that they themselves were the ones who would be 'born,' infants in a new world where magic is commonplace, Harvard professors are the slow learners, and retarded babies are the master teachers. - Martha N. Beck
Leave me alone", is not a good news! "Let's be together" is not a bad news. We were made to be each others keepers. Let love lead - Israelmore Ayivor
Unhappiness where's when I was young, And we didn't give a damn, 'Cause we were raised, To see life as fun and take it if we can. - Dolores O'Riordan
I wish that people would stop destroying other people just because they were once destroyed. - Karen Salmansohn
You can always be better than your master but you can never change the fact that you were his student and he was your master! The seed must always respect for his soil! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Since no one is perfect, it follows that all great deeds have been accomplished out of imperfection. Yet they were accomplished, somehow, all the same. - Lois McMaster Bujold
IT IS QUITE ENOUGH IF A HUMAN BEING HAS BUT ONE FIELD WHERE HE OR SHE IS STRONG. IF A HUMAN BEING WERE STRONG IN EVERY FIELD, IT WOULDN'T BE NICE FOR OTHER PEOPLE, WOULD IT? - Akira Kurosawa
On Twitter, people who had read my book followed me and I could see what else they were reading, why they'd liked what I'd written and by the by, more about them than I'd ever elicit from two minutes in a tent at a book festival, stuck behind a signing desk. - Sara Sheridan
You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?" - George Bernard Shaw
If I were told that what I shall write will be read in twenty years by the children of today and that they will weep and smile over it and will fall in love with life, I would devote all my life and all my strengths to it. - Leo Tolstoy
If the bird does like its cage, and does like its sugar and will not leave it, why keep the door so carefully shut? Why not open it, only a little? Do they know there is many a bird will not break its wings against the bars, but would fly if the doors were open? - Olive Schreiner
That awkward moment when you realize someone was actually home the whole time you were singing on the tops of your lungs. - Kasey Collin P. Dumdum
Dictatorship, by whatever name, is founded on the doctrine that the individual amounts to nothing; that the State is the only one that counts; and that men and women and children were put on earth solely for the purpose of serving the state. - Harry Truman
If one religion were 'true,' we would expect to see, even if only once in all of recorded history, a religious missionary that had stumbled upon a culture that shared the same revelations brought forth by the same deity. - David G. McAfee
The strange thing about loneliness is that we feel it most intently when we are with people. Loneliness is the knowing in our heart that we were created to really, truly know each other in the deepest sense but we feel stuck with superficiality. - Dannah Gresh
When you were born, you were given a one-way ticket. You can never come back and visit your past. - Debasish Mridha
I was amazed at how strong women were when they were angry. - Robin Hobb, Royal Assassin
My best ideas come in the shower, where I’m showered with water, but also ideas. - Ryan Lilly
The reason why great men meet with so little pity or attachment in adversity, would seem to be this: the friends of a great man were made by his fortune, his enemies by himself, and revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude.
Some families can trace their ancestors back three hundred years, but can't tell you where their children were last night.
Tipper and Al came to a show the last time we were in Washington. They're nice people, a nice family. We made every effort not to frighten them. - Jerry Garcia
We kept our secrets because we don't want to reveal what we were before - Syrone Dalawis
Photons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic. - Woody Allen
Churches were never meant to be mental hospitals. They were supposed to be military outposts under orders to storm the gates of hell. Every believer is on active duty and called to serve a higher purpose with the rank of their blessings and talents. - Shannon L. Alder
If you were Catholic, you'd singe the ears of the priest you confessed to. - Jeaniene Frost
Most great works of the imagination were meant to make you feel like a stranger in your own home. The best fiction always forced us to question what we took for granted. It questioned traditions and expectations when they seemed to immutable. - Azar Nafisi
The basis of all animal rights should be the Golden Rule: we should treat them as we would wish them to treat us, were any other species in our dominant position - Christine Stevens
Our children were allowed to help when they were little, urged to help when they grew a little older, and sometimes ordered to help when they were teenagers. - Boyd K. Packer
If e-book readers were invented before print books, (petty things such as) the smell of ink would have been some people’s only reason for not abandoning e-books. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I was the first face you saw when you were born, you were bald as my hair ran black. Now yours the last face I saw before I died, your hair ran black, as I was bald. - Anthony Liccione
If it were not for injustice, men would not know justice. - Heraclitus
Every year it minus or subtract a percentage of your life. Thats why when we grow , The time is more faster, the months are faster, days are faster. We are hardly able to keep track of time. We are also getting closer to death than we were . - De philosopher DJ Kyos
Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. - William Shakespeare
I helped with customers who raced through the front door in a mad search for the perfect gift. One that looked as if they'd put hours of thought into their choice. And yes, you're right. They were mostly men." -- Abby Shaw, Sucker Punched - Sammi Carter
Just because your feet are on the ground, doesn't mean you weren't born to fly. - Justin Young
I write what I want to read. If I were to write what I know, I'd be staring at a blank page forever. - R.J. Dennis
The worst-tempered people I've ever met were the people who knew they were wrong. - Wilson Mizner
Wishers were ever fools. - William Shakespeare
Some pieces couldn't be glued back together. Some people weren't for fixing. Sometimes, the only thing to do was burn the whole fucking world down and start again. - Abigail Haas
God really must have had a sense of humor, because if I had to name my biggest turn-on, it was literature. And he had just recommended a book that I didn’t know, that wasn’t taught in school. If I were single, there would be no better pick-up line. - Kody Keplinger
If one were to worship the Soul (self) for even a moment, he will attain moksha without fail. Such is the elegance of the body-complex (paudgalik ramanta) in this world! - Dada Bhagwan
We were friends, never paramours. A lover who is enigmatic will most likely prove to be a cataclysm waiting to happen. But a charming friend whose usual warmth is raveled through moments of cool inscrutability can be an intriguing companion. - Dean Koontz
The silences weren’t awkward. For me at least. Because I was there in the moment with him. - Dominic Riccitello
And if insight were sufficient, if the inner life were the whole of life, their happiness has been assured. - E.M. Forster
I can see education is everywhere, and many people were educated. But I realize that common sense is not that common. - Nurudeen Ushawu
Her lips were tightly glued together, her chin protruding, her whole layout that of a girl who intended to stand no rannygazoo. - P.G. Wodehouse
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes. - Henry David Thoreau
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil. - Baruch Spinoza
Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes his aid against the other.... The prayers of both could not be answered--that of neither has been answered fully. - Abraham Lincoln
Although the most acute judges of the witches, & even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was nonexistent. It is thus with all guilt. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration. - Charles Dickens
When all the kids answered "fireman", "dentist", "mother", "want to marry a rich guy" and "astronaut", mine was "rockstar" when we grow up. Half of that was met. I knew I wouldn't be happy with any other occupation that was not in the entertainment business. - Nona Sebastian
I had a million questions to ask life, and they were all answered by one word: love. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I wore your promise on my finger for one yearI'll wear your name on my heart til I dieBecause you were my boy, you were my only boy forever. - Coco J. Ginger
Made as we were in the image of God we scarcely find it strange to take again our God as our All. God was our original habitat and our hearts cannot but feel at home when they enter again that ancient and beautiful abode. - A.W. Tozer
I had no male friends now, though I did have a strong community of intelligent, supportive, funny women and I felt confused as to why they weren't enough for me, - Charlotte Shane
It is my intention to spread love on this planet so that all hearts may heal and we may experience the abundance of what we were born to receive... unconditional love. - Monika Zands
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive. - James Baldwin
She said that my good qualities were my bad qualities -- this I have come to realize is true of everyone. On the one hand, I was game, eager and perfectly ready to see what was in front of me. On the other hand, I had no sense of direction or destiny. - Laurie Colwin
I realized that all my life, my values were based upon typical middle-class American values: hard work, doing good, living well, owning things, following the rules & being the best I can be... but God clearly says, "those are not MY values. I value justice, mercy & humility. - John Green
I found myself in a sea in which the waves of joy and sorrow were clashing against each other. - Naguib Mahfouz
You were too lazy to learn to dance until it was almost too late, and in the same way you were too lazy to learn to love. As for ideal and tragic love, that I don't doubt you can do marvellously- and all honour to you. Now you will learn to love a little in an ordinary human way. - Hermann Hesse
lies, truth, loveI have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of it's charms. - Giacomo Casanova
Freydolf worried that the stone might have been [stolen], but he finally found it safe and sound in one of the many drawers that were better for losing things than organizing them. - C. J. Milbrandt
and those who were seen smiling without any reason were thought to be insane by those who could not feel the love that existed in the air! - Anamika Mishra
Anyone who isn't embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn't learning enough. - Alain de Botton
And did with sighs their fate deplore,Since I must shelter them no more;And if before my joys were such,In having heard, and seen too much,My grief must be as great and high,When all abandoned I shall be,Doomed to a silent destiny. - Aphra Behn
Control Master Theory suggests that our psychological problems come about in much the same way: our decision to make ourselves unhappy because one or both of our parents were unhappy is just as altruistic as our friend's decision to run through flames to save his daughter. - Lewis Engel
When a person realizes he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, "Thank God, somebody heard me. Someone knows what it's like to be me - Carl R. Rogers
...a murder of crows gormandized until they were satiated. - Rex Curry
How would we get corporate sponsorship if we were just a bunch of thugs? - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
Greatness is not in were we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind, and somtimes agaisnt it - but sail we must. And not drift, nor lie at anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Imagine all the wondrous things your arms might embrace if they weren't wrapped so tightly around your struggles. - Sheila M Burke
John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war. - Isaac Asimov
When I am dead, I hope it may be said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read. - Hilaire Belloc
The adult were once young.The young have not yet attained adulthood. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The people you work with are just people you were thrown together with. Y'know, you don't know them, it wasn't your choice. And yet you spend more time with them thanyou do your friends or your family. - Tim Canterbury
A fig for those by law protected!Liberty's a glorious feast!Courts for cowards were erected,Churches built to please the priest! - Robert Burns
It’s easy to get caught up in where the world is going and lose sight of the direction we were headed. - Terry A. O'Neal
His eyes were closing again, all of their own accord, so that he lay in red, pain-filled darkness. It occured to him that he was dying and he didn’t care. ‘He’s alive!’ Blue said again ‘He’s breathing!’ ‘I can’t see him breathing. - Herbie Brennan
The point is, every book we had could save us in a different way -- only, we had to open it. We had to drop our eyes to the page and drink in the words that were there. - Nova Ren Suma
A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and could have only one book, what would it be? I always say, "How to Build a Boat. - Stephen Wright
Then I had to decide if I needed to wear shoes that kicked ass or were good for ass kicking, on account of there's a difference you know. ~ Finger Lickin' Fifteen - Janet Evanovich
Perhaps stars were supposed to be viewed from the ground. - Becky Chambers
He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it. - Douglas Adams
Writing is Amazing!When I write I am empowered by my thoughts, entertained by my imagination, and enlightened by my wisdom. - Theresa Lewis
Opportunities are rare in this life, and fairness, rarer still. So, when you discover a fair opportunity, go after as if it were your last because it very well might be. - Joel T. McGrath
All opening moves were the same, like in chess. You don't have to come up with anything new, there's no point, because you're both after the same thing anyway. The game soon finds its own way and it's only at that point that you need a strategy. - Paolo Giordano
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of ancestors' by the records of history? - Cicerone Marco Tulliio
for the disproportionate fear that the statistically and historically minimal group of women who were both angry and had hairy legs have inculcated both in their detractors and in their wannabe-successors, we should salute them as often as possible - Nina Power
Why do you think you deserve happily ever after? You were offered it before and tossed it away. - Donna Lynn Hope
I'm sorry, I say. I didn't give you everything you wanted. I wasn't everything you wanted. You were everything I wanted. - Kaui Hart Hemmings
I moved to New York City for my health. I'm paranoid and New York was the only place where my fears were justified.
We were designed to love and to be loved, to reach our dreams to unleash our potentials but not live in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. - Auliq Ice
Everyone who got to where they are had to begin where they were. - Richard Paul Evans
I understand you. I know you love me. I wish you were there. - Auliq Ice
There were so many things a tree could do: add color, provide shade, drop fruit, or become a children's playground, a whole sky universe to climb and hang from; an architecture of food and pleasure, that was a tree. - Ray Bradbury
The physique of a Messiah. But too clever to believe in God or be convinced of his own mission. And too sensitive, even if he were convinced, to carry it out. His muscles would like to act and his feelings would like to believe; but his nerve-endings and his cleverness won't allow it. - Aldous Huxley
Perhaps a physicist would know at once why this whole idea was absurd. But then, perhaps a physicist would be so locked into the consensus of his scientific community that it would be harder for him to accept an idea that transformed the meaning of everything he knew. Even if it were true. - Orson Scott Card
We are made by the choices we make. We are defined, not by how or where we were born but what we make out of the "where" and "how"; not much of how we started but more of how we decide to end. - Olaotan Fawehinmi
To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die. - Marquis de Vauvenargues
As a child, my clothes were always tailored to be oversized, because I quickly outgrew them and then needed bigger ones. As an adult, I still don't cut my coat according to size - Sola Kosoko
Friends were hundred ,Kites were none ,This was the time when I was young.Now the kites are hundred ,Friends are none,Sitting under the flaming sun. - Yash Gupta
Don’t worry, I’m the business expert here, and when I make my first million, I’m going to sue those werewolves’ asses off, Priscilla said cheerfully. They’ll have no ass left. They’ll be ass-less. They’ll look ridiculous. - St. Clair, Georgette
You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don't. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Just because a child doesn’t have both parents raising him or her, doesn’t mean that child becomes half the person they were meant to be. One wonderful parent can love enough for two, and love will always be the biggest influence in a child’s life. - Ron Baratono
Yuvali struggled to put one foot in front of the other. The long leaves of a purple-flowered bush raked her forehead. The flower emerged from bulbous green tubes, unfolding toward the sun. The petals radiated like flecks in an eye, a whirlpool, a sea-shell. Ch.19 - B.T. Lowry
We were the creatures desired throughout the ages... foolish humans didn't even realize it, living in their own little world. - Kay Harding
He got off on Lincoln and slavery and dared any man there to deny that Lincoln and the negro and Moses and the children of Israel were the same, and that the Red Sea was just the blood that had to be spilled in order that the black race might cross into the Promised Land. - William Faulkner
For all their strength, men were sometimes like little children. - Lawana Blackwell
There were no sparks, just a gasoline fire burning through the dark - Sukh Dev
He could add something to the list of things you weren't supposed to do. Don't get hurt, don't get dirty, don't get drunk, don't get scared, don't count on it. You ended up doing all of them. - Virginia Euwer Wolff
I would like The Discovery of Poetry to be a field guide to the natural pleasures of language - a happiness we were born to have. - Frances Mayes
People whose lives were determined for them by a group of politicians whose severing, dissecting and reattaching of their lands has turned their world into a monster that not even its creator can control. - Aysha Taryam
The one function TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were. - David Brinkley
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. - Cicero
You were meant to write this book. - M. Kirin
Be open to the realization that who you were before and who you are now are two different people, and that what may have made you happy then, may not be the same thing that will make you happy now. - Stephen Richards
What-what do you want?" Annabeth asked, trying to maintain a tone of confidence.The voice cackled maliciously.'To curse you, of course! To destroy you thousand times in the name of Mother Night!'"Only a thousand times?" Percy murmured. "Oh, good...I thought we were in trouble. - Rick Riordan
Looks like I'm going to have to kill him with kindness. That's the way Gran always taught me to treat people who were mean to me. - Michelle A. Valentine
That's the best thing about little sisters: They spend so much time wishing they were elder sisters that in the end they're far wiser than the elder ones could ever be. - Gemma Burgess
When comparing 100 years of experience to 1, there is a way to close the gap. One must simply understand the choices that were taken, the roads that were walked, and that there are no guarantees to an unseen future. - Lionel Suggs
Do you really think all angels are sweet and gentle? You must have forgot that the front lines of the War in Heaven were littered with bold women that had something to say. - Shannon L. Alder
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away. - Ronald Reagan
When asked for the details of an ideal date, I answered, "I want him to take me to a book store, so he can see just how happy I can be. - Camille Cabujat
Often, we melt into our ecstasies as though they were jams, as though we were sinking into syrupy bowls of gooseberries, of raspberries, of bilberries. - Violette Leduc
That was the crux. You. Only you could work on you. Nobody could force you, and if you weren't ready, then you weren't ready, and no amount of open-armed encouragement was going to change that. - Norah Vincent
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world - Helen Keller
If all we had were roses, would the thorns then be beautiful? - Kamand Kojouri
Were all trying to find meaning to make sense of our realities; in search of happiness within, Without realising our happiness within; is the only reality that gives life a meaning. - Nikki Rowe
The best sci-fi stories use the fantastical to remind us of the reality of who we are today, the hope of who we may become tomorrow, and the shame of who we were yesterday. - Julio Alexi Genao
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children. - Bill Watterson
I have every luxury imaginable, I own acres of land, and have enough money to buy the moon were it for sale. Though people think I have everything, it sometimes feels like my possessions own me; towering over me and reducing me into a small bundle of insignificance. - J. Matthew Nespoli
Difficult do you call it, Sir? I wish it were impossible. [on hearing a famous violinist] - Samuel Johnson
Sin is really an extreme form of amnesia. It is forgetting who you were when you were created as a spirit which came forth from the heart of God—a spirit made in His perfect, sinless image. - Praying Medic
Whiteness is the color of death, you know, not black. Wetness is life, the breeder and shaper of life. In the beginning the sun was black. So all light was absorbed before it had a chance to return. And our dreams, then, were empty. - Jim Carroll
I'd ask [God] why he keeps trying to kill us all with disease, pestilence, and natural disasters. I'd ask why 99% of all species there ever were are now extinct -- if God works in mysterious ways, that way is mysteriously genocidal. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
It is my belief...that the talents every child has, regardless of his official 'I.Q,' could stay with him through life, to enrich him and everybody else, if these talents were not regarded as commodities with a value in the success-stakes. - Doris Lessing
A friend is more to be longed for than the light; I speak of a genuine one. And wonder not: for it were better for us that the sun should be extinguished, than that we should be deprived of friends; better to live in darkness, than to be without friends - John Chrysostom
It was almost May. I knew that New York was getting warm now, that London was wet, that Rome was hot -- and I was on Vieques, where it was always hot and where New York and London and Rome were just names on a map. - Hunter S. Thompson
It wasn’t closure, really. But I’d said the right things. I’d hit on some truths. Maybe some things didn’t get closure. Maybe some things weren’t really worth it, or didn’t really need it, and after a while the unimportance would become obvious. - Vee Hoffman
Sailboats with they were stars, floating softly through the sky, among our dreams that pay goodbye. - Adam Young
The new world will be a place of answers and no questions, because the only questions left will be answered by computers, because only computers will know what to ask - James Cameron
His Nana's prayers were moving toward his mother like little butterflies of thoughts wrapped in the most beautiful colors. Each prayer looked like a mini-rainbow. - H. L. Balcomb
We didn’t want to admit it then, but we were friends. Best friends. - Shannon Celebi
When you imitate others in real life, you deny the world benefits of your uniqueness. So be who you were born to be!. - Gugu Mona
Despite what you think you know, sometimes your plans may be interrupted. Because you were designed for a purpose. You are on a mission to achieve greatness. No matter what obstacles lie in your path, you will reach your destination. Remember God's grace is sufficient. - Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Education does not take place when you learn something you did not know before. Education is your ability to use what you have learned to be better today than you were yesterday. - Iyanla Vanzant
You haven't lived a full life until you have been in a very tough situation when you thought you were going to die. War does that to you. - William E. Peterson
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. - Mahatma Gandhi
People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura oflife which bears no relation to true immortality but through which theycontinue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. Itis as though they were traveling abroad. - Marcel Proust
He wasn't sure he liked everything that was happening, but a lot of it was "cultural," apparently, and you couldn't object to that, so he didn't. "Cultural" sort of solved problems by explaining that they weren't really there. - Terry Pratchett
Tears were frozen to the book theif's face. - Markus Zusak
However my mother had once said, ‘When you go to art school, you’ll find everybody sitting around practicing how to do their signature'; and sure enough, there they were, some of them doing just that. - Richard Williams
You were my marital bliss, he said to me this morning. You can be again! You know what I answered? A marital blister, that’s what we’ll have if I stay. - E. L. Neve
It's ironic when black non-Muslims say Islam is not a religion that uplifts black people when two of the most celebrated black heroes in recent history were both Muslim; Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali. - Habeeb Akande
If wishes were grains of sand, the world would be a desert. - Palle Oswald
This is pretty much what journals are all about, at least to me. I knew as I wrote them that even though they provided an excellent place for brain (and heart, and psyche) dump, they were mainly a map of me. - Colleen Wainwright
We knew our Father. There was no need for persuasion. Would not His Fatherliness be longing to give us our hearts' desire (if I may put it so)? How could we press Him as though He were not our own most loving Father? - Amy Carmichael
You are either the person you were or the person you are, eventually you have to let go of one - Saahil Prem
we raise them for us; that means we owe them some respect. nature is creul but we dont have to be. i wouldnt want to have my guts ripped out by a lion. i'd much rather die in a slaughter house if it were done right. - Temple Grandin
If I had known they were going to do this, I would have become a shoemaker. - Albert Einstein
Do you believe that our stories were written from before that we are but actors performing on the stage called life with neither rehearsals nor retakes, the dialogues of our own and a fleeting audience or are you someone who pens down his own story? - Chirag Tulsiani
Would you produce, create and bring value to the world if it weren't for money? Or would you veg out? The necessity of money keeps people relevant and active. The paradox is that people who stay relevant and active make money. - Richie Norton
Youthfulness is about how you live not when you were born. - Karl Lagerfeld
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up. - Oscar Wilde
A series of howls and war cries echoed through the camp....The werewolves and Japanese had attacked."-pg.353 Forbidden Nights with a Vampire - Kerrelyn Sparks
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. - Alice Walker
The word "good" has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man. - G.K. Chesterton
Led Zeppelin created their music from a diet of Bert Jansch, Memphis Minnie, John Fahey, Billy Fury, Phil Spector, Richard 'Rabbit' Brown, Moby Grape, Manitas De Plata and Om Kalsoum. Those who came afterwards were content with a diet of Led Zeppelin, which is not the same thing at all. - David Hepworth
She was supportive, didn’t pry or expect anything from me, and sensed when I needed my space. If she were a guy, I’d probably date her. Or, if I were a lesbian. And if she were a lesbian. I guess we’d both have to be lesbians for that to work. Regardless, she made a pretty great friend. - Temple West
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom. - Earl Shoaf
Too often, we miss out on opportunities in this life because we were too busy waiting for them to fall into our lap that we missed them tapping on our shoulder. - Daniel Willey
OFFENSIVE, adj. Generating disagreeable emotions or sensations, as the advance of an army against its enemy. "Were the enemy's tactics offensive?" the king asked. "I should say so!" replied the unsuccessful general. "The blackguard wouldn't come out of his works!" - Ambrose Bierce
All human males were as fascinated with cars as they were with breasts. - Anita Clenney
When my prayers are answered, I am happy because it was my wish. When my prayers are not answered, I am even more happy because that was gods wish. - Ali ibn Abi Talib
When we were monkeys, we were more human because we were at least not destroying the nature those days! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Art forms of the past were really considered elitist. Bach did not compose for the masses, neither did Beethoven. It was always for patrons, aristocrats, and royalty. Now we have a sort of democratic version of that, which is to say that the audience is so splintered in its interests. - David Cronenberg
Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults in the first. - Benjamin Franklin
When a small group of people come together to relive the Salem witch hunts, God cries. For if anything is sorrowful to God, it is evil done in his name. When you find out you were not given the truth, how will you live with yourself? - Shannon L. Alder
Books contain nothing, or almost nothing, that's important: everything is in the mind of the person reading them.'If you were trying to find an idiotic remark, that one took the cake! - Jacques Poulin
If I were a zombieI'd never eat your brainI'd just want your heart - Stephanie Mabey
With no sense of smell, your memories dropped like pennies out of a ripped pocket, until the past was ashes and your parents were blanks: nothing more than the holes in Swiss cheese. - Ilsa Bick
If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion. - George Bernard Shaw
Always try and be a better person than you were yesterday, cause we aren't guaranteed tomorrow. - Tina A. Morgan
If coffee were like dreams, then I would be wired in constant bliss, never needing sleep to live out my dreams. - Anthony Liccione
When you look back at the painful and difficult events of your life, you find that they were the times of your greatest personal growth. The challenges of our lives provide us the opportunity to develop our highest potentials. - John Bruna
We decided to become a society of women, a club to make sure women were protected. The club was something important back then. Not like it is today. - Sarah Addison Allen
Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen. - Simone de Beauvoir
There were differences between memories and dreams. He had only dreams of things he had wanted to do, while Lespere had memories of things done and accomplished. And this knowledge began to pull Hollis apart, with a slow, quivering precision. - Ray Bradbury
I believe until fairly recently our destructions of nature were more or less unwitting -- the by-products, so to speak, of our ignorance or weakness or depravity. It is our present principled and elaborately rationalized rape and plunder of the natural world that is a new thing under the sun. - Wendell Berry
Books that teach us to dance: There are writers who, by portraying the impossible as possible, and by speaking of morality and genius as if both were high-spirited freedom, as if man were rising up on tiptoe and simply had to dance out of inner pleasure. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I wonderif you ever read my poemsand wish they were writtenfor you. - Kamand Kojouri
Empowered girls will be the women that change this world. - Eileen Anglin
They weren't people that liked change. They were the kind of people that would have tied change to a chair with dental floss if they could in order to avoid it. They were the type of people who desired to live in their virtual bubbles and grew to resent anyone that challenged that world. - Anna M. Aquino
My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free. - Mary Wollstonecraft
The moment you inject information, education, and an entrepreneurial spark in a community, it gets empowered enough to inspire, build, and uplift itself. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
They say if you're a better person today than you were yesterday you're well on the road to perfection. So I figure if I'm a real snot today, tomorrow I should make huge progress. - Richelle E. Goodrich
If there were a verb meaning "to believe falsely," it would not have any significant first person, present indicative. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Act as if were impossible to fail.
Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way. - Rosa Parks
If divorce has increased by one thousand percent, don't blame the women's movement. Blame the obsolete sex roles on which our marriages were based. - Betty Friedan
Anything that was created today were once an unknown insecurity far beyond the next chapter of your life! - Vishwanath S J
Up till recently 75% of all inventions from the time of the industrial revolution is credited to the countries where Protestant ethics were taught - Sunday Adelaja
When someone's success makes you as happy as if it were your own, you know you've found someone worth holding on to. - Charlotte Eriksson
Dare to be as physically robust and varied as you always were. - Susie Orbach
Thank god he's holding me because if he weren't, I'd float away. - Jade Goodmore
I was running in circles, I hurt myself, just to find my purpose. Everything was so worthless, I didn't deserve this, but to me you were perfect. - Hollywood
No poet or novelist wishes he was the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number believe their wish has been granted. - W.H. Auden
But, nevertheless, the generation that carried on the war has been set apart by its experience. Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
She didn’t need hope anymore because she knew the things you wanted weren’t necessarily the things that you needed. She knew that the things that were meant to be just happened. You couldn’t control them like she once thought. - Holly Hood
Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy. - Charles Peters
Satisfaction is ending each day knowing you were kind, honest and treated people well. - Karon Waddell
The bliss of the elect in heaven would not be perfect unless they were able to look across the abyss and enjoy the agonies of their brethren in eternal fire. - Gregory the Great
Her two outstanding characteristics were self-confidence and candor. The latter sometimes got her into hot water Durrance later told Charlotte, but the former kept it from scalding her. - Olive Higgins Prouty
The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel. This is essentially the basis of all military thinking. - Terry Pratchett
It was only one man who had gone, but it felt like forever, something so permanent and unstoppable that it blasted her. If she were a tree, she would drop all her leaves. - Jenny Downham
The more success the quantum theory has, the sillier it looks. How nonphysicists would scoff if they were able to follow the odd course of developments! - Albert Einstein
Never doubt the courage of the French. They were the ones who discovered that snails are edible. - Doug Larson
That thing ruined my favorite T-shirt," complains Mario."Whatever." It’s Marianne’s voice. "You were just looking for a reason to get your shirt off." I try to look around for her, but my neck refuses. - Bill Blais
Creation is a knack which is empowered by practice, and like almost any skill, it is lost if you don't practice it. - Wallace Stegner
Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts, and no one thank. - Christina Rossetti
If you don't create a good message about your dreams, those who were created to pay for it can't find it. Speak them out and you will find those God created to finance it - Israelmore Ayivor
When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young. - Maya Angelou
There were no fear of death in children’s eyes because they had seen hanging, stoning to death and chopping heads in playgrounds and parks. - M.F. Moonzajer
On these days, I've never felt so hollow. Recollecting the many pieces of me that were lost in past sub-lives. They were the minor characters of my novel life, the sub-plots to the whole story. On these days I was the binding that held the book together, I was not the words. - Hubert Martin
If we were to behave half as well as we believe others ought to behave, we might prove ourselves as grand in character as excuses and justifications prevent us from being. - Richelle E. Goodrich
If I didn't work on the assumption that people were mostly telling me the truth, I think I'd go mad... And I'd rather be mistaken about others than mistrustful of them. - Una McCormack
A library is a place where you learn what teachers were afraid to teach you. - Alan M. Dershowitz
Kate was never going to understand the extent to which men were stupid. - Chris Pavone
When I left, they were stuck with the burden of finding someone else to blame for their life... Pointing their anger everywhere, but never looking in the mirror... Continuing the cycle that led to their misery. - Steve Maraboli
Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
All he did all afternoon was calculate again and again how many hours of study time he was losing. Thinking about it now, he felt stupid, as we all do when we remember all the time we waste wishing we were somewhere else. - Paolo Giordano
You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense. - Rick Warren
A thousand years ago, everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, they knew the Earth was flat. Fifteen minutes ago, you knew we humans were alone on it. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow. - Tommy Lee Jones
In books I meet the dead as if they were alive,in books I see what is yet to come...All things decay and pass with time...all fame would fall victim to oblivionif God had not given mortal men the book to aid them. - Richard de Bury
We were still children and residing in the mosque from morning to evening. We were about to turn into monsters. - M.F. Moonzajer
Thoughts were zipping around my head like fireflies in a jar, bumping into each other, blinking on and off. - Cameron West
It is better to have dreamed a thousand dreams that never were than never to have dreamed at all.
Worldly life is based on ‘action’ and the spiritual life is based on ‘knowing’. One does the action and the other ‘sees’. The ‘doer’ and the ‘knower’ can never be the same, they are always separate. They were separate, they are separate and they will remain separate. - Dada Bhagwan
Violet sighed in the way you do when you know something bad is going to happen, but hope against hope that it won’t, but it does anyway and you realize that you always knew it would and were stupid for having made yourself believe that you could stop it. - Victoria Forester
According to the science writer Philip Ball, when it was pointed out to musicologist Deryck Cookethat Slavic and much Spanish music use minor keys for happy music, he claimed that their liveswere so hard that they didn’t really know what happiness was anyway. - David Byrne
A strong woman strengthens women. An empowered woman empowers women. When one woman rises we are all elevated. - Toni Sorenson
The chandelier's teardrop crystals twinkled above them like stars. It was easy to imagine that they were miles away from London, and that only the two of them existed. - Anna Bennett
How many people meet by chance and then separate as if nothing has happened, without knowing that they were perfect for each other? - Donato Carrisi
If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters. - Nora Ephron
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were decievers ever,- One foot in the sea and one on shore, To one thing constant never. - William Shakespeare
If the past was what we were meant to see…then behind, not in front, our eyes would be. - RVM
But it isn’t a rough draft either. The one I turned in several months ago was rough. There were some bad plot holes, some logical inconsistencies, pacing problems, and not nearly enough lesbian unicorns. - Patrick Rothfuss
I lost my father this past year, and the word feels right because I keep looking for him. As if he were misplaced. As if he could just turn up, like a sock or a set of keys. - Mark Slouka
And like that, I said goodbye to my grandmother like we were two people who met in a coffee shop, shared a lifetime of stories and left wanting more, but knowing we’d meet there again. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I wish I could hold you," she continued bitterly, "till we were both dead! - Emily Brontë
Life is too short for anger, resentment, hostility and "should have." It is too short to put off doing what brings you joy. Live each day as if it were your last, because one day it will be. - Julie-Anne
Once upon a time, in the not-so-distant past, very weird people were effectively isolated from all the other very weird people.But today, the internet makes it possible for very weird people from anywhere on the planet to get on the internet and talk to one another. - Caliban Darklock
There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?
Only the winners decide what were war crimes.
If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it. - Arthur Schopenhauer
These were the companions who justified my principles, who gave me the strength to continue against any foe, real or imagined. These were the companions who fought the helplessness, the rage, and frustration.These were the friends who gave me my life. - R.A. Salvatore
I don't really know them, but I know this: they're just like your kids were. Or are. Sweet, trusting, good in ways we adults hardly even remember. We have to look out for them. Not because of the tattoos, or in spite of them, but because they're kids and we're supposed to look out for kids. - Sabrina Vourvoulias
All of us were once children, but only some of us remember that - Steven Aitchison
Curious that it is impossible for a man to be original without attracting around him a set of unoriginal minds, as though he were a honey-pot and they the flies! - Marie Corelli
The fact is, it seems, that the most you can hope is to be a little less, in the end, the creature you were in the beginning, and the middle. - Samuel Beckett
You were born into this life equipped to succeed. You are a part of God’s perfect plan. Yes, you. The plan would not be perfect if you were missing. Think about that. You matter more than you know. - Toni Sorenson
The word "happiness" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. - Carl Jung
If I had a choice, if I had understood earlier that the reason my days were all the same was because I wanted them like that, perhaps... - Paulo Coelho
Distance and time might keep people apart, but the heart and mind will always stay connected by memories, miracles and the power of two unlikely souls that were destined to meet. - Shannon L. Alder
In enlightenment, the seer and the seen disappear. Or, more accurately, are seen through as illusions. In reality, they were never there, apart from being concept and misunderstanding. - Enza Vita
It's not being in the past, but accepting who we were and being who we are. - Roisin Turner
I realise people exist who don't read. But it's like I knew there were people who didn't breathe or eat: I can't imagine a life like that. - Sarah Rees Brennan
Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt. - Friedrich Nietzsche
We were sent to Afghanistan to carry out hugely dangerous missions. But we were also told that we could not shoot that camel drover before he blew up all of us, because he might be an unarmed civilian just taking his dynamite for a walk. - Marcus Luttrell
I wrote her story because she wanted to live forever and I loved her far more with every word, too much! Even in death her life sought out beauty, for her moments were consumed with love and I could never write such a story without her stars flaming in my heart. - Robert M. Drake
The walls were lined with books, many of them in foreign languages, like insulation against the immediate present. - Ross Macdonald
Someone was waving a large pink-and-white sign that read, "Don't Worry, Be Happy." I was trying, and so were at least thirty thousand other bodies, with varying degrees of post-Aquarian patience, to see the Who for the first time in a year. - Ellen Willis
Only once in my lifetime , I truly believe I find someone who can turn my world around , I share dreams that I never achieved and goals that were achieved , but there was always a part of me that hoped for more , and so there was a part of me that was always a fool , - Sikhwetha maanda stanley
I’m seeing so much of America today, Luya kept telling Lowell in nervously accented English. It became a personal catchphrase for him whenever things were not to his liking, he’d say that I’m seeing so much of America today. - Karen Joy Fowler
He knew that all the hazards and perils were now drawing together to a point: the next day would be a day of doom, the day of final effort or disaster, the last gasp. - J.R.R. Tolkien
If you are a real writer, then just surrender to the writer's life, all of it, even the bad stuff. When you do that, the beauty appears: the peace, the meaning, the joy, the fulfillment, the sense that you are doing what you were born to do and what could be better, in the end, than that? - Lauren B. Davis
Maimed, mad, and sexually different people were believed to possess supernatural powers by primal cultures' magico-religious thinking. For them, abnormality was the price a person had to pay for her or his extraordinary gift. - Gloria E. Anzaldúa
When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When you reach the thing you were desiring, if it doesn't satisfy you, it was not what you were desiring. - C. S. Lewis
If we were truly created by God, then why do we still occasionally bite the insides of our own mouths? - Dara Ó Briain
You think I wanted to fall for you? I stayed away from you! I gave him the chance to be with you! But there’s another part of me that asks what if? What if you’re not supposed to be with Ren? What if you were supposed to be the answer to my prayers? Not his! - Colleen Houck
I dreamt that I was old. And you you were beside me.Forever young in your hand, a cup of stars. - Joanne Harris
I think that maybe if women and children were in charge we would get somewhere. - James Thurber
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
There were millions of such families anxious only for peace and quiet in their own little nests. These were the mounting blocks by which the criminals climbed to power and kept it. - Simon Wiesenthal
His mother's words faded to myth, concocted by a gentle soul to delight the imagination of a boy.Until one day, they were no longer a myth. One day, he would wish he had never heard them at all because they spelled his happiness--and his eternal sorrow. - Natalia Marx
We were not sent into this world to do anything into which we cannot put our hearts. - John Ruskin
Man acts as though he were the sharper and the master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man. - Heidegger, Martin
A friend of mine once sent me a post card with a picture of the entire planet Earth taken from space. On the back it said, 'Wish you were here. - Steven Wright
Gods were preserved but languages were exterminated: thus was the conqueror’s will - Belcampo
People who were genuinely dangerous might not need to exhibit the fact at all, and that the ability to conceal a threat made them even more dangerous. - William Gibson
So, as a seventh grader,no, you weren't friends with people you didnt like. But sometimesyou also werent friends with people you did like, which was complicated, and which didnt make any sence if you tried to explain it. Sometimes things just changed. Thats where the sadness came in. - Lauren Myracle
When all others were just wishing to travel all around the world, I would just settle with a piece of your soul, where I will quietly watch my universe expand ... You - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
We did musical chairs to sit with our partner. Glasses were refilled and heads bent in pairs. Looking over the table, I was suffused with affection for my friends. If you could bottle this warm feeling and turn it into words, I thought, that would be the perfect toast. - Kerry Reichs
But first I want you to tell me this: do you know the power of love? Christ passed over all the marvellous works which were to be performed by the apostles and said, "By this shall men know that ye are my disciples, if ye love one another. - John Chrysostom
If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself. - Alexandre Dumas
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. - Indira Gandhi
If all the molecules on Earth were stacked on each other end-to-end, everything on Earth would die. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
If you were food, you would be corn. I dont know why, i just sense corn in you. - Lizbeth Mori
I'm holding a super-expandable energy-powered towel. I've made friends with space hamsters. I think we've stretched believability rather far, don't you? - Michael S. Atkinson
To me, fair friend, you never can be old,For as you were when first your eye I ey'd, Such seems your beauty still. - William Shakespeare
More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them - Harold J. Smith
Based on what you know about him in history books, what do you think Abraham Lincoln would be doing if he were alive today? 1) Writing his memoirs of the Civil War. 2) Advising the President. 3) Desperately clawing at the inside of his coffin. - David Letterman
See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that. - Douglas Adams
I loved you at your worst, and you were always at your worst. Nothing could stop me. Not even you. - Denice Envall
I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.
In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them. - Brooks Atkinson
Oh God, Oh God! that it were possibleTo undo things done; to call back yesterday!That time could turn up her swift and sandy glass,To untell days, and to redeem these hours. - Thomas D. Heywood
Beauty is a matter of perspective.Darling keep in mind that those standards that you’re trying so hard to meet were made by imperfect beings themselves. Love yourself more. - dandelionlady96
In his youth, he was electrified. The stars were moving in his bloodstream. He would not have been cowed by the customs of an earthly monarch. When he loved, it was with a heat and a desperation that he carried like a sword. He loved in the way that Greeks burned cities. - Brenna Yovanoff
The room was full with voices, loud music and beautiful people milling about everywhere. But all I noticed was her; beautiful, elegant and sitting alone in a quiet corner trying to remain unseen, to blend in, to become invisible, as if she actually thought such a thing were possible. - Tonny K. Brown
Treats and tricks.Witch broomsticks.Jack-o-lanternsLick their lips.Crows and cats.Vampire bats.Capes and fangsAnd pointed hats.Werewolves howl.Phantoms prowl.Halloween’s Upon us now. - Richelle E. Goodrich
How does one become butterfly?' Pooh asked pensively.'You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar,' Piglet replied.'You mean to die?' asked Pooh.'Yes and no,' he answered. 'What looks like you will die, but what's really you will live on. - A.A. Milne
A year ago, you fell into my arms and I felt some crazy connection to you. I'm sure as hell not good enough for you, and I'm sure as hell not making any promises, but I'm damn sure you were worth waiting for. - Victoria James
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. - Carl Sagan
Ithink we all experience the same thing. We resent thethought that anything can please us when someone we loveis no longer here to share the pleasure with us, and we almostfeel as if we were unfaithful to our sorrow when wefind our interest in life returning to us. - L.M. Montgomery
Sure, Mom.They stop and say hello, and then once you pass they talk the back off you like you were nothing. They assess your outfit, your hairstyle, and they garble what you say so it comes out ugly. - A.S. King
You could have died later on, you could have died after peace had been declared. But, in any case, you were going to die. - Paulo Coelho
One of the most difficult tasks confronting philosophers is to descend from the world of thought to the actual world. Language is the immediate actuality of thought. Just as philosophers have given thought an independent existence, so they were bound to make language into an independent realm.
Here was the puppeteer who was pulling strings all over the Empire. Didn’t he know that the Fates were the only ones who could tweak the threads of destiny? - Rosie Pugh
If politics were a musical, it would be "Promises, Promises". - Ronald Reagan
One is that if women’s sexuality in Africa wasn’t under assault, if women were able to say no, if women weren’t subject to predatory attacks by men, or predatory behavior generally, then you would have a disease in Africa called AIDS. But you wouldn’t have a pandemic. - Stephen Lewis
I don't know much about kisses, but I can assure you that hers were no less fierce than a swarm of bullets tearing the air - Xavier Velasco
Maria, it sounds like he was insane. Rational people don't intentionally addict people. I feel sorry for those poor people who were unsuspecting victims. - Dianne Harman Cornered Coyote
As she cried, I could feel growing there, as had once before, a presence between us: the tiny perfect form of Sherry nestled between her parents' bodies. Our bodies were shaped by her absence, by the almost unbearable weight of her loss. - Robert J. Wiersema
Mark 12:34When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, 'You are not far from the Kingdom of God. - Anonymous
Even if this spring the dappled leaves should shelter our minds from the moon's pale echo we would still remember how once they were sheltered by our skulls only from the day's sun and the night's stars and never from what we feared and what we remembered - Dan Davin
Were not the gods forms created like me and you, mortal, transient? - Hermann Hesse
If there were ever such a thing as a unique opinion, history would probably be less inclined to repeat itself. - Gavin Mills
When an idea for solving a problem suddenly presents itself, ask yourself if all circumstances related to the problem were properly analyzed. - Eraldo Banovac
Writers more interested in literature than the truth ensure that they never come out with either thing one reason that the word literature today sounds so fake, as if you were to insist on saying cuisine every time you meant food. Food, as in sustenance, is more like what we have in mind. - The editors n+1
And there you sit, gloating over what you have done, as if you were a martyr or a public benefactor -- as complacent and smug and misunderstood as a princess from the moon forced to herd goats! - Hope Mirrlees
You see, they were Mothers, not in our sense of helpless involuntary fecundity, forced to fill and overfill the land, every land, and then see their children suffer, sin, and die, fighting horribly with one another; but in the sense of Conscious Makers of People. - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Many were the steps taken in doubt, that saw their shapeless ends in no time. Those who travail in faith today will truimph in joy tomorrow. Let faith lead the way. - Israelmore Ayivor
No one truly knows what they will do in a certain situation until they are actually in it. It's very easy to judge someone else's actions by what you assume your own would be, if you were in their shoes. But we only know what we THINK we would do, not what we WOULD do. - Ashly Lorenzana
I think the sense of family and family achievement, plus the discipline which I received there from that one-room school were really very helpful in what I did later on. - Alan Shepard
You were born a winner; you decide whether you remain one or not. - Matshona Dhliwayo
This was the book I read over and over. I really felt so in tune with them- I knew all the dates of their lives, what they had been doing, whre they had been. They were always my heroes, creating something fantastic against all odds, and against their real life. - Christian Tetzlaff
There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be. - Pearl Buck
Never forget that we were enslaved in this country longer than we have been free. Never forget that for 250 years black people were born into chains-whole generations followed by more generations who knew nothing but chains. - Ta-Nehisi Coates
...and then she realized: they WERE all alike! - Anne Taintor
As a parent who raised his children in dysfunction, I know the parental wounds my children received were not intentional; often they were my best expression of love, sometimes coming out sideways, not as I intended. - David W. Earle
Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln. - Bruce Barton
An old, tired man. That is what I am. What became of the old fire, drive, ambition? There were dreams once upon a time, dreams now all but forgotten. On sad days I dust them off and fondle them nostalgically, with a patronising wonder at the naivete of the youth who dreamed them. - Glen Cook
When I was a girl I would look out my bedroom window at the caterpillars; I envied them so much. No matter what they were before, no matter what happened to them, they could just hide away and turn into these beautiful creatures that could fly away completely untouched. - Patch Adams
Our names were made for us in another century. - Richard Brautigan
From childhood's hour I have not beenAs others were; I have not seenAs others saw - Edgar Allan Poe
[He]said something that made it impossible to continue working for him.[The exact words were]You're fired. - Christopher Hitchens
Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. - George Bernard Shaw
We were talking of DRAGONS, Tolkien and I In a Berkshire bar. The big workman Who had sat silent and sucked his pipe All the evening, from his empty mug With gleaming eye glanced towards us: "I seen 'em myself!" he said fiercely. - C.S. Lewis
You were born to unlock your consciousness and be universal and infinite. - Debasish Mridha
You realize you've forgiven people, your past and yourself when you don't speak bad about them anymore, even if you're encouraged to do so, even if you remember you were once brutally broken because of them... you just move on, let go, let them be and let yourself be... - Sanhita Baruah
Did we really come all that way?" She asked. "Time flies when you're scared out of your mind." He answered. - Nights Raven
The best game ever played was in Monday 3/21/2016, 2 games were played for 40 minutes class sport and in both I win and I and my friend we were going on the 3 game, but unfortunately we didn't finished it. But from here it can be see that I'm the winner! - Deyth Banger
How hard it is to now believe that these strong, merciless chains of fear and hopelessness, rendering the limbs of my mind motionless, were once innocuous mere threads. -Mehul.M - Abhinav .M
The physicist had no time to waste on a symbol; his concern was with what the symbol denoted. To the typesetter the symbol and its denotation were bound in an organic unity. There was a meaning to the symbol itself which only the typesetter could appreciate. - K. Sridhar
Some people did what their neighbors did so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them. - George Eliot
And people get all fouled up because they want the world to have meaning as if it were words... As if you had a meaning, as if you were a mere word, as if you were something that could be looked up in a dictionary. You are meaning. - Alan W. Watts
There were a story scripted on the wall, no words used though, just pictures, memories, from another world. Her happy place. - Stine Saugmann
God's favor floats as it were over all this and finds joy in turning all those miseries to the greater profit of those who love Him. From toil He makes patience spring forth. - Francis de Sales
They were the men and the women of the sand, of the wind, of the light, of the night. They appeared as in a dream, at the crest of a dune, as if they were born of the cloudless sky. - Jean-Marie G. Le Clézio
A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain as he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought and could be. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Democrats were quick to point out that President Bush's budget creates a 1 trillion dollar deficit. The White House quickly responded with "Hey, look over there, it's Saddam Hussein."
Love is not all about loving everything perfect, it is when someones corrosive nature is the only thing that glues you to them which you wished it were never there. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest. - Martin Luther
We were born in charge of our own being, our own personality. Other people's personalities are beyond our control. - Franz Bardon
1408 Film by Stephen King freak me out, the story also freak me out. But watching the film how is made, how much reverses were shown just terrified me. The ending was suprising! - Deyth Banger
Leaving town I sat next to a senseless and beautiful boywho asked where I live.His unwashed hair or the way his eyes were just eyes…the soul is a tiring thing. You can have it.I don’t know what you mean’s what I told him.It’s more simple than that. I’m just passing through. - Alex Dimitrov
While the gods remained more human, the men were more divine. - Friedrich Schiller
If I were a flower,humming bird would be my favourite beeAnd If I were blind,the light of darkness I'd love to see - Munia Khan
For the Three Percent:You may sometimes feel like you were born in the wrong century, or that the struggle for freedom is already lost, but weren't, and it isn't. Your day is coming. Now is the time to prepare. - Oliver DeMille
Only people of a certain disposition are frightened of being alone for the rest of their lives at twenty-six; we were of that disposition - Nick Hornby
Moments of prayer intruded on by sloth cannot be made up. We may get experience, but we cannot get back the rich freshness and strength which were wrapped up in those moments. - Frederick W. Robertson
And, believe me, if I were again beginning my studies, I should follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics. - Galileo Galilei
Women, churchgoers, and conservative were more likely than men, nonchurch goers, and liberals to disagree with the reductionist (neural) account of human life. - Andrew Ferguson
High powered radio frequency (RF) transmitters really need to be reclassified as an industrial application and banned out of residential communities that have developing babies and children. - Steven Magee
There is a valid reason why they say live everyday as if it were your last, the truth is...., there is no tomorrow - just today - Uneñ Ameji
What was my path to success? Well, there were some steps forward, some back, some to the side... maybe it wasn't a path, but more of a dance. - Steve Maraboli
People always say in the end you only regret the choices you didn't make but I really think you also regret the choices you were foolish enough to make. - Melizena
I also know a Were-Pomeranian named Phoebe Fluffenstuff that will gut someone with her samurai sword as casually as you would slice a pie - James R Tuck
In terms of language, there were no separate words for female genitalia for thousands of years. That was mostly because women were considered pretty much the same as men, only of course flimsier, more poorly designed, and incapable of writing in the snow. - Elissa Stein and Susan Kim
The truth was, history repeated itself on a daily basis; mistakes were made over and over. People were haunted by what they had done, and by what they hadn't had time to do. - Jodi Picoult
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done. - Louis D. Brandeis
If it weren't for baseball, many kids wouldn't know what a millionaire looked like. - Phyllis Diller
How can a question be answered that asks a lifetime of questions? - Norman Maclean
Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.
The truth is, if I were going to lose weight successfully, I would have to think about what I eat constantly. I cannot imagine a life more boring and a more time-consuming obsession than being preoccupied with what I eat. - Mindy Kaling
She glanced at Jem expecting to see him blinking in surprise or hurt, but he was only smiling a little as if Will were a kitten that had tried to bite him. - Cassandra Clare
If I were to receive a pair of the blessed prophetic sandals to place on my head, then I shall consider myself no less than a fully crowned king. - Anonymous
One honest John Tompkins, a hedger & ditcher, Although he was poor, did not want to be richer;For all such vain wishes in him were preventedBy a fortunate habit of being contented. - Jane Taylor
Marriage is a long conversation, someone once said, and maybe so is a rock band's life. A few minutes later, both were done. - Kim Gordon
When you read," the man whispered, "you discover who you really are. You find traces of yourself, little pieces you didn't know were there. - Malcom McNeill
When up they gat an' shook their lugs, Rejoic'd they werena MEN but DOGS. - Robert Burns
There was going to be a spot for me in this joint, the earth, after all. It was never going to be a great match for someone as bright and strange as me, but books were going to make it survivable. - Anne Lamott
Don't wish it was easier wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom - Jim Rohn
Many people feel like they were born into the wrong family. Nevertheless, adults must take responsiblity for the pain of the past and create a productive life in the present. - James P. Krehbiel
We try to grab pieces of our lives as they speed past us. Photographs freeze those pieces and help us remember how we were. We don't know these lost people but if you look around, you'll find someone just like them. - Gene McSweeney
Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art--Not in lone splendour hung aloft the nightAnd watching, with eternal lids apart,Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite. - John Keats
I wish there were strict laws to stop people from corrupting other people's mind with their negativity thus influencing them to form biased opinion of someone, some situation or overall way of living. - Arti Honrao
I've learned that just because I don't know how to break up with someone, doesn't mean they were worth keeping. - Steve Maraboli
Like a bird, my thoughts were flying away so I became a writer to cage my thoughts with paper and pen. You should not call me a writer but rather a catcher of thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
These people were the first to master a new kind of late twentieth-century life. They thrived on the rapid turnover of acquaintances, the lack of involvement with others, and the total self-sufficiency of lives which, needing nothing, were never disappointed. - J.G. Ballard
In the vast reaches of the dry, cold night, thousands of stars were constantly appearing, and their sparkling icicles, loosened at once, began to slip gradually toward the horizon. - Albert Camus
I can't tell you why I was in love with her. People didn't require that much as they do now. Folks were expected to be civilized to one another, honest, and - and clear. You relied on people being what they said they were, because there was no other way to survive. - Toni Morrison
Maybe she would have done more good as a playwright than as a doctor, after all clichés were like plaque in the arteries of the imagination, they clogged the sense of what was possible. Maybe if enough people had worked to demolish clichés, the world wouldn't have ended. - Charlie Jane Anders
If we were the Monkees, we'd be ready by now. - Frank Zappa
If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon. - George Aiken
The course of a life can be changed with some well timed, lovingly asked, honestly answered questions. - Lesley Sears
The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts. - Rene Descartes
All my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began.Psalm 139:16 - S.L. Rubart
The victory is not only the pathway of celebration but also to take the greater degree of responsibility for those who were victimised. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
Equal Rights were created for everyone.
Belonging to the working class is the economy’s punishment for those who did what they were told to do in class. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
When people encounter the free market and they recoil or react negatively to it, they're merely confessing that voluntaryism, trade and negotiation are foreign and threatening to them, which tells you everything about how tragically they were raised. - Stefan Molyneux
Did they look like psychos? They were vampires. Psychos do not explode when sunlight hits them - I don't give a fuck how crazy they are! - Seth Gecko
Our parents were our first gods. If parents are loving, nurturing, and kind, this becomes the child’s definition of the creator. If parents were controlling, angry, and manipulative, then this becomes their definition. - David W. Earle
Women were the reason I became a monk - and, ah, the reason I switched back. - Chris Avellone
If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.
When other girls were dreaming about love, she dreamt of love too, but in an entirely different context - the ones they took for granted. - Donna Lynn Hope
If the lifestyle choices outlined in this book were uniformly adopted, the savings in suffering and health care costs would be tremendous. - Tim Loy
He would never exhort the faithful to persevere if he were not ready to give them the power to do so. - Francis de Sales
There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy. - Dante Alighieri
It doesn't matter you were born as Legend But what does matter is Legendary End.Think About It. - Bruce Lee
Those who tried to fill the void with passion, were engulfed by it’s flames. - Meeta Ahluwalia
If it weren't for women, men would still be wearing last week's socks.
The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards -- and even then I have my doubts.
Und in der Regel erweist es sich überdies als Vorteil, nicht über die Maßen klug zu sein. Der Mangel an Zweifel am eigenen Tun erleichtert das politische Führungsleben, während Skrupel und Reflexionswut es erheblich beschweren. - Franz Walter
The pools had been written onto the fields by the rain. The pools were a magic worked by the rain, just as the tumbling of the black birds against the grey was a spell that the sky was working and the motion of grey-brown grasses was a spell that the wind made. Everything had meaning. - Susanna Clarke
For 1,300 days of Sarajevo's drama, important people in the world who were supposed to act kept their eyes closed, ... But not you. You were not silent. Your voice was clear. - Alijia Izetbegovic
If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world. - C.S. Lewis
Sin is nothing more than a most extreme form of amnesia. It is forgetting who were when we were created as a spirit that came forth from the heart of God the Father—as a spirit made in His sinless image. - Praying Medic
Do not believe that he who seeks to comfort you lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life has much difficulty... Were it otherwise he would never have been able to find those words. - Rainer Maria Rilke
They take their drama firsthand, in the real world, while I prefer the drama of fictional characters–in worlds where things happen for a reason, where questions are answered, where conflicts are always resolved. - Kat O'Keeffe
Realizing you have something in common with another person makes you more human than you were yesterday. - ME :)
When it's all over and the dust from our Ancestors bodies and our own settle from the four winds only then will we see that we were here! - Stanley Victor Paskavich
If you want your prayers answered, you get off your knees and do the one thing you’re praying someone else will do for you. - Shannon L. Alder
During the Vietnam War, every respectable artist in this country was against the war. It was like a laser beam. We were all aimed in the same direction. The power of this weapon turns out to be that of a custard pie dropped from a stepladder six feet high. - Kurt Vonnegut
Conversationally, we were Fred and Ginger -- spin, slide, shuffle, bend. - Marisa de los Santos
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. - Helen Keller
That life is worth living is the most necessary of assumptions, and, were it not assumed, the most impossible of conclusions. - George Santayana
You can hear my dreams? God, you must never get any quiet. I'd be shooting myself in the head if I were you. - Jeaniene Frost
The Babies we were are buried, and their shadows are plodding on. - Emily Dickinson
If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child. - Linda Sunshine
As if there were safety in stupidity alone. - Henry David Thoreau
The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of an endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision.
There are questions that are not meant to be answered with words. Some questions take a lifetime to answer. Take action. - J.R. Rim
I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them--with the books themselves, cover and binding and the paper they were printed on, with their smell and their weight and with their possession in my arms, captured and carried off to myself. - Eudora Welty
If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. - Emily Dickinson
For those who were born lovers, falling in love is neither an option nor a decision. it is a matter of existence. - Sameh Elsayed
If there were a party of those who aren't sure they're right, I'd belong to it. ~(Camus, as quoted by Tony Judt) - Albert Camus
I only had three teachers, really, that were interesting, and all three of them were women. - Cecil Taylor
ARCHBISHOP, n. An ecclesiastical dignitary one point holier than a bishop. If I were a jolly archbishop, On Fridays I'd eat all the fish up -- Salmon and flounders and smelts; On other days everything else. Jodo Rem - Ambrose Bierce
I'm grateful for past betrayals, heartaches, and challenges... I thought they were breaking me; but they were sculpting me. - Steve Maraboli
The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis, and we'd have mighty dull literature if all the writers that came along were a happy bunch of chuckleheads. - William Styron
Loosers want it but only through the easy way. If action taking were like reading a story book, loosers would only love to open the picture pages - Israelmore Ayivor
Your feelings wouldn't get hurt if you were honest with yourself - Ty Gray
The censors don't bother with fantasy books, especially old ones. They can't understand them. They think it's all kids' stuff. They'd die if they knew what The Chronicles of Narnia were really about. - G. Willow Wilson
Were this world an endless pain, and by sailing eastward we could forever reach new distances, and discover sights more sweet and strange than any Cyclades or Islands of King Solomon, then there were promise in the voyage. - Herman Melville
If she were drowning, I'd hold her head under - Jandy Nelson
Some people wouldn’t still be sane, if they were not religious or superstitious; some wouldn’t be disabled or dead. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
When I was outside, you were saying why you are comming home, why you won't go home??When now I'm home why I'm not going outside... wtf???????? - Deyth Banger
Many people who became successful were once first time global failures. But because they didn't give up on their dreams, failure could not sink them. They triumphed at last! - Israelmore Ayivor
Where would the world be if we took every man to book? There were thousands of Kantoreks, all of whom were convinced that they were acting for the best- in a way that cost them nothing. - Remarque Erich Maria
Don't get too lost in consumerism or materialism. As for ownership, the ultimate test of it is were you born with it and can you take it with you when you leave? - Rasheed Ogunlaru
It hurts so badly when you grow up and understand that everything you believed in and devoted yourself were just fallacy and stupidity. - M.F. Moonzajer
Many of these new readers were not yet college-educated, but in terms of their seriousness about the world, their own literacy, and above all their ambitions for their children, they might as well have been. - David Halberstam
Dividing earth and skyis not the right wayto think about this wholeness.It only allows one to liveat a more precise address--were I to be searched forI'd be found much faster.My distinguishing marksare rapture and despair.From 'Sky', in the collection 'Miracle Fair - Wislawa Szymborska
When I look out on such a night as this, I feel as if there could be neither wickedness nor sorrow in the world; and there certainly would be less of both if the sublimity of Nature were more attended to, and people were carried more out of themselves by contemplating such a scene. - Jane Austen
What war did for him (hasten disillusionment with communism), childbirth did for me. I began to notice what neglected, neurotic waifs the children of Communists were and to question the genuineness of the love of mankind that didn't begin at home. - Joy Davidman
How is it possible that suffering that is neither my own nor of my concern should immediately affect me as though it were my