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The following are just some of my favorite quotes:

On Books and Writing:

"Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn." ---- Joseph Addison

"It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous." ---- Robert Charles Benchley

“If you can't annoy somebody, there is little point in writing.” ---- Kingsley Amis

"Writing [is] a form of prayer." ---- Franz Kafka

"In America only the successful writer is important, in France all writers are important, in England no writer is important, and in Australia you have to explain what a writer is." ---- Geoffrey Cottrell

"Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets." ---- Napolean, Maxims

"What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books." ---- Thomas Carlyle

“Asking a writer what he thinks about criticism is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs.” ---- John Osborne

“My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.” ---- Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

“The good thing about writing fiction is that you can get back at people.” ---- Willa Cather

"It is perfectly okay to write garbage--as long as you edit brilliantly." ---- C.J. Cherryh

"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others." ---- Ayn Rand

"Bios are for dead people...and authors." ---- jaywarp1

"Find the key emotion; this may be all you need know to find your short story." ---- F. Scott Fitzgerald

"I don't want anyone reading my writing to think about style. I just want them to be in the story." ---- Willa Sibert Cather

"I don't believe in children's books. I think after you've read Kidnapped, Treasure Island and Huckleberry Finn, you're ready for anything." ---- F. Scott Fitzgerald

New Jersey:

"Unlike the New England states, the South, etc., New Jersey has no indigenous cultural warts for an outsider to hang his cliché on. The New Jerseyan defies general analysis." ---- The New York Times, 2/21/73

"The Jersey girl ... a love of an unpretentious good time, and a certain sense of style. Jersey girls are about attitude. They're about eating pizza, drinking beer, having great hair - and enjoying it all...She's got a mouth on her. She says what she means. And she's got a nice, cheerful laugh... Bottom line, all of them are sexy as hell." ---- The Star Ledger

Individuality:

“Whether it be that I was born mad or a little too sane, my kingdom was not of this world: I was at home only in the realm of my imagination…” ---- George Bernard Shaw in his preface to his essay “Immaturity”

"Never give in to them, no matter what they do or how important you feel it is to get their acceptance. Never kill part of yourself for them. Because other people will notice that part is missing before you do." ---- From A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice

“Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music.” ---- George Carlin

"Taken out of context, I must seem so strange." ---- Ani Difranco

"What scares me is that I might be normal." ---- Todd Ellis Stoner, President of the Class of 2004, and otherwise known as simply 'Stoner.'

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ---- Dr. Seuss

"Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience who you really are." ---- Machiavelli

"Perhaps the most fascinating and mysterious universe is the one within us." ---- Carl Sagan

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."
---- Mark Twain

"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress; but I repeat myself." ---- Mark Twain

The Question of Reality and the Reality of the Question:

"Life is pleasure, death is peace, it's just the transition that's troublesome." ---- Isaac Asimov

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended for us to forego their use." ---- Gallileo Galilei

"You see things as they are and ask, 'Why?' I dream things as they never were and ask, 'Why not?'" ---- George Bernard Shaw

"There were so many fewer questions when stars were just the holes to heaven." ---- Jack Johnson

"A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it." ---- Oscar Wilde

"Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real." ---- Tupac Shakur

"In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king." ---- Desiderius Erasmus, Adages

"Our problems are man-made. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings." ---- JKF

"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for." ---- Anon.

"God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs. Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth." ---- Jurassic Park

"Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world." ---- George Bernard Shaw

"But I, being poor, have only my dreams. I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams." ---- William Butler Yeats (and Equilibrium)

"Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young." ---- W. Somerset Maugham

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." ---- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (http://www.reflectionfortheday.com)

“I will tell you that there have been no failures in my life. I don't want to sound like some metaphysical queen, but there have been no failures. There have been some tremendous lessons.” ---- Oprah Winfrey

“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” ---- George Bernard Shaw

“I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.” ---- Dawna Markova

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” ---- Agatha Christie

“Life isn't supposed to be an all or nothing battle between misery and bliss. Life isn't supposed to be a battle at all. And when it comes to happiness, well, sometimes life is just okay, sometimes it's comfortable, sometimes wonderful, sometimes boring, sometimes unpleasant. When your day's not perfect, it's not a failure or a terrible loss. It's just another day.” ---- Barbara Sher

“I love life because what more is there?” ---- Anthony Hopkins

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” ---- Pavese, Cesare

“Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.” ---- Annette Funicello

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” ---- Oscar Wilde

“The journey in between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.” ---- Barbara De Angelis

"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people." ---- John Lennon

"Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, Just live it."
- C.S. Lewis

"I'd rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not." ---- Lucille Ball

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?" ---- Robert Browning

"We had the sky up there, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss whether they was made or just happened." ---- Mark Twain

Friendship:

"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything." ---- Muhammad Ali

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same." ---- Unknown

Solitude:

"Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude." ---- Miguel de Unanimo, Essays and Soliloquies, 1924

"I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude." ---- Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854

"We both had done the math. Kelly added it all up and... knew she had to let me go. I added it up, and knew that I had... lost her. 'cos I was never gonna get off that island. I was gonna die there, totally alone. I was gonna get sick, or get injured or something. The only choice I had, the only thing I could control was when, and how, and where it was going to happen. So... I made a rope and I went up to the summit, to hang myself. I had to test it, you know? Of course. You know me. And the weight of the log, snapped the limb of the tree, so I-I - , I couldn't even kill myself the way I wanted to. I had power over *nothing*. And that's when this feeling came over me like a warm blanket. I knew, somehow, that I had to stay alive. Somehow. I had to keep breathing. Even though there was no reason to hope. And all my logic said that I would never see this place again. So that's what I did. I stayed alive. I kept breathing. And one day my logic was proven all wrong because the tide came in, and gave me a sail. And now, here I am. I'm back. In Memphis, talking to you. I have ice in my glass... And I've lost her all over again. I'm so sad that I don't have Kelly. But I'm so grateful that she was with me on that island. And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?" ---- Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland in Cast Away

Freedom:

"Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond." ---- Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes." ---- Mahatma Gandhi

On Space:

"It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small." ---- Neil Armstrong

"To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit." ---- Stephen Hawking

Terror:

"True terror is to wake up one morning and realize your high school class is running the country." ---- Kurt Vonnegut
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