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What's your favorite quote?

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  1. Bunny45

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    I heard the greatest thing on the radio this morning. "If I get to act like me I belong. If I have to act like you I fit in. There's a huge difference." -NPR (some lady talking about Michelle Obama, I tuned in halfway)
     
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    Mine is actually from the video game Dragon Age: Origins. It goes: ""Shut one's eyes tight or open one's arms wide, either way, one's a fool." - Flemeth

    I thought it was clever and agreed with the quote completely. Now at times, I'll re state it in real life situations.
     
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    "Well, it's a gun, Janice.

    ---------- Post added 18th Jan 2017 at 08:58 PM ----------

    "Well, it's a gun, Janice. I thought you were a feminist."
     
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    "Leaving this world isn't as scary as it sounds." said by Richard, from the video game Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number.

    I had been playing through the game when I was getting ready to come out. When I encountered this quote in game, it really struck me. I'd been living in the closet (it's own "world" if you will) and had built up all these fears about it. And then, lo and behold, when I did come out, it wasn't nearly as bad as I'd built it up in my head.

    tl;dr: It's a good quote for when you're scared about leaving a part of your life that wasn't all that good in the first place.
     
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    “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
     
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    Love a good quote. Here are some...

    Knowledge can last, principles can last, habits can last; but feelings come and go. (CS Lewis)

    And God said, 'Love your enemy.' So I obeyed Him and loved myself. (Khalil Gibran)

    The human mind has at no point accepted moral chaos; and so preposterous a result was not strictly conceivable. But we are frightened at much that is not strictly conceivable. (George Eliot)

    You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. (Buddha)

    Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care. (Buddha)

    Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. (Leonard Nimoy)

    A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. Live long and prosper. (Leonard Nimoy)

    Never alone. (Door Within Trilogy: Wayne T Batson)

    You said you wanted freedom. It's time you learned that freedom is never a gift. It has to be earned. (Star Trek: James Kirk)

    The hero and the villain are the same man, who, having suffered a tragedy, made a choice.

    Change is the essential process of all existence. (Spock)

    Pain is a thing of the mind. The mind can be controlled. (Spock)

    Change all you want, or don't change at all. You're you, no matter what.

    When I close my eyes, I hear more screams than anyone could ever be able to count. Do you know where you put all that pain? Shall I tell you where you put it? You hold it tight till it burns your hand and you say this: No one else l ever have to live like this. No one else will have to feel this pain. Not on my watch. (Doctor Who)

    Pain. You always feel it, but you don't have to fear it. Pain, heartbreak, loss, death. It's all good. It's all good. (Jim Moriarty)

    I'd rather be myself. Myself and nasty. Not someone else, however jolly. (Bernard Marx)

    Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one. (George Orwell)

    That element of tragedy which lies in the very fact of frequency, has not yet wrought itself into the course emotion of mankind; and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it. If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity. (George Eliot)

    I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.(Atticus Finch)

    The past is gone, and cannot harm you anymore. And while the future is coming fast for you, it always flinches first and settles in as the gentle present. (Cecil Palmer)

    Are we living a life that is safe from harm? Of course not. We never are. But that's not the right question. Are we living a life that is worth the harm? (Cecil Palmer)
     
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    I can't remember it verbatim. But it goes something along the lines of, "Life is not about when the storm ends, but about dancing in the rain". That quote really stood out to me.
     
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    "The hardest thing in this world is to live in it."
     
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    two of my favourites are in my sig line.
     
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    I have so many, so it's hard to pick just one! But, one that comes to mind is from the great Orson Welles;

    "Our songs will all be silenced, but what of it? Go on singing."
     
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    I have several so I might be back xD

    But at this exact moment in time it is

    "Life is the art of drawing without an eraser." - John W. Gardner
     
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    Well there's the one tattooed on my arm, which is JRR Tolkien, from The Hobbit, "A single dream is worth more than a thousand realities."

    Other favourites include:
    "All art is quite useless." -Oscar Wilde (Prelude to The Picture of Dorian Gray)
    "Women and men(both little and small)/ cared for anyone not at all" -ee cummings (anyone lived in a pretty how town)
    "I have just one piece of advice, dying hurts like hell." -Gundam Wing
     
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    "I'm Different, yeah I'm different"
    - 2 Chainz
     
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    Dirty Harry: "We're not just gonna let you walk out of here."
    Dude: "Who's 'we' sucka?"
    Dirty Harry: "Smith and Wesson... and me."

    This quote is just so freakin' awesome!
     
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    "Let Go and Let God"
     
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    "Love truth more than yourself, more than glory, more than freedom."
     
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    I've had a number of quotes mean something to me over the years, but my favorite two - like gonna be tattooed on me favorites - are:

    "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." - J.K. Rowling. It reminds me that there's always a light I can reach when I'm going through a hard depressive episode.

    "To live would be an awfully big adventure." - J.M. Barrie. It reminds me to keep going.
     
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    "Life is the great indulgence - death, the great abstinence. Therefore, make the most of life, here and now!" - Anton Szandor LaVey (from The Satanic Bible)

    "If you're always worried about crushing the ants beneath you, then you won't be able to walk" - Guts (Berserk anime)

    "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” - Oscar Wilde

    "People die if they are killed" - Shirou Emiya (Fate Stay Night anime)

    "Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked apple" - George Appel (last words from a murderer about to be executed by electric chair)

    That's what I remember right now off the top of my head
     
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    See my signature.

    Happy days :slight_smile:
     
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    "If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

    "Charity is no substitute for justice withheld." - St Augustine

    "Here's the thing; none of us get out of life alive. So be gallant, be great, and be grateful for the opportunities that you have." - Jake Bailey, cancer survivor
    This one reminds me to appreciate what I've got, even during the worst of times.

    "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." - Buddha
    I really need to work on that last one.