Friday, April 18, 2008

They Said It Better...

I've always loved quotes. I was one of those geeks who had a diary AND a quote book...I simply felt (and still agree) that some of the best things have already been said.
There is always room for originality, but many times- I'll come across a quote that puts my thoughts succinctly into the exact terms that I have been searching for, with the words I am unable to find. I found one of my old quote books and would like to share a few of my favorite quotes from different times in my life:

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed with the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw of the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

"Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe." -Anatole France

"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival." -CS Lewis

"Doubt thou that the stars are fire;
Doubt thou that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt that I love." -William Shakespeare (Hamlet)

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." -John Lennon

"It's better to burn out than to fade away."- Neil Young

"I'm not a tourist, I'm a traveler. A tourist thinks about going home the moment they arrive, whereas a traveler might not come back at all." -?

"You risk tears if you let yourself be tamed." Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"There is no passion to be found in playing small- in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." -Nelson Mandela

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson

2 comments:

Major said...

My personal favorite:

Life is a journey, not a destination. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The irony is that...I work for the World Centre of Excellence for Destinations...

I'd be a great politician; "Do what I say, not what I do".

Major said...

God invented war to teach Americans geography. (Peter Taylor)