Favorite Quotes


Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light” ~ Reene Brown

“Never stop dreaming. Never stop listening to the music that is inside of you.” ~ Debasish Mridha

“And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them into shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.”

– William Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

“A soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone. For the world has given up on beauty. It doesn’t believe in fairytales anymore, or happy endings. So a soul that sees beauty is a soul thought to be insane by the majority.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values, and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.” ~ Steve Jobs

“Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.” ~ Alan Watts

“Perfection is not just about control. It’s also about letting go.” ~ Thomas Leroy (Black Swan)

“The biggest room in the world is room for improvement.” ~ Anonymous

“The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.” ~ Tesla

“The action of even the smallest creature leads to changes in the entire universe.” ~ Tesla

Actually love all of Tesla’s and Einstein’s quotes. Some of Tesla’s – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDAznbpMSOk

“People will talk behind your back. Make sure you give them an interesting topic.” ~ Anonymous

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” ~ Victor Borge

“Laughter is an instant vacation.” ~ Milton Berle

“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most important of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.” ~ Jeffrey Gitomer, American author, professional speaker & business trainer

“Each person has literature inside of them.” ~ Anna Deavere Smith

“Anyone who stops learning is old.” ~ Henry Ford

“We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.” ~ Galileo Galilei

“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.” ~ Galileo Galilei

“He who does not know the truth is only a fool. But he who knows it and calls it a lie is a criminal.” ~ Galileo Galilei

“The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.” ~ Stephen McCranie

“The day you stop racing is the day you win the race.” ~ Bob Marley

“The most solid piece of scientific truth I know of is that we are profoundly ignorant about nature.” ~ Lewis Thomas

“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A life lived in fear is a life half-lived.” ~ Baz Luhrmann

“We live in a country where children have to die to save their mothers. To hell with your deal. And to hell with our lives. Someone has to start telling the truth.” ~ Ulana Khomyuk, Chernobyl

“Why worry about something that isn’t going to happen? Oh, that’s perfect, they should put that on our money.” ~ Valery Legasov, Chernobyl

“To be a scientist is to be naive. We are so focused on our search for truth, we fail to consider how few actually want us to find it. But it is always there, whether we see it or not, whether we choose to or not. The truth doesn’t care about our needs or wants. It doesn’t care about our governments, our ideologies, or our religions. It will lie in wait, for all time. And this, at last, is the gift of Chernobyl. Where I once would fear the cost of truth, now I only ask: What is the cost of lies?” ~ Valery Legasov, Chernobyl

“I can’t help believing that these things that come from the subconscious mind have a sort of truth to them. It may not be a scientific truth, but it’s a psychological truth.” ~ Brian Aldiss

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” ~ Socrates

“I am not young enough to know everything.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“Once you feel you’re avoided by someone, never disturb them again.” ~ Anonymous

“It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things.” ~ Lawrence G. Lovasik

“It is harder to crack prejudice than an atom.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it’ll believe its whole life that it is stupid.” ~ Albert Einstein

“If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“I believe we owe our young an education that captures the exhilarating drama of science.” ~ Brian Greene

“He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at.” ~ EPICTETUS

“Late at night, my mind would come alive with voices and stories and friends as dear to me as any in the real world. I gave myself up to it, longing for transformation.” ~ Jo, Little Women

“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

“A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Don’t worry if you make waves simply by being yourself. The moon does it all the time.” ~ Poetry Therapy

“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.” ~ Francis Bacon

“Beware of false knowledge; It is more dangerous than ignorance.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

“The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself because no matter what happens you will always be with yourself.” ~ Diane von Furstenberg

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ~ Lewis Carroll

“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.” ~ Stephen Hunt

“When the last tree is cut down, the last fish ate and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money.” ~ Native American Proverb

“What other people think of you is none of your business.” ~ Paulo Coelho

“If you’re really truthful with yourself, it’s wonderful guidance.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

“The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

“Men who think deeply say little in ordinary conversations.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

“There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

“I am an artist, not a politician.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

“I had wings once, and they were strong. They could carry me above the clouds and into the headwinds, and they never faltered. Not even once. But they were stolen from me.” ~ Maleficent

“Those who do not move do not notice their chains.” ~ Rosa Luxemburg

“The world has persisted many a long year, having once been set going in the appropriate motions. From these everything else follows.” ~ Lucretius, C. 50 BC

“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” ~ Native American proverb

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu

“Please God, Don’t Let Me Be Normal” ~ Sigourney Weaver

“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember – the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.” ~ Zig Ziglar

“Don’t allow your wounds to turn you into someone you are not.” ~ Paulo Coelho

“Those who cling to perceptions and views wander the world offending people.” ~ Buddha

“The root of all suffering is attachment.” ~ Buddha

“You learn nothing from life if you think you are right all the time. Humble yourself or life will do it for you.” ~ Buddha

“Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley

“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“You don’t lose friends. You lose undercover haters. Real friends can never be lost.” ~ Unknown Author

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”
~ Erol Ozan

“You have to be odd to be number one.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“The problem is, we look for someone to grow old together, while the secret is to find someone to stay a child with.” ~ Charles Bukowski

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.“ ~ Dr. Seuss

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” ~ Vivian Greene

“Fake people have an image to maintain. Real people just don’t care.” ~ C. Tang

“The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.”
~ Paulo Coelho

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.” ~ Brene Brown

“Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity – not a threat.” ~ Steve Jobs

“She recognized that that is how friendships begin: one person reveals a moment of strangeness, and the other person decides just to listen and not exploit it.” ~ Meg Wolitzer

“Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.” ~ Plato

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~ Albert Einstein

“If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” ~ Albert Einstein

“God does not play dice.” ~ Albert Einstein

“I know not with what weapons WWIII will be fought, but WWIV will be fought with sticks and stones.” ~ Albert Einstein

“We still do not know one-thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.” ~ Albert Einstein

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” ~ Albert Einstein

““It is entirely possible that behind the perception of our senses, worlds are hidden of which we are unaware.” ~ Albert Einstein

“I know the empathy borne of despair; I know the fluidity of thought, the expansive, even beautiful, mind that hypomania brings, and I know this is quicksilver and precious and often it’s poison. There has always existed a sort of psychic butcher who works the scales of transcendence, who weighs out the bloody cost of true art.” ~ David Lovelace, My Bipolar Family

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

“You are the smartest and the dumbest f*ing person I’ve ever known.” ~ Saul Berenson, Homeland

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because in the end those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“Some women fear the fire. Some women simply become it…” ~ R.H. Sin

“Sometimes you gotta be a beauty and a beast.” ~ Nicki Minaj

“True friends are to people what lighthouses are to ships. No matter how stormy it gets, they stay put and light our way.” ~ Julie-Anne

“The only people who are mad at you for speaking the truth are those people that are living a lie. Keep speaking the truth.” ~ Anonymous

“Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives. And if things don’t work out, just take another shot.” ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” ~ Plato

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” ~ MLK

“No mistakes in the tango, darling, not like life. It’s simple. That’s what makes the tango so great. If you make a mistake, get all tangled up, just tango on.” ~ Scent Of A Woman

“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ~ Nelson Mandela

“The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.” ~ Bob Marley

“I do not like that man. I must get to know him better.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“Oh, I was not made for heaven. No, I don’t want to go to heaven. Hell is much better. Think of all the interesting people you’re going to meet down there!” ~ Freddie Mercury

“Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” ~ Walt Whitman

“One should never lose hope. Homosexuality can strike any straight man at any age.” ~ Roger Peyrefitte

You can’t lose what you never hadyou can’t keep what’s not yours, and you can’t hold on to something that doesn’t want to stay.” ~ Damon Suede

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap. If you want happiness for a day — go fishing. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.” ~ Chinese proverb

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ~ Marie Curie

“Klara, I hope you’re not trying to recruit me to a self-centered witch academy. Have you ever wondered what kind of a universe a cheetah or a dolphin created, competing for your attention? The problem in your universe is that you don’t know enough ABOUT your universe!” ~ Wanjiku Jarolimova