Nikki Grace Holmes
Reagan Nikki Holmes
I am transgendered
I wish I was born as a woman
I wish I had been born female
"I am not successful until you are successful."
Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia
Vector Marketing Corporation
University of Texas at Arlington
Marine Air Craft Group 41
United States Air Force
U.S. Air Force
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Air Force Reserve Command
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301 Fighter Wing
301st Fighter Wing
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How to make a PB&J Sandwich
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Nikki Grace Holmes
or formerly Reagan Nikki Holmes
"Hey, Alexa, can you check my bank balance and let me know which Apple product I can afford?" Alexa's response
"When you ask me what I'm doing today, and I say, 'Nothing,' it doesn't mean that I am free. It means I am doing nothing."
"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak."
"The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket."
"Eggs are fantastic for a diet. However, if you don't like that taste alone, just add some cocoa, flower, sugar, butter, baking power, and cook at 350° for 30 minutes.
"The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket."
"You cannot get to the TOP by SITTING on YOUR BOTTOM."
"I had a fruit smoothie today and went for a beatiful hike"
I got drunk off wine and rolled down the stairs.
"My lady doctor just flirted with me; she told me I'm too sweet."
Well, those weren't her exaxt words. 'Severely diabetic,' but I know what she really meant."<
"I pointed to two old drunks sitting across the bar from us and said to my friend, 'That's us in ten years.'
"Then he had the nerve to blatantly and rather obviously point out, 'That's a mirror you dipshit.'"
"People say love is the best feeling, but I think finding a toilet when you are having diarrhea is slightly better."
"Apparently a hacker got into my bank account, and he left me a simple note, 'Please save more money because this was a COMPLETE and UTTER waste of my time.'"
"It simply amazes me how much 'extra fries' and 'exercise' sound so similar."
"I told my boss three companies were after me, and that I needed a raise to stay at my present job. Then he asked me which three companies were interested, and I told him gas, electric and cable."
"Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise, they won't come to yours."
"Fell off of my bike;
"Fell out of a tree;
"Twisted my ankle."
"Slept on the wrong side;
"Sat down for to long;
"Sneezed to hard;"
"I told my girlfriend about my millionaire uncle.
"Now, she's my aunt."
(v.) Screwing up several things simultaneously.
"To me, "drink responsibly" means don't spill it."
"Just spent 45 minutes on the treadmill."
"Tomorrow, my goal is to actually turn it on."
"I went to the doctor, and he gave me two months to live; therefore, I shot him.
"The judge gave me 30 years."
"I feel sorry for Netflix-era kids. They will never know the high stakes adrenaline of running to the bathroom/fridge/bedroom in a single ad break, with the beckoning call of a sibling screaming, "It's ONNNNN" to send you hurdling over furniture to get back in time."
"If you get a loan at a bank, you pay it for 30 years; however, if you rob a bank, you're out in ten years.
"Feel free to follow me for more great financial services..."
"Texting is a brilliant way to miscommunicate how you feel and misinterpret what other people mean."
"People are usually shocked when they find out I'm not a very good electrician."
"A baby can drink a bottle, fall asleep, and people say it's cute. I do it, and people call me an alcoholic."
"If pooping is a call of nature, does that mean farting is a missed call?"
"Don't be ashamed to fart while you urinate. ...There is no thunder without the rain."
"The first step in any relatiobship isn't the first kiss...it's the first fart."
"I had a fruit smoothie and went for a beautiful hike."
"I got drunk off of some wine, and I [literally] rolled down the stairs."
"When I drink alcohol, people say I'm an alcoholic; however, when I drink Fanta, nobody calls me fantastic."
"Horror movies with friends are comedy movies; whereas romantic movies with parents are horror."
"Being in a relationship is solving problems together; problems you wouldn't have if you were single."
"A taco is a love letter in a corn envelope that you mail to your stomach."
"I'll make my new year resolutions in February. Let me be sure this time how 2021 is gonna turn out first."
"I spent 14 years trying to improve my handwriting, and now we're using a keyboard for everything."
"I hate it when some Web site asks me, 'Are you human...?'
"No, I'm a mango."
"Paranoia has reached absurd stages...
"I sneezed in front of my computer, and the anti-virus automatically started to scan on its own."
"Some people just need a high-five in the face"
"'Revenge' sounds so mean. That's why I prefer to call it 'Returning the favour.'"
"Attractive doctors and nurses probably never receive accurate pulse readings from any of their patients."
"Did you know 'DIET' stands for 'DID I EAT THAT?'"
"2019: Stay away from negative people."
"2020: Stay away from positive people."
"Whoever invented Knock-Knock jokes should get a No Bell prize."
"This whole 'kill them with kindness' thing is taking much longer than I expected."
"I was thinking of doing some panic buying.
"Just checked my bank account, and it turns out all I can do is panic."
"I do all of my own stunts, but never intentionally."
"Instructors who say, 'Last one' are the reason why I have trust issues."
"I leave my house a mess so when my friends visit, they go home feeling way better about their housekeeping skills. I'm just that good of a friend."
"My new year's resolution is to stop procrastinating. However, I am not starting until next week though."
"Siri, why am I so bad at relationships with women?" "Apologies, this is Alexa."
"What did our parents do to kill time before the Internet? I asked my 26 brothers and sisters, and they didn't know either."
"Three things I am thankful for: 1. Family 2. Friends 3. Caller ID to avoid certain family and friends."
MONEY LAUNDERING (verb) -When you accidentally wash your money along with your clothes.
"Visited with my doctor earlier today, and he told me my sugar was to high.
"So, I came home and moved it to a lower shelf."
"If you ever feel useles, think about 'ueue' in the word 'queue.'"
"When I was young, I was scared of the dark.
"However, now, when I see my electric bill, I am scared of the lights."
"I got called 'pretty' today.
"Well, actually, the full statement was, 'You're pretty annoying;' however, I only focus on the positive things."
"If someone throws a stone at you, throw a flower at them. But remember to throw the flower pot with it."
"I was taught to think before I act. So, if I punch you, rest assured, I've thought about it, and I am confident in my decision."
"8-year-olds today have Facebook, Twitter, iphone and ipod. When I was 8, I had a colouring book, crayons and an imagination."
"Stepped on my scale this morning, and it said, 'Please use social distancing; one person at a time."
"Yesterday, I wore something that I received 5 years ago, and it actually still fit. I was SO PROUD of myself! It was a scarf, but still...let's be positive here."
Me to my daughter: "It's important to be direct about your feelings and have open and honest communication." Me to my husband: "If you don't understand why I'm upset, I'm not going to explain it to you."
"If you walk into a forest and cut a tree down, but the tree doesn't understand why you cut it down... "Do you think it is stumped?"
"Prediction: There will be a minor baby boom in 9 months, and then one day in 2033, we shall witness the rise of the QUARANTEENS.
"'Vegetarian' is an old Indian word for 'Bad hunter.'"
"At the age of 65, my grandma started walking five miles a day.
"She's 92 now, and we have no idea where she is."
"When I was a kid, I wanted to be older... "This shit is not what I expected."
105 year-old woman's remedies to her health: "For better digestion, I drink beer. In the case of appetite loss, I drink white wine. In the case of low blood pressure, I drink scotch. And when I have a cold, I drink Schnapps." "When do you drink water?" "I've never been that sick."
I hate it when I see an old person and then realize that we went to high school together."
"'Lazy' is a very strong word. Instead, I like to call it 'Selective Participation.'"
"Even in this Lockdown situation, my parents want me to wake up early and do nothing."
"Practical advice: If all the toilets in your house are occupied, and you are waiting for one to be free, simply turn off the WiFi."
"It's like we all complained about what a shit year 2019 was, and 2020 is like, 'Here, hold my Corona.'"
"I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can't get my wife to go swimming."
"Due to my isolation, I finished three books yesterday, and believe me, thats A LOT of colouring."
"Never in a million years could I have imagined going to a bank teller with a mask on and asking for money."
"I've expanded my skills. I can now forget what I'm doing while I'm actually doing it."
"I don't like making plans for the day because then the word 'premeditated' gets thrown around in the courtoom."
"The dumbest thing I have ever done was purchase a 2020 planner."
GARBAGE BAGS (noun) Something you're buying to literally just throw away.
"I did a pushup today.
"Well, actually I fell down, but I had to use my arms to get back up; therefore...
"Now, I need some chocolate."
"Some people manage stress with yoga, meditation and a long walk. However, I manage stress with simple carbs, sarcasm and fucking swearing."
"Be good to your spouse. Remember, right now they could poison you, and it would be counted as a Covid death."
"My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee, it cleans the toilet."
"The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are filled with doubt, whereas the stupid people are filled with confidence."
"I'm going to put an 'out of order' sticker on my forehead and call it a day."
"Taking naps sounds so childish. I prefer to call them horizontal life pauses."
"I wanted to send you something sexy, but the mailman told me to get out of the mailbox."
"Give me coffee to change the the things I can and tequila to accept the things I can't."
"2020 is what 2012 tried to be but failed so miserably at doing."
"If my kids EVER complain about being bored, I'm going to hit them with, 'Back in 2020...'"
"My job has this really fun habit of adding more responsibilities to my to-do list without adding more money to my paycheck."
"Can't wait to get this over with so I can go back to social distancing on my own terms."
"I'm having a quarantine party this weekend, and none of you are invited."
"My mom always told me I wouldn't accomplish anything by lying in bed all day. But look at me now, I'm saving the world!"
"I need to go on medication so I can slap stupid people and blame it on the side effects."
"This virus 'aint that serious."
"And the CDC were not wrong; there are now several dozen confirmed cases here in the United States with the first death coming just yesterday. Meanwhile, the stockmarket has taken the one-week dive since 2008, and many Americans are questions about how to stay safe." "Joy Johnson e-mailed us asking, 'Can I get coronavirus from a package delivered from China?' That's a great question." "Talk about these masks; do we get them or don't we?" "Some people are wondering if you can protect yourself from the virus by gargling with bleach or taking steroids?" "Can you get the coronavirus by eating Chinese food?" "NO! No you can't!
Of course you can't get the cornavirus from eating Chinese food; in fact if you are eating at a Panda Express, you can't even get Chinese food by eating 'Chinese food.' Although, I will say this, you are unlikely to get the coronavirus if you regularly gargle bleach because you know what they say, 'Being dead is already the best medicine."
"One kid asked me, 'What is stress?'
"I locked him in a room with high speed internet and 1% battery."
"If you see someone wearing camouflage, make sure to walk right into them so they how well it is working."
"Next time a stranger talks to me when I am alone, I will look at him shocked and just whisper quietly, 'You can see me?'"
"So, you mean to tell me that the stress ball isn't for throwing at people who stress me out?"
"I didn't mean to push all of your buttons. I was just looking for mute."
"I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not very sure."
"I saw people through the window today.
"That's enough social interaction."
"I'm awkward when pleople compliment me, 'Nice hair.'
"Thanks, I grew it myself."
"I'm going to retire and live off of my savings.
"What I'll do the second day, I have no idea."
"My wife just stopped and said, 'You weren't even listening were you?'
"I thought...'That's a pretty weird way to start a conversation.'"
"Cupcakes are muffins that believed in miracles."
"A lot of days I expect my horoscope to say, 'Just don't kill anyone today.'"
"I'm not saying I hate you; what I'm saying is that you are literally the Monday of my life."
"Never laugh at your wife's choices.
"You were one of them."
"Everyone has the right to be stupid...it's just that some people abuse that privilege."
"It's Thursday...or as I like to call it...'Day four of a the hostage situation.'"
"I'll call it a smartphone the day I yell, 'Where's my phone!?' and it yells back at me, 'Down here in the cushions!'"
"There are three kinds of people in this world. Those who are good at math, and those who aren't."
"They say, 'Don't try this at home.'
"So, I am going to my friend's house and will try it there."
"An apple a day keeps anyone away if you throw it hard enough."
"Titanic be like, 'I nominate all passengers for the ice bucket challenge.'"
"There are two rules in life: 'Never give out all the information.'"
"Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that you're stupid and make bad decisions."
"The fact that jellyfish have survived for 650-million years despite not having a brain is good news for you."
"WELCOME TO MY WORLD...
"Where we put the 'FUN' in dysfunctional!'"
"I am in one of those moods where I want to throw a book at someone's face and be like, 'I facebooked you.'"
"I saw that coming."
"My wife asked me why I spoke so softly in the house. I said, 'I was afraid Mark Zuckerberg was listening!' She laughed. I laughed. Also, Alexa and Siri laughed."
"Maybe money doesn't buy happiness, but I am accepting donations to test that theory."
"Yeah, I lost your number. I lost it when I hit 'delete.'"
"Alcohol does not make you FAT. It makes you Lean...Against tables, chairs, floors, walls and ugly people."
Interviewer: "What did you like most about your last job?" Me: "Sometimes, people had birthdays, and there was free cake."
"When people tell me they're 'spiritual,' I'm like, 'Demons are spirits, too. Be more specific.'"
"Nothing messes up your Friday like finding out it's only Tuesday."
"Sometimes the first step to forgiveness is understanding the other person is a complete idiot."
"My room is not messy; it is an obstacle course designed to keep me fit."
Irony (n.) Getting hit by an ambulance.
"I was asked what I look for in a relationship...Apparently, 'A way out,' was not the right answer."
"When someone says, 'Expect the unexpected,' slap them and ask, 'You didn't expect that, did you?'"
"So, it is pretty clear for meaningful gun reform is there, but as always, a key obstacle is the NRA. An organization whose former president once famously said, 'You can have his gun when you pry it from his cold, dead hands'...and guess what...that's what I fucking did."
"FUNERALS are basically family REUNIONS minus one person."
"Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meed my demans."
"What happens when you cross an elephant with a rhino? Elephino."
—Ryan Eggold, 'Dr. Max Goodwin'
"Make more grammatical mistakes. Give some people an reason to live." :)
"I hope that when I ask my doctor about lowering my blood pressure, he recommends quitting my job."
"My grandmother, who passed away from Alzheimer's, had more rights than you do in your right mind."
"Three out of four voices in my head want to sleep. The other wants to know if penguins have knees."
"If Chuck Norris wants you to know where he is, he'll find you. If he doesn't, you won't know until it's too late."
"I'm more confused than a chameleon in a bag of skittles."
"Here's one from ABC News that reads, 'Man uses a pair of tongs to rob a Whataburger.' That's the headline; the honest headline should have said, 'Whataburglar.'"
"I'm more confused than a chameleon in a bag of skittles."
"Anton stopped more shots than a Mormon at an Irish wake."
—Daryl "Razor", Reaugh
"I'm not saying I hate you, but I would unplug your life support to charge my phone."
"There is something invisible and intangible in the air that makes our lives better." "Love?" "Actually, Wi-Fi."
"I don't hate you, I'm just not necessarily excited about your existence."
"You know you're a Texan when... It snows for no more than twenty seconds, and the entire state shuts down."
"And just a reminder to everyone: I'm here to make jokes; I have no agenda; I'm not trying to get anything accomplished, so everyone that's here from Congress, you should feel right at home."
"Let's get one thing straight; I'm not."
"I am going to go stand outside. So, if anyone asks, I'm outstanding."
"I love everybody. Some I love to be around, some I love to avoid, and some I love to punch in the face."
"I could be a morning person if morning happened around noon."
"Stay an extra hour in the office, and no one cares. Arrive at 9:05, and everyone loses their minds."
"You never appreciate what you have 'til it's gone. Toilet paper is a good example."
"I don't need anger management. I need people to stop making me angry."
"You never appreciate what you have 'til it's gone. Toilet paper is a good example."
"Some people like to argue against having trans women in women-only spaces because it's not 'safe.' "I'm a cis woman in a house with two trans women. The only thing not safe is my lip gloss, which sometimes ends up in my wife's purse. "Trans women are women, and this fear is unfounded."
—Amanda Jette Knox
"The word 'phonetically' doesn't even begin with an 'f.' Shit like this is why aliens fly straight past us."
"I must have an amazing butt. Every time I walk away from someone, I hear them whisper, 'Such an ass.'"
"The stock market is just like the rest of us. It spent January working on improving itself; then in February, it said, 'Fuck it.'"
"I'm not saying, 'Let's kill all the stupid people.' I'm just saying, 'Let's remove all of the warning labels, and let the problem sort itself out.'"
"I asked an old man, 'Even after 95 years, you still call your wife 'Darling,' 'Honey' and 'Love.' What's the secret?' "His response, 'I forgot her name ten years ago, and I'm afraid to ask her.'"
"Whenever I find the key to success, someone changes the lock."
"I've taken up photography because it's the only hobby where you can shoot people and cut their heads off without going to jail."
"Karma bus delayed due to high demand. Don't worry; it's coming."
"I'm so broke this new years, I'm gonna party like it's $19.99."
"Obama's Legacy went down faster than Monica Lewinsky on Bill Clinton."
"But here's the thing—this is important—Disney isn't buying all of Fox; they're not taking Fox Sports, the Fox Broadcast Network, and also not included in the aquisition, Fox News, which really is surprising because you would think that the 'masters of fantasy and imagination' would want to be bought by Disney."
"I guess those enlargement pills are working because you're twice the dick you were yesterday."
"Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most."
"I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown, which forces me to blow it at the most important moments."
"BTW, I have been meaning to write about my graduation. It didn't feel like anything; I just walked across the stage. But I didn't get anything out of it. Well, except for the diploma."
"Full-face, skull tattoo...bad idea. Poorly done full-face, skull tattoo...worse idea. Poorly done full-face, skull tattoo on a person on the run from law...Liberal idea."
"Some people’s birth certificates should be apology letters from the condom factory."
"My brain is like the Bermuda Triangle...information goes in, and then it's never found again."
"This week, Congress is going to vote on deregulating gun silencers. Yeah, because I guess Congress is thinking, 'Gun violence is out of control; how can we make it quieter? Yeah, how can we do that?'"
"Who the fuck needs a social life? I have the voices in my head to keep me company."
"Reality Winner leaked information about a reality denier who tried to influence the election about a reality host who is detached from reality. So, now the winner is the loser, and this loser who helped this loser win is the winner; and that is our reality."
"Trump is continuing his world-win tour overseas. He met with the Pope today in Rome; it was a good meeting, but it got awkward when the Pope asked Trump if he wanted to confess, and Trump was like, 'I don't know anything about Russia.'"
"I was in the lower-third of my high school class. If it were not for people like me, there could not have been an upper-half of the class."
"But you know what, if you have fun doing something, people have fun being around. Everyday when I walked out on the football field, I'd say, 'What a great day to work,' and I meant it because if you have fun being there, people have fun being around. It doesn't mean that I don't do dumb things, and sometimes I wasn't real honest. "One time Mark May said something about my golf game; I said, 'I'm the best golfer at Lake Nona, and I mean that. I'm not joking.' "At Lake Nona, we have all sorts of touring pros: Ian Poulter; Justin Rose; Graeme McDowell; Henrik Stenson. I mean, everybody at that club was all over me. 'You're a lousy golfer. You lied on TV!' And I told them, '300 members called me a liar, but 300-million people think I'm a hell of a golfer.' "I figured, pretty good odds."
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"If your parents call you a liar, remind them about the tooth fairy and Santa Claus. Then walk away like a boss."
"Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first, make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes."
"Here's the actual footage, the president praising women's unique capabilities. 'To be honest, whether you are a woman or whether you are a man, you have that same dream; you want to be able to dream. 'You just have a big advantage over us, you know why? Right there (points to cranium). Ha, ha.' "Yeah, women are just so much smarter than men. I don't know why we didn't elect one president?"
"I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes."
"I can go to my left or right, I am amphibious."
"He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning, regardless of what time it is."
—Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regimen of heavyweight Andrew Golota
"Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
"Now Steele passed this intelligence on to officials, it leaked, and now Christopher Steele is on the run. According to the Daily Mail, he was seen fleeing his home yesterday and asked a neighbour to take care of his cat. Oh, you gotta protect the cat because Trump is known for grabbing the pussy."
"If I had known the world was ending, I would have brought better books."
—Jeffrey DeMunn, 'Dale Horvath,' "The Walking Dead"
"After spending a couple of weeks in a hospital with psychiatrists and psychologists input, Kanye West will debut his new 'music genre' in the coming year...'Shrink Rap.'"
"I'm a slow typer...because I use two fingers, and they're not mine."
"Lately, I've been thinking we should get a written guarantee that our country will last forever before we buy 'Forever' stamps."
"My wallet is like an onion. Whenever I open it, it makes me cry!
"Most of us Hillary voters still have a soft spot for this crazy mixed-up country of ours. "It's where we first learned to ride a bike and first ran after the ice cream truck. It's where we served as an altar boy in our church and later sued the church for what happened when we were altar boys."
"Next year at this time, someone else will be standing here in this very spot, and it's anyone's guess who she will be."
"I have more kids at a birthday party in my backyard than that. Come on, that's ridiculous."
"Roses are red Violets are blue Your candidate sucks And mine does, too."
"You know what? I'm going to tell you something. You just watched two people get their skulls bashed in...so, if you have a problem with the F word...Fuck you."
"Look, you can be anti-Trump and not pro-Hillary. Just because I hate diarrhea doesn't mean I love constipation."
"He doesn't know the meaning of the word 'fear.' In fact, I just saw his grades, and he doesn't know the meaning of a lot of words."
—Ohio State's Urban Meyer (regarding one of his players)
"My dad is from Iceland, and my mom is from Cuba. I guess I'm an ice cube."
"The only reason I'm fat is because a tiny body couldn't store all this personality."
"I'm 40, but I feel like I'm 20...Until I hang out with some 20 year-olds. Then I'm like, 'No, never mind. I'm 40.'"
"Facial recognition software can pick a person out of a crowd, but the vending machine at work can't recognize a dollar bill with a bent corner."
"Take the Richard Allen chain of schools in Ohio, whose president is one of Jeannette Harris. They were overseen by Kids Count, a non-profit, founded by Jeanette Harris, which oversaw the schools as they spent a million tax dollars on management and consulting firms founded by, wait for it, Jeanette 'Fucking' Harris. "Now Harris denies a conflict of interest because she claims she wasn't directly involved in decision making, and maybe, maybe the schools just chose Kids Count because it had a proven track record of great oversight. So, let's just check in on one of the other schools they oversaw..." "A local charter school padded it's attendance records resulting in more than a million dollars in extra money." "State auditors interviewed students and staff. Their findings showed that on any given day there would only be about 30 students in the building. A fraction of the reported 459 enrolled there." "Oh, it gets worse because when an auditor looked into it, they found Kids Count had done the legal minimum oversight required, which I would argue suggests a problem with the legal minimum. Because 30 showed up and the school claims they had 450, which doesn't speak well of an oversight group calling itself 'Kids Count!'"
"I declare that anyone who says, 'It is what it is,' shall be hit with 'it' and not be told what 'it' was."
"Her opinions of her opponent's foreign policy are about as valid as a child molester's opinions about babysitting."
"I tell ya, if he needs help deleting computer records, she knows a guy."
"@HillaryClinton If anyone knows how to use a delete key, it's you."
—Reince Priebus (@Reince)
"Have you ever just looked at someone and knew the wheel was turning, but the hamster was dead?"
"I have never seen a tombstone that said, 'Died because I didn't forward a message to ten people.'"
"I've met some pricks in my time, but you, Sir, are a fucking cactus."
"My boss told me to have a good day...so, I went home."
"...I mean it doesn't get any better than that, Gordon. That's what makes this team so lethal; look at that shot. Gord, I say this with respect; if I gave you ten pucks from there, you wouldn't hit that shot once."
"My friend thinks he's smart. He said onions are the only food that make you cry. So, I threw a coconut at his face."
"When I die, I want my last words to be, 'I left a million dollars under the...'"
"Some interesting news was just revealed about TSA technology; at some checkpoints, passengers are selected for screening by one of the TSA folks tapping an iPad like this, which randomly generates an arrow that tells passengers to go in the left lane or the right lane. "Okay, left or right. Well, it was revealed yesterday that this app cost $1.4-million dollars. Yes, and naturally people are upset about that. "So, right now I want to help by offering the TSA an exclusive contract with me to supply a much cheaper, advanced, random binary choice generator; the 'Flip-o-matic 5400.' I have one with me right now. "Okay. TSA, the Flip-o-matic could be yours for the low-low price of just 1.3-million dollars. And remember, the Flip-o-matic comes pre-programmed having two sides, only one of which can be up at a time. This technology is already in use by the NFL. They're highly portable, durable, and there are 50 different designs, one for each state the TSA operates in. And it's not just for random number generation; they are dual use. In addition to randomly computing left or right, you can also use them to scratch off lotto tickets, which you might need given how much money you've blown on that app."
"But now he's been turned on the terrorists; the Belgians–famous for their fries–have also turned a Burger King ad to a defiant french fry finger. As Belgians wield their wit, world leaders promise unity." "We need to stand in soliditary with them..." "We need to stand together..." "Meanwhile the kid stands alone–only 24-inches tall–but with a message that doesn't miss."
"They say a balanced meal is a beer in both hands."
—Daryl "Razor" Reaugh
"But last night the name on everyone's lips was Bernie Sanders, unless you're Chris Hayes." "You see that play out in different ways, in Trump's, particularly closing message, railing against pharmaceutical companies and the like, and Bernie Sandwiches..." "That's right. That's right, Bernie Sandwiches. A name everyone can get behind, because he's not a member of the old boy's club, he fights the rich guys on behalf of the poboy, someone with a trusting open face, and will surely win Florida by appealing to Cubans, and err, this is a french dip, ah, he is au jus-ish candidate, plus he has a long history of supporting the LG-BLT community, sure, the democratic establishment may have a beef with him now, because he has been ruben them the wrong way, and I know it may sound hoagie, and he doesn't have it all wrapped up yet, but in times like this, his supporters believe we need a gyro."
"Yes, a coin toss in six precincts; the democrats picked the winner last night the same way roommates decide the who has to drive to Taco Bell. "...And Hillary won all six of the coin tosses. With of that kind of coin-flipping prowess, forget the Democrats. The Broncos should draft Hillary for the Super Bowl on Sunday. "...I tell you what I think happened here. Bernie's trash-talking of money and politics so much that now the coins have turned against him."
"Why would you not [run for president]?" "I just don't think I really have the inclination to do it; I love what I am doing, I really like it." "Oh, so it doesn't pay as well?"
—Oprah Winfrey interviewing Donald Trump
"The ISIS Faithful are realizing why they Hate Hogs......Warthogs that is!!!"
"I can't profess to understand God's plan. Christ promised a resurrection of the dead, I just thought he had something a little different in mind."
—Scott Wilson, 'Hershel Greene,' "The Walking Dead"
"Seriously, if Jeb Bush is Mexican, then I am Afro-Asian, okay? I don't understand how that works. Yeah, he was like, 'There was no box for 'Super White.'"
"The deal that we have out there in my view, from what I know of it thus far, is unacceptable. If in fact that it is as bad a deal as I think it is at this moment, we will do everything we can to stop it." "Wait, 'as bad as you think it is,' that is a clear sign that you didn't do the reading. It's like starting a book report, 'Some of us are of mice while others of course of men. There have been many good Gatsbys in history, but only one I would call The Great Gatsby.' "And the thing is, how can you not read this deal before commenting; it's only 159-pages long, and much of that is lists and preamble. The actual meat of the agreement is about 90 pages, making it about half the length of 'The Baby Sitters Club, Number One; Kristy's Great Idea.' And look, I'm not saying the deal is perfect, I'm just saying think of the nuclear agreement with Iran as a calzone; it could contain a lot of things from cheese and marinara sauce to a dead mouse. But the point is that you don't get to complain about what might be inside unless you have fucking looked."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing."
"4:54 p.m. begin autopsy on one white male, age 60, who is arguably having a worse time in Texas than I am...although not by much."
—Gillian Anderson, Dana Scully, "The X-Files"
"Obama said raising the debt limit does not increase debt - you know, like raising the speed limit does not increase speed."
"Ron Reagan, lifelong atheist, not afraid of burning in hell."
"What's the use of being god if every run-down schmuck with a two-dollar prayer book can come along and fuck up your plan?"
"If at first you don't succeed...So much for skydiving."
"The last time Hilary had a meaningful job, she outsourced it to Monica Lewinsky... "And Monica blew it."
"Sweat is fat crying."
"When your vocation is your vacation, you've got a good thing going!"
"Any ass can fart an opinion."
"When I die, I want to die like my grandmother, who died peacefully in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car."
"Heaven won't take me, and hell's afraid I'll take over."
"Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poke me in the ribs and cackle, telling me, 'You're next.' They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals."
"I was standing in the park wondering why frisbees got bigger as they get closer. Then it hit me."
"Don't believe everything you see on the Internet."
"Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money."
"Corporations are people, but they are sociopaths."
"I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section?' She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose."
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."
"There's a lot of things blamed on me that never happened. But then, there's a lot of things that I did that I never got caught at."
"So, the hashtag ThanksMichelleObama is for teenagers with $400 smartphones complaining about their free school lunches?"
"Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money."
"Corporations are people, but they are sociopaths."
"I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section?' She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose."
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."
"Being on top does not necessarily make you better. Turds can float to the top, too."
"I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough."
"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
—P. J. O'Rourke
"Too bad you can't buy a voodoo globe so that you could make the earth spin real fast and freak everybody out."
"Folks, George P. is not alone. 'I'm not qualified to debate the science over climate change.' 'I'm not a scientist.' 'I'm not a scientist.' 'What I have said repeatedly is I'm not a scientist.' "Yes, everyone who denies man-made climate change has the same stirring message–'we don't know what the fuck we're talking about.'"
"White people, you have to understand: We all in this together. As black people, we didn't know what the fuck was gonna appen. All we knew was it was time for some shit to happen; that's all we knew. You have to forgive us in the fact that we voted for a nigga to be a superhero and forgot to ask the nigga, 'could he fly?'"
"Why can't you hear a psychoanalyst use the bathroom? Because the 'p' is silent, and also, the voices in my head won't shut up."
"I mean, Obama said he wouldn't put boots on the ground, alright. But that was a total croc, okay, because now he's flip-flopping, alright, which makes the American people say, 'Ugg!' and 'fuck me.' I've always said that Obama is a loafer, but with his constant golfing, now he just looks like some kind of clown. Because he knows boots on the ground are a slipper-y slope. And the last thing he needs is another wedge issue. He needs to stop converse-ing with our allies, and just do it, cowboy! Otherwise, the country is going to be taking it in the bootie."
"Calling Obama a warrior for the middle class is like calling Lindsay Lohan a spokeswoman for sobriety."
"We're cutting programs left 'n right, talking about cutting pay, and we want to invest in an iron man suit for which the technology isn't ready to make work.
"We need to rethink this legalized weed thing because our military planners appear to be smoking it."
"I wish my evaluation form had a line item for 'tolerating psycho'–in which case I have exceeded expectations."
"I joined the Mars One advisory board because I plan to retire on Mars...but not too soon! I want to help send some healthy settlers on ahead to get the place ready for me."
—Esther Dyson (USA), angel investor and chairman of EDventure Holdings
"That's right, the NSA is spying on Second Life; a game for people who don't have a first one."
"But America is defined by it's resilience; no matter what mistakes we make, we pick ourselves up, we dust ourselves off and come together with the courage to deny that we ever made a mistake."
"Strike one was Davis's mentioning of planned parenthood, which Republicans said was off topic. Strike two came when a colleague offered Davis a back brace. ... And the final strike came when Davis mentioned the state's 2011 sonogram law—again, off topic." "Wait, what?? This is a debate about abortion restrictions. How are planned parenthood and forced sonograms off topic? That's like saying, 'Talk to me about White Castle, but don't mention diarrhea. Don't you do that. Those are two different things.' "That joke landed hard with people here."
"Forty years ago, the government put a man on the moon. Now, they can't even build a Web site."
"I'm all in favor of raising standards. If we can help even one kid do better in school, we will help all the kids who copy off that kid."
"'Killing Jesus,' now it's on bookshelves; are you sure it wasn't just bought by hotels to stick next to bibles?"
"I mean the ultimate goal is, complete self-sufficiency, but without a lot of money, you know, the best you can hope to do is to offset your carbon footprint. You know, I care about my carbon footprint, but most people out there are making carbon snow angels! "You know Earth Day was last week?" "I haven't been." "Hilarious. Earth gets one day. All right, the other 364, we're cranking the a/c in our Hummer, and then, one day a year, 'Ooh, we'll separate the plastic.' You know what I think? I think that once we die out a couple hundred years, Earth is going to have a 'People Day.' You know, to remember us. One day a year, she is going to laugh and laugh and shake our bones. "Recycled urine?"
—Steven Kepler, Dollhouse
"I want to know where to get a palm tree like that one. How to offend your neighbors in 3, 2, 1..."
—Len Winduptoy Nelson
"So, thanks to a bespectacled whistleblower, we now know the government has been actively collecting an unprecedented amount of information on that small, select group of us who even make phone calls or use the Internet. I've gotta say, I bet the Amish are feeling pretty fucking smug right now...or they would be feeling that way if they had any idea that this story was happening."
"Physicists are getting closer to finding the so-called 'God-particle,' the elusive Higgs Boson whose existence is clearly theoretical. I read it in today's New York Times, whose continued existence is also purely theoretical."
"A man arrested for shooting at the White House says he was upset over U.S. marijuana laws. Man, if only there was some way to mellow that guy out."
"Know what? I'm beginning to realize that autoerotic asphyxiation isn't really the right metaphor for the sequester. Because Congress did rig it up, and if they had pulled off the compromise, I guess it would've felt amazing for them. But as usual, they did it wrong, and yet somehow we're the ones blacking out while they're all still jerking off."
"Why would you word-war with a legendary word warrior like Woodward?"
"Eriksson [Loui] gave it away; there is Brassard in the corner...out to the line for Erixon, Tim Erixon...E-r-i-x-o-n. Back of the net, it's Oleksiak...I'm not gonna spell it."
"We will survive the day."
—Neil deGrasse Tyson
"Before you accuse Romney of not caring about the unemployed, keep in mind he's been trying to get a new job for a YEAR."
"Folks, I believe this is a great, fiscally responsible answer, but we can do more. I mean we might be cutting arts programs, but one tab of acid, and your kid will be seeing colours you can't find in a Crayola box!"
"Folks, we must require voter ID before anyone can buy a cup of Joe. I am sure 7-11 will be just as rigorous about checking ID for cups as they are for beer and cigarettes."
"Hey, Microsoft, the '90s called and wants their ideas back."
—Mike La Rose
"I suggest they attempt to find intelligent life here on earth before launching this glorified roller skate to mars!"
"Hey Microsoft, the 90s called and wants their ideas back."
—Mike La Rose
"The galaxies won't be annihilated. They will merge. The distance between individual stars is huge–bigger than Donald Trump's ego–so the vast majority of individual solar systems and planets will continue on their merry way unchanged by this cosmic event."
"This weekend, Karl Pilkington, right, he was doing some building work because he was selling his house, okay. And he needed to get with an emergency builder, and he was going, 'I can't find a carpenter, I can't find a carpenter, none of them will come out.' I went, 'Karl, it's Good Friday.' And he went, 'How did Jesus ever get fucking crucified?'"
"Yes, Michigan is proud of their tree height. I mean look at that maple; totally nailed it height-wise. Short enough to put a treehouse in, yet tall enough to hang yourself when you lose your state's primary."
"M.I.A. didn't flip us all off. She just had a middle finger malfunction."
"Who were the beta testers for Preparations A through G?"
"As a friend of mine in Texas says, he will believe that corporations are people when Texas executes one."
"At a time when America is trillions of dollars in debt it is totally irresponsible to be wasting taxpayer money looking for evidence of life elsewhere. We can't even find life in the US Congress, let alone intelligent life!!"
"And some have criticized pepper spraying a pregnant woman, but don't forget the cops were spraying for two. And I don't see why they didn't cuff that tiny protester occupying her womb. Just another lazy-do-nothing mooching off of the system. Free room, free board and free Mozart for the next nine months. Get a job! I say you got time to gestate, you got time to collate."
"I was a farm kid. All the practice that I had shoveling manure helped me prepare for my current position."
"Single-planet species don't last. Ask a dinosaur."
—Dr. Kevin Grazie
"According to the web site of the Powerball lottery, a player's odds of winning the big kahuna are one in 195,249,054. By contrast, the odds of dying from an meteorite striking the earth is one in 700,000. In other words, you're more likely to be killed by a meteor than you are to hit the power-mega-whatever jackpot."
—Martha C. White
"They should've used code name 'Waldo.'"
"It defies logic for a shuttle to go to New York City, a place with no connection to NASA. It's like putting the Statue of Liberty in Omaha."
—Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas
"I was watching Al Gore on CNN. He was talking and talking and talking, and then...out of boredom my pet polar bear shot himself."
"Oh, and by the way, poetic talent is really easy to fake when thy sentences doth no fucking sense make."
"Saying guns are the problem is like saying spoons are what make people fat."
"Loui Eriksson who also sleeps on a Hästen's bed, I do as well; we thank Hästens for providing this second intermission interview. By the way, we don't sleep on those beds together."
"My opinion is a view I hold until...well, until I find something that changes it."
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
"No kid likes being told they can't do something. Just try telling Joran van der Sloot he can't make women disappear anymore; it's not gonna happen."
"The Times' Standards Editor, Phil Corbett, has stated that, 'Tweet may fade into oblivion.' Well, that's not very nice. Twitter hasn't banned the word 'newspaper,' and those have already faded into oblivion."
"I'm terrified this is what young people are going to think adults are supposed to be like. It makes me feel like I actually am a good influence on kids."
"Tonight, in conjunction with the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, I am proud to announce that we will use that hundred-grand to set up the Colbert Nation Gulf of America Fund. I don't think we can call it the Gulf of Mexico anymore...we broke it; we bought it."
"Sports psychology has a long history, folks. In 1938, Coleman Griffith became the first psychologist hired by a professional sports team when he went to work for the Chicago Cubs who hadn't won a World Series in thirty years. Through weeks of careful observation and behavioural modifications, Griffith was able to turn that number into one-hundred-and-two."
"If you're over the age of 18 and you twitter you A) still live at home and have no motivation to move anytime soon B) are a pedophile looking for some young booty C) have severe social anxiety disorder D) are retarded."
"I got a text from my girlfriend from the year 2016. Apparently in the future I still haven't cleaned out the hallway closet."
"Get hit by a hundred-mile-an-hour slap shot there and not even wince...get tapped by a stick and go down like somebody just cut your belly open."
"I am at a place where I am wandering across these empty hills devoid of trails. I've seen nothing that looks like a Mayan monument. I feel like I'm...I'm Sancho Panza trailing behind this wide-eyed archaeologist Donkey Xote who is chasing his impossible dream, and I don't know if we are going to find a windmill or a Mayan monument."
—Jeff Salz, Apocalypse Island
"The only thing that's impossible is trying to dribble a football."
"When one of the pilots tried to use the bathroom before a bomb-sniffing dog had finished checking all the carry-on bags, an officer ordered him to sit down, according to passenger Alain Ghonda, who thought it odd. 'He was the pilot. If he wanted to do anything, he could've crashed the plane.' It was a metaphor for the rest of the country: Thank you for saving the day."
"Everyone in the world is born right-handed. Only the best overcome it."
"Sure, God made man before woman, but you always make a rough draft before your final masterpiece."
"Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you."
"A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D. or Ph.D. Unfortunately they don't have a J.O.B."
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us."
"A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing."
"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."
"Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I'm halfway through my fishburger and I realize, 'Oh my God...I could be eating a slow learner.'"
"Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window."
"Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac."
"You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is."
"I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain."
"The reason most people play golf is to wear clothes they would not be caught dead in otherwise."
"I'm desperately trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets."
"Anytime four New Yorkers get into a cab together without arguing, a bank robbery has just taken place."
"It's not hard to tell we was poor when you saw the toilet paper dryin' on the clothesline."
"I voted for the Democrats because I didn't like the way the Republicans were running the country. Which is turning out to be like shooting yourself in the head to stop your headache."
"I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three."
"Ever wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup?"
"I had a linguistics professor who said that it's man's ability to use language that makes him the dominant species on the planet. That may be. But I think there's one other thing that separates us from animals. We aren't afraid of vacuum cleaners."
"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they are okay, then it's you."
—Rita Mae Brown
"Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you've got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash."
"I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her."
"A lady came up to me on the street and pointed at 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.'"
"I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific."
"The number of people staring in shocked disbelief at you is always directly proportionate to the stupidity of your act."
—Daryl "Razor" Reaugh
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt."
"If you think you're too small to make a difference, you haven't been in bed with a mosquito."
"Anyone can make a mistake. A fool insists on repeating it."
"True that the thinker thinks, and the prover proves; however, the prover must think about what he is going to prove beforehand. If not, then we would have a bunch of 'Al Gores' proving who knows what."
"Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock."
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."
"If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door."
"The best cure for insomnia is a Monday morning."
"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down."
"Chess is the most elaborate waste of human intelligence outside of an advertising agency."
"First, the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me."
"I'm always amazed to hear of air crash victims so badly mutilated that they have to be identified by their dental records. What I can't understand is, if they don't know who you are, how do they know who your dentist is?"
"Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping."
"I can't understand why I flunked American history. When I was a kid there was so little of it."
"I created the Internet."
"I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy next to me."
"What's another word for thesaurus?"
"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception."
"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."
"If you're going to do something tonight that you will be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late."
"Everything that can be invented has been invented."
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
"I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants."
—A. Whitney Brown
"'Always' and 'never" are two words you should always remember never to use."
"Downtown there are only two types of pedestrians...the quick and the dead."
"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons because, to them, you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."
"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. No, it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it."
"It's easy to believe that you won't have an impact, that your kindness is to small. But you may touch a person who is silently suffering and have the most profound impact on them. So, don't hold back. For someone feeling desperate and needing a little hope, YOU could be their light."
"You are a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you."
"To finally move on and start something new, you must release the unchangeable past and embrace your future."
"Don't work 8 hours for someone else and then go home and not work on your goals.
You are not
tired, you are uninspired."
"You can't solve problems that have gone unsolved by doing it the same way that people before you have tried and failed."
"You are the artist of your own life. Don't hand the paintbrush to anyone else."
"Today, be the badass girl you were too lazy to be yesterday."
"Things may be appearing more difficult than they actually are. Let go of your control and be in flow with the rhythm of life. You're not stuck; there's a solution to be found. You've overcome so much already. This is just another obstacle you will overcome."
"Do not give your past the power to define your future."
"Be yourself beceause an original is worth more than a copy."
"Become so confident in who you are that no one's opinion, rejection or behaviour can rock you."
"You just have to walk into the room and be fearless. Never let people think for a minute that you couldn't totally take them down."
"If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours."
"Note to self:
"You can't control how other people receive your energy. Anything you do or say gets filtered through the lens of whatever personal shit they are going through at the moment. Which is not about you. Just keep doing your thing with as much integrity and love as possible."
"So far, you've survived 100% of your worst days.
"This, too, shall pass."
"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up."
"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today."
"Other people's opinion of you do not have to become your reality."
"If you're not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary."
"One day, she will rise above her own myths that caged her from being her own self."
"Never test the depth of water with both feet."
"A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her."
"You can't fail if you never try."
"Sometimes, those who don't socialize much aren't actually antisocial; they just have no tolerance for drama, stupidity and fake people."
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
"Don't let the insecurities of other people dull your sparkle. Shine like the star you were born to be."
"Don't give up on your dreams. Keep sleeping."
"I am not special, I'm just a limited edition."
"The darkest nights produce the brightest stars."
"I may not be perfect, but at least I'm not you."
"As kind as my friends on Twitter were, if they hadn't actually made their arguments, it would have been so much harder for me to see the world in a different way. "We are all a product of our upbringing and our beliefs reflect our experiences. We can't expect others to spontaneously change their own minds; if we want change, we have to make the case for it. "My friends on Twitter didn't abandon their beliefs or their principles; only their scorn. They channeled their infinitely-justifiable offense and came to me with pointed questions tempered with kindness and humour. They approached me as a human being, and that was more transformative than two full decades of outrage, disdain and violence." "I know tha someone might not have the time or the energy or the patience for extensive engagement, but as difficult as it can be, reaching out to someone we disagree with is an option available to all of us. And I sincerely believe that we can do hard things not just for them but for us and our future. Escalating disgust and intractable conflict are not what we want for ourselves or our country or our next generation."
"I want you to know that I am committed to finding a deal that will secure our border and reopen the government. Until Congress reaches an agreement, I have requested my pay be withheld until the government is fully operational."
Member of Congress
"We can't change what's done, but we can change tomorrow."
"Sometimes you have to let the cracks happen to let the light in."
—Melissa McBride, 'Carol Peletier' "The Walking Dead"
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."
"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The realist adjusts the sail."
—William A. Ward
"Culture is the sum of all the forms of art, of love and thought, which in the course of centuries, have enabled man to be less enslaved."
"We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."
"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the plane takes off against the wind, not with it."
"Only those who care about you can hear you when you are quiet."
"I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else's."
"Without rain, nothing grows. Learn to embrace the storms in your life."
"One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted to do. Do it now."
"You have to be odd to be number one."
"You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."
"Your future is created by what you do today not tomorrrow."
"Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back leading the pack."
"SUCCESS is not final. FAILURE is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts."
"Saving one baby is good. Saving two million is hard to get your head around, but if they claim that's what it is, I'm glad to have done it."
"My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am, and I do what I want to do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier."
"The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell."
"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are at now and change the ending."
—C. S. Lewis
"Do not tame the wolf inside you just because you've met someone who doesn't have the courage to handle you."
"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others."
"Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations."
"A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything."
"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."
"My scars tell a story. They are a reminder of times when life tried to break me but failed. They are markings of where the structure of my character was melded."
"Be the type of energy that no matter where you go, you always add value to the places and lives around you."
"When you think you're not happy with your life, always think that someone is happy simply because you exist."
"Your best teacher is your last mistake."
"I do it because I can, I can because I want to, I want to because you said I couldn't"
"Empty pockets teach you a million things in life, but full pockets spoil you in a million ways."
"It's better to cross the line and suffer the consequences than to just stare at that line for the rest of your life."
"The more you know, the more you know you don't know."
"I once cried because I had no shoes to play football with my friends, but one day I saw a man with no feet, and I realised how rich I am."
"The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow."
"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to perserve and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."
"Love is nothing without action. Trust is nothing without proof, and Sorry is nothing without change."
"A wolf will chew off it's own leg just to escape, which makes perfect sense. If you're being held back, cornered, forced into a situation...you do whatever you can to change it to break free—to survive. But sometimes escape isn't our default. Sometimes we stay the course. We cope, we navigate. Because traps don't look the same to everybody, especially not from inside one. Sometimes what the rest of the world sees as having us pinned actually ends up pushing us forward, giving us purpose, control, someone to talk to. And once in a while, the very thing everyone thinks is holding us back is also what makes us feel at home."
—Connie Britton, 'Abby Clark,' "911"
"You don't have to be perfect to be amazing."
"The secret to living well and longer is: eat half; walk double; laugh triple; and love without measure."
"Don't be afraid to fail. Be afraid to not try."
"Don't feel bad if someone rejects you. People usually reject expensive things because they can't afford them."
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off of your goal."
"Thank you. I do believe a rose just sprang out of that pile of shit."
—Jeffrey Dean Morgan, 'Negan,' "The Walking Dead"
"Be not afraid of going slowly, be afaid of standing still."
"A candle in the wind is as valiant as a star in the sky."
"Fools take a knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord, and they set themselves free from the fools."
"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."
"The size of your problems is nothing compared with your ability to solve them. Don't overestimate your problems and underestimate yourself."
"Every setback is a setup for a comeback."
"Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can't begin to explore your possibilities."
"Not all storms come to disrupt your life; some come to clear your path."
"You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."
"Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle."
"The only opinion that really effects me is my own opinion of myself because I determine the way I am, not anyone else."
"If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you."
"The strongest people aren't always the people who win, but the people who don't give up when they lose."
"The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it, because it's only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. "Stone crumbles, wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend...they can go on and on."
"People will hate you, rate you, break you and shake you. How strong you stand is what makes you."
"Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the ability to act in the presence of fear."
"Pain is weakness leaving the body."
—United States Marine Corps
"It's okay if you fall down and lose that spark. Just make sure that when you get back up, you rise as the whole damn fire."
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
—George Bernard Shaw
"Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value."
"What you can become depends on what you can overcome."
—Anthony Douglas Williams, "Inside the Divine Pattern"
"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait, watch and work. You don't give up."
"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of humanity."
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A frog decided to reach the top of a tree. All frogs shouted, 'It's impossible, it's impossible...' Still, the frog reached the top. "How? Because he is deaf ... and he thought everyone was encouraging him to reach the top. "Be deaf to negative thoughts if your aim is to reach your goal."
"Some people think that to be strong is to never feel pain. "However, the strongest people are the ones who have felt pain, understood it, accepted it and learned from it."
"When people say they can't see anything good in you, hug them and say, 'Life is difficult for the blind.'"
"F.E.A.R. has two meanings: 'Forget Everything And Run,' or 'Face Everything And Rise'"
"When it rains, look for the rainbow. When it's dark, look for the stars. Always see the good parts in everything."
"They say, 'Don't burn bridges you may have to cross later.'
"I say, 'I don't mind swimming if the bridge was fucked up to begin with.'"
"If you want to fly with the eagles, stop swimming with the ducks."
"Falling down is an accident, staying down is your choice."
"—Rosemary Nonny Knight
"As long as you feel pain, you're still alive. "As long as you make mistakes, you're still human. "As long as you keep trying, there's still hope."
"If you want something you never had...you're going to have to do something you have never done."
"Mistakes are proof that you are trying."
"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't."
"A single thread of hope is still a very powerful thing."
"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."
"Be yourself because an original is worth more than a copy."
"Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but they are manifestations of strength and resolution."
"Standing alone is better than standing with people who don't value you."
"An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it's going to launch you into something great. So, just focus, and keep aiming."
"Three Cs in life: Choices; Chances; Changes. You must make a choice to take a chance, or your life will never change."
"One small crack does not mean that you are broken; it means that you were put to the test, and you didn't fall apart."
"The people experiencing the most pain tend to be the ones who are always trying to make others smile."
"97% of the people who quit to soon are employed by the 3% who never gave up."
"I don't care what people say about me. I know who I am, and I don't have to prove anything to anyone."
"Sometimes life doesn't give you what you want not because you don't deserve it, but because you deserve more."
"The thing about being brave is it doesn't come with the absence of fear and hurt. Bravery is the ability to look fear and hurt in the face and say, 'Move aside, you are in the way.'"
"Those who fly solo have the strongest of wings."
"If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress."
"Life is like a piano. The white keys represent happiness, and the black shows sadness. But as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also make music."
"Spend time with people who are good for you mental health."
"The best way to get things done is to simply begin."
"Those who don't understand your silence will never understand your words."
"A satisfied life is better than a successful life. That's because our success is measured by others, whereas our satisfaction is measured by our own soul, mind and heart."
"We are all a little broken inside, but last time I checked, broken crayons still colour the same."
"Just because stars don't shine in the sky every single night doesn't mean that they don't exist. Just because darkness is all you see right now doesn't mean there isn't any light left inside you."
"Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it's having the courage to show up and be seen when you have no control over the outcome."
"A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can't go anywhere until you change it."
"An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it's going to launch you into something great. So, just focus, and keep aiming."
"Sometimes you face difficulties not because you're doing something wrong, but because you're doing something right."<
"Silence doesn't always mean you have nothing to say. It may mean you realize that words aren't always necessary."
"One moment can change a day, one day can change a life, and one life can change the world."
"Don't be afraid of losing people. Be afraid of losing yourself by trying to please everyone around you."
"Soft nature of a person does not mean weakness. Remember, nothing is softer than water. But it's force can break the strongest of rocks."
"Someone will always be prettier. Someone will always be smarter. Someone will always be younger. But they will never be you."
"Just smile, and let the real you shine through."
"Don't worry about those who talk behind your back; they're behind you for a reason."
"Everyone wants to be the sun to brighten up someone's life, but why not be the moon to shine on someone's darkest hour?"
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
—Edward Everett Hale
"You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to."
"You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say, 'No.'"
"Practice like you've never won. "Perform like you've never lost."
"He is the toughest person I know. ... Cancer may afflict him in many ways, but it will not make him surrender. Nothing ever has."
"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
"I'm just the Model-T or the Wright Brothers' beginning of the technology. I'm showing it, it does work, and every week we're progressing farther and farther and farther. My next step is I'm gonna be going, and we'll be getting sensory-surgery done to where I'm supposed to feel as good as your own natural limb. It's gonna be good, and we've just begun."
"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."
"In the face of this, we're choosing vigilance, calm and just a bit of humour. And any fear projected on us will be met with a very British response: Sarcasm."
"Dear Miss Grande, "I am the father of three daughters—ages 13, 12 and 12. So, you have been a part of our family for years. On occasion, your songs may have stayed on the radio AFTER I have dropped the girls off at school. I will neither confirm nor deny that I have personally seen every episode of Sam & Kat. "Since you are a part of our family and after reading a tweet you posted on the Twitter the other night; I'm afraid I need to set you straight girl. So listen up and receive some redneck love from a daddy of daughters. "You don't have a dadgum thing to apologise for. If some jackass had gotten drunk and killed someone with his car next to your hotel in Manchester, would you feel responsible? If the night before your concert, a tornado had hit Manchester and tragically killed several people who were going to see your concert, would you feel the need to apologise? You see, you are no more responsible for the actions of an insane coward who committed an evil act in your proximity than you would be for a devastating natural disaster or acts or morons near your hotel. Your text was some stickin' thinkin' in that regard. "Spend time with your God, your family and your friends who will give you space and support when you need it." "When you and only when you are ready, on behalf of all the days of love your... um... whose daughters love your music SING AGAIN. "Music is the international language of peace. Every time you open your mouth and share that incredible God-given gift to the world, you make this crappy world a little less crappy."
—Morgan, Alison & Kendall’s Daddy
"Do you realize there are only seven colours to the rainbow? Only seven. Look what Michelangelo did with those seven colours. "There're only seven musical notes; look what Beethoven did with those seven notes. "There are only ten numbers; look what Bernie Madoff did with those ten numbers."
"It must have taken a great deal of determination to carry on in view of some of the early failures you've had?"
"Well, yes, you shouldn't give up; that's very simple. If something blows in your face, try again, try again, try again, and one day you end up on top."
—Wernher Von Braun
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
"'I cannot,' never accomplished anything. 'I will try,' has wrought wonders."
"If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it."
"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."
"To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities."
"Just remember, you can't win the game if you don't even play it."
"If you're chasing your dream, you're not running fast enough; run faster."
"Don’t just do what makes you happy...do what makes you great."
"You need to ignore what everyone else is doing and achieving. Your life is about breaking your own limits and outgrowing yourself to live YOUR best life. You are not in competition with anyone else; plan to outdo your past, not other people."
"No such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time. no such thing as down time. All you got is life time. Go."
"Please pay attention very carefuly, because this is the truest thing a stranger will ever say to you. "In the face of such hopelessness as our eventual, unavoidable death, there is little sense in not at least TRYING to accomplish all your wildest dreams in life."
"Don't downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny."
"I do; I think about it a lot. As a kid, I really struggled to find where I fit-in in the world." "I feel like that sometimes, too." "For me, I just had to change my perspective, and now, whenever I think of the word, 'home,' I don't think of a place. I think of my family; of my mother; of my sister. It took me years to realize that home can change over time, but it isn't a destination nor a location. And once you find that place, 'home' is anywhere you make it."
—Jihae, Hana Seung, "Mars," National Geographic Channel
"As I speak, millions will be boarding trains and airplanes to travel to London, and to see for themselves the greatest city on Earth. It is in these actions -- millions of acts of normality -- that we find the best response to terrorism -- a response that denies our enemies their victory, that refuses to let them win, that shows we will never give in."
"In life, the things that go wrong are often the very things that lead other things going right."
"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
"Failue is success if we learn from it."
"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way."
"Rock bottom became the solid foundation which I rebuilt my life."
"Never discourage someone who is continually making progress, no matter how slow."
"If you're going to screw up, do it BIG...people will think you're doing it on purpose."
"In 200 years, people will look back on this particular period and will say to themselves, 'How did those people at that time just allow all of these amazing creatures to vanish?' But it would be very little use in me or in anybody else exerting all this energy to save the wild places if people are not being educated into being better stewards than we'd be. "If we all lose hope, there is no hope. Without hope, people fall into apathy. "There's still a lot left that's worth fighting for."
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is that little voice that says, 'I will try again tomorrow.'"
—Mary Anne Radmacher
"If you're going to screw up, do it BIG...people will think you're doing it on purpose."
"The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow."
"There was a reverend in Japan. He had a statement which really struck me, and it was, 'Better to light one candle than curse the darkness.' "There are so many people who sit back and say, 'We're screwed,' or, 'You know, why bother?' But you know what? That candle, that candle means something, because with that one candle, maybe someone else with a candle will find you. And I think that's where movements are started."
"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?'"
Robert F. Kennedy
"When we were your guys' age, we would do anything and practice a lot and listen to our coaches and our teachers of the game, so there's definitely a lot of people you can learn from when you're growing up and you're following that dream. If you believe in that dream and what you can do, you can definitely accomplish it."
"You know, Richard, I've never seen you smile. I think that's going to change today."
—Tom Payne, 'Jesus,' "The Walking Dead"
"Henson is [an example] of the fact that race or colour or upbringing or environment count nothing against a determined heart if it is backed and aided by intelligence."
—Admiral Robert Peary
"You have to climb the mountain before you can enjoy the view."
"Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day."
"Pause and remember: if you empty yourself of yesterday's sorrows, you will have much more room for today's joy."
"For me it's not political. It's just accepting people for who they are."
"The devil whispered in my ear, 'You're not strong enough to withstand the storm.' Today, I whispered in the devil's ear, 'I am the storm.'"
"Dress like you own the bank, not like you need a loan from it."
"Life is not about the quantity of friends you have. It is about the quality of friends you have."
"In the end, people will judge you anyway, so don't live your life impressing others—live your life impressing yourself."
"Two people took many days and weeks to plan out hate, but love responded in an instant."
"Happiness is a choice not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you; it can only come from you."
"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
"The death of my husband shook me awake and made me realize I needed to make lots of changes. "The 365 days of selfies was one of the first things I did, it started during my mourning period... "...I looked so lost and broken."
"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."
The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they make the best of everything."
"Give yourself enough respect to walk away from anyone who doesn't see your worth."
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old but on building the new."
"Being inspired, encouraged, brave, bold and active into the progress of your own future—and everyone’s future—depends on you. That's in your circle of influence and I won't be uninspired by this. I'm not going to say 'If I lose, the whole thing has been a waste of time.' That's stupid, in my opinion. "I say, that no matter what—because we're all going to lose no matter what—it is the journey that counts and how we collaborate with each other to each other's mutual benefit that counts. In the course of this, I was so excited about a woman being president, I went and looked at that movie 'Norma Rae' again. It's about a woman who finds her power. You know the music that comes at the beginning and the end of that movie, I'm going to sing a little snippet of it: 'It goes and it goes how the river flows / And time it rolls right on / And maybe what's good gets a little bit better / And maybe what's bad gets gone.' I like that."
"I am not a hero, I am only an ordinary Iraqi who wants to defeat his country from criminals and killers."
"I like that everybody hates him. All the career politicans hate him. He's going to shake things up. I voted for Obama twice, and look where we're at. It's scary."
"I would like to be a doctor when I grow up. With all my experiences and the doctors who helped me and saved my life, I can't think of a better way to repay them than helping other people and possibly saving another person's life."
"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations."
—Charles R. Swindoll
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different."
"The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine."
"If you're ever having a bad day, just remember that in 1976 Ronald Wayne sold his 10% stake in Apple for $2,300. It's now worth $70,000,000,000."
"You've surived 100% of everything in your life so far, so thre's a pretty good chance that you'll survive whatever is next!"
"The reality is that violence towards LGBT people is...this is a common thing. You know, hate crimes toward LGTB people–extremely anti-gay, anti-bi, anti-trans rhetoric is constantly creating a poisonous environment, which leads towards people hating themselves, it leads to people being violent towards one another, towards bullying and abuse, and it really needs to stop. People are really, really struggling, and they deserve to live freely and love freely and not be afraid."
"Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."
"It's like the one friend he has in the world. I mean, I heard a phrase once; somebody was talking about their wife. This was a person who was very
inept, socially, not the wife but the man. There were many things said about him that weren't kind, and he said, 'My wife was lovely and social and everything like that as my human credential.' Like makes him a human being because people think if she can stand him, he must have some humanity within him, and I think sometimes Scully is Mulder's credential. It's the only thing that makes him not crazy in many ways."
"Being transgender is not a disease but a human variation—more like being left-handed than schizophrenic."
"But luck is only part of my success; it takes courage, determination, honesty and integrity to pursue your dreams. "As for words of advice: Look back to the past, and use it to draw lessons and strength, but do not let it determine your future."
"Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing."
—Oliver Wendell Holmes
"You need a target — however big or small — and to build your health and fitness towards it...If there was no goal, I'm sure I would still be bedridden or in a wheelchair after I broke my pelvis. But I had that goal to climb Mount Everest. I got fit, and I got to the top."
"The power of love—it really is so powerful. From love, you can have faith; you can have hope; you can have peace."
"Love is a superpower. It makes the bad guys good."
"#GaysBreakTheInternet I won't live in fear bc of some stupid homophobic people.I'm proud of who I am &always will be"
—Emeli Avaloz (@FrickenEmeliCx)
"Regardless of your sexuality, religion, ethnicity... a human with a beating heart does not deserve to die for being who they are. Just because I do not share the same beliefs as the person beside me doesn't mean I love them any less.
"These people went to a place where they knew they could live, full of freedom, laughter, love and happiness... and their innocent and beautiful lives were taken. Love is love and hate can take us down... but love will bring us back up again!! This tragedy broke my heart and my thoughts and prayers are with Orlando during this time. The world needs to change."
—Bailey Burk (@baileyburk14)
"Look at my blood. It's not different from anyone's blood. We're humans at the end of the day. It doesn't matter what we believe in and what our name is that's what we are at the end of the day."
"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try."
"This is our fucking city, and nobody's gonna dictate our freedom."
"Oh, no. No, no, no, young man, no. I am not a hero. No. I did what I had to do, because it was the right thing to do. That is all. But even an ordinary secretary or a housewife or a teenager can, within their own small ways, turn on a small light in a dark room. Yeah? "I have read your letters, and your teacher has been telling me many things about your experiences. You are the heroes; you are heroes every day. Your faces are engraved on my heart."
"You know, I've been through a lot personally, and there are families who have gone through a lot more than what I've gone through with heart problems. And I've reached out to families in Minnesota and Ontario who have lost their sons or daughters to heart incidents while playing hockey, and you know if there is a positive I want to take out of this, it's that you know I'm here, and I'm a positive story, and I can be a father, I can be a husband. I want to move forward in my life, I don't like to look back, but if we can take a positive out of it and what we've done is that we've tried to start a charity in Dallas where we are going to start a heart awareness center on March 12. We've teamed up with the American Heart Association hoping we can bring awareness to you know heart problems and finding ways to prevent these things; if it's screening or if it's a defibulator, instructions, just things that we could do to help going forward. You know if we can get this going maybe we can get the whole League to jump on our backs and do this. I think that'd be great for us and the team and the American Heart Association."
"It was a scary decision to make as no one in my sport, no one in action sports and very few men in sport in general had come out before me. "So I didn't know if people were going to receive it positively or if I was going to kind of be pushed aside because of it. "I'm allowed to feel comfortable now, and I feel as if I've given myself room to just be me. "I don't have to worry about this other aspect of my life and can just let my skiing speak for itself."
"Very few burdens are heavy if everyone lifts."
"We grieve and mourn the loss, but this is for those still here. We need to show those still here before they end up in the news, before they become hashtags and memes ... Trans youth need to know that their lives matter while they're still living them."
"So, I don't want to hear about what we're all concerned about, terrorism now and things that are going on. This is the legacy. You guys. What message does it send to our first responders if once we're done as a nation with them helping us, that we forget about them? That's unacceptable to me."
"People ask me what I've lost, but I don't feel that I've lost anything. I have my son and daughter the way they should be."
"I want them to know that they aren't alone. The more we talk and the more we share, the less frightening and taboo having a trans child becomes. Education and support are key. We need to stop being so invisible so that others can be less afraid."
"When I discover who I am, I'll be free."
—Ralph Ellison, "Invisible Man"
"Niemand ist mehr Sklave, als der sich für frei hält, ohne es zu sein."
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance."
"If we train our minds to be in constant gratitude and appreciation, good comes into our lives. Miracles seem to happen, and happiness becomes a daily part of life."
—Dr. Wendy Nickerson
"I am so looking forward to that day when we finally know there is life outside the Earth. And I do not care whether it is a tiny bacteria or whether it's a civilization we can talk to. For the first time we will know that we're not alone, and that's going to change everything."
"Realizing now how comfortable I am in my own skin, or how I am getting more comfortable as I transition, I've kind of had the mind-set of maybe risking my career so that other people can have a chance–maybe that's what I'm supposed to do."
—First Sergeant Ochoa
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, heard or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
"When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on, or we will be taught to fly."
"At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought but what we built; not what we got but what we shared; not our competence but our character; and not our success but our significance. Live a life that matters. Live a life of love."
"The past is our definition. We may strive with good reason to escape it or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it."
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it."
"You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won't happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, 'I don't care how hard this is, I don't care how disappointed I am; I'm not going to let this get the best of me. I'm moving on with my life.'"
"There are some people out there who put you down in life, mock your dreams and challenge your personality; they look like winners. But in actual fact, they are only voicing out thieir insecurities and jealousy. Do not let them pull you down. Believe and accept yourself, and hold on to what you believe in."
"If you could do tomorrow over again, would you?"
"The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it."
"The best teachers are those wo show us where to look, but don't tell you what to see."
"Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right."
"Life is fragile. We're not guaranteed a tomorrow, so give it everything you've got."
"You must be the change that your wish to see in the world."
"The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible battles inside all of us–that's where it's at."
"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."
"Find out who you are and be that person. That's what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come."
"Never tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon."
"If you have made mistakes...there's always a chance for you...You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not falling down but staying down."
"The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain."
"When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happines was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down, 'happy.' They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."
"We all make mistakes, have struggles and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."
"To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It's not about winning and losing; it's about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It's about embracing the pain that you'll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge."
"I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares; but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams."
"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy or any of your time or any of your space."
"Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self."
"No person has the right to rain on your dreams."
—Marian Wright Edelman
"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."
—Lyndon B. Johnson
"The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount."
—B. F. Skinner
"Dream small dreams. If you make them too big, you get overwhelmed, and you don't do anything. If you make small goals and accomplish them, it gives you the confidence to go on to higher goals."
—John H. Johnson
"Correction does much, but encouragement does more."
—Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!"
"Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."
"The joy of life comes from our encounter with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."
"There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become."
—Orison Swett Marden
"It's not the situation, but whether we react negative or respond positive to the situation that is important."
"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for."
"Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you choose to be."
"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations but about all your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in but with what it is still possible for you to do."
—Pope John XXII
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma–which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."
"Trust your own instincts, go inside, follow your heart. Right from the start. go ahead and stand up for what you believe in. As I've learned, that's the path to happiness."
—Lesley Ann Warren
"No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow."
"The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work."
"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving foward."
"Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail."
"The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment which you find yourself in."
"It's hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but it's even harder to give up when you know it's everything you want."
"The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just."
"Just because one cannot see, doesn't mean he has no vision. And just because one cannot walk, doesn't mean he can't go the distance."
—Steveland Morris, aka Stevie Wonder
"Normally, to break a Navy SEAL, you have to kill us. That's why we make it into our training, that's why we make ourselves SEALS because the only way to break us is to kill us. "...I was in bad shape. I was dying. I didn't know what to do. And I was laying in this tree, looking at the moon, feeling sorry for myself. My brother's a Navy SEAL, too, my twin brother, and I was thinking about him and my teammates, and all the training that I had been through. I laid there and I was like, 'You're being a bitch. Get up, let's go.' That's exactly what I said. What was I going to do, lay down there and die? I wasn't going to do that. I definitely wasn't going to feel sorry for myself. And I kept thinking, 'Okay, I'm alive, man. I'm alive. They fought and died, I'm still alive, so the mission's still on. Let's go.' "So I reached out and I grabbed a rock. And I reached out as far as I could and I drew a line in the dirt in front of me. I was like, 'I'm going to crawl to that till my feet hit it. If I'm still alive, I'm going to do it again.' And that's what I did. I'd draw a line and crawl 'til my feet hit it. I'd fall down a hill, I'd crawl up another hill, and I'd draw another line. And I did that for seven miles. "Somebody was like, 'Well, why didn't you quit?' That's not an option. That's what I am... Basically, I'm not going to stop, ever, period, until you take everything away from me, you strip it all away. That's how we're trained. From the day you go into training, they take away everything that you are and that you ever were, and they mold you back up to what they want you to be."
—Marcus Luttrell, U.S. Navy SEAL
"Think about winning the day ... If you are worried about the mountain in the distance, you might trip over the molehill right in front of you."
"Your value doesn't decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth."
"All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: Freedom; Justice; Honour; Duty; Mercy; Hope."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."
"I'm not going into hiding. I know I'm fortunate enough to live in a country where law and order prevail and people can't take matters into their own hands, and affords me the freedom to speak. And I want to use that privilege to defend what we have in Australia and to keep it."
—Dr. Jamal Rifi
"Don't let your limitations overshadow your talents"
"A compass, I learnt when I was surveying, it'll point you True North from where you are standing, but it's got no advice about the swamps and deserts and chasms you'll encounter along the way. If in pursuit of your destination you plunge ahead, heedless of obstacles, and achieve nothing more than to sink in a swamp, what's the use of knowing True North?"
"Look again at that dot. That's here; that's home; that's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every 'superstar,' every 'supreme leader,' every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there–on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
"The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
"Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
"Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
"The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
"It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."
"Every flower must grow through dirt."
"Do not underestimate yourself by comparing yourself with others.
"It's our differences that make us unique and define just how special we are."
"To err is human. To blame it on somebody else shows management potential."
"Don't sacrifice your peace trying to point out someone's true colours. Lack of character always reveals itself in the end."
"I am happy to support the Mars One effort. Mars is the first test of how humans will expand beyond the Earth."
—Christopher P. McKay, PhD (USA), Planetary Scientist with the Space Science Division of NASA Ames
"To be part of this Advisory Team for Mars One is both an honour and a challenge. I think this is an exciting and cutting-edge project that will impact our society and the way we view the world. History has been made when the impossible is made possible and where the struggle is the impetus to change."
—Prof. Raye Kass, PhD (Canada), Professor of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University, Montreal
"...Man, if we could go somewhere near the equator of Mars on a summer Mars day and look at some slushy, super-salty ice and find molybdenum dioxide-enabled Martian microbes, it would change the world. And there's one way to make sure you never find them; that's to not go looking. It's so inexpensive, everybody. I'm telling you, this is a worthy pursuit."
—Bill Nye the Science Guy
"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
—Bernard M. Baruch
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived."
—General George S. Patton, Jr.
"Determination not to change our lifestyle, not to give in to the intimidation that is at the heart of all terrorist acts. Terrorism is about creating fear and making you change the way you live, and we will not do that; I refuse to do it. "The day after the Seven/Seven bombings, Piers, I rode the tube. And today I walked throughout the back bay up and down–obviously Boylston Street, that section was sealed off–but there are people doing the same thing. There was one guy playing a lovely alto sax who was walking up and down Newbridge Street, playing "Over the Rainbow" and some great jazz standards. And that was sort of the attitude, the best way I could give it; Boston, we gave the middle finger to those guys whoever they are. We're not gonna change, we refuse to change."
"You know, we take only three things seriously here, and that's: sports; politics; and revenge. I think it's gonna take a lot more than what was done yesterday to knock a town like Boston out. "I really sensed that across the city today because people were angry, and people were absolutely determined–you know I was in Omagh in Northern Ireland in 1998 three hours after that bomb went off, and I was in London within eight hours after the Seven/Seven bombings, and what I experienced in Omagh and London after those atrocities I experienced today in my home town; and it was a deep sadness followed by a resoluteness that these people will not get to us. We will not let them win, and I will predict, Piers, next year, we will have the biggest Boston marathon ever. They'll have to turn people away because people will come from all over the world as they always do, but they will come even in greater numbers next year because we need to show whoever did this, they did not win one thing."
"You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out...This is a giant planet and we're lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness.
"But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago.
"So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, 'The good outnumber you, and we always will.'"
"Yesterday morning, I sat and read the news with a cup of coffee in hand. The headline read: 'Lance Armstrong's tarnished legacy.' Tarnished? His records may be tarnished, his racing image may be tarnished, and his trophies may now be tarnished. But his legacy? Never. His legacy lives on in the cancer survivors, and their families, whose lives were saved because of the Livestrong Foundation. And it lives on in people like me who get up and run – no matter what. We will all 'Livestrong' forever, together, bonded by a simple yellow band and a common mentality."
"What happened, it's part of me, part of my life and it's all the time in my mind and with me. But I have to live, and I have to love."
"Sometimes you value least the people who love you most...until you remember that without them, your life is worth nothing."
"There is a flickering spark in each of us, which if struck at just the right age, will light up ther rest of our lives."
"Some may try and tell us that this is the end of an era. But what they overlook is that in America every day is a new beginning, and every sunset is merely the latest milestone on a voyage that never ends."
"Having him is like having a battle buddy with you, somebody who is going to watch your back–knowing if you don't see it, he will."
—David Angel Leos
"This is our future. What you're doing here to help train those folks is absolutely superb, and you should be proud."
—Gen. Keith Alexander
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
"The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them."
"When a veteran trains their own service dog, there are immediate benefits right off the bat. They have a mission and a purpose again. It gives them something to focus on and to complete. It gives them a sense of security and safety. ... They know they're not alone. They've always got their buddy at the end of the leash."
"All you nay-sayers are astounding me.
"You're all the same type of person who called Columbus an idiot because he was going to sail off the edge of the flat earth."
"What is captured on the pages can be printed again. If they burn 1,000, we can print 10,000. What's the big deal? A NATO soldier killing innocent people is far more painful than the burning of a Quran. I would rather they burn 100 Qurans than to hurt one woman or man or child."
—Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra
"Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else."
"Statistics show that about every Taliban a sniper takes down saves about three Marines' lives. So, that's really–at the end of the day–that's what our job is all about, it's saving Marines' lives. And it's something I take very seriously."
—Sgt Shane Gibney
"Do you not get the joke? I'm making fun of people who take the bracelets too literally; they're not magical. They are a reminder to be a better person, to live a better life. And if you need a rubber band around your wrist to be that, here's an idea: take it off and snap yourself in the eye, and see if that wakes you."
"If the situation were to arise, and it was my turn to give my life so that other people might live, I'm prepared to do so. My life was saved, and I'm prepared to give back."
—Rick Bryan, World Trade Center survivor (89th floor, north tower)
"I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear from all of us soon."
—George W. Bush
"It has finally rumored that the United States has an active campaign of launching drone missiles uhh, in the tribal areas-that this is something, which has never been acknowledged by the CIA or the U.S. government. But it is a clear fact there are a significant number of individuals associated with Al Qaeda who have disappeared in a puff of smoke."
"The resolve of our great nation is being tested. Make no mistake, we will show the world we will pass this test."
—George W. Bush
"Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all."
"I cannot envision all of humanity remaining on this planet. Humanity's destination is in space."
—Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz
"Arrow goes forward only after pulling it backward. Bullet goes forward only after pressing the trigger backward. Every human being will get happy only after facing the difficulties in their life path...So be not afraid to face your difficulties. They will push you forward."
"I am sure somebody out there in our country's saying, 'My life is miserable. Why me?' – and I hope they take a look at one of these vets and say, 'Hey, that person can do it; I can overcome my difficulty.'"
—George W. Bush
"That's the difference between people like me and heroes who stop and say, 'Is there anybody I can help get out?' I don't know. You know, heroism is someone maybe who is so afraid, who's so frightened that gets fed up and says, 'Dammit, I'm not going to let this happen not only to me but to somebody else.'"
—Louis Lesce, World Trade Center survivor (north tower, 86th floor)
"It just goes to show the disconnect between those we elect to represent us and those that get out there and do the work because I am here to say that you won't find a single New York City firefighter who considers it a sign of disrespect to work in a New York City firehouse on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day."
—Kenny Speck, FDNY
"If we give someone more freedom and more opportunities to use their imagination, then they will deliver beyond your wildest dreams. But they have got to have the opportunity to explore, the opportunity to face fear because it's through all of those things that we learn what's the next level."
"It is easy to give up when something seems impossible, but trying your best to overcome something is rewarding. Challenging the impossible is something only humans can do, and it is something we should do."
—Tatsuya Okabe, Ph.D.
"People always say to me, 'Where do you draw the line?' I say, 'Well, there is no line – it's whatever is inside of you.'"
"Ideas are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny."
"My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
"We need to tackle the challenge of connecting 93-million Americans to our broadband future. In the 21st century, a digital divide is an opportunity divide. To bolster American competitiveness abroad and create the jobs of the future here at home, we need to make sure that all Americans have the skills and means to fully participate in the digital economy."
—Julius Genachowski, FCC Chairman
"I also feel like when I am getting a massage that's when they're going to find 'the lump.' Like do you know how I feel like somebody will be manipulating and say, 'Hey, did you know...?' 'Nope!' Because if you don't know, you don't know. If you don't do any self-examinations or see a doctor ever, you'll live forever. That's how you do it. The diagnosis is what gets you. You just have a 'don't ask, don't tell' policy with any and all bodily functions."
"But terrorism is waged by individuals. We saw these young, peasant boys who had little education and no prospects in their country; they are the ones who enlist for the Jihad. So we have political and ideological forces on one hand and the simple despair of young men on the other. The two have combined to create a deadly mix. The only way this movie will end well is if we tackle both sides of this problem, and we need to get the military-informed policy right. But we also need to change the sense of hopelessness and the culture of hate that exists in these societies. We need to help these young men you just watched embrace life rather than death."
—Fareed Zakaria, Terror in Mumbai
"The chief enemy of creativity is good taste."
—White Zombie Picasso
"Always play the melody, man. Look at them, see their age group, play their love songs, and you'll carry all the money to the bank."
"What lies behind us and what lies before us is nothing compared to what lies within us."
"In each of us there burns a flame of independence that must never be allowed to go out. That as long as it exists within us cannot be destroyed."
"Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything."
"Knowledge becomes wisdom only after it has been put to practical use."
"Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts."
"The only way to kill time is to work it to death."
"He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes, but he who never asks a question remains a fool forever."
—Tom J. Connelly
"I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones."
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
"Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again."
—Franklin P. Jones
"Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up."
"We aim above the mark to hit the mark."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work."
"Do, or do not;–there is no 'try.'"
"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."
"In youth we learn; in age we understand."
"Problems cannot be solved on the same level of awareness which created them."
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn."
"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions."
—G. K. Chesterton
"Experience is what you got by not having it when you need it."
"In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences."
"There are a lot of ways to become a failure, but never taking a chance is the most successful."
"You may delay, but time will not."
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
"If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything."
"You can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails."
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
"You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
"Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up."
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."
"Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level."
—Dr. Joyce Brothers
"The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said."
—Peter F. Drucker
"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."
"The greatest gifts you can give your children are roots of responsibility and wings of independence."
"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it."
—Robert A. Heinlein
"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it's the size of the fight in the dog."
—Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried."
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
—Elizabeth Kubler Ross
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
"That which we persist in doing becomes easier–not that the nature of the task has changed, but our abilities have increased."
"Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in. Lend a hand."
—Edward Everett Hale
"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart."
—Robert Green Ingersoll
"There is a close connection between getting up in the world and getting up in the morning."
"We each have only enough strength to complete those assignments that we are fully convinced are important."
"It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate."
—Henry David Thoreau
"No one can give you better advice than yourself."
"There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
"If you don't invest much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting."
"Success is not built on what we accomplish for ourselves. Its foundation lies in what we do for others."
"The great man is he, who in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude."
"Remember that someone, somewhere, is practicing, and when you meet him he will win."
"When the time to perform arrives, the time to prepare has past."
"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."
—Arthur Conan Doyle
"The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers."
"One who fears limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again."
"To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world to do is to act in accordance with your thinking."
"Don't be a fool and die for your country. Let the other son-of-a-bitch die for his."
—George S. Patton
"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."
"You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus."
"The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you."
"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment."
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
—John Quincy Adams
"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."
"Responsible leaders confront problems—they don't pass them along to others. Leaders are never content with the status quo—they look down the road, anticipate and prepare for new challenges and new opportunities. And good leaders create a climate of honesty and integrity."
—George W. Bush
"If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you should have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves."
"...It's time to load our elected officials on troop planes and send them to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Put them in tents with no air conditioning, have Army drill sergeants teach them teamwork and physical sacrifice. When they recognize their responsibility to the people of America, they can return to D.C., their upscale restaurants and military plane trips, as though they were royalty. And if they can't? Better that they should fail to learn what an 18-year-old Army private understands than continue to fail America."
—Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré (Ret)
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
"I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through – then follow through."
—Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
"If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near."
"A leader is a man who has the ability to get people to do what they don't want to do and like it."
—Harry S Truman
"You have achieved excellence as a leader when people will follow you everywhere if only out of curiosity."
"The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his time when it comes."
"The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it."
"'What is our aim?' I answer in one word: Victory–victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival."
"There are many things that will catch my eye, but there are only a few things that will catch my heart."
"For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something."
"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind in others the conviction and will to carry on."
"I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched."
—Edgar Allen Poe
"You are just one thought away from my heart no matter how far away you are."
"The worst feeling isn't being lonely; it's being forgotten
by someone you'd never forget."
"I'm not single; I'm not taken; I'm simply on reserve for the one who deserves my heart."
"The thing about being single is, you should cherish it. Because, in a week, or a lifetime, of being alone, you may only get one moment. One moment, when you're not tied up in a relationship with anyone. A parent, a pet, a sibling, a friend. One moment, when you stand on your own. Really, truly single. And then...it's gone."
—Dakota Johnson, 'Alice,' "How to Be Single"
"I knew I was playing with fire when we met, so I couldn't blame you for when I got burned."
"It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me."
"One day, when I wake up at 3 a.m., unable to sleep I will look next to me, and you will be there. Sleeping peacefully beside me, and suddenly the world won't seem so lonely."
"Sometimes you need to know your place in someone's life because you might get hurt if you expect to much."
"I like being alone. I have control over my own shit. Therefore, in order to win me over, your presence has to feel better than my solitude. You're not competing with another person, you are competing with my comfort zones."
"The worst distance between two people is misunderstanding."
"Always tell someone how you feel because oppotunities are lost in the blink of an eye, but regret can last a lifetime.
"Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it's better to leave them broken than to hurt yourself trying to put them back together."
"If you are consistently trying to find your loves in someone else, you'll stay stuck in a whirlwind of uncertainty."
"People who are drawn together don't have the protection of the laws of gravity to keep them apart. "The consequences don't matter when we're drawn to one another. All that matters is the power of that touch; skin to skin. "But there are always consequences. Eventually the moon sets, and the sun rises, and whatever happened in the magic of that moment has to face the hard truth of the light of day."
—Aisha Hinds, 'Henrietta “Hen” Wilson,' 911
"Staying in an unhealthy relationship can keep a person from finding their own way and moving to the next level of their own path—and that person could even be you. Sometimes the best way to save someone is to walk away. "Real love sometimes means saying goodbye."
"We may love the wrong people and cry for the wrong reasons, but one thing is for sure: these mistakes help us find the right ones."
"It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling with anything just to say they have something."
"Single isn't a status. It's a word that describes a person who's strong enough to enjoy life without depending on others."
"You might not have been my first love, but you were the love that made all the other loves irrelevant."
"Don't change yourself to win someone's heart. Stay true, and you'll find someone who likes you for being you."
"I removed 'L' from 'lover,' and now it's 'Over.'"
"Does anybody really know anybody?"
—Aisha Hinds, 'Henrietta ldquo;Henrdquo; Wilson,' 911
"You'll never be able to find yourself if you're lost in someone else."
"If you cheat on someone who is willing to do anything for you, you actually cheated yourself out of true loyalty."
"The problem is, women think he will change, but he won't. The mistake men make is thinking she'll never leave, but she will."
"Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don't fool."
"I may not have all the things I could possibly want in life, but I'm glad I got you."
"A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else."
"A relationship is two imperfect people refusing to give up on each other."
"If you carry old bricks from your past relationship to your new one, you will end up building the same house that fell apart before."
"Love is not about how frequently you say, 'I love you,' but how much you can prove that it's true."
"Staying with someone who treats you without value doesn't mean you're loyal. It means you have confused dedication with desperation."
—Charles J. Orlando
"When it's time for souls to meet, there's nothing on Earth that can prevent them from meeting, no matter where each may be located. When two hearts are meant for each other, no distance is too far; no time is too long; and no other love can break them apart."
"Whatever you give a woman, she is going to multiply. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges whatever is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, you will receive a ton of shit."
"It's nice when someone remembers every detail about you. Not because you keep reminding them, but because they pay attention to you."
"Never long for anyone from the past. There is a reason why they never made it to your future."
"Sometimes you can't let go of what is making you sad because it was the only thing that made you happy."
"I'm close to very few people, but those few people mean everything to me."
"Don't be afraid of being outnumbered. Eagles fly alone; pigeons flock together."
"Falling in love is easy. Having sex is easier. But bumping into someone who can spark your soul, that shit is rare."
"You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel."
"The broken will always be able to love harder than most. Once you've been in the dark, you learn to appreciate everything that shines."
"No matter how many times a snake sheds its skin, it will always be a snake."
"If someone shows you their true colours, don't try to repaint them."
"A true relationship is someone who accepts your past, supports your present, loves you and encourages your future.
"A relationship without trust is like having a phone with no service. And what do you do with a phone with no service? You play games."
"I'm a good enough person to forgive you but not stupid enough to trust you again."
"A relationship isn't a test, so why cheat?"
"Sometimes there are things in your life that aren't meant to stay. Sometimes change may not be what we want. Sometime change is what we really need. And sometimes saying goodbye is the hardest thing you think you'll ever have to do, but saying, 'Hello again,' that breaks you down and makes you the most vulnerable person you will ever know. Sometimes change is too much to bear, but most of the time, change is the only thing saving your life."
"One day someone will walk into your life and make you see why it never worked out with anyone else."
"Now thanks to you...I'm scared to fall in love again. "First of all, you broke my heart when I expected you to be the last one to do it. And now I'm left with my heart broken and in pieces, and you don't even bother to notice. It's sad because all along I thought you knew me better than everyone else...but now I am starting to wonder if you even knew me at all."
"Friendship is like standing on wet cement. The longer you stay, the harder it's to leave, and you can never go without leaving your footprints behind."
"Friendship isn't about whom you have known the longest...It's about who came and never left your side."
"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."
"Never explain yourself. Your friends don't need it, and your enemies won't believe it."
"I can't promise to solve all your problems, but I can promise you won't have to face them alone."
"I may not get to see you as often as I like. I may not get to hold you in my arms all through the night. But deep in my heart I truly know, you're the one that I love, and I can't let you go."
"I've learned that things change, people change, and it doesn't mean you forget the past or try to cover it up. It simply means that you move on and treasure the memories. Letting go doesn't mean giving up...it means accepting that some things weren't meant to be."
"If you love someone, tell them...because hearts are often broken by words left unspoken."
"If you asked me how many times you have crossed my mind, I would say once because you never really left."
"If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes, only then would you realize how special you are to me..."
"If you can't get someone off your mind, they are probably supposed to be there."
"Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep...wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in track pants, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have YOU...The one who turns to his friends and says, "thats her..."
"Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you was beyond my control."
"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go; things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they're right; you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself; and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
"Not from my heart, for I have not forgotten. We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss."
—Cassandra Clare, "City of Heavenly Fire"
"When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you, and your best friend will be there."
"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
"Don't say you love me unless you mean it because I might do something stupid...like believe it!"
"When it hurst to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you, and your best friend will be there."
"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
"I'm not crying because of you; you're not worth it. I'm crying because of my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are."
—Dr. Steve Maraboli
"Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory."
"True friends ar those who came into your life, saw the most negative part of you, but are not ready to leave you no matter how contagious you are to them."
—Michael Bassey Johnson
"Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know what we could be."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
"No person has the right to rain on your dreams."
—Marian Wright Edelman
"I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn't matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together."
"There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you."
"The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed."
"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded."
"Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history but not part of your destiny."
"The person in life that you will always be with the most, is yourself. Because even when you are with others, you are still with yourself, too! When you wake up in the morning, you are with yourself, laying in bed at night you are with yourself, walking down the street in the sunlight you are with yourself. What kind of person do you want to walk down the street with? What kind of person do you want to wake up in the morning with? What kind of person do you want to see at the end of the day before you fall asleep? Because that person is yourself, and it's your responsibility to be that person you want to be with. I know I want to spend my life with a person who knows how to let things go, who's not full of hate, who's able to smile and be carefree. So that's who I have to be."
—C. JoyBell C.
"A relationship with no arguments is a relationship with a lot of secrets."
"Stay single until someone actually compliments your life in a way that makes it better than to not be single. Otherwise, it's not worth it."
"It isn't about having a perfect relationship. It's about finding someone who will be there through everything without giving up."
"Find someone who can change your life, and not just your relationship status."
"A great relationship isn't when a perfect couple comes together, but when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences."
"A true friend is that one which takes your hand but touches your heart."
"The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together."
—Barbara De Angelis
"Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never ever the same."
"To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you're impotent. She can't wait to disprove it."
"When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself."
"Are we not like two volumes of one book?"
"If you succeed in cheating someone, don't think that the person is a fool. Realize that the person trusted you much more than you deserved..."-Unknown
"When people hurt you over and over, think of them as sandpaper. They scratch and hurt you. But later you'll be shining and polished, while they end up useless."
"The couples that are meant to be are the ones who go through everything that is designed to tear them apart and come out even stronger than they were before."
"My girlfriend told me that she was seeing another man. I told her to rub her eyes."
"A relationship is not based on the time you've spent together, but the foundation you've built together."
"He's not your prince charming if he doesn't make sure you know that you're his princess."
"An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."
"Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take."
"Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
"The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost."
—Gilbert K. Chesterton
"Never take a person for granted; hold every person close to your heart 'cause you might wake up one day and realize that you've lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones."
"One day, someone is going to hug you so tight that all of your broken pieces will stick back together."
"The way people treat you is a statement about who they are as a human being. It is not a statement about you."
"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
"I am a hypocrite, I've talked many of people out of suicide before, but yet here I am. Or, here I was."
"Oh, fruit forbidden
"So sour, so sweet
"I have been banished from the garden
"And I don't think I miss it.
"And yet I want another bite."
Them: "Can we ask your previous employer to make sure you are a good fit?"
Me: "Sure! As long as I can ask your previous employees why they quit."
"When science finally locates the center of the universe, some people will be surprised to learn they're not it."
"I think that I will actually feel more isolated on the Earth than I did up here because that's just part of our expected routine up here."
"It was the smile that did it, first
"The way it seemed so easy for you
"to be so happy.
"That smile I wish I'd never seen"
"Even the strongest feelings expire when ignored and taken for granted."
"I give the fight up; let there be an end,
"A privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God."
"To me, Pride means standing strong in who you are. Not allowing anyone to ostracize you or make you feel ashamed because YOU are amazing, YOU are powerful, and YOU are equal. No one can take that away from [who] you [are]."
"Isn't funny how day-by-day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?"
—C. S. Lewis
"Sometimes giving someone a second chance is like giving them an extra bullet for their gun because they missed you the first time."
"There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part; you can't even passively take part, and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop."
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal."
"Of course I talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice!
"Don't worry about what I'm doing. Worry about why you're worried what I'm doing."
"'Lazy' is a very strong word. I like to call it 'Selective Participation.'"
"Between the idea and the reality. "Between the motion and the act. "Falls the shadow."
—Jamie Dornan, "Paul Spector"
"Sometimes being first means being unreasonable."
"The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to prevailing supersitions and taboos. Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally, he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are."
—H. L. Mencken
"A home is only made by the people within it."
—Ivanno Jeremiah, 'Max,' "Humans"
"The earth is not a big rock infested with living organisms any more than your skeleton is bones infested with cells. The earth is geological, yes, but this geological entity grows people. And so the existence of people is symptomatic of the kind of universe we live in."
"Lost his mind? You can't lose what you never had."
"Don't mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, 'weak,' is not what you are going to remember about me."
"Small shifts in your thinking and small changes in your energy can lead to massive alterations of your end result."
"I drink, and I know things."
—Peter Dinklage, 'Tyrion Lannister,' "Game of Thrones"
"Life is ironic. It takes sadness to know what happiness is; noise to appreciate silence; and absence to value presence."
"If you succeed in misleading somebody, do not think of him of being a big fool, rather think about how he trusted you."
"You never look good trying to make someone else look bad."
"I lost myself trying to please everyone else. Now, I'm losing everyone while I'm finding myself."
"Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes, the most powerful things you can say is nothing at all.
"I would rather be known in life as an honest sinner than a lying hypocrite."
"Loneliness does not come from having no people around, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views, which others find inadmissible."
"Between the idea and the reality Between the motion and the act Falls the shadow."
"I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say."
—Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982)
"Ability without character is body without soul."
—CA Hement C. Lodha
"People will always notice the change in your attitude towards them, but they will never notice it’s their behavior that made you change."
"No matter how big your house is, how recent your car is or how big your bank account is, our graves will be the same size. Stay humble."
"You learn nothing from life if you think you're right all of the time."
"Light travels faster than sound. That is why some people appear bright until they speak."
"The future depends on what we do in the present."
"The secret to happiness is freedom, and the secret to freedom is courage."
"I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy. Because they know what it's like to feel absolutely worthless, and they don't want anybody else to feel like that."
"Sometimes the worst place you can be is in your own head."
"Music touches us emotionally where words alone can't."
"Some people's perception of things are through eyeglasses of the wrong perception."
"I lied and said I was busy, but not in a way most people understand. "I was busy taking deeper breathes. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am okay. "Sometimes this is my busy, and I will not apologize for it."
"Don't look back; you're not going that way."
"Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose."
"Do not pour your sunshine into someone who does not think of you as their sky."
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue."
"People who die by suicide don't want to end their lives. They want to end their pain."
"When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I'm always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'"
—Sydney J. Harris
"Sometimes you can get so busy trying to be everyone else's anchor that you don't realize you're actually drowning."
"The more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in particular."
"So, if you are to tired to speak, sit next to me, because I, too, am fluent in silence."
"Be honest when you are with your kids because you see your past in their eyes, and they see their future in yours."
"Some people need to open their small minds instead of their big mouths."
"You will never understand the damage you did until someone else does the same to you; that's why I'm here."
"Staying quiet doesn't always mean you have nothing to say. It means you don't thinkg they're ready to hear your thoughts."
"Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions."
—Marion G. Harmon
"The eyes are useless when the mind is blind."
"Sometimes the right kind of 'no' is better than the wrong kind of 'yes.'"
—Connie Britton, 'Abby Clark,' "911"
"I can calculate everything, even the velocity of light, but I cannot calculate the hate of people behind their smile."
"You'd never invite a thief into your house. So, why would you allow thoughts that steal your joy to make themselves at home in your mind?"
"Sarcasm falls out of my mouth...kinda like stupidity falls out of yours."
"Someone asked me, 'Who hurt you?' I replied, 'My own expectations.'"
"Sometimes we can choose the paths we follow. Sometimes our choices are made for us. And sometimes we have no choice at all."
"You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks."
"If people looked at the stars each night, they'd live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize that there are more important things than what people do all day."
"The deepest pain I ever felt was denying my own feelings to make everyone else comfortable."
"A lot can happen between now and never."
—Aidan Gillen, 'Petyr Baelish,' "Game of Thrones"
"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."
"Reeling? Really? You guys don't know London."
"If your gods are real, if they're just, why is the world so full of injustice?"
—Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jaime Lannister, "Game of Thrones"
"Making a hundred friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a single friend stand by your side even when hundreds are against you."
"There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist; or to accept the responsibility for changing them."
—Dr. Denis Waitley
"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."
"Worrying about your life, rather than living it, will cause you to regret your life at the end of it."
"From error to error, one discovers the entire truth."
"She could accomplish just as much as her mom did as a senator, which is exactly nothing."
"I said that you weren't supposed to die, and that you shouldn't do the thing you were planning to do because we needed you; still do. Even a fool like me can see that. It's easier to be dead, and if it's my fault you're alive, well, I'm just going to have to live with that. "I decided to meddle, but I did something I thought was right, and I knew the stakes were very high. You can certainly blame me for the fact you have a life, but after that, what are you going to do with it? How are you going to make what needs to happen happen? "Anything is possible until your heart stops beating...Certainly more than yelling at a fool."
—Gabriel Stokes, 'Father Gabriel,' "The Walking Dead"
"When you're reactive to a problem, you're always going to be behind the solution."
"Real elegance is everywhere. Especially in things that don't show."
"There is no future for a people who deny their past."
—Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
"We have produced a world of conteded bodies and discontended minds."
—Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
"Apparently the world is not a wish-granting factory."
—Ansel Elgort, Augustus Waters, "The Fault in Our Stars"
"The best part of you, 2016, is December 31 — the day you slink out of town." "Let's hope 2017 is as good as you were bad. Sincerely, The world
"Stuck in a generation where loyalty is just a tattoo; love is just a quote; and lying is the new truth."
"WHATEVER YOU DO, ALWAYS GIVE 100%...UNLESS YOU ARE DONATING BLOOD."
"The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, your attention, your love, your concern.
"It's important to make someone happy, and it's important to start with yourself."
"Life is very complicated. Don't try to find answers because when you find answers, life changes the questions."
"And how do you do that? You used this word, 'chameleon,' right? That is how you adapted?" "Yeah, that's what you do, and you do by listening. You know, that is essentially what a chameleon is doing&mdashfor all intents and purposes, it is listening to it's environment and adapting accordingly. You know, if a chameleon is not aware of the colour of the leaf it is on, then how will it know what colour to turn to?"
"Well, you know America is a strange country; all you need to keep them pacified is give them a dozen doughnuts and a gun! They don't seem to have the capacity, the intellectual capacity to think of their own self interests in any other way than the next five minutes."
"When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don't get to decide that you didn't."
"You can do 99 things for someone, and all they'll remember is the one thing you didn't do."
"Some people are better left unknown."
"Why should I apologize for the monster I've become? No one ever apologized for making me this way."
"If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
"I used to look at my dog and think, 'If you were a little smarter, you could tell me what you were thinking.' And he looked at me like he was saying, 'If you were a little smarter, I wouldn't have to.'"
"There's a saying: the pessimist looks down and hits his head; the optimist looks up and loses his footing; the realist looks forward and adjusts his path accordingly."
—Khary Payton, 'King Ezekiel,' "The Walking Dead"
"I always say one thing: the ocean is not republican, it is not democrat; all it knows how to do is rise."
—Philip Levine, Miami Mayor
"I've voted in every election since I was old enough to vote, and these are absolutely the worst choices we've ever had, for sure."
"Those who vote decide nothing; those who count the votes decide everything."
"To be born free is an accident. To live free is a privilege. To die free is a responsibility."
—Brigadier General James Sehorn, AFRES/DO (Vietnam POW 1967-1973)
"If you only knew the magnificence of the 'three,' 'six' and 'nine,' then you would have a key to the universe."
"I'm only responsible for what I say not for what you understand."
"When people tell me, 'You're going to regret that in the morning'–I sleep in until noon because I'm a problem solver."
"If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed."
"Words build bridges into unexplored regions."
"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching."
"I'm scared for my life. She let 4 people die and mishandled classified information, and there are morons out there who actually say it's a good idea to have her in office.?"
"Light thinks it travels faster than anything, but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always gotten there first and is waiting for it."
"It frustrates me (that) they lack empathy about how we just want to live our lives. We're the ones who feel unsafe."
—Rowan Elijah Feldhaus
"This is an interesting world I find myself in-an interesting hole I find myself in-fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well; must have been made to have me in it!"
"I'm an atheist, and that's it. I believe there's nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for each other."
"It’s bad when you get betrayed by someone else; it’s worse when you do it to yourself."
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
"Don't worry about the people in your past; there's a reason they didn't make it to your future."
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
"Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
"Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night.
"Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
"Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night.
"Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
"And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
"I'm a capitalist, and have no problem with business and profit. But there's a line. Raising the price of a drug by 3000% overnight isn't just crossing a line...it's inhuman."
"A fur coat is just a second-hand garment that looked better on the original owner."
"I have two kinds of problems, the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent."
—President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1954) inspired by the quote of Dr. J. Roscoe Miller, President of Northwestern University
"If you will defeat ISIS, and you–didn't defeat the ideology of ISIS, maybe after two months or three months or a year you will find a new ISIS."
—Abdul-Aziz al Hamza
"Who do I think should be knocked out? Should? Here is what I would say. The United States has never, with the exception of two generals, has never, Grant and Eisenhower, as far as I can tell, I think, has never elected anyone with as little political experience as Donald Trump and Ben Carson currently have, and I think there is a reason for that. I mean–You know, look, Ben Carson is a manifestly accomplished, smart guy, right? But in the same way I think Bernie Sanders is a smart guy. I don't want him to operate on my brain tomorrow."
"The universe could undergo catastrophic vacuum decay, with a bubble of the true vacuum expanding at the speed of light. This could happen at any time, and we wouldn't see it coming." Not to worry too much. It was added that such a scenario would require a "particle accelerator that ... would be larger than Earth, and is unlikely to be funded in the present economic climate."
"These things happen over and over again, and we are naturally horrified and shocked when we hear about them. But then we change nothing, and we pretend that it won't happen again. Some say the answer is stricter gun laws, others say mental health care that we need better treatment, or just keep the guns out of the hands of the insane. Maybe it's both; I honestly don't know. But I do know that one of the definitions of insanity is changing nothing, and then pretending that something will change."
"The only way to survive a mad world is to embrace the madness."
—Colman Domingo, 'Victor Strand,' "Fear the Walking Dead"
"I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than be a success at something I hate."
"It is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not deserve them."
"Intelligence could be very rare even if life is ubiquitous. In that case, maybe we can consider ourselves more precious than before."
—Lawrence M. Krause
"Self-awareness is a beautiful thing. You should try it sometime."
—Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., 'Bob Stookey,' "The Walking Dead"
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
"Slumps are like a soft bed. They're easy to get into and hard to get out of."
"I am not afraid to do this, I used to be, but I'm not anymore. So, tell me why not, why I shouldn't make it all stop have the pain go away, you tell me. I'm listening; my ears are open, and my heart is ready. Tell me. Go ahead, I'm, I'm right here, and I'm sitting right across from you. And I am an open vessel so fill me in. I'm ready, and I'm waiting I am. I really am. It's all up to you now."
—Amy Madigan (« Narrated by...)
"Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go."
"Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime."
"What good are ethics if you aren't alive to live by them?"
—James Spader, Raymond Reddington, "The Blacklist"
"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life waiting for us."
"We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will."
"I understand that everybody is upset, I understand that tension is brewing ... I'm here, I get it. But there are better ways that we can handle our frustration. And they can't hear us when we're behaving this way."
"Some people like to call me arrogant or cocky, but I just think, 'How dare you assume I should think less of myself.'"
"People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent."
"How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."
"Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you, too."
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
"Watch your thoughts; they become words. "Watch your words; they become actions. "Watch your actions; they become habits. "Watch your habits; they become character. "Watch your character; it becomes your destiny."
"In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away."
"When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile."
"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't."
"Well, I don't think he deserves the breathe that I am about to give, but I'll just say, Michael Moore, he wasn't there in Afghanistan, and the last time I checked, he's never shot anybody with a scoped rifle, so I really don't think he deserves the breathe that comes out of him right now."
—Nick Irving, former Army Ranger sniper
"Let's be clear here: Baptists are not beheading journalists; Lutherans are not stoning women; Catholics are not slaughtering cartoonists. The president may not declare war on radical islam, but radical islam has declared war on us, and here is the cold, hard reality: we're fighting those so - called junior varsity terrorists with a little league president."
"Thoughts make sense not really with the beautiful rhyming on the words part, but with their real meaning touching a beautiful person's heart."
"That's when you realize the most of it–life, the relentless mechanism of existing–isn't about you. It doesn't include you at all. It will thrust onward even after you've jumped the edge. Even after you're dead."
—Lauren Oliver, "Delirium"
"You can't fix yourself by breaking someone else."
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."
"What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be."
"Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies."
"Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.
"The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount."
—B. F. Skinner
"People with nothing to hide don't usually feel the need to say so."
—Danai Guirira, 'Michonne,' "The Walking Dead"
"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."
"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
"Don't count the days, make the days count."
"Every exit is an entry somewhere else."
"You will never become who you want to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are."
"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality."
—George Bernard Shaw
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
—Henry David Thoreau
"Mama, you don't understand. It's all a matter of ideas, and God is one idea I don't accept. It's not important. I am not going out and be immoral or commit crimes because I don't believe in God. I don't even think about it. It's just that I get tired of him getting credit for all the things the human race achieves through its own stubborn effort. There simply is no God–there is only man, and it is he who makes miracles!"
—Beneatha, "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry
"But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie."
"What you allow is what will continue."
"Where do mosquitoes go for God's sake?"
"If we want to keep our nation's secrets a SECRET, then we need to store them where Obama stores his college transcripst and birth certificate."
"Reality continues to ruin my life."
"The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive but in finding something to live for."
"You don't see faith healers working in hospitals for the same reason you don't see psychics winning the lottery."
"Sometimes good people make bad choices. It doesn't mean they are bad people; it means they're human."
"People always miss you more when they see how much happier you are without them."
"Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are."
"serve yourself no one else can do for you like you and no one else fails like me in the eyes I burn alive fly like a bird no more words just you and I high in the sky"
"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."
"Once science has been established, once a scientific truth emerges from a consensus of experiments and observations, it is the way of the world. What I'm saying is, when different experiments give you the same result, it is no longer subject to your opinion. That's the good thing about science: It's true whether or not you believe in it. That's why it works."
—Neil deGrasse Tyson
"A woman who knows her value will only put up with a man's nonsense for so long."
"So, it's OK for a Moslem to blow themselves up in a market place crowded with women and children, but pioneering interplanetary space travel is a no-go. Got it."
"Americans always do the right thing eventually after they've exhausted all other alternatives."
"I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, you know, just to be sure."
"We complain about the level of education in this country, then sit down and turn on Honey Boo-Boo and Snooki."
"To be scientifically literate is to empower yourself to know when someone else is full of shit."
—Neil deGrasse Tyson
"I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job. Because, he will find an easy way to do it."
"The truth is people now try to cram their politics into everything...we saw it just recently," 'With all the attention that's been lavished this week on the royal baby, this seems like this a good moment to take a look at the issue of infant mortality here in the United States.' "Does it? Does it seem like a good opportunity? Because I don't know, it actually seems like an even better opportunity to NOT bring that up. But look, that's just one guy, I'm sure everyone else was respectful on a universally happy occasion." 'Even though we do not cast babies as future figure heads in this country the fact is that the accident of where and to whom we are born determines a tremendous amount of our life outcomes.' 'We don't know who is going to break the baby the news if it becomes an American citizen, which could happen what Obamacare is going to mean to him.' "It's a baby! It's a baby! You shouldn't have talking points about a person before that person can talk."
"You cannot truly live if you cannot live as your true self."
"Say one thing for Congress–no matter how bad you thought they were, they will always find a way to show you they're even worse."
"'I am not a crook' 'I did not have sex with that woman' 'No one is listening to your phone calls' Nuff said..."
"No matter which fork in the road you take, it doesn't matter because it's already going to happen tomorrow."
"We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for a moment that we're not alone."
"It was more important to be successful than it was to be loved."
"'If one life is saved it will be worth it.' What a self-serving non-comment. It means nothing, because you can never validate it."
"All throughout Europe, American cemeteries remind us of the young boys who never made it home, and whose memory we cherish. My generation does not own this freedom; we are merely its custodians."
"Just because it works doesn't mean it is necessarily right."
"You know it's so frustrating for us over there because you got a guy like me that's on the ground–if you're going to send me out on a patrol, and you're going to trust me enough to go on a patrol without you coming with me then let me make my own decisions. And if you're not there–if you want to make the decision then how 'bout you get up and get on the patrol with me because you will make a different decision when you're getting shot at than when you're sitting in a room drinking coffee."
"If it is a Miracle, any sort of evidence will answer, but if it is a Fact, proof is necessary."
"Rush is the only speed a Lamborghini has, proud techie dweeb over and out. Yeah."
"I'm not afraid of death. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
"The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you."
—Bob Harris, Lost In Translation
"First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore."
—Will McAvoy, The Newsroom
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."
"You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist."
"I suggest they attempt to find intelligent life here on earth before launching this glorified roller skate to mars!"
"One person's craziness is another person's reality."
"You don't have to attend every argument you're invited to."
"...Because you know how dreams are the engine of society and community in general. If people's dreams are crushed, then there is no hope. There are no great economies with people with crushed dreams. That's the truth."
"Sometimes my best choice is to keep silent. Because I know if I try to explain myself, people wouldn't get it anyways."
"Three kinds of people: Those who can count and those who can't."
"Be nice to your kids. They'll choose your nursing home."
"Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
"Trying to argue against faith with logic is like trying to nail jelly (Jell-O to the 'merkins) to the ceiling; it's using the wrong tools for an ultimately pointless task."
"We like to say it's a good economic indicator when people are willing to pay for empty boxes."
"I may not like the guy, but if I were to ever gain such supreme power, I would appreciate someone watching my six (and that not being through a scope)..."
"Give a man a fish, and you've fed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you've fed him for a lifetime. Give a man religion, and he'll pray for a fish and starve to death."
"I think it's pretty rude. If you think about what I'm doing, I'm pointing out a flaw that would affect everybody and that the bad guys could use to install malware. And they're not paying me – I'm just doing it to be nice."
"If people want to argue, that's fine with us. It only helps build anticipation."
"The media has, as it's always done, done a terrible job reporting on this. They have seen the fire and they've decided to throw gasoline on it. I'm sure they're proud of themselves as they always are. And that is a misplaced pride."
"We cooperate and we fight as hard as we can because there will perhaps be disappointment, but there will be no shame."
—Young specialist from 655th TC
"I beg to ask, when will FT Hood qualify as a combat tour?"
—Col Chris Wells
"I don't care enough about what people think of me to conform to anything."
"Right now if you want nutritional therapy and you go to your doctor and ask for it, it's sort of like ordering Chow mein in a French restaurant; it's not on the menu, and they don't know how to make it, and you're not going to get it."
—Andrew Saul, Ph.D.
"Texas is not only a state of mind, it's a state of heart, state of soul. There's a sense of bigger than life here...People here are tough and rugged but know how to have a good time. They work hard but they know how to have a good time, and I think they enjoy the very simplest things in life."
"The Lion of Jihad was killed in a fierce firefight? No, more like the Jackyl of Jihad was killed hiding behind a woman."
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own – a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms."
"Americans deserve better, and we should demand better, especially from our elected representatives. Empowering ignorance for political gain is unacceptable."
—John P. Avlon
If you're not offending somebody, you're not making good art."
"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real, too. They live inside us, and sometimes they win."
"I'll be using Tor a lot more than I ever did – and I used it a lot. I have become one of the people I have spent the last several years of my life protecting. I better take my own advice."
"For those that will fight for it...FREEDOM...has a flavor the protected shall never know."
—L/Cpl Edwin L. "Tim" Craft
"It's a proven fact, Ralph. Profanity does help you deal with pain; it's scientifically proven."
—Daryl "Razor" Reaugh
"I do think that socializing on the Internet is to socializing what reality TV is to reality."
"The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one."
"I believe if the Red cross wants to do that they can. I understand the arguments from all sides. But for me being a American and the Taliban is our enemy. Note: making plans to attack the US. I can not give aid and comfort to the enemy. The Red Cross will not get another dime from me, and illl pass the word around."
"This is absurd. According to the IRC, their stance on neutrality requires them to aid and abet terrorists. Don't they feel a sense of responsibility for the death and destruction they are supporting? When they help patient X get better, and then the patient builds a bomb that detonates near a school bus full of children, doesn't the IRC understand they are partly responsible for the piles of burning childern, mangled limbs, and snuffed out dreams and lives? Can they be that callous and uncaring? Apparently so. You can bet I'm cutting off all my donations to this group. If they are stupid enough to due this and so oblivious as to the harm they are committing to continue it, then my money will be better spent by others."
"When they took the Fourth Amendment, I was silent because I don't deal drugs. When they took the Sixth Amendment, I kept quiet because I know I'm innocent. When they took the Second Amendment, I said nothing because I don't own a gun. Now they've come for the First Amendment, and I can't say anything at all."
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
"The purpose of valor is to make up for someone else's stupidity."
—Daryl "Razor" Reaugh
"It's society that disables an individual by not investing in enough creativity to allow for someone to show us the quality that makes them rare and valuable and capable."
"I've known plenty of people with high IQs that were book smart and dumb as a box of rocks. Most of them were liberals who couldn't form a cohesive thought without someone else giving it to them....Conservatives are in the same boat. CNN finds ANYTHING to push government propaganda. Pathetic journalism at best..."
"Sending condolences via twitter is like proposing to your girlfriend via an answering machine message – 'manners' is 100% right. Every step we take forward in technology is sometimes accompanied by a step backward in common human respect."
"That is a tactical and strategic mistake. If you're playing chess, do you tell your opponent your next move? To broadcast that for the sake of politics, to me, that is very wrong."
"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."
"I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to."
"To live is to suffer; to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering."
"The more I see, the less I know for sure."
"I think it's a desire to sort of say ...'We won't have to worry about the future, because there is no future.' And so therefore, we can do what we want now, and all the debts are put off, and all the responsibilities are avoided."
—Wheeler Winston Dixon
"He's already prayed to Allah. I'll let Allah take care of him. I'm praying for my people, the good people here."
"Nirvana: the state of place or state of oblivion to care, pain or external reality."
"Doing an injury puts you below your enemy; revenging one makes you but even with him; forgiving it sets you above him."
"Justice don't mean the bad guy goes to jail; it just means somebody pays for the crime."
—Andre, Freedom Writers
"To get maximum attention, it's hard to beat a good, big mistake."
"If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires."
—Abigail Van Buren
"Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back."
"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions."
"There is nothing wrong with making mistakes. Just don't respond with encores."
"There is no point in being exact if you don't know what you are talking about."
—John von Neumann
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
"Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places."
—E. Joseph Cossman
"Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up."
"If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning."
"There are three kinds of lies: lies; damned lies; and statistics."
"Time is the scarcest resource, and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed."
—Peter F. Drucker
"All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward."
"The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary."
—May V. Smith
"Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts."
—Edward R. Murrow
"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on."
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."
"We are born as noble savages only to be warped by our own society."
—Jean Jacques Rousseau
"Hatred, which could destroy so much, failed to kill the man who hated."
"Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come."
—Julius Caesar, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
"Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego.'"
"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."
—H. G. Wells
"I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure – that is all that agnosticism means."
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma; a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth."
"Wit is educated insolence."
"Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."
"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."
"I have often regretted my speech, never my silence."
"Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view they take of things."
"I contend that we are both atheists; I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
—Sir Stephen Henry Roberts
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