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    And I quote, "......"

    created by cloudabu42 389 days 4 hours 22 minutes ago

    Category: World

    And I quote, "......"

    Quotes are all around us. They can span from comical to inspirational, comforting to pointless… in today’s day and age we are surrounded by other people’s words. This leads me to my question for the day:

    What are some of your favorite quotes?

    “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.” - Rob Siltanen

    I personally think this quote is pretty awesome, especially in modern times when there are so many pressures to be and act a certain way. Let your freak flag fly my friends :)

    -Abby

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    Hi Abby,


    And I quote, "there's enough on the planet for everyone's need, not everyone's greed" by Mohandas Ghandi

    Thanks for reading.

    Joe

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    My two favorite quotes come from two of my favorite people.

    1. "I'll do what I want!" from my friend Jason, who I knew WAY back in high school. He was free-spirited and daring and never let anyone tell him what he could or could not do.

    "Follow your bliss." from my old Psych professor Dr. James Morley from Ramapo College of New Jersey ( my undergrad). Its so true. Just do what makes you happy. Don't worry about what others think, just follow your heart.

    Carrie

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    Hey Abby!! One of my all time favourite quotes is:

    "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone" by Audrey Hepburn

    I personally love this quote because it says that your beauty is reflected by what you choose to see in others.

    Thaliana

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    Hi Abby,

    One of my favorite quotes are from Elon Musk:

    “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”

    I love this quote because I am always scared of failing, and I would always be scared to take risk or do something because a feeling or looking dumb. Whenever I look at this quote, I feel more encouraged to just go out there and make it something happen. I can always gain from experiences, even if I don't gain the exact results I wished for the exact results I wished for. Failure will ultimately happen if I don't do anything at all. I have a chance of being successful at something if I at least try.

    Thanks for reading,
    ~ Song ~

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    Hey Abby!

    I've had a few favorite quotes throughout the years but one of my favorites is a fairly simple one:

    “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
    -Edgar Allan Poe

    I've always thought it was comical, but looked at it with a slightly different meaning than what was intended. I view the madness as passion, when you're caught up in something you love and the rest of the world can't relate to what you're doing and feeling. That's happiness, as opposed to "long intervals of horrible [complacency]".

    I hope that makes sense.. or maybe I'm mad?

    -Cory

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    Hey Abby!

    I have quite a few favorite quotes, but I'll try to narrow them down.

    "You aren't going to save the world. You'd be lucky to save yourself."
    - Mr. Davis, a high school teacher of mine.

    "The teacher's role is to take roll, occasionally get angry at you, and then give you an arbitrary grade based on how much they like you."
    -Mr. Horvath, another teacher of mine.

    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
    - Frank Herbert, "Dune".

    "In our final moments our true names are all discovered.
    So let it fall.
    Even if it turns out to be futile, at least we couldn't
    ask for a sky so clear, or a day more beautiful.
    They'll never find the wreckage, transcending all
    human languages.
    Just a promise and a final message:
    The decent is all there ever is...
    Fate is nothing but a nervous disease."
    -Protest the Hero, "Skies"

    “I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain. One always finds one's burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that night-filled mountain, in itself, forms a world. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”
    - Albert Camus

    "Not a whit, we defy augury. There is special providence in
    the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to
    come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come—the
    readiness is all. Since no man, of aught he leaves, knows what is't
    to leave betimes, let be."
    -William Shakespeare, "Hamlet"

    "Anywhere can be paradise as long as you have the will to live. After all, you are alive, so you will always have the chance to be happy."
    -The End of Evangelion

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Hi Abby,

    My favorite quote is:

    "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill

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    Hello!!

    I have some favorite quotes but this one always sticked out.

    "Don't ask what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." - John F. Kennedy

    It is because it reminds me of how we as Americans used to trust and put hope in our government and country. However nowadays people has mistrust and are more selfish to do anything like fight, vote, stand protest, etc. for this country. Mostly due to the people who we put or let them put in offices for the government.

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    Abby, that quote is pretty awesome. I think it's really important to be our genuine selves. Many of us claim to do it, or want to do it, but it's actually kind of hard. One thing I tell myself is that when I am truly free to be who I am unashamedly, it actually helps others to do the same. And what is more beautiful than contagious freedom?!

    My favorite quote speaks to this a little bit. It's by Marianne Williamson and I can never get tired of it.

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
    Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
    It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
    We ask ourselves,
    ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’
    Actually, who are you not to be?
    Your playing small does not serve the world.
    There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
    We are all meant to shine, as children do.
    It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
    And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
    As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”


    A portion of this quote is quoted in the movie Coach Carter, and it's also commonly mis-attributed to Nelson Mandela. I think a lot of people have heard the first portion of it before.

    For a while, I felt compelled to wrap my hair up in scarves (similarly to the Orthodox Jewish tradition for married women). I felt like I was more genuine, creative, modest, and true to myself when I did that. But honestly, it was kind of weird. No one seems to do that in my group of friends or peers. But you have no idea how many people came up to me to ask me about it, compliment me on it, and it opened up great conversations regarding authenticity.

    This quote really gave me strength to do something that wasn't conventional, because I knew that me "shrinking back" and "playing small" didn't help anyone.

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    Hi all!

    My favorite quote is

    "When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves." -Viktor E. Frankl

    To me this just kind of reminds me that even if the situation is something that I can't control I don't have to be negative or upset about it. I am able to control my actions and my mind and all I need to fix the situation or make it better is to take control of what I CAN control. This way I am in control of the outcome no matter the situation.

    Thanks for the forum!

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    Hey cloudabu!

    One of my favorite quotes at the moment:

    "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
    -Martin Luther King Jr.

    "I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles."

    -Shannon Hale

    Those are the first two that come to mind. Great forum!

    Karely

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    Good evening cloudabu42!

    My most favorite quotes come from my personal idol, Frida Khalo. I relate to her a lot as an artist and as someone who suffers from chronic pain which she lived with her entire life after the trolley accident that she was in. I find her quotes to be beautiful and give a deeper look into her life.

    "Feet, why do I need you when I have wings to fly?"

    "I love you more than my own skin."

    "I hope the leaving is joyful, and I hope never to return."

    And just for fun, my new favorite quote from the show Rick and Morty

    "Wubba lubba dub dub!"