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Enduring philosophies and favorite quotes

“I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: ‘No good in a bed, but fine up against a wall’.”

Playlist pieces

Everyone falls but not everyone rises.
What if the world were a little more perfect?
Would you stop crying? Would you take the leap?

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a rabbit gives up somewhere and a dozen hawks descend; every moment leads toward its own sad end

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Excuse me, are you lost? Perhaps you would care to visit the site map

I’m taking that too.

2Mar09 #link

“You know what? I wished for you too.”

Gary Hallet - Practical Magic 1Mar09 #link

Computer: ‘Bugger’ is a noun, ‘git’ is a sub-standard verb, and ‘gitling’ is not in any of my word bases.
Mazer: I made ‘gitling’ up but it’s an excellent word, so use it. And I can’t believe they programmed you without ‘bugger off’ in the word base.

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Orson Scott Card - Mazer in Prison 19Jan09 #link

Predictions may be about the future, but they’re made up of the past.

Decision commands result.

~2009/01/06 Tuesday 2:10pm

6Jan09 #link

Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, “you owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.

Hafiz 1 comment 9Nov08 #link

What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it.

Ezra Pound 9Nov08 #link

You’re one of those people for whom “normal” is a failure of potential.

"His fiduciary" - Eli Stone, s2e1 1 comment 18Oct08 #link

“When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place.”

Jimmy Breslin 15Oct08 #link

“Impossibilities are served immediately, wonders may take a day or two.”

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entchen 1 comment 14Oct08 #link

“He thinks that morals are paintings on walls and scruples are money in Russia.” [imdb]

Sabrina - Sabrina 10Oct08 #link

“We can have anything!”
“No we can’t. We can aspire to anything. But we don’t get it just because we want it.”

House, s5e1 20Sep08 #link

Destroy nothing; destroy everything.

unknown 22Aug08 #link

It’s my story, too.

Alexandria - The Fall 10Jul08 #link

“That’s life. …this is how it’s supposed to go.”

“No. You mean this is how it goes.”

Terry Pratchett - Hogfather 30Jun08 #link

Like she was my oldest, dearest friend. The kind of person you can tell anything to, no matter how bad, and they’ll still love you, because they know you.

Neil Gaiman - The Sandman - World's End 29Jun08 #link

they do say that if you wish to walk the path to wisdom then for your first step you must become as a small child.”

“Do you think they’ve heard about the second step?”

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Terry Pratchett - Hogfather 29Jun08 #link

Hoping is half-assed
just like hopping is one-legged.
Stand
or leap
with all you have.

1 comment 22Jun08 #link

True love doesn’t have a happy ending;
true love doesn’t have an ending.

1 comment 22Jun08 #link

One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.

Master Oogway - Kung Fu Panda 15Jun08 #link

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift — that is why it is called the present.

Master Oogway - Kung Fu Panda 2 comments 15Jun08 #link
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