Jul 16, 2010

Quotes to live your life by,

Quotes I try to live my life by, anyway.

"The time to make up your mind about people- is never."
-Philip Barry

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
-Mark Twain

"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see."
-Arthur Schopenhauer

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but having new eyes."
-Marcel Proust

"All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Everybody's dying to be someone else but I'll live my life if it kills me."
-E.E. Cummings

"As I have loved you, love one another. By this shall all men know ye are my disciples if ye have love one to another."
-Jesus the Christ

"Fiction is the lie that reveals the truth."
-Tim O'Brien

"Does it mean this, does it mean that, that's all anybody wants to know. (Forget) them, darling. I say what any decent poet would say if you dared ask him to analyze his work. If you see it, dear, then it's there."
-Freddy Mercury

"My sense of importance to the world is relatively small. On the other hand, my sense of importance to myself is tremendous."
-Noël Coward

"Every prayer is heard. Every sincere prayer is answered."
-John A Widtsoe

"I plan to live forever. So far, so good."
-Steven Wright

"If ye have not charity, ye are nothing."
-A lot of people. Paul, Moroni, Zenos, and Austin for starters.

"It is our choices that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities."
-J.K. Rowling

"My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me."
-Winston Churchill

this should probably be its own entry, as they're the most numerous, and all by Oscar Wilde, but just deal with it.

"A man who does not think for himself does not think at all."

"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."

"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much."

"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."

"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."

"I am not young enough to know everything."

"I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly."

"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all."

"Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about."

"One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards."

"Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live."

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."

"There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating - people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing."

"True friends stab you in the front."

"Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong."


"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance."


Tracie said...

Yep, I would say these quotes sum up who you are and what life you're trying to live. You know (and quote) more quotes than anyone else I know.

You've inspired me to find quotes that sum me up and what I live for. I'll have to copy some of yours because they're so good.

Austin said...

thanks, hon. Apparently, I did this before, about 2 years ago, but it was only 4 quotes there, but 2 are the same as in this list.


and one more from Oscar Wilde, I think you'll appreciate it better than most, re: me.

“Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”

Charlo said...

you forgot the wilde quote about "The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it." I may not have quoted it word for word. Excuse my laziness.

Austin said...

I didn't forget it. I didn't include it because, though I perhaps DO subscribe to that quote from time to time, I don't want to, so I excluded it on purpose.

thanks for checking up on me though. :)