Quote Me Wednesday

Let’s break up the work week.
Share one of your favorite quotes with us. It could be from a movie, poem, song or even something you wrote.
I’ll start with one I wrote earlier on my Twitter page:
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. ~Albert Einstein.”
Your turn

24 thoughts on “Quote Me Wednesday

  1. “In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title. Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it's yours.” – Ayn Rand


  2. “We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination,no matter how utterly his reason may reject them.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., "The Poet at the Breakfast Table," 1872


  3. "I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it's pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living."- Harry Nilsson


  4. It is much easier for me to imagine a praying murderer, a praying prostitute, than a vain person praying. Nothing is so at odds with prayer as vanity.-Dietrich Bonhoeffer


  5. (This quote was stolen from a fellow blogger – I just fell in love with it!)Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift. ~Mary Oliver~Great quotes everyone!And Christine – thanks for "Quote Me Wednesday"! I just adore quotes!


  6. "A living dog is better than a dead lion. Shall a man go and hang himself because he belongs to the race of pygmies, and not be the biggest pygmy that he can? Let every one mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made."Henry David Thoreau, who also said "The mass of men leads lives of quiet desperation" in Walden. 🙂 And the best one of all:"Beam me up Scotty- there is no intelligent life down here- "(Captain Kirk Star Trek)


  7. hmm…ok,katy's perry firework has very good lyrics!My fav is:"Maybe you're reason why all the doors are closedSo you could open one that leads you to the perfect road."Besides that it's videoclip is beautiful,isn't it?


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