Favorite Quotes

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
— Henry David Thoreau
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“Love is love.  It knows no ethnicity, no national borders, no amount of money, no time, no genders, no animal genders either.  It is the reason to exist.”
— Me
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“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise,
we don’t believe in it at all.”
Noam Chomsky
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“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
Albert Einstein
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“We do not need to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the Universe.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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“In every adversity lies the seed of an equal or greater opportunity.”
Napoleon Hill
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“The best way out is always through.”
Robert Frost
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“Those who… give up freedom in order to gain security will not have… either one.”
Benjamin Franklin
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“Put your drawers on and take your gun off.”
Clint Eastwood, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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“I have the simplest tastes.  I am always satisfied with the best.”
Oscar Wilde
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“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you
where there were only walls.”
Joseph Campbell
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“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance,
the wise grows it under his feet.”
James Oppenheim
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“Life plays and swims in paradox while the kill-joys go mad.”
Me
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“A delusion?  What tha hell is he doing with a DELUSION for Christ’s sake!?”
Gus (Paul Schneider), Lars and the Real Girl
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“Patterning your life around other’s opinions is nothing more than slavery.”
Lawana Blackwell
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“Everything you are and everything you have is because of that butler.”
Gloria Gaines, The Butler (Lee Daniels)
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“If you done it, it ain’t bragging.”
Walt Whitman
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“My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.”
Adlai Stevenson
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“Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.”
Ray Bradbury
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“It’s what people know about themselves inside that makes ’em afraid.”
Clint Eastwood, High Plains Drifter
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“I didn’t surrender, but they took my horse and made him surrender.  They have him pulling a wagon up in Kansas I bet.”
Chief Dan George, The Outlaw Josey Wales
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“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is
no path and leave a trail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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“Oh, I’m sorry!  Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?”
Wish I. Knew
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“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
Thomas Jefferson
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“It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence.”
— Mohandas Gandhi
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“Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
Nathaniel Hawthorn
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“My place is with you.  I go where you go.”
— Stands with A Fist, Dances With Wolves
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“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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So Let us begin anew — remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof.  Let us never negotiate out of fear.  But never let us fear to negotiate.”
John F. Kennedy
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“I haven’t a particle of confidence in a man
who has 
no redeeming petty vices whatsoever.”
Mark Twain
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“I find the best way to keep my word is to never give it.”
— Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

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11 thoughts on “Favorite Quotes

  1. Why isn’t it more that quotes make you famous? Yet more often than not famous people have quotes. I swim with you.
    “Jump…find out HOW to unfold your wings AS you fall’. Makes me realize that I can’t pack everything ahead on this journey. I don’t always know where I am going. Quotes are good way points.

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    • That’s a good question SLD. Yet, I feel there is more beauty, more life found in the littlest things and moments NOW and the next day or two, than can be planned for weeks or years in advance. Life’s and people’s thrills, mysteries, and the unknowns are more invigorating than ‘living in the future’ and for “success”. That’s why I love the Einstein quote. 🙂

      Mmmmm…I am always happy to have fellow swimmers. Thank you. ❤

      Quotes are good way points.

      A great attitude SLD! They can help us keep our compass pointed to the good life, with good people, bold people with the same appetites, eh? 😈

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