Quotes to Make You Think: 2010 Collected Quotes

More quotes for Quotes to Make You Think collected over the past year.

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.” — Earl Shoaf

‎”I’m dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly.” — Captain Jack Sparrow

‎”Counting time is not so important as making time count.” — James J. Walker

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” — Nelson Henderson

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” — Plato

“Tart words make no friends. A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.” — Dale Carnegie

“Don’t do something to get noticed. Do it to get something done.” — Doc E.

‎”Don’t take life too seriously; you’ll never get out of it alive.” — Elbert Hubbard

“You will someday meet a man who is happy and has nothing. Then you will realize you paid too much for your stuff.” — Mark Twain

“Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.” — Groucho Marx

“One day spent with someone you love can change everything.” — For One More Day, Mitch Albom

“You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother” — Albert Einstein

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” — Albert Einstein

“Hope is the dream of a waking man.” — Aristotle

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” — Maria Robinson

“It is a long hard road to overnight success.” — Unknown

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” — Vincent Van Gogh

“It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.” — Marilyn Monroe

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” — Mark Twain

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” — C.S. Lewis

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” — Oscar Wilde

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” — Elie Wiesel

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” — Mark Twain

“It might be argued that the Siamese-twin infants of word/idea are the only contribution the human species can, will, or should make to the raveling cosmos. (Yes, our DNA is unique but so is a salamander’s.) Yes, we construct artifacts, but so have species ranging from beavers to the architect ants whose crenallated towers are visible now off the port bow. Yes, we weave real-fabric things from the dreamstuff of mathematics, but the universe is hardwired with arithmetic. Scratch a circle and PI peeks outs. Enter a new solar system and Tycho Brahae’s formulae lies waiting under the black velvet cloak of space/time. But where has the universe hidden a word under its outer layer of biology, geometry, or insensate rock?) Even the traces of other intelligent life we have found – the blimps on Jove II, the Labyrinth Builders, the Seneschai empaths on Hebron, the Stick People of Durulis, the architects of the Time Tombs, the Shrike itself – have left us mysteries and obscure artifacts, but no language. No words.” Martin Silenus, The Poet’s Tale
Dan Simmons

Every Movie Geek Needs His Quotes

GeekDad published a list of top 100 Geek quotes. I happen to like movies and quotes. However, this list seems lame. None of my favorites even made the top ten.

  1. “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” Obiwan Kenobi, Star Wars. Of course, I got more attached to this quote when a coworker used this to perplex our boss. I’m sure there are days he regretted hiring so many twenty somethings.
  2. “Half of writing history is hiding the truth.” Mal, Serenity.
  3. “I’ve done far worse than kill you. I’ve hurt you. And I wish to go on… hurting you. I shall leave you as you left me, as you left her. Marooned for all eternity, in the center of a dead planet… buried alive. Buried alive.” Khan Noonien Singh, ST:TWOK
  4. “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.” – Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear, Dune
  5. “How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life, wouldn’t you say?” Captain James T. Kirk, ST:TWOK
  6. “Do or do not. There is no try.” Yoda, SW:TESB. Yes, I have a teeshirt about this.
  7. “Raspberry. There’s only one man who would dare give me the raspberry: Lone Star!” Dark Helmet, Spaceballs.

What are your favorite movie quotes?

Another Doppleganger?

I have a universal face. People confuse me with others.

  1. In elementary school, a kid thought at first I was in another grade. My classmates attested to my proper grade. Turns out he confused me with someone a couple grades ahead.
  2. In 2000, Le Ann wanted to know the name of the girl she saw me kissing on a street corner. Yeah, that wasn't me. I was at work.
  3. In 2002, I stopped going to Blimpie because an employee insisted I worked for SAFT. She refused to believe I did not or had not.
  4. In 2005, at a Cracker Barrel in Mississippi on a trip to Arkansas, a guy was staring at me. Eventually he came over to say "Hi" to his friend. It wasn't until he was a few feet away that he realized I wasn't his friend.
  5. In 2008, a coworker "saw" me in Atlanta while I was actually at work. I don't think she has been convinced it wasn't me. 🙁
  6. Also, in 2008, a hostess is sure I work at a local library.

Obviously I am not distinctive enough.

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Good Deed For the Day

Went by the office to pay rent. This woman (learned later it was Rose) in a bathrobe and ‘jammies asked the woman leaving the rent drop if she works in the office. The one paying rent said what she was doing. So, Rose asked if I could help her. I asked what is the problem? The “Business Center” computer would not save the drivers she tried to download to her CD. She had bought a Belkin USB Wi-Fi adapter (antenna) which is supposed to be Mac compatible but the CD the installer would not work. The computer repair guys were confused why her ancient Mac didn’t have an internal Airport card. So they sold her and external antenna. She really needed it to work so she could mooch wireless off her neighbors and deal with the school.

Rose used my computer to download the drivers. Typically I burn CDs and even DVDs on the other computer, so I could not easily figure out how to burn a CD, so I ended up dragging and dropping the files onto a CD. I didn’t think that burned the data to the CD so much as wrote in a proprietary stupidity such that only the computer which wrote it can read it. So, I let her borrow my 1GB USB thumb drive where I put another copy of the drivers. It is the oldest and smallest and slowest of 4 I have. Every time someone says they have an issue of moving files I think I ought to just give them that drive, but I never remember later to do so.

Hopefully Rose will get it all working so she can mooch wireless off her neighbors?