Quotes and smart people talking

This is a place where I try to collect things that makes me go “Ahhh!” or “So that is how the cookie crumbles?” or “Lightbulb!”. It is also a page I hope my future image will be able to look at with not to much disgrace about my current and past being. So far, my one of my favourite parts is from The Dark Knight when the Joker is talking to Harvey Dent in the hospital. Enter the Joker: “Do I really look like a guy with a plan? <small pause> You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just DO things… I’m not a schemer. I try to show the schemers how pathetic their attempts to control things really are… I am an agent of chaos!

House: What do you do when you win?
Crowd: Party!

House: What do you do when you lose?
Crowd: Party harder!

 Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.
– Samuel Adams –

 So what do you think — what’s truly worth living for?
Anonymous –

You’re not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
– Kluge Skype(26-03-2011-21:06) –

Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.
~Bertrand Russell –

The only >INSERT YOU WORD OF CHOICE< worth doing is that which inspires and transforms lives, that which empowers us to participate in creating, liberating, and blessing the world.
Modified from Carter Heyward –

There will always be someone telling you that you’re not hip enough, famous enough, edgy enough or whatever enough. That’s their agenda. What’s yours?
Shun the non-believers.
Seth Godin –

– xkcd –

The people who are the hardest to love are the ones who need it the most.
~Peaceful Warrior –

Teachers who blame students for being bored is the equivalent to yelling at the hammer after you strike your own thumb.
Minddump –

Most of the things we eat and consume are unhealthy, but restraining from doing so is also unhealthy.
– Anonymous –

“Your correspondence is inadequate.”
“Insolence will not be tolerated.”
“My attention is needed elsewhere.”
“I am surrounded by inferior lifeforms.”
– Selendis –

Success in life is directly proportional to the number of awkward conversations you’re willing to have. 
Ramit Sethi –

Chaos is a friend of mine. 
~Bob Dylan –

Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.
Thomas Dewar –

If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.
Wiseman from Sucker Punch –

People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.
A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life…
– Elizabeth Gilbert – 

Don’t ever write a check with your mouth you can’t cash with your ass.
– Wiseman from Sucker Punch –

For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.
– Wiseman from Sucker Punch –

Travelling is almost like talking with men of other centuries.
Rene Descartes, France –

You don’t see something until you have the right metaphor to let you perceive it.
Robert Stetson –

A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg –

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
– George Bernard Shaw –

I do not like to write – I like to have written.
– Gloria Steinem –

Being bored is an insult to your intelligence
– Sister of Cyan Banister –

“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
– The Dalai Lama –  

“Beauty and science have led me to many wild places and countries. Many times I could have become money-rich, yet time-poor. But I have chosen Wild Beauty”
– John Muir –

“patience is the second intelligence”.
– Giorgio Pagliari‘s father once said that to him. –

I take you for granted. I don’t know I should or shouldn’t but I do. I am so cool about us”
Apoorv Shanker girlfriend, a long distance relationship. –

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
  They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
  And add some extra, just for you.
But they were fucked up in their turn
  By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
  And half at one another’s throats.
Man hands on misery to man.
  It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
  And don’t have any kids yourself.
– Philip Larkin – This Be The Verse –

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.”
– Mike Tyson –


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