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Meggie's Favorite Quotes
Welcome to My Favorite Quotes page, I'm Meggie. I've always loved quotes and I've collected a good bit over time and thought it would be nice to slap some of them on a website, so here they are. I'll be adding more and more on a regular basis so keep checking back. I hope you like them and enjoy the site, its nothing fancy but enjoy anyway. Oh and don't forget to sign the Guestbook!

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"Laugh until your cheeks hurt."

"In vain have I struggled ... it will not do. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." -Mr. Darcy

"There is nothing worse than being ordinary."

"You all laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same."- John Davis

"Sometimes you have to stand alone to prove that you can stand."

"Find a guy who will stay awake just to watch you sleep."

"Love is when you look into someones eyes and go all the way into their soul, and you both know ... instantly."

"I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost

"Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one."

"I love a hand that meets my own with a grasp that causes some sensation."

"Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet."

"Surrendering to reality is a tranquil suicide."

"Take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine, that all the world will be in love with night." - Romeo & Juliet

"Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while." - Princess Bride

"Don't frown because you never know whos falling in love with your smile."

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it."

"To thine own self be true." - Shakespeare

"I would rather die on my feet than surrender on my knees."

"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." - Gimli - Lord of the Rings

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

"Courage is found in unlikely places." - Gildor -Lord of the Rings

"I have a dream." - Martin Luther King

"I myself am ... strange and unusual."

"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts." - Einstein

"Two things inspire me to awe -- the starry heavens above and the moral universe within." - Einstein

"Watch the stars, and from them learn. To the Master's honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton's ground." - Einstein

"Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty." - Einstein

"When I die I wish to come back as one of her tears. What man would be so lucky as to have been conceived in her heart, born in her eyes, live on her cheeks, and die at her lips."

"Love is ... running into his arms, colliding with his heart, and exploding into his soul."

"When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew."

"For you I would stop the very rotation of the earth, simply to keep one moment forever."

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you'll land among stars." - Les Brown

"Under all speech that is good for anything, there is a silence that is better. Silence is deep as eternity, speech as shallow as time."

"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts, that hope always triumphs over experience, that laughter is the only cure for grief, and that love is stronger than death." - Robert Fulgahm

"To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle, every cubic inch of space is a miracle."

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." - Pablo Picasso

"No one can go back and make a new beginning, but everyone can start here and make a brand new end."

"Change is never easy. You fight to hold on, you fight to let go."

"The only time a goodbye is painful is when you know you'll never say hello again."

"If you cry because the sun has left your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars."

"There are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespear

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts." - Shakespear

"'Twas not my lips you kissed but my soul."

"The most eloquent silence; that of two mouths meeting in a kiss." - Anon

"When you kiss me, without uttering a single word, you speak to my soul." - Anon

"He who dies with the most toys is, nonetheless, still dead." - Anon

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow". - Anon

"If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were." - Anon

"Reality can be beaten with enough imagination." - Anon

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." - Einstein

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Einstein

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity." - Einstein

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18." - Einstein

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Einstein

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." - Sir Winston Churchill

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo

"All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers." - Orison Swett Marden

"Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real." - Tupac Shakur

"To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all." - Anatole France

"The eyes are the windows to the soul; if you look into them long enough, one's true self is revealed." - Nicole Dawson

"I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude." - Henry David Thoreau

"I am what I am and that is all I am and I am it."

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

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on." - Robert Frost.

"Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts, the sight of the deep-blue sky, and the clustering stars above, seem to impart a quiet to the mind." - Jonathan Edwards

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." - Oscar Wilde

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Carl Sagan

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" - Plato

"I really believe, or want to believe, really I am nuts, otherwise I'll never be sane." - Allen Ginsberg to Jack Kerouac

"Its the quiet ones you have to watch out for."

"Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream." - Malcolm Muggeridge

"After a time, you may find that "having" is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as "wanting." It is not logical, but it is often true." - Spock, "Amok Time"

"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another." - Luciano de Crescenzo

"It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"I like a man who grins when he fights." - Sir Winston Churchill

"Education is very important. School, however, is another matter."

"You are only what you are when no one is looking" - Robert C. Edwards

"A stranger loses half his charm the day he is no longer a stranger." -
Genevieve Antoine Dariaux

"Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers." - Veronica A. Shoffstall

"If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy?" - Thomas Lovell Beddoes

"Never be afraid to sit awhile and think." - Lorraine Hansberry

"No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap." - Carrie Snow

"I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet." - Denis Waitely

"If you want to be happy, be."

"Have you ever loved someone so much it hurt?"

"Earth my body. Water my blood. Air my breath. Fire my spirit."

"Some people exist just to annoy me!" - Garfield

"Not to decide is to decide." - Harvey Cox

"If you're going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance."

"Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour." - Ovid

"People will always talk about you, especially when they envy you and the life you live. Let them ... you affected their lives, they didn't affect yours." - Anon

"Pain is temporary. Pride is forever." - Anon

"Presence is more than just being there." - Malcolm Forbes

"Always behave like a duck; keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath." - Lord Barbizon

"Philosophy will clip an angel's wings,
Conquer all mysteries of rule and line,
Empty the haunted air, the gnomed mine,
Unweave a rainbow."

"There are many trails up the mountain, but in time they all reach the top." - Anya Seton

"If I could wish for one thing, it would be to have nothing to wish for."

"You know it's a best friend, when you can sit on the porch swing for hours, not say a word, and feel like you've just had the best conversation of your life."

"You think you know me just because you know my name, think you've seen me 'cause you've seen every line on my face." - Jon Bon Jovi

"Passion + Persistence = Possibility" - Jon Bon Jovi

"Keep the faith, you know your gonna live through the rain." - Bon Jovi

"Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy." - Nora Ephron

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
 "To talk of many things, of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax.
  Of cabbages, and kings, and why the sea is boiling hot.
  And whether pigs have wings." - Lewis Carroll

"When a thing has been said and said well, have no scruples. Take it and copy it." - Mark Twain

"The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men's brains proves that he has no brains of his own." - Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"Don't get mad, get even." - Joseph P. Kennedy

"There was one who thought he was above me, and he was above me until he had that thought." - Elbert Hubbard

"The only thing about a man that is a man his mind. Everything else you can find in a pig or a horse." - Archibald MacLeish

"Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business." - Tom Robbins

"I want to find someone on the earth so intelligent that he welcomes opinions which he condemns." - John Jay Chapman

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."

"Actually, this seems to be the basic need of the human heart in nearly every great crisis - a good hot cup of coffee." - Alexander King

"When I was a boy of 14 my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in 7 years." - Mark Twain

"The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart." - Mencius

"See I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way." - Exodus 23:20

"Never give advice in a crowd." - Arab Proverb

"Getting what you wish for is the test of whether you understand what you really need." - Scott Harrison

"Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else." - George Halas

"There are persons who always find a hair in their plate of soup for the simple reason that, when they sit down before it, they shake their heads until one falls in." - Friedrich Hebbel

"An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows." - Dwight Eisenhower

"A rainy day is the perfect time to sleep."

"Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators." - Albert Camus

"Content thyself to be obscurely good." - Joseph Addison

"Sit and daydream, and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind." - Longfellow

"One for all, and all for one" - Three Musketeers

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"A sobering thought; what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?" - Jane Wagner

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing." - George Bernard Shaw

"A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company." - Charles Evans Hughes

"It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them." - Alfred Adler

"Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you." - Oscar Wilde

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone." - Henrik Ibsen

"If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance." - George Bernard Shaw

"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up." - Jesse Jackson

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Not all those who wander are lost." - Bilbo - Lord of the Rings

"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do." - Isaac Asimov

"I was eleven, then I was sixteen. Though no honors came my way, those were the lovely years." - Truman Capote

"It all boils down to whether someone thinks what you do with your time is wasting it. The extrovert scolds the introvert for staying in the house all day when there is a whole world out there, while the introvert laughs at the extrovert because he has all he needs in his room, and needn't waste energy running about." - Nick Bensem

"I'm tired of saying "How wonderful you are!" to fool men, who haven't got one half sense I've got." - Margaret Mitchell

"Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was." - Margaret Mitchell

"Dreams and visions are infused into men for their advantage and instruction." - Oneirocritica, 2nd century AD

"Romance means making love to his soul without ever touching his body." - Anon.

"The human body is vapor materialized by sunshine
mixed with the life of the stars." - Paracelsus

"He who feels it, knows it more." - Bob Marley

"Don't let your mind rule over your heart."

"There comes a time in every life we find the heart we're looking for."

"If kissing was just two people touching lips, it wouldn't touch our hearts and bind our souls the way it does."

"Life itself is the proper binge." - Julia Child

"Open your heart and let the sun shine in"

"There is a garden in her face, where roses and white lilies grow." - Thomas Campion

"Where should a woman wear purfume?" a young woman asked. 'Wherever one wants to be kissed" I said." - Coco Chanel

"The way I see it, if you want a rainbow you have to put up with the rain."

"The flesh is fairest that farthest from the bone."

"There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties,
or you alter yourself meeting them." - Phyllis Bottome

"I find I always have to write something on a steamed mirror." - Elaine Dundy

"Let us permit Nature to have her way; she understands her business better than we do." - Michel de Montaigne

"Better by far you should forget and smile. Than that you should remember and be sad." - Christina Rossetti

"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm." - Colette

"So in a voice, so in a shapeless flame, Angels affect us often." - John Donne

"In the cathedral of my heart a candle will always be lit for you." - Hardy Kruger

"Don't go through life, grow through life." - Eric Butterworth

"They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world. Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for." - Allan K. Chalmers

"The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears." - John Vance Cheney

"Let your tears come.  Let them water your soul." - Eileen Mayhew

"The great doing of little things, makes the great life." - Eugenia Price

"Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale."

"The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it."  - Colin Wilson 

"One of the most adventurous things left for us to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams."   - E. V. Lucas

"I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel." - Peter Nivio Zarlenga 

"Sometimes you say the smallest thing, or smile, and it makes my entire day better."

 "A kiss is just a kiss until you find the one you love. A hug is just a hug until you find the one your always thinking of. A dream is just a dream until it comes true. Love is just a word until its proven to you."

"Love is when you don't want to go to sleep because reality is better than a dream."

"Normal people scare me."

"When all think alike, then no one is thinking." - Walter Lippman

"If you don't have a sense of humor, you'll hurt yourself arguing with me." - Ted Nugent

Things around us, houses, jobs, cars, they're props, they're settings for our love. The things we own, the places we live, the events of our lives, empty settings. How easy to chase after the settings and forget the diamonds. The only thing that matters at the end of our stay on this earth, is how well did we love, what was the quality of our love?" - The Bridge Across Forever

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

"We taste the joys of heaven above
when really, truly making love."

"Adolesence is the time in life when girls quit believing in fairy tales and start to believe in love."

"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." - Chinese Proverb

"Good judgement comes from experience  ...  experience comes from poor judgement."

"You can't break a bad habit by throwing it out the window. You've got to walk it slowly down the stairs." - Mark Twain

"I am an idealist. I don't know where I am going, but I am on my way." - Carl Sandburg

"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."
- Abe Lincoln

"Time you enjoy waisting is not time waisted."

"When you get in a tight place & everything goes against you, till it seems you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place & time that the tide will turn." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"He who has help has hope, & he who has hope has everything." - Arab proverb

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Howard Thurman

"Come Away With Me" -Song-

"Come away with in the night
Come away with me
And I will sing you a song
Come away with me on a bus
Come away where they can't tempt us
With there lies
I want to walk with you
On a cloudy day
In fields where the yellow grass grows
So won't you try to come
Come away with me and we'll kiss
On a mountain top
Come away with me
And I'll never stop loving you
And I want to wake up with the rain
Falling on a tin roof
While I'm safe there in your arms
So all I ask is for you
To come away with me in the night
Come away with me."  - Norah Jones

"Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, "Grow, grow." - The Talmud

"Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while."

"Every now and again take a good look at something not made with handsa mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world." - Sidney Lovett

"Be still and know that I am with you." - English prayer

"Every day people are straying away from church and going back to God." - Lenny Bruce

"A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it." - Rabindranath Tagore

"I am certain of nothing but the Holiness of the Hearts affections and the Truth of the Imagination." - John Keats

"Fanatics have their dreams, wherewith they weave a paradise for a sect."
- John Keats

"Faith is an oasis in the heart which can never be reached by the caravan of thinking." - Kahlil Gibran

"The beginning is always today." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

"Art is running away without ever leaving home." - Twyla Tharp

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?" - Satchel Paige

"If you never did, you should.
These things are fun, and fun is good." - Dr. Seuss

"Blessed is the person who can laugh at himself
he'll never cease to be amused."

"Life is too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde

"Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough." - Emily Dickenson

"Look to this Day! For it is Life, the very Life of Life." - From the "Sanskrit Salutation of the Dawn"

"So you see, imagination needs moodling, long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering." - Brenda Ueland

"The purpose of our lives is to be happy." - The 14th Dalai Lama

"The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up."

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward." - Spanish proverb

"The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too." - Teresa of Avila

"Every animal knows more than you do." - Native American Proverb

"If you're too busy to go fishin', you're too busy." - Jed Clampett

"Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time." - Stephen Wright

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory." - Betty Smith

"Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake." - Victor Hugo

"...the fog is rising." - Emily Dickinson's last words

"The longest journey of any person
is the journey inward."
"The good and the wise lead quiet lives." - Euripides

"To lose is to learn." - Anon

"Learn what you are, and be such." - Pinder

"We were written in the stars, my love, all that separated us, was time, the time it took to read the map which was placed within our hearts, to find our way back to one another."

"Within you, I lose myself, without you, I find myself, searching to be lost again."

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Others stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same."

"Every now and then, I wish it were then instead of now." -
Thomas Michael

"The giving of love is an education in itself." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person." - Margaret Anderson

"I'll never let your head hit the bed without my hand behind it ..." - John Mayer

"Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often more accurate than you are willing to believe." -  Claudia Black

"Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain.
But you have already borne the pain.
What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain." - Kahlil Gibran

"The best thing about the future is that
it only comes one day at a time." - Abraham Lincoln

"Trust that still, small voice that says,
"This might work and I'll try it." - Diane Mariechild

"Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster." - Weston H. Agor

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." - William James

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; that word is love." - Sophocles

"High on a mountain, carved on a rock, are these three words: Forget Me Not."

"What is meant to be will always find a way."

"The feeling of losing oneself in somebody's arms, yet at the same time finding oneself there, is irreplaceable. Nothing compares to the intensity of that feeling." - Katarina Witt

"There's one thing a quote does that nothing and no one else can do ... it can become a part of you. You may never meet the person who said it, but that person is now a companion. Quotes help you get over pain, feel love, make you smile and laugh, and help you through those tough days when you think that no one else knows what you're going through."

"I do believe in magic. I was born and raised in a magic time, in a magic town, among magicians. When I was twelve, the words was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present, and into the future. We all start out knowing magic. We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see out destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out. We get put in the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to act our age. Told to grow up, for Gods sake. And you know why were told that? Because the people doing the telling were afraid of our wilderness and youth, and because the magic we knew made them ashamed and sad at what they allowed to whither in themselves. After you get so far away fro it, though, you cant really get it back. You can have seconds of it. Just seconds of knowing and remembering. When people get all weepy at movies, its because in that dark theatre, the golden pool of magic is touched, just briefly. Then they come out into the hard sun of logic and reason again and it dries up, and theyre left feeling a little heartsad and not knowing why. For the briefest of instants, you have stepped into the magic realm. The truth of life is that every year we get farther away from the essence that is born within us. We get shouldered with burdens, some of them good, some of them not so good. Things happen to us. Loved ones die. People get in wrecks, and get crippled. Its not hard to do, in this world of crazy mazes. Life itself does its best to take that memory of magic away from us. You dont know its happening until one day you feel like youve lost something, but youre not sure what it is."  -Robert McCammon

"Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart." - Marcus Aurelius

"To love one who loves you, To admire one who admires you, In a word, to be the idol of one's idol, is exceeding the limit of human joy; It is stealing fire from heaven." - Delphine de Girardin

"Read, every day, something no one else is reading.  Think, every day, something no one else is thinking.  Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do.  It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity." - Christopher Morley

"Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You have enemies?  Good.  That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain

"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in a square hole, the ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo.You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them, because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, and are the ones who'll do it." -  Apple Computer TV Ad

Reading and reflecting on inspiring life quotes, learning what famous people have said, and applying it to oneself is a form of self-growth. By introspection, people become stronger, more understanding, and more tolerant.

Quotations are not simply aphorisms to put on a poster and hang on the wall. Comparing a quotation to the life of the sweet person who said it or wrote it gives context and meaning to the words. If taken to heart, it can change a person's attitude in life or help in reaching a goal.

The quotes that follow are from modern and historical famous and influential people. Whether the people lived long ago, or are alive today, they are role models. These quotes motivate and inspire people to do more, achieve goals and improve their lives.

The quotations in this page are all themed toward success. They reveal what success means, finding opportunities leading to success, the hard work behind accomplishments, and the attitudes and qualities of successful people. "It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney

"All people have three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they are, and that which they think they are." - Alphonse Karr

"Beauty is power; a smile is its sword." - Charles Reade

"It is a good thing for an eneducated man to read a book of quotations." - Sir Winston Churchill

"People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little." - Jean Jacques Rousseau

"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on." - John F. Kennedy

"The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude." - Aldous Huxley

"Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god." - Aristotle

"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary." - Sir Cecil Beaton

"They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own." - Antonio Porchia

"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." - Einstein

"How embarrassing to be human." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Reality is for people who lack imagination."

"The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been." - Alan Ashley-Pitt

"What lies behind us, and what lies before us,
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing."
- Bill Cosby

"A man's life is what his thoughts make it." - Marcus Aurelius

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression." - Mark Helprin

"Life is like a circle, and someday if we travel in opposite directions on the circle we will meet again." - Todd L. Bradbury

"Don't criticize what you don't understand."

"All you need is love." - John Lennon

"The best advice you can ever give or recieve is to be yourself." - Tesha Olivas

"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything." - Aparajito Sen

"Tell a man that there are 300 billion stars in the universe, and he'll believe you... Tell him that a bench has wet paint upon it and he'll have to touch it to be sure."

"To the world you may be somebody, but to somebody you may be the world."

"It is better to open your eyes and say you don't understand, than to close your eyes and say you don't believe."

"Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are."

"Those who are poor, smile at what they have, yet those who have good fortune, frown at what they do not have."

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." - Mother Teresa

"Information is not knowledge." - Frank Zappa

"The best index to a person's character is how a person treats people who can't do them any good or can't fight back." - Abigail Van Buren

"It was a million tiny things like that, when you add them all up, that meant we were suppose to be together, and I knew it." - Sleepless in Seattle

"The simple thought of him means more to me then the presence of others."

"The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along." - Maulana Jalalu'ddin Rumi

"Love will pass by many times, but true love will stop to look."

"A smile is a curve that can set a lot of things straight."

"If you get to heaven before I do, make a little hole and pull me up."

"Sometimes I wish I could go back to the days when I was six and my biggest problem was what kind of dress to put on my Barbie's or whether or not I had enough Lego's to build a fort."

"Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts." - Charles Dickens

"Never fear the shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining nearby." - Ruth E. Renkel

"Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days your the statue." - Roger C. Anderson

"May your world be full of color and your crayons never melt."
- Tymm

"Sometimes you gotta laugh through the tears, smile through the pain so that you can live through the sorrow."

"When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it." - Margaret Chase Smith

"Everything is always ok in the the end. If it's not ok, then it isn't the end."

"If I won't be myself, who will?" - Alfred Hitchcock

"In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty." - Christopher Morley

"You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do." - Olin Miller

"At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet." - Plato

"You're not free in life until you are fre