Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Have a Favorite Quote?

I've done a bunch of favorite things on my blog, even a blog post about favorite things! Anyway, what are your favorite quotes? I have SO many to choose from, but my junior year we had to pick a favorite one for our creative writing class. It was supposed to do with writing but that rule was a bit relaxed. We picked a favorite photo (that didn't include ourselves) of something like a serene sunset or clean white snow or something cute and funny. It was supposed to be inspiring for writing. The picture of the two girls was my portfolio cover. It was such a fun thing to pull out of my backpack when I needed some inspiration or just a silly giggle. My favorite quote (sort of. It was the one I used on my portfolio cover along with the photo.) happens to be from one of my favorite books, The Alchemist: "We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it’s our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand." It was a good quote that summarized a nice idea as well as being about writing.

I have quite the list of other favorite quotes. I usually add them in a "Note" on my phone to remember them or their page numbers in the book I'm reading. Here are the ones that have made my list (there are a lot) and what they're from is listed too!

"Its like finding out my favorite love song was written about a sandwich." -Jane, 27 Dresses

"To love another person is to see the face of God" -Les Mis

"Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are." -The Alchemist

"Because that's what people do. They leap, and hope to God they can fly, because otherwise you just drop like a rock, wondering the whole way down, why in the hell did I jump? But here I am, falling, and the only one that makes me feel like I can fly... is you."-Hitch

"I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is"-Forrest Gump

"The friends who grew up with you deserve a special respect. The ones who stuck by you shoulder to shoulder, in a time where nothing was certain, all life lay ahead, and every road led home"-The Wonder Years

"Sometimes i wish that i had never met you, so i could go to sleep at night not knowing there was someone like you out there." -Good Will Hunting

"Sorry I had a fight in the middle of your Black Panther party." -Forrest Gump

"..and I met you. You said you needed somebody. Well, I needed somebody too. I thanked God for you, because you seemed to be gentle-- a cleft in the rock of the world that I could hide in." -A Streetcar Named Desire

"Why do you want to marry me?"
"So I can kiss you whenever I want." -Sweet Home Alabama

"If you love someone, just say it, just say it right there out loud, otherwise the moment, just, passes you by." -My Best Friend's Wedding

What are some of your favorite quotes? Or what books do you find especially quotable? Just a fun thought!



Gracie Beth said...

It's really hard to walk in a single woman's shoes -- that's why you sometimes need really special shoes!
-Sex and the City

Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
-Ernest Hemingway

I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment, failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer, I should at once have been rightly cast aside.
-Sir. Winston Churchill

We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces. The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our hearts. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war.
-Erich Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front

Michelle said...

"Why do you want to marry me?"
"So I can kiss you whenever I want."


LPC said...

I wish I had favorite quote. I just make it all up as I go along.

Summer Wind said...

Thanks for sharing all of those great quotes! Here are some of mine:

"You are the only one who has ever touched my heart. It will always be yours. Sleep, my only love."-Twilight

"I've learned one thing, and that's to quit worrying about stupid things. you have 4 years to be irresponsible here. relax. work is for people with jobs. you'll never remember class time, but you'll remember the time you wasted hanging out with your friends. so stay out late. go out on a Tuesday with your friends when you have a paper due Wednesday. spend money you don't have. drink til sunrise. the work never ends, but college does."

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Choose with no regret.
Continue to learn.
Appreciate your friends.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
— Mary Anne Radmacher

People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people will accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Kerry said...

Here a few of my favorite quotes:

It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
-Theodore Roosevelt

carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.
- Dead Poet's Society

Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight. Nothing is inevitable here. We’re Americans, and we never give up. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history.
-John McCain

At a certain point, the whole thing just becomes too much to process, and your brain gets taken out of the loop, and all you have to rely on is your heart, your natural human instincts. It's liberating... not at first of course, at first it's terrifying, like falling... but that's the point, isn't it?
- Dawson's Creek

Prep Rep said...

"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness."
--Oliver Wendell Holmes

ams said...

I do that same thing - putting all the quotes in a note in my phone!

jlmargs said...

"Our handicaps exist only in our minds" FDR

Great blog!

Little Bow Prep said...

Such a cute picture!

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.
- Coco Chanel

When Harvard men say they have graduated from Radcliffe, then we've made it.
- Jackie Kennedy

When in doubt, wear red.
- Bill Blass