Posts tagged quotables
Call Me, Ishmael…
They went into my closets looking for skeletons, but thank God, all they found were shoes, beautiful shoes
— Imelda Marcos
The true university of these days is a collection of books.
— Thomas Carlyle
There was a time I could see. And I have seen. Boys like these, younger than these, their arms torn out, their legs ripped off. But there isn’t nothin’ like the sight of an amputated spirit. There is no prosthetic for that.
— Lt. Col. Frank Slade
I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.
— Dalai Lama
Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.
— Henry David Thoreau
No, I don’t!!!
Did You Lose Weight?
Romy: Actually, I have been trying this new fat free diet I invented. All I've had to eat for the past six days are gummy bears, jelly beans, and candy corns.
Michele: God, I wish I had your discipline.
I’m alright. Thank you.
— Katie Holmes
So, what do you reckon to our new Prime Minister, then?
Judy: Oh, I like him. I can't understand why he's not married, though.
John: Well, you know the type. He's, uh, married to his job. Either that, or gay as a picnic basket.
Hiya kids! Here is an important message from your Uncle Bill. Don’t buy drugs. Become a pop star, and they give you them for free!
— Billy Mack
I don’t believe in rehab anymore. It’s not for me
— Charlie Sheen
No reason to be so prim, I come in peace.
— Lady Violet Crawley
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted
John, fire in the hole!
— Sarah Connor