Quotes

Quotes I like or find meaningful

“Maybe there’s a universe out there — happening now — where we end up together and when I close my eyes at night, I’m not dreaming the way a normal person would. Instead I’m seeing flashes of our lives in the multiverse. They’re not simple dreams because I miss you, right? They’re scientific, anachronistic visions.”
Gaby Dunn, Thought Catalog writer

“A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence.”
~ Leopold Stokowski

“Passion is not something you follow. It’s something that will follow you as you put in the hard work to become valuable to the world.”
~ The New York Times

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
~ Mahatama Gandhi

“Primum non nocere (First, do no harm)”
The Hippocratic Oath

“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.”
~ Sergei Rachmaninov

“There are many types of silence. There is a silence before the note, there is a silence at the end and there is a silence in the middle.”
~ Daniel Barenboim

“Music is love in search of a word.”
~ Sidonie Gabrielle

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
~ Robert Brault

“That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But, it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it and think how different its course would have been. Pause, you who read this, and think for a long moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on that memorable day.”
~ Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

“Time is priceless, but it’s Free. You can’t own it, you can use it. You can spend it. But you can’t keep it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”
The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”
~ Elie Wiesel

“God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who SMILES ALL THE TIME.”
~ Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

“Joan of Arc came back as a little girl in Japan, and her father told her to stop listening to her imaginary friends.

Elvis was born again in a small village in Sudan; he died hungry, age 9, never knowing what a guitar was.

Michelangelo was drafted into the military at age 18 in Korea; he painted his face black with shoe polish and learned to kill.

Jackson Pollock got told to stop making a mess, somewhere in Russia.

Hemingway, to this day, writes DVD instruction manuals somewhere in China. He’s an old man on a factory line. you wouldn’t recognize him. 

Gandhi was born to a wealthy stockbroker in New York. He never forgave the world after his father threw himself from his office window, on the 21st floor.

And everyone, somewhere, is someone, if we only give them a chance.”
I wrote this for you

“Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure”
~ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, JK Rowling

“Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.”
~ Gottfried Leibniz

“And so let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love, and once we begin to love each other naturally we want to do something.”
Mother Teresa

“It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.”
~ Mother Teresa

“We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.”
~ John Green

“Freude liegt nicht in den Dingen. Sie liegt in uns selbst (Joy is not in things; it is in us)”
~ Richard Wagner

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
~ The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”
~ Henry IV, William Shakespeare

“Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen (Why is light given to him who suffers),
und das Leben den betrübten Herzen (And light to the bitter in soul)?”
~  2 Motets, Opus 74, Johannes Brahms

“Any meeting of two people births a third, if not more. William Burroughs and Brion Gysin call this the Third Mind: there is me, there is you, and then there is the space — the force, the identity — created in our interaction.”
~ Daniel Coffeen, Thought Catalog

“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.”
~ Harun Yahya

“Actioni contrariam semper et æqualem esse reactionem (To every action is an equal and opposite reaction).”
~ Newton’s Third Law of Motion

“A true friend is someone who thinks you’re a good egg even though he or she knows you are slightly cracked.”
~ Bernard Meltzer

“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”
~ The Sandman, Neil Gaiman

“Work consistently and seriously. Make sure you have a good teacher. Make sure you keep developing your horizons and intellect. Practice consistently and do it intelligently.” ~ Zvi Zeitlin (1922 – 2012), may he rest in peace

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
~ Paulo Coelho

“There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable.”
~ C.S. Lewis

“Want to know a secret? You are beautiful. Black, white, gay, straight, bisexual. Whether you are smart or quiet or impossibly in love with your best friend, someone out there cherishes your smile and gets butterflies when you walk into a room. Someone out there can’t stop thinking about you. You Are Beautiful. Don’t ever believe differently.”
~ Six Billion Secrets

“Someday, somewhere, somehow, me and you.”
~ Joshua D. Richardson

“Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.”
~ Henri-Frédéric Amiel

“It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It’s called living.”
~ Terry Pratchett

“We must all fear evil men; but, there is another kind of evil which we must fear most and that is the indifference of good men.”
~ Monsignor, The Boondock Saints

“Scientists say the universe is made up of protons, electrons, and neutrons. Unfortunately, they forgot to mention morons.”
~ Anonymous

“A friend once told me I was delusional. I almost fell off my unicorn.”
~ Anonymous

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