Friday, June 4, 2010

My favorite quotes

A few (ok, many) quotes that I found to be either amusing or agreeable with my views and philosophies of life or are just bizarro:

([[ ]] = my personal commentary on the quotes)

Franky Shaeffer: The secular humanist, although he would never dream of committing the social faux pas of calling a black man a negro, feels perfectly free to castigate Christians and their leaders in any way he likes.

Voltaire: The world embarrasses me, and I cannot think that this watch exists and has no Watchmaker. [[Exactly. An embarrassing amount of the world takes pride in bashing Christianity and forcing its belief that there is no God. I know not all atheists are as bad as this, but come on- realistically, have many have you met who don't get angry and offensive when arguing about or even just hearing a discussion about Jesus or God alone? I'm not trying to offend anyone but this is from what I've seen in the world and my own experience. What's particuarly embarrassing is that part of the experience comes from my own friends.]]

Audrey Hepburn: Sex appeal is something you feel deep down inside. I can convey as much fully clothed, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.

Audrey Hepburn: I think sex is overrated. I don't have sex appeal and I know it. As a matter of fact, I think I'm rather funny looking. My teeth are funny, for one thing, and I have none of the attributes usually required for a movie queen, including the shapeliness. [[Did I mention how much I LOVE this lady? Although she's wrong- she obviously had tons of sex appeal, or else all the men that adored her and her beauty would've just seen her as a sister-figure. She was sexy not only for her exotic face and lovely figure but for being the epitome of classiness and modesty that she was. RIP.]]

Audrey Hepburn: I don't want to be alone, I want to be left alone. [[I'm not sure how to explain what I think she means, but I agree with it in a sense. I don't want tons of friends surrounding me all the time as if I'll die if they aren't with me or tons of boyfriends. I like being alone a lot, but being with someone could be nice.]]

Hobbes: What's the point of being "cool" if you can't wear a sombrero? [[this is just cute. anyone who does not LOVE Hobbes the stuffed tiger... what is wrong with you?]]

Calvin: MOOOOM!!!
Mom: What's the matter???
Calvin: How do ugly things like octupuses and hairy bugs reproduce? Are they actually ATTRACTED to each other?
Mom: IT'S 3 AM! GO TO SLEEP!!!

Thomas Paine: 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of our own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world.... [[an anticonformity quote, followed by a few more]]

Dr. Seuss: Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

Katharine Hepburn: I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex. [[D'OHH]]

CS Lewis: Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.

Gregory I: When a girl ceases to blush, she has lost the most powerful charm of her beauty. [[as in, when you lack modesty, you lack beauty. Dressing like a tramp and sleeping around does NOT make you sexy.]]

Alyssa Milano: Women are innately self-conscious. This is not a choice; it's a gender-wide condition. On a bad day, I look in the mirror and see my ten-pound-heavier alter ego. Her name is Bertha. On a really bad day, Bertha sees her two-hundred-pound-heavier alter ego. Her name is Brian Dennehy.

Stephen King: People think that I must be a very STRANGE person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk. [[this is the one where I was mainly referring to when I said "bizarro"]]

Ruth 1:16-18: But Ruth replied, "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me." 18 When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her. [[My favorite book in the Bible. Ruth is easily my favorite female in it, someone I'd like to be more like, and her story is like Cinderella.]]

William Newton Clark: Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see.

Paul Goodman: It rarely adds anything to say, "In my opinion" - not even modesty. Naturally a sentence is only your opinion; and you are not the Pope. [[YES. I'm so sick of people acting like when you don't bother to add "in my opinion" every single time you make an opinionated statement, that you're acting like what you say is a fact. Get over it, please. If you're gonna assume we think we're being factual, can we just assume you're dumb?]]

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: There are two kinds of women: those who want power in the world, and those who want power in bed. [[HA. She's right, but could she be vaguely referring to Marilyn Monroe, who her husband, along with other women, cheated on with? Also, I should think a lot of women who have power in bed originally strived for power, period. But sex doesn't bring you power, just no respect, which if you lack, you can't have power, obviously.]]

I have a lot more, but most of these are from my Quotes on Facebook and quotes I Googles when thinking about topics that interested me off the top of my head. Mozel tov.

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