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Quotes! (page 12)

"There's no such thing as a new melody. Our work is to connect the old phrases, so that they will sound like a new tune." -Irving Berlin

"There are two golden rules for an orchestra…start together and finish together. The public doesn't give a damn what goes on in between." -Sir Thomas Beecham

"When you got to ask what (jazz) is, you'll never get to know." -Louis Armstrong

"Show me an orchestra that likes its conductor and I'll show you a lousy conductor." -Goddard Lieberson

"Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously." -Henry Miller

"Music is for certain among us, more than a please; it is a necessity." -Romain Rolland

"If music could be translated into human speech, it would no longer need to exist." -Ned Rorem

"Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?" -Frank Scully

"Love is like a knife, it can stab the heart or it can carve wonderful images into the soul that will last a lifetime." -unknown

"Sometimes I wonder why I've never turned my self-loathing towards other people. Then I realize, it's cause I'd probably kill someone and go to jail." -Chuck Hamel

"A positive attitude may not solve all problems, but if it pisses people off, it's worth the effort." -unknown

"Life is an end in itself and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it." -Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -unknown

"Sleep is good, death is better, but of course, the best thing would be never to have been born at all." -Heinrich Heine

"Read the directions, even if you don't follow them." -Baz Luhrman

"I always thought that if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." -Katherine Graham

"Getting out of bed in the morning is an act of false confidence." -Jules Feiffer

"A witty saying proves nothing, but saying something pointless gets people's attention." -unknown

"In the depths of my heart, I can't help being convinced that my dear fellow men, with a few exceptions, are worthless." -Sigmund Freud

"A break up is like a broken mirror. It's better to leave it broken than to hurt yourself trying to put it back together." -unknown

"Sometimes you have to let go of a person to find out if there is something to hold on to." -unknown

"He who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints." -unknown

"Nobody is ever ready for anything. If they were ready for it, there would be no point in living through it." -unknown

"The two hardest things in life are to say hello for the first time and goodbye for the last." -unknown

"all the things I like to do are either illegal, immoral, or fattening." -Alexander Wollcut

"There are two ways to get to the top of an oak tree - you can climb it or you can sit on an acorn." -unknown

"Warning: Consumption of alcohol may cause an influx in the time-space continuum, whereby small (and sometimes large) gaps of time may seem to literally disappear." -unknown

"Think for yourself, know what you're doing, and question authority." -Timothy Leary

"It's not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." -Edmund Hillary

"If you risk nothing, you risk everything." -unknown

"The urge to destroy is also a creative urge." -unknown

"Not infrequently, one encounters copies of important people; and, as with paintings, most people prefer the copy to the original." -Nietzsche

"Wit is the epitaph of an emotion" -Nietzsche

"Belive me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously." -Nietzsche

"Without music, life would be a mistake." -Nietzsche

"How do you prove that we exist? Maybe we don't exist." -unknown

"Love and hate are so close, one can sometimes lean one from the other." -unknown

"If you feel that the world has turned its back on you, look again. It may be you who turned your back on the world." -unknown

"Punk will never die unless something more dangerous replaces it." -Jello Biafa

"We can't all be heroes because some of us have to sit on the curb and clap as they go by." -Will Rogers

"Personal mastery teaches us to choose. Choosing is courageous act: picking the results and actions which you will make into your destiny." -Peter Senge

"Don't be afraid to take big steps. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." -David Lloyd George

"Correction does much, but encouragement does more." -Goethe

"People fear what they don't understand and hate what they can't conquer." -Andrew Smith

"Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere." -Van Wilder

"I know it seems like I'm this strong person who can get through anything, but inside I'm fragile. I've had so many things thrown at me, and each one has only made a crack. What I'm afraid of is shattering." -unknown

"The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them." -unknown

"reality is wrong, dreams are for real." -Tupac Shakur

"I've been broken before. I know what it's like to see something funny and not laugh." -unknown

"It's really amazing when two strangers become two best friends, but it's really sad when two best friends become two strangers." -unknown

"Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on." -Winston Churchill

"It's better to be hated for who you are, then to be loved for who you're not." -unknown

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

"Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within." -James Baldwin

"Death is the only inescapable, unavoidable, sure thing. We are sentenced to die the day we were born." -Gary Mark Gilmore

"Friends pick us up when we fall down, and if they cannot pick us up, they lie down and listen for a while." -unknown

"you cannot always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes you must dare to jump." -unknown

"Sometimes it's better to be alone. No one can hurt you that way." -unknown

"You can blow the world to pieces but you can't blow the world to peace." -unknown

"All the I am trying to point out is in general that life imitates art far more than art imitates life." -Oscar Wilde

"Saying you'll never fall in love again is like saying you're never gonna smile again. As much as you may not want to, someone's gonna come along and make you." -unknown

"I think I did pretty well considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper." -Steve Martin

"True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side." -unknown

"One day your life is going to flash in front of your eyes. Make it worth watching." -unknown

"Always remember cupid rhymes with stupid." -unknown

"Some people never really change, you just never really knew who they were." -unknown

"You build up these defenses, you build up this whole suit of armor, so that no one can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life. You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They do something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love." -Neil Gaiman

"Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worth while…initially scared me to death." -Betty Bender

"Pretty is just a word to describe someone's shell. Beautiful describes the entire person." -unknown

"This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time." -Fight Club

"Each king, emperor, and president (should) understand that that his work of directing armies is not an honorable and important duty, as his flatterers persuade him it is, but a bad and shameful act of preparation for murder." -Leo Tolstoy

"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the arc, professionals built the Titanic." -unknown

"It always rains the hardest on those who deserve the sun." -unknown

"Reach for the stars even if you have to stand on a cactus." -unknown

"It's only after we've lost everything that we are free to do anything." -Fight Club

"anger always feels better when it has a target." -Lucas (Charmed - TV Show)

"I know what it's like to want to die, how it hurts to smile, how you try to fit in but you can't, how you hurt yourself to try to kill the thing that's on the inside." -Girl, Interrupted

"Birthdays are good for you; the more you have the longer you live." -unknown

"A government, and especially a government entrusted with military power, is the most dangerous organization possible. As long as governments with armies exist, the ending of wars is impossible." -Leo Tolstoy

"Sometimes when I feel like killing someone, I do a little trick to calm myself down. I'll go over to the person's house and ring the doorbell. When the person comes to the door, I'm gone, but you know what I've left on the porch? A Jack-O-Lantern with a knife studk in the side of its head with a note that says 'you.' After that I usually feel a lot better, and no harm done." -Jack Handy

"Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be." -unknown

"We were raised on television to believe that we'd all be millionaires, movie gods, rock stars, but we won't. And we're starting to figure that out." -Fight Club

"One of the most generic questions that can be asked of any individual is also the most difficult. 'What kind of person are you?' and how does one possibly spin an adequate response to such an invasive query? You can answer with any number of traits: the type of music you listen to, your favorite color, the relative who inspired your current lifestyle. You can tell someone about the third grade talent show or you can wax poetic about your high school career. Maybe you mention your mom; maybe you speak of illness. But invariably, once the question is satisfied, you are not. Aren't you more than the sum total of your experiences, mistakes, ruptured relationships, and broken dreams? Aren't you indefinable?" -unknown

"The clear layer is glycerin. You can mix glycerin back in when you make soap. Or You can skim the glycerin off. You can mix the glycerin with nitric acid to make nitroglycerin. You can mix nitroglycerin with sodium nitrate and sawdust to make dynamite. You can blow up bridges. You can mix nitroglycerin with more nitric acid and paraffin and make gelatin explosives. You can blow up a building, easy. With enough soap, you can blow up the whole world." -Fight Club

"You must realize that one day you will die. Until then you are worthless." -Fight Club

"Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once" -unknown

"You are not special. Your are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else." -Fight Club

"On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero." -Fight Club

"Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken." -Fight Club

"Losing all hope is freedom" -Fight Club

"GODISNOWHERE - It can be read as god is now here or god is nowhere…like everything else of any significance, the way I see it depends on the way I look at it." -unknown

"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." -Mark Twain

"When you look at love, you've ot to realize that is always little more than a gamble. Sometimes you'll win and sometimes you'll lose. The key is to always bet as much emotion as you can, but never more than you can afford to lose. That way, when you win, you'll win big, but those times that you lose will leave you with enough emotion to play again." -unknown

"I choose to live, not just exist." -James Hetfield

"The next time you're having a bad day, imagine this: you're a Siamese twin. Your brother, attached at your shoulder, is gay, but you're not…And, you only have one ass. Feel Better?" -Jack Handy

"A pessimist is an optimist with experience." -unknown

"There is no such thing as a weird individual, just some that require a little more understanding." -unknown

"Don't look at the trombones, you'll only encourage them." -Richard Strauss

"I live my life a quarter mile at time, for those ten seconds or less I'm free." -Vin Diesel

"To be great is to be misunderstood." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I always hated good dreams. I could never take the disappointment of waking up." -unknown

"Everything you can imagine is real." -Pablo Picasso

"Apparently common sense isn't that common." -unknown

"Fear is that little darkroom where negatives develop." -Michael Pritchard

"Good friends will bail you out of jail. True friends will be sitting there next to you saying 'that was awesome.'" -unknown

"We're like actors, turned loose in this world to wander in search of a phantom, endlessly searching for a half-formed shadow of our lost reality. When others demand that we become the person they want us to be, they force us to destroy the person we really are. It's a subtle kind of murder. The most loving parents and relatives commit this murder with smiles on their faces." -Jim Morrison

"Nothing in the world is as exhilarating as to be shot at without result." -Winston Churchill

"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by." -Douglas Adams

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorry; it empties today of its strength." -unknown

"When a person dies, he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist." -Slaughter House 5

"It is just an illusion … that one moment follows another one, like beads on a string, and that once a moment is gone it is gone forever." -Slaughter House 5

"Peace is honorable, but when the enemy loses morals, will you sit and watch your brothers die? Don't be naïve…" -unknown

"Try to live the questions themselves. Do not…seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now." -unknown

"No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible." -Stanislaw Jersey Lee

"For the first year of a child's life, his parents teach him to walk and talk. The next seventeen years, they are telling him to sit down and shut up." -unknown

"Skin color is only the cover of the book. Problem is, most people are illiterate." -unknown

"If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing." -Anatole France

"In the end we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure." -Ambrose Bierce

"There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice." -Mark Twain

"It's better to burn out then to fade away." -Kurt Cobain

"The things we fear most are the things that have already happened to us." -Robin Williams (One Hour Photo)

"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exiting discoveries." -A.A. Milne

"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." -Nietzsche (On Reading and Writing)

"Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence." -Henrik Tikkanen

"Love is a balancing act. You love them more than they love you or they love you more than you love them, most of your time is spent walking the wire." -The Secret Life of Us (TV Show)

"Those who say sunshine brings happiness have never danced in the rain." -unknown

"Moderation is the last refuge of the unimaginative." -unknown

"To the man who is afraid, every bush rustles." -unknown

"Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves, for we shall never cease to be amused." -unknown

"Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." -Nietzsche

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true is revealed only if there is a light from within." -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

"Why try and fit in when you were made to stand out?" -unknown

"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently." -Nietzsche

"Appearance. It's a ten letter word we are all judged by." -unknown

"In heaven all the interesting people are missing." -Nietzsche

"The truth is only a lie from a different perspective." -unknown

"Those who should the loudest are afraid of the silence." -unknown

"Suicide prevention is just putting death on hold." -unknown

"I'm not afraid to die, I am afraid to live." -unknown

"I am like a puzzle piece; try to change me and I won't fit." -unknown

"Every path has its puddle." -English Proverb

"I'd rather be mad with truth than sane with lies" -Bertrand Russell


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