Favorite Quotables

 I am always finding more quotes, you can never have to many!!! Not in any particular order...


“Today is our most precious possession. It is our only sure possession.” ― Dale Carnegie


“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ― Winston Churchill


“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.” ― Maurice Switzer


“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods


“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” ―Ernest Hemingway, Men Without Women


"A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero


“If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.” ― Peter Hamilton


“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” —Bil Keane 


“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ― William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well


“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” 

― Robert Frost


“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.” ― Albert Einstein


“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.


“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."” ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves


“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde


“Without music, life would be a mistake.” ― Friedrich NietzscheTwilight of the Idols


“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” ― Thomas A. Edison


“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.” ― Albert Einstein


"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” ― Dr. SeussOh, the Places You'll Go!


“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” ― Virginia Woolf


“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges


“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.

"Yes, Piglet?"

"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand. "I just wanted to be sure of you.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” ― Madeleine L'Engle


“Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.” ― Dale Carnegie


“I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.” ― Woody Allen


“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ― Shel Silverstein


“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” ― Nicolas Chamfort



“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” ― Helen Keller


“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”― Oscar Wilde


“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ― Linda Grayson


“Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Pics


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead


“I am Switzerland. I refuse to be affected by territorial disputes between mythical creatures.” ― Stephenie MeyerEclipse


“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” ― Louisa May AlcottLittle Women


“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”―Confucius


“Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself...It's a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent.” 

― Harper Lee


"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story


“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” ― Albert Camus


“Life is like college; may I graduate and earn some honors.” ― Louisa May Alcott


“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.- Atticus Finch” ― Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches


“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” ― Elbert Hubbard


“They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions... but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.” ― Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird


“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” ― William Shakespeare, Hamlet


“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water" ―Eleanor Roosevelt


“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.” ― Bernard M. Baruch


“You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.”  ― Dale Carnegie


“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” 
― Albert Einstein


“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” 

― Friedrich Nietzsche


"People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


“A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.” ― Louisa May Alcott


“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” 

― André Gide, Autumn Leaves


“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” ― Robert A. Heinlein


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu


“I love mankind ... it's people I can't stand!!” ― Charles M. Schulz, The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 5: 1959-1960


“We read to know that we are not alone.” ― William Nicholson


“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” 

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.” ― Albert Einstein


“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz


“When something like that comes along, whether it's an accident or a savvy or a very first kiss, life takes a turn and you can't step back. All you can do is keep moving forward and remember what you've learned.” ― Ingrid Law, Savvy


“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ― Albert Einstein


“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” ― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh


“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson


“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.” ― Oscar Wilde


“I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.” 

― Bill Cosby


“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” ― Jane AustenNorthanger Abbey


“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.” ― Maya Angelou


“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.” ― Joseph Conrad


“Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read.” ― Mark Twain


“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”  ― George Carlin


“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” ― Roald Dahl


“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.” ― A.A. Milne


“O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.” ― Leo Rosten


“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” ― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


“Why am I covered in feathers?" I asked, confused. 

He exhaled impatiently. "I bit a pillow. Or two...” ― Stephenie Meyer, Breaking Dawn


“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.” ― A.A. Milne


“One of the tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” ― Dale Carnegie


“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”— Confucius


"And when I love thee not Chaos is come again." ― William Shakespeare, Othello


"I write to find out what I didn't know I knew." ― Robert Frost


“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle


“Hope is the thing with feathers, That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without

the words, And never stops at all.” ― Emily Dickinson


“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” ― William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night


“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” ― Robert Frost


“You never can tell when a bad thing might make a good thing happen. I realized that good and bad were always there and always mixed up together in a tangle.” ― Ingrid Law, Savvy


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination
and life to everything.” ― Plato


“Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.” ― Phyllis Diller


“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.” ― William W. Purkey


“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” ― Marilyn Monroe


“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss


“The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection” – Johann Harri


“Art is a narrative and tells a lot of personal stories. If we don’t try and save the history of our culture, of our communities, we lose that forever.” – Heather Becker