What are your favourite quotes?

I’ve been thinking a lot about the timelessness of the written word. I’m going to share a few of my favourite quotes here — I hope you enjoy! If you feel the urge, respond to this post with some of your favourites. 🙂


“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde


“I’d rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy.” – Dorothy Parker (Famously repeated by Tom Waits)


“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt


“The thing men and women need to do is stick together, progressions can’t be made if we’re separate forever.” – Q-Tip (of A Tribe Called Quest)


“Today a young man on acid realised that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.” – Bill Hicks


“Why pamper life’s complexities when the leather runs smooth on the passenger seat?” – Morrissey (from The Smith’s ‘This Charming Man’)


“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.” – Alan Watts


“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognise: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child—our own two eyes. All is a miracle.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

7 thoughts on “What are your favourite quotes?

  1. The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.
    Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi


  2. Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


  3. life is a battlefield,
    filled with land mines
    placed before us.
    where we can only
    try not to have
    a misstep.
    Hoping at the end
    too emerge as
    victors. ~ L. Gomez/eob


  4. ‘If Saints Peter and Paul came down from heaven and told me I should talk with all the people who want to talk with me, I should not believe them.’ – Brother Giles, Compnion of Saint Francis of Assisi


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