Just some of my favorite quotes from literature or music or random people. I’ll probably update this regularly because a lot of people say a lot of good stuff.
“If we had a keen feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.” ~George Eliot
“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.” ~ Terry Pratchett
“Have you never thought how danger must surround power as shadow does light?” ~ Ursula Le Guin
“Some people meet their ghosts, and some don’t. But we’re all haunted by them.” ~Vikram Chandra
“listen there’s a hell of a good universe next door let’s go.” ~e.e. cummings
“If Aslan gave me the choice I would choose no other life than the one I have had and no other death than the one we go to.” ~C. S. Lewis; The Last Battle (Jewel).
“Have you ever heard the earth breath?” ~Kate Chopin
“He seems to harbor doves and crocodiles at the same time.” ~Giuesppe Cambini wrote of Beethoven’s symphonies.
“But one strange wild dark long year, Halloween came early.”~Ray Bradbury; Something Wicked This Way Comes.
“He wore his happiness like a mask and the girl had run off across the lawn with the mask and there was no way of going to knock on her door and ask for it back.” ~Ray Bradbury; Fahrenheit 451
“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” ~Edger Allen Poe
“In day’s first hours consciousness can grasp the world/as the hand grips a sun-warmed stone.” ~Tomas Transtromer
“Remember this, take this to heart, live by it, die for it if necessary: … modern patriotism, the true patriotism, the only rational patriotism, is loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.”
-Czar Nicholas II
“Literature is the better part of life. To this it seems inevitably necessary to add provided life is the better part of literature.” ~Wallace Stevens