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This is a discussion on Quotes within the INTP Forum - The Thinkers forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Originally Posted by Cheveyo “There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.” – Socrates Evil is bliss! ...I ...
"Tobacco is my favorite vegetable." -Frank Zappa
“The road to truth is long, and lined the entire way with annoying bastards.”
"People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of things they weren’t so crazy about the first time around."
"The worst thing that being an artist could do to you would be that it would make you slightly unhappy constantly."
"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast."
"In heaven all the interesting people are missing."
"God is dead."
"I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly."--Winston Churchill
"Come on Eileen toora ta loo rye aye” - Dexy's Midnight Runners
I've posted this quote multiple times, tis one of my favorites.
"It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Also, any bit of writing from Henry David Thoreau. These are random but I like them.
“I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”
“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us even in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavour. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”
“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”
“I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all incumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run. ”
"even in friendly conversation
I get the bell hooks-ian urge
to kill mother-fuckers who say stupid shit to me
bitter branches of things I cannot say out loud
sprout deviant from my neck"
(first to come to mind... there are others, more formal ones I'd dig up for things such as this... but eh.)
"When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say 'wow, that was an adventure,' not 'wow, I sure felt safe.'"
- Tom Preston-Werner
"When you've got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?"
“Always do what you are afraid to do.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Fear can turn you inside out or you can make fear work for you. Use it like another weapon. Fear is a funny thing. It can make you weak-kneed, make you pee your pants, make you whimper like a baby. Or fear can make you run faster, hit harder."
"In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd."
-Miguel de Cervantes
"The depths of a man's soul cannot be measured in a manner of meters and fathoms, but rather, it is in my opinion only quantified by his proximity to heaven or hell" - Alesana
Great literary character Ignatius J. Reilly quotes-
“I avoid that bleak first hour of the working day during which my still sluggish senses and body make ever chore a penance. I find that in arriving later, the work which I do perform is of a much higher quality.”
“Is my paranoia getting completely out of hand, or are you mongoloids really talking about me?”
“I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.”