Snapzu.. what is your favorite quote?

7 years ago by KondoR with 52 comments

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  • usefulthings

    "It's a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what."ˇ

    - Dr. Greg House

    Strangely enough, understanding this made personal relationships and social interactions easier.

    • Xeno

      Realizing everyone is full of shit really does help. :)

  • voicesinmyhead

    I've always enjoyed to this one...

    "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." - Hanlon's Razor

    Another, surprisingly, comes from Futurama...

    "When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all." - God

  • cunt

    If you can't handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best. - A helpful marker on when to avoid more than a casual relationship with a woman

    • StarmanSuper

      For a second I was ready to hate you. Thankfully I kept reading.

      • TheEnglishMajor

        ^I experienced this exact thing.

        That quote is probably one of the more terrifying things I've seen perpetuated on Facebook.

  • idlethreat

    If you're going through hell, keep going.

    Churchill was an amazing man. And very, very quotable.

    • spaceghoti

      Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

  • Robin

    This is a quote by Lelouch from the anime Code Geass: Rebellion 2 (I can't remember if it is the subbed or dubbed version)

    A long time ago, Nunally, Suzaku, and I talked about something. We wondered what happiness would look like if we could give it a physical form. If I'm not mistaken, I think it was Suzaku that said that the shape of happiness might resemble glass. His reasoning made sense. He said that even though you don't usually notice it, its still definitely there. You merely have to change your point of view slightly, and then that glass will sparkle when it reflects the light. I doubt that anything else could argue its own existence more eloquently.

  • ofest

    "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."

    - Bertrand Russell

  • septimine

    When I am weaker than you I ask for my freedom because it is according to your principles. When I am stronger than you, I take your freedom because it is according to my principles.

    Is you religion real when it costs you nothing? Is your religion real when you fatten upon it?

    • zyrthofar

      I feel that there's depth in this that I'm not catching. Is the first paragraph still about religion? About the relationship between a person and its religion?

  • idlethreat

    “This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it."

    Dorothy Parker

    (i love quotes)

  • V1K1NG (edited 7 years ago)

    Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.

    ~ Alexis Carrel

    I have been through a lot of shit in my life, and this quote hangs in my office to be a constant reminder to better myself instead of moping around.

  • Odin

    "Righty tighty, lefty loosey"

    I don't know who said it, but it has probably saved an hour or two in my life combined.

  • NotWearingPants

    Having lost too many friends and family to cancer, this one resonated with me.

    "When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live" -Stuart Scott

  • Appaloosa

    "Man is the only animal that blushes. or needs to" Mark Twain

  • BucksinSixxx

    "You don't call retarded people retarded, it's bad taste. You call your friends retards when they're acting retarded"- Michael Scott

    On a more serious note: "At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst."- Aristotle

  • Psychotropic (edited 7 years ago)

    A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.

    -Shigeru Miyamoto

    This quote is the reason I kept my faith in Nintendo during those times where they seemed to have no idea what they were doing. I feel it really represents their work ethic and the huge amount of effort they put into perfecting the games they release.

    I really love this quote. :)

  • WittyUsername (edited 7 years ago)

    "One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic"

    - Unknown (Often misattributed to Stalin)

    I love this quote, it shows that we fail to look at the big picture of life, and just think about ourselves.

  • papervoid

    Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.

    - Oscar Wilde

  • theykilledkenni (edited 7 years ago)

    There comes a point where it all becomes too much. When we get too tired to fight anymore. So we give up. That's when the real work begins. To find hope where there seems to be absolutely none at all.

    - Grey's Anatomy

  • Malthae (edited 7 years ago)

    'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde is filled with great quotes. Reading about Henry going on philosophical rants was awesome. I'm sorry it's so dreadfully long, but I'm certain you'll enjoy it.

    “Because to influence a person is to give him one's own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of someone else's music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly—that is what each of us is here for.

    People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to one's self. Of course they are charitable. They feed the hungry, and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked. Courage has gone out of our race. Perhaps we never really had it. The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion—these are the two things that govern us. And yet, I believe that if one man were to live out his life fully and completely, were to give form to every feeling, expression to every thought, reality to every dream—I believe that the world would gain such a fresh impulse of joy that we would forget all the maladies of medievalism, and return to the Hellenic ideal—to something finer, richer, than the Hellenic ideal, it may be. But the bravest man amongst us is afraid of himself.

    The mutilation of the savage has its tragic survival in the self-denial that mars our lives. We are punished for our refusals. Every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind, and poisons us. The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of a pleasure, or the luxury of a regret. The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful. It has been said that the great events of the world take place in the brain. It is in the brain, and the brain only, that the great sins of the world take place also.”

  • TheEnglishMajor

    My favorite witticism:

    Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. - George Bernard Shaw

    My favorite series of words that convey meaning:

    Her negation of all external events as they occur is a sign that she is gradually perfecting herself in the stoicism she strives to cultivate against that disaster she fears, though she cannot name it. - Katherine Anne Porter, "Flowering Judas"

    My favorite grammatically correct sentence:

    Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

  • Zerei (edited 7 years ago)

    I could quote Terry Pratchett all day... but this one is always on my mind:

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”

    This one is a bit dark, so to lighten the mood I bring Terry Pratchett again:

    “And what would humans be without love?" RARE, said Death.”

  • SevenTales

    Cyrano de Bergerac, the ending. It's a little long, but is definitely my favorite quote of all.

    That I make a treaty? Never, never!
    Ah! Are you there, Stupidity?
    I know that you’ll lay me low in the end
    No matter! I fight on! I fight! I fight again!
    (He makes passes in the air, and stops, breathless.)
    Yes you take all from me: the laurel and the rose!
    Take them! Despite you there’s something though
    I keep, that tonight, as I go to meet my Deity,
    will brush the blue threshold beneath my feet,
    something I bear, in spite of you all, that’s
    free of hurt, or stain,
    (He springs forward, his sword raised;
    and that’s…
    (The sword falls from his hand; he staggers, and falls back into the arms of Le Bret and Ragueneau.)
    ROXANE (bending and kissing his forehead):
    that’s? ...
    CYRANO (opening his eyes, recognizing her, and smiling as he speaks: the actor must try to convey the multiple meanings of the word panache, a feather, the plume in his hat, display, swagger, attack, or just spirit.):
    My panache.

  • stitches

    I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.

    Walt Whitman

  • exegesispieces

    When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die.

    - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

    While I know not everyone is religious I feel that this quote by Bonhoeffer does a good job explaining the problem with the church in America. The Bible makes it quite clear that if you want to be a disciple of Christ then you must stop thinking of yourself and start serving your fellow man, no matter who that may be.

  • ryn

    "I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

    Maya Angelou. It will never stop being relevant to me.