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"Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?"

Rose Kennedy

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him."


"Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable."

William Shakespeare

"There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough, and liked it, never really care for anything else."

Ernest Hemingway

"The healthy man does not torture others. Generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers."

Carl Jung

"A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses. It is an idea that possesses the mind."

Robert Oxton Bolton

"Unfortunately, a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares."

Sir Peter Ustinov

"Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together."

Eugene Ionesco

"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."

Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Evil is always unspectacular and always human. And shares our bed...and eats at our table."

W. H. Auden

"What is food to one is to others bitter poison."


"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."


"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, remains and is immortal."

Albert Pine

"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present."

Sir Francis Bacon

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

Abraham Lincoln

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe."

Frederick Nietzsche

"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary. The evil it does is permanent."

Mahatma Ghandi

"The house does not rest on the ground, but upon a woman."

Mexican Proverb

"There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts."


"No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one."

Elbert Hubbard

"As different as we all are, there's one thing most young women have in common: we're all brought up to feel like there's something wrong with us. We're too fat. We're dumb. We're too smart. We're not ladylike enough—stop cursing, chewing with your mouth open, speaking your mind. We're too slutty. We're not slutty enough. Fuck that. You're not too fat. You're not too loud. You're not too smart. You're not unladylike. There is nothing wrong with you."

"Full Frontal Feminism" by Jessica Valenti

"Get up 15 minutes earlier. Prepare for the morning the night before. Don't rely on your memory...write things down. Repair things that don't work properly. Make duplicate keys. Say 'no' more often. Set priorities in your life. Avoid negative people. Always make copies of important papers. Ask for help with jobs you dislike. Break large tasks into bitesize portions. Look at problems as challenges. Smile more. Be prepared for rain. Schedule a play time into every day. Avoid tight fitting clothes. Take a bubble bath. Believe in you. Visualize yourself winning. Develop a sense of humour. Stop thinking tomorrow will be a better today. Have goals for yourself. Say hello to a stranger. Look up at the stars. Practice breathing slowly. Do brand new things. Stop a bad habit. Take stock of your achievements. Do it today. Strive for excellence, not perfection. Look at a work of art. Maintain your weight. Plant a tree. Stand up and stretch. Always have a plan B. Learn a new doodle. Learn to meet your own needs. Become a better listener. Know your limitations and let others know them, too. Throw a paper airplane. Exercise every day. Get to work early. Clean out one closet. Take a different route to work. Leave work early (with permission). Remember you always have options. Quit trying to "fix" other people. Get enough sleep. Praise other people. Relax, take each day at a time...you have the rest of your life to live."


Cobb: "We need the heir of a major corporation to dissolve his father's empire."

Eames: "You see, right there you have various political motivations and anti-monopolistic sentiments and so forth, but all of that stuff it's, eh...it's really at the mercy of your subject's prejudices, you see. What you have to do is start at the absolute basic."

Cobb: "Which is what?"

Eames: "The relationship with the father."


"Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange."

Cobb, "Inception"

"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling."

Eames, "Inception"

Cobb: "For this to work, we'd have to buy off the pilots."

Arthur: "And we'd have to buy off the flight attendants."

Saito: "I bought the airline. ...It seemed neater. "


"You're waiting for a train, a train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you can't be sure. But it doesn't matter—because we'll be together."

Mal, "Inception"

"Don't you want to take a leap of faith? Or become an old man...filled with regret...waiting to die alone?"

Saito, "Inception"

Eames: "Security's going to run you down hard."

Arthur: "And I will lead them on a merry chase."

Eames: "Just be back before the kick."

Arthur: "Go to sleep, Mr. Eames."


Cobb: "I can't stay with her anymore because she doesn't exist."

Mal: "I'm the only thing you do believe in anymore."

Cobb: "I wish. I wish more than anything. But I can't imagine you with all your complexity, all you perfection, all your imperfection. Look at you. You are just a shade of my real wife. You're the best I can do; but I'm sorry, you are just not good enough."


"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, 'I'm possible!'"

Audrey Hepburn

"...Avoid the flourish. Do not be afraid to be weak. Do not be ashamed to be tired. You look good when you're tired. You look like you could go on forever. Now come into my arms. You are the image of my beauty."

"How to Speak Poetry" by Leonard Cohen

"People should fall in love with their eyes closed."

Andy Warhol

"Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal."

John F. Kennedy

"We're all walking around with these glossy eyes. 'I'm just tired,' we say. But you know what? It's bullshit. Yes, we are tired, but it's not all from lack of sleep. We are tired of waking up with nothing to look forward to, tired of going to bed exhausted after doing a million things we find no enjoyment in doing. We're tired of this void, this emptiness that looms over us even though our days are packed. We're tired of the loneliness that presses down on us even though we're surrounded by dozens of people. So why can't we just say it? Humans are so afraid to look into each other's eyes and say, 'I am unhappy, I am broken, I am hopeless and fallible.' We've been conditioned to associate pain with weakness, sadness with coldness, loneliness with unworthiness, difference with disease, as if these feelings are contagious, as if ambivalence is something not to be felt but to be feared. Well, I say screw all of that. Screw forced smiles and polite handshakes and I'm fine, thank yous. Screw the fear of crying in a public place, screw the fake chipper voice, screw the lies we spit out to cover up our problems. We are humans. We are meant to feel. To feel everything and to feel it all openly. We are not metal—we are flesh and bone. Our boild blood courses through our cold, clammy hands. We are intricate and beautiful and we should never hide our human parts, because if we do, then what's left to show?"


"Be so good they can't ignore you."

Steve Martin

"When I was young, my father said to me, 'Knowledge is power...Francis Bacon.' I understood it as, 'Knowledge is power...France is bacon.' For more than a decade, I wondered over the meaning of the second part and what was the surreal linkage between the two? If I said the quote to someone, 'Knowledge is power, France is bacon,' they nodded knowingly. Or someone might say, 'Knowledge is power,' and I'd finish the quote, 'France is bacon,' and they wouldn't look at me like I'd said something very odd but thoughtfully agree. I did ask a teacher what did, 'Knowledge is power, France is bacon,' meant and got a full 10 minute explanation of the 'knowledge is power' bit but nothing on 'France is bacon'. When I prompted further explanation by saying, 'France is bacon?' in a questioning tone, I just got a, 'Yes.' At 12, I didn't have the confidence to press it further. I just accepted it as something I'd never understand. It wasn't until years later when I saw it written down that the penny dropped."


"It's very dear to me, the issue of gay marriage. Or, as I like to call it, 'marriage.' You know, because I had lunch this afternoon, not gay lunch. I parked my car; I didn't gay park it."

Liz Feldman

"Le monde est grand, mais en nous il est profond comme la mer."
The world is large, but in us it is deep as the sea.

R. M. Rilke

"L'espace m'a toujours rendu silencieux."
Space has always reduced me to silence.

Jules Valles

"What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul."

Yiddish Proverb

"Living is like tearing through a museum. Not only until later do you start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering—because you can't take it in all at once."

Audrey Hepburn

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."

Dolly Parton

"Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, pity those who live without love."

Albus Dumbledore, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" by J.K. Rowling

"I believe whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger."

Joker, "The Dark Knight"

"Omfg. Just passed a car with the plate 'DPQUEEN'. I can't. I quit."

Charlie, Personal Quote

"It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company."

George Washington

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"That's what you do with depression, you mask the symptoms. The symptoms of depression is depression, it's not a symptom of something else. It's not like you go, 'Ooh, I feel really sad,' and then your arse falls off. The symptoms of depression is depression. You take away the symptoms of depression—halooooo—you're cured! But Tom [Cruise] was like, 'No, no, no, Matt. Matt, these drugs, Matt, these drugs are just a crutch, these drugs are just a crutch!' And I'm thinking, 'Yes?' They're a crutch! You don't walk up to a guy with one leg and say, 'Hey, pal, that crutch is just a crutch, throw it away! Hop, you bastard! That crutch is masking the symptoms of your one leggedness.'"

Craig Ferguson, on Tom Cruise attacking Brooke Shields for using anti-depressants to fight Post-Partum Depression

"Any community that gets its laughs by pretending to be idiots will eventually be flooded by actual idiots who mistakenly believe they're in good company."

Rene Descartes

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