Favourite Quotations #1

“Some may never live, but the crazy never die.”  – Hunter S. Thompson

“To know oneself, one should assert oneself.” – Albert Camus

“…lust is only a sweet poison for the weakling, but for those who will with a lion’s heart it is the reverently reserved wine of wines.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Lead me not into temptation. I can find the way there myself” – Rita Mae Brown

“I would call you a man who pretends to like life more than he does.” The Libertine

“Our life is what our thoughts make it.” – Marcus Aurelius

“The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.” – Japanese Proverb

“Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That’s how rich I want to be.” – Rita Rudner

“The hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes and switchblades.” -Alice Cooper

“If you don’t know what you want… you end up with a lot you don’t.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“A large amount of alcohol appears to have been consumed, but that neither excuses nor fully explains your behaviour” – Sheriff Kathrine Mackie to Lord Watson of Invergowrie

“Too many people grow up. That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don’t remember what it’s like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well I won’t do that.” – Walt Disney

“Only you have ever understood me … and you got it wrong.” – Hegel (dying words)

“You fail only if you stop writing.” – Ray Bradbury

“I felt very still and empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“This was the truth at the core of my existence: this yawning emptiness, scantily clad in rage. It had been there all along.” – Hillary Jordan, Mudbound

“A writer lives the sad truth like anyone else. The only difference is, he files a report on it.” – Naked Lunch (the film)

“Because that’s the thing about depression. When I feel it deeply, I don’t want to let it go. It becomes a comfort. I want to cloak myself under its heavy weight and breathe it into my lungs. I want to nurture it, grow it, cultivate it. It’s mine. I want to check out with it, drift asleep wrapped in its arms and not wake up for a long, long time.”
― Stephanie Perkins

“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we’re uncool.” – Almost Famous

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemmingway

“This too shall pass.” – Proverb

 

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