Posts Tagged ‘Two Quote Tuesday’

“Your library is your paradise.”

– Desiderius Erasmus

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”

– Jon Krakauer

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

– Roald Dahl, The Twits

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“A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people’s patience.”

-John Updike

“I can’t listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.”

-Woody Allen

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“Cherish forever what makes you unique, ‘cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes.”

Bette Midler

“Accept everything about yourself—I mean everything. You are you and that is the beginning and the end—no apologies, no regrets.”

Clark Moustakas

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Today is a music quote day.

“It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.” 

-Benjamin Britten

“You can’t stay the same. If you’re a musician and a singer, you have to change, that’s the way it works.”

-Van Morrison

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I just finished a book today by Karen Marie Moning. I actually really liked it. A great escapism novel; nothing terribly mentally invigorating, but it was entertaining. And I like to be entertained. So in the spirit of this recently closed novel, today’s TQT comes from said book.

“You & I are here but the wind is everywhere. Cast no words upon it you don’t wish followed back to you.”

-Karen Marie Moning, Bloodfever


“I don’t know where dreams come from. Sometimes I wonder if they’re genetic memories, or messages from something divine. Warnings perhaps. Maybe we do come with an instruction booklet but we’re too dense to read it, because we’ve dismissed it as the irrational waste product of the ‘rational’ mind. Sometimes I think all the answers we need are buried in our slumbering subconscious, int he dreaming. The booklet right there, and ever night when we lay our heads down on the pillow it flips open. The wise read it, heed it. The rest of us try as hard as we can upon awakening to forget any disturbing revelations we might have found there.”

-Karen Marie Moning, Bloodfever

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Every Two Quote Tuesday, I will be sharing two of my favorite quotes. From literature, television, movies, magazines, friends… anything is up for grabs. Most often, they will either be some of my all-time favorite quotes or something I’ve recently run across. But either way, they will be awesome 🙂 And here is my first installment:

“Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.”   

-Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


“The impoverished always try to keep moving, as if relocating might help. They ignore the reality that a new version of the same old problem will be waiting at the end of the trip- the relative you cringe to kiss.”  

-Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

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