My 50 Favourite Quotes | Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Saturday, 3 July 2010

My 50 Favourite Quotes

Blog This: Challenge 50 -
50 Things...
Take your pick, this one is open. 50 things I want you to know about me; 50 things I would do if I won lotto; 50 things I want to cook; 50 things I have photographed; 50 things I want for my birthday; 50 things I would like to tell my ex....
It's up to you, whatever you want to tell your readers.
I mentioned the other night that I was trying to come up with an idea for this challenge, and I had one but I thought it would be a cop-out. Only because quotes aren't exactly my words, but the thing is, I have been obsessed with collecting quotes, and poems that catch my eye, since I was about 14. I have notebooks and exercise books filled with them, some written out all nice and decorated, some just collections scribbled in pencil on the backs of spare paper, that I found when I used to be able to spend hours browsing the net and reading books.

So anyway, I figure in a way my books of quotes represent a lot of time reading and writing, and so here, I present for you, in no particular order, my 50 favourite quotes, taken from all walks of life, peoples, books, movies, speeches, etc. I apologsie if I get the quote slightly wrong or attribute it to the wrong person. You know how the internet can be sometimes! If I've got something wrong, please let me know in the comments section.

1. As my blogs tagline says - It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not

2.Some folks never exaggerate. They just remember big - Audrey Snead

3. We are told never to cross a bridge before we get to it, but this world is owned by men who have crossed bridges in their imaginations far ahead of the crowd - Unknown

4. Pain is never permanent - Mother Theresa

5. There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle - Albert Einstein
6. Friendship is one mind in two bodies - Menclus

7. Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy - Anne Frank

8. Freedom lies in being bold - Robert Frost

9. Superior people never make long visits - Marianne Moore

10. A leader leads by example, whether he means to or not - Unknown

11. faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof - John Kenneth Galbraith

12. You have to believe in something, that's all - Ellie, The Dead of the Night, from the Tomorrow, When the War Began series

13. Violence happens when people feel they have no power - Unknow

14. In three words I can sum up everything I know about life...It Goes On!

15. Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction - Antonio de Saint-Exupery

16. The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel - Horace Walpole

17. Never judge a book by it's movie

18. A smile is the whisper of a laugh - Child's Definition

19. Hating people is like burning down your house to get rid of a rat - Harry Emerson Fosdick

20. Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you

21. We've got to stick together, that's all  know - Ellie, Tomorrow, When the War Began

22. Live as if you expected to live another 100 years but might die tomorrow - Anne Lee

23. Life is too important to be taken seriously

24. Smile - It makes people wonder what you've been up to

25. To be old and wise you have to be young and stupid first

26. Some people see things as they are and ask 'why?'. I dream of things that never were and ask 'why not?' - John F. Jennedy

27. May those who live in the shadows be seen by those in the sun - Prayer for the 21st Century

28. The first step to wisdom is knowing that you know nothing - A. M.

29. Success is a journey, not a destination

30. Never ignore a ringing telephone. Maybe somebody died - Kaz Cooke, The Little Book of Stress

31. Play Hard. There are opportunities for cheating or crying foul even in a game of snap with small children - Kaz Cooke, The Little Book of Stress

32. When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice

33. Always put yourself in their shoes - Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird

34. Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you'll land among the stars

35. The happiest people don't neccesarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.

36. School seeks to get you ready for examination; life gives you the finals

37.  Worry is wasting today's time, to clutter up tomorrow's opportunities, with yesterday's troubles

38. Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once in a while you could miss it - Ferris Bueller

39. There are no strangers in this world, just friends we've never met

40. Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said

41. I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart - Anne Frank

42. I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it - Voltaire

43. He is not the Messiah, he's a naughty little boy! - Monty Python's Life of Brian

44. You can't harm me. Westley and I are joined by the bonds of true love. And you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds. And you cannot break that, not with a thousand swords. And when I say that you are a coward it is only because you are the slimiest weakling ever to crawl the earth. - Buttercup, The Princess Bride


45. I like it when you have a shower and you're elbow has a little wee

46. I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a little bit scary - From the movie Sliding Doors
47. You know what I'm going to get you for Christmas next year, mom? I'm going to get you a big, wooden cross, so whenever you feel under-appreciated for all of the sacrifices you've made, you can climb on up and nail yourself to it. - Kevin Spacey in The Ref

48. Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length - Robert Frost

49. The weaker sex is the stronger sex due to the weakness of the stronger sex for the weaker sex

50. Before you criticise someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticise them, you're a mile away & you have there shoes

If you have a favourite quote please feel free to leave it in the comments. Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

  1. "Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent" Eleanor Roosevelt.

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  2. That's a good one. I think I've heard that before but I forgot to write it down. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. lmao - I like it when you have a shower and you're elbow has a little wee

    I thought that only happened to me

    I'm printing this list.... I like it.

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  4. Such a good list there were a few that I live by too! Love your blog!

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