I have a huge collection of quotes and these are my favorites:

My favorite Quotes:

To be successful you have to be dumb enough to think you can change the world and smart enough to know how. ~ Clint Borgen

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sunrise.
– William Blake, Eternity

Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion… while Truth again reverts to a new minority – Sooren Kierkegaard

Time stands still for two things, not the pope nor the president; lovers, for love is eternal, and ideas, for ideas never die. – Ruben David Garcia

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.~ Mahatma Gandhi

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

We have some good people in politics – it’s just that they don’t win. In the same way we have some good movies, but they don’t succeed in the US.

I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I’d just been myself. – Brittany Rene

You have to be brave in this culture to say, “This turns me on.” ~ Rufus Wainwright

I paid the price of solitude but at least I’m out of debt. – Bob Dylan

No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever. Francois Mauriac

Love is our freedom. ~ Milan Kundera

“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love”. ~ Tom Robbins

I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!” On The Road (1957) Jack Kerouac

Ah, life is a gate, a way, a path to Paradise anyway, why not live for fun and joy and love or some sort of girl by a fireside, why not go to your desire and LAUGH… Big Sur (1962) Jack Kerouac

But in the love poetry of every age, the woman longs to be weighed down by the man’s body. The heaviest of burdens is therefore simultaneously an image of life’s most intense fulfillment. The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. – Milan Kundera

Once her love had been publicized, it would gain weight, become a burden… ~ Milan Kundera

Yes, it’s mad. Love is either madness or nothing at all. ~ Milan Kundera

If we cannot change the world, let’s at least change our lives and live them freely. If every life is unique, let’s live uniquely. Let’s reject everything that is not fresh and new. ~ Milan Kundera

It’s simple
I want to make love with you
when the rain wets your shirt
when you give your hand
underneath my skirt.
I’m coming now

I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose. – Charlie Chaplin

Neil: I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life… to put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. – Henry David Thoreau

No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world. – John Keating, Dead Poets Society

“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.” -Margaret Drabble (1939-), English Novelist

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Journals (1843) – Soren Kierkegaard

Above all do not forget your duty to love yourself – Soren Kierkegaard

The truth is a trap: you can not get it without it getting you; you cannot get the truth by capturing it, only by its capturing you.
Journals (1854) – Soren Kierkegaard

Which is more difficult, to awaken one who sleeps or to awaken one who, awake, dreams that he is awake? – Soren Kierkegaard

There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.
P.J. O’Rourke

Once you have glimpsed the world as it might be, it is impossible to live anymore complacent in the world as it is.

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. ~ John Lennon

You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow. ~ Janis Joplin

I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I’d just been myself. – Brittany Rene

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