29 May 2011

The greatest waste...

"The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we can become." -Ben Herbster

They always say that time...

"They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." -Andy Warhol

There are no rewards or punishments...

"There are no rewards or punishments; only consequences." -Dean William Inge

People only see...

"People only see what they are prepared to see." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

One life is all we have...

"One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. And then it is gone. But to sacrifice what you are and live without belief, that's more terrible than dying." -Joan of Arc

What lies behind us...

"What lies behind us is nothing compared to what lies within us and ahead of us. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." -Lao-Tzu

Your vision will become clear...

"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, only dreams; who looks inside, also awakens." -Carl Jung

Every man dies...

"Every man dies; not every man really lives." -William Wallace; Braveheart

How wonderful it is...

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." -Ann Frank

Alas, fortune does not change men...

"Alas, fortune does not change men; it unmasks them." -Stephen T. Steve

...Otherwise they fade away.

"The fey wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them... Otherwise they fade away." -Charles de Lint; Into the Green

All knowledge is worth having...

"All knowledge is worth having." -Jacqueline Carey; Kushiel's Dart

When Love cast me out...

"When Love cast me out, it was Cruelty who took pity upon me." -Jacqueline Carey; Kushiel's Dart

Well something's lost...

"Well something's lost, but something's gained / In living every day." -Joni Mitchell; Both Sides Now

I'm being immature, rude...

"I'm being immature, rude, and horribly outspoken. I'm a child, an idiot, and I suck. I know. I'm not cute, or funny. I'm not trying to be smart, or brilliant, or witty. Disappointing, huh?" -Black Beyond; Cheap Dirt

...and not to yield.

"... and tho' / We are not now that strength which in old days / Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; / One equal temper of heroic hearts, / Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will / To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." -Alfred Lord Tennyson; Ulysses

You are not wrong...

"You are not wrong, who deem / That my days have been a dream; / All that we see or seem / Is but a dream within a dream." -Edgar Allen Poe; A Dream Within a Dream

Everyone is a moon...

"Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody." -Mark Twain

We wear the mask...

"We wear the mask that grins and lies, / It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes- / Why should the world be overwise, / In counting all our tears and sighs? / Nay, let them only see us, while / We wear the mask." -Paul Laurence Dunbar; We Wear the Mask

The world is beautiful...

"The world is beautiful because no one expects it to be." -Black Beyond; The World is Perfect

But if there was hope...

"But if there was hope... You had to cling to that. When you put it in words it sounded reasonable; it was when you looked at the human beings passing you on the pavement that it became an act of faith." -George Orwell; 1984

Freedom is the freedom...

"Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four. If that is granted, all else follows." -George Orwell; 1984

It takes a minute...

"It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them." -Unknown

'Hello,' his voice was sharp...

" 'Hello,' his voice was sharp, pissed. 'It's me,' I said. 'It's two-thirty in the fucking morning,' he said. 'Who died?' 'I did.' " -Alex Witchel; Me Times Three

Who damned cares about love...

"Who damned cares about love when everyone, and even you, always think of hate?" -blooddx66

Please tell me I'm an angel...

"Please tell me I'm an angel. I live only to fall or fly." -Unknown

I still believe there's...

"I still believe there's only one true love / And I just realized that I'll never be yours... / But you'll always be mine." -Dragons of Rose

Saying goodbye isn't the hard part...

"Saying goodbye isn't the hard part, it's what we leave behind that's tough." -Dragons of Rose

28 May 2011

You have the choice to make...

"You have the choice to make your fantasy a reality, and your reality a fantasy." -Blazingfireyes

We put a piece...

"We put a piece of our soul in every character we write about." -Luinthoron

I may laugh with others...

"I may laugh with others and I may smile when looked upon but I practice. I'm tired of pretending." -Llamrei

If love was a choice...

"If love was a choice, who would ever choose such exquisite pain?" -AnkaraStark

You can die at any time...

"You can die at any time... It's living that takes true courage." -Himura Kenshin

Find the truth in the web...

"Find the truth in the web of lies... and then share it with me, for I've lost it myself." -Shavica

love didn't follow rules...

"... love didn't follow rules or adhere to time schedules or wait for the world to be free of peril. If you wanted love in your life, you had to take it or leave it. But know that if you left it, it might never come again." -Doris Mortman; Out of Nowhere

What you do speaks...

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

25 May 2011

Love is like war...

"Love is like war: easy to begin, hard to end." -Proverb

I do not know if God exists...

"I do not know if God exists. / I do not know if I exist. / But I know that love exists." -J. Watson

Love at first sight...

"Love at first sight is rather pointless without love at second sight, and third and fourth..." -Unknown

Those who dream by the day...

"Those who dream by the day are aware of many things which escape those who dream only by night." -Edgar Allan Poe

Dreams are more fragile...

"Dreams are more fragile and fleeting than a glass rose, so then why are we destined to dream?" -Scarlet from Ayashi no Ceres

It's better to be hated...

"It's better to be hated for who you are than loved for who you are not." -Unknown

Some of the world's greatest feats...

"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible." -Doug Larson

Never let yesterday use up...

"Never let yesterday use up too much of today." -Will Rogers

I like pressure...

"I like pressure. If I am not on the edge of failure, I'm not being sufficiently challenged." -Jewel

Nothing is so embarrassing...

"Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said couldn't be done." -Sam Ewing

There is no shortage...

"There is no shortage of good days. It's good lives that are hard to come by." -Annie Dillard

We are what we repeatedly do...

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle

If life gives you a chance...

"If life gives you a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it." -Anonymous

I've finally stopped running away...

"I've finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?" -Goldie Hawn

24 May 2011

Make the most of yourself...

"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The harder you work...

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." -Vince Lombardi

Once you realize how good...

"Once you realize how good you really are, you never settle for playing less than your best." -Reggie Jackson

The world is round...

"The world is round and a place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning." -Ivy Baker Priest

Maybe this world...

"Maybe this world is another planet's hell." -Aldous Huxley

I had a dream...

"I had a dream, had a drowning dream I was in a river of pain. Only difference is this time I wasn't calling out your name..." -Natalie Imbruglia

We do not have to visit...

"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe." -Johann von Goethe

The fate of the many...

"The fate of the many depend on the sacrifice of the few." -The Longest Journey

you cannot love yourself...

"... you cannot love yourself without first seeing your flaws." -The Longest Journey

a single person can make...

"... a single person can make a difference, can change the world, if [they] put [their] mind to it, if [they] believe in [them]selves and the people in believe in [them.]" -The Longest Journey

It's important that you understand...

"It's important that you understand... That life, even when difficult and painful, is a gift. That love is priceless, and rare, and precious. That every good action, every good thought, counts." -The Longest Journey

I can relate moments...

"I can relate moments you have yet to see, and I can unravel possible threads. But remember, the future I see may not be the one in which you walk." -The Longest Journey

Most people are drawn along...

"Most people are drawn along by events, by fate, like a carriage after a horse. But some people know how to steer the horse, to change paths at will." -The Longest Journey

But you have not been 'chosen'...

"But you have not been 'chosen'. You choose for yourself what you are and what you will be." -The Longest Journey

There is no 'chosen one'...

"There is no 'chosen one'... There are only those who would, and those who wouldn't." -The Longest Journey

True tales have no beginning...

"True tales have no beginning or end. They do not exist only when men say 'Exist!' but instead are always there... reverberating through time in a dance, a weaving if you will. Only humans try to contain it with beginnings and ends. To put boundaries on everything simply because our own lives are bounded by birth and death. And thus, we seek to lessen the power of that which is immortal. True tales have a power of their own though." -The Rain Queen

If you have never spent...

"If you have never spent whole afternoons with burning ears and rumpled hair, forgetting the world around you over a book, forgetting cold and hunger--If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for whom you have hoped and feared, and without whose company life seems empty meaningless--If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won't understand what [he] did next." -Michael Ende; NeverEnding Story

Every Night and every Morn...

"Every Night and every Morn / Some to Misery are Born. / Every Morn and every Night / Some are Born to sweet delight. / Some are Born to sweet delight, / Some are Born to Endless Night." -William Blake; Auguries of Innocence

To see a World...

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand / And a Heaven in a Wildflower / Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand / And Eternity in an hour." -William Blake; The Auguries of Innocence

Can wisdom be put...

"Can wisdom be put in a silver rod? / Or love in a golden bowl?" -William Blake; The Book of Thel

Why cannot the Ear...

"Why cannot the Ear be closed to its own destruction? / Or the glist'ning Eye to the poison of a smile?" -William Blake; The Book of Thel

Without Contraries there is no Progression...

"Without Contraries there is no Progression, Attraction and Repulsion, Reason and Energy, Love and Hate, are necessary to Human existence." -William Blake; The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: The Argument

Our doubts are traitors...

"Our doubts are traitors / And make us lose the good we oft might gain / By fearing attempt." -Shakespeare

What I do know...

"What I do know is that we've all got our hidden currents, no matter how wide and friendly the river seems. Start casting deep enough and who knows what you'll dredge up." -Charles de Lint; Someplace to Be Flying

There's no such thing as fiction...

"There's no such thing as fiction; if you can imagine something, then it's happened." -Charles de Lint; Someplace to Be Flying

Just because something seems impossible...

"Just because something seems impossible that doesn't mean it's not real." -Charles de Lint; Someplace to Be Flying

Time's something you made up...

" 'Time's something you made up--same as property.' 'What are you saying?' 'What are you hearing?' " -Charles de Lint; Someplace to Be Flying

Because stories are like mirrors...

"Because stories are like mirrors... When they've gone dark and the glass is obscured, it's maybe for a reason. Polish them and you might not want to accept the person looking back at you as yourself. We carry these stories inside us--mirrors we can look into, or show other people." -Charles de Lint; Someplace to Be Flying

Wisdom cries in the streets...

"Wisdom cries in the streets, and no man regards it." -William Shakespeare

You must have been warned...

"You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only becuase we let them slip by." -James Matthew Barrie

God gave us memories...

"God gave us memories that we might have roses in December." -J. M. Barrie

They may forget what you said...

"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel." -Carl W. Buechner

Kind words can be short...

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." -Mother Teresa

A boy told me...

"A boy told me if he rollerskated fast enough his loneliness couldn't catch up to him, the best reason I ever heard for trying to be a champion." -Naomi Shihab Nye; The Rider

Some are born for greatness...

"Some are born for greatness, / Some are born to fall, / Some are bound to be forgotten / Like they never lived at all." -Unknown Song

Omne ignotum pro magnifico...

"Omne ignotum pro magnifico. (What is unkown is magnified.)" -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; The Red-Headed League

It is a far, far better...

"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known." -Charles Dickons; A Tale of Two Cities

So, why do people fight anyway...

"So, why do people fight anyway? Perhaps the meaning of human existence lies within their own will to fight. People feel a sense of accomplishment through battle. And, it's also a fact, the ones actually fighting are never perceived as being tainted." -Gundam Wing

Words mean more...

"Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes a human voice to infuse them with the shades of deeper meaning." -Maya Angela; I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

If God wanted women...

"If God wanted women to understand men, football would never have been created." -A bumper sticker

We're our own dragons...

"We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves." -Tom Robbins

The one thing that doesn't abide...

"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." -Harper Lee

The more faithfully you listen...

"The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside." -Dag Hammarskjold

When you steal from one author...

"When you steal from one author, it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's research." -Wilson Mizner

A theory is something nobody believes...

"A theory is something nobody believes, except the person who made it. An experiment is something everybody believes, except the person who made it." -attributed to Albert Einstein

The world has achieved brilliance...

"The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants." -General Omar Bradley

The most exciting phrase...

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not 'Eureka!', but 'That's funny...' " -Isaac Asimov

...the fog is rising

"...the fog is rising." -Emily Dickinson, dying words

The whole problem with the world...

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -Bertrand Russell

We are drowning in information...

"We are drowning in information, but starved for knowledge." -John Naisbilt

There is a fine line between...

"There is a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line." -Oscar Levant

The two most abundant things...

"The two most abundant things in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity." -Harlan Ellison

Whoever undertakes to set himself up...

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods." -Albert Einstein

23 May 2011

Only two things are infinite...

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." -Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always found...

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence." -Albert Einstein

The greatest lesson in life...

"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes." -Winston Churchill

Know her mind...

"Know her mind and you can have her body, know her heart and you have her soul." -Anonymous

Good judgement comes from experience...

"Good judgement comes from experience, and experience--well, that comes from poor judgement." -Cousin Woodman

The most beautiful thing...

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." -Albert Einstein

The remarkable thing about television...

"The remarkable thing about television is that it permits several million people to laugh at the same joke and still feel lonely." -T.S. Eliot

The first duty of a lecturer...

"The first duty of a lecturer: to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks, and keep on the mantlepiece forever." -Virginia Woolf

Education ... has produced a vast population...

"Education ... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading." -G.M. Trevelyan

I cannot teach anybody anything...

"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." -Socrates

Education is what survives...

"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten." -B.F. Skinner

It is because modern education...

"It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young." -Bertrand Russell

Colleges are places where pebbles...

"Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed." -Robert G. Ingersoll

It is a miracle that curiosity

"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." -Albert Einstein

How is it that little children...

"How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it." -Alexandre Dumas fils

The authority of those who teach...

"The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn." -Cicero

The best teacher is the one...

"The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself." -Edward Bulwer-Lytton

It is important that students...

"It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it." -J. Bronowski; The Ascent of Man

Time is a great teacher...

"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils." -Hector Louis Berloiz

Discovery consists of looking...

"Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else does and thinking something different." -Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Do not fear to be eccentric...

"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric." -Bertrand Russell

If your daily life seems poor...

"If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not a poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place." -Rainer Maria Rilke

Every act of creation...

"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction." -Pablo Picasso

Truth often suffers more...

"Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers." -William Penn

If everybody is thinking alike...

"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." -George S. Patton, Jr.

That test of a first-rate intelligence...

"That test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." -F. Scott Fitzgerald

There are no days in life...

"There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joy is but the sign...

"Joy is but the sign of that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose." -Charles Du Bos

A new idea is delicate...

"A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow." -Charles Brower

Don't worry about people...

"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats." -Howard Aiken

Words are the core of thought...

"Words are the core of thought. Without words there is no thought." -Sorceress of Darshiva

19 May 2011

and in that moment...

"... and in that moment, I heard my heart break. It was a small, clean sound, like the snapping of a flower's stem." -Diana Gabaldon; Dragonfly in Amber

Does it need a purpose...

"Does it need a purpose? ... Maybe it's just enough to know that there's something marvelous still in the world, that all the mystery hasn't been drained out of it by those who like to take a thing apart to understand it, then stand back all surprised because it doesn't work anymore." -Charles de Lint; The Little Country

some things can't be explained...

"... some things can't be explained, some shouldn't be, and some lose their heart when they are." -Charles de Lint; Greenmantle

It's much easier to catch...

"It's much easier to catch a glimpse of there from here, then the other way around, though poets and bards and the like--they can see from there to here. It's part of their art." -Charles de Lint; Greenmantle

And even Christianity's not the same...

"And even Christianity's not the same now, as it was back then. When it was growing, it took a bit of this, a bit of that, and made one thing out of it all until it began to split apart again--only from the inside out. Those gospels of theirs--if you look hard enough through them, you can find a passage to forbid anything you want, and another to condone the same thing." -Charles de Lint; Greenmantle

Men have wonderful minds...

"Men have wonderful minds--they can imagine. They can do something wonderful that no beastie can. When some of this magic comes loose and drifts into our world, men's minds give it its shape." -Charles de Lint; Greenmantle

This... is the mystery...

"This... is the mystery... We catch peeks of it, little whiffs of its scent, a breath of its air, a whisper of its sound, and it sets our hearts a-tremble." -Charles de Lint; Greenmantle

But he knew now...

"But he knew now that those who questioned, those who took it all apart trying to find out what it was and what made it tick... they lost out in the end. The magic would always elude them. The mystery would only deepen. Because if it lost its secret, it just wouldn't be the mystery anymore. It would rob the experience of its potency. All you'd have left would be dry dust and the voices of men discussing what it was all about. The quiet, the music, the magic would be gone." -Charles de Lint; Greenmantle

Why defy your fate...

"Why defy your fate? Is the will to live that powerful...? This is not the end. I am eternal... as long as there is life and death..." -Final Fantasy IX

I exist for one purpose...

"I exist for one purpose... to return everything back to the zero world, where there is no life and no crystal to give life. In a world of nothing, fear does not exist. This is the world that all life desires." -Final Fantasy IX

I have been wrong before...

"I have been wrong before and will be again, my dear girl. Infallibility would be a bore." -Masterharper Robinton; The White Dragon

I was reading about how countless species...

"I was reading about how countless species are being pushed toward extinction by man's destruction of forests. Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." -Bill Watterson; Calvin and Hobbes

One day can make your life...

"One day can make your life. One day can ruin your life. All life is, is four or five big days that change everything." -Beverly Donofrio

And I never can again...

"And I never can again be free / For you are in my music / And the music's all of me." -Tanya Huff; Gate of Darkness, Circle of Light

So for now, let's rest...

"So for now, let's rest and pretend we don't hear the drums of battle in the pounding of the surf." -James Clemens; Wit'ch Storm

God created persons to be loved...

"God created persons to be loved and things to be used. Whenever this order is reversed... tragedy results." -Revel Howe

We are really three persons...

"We are really three persons: the person we think we are, the person other people think we are, and the person God knows we are." -Mark Link

Death is death...

"Death is death, and the art of stealing a life is no nobler at the point of a blade than from a powder mixed in a drink." -James Clemens; Wit'ch Storm

You laugh at me...

"You laugh at me because I'm different. I laugh at you because you're all the same." -Unknown

Nothing that grieves us...

"Nothing that grieves us can be called little: By the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size..." -Mark Twain

Sometimes the most beautiful things...

"Sometimes the most beautiful things in the world are the most strange or unexpected." -Leah Holland

The waking have one world...

"The waking have one world in common. Sleepers have each a private world of their own." -Unknown

Courage is not defined...

"Courage is not defined by those who fought and did not fall, but by those who fought, fell, and rose again." -Unknown

Destiny is not a matter...

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." -William Jennings Bryan

The impossible is often...

"The impossible is often the untried." -Jim Goodwin

but, be not afraid of greatness...

"... but, be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have a greatness thust upon 'em." -William Shakespeare; Twelfth Night

A single rose can be my garden...

"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world." -Leo Buscaglia

Love is much like a wild rose...

"Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in it's defense." -Mark Overby

Whether joyful or sorrowful...

"Whether joyful or sorrowful, the heart needs a double because a joy shared is doubled and a pain that is shared is divided." -Ruckett

Power will intoxicate the best hearts...

"Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough, to be trusted with unlimited power." -Colton

There is no great genius...

"There is no great genius without a mixture of madness." -Aristotle

Strange how much you've got to know...

"Strange how much you've got to know before you know how little you know." -Unknown

Every moment of life...

"Every moment of life is a step torwards death." -Corneille

When you sell a man a book...

"When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue--you sell him a whole new life." -Christopher Morley

My name, dear saint, is hateful...

"My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself / Because it is an enemy to thee." -William Shakespeare; Romeo and Juliet

Tis but thy name...

"Tis but thy name that is my enemy." -William Shakespeare; Romeo and Juliet

Being held a foe...

"Being held a foe, he may not have access / To breath such vows as lovers do swear, / And she as much in love, time means much less / To meet her beloved anywhere." -William Shakespeare; Romeo and Juliet

Most folks are about as happy...

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." -Abrham Lincoln

It takes as much courage...

"It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded." -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

18 May 2011

The true test of character is...

"The true test of character is... how we behave when we don't know what to do." -John Holt

It takes a lot of courage...

"It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else." -Erma Bombeck

Tell a man he is brave...

"Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so." -Thomas Carlyle

It is not the winner...

"It is not the winner who moves people's hearts." -Gundam Wing

The fates lead him who will...

"The fates lead him who will; him who won't they drag." -Old Roman saying

The greatest thing you'll ever learn...

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return." -Moulin Rouge

The mind knows only...

"The mind knows only what lies near the heart." -Elder Edda; Norse Mythology

He looked just like...

"He looked just like a thousand stars / When they came out at night / But when I looked inside his heart / I found it locked up tight / Angels never help you / 'Cause angels always fall" -Aimee Mann; Angels Never Call

I think that if advanced beings...

"I think that if advanced beings were visiting Earth, we'd know it by their laughter." -Bill Amend; Fox Trot

Be who you are...

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss

I am enough of an artist...

"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." -Albert Einstein

Men never do evil so completely...

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction." -Blaise Pascal; Pensees

Sometimes, I think the only friends...

"Sometimes, I think the only friends worth having are animals." -Bill Watterson; Calvin Hobbes

At night, my mind...

"At night, my mind does not care / If what it thinks is here or there. / It tells me stories it invents / And makes up things that don't make sense. / I don't know why it does this stuff. / The real world seems quite weird enough." -Bill Watterson; Calvin and Hobbes

The greatest person is a person...

"The greatest person is a person who will give their life for others, and know all the while, that they are doing so." -Unknown

It wasn't because I loved him...

"It wasn't because I loved him... It was because I never got the chance to find out." -Tanya Huff; Wizard of the Grove

The troubles of the young...

"The troubles of the young are soon over; they leave no external mark. If you wound the tree in its youth the bark will quickly cover the gash; but when the tree is very old, peeling the bark off, and looking carefully, you will see the scar there still. All that is buried is not dead. The barb in the arrow of childhood's suffering is this--its intense loneliness, its intense ignorance." -Oliver Schriener; Story of an African Farm

Revenge, at first though sweet...

"Revenge, at first though sweet, Bitter ere long back on itself recoils." -John Milton; Paradise Lost

People are like stained glass windows...

"People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." -Unknown

Reflect on your... childhood...

"Reflect on your... childhood... Your sensations... your words... your emotions... Time... it will not wait... No matter... how hard you hold on. It escapes you..." -Final Fantasy VIII

Even if I was created...

"Even if I was created to serve one purpose alone, I do not regret being born to this world." -Final Fantasy IX

How did you survive...

" 'How did you survive...?' 'I didn't have a choice, I had to live, I wanted to come home to you.' " -Final Fantasy IX

I wish we could have gone...

"I wish we could have gone on more adventures. But I guess we all have to say goodbye someday." -Final Fantasy IX

To keep doing what you set...

"To keep doing what you set your heart on... It's a very hard thing to do." -Final Fantasy IX

We were all created...

"We were all created for the wrong reason, but you alone defied our fate. We do not want to forget this. We want your memory to live on forever... to remind us that we were not created for the wrong reason--that our life has meaning." -Final Fantasy IX

Pity is never wasted.

"Pity is never wasted." -Jan Siegel; The Dragon Charmer

Why do we meet now...

"Why do we meet now, who might have met in life? It is too late for me, witch-girl, too late for us both." -Jan Siegel; The Dragon Charmer

Do you seek to touch...

" 'Do you seek to touch my heart? ... I have no heart...' 'I will be your heart.' " -Jan Siegel; The Dragon Charmer

A word shapes an idea...

"A word shapes an idea, an idea shapes belief, and belief shapes the world." -Jan Siegel; Prospero's Children

that silence before parting...

"... that silence before parting where everything has been left unsaid and it is too late now to say it." -Jan Siegel; Prospero's Children

Never look back, says the legends...

"Never look back, says the legends. To look back is death." -Jan Siegel; Prospero's Children

and she thought that...

"... and she thought that in this life and maybe in all lives she would remember that love sounded like the sea, and the beat of her heart was waves on the beach and she would hear its echo in the nucleus of every shell." -Jan Siegel; Prospero's Children

She felt no panic...

"She felt no panic, only a singing in her blood and a moment of helpless stuggle, as she snatched in vain at a long-lost image, too precious to forget, too magical to remember." -Jan Siegel; Prospero's Children

Heroes aren't born or made...

"Heroes aren't born or made, they make themselves. There are probably lots of heroes who never do anything heroic. It doesn't matter. Failing doesn't matter. What matters is trying again." -Jan Siegel; Prospero's Children

Have you never dreamed...

"Have you never dreamed of riding the wind, chasing the clouds, dancing like a sunbeam on the face of the water? Would you not wish to see the past in an empty mirror--or to hear the music of the stars--to pull down the rainbow--to call up the long-lost dead? You have imagination: use it, give it vitality and force. Turn it into your weapon, a weapon more powerful and more deadly than any of the clumsy engines invented by modern Man." -Jan Siegel; Prospero's Children

The body may perish...

"The body may perish, but the spirit lives on." -Final Fantasy IX

We seek magic as a way...

"We seek magic as a way of life. We create dreams after life." -Final Fantasy IX

Fear the griffon's soul...

"Fear the griffon's soul, for it knows no terror." -Final Fantasy IX

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Will there ever be an age...

"Will there ever be an age without war...? Dreams and magic have no meaning without a civilized world... The ignorant ones always strive for power, never realizing what lies beyond is despair... But maybe they will bring with them hope, and show us a new way of life... God bless the visitors from the lands of dreams and magic... and glory to the soldiers of light who will lead us to the new world." -Final Fantasy IX

Some things look real...

"Some things look real but are not. And other things may appear to be of no consequence at all but are, in fact, invaluable." -The Longest Journey

Dear Diary, note to self...

"Dear Diary, note to self; the next time anybody mentions the word 'destiny'... run like hell!" -The Longest Journey

Magic is not knowing...

"Magic is not knowing, magic is wondering about what and how and where." -The Longest Journey

The funniest thing I've found...

"The funniest thing I've found about love, is that it's the only game you can lose by refusing to play." -Ally Mcbeal (TV show)

Who's soul is greater...

"Whose soul is greater than the ocean and spirit greater than the sea's embrace." -Shakespeare in Love

How must this journey end...

" 'How must this journey end?' 'As stories must when love's denied, with tears and a journey.' " -Shakespeare in Love

It bears all things...

"It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. This love, true and full." -Unknown

Inexperience can be overcome...

"Inexperience can be overcome, ignorance can be enlightened, but prejudice will destroy you. This war is not forgiving of fools." -Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon; The Black Gryphon