Quotes that make me happy

“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…”  ~ Jack Kerouac

“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

“Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy.” ~ Janet Long

“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” ~ Elvis Costello

“The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~ Albert Einstein

“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.” ~ Charles M. Schulz

“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.” ~ David Russell

“One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

“I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.” ~ Garrison Keillor

“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

“Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.” ~ Freidrich Von Schiller

“The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.” ~ H.L. Mencken

“The follies which a man regrets most, in his life, are those which he didn’t commit when he had the opportunity.” ~ Helen Rowland

“Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.” ~ Faith Whittelsey

“Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

“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

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~ Thoreau

::while flashing a peace sign with one hand, and holding up the pointer finger of the other:: “You’ve already got 2 plus 1 strikes against you!” ~ Me, mocking our latest episode of “who can make one of the others pee their pants, or at least, threaten to in between roaring peals of laughter” over lunch.

“The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.” ~ David Friedman

Overheard (and participated in) conversation at the Exxon. I needed cigarettes.

Short Dude at the Counter: “Don’t ever walk into a place that cards for cigarettes without having your ID out.”

Other, taller dude: “Seriously. But I don’t really get carded cause I have a ridiculously awesome BEARD! And I’m taller.”

Conversation held in my office between myself, and my wee little naked crossword playing friend.

NCP (Naked Crossword Player): “So, is that burgandy skirt your Valentines red?”

ME: “Nope, these black boots and this black sweater is my Valentines BLACK! Looks like you’re wearing Valentines black, too, eh?”

NCP: “Nope! Under this, I have on LEOPARD! Happy Valentine’s Day to ME!”

“There is no light without shadow and no psychic wholeness without imperfection. To round itself out, life…calls not for perfection but for completeness: and for this the “thorn in the flesh” is needed, the suffering of defects without which there is no progress and no ascent.” ~ C.G. Jung

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today; it’s already tomorrow in Australia.” ~ Charles Schultz

“Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.” ~ Unknown

“Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence.” ~ Frank Zappa

“There is no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.” ~ Doctor Who

I stole this quote from a fellow blogger who was kind enough to meander across my page. Props go out to Veronica for this beauty! *smile*

“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” ~ Bertrand Russell

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ~ Robert Frost

“In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.” ~ Andre Maurois

“Reality is a crutch for those who can’t cope with drugs.” ~ Lily Tomlin

“Worry is a misuse of the imagination.” ~ Dan Zadra

“Only the shallow know themselves.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“Not everything that can be counted, counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” ~ Albert Einstein

Today is a 2-for *smile*

I stole this one from Walter’s famously fabulous roomie, Atherton. And I thank you my dear, this is definitely one to keep in the archives!

“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses, there is at last one which makes the heart run over.” ~ From Samuel Johnson’s “Life Of Johnson”

Today I am starting a new page which I intend to be an outlet for all of the great and fantastic quotations that I come across that I feel should be shared with all.

My inaugural quote was sent to me today by a friend. She ran across this on a tear-away calendar of a bookstore and said she immediately thought of me. *smile*

Unrequited Love: When your chocolate cake just doesn’t seem to care about you anymore.” ~ Anonymous


5 responses to “Quotes that make me happy

  1. Atherton Bartelby

    November 8, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    I saw, just now, your quote from Samuel Johnson, which I think, to this day, no matter how many friendships have come and gone throughout my life, is still marvelous. And also, feel free to steal anything from me. *smile*

  2. unrequitedlife

    November 8, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    Thank you, my dear! I do appreciate the fact that you’re cool with the plagerizing. *wink* I did give credit where credit was due!!

  3. Amy

    November 25, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    Robert Frost is a tricky guy, isn’t he? In all of his writings, there is a point that just seems to kick you in your ass, but you cannot get angry about it because it “just is”.

  4. Michelle

    August 4, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Really like these. I feel like you’re a bit of a kindred spirit. I know I’m late in the game, but I figured, what the hell

    • Unrequited Life

      August 4, 2011 at 9:42 pm

      thanks! I actually intended it to be an ongoing thing – it’s just that no one has commented for years! I will admit to not keeping up on it as I should though, as I only add a new quote or three once in a blue moon….

      I am glad that you enjoy some of my faves. There are sooo many, I could fill a book with quotes that I feel have meaning. I find a lot of comfort in words – whether they are my own, or someone else’s. A sentence can be more powerful than a fist.


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