Favorite Quotes

Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.
- W.B.Yeats

"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

The fey wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them.
-- Charles de Lint

Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the mastery of it. --- from Mark Twain

"Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."
--John Muir

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
--Benjamin Franklin

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor."
---Mark Twain

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."


"Not all who wander are lost."

---J. R. R. Tolkien

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
--Albert Einstein

"When you look at a dandelion, do you see a wildflower or a weed?"
---K. M. M.

"Your toast has been burned, and no amount of scraping will remove the black part!"
--- Caboose (from Read vs. Blue)

"It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything."
--- Henry Brougham

"The Wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask."
--Nancy Newhall

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library."
— Jorge Luis Borges

"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth."
— Mark Twain

"I will follow my instincts, and be myself for good or ill."
--John Muir

"The thing to remember when you're writing is, it's not whether or not what you put on paper is true. It's whether it wakes a truth in your reader."
--Charles de Lint

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
--Albert Camus

"Keep smiling... it makes people wonder what you're up to."
— Sean Keogh

"Life, and the world it takes place in, can be thought of as a massive and beautiful sculpture. Seeing it from only one perspective leaves one with an incomplete, and ultimately incorrect, comprehension of it. In order to fully understand the thing, one has to experience it from many different points of view."

"If I were to name the three most precious resources of life, I should say books, friends, and nature...."
— John Burroughs

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
--Dr. Suess

"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."
--Mark Twain

"Now I will believe that there are unicorns..."
— William Shakespeare

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
--Mae West

WildMagic WildMagic
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3 Responses Mar 5, 2010

So true... And the best thing about them is that, by taking a few moments to read a favorite quote or two, we can remind ourselves of something good in ourselves, or something that we want to become. There are very few things better for self betterment than a journal of favorite quotes.

I really glad so many people like these! Quotes are just made for sharing. When you share a quote that really speaks to you, it's like revealing a little corner of your heart. For me, some of these have actually become what might be called life-mottos, and some of them are very special to me, so it's wonderful to know that they touch something in other people, too.<br />
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The ability of quotes to describe a part of someone's soul in a few words might be why they're so addicting. No matter how many I collect, I'm always on the lookout for more. So if anyone else has any favorite quotes, I'd be thrilled to hear them.

Great quotes there....I like the one bout how courage is the mastery of fear not the absence of it....<br />
thw one by ghandi, being more disappointed by the things we didnt do than the things we did do....good stuff...thanx for sharing...XxoO!