Quotes

There are 422 public quotes by various authors in this list.

2021

Quietly yearning for what you don’t have, while dreading losing what you do.

Quietly yearning for what you don’t have, while dreading losing what you do. ...

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2017

We cling to memories as if they define us but... they really don't. What we do is what defines us.

We cling to memories as if they define us but... they really don't. What we do is what defines us. ...

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2017 Dan Brown

Any man can stay sober in a desert, he mused, but only the loyal can sit in an oasis and refuse to part his lips.

Any man can stay sober in a desert, he mused, but only the loyal can sit in an oasis and refuse to part his lips. ...

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2016-05-29 Alain De Botton

Compatibility is an achievement of love; it must not be its precondition.

Compatibility is an achievement of love; it must not be its precondition. ...

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2016-03-24 Mattias Vral

If changing habits is difficult, make it a habit.

If changing habits is difficult, make it a habit. ...

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2015-01-30 Randall Munroe

Caring about something makes people vulnerable, so not caring gives you power.

Caring about something makes people vulnerable, so not caring gives you power. ...

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2014-10-01 Tomáš Fülöpp — Bratislava, Slovakia

Modern idiot routinely knows what only geniuses had known in the past, yet he is still an idiot - a depressing byproduct of mass media.

Modern idiot routinely knows what only geniuses had known in the past, yet he is still an idiot - a depressing byproduct of mass ...

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2012 Randall Munroe

The universal label — Ingredients: hydrogen, time.

The universal label — Ingredients: hydrogen, time. ...

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The Universal Label
2011-09-07 Tomáš Fülöpp — Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium

For perfection, infinity is a requirement.

For perfection, infinity is a requirement.   ...

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2011-07-25 Alain De Botton

So hard to accept that the prison door is open and we could walk out if we truly wanted.

So hard to accept that the prison door is open and we could walk out if we truly wanted. ...

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2011-04-28 Flemming Funch

The well adjusted don't evolve.

The well adjusted don't evolve. ...

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2011-04-25 Umair Haque

"Ethics" for some is equivalent to "Nice guys finish last." Not great if you wanna be winning.

"Ethics" for some is equivalent to "Nice guys finish last." Not great if you wanna be winning. ...

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2011-04-17 Tomáš Fülöpp — London, UK

You are young as long as you can manage to run more kilometres than what is your age!

You are young as long as you can manage to run more kilometres than what is your age! ...

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2011-04-17 Tomáš Fülöpp — London, UK

Človek je mladý dovtedy, kým dokáže zabehnúť viac kilometrov než koľko má rokov.

Človek je mladý dovtedy, kým dokáže zabehnúť viac kilometrov než koľko má rokov. ...

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2011 Tim Minchin

You know what they call alternative medicine that's been proved to work? - Medicine.

You know what they call alternative medicine that's been proved to work? - Medicine. ...

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2010-12-22 Alain De Botton

Transparency is a foolish ideal. Life becomes intolerable without a capacity for secrets.

Transparency is a foolish ideal. Life becomes intolerable without a capacity for secrets. ...

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2010-12-17 Paulo Coelho

Don't ask permission. Do it now and regret later.

Don't ask permission. Do it now and regret later. ...

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2010-12-17 Alain De Botton

A true sense of your age derives not from people you fancy, but from those who start to fancy you.

A true sense of your age derives not from people you fancy, but from those who start to fancy you. ...

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2010-12-16 Alain De Botton

A silence with a beautiful person always leaves you feeling you're the boring one.

A silence with a beautiful person always leaves you feeling you're the boring one. ...

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2010-11-11 Alain De Botton

Of all the unmentioned things between people, one of the greatest is the reality of aging.

Of all the unmentioned things between people, one of the greatest is the reality of aging. ...

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2010-11-03 Alain De Botton

Over 50 guests, you can be sure most people will be bitching about the hosts. Few of us have so many loyal friends.

Over 50 guests, you can be sure most people will be bitching about the hosts. Few of us have so many loyal friends. ...

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2010-07-30 Umair Haque

In an unpredictable world, the challenge isn't seeing further into the future. It's seeing deeper into now.

In an unpredictable world, the challenge isn't seeing further into the future. It's seeing deeper into now. ...

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2010-05-10 Alain De Botton

Power is sex for the old.

Power is sex for the old. ...

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2010-05-05 Tomáš Fülöpp — Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium

There's nothing brave in those who expect the worst. They just fear disappointment.

There's nothing brave in those who expect the worst. They just fear disappointment. ...

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2010-02-14 Tomáš Fülöpp — Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium

God seems to be just another unconfirmed extraterrestrial being.

God seems to be just another unconfirmed extraterrestrial being. ...

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2010 Stephen Hawking

Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist.

Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. ...

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2009-07-31 Tomáš Fülöpp — Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium

Complete freedom is incompatible with life.

Complete freedom is incompatible with life.   ...

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2009-07-30 Tomáš Fülöpp — Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium

The truth in wine is that it helps you to forget the question.

The truth in wine is that it helps you to forget the question. ...

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2009-05-13 Jaromír Nohavica

Důležitá je stopa v srdcích živých, kterou za sebou zanecháme.

Důležitá je stopa v srdcích živých, kterou za sebou zanecháme. ...

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2009 Mark Zuckerberg

Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.

Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough. ...

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2008-01-08 Tomáš Fülöpp — Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium

Copyright is a crime against humanity.

Copyright is a crime against humanity. ...

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2007-12-17 Tomáš Fülöpp — Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium

Výnimočnosť klíči v samote.

Výnimočnosť klíči v samote. ...

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2007-04-20 Tomáš Fülöpp — Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium

Krása je ako polarizované svetlo — vidno ju len z určitého uhla.

Krása je ako polarizované svetlo — vidno ju len z určitého uhla. ...

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2006 Richard Dawkins

We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.

We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further. ...

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2006 Daniel Suarez

The promise of eternal life is a threat unless you get to start over.

The promise of eternal life is a threat unless you get to start over. ...

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2005-06-14 Steve Jobs

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because ...

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2005-05-27 Tomáš Fülöpp — Anderlecht, Belgium

Miracle is an euphemism for something we do not understand.

Miracle is an euphemism for something we do not understand. ...

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2005-03-11 Tomáš Fülöpp — Anderlecht, Belgium

Conception is a death sentence.

Conception is a death sentence. ...

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1982 Fernando Pessoa

Narrar é criar, pois viver é apenas ser vivido.

Narrar é criar, pois viver é apenas ser vivido. ...

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1982 Fernando Pessoa

To narrate is to create, for living is just being lived.

To narrate is to create, for living is just being lived. ...

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1974 Richard P. Feynman

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool. ...

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1971 John Lennon

Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try, No hell below us, Above us only sky, Imagine all the people living for today...

Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try, No hell below us, Above us only sky, Imagine all the people living for today... ...

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1969 (Anti-Vietnam war protest)

Bombing for peace is like fucking for virginity.

Bombing for peace is like fucking for virginity. ...

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1965 The Beatles

It's been a long time, now I'm coming back home. I've been away now, oh how I've been alone. Wait till I come back to your side. We'll forget the tears we cried.

It's been a long time, now I'm coming back home. I've been away now, oh how I've been alone. Wait till I come back to your ...

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1964 Rick Evans

Now it's been ten thousand years man has cried a billion tears for what he never knew

Now it's been ten thousand years man has cried a billion tears for what he never knew now man's reign is through But through eternal ...

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1962 John Steinbeck

If one is vacilando, he is going somewhere but doesn't greatly care whether or not he gets there, although he has direction.

In Spanish there is a word for which I can't find a counterword in English. It is the verb vacilar, present participle vacilando. It ...

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1958 Jack Kerouac

Pretty girls make graves.

Pretty girls make graves. ...

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1956 C. S. Lewis — UK

Kdyby někdo mohl běhat a neunavil se při tom, pochybuju, že by chtěl dělat něco jiného.

Kdyby někdo mohl běhat a neunavil se při tom, pochybuju, že by chtěl dělat něco jiného. ...

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1956 C. S. Lewis — UK

If one could run without getting tired I don't think one would often want to do anything else.

If one could run without getting tired I don't think one would often want to do anything else. ...

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1954 Jan Werich

Člověk nemá zestárnout, dokud nezmoudří.

Člověk nemá zestárnout, dokud nezmoudří. ...

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