Congregated here are quotes found through an extensive research process outlined as follows. Throughout any regular day, while browsing the internet for whatever reason, one may stumble upon a good quote and say "wow, that's profound." Those I find worthwhile or funny are posted here.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a little bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.


Billy Crystal as Harry Burns, When Harry Met Sally

I love that you are the last person that I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night.

Emily Dickenson

To lose thee- sweeter than to gain
All other hearts I knew
Tis true- the drought is destitute-
But then, I had the dew!

Fred Rogers

Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.


Joey Lauren Adams as Alyssa Jones, Chasing Amy

I came to this on my terms, you know? I didn't just heed what I was taught. Men and women should be together, it's the natural way- that kind of thing. I'm not with you because of what family, society, life tried to instill in me from day one. The way the world is- how seldom it is that you meet that one person who just gets you… it’s so rare. My parents didn't really have it. There were no examples set for me in the world of male/female relationships. And to cut oneself off from finding that person- to immediately half your options by eliminating the possibility of finding that one person within your own gender… that just seemed stupid to me. So I didn't. But then you come along. You- the one least likely; I mean, you were a guy. And while I was falling for you, I put a ceiling on that, because you were a guy. Until I remembered why I opened the door to women in the first place- to not limit the likelihood of finding that one person who'd compliment me so completely. And so here we are. I was thorough when I looked for you, and I feel justified lying in your arms- because I got here on my terms, and I have no question that there was someplace I didn't look. And for me, that makes all the difference.


Morgan Freeman as Red, The Shawshank Redemption

I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don’t want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I’d like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can’t be expressed in words, and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free.



I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Thomas Edison

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.


Turkish Proverb

When a clown moves into a palace, he doesn't become a king. The palace becomes a circus.


Carl Sagan

Scientists can routinely predict a solar eclipse, to the minute, a millennium in advance. You can go to the witch doctor to lift the spell that causes your pernicious anaemia, or you can take Vitamin B12. If you want to save your child from polio, you can pray or you can inoculate. If you're interested in the sex of your unborn child, you can consult plumb-bob danglers all you want… but they'll be right, on average, only one time in two. If you want real accuracy… try amniocentesis and sonograms. Try science.


Pete Buttigieg

Chasten, my husband, pointed out that if our kids someday, some Monday morning, come into class, you know, and kids are sitting around and the teacher's got the morning circle talking about how everybody's weekends went, and one of them says, I had the best weekend with my dads, is the teacher supposed to say, No, we don’t talk about that here?

Any age where it's appropriate to talk about a kid's mom and dad, then it should be appropriate to talk about a kid's mom and mom or dad and dad or whatever family structure we live with. That's part of what it means to be pro-family, is to be pro-every family.

Robert Hendrickson, Rector at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Tucson, AZ

This is an awful man, waving a book he hasn’t read, in front of a church he doesn’t attend, invoking laws he doesn’t understand, against fellow Americans he sees as enemies, wielding a military he dodged serving, to protect power he gained via accepting foreign interference, exploiting fear and anger he loves to stoke, after failing to address a pandemic he was warned about, and building it all on a bed of constant lies and childish inanity.


John Cusack

You don't fight fascists because you're guaranteed to win - you fight fascists because they are fascists- and the people of the world have memory - and they know where these stories end.
What He Said


Unknown (Benjamin Franklin)

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.


Benjamin Franklin

Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards; there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.


John Candy: Del Griffith (Planes, Trains & Automobiles)

You wanna hurt me? Go right ahead if it makes you feel any better. I'm an easy target. Yeah, you're right, I talk too much. I also listen too much. I could be a cold-hearted cynic like you... but I don't like to hurt people's feelings. Well, you think what you want about me; I'm not changing. I like... I like me. My wife likes me. My customers like me. 'Cause I'm the real article. What you see is what you get.


Tommy Douglas

Once more, let me remind you what fascism is. I need not wear a brown shirt or a green shirt. Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their political democracy to gain economic democracy, begins to destroy political democracy in order to retain its power of exploitation and special privilege.
Beware the Fascists


Marcus Aurelius

The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.
Seeking knowledge/a justified true belief


John Stuart Mill

Landlords grow rich in their sleep without working, risking or economizing. The increase in the value of land, arising as it does from the efforts of an entire community, should belong to the community and not to the individual who might hold title.

John Green

Public education does not exist for the benefit of students or the benefit of their parents. It exists for the benefit of the social order.

We have discovered as a species that it is useful to have an educated population. You do not need to be a student or have a child who is a student to benefit from public education. Every second of every day of your life, you benefit from public education.

So let me explain why I like to pay taxes for schools, even though I don't personally have a kid in school: It's because I don't like living in a country with a bunch of stupid people.


Navajo Proverb

You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.

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