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.


Desmond Tutu

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.


Alix Klingenberg

Listen, I'm not trying
to burn it all down
but I have this torch
and everything is so
incredibly dry here.


Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of it's laborers, the genius of it's scientists, the hops of it's children.


Ilka Chase

Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather.


Yuval Noah Harari

You could never convince a monkey to give you a banana by promising him limitless bananas after death in monkey heaven.


Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured?


Isaac Asimov, The Roving Mind

Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly.


Katha Pollitt

When you consider that God could have commanded anything he wanted--anything!--the Ten [Commandments] have got to rank as one of the great missed moral opportunities of all time. How different history would have been had he clearly and unmistakably forbidden war, tyranny, taking over other people's countries, slavery, exploitation of workers, cruelty to children, wife-beating, stoning, treating women--or anyone--as chattel or inferior beings.


Psalm 77:18

Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind,
your lightning lit up the world;
the earth trembled and quaked.


James Madison

The society itself will be broken into so many parts, interests, and classes of citizens, that the rights of individuals, or of the minority, will be in little danger from interested combinations of the majority.

Harry S. Truman

Education has been defined as a bulwark against the acids of fascism and communism. Neither of these totalitarian forms of government can survive examination by educated men and women.


James Madison

That diabolical, hell-conceived principle of persecution rages among some; and to their eternal infamy, the clergy can furnish their quota of imps for such business. This vexes me the worst of anything whatever. There are at this time in the adjacent country not less than five or six well-meaning men in close jail for publishing their religious sentiments, which in the main are very orthodox. I have neither patience to hear, talk, or think of anything relative to this matter; for I have squabbled and scolded, abused and ridiculed, so long about it to little purpose, that I am without common patience. So I must beg you to pity me, and pray for liberty of conscience to all.


Ricky Gervais

It’s a strange myth that atheists have nothing to live for. It’s the opposite. We have nothing to die for. We have everything to live for.


S. C. Lourie

Just for the record darling, not all positive change feels positive in the beginning.


Carol Tavris

I see science in general as a form of arrogance control, in the sense that it's one of the most organized methods we have for forcing us to put our beliefs to the test, and forcing us to face dissonance if the test does not confirm what we believe.


Mitch Hedberg

You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.


Martin Luther King Jr.

Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.


Philippians 1: 20, 21 NIV

20 I can hardly wait to continue on my course. I don't expect to be embarrassed in the least. On the contrary, everything happening to me in this jail only serves to make Christ more accurately known, regardless of whether I live or die. They didn't shut me up; they gave me a pulpit!

21 Alive, I'm Christ's messenger; dead, I'm his bounty. Life versus even more life! I can't lose.


Carl Sagan

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.


Isaac Asimov

I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." ~ Carl Sagan


Psalm 139:13-18 NIV

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.


Erich Fromm

Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.


Erich Fromm

Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve and from which he cannot escape.


Erich Fromm

If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.


Erich Fromm

The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.


Erich Fromm

Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world.


Erich Fromm

There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself.


Erich Fromm

As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask.


Sumerian Proverb

Because the clever shepherd became confused, his sheep did not return.


Neil Gaiman, American Gods

I can believe things that are true and I can believe things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not.

I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and Marilyn Monroe and the Beatles and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen—I believe that people are perfectible, that knowledge is infinite, and that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkledy lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women.

I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone's ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state.

I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste.

I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we'll all be wiped out by the common cold like the Martians in War of the Worlds.

I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman.

I believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it's aerodynamically impossible for a bumblebee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.

I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn't even know that I'm alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of casual chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck.

I believe that anyone who says that sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too.

I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.

I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.


Larry Miller as Walter Stratford, 10 Things I Hate About You

You know, fathers don't like to admit it when their daughters are capable of running their own lives. It means we've become spectators. Bianca still let's me play a few innings. You've had me on the bench for years. When you go to Sarah Lawrence, I won't even be able to watch the game.


Julia Stiles as Kat Stratford, 10 Things I Hate About You

Romantic? Hemingway? He was an abusive, alcoholic misogynist who squandered half of his life hanging around Picasso trying to nail his leftovers.


Julia Stiles as Kat Stratford, 10 Things I Hate About You

I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme.

I hate it, I hate the way you're always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry.

I hate it when you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call.

But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.



The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the poor.


Julia Stiles as Kat Stratford, 10 Things I Hate About You

Kat Stratford: You can't just buy me a guitar every time you screw up, you know?

Patrick Verona: Yeah, I know. But then, you know, there's always drums, and bass, and maybe even one day a tambourine.


Heath Ledger as Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

Patrick Verona: I had some extra money lying around. Some asshole paid me to take out this really great girl.

Kat Stratford: Is that right?

Patrick Verona: Yeah, but I screwed up. I fell for her.


Larry Miller as Walter Stratford, 10 Things I Hate About You

Walter Stratford: I delivered a set of twins to a fifteen-year-old girl today, and you know what she said to me?

Bianca Stratford: "I'm a crack-whore who should have made my skeezy boyfriend wear a condom"?

Walter Stratford: Close, but no. She said "I should have listened to my father."

Bianca Stratford: She did not.

Walter Stratford: Well, that's what she would have said if she wasn't so doped up.


Julia Stiles as Kat Stratford, 10 Things I Hate About You

Kat Stratford: You don't care if I ever wake up.

Patrick Verona: Sure I do.

Kat Stratford: Why?

Patrick Verona: See, because then I'd have to start taking out girls who actually liked me.

Kat Stratford: Like you could find one.

Patrick Verona: See, that, there—who needs affection when I have blind hatred?


Mark Fisher

Observing humans under capitalism and concluding it's only in our nature to be greedy is like observing humans under water and concluding it's only in our nature to drown.


Heath Ledger as Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

Patrick Verona: Well maybe you're not afraid of me but I'm sure you've thought about me naked, huh?

Kat Stratford: [sarcastically] Am I that transparent? I want you, I need you, oh baby, oh baby.


Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Cameron James, 10 Things I Hate About You

Cameron James: Would any of you be interested in dating Katarina Stratford?

Guy: Maybe if we were the last two people alive, and there were no sheep. Are there sheep?


Julia Stiles as Kat Stratford, 10 Things I Hate About You

Ms. Perky: People perceive you as somewhat…

Kat Stratford: Tempestuous?

Ms. Perky: Heinous bitch is the term used most often. You might wanna work on that.


Alison Elliot as Anne Sullivan, The Miracle Worker

James Keller: You feeling sorry for yourself, Miss Sullivan?

Anne Sullivan: Yes, but just this once.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done
what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.


Aaron Hsu

Programming is just another name for the lost art of thinking.


Martin Buber

What happens during the unspoken dialogue between two people can never be changed by the things they say.



Missing you isn't the hardest part, knowing I once had you is what breaks my heart.



Nathaniel Hawthorne

Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, that it overflows upon the outward world.


Carl Jung

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

Anne Bradstreet

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

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