Favorite Quotes

heather dorff 2 jan 2014I think knowing a person’s favorite quotes can help to give you a better insight on the kind of person someone is – their ideals, hopes, and dreams. Here are some of mine:

“Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.” – ‘A Dream Within a Dream’, Edgar Allan Poe

“All perfectly known futures are past. They have happened, virtually. It is only the true future [that] is a surprise.” – Alan Watts

“Life is not having, it’s wanting. Life is not taking, it’s giving. Life is not dying, it’s living.” – Heather Dorff

“Love is not the absence of logic, but logic examined & recalculated, heated & curved to fit, into the contours of the heart” – Tammara Webber

“Give a man a gun, he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank, he can rob the world.” – Mr. Robot

“Music gives a soul to the universe,
wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination,
and life to everything.” – Plato

“No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.” – Alan Watts

“Facilis descensus Averno;
Noctes atque dies patet atri ianua Ditis;
Sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras,
Hoc opus, hic labor est.”
(Translation: Easy is the descent to Hell. The door of the dark city stands open day and night. But to retrace your steps and come out to the air above, that is work, that is labor.) – Virgil, The Aeneid

“Time is old. Life is short.
Only this moment is guaranteed to you.
Fight hard to do the things you dream of.
You may not have another chance.” – Heather Dorff

“If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way” – NIN – Hurt

“Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me.” – Morpheus, The Matrix

“If life gives you lemons, just make apple juice, and leave everyone wondering how the fuck you did it….” – Hainted Fx/Whoever said it first.

“Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

“If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.” – Alan Watts

“History is a lie that has been honed like a weapon by people who have suppressed the truth. Centuries from now, your own history will also be suppressed.” – Da Vinci’s Demons

“It can’t rain all the time.” – Brandon Lee, The Crow

“If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!”

‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling

“Here is the riddle of love: everything it gives to you, it takes away.” – The Dovekeepers

“A dildo activated itself & created an emergency situation that required evacuating your luggage.” – Tyler Durden

“Everyone worth knowing is fucked up somehow.. and that’s fine. So long as it doesn’t cross that invisible line we are all always feeling around for.” – Heather Dorff

“What you are now we used to be; what we are now you will be.” – Crypt of the Three Skeletons, Capuchin Crypt, Rome, Italy.

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

“I don’t want a simple life. I want an extraordinary continuous adventure. That’s the problem. I just want more. I want it all & everything in-between.” – Heather Dorff

“Live life to the fullest, then some.” – whoever said it first

“This is your life & it’s ending one minute at a time.” – Tyler Durden

“Like autumn leaves His sense fell from him. An empty glass of himself Shattered somewhere within.” – Rage Against the Machine

“If you reach for the stars you may find yourself touching the sky.” – Heather Dorff

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Whoever said it first.

“Hi folks- just a quick reminder: everything can kill you, and eventually something will. Have a great day!” – Jason ssg (Huntress) RIP: 2013

“Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Money, credit scores, material things don’t matter. Life & death, your family & friends, once they’re gone it’s irreversible. Don’t forget.” – Heather Dorff

“Music gives a soul to the universe,
wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination,
and life to everything.” – Plato

“You’re not you fucking Khakis.” – Tyler Durden

“This shirt is dry clean only. Which means…it’s dirty.” – Mitch Hedberg

“A Fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a Fool.” – William Shakespeare

“Happiness is only real when shared.” – Christopher McCandless

“Every man is born an original, but sadly, most men die copies.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Sometimes you have to take a chance and just go with it” – Heather Dorff

“When she was just a girl, she expected the world. But it flew away from her reach, so she ran away in her sleep. And dreamed of Paradise.” – Coldplay

“The only thing you can do is be there for someone, but when they choose a path, it’s theirs. That doesn’t make them bad or good for choosing a particular path, it just makes them human. Not comforting, but true. Many times they don’t see the bad. The path is filled with promises that they can’t seem to see are not real. Again…it’s a choice. We can scream, hold them, beg, but in the end: we can’t make the choice for them. Unfortunately, when terrible things happen due to their choice, we are left with destruction in our hearts. That’s what makes us loving, hurting souls. It says a lot about the depth of your caring and love for people. Again…not comforting, but true.” – Sue Cook

An escalator can never break. It can only become stairs. You would never see an “Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order” sign, just “Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience.” – Mitch Hedberg

“The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.” – Morpheus, The Matrix