Quoted Quotables

“You’ve got to know your limitations. I don’t know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren’t too many limitations, if I did it my way.” — Johnny Cash

“Some people are stuck with very hostile entities. Many people are stuck with life-denying, continuous critical and attacking entities that they carry in their head and they believe that is who they are. And they are continuously attacking themselves.” — Eckhart Tolle

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” — Ernest Hemingway

“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.” — Henry David Thoreau

“If you want to know the past, look at your present life. If you want to know the future, look at your present.” — Buddha

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” — Socrates

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” — Antoine de Saint Exupery

“I suddenly realized then, that year, that life was already happening. I think it’s because my mother was so obsessed with education and the idea that childhood and adolescence and …well, everything … was about preparing for a life that was going to start later. And I suddenly realized that life wasn’t going to start later –that it starts at ‘dot’ and that it happens all the time, and that at any point you can grasp the reigns and start guiding your own destiny.” – Roger Waters

“Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spent the rest of the day putting the pieces together.” — Ray Bradbury

“The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered, ‘Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.'”

“The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson

“You do get to a certain point in life where you have to realistically, I think, understand that the days are getting short and you can’t put things off, thinking you’ll get to them someday. If you really want to do them, you better do them… So I’m very much a believer in knowing what it is that you love doing, so that you can do a great deal of it.” — Nora Ehpron

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s only the transition that’s troublesome.” — Isaac Asimov

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