Favorite Quotations

“You see, I don’t work within the exact boundaries of the law because I wasn’t consulted when the Goddamn laws were made.  Now instead,  nameless, faceless politicians, the so-called protectors of the moral majority, decide what is right and what is wrong.  I mean…COME ON!  I govern my life around my own personal code of ethics, and I suggest you do the same.  That way, if, within the constructs of my own morality, I were to do something that is considered illegal…so be it!  I feel no guilt whatsoever.  And furthermore, if I were to buckle under the social weight of the system by adhering to laws that I do not truly believe in, then I would be extinguishing the very fire of patriotism and individuality… um, that… In a sense, by having sex with Natasha, I would be preserving the rights our forefathers fought and died for… right?” (Talking about an underage hostess)



“Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need.  We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place.  We have no Great War, no Great Depression.  Our Great War’s a spiritual war, our Great Depression is our lives.  We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars, but we won’t.  We’re slowly learning that fact, and we’re very, very pissed off.”

Fight Club


(Each of the following is a separate quote)

“I don’t like to explain myself”

“I hate most people”

“There are times when I look at people and see nothing worth liking”

“I don’t wanna talk about those things”

“I see the worst in people: I don’t need to look past seeing them to get all I need”

“Thank you for asking.  Thanks for asking is enough.”

There Will be Blood


“This whole world of ours is just a bit of mildew that grew over a tiny planet.”

Tolstoy (Anna Karenina)


“Moral law is an invention of mankind for the disenfranchisement of the powerful in favor of the weak.”

McCarthy (Blood Meridian)


“Desire and decision — the two things that create a live world.”

Nabokov (Lolita)


“Everyday is the first day of what’s left of your life.”


These quotes are generic but some of the truest:

“Life’s not fair”

“The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”

“Nothing is as good or as bad as it seems”

“Life goes on”


“If you didn’t go to an important school, the school you went to is not important.”

-random guy at Starbucks


“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Better fortune cookie “fortunes” I’ve seen:

“Everything originates from the seed of determination.”

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

“Comfort zones are most often expanded through discomfort.”

“Never depend on others to make you happy.  You can do it yourself.”

“Losers visualize the penalties of failure.  Winners visualize the rewards of success.”


“Every account of a higher power that I’ve seen described, of all religions that I’ve seen, include many statements with regard to the benevolence of that power. When I look at the universe and all the ways the universe wants to kill us, I find it hard to reconcile that with statements of beneficence.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson


I know there’s no gold at the end of the rainbow; there’s just shit and piss. And to know that, that makes me free

On the Road


“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”

Bertrand Russell


You cannot expect reality to conform to how you wish it was; it must be dealt with as it actually exists.

-Random Salon poster


“But part of the problem with searching for realness, and there is some searching involved, is that you have to just end up back where you started. There’s no glory. You think you’re going to be a conquering hero or something, but you just have to be able to live with the cosmic joke that, at the end of it, you just get to be yourself.”

Father John Misty


“That’s a prison—you live inside this self-satisfied prison of your intellect and never do anything and never create anything because everything is an institution. For an intellectual, everything is a booby trap, and the only consolation prize is this self-satisfaction that you recognize it.”

Father John Misty


A grief without a pang, void, dark, and drear,

A stifled, drowsy, unimpassioned grief,

Which finds no natural outlet, no relief,

In word, or sigh, or tear

Samuel Taylor Coleridge


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