Words Unto The Wise

Here is a running list of quotes I think are funny, interesting, helpfull, etc.

  1.  The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling.
    ― David Foster Wallace

  3. “And when the pain of the world brings you to your knees, and your tears begin to water the earth, it will be His invisible arms that will comfort your soul and make your biggest worries cease”
    – TJ

  5. “It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.”
    -Sir Winston Churchill

  7. “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today”
    -James Dean

  9. “We are who we are as a result of all we’ve lived through.”

  11. “Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.”
    -Bob Marley

  13. “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
    -Marilyn Monroe

  15. “God gives the birds their food, but He does’t throw it in their nests.”
    -Greek Proverb

  17. “The measure of a man’s success must be according to his ability. The advancement he makes from the station in which he was born gives the degree of his success.”
    -Sir Walter Besant

  19. “It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness”

  21. “Don’t take a good woman for granted. Someday someone will come along and appreciate what you didn’t.”

  23. “Too often we don’t realize what we have until it’s gone. Too often we’re too stubborn to say, ‘Sorry, I was wrong.’ Too often it seems we hurt the ones closest to our hearts, and we let the most foolish things tear us apart.”

  25. “After a while you learn the difference between holding a hand and falling in love. You begin to learn that kisses don’t always mean something. Promises can be broken just as quickly as they are made and goodbyes really are forever.”

  27. “You can spend, minutes, hours, days, weeks or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened – or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the !@#$ on.”

  29. “A great relationship happens when to people who truly understand each other and love each other for who they are come together and make something stronger than either one of them could ever be on their own.”

  31. “In the end we only regret chances we didn’t take. The relationships we were scared to have and the decisions we waited to long to make there comes a time in your life when you realize who matters, who doesn’t, who never did, and who always will.”

  33. “I don’t regret my past, I just regret the time I’ve wasted with the wrong people!”

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