Quote of the Day


#81

Do not go gentle into that good night
Dylan Thomas, 1914 - 1953

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


#82

Had to look up the full quotes, but these were my most memorable moments from Looking for Alaska. I used to get extremely emotional over this book. Its amazing, and I suggest all of you read it.

“Sometimes I don’t get you,’ I said.
She didn’t even glance at me. She just smiled toward the television and said, 'You never get me. That’s the whole point.”

“Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” That’s why I’m going. So I don’t have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.”

“They love their hair because they’re not smart enough to love something more interesting.”

“You can’t just make me different, and the leave. Because I was fine before.”

“At some point we all look up and realize we are lost in a maze.”

“It’s not because I want to make out with her.”
“Hold on.” He grabbed a pencil and scrawled excitedly at the paper as if he’d just made a mathematical breakthrough and then looked back up at me. “I just did some calculations, and I’ve been able to determine that you’re full of shit!”

"I found myself thinking about President William McKinley, the third American president to be assassinated. He lived for several days after he was shot, and towards the end, his wife started crying and screaming, “I want to go too! I want to go too!” And with his last measure of strength, McKinley turned to her and spoke his last words: “We are all going.”


#83

People criticize the Jews all the time. They’re not immune from criticism.


#84

Let go of the past, let go of the future, let go of the present, and cross over to the farther shore of existence. With mind wholly liberated, you shall come no more to birth and death. -The Dhammapada


#85

From my bae:

“You would not cure the evil by resolving that there should be no more monarchs, nor ministers of state, nor of the gospel; no interpreters of law; no general officers; no public councils. You might change the names. The things in some shape must remain. A certain quantum of power must always exist in the community, in some hands, and under some appellation. Wise men will apply their remedies to vices, not to names; to the causes of evil which are permanent, not to the occasional organs by which they act, and the transitory modes in which they appear.” — Edmund Burke


#86

“And I heard the voice of the Lord say, 'Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?
Then I said, 'Here am I! Send me.”

Isaiah Chapter 6


#87

You certainly have the right for prescribed activities but never at anytime in their results. You should never be motivated by the results of the actions, nor should there be any attachment in not doing your prescribed activities. - Bhagavad Gita


#88

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidarity to pure wind.” - George Orwell


#89

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” - George Orwell


#90

“The ancient world was settled so sparsely that nature was not yet eclipsed by man. Nature hit you in the eye so plainly and grabbed you so fiercely and so tangibly by the scruff of the neck that perhaps it really was still full of gods.”
— Boris Pasternak

Pasternak is a gem


#91

“[Marx is] a destructive spirit whose heart was filled with hatred rather than love of mankind.” - Giuseppe Mazzini


#92

Nothing worth having comes easy.


#93

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.


#94

“People tryna say I’m going crazy on Twitter
My friends best advice was to stay low
I guess it’s hard to decipher all of the bills
Especially when you got family members on payroll
The media said it was outlandish spending
The media said he’s way out of control
I just feel like I’m the only one not pretending
I’m not out of control, I’m just not in their control
I know I’m the most influential
That TIME cover was just confirmation
This generation’s closest thing to Einstein
So don’t worry about me, I’m fine
I can see a thousand years from now in real life
Skate on the paradigm and shift it when I feel like
Grow conventional thought, don’t need to question
I know it’s antiquated so sometimes I get aggressive”

-Kanye West “Saint Pablo”


#95

Reforms are the foundation for building a better country.

  • Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico

#96

You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward.


#97

I’ve been working from enlightened man’s dream
Checking Instagram comments to crowdsource my self esteem
Let me not say too much or do too much
Cause if I’m up way too much, I’m out of touch
I’m praying a out-of-body experience will happen
So the people can see my light, now it’s not just rapping
God, I have humbled myself before the court
Drop my ego and confidence was my last resort
I know, I know he got a plan, I know I’m on your beams
One set of footsteps, you was carrying me
When I turned on the news and they was burying me
One set of footsteps, you was carrying me

Kanye West - Saint Pablo


#98

Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.

  • Lady Gaga

#99

“Bones heal, pain is temporary, and chicks dig scars.” - Evel Knievel


#100

“Ideas are peaceful. War is violent.” - From the film “Fury”