Quotes

A Few Of My Favorite Quotes

  • June 24, 2012

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” -John Lennon

“It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop.” -Vita Slackville-West

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 live in the present orfuture; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

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2 Comments on A Few Of My Favorite Quotes

  • Rayna Miller says:
    June 30, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Nice Quotes…
    One said by Dalai Lama is my favourite too. We work all our lives for money and by the time we earn few riches it becomes too late to enjoy them.
    Reading this I am reminded of a quote by Margaret Young-
    Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.

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    • Thomas says:
      June 30, 2012 at 9:15 PM

      Thanks for the extra quote! This is, by no means, a complete list. 🙂

      Reply

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