General Category => General Board => Cogitative Corner => Topic started by: -shiNe! on September 02, 2011, 01:30:29 PM

Title: Quotes!
Post by: -shiNe! on September 02, 2011, 01:30:29 PM
I love reading Inspiring quotes, or really just any quote. Quote from a movie, quote from a book, etc. They can make you laugh, cry, or see outside of the box. I recently ran across this one quote In my rereading of the Eragon/Inheritance Trilogy. Which Inspired me to make a thread that hopefully will have many other responses from you all!

I'll start, and when you do post a quote, please post the source.

"Live In the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for It doesn't exist and never shall. There Is only now."
-Saphira from Eldest, written by Christopher Paolini
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Post by: freddd on September 02, 2011, 10:28:23 PM
I have so many quotes I like, but they're all from one book series, lol. I'll just post a few for now. :)

"The only sovereign I can allow to rule me is reason. The first law of reason is this: what exists, exists; what is, is. From this irreducible, bedrock principle, all knowledge is built. This is the foundation from which life is embraced. Reason is a choice. Wishes and whims are not facts, nor are they a means to discovering them. Reason is our only way of grasping reality--it is our basic tool of survival. We are free to evade the effort of thinking, to reject reason, but we are not free to avoid the penalty of the abyss we refuse to see."
- Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind

"Your life is yours and yours alone, rise up and live it."
- Confessor by Terry Goodkind

And one more that is similar to the quote you posted:
"Life is the future, not the past. The past can teach us, through experience, how to accomplish things in the future, comfort us with cherished memories, and provide the foundation of what has already been accomplished. But only the future holds life. To live in the past is to embrace what is dead. To live life to its fullest, each day must be created anew. As rational, thinking beings, we must use our intellect, not a blind devotion to what has come before, to make rational choices."
- Pillars of Creation by Terry Goodkind
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Post by: Joel on September 03, 2011, 10:12:00 AM
forum games board?

and just to contribute i cant quite remember how this one goes but

a man was interviewing thomas edison on how his experiment were going to invent the lightbulb and he said something like "Well we now know a 1000 ways not to make a lightbulb" just love that quote.
Title: Re: Quotes!
Post by: -shiNe! on September 03, 2011, 11:50:55 AM
forum games board?
Imo, I say not. Because It's not a game, just a list of favorite quotes from people. Like the "What're You Listening To" thread. It's not a game, just what they are listening to. Like that, transferred to quotes that you love.
Title: Re: Quotes!
Post by: BFM_Fénix on September 03, 2011, 12:28:43 PM
Maybe it fits in the Cogitative Corner?

There are threads similar in nature there, like Mind-share, Music you should listen to and even Arnold quotes... The tittle may have to change to something like "Inspirational quotes" to be accepted into the Cogitative Corner.

Now, in the purpose of this thread, I don't really have any quotes I like.
Title: Re: Quotes!
Post by: -shiNe! on September 03, 2011, 01:44:50 PM
There are threads similar in nature there, like Mind-share, Music you should listen to and even Arnold quotes... The tittle may have to change to something like "Inspirational quotes" to be accepted into the Cogitative Corner.
I don't plan on changing the title of the thread. Quotes come In all shapes and sizes, no need to narrow It down.
Title: Re: Quotes!
Post by: Marty on September 04, 2011, 03:27:01 AM
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Bertrand Russell
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Post by: BFM_MiG on September 04, 2011, 07:21:56 AM
The General Board is more for small announcements, or announcements from guests. So this thread has been moved to the Cognitive Corner.
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Post by: Marty on September 08, 2011, 08:55:03 AM
I personally love failed predictions. Some of the best I've heard are:

"That rainbow song's no good. Take it out." MGM memo after first showing of "The Wizard Of Oz."
"Everything that can be invented has been invented." - Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899.
"Stocks have reached a permanently high plateau." - Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929
"Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 19,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and perhaps only weigh 1.5 tons." - Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949.
"I think there's a world market for about five computers." - Thomas J. Watson, chairman of the board of IBM.
"But what [...] is it good for?" - Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." - Ken Olson, president of Digital Equipment Corp. 1977
"Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy." - Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist in 1859.
"$640K ought to be enough for anybody." - Bill Gates, 1981.
"Men might as well project a voyage to the Moon as attempt to employ steam navigation against the stormy North Atlantic Ocean." - Dr. Dionysus Lardner, Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, University College, London, 1838
Title: Re: Quotes!
Post by: -shiNe! on September 08, 2011, 02:22:00 PM
Christopher Paolini - Author of Eragon and Eldest. Quote from Eragon.
- Many people have died for their beliefs? The real courage is living and suffering for what you believe.
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Post by: TheAlphaMan97 on September 20, 2011, 07:30:18 PM
This is may favourite Quote that has been in my family for awhile.

Go Hard or Go Home.

Or this is one of my friends quotes who goes by the name Galaxy.

I'm a Galaxy of Endless posibilities.

Thats all I've got for today I'll come back sometime soon with better ones.
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Post by: ·WídgêT· on September 20, 2011, 09:12:36 PM
"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss" - Douglas Addams

Used it as my graduation quote, perfectly describes my way of thinking and my future (hopefully) career. HHGttG FTW! :P
Title: Re: Quotes!
Post by: -shiNe! on September 23, 2011, 12:51:17 PM
"Death is part of who we are. It guides us. It shapes us. It drives us to madness. Can you still be human if you have no mortal end?"

"The purpose of life is not to do what we want but what needs to be done. This is what fate demands of us."

-Christopher Paolini

Title: Re: Quotes!
Post by: -shiNe! on October 04, 2011, 08:41:21 PM
"Nothing makes us more lonely then our secrets"
-Paul Tournier
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Post by: Legacy_GT on February 15, 2012, 03:27:06 PM
"Chase your dreams till you awaken"
"Don't stop till you are at the end"
"Everyone begins at the same starting line, but breaks away a different ribbon"
"The best motivation is brought on my inspiration"
"Sometimes the best quote comes from the reader"
"Even you r biggest failure is an ace, and your biggest loss is a win"
"Live today better than tomorrow"
"Even your worst moments can be a dream"
"No matter what the genre all music can send a positive message"
"A great person isn't great from his beliefs, but because he always believed"
"One man's happiness is another man's sorrow"
"Happiness can be bought by the smallest compliments"
"Quotes are words, actions are living"
"Talking is big, walking is huge"
"Sometimes it's the chance that you were not given, that will give you your biggest opportunity"
C/ 1st Lt. Ari N. Dehghani
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Post by: MrMxyzptlk on February 16, 2012, 12:38:15 PM

"No matter where you go, there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai

The stark wisdom in many of these famous quotes ( are life's rules to live by....

Title: Re: Quotes!
Post by: BFM_Edison on March 11, 2012, 11:59:38 PM
The quote from my sig,

"Indeed 'tis subtly narrow, that bottle neck through which the red sand runs, so hairlike its trickle that the eye beholds no diminishment in the upper chamber, and only at the very end does it appear to go fast and fast be gone. But that is yet so distant, what with the narrowness, that it deserves nor mention nor thought. Simply that the hour-glass has been turned, that the sand has begun to run."

From Doctor Faustus.