So You Think You Can Quote

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Mahatma Gandhi famously said “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Given my voracious appetite for literature and the consumption of thoughts and ideas, long ago, Gandhi’s words inspired me to seek out and collate collective wisdom, an almanac of expression if you will.

One of my new year resolutions was to add one new quote each and every week into my little black book of thoughts. For your reading pleasure (and the sake of posterity), here are ten of my favourite 2014 discoveries. At the least, I hope you, the reader, find meaning in one of these:

01. “Live out of your imagination, not your history.” – Steven Corey

02. “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” – Madeline L’Engle

03. “Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.” – Roger Ebert

04. “The challenge isn’t to know all the answers, it is to ask enough of the right questions.” – Mark Tredinnick

05. “No one knows what’s next but everyone does it.” – George Carlin

06. “Follow your bliss.” – Joseph Campbell

07. “Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I have ever known.” – Chuck Palahniuk

08. “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” – Confucius

09. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch

10. “Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.” – Henry Ford

Bonus Quotes

11. “If I’m not back in five minutes…just wait longer.” – Ace Ventura (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective)

12. “Don’t worry. As long as you hit that wire with the connecting hook at precisely 88mph the instant the lightning strikes the tower… Everything will be fine.” – Dr. Emmett Brown (Back to the Future)

 

 

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