Words You Say Never Seem To Live Up To The Ones Inside Your Head

I’ve always liked quotes.  That’s probably a strange thing to like, but I always appreciated that no matter what you’re dealing with, how you’re feeling, or what you want to say, there’s a quote for that.

I’ve mentioned before that I used to write in a LiveJournal.  I actually wrote it in off and on for 7 years, and the majority of my entries contained a “quote of the day” at the end.  I usually tried to make the quotes match up with the topic of my entry, though many times it was just something I liked.

So today I’ll be sharing some of my favorite quotes with you.  This is in no way a complete list, but it’s a start.  (Hopefully they’re all accurate as well … According to my online sources they are, but I don’t have the time or patience to watch every movie/TV episode or flip through every book most of these come from to be 100% sure.)  Also, please note … These are in no particular order.

This week’s list: Ten Of My Favorite Quotes (That Are Not Taken From Song Lyrics)

10.) “You can’t be a proper writer without a touch of madness, can you?” – Madeleine LeClerc Quills

9.) “Memory can change the shape of a room.  It can change the color of a car.  And memories can be distorted.  They’re just an interpretation.  They’re not a record, and they’re irrelevant if you have the facts.” – Leonard Shelby Memento

8.) “We feel the need to pour out our hearts to a given person, to surrender, to sacrifice everything.  In such a meeting no words are necessary: each senses the other’s thoughts.  Each is the answer to the other’s dreams.” – Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

7.) “A condom is the glass slipper for our generation.  You slip one on when you meet a stranger.  You dance all night, and then you throw it away.  The condom, I mean, not the stranger. – Marla Singer Fight Club

6.) “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Carl W. Buechner

5.) “Holding anger is a poison.  It eats you from inside.  We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us.  But hatred is a curved blade.  And the harms we do, we do to ourselves.” – The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

4.) “Now the making of a good compilation tape is a very subtle art.  Many dos and don’ts.  First of all, you’re using someone else’s poetry to express how you feel.  This is a delicate thing.” – Rob Gordon High Fidelity

3.) “Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back.  Maybe you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be.” – Carrie Bradshaw Sex and the City

2.) “We live not only in a world of thoughts, but also in a world of things.  Words without experience are meaningless.” – Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

1.) “No matter how careful you are, there’s going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn’t experience it all.  There’s that fallen heart feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you should’ve been paying attention.  Well, get used to that feeling.  That’s how your whole life will feel some day.  This is all practice.” – Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

If anyone reading this feels like commenting, what are some of your favorite quotes?


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