"Reading is one form of escape. Running away and screaming is another." -- Lemony Snicket
I have always loved a good quote. And just the other day I had such a moment of nostalgia as I ran across my journal from college. Where I listed all of my favorite quotes of the moment. It is full of poetry. Everything from Ogden Nash to Shelley. Blake to Poe. It has lines from books. Lines from movies. Including this gem from Woody Allen's "Love and Death:
"To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then one must suffer from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore to be unhappy, one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness."
I could easily quote Woody Allen way back then. Now I think that all my movie quotes are from Pixar. Or "Steel Magnolias."
I had editorials. Far Side cartoons. This is my all time favorite:And other cartoons. That were just as appropriate then as they are now.
And I even wrote down things that my roommate said. Like: "I have to take my own panties off sometimes. Especially after he's tried ten times with his teeth." I have lots of things I wanted to remember. Forevah.
Here are my top five favorite quotes of the moment:
1.“You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.”–Dorothy Parker
2. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”–Albert Einstein
3. "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." --Galileo Galilei (This one is the signature line of my emails.)
4. "Non scholae, sed vitae discimus" - Seneca (We learn not for school, but for life. I am a Latin teacher. I have to have a Latin quote.)
5. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt.
So...what about you? Did you keep a journal? Do you have a favorite quote (s)?