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I thought this one, too, should be brought back.

I've been in a Harry Potter mood lately.

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that."
J.K. Rowling

"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."
J.K. Rowling

"In dreams, we enter a world that's entirely our own."
Steven Kloves

"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
J.K. Rowling

"Curiosity is not a sin.... But we should exercise caution with our curiosity... yes, indeed."
J.K. Rowling

"Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it."
J.K. Rowling,

"Time is making fools of us again."
J. K. Rowling

"It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew - and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents - that there was all the difference in the world."
J.K. Rowling,

"It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more."
J.K. Rowling

"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"
J.K. Rowling

"The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with caution."
J.K. Rowling

"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends."
J.K. Rowling

"You can exist without your soul, you know, as long as your brain and heart are still working. But you'll have no sense of self anymore, no memory, no....anything. There's no chance at all of recovery. You'll just exist. As an empty shell."
J.K. Rowling

"You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself plainly when you have need of him."
J.K. Rowling

"Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike."
J.K. Rowling

"Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness."
J.K. Rowling

"An invisible barrier separated him from the rest of the world. He was - he had always been a marked man."
J.K. Rowling

"People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right."
J.K. Rowling
  
Those are amazing; and most of them are probably from Dumbledore, no? Just a guess.

"Don't say a thing; because your eyes, they tell me more than your words."
  • The Fray

I like the simple ones.
  
Many of them, yes. :P

Neil Gaiman:

"Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly."

"Only the phoenix rises and does not descend. And everything changes. And nothing is truly lost."

"I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing."

"I wish I had an origin story for you. When I was four, I was bitten by a radioactive myth."

"Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe. "

"It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor."

"Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up a whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life... You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' or 'how very perceptive' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Nothing should be able to do that. Especially not love. I hate love. "

"I wanted to put a reference to masturbation in one of the scripts for the Sandman. It was immediately cut by the editor [Karen Berger]. She told me, "There's no masturbation in the DC Universe." To which my reaction was, "Well that explains a lot about the DC Universe." "

"Writers may be solitary but they also tend to flock together: they like being solitary together."

"We are small but we are many, we are many we are small; we were here before you rose, we will be here when you fall."

"Fuck! I won a Hugo!"

"American Gods is about 200,000 words long, and I'm sure there are words that are simply in there 'cause I like them. I know I couldn't justify each and every one of them. "

"We live in a world in which the only utopian visions arrive in commercial breaks: magical visions of an impossibly hospitable world, peopled by bright-eyed attractive men, women, children... Where nobody dies... In my worlds people died. And I thought that was honest. I thought I was being honest."

"The little folk dare anything", said his friend. "And they talk a lot of nonsense. But they talks an awful lot of sense, as well. You listen to 'em at your peril, and you ignore 'em at your peril, too."

"When I was very young, somebody — maybe it was a squirrel, they talk so much, or a magpie, or maybe a fishie — told me that Pan owned all this forest. Well, not owned owned. Not like he would sell the forest to someone else, or put a wall all around it ... It's not hard to own something. Or everything. You just have to know that it's yours, and then be willing to let it go."

"Gods die. And when they truly die they are unmourned and unremembered. Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end."

"People want to forget the impossible. It makes their world safer. "

"I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing."
  
"I don't know what's better: Gettin' laid or gettin' paid" - Kanye West

"Now ladies don't be mad at me, I'm only callin' ya bitches cause I don't know your names individually. " - Katt Williams

"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell" - CS Lewis
  
"What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate hell!" -Shakespeare

"So I open my door to my enemies, And I ask could we wipe the slate clean. But they tell me to please go fuck myself. You know, you just can't win." -Pink Floyd

"Immediately after the monsters, die the heroes." -Robert Calasso

"They love not poison that do poison need." -William Shakespeare

"Strike a glass, and it will not endure an instant; simply do not strike it, and it will endure a thousand years.-G. K. Chesteron

"All humans should try and learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why." -James Thurber

"Show a prisoner the world, and all he sees are the bars on his cage."

"Be the change you want to see in the world" -Gandhi

"An eye for an eye makes the world go blind." -Gandhi

"A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything." -Malcolm X

"If God were alive today He'd be atheist" -Kurt Vonnegut

"I don't care if you blow up a factory. Violence is violating something's right to peace. You can't violate a factory." -John Zerzan

"Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence." -Edgar Allan Poe

"No, I'm not a creeper--Creepers are tendrils sent out by vines in order to secure them further."

""The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple." -Oscar Wilde

"O, teach me how I should forget to think!" -Shakespeare

"Both the hunter and the hunted pray to a god."

"Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." -Nietzsche

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." -Michelangelo

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." -Aristotle

"Fiction reveals the truth that reality obscures." -Jessamyn West

"Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding." -Gandhi

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." -Mother Teresa

"Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within." -James Baldwin

"Some stories are true that never happened." -Ellie Wiesel

"All war is deception." -Sun Tzu

"All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers." -Francois Ferelon

"Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie." -Shakespeare

"A pox o' your throat, you bawling, blasphemous, uncharitable dog!" -Shakespeare

"All lost! To prayers, to prayers, all lost." -Shakespeare

"Foolish men open their mouths to say something. Wise men open their mouths when they have something to say." -Socrates
  
'I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.'
-Ursula K. LeGuin

'There's an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to us about this script for Hamlet they've worked out. Ford! You're turning into a penguin. Stop it.'
-Arthur Dent

'In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.'
-The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

And on a more serious note,
'I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.'
-Jane Eyre
  
"if you can't accept me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best."
  
"Everyone makes mistakes. But if they're willing to put the past behind them, then we should too" - One Tree Hill.

I haven't watched One Tree Hill in soo long, but I always liked this quote.
  
Oh hai Mark.
  • Tommy Wiseau
  
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity. -Thomas Moore
  
As a harry potter person in general, i would like to raise one of my personal favorite quotes from the scene where Ron is complaining about how its possible to feel so many different things at once and hermoine's stunningly witty reply is

"Not all of us have the emotional capacity of a teaspoon..."

Which is think is a brilliant quote :D
  
"None of us are as cruel as all of us"
  • Anon

Just think about how this relates to bullying in large groups.
  
"Wait, so nuclear plants aren't plants? Like, in the ground?"

I really worry about that girl.
  
"'Besides, you need intelligent people on this sort of mission... quest...thing.'
'Guess that leaves you out pip'"

"Procrastinate, because if the world ends tomorrow, you won't have to do it."

"'I wanna cast a spell! I can cast any spells from the list right?'
'Right,'
'I wanna cast, magic missle,'
'Why are you casting magic missle, there's nothing to attack here!'
'I'm...I'm... I'M ATTACKING THE DARKNESS!'"

"You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
...or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she'd want:
smile, open your eyes, ℒℴνℯ and go on."

"When everything seems to burden you and there are so many obstacles along the way,
Think about it this way, when the enemy knows there is something better in store for us, that’s the time he throws in more hurdles, more challenges. He is scared for us to succeed.
So when you encounter more difficulties in life, know now that there is something greater in store for you;
Cause there’s always sunshine after the rain,
light at the end of the tunnel,
and spring after every winter."

"Don't tell me the sky's the limit if there are footprints on the moon"

"I'm a little tea-pot
Short and stout,
Here is my handle
Here is my... Oh bugger, I'm a sugar bowl!"
  
"if you can't accept me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best."

holy cow what a great quote. im adopting that as my personal phrase. kudos!!
  
"No, it's because there are the ones who left off fapping, and the ones who aren't off doing so (like me) have stopped posting because they've seen that this thread has reached pinnacle failure" - Anonymous
  
Oh hai Mark.
  • Tommy Wiseau</quote>
No! No bad porn music or belly button sex!
  
amgirl said:
Oh hai Mark.
  • Tommy Wiseau</quote>
No! No bad porn music or belly button sex!

Waahhh!!! Nooo!!! Not THAT movie!!! Arrghh, it hurts my brain just thinking about it!!
  
Ahh! Put your messages outside of the <quote> tags, people!

My favorite bad movie is probably Plan 9 from Outer Space. Every time I watch it, I discover new terrible things about it.
  
Gah, I wonder why it did that.
And Fwip, have you ever seen The Room? It is widely known as the worst movie of all time. Yes, worse than Plan 9 from Outer Space.
  
Yeah, it was pretty bad. Tommy Wiseau's got some very strange things going on in his head if he thinks it was worth watching. It's kind of fascinating to try to figure out *what* he was trying to do. His issues with the bank, the obsessive football playing, the shaving of the beard. It almost feels like the movie has a whole ton of subtleties that are just masked by the horrible directing, acting and the way the plot beats you over the head.

Troll 2 is a lot of fun, too. The documentary on it, Best Worst Movie is a pretty good watch. ^_^
  
I haven't seen it
But I need to watch the Room again. It's so bad, I need to inflict it on my friends.
  
"To you, Baldrick, the Renaissance was just something that happened to other people, wasn't it?" - Blackadder
  
"To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth." --Voltaire
  
"The continuous work of our life is to build death."
-Montaigne

"Conscious thinking is all well and good, but when you get right down to it, it's the not-knowing stuff that does the business."
-Kevin Brooks (Lucas)
  
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