Quotes

 
This is a collection of some of my favorite quotes gathered from various sources.


Life's About changes, Making Lemons into Lemonade.

Phil Vassar - Lemonade

 

Anything else you don't remember from that day? If I don't remember it, how would I know if I remembered it or not. Unless I forgot to remember it.

Charlie Crews - Life

 

When you find yourself in some far off place,
And it causes you to rethink some things,
You start to sense that slowly you're becoming someone else,
And then you find yourself.

When you make new friends in a brand new town,
And you start to think about settlin' down,
The things that would have been lost on you are now clear as a bell,
And you find yourself, that's when you find yourself.

Where you go through life so sure of where you're headed,
And you wind up lost and it's the best thing that could have happened,
'Cause sometimes when you lose your way it's just as well,
Because you find yourself. yeah, that's when you find yourself.

When you meet the one that you've been waitin' for,
And she's everything that you want and more,
You look at her and you finally start to live for some one else,
And then you find yourself, that's when you find yourself.

We go through life so sure of where we're headed,
And we wind up lost and it's the best thing that could have happened,
'Cause sometimes when you lose your way it's really just as well,
Because you find yourself, yeah, that's when you find yourself...

Brad Paisley - Find Yourself

 

There's a Reason why the word 'cry' is in Cryptography.

Wayne Dixon - My own Thoughts

 

Growing Up Is Not An Absence Of Dreaming,
Its Being Able To Understand The Difference Between,
The Ones You Can Hold,
And The Ones That You've Been Sold,
But Dreaming Is A Good Thing,
Cause It Brings New Things To Life,
But Pretending Is An Ending,
That Perpetuates A Lie,
Forgetting What You Are Seeing,
For What You've Been Told.
Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction,
And This Is My Chance To Get It Right,
Life Is Much Better Without All Of Those Pretty Lies,
So Goodbye Alice In Wonderland,
You Can Keep Your Yellow Brick Road,
Cause There Is A Difference Between Dreaming And Pretending


 

And We Turn as We Must,
We are Ashes To Dust, Amen.

Sugarland - Hello

 

There's A Few Defining Moments in Every Persons' Life,
Where You Know What You've Done Wrong,
And You Know What You've Done Right.

Toby Keith - New Orleans

 

You live with decisions That you make in your life,
And what steers your direction is hard to understand,
The Spirit of a Boy Or the Wisdom of a Man.


 

Mark My Words, This War Will Not Be Fought On The Frontier or On Some Distant Battlefield, But Amongst Us, Among Our Homes, our Children Will Learn Of It With Their Own Eyes. And The Innocent Will Die With The Rest Of Us.

Benjamin Martin - The Patriot

 

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes (Who will guard the guards)

Unknown - Unknown

 

Why Should I Trade 1 Tyrant, 3000 Miles Away for 3000 Tyrants 1 Mile Away? An Elected Legislature Can Trample A Man's Rights As Easily As A King Can.

Benjamin Martin - The Patriot

 

A penny for my thoughts, oh no I'll sell them for a dollar, They're worth so much more after I'm a goner

The Band Perry - If I Die Young

 

If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up somewhere else.

Toby Keith - Somewhere Else

 

For everyone that's helped pave my way
If it weren't for you, I wouldn't be here today.
All my friends, the girls, the broken hearts
All the critics, cynics, and doubters y'all know who you are
Those looking down from up there

I didn't get here alone
That road's just too rough alone
I might be the one the spotlight's on
But I didn't get here alone
Yeah, I Know I didn't get here alone

Kenny Chesney - I Didn't Get Here Alone

 

I'll never forget the songs that changed my path,
Just one more reason I'm where I'm at.

Kenny Chesney - I Didn't Get Here Alone

 

I know little about a lot. But I also know a lot about little.


 

Putting up with irrationality is the basis of all relationships

Dr. James Wilson - House, M.D.

 

You're coming up like a flower, You're coming up through the cracks that live 'round here, Everybody know we have no fear

We are the wind of change change coming, We take a stand where so many never go, We will shout it out to let you know, This is my generation

We want an answer to the questions, We want to knock down all the walls they built for you, We want to know the truth not be lied to

We want to know the face of freedom, We want to make a place where we can learn to love, Build a world that we can be proud of, This is my generation

Cause we just want to dance all night, Live inside the spark of life, This might be the only time around
Cause we just want to dance all night, Live inside the spark of life, This might be the only time around

You're coming up like a flower, You're coming up through the cracks that live 'round here, Everybody knows we have no fear, This is our generation

Emerson Hart - Generation

 

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave bereft
I am not there. I have not left.

Mary Elizabeth Frye

 

Before reality threw up the roadblocks
And nothin was out of our reach
Time flowed smooth as a waltz, so it seemed
We were dancin' with dreams

Phil Vassar - Dancin' with Dreams

 

When you're trying to find yourself, who do you ask for help

Lucky Boys Confusion - Back Then...

 

We do not choose the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.

Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture

 

Brick walls are there for a reason, they give us a chance to show just how bad we want something

Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture

 

Experience is something you get when you don't get what you wanted.

Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture

 

Don't Bail; the best gold is at the bottom of the barrels of crap

Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture

 

When you do the right thing, good stuff has a way of happening

Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture

 

Get a feedback loop and listen to it.

Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture

 

Don't complain; just work harder.

Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture

 

Be good at something; it makes you valuable.

Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture

 

Be prepared; "luck" is where preparation meets opportunity.

Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture

 

If you lead your life the right way the karma will take care of itself; the dreams will come to you.

Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture

 

Lady Gaga Makes Miley Cyrus look like John Lennon

Christopher Titus - Neverlution

 

Every Joke is a Tiny Revolution

George Orwell

 

White people, let me ask you something. Do you honestly trust white people?

Christopher Titus - Neverlution

 

Texas had really late term aborition. They called them the Death Penalty

Christopher Titus - Neverlution

 

I want to have Restless Leg Syndrome because I don't like doing Cardio

Christopher Titus - Neverlution

 

Let's call it like we see it

Christopher Titus - Neverlution

 

Tom you're so in the closet you're finding Christmas Presents.

Family Guy - Little Griffins

 

What a man cannot remember does not exist, for him

Robert Ludlum - Bourne Identity

 

Blogging is Graffiti with Punctuation

Dr. Ian Sussman - Contaigon

 

Becoming an adult, in particular a parent, means becoming the type of hypocrite you can live with.


 

Life is a UI problem

Jeff Jarvis

 

We might be oil and water, this could be a big mistake,
We might burn like gasoline and fire,
It's a chance we'll have to take.

We may shine, we may shatter,
We may be picking up the pieces here on after,
We are fragile, we are human,
And we are shaped by the light we let through us,
We break fast, cause we are glass.
We are glass.

Thompson Square - Glass

 

Privacy is an ethic of knowing and Publicness is an ethic of sharing

Jeff Jarvis - Public Parts

 

Some See Friending as an endorsement rather than merely a connection

Jeff Jarvis - Public Parts

 

It's not just that the tools just change rapidly, the tools also change society rapidly.

Jeff Jarvis - Public Parts

 

what does friend mean now that the noun is also a verb.

Jeff Jarvis - Public Parts

 

When sharing, don't judge your success by main stream media's standards

Jeff Jarvis - Public Parts

 

The reward of publicness is best found in terms of relationships

Jeff Jarvis - Public Parts

 

We need to stop and think, and teach our children to stop and think before exposing themselves.

Jeff Jarvis - Public Parts

 

Anything you put online is a tattoo

Jeff Jarvis - Public Parts

 

Don't Feed the Trolls

General Internet Wisdom

 

When you make a mistake, own up to it.

Jeff Jarvis - Public Parts

 

Corrections do not tarnish credit, they enhance it.

Jeff Jarvis - Public Parts

 

The Internet is life, Only bigger and faster

Jeff Jarvis - Public Parts

 

You cannot connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect the dots looking backward


 

Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick, don't lose faith.


 

You've got to find what you love. And It is as true for work as it does for lovers.


 

Only way to do great work is to do what you do. If you haven't found it, keep looking and don't settle.


 

If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you will most certainly will be.


 

Almost everything, just falls away in the face of death. Remember that you're going to die is the best way to remember that


 

No one wants to die, Death is the destination we all share. Death is very likely is the single best invention of life. It's life change agent, clears out the old for the new.


 

Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life.


 

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they seem to already know where you want to go.


 

Stay hungry, stay foolish.


 

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.

Steve Jobs - Apple, Inc.

 

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

Steve Jobs

 

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."


 

Grief is the price we pay for love.

Queen Elizabeth II

 

Take each day and make it last
'Cause you turn around and the future is the past
Here and now is all we have
The beginning and the end mean so little
What matters most is what's in the middle

Laura Aliana - The Middle

 

Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life.

Sophia Loren

 

The Universe is a Program and you're just a Sub routine

Saturday Morning Breakfast Comic - SMBC

 

Don't Cry Because it's over, Smile because it happened

Dr. Seuss - Quote

 

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Dr. Seuss - Quote

 

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.


 

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

Robert A. Heinlein

 

I don't mourn the death of Britannica in print. Knowledge escapes its bounds. Things change

Jeff Jarvis - @jeffjarvis

 

Notice how Netflix has us all talking like Brits

Baratunde Thurston - How To Be Black

 

The recent debate over copyright laws like SOPA in the United States and the ACTA agreement in Europe has been very emotional. And I think some dispassionate, quantitative reasoning could really bring a great deal to the debate. I'd therefore like to propose that we employ, we enlist, the cutting edge field of copyright math whenever we approach this subject. For instance, just recently the Motion Picture Association revealed that our economy loses $58 billion dollars a year to copyright theft. Now rather than just argue about this number, a copyright mathematician will analyze it and he'll soon discover that this money could stretch from this auditorium all the way across Ocean Boulevard to the Westin, and then to Mars ... (Laughter) ... if we use pennies.



Now this is obviously a powerful, some might say dangerously powerful, insight. But it's also a morally important one. Because this isn't just the hypothetical retail value of some pirated movies that we're talking about, but this is actual economic losses. This is the equivalent to the entire American corn crop failing along with all of our fruit crops, as well as wheat, tobacco, rice, sorghum -- whatever sorghum is -- losing sorghum. But identifying the actual losses to the economy is almost impossible to do unless we use copyright math. Now music revenues are down by about eight billion dollars a year since Napster first came on the scene. So that's a chunk of what we're looking for. But total movie revenues across theaters, home video and pay-per-view are up. And TV, satellite and cable revenues are way up. Other content markets like book publishing and radio are also up. So this small missing chunk here is puzzling.



Since the Big content markets have grown in-line with historic norms, it's not additional growth that piracy has prevented. But Copyright Math tells us it must therefore be foregone growth in a market that has no historic norms. One that did not exist in the 90's. What we're looking at here is the insidious cost of Ring tone Piracy. $50 Billion of it a year. That's enough at 30 seconds a ringtone to stretch from here to neanderthal times. It's true, I have Excel.



Now this is a key number in the Copyright Mathematicians Toolkit. It's the precise amount of harm that comes to media companies whenever a single copyrighted song or movie gets pirated. Hollywood and the Congress derived this number 'Mathematically', back when they last sat down to improve copyright damages and made this law. ($150,000)



Some people think this number is a little large. But Copyright Mathematicians who are Media lobby experts are merely surprised that it doesn't get compounded for inflation every year. Now when this law first past, the world's hottest MP3 Player could hold just 10 songs. It was a big Christmas Hit. Because what little hoodlum wouldn't want a million and half bucks worth of stolen goods in his pocket. Today the iPod Classic can hold 40,000 songs, which is to say $8 Billion worth of stolen media, or 75,000 jobs.



Now, you might find Copyright Math strange, but that's because it's a field that's best left to experts. So, that's it for now. I hope you join me next time when I will be making an equally scientific and fact-based inquiry into cost of Alien music piracy to the American Economy.



Rob Reid - Ted Talk

 

Funny how a melody sounds like a memory
Like a soundtrack to a July Saturday night

Eric Church - Springsteen

 

And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on.


 

Remembering that you're going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap that you have something to lose. You are already naked, there is no reason not to follow your heart.


 

Most of all, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you already want to become. Everything else is secondary.


 

And I'll never forget the songs that changed my path
Just one more reason I'm where I'm at

Kenny Chesney - Didn't Get Here Alone

 

You cannot connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect the dots looking backward. You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in the future. You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road, will give you the confidence following your heart, even off the well worn path, and that will make all the difference.


 

We re-enact the traumas of the past through attraction in the present.

Dr. Drew Pinsky - LoveLine 04/10/2012

 

Maybe life is a dream and we wake up when we die

Charlie Crews - Life Season 1 Episode 7

 

When Strong Avoid Them,
If United Separate Them,
Attack Their Weakness,
Emerge to their Surprise

Sun Tzu

 

I'll never understand how a post of one sentence generates more dialog than a post of 500 words. Internet, I'll never understand you.

Josh Schnell - Twitter

 

Student: "Hi, my name is Jenny, I'm a sophomore, and this is for all three of you. Can you say in one sentence or less, you know what I mean. Why America is the greatest country in the world?"
Sharon: "Diversity and opportunity"
Louis: "Freedom and freedom"
McAvoy: "The New York Jets!"

Moderator: "No, I'm going to hold you to an answer on that. What makes America the greatest country in the world?"

McAvoy: "Well, Louis and Sharon said it, Diversity and opportunity and Freedom and Freedom."

Moderator: "I'm not letting you go back to the airport without answering the question."

McAvoy: "Well, our constitution is a masterpiece, James Madison was a genius. The Declaration of Independence is, for me, the greatest piece of American writing. (pause) You don't look satisfied."

Moderator: "One is a set of laws and the other is a declaration of war, I want a human moment from you. What about the people…"

McAvoy: "It's not the greatest country in the world Professor. That's my answer."
Moderator: "You're Saying"
McAvoy: "Yes."
Moderator: "Let's talk about"
McAvoy: "Fine, Sharon, the NEA is a loser, yeah it accounts for a penny out of our paycheck, but, he gets to hit you with it anytime he wants. It doesn't cost money. It costs votes, it costs air time and column inches. Do you know why people don't like liberals? Because they lose. If liberals are so fucking smart why do they lose so god damn always.

And with a straight face, you're going to tell students that America is so 'Star Spangled Awesome' that we're the only ones in the world who have freedom? Canada has freedom, Japan has freedom. The UK, France, Italy, Germany, spain, Australia, Belgium has freedom. 207 sovereign states in the world and 180 of them have freedom.

And sorority girl, in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day, there's absolutely no information to support the statement that we're the greatest country in the world. We're 7th in literacy, 27th in Math, 22nd in Science, 49th in Life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, 3rd in Median household income, number four in labor force, and number four in exports. We lead the world in only three categories. Number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real, and defense spending. Where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined, 25 of whom are allies.

Now, none of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student. But you are none-the-less are without a doubt a member of the Worst.Generation.Ever. So when you ask what makes us the best country in the world, I don't know what the Fuck you're talking about. Yosemite?

Sure used to be. We stood up for what was right. We fought for moral reasons. We passed laws, struck down laws for moral reasons. We waged wars on poverty, not poor people. We sacrificed, we cared about our neighbors, we put our money where our mouths were. We never beat our chest. We built great big things, made ungodly technological advances, explored the universe, cured diseases, and we cultivated the world's greatest artists, and the world's greatest economy. We reached for the stars. Acted like men. We aspired to intelligence, we didn't belittle it. It didn't make us feel inferior. We didn't identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election and we didn't scare so easy.

We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed. By great men, by men who were revered. First step in solving any problem is recognizing that there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore. Enough?"


 

Doorways are where the truth is told


 

I'm a player, as much as a computer scientist can be called a player

Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture

 

What actors are hired for, is to bring reality to the arbitrary.


 

The best First Person shooter video game advice one can get is from Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, "Check your corners rookie".

Me - My Own Thoughts

 

I don't forget the past because its made me who I am today, the person ready to take on the future.

Me - My Own Thoughts

 

If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.


 

The Inmates have clearly taken over part of the Internet asylum


 

Don't understand why people still need CDs when Old Spice is music to the nostrils.

Old Spice - Twitter

 

Don't be afraid of anything, except the television evening news, because they're lying to you every night.


 

This is part of free speech is you being able to speak but also you listening. And me being able to speak. All right?

Barack Obama - Counterterrorism Speech

 

I succeed at something and take it up one level to Epic Failure

Christopher Titus - Voice In My Head

 

We currently in America are a pussy generation

Christopher Titus - Voice in My Head

 

My school was run by the Mob or the Teacher's Union, you choose.

Christopher Titus - Voice in My Head

 

Little tip, don't read Stephen King in the South. 'Cause it is non-fiction at that point

Christopher Titus - Voice in My Head

 

Every group of guys has that one guy in it, who is a fighter. He's either a martial artist or an MMA guy or just insane.

Christopher Titus - Voice in My Head

 

When I say this thing is metal, I mean 1950's Cadillac tailfin metal.

Christopher Titus - Voice in My Head

 

"You admire the wrong people"
"No"
"Were any of them quoted by name?"
"Plenty of them."
"Any of them that don't have an axe to grind with you?"
"The rest were pussy ass, coward ass, pussified pussies."

Charlie Skinner - Newsroom Season 1, Episode 10

 

"Ask me again"
"Excuse Me?"
"Ask Me your idiot question again."
"What makes America the greatest country in the world?"
"You Do."

Will McAvoy - Newsroom Season 1, Episode 10

 

I'm not a mathematician full time, I mean I took a lot of freakin' calculus in school, and I did it for a living for twenty years


 

Many of these adults of this influence are okay with believing that the world is 10,000 years old. If you adults want to do that, and carry this self-inconsistency, that's fine but keep it to yourself when it comes to your kids' school and science education. It is inappropriate to spend tax dollars intended for science education to teach that the world is 10,000 years old. It's just inappropriate. And I, as a tax payer, am not going to put up with that.


 

You don't' know which way the wind is blowing until the shit hits the fan


 

Well we all have faith and we all have hope But we're all a llittle lost in the same damn boat

Fankie Ballard - Helluva Life

 

Have something to bring to the table, it makes you more welcome

Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture

 

Geekdom is not a club; it's a destination, open to anyone who wants to put in the time and effort to travel there. And if someone lacks the opportunity to get there, we geeks should help in any way we can. Take a new friend to a meetup or convention. Donate your old games, movies, comics, and toys. Be welcoming. Sharing your enthusiasm is part of being a geek.



Anyone trying to purposely erect border fences or demanding to see ID upon entry to the land of Geekdom is missing the point. They have no power over you. Ignore them and dive headfirst into the things that interest you. Soak up every experience. Lose yourself in the pursuit of knowledge. When you finally come up for air, you'll find that the long road to geekdom no longer stretches out before you. No one can deny you entry. You're already home.


 

Don't spend time being angry at people. Forgive them. Life is entirely too short.

Trapped At My Desk (Amanda) - @TrappedAtMyDesk

 

I took myself down to the cafe to find all the boys lost in books and crackling vinyl
And carved out a poem above the urinal that read
Don't you cry for the lost
Smile for the living
Get what you need and give what you're given
Life's for the living so live it
Or you're better off dead

Passenger - Life's for the Living

 

Cycles are almost impossible to identify until you're well into their sequence


 

What is it with people from Chicago that they're so happy to have been born there? I meet so many people who can't wait to tell me they?re from Chicago, and when I meet them they're living anywhere but Chicago.

President Josiah Bartlet - West Wing Season 2 - Episode 19

 

All things end. They rarely end like we would like them to, and often do before we are ready. We transition in a way that gives our loss honor. We grieve with a true appreciation of what we have no longer.

Rob Lowe - Love Life

 

Nature, like a woman, will seduce you with its sights, its scents, and its touch. Then it breaks your ankle, like a woman.

Oliver Babish - West Wing Season 3

 

The most costly disruptions always happen when we take something completely for granted stops working for a minute.

President Bartlet - West Wing Season 3 - Episode 9

 

The iPhone is the thing that you always want with you on the go because you can put stuff in and take it out as needed. But, the Mac is where you can just do a ton of stuff very quickly. And the iPad kinda sits in between for notification and reporting but it's doesn't seem to be either end of that solution

Rene Ritchie - Debug Episode 37

 

We will worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. We said that yesterday.

Leo McGarry - West Wing - Season 4 - Episode 5

 

Hitler painted that?
It's not too bad.
It's not that good.

Monument's Men - Monument's Men

 

"I've seemed to have stepped on a land mine"
"Why would you do that?"
"It was a slow day"
"Well I wouldn't move"
"I'd like to at some point"

Monument's Men - Monument's Men

 

"There's probably something I should explain to you before you plan any more double dates"
"Okay. What?"
"You have to swear to never tell papa and mama"
"I swear. What's the big secret?"
"I don't like girls"
"A pain in the ass, I agree, but what are you going to do?"
"I mean, I don't like to hug and kiss them"
"What, don't be stupid."
"We're all made differently Woody"
"Yeah, but you have to be some kind of pansy"
"Yeah"
"Yeah, what?"
"Yes, I'm some kind of pansy"
"You've got to be kidding"
"I'm not kidding Woody, I'm dead serious"
"You're queer?"
"That's exactly what I am. I didn't choose to be"
...
"Chuck, this is disgusting"
"No, it's not. It's the way some guys are made, Especially in the Navy"
"There are pansies in the Navy?"
"Yeah, more than you'd think, a lot"
...
"This is weird. C'mon, let's go home"
...
"Remember, not a word to anyone, especially the parents. God knows what papa would say"
"Well what the hell, at least you're not a republican"


Ken Follett - Winter of the World

 

@imyke @_ChrisHarris @moiseschiu your obstinate refusal to use the Euro does not qualify you as non-European.

Casey Liss - Twitter

 

"I can't believe I'm surrounded by the two guys who have seen The Arm Wrestling Movie"
"It's a man thing"
"No, it's an idiot thing"


 

That's everyone in the family?
What are Fred and I, next door neighbors?


 

I learned how to write it when I first started school,
Some bully didn't like it, he said it didn't sound to cool,
So I had to hit him and all I said when the blood came,
It's my last name

Grandpa took off to Europe to fight the Germans in the war,
It came back on some dogtags nobody wears no more,
It's written on a headstone in the field where he was slain,
It's my last name

Passed down from generations too far back to trace,
I can see all my relations when I look into my face,
May never make it famous but I'll never bring it shame,
It's my last name

Daddy always told me far back as I recall,
Son, your part of somethin', you represent us all,
So keep it how you got it , as solid as it came,
It's my last name

Passed down from generations too far back to trace,
I can see all my relations when I look into my face,
May never make it famous but I'll never bring it shame,
It's my last name

So darlin' if you're wonderin' why I've got you here tonight,
I wanna be your husband, I want you to be my wife,
I ain't got much to give you but what I've got means everything,
It's my last name, oh, it's my last name

I learned how to write it when I first started school

Dierks Bentley - My Last Name

 

And all I seemed to find is that everything has chains.
And all this life just feels like a series of dreams.
Selected poems and lovers I can't begin to name.
And all in all I find that nothing stays the same.

The Gaslight Anthem - Selected Poems

 

There is a reason you separate the military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state while the other serves and protects people. When the military becomes both then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.

Commander William Adama - Battlestar Galactica

 

We were Jesus save me, blue jean baby Born in the USA Trailer park truck stop, faded little map dots New York to LA We were teenage dreamin', front seat leanin' Baby, come give me a kiss Put me on the cover of the Rolling Stone Uptown down home American kids Growin' up in little pink houses Makin' out on living room couches Blowin' that smoke on Saturday night A little messed up, but we're all alright

Kenny Chesney - American Kids - Big Revival

 

When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.
That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is - everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That's maybe the most important thing. It's to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you're just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.
I think that's very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you'll want to change life and make it better, cause it?s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again


 

So let your heart, sweet heart
Be your compass when you're lost
And you should follow it wherever it may go
When it's all said and done
You can walk instead of run

Lady Antebellum - Compass

 

Be ninja quiet, like a walk in the park

Gerry Lane - World War Z

 

"It's tough growing up in Zombieland"
"It's tough growing up"

Columbus / Witchita - Zombieland

 

"God Dammit, what is this fucking amateur hour?"

Daniel Suarez - Freedom TM

 

I'll run a fuck amok with you anywhere


 

Graham: "Ah, I'm insane with anger"
Merrill: "We're gonna beat your ass bitch"
Merrill: "We're gonna tear your head off"
Graham: "I'm losing my mind. It's time for an ass whooping"

Graham Hess - Signs

 

"Excluding the possibility that a female Scandinavian Olympian was running around outside our house last night, what else might be a possibility?"

Graham Hess - Signs

 

"Keep your hair on grandpa"
"Hey hey, I'm 29 for christ's sake. How old are you, 20? 21?"
"17"
"Look, I know you don't want to be here forever, I got things I wanna do in my life"
"When?"


 

You know what we should do tomorrow? Keep drinking


 

You're about as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike


 

"You can't be here it's an official crime scene"
"It's okay"
"Her dad's out of town, she's staying with us tonight"
"Does mom know?"
"Yes doofus"

Tatum - Scream

 

A poll last year found Congress less popular than cockroaches.

So congratulations to those members celebrating election victories. But our democratic institutions are in trouble when they can't outpoll cockroaches. Which didn't even campaign.


 

Facts can be so misleading

Colonel Hans Landa - Inglourious Basterds

 

For a smart person to argue with a dumb person, they have to dumb down their logic on their fly. While the dumb person, thinks in dumb logic naturally, giving them an advantage.

Scott Meyer - Spell or HIgh Water

 

Let me tell you something my friend, Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane, it has no use on the inside. You better get used to that idea.

Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding - Shawshank Redemption

 

That's an amazing story. What amazes me most is that you were taken in by it.

Warden Norton - Shawshank Redemption

 

I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:

1. Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.

2. Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.

3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.

Douglas Adams - The Salmon of Doubt

 

When I read, and I don't know if everyone reads this way maybe it's because I'm a programmer I don't know. I get tripped up when I read, what seems to be a parse error.


 

By Chicago Standards it was a peacful election. There were just two bombings, two shootings, two election officals beaten and kidnapped, and twelve declared cases of intimidation of voters.

Bill Bryson - One Summer: America 1927

 

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

Steve Jobs

 

Your interior decorating tips have always been appreciated 007

M - SkyFall

 

I think I'll call it a vesper.
Because of the bitter aftertaste?
No, because once you have it, that's all you'll want.

James Bond - Casino Royale

 

I was trying to take a part of me and make it go away. And I closed my world off. I put myself in a little box. For a while everything seemed clear. But then you came along and that didn't help anything.

Matt Sullivan - 40 Days and 40 Nights

 

Why would the universe make fun of us all?
Maybe it's insecure

Charlie Crews - Life, Season 1

 

On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.

Satoru Iwata - Satoru Iwata

 

Well, we wish we were happier, thinner and fitter,
We wish we weren't losers and liars and quitters
We want something more not just nasty and bitter
We want something real not just hash tags and Twitter

It's the meaning of life and it's streamed live on YouTube
But I bet Gangnam Style will still get more views
We're scared of drowning, flying and shooters
But we're all slowly dying in front of fucking computers

Passenger - Scare Away The Dark

 

We're all hoping, we're all hopeless
We're all thorns and we're all roses
We're all looking down our noses at ourselves
We're all flawed and we're all perfect
We're all lost and we're all hurting
And just searching for somebody to love

We're all liars, we're all legends
We're all tens, that want elevens
We're all trying to get to heaven, but not today
We're all happy, we're all hatin'
We're all patiently impatient
And just waiting for somebody to love

We're all good, but we ain't angels
We all sin, but we ain't devils
We're all pots and we're all kettles
But we can't see it in ourselves
We're all livin' 'til we're dying
We ain't cool, but man, we're trying
Just thinking we'll be fixed by someone else

We all wrangle with religion
We all talk, but we don't listen
We're all starving for attention then we'll run
We're all paper, we're all scissors
We're all fightin' with our mirrors
Scared we'll never find somebody to love

We're all good, but we ain't angels
We all sin, but we ain't devils
We're all pots and we're all kettles
But we can't see it in ourselves
We're all livin' 'til we're dying
We ain't cool, but man, we're trying
Thinking we'll be fixed by someone else

Just tryin' to hold it all together
We all wish our best was better
Just hopin' that forever's really real
We'll miss a dime to grab a nickel
Overcomplicate the simple
We're all little kids just looking for love
Yeah, don't we all just want somebody to love?

Kacey Musgraves - Somebody To Love

 

Just because you're in the driver's seat, doesn't mean that you have to run people over

Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture

 

Effort and quality are not necessarily related, in terms of success, in the way that people might want them to be.

CGP Grey - Cortex 22

 

For we aren't just living in a second Gilded Age, we're also living in a second robber baron era.

Paul Krugman - Robber Baron Recessions

 

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels, but old men are guilty if they forget what it’s like to be young

Professor Albus Dumbledore - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

 

You judge yourself by your intention and you judge others by their actions.


 

If perfectly managing your calendar feels overwhelming, maybe that is because it actually is.


 

When the future is foggy, it turns out you don't need a calendar, just a to-do list.


 

Let’s see how you feel when he’s eating your nut sack like a street taco.


 

All your gangster mates are dead. How are you going to get someone killed? Advertise in "Exchange and Mart"?

Cockney's vs. Zombies - Cockneys vs. Zombies

 

Shoot him in the head?
How do you even know that?
Everybody knows that?


 

You can't get through life, which is this, shit, this fragile enterprise without being damaged...Everybody's fucked up. Some of us are just in on the joke. And when you don't want to see this in yourself, you see it in others

Gregg Hurtwitz - The Crime Writer

 

That's it, Logic and Language. That's all you need. The rest is experience.