517 – “I’ve become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a boy and girl appear in the same feature a romance must ensue. Rather, I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where the two mutually inspire each other to live – if I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.”
345 – “Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.”
338 – “For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.”
100 – Patches Quote from “Keep Hope Alive” Speech
“When I was a child growing up in Greenville, South Carolina, and grandmamma could not afford a blanket, she didn’t complain, and we did not freeze. Instead she took pieces of old cloth—patches, wool, silk, gabardine, crockersack—only patches, barely good enough to wipe off your shoes with. But they didn’t stay that way very long. With sturdy hands and a strong cord, she sewed them together into a quilt, a thing of beauty and power and culture. Now, Democrats, we must build such a quilt.
Farmers, you seek fair prices, and you are right—but you cannot stand alone. Your patch is not big enough.
Workers, you fight for fair wages, you are right—but your patch labor is not big enough.
Women, you seek comparable worth and pay equity, you are right—but your patch is not big enough.
Women, mothers, who seek Head Start, and day care and prenatal care on the front side of life, relevant jail care and welfare on the back side of life, you are right—but your patch is not big enough.
Students, you seek scholarships, you are right—but your patch is not big enough.
Blacks and Hispanics, when we fight for civil rights, we are right—but our patch is not big enough.
Gays and lesbians, when you fight against discrimination and a cure for AIDS, you are right—but your patch is not big enough.
Conservatives and progressives, when you fight for what you believe, right wing, left wing, hawk, dove, you are right from your point of view, but your point of view is not enough.
We, the people, can win.”
– Jesse Jackson (more…)
68 – “I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with.”
– Rubeus Hagrid in J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
10 – “The commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘you shall not murder,’ ‘you shall not steal,’ ‘you shall not covet,’ and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this single command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fufillment of the law.'”
– Paul the Apostle
4 – “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.”
– Jim Morrison