Q is for Quotable Quotes
I’ve been doing a LOT of talking lately because of the A-Z Blogging Challenge, so Q seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to let some other cool people do the talking. Today, I’m going to post some of my favorite quotes with maybe a little snippet about why I like them.
As some of you know, Fight Club is one of my favorite books and movies. Between the space monkey lines, the Robert Paulson mantra and the unique snowflake bit, there’s a lot in the this movie that’s quotable. Truly, I could probably fill this post with nothing but Fight Club quotes…but I won’t.
Instead, here’s the one I chose:
“No fear. No distractions. The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide.”
~Tyler Durden, Fight Club
When you set aside the fact that this was said by a crazy person, it’s powerful and applicable to so many aspects of life. How many times do we let fear or distraction (I’m looking at you, Facebook!) get in our way? How many times do we get so worked up over things that just don’t matter that we find it impossible to get on with the business of living?
I’m not really saying we should all start an underground fight club and moved to a dilapidated hovel, but we could all really learn something from this crazy person in this particular instance.
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
~Edgar Allan Poe
Although I’m really more of a fan of his longer works, Poe’s poetry is brilliant. When I’m in the mood ponder whether I’m awake or still dreaming, this is a fun one to ponder. Come on. You know you’ve had one of those dreams that was so vivid that you questioned everything when you awoke…until you smelled the bacon from the kitchen and knew everything was going to be okay.
“May you live in interesting times.”
“May you find what you are looking for.”
“May you live forever.”
Isn’t it interesting that some of the best curses are those that seemingly wish others well? But, when you really think about it, interest usually brings danger, the things we seek are typically not the things we need and, well, living forever just seems miserable.
Although, I’d finally have time to read all the books on my bookcase and in my Kindle…
“Love is a fickle bitch.”
~Skylar Montgomery, The Shattered Alliance
Okay, technically that last one is me because I created Skylar Montgomery, but…still. I like that line. I mean, love is a fickle bitch.
And I might’ve been looking to sneak in a plug for my new book that’s coming out in mid-May…May 13th, to be exact.
I could go on all day, but I’ll stop there. What are your favorite quotes? Do you have any thoughts on these?
Next up: R is for Regarding Reviews
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