Cogitable Quotes

Almost 100 AWESOME QUOTES 

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100 Almost AWESOME QUOTES

 

 

I like to pick one at random, sit back, and simply cogitate. 🙂

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Egotist: A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.

Ambrose Bierce

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The doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there were three other people.

Orson Wells


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Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.

Billy Crystal

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Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is.

Barbara Bush

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Love is a dirty trick played on us to achieve the continuation of the species.

William Somerset Maugham

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My advice to you is get married:  if you find a good wife you’ll be happy;  if not, you’ll become a philosopher.

Socrates

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My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn’t pay the bill he gave me six months more.

Walter Matthau

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“………, it would do us no harm to remember oftener than we do, that vices are sometimes virtues carried to excess!”

Mr Morfin to Miss Harriet in, ‘Dombey and Son‘ by Charles Dickens.

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“The boldest measures are the safest” 

The Chindit Regiment motto.

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“Ah, but I was so much older then;  I’m younger than that now.”

Bob Dylan.

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“Then I’ll tell them that where they are, is the best place to be,  if they make it so…….”

Heather’ in ‘Duncton’ Quest by William Harwood.

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“Make a difference with decency, dignity and daring.”   

me! 🙂

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“Cherish every moment because it will never come again.  What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.”

Patrick Stewart from the movie,  ‘Generations’.

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“You have a plan until you get knocked down.  Then it’s up to you if you get up.”

From the movie,  ‘The Ghost and the Darkness’

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“Here I was surrounded by my family and so called friends and I’ve never felt so alone.”

From the movie, ‘Trainspotting’

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“Try to improve things. Leave them better than you found them.”

John Bates, (1994)

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“Wherever you are going in life, I hope you get there.”

Unknown.

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“The second time is at least a little easier than the first. That’s the great secret behind the apparently inhuman poise and dexterity of the professional.”

from the book, ‘Bicycle’ by Randy McNally.

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“Anything is possible”

Unknown.

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“Seize the day”

from the movie,  ‘Dead Poets Society”

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“Human language was too gross a vehicle of thought, thought being incapable of absolute translation.”

from the books, ‘Erewhon’ and ‘Over the Range’ by Samual Butler.

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“If you can, do it!  If you can’t, can it!”

Kevin Dear, Mathematics lecturer, Edith Cowan University (1992).

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“We must meet reverses boldly, and not suffer them to frighten us, my dear.

We must learn to act the play out. We must live misfortune down, Trot !”

Miss Betsey Trotwood in ‘David Copperfield’ by Charles Dickens.

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“The sick feeling in the pit of your stomach is a message. There is something you need to get up and do.”

me!  🙂

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“Whenever one door closes to us, another door , somewhere else, is opened.”

Jessica Tandy in the movie, ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’

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“There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.

But since my duty has not been incompatible with the admission of that remembrance, I have given it a place in my heart.”

Estella in ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens.

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“We’ve had stumbling blocks in our way.

We’ve taken those stumbling blocks and turned them into stepping stones.”

Mayor Barry, Washington, 1994.

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“I have been bent and broken,

but I hope into a better shape.”

Estella in ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens.

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“You must know,………., that I have no heart…….. . Oh! I have a heart to be stabbed in or shot in, I have no doubt,…………..,and of course if it ceased to beat I should cease to be. But you know what I mean.

I have no softness there, no – sympathy – sentiment – nonsense.”

Estella in ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens

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“I believe in the spirit of goodness, so I can sympathise with Christians, Jewish people, Buddhists, Muslims.  I think essentially they’re all trying to say the same thing:  you ought to choose between good and bad. I don’t subscribe to any one religion, but I do feel at oneness with a spirit of goodness.”

Paul McCartney

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“You’ve got two ears and one mouth and, when starting out in business, its best to use them in that proportion.”

Karen Blackett

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“Have a nice life.”

Sharon, Burswood Casino, (1993)

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“Be excellent to each other and party on dudes.”

from the movie,  ‘Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure’

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“Life’s a journey; travel light!”

‘Hugo’ advertisement, London,  seen in 1998.

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My head is hurting,

Oh the pain,

It’s those horrible sinus’s again.

Me (1989) 🙂

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Strangers do not exist.  They are friends we have not yet met.

 An old Irish saying. Origin unknown.

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If you can dream it, it can happen.

 Unknown

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A darkness lies behind us, said Beor;  and we have turned our backs upon it, and we do not desire to return hither even in thought.  Westwards our hearts have been turned, and we believe that there we will find light.

Extract from The Silmarillion by J R R Tolkien. 

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Gambling is only a way of getting nothing, for something.

Mini series – ‘The Arabian Nights’

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You know, I don’t see colour. You always judge the person on who they are. Not, what they are.

Perris Kneebone 

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‘I hope it (the wind) blows us some place good’

Adapted from the movie ‘Congo’

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Your all going to die, The only question is how you check out, Do you want it on your feet, or on your fucking knees, Begging! I aint much for begging, Nobody ever gave me nothin, so I say fuck that thing, lets fight it.

Extract from ‘Alien 3’

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In the end It just comes down to one thing, you can’t run from the wind. You face the music, you trim your sails and keep going.

from the Movie ‘White Squall’

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Oh, the comfort – the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person – having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away”

 from ‘A Life for a Life’, a book written by Dinah Craik in 1866.

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As long as you seek revenge against your enemies, you are a prisoner of your own anger.

from the TV “Series ‘Beastmaster’

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The best revenge is living well.

Seinfeld

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Sometimes, what looks like the end of something, is really the beginning of something else.

Pauline Quirke, TV series ‘Down-to-Earth

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Try to accept things you cannot change.

Jim Carver, TV series ‘The Bill’

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But you deserve your moment. You’ve got to grab it. Don’t let it slip away mate!

Kenny in the TV series ‘Acres of  Sky’

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How difficult it is to remember that for all the wanton acts of violence there are unsung acts of generosity.

Mary Loudon

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To live, to live would be an awfully big adventure!

from the movie ‘Hook’

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He resumes his pilgrimage, with naught of hope left, but with less of gloom, having in the interval mixed again with mankind, in whose society he still fails to find satisfaction.

from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage – Lord Byron 1812

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However bad things sometimes get, if you persevere you will survive. Sometimes even win.

David Niven in the  ‘Trial of the Pink Panther’

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See no evil, Say no evil, Hear no Evil.

The Three Wise Monkeys

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Happiness has more to do with how you construe the events in your life than the actual events themselves.

UK Readers Digest 2006 p78

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Be strong, be smart, make your own luck. Take care of the people you love.

Mr Parrado

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Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time I do what I have to do.

 Servant from the movie ‘Gladiator’

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It’s painful to feel different (especially as a child), until you learn that it’s that difference that makes you special.

Kylie Kwong in ‘Heart and Soul’

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Life is the sweet and the sour.

Vanilla Ice

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Well that’s it! I’m not a computer. I can’t do a spectral analysis. Sometimes I have to take risks, to be able to tell the real diamonds from the fake ones.

 Dylan Hunt – TV series  ‘Andromeda’

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To trust, To have faith, It’s belief that gets us there.

Kevin Cosner  in ‘Dragonfly’

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I wanted to be versatile. Not to show off, but for health and pleasure. I always remember that my father used to say “My boy, activity is the law of life: idleness is decay”.

 ‘Snowy Baker circa 1914′

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It’s an interesting thing, no matter how filthy something gets, you can always clean it right up.

 Morgan Freeman as ‘God’ in Bruce Almighty’

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A single mum who is working two jobs and still finds time to take her kids to soccer practice, that’s a miracle! A teenage kid who says ‘no’ to drugs and ‘yes’ to an education, that’s a miracle. People want me to do everything for them, when what they don’t realize is, they have the power!

Morgan Freeman as ‘God’ in Bruce Almighty’

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Whatever doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger.

Jon Voigt in ‘Runaway Train’

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It’s not for me to judge, All I know is that everyman is the hero of his own story.

Dillon Hunt,  TV series ‘Andromeda’

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Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

anon

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Its better to give. With giving there are no strings.

Paul Burrell, Quoting Princess Dianna, 2004

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Be lucky!

Ripley in the miniseries ‘Liverpool’

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You are an interesting species, capable of s much beautiful dreams and such horrible nightmares.

from the movie ‘Contact’

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You can make new memories. Good ones!

 From the movie ‘The Punisher’

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What don’t I need today?

Socrates – on shopping in the marketplace

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“No, for it takes two to make a quarrel”

Socrates – reply to being asked if he found somebody somebody offensive.

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It is not our abilities that show what we really are, it is our choices.

Professor Dumbldore, in ‘Harry Potter – The Chamber of Secrets’

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The way to deal with an impossible task was to chop it down into a number of merely very difficult tasks, and break each one of them into a group of horribly hard tasks, and each one of them into tricky jobs, and each one of them ……………………

Terry Pratchett in his book ‘Truckers’

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… human beings set great store by mercy and fair play, at least when it does not conflict with their interests.

 Silver, in the book ‘Strata’ by Terry Pratchett

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If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become part of someone elses story.

 Malicia, in ‘The Amazing Maurice’ by Terry Pratchett

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“Do you know about wars? Very popular with humans. They fight other humans. Not very big on common bonding”.

Maurice, in ‘The Amazing Maurice’ by Terry Pratchett

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The mediator between the head and the hands must be the heart.

Epigram, movie ‘Metropolis’

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Awakening in the middle of a prodigiously tough snore.

 from ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens

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It ain’t what people call you. It’s what you answer to.

Tyler Perry

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What makes a man a man? His origins! The way he comes to life! I don’t think so. It’s the choices he makes. Not, how he starts things but how he decides to end them.

John Myers in ‘Hellboy’

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If you don’t make a choice, the choice makes you.

Ghost Rider

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I could trust a fact, and always cross examine an assertion.

Michael Faraday 1791-1867

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I always prefer to believe the best of everyone. It saves so much time!

Rudyard Kipling

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Fall seven times. Get up eight!

Japanese Proverb

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