Funstuff and Inspiration > What's your favorite quote and why?

Discussion in 'Funstuff and Inspiration' started by chomsky, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    What's your favourite quote? What does it mean to you?
    One of my favourites is

    "Dance is a song of the body either of joy or pain" Martha Graham

    more often than not, to me it is a song of pain...

    Your turn:friend:
  2. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    Let me just add another

    "Don't sit, when you can stand; don't stand, when you can dance."
    (author: despicable me, and I am talking about myself, not the movie)
  3. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent -- Eleanor Roosevelt

    Not sure why, but I love this one. Maybe it's because it's so empowering. *shrug*
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  4. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    it comes in handy!
  5. "One must still have chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star" -- Nietsche

    not sure why it comforts me. maybe it is reassuring ;-)
  6. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    I do have chaos so it kind of make sense to me.
  7. flashdance

    flashdance Active Member

    "The hall is rented, the orchestra engaged. It's now time to see if you can dance."

    That's from Startrek TNG. I've always liked it....kind of a challenging statement... or maybe because it's said by 'Q' in his usual manner :)

    Oh and...

    "You're lucky if you can find even one thing in a
    lifetime that inspires you to push beyond the
    accepted, to fight the established, to run the
    razor's edge and discover your limits are only
    what you make them. But if you ever do find
    such a thing, dig your teeth into that sucker like
    you're a pit bull and hang on as long as you can."
  8. CANI

    CANI Active Member

    nice thread chomsky!

    "Your dearest dreams don't lie. It may take time...your inspiration is a prompting and a promise of all that you truly possess and the extraordinary life that beckons you. Your dreams want to come true. They call you to let go of fear and step into your real life -- a life that's lush with meaning, freedom, and the dance of a lifetime."
    Tama J. Kieves, This Time I Dance!
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  9. rej4713

    rej4713 New Member

    "Tell me and I will forget, Show me and I will remember, Involve me and I will understand." Chinese proverb translated.

    This totally explains how I learn best. My dance instructor will attest to this! :eek:)
  10. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
    GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Maxims for Revolutionists
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  11. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    "In order to finish first, you first have to finish."

    This never let's me down...when I'm about ready to give-up.
  12. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    I hope you don't mind if I use it as a moto, too. It stuck to my head on my way to work, it's a nice one!
  13. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    "Here lies Lester Moore; 4 slugs from A-44. No Les No More."

    From a grave marker at the boothill cemetary in Tombstone, Arizona; the most catchy one of all of them.

    Then there's those two in my sig. The famous coach of my fave team and the second since it is so very true.
  14. nucat78

    nucat78 Active Member

  15. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    "Inch by inch, it's a cinch. Yard by yard, it's hard." Because it is about plugging away, bit by bit, instead of trying to do it in big chunks, no matter what you are undertaking...
  16. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

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  18. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    it rings a bell, I keep forgetting...
  19. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    Thanks CANI. I' d like to see more people commenting quotes suggested by fellow DFers, cos I'm the only one doing it at the moment, but I guess they have not yet been inspired, let's wait and see!:friend:
  20. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    It's corny, but I love "All the world's a stage..." Because it is...

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