quotes that changed your life or your view of life
two in the pink, one in the stink, life is an adventure. explore.
We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children
"they say that life's a carousel, spinning fast, you've got to ride it well,
The world is full of kings and queens that blind your eyes and steal your dreams, it's heaven and hell.
And they'll tell you black is really white, the moon is just the sun at night,
And when you walk in golden halls, you get to keep the gold that falls, it's heaven and hell."
-Ronnie James Dio
Your mother is dead and your father has been arrested.
or as I like to say it, could god create a world where he can't go and in which he has no power?
I've seen alot os Mr.Robot on here, but haven't seen it.
Is it worth a watch, or are there just a few good moments?
That speech the Turks gave in Final Fantasy VII that ended with "...because it's our job."
Actually it was a bunch of quotes and the way they weren't priding themselves on any lofty ideals or personal wealth like most people do. The idea of taking such pride in doing your job changed the way I looked at work (commercial electrician btw). Instead of just trying to do 8 hours without fucking up, I started trying to do a better job than the people around me, just for the personal satisfaction of knowing that I did my job well. It didn't take long for my newfound perfectionism to be noticed, and so I never had to worry about finding work. It's a really, really good feeling to know that when they need something to look absolutely perfect, they choose you to do it.
None for me, but a quote from house turned my mother into a atheist. "you can say you put your faith in God to get you through about the day, but when it comes time to cross the road I know you look both ways,l"
"every body dies, you can do your best to put it off but its going to happen eventually. the most you can really do is try to feel alive as you can while you have the chance other wise why even bother at all?"
-my dick at neighbor Leslie's funeral.
"It is terrible to be satisfied, the world needs us to chase dreams." - Illoai
The more i thought about this quote the less lazy i became.
I really wish I could take the time to learn the intricacies of tech but it's like running into brick wall.
also a quote for you guys:
No gain was ever made without loss
“We contrast the urban and the natural, but that’s a contemporary myth. We’re animals, after all; our cities are organic products, fully as “natural” (whatever that word really means) as a termite hill or a rabbit warren. But how much more interesting: how much more complex, dressed in the intricacies and exfoliations of human culture, simple patterns iterated into infinite variation. And full of secrets, beyond counting.”
“By definition, you can’t experience your own death. Death is the end of consciousness. And consciousness persists. In the language of physics, consciousness is conserved.
I am the one who wakes up in the morning.
I don’t die.
I just become increasingly unlikely.”
“But smart has to have a depth as well as a length. Some smart brushes over a problem. And some smart grinds exceeding slow, like the mills of God, and it grinds fine, and when it comes up with an answer, it has been tested.”
“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”
“Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.”
“Everything starts somewhere, though many physicists disagree. But people have always been dimly aware of the problem with the start of things. They wonder how the snowplough driver gets to work, or how the makers of dictionaries look up the spelling of words.”
Those aren't all of them, and those are from only two people. But... they sure as sugar changed me something awful. Or, something awfully good.
I agree with the quote, but it views the situation from the perspective of humans.
If there is a god, they won't care whether one human lived a bad or good life. Because "good" or "bad" is something we made up.
However, if a god made us specifically, and only cares about how we use life... then that is a very stupid god. The experiment doesn't make sense because he can tell beforehand how it will turn out. If he makes it possible for humans to be "bad", then he already knows he will have to send people to "hell" or whatever. What is the point of that for an omniscient god?
For most of my life, I've been
caught in between who I really am...
and how I'm perceived,
in between categories
I don't fit in.
And I used to think that
that was a curse, but...
now I'm slowly
starting to see...
maybe it's a blessing.
See, when you
don't fit in,
you're forced to see the world from
many different angles and points of view.
You gain knowledge, life lessons
from disparate people and places.
And those lessons, for better
or worse, have shaped me.
So, who am I?
good and bad is all we have to work with. If there is a god with a specific plan for us its design we may not even be capable of understanding. If a god did exist be on a whole different level of understanding. Equivlent might be trying to teach your dog calculus kind of thing.
"Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker." -my grandpa
"Who dares, wins" the SAS
“Do you know what it feels like to be aware of every star, every blade of grass? Yes. You do. You call it 'opening your eyes again.' But you do it for a moment. We have done it for eternity. No sleep, no rest, just endless... endless experience, endless awareness. Of everything. All the time. How we envy you, envy you! Lucky humans, who can close your minds to the endless deeps of space! You have this thing you call... boredom? That is the rarest talent in the universe! We heard a song — it went 'Twinkle twinkle little star....' What power! What wondrous power! You can take a billion trillion tons of flaming matter, a furnace of unimaginable strength, and turn it into a little song for children! You build little worlds, little stories, little shells around your minds, and that keeps infinity at bay and allows you to wake up in the morning without screaming!”
“People couldn't become truly holy, he said, unless they also had the opportunity to be definitively wicked.”
“It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.”
“The Ephebians believed that every man should have the vote (provided that he wasn't poor, foreign, nor disqualified by reason of being mad, frivolous, or a woman). Every five years someone was elected to be Tyrant, provided he could prove that he was honest, intelligent, sensible, and trustworthy. Immediately after he was elected, of course, it was obvious to everyone that he was a criminal madman and totally out of touch with the view of the ordinary philosopher in the street looking for a towel. And then five years later they elected another one just like him, and really it was amazing how intelligent people kept on making the same mistakes.”
>Don't be weird. Girls don't like a weird boy.
"Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your 'perfect offering'.
There is a crack...a crack...in everything.
That's how the light gets in."
~Leonard Cohen: Anthem
"'Imagine,' he told me, “that I’m deliberating whether to do my duty, such as to parachute into enemy territory, or something more mundane like to risk my job by reporting on some wrongdoing. If everyone accepts that there is no free will, then I’ll know that people will say, ‘Whatever he did, he had no choice—we can’t blame him.’ So I know I’m not going to be condemned for taking the selfish option.” This, he believes, is very dangerous for society, and “the more people accept the determinist picture, the worse things will get.”
"Determinism not only undermines blame, Smilansky argues; it also undermines praise. Imagine I do risk my life by jumping into enemy territory to perform a daring mission. Afterward, people will say that I had no choice, that my feats were merely, in Smilansky’s phrase, “an unfolding of the given,” and therefore hardly praiseworthy. And just as undermining blame would remove an obstacle to acting wickedly, so undermining praise would remove an incentive to do good. Our heroes would seem less inspiring... and soon we would sink into decadence and despondency."
This has helped me with severe anxiety. This and Imodium AD (like I said, anxiety).
"Smilansky advocates a view he calls illusionism—the belief that free will is indeed an illusion, but one that society must defend. The idea of determinism, and the facts supporting it, must be kept confined within the ivory tower. Only the initiated, behind those walls, should dare to, as he put it to me, “look the dark truth in the face.” Smilansky says he realizes that there is something drastic, even terrible, about this idea—but if the choice is between the true and the good, then for the sake of society, the true must go. Smilansky’s arguments may sound odd at first, given his contention that the world is devoid of free will: If we are not really deciding anything, who cares what information is let loose? But new information, of course, is a sensory input like any other; it can change our behavior, even if we are not the conscious agents of that change. In the language of cause and effect, a belief in free will may not inspire us to make the best of ourselves, but it does stimulate us to do so."
And now I think I understand how I need to live my life/deal with the world/etc. For now.
'There becomes a point in life where you gotta keep it moving.' 'And what I mean by that is, you cant look at a problem, you gotta look through a problem.' 'You see the minute you stop, you're dying' 'And when you understand that, you can start to live.'
It's exposed, a clothing store with no interior ceiling (Urban Outfitters in Columbia, SC.). That's why the company who had the contract requested me (I was working for a staffing service at the time).
I can hear you
But I can't stay here
You left me lost in the Barrens
You left me born on the stairs
It's minus 11
Inside my kettle
I didn't come to get lost in the Barrens
I didn't come to settle
To be a man on the moon
To get my little slice of heaven
Don't you wanna see how it ends?
When the door is just starting to open?
And Athabasca depends
Doncha wanna see how it ends
-Gordon Edgar "Gord" Downie
"You were so preoccupied with whether or not you could that they didn't stop to think if you should."
Probably didn't say it but hey ho, still a great quote.
Yeah, not hard though your country is utterly shit and the world is laughing it's ass off as you all destroy yourselves. Good luck with either a criminal decrepit old bitch or a fucking jerk off reality TV personality.
Pic related it's the average American bitch.
Where in there did i say let's assume the plan? I said if there is a plan there's no point in trying to understand it if it's incomprehensible. Learn to think critically Okay?
This is the beginning of a new day. I have been given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is very important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving something in its place I have traded for it. I want it to be gain, not loss — good, not evil. Success, not failure in order that I shall not forget the price I paid for it.
"You see there's this cat burglar, who can't see in the dark.
He lays his bets on 8 more lives, walks into a bar.
Slips on the 8 ball, falls on his knife.
>I don't know what I've done
>but it doesn't feel right!"
If all it takes to make you change your life is a picture with a quote shopped on it then your life is pathetic.
You've got a fucking catheter in your brain
Pissing your common sense away
When you draw first blood you can't stop this fight
For my own peace of mind, I'm going to
Tear your fucking eyes out
Rip your fucking flesh off
Beat you till you're just a fucking lifeless carcass
Fuck you and your progress
Watch me fucking regress
You were made to take the fall, now you're nothing
Payback's a bitch motherfucker
What if I had your heart?
What if you wore my scars?
How would we break down?
What if you were me and what if I were you?
What if you told my lies?
What if I cried with your eyes?
Could anyone keep us down?
What if you were me? And what if I were you?
I don't get this. You can still know what are the boundaries of that cell and not be thrown into jail for not following them. ''What are you doing out there and not in prision for comitting a crime?'' Does he mean that being a hero is a way smaller cell or what?
>"You live, you work, then you die."
I forgot who said it, but they're right. Life is a lot less complicated than people make it seem.
>"Half as long, twice as bright."
From Infamous 2. It pretty much means to enjoy your life while you're still able to, not when you're old and riddled with diseases, muscle pains, and are pretty much dying.
>"No man should live past the point at which he begins to deteriorate."
Castro from BO1 zombies. Pretty much, if you're no longer progressing, you should probably kill yourself.
It goes without saying that I pretty much hate old people. I'm not planning on living past 60 myself, sooner if I lose a limb or some shit.
That we don't even care
To shake these zipper blues
Just where our bones will rest
Forgotten and absorbed
Into the earth
The street heats the urgency of now
As you see there's no one around
This from a guy whose ancestors were freed by other men's blood, whose cause was championed and progressed through better men like MLKJ.
The only thing Malcolm X did was ruin a budding equality and replace it with a subhuman culture of violence, mistrust, and victimisation.
No, he means "Why are you not a hero?"
Thoreau was asking his friend why he wasn't standing up against war (he was in jail for refusing to pay a fine on the grounds that the money would go towards funding a war he opposed).
Superman is asking that guy why he doesn't see himself as someone who stands up against injustice, cruelty, and murder, since that's what Superman sees himself as.
A lot of superheroes see themselves as a separate group the people they defend. Superman just sees himself as a guy doing what he can to help others. What he is able to do is outside the scope of what most people are able to do, but the reason he does it is common decency.
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
it's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything
We're all in the same game, just different levels. Dealing with the same hell, just different devils.
I don't know why it hit me so hard, but it does. I used to have one or two more that I loved, should have kept them.
this feels like an authentic post. thank you.
the closest I have come yet to a life-changing quote is...
"You wouldn't worry so much what people thought of you... if you realized how rarely they do so."
but most of my life-changing has come from experience, not tidy quotes
¨Thermodynamic miracles... events with odds against so astronomical they're effectively impossible, like oxygen spontaneously becoming gold. I long to observe such a thing. And yet, in each human coupling, a thousand million sperm vie for a single egg. Multiply those odds by countless generations, against the odds of your ancestors being alive; meeting; siring this precise son; that exact daughter... Until your mother loves a man she has every reason to hate, and of that union, of the thousand million children competing for fertilization, it was you, only you, that emerged. To distill so specific a form from that chaos of improbability, like turning air to gold... that is the crowning unlikelihood. The thermodynamic miracle.¨ -Doctor Manhattan- Only reason to not kill miself
"You can't live your life chasing other people's dreams. They'll call you a failure, they'll use what ever words they can to try and hurt you into submission of their will. Fuck them. Burn all your shit and run back to the wild."
"Burn all your bridges, who gives a fuck. You all hate each other anyway, you're all only pretending to enjoy life."
"True happiness is something that only you can define for yourself. It's also something that no one has ever achieved, and no one ever will."
I dont fear the man that does a thousand kicks (practice) in one day.
I fear the man that does one kick for a thousand days
- Bruce Lee
You know you're an adult, not just when you're able to put the needs of others above your own, but when you're able to do it without giving a single thought to what they "owe" you in return. You realize that, at some point you weren't even aware of, you became the tap instead of the bucket. And then you look back and hate your younger self for living under the delusion that somehow a world full of buckets could function.
Imperfection is inherited, therefore we all sin, but fighting the war of sin is the greatest war of all because we all die in the end no matter how hard we fight.
"Nope, no matter how bad they seem, they can't be any better, and they can't be any worse, because that's the way things fucking are, and you better get used to it Nancy. Quit yer bitching."
"Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy
“The personal, as everyone’s so fucking fond of saying, is political. So if some idiot politician, some power player, tries to execute policies that harm you or those you care about, take it personally. Get angry. The Machinery of Justice will not serve you here – it is slow and cold, and it is theirs, hardware and soft. Only the little people suffer at the hands of Justice; the creatures of power slide from under it with a wink and a grin. If you want justice, you will have to claw it from them. Make it personal. Do as much damage as you can. Get your message across. That way, you stand a better chance of being taken seriously next time. Of being considered dangerous. And make no mistake about this: being taken seriously, being considered dangerous marks the difference - the only difference in their eyes - between players and little people. Players they will make deals with. Little people they liquidate. And time and again they cream your liquidation, your displacement, your torture and brutal execution with the ultimate insult that it’s just business, it’s politics, it’s the way of the world, it’s a tough life and that it’s nothing personal. Well, fuck them. Make it personal.” - Richard K. Morgan
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
Changed my life when I was 19 and saw this year's back
You niggers are only complaining because you forgot what it meant to live.
If there is a god, he'll do what he must, and I won't play Russian roulette with the religions of the world. Hopefully we can call it square if we meet and he'll simply annihilate my consciousness.
mate, there are so many of those threads each day that everyone just became sick of them. 3 years ago.
It's only ever you and 2 other people posting these days, and those 2 other people have gone to bed now.
"Imagine yourself 1000 miles tall and other people will see the same" -me
So he'll probably do the simple thing and just delete me from existence, body and soul.
Besides, if he doesn't care about me, then I'm truly free. Free to live my life to my own standards.
It's not so much a quote as it is a lesson I've learned.
Life is a relentless game of carrot and stick. Except, instead of giving you one at a time, it gives you a carrot while it whacks your ass with the stick.
Good always comes hand in hand with the bad. It's up to you to enjoy this sadistic game or walk away from it completely. We're all a bunch of masochistic fools. But I'd rather be a fool than dead. That's the choice I've made.
I regret nothing I've done. Things happen for a reason and if you are judged for what you do, the choices you make or how you are as a person than you must accept the responsibility in order to truly be happy with yourself.
If you don't understand then you are not ready to. Life is a twisted game experience it in whichever way you please if you are discontented then you are doing it wrong.
Because I care about whether or not any other anon fuck cares about who wrote that shit- and I doubt google search is going to pick up half the name of somebody almost nobody south of the border knows.
So eat a dick, you anal faggot.
Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus. Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Beyond Good and Evil by Fredriech Nietzsche. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller. The Snows of Kiliminjaro by Ernest Hemingway. Please stop taking quotes from bullshit. Read a book.