April 26th, 2007
Thursday Thirteen!

*pokes head from the mountain of dirty diapers and blow an errant strand of hair away from face* Almost everyone is at RT. POUT! But that’s no reason for me not to get back into my Thursday Thirteen habit. So, here it is….

Thirteen of my favorite quotes:

1. “I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is.” – Forrest Gump

2. “I know I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything…” – Lloyd Dobber in ‘Say Anything’

3. “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. Andthe human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”
– Professor Keating (Robin Williams) in ‘Dead Poet’s Society’

4. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

5. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Ghandi

6. “Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods”
~Japanese Proverb

7. “The world is full of people who missed their destiny because they were afraid to take a chance.”

8. “It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable.” – Eric Hoffer

9. “Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.” – Princess Bride

10. “Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.”

11. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great”
~Mark Twain

12. “Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.”
– Bill Cosby

13. “To the world you may be somebody, but to somebody you may be the world.”

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Rhian

2. Christine d’Abo

3. Tilly Greene

4. Carol

5. Kristin

6. Sarah

7. Jen

8. Tink

9. Sparky Duck

10. miladyinsanity

11. RED

12. Shiloh Walker

13. Ann(ie)

14. Summer

15. Kuanyin

16. Charlene Teglia

17. Christine

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21 comments to “Thursday Thirteen!”

  1. oh yeah – number 3!!! these are all awesome by the way. number 7 speaks to the world conqueror in me. heh.

  2. I love the quote from Dead Poets Society. That movie makes me cry everytime I see it! I haven’t heard the Bill Cosby quote before, but it’s so true.

  3. Those were fabulous! Love Lloyd Dobber [this was good but the boombox above the head], but in days like these, Mahatma Ghandi’s was very powerful.

  4. That is an excellent list! I hadn’t heard some of those, but I do love the Dead Poets Society one. There’s a lot of good ones in that movie.

  5. I love the quotes!! I have only heard about half of them. The Cosby quote is new to me but ohh so true. I love the forest gump quote!!

  6. I love quotes and these are really great!
    Thanks for visiting my TT!

  7. great little list

    I always forget how good Dead Poets was.

  8. Number 3 and 7!

    Great TT, Anya!

  9. Just joined the fab THURSDAY THIRTEEN! Will try to do justice to all other THURSDAY THIRTEEN bloggers!

    Red G.

  10. oh, anya… I’m not at RT either and I’m totally cool with it. I got work to do and the money I would have spent at RT I’ll spend this summer at the beach.

    and i’m already plotting a way to set a book there, so viola… research trip AND vacation…

    😉 Have fun with the dirty diapers!

  11. I’m not there either, Anya. You have a GREAT reason for not being there this year, I don’t. So, Next year….it is. (I hope)

  12. I had to smile at the Princess Bride quote. I love that movie. 🙂

  13. Great quotes! I did quotes this week, too.

  14. Excellent list. Now I have some new quotes to add to my email tag. 🙂

  15. Great quotes! My TT today is quotes by the Dalai Lama.

  16. I’m home, too, and I was looking for an excerpt or cover or both for Whisper of the Blade! Where are you hiding your Torrid Tarot info?

  17. Loved your selection of quotes, in particular the Japanese Proverb and the one from Dead Poets. Great idea for a TT.

  18. Kuanyin — Hey Kuan Yin! Goood name. I’ll check out your quotes, definitely.

    Charlene — I don’t have a cover yet. POUT! But the book releases on May 16th.

  19. Awesome quotes. Love the Princess Bride.

  20. I love the Princess Bride one!

  21. #1 for me too. I love that quote in Forrest Gump. Recognize so many of these.