You know what makes me happy? Happy quotes make me happy.

So, here's one of my favorite quotes of all time:

"1 Corinthians 13


[1]If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. [2] If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. [3] If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

[4] Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. [5] It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. [6] Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. [7] It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

[8] Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. [9] For we know in part and we prophesy in part, [10] but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. [11] When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. [12] Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

[13] And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

And here's a few other favorite quotes:

"[said with a great outpouring of emotion]Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul, leave me my name!"
~John Proctor (from Arthur Miller's "The Crucible")

"The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less."
~Arthur Miller

"As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life."
~Charles Baudelaire

“Marriage is not a love affair. A love affair is a totally different thing. A marriage is a commitment to that which you are. That person is literally your other half. And you and the other are one. A love affair isn’t that. That is a relationship for pleasure, and when it gets to be unpleasurable, it’s off. But a marriage is a life commitment, and a life commitment means the prime concern of your life. If marriage is not the prime concern of your life, you’re not married.”
~Joseph Campbell

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.”
~Neil Gaimon

Capriox's picture


We had one of these threads awhile ago; looks like it's time for another round. Here's a bunch of good ones I just pulled out of my saved quotes text file.

"Being able to recognize oneself in another, one is on the way to being humane"-Confucius

"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues"-Abraham Lincoln

"Loneliness is the clearest of crystal insight into your own soul; it’s the fear of one’s own self that haunts the lonely" - unknown (I think this one is particularly relevant in our modern culture, when people spend so much less time alone with their thoughts)

"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't"-Erica Jong

"The difference between fact and fiction? Fiction has to make sense"-Tom Clancy (as a wannabe writer, I love this one)

"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity"-Hanlon's Razor

"life, n.: A whim of several billion cells to be you for a while" - unknown

"cave ab homine unius libri - beware the man of one book" - unknown (boo extremism of any kind!)

"The elite's environmental deterioration is often the common man's improved standard of living" - Anthony Downs

"Some soldiers shot at my tank with small-arms fire until I blew ’em to hell...silly, silly Nazis." - a WWII game review in a gamer magazine I've since forgotten the name of

"Fuck you Marc, I'm a speedboat, brrrrrrr...." - Kevin (one of my fraternity brothers speaking to another)

"Anything which doesn't kill me had better be able to run damn fast!" - unknown (Davik, I think this is a good one for you :grin:)

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Capriox wrote:
"Anything which doesn't kill me had better be able to run damn fast!" - unknown (Davik, I think this is a good one for you :grin:)

I miss read that the first time and thought it was a quote from Davik...

but to add to it: "If someone's going to shoot me, they better have damn good aim because they won't get a second shot..."

Davik's picture


I like that quote, it may not have been mine originally, but it's now my sig line, because it applies Smile

Though really, a running target just adds a sporting factor to the target practice... }:)

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E: So how's your girlfriend?
N: Which one?

B: Thanks to Susan, I was convinced I had fallen out of the space time continuum!
Susan: ...my bad?

R: I was honestly waiting for you to say April Fool's.
Me: In May?
R: You're sneaky!

E: John is like a machine. You put in alcohol and programming code comes out!
Alternate version of this quote as remembered by John:
E: Other fraternities give girls alcohol to get sex. We give John alcohol to get code.

Me about J: He's never read Harry Potter!
P to J: ...are you a person?

Me: You need a belt...
T: But I have curves, and my curves have inflection points, and they're adorable.

A: I'd be doing a service for humanity if I castrated him, right?
J: No, cause then he'd be squeaky.

V's picture


specifically, one of the normally patient group leaders for our hybrid vehicle design team.

'Dude, I'm coming out to the garage with a 2x4 and a fifth of gin. One's going to fix my problem, and one's going to fix yours."

NorthwoodsMan's picture


TheBoy wrote:
(be good! Angel )
(If that fails, be good at it! }:) )

I like that, I may use it...

TheBoy's picture


I got it from a girl on my freshman floor.
It was an exchange--the one I grew up with was:
Be good. If you can't be good, be safe. If you can't be safe, name it after me.

Capriox's picture



I like both versions :grins:

seia's picture


Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don't believe anything the government tells me.
-George Carlin

People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.
-V (the one from the book/movie, not the one from around here)

A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals, and you know it.
-I dunno who said that

In the beginning the Universe was created.This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
-Douglas Adams

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Your second to last one is from Men in Black, and Tommy Lee Jones's character says it to Will Smith's after he asks why the MIB don't just tell everyone about the aliens.

Amy's picture


used to say...

"Be good! Failing that Don't name it after me!" 20 years later it still makes me smile.

and from my son when he was almost 3...

A: Mommy, know why you love me??
me: Why?
A: 'cause I'm a boy & I'm your son, that's why you love me. Good night."

& on christmas morning when he was 4.

"Mom, wake up or *I'M* making coffee!!"

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I have too many favourite quotes, but unfortunately I don't remember all the authors/speakers...

"You were born with wings; why prefer to crawl through life?"

"A single deed of kindness is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer" (this is, I think, Mahatma Gandhi)

"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me, there lay an invincible summer" - Albert Camus

Mahatma Gandhi, on Western civilization: "I think it would be a good idea" Wink

"The hottest corners of hell are reserved for those, who, in a moment of crisis, maintain their neutrality"

And too many more.. Smile I'd be up all night listing if I didn't stop myself! Smile

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