Life,  Musings & Thoughts,  Other

My Favourite Quotes – Part 2

      A couple of years ago I wrote a post featuring some of my favourite quotes. Of course, since then I’ve learned and read and experienced more of life, and discovered (or even just re-discovered) a heap of quotes which I would certainly rank within my favourites now, which I’d like to share.
“Not all those who wander are lost.” (J.R.R. Tolkien)
“You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” (Lewis Carroll)
“The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with caution.” (J.K. Rowling)


“Don’t be like the rest of them, darling.” (Eudora Welby)
“-then on the shore
Of the wide world I stand alone, and think
Till love and fame to nothingness do sink.” (Keats)
“Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.” (Bob Marley)

(John Green)

“All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.” (Shakespeare)
“And those who were seen dancing were thought insane by those who could not hear the music.” (Nietzsche)
“Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.” (Dorothy Parker)
“Ce qu’on ne peut dire et ce qu’on ne peut taire, la musique exprime.”
Translation – “Music expresses that which cannot be said in words or kept silent.” (Victor Hugo)


“If you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all.” (John Green)
“And then I realised, adventure was the best way to learn.” (Unknown)
“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” (Muriel Rukeyser)
“Time that is intolerant
Of the brave and innocent.” (Auden)


“I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.” (J.R.R. Tolkien)
“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” (Dead Poets Society, screenplay by Tom Schulman)

“To die will be an awfully big adventure.” (J.M. Barrie)