I love quotes. Cheerful quotes, dark and dramatic quotes, light and funny quotes, nonsensical quotes, intellectual quotes… quotes, quotes, quotes, I heart quotes. Collecting quotes was one of my favorite hobbies growing up and that enjoyment has not lessened. Thanks to the internet (which is not only for porn!), amassing a collection has never been easier. Here are a few good ones. They’re not about food, but they’re mentally tasty nonetheless.
“Everybody likes to go their own way–to choose their own time and manner of devotion.” – Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,”‘ the Mock Turtle replied; “and then the different branches of Arithmetic–Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
“How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!” – Jane Austen, Persuasion
“I don’t know if it be a peculiarity in me, but I am seldom otherwise than happy while watching in the chamber of death, should no frenzied or despairing mourner share the duty with me. I see a repose that neither earth nor hell can break; and I feel an assurance of the endless and shadowless hereafter – the Eternity they have entered – where life is boundless in its duration, and love in its sympathy, and joy in its fulness.” – Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
“A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.” – George Eliot, Daniel Deronda
“Ignorance is the parent of fear…” – Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Futurama, Season 3, Episode: Godfellas
Bender: You know, I was God once.
God: Yes, I saw. You were doing good, until everyone died.
God: Bender, being God isn’t easy. If you do too much, people get dependent on you, and if you do nothing, they lose hope. You have to use a light touch. Like a safecracker, or a pickpocket.
Bender: Or a guy who burns down a bar for the insurance money!
God: Yes, if you make it look like an electrical thing. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all.
“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” – Carl Sagan, Cosmos
“Science fiction. You’re right, it’s crazy. In fact, it’s even worse than that, it’s nuts. You wanna hear something really nutty? I heard of a couple guys who wanna build something called an airplane, you know you get people to go in, and fly around like birds, it’s ridiculous, right? And what about breaking the sound barrier, or rockets to the moon? Atomic energy, or a mission to Mars? Science fiction, right? Look, all I’m asking is for you to just have the tiniest bit of vision. You know, to just sit back for one minute and look at the big picture. To take a chance on something that just might end up being the most profoundly impactful moment for humanity, for the history… of history.” – Carl Sagan, Contact
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