Straight from the horse's mouth...Random Quotes


Here are some of my favorite quotes that I've gathered from all different people and places.

I think that's what growing up is all about. It's about taking on new responsibilities and learning what you can handle, and learning what you can't. --Sarah Michelle Gellar

I would just like to leave this big, floating rock having inspired somebody, having made a difference. It doesn't mean I have to be a huge megastar. I would like to entertain people. I love to do that. --Nicholas Brendon

(Hip) It's just one of those things. Its like buttering an English muffin. An English muffin is hip. Because it's so good....Scooby-doo is hip! See? Its simple. English muffins, Scooby-doo. Scooby rocks, man. --David Boreanaz

Don't ever put a guy in front of your friends. Friends are most important. And don't make a guy more important than yourself. --Alyson Hannigan

I can't stand when people use drugs as an escape. It's like, everybody suffers. Deal with your issues, you'll feel so much better. --Alyson Hannigan

You’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try. --Sarah Michelle Gellar

Keep on trying. --Alyson Hannigan

[Aly's Tupperware Theory of Relationships] You can have all this mismatched Tupperware and lids, but you can never get them sealed quite right. That one edge always keeps popping up. It's supposed to fit, but it rarely does. You've gotta try a few lids before you find the one that actually snaps. --Alyson Hannigan

Bootleg the puppy! --Joss Whedon

External things can't make you happy....It really has to start from within. --Michelle Williams

You can't copy style, you gotta create your own. --Tatyana Ali

Think big and stand tall. --Amy O'Neill

As long as you’re fierce and you have that inner confidence with yourself, you can get through anything. --Mandy Moore

I don’t care if going to college ruins my career. I’d rather be smart than a movie star. --Natalie Portman

I think humor is the best gift, and if you can’t laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at? --Cameron Diaz

Your body is just a vessel for who you are as a person. And until you work on what you give back to the world, it doesn't matter what you look like on the outside. --Reese Witherspoon Philippe

Find something you can love, and master it so you're the best at it that you can be. Then you'll feel good about yourself because you've strengthened who you are and done something with your life. --Ananda Lewis

I tell myself "Just play. Have a good time and play." --Kate Sobrero on blocking out the pressure and fear of competition

I needed to turn off the negative voice in my head--I was psyching myself out. --Michelle Kwan

Don't focus on the negative things that can happen, just think about the positive things. --Michelle Kwan

Sometimes we all need to take time and give thanks. --Lauryn Hill

I truly believe a woman's weight is a political issue, and if one young woman out there can see me and not feel crummy about herself, that's a good thing. --Janeane Garofalo

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. --Scott Adams

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality. --Jules de Gaultier

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. --Unknown

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend. --Albert Camus

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. --Francis of Assissi

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed and redeemed and redeemed. Never throw out anybody. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. --Unknown

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. -- Thomas Edison

It takes 5 minutes to become a father, but a lifetime to become a dad. --Unknown

The only thing that speaks the truth is the eloquence of passing time. --Frank Orrall

Life is not a problem to be solved, but reality to be experienced. --Kierkegaard

As long as you have the power of your heart and mind, anything's possible. --Jenny Brackenridge

It's a frightening thing to act on your opinions. You've got to find confidence in yourself, not in what others think of you. I'm still trying to separate how I see myself from how I'm perceived. It's not easy, but it's worth it. --Carly Pope

I do not live here alone. Each breath I take affects the air all around me. Each word I utter falls on someone else's ears. That which I touch is felt by another. That which I do will certainly affect another. That which I do not, will also affect another. We never know how far reaching something we say or do really is until it returns to us. And it always does. All things in life form a circle, whether we see the circle or not. --Anonymous

You cannot be really first rate at your work if your work is all you are. --Anna Quindlen

Get a life, a real life, not a manic pursuit of the next promotion, the bigger paycheck, the larger house. --Anna Quindlen

It is so easy to exist instead of live. --Anna Quindlen

I learned to live many years ago. Something really, really bad happened to me, something that changed my life in ways that, if I had my druthers, it would never have been changed at all. What I learned from it is that today seems to be the hardest lesson of all. I learned to love the journey, not the destination. I learned that it is not a dress rehearsal, and that today is the only guarantee you get. I learned to look at all the good in the world and to try to give some of it back because I believed in it completely and utterly. --Anna Quindlen

In life, the classroom is everywhere. The exam comes at the very end. --Anna Quindlen

Look at the view and you'll never be disappointed. --Anna Quindlen

If you win the rat race, you're still a rat. --Anna Quindlen's father

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. --John Lennon

What can I do today to take a step forward? --Christopher Reeve

Talent comes from God. If you have been given some, then value it, cultivate it, work and develop it. --Denzel Washington

Hate, hatred for yourself, for other people, will confine you, but love can set you free. --Denzel Washington

To ask the right question is already half the solution to the problem. --Carl Jung

I'm not messy. I'm creative.

The mind is like a parachute; it works much better when it’s open.

It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone; but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

I think I was a hamster in my former life, because hello! Look at my room! --Val Worley

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

Critiques are another way to tell mediocre students their work sucks.

Life is a song. Love is the music.

Work like you don’t need money. Love like you’ll never be hurt. And dance like no one’s watching.

You know what this is? This is scary! --AJ Rauckman

Aww, Dang! --Big Chuang

If I wanted all this drama I would have majored in it. --Chelcie Mickles

Damn. And I needed those two pennies for Pez. -- -mere-

"Gettin' sketchy with it." --Phil Ferretti

The problem with today's society is that no one wants to take resposibility for his or her actions. If you want to fix society, teach people how to answer for their actions. --Hilda Bernard

I'm growing everyday, not just physically, but emotionally and intellectually. Sometimes I admit that I'm stunned, but then I start again. --Hilda Bernard

Loneliness is a choice. People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. Life's too short not to take that first step sometimes. It might hurt, but when it doesn't, you'll be glad you did it. --Stephanie Young

We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors ...but they all have to learn to live in the same box. --Lynn Wilczek

Life is not measured by length but honesty. --Jeannie Tackett

You're evil...but in a good way! --Raul

People don't feel the way they want to. Feelings drive a person; a person doesn't drive feelings. --Danielle Stevens

One way or another, two hearts will find each other and find happiness together. --Danielle Stevens

I always think that everything has a reason....our job is to figure out what that reason is. --Danielle Stevens

When the deals are done you have to play the hand you're dealt. --Danielle Stevens

Appreciate the people you love....they are your support system and every system needs maintanence to keep it operating smoothly. Make sure they know you love them not just by words but by actions. Spread love and kindness as much as you can helps. --Eliza Johnson

People say 'nerd' condescendingly, but when you're older you start to realize that it's the nerds who grow up to be the cool ones. --Leelee Sobieski

Girls want to be with guys who have a sense of humor--it makes them far more attractive to us. --Drew Barrymore

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I know what the intimidation level of high school is. You're on a hamster wheel, running, running, running, trying so hard to fit in. It's all about how you deal with what you're given, feeling OK with being the odd man out before you're finally successful. --Drew Barrymore

Angel is sexalicious. --Buffy13

This brief moment of lunacy is brought to you by Prozac...."If you're not happy, you're not taking our drug." --strigoi

Woo-freakin'-hoo! -- -mere-

Relax. Go nuts. --Planters

Venice is the prettiest city I've ever seen. It looks like a Disneyland ride. --George Clooney

When you like someone, put their name in a circle, not a heart, cuz hearts can be broken, but circles go on forever. --Brian Littrell

No one can make you feel inferior but yourself. --Eleanor Roosevelt

Buckle up, baby, 'cause we're going for a ride. --Joey McIntyre

A true friend to me is someone who will be there when the chips are down. --Jordan Knight

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This above all: to thine own self be true. --William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Without courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues. --Maya Angelou

A hero is someone who does what must be done, and needs no other reason. --Christopher Golden/Nancy Holder, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Gatekeeper Trilogy: Sons of Entropy

To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life. --Chogyam Trungpa

Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all. --Helen Keller

A kiss for a blow is always best, though it's not very easy to give it sometimes. --Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

You have to dream like you can reach the stars, dance like no one’s watching... and love like it will never hurt. --Author Unknown

I guess that's all forever is...just one long trail of nows. And I guess all you can do is try and live one now at a time without getting too worked up about the last now or the next now. --Nicholas Evans, The Horse Whisperer

We never know how far reaching, something we may think, say or do today will effect the lives of millions tomorrow. --Dr. B.J. Palmer

What a cute man! Hey, I may be pregnant, but I can still see! --Marie Osmond

Don't let your problems get you down. Pick them up and turn them around. --Regina McKay

Destiny speaks for itself, whispering the knowledge of yesterday, by calling the future today. --Christine Lane

The most beautiful thing to experience is the mysterious. It is the true source of life, art and science. --Michael Talbot

If you don't leap, you'll never know what it's like to fly. --Guy Finley

Choice strengthens all. --Neal Prescot

A man's dreams are an index to his greatness. --Unknown

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. --Goethe

Work like you don't need money, Love like you've never been hurt, and Dance like no one's watching. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. --Unknown

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing. --Theodore Roosevelt

To be, just be you. --Eric Doms

Happiness is: Having some work to do, Someone to love, and something to hope for. --Unknown

If you can imagine can achieve it. If you can dream can become it. --William Arthur Ward

If the land of make believe is inside your heart it will never leave. --Madonna, "Dear Jessie"

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind. And therefore is wing'd cupid painted blind. Nor hath love's mind of any judgement taste. Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste. And therefore is love said to be a child. Because, in choice, he is so oft beguiled. --Helena, A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. --Voltaire

If there is anything better than to be loved it is loving. --Anonymous

All's fair in love and war. -Francis Edward Smedley

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. --Oscar Wilde

In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. --André Gide

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness. --George Jean Nathan

The course of Nature is the art of God. --Edward Young

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. --Michelangelo

This is not a black and white world. To be alive I say the colors must be swirled. And I believe that maybe today, we can appreciate the BEAUTY OF GREY. --Live

I'm glad I didn't know…the way it all would end…the way it all would go. My life is better left to chance. I could have missed the pain, but I would've had to miss the dance. --Garth Brooks

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. --Walt Disney

Until a character becomes a personality it cannot be believed. --Walt Disney

Women are the best judges of anything we turn out. Their taste is very important. They are the theatergoers; they are the ones who drag the men in. If the women like it, to heck with the men. --Walt Disney

If we didn’t have deadlines, we’d stagnate. --Walt Disney

I thank...America for the right to live and raise my family under the flag of tolerance, democracy, and freedom. --Walt Disney

Suck it up! --Cynthia Harper

The greatest disease in the world is that of people feeling unloved. --Princess Diana

Life is short, and I'd rather be sitting in the poor house doing what I love doing than making a lot of money and being miserable. Life is very short. --Amber Benson

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world. --Anne Frank

Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time & again, will come as a surprise to him. —Golo Mann

A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong. —Thomas Szasz

…grown up, & that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it & go from one childhood to another. —F. Scott Fitzgerald

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x, y is play, & z is keeping your mouth shut. —Einstein

Love is a great beautifier. —Louisa May Alcott

A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts & feelings dwell; & very hard the task I find of governing it well. —Louisa May Alcott (on self control)

It takes 2 flints to make a fire. —Louisa May Alcott

Conceit spoils the finest genius. There’s not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing & using it well should satisfy one, & the great charm of all power is modesty. —Louisa May Alcott

Honor is the greatest poet. —Dante

Present mirth hath present laughter; what’s to come is still unsure. —Shakespeare

Write till your ink be dry, & w/ your tears moist it again, & frame some feeling line that may discover such integrity. —Shakespeare

Familiar acts are beautiful thru love. —Percy Bysshe Shelley

Faith—is the Pierless Bridge Supporting what We see Unto the Scene that We do not. —Emily Dickinson

Whoso loves believes the impossible.—Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Experience, like a pale musician, holds a dulcimer of patience in his hand. —Elizabeth Barrett Browning

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced...Live life in such a way that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
--Old Indian Saying

Believe in yourself. If you don't believe in yourself, you can't accomplish your goals. Know that you can do anything and anything will happen. --Michelle Trachtenburg

Reality. What a concept. --Robin Williams

I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

The time is always right to do what is right. --Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tomorrow will be better for as long as Americans keep alive the ideals of freedom and a better life. --Walt Disney

Ask yourself questions, and find the answers alone. When you follow your own advice, you will be surprised with what you received. Only you know yourself. --speedychick4ever

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart. --Caryn Leschen

I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once. --Jennifer Unlimited

If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning. --Catherine Aird

If men can run the world, why can’t they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a noose around your neck? --Linda Ellerbee

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. --Jimi Hendrix

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. --Bernard Meltzer

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. --Thomas Jefferson

My parents just tell me, "If you know what you want, you should stay determined and go for it. You can do anything." --Aaliyah

Let your love be like the mist of rain, coming softly, but flooding the river. --Aaliyah

Before you are tempted to give up or get discouraged, remember all success is based on long term commitment, faith, discipline, attitude and a few stepping stones along the way. You might not like the stone you are on right now, but it's sure to be one of the stones that lead to great opportunities in the future. --Jim Rohn

I know we don't have any guarantee that we're gonna live tomorrow. That's why I live everyday as it was my last. --Melanie Thornton

picture of Drew came from the Official Never Been Kissed Site.  Jordan's picture came from The Alyson and Amber images came from Little Willow's Slayground. Aaliyah's picture came from


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