Quotes About Humans

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John Green
“The marks humans leave are too often scars.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Rick Riordan
“It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.”
Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan
“Humans see what they want to see.”
Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Charles Bukowski
“Nothing was ever in tune. People just blindly grabbed at whatever there was: communism, health foods, zen, surfing, ballet, hypnotism, group encounters, orgies, biking, herbs, Catholicism, weight-lifting, travel, withdrawal, vegetarianism, India, painting, writing, sculpting, composing, conducting, backpacking, yoga, copulating, gambling, drinking, hanging around, frozen yogurt, Beethoven, Back, Buddha, Christ, TM, H, carrot juice, suicide, handmade suits, jet travel, New York City, and then it all evaporated and fell apart. People had to find things to do while waiting to die. I guess it was nice to have a choice.”
Charles Bukowski, Women

Jess C. Scott
“Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).”
Jess C. Scott, The Other Side of Life

Maggie Stiefvater
“If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Charles M. Schulz
“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed.
For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.”
Charles M. Schulz

Douglas Adams
“One of the things Ford Prefect had always found hardest to understand about humans was their habit of continually stating and repeating the very very obvious.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Albert Einstein
“I love Humanity but I hate humans”
Albert Einstein

Dan Brown
“Nothing captures human interest more than human tragedy.”
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

George Orwell
“Four legs good, two legs bad.”
George Orwell, Animal Farm

David Foster Wallace
“Lonely people tend, rather, to be lonely because they decline to bear the psychic costs of being around other humans. They are allergic to people. People affect them too strongly.”
David Foster Wallace, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments

Amit Kalantri
“I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Criss Jami
“It often occurs that pride and selfishness are muddled with strength and independence. They are neither equal nor similar; in fact, they are polar opposites. A coward may be so cowardly that he masks his weakness with some false personification of power. He is afraid to love and to be loved because love tends to strip bare all emotional barricades. Without love, strength and independence are prone to losing every bit of their worth; they become nothing more than a fearful, intimidated, empty tent lost somewhere in the desert of self.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Garth Stein
“I don't understand why people insist on pitting concepts of evolution and creation against each other. Why can't they see that spiritualism and science are one? That bodies evolve and souls evolve and the universe is a fluid package that marries them both in a wonderful package called a human being. What's wrong with that idea?”
Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Emma Donoghue
“People don't always want to be with people. It gets tiring.”
Emma Donoghue, Room

Matt Haig
“Humans, as a rule, don't like mad people unless they are good at painting, and only then once they are dead. But the definition of mad, on Earth, seems to be very unclear and inconsistent. What is perfectly sane in one era turns out to be insane in another. The earliest humans walked around naked with no problem. Certain humans, in humid rainforests mainly, still do so. So, we must conclude that madness is sometimes a question of time, and sometimes of postcode.

Basically, the key rule is, if you want to appear sane on Earth you have to be in the right place, wearing the right clothes, saying the right things, and only stepping on the right kind of grass.”
Matt Haig, The Humans

François Fénelon
“All wars are civil wars because all men are brothers... Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.”
François Fénelon

Glory: I look around at this world you're so eager to be a part of
“Glory: I look around at this world you're so eager to be a part of and all I see is six billion lunatics looking for the fastest ride out. Who's not crazy? Look around, everyone's drinking, smoking, shooting up, shooting each other, or just plain screwing their brains out 'cause they don't want 'em anymore. I'm crazy? Honey, I'm the original one-eyed chicklet in the kingdom of the blind, 'cause at least I admit the world makes me nuts.”
Douglas Petrie

Bill Bryson
“If this book has a lesson, it is that we are awfully lucky to be here-and by 'we' I mean every living thing. To attain any kind of life in this universe of ours appears to be quite an achievement. As humans we are doubly lucky, of course: We enjoy not only the privilege of existence but also the singular ability to appreciate it and even, in a multitude of ways, to make it better. It is a talent we have only barely begun to grasp.”
Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

Thomas Browne
“We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.”
Thomas Browne, Prose: "Religio Medici" , "Hydriotaphia" , "Garden of Cyrus" , "Letter to a Friend" , "Christian Morals" and Selections from Other Works

Christopher Paolini
“Only men would think of cutting themselves to determine who the packleader is. Idiots.”
Christopher Paolini, Brisingr

Kahlil Gibran
“Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.
For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?
Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Christopher Moore
“You're trying to be tricky. What's morality?"
"It's the difference between what's right and what you can rationalize."
"Must be a human thing."
"Exactly.”
Christopher Moore

J. Cornell Michel
“I like living in my head because in there, everyone is kind and innocent. Once you start integrating yourself into the world, you realize that people are nasty, mean creatures. They're worse than zombies. People try to crush your soul and destroy your happiness, but zombies just want to have a little nibble of your brain.”
J. Cornell Michel, Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

Carl Sagan
“We are star stuff harvesting sunlight.”
Carl Sagan

Susan Sontag
“I don’t care about someone being intelligent; any situation between people, when they are really human with each other, produces ‘intelligence.”
Susan Sontag

Al-Maʿarri
“The inhabitants of the earth are of two sorts: those with brains, but no religion, and those with religion, but no brains.”
Al-Maʿarri

Napoléon Bonaparte
“Music is what tell us that the human race is greater than we realize.”
Napoléon Bonaparte

Orson Scott Card
“What else should you be? Human beings didn't evolve brains in order to lie around on lakes. Killing's the first thing we learned. And a good thing we did, or we'd be dead, and the tigers would own the earth.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

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