Musing Quotes

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Laurell K. Hamilton
“An atheist waving a cross at a vampire was a truly pitiful sight.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, Guilty Pleasures

Greta Garbo
“Why haven't I got a husband and children?" mused Greta Garbo to the Dutchess of Windsor, "I never met a man I could marry.”
Greta Garbo

Sanober  Khan
“my poetry is merely a body.
you are the soul in my words.”
Sanober Khan

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Great ideas emerges from useless fragments of thoughts.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Your thoughts are transparent.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman, Veterans of the Psychic Wars

Walter Isaacson
“When he was turning thirty, Jobs had used a metaphor about record albums. He was musing about why folks over thirty develop rigid thought patterns and tend to be less innovative. " People get stuck in those patterns, just like grooves in a record, and they never get out of them, " he said. At age forty-five, Jobs was now about to get out of his groove.”
Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs

Daniel Klein
“This, in the end, is the prime purpose of a philosophy: to give us lucid ways to think about the world and how to live in it.”
Daniel Klein

Suman Pokhrel
“As you entered the room
stirring air with suppleness of walk,
waking up the stillness with jingles of cymbals,
making curtains dance to the sound of bangles:
aroma wafted into air from canvas and copybooks,
my paintbrush grew restless,
and pen became enraptured;
my eyes, and hands. and this and that
became electrified.”
Suman Pokhrel

Italo Calvino
“My mother delayed my enrollment in the Fascist scouts, the Balilla, as long as possible, firstly because she did not want me to learn how to handle weapons, but also because the meetings that were then held on Sunday mornings (before the Fascist Saturday was instituted) consisted mostly of a Mass in the scouts' chapel. When I had to be enrolled as part of my school duties, she asked that I be excused from the Mass; this was impossible for disciplinary reasons, but my mother saw to it that the chaplain and the commander were aware that I was not a Catholic and that I should not be asked to perform any external acts of devotion in church.

In short, I often found myself in situations different from others, looked on as if I were some strange animal. I do not think this harmed me: one gets used to persisting in one's habits, to finding oneself isolated for good reasons, to putting up with the discomfort that this causes, to finding the right way to hold on to positions which are not shared by the majority.

But above all I grew up tolerant of others' opinions, particularly in the field of religion, remembering how irksome it was to hear myself mocked because I did not follow the majority's beliefs. And at the same time I have remained totally devoid of that taste for anticlericalism which is so common in those who are educated surrounded by religion.

I have insisted on setting down these memories because I see that many non-believing friends let their children have a religious education 'so as not to give them complexes', 'so that they don't feel different from the others.' I believe that this behavior displays a lack of courage which is totally damaging pedagogically. Why should a young child not begin to understand that you can face a small amount of discomfort in order to stay faithful to an idea?

And in any case, who said that young people should not have complexes? Complexes arise through a natural attrition with the reality that surrounds us, and when you have complexes you try to overcome them. Life is in fact nothing but this triumphing over one's own complexes, without which the formation of a character and personality does not happen.”
Italo Calvino, Hermit in Paris: Autobiographical Writings

“...the most beautiful things don't always make you happy - often they make you weep...”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

“...I've always idealized women I've loved - they all fell short, save one - the one God chose for me - she lights up a room by walking into it...”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Ricky Lee
“Ba't ba naghahalikan ang mga utaw? Para magpalitan ng laway? Magdikit ang mga dila? Bakit hindi mga ilong na gaya sa ibang bansa, o kaya ay mga balikat? Bakit maski sa pisngi lang siya nahalikan ni Homer ay parang ang kaluluwa niya ang tinamaan ng nguso nito? At andito na rin lang tayo sa subject ng paghahalikan, me pagkakaiba ba kapag lalaki o babae o kapwa lalaki o kapwa babae ang mga ngusong nagdidikit? Paano ang mga walang nguso?”
Ricky Lee, Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A true leader leads for the sake of love and his knowledge of the path, a bad leader redirects his followers to the path of destruction.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Guillermo del Toro
“Science has made many advances in my lifetime, but the instrument has yet to be invented that can see clearly into the marriage of a man and a woman.”
Guillermo del Toro, The Strain

Margaret Atwood
“Was she in any way like us? thinks Tony. Or, to put it the other way around: Are we in any way like her?”
Margaret Atwood, The Robber Bride

Zara Steen
“My mother looked back at me while my father drove. Her long auburn hair was shimmering in the flickers of light passing through the window from the oncoming highway traffic. Looking at her I admired her flawless, pearlescent skin. Her hazel eyes were flecked with bits of blue and teal like a true Mer. My mother was beautiful, and I looked nothing like her.”
Zara Steen

Kiersten White
“How unfortunate that nature was both the most peaceful and the most dangerous place possible. But that was its duality. It gave life and it took it, provided and withheld, offered beauty and danger in equal measure. Camelot was safe and ordered and structured, so many things put in place to separate people from nature. Roofs and walls. Pipes for water. Swords with men to wield them. The separation was a protection but also a loss.”
Kiersten White, The Camelot Betrayal

Hilary Grossman
“Why do people, when they are wrong, twist the conversation around and place the blame on someone else?”
Hilary Grossman, Dangled Carat

John Burnside
“If you had to lose everything, what would you miss most? It wouldn't be anything gross, like the big house, or the fancy car, assuming you had such things. It wouldn't be your impeccable reputation, or fame, or the regard of others. No; if you had to lose everything – I mean EVERYTHING – it would be the things you most take for granted now that you would miss. It would be different for each person, and it would probably surprise you to know what it was: a lilac tree in flower, the sound of a train in the distance, the smell of marmalade or hot buttered toast. Rain on a windowpane. A fruit thingummy.”
John Burnside

Greg Rucka
“One did not need to believe in the Force to know right from wrong. Many who held no faith in the Force acted righteously, and he had known more than one sentient who had acted selfishly, even cruelly, and used belief to justify doing so.”
Greg Rucka, Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills

Timi Waters
“The wait, that
irksome action of staying put until an event or time, the period where one
begins to ask where it all went wrong, question how it happened, why it
happened, and if it would ever be right again.”
Timi Waters, Red Lines

“By my hand and for the good of the state; the bearer has done what has been done. Hmmmm ~~~ one should be careful what one writes for one never knows into whose hands it may fall.”
Cardinal Richelieu Four Musketeers

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“I do not have a problem with people killing themselves, as long as they took at least a hundred years to think about what they are about to do.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Sarah J. Maas
“Strange for a mortal to be friends with two faeries,' he mused and began circling me. I could have sworn tendrils of star-kissed night trailed in his wake. 'Aren't humans usually terrified of us? And aren't you, for that matter, supposed to keep to your side of the wall?'

I was terrified of him, but I wasn't about to let him know.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses