Thoughtful Quotes

Quotes tagged as "thoughtful" Showing 1-30 of 356
Dr. Seuss
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
Dr. Seuss

Suzanne Collins
“At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead.The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.”
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Abraham Lincoln
“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”
Abraham Lincoln

Elizabeth Gilbert
“You are, after all, what you think. Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Maggie Stiefvater
“Some days seem to fit together like a stained glass window. A hundred little pieces of different color and mood that, when combined, create a complete picture.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

Cormac McCarthy
“He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals trembling like ground-foxes in their cover. Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Road

George Eliot
“But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Stephen Chbosky
“I don’t know if I will have the time to write any more letters, because I might be too busy trying to participate. So, if this does end up being the last letter, I just want you to know that I was in a bad place before I started high school, and you helped me. Even if you didn’t know what I was talking about, or know someone who’s gone through it, you made me not feel alone. Because I know there are people who say all these things don’t happen. And there are people who forget what it’s like to be sixteen when they turn seventeen. I know these will all be stories some day, and our pictures will become old photographs. We all become somebody’s mom or dad. But right now, these moments are not stories. This is happening. I am here, and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive. And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song, and that drive with the people who you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Dave Barry
“There's nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater,you realize that you've been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.”
Dave Barry

Donna Tartt
“There is nothing wrong with the love of Beauty. But Beauty - unless she is wed to something more meaningful - is always superficial.”
Donna Tartt, The Secret History

Frank Herbert
“It is so shocking to find out how many people do not believe that they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Wallace Stevens
“Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.”
Wallace Stevens

John Green
“Why is being a nerd bad? Saying I notice you’re a nerd is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Linsey Lohan. Why is that?”
John Green

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Well, you never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people's lives.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night

Kami Garcia
“When you look up/ Do you see the blue sky of what might be / Or the darkness of what will never be? / Do you see me?

Kami Garcia/Margaret Stohl”
Kami Garcia, Beautiful Darkness

Shannon L. Alder
“The greatest thing a father can do for his children is to respect the woman that gave birth to his children. It is because of her that you have the greatest treasures in your life. You may have moved on, but your children have not. If you can’t be her soulmate, then at least be thoughtful. Whom your children love should always be someone that you acknowledge with kindness. Your children notice everything and will follow your example.”
Shannon L. Alder, 300 Questions Lds Couples Should Ask for a More Vibrant Marriage

John Steinbeck
“Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Good-by is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties past to the future.”
John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

Beth Revis
“More than the sound of my own beating heart, I miss the sound of a ticking clock. Time passes. It must pass....”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe

Idowu Koyenikan
“Never underestimate the power of thought; it is the greatest path to discovery.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

Kurt Vonnegut
“Anyone unable to understand how useful religion can be founded on lies will not understand this book either.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle

Toni Morrison
“He licked his lips. ‘Well, if you want my opinion-‘
‘I don’t, ‘ She said. ‘I have my own.”
Toni Morrison, Beloved

Meg Cabot
“And eternity is a long time. So if you have to spend it with someone I could see wanting to spend it with someone impossible...but interesting....”
Meg Cabot, Abandon

Maggie Stiefvater
“People shout when they don't have the vocabulary to whisper.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Gordon B. Hinckley
“Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

Jamie McGuire
“I wasn't sure what I'd done to deserve such a wonderful gift, and I wasn't sure if it was insolent, but I thanked God for fallen angels.”
Jamie McGuire, Providence

“Writing is like talking to yourself, just in a way that makes it look like you're not crazy!”
Mary Kate

“The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful. And being generous. Everything else is crap! I promise you! It's just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don't buy it. Be smart, be thoughtful, and be generous.”
Ashton Kutcher

Terri Blackstock
“...every time you make a decision to be less than what God wants for you, you're denying yourself some of God's blessings. It's up to you. You can live a life with God's blessings, or just exist with all the consequences of choosing wrong.”
Terri Blackstock, Last Light

Oscar Wilde
“In war, the strong make slaves of the weak, and in peace the rich makes slaves of the poor.”
Oscar Wilde

P.C. Cast
“What if all I'd ever known was how it had been for the past three years - me being an unwanted outsider in my own family?

I might have turned out like Aphrodite, and I might still be letting my parents control me because I was hoping desperately that I would be good enough, make them proud, so that some day they would really love me.”
P.C. Cast

« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12