I have a really bad memory for faces and names, but it's not very bad with much else except my trains of thought. School is one of the most important things to me and I rarely compromise it for anything nowadays. I read to the point where it's faintly ridiculous and frightens those around me. I like words. I have a list of my favorite ones.
"If it's not Baroque, don't fix it."
I have a bit of a hobby looking at quotes people have made. Sometimes you don't have to put in the effort to find the right words because someone has already done it for you.
Here are some of my favorites:
"Sometimes the mind, for reasons we don't necessarily understand, just decides to go to the store for a quart of milk."
-Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider-
"Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence."
"Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting."
"There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line."
"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you."
-Rita Mae Brown-
"I always admired atheists. I think it takes a lot of faith."
-Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider-
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature."
-Frank Lloyd Wright-
"If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It's a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it's time to reflect on what's come before."
“I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage.”
-Charles De Secondat-
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force."
“Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...”
-Dwight D. Eisenhower-
“My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.”
“From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.”
“We do not die because we have to die; we die because one day, and not so long ago, our consciousness was forced to deem it necessary.”
“Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.”
-George Bernard Shaw-
“Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.”
“Treat the other man's faith gently; it is all he has to believe with. His mind was created for his own thoughts, not yours or mine.”
-Henry S. Haskins-
“History is a voice forever sounding across the centuries the laws of right and wrong. Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity.”
-James A. Forude-
“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
“There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.”
"Music, like religion, unconditionally brings in its train all the moral virtues to the heart it enters, even though that heart is not in the least worthy."
-Jean Baptiste Montegut-
"Don't judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him."
-Georg Christoph Lichtenberg-
"Never confuse the faith with the supposedly faithful."
-Randy K. Milholland-
"Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one."
"You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake."
"War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace."
"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."
-Charles M. Schulz-
"This nice and subtle happiness of reading, this joy not chilled by age, this polite and unpunished vice, this selfish, serene life-long intoxication."
-Logan Pearsall Smith
"Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand."