“In a war, you must hate somebody or love somebody; you must have a position or you cannot stand what goes on.” (Robert Capa)

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” (Marcus Aurelius)

“Each day provides its own gifts.” (Marcus Aurelius)

“How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand there is no going back?” (Frodo)

“For a war correspondent to miss an invasion is like refusing a date with Lana Turner.” (Robert Capa)

“Nobody asks to be a hero… It just sometimes turns out that way.” (Sgt. Eversmann)

Frodo: “I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.”
Gandalf: “So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you.”

“A man with a good wife is the luckiest of God’s creatures, and one without must be among the most miserable, I think, the only true blessing of their lives that they don’t know how poorly off they are.” (Stephen King, The Green Mile)

“The idea of growing up to be a world champion, it just seemed so far away. But dream big, and dreams do come true.” (Nicky Hayden)

“The frontier place is for people like my white son and his woman and their children. And one day there will be no more frontier. And men like you will go too, like the Mohicans. And new people will come, work, struggle. Some will make their life. But once, we were here…” (Chingachgook, The Last of the Mohicans)

“You can’t go back home to your family, back home to your childhood … back home to a young man’s dreams of glory and of fame … back home to places in the country, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time — back home to the escapes of Time and Memory.” (Thomas Wolfe)

“All I have in this world is my balls and my word, and I don’t break them for no one.” (Tony Montana)

“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.” (Aung San Suu Kyi)

“All lives end. All hearts are broken. Caring is not an advantage.” (Mycroft Holmes)

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” (Mark Twain)

“…people seem to be getting dumber and dumber. You know, I mean we have all this amazing technology and yet computers have turned into basically four figure wank machines. The internet was supposed to set us free, democratize us, but all it’s really given us is Howard Dean’s aborted candidacy and 24 hour a day access to kiddie porn. People…they don’t write anymore – they blog. Instead of talking, they text, no punctuation, no grammar: LOL this and LMFAO that. You know, it just seems to me it’s just a bunch of stupid people pseudo-communicating with a bunch of other stupid people at a proto-language that resembles more what cavemen used to speak than the King’s English.” (Hank Moody)