The quote collection

My favorite quotes, most in English, some in Finnish. * Lempisitaattejani, suurin osa englanniksi, joitakin suomeksi.

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

“The point is, you see,” said Ford, “that there is no point driving yourself mad trying to stop yourself from going mad. You might just as well give in and save your sanity for later.” – Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very peristent one.” – Albert Einstein

“When life gives you lemonade, make lemons. Life will be all like whaaaaat!” – Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)

“A man needs a little madness, or else he never dares cut the rope and be free.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

“Dance like nobody is watching” – Mark Twain

“Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once.” – Woody Allen

“Stupid is as stupid does.” – Forrest Gump

“Joka ei osaa tanssia, syyttää lattiaa.” – suomalainen sananlasku

“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are even stupider.” – George Carlin

“I think truth in fiction comes from how the words make you feel, rather than a reference to the facts behind them.” – Layton Green

“Really, a novel does not exist, does not happen, until readers pour their own lives into it.” – Emma Donoghue

“The only normal people are those you don’t know very well.” – Alfred Adler

“If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don’t put it there.” – Anton Chekhov

“Champagne! In victory one deserves it, in defeat one needs it.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” – Mark Twain

“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.” – Vincent van Gogh

“Minun ei tarvitse katsoa televisiosta kauniita ja rohkeita. Riittää, kun vettä hakiessani vilkaisen joen pinnassa näkyvää kuvajaistani – siinä on minulle kauneutta ja rohkeutta riittävästi.” – Riitta Lehvonen

“Truly, as the ancients taught us, there is nothing under the moon, however fine, that is not subject to corruption.” – C J Sansom (Dark Fire)

“Do you hate people?” “I don’t hate them…I just feel better when they’re not around.” – Charles Bukowsky (Barfly)

“I have one problem, I don’t hate people. They disgust me and I want to get away from them. I do not have hatred. I have an escape mechanism.” – Charles Bukowski