View Full Version : What's quote that you live by?

August 13th, 2011, 11:31 AM
It can be any quote one you made yourself or got from something or someone else.

For example mine is ;
"Courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality."
-Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World.

August 13th, 2011, 11:37 AM
"I will never ever get an 'F' for effort"
Thanks Wheezy

Overlord Drakow
August 13th, 2011, 11:39 AM
"Hope leads to disappointment."

OK a few others I abide by are;

"Minimum effort - Maximum profit".

"Without understanding, there can be no compassion".

Patchisou Yutohru
August 13th, 2011, 12:02 PM
"And in that moment, I swear we were infinite." - The Perks of Being a Wallflower
"Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." - The Great Gatsby

Mr Cat Dog
August 13th, 2011, 12:05 PM
"Why do today what you can put off 'til tomorrow" - Anon.

And Drakow's quote about minimum effort, maximum profit. You can probably tell that I like to procrastinate!

August 13th, 2011, 12:28 PM
Not sure if I have a quote to live by that someone else has said, but lately I've been telling myself "Gotta take the good with the bad" a lot. So I guess that's the quote I live by these days. I'm sure I'm not the first one to think of it though lol so maybe it's somebody else's quote idgaf.

August 13th, 2011, 1:05 PM
i used to love quoting quotes but my facebook current states 'make up your own quote' from some point in the relatively distant past when i became disillusioned with my friends/the world. so now i'll just quote some of my favourite lyrics that are spot on for my life:

'Runaway I'm about to get crazy!' - kanye west. basically equates to me seemingly being mature and capable for whatever both irl and online, except that i'm really the complete opposite. not because i'm immature but because i love hilarious antics and i'm usually the one to start them - so it's nearly as if there's two sides of me.

'Invisibly set, the Rolex is faceless, I'm just young, rich and tasteless.' - another kanye west. basically sums up my disillusioned views with money based on this near double-dip recession and my nonchalance towards the opposite gender.

'hope there's someone who'll take care of me, when i die, will i go?' - antony. sums up my thoughts on what everything eventually leads up to.

'as logic stands you couldn't meet a man who's from the future.' - wayne coyne. maths is beauty and neverending truth.

August 13th, 2011, 1:09 PM
"Don't worry about the future; after a moment of depression there's the way of resurrection" - ???

I'm not too sure where the quote was originally from, but I've been living by this quote for years now, ever since I found it on a wallpaper (silly, I know). Whenever I feel pathetic, angry, or lost, I just have to remember this quote, and that if I just stay positive and no worry, I can pull myself out of any hole I end up falling into.

Gold warehouse
August 13th, 2011, 1:24 PM
"If you need an example for how to live, then you just shouldn’t have been born." - Lil Wayne

Not even a fan of him, but it's the only line that's always stuck with me.

August 13th, 2011, 3:35 PM
"do what you need to be happy"

Quote of the day every day.

Liliana Vess
August 13th, 2011, 5:35 PM
"It's always darkest before the dawn"
I know its an old cliche saying but so many times has this saying got me through something tough.

August 13th, 2011, 5:39 PM
hakuna matata, what a wonderful phrase

Retro Bug
August 13th, 2011, 5:47 PM
"If life isn't how you want it, change it"

Actually that's not the real quote because the real one has alternative words that aren't allowed. Aha. I just said it one day and decided to go by it.

August 13th, 2011, 6:05 PM
A simple one but I do believe in Karma;
"What goes around comes around."

August 13th, 2011, 6:37 PM
"Nothing is impossible" - nobody in particular really, probably something I came up with myself, but still! Even though it is true that some things seem impossible, having the mindset of nothing being impossible means that someday even though all odds are against it, that for some magical reason, such a thing will become possible. And hey it's an optimistic way to live tbh.

If we're going by music/singers/whatever, though -
"Haters can make like bees with no stingers and drop dead" - Eminem / Not Afraid

August 13th, 2011, 6:45 PM
"I love clichés, I love predictable scripts, I love it when they paste over problems and I love it when they force a happy ending too. What's wrong with working towards that?" - Mikado Ryuugamine

Yeah, it's from an anime but it speaks novels to me.

Also, there was an NPC in B&W who said something I really liked:

"When I win, it's because of my Pokemon; when I lose, it's because of me."

August 13th, 2011, 7:11 PM
"Everyday...sorrow happens; i too, feel it"
Yeah...life is kinda sad and depressing for me. Emotions change...fun, sad, happy, then another negative one. Well, i won't lose hope to God.

August 13th, 2011, 8:10 PM
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men." - Willy Wonka

"Be the change you wish to see." - Vrai's sig lol

August 13th, 2011, 8:33 PM
"Be the change you wish to see." - Vrai's sig lol

yay meee :)

obviously the two big ones i live by are in my sig ;

'become the change that you wish to see' - so if you have a problem go out there and fix it and don't wait for anyone else to do it for you
'no yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today' - basically give it everything you've got and you'll never regret anything

and my last one i think is my favorite

'nothing is impossible until you quit trying' - so don't ever quit! :)

August 13th, 2011, 8:44 PM
"Life is too short for grief. Or regret. Or bull----."
-Edward Abbey

This quote is pretty awesome too:

"May I blush whenever I suffer one hour to pass unimproved. I will rouse up my mind and fix my attention; I will stand collected within myself, and think upon what I read and what I see; I will strive, with all my soul, to be something more than persons who have had less advantages than myself.”
-John Adams

August 13th, 2011, 9:10 PM
"What does it matter to you
When you got a job to do?
You gotta do it well"
-"Live And Let Die" by Wings

"When the world whispers, 'Give up.'
Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.'"
-Author Unknown

The first one I apply to everything I do, always trying to do my best. The second one I apply to my entire life, to remind myself that no matter how difficult life can be, there's always some small spark of hope in the world.

August 14th, 2011, 2:31 AM
"The sun's not yellow, it's chicken!"

August 14th, 2011, 3:46 AM
My fave quotes come from several media...

"You're such a kid!" - Iris from Pokemon

"No need to worry!" - Dawn from Pokemon

"You wouldn't want to get trapped!" - The Caretaker from Trapped! (if you don't know it, it's some sort of reality kid's show from the UK. One of the very few Pom shows I find funny. It's actually screened on the ABC here in Oz.)

"Give me those NOW!" - Harry Potter in Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets.

"Famous Harry Potter, can't even go into a bookshop without making the front page." - Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets.

"Leaking is inherently an anti-authoritarian act." - Julian Assange

August 14th, 2011, 4:12 AM
Be the change you want to see in the world. - Tina Cohen-Chang

I was born this way - Lady Gaga

Truth is everybody is going to hurt you. You just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. - Bob Marley

They maybe from Songs/Shows but w/e.

mondays suck
August 14th, 2011, 4:19 AM
"Was du heute kannst besorgen, das verschiebe ruhig auf morgen"
A popular variation of an old and well-known German saying. The original one encourages punctuality, this one encourages procrastination.

August 14th, 2011, 10:59 AM
"Geokjeonghajima sseulsseulhajiman nuguna geureochanha
yeopeul bwabwa honjaga anya." - T.O.P

English Translation:
"Don't worry, it may be lonely but you're not the only one, look beside you, you're not alone."

Everyday when I wake up depressed I always think about that. Especially now seeing as I've been in the hospital for a while, it's keeping me up a bit.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
August 14th, 2011, 1:45 PM
A quote that I made up:

"without death, one can't appreciate life"

meaning appreciate all of the things that you do in life before it ends


August 14th, 2011, 5:32 PM
"A champion is not born, a champion is made." -Alan "Xpression" Medina Narvaez


"Dare yourself and show what you're made of." -Daniel "Phantom" Babilonia Torres

I've just been going by those for I don't know how long.

Know-Nothing Bozo the Non-Wonder Dog
August 14th, 2011, 8:16 PM
"Don't compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself."

"Who needs pants when you've got ideas?"

Just because the second one's not that serious doesn't mean it's not true. xD

August 14th, 2011, 8:30 PM
Quote from one of my fav movies

Luke Skywalker: I don't, I don't believe it.
Yoda: That is why you fail

August 16th, 2011, 12:45 AM
"A is A" - Aristotle's law of identity.

August 16th, 2011, 3:02 AM
It's probably been said lots of different ways by different people, but I most readily recall it from The Doctor;

“Oh, Martha, there’s always something worth living for.”

I just like to remind myself, even when I'm feeling the worst, that I always have some reason to go on.

August 16th, 2011, 5:23 AM
Quotes? I have so many!

Life is meaningless unless you bring meaning to it; ... it is up to us to create our own existence. Unless you do something, unless you make something it's as though you aren't there. - Alan Alda

You know, sometimes I think there should be a rule of war saying you have to see someone up close and get to know him before it's OK to shoot him. - Colonel Potter

We have nothing to fear but fear itself. - F.D.R.

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. - President Eisenhower

August 16th, 2011, 7:55 AM
If what you say is what you do you've never done a thing

August 16th, 2011, 7:59 AM
"I love humanity, but I hate people."
Edna St. Vincent Millay
US poet (1892 - 1950)

Describes my entire life. -.-

August 16th, 2011, 8:12 AM
I don't really think there are quotes which I live by in life, but there are those few which I love and really do have deep meaning. Such as:

"Be the change you wish to see in the world"
Just something which I like to believe in. The world isn't going to change if you're not going to do anything about it, so do something about it and you will succeed. Hard work will always give results and so on.

"The era where pirates dream will never end"
It's from One Piece and I really don't care. It's inspirational and I'd like to say that I do follow it somewhat. Don't let other people stop you from what you believe in, and go for it.

"I don't care if someone fails and puts their best into their plays, but I won't forgive anyone who plays with no motivation"
Gouenji from Inazuma Eleven. Just saying to try your best, and people will always respect you for that. If you put in as much effort as you can and still fail, people won't mind as much as if you don't put all your energy into something. So pretty much, do your best all the time.

Team Fail
August 16th, 2011, 6:22 PM
"Do it, and you'll be happy you did." I came up with that one myself.
"For who am I, to interfere with perfection?" -My Grade 8 LA teacher.

Pokemon Trainer Touko
August 17th, 2011, 4:49 AM
'Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do.'
~ John Wooden

'Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.'
~ B. Olatunji

'The best way to predict your future is to create it.'
~ Peter Drucker

August 19th, 2011, 2:10 AM
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
— Baruch Spinoza

I don't live by any particular words, but I came across this recently and I seem to embody it.

August 19th, 2011, 2:47 AM
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
Seriously, I can look at a picture and it's like reading a thousand words.

August 19th, 2011, 9:51 AM
"Remember, you choose your own friends. Stop wasting time and energy fighting with them." - Naoya, Devil Survivor.
"Nothing you or your friends say will affect my life in any way, shape or form." - Jintan, Ano Hana.

These quotes suddenly got stuck to me.

August 19th, 2011, 2:58 PM
"Never give up, never surrender"

I think the quote is self-explanatory.

kissing. raindrops
August 24th, 2011, 4:23 PM
This quote only recently made sense to me, and has touched me in a very deep way..

If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, then it's yours to keep.

Something like that..

September 2nd, 2011, 2:35 AM
"Everything has its beauty, some people just can't see it"


September 2nd, 2011, 7:41 AM
My personal fav. is:

"Lifes short, eat dessert first."
---Idk author

September 2nd, 2011, 8:00 AM
I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that.
- Eminem

September 2nd, 2011, 8:45 AM
Here's a quote that I really enjoy living by, well ever since I've found it:
"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
— Marilyn Monroe

September 2nd, 2011, 11:38 AM
I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that. - Eminem

You can’t go forward if you keep looking back - Luke fon Fabre, Tales of the Abyss

Hypothesizing about never being born is meaningless. You’re living your own life. Experiences that only you know, feelings that only you feel, don’t deny them. You’re you. - Tear Grantz, Tales of the Abyss

Freedom Fighter N
September 2nd, 2011, 11:46 AM
"You need to know two things in life: first, never tell all you know"

September 2nd, 2011, 1:18 PM
This quote only recently made sense to me, and has touched me in a very deep way..

If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, then it's yours to keep.

Something like that..

I wish I would listen to that one.

"You know what they say, 'Anyone who interferes with others' romances should get kicked by a horse and die.'" - Jade Curtiss, Tales of the Abyss