Commonplace: Quotes

And what is love in the end? Except the irrational desire to put evolutionary competitiveness aside in order to ease someone else's journey through life?

– Alabaster, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

[T]here is too little of what we really like in stories. I am afraid we shall have to try and write some ourselves.

– C.S. Lewis, speaking to J.R.R. Tolkein

What happens happens. And then we are gone.

– Sebastian J. Cricket, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.

– Carrie Fisher

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.

– Swedish Proverb

I don’t believe in guilty pleasures…if you like something, like it.

– Dave Grohl

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe we owe it to each other to tell stories.

– Neil Gaiman

God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.

– Kurt Vonnegut

I feel that human beings should treat human beings like human beings.

– Richard Feynman

Living by what yet get, life by what you give.

– Winston Churchill

Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors.

– Jonas Salk

When people are naturally good at something, they tend to be puzzled by how bad other people are at it. So that’s one way to figure out what you’re naturally good at. What do other people seem puzzlingly bad at?

– Paul Graham

The greatest of these is love.

– That Bible Thing