Quotes…

This is by no means a complete collection of quotes I like, but it’s a start…

“Dont say another Goddamn word. Up until now, I’ve been polite. If you say ANYTHING else – word ONE – I will kill myself. And when my tainted spirit finds its destination, I will topple the master of that dark place. From my black throne, I will lash together a machine of blood and bone, and fuelled by my hatred of you this fear engine will bore a hole between this world and that one.
When it begins, you will hear the sound of children screaming – as though from a great distance. A smoking orb of nothing will grow above your bed, and from it will emerge a thousand starving crows. As I slip through the widening maw in my new form, you will catch only a glimpse of my radiance before you are incinerated. Then, as tears of bubbling pitch stream down my face, my dark work will begin.
I will open one of my six mouths, and I will sing the song that ends the Earth.”
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/04/10

“Allow me to impress upon you the severe mistake you have made. For years my conduct has been largely benign. And yet, without provocation, you have severed our détente and forced me to unleash upon you the vengeful flames of a thousand suns. You shall curse your mothers for the day of your birth. For, go now, go, and begin your life of fear, knowing that when you least expect it, the looming sword of Damocles will crash down upon you, cleaving you in twain and as you gaze upon the smoking wreckage that was once your life, you will regret the day you crossed the WRONG FISH!!”
– Klaus (American Dad)

“I have this theory that the more important and intimate the emotion the fewer the words that are required to express it. For instance in dating, ‘Will you go out with me?’, 6 words. ‘Honey, I care for you.’, 5 words. ‘You matter to me.’, 4 words. ‘I love you.’, 3 words. ‘Marry me!’, 2 words. Well, whats left, what is the one most important and intimate word you can ever say to somebody? Its, ‘Goodbye’.”
– J Michael Straczynski

“In the past we had little to do with other races. Evolution teaches us that we must fight that which is different in order secure land, food, and mates for ourselves, but we must reach a point when the nobility of intellect asserts itself and says: No. We need not be afraid of those we are different, we can embrace that difference and learn from it.”
– G’Kar (Babylon 5)

“The universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice.
The language is not Narn, or Human, or Centauri, or Gaim or Minbari
It speaks in the language of hope
It speaks in the language of trust
It speaks in the language of strength and the language of compassion
It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul
But always it is the same voice
It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us,
And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born
It is the small, still voice that says
We are one
No matter the blood
No matter the skin
No matter the world
No matter the star:
We are one
No matter the pain
No matter the darkness
No matter the loss
No matter the fear
We are one
Here, gathered together in common cause, we agree to recognize this singular truth and this singular rule:
That we must be kind to one another
Because each voice enriches us and ennobles us and each voice lost diminishes us.
We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future.
We are one.
We are one.”
– ISA Declaration of Principles (Babylon 5)

“Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God;  because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
– Carl Sagan

“The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars.”
– Carl Sagan

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
– Albert Einstein

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
– Nietzsche

“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”
– MLK

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
– MLK

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
– MLK

“Whether it happens in a hundred years or a thousand years or a million years, eventually our Sun will grow cold and go out. When that happens, it won’t just take us. It’ll take Marilyn Monroe and Lao-Tzu, Einstein, Morobuto, Buddy Holly, Aristophanes .. and all of this .. all of this was for nothing unless we go to the stars.”
– Sinclair (B5)

“You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn’t it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.”
– Marcus Cole (B5)

“G’Quon wrote: There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope. The death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender. The future is all around us, waiting in moments of ctransition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future, or where it will take us. We know only that it is always paved in pain.”
– G’Kar, Season 3 ending in Z’ha’dum” (B5)

“Where have we heard it before? Whenever our ethnic or national prejudices are aroused, in times of scarcity, during challenges to national self-esteem or nerve, when we agonize about our diminished cosmic place and purpose, or when fanaticism is bubbling up around us – then, habits of thought familiar from ages past reach for our the controls. The candle flame gutters. Its little pool of light trembles. Darkness gathers. The demons begin to stir.”
– Carl Sagan (The Demon Haunted World)

“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson