What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.
– Victor Hugo
Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?
A very interesting question. I have many favourite lines/quotes which I have in mind always and some which come and go at a given instance of time.
These are my most favourite quotes which mean quite a deal to me:
“The Training is Nothing! The Will is Everything! The Will to Act.”
– Ra’s Al Ghul (Batman Begins)
This is perhaps one of my most favourite quotes both at a personal/individual and as a human being. It is well self-explanatory. For achieving anything in life, as an individual or as a group ranging from a society to a nation to as the human species itself.
“To say that nothing is true, is to realize that the foundations of society are fragile, and that we must be the shepherds of our own civilization. To say that everything is permitted, is to understand that we are the architects of our actions, and that we must live with their consequences, whether glorious or tragic.”
– Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin’s Creed: Revelations)
This is from one of my most favourite video game franchises, and perhaps resonates with the one I said above.
“Keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs.
What is the most beautiful aspect of [these] is they are stated so beautifully. Now I don’t want to make this into a quotes list, so I’ll end (sort of) here. I know, those who know me well would have been surprised if they didn’t find a Batman reference here 😛
Oh and this one is a recent favourite, from one of the best games of 2012, FAR CRY 3:
“Society has taught you how to fail, not nature. Believe in yourself and your instincts, and that will help you succeed.”
Did I ever tell you… the definition of Insanity?