"All the stories I would like to write persecute me. When I am in my chamber, it seems as if they are all around me, like little devils, and while one tugs at my ear, another tweaks my nose, and each says to me, ‘Sir, write me, I am beautiful.’"
"The word “good” has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man."
"You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should’ve behaved better."
— Anne Lamott
"There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse. Don’t you ever say it of yourself. You send out the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Don’t you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There’s something you need to know about failure … You can never let it defeat you."
— Captain Haddock — as written by Steven Moffat (via walshrus
"Well, art is art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh… now you tell me what you know."
— Groucho Marx
"Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future."
— Oscar Wilde
"I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen."
— John Steinbeck
“All I ask is a tall ship, and a load of contraband to fill her with.” - Quark
Oh, Quark, you are my absolute favourite Ferengi. :P
"What are butts for, if not for touching?"
— Socrates or some shit