Cool Quotes

If you've visited the other parts of my web site at all you may have noticed that I love quotes. I have entire pages devoted to my favorite quotes from "Touched by an Angel" and Godspell. The following contain some of the quotes from those sites as well as others that I like.  Please click on a category to be brought to that section or browse through the entire list!

 Love Hope Guidance Helping Others Dreams
Faith and Eternity
Knowledge Humor



"If might is right then love has no place in the world. Maybe so. Maybe so, but I don't have the strength to live in a world like that." ~~ Fr. Gabriel in The Mission

"Measure your life in love." ~~ from Jonathan Larson's Rent

"The hardest part of love, and the rarest part of love, and the truest part of love is the letting go." ~~ Stephen Schwartz’s Children of Eden

"Come sit beside me in the dying light. What storms the morning brings we'll weather all right, your hand in my hand." ~~ Stephen Schwartz’s Children of Eden

"Through all this stuff I have not become a cynic, I haven't.  Yes, I do happen to believe that love is mainly about pushing chocolate-covered candies and you know, in some cultures... a chicken.  You can call me a sucker, I don't care cause I do... believe in it."~~ Dr. Perry Cox, Scrubs


"You will know heartache, prayers that don't work, and times of bitter circumstances. But I still believe in second chances." ~~ Stephen Schwartz’s Children of Eden

"Changes can come from the power of many, but only when the many come together to form that which is invincible.... the power of one." ~~ The Power of One

"Go with it as best you can. Do that day by day and give the rest over to God. There's nothing else you can do, is there?" ~~ Paul Edgecombe of Stephen King's The Green Mile

"I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains." ~~ Anne Frank

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it." ~~ Helen Keller

"I believe in the sun even when it is not shining
I believe in love even when I feel it not
I believe in God even when He is silent."
~~ (Written on a wall in a concentration camp)

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end." ~~ Semisonic


"Do not conform yourself to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may know what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect." ~~ Romans 12:2

"As you grow older you will discover that the most important things that will happen to you will often come as a result of silly things." ~~ Chaim Potok's- The Chosen

''And what is as important as knowledge?" asked the mind--
"Caring and seeing with the heart," answered the soul. ~~ Author unknown

"The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place." ~~ Barbara De Angelis

"Not to know is bad, but not to wish to know is worse." ~~ African saying

"Who understands why Spring is born out of Winter's laboring pain?  Or why we all must die a bit before we grow again."~~ El Gallo in The Fantasticks

"I'm not saying I don't cry. But in-between I laugh. And I realize how silly it is to take anything too seriously. But I look forward to a good cry. Feels pretty good."~~ Sam (Natalie Portman) to Andrew (Zach Braff) in Garden State


"For such a time as this I was placed upon the earth. To hear the voice of God and do His will, whatever it is." ~~ Wayne Watson

"I'm tired of people being ugly to each other.... I'm tired of all the times I've wanted to help and couldn't." ~~ John Coffey of Stephen King's The Green Mile

"I'll be your candle on the water, 'til ev'ry wave is warm and bright. My soul is there beside you." ~~ "Candle on the Water" from Disney's Pete's Dragon

"Wrongs will be righted if we're united." ~~ Newsies

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong-- because someday you will have been all of these." ~~ George Washington Carver

"Use what talents you possess--- the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." ~~ Henry Van Dyke

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do!" ~~ Everett Hale

"Remember to welcome strangers, because some who have done this have welcomed angels with out knowing it." ~~ Hebrew 13:2-3

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend."

"Grief is great.  Let us be good to one another." ~~ Aslan in C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe


"For a dreamer night's the only time of day." ~~ Newsies

"You are not given a dream, without being given the power to make it come true." ~~ Unknown

"Heal the past; live the present; dream the future." ~~ Unknown

"A dream is nothing more than reality shorn of cynicism."  Fr. Joseph Girzone's Joshua and the Holy Land

"Dreams are naive and simplistic only to the faint-hearted and the cynics."~~  Joshua in Fr. Joseph Girzone's Joshua and the Holy Land


Think of--
Stepping on shore, and finding it Heaven!
Of taking hold of a hand, and finding it God's hand.
Of breathing a new air, and finding it celestial air.
Of feeling invigorated, and finding it immortality.
Of passing from storm to tempest to an unbroken calm.
Of waking up, and finding it home.
~~ Author unknown

" I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much." ~~Mother Teresa

"Reality is for people who lack imagination." ~~ Unknown

"Having a dream isn't stupid, Norm. It's not having a drean that's stupid." ~~ Cliff Clavin, Cheers

"He who has no friend has God. ~~ Egyptian proverb

"You knew nothing about this world before you entered it. Why do you fear the next?" ~~ Elmer,The Others

"People say I'm strange, does it make me a stranger that my best friend was born in a manger?" ~~ DC Talk in "Jesus Freak"

"If anyone proved to me that Christ was outside the truth... then I would prefer to remain with Christ than with the truth." ~~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Doesn't it seem odd--we say we trust him with the big things, with all his theories, but when it comes to the actual details of our lives, to the areas we're the experts in, we can barely give him an inch."~~ Suzanne in Eli.

"You and I know of Christ from the stories people have told. The faith we have came from hearing them. The stories have been passed from one generation to another. Stories of one brief shining moment when the earth was graced with the presence of its once and future King."~~ Reflections on the Movies: Hearing God in the Unlikliest of Places by Ken Gire

"Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe."~~ St. Augustine

"Did you hear what he said? Us Lions. That means him and me. Us Lions. That's what I like about Aslan. No side, no stand-offishness. Us Lions. That meant him and me."~~ from C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

"The sages have a hundred maps to give/ That trace their crawling cosmos like a tree,/ They rattle reason out through many a sieve/ That stores the sand and lets the gold go free:/ And all these things are less than dust to me/ Because my name is Lazarus and I live."~~ G.K. Chesterton

"He was a man of no reputation/And by the wise, considered a fool /When He spoke about faith and forgiveness /In a time when the strongest arms ruled/But this man of no reputation/Loves us all with relentless affection/And He loves all those poor in spirit, come as you are/To the man of no reputation"~~ Rick Elias

"Be praised for all Your tenderness by these works of Your hands, suns that rise and rains that fall to bless and bring to life Your land.  Look down upon this winter wheat and be glad that You have made blue for the sky and the color green that fills Your fields with praise."~~ Rich Mullins

""Every perfect now and then/ I caught a glimpse of Aslan's mane/ And I longed for His treasure/ Something in His mystery was drawing me/ To Love the Author of my own biography"~~ Chris Rice from his song "Nonny, Nonny"


"What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books."~~ Thomas Carlyle

"The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are."~~ C.S. Lewis' Selected Literary Essays


"Please, God, please-- don't let me be normal!"~~ Luisa in The Fantasticks

"Once my friend told me that he had found Jesus. I thought to myself, 'WooHoo, we're rich!' It turns out he meant something different."~~ Jack Handey 

"Oh...  Time to repress another memory!"~~ Bart Simpson


King Pellinore: Who is that, Arthur?
King Arthur: One of what we all are, Pelly. Less than a drop in the great blue sea. But it seems some of the drops sparkle, Pelly. Some of them do sparkle!
~~ from Camelot 

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