At last...a page to store all my favorite quotes to refer to at any time possible. A collection of books and years has led to this. Look for updates every week or so! You may also submit quotes, if you like. I'm always looking to be more quotable! :) As it 'twas said...

"Omniscient I am not, but well-informed." ~Mephistopheles, Goethe's Faust

New Quotes:

"It seems to me that the further east you go the more unpunctual are the trains. What ought they to be in China?" ~Jonathan Harker, Dracula

"To learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the others." ~Abbe Faria, The Count of Monte Cristo

"How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow." ~Victor Frankenstein

"Ah, but madame, does mankind ever lose anything?" ~Edmond Dantes, The Count of Monte Cristo

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness." ~Edmond Dantes, The Count of Monte Cristo

"It has always seemed strange to me, the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second." ~John Steinbeck

"When I am dead, I hope it may be said
'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read!'" ~Hilaire Belloq

HP Lovecraft. Photo Credit: Wikipedia
"It is true that I have sent six bullets through the head of my best friend, and yet I hope to show by this statement that I am not his murderer." ~H. P. Lovecraft

"You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think." ~Dorothy Parker.

"Cocaine, habit-forming? Of course not! I should know, I've been using it for years" ~Tallulah Bankhead

"It is absurd supposing a Continent to be perpetually Governed by an island." ~Thomas Paine

"When the people are afraid of a government, there is Tyranny. When a government is afraid of its people, there is Liberty." ~Thomas Jefferson

“To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.” ~Winston Churchill

Lady Astor: “Winston, if I were your wife I’d put poison in your coffee.”
Winston Churchill: “Nancy, if I were your husband I’d drink it.”

Alexander Hamilton.
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“There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.” ~George Washington

"Le homme c'est rien - le oeuvre est tout." ("Man is nothing- the work is everything.") ~George Sand

"A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous." ~Alexander Hamilton

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” ~Dorothy Parker

"I want to write my own eulogy, and I want to write it in Latin. It seems only fitting to read a dead language at my funeral. ~Jarod Kintz

"Behind every argument is someone’s ignorance.” ~Robert Benchley

"He has van Gogh's ear for music." ~Billy Wilder

Other Quotes:
"This is Greek to me, except I read Greek. This is Aramaic to me. Not the northern dialect -- I do speak a little." ~Walter Bishop, The Bullet That Saved the World, FRINGE

S. T. Coleridge.
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"Water, water, ev'rywhere, and all the boards did shrink,
Water, water, ev'rywhere, nor any drop to drink." ~Samuel Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

"I don't play accurately - any one can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression." ~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

"My dear Algy, you talk exactly as if you were a dentist. It is very vulgar to talk like a dentist when one isn't a dentist. It produces a false impression." ~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

"I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high functioning sociopath." ~Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

"Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning——
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." ~F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

"Don't ever tell anyone anything. If you do, you start missing everybody." ~J. D. Salinger, The Catcher In The Rye

"If your heels be nimble and light, you may be there by candle-light." ~Tim Powers, The Anubis Gates

"Nowhere, nowhen." ~Tim Powers, The Anubis Gates

"I didn't go to the moon. I went much farther -- for time is the greatest distance between things." ~Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

"Ah, Latin. The language of precision. What is spoken flies, what is written never dies. Remember those words, Ludlow. People will believe anything they hear, whatever the truth of it." ~F. E. Higgins, The Black Book of Secrets

"What matter to me that their star is a world?
Mine has opened its heart to me -- therefore I love it." ~Robert Browning, My Star
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"He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors." ~Rudyard Kipling  (submitted by Erika Rivers)

"This is no time to make new enemies." ~Voltaire, when asked to forswear Satan on his deathbed

F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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"Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that most people haven't had the advantages you've had." ~F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

"When I am dead, I hope it may be said
His sins were scarlet, but his books were read!" ~Hilaire Belloc

"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face...forever. And remember it is forever." ~George Orwell, 1984

"One thing's sure and nothing's surer
The rich get richer, the poor get -- children.
In the meantime, in between times --" ~F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

"The sea hath fish for ev'ry man." ~William Cowper

"The report of my death was an exaggeration." ~Mark Twain

"Take a step forward, lads. It will be easier that way." ~Robert Childers, to his firing squad before his death

"The best of men cannot suspend their Fate --
The good die early, the bad die Late." ~Daniel Defoe

"The sea has weather'd ev'ry rack, the prize we sought is won..." ~Walt Whitman, O Captain! My Captain!

"You call a proposal pleasure? ...I call it business." ~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

"Curse me if you wish -- words cannot harm me." ~F. E. Higgins, The Eyeball Collector

"The laws of physics were turned into mere suggestions" ~Secretary Walter Bishop, Over There, Part II, FRINGE

"The other day upon the Stair
I met a Man who wasn't There.
He wasn't There again today.
Oh, how I wish he'd go away!" ~W. H. Mearns, Antigonish

Freddie Mercury.
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"Nothing really matters...anyone can see. Nothing really matters...nothing really matters...nothing really matters...to me..." ~Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody

"Reality is both subjective and malleable. If you can dream a better world, you can make a better world." ~Peter Bishop, Bad Dreams, FRINGE

"You don't even know what you don't know." ~ObserverAn Origin Story, FRINGE

"You've been him longer than you've been you." ~Carla Warren, Black Blotter, FRINGE

"You don't remember what you should ever forget." ~Irina Spasky, In Too Deep

"You are afraid of everything except what you should fear." ~Irina Spasky, In Too Deep

"Dreams are only reality, and reality is the real dream." ~The Dragonborn, SKYRIM

"What you know isn't nearly as important as what you don't know -- so the point of life is to know everything you can. But, say, you find out too much? What then? How much knowledge is too much? That, my dear Christian -- that is the real disturbing part." ~Robert Miranda, The Chronicler

"You must face this pain together. The pain is her legacy to you both. It's proof that she was here." ~Walter Bishop,  An Origin Story, FRINGE

"The silver answer rang. 'Not Death, but Love.'". ~Elizabeth Browning

"The light fantastic..." ~John Milton

"Who knows? Not me...we never lost control. 

You're face to face...with the Man Who Sold The World." ~David Bowie

"I hate bainting, and boetry too! Neither one nor the other ever did any good" ~King George II

"Yet each man kills the thing he loves..." ~Oscar Wilde

"Time is comparable to a river flowing under a river of ice. It stretches us out like water weeds, from root to tip, from birth to death, curled around whatever rocks or snags happen to lie in our path; and no one can get out of the river because of the ice roof, and no one can turn back against the current for an instant.
Picture it, now: if you could stand outside the time river, on some kind of bank, say, and see through the ice, why then you could walk upstream and see Rome and Nineveh in their heydays, or downstream and see whatever the future holds. Now -- pay attention, this is the important part -- sometime, something happened to punch holes in the metaphorical ice cover. Don't ask me how it happened, but spread out across roughly six hundred years there's a shotgun pattern of gaps...and if there happens to be a gap when and where you are, it is possible to get out of the time stream at that point, and reenter at any other gap." ~Tim Powers, The Anubis Gates


  1. "He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors."

    Rudyard Kipling

  2. Thank you for the submission! I like that quote -- very dramatic. What poem/story is it from? I haven't particularly read many of his works, but I can quote the ones I have. :)

  3. XD Rob, I was describing what you have on this page in that quote. I have no idea where it's from--I'm sent quotes every day. That was today's. :)