Quote Challenge Numéro Deux

Several lovely bloggers (seriously, like seventy-two of ya!) asked me to do the quote challenge again. But, because I’m a nogoodterribleverybad person, I only remember the first one who asked me: And that was Ndumiso Mncwabe over at Music Smells Like Noise. He has an original and creative blog going over there – I do hope you’ll check him out; he’s one of my favorites. And okay y’all, it was nowhere near seventy-two. More like seventy-one. Yeah. And I should have kept a list so I could give everybody a shout-out. My bad.

It’s been a while since I was asked, but I wanted to put a little more time between now and the first one I did. And it certainly doesn’t hurt that I’m a sucker for a good quote. And I’m doing it today because I’m in a supershitty mood so I need to do this to occupy myself.

(Disclosure thingy: I actually wrote this yesterday and scheduled it to post this morning. Since you’re all aware of my wild ups and downs, I’m probably in a better mood by now. But as of writing? FUCKTHEWORLDMAN. Not the worldman. The world, man. Because I don’t know who the Worldman is, but I’m not really keen on doing him.)

Y’all know, rebel that I am (snort), I’m gonna fuck the rules all up. If I recall correctly from last time, I’m supposed to do three quotes over the course of three days. But I think the new one going around has a twist: one or three quotes each day for three days, nominating three people each day.

And you homies oughta know by now that shit ain’t happenin’.

In fact, what I’m gonna do right now is give you a shitload of quotes all at once, and I’ll try to keep them all sufficiently moody to suit my mood. (How many times am I gonna say mood in this post? How many licks will it take to count them? Start licking and lemme know.) (Also ew. Stop licking your monitor.)

salad fingers
Here, lick Hubert Cumberdale. He tastes like soot and poo.

And then, I’m gonna nominate all of you. To gimme some quotes in comments. Or post some on your own pages. Whatever floats your goat. (I know it’s supposed to be boat. Don’t you think I know that? Goats are better than boats. Trust me.) (Oooo better still, a goat in a boat. Why didn’t I think of that?!)

But first, here’s some mood music to set the tone.

Ahhhhhh, that’s better. Nothing like some good ole ambient acid jazz trip hop (seriously will we ever agree on genres?). Now, where was I? Ah yes, to the quotes! I’m gonna share some that I keep in my own personal stash of quotey goodness.

Existential Mumbo Jumbo (that I love. So stop calling it mumbo jumbo. Jerk.)

On the walls of the cave, only the shadows are the truth. ~Plato


The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things which now lie hidden. A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject … And so this knowledge will be unfolded only through long successive ages. There will come a time when our descendants will be amazed that we did not know things that are so plain to them … Many discoveries are reserved for ages still to come, when memory of us will have been effaced. Our universe is a sorry little affair unless it has in it something for every age to investigate … Nature does not reveal her mysteries once and for all. ~Seneca

Whew. I love this stuff.


Isn’t that the truth? Can you really say you’ve experienced true passion without struggle? I know I can’t. Next up:

He was free, free in every way, free to behave like a fool or a machine, free to accept, free to refuse, free to equivocate; to marry, to give up the game, to drag this death weight about with him for years to come. He could do what he liked, no one had the right to advise him, there would be for him no Good or Evil unless he thought them into being. ~Jean-Paul Sartre

Oh yeah, I’m not even done.

Man cannot endure his own littleness unless he can translate it into meaningfulness on the largest possible level. ~Ernest Becker

This next one is one of my all-time favorite quotes. Ever. Period.

The wound is the place where the light enters you. ~Rumi

And that’s a damn good thing, because:

We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other, but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities; we are eaten up by nothing. ~Charles Bukowski

I should probably lighten the mood, huh? At least attempt to? Cuz damn.

Lightening the Mood, or At Least Attempting To

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. ~Dalai Lama XIV

That’s what I’m talkin’ about, yo. Next up:

The past beats inside me like a second heart. ~John Banville

Whoopsie. That wasn’t very light, was it? (But true.) Lemme try again:

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Ahhh, that’s much better and an important one for me to remind myself of. I think I’ve got the hang of this now. Here we go:

“Words are events, they do things, change things. They transform both speaker and hearer; they feed energy back and forth and amplify it. They feed understanding or emotion back and forth and amplify it. ~Ursula K. Le Guin

I’m on a roll!

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist; that is all. ~Oscar Wilde

Ooooops. My bad. Good quote, though. And true. Here, I’ll leave you with one final choice quote from my vaults:

Albert Camus Quote-1-Love

How about you? What quoth ye?

110 thoughts on “Quote Challenge Numéro Deux

  1. Excellent, Stephellaneous! All good-to-great quotes, and I especially love, “The wound is the place where the light enters you.” Love Rumi … but, of course, Plate and Camus and Eleanor Roosevelt rank, too! (As if you asked me, right? LOL) No one has ever asked me to take the “quote challenge” and I’ve often wondered why … but I might just do it, anyway; it’s always good to challenge myself, and in a sense you’ve just challenged me to challenge myself! Three thumbs up for this blogette! 😉

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  2. Get bent you hammer
    I’m not the nail you thought I was
    I am the screw
    I will be back to read some more
    There’s a lot to take in
    I a hippie and I’m trippy
    And I think I’m pretty stoned
    What’s there to live for
    Who needs the peace Corp
    Some would say Frank
    But Frank isn’t here anymore
    And frankly my dear
    I don’t give a dam
    The Sheldon Perspective

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  3. Life is a tragedy when seen in close up, but a comedy in long shot. Charlie chaplain.

    As Always you leave me trying to catch my breathe through the Witt, humor, angst, passion and beautiful art that is stephellaneous expressing herself.

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      1. Oh.

        Okay, I wasn’t exactly sure how this game was played, so you’re forgive for not Googling. (That sounds like such a weird thing, doesn’t it?) BUT…you must go rent, buy, steal Airplane and Airplane 2: The Sequel immediately.

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  4. Well I got hooked into my second in about a week also. I said fuck the rules and this time I might nominate every follower I have for the last day after quoting some raunchy shit. 🙂

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      1. Yea I know, I do not know why I got different rules this time. It is not as bad as award rules. I normally find kick ass rules but I almost ripped two people’s heads off working today and should be in jail. But I said fuck it , I will get to go home and write… Which is fucked up, I hadd two assholes dying for a wholesale ass whooping and racist bastards not knowing what they were doing giving me shit and making it as if I was below them when I was the senior person for the company and being disrespected. I would have otherwise been typing in a cell tonight.

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      2. The good thing bad thing was if I kept dealing with his crap it would have gotten physical and if it were after setting up I’d be a lot worse off, If I dealt with it and was there an additional 3.5 hours breaking down I would’nt be able to move.

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  5. You commented. In my inbox. I commented TEN times back. Never went through. Just so you know. Nothing urgent to report. Other than kpin don’t translate as easily into whiskey shots as I thought. #street-smarts.

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  6. I’m SOOOO the right person to be asked for quotes…how did you know I was a quote junkie? By the way, pourquoi est-ce qu’il y a des mots français dans la titre de ton post de blog?! (Rhetorical question.)

    Let me warm up by giving you one of my favourite quotes these days. This quote is part of the reason why I chose the phrase “de tout et de rien” (of everything and nothing) as my wordpress domain name (unfortunately, some girl had already taken that name, so I had to add 2015 to the end of it…gggrrrr).

    “Everything without tells the individual that he is nothing; everything within persuades him that he is everything.” – Ximénès Doudan

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    1. I know it was a rhetorical question, but the only answer I’ve got is because I’m weird. And “Quote Challenge Number Two” sounded weird and also reminiscent of poo.

      I love love love your quotes. I’m a major Francophile, but it’s more than that. Those are beautiful quotes. If only I remembered more French – I’d banter with you in that language! grrrr

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      1. Since you love love love my quotes, here’s the one I have on the sidebar of my blog:
        “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung
        I’m a big fan of Carl Jung (I’m not fond of the term ‘fan’…it brings groupies to mind…ugggh!)

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      2. Love it, love it. Thank you. I’ve not read much Jung, but snippets and quotes I’ve seen around here and there. He’s on my list. But damnit, my list is huge. Gonna hafta do somethin’ about that.

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  7. I love quotes that remind us we’re not isolated weirdos in the universe. Here’s one (quote, not weirdo):

    “You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.” – Alan Watts

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      1. Apparently, the word of the year is the tears of joy emoticon…I think ‘craughing’ is a MUCH better one! Not to mention that it’s really a word, not just some word-wannabe-emoticon.

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      2. Whooaa jeune femme, hold your horses, will ya? I meant to say that craughing COULD be a word (meaning it’s a string of letters), whereas an emoticon is not technically a word at all. Capisci?

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      3. Let’s do the chicken dance. 🙂
        It’s funny how Marty McFly got so riled up whenever someone called him ‘chicken’. He might as well have yelled at the top of his voice, “Hey everybody! Look how insecure I am!”

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