It is amazing how few words can affect one's life.


I usually tweet the good ones on @telesanzoid.

  • I think I'd like to finish out as one of those lame humans trying to do what's right.Andrew Wells (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
  • You wanna surprise the enemy? Surprise yourselves.Buffy Summers (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
  • ... Cause I'm not ready for you to not be here.Buffy Summers (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
  • Trust yourself, and the others might follow.Rupert Giles (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
  • You may not be wanted, but you will be needed.Rupert Giles (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
  • In the end, we all are who we are, no matter how much we may have appeared to have changed.Rupert Giles (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
  • The hardest thing in this world is to live in it. Be brave. Live... for me.Buffy Summers (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
  • I use that time to copy over my class notes with a system of different coloured pens, but it's been pointed out to me that that's insane.Willow Rosenberg (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
  • Was that a conversation we actually had or one I was just practicing?Riley Finn (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
  • It's a useful mental exercise. Through the years, many thinkers have been fascinated by it. But I don't enjoy playing... Because it was a game that was born during a brutal age when life counted for little. Everyone believed that some people were worth more than others. Kings. Pawns. I don't think that anyone is worth more than anyone else... Chess is just a game. Real people are not pieces. You can't assign more value to some of them and not others. Not to me. Not to anyone. People are not a thing that you can sacrifice. The lesson is, if anyone who looks on to the world as if it is a game of chess, deserves to lose.Harold Finch
  • Oh, I've learned to deal with pain. I'm not quite sure who I'd be without it. Pain tethers me to the world.Harold Finch
  • Well, I could make an effort to be liked, but I'd rather be hated than inconvenienced.Wilhelmina Slater (Ugly Betty)
  • Somehow you got it in your head that this is your story, but you gotta let that go. You're starting to come up with a whole new story for yourself. You are who you are. And the sooner you're okay with that, the sooner you see what I see, the happier you're going to be.Hilda Suarez (Ugly Betty)
  • When I was the CEO, I found that it was more about choosing the one wrong answer that you can live with.Richard Hendricks (Silicon Valley)
  • Waiting for the sky to fall is gonna cause more bother than the sky actually falling.(American Gods)
  • I don't do drugs! I'm afraid of espresso!Betty Suarez (Ugly Betty)
  • Got it?"
    "Say it back to me."
    "Oh, then no.
    Carol Wendelson (Great News)
  • To exist is to survive unfair choices.The OA
  • Every day we change the world, but to change the world in a way that means anything, that takes more time than most people have. Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
  • Sometimes, we just need a reason when a situation is completely unreasonable. Do you know why I always blame myself in situations like this? Because at least it's an answer. Oliver Queen (Arrow)
  • Who cares that the kids your age don't get you. That means that you're more interesting than them. That means you're going to be hanging around kids that are more interesting. You're gonna have a more interesting life. Gloria (Modern Family)
  • I guess the thing is that if I made a mistake, then at least it was mine, you know? Felicity
  • And I wanted to tell you because well, I don't kow why I wanted to tell you. Because you provoke me. You know, you make me think about things that I never think about. Without even saying anything, just by the way you look at me. Ben (Felicity)
  • Is it possible to be just friends with someone I have these immoderate feelings for, or am I doomed forever to be in love and ultimately significantly hurt? Felicity
  • Dear Felicity,
    Here it goes. I've watched you for four years, always wondered what you were like, what was going on in your mind when you were so quiet, just thinking, drawing in your notebook. I should have just asked you, but I never asked you. So now, four years later, I don't even know you, but I admire you. Well, this makes me sound crazy, but I'm okay with that. So take care of yourself.
    PS, I would have said keep in touch, but unfortunately we never were in touch.
    Ben (Felicity)
  • How often do you learn so much so quickly? It's invigorating.Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
  • The rise of social media has created a generation of narcissists eager to offer up their private images for public consumption.Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
  • How'd you do all of that?"
    "I was bitten by a radioactive detective.
    Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
  • Personally, I abhor the typical.Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
  • You are the best in the world at being you.Superstore
  • What is existence but the absorption of and reaction to the data that the universe presents? You can either grasp these truths, or you can misinterpret them to your constant and considerable agitation.Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
  • The great love of my life is a homocidal maniac. No one's perfect.Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
  • It's a wonderful morning to be preoccupied by the meaninglessness of existence.Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
  • I must never make exceptions. An exception disproves the rule.Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
  • You are very quotable, you know."
    "A facility for quotation covers an absence of original thought."
    "You just did it again.
    Kitty Winter and Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
  • I support the premise, but not the practice.Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
  • I abhor the dull routine of existence.Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
  • Paranoia is the byproduct of being consistently right. You should aspire to it.Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
  • There is, unquestionably, a certain social utility to being polite, to maintaining an awareness of other people's sensitivities, to exhibiting all the traits that might commonly be grouped under the heading 'nice'. I am not a nice man. It is important that you understand that, it is going to save you a great deal of time and effort. There is not a warmer, kinder me waiting to be coaxed out into the light. I am acerbic. I can be cruel. It is who I am, right to the bottom. I'm neither proud of this nor ashamed of it. It simply is. And, in my work, my nature has been an advantage far more often than it's been a hindrance. I'm not gonna change."
    "You have. You're not the same person I met a year and a half ago."
    "Good to you? Yeah. For the most part. I consider you to be... exceptional. So I make an exceptional effort to accommodate you. But you must accept that, for as long as you choose to be in my life, there will occasionally be fallout from my behavior. That must be a part of our understanding."
    "No one can accept something like that forever."
    "To thine own self, Watson.
    Sherlock and Joan (Elementary)
  • If you love someone, you tell them. Even if you're scared that it's not the right thing. Even if you're scared that it'll cause problems. Even if you're scared that it will burn your life to the ground, you say it, and you say it loud and you go from there.Mark Sloan (Grey's Anatomy)
  • I'm not saying it's easy to ignore the way people look at you. But I hope you can find some solace in the fact that when I look at you...

    That's Polaris, the north star. That's how sailors used to find their way home. When I look at you, that's what I see. I see my way home
    Raymond Reddington (The Blacklist)
  • When you find that one person who connects you to the world, you become someone different, someone better. When that person is taken from you, what do you become then?John Reese (Person of Interest)
  • All of humankind has one thing in common: The Sandwich. I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich.Liz Lemon
  • Reading's for morons who can't understand pictures!Gareth (Galavant)
  • It doesn't really bother me. I don't need a congressional honor. I don't need Agent Thompson's approval, or the President's. I know my value. Anyone else's opinion doesn't matter.Peggy Carter (Agent Carter)
  • There's only two kinds of straight people in this world: the ones that hate you to your face and the ones that hate you behind your back.Brian Kinney (Queer as Folk)
  • Haha! I don't know what you mean, but it has the cadence of a joke.Perd Hapley (Parks and Recreation)
  • Maybe being normal isn't the most important thing.The Real O'Neals
  • Why do you have a diary?"
    "To keep secrets from my computer.
    Dwight Schrute (The Office)
  • Turn off the damn lights! We don't support the electric company!Murray Goldberg (The Goldbergs)
  • My mom always used to say that average people are the most special people in the world and that's why God made so many.Michael Scott (The Office)
  • I do my best work when people don't believe in me.Michael Scott (The Office)
  • The third wheel is what makes it a tricycle.Michael Scott's mom (The Office)
  • Sometimes the smartest people don't think at all.Michael Scott (The Office)
  • Too many words coming at me from too many different sentences.Michael Scott (The Office)
  • Constantly worrying about where you stand based on inscrutable social clues and then inevitably reframing it all in a reassuring way so you can get to sleep at night. No, I do not believe in that at all. If I invited you to lunch, I think you're a winner. If i didn't, I don't. But I just met you all, life is long, opinions change. Winners, prove me right. Losers, prove me wrong.Robert California (The Office)
  • Don't ask 'Are you?' because it's never a question. Just say 'I know.'Queer As Folk
  • Becoming me was the greatest creative project of my life.Eliot (The Magicians)
  • Magic doesn't come from talent, magic comes from pain.The Magicians
  • If I could do better, I'd be God.Miranda
  • I failed the exercise test. They asked me to run, I said no. Well, I think running is wrong unless professionally or as a child.Miranda
  • I don't give a bag of dicks what kinky shit you're into, just be into it quietly.Jessica Jones
  • Where you from?"
    "Seattle Grace."
    "Like on TV?
    Jessica Jones
  • Hi. Karen, the case assistant. Please excuse my handshake. I have naturally damp hands. It's a medical condition. I am in some studies.Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • I guess with great responsibility comes with great loneliness.Scorpion
  • Oh, no. I don't drink. Alcohol affects my cognitive function.Walter O'Brien (Scorpion)
  • You don't know where you're vulnerable until you fail.Scorpion
  • Am I hallucinating?"
    "If you were, how would asking me help?
    The Magicians
  • On more than one occasion, she's called me Gina. That's her own name.Rosa (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • It doesn't take long to realize you met someone special.Agent Carter
  • And you are...?"
    "Yes, we are.
    Angie Tribeca
  • The existence of life is a highly overrated phenomenon.Dr. Manhattan (Watchmen)
  • You're a kid and your whole life's ahead of you and you have these notions about what life is, and then... what it could be, but eventually you have to let all that go.Quentin Coldwater (The Magicians)
  • I know people think I'm crazy. It's just more fun believing even when no one else does.Jessica Jones
  • You have no idea how this feels."
    "That's true, but I can see it in your face.
    Lie To Me
  • There was a brutal murder there."
    "So statistically, another murder is unlikely.
    Jessica Huang (Fresh Off The Boat)
  • You can't do every silly thing you want to in life. You have to make your choices, you have to try to be happy with them.The Blacklist
  • The people you're talking about, the ones who think they know you... they really don't know anything about you at all.The Blacklist
  • Low tech's the best tech.The Player
  • Life's a rollercoaster, but I'm tall enough to ride.Dylan (Modern Family)
  • You're defined up to now, not beyond.Hannibal
  • Would you have told me the truth?"
    "In my own way. I always have.
  • You don't have to be happy. Just be yourself.Kingdom
  • I'm a visual person. I get turned on by what I feel and what I see, not by just some words.Younger
  • Abed, what did I tell you about quitting?"
    "That it's sometimes the only way to survive.
  • It's not a question of how I feel. I feel like flying, I don't jump off buildings.Community
  • It's taking too long."
    "It takes as long as it takes.
    The 100
  • Yu gonplei ste odon (Your fight is over).The 100
  • We NEED oxygen."
    "We have oxygen. We NEED Wi-Fi.
  • It's okay if we're not friends anymore. You being alive is enough.Root (Person of Interest)
  • Even when your world stops, the world around you keeps moving forward. And you will too.Person of Interest
  • You don't get to decide what or who I'm willing to die for. I made my choice a long time ago. So stop shutting me out.Fusco (Person of Interest)
  • Titus, age doesn't matter. You can die at any time.Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • I envy you! I've never been able to meet me.Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • I'm always amazed at what women will do because they're afraid of being rude.Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • People think I collect art. What I really collect are lives fixed in paint. A perfect moment capturing an entire existence made immortal.Heroes
  • She's not like the rest of them."
    "Everyone's like the rest of 'em. That's why they're the rest.


  • Don't you hate uncomfortable silences? Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bullshit in order ot be comfortable?Pulp Fiction
  • Why must one talk? Often one shouldn't talk, but live in silence. The more one talks, the less the words mean.My Life To Live
  • I would go mad if I didn't write down the voices.William Shakespeare (Anonymous)
  • Sometimes it's the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.The Imitation Game
  • If you need me, I'll be changing the world.Steve Jobs (iSteve)
  • You had a lot of bad ideas that lead to good ideas, and that is value.Horrible Bosses 2
  • I don't have a gun. I am just aroused from looking at you.Spy
  • I'm very non-physically resourceful. I do a lot of reading. I read palms, and maps, and I read all the Hunger Games.Spy
    Crash Override (Hackers)
  • In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil's might, beware my power, Green Lantern's light!Green Lantern



    • There are some in this world who have strength on their own
      Never broken or in need of repair
      But there are some born to shine who can't do it alone
      So protect them and take special care.
      Don't Forget Me (Smash)
    • Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
      You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
      Remember all the sadness and frustration
      And let it go.
      Iridescent (Linkin Park)
    • I tried so hard
      And got so far
      But in the end
      It doesn't even matter.
      In The End (Linkin Park)
    • When you're falling in a forest and there's nobody around
      Do you ever really crash, or even make a sound?
      Waving Through A Window (Dear Evan Hansen)
    • There's only us, there's only this
      Forget regret or life is yours to miss
      No other road, no other way
      No day but today.
      No Day But Today (Rent)
    • There's spit on my face
      The hot breath of the human race
      And I know, I know, I'm supposed to integrate
      But hows about instead I inch away?
      Get Out The Way (Mother Mother)


    • You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.Steve Jobs
    • You might not think that programmers are artists, but programming is an extremely creative profession. It's logic-based creativity.John Romero
    • The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears.Dan Stevens
    • Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.Scott Adams
    • Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.Oprah Winfrey
    • Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.Anthony J. D'Angelo
    • I restore myself when I'm alone.Marilyn Monroe
    • Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.Epicurus
    • Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.Roger Miller
    • Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75.Benjamin Franklin
    • The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.Mark Twain
    • Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.Napoleon Bonaparte
    • Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.Socrates
    • People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend.Jim Morrison
    • Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.Paul Tillich
    • Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.Steve Jobs
    • A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.Brad Henry
    • You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.Maya Angelou
    • Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.Pete Carroll
    • Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.Wayne Huizenga
    • Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.Brian Tracy
    • A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.Wade Boggs
    • If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.Maya Angelou
    • Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.T.S. Eliot
    • Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.Mark Twain
    • If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.Paul Coelho
    • You can be comfortable at home for a thousand days, or step out the door and run right into trouble.Chinese Proverb
    • Never lose sight of what you're looking for.Mr. Miller (I think pertaining to calculus)

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    I love RWE. All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.

    • The poet, the painter, the musician, the architect, seek each to concentrate this randiance of the world on one point, and each in his several work to satisfy the love of beauty which stimulates him to produce.
    • To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before and which shall never be seen again.
    • Build therefore your own world.
    • Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed!
    • Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.
    • We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
    • Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
    • The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.
    • We are always getting ready to live but never living.
    • People only see what they are prepared to see.
    • Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
    • What you are comes to you.
    • Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.
    • Beauty without expression is boring.
    • There are other measures of self-respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
    • We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
    • The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.
    • As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.
    • Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
    • Every wall is a door.
    • The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
    • This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
    • Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
    • Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
    • The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.
    • Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
    • The reward of a thing well done is having done it.
    • Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
    • The years teach much which the days never know.
    • We must be our own before we can be another's.
    • He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
    • To be great is to be misunderstood.
    • For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
    • Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
    • Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
    • Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
    • Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
    • Earth laughs in flowers.
    • Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
    • Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying.
    • It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
    • People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
    • In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
    • Always do what you are afraid to do.
    • Every artist was first an amateur.
    • Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
    • Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
    • It is not length of life, but depth of life.
    • Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
    • Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
    • Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
    • Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
    • To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

    Quotes By Me

    I try.

    • If you don't kill yourself trying, then you're not trying at all.
    • Don't let statistics shape your path; let your path shape statistics.
    • Everything I share is one less thought I have to keep to myself.
    • Let change accept you or change will destroy you.
    • Just because people seem the way they seem to you, doesn't mean they are.
    • Why don't we measure life by the moments?
    • There's no point in being bothered by things you can't change.
    • Gotta stop thinking that someone else is going to lift me up, because that someone is me.
    • Our greatest companion is the self that challenges the self. The one that pushes us to do the things we didn't think we could do.
    • Life is about experiences that help you momentarily forget those that let you go and those you can't let go.
    • I'll probably tell you more if I don't know you than if I do know you.
    • Reflect and get better.
    • We all have futures. It's whether they're what we want them to be or not.
    • Sometimes it's easier to be the person others want you to be, but you just have to say fuck you and listen to yourself.
    • Loving yourself doesn't necessarily mean that others will love you too.
    • Understand yourself or others won't be able to.
    • Sometimes, doing easy, mundane tasks is the only way to not feel like a failure.
    • When you see the world differently, the world sees you differently.
    • We all want to die, but it is when we die that we don't want.
    • You always have the choice, but sometimes the choice you want takes so much effort that it's not worth choosing.
    • If you don't hide the truth, you won't even have to think about it.
    • We can't always get what we want, but we can always want what we get.
    • Choose to ignore the issue, but listen before you do.
    • Taking it as a sign, doesn't mean it's a sign.
    • Sometimes the truth is there, but you choose to ignore it.
    • The toilet and the shower. Best places to think.
    • He wakes up smiling, I fall asleep smiling.
    • Do you smile for the world or for yourself?
    • Without the bad, there is no good.
    • Treat others the way they treat you.

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