Wall of Words

Welcome!

As a writer, I have a love affair with words. In fact, I have an orgy with all kinds: literature, movie quotes, song lyrics, etc. I’ll bed any kind of quotes. I’m the Lady Chatterley of good prose.

Like an old friend, words are comforting and there when you need them most. This is a compiled list  of favorites for myself and others when inspiration is needed.

If you come across a quote that tickles your funny bone, floods you with inspiration, or tugs on your heart strings; by all means, share it! Let’s inspire each other.

If you want to share, post your words (or someone else’s) in the comment section below.

And whenever you need a pick-me-up, stop by.


The Wall of Words

For all the dreamers. "You can say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

For all the dreamers.
“You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”

♫”If you don’t make bold moves, you don’t get fuckin’ anywhere.” – Keith Richards, Life

♫”Without the bitter, the sweet isn’t as sweet.”  – Vanilla Sky (2001)

♫“I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps ‘Oh look at that!’ Then- whoosh, and I’m gone…and they’ll never see anything like it ever again… and they won’t be able to forget me- ever.” –Jim Morrison

♫“If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that register earthquakes ten thousand miles away. This responsiveness had nothing to do with that flabby impressionability which is dignified under the name of the ‘creative temperament.’— it was an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

♫ “I always tell the girls, never take it seriously, if ya never take it seriously, ya never get hurt, ya never get hurt, ya always have fun, and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends.” – Penny Lane, Almost Famous

♫”If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can’t know better until knowing better is useless.” – John Green, Looking for Alaska

♫”Don’t just float through life, make waves.” – Wordsmith Unknown

♫“I’m gonna go have a smoke right now. You want a smoke? You don’t smoke, do ya, right? What are ya, one of those fitness freaks, huh? Go fuck yourself.” The Departed (2006)

♫“You don’t want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall.” – A Few Good Men (1992)

♫“For some moments in life there are no words.” –Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

♫“your life is your life/ don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.” – Charles Bukowski, “The Laughing Heart”

♫“you can’t beat death,/ but you can beat death in life, sometimes.” – Charles Bukowski, “The Laughing Heart”

♫“How is our patient with the hospital acquired wedgie?” – Wordsmith Unknown

♫ “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Wordsmith Unknown

♫ “A fool and his money are soon parted.” – Will Rogers

♫ “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible.” – Audrey Hepburn

♫ “The best thing in life is to hold on to each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

♫ “You’ve got me. Who’s got you?” – Superman: The Movie (1978)

♫ “I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a disgrace, that two become a law firm, and that three or more become a congress.”- John Adams

♫ “Blue you sit so pretty/West of the one/Sparkles light with yellow icing/ Just a mirror for the sun” – Red Hot Chili Peppers “Road Trippin

♫ “Sometimes you’re flush and sometimes you’re bust, and when you’re up, it’s never as good as it seems, and when you’re down, you never think you’ll be up again, but life goes on.” – Fred Jung, Blow (2001)

♫ “Oh, in his mind Reagan is still president . . . you lucky bastard.” – Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock

♫“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

♫“I was once afraid of people saying ‘Who does she think is she?’ Now I have the courage to stay and say ‘This is who I am.’” ― Oprah Winfrey

♫ FRODO: “I can’t do this, Sam.”

SAM: “I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.”

FRODO: “What are we holding onto, Sam?”

SAM: “That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.”

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

♫ “What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.” – Billy Madison (1995)

♫ “He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”-  Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

♫ “But the past he knew, is nowhere as present as it is between parents and children.” Jeffrey Deaver, The Vanished Man

♫ “I’d like to talk about the isness of was.” – Rev. Allen Falls

♫ “I have a cast iron stomach. I could eat the asshole out of a skunk.” Papaw Frank Fields

♫ “I didn’t inhale.” – President Bill Clinton

♫ “I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” – Woody Allen

♫ “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” – Mark Twain

♫ “I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can.” – Lucille Ball

♫ “So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”- Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

♫ “Sometimes there just aren’t enough rocks” – Jenny, Forrest Gump

♫ “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” – American History X

♫ “Well, I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman’s back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.” – Crash Davis, Bull Durham

♫  “Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” – Judith Thurman

♫ “People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.” -Johnny Depp

♫[Looking at Paul Allen’s business cards] Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my God, it even has a watermark!” – Patrick Bateman, American Psycho


In all my nerdness I will add a quote that gave me the laugh I needed at just the right time today. This is by no means as intelligent or life changing as the ones above but it made me giggle!
“How is our patient with the hospital acquired wedgie?”

April 26, 2014 at 12:41 am Kayla Reply

    Now on the wall. Thanks for contributing!

    April 26, 2014 at 2:05 am Ashley Stewart Reply

So good and I love the quotes you picked,

April 26, 2014 at 1:43 am Martha Allison Reply

    Thank you.

    April 26, 2014 at 2:04 am Ashley Stewart Reply

I forgot one more. Completely hilarious but idiotic movie but the quote works. “Life is a garden, dig it!”

April 26, 2014 at 3:16 pm Shaundi Sauser Reply

“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”- Wuthering heights
Just one that always stuck with me

April 26, 2014 at 4:31 pm Shaundi Sauser Reply

    Great one! Thanks for contributing, Shaundi Sauser.

    April 27, 2014 at 1:34 pm Ashley Stewart Reply

Ashley, I love reading your writing. I know I haven’t talked to you in years but I’m proud of all you are accomplishing. This is one of my all time favorite quotes. “So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”- The Perks of Being A Wallflower

May 1, 2014 at 4:54 pm Lakita Reply

    Thank you, Lakita! Great quote and a great book.

    May 1, 2014 at 5:10 pm Ashley Stewart Reply

“Sometimes there just aren’t enough rocks” Jenny, Forrest Gump

May 3, 2014 at 7:35 am Brandy Underwood Reply

    Thank you for contributing, Brandy! Love the quote!

    May 3, 2014 at 1:11 pm Ashley Stewart Reply

“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” -American History X.

May 8, 2014 at 6:18 pm Teresa Iacobucci Reply

    Fabulous quote, Teresa! And an excellent film. Thanks for contributing!

    May 8, 2014 at 9:42 pm Ashley Stewart Reply

“Well, I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman’s back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.” Crash Davis-Bull Durham

May 9, 2014 at 12:47 am Steve Jackson Reply

    Excellent quote and great movie! Thanks for contributing, Steve!

    May 9, 2014 at 11:46 am Ashley Stewart Reply

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” is Confucius btw 🙂

Also, found a new one by Johnny Depp today that reminded me of you…
“People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.”

November 12, 2014 at 8:26 pm Nikki Reply

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