"I can resist everything except temptation."
- Oscar Wilde (Lady Windermere's Fan)

"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation."
- Henry David Thoreau (Walden)

"Dig it. Hemingway had it right. Fame is a witch goddess. Fame is fraud, man. Fame is nothing. It's foam. Fame will break your heart, brother. But creativity, listen up, is passion. And it's endless. You look for fame, you'll lose your soul. You look for creation, you'll find it."
- Undiscovered

"A good story has the power to heal."
- Deeply

"So the day became one of waiting, which was, he knew, a sin: moments were meant to be experienced; waiting was a sin against both the time that was still to come and the moment one was currently disregarding."
- Neil Gaiman (Neverwhere)

"It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we'd know some kind of peace. But we would be hallow. Empty rooms, shuttered, dark. Without passion, we'd truly be dead."
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"Pick an apocalypse, any apocalypse. A sea of black oil and dead things. No wind, no light. Nothing stirring, not even an ant, a spider. A silent universe, such is the end of time. The brief hot fuse of events and ideas set off, accidentally, and snuffed out, accidentally, by man. Not an end of course, nor even a beginning. A mere ripple in Time's stream."
- John Gardner (Grendel)

Mary: "Let me ask you something. Why are you alive?"
John Preston: "I'm alive. . . I live to safeguard the continuity of this great society. To serve Libria."
Mary: It's circular. You exist to continue your existence. What's the point?"
John Preston: "What's the point of your existence?"
Mary: "To feel. Cause you've never done it you can never know it. Without love, without anger, without sorrow, breath is just a ticking clock."
- Equilibrium

"Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
signifying nothing."
- William Shakespeare (Macbeth Act V, scene v 19-28)

"Ignoring isn't the same thing as ignorance; you have to work at it."
- Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale)

August: "The ceiling was crushing us."
Natalie: "So we made a skylight."
Dr. Finch: "I think it brings a much needed sense of humor to the kitchen."
- Running with Scissors

"We're not here to make a mark, bro. Moments, legacies, marks - that's where we always go wrong. We're here to revel in the world, to soak up the awesomeness of of, to enjoy the ride. The world's maximum prefect as it is, beauty from horizon to horizon. Any marks any of us tries to leave - well, it's only graffiti. Nothing can improve on the world we've been given. And marks anyone leaves is no better than vandalism."
- Dean Koontz (Fear Nothing)

"Hindsight, like foresight, but without a future."
- Life as a House

"There's a fine line between coincidence and fate."
-The Return of the Mummy

"We spend all of our lives going out of our minds
Looking back on our birth
Forward to our demise."
- Live (They Stood Up for Love)

"The world is a playground but somewhere along the way everyone forgets."
- Yes Man

"You can only be betrayed by people you trust."
- EZ Streets (Pilot)

"Alas that the artist, whether in poetry, or whatever other material, may not content himself with the inward enjoyment of the beautiful, but must chase the flitting mystery beyond the verge of his ethereal domain, and crush its frail being in seizing it with a material grasp."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne (The Artist and the Beautiful)

"The only beginning is birth and the only end is death - if you can't count on that, what can you count on?"
- Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead)

"Better to live without sense than misapply it."
- Jane Austen (Emma)