I have long held an unique fascination with linguistics, language arts, the written word and I'm always looking for new and interesting quotes that pique my interests and provide quick moments of clarity to life's situations.

On this page you will find the growing list of quotes that I've picked up along my journey. And being the linguist I am, some of them will be of my own creation.

"The success or failure of your deeds, does not add up to the sum of your life. Your spirit cannot be weighed. Judge yourself by the intentions of your actions, and by the strength with which you faced the challenges that have stood in your way. The Universe is vast and we are so small. There is really only one thing we can ever truly control... whether we are good or evil."
 -Oma Desala (Stargate SG1)

"There are no guarantees. We take each breath as if it is our last. And hope that the air is sweet."

-Zahn (Farscape)

"You can't bubble-wrap all the sharp corners in the world so that kids don't accidentally fall and bump their heads. You teach them how to walk so they are less likely to stumble."

-Garland D. Jarmon

"All tests we are not meant to pass."

-Garland D. Jarmon

"The Kingdom of Heaven is in you."


"Ignorance is the night of the mind. A night without moon or star.


"It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not." 

-Andre Gide

"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

-Anais Nin

"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."
-Stephen R. Covey

"We exist in the past, present, and future all at once. In memory, presence, and imagination!"

-Garland D. Jarmon

"Treat people like people."

"All that is gold does not glitter, 
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."

-J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring) 

"Never judge a philosophy by its abuse."
-St. Augustine

"A man with experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument."


"Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out of it alive." 

-Bernard Fontenelle

"Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." 

-Yoda (Star Wars Ep. 1)

"Never deprive someone of hope, it may be all they have. "

-H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

"In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king." 

-Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus