I love quotes. I collect them. So what are some favorites? I'll start and it is something I feel applies more strongly now than ever. Harlan Ellison “You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
"A good writer is not someone who knows how to write - but how to rewrite."- William Goldman
Two quotes from The Fellowship Of The Ring (novel):
“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
“Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
"I have seen what power does, and I have seen what power costs. The one is never equal to the other."
"What is there left for Narn if all of creation falls around us? There's nothing. No hope, no dream, no future, no life. Unless we turn from the cycle of death toward something greater. If we are a dying people, then let us die with honor, by helping the others as no-one else can."
"Courage isn't a matter of not being frightened you know; It's being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway."
"And all the host laughed and wept, and in the midst of their merriment and tears the clear voice of the minstrel rose like silver and gold, and all men were hushed. And he sang to them, now in the Elven-tongue, now in the speech of the West, until their hearts, wounded with sweet words, overflowed, and their joy was like swords, and they passed in thought out to regions where pain and delight flow together and tears are the very wine of blessedness." (Tolkein)
"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move." (Douglass Adams)
"I'll get there, if I leave everything but my bones behind," said Sam. 'And I'll carry Mr. Frodo up myself, if it breaks my back and heart. So stop arguing!" (Tolkein)