And I Quote

A few of my all time favorite quotes:

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” – Sir Winston Churchill

-Sir Winston Churchill is my personal hero, most people get confused when I say that, but it’s true. Not only was he a fantastic PM for the UK during WWII, but he was also an amazing speech writer (and giver). He inspired his people and gave them hope in a time when hope was lacking. I had to memorize one of his speeches once in my seventh grade WWII History class:
“we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be,
we shall fight on the beaches,
we shall fight on the landing grounds,
we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
we shall fight in the hills;
we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.”
It’s a good speech that I feel is very poignant and inspring.
“Fairy tales are real not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” – Anonymous
– I love this because it is so true! The idea that dragons exist is not as important as learning that no matter how big an obstacle there is always a way to overcome it. Many people don’t know this truth and live feeling lost and hopeless in a world where they cannot see how they can ever succeed. Maybe there parents didn’t read them enough fairy tales?

“Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.” – William Butler Yeats
-The first semester of my senior year in my AP English class our assignment was to write a report using literary criticism over a modern poet – I got stuck with William Butler Yeats and he has grown to be one of my favorites. This excerpt from “The Stolen Child” really affected me because it reminds me of how, in our society today, many children’s childhood is stolen at such a young age by war and famine and violence, especially during the days of Yeats. It’s sad to think that my generation and the ones that will follow will begin to lose more and more of their childhoods in order to face the ‘truth’ of the world.
“You are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” -Dr. Suess
– I LOVE DR. SUESS! I don’t even care that he really isn’t a doctor… Actually, Dr. Suess books were what convinced me as a child that I wanted to be a writer (I know that Suess is not exactly Shakespeare or Orwell, but I like him all the same). And he’s right on when he says that there is no one else like you in the world… which I like, especially since I am a twin and throughout my life people have often told me that “y’all are exactly the same!””All we are saying, is give peace a chance” -John Lennon

– The Beatles are by far my favorite band ever! Having been raised on oldies by my hippy-wanna-be parents (whom I love), anything by the Beatles instantly fills me with a sense of nostalgia. John Lennon was a fantastic writer as well as a passionate activist. He makes a good point with this quote: could we atleast give peace a chance?
“As he stared at her, he reached around his back and held his own hand, pretending he was holding hers. And at that very moment, she was pretending to be holding his.”
-Pushing Daisies
– This quote doesn’t really have any important meaning to me other than the fact that I loved this show before they so rudely and suddenly cancelled it. I also like the idea that it shows that you don’t have to be extremely physical to know that someone loves you, an idea that I have been trying to tell my peers for ages.

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