Favourite quotes

Let's bang some rocks together. Chris does Content.Everyone has their favourite quotes – from literature, culture, or people and characters they admire. Here are some of mine.

“I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” – John Galt (“Atlas Shrugged”)

“You know how to fight six men. We can teach you to engage six hundred.”R’as al-Ghul to the young Bruce Wayne (“Batman Begins”)

“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone – but they’ve always worked for me.”Hunter S Thompson

“The cold, suffocating dark goes on forever and we are alone. Live our lives, lacking anything better to do. Devise reason later. Born from oblivion; bear children, hell-bound as ourselves, go into oblivion. There is nothing else. Existence is random. Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long. No meaning save what we choose to impose.”Rorschach (“Watchmen”)

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – paraphrasing of Howard Roark (“The Fountainhead”)

“It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.”Elwood Blues (“The Blues Brothers”)

“The closer you get to real matter, rock air fire and wood, boy, the more spiritual the world is. All these people thinking they’re hardheaded materialistic practical types, they don’t know shit about matter; their heads are full of dreamy ideas and notions.”Japhy (“On the Road”)

“Moral law is an invention of mankind for the disenfranchisement of the powerful in favor of the weak.”The Judge (“Blood Meridien”)

“We will go out and find more and more adventures. We will swagger and swash-buckle and laugh at the half-hearted. We will boast and sing and throw our weight about. We will put the paltry little things to derision, and dare to be angry about the things that are truly evil. And we shall refuse to grow old. We shall learn that romance lies not in the things we do, but in the way we do them . . . We shall speak with fire in our eyes and in our voices; and which of us will care whether we are discussing the destiny of nations or the destination of the Ashes? For we shall know that nothing else counts beside the vision.”Leslie Charteris (“Between ourselves”)

“We live in a primitive time, don’t we, Will? Neither savage nor wise. Half measures are the curse of it. Any rational society would either kill me or give me my books.”Hannibal Lecter (“Red Dragon”)

“My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose. Neither am I the means to any end others may wish to accomplish. I am not a tool for their use. I am not a servant of their needs. I am not a bandage for their wounds. I am not a sacrifice on their altars. I am a man. This miracle of me is mine to own and keep, and mine to guard, and mine to use, and mine to kneel before!”Prometheus (“Anthem”)