From ages 14-20 I maintained a Word doc titled 'Quotable Quotes' where I transcribed quotations I liked in various categories such as 'Inspirational' & 'Amusing' & one just called 'Random' - a catch-all for the ones that spoke to me one a personal level. Below are a few of those.
  1. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
    Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  2. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
    Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  3. "You're very strange," she said. "No, I'm very ordinary," said Arthur, "but some very strange things have happened to me. You could say I'm more differed from than differing."
    The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
  4. I believe that, before all else, I'm a human being, no less than you.
    Nora to Torvold, A Doll's House
  5. I'm old enough to know that a longer life isn't always a better one. In the end you just get tired. Tired of the struggle. Tired of losing everyone that matters to you. Tired of watching everything turn to dust. If you live long enough ... the only certainty left is that you'll end up alone.
    The Doctor, Doctor Who
  6. How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on when in your heart you begin to understand there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend... some hurts that go too deep... that have taken hold....
    Frodo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  7. I invented adventures for myself and made up a life, so as to live at least in some way.
    Notes from Underground
  8. She thought I knew a lot because I knew different things from her.
    Jay Gatsby, The Great Gatsby
  9. For all the points of the compass there's only one direction, and time is its only measure.
    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead