Regrets refers to actions, events, experiences, and words that you wish you could go back and What are some good quotes about no regrets and whatever happens . That guilt and shame is a painful emotion that dictates how we appear to.
Believe it or not, this coming Saturday marks the 62nd birthday of four-fingered, donut-loving, beer-drinking comedy icon Homer Simpson.
In season four episode 'Duffless', The Simpsons' sluggish patriarch was revealed to have been born on May 12, 1956.
Since first appearing on the small screen in 1989, the dim-witted and often irresponsible antics of the family man have entertained millions of viewers the world over.
"I’ve learned that life is one crushing defeat after another until you just wish Flanders was dead."
"A gun is not a weapon, it's a tool, like a hammer or a screwdriver or an alligator."
"Weaseling out of things is important to learn; it's what separates us from the animals… except the weasel."
"Operator! Give me the number for 911!"
"If he's so smart, how come he's dead?"
"Marge, you know it's rude to talk when my mouth is full."
“My beer! You never had a chance to become my urine!”
"Stupidity got us into this mess, and stupidity will get us out."
"Trying is the first step towards failure."
"Oh yeah, what are you gonna do? Release the dogs? Or the bees? Or the dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark, they shoot bees at you?"
"Kids, just because I don't care doesn't mean I'm not listening."
"I wish God were alive to see this."
"Roads are just a suggestion Marge, just like pants."
"We can outsmart those dolphins. Don't forget – we invented computers, leg warmers, bendy straws, peel-and-eat shrimp, the glory hole, and the pudding cup."
"If it doesn't have Siamese twins in a jar, it is not a fair."
"I'm like that guy who single-handedly built the rocket & flew to the moon. What was his name? Apollo Creed?"
"If God didn't want me to eat chicken in church, then he would have made gluttony a sin."
"Volunteering is for suckers. Did you know that volunteers don't even get paid for the stuff they do?"
"Just sit through this NRA meeting Marge, and if you still don't think guns are great then we'll argue some more."
"When will I learn? The answer to life’s problems aren’t at the bottom of a bottle, they’re on TV!"
"Kids are great. You can teach them to hate what you hate and, with the Internet and all, they practically raise themselves."
"Oh, I have three kids and no money. Why can't I have no kids and three money?"
"I want to share something with you: The three little sentences that will get you through life. Number 1: Cover for me. Number 2: Oh, good idea, Boss! Number 3: It was like that when I got here."
"I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman."
"Even communism works… in theory."
"It’s so simple to be wise… just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it."
"Fame was like a drug, but what was even more like a drug were the drugs."
"English? Who needs that? I’m never going to England."
“I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now.”
"You can have all the money in the world, but there’s one thing you will never have… a dinosaur."
"You’re everywhere. You’re omnivorous."
"I never apologize… I’m sorry but that’s the way I am."
"I thought I had an appetite for destruction, but all I wanted was a club sandwich."
"I'll make the money by selling one of my livers… I can get by with one."
"Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover."
"Vampires are make-believe, just like elves, gremlins and Eskimos."
"I like my beer cold… my TV loud… and my homosexuals flaming."
"The problem in the world today is communication… too much communication."
"Marge, try to understand. There are two types of college students, jocks and nerds. As a jock, it is my duty to give nerds a hard time."
"If I could say a few words… I would be a better public speaker."
"What's the point of going out? We're just going to wind up back here anyway."
"A woman is a lot like a refrigerator: 6 feet tall, 300 pounds… it makes ice."
"To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems."
"I think the saddest day of my life was when I realised I could beat my dad at most things, and Bart experienced that at the age of four."
"Marge it takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen."
"Getting out of jury duty is easy. The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races."
"Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed."
"Old people don't need companionship. They need to be isolated and studied so it can be determined what nutrients they have that might be extracted for our personal use."
"Marge, your cooking only has two moves: Shake and Bake."
"If The Flintstones has taught us anything, it's that pelicans can be used to mix cement."
"He’s about to learn the most important lesson in the music business: don’t trust people in the music business."
"As the Bible says, 'Screw that!'"
"You’ll have to speak up. I’m wearing a towel."
"Stupid family. Won’t even come to my Rapture. I went to Lisa’s play! Which had serious pacing problems."
"I hope I didn’t brain my damage."
"What are you guys laughing at? If you say Jimmy Fallon, I’ll know you’re lying."
"Overdue book? This is the biggest frame-up since OJ! Wait a minute. Blood in the Bronco. The cuts on his hands. Those Jay Leno monologues. Oh my god, he did it!"
"I was working on a flat tax proposal and I accidentally proved there’s no god."
"Why don’t those stupid idiots let me in their stupid club for jerks?"
"Oh, look! Pantyhose. Practical and alluring."
"Okay. I’m not going to kill you, but I’m going to tell you three things that will haunt you the rest of your days. You ruined your father. You crippled your family. And baldness is hereditary!"
"Marge, I can’t wear a pink shirt to work. Everybody wears white shirts. I’m not popular enough to be different."
"A boy without mischief is like a bowling ball without a liquid center."
"I’m really glad you corrected me, Lisa. People are always really glad when they’re corrected."
“'Do not touch Willie'. Good advice."
"You keep disappearing and reappearing and you’re not even funny. You’re just like that show Scrubs!"
"Why would women want to go to a gym if there were no men there watching them and judging them?"
"Sleeping bags on the floor, a roaring fire. It’ll be just like the time they kicked me out of the sporting goods store."
"But I thought bankruptcy was the cool law. The one that says, 'Don’t worry about it. I got this.'"
"I guess some people never change. Or, they quickly change and then quickly change back."
"Bart, with $10,000, we’d be millionaires! We could buy all kinds of useful things like… love!"
"Marge, don’t worry. It’s like when we stopped paying the phone bill. They stopped calling us. In fact everyone did."
"Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They’re about to announce the lottery numbers."
"That’s it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I’m going to clown college!"
"I think Smithers picked me because of my motivational skills. Everyone says they have to work a lot harder when I’m around."
"You’re saying butt-kisser like it’s a bad thing!"
"Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true!"
"Marriage is like a coffin and each kid is another nail."
"It’s not easy to juggle a pregnant wife and a troubled child, but somehow I managed to fit in eight hours of TV a day."
"All right, brain. You don’t like me and I don’t like you, but let’s just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer."
"I wonder where Bart is, his dinner’s getting all cold, and eaten."
"America’s health care system is second only to Japan… Canada, Sweden, Great Britain… well, all of Europe. But you can thank your lucky stars we don’t live in Paraguay!"
"I’m in no condition to drive…wait! I shouldn’t listen to myself, I’m drunk!"
"I can’t believe it! Reading and writing actually paid off!"
"I’m a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are."
"I saw this movie about a bus that had to SPEED around a city, keeping its SPEED over fifty, and if its SPEED dropped, it would explode! I think it was called, “The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down.”
"How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?"
"Bart, a woman is like beer. They look good, they smell good, and you’d step over your own mother just to get one!"
"OK, son. Just remember to have fun out there today, and if you lose, I’LL KILL YOU!"
"Marge, you being a cop makes you the man! Which makes me the woman — and I have no interest in that, besides occasionally wearing the underwear, which as we discussed, is strictly a comfort thing."
"Son, being popular is the most important thing in the whole world."
"Don't eat me. I have a wife and kids. Eat them."
"Don't let Krusty's death get you down, boy. People die all the time, just like that. Why, you could wake up dead tomorrow! Well, good night."
"I am so smart, I am so smart, s-m-r-t....I mean s-m-A-r-t!"
"What do we need a psychiatrist for? We know our kid is nuts."
"Simpson! Homer Simpson! He's the greatest guy in his-tor-y. From the, town of Springfield! He's about to hit a chestnut tree! Waaaah!"
"Aw, Dad, you've done a lot of great things, but you're a very old man, and old people are useless."
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By Finlay Greig
Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 11:55 am
If you're looking for a light, feel-good read, put The Kite Runner back on the shelf. The Kite Runner explores deep feelings of guilt, regret, and redemption. (302 ); As he was slipping the key into the lobby door, I said, "I wish.
Every masterpiece or a literary piece has unique quotations expressing universal themes. These quotes are often quoted by all and sundry in ordinary conversation and specific writings, speeches and addresses. One of the best literary pieces, The Crucible quotes are also memorable, universal and highly appealing. Arthur Miller has used this play to show his disdain for the old Salem witch trial and its aftereffects in the American society. The utterances of its remarkable characters appeal to readers’ hearts and project their real personality, emotions, and actions. Here are some of its memorable quotations with a contextual explanation.
“I want the light of God; I want the sweet love of Jesus! I danced for the Devil; I saw him, I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss His hand. I saw Sarah Good with the Devil! I saw Goody Osburn with the Devil! I saw Bridget Bishop with the Devil!”
Abigail speaks these lines by the end of the first act. Her outburst represents the hypocrisy in Salem, and the nature of witchcraft exercised at that time over there. Throughout the first act, the guilt of having a charm with friends in the forest haunts her. After the confession of Tituba to witchcraft, she dares liberate herself from that guilt. Her confession starts consorting with the devil, moves to reunite with Jesus and ends with blaming of others. This quote shows how Abigail sets herself free from the guilt.
“Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”
Toward the end of the play, Proctor’s attempt to defend himself and speaks these words. He stands on the verge of confusion whether to sign the confession or not. These lines show his obsession with his reputation and good name. Though he is ashamed of committing adultery, he does not want any other mishap in life that can disrepute his good name, for it is the only truth left in his life. These lines prove that Proctor strives hard to secure his good name.
“And mark this. Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night, and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. And you know I can do it; I saw Indians smash my dear parents’ heads on the pillow next to mine and I have seen some reddish work done at night, and I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down!”
Abagail says these words to Mary and Mercy. This threat gives a glimpse of Abagail’s harsh nature that if anyone of them discloses the secret of her witchcraft, she will not hesitate to kill them in the dark of the night. These lines indicate that Abagail wants reunification with Proctor, and she does not care about the lives of the innocents.
“I look for John Proctor that took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart! I never knew what pretense Salem was, I never knew the lying, lessons I was taught by all these Christian women and their covenanted men! And now you bid me tear the light out of my eyes? I will not, I cannot! You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet!”
Abigail speaks these words in the first act and provides the audience a clue about her past affair with John Proctor. For Proctor, his past affair is the tale of the past, which he does not want to repeat. However, Abagail begs him to come back, as this quote shows her anger toward Salem. She is also jealous of Elizabeth and wants to get rid of her to get John back. This quote shows the vindictive nature of Abagail.
“You must understand, sir that a person is either with this court or he must be counted against it, there be no road between. This is a sharp time, now, a precise time—we live no longer in the dusky afternoon when evil mixed itself with good and befuddled the world. Now, by God’s grace, the shining sun is up, and them that fear not light will surely praise it.”
Danforth sums up the attitudes of authorities toward witchcraft in Act III with these words. Though he is an honorable man, unlike other people of Salem, he sees things as black and white. In religious terms of that time, a person either belongs to God or Devil. The court in Salem belongs to God. Therefore, the one who goes against the court ultimately goes against God. Since the court is conducting the witchcraft trial, anyone opposing it like Proctor or Giles Corey will be the enemy of the court. These lines display the supremacy of religion in the judicial system of Salem.
“A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything, I know it now. I beg you, sir, I beg you—see her what she is. . . . She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave! And well she might, for I thought of her softly. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. But it is a whore’s vengeance.”
In Act III Proctor finally breaks the barrier and speaks about his relationship with Abagail. This incident marks the center of the play where Proctor’s concern for justice supersedes his concern for reputation. He knows from the beginning that witchcraft is vengeance of an adulteress Abigail. However, he does not take it to the public for the preservation of his position. A delay in his confession not only proves him a liar but also makes him the prime accused.
“We burn a hot fire here; it melts down all concealment.”
Danforth speaks these words to Proctor that believing in truth can help his escape from the walls of the court. The girls were telling lies in court since day one. Here the “hot fire” is a metaphor of two things. First, it represents the disturbed environment of Salem, which is similar to hell. Second, it explains the title of the play as well. The term “Crucible” refers to a container where metal and other substances are melted at a high temperature. Similarly, the fire will help to melt down the hearts of flint-hearted people in Salem. It also foreshadows Proctor’s confession of infidelity.
“You will not use me! I am no Sarah Good or Tituba, I am John Proctor! You will not use me! It is no part of salvation that you should use me!”
Danforth convinces Proctor to sign the confession in these lines. Proctor signs the confession, but when Danforth tries to take it, he snatches it back, voicing the above lines. He knows the cycle of witchcraft practiced in Salem. That is why he does not want to be compared with those who were caught with witchcraft hysteria. He accepts his fault that having an affair was something wrong but he would not admit to consorting with Devil. This quote shows the helplessness of John Proctor before the religious court.
“Let you not mistake your duty as I mistook my own. I came into this village like a bridegroom to his beloved, bearing gifts of high religion; the very crowns of holy law I brought, and what I touched with my bright confidence, it died; and where I turned the eye of my great faith, blood flowed up.”
Hale speaks these words when he, along with Parris, tries to force Danforth to postpone the hanging. He says in front of Elizabeth and Hathorne that he has arrived to save those who are blamed of witchcraft. Once as a religious man, he used to believe in witchcraft. This quote reflects that his perspective toward witchcraft has changed and signifies progress in Hale’s character.
“I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it.”
Proctor utters these words in the fourth act at the time of confession. Throughout the play, he strives hard to suppress his guilt that he has committed the act of adultery. However, when the judges and Hale bring him to confess witchcraft, he disagrees to confess for the crime he did not commit; instead he admits his infidelity with Abagail. This quote proves that Proctor redeems himself and sacrifices his life at the end.
Who can look back upon their life without regret, especially their childhood, where so many of us learned tough lessons about friendship, bullying, and social repercussions?
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini tells the story of a young boy named Amir. Set against the background of the fall of Afghanistan’s government to the Soviet Union and the rise of the Taliban regime, Amir and his father (“Baba”) leave Afghanistan and move to the United States, where haunting memories of his childhood best friend—Hassan, the son of his father’s servant—and unfinished business draw Amir back to Afghanistan.
If you’re looking for a light, feel-good read, put The Kite Runner back on the shelf. If you’re looking for a heavy, poignant story, pick it back up. A modern humanist novel, The Kite Runner explores deep feelings of guilt, regret, and redemption. The book is unquestionably intense, but it is well worth the read. Real emotion and beautiful moments shine through the depressing events and setting.
funny and famous irish quotes and quotations. "The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill.".
The Alchemist is a fable about following one’s dream. In this fable, Santiago, a shepherd boy, follows his inner yearnings to travel the world. After having a dream about finding treasure in the Pyramids of Egypt, he contemplates seeking after it. Having met up with a gypsy woman and an old man, both of whom advise him to pursue his dream, he leaves his homeland of Spain and sets off across the desert to the Pyramids. While going in search of his treasure, he learns about love, loss, and the feelings of his heart.
Paulo Coelho states:
What is a personal calling? It is God’s blessing. It is the path that God chose for you here on Earth. Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend. However, we don’t all have the courage to confront our own dream.
Why do we not achieve our dreams? Paulo Coelho says that there are four obstacles standing in our way.
The whole thing about following one’s dream and about the obstacles that stand in the way really resonated with me. And I’m sure I wasn’t the only one. I have always wanted to learn to play the drum, but did not have the courage to try things that seem impossible to achieve. A woman friend of mine wanted to start an online business. One of my best friends wanted to become a screen writer. As time passes, none of us has yet accomplished our dreams.
So what about you? Do you have something that you feel is one of your life callings, but feel that any of those obstacles listed above get in the way?
Below is a list of great quotes from The Alchemist for you to muse upon.
It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
It’s [your Personal Legend] what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their Personal Legend.
You must always know what it is that you want.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
If you start out by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work toward getting it.
… when each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day the sun rises.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Above all, don’t forget to follow your Personal Legend through to its conclusion.
… every blessing ignored becomes a curse. I don’t want anything else in life. But you are forcing me to look at wealth and at horizons that I have never known. Now that I have seen them, and now that I see how immense my possibilities are, I’m going to feel worse than I did before you arrived. Because I know the things I should be able to accomplish, and I don’t want to do so.
The alchemists spent years in their laboratories, observing the fire that purified the metals. They spent so much time close to the fire that gradually they gave up the vanities of the world. They discovered that the purification of the metals had led to a purification of themselves.
I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living right now.
If good things are coming, they will be a pleasant surprise. If bad things are, and you know in advance, you will suffer greatly before they even occur.
The secret here is in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.
You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his Personal Legend. If he abandons that pursuit, it’s because it wasn’t true love.
There is only one way to learn … It’s through action. Everything you need to know, you have learned through your journey.
The fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.
Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. You’ve got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense.
Wherever your heart is, that is where you’ll find your treasure.
Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him … But, unfortunately, very few followed the path laid out for them—the path to their Personal Legend, and to happiness.
When you possess great treasures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them.
Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.
Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.
… when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.
Treason is a blow that comes unexpectedly. If you know your heart well, it will never be able to do that to you. Because you’ll know its dreams and wishes, and will know how to deal with them. You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say. That way, you’ll never have to fear an unanticipated blow.
Do you have a favorite among these quotes or one that stands out?
65 letting go quotes that'll make the process much easier Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you . It is the moment you realize that fear, shame or guilt is the only thing standing in.