#AtoZChallenge Day 17: Quotes

Q is for Quotes

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This post is just a collection of some of my favorite quotes. Some are spiritual, some are inspirational, and others are just nice literary pieces. Enjoy!

“When you say ‘That’s impossible,’ you’re confused with ‘I don’t know how to do it.'” -Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, A Prediction for the Future of Iran, TED Talk

“I will never apologize for something written in the Qur’an.” -Nouman Ali Khan

“Time made me an adult. But I don’t think it made me strong.” -NELL, Green Nocturne

“Beliefs must be judged by whether they describe the world in which we actually live, not the world in which we would like to live” -Frieden et al., World Politics

“To yell ‘black-on-black crime’ is to shoot a man and then shame him for bleeding.” -Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

“Things like this have happened to people better than us, people more worthy of God’s protection. They were tested and so will we be” -Ubaydullah Evans on the Chapel Hill Shooting

“Niel noticed that in describing the charms of other women Mrs. Forrester always made fun of them a little.” –Willa Cather, A Lost Lady

“Be careful of the life you lead. You may be the only book that someone reads” -Usama Canon

“The pitifulest thing out is a mob; that’s what an army is – a mob; they don’t fight with courage that’s born in them, but with courage that’s borrowed from their mass” –Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

“We live in a culture where wanting to spend time alone is regarded as a weird thing. Well if that’s weird, stamp a ‘weirdo’ sign on me and send me to the movie theater by myself.” -Amenakin

“Instead of asking if ISIS is Islamic, we should be asking if Guantanimo is American” -Yasir Qadhi

“How can I be thankful for the countless blessings You bestowed upon me when my ability to thank you is a blessing in and of itself?” -Prophet Isa (Jesus)

“That Sunday, with that host, on that news show, I tried to explain this as best I could within the time allotted. But at the end of the segment, the host flashed a widely shared picture of an eleven-year-old black boy tearfully hugging a white police officer. Then she asked me about ‘hope.’ And I knew then that I had failed.” -Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Life… is happiness.  Happiness… is the fact that I can do something right now. –Lee Donghae

“Are we really a community or are we just a bunch of bodies gathered in a room?” -Usama Canon

“I disliked him so much by this time that I didn’t find it necessary to tell him he was wrong.” –The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The key to reforming someone is inspiring them – not beating them over the head” –Sherman Jackson

“Black people love their children with a kind of obsession. You are all we have, and you come to us endangered.” -Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

“Remember one thing about sins: If your sins are no big deal to you, then they are a big deal to Allah. And when your sins are a big deal to you, then they are a small problem for Allah. Allah will forgive them easily if you care a lot about your mistakes. If you don’t care about your mistakes, it could be a small mistake but it will be very big on judgment day. Because you didn’t care.” – Nouman Ali Khan

“At our first meetings, we asked people to give up going to the cinema and smoking cigarettes until there was not a foreigner left on our soil. They didn’t agree. Then we asked if they would give up their lives. Everyone shouted yes.” – Gita Mehta, Snakes and Ladders (on trying to get people to attend religious gatherings)

“The place had an overpowering presence of literature and you couldn’t help but lose your passion for dumbness.” –Bob Dylan, Chronicles

“You have to take care of your parents, but also your wife and your kids. Yes, it’s hard but guess what: That’s life! It’s called being a human being.” -Usama Canon

Sometimes it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one in the world who’s struggling, who’s frustrated, or unsatisfied at barely getting by. But that feeling is a lie and if you just hold on, just find the courage to face it all for another day, someone or something will find the way and make it all okay. Because we all need a little help sometimes, someone to help us hear the music in the world. To remind us that it won’t always be this way. That someone is out there, and that someone will find you. – Lucas Scott, One Tree Hill

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One thought on “#AtoZChallenge Day 17: Quotes

  1. trancify says:

    These are all really good, but the one that spoke to me was the one from Lucas Scott.

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