The Great Wayrift Quotes Archive

Being a Number of Quotes from Just About Everywhere, Silly and Serious, that Remind Me Of This Brilliant Place
Compiled by Aquila Chrysaetos



A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
-Star Wars(no duh!)

Love is not blind – it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
-Julins Gordon




How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s culture but within oneself?
-Barry Lopez

It is never too late to be what you might have been.




Thunder’s good, thunder’s impressive—– but it’s lightning that does the work!
-Mark Twain

When a Stargirl cries, she cries not tears, but light.
-Jerry Spinelli

Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
-Amelia Earhart

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Isabel met an enormous bear
Isabel, Isabel, didn’t care;
The bear was hungry, the bear was ravenous,
The bear’s big mouth was cruel and cavernous.
The bear said, Isabel, glad to meet you,
How do, Isabel, now I’ll eat you!
Isabel, Isabel, didn’t worry,
Isabel didn’t scream or scurry,
She washed her hands and she straightened her hair up,
Then Isabel quietly ate the bear up.

Isabel once was asleep in bed
When an awful dream crawled into her head.
It was worse than a dinosaur, worse than a shark,
Worse than an octopus oozing in the dark.
‘Boo!’ said the dream, with a dreadful grin,
‘I’m going to scare you out of your skin!’
Isabel, Isabel, didn’t worry,
Isabel didn’t scream or scurry,
Isabel had a cleverer scheme;
She just woke up and fooled that dream.
-Ogden Nash
The Adventures of Isabel




The fiend is strong within him.
-Shakespeare, A Comedy of Errors

Evil will always triumph,
because good is dumb.

Fortune rides like the sun on high
With the fox that makes the ravens fly;
Luck his soul, the lightning his eye
He snatches the moons from out of the sky.
-Robert Jordan
Crossroads of Twilight

Familiarity, the first myth of reality: What you know the best, you observe the least.
Devotion, the second myth of reality: The faithful are most hurt by the objects of their faith.
Conviction, the third myth of reality: Only those who seek the truth can be deceived.
Fellowship, the fourth myth of reality: As the tides of war shift, so do loyalties.
Trust, the fifth myth of reality: Every truth holds the seed of betrayal.
-Magic: The Gathering

“The Lords of Chaos are
the enemies of Logic,
the jugglers of Truth,
the molders of Beauty”
-Michael Moorcock
The Knight of the Swords

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.
-Akira Kurosawa

Isn’t sanity just a one trick pony anyway? I mean, all you get is the one trick–rational thinking–but when you’re good and crazy, the sky is the limit!
-The Tick

Never go to bed angry. Stay up and fight.
-Phyllis Diller

I have plenty of common sense, I just don’t like to listen to it.




The sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness.
-French proverb

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not “Eureka!”, but “That’s funny…”
-Isaac Asimov

He thinks too much: Such men are dangerous.
Julius Caesar

If you tell me curiosity killed the cat, I only say the cat died nobly.
-Arnold Edinborough

If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts. -Albert Einstein




If you’re dealing with somebody who has the sort of mentality which likes leaving hats on the pavement with bricks under them you know perfectly well they won’t give up. They’ll get you in the end.
-Douglas Adams
Life, the Universe and Everything

Chaos. Panic. Disorder. My work here is done.




All dragons are kind. Kind and stupid.
Spirited Away(…JOKE! :P)

Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy And Good With Ketchup.

I was there on that first morning of creation
when heaven and earth occupied one space
and no one had heard of the human race.

I was there on that first morning of creation
when a river rushed from the belly of an egg
and a mountain rose from a golden yolk.

I was there on that first morning of creation
when the waters parted like magic cloth
and the birds shook feathers at the first joke.
-John Agard
First Morning

In the end, there’s still the Word, everywhere…
In Heaven and its Angels, the Earth and Stars,
even in the darkest part of the Human Soul
It was there where it burned brightest.
And for a moment, I was blinded…
-Christopher Walken Gabriel, “The Prophecy III”

We are funny creatures. We don’t see the stars as they are, so why do we love them? They are not small gold objects but endless fire.
-Saul Bellow Henderson the Rain King