March 16, 2010

Words of Wisdom Wednesday - The TV Edition!!

I'm putting the Mr. Linky for this week at the top, because this is pretty long.

I know I normally do serious quotes on here, but I thought I'd like to change it up and just do some "fun" quotes. One of those "everything I needed to know about life...." things, and I'd love to hear which of these you actually like.

So I'm throwing down my geek card and sharing with you.....

Everything I Needed to Know, I Learned From Babylon 5
(I took out most of the "inside jokes"...but if there are any other B5 fans there, I left a few!)

No one is exactly what he appears.

Of course life isn't fair. It would be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them; so, take comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.

Be both terrified and reassured to know that there are still wonders in the Universe, that we have not yet explained everything.

Do not thump the book of G'Quan.

We all do what we do for the same reason: because it seems like a good idea at the time.

Boom, sooner or later, BOOM!

Human ways are often unfathomable, but in time, one learns to live with them (if one has an exceedingly strong constitution).

You can always get more with a kind word and a two-by-four that you can with just a kind word.

See yourself for what you are, not what others try to make you.

We all believe in something greater than ourselves, even if it's just the blind forces of chance.

Understanding is a three-edged sword: your side, their side, and the truth.

Sometimes doing the right thing doesn't change anything.

Without the hope that things will get better, that our inheritors will know a world that is fuller and richer than our own, life is pointless and evolution is vastly overrated.

Don't argue with superior beings.

There's enough guilt in the world to go around without grabbing for more.

"Why not" is a perfectly good reason.

There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom.

Never hand someone a gun unless you're sure where they'll point it.

Sometimes "peace" is another word for surrender.

Nobody listens to poor Zathras

It's better to find something worth living for instead of something worth dying for.

Secrets have a way of getting out.

Don't make promises life won't let you keep.

You cannot serve larger ideals by compromising smaller ones.

Laughter is better than pills for what ails you.

There's nothing wrong with getting a good head start.

If you're going to have delusions, you might as well have the really satisfying ones.

Always leave a little room for people to disappoint you.

Calling a diet a "food plan" doesn't help.

Wear loose shoes and never forget how to dance.

Sometimes, the necessary thing isn't the right thing.

A stroke of the brush does not guarantee art from the bristles.

Beware Shadows. They move when you're not looking.

Some favors come at too high a price.

Fasten, then zip.

Faith manages.

It is good to have friends, even if only for a little while.

What we hold sacred gives our lives meaning.

Similarity is not required to express compassion

Whatever it is, it can't be that bad.

If you don't understand the song, then listen to the music.

The universe doesn't give you any points for doing things easily.

It is noble to strive for the perfection of one's soul and the salvation of one's people.

Be wary of gifts from friends you don't know you have.

We learn by doing, and in the process we fall on our faces occasionally.

Even if your choices are limited to Pestilence, Famine, or Death, it is always possible to make a wise decision.

The Universe puts us in places we can learn; they are never easy places, but they are right. Wherever we are, it's the right place and the right time.

The forces of darkness do not move openly.

Evil sometimes wears a pleasant face.

No race can be truly intelligent without laughter.

In the long, twilight struggle which lies ahead, there is the possibility of hope.

Never start a fight, but always finish it.

A darkness carried in the heart can not be cured by moving the body from one place to another.

We say there is no choice only to comfort ourselves with the decision we have already made.

We can learn much from silence.

The war is never completely won; there are always new battles to be fought against the darkness.

Words have meaning and names have power. The universe began with a word, you know.

If you can not say what you mean, you can never mean what you say.

You can kill the truth, but it always comes back to haunt you later.

The one thing in life that you can be sure about is that you are going to make mistakes.

If for the single wrong word I can become the enemy, do I any longer really understand who the enemy is?

That's all that faith requires. That we surrender ourselves to the possibility of hope.

The universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice.

We need not be afraid of those who are different, we can embrace that difference and learn from it.

Where is it written that all our dreams must be small ones?

You don't have to solve every problem all at once.

Sooner or later, everyone comes to Babylon 5.


  1. i love it!! i am a fellow sci-fi geek and the card is going on my blog. {if i can figure out how}

    there are so many of these quotes that i love. but one of my favs is:
    "Why not" is a perfectly good reason.
    this particular quote can work in any situation;)

  2. oh my lanta! you are hysterical.


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