Saturday, January 5, 2008

Fav. Quotes

I had my favorite quotes running down the left side of this blog, but I learn more quotes every day-therefore adding to my list of favorites. I've decided to just turn it into a blog. That way, when I learn new ones, I can just add to it. Here's what we have so far. Check back on it from time to time:

Even after all this time, the Sun never says to the Earth, "You owe me." Look what happens with a love like that- it lights the whole sky. (Hafiz)

We live a love that even God would envy. And for her, I would carry the cross to my own crucifixion if it'd make her have more faith in me. And I would hang from that cross, and you could pierce my side with a spear, and I'd just bleed more reason to love her. And I could die on that cross. And you could bury me in a tomb, and I'd rise on the 23rd hour just to prove that I could not live a day without her. And I'd go toe to toe with eternity for the rights to her next lifetime, because I was the only one made for her. (Shihan)

I don't think much of man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. (Abe Lincoln)

Nevermore will I ignore the sounds that tell me I was born to write. My first responsibility is to let my caged words take flight, and not believe the hype that what I say don't make a difference... I'm getting older so I got less time to act like I have time to spare.. Sometimes I feel geometric, so my poems go off on tangents. (Mayde del Valle)

I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen when company comes, but I laugh, and eat well, and grow strong. Tomorrow, I'll be at the table when company comes. Nobody'll dare say to me,"Eat in the kitchen," then. Besides, they'll see how beautiful I am and be ashamed--I, too, am America. (Langston Hughes)

We do what we have to do so we can do what we want to do. (The Great Debaters)

An unjust law is no law at all. Which means: I have the right, even the duty, to resist- either with violence or with civil disobedience. You should pray I choose the latter. (The Great Debaters)

You say, "The world just don't understand." But I aint the world my love, I'm your woman. (Jill Scott)

I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. (Muhammad Ali)

They took all our business men and made them drug dealers, took all our messengers and made em' rappers-flappin' their jaws-afraid to admit their treason, took all our soldiers for the cause and made them killers for no reason. (Black Ice)

Small minds are subdued by misfortunes, greater minds overcome them. (Washington Irving)

I just play the hand I'm dealt. I can't say I never knelt before God and asked for better cards at times to no avail, but I never sat back feeling sorry for myself. If you don't give me heaven, I'll raise hell. (Jay-Z)

Success is tangible, don't wait for fame. (Pharell)

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich. (Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford)

The rich getting richer, why we aint getting richer? Could it be, we still thinking like niggers? Educate yourself, make your world view bigger. Visualize wealth, and put yourself in the picture. (KRS 1)

There aint no substitute for the truth, either it is or it isnt. You see the truth it needs no proof, either it is or it isnt. And you know the truth by the way you feel. (India Arie)

The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them. (George Bernard Shaw)

These fucked up times and hard core rhymes got you throwing up gang signs or claiming coasts or shades of colors, with shameless boast of emotionless lovers-that gazed upon that ice that cluttered that pendant you do not follow. Your faith has evaporated and made your soul hollow. (Black Ice)

As long as you're working for your money and your money's not working for you, you'll forever be a slave. Bill Gates did not stack all that cake just sitting around waiting for a promotional raise. (Tommy Bottoms)

I won't be compromised no more. I can't be victimized no more. I just don't sympathize no more, cause now I understand. You just wanna use me. You say "love", then abuse me. You never thought you'd lose me, but how quickly we forget... that nothing is for certain. You thought I'd stay here hurting. Your guilt trip's just not working, repressing me to death. Cause now I'm choosin' life, yo. I take the sacrifice, yo. If everything must go, then go. That's how I choose to live. (Lauryn Hill)

I don't dance unless I hear music. I don't scratch my head unless it itches. I will not be intimidated. (Denzel Washington in Remember the Titans)

I will not lose; for even in defeat, there's a valuable lesson learned, so it evens it out for me. (Jay-Z)

Here we are, centuries after slavery, insulting our ancestors bravery by using phrases daily like: where my niggas, wasup nigga, you know you my nigga right? (Julian Curry)

Swear to everything when I leave this earth, it's gonna be on both feet-never knees in the dirt... You only know what you see, you don't understand what it takes to be me... Niggas see you in the street, pretend to be friendly, I know any type of success breeds envy. (Jay-Z)

This life I live aint for me, it's for you, and God gave me grey skies so that yours could be blue. (Abyss)

I met this chick when I was 10yrs old, and what I loved most-she had so much soul. She was old school, and I was just a shorty, never knew throughout my life she would be there for me. (Common)

I remember the days when I was so eager to satisfy you, and be less than I was just to prove I could walk beside you. Now that I've flown away, I see you've chosen to stay behind me, and now you curse the day I decided to stay true to myself. (Nelly Furtado)

If I don't force myself to wake up in the morning then maybe this life wasn't my birth right. (C.P. Maze)

I've been passing by people on the pavement passing out judgements as if they're auditionig for the role of God. (C.P. Maze)

My hearts a hard copy rough draft that's hard to got damn edit. (C.P. Maze)

I woke up this morning with a hellafied halo hangover and nothing to put on so I walked out my house wearing nothing but thick skin. (C.P. Maze)

There's a poem still burning in my back bedroom... a broken bible interwoven on the fabric of the bed where I lay my head cause I've been sleeping on His words ya'll. (C.P. Maze)

I am a direct insult to what the fuck satan invested time in. (C.P. Maze)

Contentment is Key,


  1. Even after all this time, the Sun never says to the Earth, "You owe me." Look what happens with a love like that- it lights the whole sky. (Hafiz)

    Who is Hafiz? This quote is pretty amazing

  2. Isn't it?
    I love it.

    I'm not sure about Hafiz's background. It was the intro to an episode on Def Poetry, I looked up the author just so I could list the source.

  3. Where is this quote from?

    "We live in a love that even God would envy. And for her I would carry the cross to my own crucifixion if it'd make her have more faith in me...." (Shihan)

    What context was it taken? Where did it first appear? Where did you hear/find it? Who is Shihan?

    I have heard this quote before and like it bery much. I would like to know more about it. Thanks!

    1. Shihan was a spoken word poet. He appeared on def poetry jam. You should YouTube him.

  4. shihans a spoken word artist on def jam look for him in youtube dats one of this poems!

  5. I answered this question in recent a post titled "For Audrey". Thanks though "Anonymous" :)