The 5 Best Quotes From Life, Music And Literature

The 5 Best Quotes From Life, Music And Literature

They never fail.

I have been known to have very diverse interests when it comes to music, movies, et cetera.

My favorite movie, for instance, is Goodfellas; anyone who knows me knows that if I hear that someone has not seen it, I will immediately try to make them become at least half as obsessed as I am. Rarely am I successful in this endeavor, but I figure that people will realize soon enough that it is a must-see classic.

That being said, my rather unique taste in pop culture has inspired me to make a list of my five favorite quotes of all time.

1. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

I refer to this quote on a regular basis. Not only was it said by a legendary hockey player (one of my two favorite sports), it shows that no matter what, you should always aim for the stars and take risks that could possibly change your life. Sure, life can be scary at times, but at the end of the day, putting yourself out there is worth it and it should always be done.

2. "You can't always get what you want, but if you try some time, you just might find you get what you need." - The Rolling Stones, You Can't Always Get What You Want

This was actually my senior quote, after hours of deliberation and trying to figure out which quote would be the least 'basic' for when I want to reminisce on my high school years. I think it is safe to say that I picked a unique blurb for my portion of the yearbook, and this will forever be one of my favorite songs. This is a particularly important song lyric to me because it exemplifies how life will not always go your way. It is bound to fall apart sometimes. It is okay to want something that you cannot have. At the end of the day, however, you get what you need.

3. "It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived." - Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Out of all the great quotes from this novel, this is by far one of the most memorable for me. Scout's admiration toward her father is quite apparent throughout, but this quote exemplifies how he is a man who is courageous enough to go against the majority. Though he is tormented for defending an African American male in a very racially-charged era, he teaches us all that it is OK to do things in accordance with your morals and what you believe in -- despite what others may say.

4. "It's a great advantage not to drink among hard drinking people." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

This quote from Gatsby is quite similar to the ideas I presented in #3. In a socially active world, it is hard to stray away from conformity and be your own person. However, viewing the world from your own lense can be surprisingly beneficial. Though you may feel tempted to be like everyone else, it is refreshing to take a few steps back and live the lifestyle that you want.

5. "You learn two great things in your life. [Look at me], never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut." - Robert De Niro, Goodfellas

This is my all-time favorite quote from my all-time favorite movie -- hands down. I think we should all try to take this advice when it comes to friendships and relationships in which there should be always be trust. Like my dad always says (in reference to this movie), nobody likes a rat, so always keep that in mind. Trustworthy people are so, so important to find and keep around.

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.

The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.

3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.

6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.

7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.

13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.

14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.

You're finally back to your old self.

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Poetry On Odyssey: Hustle and Bustle This Holiday Season

"...Have conversation, turn off the cable..."


It's Holiday season,

Time to be freezin'.

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it,

Don't stop now, you can't quit.

Numerous trips to grocery stores,

Pure mayhem when you walk through those doors.

Shelves bare,

You're ready to pull out your hair.

Long check-out lines,

Or delayed airlines.

Prepare and cook the turkey low and slow,

Wait for that golden brown skin to glow.

Place the gravy and cranberry sauce on the table,

Have conversation, turn off the cable.

Before you know it, Christmas is here,

The classic songs are music to our ears.

Yet we all dread the trips to the mall,

To find the perfect gifts, big or small.

The Christmas Tree Lighting floods TV stations,

With singers from all generations,

The scent of candy canes fill the air,

We wish the day runs smoothly, Lord, hear our prayer.

Lots of wrappers and bows cover the floor,

As we obsess over our presents more and more.

New Year's creeps up on us,

Throwing a party is always a plus.

Streamers, noisemakers, food,

Who knew planning the perfect party was of this magnitude.

The line at the liquor store gets longer and longer,

Because of the stress in picking a champagne or sparkling cider.

Deciding to prepare finger foods or a five-course meal,

Why not get take-out? DEAL!

Clock counts down from ten.

As the clock strikes one, we've made it to another year, AMEN!

Glasses clinking,

People drinking,

"Happy New Year,"

We cheer.

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