Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thoughts for Thursday--Opposition

Thoughts for Thursday is a new meme hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

This week's theme is opposition.
For more historical opposition quotes, check out my other blog.)


"Humankind is made for uncertainty, struggle, choice and change."--Robert Jordan, The Shadow Rising
"I LET THEM BELIEVE THEY WON.
"Why?"
MANY WHO FOLLOW ME DO NOT UNDERSTAND TYRANNY...MEN WHO THINK THEY ARE OPPRESSED WILL SOMEDAY FIGHT. I WILL REMOVE FROM THEM NOT JUST THEIR WILL TO RESIST, BUT THE VERY SUSPICION THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG...WHAT I SHOWED YOU BEFORE IS WHAT MEN EXPECT. IT IS THE EVIL THEY EXPECT TO FIGHT. BUT I WILL MAKE A WORLD WHERE THERE IS NOT GOOD OR EVIL. THERE IS ONLY ME.--Robert Jordan, A Memory of Light [Rand speaking with the Dark One]

"We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are."--J.K.Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

"It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated."--J.K.Rowling

"Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right."--J.K.Rowling
G'mork: Foolish boy. Don't you know anything about Fantasia? It's the world of human fantasy. Every part, every creature of it, is a piece of the dreams and hopes of mankind. Therefore, it has no boundaries.
Atreyu: But why is Fantasia dying, then?
G'mork: Because people have begun to lose their hopes and forget their dreams. So the Nothing grows stronger.
Atreyu: What is the Nothing?
G'mork: It's the emptiness that's left. It's like a despair, destroying this world. And I have been trying to help it.
Atreyu: But why?
G'mork: Because people who have no hopes are easy to control; and whoever has the control... has the power!  --The Neverending Story
Which quote is your favorite? Do you have one to add? 
(For opposition quotes by historical figures, don't forget to check out my other blog.)

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