Mark Bowden quotes

  • It's what you do right now that makes a difference.
    -- Mark Bowden

    #Inspirational #Life #Differences

  • These problems have been here so long that the only way I’ve been able to function at all is by learning to ignore them. Else I would be in a constant state of panic, unable to think or act constructively.
    -- Mark Bowden

    #Thinking #Long #Would Be

  • No one gets left behind, you know that.
    -- Mark Bowden

    #Inspirational #Life #Behind You

  • Excited. In a good way. I've been training my whole life for this.
    -- Mark Bowden

    #Military #Training #Way

  • Do me a favor, okay? Tell my parents that I fought well today. And tell them that I... that I... that I fought hard.
    -- Mark Bowden

    #Military #Parent #Favors

  • ...Which brings me to the Hubble Space Telescope's newest images. If it's wonder that you're looking for, and mystery, don't just scan the photographs. Stop and think about them. Try to imagine the scale. The Earth is just a speck of dust on one distant whirling tentacle of the Milky Way galaxy, which contains billions of stars. A 'collision' of galaxies seems unimaginably large - and yet it is something scientists long ago imagined... The imaginings of pseudoscience are feeble by comparison.
    -- Mark Bowden

    #Stars #Thinking #Space

  • When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.

  • You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

  • Oh when I was in love with you, Then I was clean and brave, And miles around the wonder grew How well did I behave. And now the fancy passes by, And nothing will remain, And miles around they'll say that I Am quite myself again.

  • You have your identity when you find out, not what you can keep your mind ON, but what you can't keep your mind OFF.

  • Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build their philosophy of life.

  • If there had been no troublemakers, no Dissenters, we should still be living in caves.

  • I can't decide if this movie is so spectacularly, breathtakingly dumb as to induce stupidity in anyone who watches, or so brutally brilliant that it disarms all reason. What's the difference?

  • The difference between tragedy and comedy: Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else, while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.

  • At some point, a flash of sustained clarity reveals the difference between what someone would have you believe is true, and what you know from the depths of your own heart to the peaks of your soul to be true. What happens after that is up to you.

  • Focus attention and energy on making a difference in the lives of others, and success might follow as a by-product.