Here are quotes I have picked up from various books, music, tv shows and movies:

"Hence, if anyone objects to my procedure because I do not, either now or later, offer any definition of history, I shall not apologize; and if the omission genuinely puzzles him, I shall reply that there can only be two reasons for his puzzlement: either he has not enough experience of historical studies to connect my remarks with his personal experiences, and therefore has got hold of the wrong end of the stick and thinks I am discussing an empirical concept instead of a transcendental; or else he is ignorant of the English language and confronted with merely verbal difficulties."

~Collingwood, The Idea of History

"Your humility, Lan Gaidin, has always been more arrogance than most kings could manage with their armies at their backs."
~Moiraine Damodred

"There's only one thing that will make them stop hating you. And that's being so good at what you do that they can't ignore you."

"Happiness is a pizza the size of Saudi Arabia."
Garfield

"If a man insisted always on being serious and never allowed a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it."
~Herodotus

"In the spring of 323 before Christ the whole order of things from the Adriatic away to the mountains of Central Asia and the dusty plains of the Panjab rested upon a single will, a single brain, nurtured in Hellenic thought. Then the hand of God, as if trying some fantastic experiment, plucked this man away. Who could predict for a moment what the result would be?"

"Poetry, I fear, is held in small esteem. Girls praise a poem, but go to expensive presents: any illiterate oaf can catch their eye, provided he is rich."
~Ovid

"I will hate the man you choose because he is not me, and love him if he makes you smile."
~Lan Mandragoran

"Thom, if I ever look like acting the hero again, you kick me."
~Mat Cauthon

"The key to my exercise program is this one simple truth: I hate my body. Do you understand the second you look in the mirror and you're happy with what you see, baby, you just lost the battle."
Dr. Perry Cox

"If this is borrowed by a friend, right welcome shall he be to read, to study, not to lend, but to return to me. Not that imparted knowledge doth diminish learning's store, but books I find if often lent, return to me no more."

"If you spend your whole life pretending to be good, then you are indistinguishable from a good person. Relentless hypocrisy eventually becomes the truth"
~Ender Wiggin

"Maybe I've been trying to study the wrong alien species."
~Ender Wiggin

"Did Napoleon, in his tent alone, wonder what the hell he was doing, betting everything, over and over again, on the ability of his army to do the impossible?"
~Peter Wiggin

"Doing the right thing isn't something special. It is the minimum. It's where we start each morning, not where we may end up in the future."
~Ben Skywalker

"Love is not about conquest. the truth is, a man can find true love only when he surrenders to it. When he opens his heart to the partner of his soul and says: 'Here it is! The very essence of me! It is yours to nurture or destroy.'"

"There is a difference, after all, between taking the girl next door to the Sadie Hawkins Dance and paying a Saigon whore three chocolate bars for a blow job."
~Ann Coulter

"Soulless hellholes like San Diego emerged as major cities."
~Ann Coulter

"Once upon a time, a lovely young princess named Maria Krystyna lived in a castle, where she read books from the end to the beginning. Then came the Nazis, and after them, the Stalinists. This book is the story of her family, and so it begins with an ending."
~Timothy Snyder

"In applications to medical school, his daughter had to define the family's social class. The options included working class, peasantry, and intelligentsia-the standard categories of a Marxist bureaucracy. After a long a long hesitation, the puzzled young lady wrote 'Habsburg.'"
~Timothy Snyder

"What was nationalism, after all, to a family of Holy Roman Emperors that had survived the Holy Roman Empire, a family of Catholic rulers who had survived the Reformation, a family of dynastic conservatives who had survived the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars?"
~Timothy Snyder

"These Habsburgs had a more lively notion of history. Dynasties can last forever, and rare is the dynasty that believes it deserves anything less."
~Timothy Snyder

"So lonely inside/So busy out there/And all you wanted/was somebody who cares"
All You Wanted ~Michelle Branch

"I miss my friend / The one my heart and soul confided in / The one I felt the safest with
The one who knew just what to say to make me laugh again / And let the light back in /I miss my friend "
I Miss My Friend ~Darryl Worley

"We, at 1,400 or 1,500 years' remove, have the advantage of knowing the outcome. But history is about to change, and those who are living in the middle of it are the last to recognize it for what it really is."
~Averil Cameron

"The entire world will beg to bow before me, their charismatic despot."
~Brain

"Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government."
~Dennis

""Oratory should raise your heart rate. Oratory should blow the doors off the place. We should be talking about not being satisfied with past solutions. We should be talking about a permanent revolutions."
~Sam Seaborn

You are wrong; I am right; 'twas ever thus."
~Sam Seaborn

"It's not just about abortion, it's about the next 20 years. Twenties and Thirties it was the role of government, Fifties and Sixties it was civil rights. The next two decades it's gonna be privacy. I'm talking about the Internet. I'm talking about cell phones. I'm talking about health records and who's gay and who's not. And moreover, in a country born on the right to be free, what could be more fundamental than that?"
~Sam Seaborn

"As if killing the bard impresses us."
~Brother Silence

"Hapsburg? That sounds Jewish!"
~Nazi Policeman

"Lets get rid of demented Santa Claus!"
~Cal

"All I want is to be with you
Feeling like I matter too."
Hey Jealousy~Gin Blossoms

"United Jesus Construction"

"And maybe it's a little too early
To know if this is gonna work
All I know is you're sure looking
Good in my shirt"
You look good in my shirt ~Keith Urban

"It couldn't have gone far, right?"
" Right."
" Somewhere in this building is our talent."
~Toby Ziegler and Sam Seaborn

"Toby, come quick. Sam's getting his ass kicked by a girl."
" Ginger, get the popcorn."
~Josh Lyman and Toby Ziegler

"I studied a lot in school, I studied hard in high school and at Harvard and in law school. My IQ doesn't break the bank and I wanted to do this so I studied all the time. And I missed something or its like I skipped a year cuz I never learned what you do when you think you like somebody; what you do next. And everybody did learn, a lot of other people anyway."
~Josh Lyman

"No reali! She was karving her initials on the moose with the sharpened end of an interpsace toothbrush give her by Svenge- her brother in law- an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian movies: 'The Hot Hands of an Oslo Dentist', 'Fillings of Passion', 'The Huge Molars of Horst Nordfink...'"
~Monty Python

"This class element in classical warfare has always struck me as paradoxical. In the ancient Greek world, those with property were the most likely to fight in the deadliest fashion, as if owning a farm earned one the privilege of getting stabbed in the face in a way unlikely for the landless."
~Victor Davis Hanson

"Are you still watching the Royals-Tigers game? Does Tim Welke know there are guidelines for what constitute the strike zone, and they don't change from pitch to pitch?"
~Brett in Virginia, to which the moderator replied "No, he doesn't seem to"

"When a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past,so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments, past, present and future, always have existed."
~Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse Five

"We might consider whether the thinking man, to whom the extremity of our situation lay very much at heart, would not perhaps do better to make truth and not the community his goal, since the latter would indirectly and in the long run be better served by truth, even the bitter truth, than by a train of thought which has proposed to serve it at the expense of truth, but actually, by such denial, destroyed from within in the most unnatural way the basis of genuine community."
~Thomas Mann Doctor Faustus

"With cleverness one may go a long way in the church, but scarcely in religion."
~Thomas Mann Doctor Faustus

"The Quakers were masters of siege warfare!"
~Pintsize

"Robot Fidel Castro will rub his pube-beard all over your ignorant capitalist faces!"
~Pintsize

"Deathbot 9000 does not appreciate being called a "stupid-twat-bot 6900" on internet message boards and demands justice."
~Questionable Content

"I'm not joking boss. I think of God being exactly like me. Only bigger, stronger, crazier. And immortal, into the bargain. He's sitting on a pile of soft sheepskins and his hut's in the sky."
~Zorba

"You should have seen her buttocks swinging like churchbells at Easter!"
~Zorba

"I mean, it's not as though I wished you were dead, or anything. Neutered, perhaps--not dead."
~Han Solo

"Most human action is tentative, experimental, directed not by a knowledge of what it will lead to, but rather by a desire to know what will come of it"
~Collingwood, The Idea of History

"For Hellenistic thought, self-consciousness is no longer a power to conquer the world; it is a citadel providing a safe retreat from a world both hostile and intractable."
~Collingwood, The Idea of History

"Conquest has a certain sort of appeal, provided you are not on the wrong end of the sword."
~Naomi Standen

"Every other thing that you write, you write to say something to someone."
~Umberto Eco

"I seldom fling children from towers to improve their health."
~Jaime Lannister

"It means what you want it to mean. The purpose is a storyteller is not to tell you how to think , but to give you questions to think upon. Too often, we forget that."
~Hoid

"There are no men like me. There's only me."
~Jaime Lannister

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist , that is all.."
~Oscar Wilde

"The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back of it; not a sentimental pretence but an idea, an unselfish belief in the idea-something you can set up and bow down before, and offer sacrifice to..."
~Joseph Conrad The Heart of Darkness

"It appears the French had one of their wars going on thereabouts."
~Joseph Conrad The Heart of Darkness

Luke: What's one of the first things you learned in training to be a Jedi
Ben: Don't cut off your own head with your lightsaber.
Luke: After that.
Ben: Your eyes can deceive you. Be mindful of your feelings. Girls are fun, but dangerous. Land has extra cards up his sleeve.
Luke: Well, the truth is in there somewhere.