@Dailyzen’s Top Quotes

Since 2008, I’ve been compiling and sharing quotes as @dailyzen on Twitter. I used a social analytics tool to figure out the most popular posts of all time. Here are a bunch of them:


“People think you’re crazy if you talk about things they don’t understand.”

Elvis Presley


“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

Robin Williams


“I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving.”

Frida Kahlo


“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day, unless you are too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.”

Zen Proverb


“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not just surrounded by assholes.”

William Gibson


“You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely as small as what you allow to annoy you.”

Robert Anton Wilson


“Don’t be ‘a writer’. Be writing.”

William Faulkner

“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word to paper.”

E.B. White


“You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.”

Ray Bradbury


“The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he’s in prison.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You are not scared. You are an asshole.”

Morgan Freeman


“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

Frederick Douglass


“Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.”

Marshall McLuhan


“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

C.G. Jung


“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.”

Hermann Hesse


“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.”

Robert Tew


“Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than silence.”

Arabic proverb


“The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.”



“Let go or be dragged.”

Zen proverb

“You fall in love with people’s minds.”

Anaïs Nin

“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”

Dalai Lama

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