We All Fall Down

This a poem created from a collection of 10 quotes from novels, writers, and movies.


“Why had we been born if this was the terrible end we had to look forward to?”

“It may serve, let us hope, to symbolize some sweet moral blossom that may be found along the track, or relieve the darkening close of a tale of human frailty and sorrow.”

“A thing may happen and be a total lie; another thing may not happen and be truer than the truth.”

“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.”

“He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn, is in great danger.”

“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”

“You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.”

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.”

“Don’t let the fear of falling, keep you from flying.”

“Because, Good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.”



Lucy Grealy, “Autobiography of a Face” 1994.

Nathanial Hawthorne, “The Scarlett Letter” 1850.

Tim O’Brian, “The Things They Carried” 1990.

Disney Writers, “The Lion King” 1994.

Confucius, Philosopher, 551 BC.

Aldous Huxley, “A Brave New World” 1932.

Oscar Wilde, “The Picture of Dorian Gray” 1890.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, United states President 1882.


Marilyn Monroe, American Icon 1926.

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