Wednesday, December 25, 2002

"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm."
- Colette
"It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly."
- Anatole France
We must not allow other people's limited perceptions define us.
~Virginia Satir
Sticks and Stones may Break my Bones. But, Words Come Back to Haunt me.
-- Joyce C. Lock
"I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after."
~Emily Bronte
The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
-- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Thursday, December 12, 2002

"To those who can dream there is no such place as faraway."
- Anonymous



The more you study, the more you find out you don't know, but the more you study, the closer you come.
Cozy Cole
"Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking
off your shoes."
- Mickey Mouse
The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one
moment to the next.
~ Mignon Mclaughlin

Monday, December 09, 2002

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today--James Dean
A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells
thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that
'individuality' is the key to success.
--Robert Orben
Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
~ Emily Dickinson
we procrastinate because we know that good things come to those who wait! class of 2002
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has,
of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."
- Albert Einstein

"Each today, well-lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and
each tomorrow a vision of hope. Look, therefore, to this one
day, for it and it alone is life."-- Sanskrit poem
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes
happiness.
Charles Spurgeon
"This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect
the best; and take what comes."

---Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)
If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it.- Unknown
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long
at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.- Helen
Keller
Maybe you can keep me from ever being happy, but you're not gonna stop me
from having fun.- Ani DiFranco

Sunday, December 01, 2002

"We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves."
---George Matthew Adams
"everything is always OK in the end. If it's not OK, then it's not the
end." unknown
"there should be sunshine after rain. there should be laughter after pain.
these things have always been the same. so why worry now?" greatful dead
"don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." unknown
"Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor the best opportunities; they will never come."
--Janet E. Stuart
Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch.
-- Orson Welles
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him:
'Whose?'
-- Don Marquis
Life is uncertain...eat dessert first! ..... Anon
Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.
Henry Ward Beecher
Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has
happened.
Arnold Bennett
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone.
Anthony Burgess
"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but
sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."
- Thich Nhat Hanh
"Be happy. It's one way of being wise."
- Colette
"The less we look with our eyes, the more we see with our hearts"
Lyndsey Albrecht
"Children love to be alone, because alone is where they know themselves, and
where they dream"
Roger Rosenblatt
And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain,
there would be no rainbow.
~ Jerry Chin ~
"I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains"
~Anne Frank

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."
-Harvey Fierstein
Failure is not an option. It is a privilege reserved only for those who try.
3rd law of thermodynamics: things go worse under pressure.
I was delighted to be able to answer promptly. "I don't know", I said.
Mark Twain
I was delighted to be able to answer promptly. "I don't know", I said.
Mark Twain
Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.
Mahatma Ghandi

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Thursday, November 14, 2002

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by frost.

~~~JRR Tolkien - Lord of the Rings
" Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, You can rise above doubt and judgement.......And you can see forever. "
-- Nancy Kerrigan
"Friends are like television. Some are like PBS and always asking for money. Others are like the news, with sad tales to tell everyday, some are like that one station with the foreing language; you don't understand a word of it but you listen and watch anyway. And then there are the ones like the commercials, always changes, ever-so-annoying and only seem to be there when you are bored. But every once and a while you meet someone who's like a really good movie of the week or that one tv show you hardly ever get to see anymore because you're so busy. My point is hold on to the friends you care about and since we don't have a remote control to mute someone or just change the channel, pick your friends carefully."
"After awhile you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't mean security, And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises, And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child, And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for paths. After awhile you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. And you learn that you really can endure... That you really are strong, And you really do have worth."
-Veronica A. Shoffstall
“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”
– Ambrose Bierce
"You grow up the day you have your first real laugh – at yourself."
--Ethel Barrymore
"Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things."
--Denis Diderot
“Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up."
-- Jesse Jackson
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be on a crowded velvet cushion.”
--Henry David Thoreau
“There are times when silence has the loudest voice.”
--Leroy Brownlow
“That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful. “
-- Ninon de L'Enclos
"Tell a man that there are 400 billion stars and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint and he has to touch it."
-- Unknown
“We tell lies when we are afraid, . . . afraid of what we don't know, afraid of “what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger”
-- Anonymous
"An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
-- Mahatma Gandhi
“Asking a question is only embarrassing just for that moment. Not asking is embarrassing and it will haunt you for the rest of your life.”
-- Japanese Proverb
“The hardest battle you are ever going to have to fight is the battle to be just you.”
-- Leo Buscaglia
“One sad thing about this world is that the acts that take the most out of you are usually the ones that people will never know about.”
-- Anne Tyler
“Most new discoveries are suddenly seen things that were always there.”
-- Susanne K. Langer
“How can you say luck and chance are the same? Chance is the first step you take, luck is what comes afterwards.”
-- Amy Tan
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
- Unknown
We write to taste life twice, in the moment, and in retrospection.

~ Anais Nin
I've learned that no matter how much I care, some people are just idiots.
I've learned. . . that we don't have to change friends if we understand that
friends change.I've learned. . . that no matter how good a friend is, they're
going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
- Unknown
"The friends who grew up with you deserve a special respect. The ones who
stuck by you shoulder to shoulder, in a time where nothing was certain, all
life lay ahead, and every road led home." - The Wonder Years

Monday, November 11, 2002

"America lives in the heart of every
man everywhere who wishes to find
a region where he will be free to
work out his destiny as he chooses."
~Woodrow Wilson
Like when I'm in the bathroom looking at my toilet paper, I'm like 'Wow!
That's toilet paper?' I don't know if we appreciate how much we have.
~ Alicia Silverstone ~
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being
happy over the good fortune of others.
~ Archibald Rutledge ~

Saturday, November 09, 2002

"The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning
ain't distributed right."

---Mark Twain
"Memories last forever, never do they die, Friends stick together and never
really say Goodbye
---Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Good friends are like stars...you don't always see them, but you know
they're always there."
-Anonymous
Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself and know that
everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no
coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.

~ Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

Tuesday, October 29, 2002

When walking through the "valley of shadows," remember, a shadow is
cast by a Light. -- H.K. Barclay

Monday, October 28, 2002

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is very messy. Writing helps you order your experience and if
you're lucky you can find meaning. If you see life as a series of
stories, it makes living life lovelier.

~ Jane Hamilton
“No sorrow is deeper than the remembrance of happiness when in misery.”
- Dante Alghieri (1265 – 1321), Italian poet: “Divina Commedia”, 1307.

Sunday, October 20, 2002

"My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn't take it out of my garden."
Eric Morecambe.
"Why don't they make the whole plane out of that black box stuff."
Steven Wright.
"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.' "
Charlie Brown.
"We had gay burglars the other night. They broke in and rearranged the furniture."
Robin Williams.
"If at first you don't succeed, try again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it."
W.C.Fields
"Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac."
George Carlin.
"I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet."
Rodney Dangerfield.
There are some people who read too much: The bibliobibuli. I know some who are constantly drunk on books, as others are drunk on whiskey or religion. They wander through this most diverting and stimulating of worlds in a haze, seeing nothing and hearing nothing.
- - - H. L. Mencken
Somewhere there was once a Flower, a Stone, a Crystal, a Queen, a King, a Palace, a Lover and his Beloved, and this was long ago, on an Island somewhere in the ocean 5,000 years ago ... Such is Love, the Mystic Flower of the Soul. This is the Center, the Self.
- - - Carl Jung
There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you.
--Maya Angelou
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
--Stella Adler
You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
--Erica Jong
Be aware that young people have to be able to make their own
mistakes and that times change.
- Gina Shapira
" true love is when there are two brownies left and he takes the smaller one"
- back of a tea box
There are times when forgetting can be just as important as
remembering, and even more difficult.
- Harry and Joan Mier

Thursday, October 17, 2002

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is
beautiful or to discover something that is true.
~ William Ralph (Dean) Inge
When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line
between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on
Earth. So what the hell, leap!
--Peter McWilliams
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts
can be counted."

---Albert Einstein

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

"Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win."

---Jonathan Kozol (author and teacher)
If you want to be miserable, hate someone.
It is better to be hated for what you are
than to be loved for what you are not.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you
win.
--Mahatma Gandhi
"Sometimes things happen for a reason that we can't see and we need to just
suck it up and take a chance because it can mean the world in the end." Casey
Leigh.

Friday, October 11, 2002

We are always the same age inside.

~ Gertrude Stein
"Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of bleeding,
sings." -- Ed Gardner

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who
think Jean de La Bruyère

Wednesday, October 09, 2002

Happiness is not a station to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
~ Margaret Lee Runbeck
Don't confuse fame with success.
Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
- Erma Bombeck
You leave home to seek your fortune and when you get it you go home
and share it with your family.

~ Anita Baker

Sunday, October 06, 2002

"Beauty, truth, friendship, love, creation - these are the
great values of life. We can't prove them, or explain them,
yet they are the most stable things in our lives."
*******Jesse Herman Holmes*******
They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate:
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate.
They are not long, the days of wine and roses;
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then clothes
Within a dream.
-Enerest Dowson
Anyone who trusts a doctor deserves a disease.
- Floyd Maxwell (1957-)
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to
tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention
to their shining--they just shine.
~ Dwight L. Moody
Your past is always going to be the way it was.
Stop trying to change it.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- The Dalai Lama
Be aware that young people have to be able to make their own
mistakes and that times change.
- Gina Shapira
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle
of the road. They get run over.
- Ambrose Bierce
You know more of a road by having traveled it than by
all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.
- William Hazlitt
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.
WILLIS R. WHITNEY
"Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset,
two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes.
No reward is offered for they are gone forever."
Horace Mann
Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get
tough, but it's a small price to pay for living a dream.
- Peter McWilliams
The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything:
the young know everything. (Oscar Wilde)
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there
worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.
~Dale Carnegie

Monday, September 30, 2002

"How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December
is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get
so late so soon?"
--Dr. Seuss
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"You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in."
--Dr. Seuss You're Only Old Once

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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind."
--Dr. Seuss
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"I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary
ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of
a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's
realities."
--Dr. Seuss
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"From here to there, from there to here, funny things are everywhere."
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"Today was good, today was fun, tomorrow is another one."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"When at last we are sure, You've been properly pilled, Then a few paper
forms, Must be properly filled. So that you and your heirs, May be properly
billed."

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"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get
better. It's not."
--Dr. Seuss The Lorax
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You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy
Who'll decide where to go.
--Dr. Seuss Oh, the Places You'll Go!
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"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by
yourself, sitting alone in a room."
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"I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and
some from behind."
--Dr. Seuss I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew
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"A stupid horse and wagon...horse and chariot...chariot pulled by flying
cat...flying cat pulling Viking ship...Viking ship sailing up a
volcano...Volcano blowing hearts and diamonds & clubs...I saw a giant eight
miles tall...who took the cards 52 in all...And this is a story that no one
can beat…. I saw it all happen on Mulberry Street.
NOTE:
--these are the first words, as explained by Dr. Seuss, that he ever wrote
as far as children's literature… "I put them down in a bar at M.S. Kungshold
sometime during the summer of 1936. I wrote them for only reason. I was
trying to keep my mind off the storm that was going on."
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This is a poem Dr. Seuss wrote about death called I AM PREPARED…..
"When I cross the Bar of the Great Blue Be yonder
I know that my Maker, without pause or ponder,
Will welcome my soul. For my record is scar-less
I've eaten no oysters in months that are R-less."
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"So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left."

--Dr. Seuss Oh, the Places You'll Go!
1) The one who dont know how to die, do not know how
to live.
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. --Ernest Hemingway

Sunday, September 29, 2002

The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.
-- Lady Bird Johnson
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
- George Eliot
Give without remembering and take without forgetting.
- Elizabeth Bibesco
Sad to think that when the letters "WWF" are mentioned, most
of us think of wrestlers before the World Wildlife Fund.
Happiness is never stopping to think if you are
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
- "Les Miserables", finale
Sooner or later we must realize there is no station, no one place to
arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip.
~ Robert J. Hastings ("The Station")
And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
~ Erica Jong (How to Save Your Own Life)
"A fool is someone whose pencil wears out before its
eraser does."
_Marilyn vos Savant
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that
you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain
"It's good to have money and the things money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things money can't buy."
-George Horace Lorimer, American editor of The Saturday Evening Post
The less you talk, the more you are listened to.
~ Unknown~
Life is a paradise for those who love many things
with a passion.
--Leo Buscaglia
The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food.
- Russian proverb
"It is better to deserve honors and not have them than
to have them and not deserve them."
- Mark Twain

Monday, September 23, 2002

"The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after
the revolution."
-Hannah Arendt
Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
- The Dalai Lama
"Life is so fast,
Sometimes i think
IM speeding overtime".
~written by Karen S.Magee~
There is hope for anyone who can look in a mirror and laugh at what they see!
Unknown
"He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought
will never be able to change reality."
_Anwar el-Sadat, Former President of Egypt
"If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else."
- Marvin Gaye
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
"No matter what you've done for yourself or for
humanity, if you can't look back on having given love
and attention to your own family, what have you
really accomplished?"
-Lee Iacocca
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that
is why I succeed.
--- Michael Jordan
"Believe in miracles but don't depend on them."
--- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did
succeed in making those idiots understand their language."
Mark Twain
I always knew I'd look back at the tears and laugh, but I never thought
that I'd look back at the laughs and cry. -unknown
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the
affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure
the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in
others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden
patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
--- Emerson
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."
~~Ernest Hemingway

Friday, September 20, 2002

Sometimes I think and other times I am.
~Paul Valéry, Variété: Cantiques spirituels, 1924
"You can make out of your life chicken shit or chicken salad... it's up to you."

Thursday, September 19, 2002

"Don't waste your time on a man/woman, who isn't willing to waste
their time on you." -author unknown
"No man or woman is worth your tears, and the one who is, won't make
you cry." -author unknown
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live
forever."
"People who define themselves primarily by what they do, will one day awake
and wonder what they actually did."
- Brian G. Jett
We spend so much time yearning for that special item that will finally make
us happy, that we don't take the time to look around and discover that we
already are.
Unknown
There is nothing so moving - not even acts of love or hate - as the discovery
that one is not alone.
--- Robert Ardrey
"everybody has the right to make an ass of themself. ya can't let the world
judge you too much." - Harold and Maude
"Friends are those rare people who ask how you are
and then wait to hear the answer."
- Unknown
"Only your real friends tell you when your face is dirty."
- Sicilian Proverb

Monday, September 16, 2002

There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.
~ Tennessee Williams (Camino Real)
They say you will never be lonely from the start of each day
to its end, if you walk life's pathway with love in your heart,
and side by side with a friend.
--Inspiration By Garborg
"Love, laugh and sing
And all your troubles,
Will be less they seem".
~Karen S.Magee
"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain
too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives
everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that
can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis
the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and
whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto
death."

---Thomas Paine
That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that you longings
are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You
belong.
--- F. Scott Fitzgerald 1896
Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
--- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter -ee cummings

Thursday, September 12, 2002

Friends may move away
And Friends may scatter
But if hearts are loyal
Distance do not matter!
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
--- Napoleon Bonaparte
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those
voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the
truth.
--- Katherine Mansfield 1888
They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them
feel.
--Carl W. Buechner

Sunday, September 01, 2002

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
- unknown
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is
trying to please everybody.
--- Bill Cosby
"Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a
painting which is heard and not seen."
-Leonardo Da Vinci
I am an old man and have had many troubles, but most of them never happened.
--- Anon
A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't
feel like it.
-- Alistair Cooke
"If you read a lot of books, you're
considered well-read. But if you
watch a lot of TV, you're not
considered well-viewed."

~~ Lily Tomlin ~~
I have not placed reading before praying because I regard
it more important, but because, in order to pray aright, we
must understand what we are praying for.
******Angelina Grimke******
I wish the chat world's "ignore" button was available in
the real world.
- Floyd Maxwell (1957-)
I have always tried to be true to myself, to pick those
battles I felt were important. My ultimate responsibility
is to myself. I could never be anything else.
- Arthur Ashe
Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot
do than what one can do.
- Lin Yutang
It was an important moment for me, choosing between what the world
said and what I knew to be true.
~ Judy Chicago
"Anyone who thinks sunshine is happiness has never danced in the rain."
- Unknown
"The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man
while he lives."
-- Albert Schweitzer
People are disturbed not by things, but by the view
that they take of them.
- Epictetus
When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a
microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative
and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what
the hell, leap. ******Cynthia Heimel******
He that does not ask will never get a bargain. - French Proverb

Friday, August 30, 2002

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
--- Dodie Smith 1896
"If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will
prevent you from seeing the stars."
- Rabindranath Tagore
Beware of sentences starting with "If".
- Colin Darnel (1930-)
Sit in reverie, and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon
the idle seashore of the mind
- H. W. Longfellow
Cherish yesterday,

Dream tomorrow

Live today.

-- Author Unknown
Be good at "letting go."

~ Marsha Sinetar

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.

-Lee Iacocca
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
- Roger Miller
Anyone under thirty who is not a democrat is a cynic.
Anyone over thirty who is not a republican is a fool.
- Mark Twain
Found in a fortune cookie: "You are a poor, pathetic, gullible fool who seeks advice from bakery products."

Tuesday, August 27, 2002

If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want
to be happier than other people, and that is almost always
difficult, since we think them happier than they are.
- Baron de Montesquieu
"Poor people have the blues because
they're poor and hungry.
Rich people have the blues and
can't sleep at night because
they're trying to hold on to
their money and everything
they have."

~~ John Lee Hooker ~~


"We can't. We're afraid."
"Come to the edge."
"We can't. We will fall!"
"Come to the edge."
And they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.


Guillaume Apollinaire, 1880-1918
French Poet, Philosopher
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."
--Ernest Hemingway
My opinion is that you never find happiness until you stop looking for it.
~ Chuang Tzu
"If you are never scared, embarrassed, or hurt, it means
you never take chances."
-- Julia Soul
Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs,
even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those
poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much ... in the
gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) US novelist, journalist, river pilot
It's not what they take away from you that counts.
It's what you do with what you have left.

Hubert Humphrey
1911-1978
One man who has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and
don't. --- George Bernard Shaw 1856
"The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but
has no vision." ~~ Helen Keller ~~

Monday, August 26, 2002

You don't have anything if you don't have the stories.

~ Leslie Marmon Silko
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do... --- Eleanor Roosevelt 1884
When you fall into a pit, either you get out or die.
Chinese Proverb from China
Much happiness
is overlooked because it
doesn't cost anything.
~Oscar Wilde
quote from Helen Keller:

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
" The supreme happpiness in life is the conviction that we are loved - loved
for ourselves, or rather inspite of ourselves." --Victor Hugo
If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead."

- Johnny Carson (1925-)
"When I was a child, ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book. I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream I ever dreamed has come true a hundred times...I learned very early in life that: 'Without a song, the day would never end;

without a song, a man ain’t got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend - without a song.' So I keep singing a song. Goodnight. Thank you."

- Elvis Presley (1935-1977)
The best mirror is an old friend.
- George Herbert

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

We all take different
paths in life,
but no matter where we go,
we take a little of each
other everywhere.;

-- Tim McGraw
I'll lean on you and
you lean on me and
we'll be okay

-- Dave Matthews
Be polite to all, but intimate with few."
- Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826)
"It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything."
-- Brad Pitt, movie Fight Club
"Our differences are what make us special. Comparing
ourselves to others only serves to undermine our worth."
--Eva
"You can only lead others where you yourself are prepared to go."

---Lachlan McLean
"Problems can become opportunities
when the right people come together."

~~ Robert Redford ~~
To choose is also to begin.
~ Starhawk (Dreaming the Dark)
"The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is."
--John L. Spalding
Only do what only you can do.
- Edsger Wybe Dijkstra
You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.
--- Anon
Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862) US essayist, poet, naturalist
".Be a Friend to all,
And All will be a friend Back".
~Karen S.Magee
Never get upset over things,
That are trivial,Life goes on".
~Karen S.Magee
Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not
say so.
- David Grayson
Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
- William Congreve
The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we
do, even what we think. We do this because we're afraid. We fear we will not
find love, and when we find it we fear we'll lose it. We fear that if we do
not have love we will be unhappy.- Richard Bach

Sunday, August 18, 2002

"I see no point in looking back at what I didn't get done. I
choose, instead, to acknowledge where I am and where I want
to be; then determine what steps it will take to get me
there." --Eva
Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come
as the result of hard fighting.
--Henry Ward Beecher
"The written word may be man's greatest invention. It allows us to
converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn."
-Abraham Lincoln
"There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them
except in the from of bread."
-Mohandas Gandhi
"Better a thousand times to die with glory than to live without honor."
-Louis VI of France
" There are days when I just want to break down and howl
To give up and completely, to throw in the towel,
But I hold my head high and I push my way through.
I have too much to give and so much to do."
Author Unknown
Am I a nicer person? I think that's the wrong statement.
I'm not mean to anybody. I have my moments when I want
to and moments I
don't. But that doesn't make me a bad person.
- Barry Bonds
"Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you
said couldn't be done."

---Sam Ewing
"You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen.
But if you are beautiful at sixty,
it will be your soul's own doing."

~~ Marie Carmichael Stopes ~~
I envy things on which a price tag cannot be put. I envy anyone who can
do a backward somersault in midair from a standing position. I envy
people who speak foriegn languages easily...men who have fought a war
and survived. I envy people who can travel abroad with a single piece
of carry-on luggage. I envy people who have good posture...Above all, I
envy those few people who truly understand that life is a fragile
bargain, rescindable at any time by the other party and live their lives
accordingly."
-Joseph Epstein
"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live
long enough to make them all yourself."
-- Anonymous
I can accept failure -- everyone fails at something.
But I can't accept not trying.
- Michael Jordan
To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of
the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are
surrounded by adventure. You have no idea what is
in store for you, but you will, if you are wise and know
the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the
unknown and accept whatever comes in the spirit in
which the gods may offer it.
-- Freya Stark
She crossed borders recklessly, refusing to recognize
limits, saying "bonjour" and "buon giorno" as though
she owned both France and Italy and the day itself. . .
She was free to grasp it all: to bite into fruit that had
ripened on other people's trees; to warm herself in
the sun they had hung out.
-- Helen Hudson

Saturday, August 10, 2002

"The true perfection of man lies, not in what man
has, but in what man is. Nothing should be able
to harm a man but himself. Nothing should be
able to rob a man at all. What a man really has is
what is in him. What is outside of him should be
a matter of no importance."
-Oscar Wilde
"I mourn the loss of books that will never be written, I mourn the
voices that will be silenced--writers voices, teachers' voices,
students' voices--and all because of fear."
-Judy Blume

Thursday, August 08, 2002

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.
--- Aneurin Bevan 1897
"When there's real value in what you have to offer, your
actions speak for you. You don't need to speak it or flaunt
it." --Eva
People will forget what you said.
People will forget what you did, but
People will never forget how you made them feel.
Unknown
"Life is like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time
and sometimes you weep."
-- Anonymous
"Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore
ourselves?"
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
"They can call me crazy if I fail, all the chance that I need, is
one-in-a-million and they can call me brilliant if I succeed."
-- Ani DiFranco
"I do it for the joy it brings, cause I'm a joyful girl. 'Cause the world
owes us nothing, we owe each other the world."
-- Ani DiFranco
"Don't let success go into your head nor failures go into your heart."
"Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?"


Leonardo da Vinci.
" What is meant to last will last
So look towards the future but NEVER forget the past."
--- Copyright © 2000 Nicole Renzulli
'Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.'
Chinese Proverb
"I have loved many, the more and the few-
I have loved many that I might love you."
-Grace Fallow Norton
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to
look things in the face and know them for what they are.
~ Marcus Aurelius
".Be Who you are,
And do so with pride".
~Karen S.Magee
"The major value in life is not what you get. The major
value in life is what you become. That is why I wish to pay
fair price for every value. If I have to pay for it or earn
it, that makes something of me. If I get it for free, that
makes nothing of me."
Jim Rohn

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

"If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home
when trouble arrives, you can only win."
-- Shelley Long
"Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change
around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities
need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it.
Because the dream is within you, no one can take it
away."
-Tom Clancy
"There are two things I've learned: There is no
Cinderella. And, I'm not her Prince."
-- Anonymous
Spend some time alone every day.
- The Dalai Lama
Great change dominates the world, and unless we move with
change we will become its victims.
- Robert F. Kennedy
"When you judge another, you do not define them, you define
yourself." *******Wayne Dyer******
"My importance to the world is relatively small. On the other
hand, my importance to myself is tremendous. I am all I have
to work with, to play with, to suffer and to enjoy. It is not
the eyes of others that I am wary of, but of my own. I do not
intend to let myself down more than I can possibly help, and
I find that the fewer illusions I have about myself or the
world around me, the better company I am for myself."
******Noel Coward******
"Your chances in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief
in yourself."

--- Robert Collier, 1885-1950, The Secret of the Ages