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
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
"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."
"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 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
-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.
"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
-- 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
-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
"If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like
Michelangelo painted pictures, like Shakespeare wrote poetry, like
Beethoven composed music; sweep streets so well that all the host of
Heaven and Earth will have to pause and say, "Here lived a great
sweeper, who swept his job well."

--- Martin Luther King, Jr., Facing The Challenge Of A New Age In
" If you don't believe you can do it, then you won't.
If you believe you can, you will.
If you try and don't succeed, you can at least say you were there.
If you don't try, you missed out on life."
--- Copyright © 2000 Jackie Larsen

Sunday, August 04, 2002

Have no fear of perfection--you'll never reach it.
~Salvador Dali~
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare;
it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.
- Seneca (4 BC-65 AD)
Love is patient.
Love is kind.
It does not envy.
It does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered.
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects,
always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
--1 Corinthians 13
"If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you
want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never
give up."
-- Norman Vincent Peale
"You never achieve real success unless you like
what you are doing."