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."
"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
--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

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.
"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