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 K├╝bler-Ross