Saturday, November 29, 2003

"In the long run, we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving."

--- Sheldon Kopp
A coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear, who has you see what you don't want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be. -Tom Landry
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and Then leap in the dark to our success.
–Henry David Thoreau
I have I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. -Rosa Parks
Determine that the thing can and shall be done,
And then we shall find the way – Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious
xxxxx--Murphy's Corollaries
Fifth Law of Applied Terror:
xxxxIf you are given an open-book exam, you will forget your book.
xxxxIf you are given a take-home exam, you will forget where you live.
Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.
There is so much good in the worst of us
and so much bad in the best of us
that it ill behooves any of us
to talk about the rest of us
xxxxx--Unknown, via my grandfather
For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: "It might have been!"
-John Greenleaf Whittier (poet; 1807-1892), Maud Muller
"Those who are a success have lived well,
laughed often and loved much ...
Who leave the world better than than found it ...
Who never lacked appreciation for the earth's beauty ...
Who looked for the best in others
and gave the best they had."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, November 02, 2003

"He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg."
Chinese Proverb
"Four things do not come back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected oppurtunity." Arabian Proverb
"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes."
Sir Winston Churchill
Never does a man know the force that is in him till some mighty affection
or grief has humanized the soul.
Frederick Robertson
Nobody ever told me that grief felt so like fear. ~ C.S. Lewis
"Between grief and nothing I will take grief." ~ William Faulkner
No matter how far you have traveled in the wrong direction-- go back!
If work was good for you the rich would leave none for the poor.
Haitian proverb
"Ignorance doesn't kill you, but it makes you sweat a lot." ~ Italian
"The heart that loves is always young." ~ Greek Proverb
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."

---Elbert Hubbard
Remember, you are the same today as you'll be in five years except
for two things: the people you meet and the books you read.
Choose both carefully.

-Charlie "Tremendous" Jones-

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives
me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy
new ones."
"Love is like a butterfly, hold it too tight, it'll crush, hold it too loose,
it'll fly."
-- Unknown
Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love? - Leo Buscaglia
The Tao Te Ching says, When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need. Have you ever struggled to find work or love, only to find them after you have given up? This is the paradox of letting go. Let go, in order to achieve. Letting go is God's law. - Mary Manin Morrissey
"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have
to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again
before we reach the mountaintop of our desires." -Nelson Mandela
(1918- )

Monday, September 29, 2003

This is on me.
Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967), suggested for her tombstone
It is the secret sympathy,
The silver link, the silken tie,
Which heart to heart, and mind to mind
In body and in soul can bind
"When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me."

---Emo Philips, American comedian
It's so hard when contemplated in advance,
and so easy when you do it.
--- Robert M Pirsig ---

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Knowledge is saying what you know. And wisdom is knowing you do not know everything.
"Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you
all his joys." - Jewish proverb
"A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how
he felt. He said, I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart.
One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the
loving, compassionate one. The grandson asked him, 'which wolf will
win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I
feed.'" --Unknown
"Each bird loves to hear himself sing." a.. Arapaho Proverb
"You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep." Navajo
"If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million
realities." -- Maya Angelou
"We belong someplace. The day we are given a name we are also given a
place which no one but us can fill." Maya Angelou
"We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can
survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even
alone in genders." Maya Angelou
"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels.
Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass." Maya Angelou
"Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being
true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the
mark of a fake messiah. The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are
you doing? Think about these once in awhile and watch your answers
change." Richard Bach
"You don't want a million answers as much as you want a few forever
questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a
lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel." Richard
"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a
long time ago." Les Brown
"Don't say that you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same
number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur,
Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo daVinci, Thomas Jefferson, and
Albert Einstein." Unknown
"At any given moment, life is completely senseless. But viewed over a
period, it seems to reveal itself as an organism existing in time,
having a purpose, trending in a certain direction." Aldous Huxley
"Always remember that the future comes one day at a time." Dean
"A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though,
awakens your own expectation." --Unknown
"If all the rich and all of the church people should send their
children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate
their money on improving these schools until they met the highest
ideals." Susan B. Anthony
"I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to
school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to
become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog." Sandra
"Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were
taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught."
Ambrose Bierce
"Lightning Tree
Look, look at my scars,
see how it has healed,
leaving a sign of what I have survived.
Your scars will heal in this way
leaving their reminder of past trauma.
Grow strong, deeply rooted,
you will be stronger for surviving.
Show your scars, do not hide them,
they are a part of you,
a sign for all time.
Shulamit 1988
"If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time
loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give
another person that you aren't even giving to yourself." Barbara de
"I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is
to be expected only from the strong." -- Leo Rosten
"A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword." Robert
"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!
This is a poem Dr. Seuss wrote about death
"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."
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get
better. It's not."
--Dr. Seuss The Lorax
"I learned there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some from behind."
-Dr. Seuss
How did it get so late so soon?
Its night before its afternoon.
December is here before its June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
-Dr. Seuss
You'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.
You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
-Dr. Seuss
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -- Plato

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging
seems all uphill, When the funds are low, and the debts are high, and you
want to smile, but you have to sigh. When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns, as everyone of us sometimes
learns. And many a failure turns about when he might have won had he stuck
it out. Don't give up though the pace seems slow. You may succeed with
another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out. The silver tint of the clouds of
doubt, and you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it
seems so far. So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit, It's when
things seem worse that you must not quit.
How vain it is to sit down and write if you have not stood up to live.

Henry David Thoreau
The only things in life you regret,
Are the risks that you didn't take.
~ Anonymous ~
The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The
essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
- Coubertin, Pierre de
Not everybody trusts paintings
but people believe photographs.
-- Ansel Adams
"It is twice the pleasure to decieve the deciever."
"Sometimes the people you thought you knew, become the strangers you never wanted."
You have enemies? Good! It means you've stood up for something at least once in your life.
-- Unknown
Hope is the feeling that you will succeed tomorrow in what you failed at
today - unknown
You can cage the singer but not the song.
-- Harry Belafonte

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. ~Voltaire
It is not a parent's job to protect their
kids from life, but to prepare them for it.
-— Blake Segal
"The worst part of censorship is [bleep]."
"Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall
never have a beginning." J.H. Newman
"People try to rain on your parade, because they have no
parade of their own." -- Jeffrey Gitomer
"Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely and the likely definite." -– Robert Half
"The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments." -–Gustave Flaubert
"You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don't have that kind of feeling for what it is you're doing, you'll stop at the first giant hurdle."-– George Lucas
"Your success in life will be in direct proportion to what you do after you do what you are expected to do." -– Brian Tracy
Some people feel the rain...others just get wet -unknown-
You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
-- Charles Buxton
Some people are making such thorough plans
for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine.
- William Feather
Millions long for immortality who do not
know what to do with themselves
on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
- Susan Ertz
Don't empty the water jar until the rain falls.
- Philippine proverb
Anne Frank:
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
Treat the earth well:
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors,
We borrow it from our children.
~~Native American Proverb, unknown author
"I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them."

---Phyllis Diller
"Teacher and God are standing before me,
Who shall I bow to, first?

I would bow to the teacher,
who showed me the way to God."

- Kabir Das, Indian mystical poet and saint.
"The bitterness of cheap quality is long remembered after the sweetness of low price is long forgotten"
"God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December."
--James Matthew Barrie

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Why? Why Not? Why Not You? Why Not Now? -- Aslan
"Never let your memories be greater than your dreams." -- Doug Ivester
"People only see what they are prepared to see." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"If I had listened to the critics I'd have died drunk in the gutter" -- Chekov
"The fear is worse than the pain." -- Shannon Bahr
Be beautiful if you can, Wise if you want to... But be respected--that is essential. -- Anna Gould
"There is no need to boast of your accomplishments and what you can do. A great man is known, he needs no introduction." -- Shared by CherLisa Biles
"If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise, it is all over. Bolt up at once." -- Sir Walter Scott
"Everyone cannot be at the top but why should I remain at bottom"--------Unknown
"I could do great things, if I weren't so busy doing little things " -
Ashleigh Brilliant
"Good Leaders are Scarce - So I'm following myself " - Ashleigh Brilliant
You have a choice. It may not be a choice you like, but it is still
a choice. -- Michelle Pfieffer
The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life and you must accept regret. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out."

---James Bryant Conant

Friday, August 08, 2003

"The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat."

---Lilly Tomlin
"It is not that I'm smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer"
--Albert Einstein
"No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights
and see the possibilities - always see them, for they're always there."
-Norman Vincent Peale
Close your eyes and let the mind expand.
Let no fear of death or darkness arrest its course.
Allow the mind to merge with Mind.
Let it flow out upon the great curve of consciousness.
Let it soar on the wings of the great bird of duration,
Up to the very Circle of Eternity.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content
with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

"Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and
be sad." -Christina Rossetti
The fear of becoming a 'has-been'
keeps some people from becoming anything.
-- Eric Hoffer
Only passions, great passions,
can elevate the soul to great things.
-- Romans 12:11
Si hoc legere sa's nimium eriditionis habes (If you can read this, you're overeducated)
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost;
when character is lost, all is lost.
--Billy Graham
Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero. --Horace

(Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow.)
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that
money can't buy.
Before you borrow money from a friend,
decide which you need more.
Gene Brown

Thursday, July 03, 2003

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."

- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance"

- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the
spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more
dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more
Nadine Stair
"Feel the fear....and do it anyway " by Susan Jeffers
"Beauty isn't worth thinking about;what's important is your mind.You don't want a fifty dollar haircut on a fifty cent head."
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane
by those who could not hear the music.
--Friedrich Nietzsche
"Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he
- Ed Gardner.
"The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach."
Benjamin Mays
"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you
will never grow."
~ Ralph
Do the kinds of things that come from your heart. When you do you won't be
dissatisfied, you won't be envious, you won't be longing for someone
else's things. On the contrary, you'll be overwhelmed with what comes
- Morrie Schwartz
"When you feel so angry and frustrated on life, think of the times when you felt
like giving up and yet you survived."

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

"I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night"

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Age is a matter of the mind - if you don't mind, it don't matter.
- Jo Haddock
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way,
that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear
beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to
change, taking the moment and making the best of it without
knowing what's going to happen next.
- Gilda Radner
I'll love you, dear, I'll love you
Till China and Africa meet
And the river jumps over the mountain
And the salmon dance in the street.
~~ W. H. Auden, "As I Walked Out One Evening", 1940

Monday, June 09, 2003

When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.
~~Bernard Bailey
"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-
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you.

--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
-- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to
hear the answer.
-- Ed Cunningham
My favorite animal is steak.
~~Fran Lebowitz
Never eat more than you can lift.
~~ Miss Piggy
Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.
~~ Alice Mae Brock
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
~~ Orson Wells
Fish is the only food that is considered spoiled once it smells like what it is.
~~ P.J. O'Rourke
I've been on a diet for two weeks and all I've lost is two weeks.
~~Totie Fields

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton
It is not that I'm smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
--Albert Einstein
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is any thing
you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
-- Edgar Watson Howe
"A leader is best when people scarcely know he exists. Not so good when
they kindly obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him.
Fail to honor people, they fail to honor you. But of a good leader, who
talks little, when his work is done and his aim fulfilled, they will
say: 'We did this ourselves.' "
Lao-Tzu, 5th century B.C. - Tao-Te Ching
"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." - Charles Schultz
"Speak the truth, but leave immediately after."
"And Alice picked up the little cake and on it read, 'Be yourself.' "How
funny," Alice thought, "what else could I be!"
Birds of a feather flock to a newly washed car.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize
they were the big things.
-- Robert Brault
"To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
Defination of Courage, Grace under pressure.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and
I'm not sure about the former.
- Albert Einstein
"I would rather suffer from a hundred dissapointments then one regret."
When I hear somebody sigh and say, 'life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'
~~ Sydney Harris
Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble - gumble song,
Whistle through your comb,
Do a looney - goony dance,
'Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain't been there before.

Right or Left at Oak Street.
It is the choose I make everyday.
And I do not know which takes more courage.
The Staying or the Running Away.
Roy Clark
"A dreamer is one who finds his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that
he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." -Oscar Wilde
"An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a
-- Arabian Proverb
"One drink is just right; two is too many; three are too few."
-- Spanish Proverb
"If I try to be like him, who will be like me?"
-- Yiddish proverb
"Tell a person they are brave and you help them become so."
Thomas Carlyle
1795-1881, Philosopher and Author

Thursday, May 22, 2003

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.
~ Maya Angelou
It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have time.
~Tallulah Bankhead
Love your job but never fall in love with your company because you never know when company stops loving you

-Narayana Murthy- CEO Infosys Technologies.
If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and
those who matter don't mind.
- Theodore Giesel (Dr. Suess)
A stupid man stays awake all night pondering his problems; he's all worn out
when morning comes, and whatever was, still is.
- Viking Proverb

Sunday, May 11, 2003

Some of the best things in life will come to you when you are not looking for them.

-I. Nath
The most important thing in someone's personality is being real.

Everything is funny as long as it happens to someone else.

-Will Rodgers
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.
--Benjamin Disraeli
"I guess when your heart gets broken you sort of start to see cracks in
everything. I'm convinced that tragedy wants to harden us and our mission
is never to let it." --Felicity
"Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest."
--Fortune Cookie

Thursday, May 08, 2003

"If you are not afraid to face the music, you may some day lead the
band."--Unknown author
"Sir, What is the secret of your success?" a reporter asked a bank president. "Two words" "And, Sir,what are they?" "Right decisions." "And how do you make right decisions?" "One word." "And,sir,What is that?" "Experience." "And how do you get Experience ?" "Two words" "And, Sir,what are they?" "Wrong decisions" --Author Unknown
When we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up
with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness - and call it love -
true love
--Robert Fulghum
"Be able to swim with the sharks without being eaten
"We all want to go to heaven but nobody wants to die."
"You cannot become what you need to be by remaining what you are."
"Every success story starts with a kid who hated to lose. "
Creighton Preparatory
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge, that myth is more
potent that history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts -
that hope always triumphs over experience - that laughter is the only cure
for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death
-- From the movie The Crow
"Lying is done with words and also with silence"
~Adrienne Rich~
"We can repair anything. (Please knock hard on the door - the bell doesn't work.)"
- Sign on door of repair shop
"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body."
- Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward.
"Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing - but none of them serious."
- Alan Minter, Boxer
"How to store your baby walker: First, remove baby."
- Anonymous Manufacturer
"I get to go to lots of overseas places, like Canada."
- Britney Spears, Pop Singer
"I’d rather die like a man than live like a coward.” TUPAC
The more you know, the less you need to say -- Jim Rohn

Monday, May 05, 2003

Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
- Anthony Robbins

Friday, May 02, 2003

"I know what it's like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to
fit in but you can't. How you hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill
the thing on the inside." (Girl Interrupted)
Some say the glass is half empty, some say the glass is half full, I say,
are you going to drink that?
--Lisa Claymen
" A good friend will bail you out of jail. But a best friend will be sitting
right next to you saying ' That was fucking awesome!'.
" The hardest thing about growing up is that you have to do what's best for
you even if it means breaking someones heart. Including your own."
" If you say you love someone, you say it, right then, out loud, or the
moment just passes you by. " ~ My Best Friends Wedding
In the dark it is easy to pretend that the truth is what it ought to be. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Phantom of the Opera
"life is a big movie, it's stupid and it's strange, it's a directionless story and the dialogue is lame. but in the he said/she said sometimes there's some poetry if you turn your back long enough to let it happen naturally."
--ani difranco
"It seems that different people have an idea of what I am, and what I
should be. And then there's me"
~Ani Difranco~
"My mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you
become a monk, you'll end up as the pope.' Instead, I became a painter and
wound up as Picasso."
Pablo Picasso
Suicide is your way of telling God: you can't fire me. I quit -- Bill Maher
"When you say Yes, say it quickly. But always take a half hour to say No, so you can understand the other fellow's side."
---Francis Cardinal Spellman (1889 - 1967, Archbishop of New York City 1939-1967

Sunday, April 27, 2003

Cuando amor no es locura, no es amor.
(When love is not madness, it is not love.)
After the game, the king and pawn go back into the same box.
After lunch, rest; after dinner, walk a mile.
"It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to." -- Annie Gottlier -
"A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to your eye."
--Samuel Grafton
sometimes you gotta stop and remember, that you're not gonna live
forever. be young, think smart, stay true, and just follow your heart."
--the ataris
"Let your dream devour your life not your life devour your dream."
"Sometimes... when you hold out for everything, you walk away with nothing."
--Ally Mc Beal
The biggest mistake i did in the past beforedoing a certain work was that i waited for someone to tell me that you can do it. -Ramesh.N
"When the student is ready, the teacher appears." - Buddhist Proverb
You are the person who has to decide.
Whether you'll do it or toss it aside;
You are the person who makes up your mind.
Whether you'll lead or will linger behind.
Whether you'll try for the goal that's afar.
Or just be contented to stay where you are.
-- Edgar A. Guest
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley
Every road has two directions.
If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.
Keep your broken arm inside your sleeve.
Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.
A snake deserves no pity.
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake.
You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
--Irish Proverb
" The sooner you let go of a situation that isn't working, the sooner
one that WILL can COME IN!"
~ Bashar
" The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything.
They just make the best of everything."
There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate and chocolate truffles.

Friday, April 25, 2003

"No man is so poor as to have nothing worth giving."
---Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

Monday, April 21, 2003

"Life is just like a Jeopardy! game; all the answers are there, all you have
to do is come up with the right questions to win."
- Anthony Robbins
"Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just
sit there."
~Will Rogers~
"Never ask the Gods for life set free from grief, but ask for courage that endureth long."
--Menander (342 - 292BC) Greek Dramatist
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves
up and hurry off as if nothing happened."- Winston Churchill
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 Lyman Moody
"I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top."
--Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925) Us Encyclopedia Editor
I write fantasy because it's there. I have no other excuse for sitting down for several hours a day indulging my imagination. Daydreaming. Thinking up imaginary people, impossible places. -Patricia McKillip
"I didn't want to work. It was as simple as that. I distrusted work, disliked it. I thought it was a very bad thing that the human race had unfortunately invented for itself.
---Agatha Christie (1890-1976)

Saturday, April 19, 2003

In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist, Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then the came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up. --attributed to Martin Niemoeller. No war, Democracy now.
In the beginning there was nothing. And the Lord said: 'Let there be light' and there was still nothing, but now you could see it. -- (erm... could someone help me and tell me which book it is from? I forgot...) Terri Prachatt
"Can't say I've ever been too fond of beginnings, myself. Messy little things. Give me a good ending any time. You know where you are with an ending." -- One of the Kindly Ones
"You should have gone to the funeral."
"To say good-bye."
"I have not yet said good-bye to Eurydice."
"You should. You are mortal: it is the mortal way. You attend the funeral, you bid the dead farewell. You grieve. Then you continue with your life. And at times the fact of her absence will hit you like a blow to the chest, and you will weep. But this will happen less and less as time goes on. She is dead. You are alive. So live." -- Dream to Orpheus
I'm afraid of coaching, of writer's classes, of writer's magazines, of books on how to write. They give me "centipede trouble" -- you know the yarn about the centipede who was asked how he managed all his feet? He tried to answer, stopped to think about it, and was never able to walk another step.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

The best thing you can give someone is a chance.
An original is always worth more than a copy.
" A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows." ---St. Francis of Assisi
Don't be dismayed
at goodbyes.
A farewell is necessary
before you can meet again.
And meeting again,
after moments or lifetimes,
is certain for those
who are friends. ~~Richard Bach~~
"Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening."
--Maya Angelou
"If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time"

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you
come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is
people who have come alive."
- Harold Whitman
"Don't work for my happiness, my brothers--show me yours--show me your
achievement--and the knowledge will give me courage for mine."
-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence
on the appreciation of others.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be
honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some
difference that you have lived and lived well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
-Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for
the things we did not do that is inconsolable."
- Sydney J. Harris, 1917-, American Journalist

Monday, April 14, 2003

"Life isn't a destination -- it's a journey.
We all come upon unexpected curves
And turning points, mountaintops and valleys.
Everything that happens to us
Shapes who we are becoming.
And in the adventure of each day,
We discover the best in ourselves."

"From a Hallmark Card".
"I have learned that success is
to be measured not so much by the
position that one has reached in
life as by the obstacles which
he has overcome while trying
to succeed."
~~ Booker T. Washington ~~
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be
a merrier world.
J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)
"Why buy a cow, when milk is
cheap"--I think it's in Glory Road.
"Times of general calamity and confusion create great minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storms." ----Charles Caleb Colton
Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway.
You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

If I won the lottery, I wouldn't be one of those people who immediately quit their jobs. I'd make my boss's life a living hell for a week or two first.
Arrggghhhh! My fortune cookie contradicted my horoscope!
This life is a test; it is only a test. If it had been an actual life, you would have received instructions on where to go and what to do.
If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
Scattered showers my ass!
— Noah
Dysfunk... disfunct... dys... aw, fuck it!
Son, you don't have bad luck. Bad things happen to you because you're a dumbass.
— That 70's Show
You coveteth my ice cream bar, but you cannot have it. I have had this ice cream bar since I was a child.
— Ren, from Ren and Stimpy
No matter how great your triumphs or how tragic your defeats--approximately one billion Chinese couldn't care less.
— Lazlo's Chinese Relativity Axiom
Once at a social gathering, Gladstone said to Disraeli, "I predict, Sir, that you will die either by hanging or of some vile disease". Disraeli replied, "That all depends, sir, upon whether I embrace your principles or your mistress."
My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I am right.
— Ashleigh Brilliant
When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
— Yogi Berra