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
"Animals are crapping in our houses and we're cleaning it up! Did we lose a war? Thats not America. Thats not even Mexico." -Homer Simpson
"Let us all bask in television's warm glowing warming glow" -Homer Simpson
"Well, a question ain't really a question if you know the answer too." -John Prine
And before you abuse, criticize, and accuse, walk a mile in my shoes. --Joe South
I may never be happy, but for now I am content. --Sylvia Plath
Juventud, divino tesoro, ya te vas para no volver! Cuando quiero llorar, no lloro, y a veces lloro sin querer. --Ruben Dario
(Translation: Youth, divine treasure, you have gone and will not return! When I want to cry, I don't cry, and sometimes I cry without wanting. {I guess it's true when they say it loses something in the translation!})
Life is brief and fragile. Do that which makes you happy.
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. --Jane Howard
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
~Oscar Wilde, from "Lay Windermere's Fan
"When in doubt...communicate!" L. Ron Hubbard
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
Be nice to people on the way up, because you never know when you might meet
them on the way down.
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or
of races, but the happiness of the common man. - William Henry Beveridge
The fear of war is worse than war itself. - Seneca
"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and
don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the
endless immensity of the sea."

---Antoine-Marie-Roger de Saint-Exupery
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich -- Napolean
Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere.
Every flower must grow through dirt.
When people go to work, they shouldn't have to leave thier hearts behind.
Betty Bender
Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he's supposed to be doing at the moment.
Robert Benchley
"All men desire peace,but very few desire those things that make for peace."
-Thomas a Kempis
"Fear drives you and makes you better."
-- Donna Shalala