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