Tuesday, April 27, 2004

"The dishonest men you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly, its the honest ones you want to watch out for. You can never tell when they're about to do something incredibly... stupid." Captain Jack Sparrow, off "Pirates Of The Caribbean".
You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everybody dances with the Grim Reaper.
Robert Alton Harris
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
Henry Van Dyke
Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness.
-Henrik Ibsen, playwright (1828-1906)
I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired - Anastacia
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Anne Frank (1929 - 1945)
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), (attributed)
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
Zelda Fitzgerald
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Ingrid Bergman
The Eskimo has fifty-two names for snow because it is important to them; there ought to be as many for love.
Margaret Atwood
To be joyous is to be a madman in a world of sad ghosts.
Sexus ~ Henry Miller
"And for one moment you get this amazing gift, and you wanna laugh, and you wanna cry... 'cause you feel so lucky that you found it and so scared that it'll go away all at the same time."
"Voting is just like driving. If you want to go forward, put it in D. If you want to go back, put it in R" - unknown
At certain moments, always unforseen, I become happy... I look at the strangers near as if I had known them all my life... everything fills me with affection... It may be an hour before the mood passes, but lately I seem to understand that I enter upon it the moment I cease to hate.
- William Butler Yeats
How to please a woman? Love her, die for her, take her to dinner, miss the superbowl for her, buy her jewelry, pretend you're interested in what she has to say...How to please a Man? Show up naked, bring beer.
"We all want to fall in love. Why? Because that experience makes us feel completely alive. Where every sense is heightened, every emotion is magnified, our everyday reality is shattered and we are flying into the heavens. It may only last a moment, an hour, an afternoon. But that doesn't diminish its value. Because we are left with memories that we treasure for the rest of our lives."
"Once the mind has been stretched by a new idea, it will never again return to its original size."

Oliver Wendell Holmes
"It is worth mentioning, for future reference,
that the creative power
which bubbles so pleasantly in beginning a new book
quiets down after a time,
and one goes on more steadily.
Doubts creep in.

Then one becomes resigned.
Determination not to give in,
and the sense of an impending shape
keep one at it more than anything."

Virginia Woolf
"I am the norm."-Webber
"How do you figure that?"-Leah
"Well, someone has to be." -Webber
If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love's sake only. Do not say,
I love her for her smile...her look...her way
Of speaking gently...for a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day -
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may
Be changed, or change for thee - and love so wrought, May be unwrought so.
"Some people don't want to hear the truth of course, but that's not your problem."
-S. King, 'On Writing'
"Don't bullshit a bullshitter."
-Joe Gideon, 'All That Jazz'
"The amount of time it takes to build up a scientific consensus is the amount of time it takes for all the people who were wrong to die."
- Dr. Reynolds
to the point
of tears."

If you are to be, you must begin by assuming responsibility. You alone are responsible for every moment of your life, for every one of your acts.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"If you make every game a life and death proposition, you're
going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot."
--Dean Smith
'All men are alike in their dreams, and all men are alike in
the promises they make. The difference is what they do.'
--Moliere, 15th Century French Playwright
If I have seen further than others, it is because I have stood on the
shoulders of giants.

Sir Isaac Newton

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Sometimes it seems like we're all living in some kind of prison. And the crime is how much we hate ourselves. It's good to get really dressed up once in a while. And admit the truth: that when you really look closely? People are so strange and so complicated that they're actually... beautiful. Possibly even me. ~ Angela
This guy's walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can't get out. A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up, "Hey, you, can you help me out?" The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along, and the guy shouts up, "Father, I'm down in this hole. Can you help me out?" The priest writes a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by. "Hey, Joe, it's me. Can you help me Out" And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, "Are you nuts? Now we're both down here." The friend says, "Yeah, but I've been down here before - and I know the way out." ~ Leo McGarry
I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
- Woodly Allen
when asked about love..

“What’s it like? All right... you know how when you’re listening to music playing from another room and you’re singing along because it’s a tune that you really love, when a door closes or a train passes so you can't hear the music anymore, but you sing along anyway. Then, no matter how much time passes, when you hear the music again, you’re still in exact same time with it. That's what it’s like.”

Danny (Jude Law), Music from Another Room
"Remember when you see a man on top of a mountain, he didn't fall there." -- unknown
"Men are self-confident because they grow up identifying with super-heroes. Women have bad self-images because they grow up identifying with Barbie." -- Rita Rudner
"I've had it with these cheap sons of bitches who claim they love poetry but never buy a book."

-Kenneth Rexroth
"The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A death. What's that? A bonus? I think the life-cycle is all backwards.

You should die first -- get it all over with. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young. You get a gold watch. You go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol and party. You get ready for high school. You go to grade school and become a kid. You play. You have no responsibilities. You become a little baby & go back into the womb. You spend your last nine months floating. . . Then, you finish off as an orgasm." -- Andy Rooney
live your life
as if each day
is your last
because someday it will be...
Five tips for women…

1) It is important that a man helps you around the house and has a job

2) It is important that a man makes you laugh

3) It is important that you find a man you can count on and doesn’t lie to you

4) It is important that a man loves you and spoils you

5) It is important that these four men don’t know each other
The world is the world. All you can change is the way you deal with what's thrown your way.
In the end, I think the relationships that survive in this world are the ones where the two people can finish each other's sentences. Forget drama and torrid sex and the clash of opposites. Give me banter any day of the week.
Look at us. We're all born lost, aren't we? We're all born separated from God -- over and over life makes sure to inform us of this -- and yet we're all real: we have names we have lives. We mean something. We must.
"I always tell the girls never take it seriously. If you never take it seriously then you never get hurt. If you never get hurt then you always have fun, and if you ever get lonely you can just go to the record store and visit your friends."

[ Penny Lane - Almost Famous ]
"Your silence will not protect you."
-Audre Lorde

Monday, April 19, 2004

The darkest hour is the best time to see the stars. It is when life seems most harsh and painful that the most wonderful blessings arrive. Always hold on to the thought that there's something better out there for you.
"that room has the dry erase board, they could be doing anything in there, anything." -homer simpson
An inventor is an engineer who doesn't take his education too seriously.

- unknown
"We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same."

- Anne Frank

Sunday, April 18, 2004

"Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."

- Satchel Paige
be gentle with yourself. you are a child of the Universe, no less than the trees and the stars. you have a right to be here. and whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. therefore be at peace with god, whatever you concieve him to be. and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep at peace in your soul. with all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. CASSIE CROMWELL
"I'll miss the sea, but a person needs new experiences. They jar something deep inside, allowing him to grow. Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken." - Duke Leto Atreides - Frank Herbet, Dune.
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." – J. R.R Tolkien
"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
"You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough."

---Joe E. Lewis (1902-1971, Author and Comedian)
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost.
That is where they should be. Now put the foundation under
-Henry David Thoreau
Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you,
but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it.
Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take
it away.

Friday, April 16, 2004

The more things change, the more they stay the same. I'm not sure who the first person was who said that. Probably Shakespeare. Or maybe Sting. But at the moment, it's the sentence that best explains my tragic flaw, my inability to change. I don't think I'm alone in this. The more I get to know other people, the more I realize it's kind of everyone's flaw. Staying exactly the same for as long as possible, standing perfectly still... It feels safer somehow. And if you are suffering, at least the pain is familiar. Because if you took that leap of faith, went outside the box, did something unexpected... Who knows what other pain might be out there, waiting for you. Chances are it could be even worse. So you maintain the status quo. Choose the road already traveled and it doesn't seem that bad. Not as far as flaws go. You're not a drug addict. You're not killing anyone... Except maybe yourself a little. When we finally do change, I don't think it happens like an earthquake or an explosion, where all of a sudden we're like this different person. I think it's smaller than that. The kind of thing most people wouldn't even notice unless they looked at us really close. Which, thank God, they never do. But you notice it. Inside you that change feels like a world of difference. And you hope this is it. This is the person you get to be forever... that you'll never have to change again.
"It sucks when someone you know becomes someone you knew." ~Henry Rollins
"Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives."
~William Dement
eventually all the pieces will fall into place...until then...laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason
"Sometimes we take for granted the people in our lives that mean so much and when we finally realize that, it can be too late. Take advantage of every minute you have, hold onto and cherish every second. Have no regrets and never forget those that made you who you are."
"The bottom line is that when the final curtain drops, the onlt things we truly regret are the things we did not do." [Clive Cussler]
"If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on TV telling you how to do your shit, then YOU DESERVE IT." ~Frank Zappa
The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on and individual level. It's got to happen inside first. You can take away a man's political freedom and you won't hurt him- unless you take away his freedom to feel. That can destroy him. That kind of freedom can't be granted. Nobody can win it for you. - Jim Morrison
"If you love someone put their name in a circle, not a heart. A heart can be broken but a circle goes on forever"
As a child, a library card takes you to exotic, faraway places. When you're grown up, a credit card does it.
-- Sam Ewing (Readers Digest, Dec, 1997)
A man explained inflation to his wife thus:
'When we married, you measured 36-24-36. Now you're 42-42-42. There's more of you, but you are not worth as much.'
-- Lord Barnett
Your body is a temple. It is also your dance hall, your bowling alley, and your pizza parlor.
-Jonathan Katz
Attorney: Did he kill you?
-testimony from court records
Attorney: What did the tissue samples taken from the victim's vagina show?
Witness: There were traces of semen.
Attorney: Male semen?
Witness: That's the only kind I know of.
-testimony from court records
Attorney: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
Witness: Yes.
Attorney: And what were you doing at that time?
-testimony from court records
Attorney: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
-testimony from court records
Attorney: This myasthenia gravis-does it affect your memory at all?
Witness: Yes.
Attorney: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
Witness: I forget.
Attorney: You forget. Can you give us an example of something that you've forgotten?
-testimony from court records
Attorney: What is the first thing your husband said to you when he woke up that morning?
Witness: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
Attorney: And why did that upset you?
Witness: My name is Susan.
-testimony from court records
Attorney: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?
Witness: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.
Attorney: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
Witness: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
Attorney: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time?
Witness: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy.
Attorney: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
Witness: No.
Attorney: Did you check for blood pressure?
Witness: No.
Attorney: Did you check for breathing?
Witness: No.
Attorney: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
Witness: No.
Attorney: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
Witness: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Attorney: But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?
Witness: It is possible that he could have been alive and practising law somewhere.
-testimony from court records
Attorney: Where you shot in the fracas?
Witness: No, I was shot midway between the fracas and the navel.
-testimony from court records
"Where you present when your picture was taken?"
-testimony from court records
"They say people fear public speaking more than they fear death. So technically, if you kill a guy who's schedualed to speak, you're doing him a favor."
-Scott Adams
"In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move."
-The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
"All the kung fu in the world isn't any help when it comes to women."
-Jet li
For peace of mind, resign as general manager of
the universe. ~Larry Eisenberg
"It's not what's happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny."
"every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day. wisdom consists in not exceeding that limit."-elbert hubbard
"Stop worrying where you're going-
Move on.
If you can know where you're going,
You've gone.
Just keep moving on.

I chose, and my world was shaken-
So what?
The choice may have been mistaken,
The choosing was not.
You have to move on."

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

"Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery."

- - Andy Warhol
“ I guess I have a very lose interpretation of ‘work,’ because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don’t always want to do. ” Andy Warhol
"It is only the gay and innocent and heartless who can fly …"
When the solution is simple, God is answering.

- Albert Einstein
"I don't always feel lucky but I am smart enough to try" ani difranco
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions, all life is an experiment-ralph waldo emmerson
"Stay true to yourself because there are very few people who will stay true to you." - ?
"I don't need anyone to take advantage of my weaknesses or my strengths. I need someone who will appreciate me for everything I am." - ?
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could, some blunders and absurdities have crept in: forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with old nonsense." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new beginning." - Carl Bard
"Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something." - Plato

Friday, April 09, 2004

If we do not come to know what we lack, we do not search to find it, and we remain unwhole, in the darkness that we mistook for light.

—In the Hand of Dante, Nick Tosches.

Thursday, April 08, 2004

"...I think it's about the need to escape yourself for 15 minutes that everyone feels. But what it's really about is something more sinister. It's the idea that we now lead virtual lives. We live our joys and sorrows and foibles through the lives of public people. It's about the end of art. Because art has to take its cue from life."

-John Malkovich, 1999
in an interview about the film "Being John Malkovich"
"The problems we face will not be solved by the minds that created them."

~Albert Einstein

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

"In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all, and it often comes
with bitter agony. Pefect relief is not possible, except with time.
You ccannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not
true. You are sure to be happy agin. Knowing this, truly believing it,
will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make
this statement." Abraham Lincoln
"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." Chinese Proverb
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by
midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster.
Your life will never be the same again. ~ Og Mandino, The Greatest Miracle in
the World ~
"An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind."
--Mahatma Gandhi
"When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness. Our enemies would dance with joy if only they knew how they were worrying us, lacerating us, and getting even with us! Our hate is not hurting them at all, but our hate is turning our own days and nights into a hellish turmoil"
--Dale Carnegie
I don't know if you've ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this. That's why I'm trying not to think. I just want it all to stop spinning.
-The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Is it better to be loved or feared? People are more likely to screw over the people they love than people they fear.
"Unsinkable ships sink. Unbreakable walls break. Sometimes the things you think could never happen, happen just like that. Unbendable steel bends, if the fury of the wind is unstoppable... I've learned never to underestimate the impossible." -Joe Nichols
"You were born an original. Don't die a copy." -John Mason
"I believe that everything you do comes back to you. So everything that I do that's bad, I'm going to suffer for it. But in my heart I believe that what I'm doing is right, so I feel like I'm going to heaven." -Tupac
"It's who you love, it's where you've been, it's who you say, and touch within." -Sheila Divine
"Your can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." -The Velveteen Rabbit
The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
-John Steinbeck, novelist, Nobel laureate (1902-1968)

Monday, April 05, 2004

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

-Herman Melville
People are always telling me to smile, like smiling is gonna take away all the hurt and all the pain. Well, I've tried that. I've tried hiding my sorrows, and covering the sadness in my smile. What I've learned is when it hurts this much inside; your heart always has a way of showing it, no matter how many masks you wear.
It's amazing, some people, they just say these small little things, one sentence and it changes the way you feel about them in an instant. Small little words that can hurt you so much or make you fall deeply in love forever. It changes everything, nothing between you is ever really the same again, even if they don't know it, it still happens.
"this is something they should tell u when ur a child. your life doesn't last forever. you can die in a few days, months, years or even worse, in a few minutes. you don't know what ur furture holds. and they should tell u that. you could be going to meet your husband, cross the street and get hit by a bus. so what are you waiting for? take every chance, say everything you want to say. don't argue over stupid things. your waisting ur time. this is ur life, and it doesn't last forever"
Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given then to explore the power they have to change it.
Impossible is not a fact. It's an option. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary.

Impossible is nothing.
It does not do to dwell on dreams...and forget to live.

-Professor Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone
"Love comes not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."

Friday, April 02, 2004

“Man has one tyrant, Ignorance.” - Victor Hugo
"Know your limits, not so that you can honour them, but so that you can smash
them to pieces and reach for magnificence."
--Cherie Carter-Scott
"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer." ~Albert Camus