Monday, October 17, 2005

"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him."

-James D. Miles
"It always hurts more to have and lose than to not have in the first place."
There are 6,470,818,671 people in the world. some are running scared. some are coming home. some tell lies to make it through the day, others are just now facing the truth. some are evil men at war w. good, and some are good struggling with evil. 6 billion ppl in the world 6 billion souls and sometimes all you need is one.
And Alice picked up the little cake and it read on it 'Be yourself' . 'How funny' Alice thought "what else could I be!".
- Lewis Carroll
"Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age." - Anais Nin
** travel on the path you want to go, drive a minute in the path
"they" want you to, then turn. You'll get the best of both worlds
and be happy
Allow the world to change you, and you can change the world.
- Ernesto ('Che') Guevera
Have no fear of'll never reach it!
-Salvatore Dali
"Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up. That he has to leave the nest, the security, and go out to do battle. He has to lose everything that is lovely and fight for a new loveliness of his own making, and it's a tragedy. A lot of people don't have the courage to do it."
- Helen Hayes
Much happiness is overlooked because it doesn't cost anything.
-Oscar Wilde

Thursday, September 08, 2005

"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness."
- Friedrich Nietzsche.
"Your intelligence is measured by those around you; if you spend your days with idiots you seal your own fate."
-Mary M. Illigassch
"I love myself the most when I am laughing."
-Zora Neale Hurston
Life is pain. Anyone who tell you differently is selling something. -"The Princess Bride"
It's funny, you work so hard, you do everything you can to get away from a place, and when you finally get your chance to leave, you find a reason to stay. -Gattaca
"Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music."

-- George Carlin
On a traffic light yellow means yield, and green means go. On a banana, it's just the opposite, yellow means go ahead, green means stop, and red means, where the fuck did you get that banana?
"Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go... And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over."
- Gloria Naylor
My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared.
-P. J. Plauger
*looking back, i have this to regreat.
that too often when I loved, I did not say*
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others." - Audrey Hepburn
"If you are going through hell, keep going."
~Sir Winston Churchill
"If you don't understand my silence, you'll never understand my words."
"Never bend your head. Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye."
~Helen Keller
You have to forget about what other people say, when you're supposed to die, or when you're supposed to be loving. You have to forget about all these things. You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven~ Jimi Hendrix
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out." - Anton Chekov
"Always give your best, never get discouraged, never be petty; always remember other may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself."- Richard Nixon
"What does not destroy me makes me stronger." ~Friedrich Nietzche
I once had a garden filled with flowers that grew only on dark thoughts but they need constant attention & one day I decided I had better things to do. -- Dark Garden, StoryPeople
"The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it."
--Dorothy L. Sayers
"Oh, never mind the fashion. when one has a style of one's own, it is always twenty times better."
--Margaret Oliphant
"People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to
do a difficult thing."
--John Porter
"Oh sure, they say they're busy. They say that they didn't have even a moment in their insanely busy day to pick up the phone. It was just that crazy. Bullshit. With the advent of cell phones and speed dialing it is almost impossible not to call you. Sometimes I call people from my pants pocket when I don't even mean to. We may try to make you think differently, but we men are just like you. We like taking a break from out generally mundane day to talk to someone we like. It makes us happy. And we like to be happy. Just like you. If I were into you, you would be the bright spot in my horribly busy day. Which would be a day that I would never be too busy to call you. - "He's Just Not That Into You" Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo.

"'Busy' is another word for 'asshole'." - "He's Just Not That Into You" Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo.
"Sisters don't need words. They have perfected a language of snarls and smiles and frowns and winks - expressions of shocked surprise and incredulity and disbeliefs. Snifs and snorts and gasps and sighs - that can undermine any tale you're telling." - Pam Brown
"She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, you defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child." -Barbara Alpert ~ sisters
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. -Leonardo da Vinci
If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all. -Dan Rather
He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder. -MC Escher

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

After a while, 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 plans. After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So plan your own 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 that you really do have worth.

-Veronica A. Shoffehall
"Remember when American moms used to tell their kids to finish dinner because children were starving in Africa ? Well, thanks a lot, Mom — Africans are still starving and American kids are obese." — Larry Baum.
"Be kind - Remember every one you meet is fighting a battle - everybody's lonesome."
- Marion Parker
"The test of success is not what you do when your on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."
- General George S. Patton, Jr
"If the sky were to suddenly open up... there would be no law... there would be no rule. There would only be you and your memories... the choices you've made and the people you've touched. The life that has been carved out from your subconcious is the only evidence by which you will be judged... by which you must judge yourself."

-Dr Thurman (in Donnie Darko)
And it's like as soon as you're up, life knocks you down. And then it's not long before you're up again. It's this endless cycle repeating itself, but that's just the way it is. You can fight, cry, curse, but in the end there's nothing you can do that will change any of it. All you can do is learn to accept the fact that everything won't always be perfect.
"You can't win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket."
--Cynthia VanRooy

Sunday, July 10, 2005

"If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now"
- Marie Osmond
"Life is all about ass. You're either covering it, laughing it off, kicking it, kissing it, busting it, trying to get a piece of it, or behaving like one."
I will never understand why they cook on TV.
I can't smell it.
Can't eat it.
Can't taste it.
The end of the show they hold it up to the camara, "Well, here it is. You can't have any. Thanks for watching. Goodbye."

Jerry Seinfeld
"In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better."
- Ellen DeGeneres
"When we lose the right to be different, we lose the right to be free." --Charles Evans Hughes
a little perspective:
Pythagorean theorem: 24 words

The Lord's Prayer: 66 words

Archimedes' Principle: 67 words

The 10 Commandments: 179 words

The Gettysburg Address: 286 words

The Declaration of Independence: 1,300 words

U.S. Government regulations on the sale of cabbage: 26911 words
"One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness."
- Josh Billings
Alex Hitch Hitchens: Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away. --from the movie Hitch
"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."
- Oscar Wilde

Thursday, June 16, 2005

"But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown."
- Carl Sagan
"I'm not afraid of dying. It's fate. What I'm afraid of is time. I'm afraid of not having enough time to do everything, to get what I want done. I'm afraid that I won't have enough time to find out who I am, my place in this world, and the people who matter to me. I'm afraid of time."
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
-- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

Golda Meir
"the only perfect family is the kind you draw on a piece of paper- the stick kind."
See! This is what happens when you ignore superstitions! They fuck you in the ass! --Liz Bramble
"Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win."

~ Bernadette Devlin
"Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together."
-- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)
Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.

Richard Lovelace

Monday, May 09, 2005

"Sometimes, the real and only victory is knowing when to walk away." - "Take It From Me
She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that's important you know.
Marilyn Monroe
"I try to believe like I believed when I was five.....when your heart tells you everything you need to know." - Lucy Liu
"Haven't you figured out yet that you are the only one who can do what you
do, the way you do it? Don't you realize that the world is waiting for you?"
Iyanla Vanzant
Each cut, each scar, each burn, a different mood or time. I told him what the first one was, told him where the second one came from. I remembered them all. And for the first time in my life I felt beautiful. Finally part of the earth. I touched the soil and he loved me back.

~Lee from the film Secretary
"Nothing is as irritating as the fellow who chats pleasantly while he's overcharging you."
-- Kin Hubbard (1868 - 1930)
Don't make a religion of reason and logic. Because in the passage of time reason may fail you and when it does, you may find yourself taking refuge in madness.-Blood and Gold The Vampire Chronicles
Don't cook. Don't clean. No man will ever make love to a woman because she waxed the linoleum - "My God, the floor's immaculate. Lie down, you hot bitch." ~Joan Rivers
Gotta focus on the future; not the past, because that's the only part that's still up for grabs. The Guardian

Monday, May 02, 2005

"I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art."

-Kahlil Gibran, "A Handful of Sand on the Shore"
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
-George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Does it matter in whose name good is done? Evil done in the name of a Power of good is still evil. And good done in the name of a Power of evil is still good. It is the actions which matter, not the Name it is done for.
--Mercedes Lackey, Winds of Fate
"It's only after you've lost everything, that you're free to do anything."
-Tyler Durden "Fight Club"
If you don't want it bad enough to risk losing it - you don't want it bad enough. -by Tom Krause from Chicken soup for the teenage soul III
"It is important to conclude things properly. Only then can you let go. Otherwise you are left with words you should have said, but never did, and your heart is heavy with remorse." -Life of Pi
"...for you can grieve your heart out and in the end you are still where you were. all your grief hasn't changed a thing. what you have lost will not be returned to you. it will always be lost. you're left with only your scars to mark the void. all you can choose to do is go on or not. but if you go on, it's knowing you carry your scars with you." -Cold Mountain
a college class was told to write a short story, but it had to contain these three things:
1. religion
2. sexuality
3. mystery

there was one A+ short story:

"good god, i'm pregnant. i wonder who did it."
"Its just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. Then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns and also he got a racecar. Is any of this getting through to you?"

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

"The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money."
-- David Richerby
"Failure's hard, but success is far more dangerous. If you're successful at the wrong thing, the mix of praise and money and opportunity can lock you in forever." -Po Bronson
"Man, astronauts must get a lot of girls. It says here they get all the Tang they want!"

-Kelso on "That 70's Show"
"Sometimes I feel like I'm not solid. I'm hollow. There's nothing behind my eyes. I'm a negative of a person. It's as if I never.. I never thought.. anything. I never wrote.. anything. I never felt.. anything. All I want is blackness. Blackness and silence." -Sylvia
"The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else." -Umberto Eco
I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're going and hook up with them later.
-- Mitch Hedberg's not the ones who've been with you the longest,
it's the the ones who came and never left your side..
Even if you fall on your face, at least you are moving forward. - Unknown
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?We make tools for these kinds of people. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

~ Apple Computer Advertisement

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

"Befriend your inner bitch. If you're heading into battle, you want that bitch on your side."
- Mama Gena
Those who try to be everything to everybody end up meaning nothing to no one.
"For most of history, Anonymous was a woman."
~ Virginia Woolf
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between 2 "wolves" inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

- Author Unknown
Every man's work, whether it be literature or music
or pictures or architecture or anything else,
is always a portrait of himself.
~Samuel Butler
"I love the stories. You know, about fallin' in love, and having love knock you around, and then the pressures of the world on you so tough it makes you feel small. You just want to give your soul to God. You might as well, your ass belongs to him."~Ray
Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch it to be sure.
~Murphy's Law
People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
~Dave Barry
Never do anything that you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics.
~Author Unknown
I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.
~ Al McGuire
"Never play peekaboo with a child on a long plane trip. There's no end to the game. Finally, I grabbed the kid by the bib and said, 'Look, it's always gonna be me!'" ~Rita Rudner
"All right brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this so I can get back to killing you with beer." ~Homer Simpson
"It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office." ~Shirley MacLaine
"I do not like work even when someone else does it" ~Mark Twain
“Getting jiggy wit it is like, the next level of cool. It’s cool to the eighth power. Some people are fly, some people are kind of hot. But when you the jiggiest, you exhume jiggy-essence. It’s the acme of cool” ~Will Smith
Things go wrong in life. They just do. And sometimes downturns feel like they'll never get back to right-side up. Life is like that. So what! What we have been given is not what makes us who we are: the true measure of our soul's success is what we make with what we are given.
-Guy Finley
"The emptier the cart, the greater the noise it makes".

Friday, March 25, 2005

"Culture is is no longer created by the people. Our stories, once passed from one generation to the next by parents, neighbours and teachers, are now told by distant corporations with "something to sell as well as tell". Brands, products, fashions, celebrities, entertainments- the spectacles that surround the production of culture- are our culture now. Our role is mostly to listen and watch- and then, based on what we have heard and seen, to buy."

-Kalle Lasn, Culture Jam
"Would those of you in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry."
-- John Lennon (1940 - 1980)
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

-St. Augustine
Never expect anything and you'll never be disappointed.
Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.

-Maurice Setter
What is beautiful is not always good, but what is good is always beautiful.

As we grow up,
we learn that even the one person
that wasn't supposed to ever let you down,
probably will.
You will have your heart broken
probably more than once
and it's harder every time
You'll break hearts too
so remember how it felt when yours was broken
You'll fight with your best friend
You'll blame a new love
for things an old one did
You'll cry because time is passing too fast
and you'll eventually lose someone you love
So take too many pictures
laugh too much
and love like you've never been hurt
because every sixty seconds you spend upset
is a minute of happiness you'll never get back
"I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day."
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was once talking with a woman about how the North must treat the South. She disagreed with him, and said that she felt that we must destroy our enemies.
Lincoln replied, "What, madam? Do I not destroy them when I make them my friends?"
"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a
wonderful stroke of luck." - good karma
"Whoever you are there is always some younger person who thinks you are perfect. There is some work that will never get done unless you do it. There is some one who would miss you if you were gone. And there is a place that you alone can fill." -J.M. Braude
"One's real life is often the life that one does not lead." -Oscar Wilde
"Very occasionally, if you really pay attention, life doesn't suck." -Joss Whedon
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." -Herm Albright
"i was looking up at the night sky, and i could see everything. the stars.. planets.. galaxies. and i felt so small. like a tiny speck that is here for only one moment in time, and then gone. and while i'm here i want to be with my friends and the people i love, because, when i'm with you guys, i don't feel that small... that's what i learned."
- Boy Meets World -

Friday, March 18, 2005

WHATEVER YOU DO, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"There are 3 kinds of love: love, big love, and great love:Love you get over in 2 monthsBig Love you get over in 2 yearsGreat Love changes your life forever"
"The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time." - Abraham Lincoln
"He just grinned and said, "Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss..." He turned to me. "But every once in awhile your find someone who's iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare.""- Both from "Flipped" by Wendelin Van Draanen.
"Alrighty, then you'll want something inspirational. We just got the latest in the series: Chicken Soup For The Condemned To Hell Soul."- Both from "Bald In The Land Of Big Hair" by Joni Rodgers.
"Those who never get out of the boat never know what it's like to walk on water."-Ron Hutchcraft
"There are millions of people in the world but in the end it all comes down to one." -Crazy/Beautiful
"You owe it to yourself to see what you can get away with."Peg Bracken, The I Hate To Housekeep Book

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

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
"I'm going to smile and make you think I'm happy, I'm going to laugh, so you don't see me cry, I'm going to let you go in style, and even if it kills me- I'm going to smile"- unknown
"I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way."--Unknown
All human beings should try to learn before they die what they arerunning from, and to, and why.-- James Thurber
Marge: Homer, the plant called. They said if you don't show up tomorrow don't bother showing up on Monday. Homer: Woo-hoo. Four-day weekend.
"at the beep please leave your name, number, and a brief justification for the ontological necessity of modern man's existential dilemma and we'll get back to you."-reality bites
Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies. shaw shank redemption
Time is too slow for those who wait,too swift for those who fear,too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice,but for those who love, time is eternity. ~Henry Van Dyke
"I believe in everything until it's disproved.So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons.It all exists, even if it's in your mind.Who's to say that dreams and nightmaresaren't as real as the here and now? "-John Lennon
"Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything"
"Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything"
"Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything"
"Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything"
Here is a great spiritual truth: The only time we ever "fail" at anything in our lives is when we walk away from a challenge before we've allowed it to teach us its lessons.-- Guy Finley
You always carry within yourself the very thing that you need forthe fulfillment of your life purpose.--Malidoma Some
"There are two types of people--those who come into a room and say, 'Well, here I am!' and those who come in and say, 'Ah, there you are.'" -- Frederick L Collins
"In great affairs men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small things they show themselves as they are." -- Nicholas Chamfort (1741-1794)
"Be careful, mate, not all sharks are in the water."--Adventure, Pagemaster
"You see in the end it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway." -Mother Theresa

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. -Mahatma Gandhi
"You don't get to choose, you just fall ... And you get this person who is all wrong and all right at the same time. And you know that you love them so much except sometimes they just drive you completely insane and no one can explain it and the reason its so confusing is because its love. but if love didn't have any challenges, what would be the point?"
"Never sign a valentine with your own name."--- Charles Dickens (1837)
"There's a difference between doing right because its right and doing right because it makes you special and superior." Billie, Where's Walky.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

"Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand."
"My heroes are those who've seen me crumble to my knees in desperation and let me fall, even if it killed them, because they understood that the only way I could ever become strong enough to live Life successfully meant having to excercise the muscles which make it possible for a person to survive on their own." - Carol Avila
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle thanthe courage of a final moment, but it is no less than a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. People do what they must--in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures--and that is the basis of all human morality.~John F. Kennedy
"I challenge anybody in their darkest moment to write what they're grateful for, even stupid little things like green grass or a friendly conversation with somebody on the elevator. You start to realize how rich you are." - Jim Carrey
"I'll show you how to do something onceI'll help you if you mess up twice but the third time you're on your own because that's how it is in the real world"- The mother in 'Ray'
why can't we pantomine,just close our eyes andsleep sweet dreams?-- "the great beyond" - r.e.m.
"A woman doesn't want to be told she looks nice. She wants to be told she's beautiful, sexy. The she looks outrageous. It doesn't matter if it's not true, because for the moment, when the words are said and the words are heard, it's the perfect truth." .. nora roberts
I always thought that there was this one perfect person for everybody in the world, you know, and when you found that person the rest of the world kind of magically faded away, and, you know, the two of you would just be inside this kind of protective bubble, but there is no bubble, I mean if there is you have to make it, I just think life is more than a series of moments, you know, we can make choices, and we can choose to protect the people we love, and that's what makes us who we are and those are the real memories ~Forces of Nature
The same stars and the same moon just keep shining. Terrible things happen, things too awful to believe. But the stars keep shining just the same. --"Anne Frank and I"
"You know... opinions are like assholes. Everybody has them and sometimes they stink." -uknown
so don't you sit upon the shorelines, and say you're satisfied, choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance the tides... [garth brooks]
one good thing about music - when it hits, you feel no pain. [bob marley]
perhaps we're too embarrassed to change or too frightened of the consequences of showing that we actually care. but why not risk it anyway? begin today. carry out a random act of seemingly senseless kindness, with no expectation or reward or punishment. safe in the knowledge that one day, someone somewhere might do the same for you. [princess diana]
i try to avoid looking forward or backward and try to keep looking upward. [charlotte bronte]
i really wish i was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection. [billy joel]
"Some people are just born with tragedy in their blood." - Donnie* Darko

Thursday, January 27, 2005

"Do you think Shakespeare was gritting his teeth and diligently trying to write Great Literature? Of course not. He was having fun. That's why he's so good.
If you want to do good work, what you need is a great curiosity about a promising question. The critical moment for Einstein was was when he looked at Maxwell's equations and said, what the hell is going on here?"-Paul Graham
"And so we will remember him all our lives. And even if we are occupied with most important things, if we attain to honour or fall into great misfortune — still let us remember how good it was once here, when we were all together, united by a good and kind feeling which made us, for the time, better perhaps than we are."-Alyosha, The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
"I love waking up in the morning not knowing where I'm gonna go or who I'm gonna meet. Just the other night I was sleeping under a bridge, and now here I am, on the grandest ship in the world, having champagne with you fine people. I figure life's a gift, and I don't intend on wasting it."-Jack, Titanic
It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing and there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. And this bag was, like, dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. And that's the day I knew there was this entire life behind things, and... this incredibly benevolent force, that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video's a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember... and I need to remember... Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in. -American Beauty
"The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injusticeand tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, themaster calls a butterfly. "~ Richard Bach
"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts -- for support, rather than for illumination."
"Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day."
"Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate."
"Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung."-- Voltaire

Sunday, January 16, 2005

"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 by your old nonsense."-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Build for yourself a strongbox, fashion each part with care. When it's strong as your hand can make it, put all your troubles there. Hide there all thought of your failures, and each bitter cup that you quaff. Lock all your heartaches within it, then sit on the lid and laugh."-- Bertha Adams Backus
"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow."-- Helen Keller
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. –Confucius
And now that scared little girl no longer follows me wherever I go, I miss her. I do. Cause there are things I want to tell relax, to lighten up, that it's all going to be okay. I want her to know that meeting people who like you, who understand you, who actually accept you for who you are, will become an increasingly rare occurance. These people contributed to who I am, they are with me wherever I go, and as history gets rewritten in small ways with each passing day, my love for them only grows. Because the truth is it was the best of times. Mistakes were made, hearts were broken, harsh lessons learned, but all that has receded into fond memory now. How does it happen? Why are we so quick for forget the bad and romanticize that good? Maybe it's because we need to believe that the time we spend together acutally meant something, that we were there for eachother in a time in our lives that defined us all, a time in our lives we will never forget. I can't swear this is exactly how it happened. But this is how it felt.~Joey(Dawson's Creek)
"My goal is not to wake up at forty with a bitter realization that I wasted my life at a job I hate because I was forced to decide on a career in my teens. -Daria
"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live."-- Norman Cousins
"Maybe this world is another planet's Hell." -Aldous Huxley
Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just take the rotten apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy....... The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who's brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree. Share this with other women who are good apples, even those who have already been picked! Now Men.... Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it's up to women to stomp the shit out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.~Dolly Parton
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
~Albert Schweitzer
"Do something. If it doesn't work, do something else. No idea is too crazy." - Jim Hightower

Monday, January 10, 2005

"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."-- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams. -E. V. Lucas
"Trust not those...without some touch of madness." ~~ Thalia Zedek
You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims. - Harriet Woods -
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
"One who has lost confidence can lose nothing more." Boiste
I am done with great things and big things, great institutions and big success, and I am for those tiny invisible molecular moral forces that work from individual to individual by creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, yet which, if you give them time, will rend the hardest monuments of man's pride.--William James

Saturday, January 08, 2005

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill
Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great becaue of their passion. -Martha Graham

Friday, January 07, 2005

So many gods, so many creeds;So many paths that wind and wind,While just the art of being kindIs all the sad world needs. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"Embrace the moment. In the end, that's all we have. Trouble will come in its own time, it always does. But that's tomorrow. Give me today, and I will be happy."- Babylon 5
"We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away."- Babylon 5
"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 de Saint-Exupery
“People are so busy dreaming the American dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they’re all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the age of human error.” –Florence King.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. --George Bernard Shaw Mrs. Warren's Profession, 1893
One day we'll say hello, and wish we never said goodbye. --unknown
"Nobody's last words have ever been, 'I wish I had eaten more rice cakes.'" --Amy Krouse Rosenthal
"If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased." --Katherine Hepburn
"If men knew what women laughed about, they would never sleep with us. --Erica Jong
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. -Mahfouz Naguib
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out – it's the grain of sand in your shoe.~Robert Service
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.~Henry Ward Beecher
Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit crushing game shows, stuffing junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourself. Choose a future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? Renton, "Trainspotting"