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"