Thursday, November 30, 2006

“It’s silly,” Eilonwy added, “to worry because you can’t do something you simply can’t do. It’s like trying to make yourself taller by standing on your head.”
--Lloyd Alexander, The Book of Three
An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day."
--Irv Kupcinet
"The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others."

William Lyon Phelps
"We live in an unhappy society. It's regrettably human. It moulds it's members into what they are and then judges them by what they've become." - Sheila MacKay Russell in "A Lamp Is Heavy",
I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., writer (1922- )
"dear god, i have no idea where i am going. i do not see the road ahead of me. i cannot know for certain where it will end. nor do i really know myself...and the fact that i think that i am following your will does not mean that i am actually doing so. but i believe this: i believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. i hope i have that desire in everything i do. i hope i never persist in anything apart from that desire. and i know that if i do this, you will lead me by the right road, though i may know nothing about it at the time. therefore i will trust you always, for though i may be lost, i will not be afraid, because i know you will never leave me to face my troubles all alone." - thomas merton
Once upon a time a man whose ax was missing suspected his neighbor's
son. The boy walked like a thief, looked like a thief, and spoke like a
But the man found his ax while digging in the valley, and the next time he saw his neighbor's son, the boy walked, looked and spoke like any other child.

Lao-tzu, philosopher (6th century BCE)
"The trouble with so many of us is that we underestimate the power of simplicity. We have a tendency it seems to over complicate our lives and forget what's important and what's not. We tend to mistake movement for achievement. We tend to focus on activities instead of results. And as the pace of life continues to race along in the outside world, we forget that we have the power to control our lives regardless of what's going on outside."

- Robert Stuberg
We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.

Carlos Castenada, mystic and author (1925-1998)
I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy.
I expostulated, but he replied: 'The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair.'
In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.

Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, and author (1872-1970)
When there is an original sound in the world, it makes a hundred echoes.

-John A. Shedd
Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don't swallow it.

Hank Ketcham, comic artist
“The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.” -- Zen Saying
"It is only when you are in true darkness that you can see the stars"

Sunday, October 22, 2006

"Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few."
"The less people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they'll sleep at night."
"Life is too deep for words, so don't try to describe it, just live it." -C.S. Lewis
"I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance."
-e.e. cummings
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

-- Albert Einstein
If you don't do what you love you'll never get where you want to be.

-- Dr Robert Ballard
"Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do."
"Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. "
-Jeanne Moreau
"There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution."
-Oscar Wilde
"The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come." - Peter Ustinov
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."
Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were."

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can- there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did. ~ Sarah Caldwell
"The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination."
Don Williams, Jr.
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money."
-Cree Proverb
If you look like your passport photo, you probably need a holiday
- Anonymous

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

We are all wanderers on this earth. Our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams.
--Gypsy Proverb
Don't ever let life pass you by. - Incubus
"Dance like no one is watching, love like you've never been hurt, sing like no one is listening, and live like it's heaven on earth."
"You cannot put a cheap band-aid on a sacred wound, there is no way through pain but to walk through it." Dr. Robin Smith - On mourning
"Anybody who's great at anything does it for their own approval, not someone else's." – Grissom, CSI Season 1
"Ask a question and you're a moron for ten minutes, don't ask and you're a moron forever."
"You get what anyone gets - you get a lifetime"
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."
Theodore Roosevelt
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
-Will Rogers

Thursday, July 13, 2006

There is a classic monment in The Sun Also Rises when someone asks Mike Campbell how he went bankrupt, and all he can say in response is, "Gradually and then suddenly." When someone asks me how I lost my mind, that is all I can say too.
"I want out of the labels. I don't want my whole life crammed into a single word. A story. I want to find something else, unknowable, some place to be that's not on the map. A real adventure. A sphinx. A mystery. A blank. Unknown. Undefined."
Till it has loved, no man or woman can become itself. -Emily Dickinson
At some point, you have to make a
decision. Boundaries don't keep people
out - they fence you in. Life is messy.
That's how we're made. So, you can
waste your life drawing lines or you
can live your life crossing them. But,
there are some lines that are way too
dangerous to cross. Here's what I know.
If you are willing to take the chance,
the view from the other side is
spectacular. -Grey's Anatomy
The journey begins right here. In the middle of the road. Right beneath your feet. This is the place. There is no other place. There is no other time.
--David Whyte
"There is a prayer intended to give strength to people faced with circumstances they don’t want to accept. The power of the prayer comes from it's insight into human nature. Because so many of us rage against the hand that life has dealt us. Because so many of us are cowardly. And afraid to stand up for what is right. Because so many of us give into despair when faced with an impossible choice. The good news for those who utter these words is that God will hear you and answer your prayer. The bad news is that sometimes the answer is no." -desperate housewives
"The world is filled with unlikely friendships. How do they begin? With one person desperately in need and another willing to lend a helping hand. When such kindness is offered, we're finally able to see the worth of those we had previously written off. And before we know it, a bond has formed, regardless of whether others can understand it. Yes, unlikely friendships start up every day. No one understands this more than the lonely. In fact, it's what they count on." -desperate housewives
"Everyone enjoys a game of make-believe now and then. Of course, the ways in which we play can vary greatly. Sometimes we tell ourselves work won't interfere with our family life. Sometimes, we imagine certain relationships to be more meaningful than they really are. Occasionally, we put on a show, as if to convince ourselves our secrets aren't really all that terrible. Yes, the game of make-believe is a simple one. You start by lying to yourself, and if you can get others to believe those lies, you win." -desperate housewives
it's the first thing we really learn in life.
funny thing is, once we grow up, learn our words and really start talking
the harder it becomes to know what to say, or how to ask for what we really need.
- Grey's Anatomy
"It's not always that easy to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys. Sinners can surprise you. And the same is true for saints.Why do we try to define people as simply good or simply evil? Because no one wants to admit that compassion and cruelty can live side by side in one heart. And that anyone is capable of anything." -desperate housewives
"We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing."
George Bernard
If you kick a stone in anger, you'll hurt your own foot. ~Korean Proverb
"I am disillusioned enough to know that no man's opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he's talking about." H.P. Lovecraft
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”
~Bill Cosby
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”
~Henry David Thoreau
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
--Henry David Thoreau
"The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."
- Dorothy Nevill
Dont look for a way to make money. Find a way to make a living doing what you like to do anyway. Otherwise youre just raising ransom to buy your life back. -Tony Hillerman
"Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig, and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun."

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may grow.

-Louise Driscoll
"[President Bush,] you were in Baghdad for six hours. You weren't even in the real Baghdad. You were in the Green Zone. That's like going to the Olive Garden and saying you've been to Italy."
---Jon Stewart
When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.~ Malcom S. Forbes
If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo panted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare composed poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, “Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” ~ Martin L. King Jr.
"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world."
--Leo Buscaglia
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." Dalai Lama
--->"An old man was sitting on a bench when a teenager with a rainbow mohawk walked by. The old man stared at him. Seeing him stare, the teenager said, 'What's the matter old-timer, never done anything crazy in your life?' The old man replied, 'Many years ago, I got drunk at a wild party and had sex with a parrot. I was just wondering whether you were my son.'" -Anonymous
"When I have a kid, I want to put him in one of those strollers for twins, then run around the mall looking frantic."
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.

William Allen White
"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all."
"When you're young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun, then you grow up and learn to be cautious; you could break a bone, or a heart. You look before you leap and sometimes you don't leap at all because there's not always someone there to catch you. And in life, there is no safety net. When did it stop being fun and start being scary?"-Carrie Bradshaw From Sex and the City
"Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe you have to let go of who you were, to become who you will be. "
"Love isn't finding the perfect person, it's about seeing an imperfect person perfect."

- Unknown
"Just be yourself-- everyone else is taken."

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.
Maybe some people just arn’t meant to stay in our lives forever. Maybe some people are just passing through. It’s like some people just come into our lives to bring us something, a lesson we need to learn and that’s why they’re there. ~ Unknown
Life is all about risks and it requires you to jump. Don’t be a person who has to look back and wonder what they would have, or could have had. No one waits forever. ~ Unknown
I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody is going to come and save you, you’ve got to save yourself. Nobody is going to give you anything . . . you’ve got to go out and fight for it. ~ Barry Manilow
The most powerful force in the world? Compound interest. -Albert Einstein
“This is absurd. It’s just a dog.”
“Just a dog? Porthos dreams of being a bear, and you want to shatter those dreams by saying he’s just a dog? What a horrible candle-snuffing word. That’s just like saying, ‘He can’t climb that mountain, he’s just a man‘, or ‘That’s not a diamond, it’s just a rock.’ Just.” ~ Finding Neverland
We wear these clothes and this make-up for other woman more than for men. Men don’t care. They just want us naked. ~ Unknown
The best presents don’t come in boxes. ~ Calvin and Hobbes
After awhile you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn that love doesn't mean learning and company doesn't mean security. And you begin to learn the kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises. And you begin to accept your defeats with your head and your eyes open with the grace of an adult and 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 awhile you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. And you will learn that you really can endure that you really are strong... and you really have worth. ~From a Psychology Book
Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. ~ The Shawshank Redemption
"I'm very happy to believe that Jesus was married,I know the Catholic Church has problems with gay people and I thought this would be absolute proof that Jesus was not gay." - Ian McKellen
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck."
- Emma Goldman
All people are discontented when they know just the facts, or just the books, or just the things. Happiness can come only from knowing yourself. ~ Unknown
You’re going to look back on this and realize it was all amazing . . . the good, bad and ugly. In the end, the bads don’t really matter, ‘cause you know you had so much fun. ~ Unknown
"If you don't think conflict is relevant to technological advances, take a look at the Swiss. They've been neutral for virtually their entire history and their major contribution to the world is the cuckoo clock. Look at the Swiss "Army" knife. It's got nail clippers. It's even got a corkscrew in it!" T.C. Luoma
Don’t say 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 de Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance. ~ Unknown
He who is quietest, often has the most to say. ~ Unknown
No one hates history...They hate their own history.

-The DaVinci Code, the movie
Life and love are life and love, a bunch of violets is a bunch of violets, and to drag in the idea of a point is to ruin everything. Live and let live, love and let love, flower and fade, and follow the natural curve, which flows on, pointless. - D.H Lawrence

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Only dead fish go with the flow. Anonymous
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you will find an excuse. ~ Unknown
That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest ~ Henry David Thoreau
Better to light one small candle then to curse the darkness. ~ Confucius
All the darkness of the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. ~ Talmudic Proverb
Only dumb people try to impress smart people. Smart people just do what they do. ~ Chris Rock

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

It is better to be a lion for a day then a sheep all your life. ~ Elizabeth Kenny
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

~Leo Buscaglia
"Regrets are a waste of time. They're the past crippling you in the present." -Katherine
"Do you know the most surprising thing about divorce? It doesn't actually kill you. Like a bullet to the heart or a head-on car wreck. It should. When someone you've promised to cherish till death do you part says "I never loved you," it should kill you instantly. You shouldn't have to wake up day after day after that, trying to understand how in the world you didn't know. The light just never went on, you know. I must have known, of course, but I was too scared to see the truth. Then fear just makes you so stupid." -Frances
While everyone else
Is so busy striving,
The lone traveler
Is at ease by himself.
He’s been living outside of convention
For a long time now;
In his pouch there is nothing at all.
When he walks,
He takes a cane for a companion;
When he talks,
He has the rocks for an audience.
If you ask him what his religion is,
When hungry it’s a bowl of rice.
--Wen-siang (1210-1280)
Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay a price to make them come true. ~ Anon.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~Confucius
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made avictim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. ~Harvey Fierstein
Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another. ~Homer
Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to displayqualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which hecannot keep. ~Samuel Johnson, The Rambler, 1750
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~Judy Garland
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another. ~James Matthew Barrie
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. ~William Shakespeare
"The best day of your life is the one
on which you decide your life is your own.
No apologies or excuses...
No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.
The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey -
and you alone are responsible for the quality of it.
This is the day your life really begins."

~Bob Moawad
"happiness: something to do, something to love, something to look forward to."
laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion.
i myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
~kurt vonnegut~
I am a big believer in the "mirror test". All that matters is if you can look in the mirror and honestly tell the person you see there, that you've done your best.

John McKay
NFL Coach
Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harms we do, we do to ourselves.

- Mitch Albom, "The Five People You Meet in Heaven"
"Love conquers all things – except poverty and toothache."
--Mae West
Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?

Said by the character Odysseus in the first lines of Troy (2004).
Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that.
-Michael Leunig
When love is not madness, it is not love.
-Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"A great many people think they are thinking when they are actually rearranging their prejudices."
"So many of us are running around, trying to find a way that we can make a difference and matter. It sounds like he had it figured out that the best way to do that was simply to live life. I mean, you have a diabetic inhaling sugar. That says to me that this is a man who basically just said, “you only live once and I don't know how long I have,” and then went out and did it. If we can't take something away from that, well, that's a shame. There aren't enough people who don't take life for granted, and we're all guilty of it. The people who make the biggest differences and have the most profound effects on the people around them are the ones who have really grasped how precious life really is."
"Life isn’t about living and then dying; it's about how many lives you can change while you're living, and then how many change after you're gone."
It's amazing when you can stand in front of tremendous crowds, without nervousness or fear of error, and say the perfect words, act the perfect way. And the face and sound of one special someone, can leave you at a lost for words...that is love...
-Jeff Lewis

Monday, February 20, 2006

"In my many years of experience, one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress."
-John Adams
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the former."
-Albert Einstein
"If you're in a bad situation, don't worry it'll change. If you're in a good situation, don't worry it'll change. " ~John A. Simone, Sr.
A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood
Chinese Proverb
"People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that's bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they're afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they're wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It's all in how you carry it. That's what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you're letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain."

-Jim Morrison
“Don't resent growing old, many people are denied the privilege.”
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the corporate states of america and to the republicans for which it stands one nation under surveillance with liberty and justice for oil."
"If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead."
- Johnny Carson
"You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers."
- John J Plomp
Your joys and sorrows. You can never tell them. You cheapen the inside of yourself if you do tell them.

*~Greta Garbo~*
"Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time."

-- Asha Tyson
Underneath the kindness was sadness, anger's loving sister."
"Happy. Just in my swim shorts, barefooted, wild-haired, in the red fire dark, singing, swigging wine, spitting, jumping, running. That's the way to live. All alone and free in the soft sands of the beach by the sigh of the sea..."

-Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac
"The important thing is not to be bitter over lives difficulties, learn to let
go of the past, and recognize that everyday won't be sunny, and when you find
yourself lost in darkness and despair, remember - its only in the black of night
that you can see the stars, and those stars will lead you back home. So don't be
afraid to make mistakes, to stumble, to fall, cuz most of the time, the greatest
rewards comes from doing things that scare you the most, maybe you won't get
everything you wish for, or maybe you'll get more than you ever could have
imagined, who knows where life will take you, the road is long, and in the end,
the journey is the destination."
~Whitey from the TV Show: One Tree Hill
"A painting is never finished
it simply stops in
interesting places."

--Paul Gardner
"Junk, someone once said, is what you throw away two weeks before you need it."
--Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Keep your life simple because the more you get, the more complicated it becomes.
Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.
--Martin Buxbaum
The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for
-Allan K. Chalmers
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
– Herm Albright
Remember, we all stumble... every one of us.
That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.
- Emily Kimbrough -
"Sometimes reality has a way of sneaking up and biting us in the ass. And when the dam bursts, all you can do is swim. The world of pretend is a cage, not a cocoon. We can only lie to ourselves for so long. We are tired, we are scared, denying it doesn't change the truth. Sooner or later we have to put aside our denial and face the world. Head on, guns blazing. De Nile. It's not just a river in Egypt, it's a freakin' ocean. So how do you keep from drowning in it?"

~Dr. Meredith Grey on 'Grey's Anatomy'

Monday, February 06, 2006

"Relationships are hard. It's like a full time job, and we should treat it like one. If your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to leave you, they should give you two weeks' notice. There should be severance pay, and the day before they leave you, they should have to find you a temp."
--Bob Ettinger
"We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp. Some are pretty. Some are dull. Some have glitter. Some sit by themselves in the box never used. Some have weird names, and all are different colours. But, they all manage to live in the same box."
"I opened up a yogurt, underneath the lid it said, "Please try again." because they were having a contest that I was unaware of. I thought maybe I opened the yogurt wrong... Or maybe Yoplait was trying to inspire me... "Come on Mitchell, don't give up!" An inspirational message from your friends at Yoplait. Fruit on the bottom, hope on top!"
- Mitch Hedberg
Once upon a time, a woman was picking up firewood. She came upon a poisonous snake frozen in the snow. She took the snake home and nursed it back to health. One day the snake bit her on the cheek. As she lay dying, she asked the snake, "Why have you done this to me?" And the snake answered, "Look, bitch, you knew I was a snake." ~ Indian Chief, Natural Born Killers
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward
~Vernon Law
The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
~Albert Einstein
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
~Mark Twain
Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere.
"If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What
we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully."
~Matthew Fox
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961)
"The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep."
~E. Joseph Cossman
Borrow money from pessimists--they dont expect it back.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

"I have found that if you love life, life will love you back."

- Arthur Rubinstein
"In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein
"It requires more courage to suffer than to die." - Napoleon Bonaparte
love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, and he wears it every day.
every guy can love a thousand girls. but only a real guy can love one girl a thousand ways.
guys should wear a condom on their head. if they're gonna act like a dick, they should dress like one too.
i've finally realize what life is about -- it's hanging on when you heart has had enough, and giving more when you feel like giving up.
when i heard you call me a [bitch] i just smiled and laughed because i knew that waaay before you did!
When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
- Hugh White
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the thorns.
- George Santayana
Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can't prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you're presented with and moving on. No matter where you are in life, no matter what your situation, you can always do something. You always have a choice and the choice can be power.
- Blake Lee, The Power Principle
"Worry and Hurry" are evil twins who prey on unwary souls by means of their unseen partnership. As "Worry" paints a negative mental image that promises the worst to come, "Hurry" whispers of the urgency in this emergency -- the emotional effect of which is to send us rushing to repair a problem that probably doesn't even exist!
-Guy Finley
"The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is."
- mary pettibone poole
"I always read the last page of a book so that if I die before I finnish, I'll know how it turned out."
- nora ephron
"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief."
- Gerry Spence
"I had an epiphany a few years ago where I was out at a celebrity party and it suddenly dawned on me that I had yet to meet a celebrity who is as smart and interesting as any of my friends."
- Moby
Never judge a book by its movie.
- JW Eagan
Dont waste your time on jealousy; sometimes youre ahead, sometimes youre behind...the race is long, and in the end its only with yourself.
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
--Virgina Woolf
"I think people that have a brother or sister don't realize how lucky they are. Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that ther's always somebody there, somebody that's family."
--Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Cat Orgy, 1999
"Real action is in silent moments." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American Poet, Essayist