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