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."