-Surely there comes a time when counting the cost and paying the price aren’t things to think about any more. All that matters is value – the ultimate value of what one does.
James Hilton… Read the rest
-If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
Rachel … Read the rest
-The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it’s their fault.
-The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.
-University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
Henry Kissinger… Read the rest
Only by seeking challenges can we hope to find the best in ourselves.
Robert Rodriguez… Read the rest
If animals play, this is because play is useful in the struggle for survival; because play practices and so perfects the skills needed in adult life.
Susanne Millar… Read the rest
If you do nothing unexpected, nothing unexpected happens.
Fay Weldon… Read the rest
-September tries its best to have us forget summer.
Bern Williams… Read the rest
-Look for your own. Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what … Read the rest
-When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
-The perfection of art is to conceal art.
Quintilian… Read the rest
Dishonesty, cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive.
George A. Knight… Read the rest
If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re going.
Irwin Corey… Read the rest
-Travel the path of the heart instead of the path of convenience.
-The higher you climb,
The more that you see.
The more that you see,
The less that you know.
The less that you know,
The more that you … Read the rest
This sounds an extraordinary statement to make, but in fact all truth is very ordinary. It is peoples’ fantasies of what is true that is so extraordinary. That that we were born and that we face eternal extinction after death … Read the rest
-The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.
Ruby Dee… Read the rest
-A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.
Edmond de Goncourt… Read the rest
-Better be ill spoken of by one before all than by all before one.
Scottish Proverbs… Read the rest
-It’s not the situation… It’s your reaction to the situation.
Robert Conklin… Read the rest
-The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
Horace Walpole… Read the rest
-If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait … Read the rest
-Hope doesn’t come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It’s simply a choice to take action.
-Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.
Anna Lappe… Read the rest
Work! Labour … the one great sacrament of humanity from which all other things flow – security, leisure, joy, art, literature, even divinity itself.
Sean O’Casey… Read the rest
-Reality is something you rise above.
Liza Minnelli… Read the rest
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
Bernard Haldane… Read the rest
-The one sure way to conciliate a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.
Konrad Adenauer … Read the rest
-Getting and spending we lay waste our powers.
-All that we behold is full of blessings.
-My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I … Read the rest
I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
Robert Redford… Read the rest
-Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
-We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
Cato the Elder… Read the rest
A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
Sir Barnett Cocks… Read the rest
-Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge’s chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view.
-Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
-The past with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, it punishments, is there for … Read the rest
-I have only one superstition. I touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
Babe Ruth… Read the rest
The birds have vanished in the sky, and now the last cloud drains away. We sit together, the mountain and I until only the mountain remains.
Li Po… Read the rest
I’m very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. ‘Don’t complain about growing old – many, many people do … Read the rest
-Desire, ask, believe, receive.
-Whatever God’s dream about man may be, it seems certain it cannot come true unless man cooperates.
Stella Terrill Mann … Read the rest
The things that make us safest from others make us least from ourselves.
Danah Boyd… Read the rest
-I’m not going to die because I failed as someone else. I’m going to succeed as myself.
-Maybe I wanted to hear it so badly that my ears betrayed my mind in order to secure my heart.
-Success is meaningless … Read the rest
-No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen.
Minor White… Read the rest
-Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out. It’s called Four Blind Mice and it’s a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military.
-For many years I had heard about an … Read the rest
-Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves.
Germaine Greer… Read the rest
Only those who attempt the absurd…will achieve the impossible. I think …I think it’s in my basement…Let me go upstairs and check.
M. C. Escher… Read the rest
The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.
Frances Willard… Read the rest
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.
Russell Green… Read the rest
-You’ve lost your horse and you’re looking for the rope.
Abdulrahman Zeitoun… Read the rest
-It’s absurd to pursue your art, but it’s absurd not to.
-The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.
Willem de Kooning… Read the rest
-Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Please get out of the new one
If you can’t lend … Read the rest
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton… Read the rest
-It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation.
William Tecumseh Sherman… Read the rest
-It may seem impossible to imagine that a technologically advanced society could choose, in essence, to destroy itself, but that is what we are now in the process of doing.
-The figures did not take into account the expected increase … Read the rest
-Poetry often enters through the window of irrelevance.
M. C. Richards… Read the rest
-He who laughs last has not yet heard the bad news.
-Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
Bertolt Brecht… Read the rest
You don’t assault Everest. You sneak up on it, and then get the hell outta there.
Ed Viesturs… Read the rest
When you want to believe in something, you also have to believe in everything that’s necessary for believing in it.
Ugo Betti… Read the rest
-I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
-[Children] are travelers newly arrived in a strange country of which they know nothing.
-Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking … Read the rest
-It’s better to send middle-aged men abroad to bore each other than to send young men abroad to kill each other.
Robin Cook… Read the rest
-Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.
-If you scatter thorns, don’t go barefoot.
-It is not enough to aim; you must hit.
-The best armor is to keep out of … Read the rest
-Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
-Everyone rises to their level of incompetence.
-Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.
-The man who says he is willing … Read the rest
-If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.
Frank Wilczek… Read the rest
-I really don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive, you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, you’ve got to make a lot of noise, because life … Read the rest
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
Dick Clark… Read the rest
-We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
-It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
-The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
-Put your shoulder to the wheel.
Aesop… Read the rest
-It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.
Stuart’s Law of Retroaction… Read the rest
-Fall in love with what you do for a living. I don’t care what it is. It works.
-I’d rather fail at doing something I love than succeed at doing something I hate.
-Age to me means nothing. I can’t … Read the rest
There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity, and courage.
Fuchan Yuan… Read the rest
-Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine, and the automobile, … Read the rest
-I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will … Read the rest
Here’s a message to the new borns, waiting to breathe: if you believe then you can achieve. Just look at me, against all odds ‘though life is hard, we carry on, livin’ in the projects, broke with no lights on. … Read the rest
Climb every mountain, search high and low
Follow every byway, every path you know.
Climb every mountain, ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow, till you find your dream!
A dream that will need
all the love you can give,
Every … Read the rest
-The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Charles DuBois… Read the rest
-There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
Freya Madeline Stark… Read the rest
The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
Herbert Agar… Read the rest
An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.
Alfred A. Knopf… Read the rest
-The greatest griefs are the ones we cause ourselves.
-The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
-The end excuses any evil.
-A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
Sophocles… Read the rest
I believe that freedom is the deepest need of every human soul.
George W. Bush… Read the rest
Approach the moment with the idea that you’re in the fight to the finish.
Mataemon Iso… Read the rest
No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed.
No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined.
No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled.
No life ever grows great until it is focused, … Read the rest
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember
what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to the … Read the rest
-A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents ago that there should be a large air space between a journalist and the head of a state.
-A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct … Read the rest
-A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts.
Herbert Victor Prochnow… Read the rest
-You never conquer a mountain. Mountains can’t be conquered; you conquer yourself–your hopes, your fears.
Jim Whitaker… Read the rest
I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
Marlene Dietrich… Read the rest
Did you observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favours only the prepared mind.
Louis Pasteur… Read the rest
-When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer – say traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep – it is on such occasions … Read the rest
-How we remember, what we remember and why we remember form the most personal map of our individuality.
Christina Baldwin… Read the rest
-This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us; to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves; to act in such a way that some part … Read the rest
-Acquire inner peace and a multitude will find their salvation near you.
Catherine de Hueck Doherty… Read the rest
-This is a world of action, and not for moping and groaning in.
-No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
-“At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge,” said the gentleman, taking up … Read the rest
-The thing is to stalk your calling in a certain skilled and supple way to locate the most tender and live spot and plug into the pulse.
-There are lots of things to see, unwrapped gifts and free surprises. The … Read the rest
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
John Barton … Read the rest
-My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we… Read the rest
When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.
Elayne Boosler… Read the rest
-Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
-It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.
-I am an old … Read the rest
We need a president who’s fluent in at least one language.
Buck Henry… Read the rest
-The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.
-I can’t understand why people are frightened of new … Read the rest
People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.
Leo J. Burke… Read the rest
-The only truly happy people are children and the creative minority.
Jean Caldwell… Read the rest