Many a false step was made by standing still
Fortune Cookie… Read the rest
Many a false step was made by standing still
Many a false step was made by standing still
Fortune Cookie… Read the rest
My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
Miles Davis… Read the rest
By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.
Grenville Kleiser… Read the rest
-We are all born with wonderful gifts. We use these gifts to express ourselves, to amuse, to strengthen, and to communicate. We begin as children to explore and develop our talents, often unaware that we are unique, that not everyone … Read the rest
-You must pray that the way be long, full of adventures and experiences.
Constantine Peter Cavafy… Read the rest
Each wrong act brings with it its own anesthetic, dulling the conscience and blinding it against further light, and sometimes for years.
Rose Macaulay… Read the rest
The hardest thing about doing the right thing for yourself is you usually have to do it alone.
Po Bronson… Read the rest
-Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
Austin Phelps… Read the rest
Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
Sarah Bernhardt… Read the rest
-A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
-It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars.
Garrison Keillor… Read the rest
A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.
David Gergen… Read the rest
-Always remember others may hate you but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.
-When the president does it, that means it is not illegal.
Richard Milhous Nixon … Read the rest
-The reward of all action is to be found in enlightenment.
-Seek refuge in the attitude of detachment and you will amass the wealth of spiritual awareness. Those who are motivated by the desire for the fruits of their actions … Read the rest
-There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
-Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. … Read the rest
-Dare to be wise: begin! Those who postpone the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses, yet on it glides, and will glide forever.
-He is almost always … Read the rest
-Every burden is a blessing.
-What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Robert H. Schuller (Dr.)… Read the rest
-You risked your life, but what else have you ever risked? Have you ever risked disapproval? Have you ever risked economic security? Have you ever risked a belief? I see nothing particularly courageous in risking one’s life. So you lose … Read the rest
-The superior man loves his soul, the inferior man loves his property.
-Virtue is to love men.
-Everything flows on and on like this river, without pause, day and night.
-He who will not economize will have to agonize.
-Only … Read the rest
Women like silent men. They think they’re listening.
Marcel Archard… 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
-Calendars are for careful people, not passionate ones.
-I like coincidences. They make me wonder about destiny, and whether free will is an illusion or just a matter of perspective. They let me speculate on the idea of some master … Read the rest
My philosophy is anyone or anything that gives you knowledge inspires you.
Gabrielle Reece… Read the rest
You don’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.
Laurel Mellin… Read the rest
-Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
Annie Lennox… Read the rest
Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art, it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
Pauline Kael … Read the rest
-Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
-History is a fable often told.
-If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
-In politics, absurdity is not … Read the rest
-When I only begin to read, I forget I’m on this world. It lifts me on wings with high thoughts.
Anzia Yezierska… Read the rest
-Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place … Read the rest
-If we are lucky, we can give in and rest without feeling guilty. We can stop doing and concentrate on being.
-Intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a ceremony, not a piece of paper from the state.
Kathleen Norris… Read the rest
-When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
-The perfection of art is to conceal art.
Quintilian… Read the rest
The things that make us safest from others make us least from ourselves.
Danah Boyd… Read the rest
Never have so many experienced such intensity of emotions; never had comradeship–a sense of needing and being needed–struck so deeply and bound prior strangers so strongly in a blood brotherhood.
Joseph Persico… Read the rest
-Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.
Matt Groening… Read the rest
-He can make me love something just by showing me the energy with which he loves it.
Heather Armstrong… Read the rest
-How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank… Read the rest
Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
Josh Billings… Read the rest
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
Hosea Ballou… 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
Work is my gift to the world. It is my social fruitfulness. It ties me to my neighbor and binds me to the future. What is the use of living a useful life if I do not also lead a … 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
-Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil.
-Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.
-Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement … Read the rest
-Fiction gives life its form.
-Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.
Jean Anouilh… Read the rest
Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and grey
Look out on a summer’s day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills… Read the rest
There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me.
Mary Wortley (Lady) Montagu… Read the rest
-Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and time again, will come as a surprise to him.
Golo Mann… Read the rest
-There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.
Doctor Who… 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 don’t always get to choose what we love.
-A little drama wins more friends than boring.
Scott Westerfeld… Read the rest
-The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think.
Edwin Schlossberg… 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
-The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not.
-Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one’s balance … Read the rest
-Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.
-I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, … Read the rest
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
James Madison… Read the rest
To dream … the impossible dream …
To fight … the unbeatable foe …
To bear … with unbearable sorrow …
To run … where the brave dare not go …
To right … the unrightable wrong …
To love … Read the rest
-Anecdotal thinking comes naturally; science requires training.
-But because we live in an age of science, we have a preoccupation with corroborating our myths.
-But the power of science lies in open publication, which, with the rise of the Internet, … Read the rest
-The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any.
Katharine Whitehorn… Read the rest
-People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.
-The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my … Read the rest
Machines take me by surprise with great frequency.
Alan Turing… Read the rest
-Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
-Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the … Read the rest
-Work is not always required… there is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.
George McDonald… Read the rest
-I’m glad I didn’t have to fight in any war. I’m glad I didn’t have to pick up a gun. I’m glad I didn’t get killed or kill somebody. I hope my kids enjoy the same lack of manhood.
Eating … Read the rest
If you want to be miserable, think about yourself, about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you and what people think of you.
Charles Kingsley… Read the rest
-Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
-I shut my eyes in order to see.
Paul Gauguin… Read the rest
-All that lives must die,
Passing through nature to eternity.
Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 2.
-Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
Measure for Measure, Act I, Sc.5
-The … Read the rest
-Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
-In a world of fugitives the person taking the opposite direction will appear to run away.
-I have measured out my life with … Read the rest
The cynic is his own worst enemy. It requires far less skill to run a wrecking company than it does to be an architect.
U.S. Andersen… Read the rest
-Even with the best of maps and instruments, we can never fully chart our journeys.
Gail Pool… Read the rest
-The cliché is the handrail of the crippled mind.
Spike Milligan… Read the rest
-This new attitude towards effort and work as an aim in itself may be assumed to be the most important psychological change which has happened to man since the end of the Middle Ages … the development of a frantic … Read the rest
Named must your fear be before banish it you can.
Yoda… Read the rest
A rumor is one thing that gets thicker instead of thinner as it is spread.
Richard Armour… Read the rest
If the human mind was simple enough to understand, we’d be too simple to understand it.
Emerson Pugh… Read the rest
The will to live in civilized man is a combined biological and psychological drive. As long as we have something to live for, the will to live carries us through the moments of crisis which are inevitable in every life.… Read the rest
The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez… Read the rest
-Dive into the sea of thought, and find there pearls beyond price.
Moses Ibn Ezra… Read the rest
-When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.
-The pursuit of happiness is … Read the rest
-Anyone can be an idealist. Anyone can be a cynic. The hard part lies somewhere in the middle i.e. being human.
-Art suffers the moment other people start paying for it. The more you need the money, the more people … Read the rest
-I do not cut my life up into days but my days into lives, each day, each hour, an entire life.
-If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.
Juan Ramon Jimenez … Read the rest
-How comes it to pass that we die Copies?
-Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, /And think they grow immortal as they quote.
Edward Young… Read the rest
-Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.
-Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.
Philip K. Dick… Read the rest
-It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now… with its aches and it pleasures… is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.… Read the rest
-Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from great personal success, or just an all-night drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen.
-A desk is … Read the rest
The probation service have found out that there are two types of person appearing before the courts — those who have problems and those who are problems.
Simon Cohen (in Magistrate, June 1983)… 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
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
Stewart L. Udall… Read the rest
-Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult.
Charlotte Whitton… Read the rest
-To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Bruce Lee… Read the rest
-The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
-You’re not a wave, you’re a … Read the rest
-In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.
-I must study politics and war that my sons may have … Read the rest
If you think nobody cares if you are alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
Earl Wilson… Read the rest
-Destroy ‘the ego’, hound it, beat it, snub it, tell it where it gets off? Great fun, no doubt, but where is it? Must you not find it first? Isn’t there a word about catching your goose before you can … 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
-I once complained to my father that I didn’t seem able to do things the same way other people did. Dad’s advice? ‘Margo, don’t be a sheep. People hate sheep. They eat sheep.’
Margo Kaufman … Read the rest
-A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
-There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what … Read the rest
-Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.
-An affirmation is a strong, positive statement that something is already so.
-I am convinced that life in … Read the rest
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
Charles de Montesquieu… Read the rest
I never lose an opportunity to make a practical beginning. It’s amazing how often the mustard seed germinates itself.
Florence Nightingale… Read the rest
Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian.
Lee Simonson… Read the rest
-When two people part, it is the one who is not in love who makes the tender speeches.
-The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in seeing through new eyes.
-A cathedral, a wave of … Read the rest