-Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
Austin Phelps… Read the rest
-Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
-Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
Austin Phelps… Read the rest
How we treasure (and admire) the people who acknowledge us!
Julie Morgenstern… Read the rest
-A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
-Our fine arts were developed, their types and uses were established, in times very different from the present, by men whose power of action upon things was insignificant in comparison with ours. But … Read the rest
At the end of the day, whether or not those people are comfortable with how you’re living your life doesn’t matter. What matters is whether you’re comfortable with it.
Phillip C. McGraw… Read the rest
-Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud and one the stars.
Frederick Langbridge… Read the rest
you see a city? i call it a graveyard.
that skyline’s mere headstones
our habits are caskets
holding us six feet underground.
Jessica Henderson… Read the rest
-Look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man and work like a dog.
Caroline K. Simon… Read the rest
-Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
-When you are going through hell, keep going.
-The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of … Read the rest
-How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one’s senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality.
-If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
-You can tell the ideals of … 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
I have met thousands and thousands of pro-choice men and women. I have never met anyone who is pro-abortion. Being pro-choice is not being pro-abortion. Being pro-choice is trusting the individual to make the right decision for herself and her … Read the rest
-Even the best of friends need time apart.
Mark Heath… Read the rest
-Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
-There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only … Read the rest
-Despise not any man, and do not spurn anything; for there is no man who has not his hour, nor is there anything that has not its place.
Ben Azai… Read the rest
Excessive clutter and disorganization are often symptoms of a bigger health problem. People who have suffered an emotional trauma or a brain injury often find housecleaning an insurmountable task. Attention deficit disorder, depression, chronic pain and grief can prevent people … Read the rest
-Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.
Natalie Goldberg… Read the rest
-Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
For they … Read the rest
-Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.
-Ain’t no man can avoid being born average, but there ain’t no man got to be common.
-Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely … Read the rest
-Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.
-Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.
Louis L’Amour… Read the rest
It is historical continuity that keeps our assumptions in place, not a repeated assessment of their value.
Edward de Bono … Read the rest
-Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
-It is a fine thing to establish one’s own religion in … Read the rest
Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards.
Fred Hoyle… Read the rest
-Like its politicians and its wars, society has the teenagers it deserves.
-The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up … Read the rest
-Education is an admirable thing, but it’s well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
-When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
-Every saint has a past and … Read the rest
-Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves.
Germaine Greer… Read the rest
The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.… Read the rest
Respect a man, he will do the more.
James Howell… Read the rest
A rumor is one thing that gets thicker instead of thinner as it is spread.
Richard Armour… Read the rest
-Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
Margaret Fuller… Read the rest
From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it.
ATTRIBUTION: On the removal of a 2-inch-long moth from an experimental computer at Harvard in 1945, quoted in Time 16 Apr 84
Grace … Read the rest
We need a president who’s fluent in at least one language.
Buck Henry… Read the rest
The big issue of our times is surely not the absence of a set of common values in a multicultural society. It is rather a battle between people who believe in something and those who believe in nothing: not in … Read the rest
The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
Nicholas Butler… Read the rest
If no one has been annoyed for some time by what he sees to be your irresponsibility, you should consider whether you are holding your imagination too much in check.
Edmund Phelps … Read the rest
-He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.
Sir William Drummond… Read the rest
Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.
Gene Fowler… Read the rest
-Fiction gives life its form.
-Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.
Jean Anouilh… 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
Time is no law of nature. It is a plan. When you look at it with awareness, or start to touch it, then it starts to disintegrate.
Peter Hoeg… Read the rest
-When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
Hunter S. Thompson… Read the rest
-The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one’s mind a pleasant place in which to spend one’s time.
-Nothing can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks … Read the rest
-Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love – and to put its trust in life.
-[The artist] speaks to our capacity for delight and wonder, to the sense of mystery surrounding our … Read the rest
-So you see, imagination needs moodling – long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
Brenda Ueland… Read the rest
-The only truly happy people are children and the creative minority.
Jean Caldwell… Read the rest
Selling to people who actually want to hear from you is more effective than interrupting strangers who don’t.
Seth Godin… Read the rest
-Life is full of obstacle illusions.
Grant Frazier… 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
-I enjoy talking to you more than anybody else because I never feel I am giving myself away and so can admit to shady, dishonest, crawling, cowardly, unjust, arrogant, snobbish, lecherous, perverted and generally shameful feelings that I don’t want … Read the rest
Old age is the most unexpected of things that can happen to a man.
Leon Trotsky… Read the rest
-Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.
-Don’t rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head.… Read the rest
-Celebrate what you want to see more of.
-If no one is pissed-off with you then you are dead but just haven’t figured it out yet.
-If your company has a clean-desk policy, the company is nuts and … Read the rest
-Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It’s unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don’t have to try.
Peggy Noonan… Read the rest
The past is finished. There is nothing to b gained by going over it. Whatever it gave us in the experiences it brought us was something we had to know.… Read the rest
-The things we know best are the things we haven’t been taught.
-Generosity gives assistance rather than advice.
Marquis de Vauvenargues… Read the rest
A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
Jerry Seinfeld… Read the rest
-He’s simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
Saki… Read the rest
To gain that worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
Bernadette Devlin… Read the rest
I’ve never quite believed that one chance is all I get.
Anne Tyler… Read the rest
-Better be ill spoken of by one before all than by all before one.
Scottish Proverbs… Read the rest
Politics, as it turned out, lent itself admirably to storytelling. Where else can you find such a mix of greed, power, lust, conspiracy, sacrifice and secrecy?
Val Sears… Read the rest
-I believe that no man ever threw away life, while it was worth keeping.
-A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual … Read the rest
-It’s just a ride and we can change it any time we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money, a choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want … Read the rest
-I have made this a rather long letter because I haven’t had time to make it shorter.
-The power of man’s virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doings.
-Earthly things must be known … Read the rest
The wind, one brilliant day, called.
Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
that a spring was breaking
out in my heart.
I said: Along which secret aqueduct,
Oh water, are you coming to me,
water of a … Read the rest
-Laws are like sausages. It’s better not to see them being made.
-When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn’t the slightest intention of putting it into practice.
Otto von Bismarck… Read the rest
-The dreamers are the saviors of the world.
-The greatest achievement was at first and for a time only a dream.
-You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
James Allen… Read the rest
-I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
J.D. Salinger… Read the rest
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
Mary Worley Montagu… Read the rest
-We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
Frank Tibolt… Read the rest
-We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things [but] there are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or … Read the rest
-If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘Thank You’, that would suffice.
-Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.
Meister Eckhart… Read the rest
-It is far more important that one’s life should be perceived than it should be transformed; for no sooner has it been perceived, than it transforms itself of its own accord.
-We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: … Read the rest
There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else.
Peyton Conway March … Read the rest
-A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
-May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
-The tragedy of modern … Read the rest
Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asketh, receiveth;
and he that seeketh, findeth;
and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.… Read the rest
Man is his own star and the soul that can render an honest and perfect man commands all light, all influence, all fate.
John Fletcher… Read the rest
To admire an artist, you should not know him personally.
Jacinto Benavente… 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
Truly, because of our accepting and rejecting, we have not the suchness of things.
Seng-T’san… Read the rest
All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force… We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.
Max Planck, Nobel Prize-winning Father of Quantum … Read the rest
-In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a … Read the rest
Anxiety leads to a narrowing of the field of attention, the so-called tunnel vision, and when people are anxious, they are unable to attend to the total situation as is necessary to enable them to act rationally, but impulsively do … Read the rest
It’s just as difficult to overcome success as it is to overcome failure.
Sir William Walton… Read the rest
-The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
-She used to drag her mattress beside her low window and lie awake for a long while, vibrating with excitement, as a machine … Read the rest
-History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.
-Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
-All that … Read the rest
-We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
-Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.
-Many would be cowards if they had courage enough.
-Enquire not what boils in another’s pot.… Read the rest
Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
John Herschel… Read the rest
-It seems the misfortune of one can plow a deeper furrow in the heart than the misfortune of millions.
Kirby Larson… Read the rest
-We have come to think of art and work as incompatible, or at least independent categories and have for the first time in history created an industry without art.
-The vocation, whether it be that of the farmer or the … Read the rest
-The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty.
-Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
-It is too difficult to think nobly when one … Read the rest
-Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are … Read the rest
-Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
Eddie Cantor… Read the rest
It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.
Bette Davis… Read the rest
-Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.
Coco Chanel… Read the rest
-It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.
-Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it’s important.… Read the rest
I dream, therefore I become.
Cheryl Renée Grossman… Read the rest
-Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her–when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?
Helen Rowland … Read the rest
-If I had my life to live over:
I would have talked less and listened more. I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded. I would have eaten the popcorn … Read the rest