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Quotes November 7, 2016


The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

What O’Connor never understood was that being a general consisted of two parts politics and one part ruthlessness. Brilliance is a small part of the equation.
Vincent Green
The Price of Justice

Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
Samuel Johnson

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”
Albert Schweitzer

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”
Amelia Earhart

The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few.
Phil Knight,
corporate leader

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi,
social reformer and independence movement leader

‘Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the shadow.’
T. S. Eliot.

Worth repeating:
Because the abuse of a child leaves scars that never fucking heal.
Prison fences don’t surround most cemeteries, but most cemeteries aren’t the place where the living has died.
One fella who works here says human memory is like a radio signal. Sometimes you hear it clear enough to dance to the music. Other times it’s fading and then nothing but static.
Tom Lowe
Cemetery Road


“Life is a cycle, always in motion. If good times have moved on, so will times of trouble.”
Indian Proverb

There comes a day when you realize turning a page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
Zayn Malik

Human beings are wired to care and give and it’s probably our best route to happiness.
Dacher Keltner

“We numb our minds and heart so one need not be broken and the other need not be bothered.”
Peggy Haymes

“I will breathe. I will think of solutions, I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. I will simply breathe. And it will be okay. Because I don’t quit.”
Shayne McClendon

Quotes November 1, 2016

NANO begins today, November 1st



If Moses were alive today he’d come down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments and spend the next five years trying to get them published.

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
Doug Larson

Real seriousness in regard to writing is one of two absolute necessities. The other, unfortunately, is talent.
Ernest Hemingway

Writing is so difficult that I often feel that writers, having had their hell on earth, will escape all punishment thereafter.
Jessamyn West

Long, hard slog today writing the Great American Tweet.
(That was it…what do you think? Pulitzer?)
Greg Tamblyn

Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.





By Juliana Rose Pignataro : National Novel Writing Month 2016: 15 Quotes About Writing A Book From Famous Authors To Inspire You This NaNoWriMo



“I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse.”
Leonard Cohen

“After all, a vacation is not a matter of place or time. We can take a wonderful vacation in spirit, even though we are obliged to stay at home, if we will only drop our burdens from our minds for a while. But no amount of travel will give us rest and recreation if we carry our work and worries with us.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder, essay September 1919


Quotes October 31, 2016

“There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.”
Robert Brault

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.
Pablo Picasso

Being a hero is about the shortest lived profession on earth.
Will Rogers (1879-1935) American humorist and actor.

Happiness, knowledge, not in another place but this place, not for
another hour but this hour…
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

One always speaks badly when one has nothing to say.
writer, philosopher and historian

“A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Intimacy is being seen and known as the person you truly are.
Amy Bloom

“Alexandra drew her shawl closer about her and stood leaning against the frame of the mill, looking at the stars which glittered so keenly through the frosty autumn air. She always loved to watch them, to think of their vastness and distance, and of their ordered march. It fortified her to reflect upon the great operations of nature, and when she thought of the law that lay behind them, she felt a sense of personal security.”
Willa Cather, O Pioneers!

A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.
English proverb

Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.
Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Swiss political philosopher and essayist.

Quotes October 30, 2016

That night, I had a dream. I dreamed that God came to me. This was not the God I believe in, the one you read about in the Bible. It was some other God, and when He spoke, he said, ‘I’m going to give you a piece of the universe. Your job is to take care of it. Not make it bigger or better — just take care of it. And when I’m ready, I’ll take it back, and your life will be over.
Daniel Gottlieb

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
John Lennon

Three Things that Matter Most in Youth and Old Age
Things don’t have to change the world to be important.
Steve Jobs

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source.”
Anaïs Nin

We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.

Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing.

I heard you’re a player. Nice to meet you, I”m the coach. 🙂
Your pants say exercise, but your ass says McDonalds
Know your worth. Then add tax. 🙂
John Stanley Komas

Quotes October 27, 2016

I think it’s a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one’s self.
Arthur Miller,

Hard work never brings fatigue. It brings satisfaction.
Narendra Modi

Success always hugs you in private ,but failure always slaps you in the public. Thats  life.

“My tombstone? I’m thinking something along the lines of, ‘Geez, he was just here a minute ago.'”
George Carlin

“Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.”

“In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.”
Jane Smiley

“If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!”
T. Harv Eker

“Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.”
Jimmy Spithill

“Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.”
Charles F. Kettering

Quotes October 26, 2016

“Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.”

If you want to make a difference and leave your world a better place, let others know how important they are as you put their needs above yours.
Jaren L. Davis

Each of us can look back upon someone who made a great difference in our lives, someone whose wisdom or simple acts of caring made an impression upon us. In all likelihood it was someone who sought no recognition for their deed other than the joy of knowing that, by their hand, another’s life had been made better.
Stephen M. Wolf

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
Roald Dahl

To strengthen the muscles of your heart, the best exercise is lifting someone else’s spirit whenever you can.

“I know all about the despair of overcoming chronic temptation. It is not serious, provided self-offended petulance, annoyance at breaking records, impatience, etc., don’t get the upper hand. No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep picking ourselves up each time…The only fatal thing is to lose one’s temper and give up.”
C.S. Lewis, Letters, January 20, 1942

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

“I know that the writer does call up the general and maybe the essential through the particular, but this general and essential is still deeply embedded in mystery. It is not answerable to any of our formulas.”
The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor

“If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.”
Charlie Parker

The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
John Ruskin

Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great purpose in heart.
Gordon B. Hinckley

Quotes October 25, 2016

If we apply our minds directly and competently to the needs of the earth, then we will have begun to make fundamental and necessary changes in our minds.
Wendell Berry

To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.
Morihei Ueshiba

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.
Jean Shinoda Bolen

A single day is enough to make us a little larger.
Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Love truth, and pardon error.
Voltaire, 1694-1778

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865

No one must shut his eyes and regard as nonexistent the suffering of which he spared himself the sight.
Albert Schweitzer

“No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”
Alan Watts

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.
Desiderius Erasmus

Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.
Theodore Dreiser

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Sir Isaac Newton

Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion. Israel Zangwill

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
Emily Dickinson

What you give, you will receive, although it might sometimes come from the place you least expect.
Paulo Coelho

Childhood is the world of miracle and wonder…as if creation rose, bathed in the light, out of the darkness, utterly new and fresh and astonishing.
Eugene Ionesco

“When you walk with purpose you collide with destiny.”
Bertice Berry

“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”
Suzanne Collins

Quotes October 24, 2016

It is often to the wary that the events in life are unexpected. Looser types – people who are not busy weighing and measuring every little thing – are used to accidents, coincidences, chance, things getting out of hand, things sneaking up on them. They are the happy children of life, to whom life happens for better or worse.”
Laurie Colwin, “A Mythological Subject,” in The Lone Pilgrim

To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Nelson Mandela,
activist and political leader

Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past — let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
John F. Kennedy,
35th US president

The minute you’re satisfied with where you are, you aren’t there anymore.
Tony Gwynn,
baseball player

No man who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives is long left without proper reward.
Booker T. Washington,
educator, writer and orator

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
Bruce Lee

Quotes October 23 – 24, 2016

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery…”
Winston Churchill

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
Thomas Jefferson

“It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to  extend its power to the entire planet.”
Hassan el Banna  Founder  Muslim Brotherhood

Speed is useful only if you are running in the right direction.
Joel Barker,
writer and lecturer

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it.
Ronald Reagan,
40th US president

Experience, the name men give to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde,

Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges.
Herman Melville,

I think I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. Part of it is just learning what makes me happier and doing more of it, and learning what makes me unhappier and doing less of it.
Mark Frauenfelder,
writer and illustrator


“People often ask themselves the right questions. Where they fail is in answering the questions they ask themselves, and even there they do not fail by much…But it takes time, it takes humility and a serious reason for searching.”
William Maxwell, Time Will Darken It

“When a situation develops gradually, no matter how weird that situation is, you get used to it.”
Andy Warhol, POPism

“There is almost one time that is important – Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.”
Leo Tolstoy,  What Men Live By and Other Tales

“The satisfaction to be derived from success in a great constructive enterprise is one of the most massive that life has to offer.”
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

“A comfortable home is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.”
Sydney Smith

“Reject your sense of injury, and the injury itself disappears.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“To hear complaints is wearisome alike to the wretched and the happy.”
Samuel Johnson, The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

“I’m grateful for past betrayals, heartaches, and challenges… I thought they were breaking me; but they were sculpting me.”
Steve Maraboli

“Your problem is you’re too busy holding onto your unworthiness.”
Ram Dass

“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievements of one’s values.”
Ayn Rand

“It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self-discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”
Marianne Williamson

Quotes October 20-21, 2016

Ron Chestna 89 years of age was  stopped by the Sheriff around 2 a.m. and was asked where he was going at that  time of night.

Ron replied, “I’m on my way to a lecture  about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well  as smoking and staying out late.”

The officer  asked, “Really? Who’s giving that lecture at this time of night?”

Ron replied, “That would be my  wife.”




If something went wrong with your tracking program, the only method I would have to fix it is”—he raised a fist and mimed banging it against something—“ percussive maintenance accompanied by colorful cursing. Seldom works with delicate electronics.”
Carlyle Clark
Children From Dark Houses (An Atticus & Rosemary Mystery Thriller Book 1)




I’m most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He’s given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I’ll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do.
Martin Lawrence




Surround yourself with good people. Whether they’re the best or not, people are capable of learning if they’ve got good hearts and they’re good souls.
Kid Rock




A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.
Arthur Brisbane




The brighter you are, the more you have to learn.
Don Herold




It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.
Margaret Mead




Every song you’re trying to find something that going to connect in different ways but for me the songs that I’m really drawn to are inspirational, songs that lift you and that everybody can relate to no matter where you’re from.
Rodney Atkins




Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life–and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.
Dean Koontz


“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face us with the reality of our powerlessness. That is a friend who cares.”
Henri Nouwen

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.
David Tyson Gentry