Tag: Various

Quotes September 21, 2020

When we are in love, we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
Blaise Pascal
 
 
 
 
I always say ‘Don’t make plans, make options.’
Jennifer Aniston,
actress
 
 
 
 
We cannot create compartments in life — political, economic, social, environmental. Whatever we do or don’t do affects and touches the wholeness, the homogeneity. We are forever organically related to wholeness.
Vimala Thakar
 
 
 
 
We need to find our way back to love, and the forgotten garden of the soul reconnects us to love–this is a part of its mystery, its magic.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
 
 
 
 

When you use a living medicine and get well, you feel that the world is alive and aware and wants to help you. People often talk about saving the Earth, but how many times have you experienced the Earth saving you?
Stephen Harrod Buhner
 
 
 
 
The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
Shel Silverstein

 
 
 
 
Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
US Supreme Court justice
1933-2020

Quotes September 20, 2020

“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
Benjamin Franklin
 
 
 
 
“If I don’t train enough, of course I’m nervous.“
Haile Gebrselassie
 
 
 
 
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
Isaac Asimov
 
 
 
 
“She was powerful, not because she wasn’t scared, but because she went on so strongly despite the fear.”
Harper Lee
 
 
 
 
“Hold on to that fundamental quality of faith. Have faith that on the other side of your pain is something good.” – Dwayne Johnson
 
 
 
 
If rioters come to your area, please remember, don’t be a litterbug.
Pick up your brass.
 
 
 
 
You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.
Unknown

Quotes September 13, 2020

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.”
David M. Burns
 
 
 
 
“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
T.E. Lawrence
 
 
 
 
“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.”
Stephen R. Covey
 
 
 
 
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
H. L. Mencken
 
 
 
 
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw
 
 
 
 
In this game of life your family is the court and the ball is your heart. No matter how good you are, no matter how down you get, always leave your heart on the court.
Kwame Alexander
 
 
 
 
Some events are in the area of the soul where words cannot penetrate.
Neal Cassady,
poet
 
 
 
 
The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams.
George R.R. Martin
 
 
 
 
Fall in love with who you are becoming.
Unknown

Quotes September 09, 2020

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children… to leave the world a better place… to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain
 
 
 
 
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
 
 
 
 
“If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.”
Joseph Addison
 
 
 
 
If you don’t love yourself you’ll never feel like anyone else does either.
Bridgett Devoue
 
 
 
 
When reason ends, then anger begins. Therefore, anger is a sign of weakness.
Dalai Lama XIV
 
 
 
 
I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.
Walt Disney
 
 
 
 
The taxpayer – that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.
Ronald Reagan
 
 
 
 
There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
Mother Teresa
 
 
 
 
I’d like to dial it back 5% or 10% and try to have a vacation that’s not just e-mail with a view.
Elon Musk
 
 
 
 
Forget your mistakes but remember what they taught you.
Vannetta Chapman
 
 
 
 
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Walter Bagehot
 
 
 
 
Life’s so short. Spend it with friends who make you laugh and feel loved.
Unknown

Quotes September 06, 2020

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
Walter Hagen
 
 
 
 
Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.
Napoleon Hill
 
 
 
 
Slanderers are a species of creatures, so great a scandal to human nature, as scarce to deserve the name of men. They are, for the generality, a composition of the most detestable vices, price, envy, lying, hatred, uncharitableness, etc… And yet it is a lamentable truth that these wretches swarm in every town, and lurk in every village; and, actuated by these base principles, are ever busied in attacking the characters of mankind; none are too good or too great to escape the level of their envenomed dart; nor does the inefficacy of their malicious intentions in the least deter them from persevering in their villainy.
Wellins Calcott
 
 
 
 
Your tittle-tattlers, and those who listen to slander, by my good will should all be hanged — the former by their tongues, the latter by the ears.
Plautus
 
 
 
 
An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
Proverbs 11:9
 
 
 
 
Slander is worse than cannibalism.
John Chrysostom
 
 
 
 
Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.
Criss Jami
 
 
 
 
You can’t just slander someone, defame them, lie about them. You can’t incite people to crime. There’s all sorts of reasonable restrictions on free speech that are already codified in the British common-law system.
Jordan Peterson
 
 
 
 
An author who gives a manager or publisher any rights in his work except those immediately and specifically required for its publication or performance is for business purposes an imbecile.
George Bernard Shaw
 
 
 
 
One of the pieces I’m deeply proud to have written started with a paragraph that read: “This story needed an ending before it could find its first sentence. So please forgive me for delivering it ten years overdue.” That ten years was a war with writer’s block.
Cal Fussman
 
 
 
 
God’s vision for your life is bigger than your dreams.
Unknown

Quotes August 29, 2020

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”
Albert Camus
 
 
 
 
“Love is a better teacher than duty.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
“The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.”
Aesop
 
 
 
 
“The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
 
 
 
 
“Your work is discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
“If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.”
Proverb
 
 
 
 
“The best proof of love is trust.”
Joyce Brothers
 
 
 
 
“Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.”
Ram Dass
 
 
 
 
“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.”
W.C. Fields
 
 
 
 
“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.”
Robert Hand
 
 
 
 
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
Abraham Lincoln
 
 
 
 
“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.”
Harry F. Banks
 
 
 
 
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”
Mark Twain
 
 
 
 
“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”
Malcolm S. Forbes
 
 
 
 
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
Jack Canfield
 
 
 
 
“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”
Albert Schweitzer
 
 
 
 
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
George Bernard Shaw
 
 
 
 
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
H. L. Mencken

 
 
 
 
God has objective for your pain, a motive for your struggle and a gift for your faithfulness. Don’t give up!
Unknown

Quotes August 27, 2020

Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.
Steve Irwin
 
 
 
 
Our beliefs control everything we do. If we believe we can or we believe we cannot, we are correct.
John C. Maxwell
 
 
 
 
What we need are positive, realistic goals and the willingness to work. Hard work and practical goals.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,
professional basketball player
 
 
 
 
In order to realize the worth of the anchor we need to feel the stress of the storm.
Corrie ten Boom,
writer, watchmaker
 
 
 
 
It’s not that I take myself seriously, I take what I do seriously.
Laurence Fishburne,
actor, playwright, producer, screenwriter, film director
 
 
 
 
Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.
I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me.
Cary Grant
 
 
 
 
There’s too much blank sky where a tree once stood.
Jesmyn Ward,
writer, professor
 
 
 
 
If you let go a little you will have a little happiness. If you let go completely you will be free.
Ajahn Chah
 
 
 
 
You cannot find peace avoiding life.
Virginia Woolf
 
 
 
 
Sometimes, I’m brave. Sometimes, I’m just stubborn.
Nigia Stephens
 
 
 
 
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Plato
 
 
 
 
Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.
Unknown

Quotes August 22, 2020

Where hope grows, miracles blossom.
Elna Rae
 
 
 
 
The more aware one is — of yourself, of your surroundings, of other people — the more likely you are to respond truthfully.
I want to see myself as the hero of any story.
Sandra Oh,
actor
 
 
 
 
You cannot score 10 goals from 10 shots — that’s impossible — but I am trying.
Mohamed Salah,
professional footballer
 
 
 
 
Nothing is so impenetrable as laughter in a language you don’t understand.
William Golding,
writer, playwright, poet
 
 
 
 
Remember your yesterdays, dream your tomorrows, and live your todays.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Your current situation is not your final destination.
Unknown

Quotes August 20, 2020

Cultivate an ever-continuous power of observation.
John Singer Sargent,
artist
 
 
 
 
In improvisation there is one hard and fast rule, and that rule is known as ‘Yes And.’
Maya Rudolph,
actress, comedian
 
 
 
 
An idea starts to be interesting when you get scared of taking it to its logical conclusion.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
essayist, scholar, mathematical statistician, risk analyst
 
 
 
 
I don’t think it would have all got me quite so down if just once in a while—just once in a while—there was at least some polite little perfunctory implication that knowledge should lead to wisdom, and that if it doesn’t, it’s just a disgusting waste of time! But there never is! You never even hear any hints dropped on a campus that wisdom is supposed to be the goal of knowledge. You hardly ever even hear the word ‘wisdom’ mentioned!
J.D. Salinger
 
 
 
 
But if you tell folks you’re a college student, folks are so impressed. You can be a student in anything and not have to know anything. Just say toxicology or marine biokinesis, and the person you’re talking to will change the subject to himself. If this doesn’t work, mention the neural synapses of embryonic pigeons.
Chuck Palahniuk
 
 
 
 
Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.
Kurt Vonnegut
 
 
 
 
I don’t ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful.
Pete Hamill,
journalist, writer, editor
1935-2020
 
 
 
 
Rory Sutherland, Alchemy: The Surprising Power of Ideas That Don’t Make Sense he says,

“When you demand logic, you pay a hidden price: you destroy magic.”

“Engineers, medical people, scientific people, have an obsession with solving the problems of reality, when actually … once you reach a basic level of wealth in society, most problems are actually problems of perception.”
 
 
 
 
Reminder:
Hang out with people who make you forget to look at your phone.
Unknown

Quotes August 10, 2020

“Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal.”
Jerome Fleishman
 
 
 
 
“If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry David Thoreau
 
 
 
 
“Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.”
Lou Holtz
 
 
 
 
“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.”
Les Brown
 
 
 
 
“I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits.”
Anaïs Nin
 
 
 
 
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
Jack Canfield
 
 
 
 
“When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say, ‘Wow, that was an adventure,’ not, ‘Wow, I sure felt safe.’”
Tom Preston-Werner
 
 
 
 
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
Harriet Tubman
 
 
 
 
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”’
Earl Nightingale
 
 
 
 
“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.”
Soren Kierkegaard
 
 
 
 
“20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain
 
 
 
 
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
Christopher Reeve
 
 
 
 
“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”
Napoléon Bonaparte
 
 
 
 
“We acquire the strength we have overcome.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger
 
 
 
 
“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”
Zig Ziglar
 
 
 
 
“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.”
Thomas Edison
 
 
 
 
“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”
Mary Engelbreit
 
 
 
 
Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties.

Your memory is a monster; you forget – it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you – and summons them to your recall with a will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you!
John Irving