Tag: Various

Quotes October 10, 2019

Thoughts are mightier than strength of hand.
Sophocles,
ancient Greek tragedian
 
 
 
 
Not until the empirical resources are exhausted, need we pass on to the dreamy realms of speculation.
Edwin Hubble,
astronomer who formulated Hubble’s Law of an expanding universe
 
 
 
 
I write to discover what I know.
Flannery O’Connor,
writer
 
 
 
 
I don’t dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day; I’m dreaming for living.
Steven Spielberg,
filmmaker
 
 
 
 
If it’s not scary, everyone else would do it.

Fun is the most important. If you do stuff for money, it never works out.
Ina Garten,
cookbook author, businesswoman
 
 
 
 
Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
Hank Aaron,
professional baseball player, right fielder
 
 
 
 
Beauty is much grander than the definition we give it.

I love telling stories that allow people to be less afraid to tell theirs.
Gina Rodriguez, actress
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
 
 
 
 
You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend, or not.
Isabel Allende,
Chilean American writer
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
 
 
 
 
Understand well as I may, my comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand.
Ada Lovelace,
mathematician, founder of scientific computing
 
 
 
 
If you’re not invited to the party, throw your own.
Diahann Carroll, actress, singer, model
1935-2019

Quotes October 05, 2019

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
Oscar Wilde
 
 
 
 
Don’t let small beliefs hold you back from big dreams.
Lewis Howes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Don’t stress. Do your best. Forget the rest.
Unknown

Quotes October 02, 2019

Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out.
Gordon B. Hinckley
 
 
 
 

If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.
Tom Hanks
 
 
 
 

She’s battling things her smile will never tell you about.
3am Thoughts
 
 
 
 
People who don’t know how to communicate always think you’re trying to argue.
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Quotes October 01, 2019

Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Lao Tzu
 
 
 
 
I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.
Tracy Chapman
 
 
 
 
The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.
Thich Nhat Hanh
 
 
 
 
Humor was another of the soul’s weapons in the fight for self-preservation. It is well known that humor, more than anything else in the human make-up, can afford an aloofness and an ability to rise above any situation, even if only for a few seconds.
Viktor Frankl
 
 
 
 
The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
John Burroughs
 
 
 
 
“If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
 
 
 
 
Worry does nothing but steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing.
Unknown

Quotes September 29, 2019

If you’re bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.
Lou Holtz
 
 
 
 
The only cats worth anything are the cats that take chances.
Thelonious Monk,
jazz pianist, composer
 
 
 
 
I write to discover what I know.
Flannery O’Connor,
writer
 
 
 
 
Running alone is the toughest. You get to the point where you have to keep pushing yourself.
Walter Payton,
professional American football player
 
 
 
 
You are perfectly cast in your life. I can’t imagine anyone but you in the role. Go play.
Lin-Manuel Miranda,
composer, lyricist, singer, actor, playwright, producer
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
 
 
 
 
Live up to your convictions. You walk in grace or you walk in fear. You can’t have it both ways.
Carlos Santana,
Mexican American guitarist, musician
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
 
 
 
 
Only a burning patience will lead to the attainment of a splendid happiness.
Pablo Neruda,
Chilean poet, diplomat, politician, Nobel Prize winner
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
 
 
 
 
Experience has taught me that you cannot value dreams according to the odds of their coming true. Their real value is in stirring within us the will to aspire.
Sonia Sotomayor,
first Hispanic US Supreme Court justice
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

Quotes September 21, 2019


Pay forward the grace you’ve been given, not the pain you’ve been dealt.
Unknown

Quotes September 18, 2019

You can put things off until tomorrow but tomorrow may never come.
Gloria Estefan,
Cuban-American singer, songwriter, businesswoman
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
 
 
 
 
Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.
Carlos Fuentes,
Mexican writer
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
 
 
 
 
People are good or half good or a quarter good, and it changes all the time — but even on the best day nobody’s perfect.
Colum McCann,
writer
 
 
 
 
It’s so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance.
Lena Horne,
singer, dancer, actress, civil rights activist
 
 
 
 
At one point in your life you either have the thing you want or the reasons why you don’t.
Andy Roddick

Quotes September 04, 2019

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.
Earl Nightingale,
radio speaker, writer
 
 
 
 
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
E.M. Forster,
writer
 
 
 
 
Whatever inspiration is, it’s born from a continuous “I don’t know.”
Wislawa Szymborska,
poet, Nobel Prize winner
 
 
 
 
Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.
Grace Coddington,
creative director at Vogue
writer
 
 
 
 
It’s all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.
Mick Jagger,
singer, songwriter
 
 
 
 
My agent said, “You aren’t good enough for movies.” I said, “You’re fired.”
Sally Field,
actress, director
 
 
 
 
How can we imagine what our lives should be without the illumination of the lives of others?
James Salter,
writer
 
 
 
 
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Arthur Schopenhauer,
philosopher
 
 
 
 
Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
Billings Learned Hand,
judge, judicial philosopher
 
 
 
 
It is easy to lie with statistics. It is hard to tell the truth without it.
Andrejs Dunkels,
mathematician, teacher, writer
 
 
 
 
The truth has no expiration date on it.
Beverly Johnson,
model, businesswoman
 
 
 
 
All knowledge is sacred, but it should not be secret.
Susan Cooper,
writer

Quotes August 27, 2019

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world.
MARY OLIVER
 
 
 
 
“Sometimes,
all you can do
is lie in bed,
and hope
to fall asleep
before
you fall apart.”
William C. Hannan
 
 
 
 
“The courage it took to get out of bed each morning
to face the same things over and over was enormous.”
Charles Bukowski
 
 
 
 
“It’s funny, but have you ever noticed that the more special something is, the more people seem to take it for granted? It’s like they think it won’t ever change.

Just like this house here. All it ever needed was a little attention, and it would never have ended up like this in the first place.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding
 
 
 
 
If it’s not your story to tell, you don’t tell it.
Iyanla Vanzant
 
 
 
 
“Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim–letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor.”
C.R. Strahan
 
 
 
 
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”
Stephen Hawking
 
 
 
 
“You must, for the sake of your sanity, transcend disappointment.”
Unknown

Quotes August 19, 2019

“So, never be afraid. Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion, against injustice and lying and greed. If you, not just you in this room tonight, but in all the thousands of other rooms like this one about the world today and tomorrow and next week, will do this, not as a class or classes, but as individuals, men and women, you will change the earth.”
William Faulkner
 
 
 
 
“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.”
Albert Schweitzer
 
 
 
 
“The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.”
Peter Shaffer, Five Finger Exercise
 
 
 
 
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”
Kurt Vonnegut
 
 
 
 
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
George Bernard Shaw
 
 
 
 
“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.”
Emily Dickinson
 
 
 
 
“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”
Albert Camus
 
 
 
 
“One cannot conceive of objectivity without subjectivity.”

“Any situation in which some men prevent others from engaging in the process of inquiry is one of violence;… to alienate humans from their own decision making is to change them into objects.”

“If the structure does not permit dialogue the structure must be changed.”

“Leaders who do not act dialogically, but insist on imposing their decisions, do not organize the people–they manipulate them. They do not liberate, nor are they liberated: they oppress.”
Paulo Freire
 
 
 
 
“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”
Stephen King
 
 
 
 
“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
E.B. White
 
 
 
 
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
Marie Curie
 
 
 
 
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Anne Frank
 
 
 
 
“We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
 
 
 
 
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov
 
 
 
 
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
Dr. Seuss
 
 
 
 
“Laughter is poison to fear.”
George R.R. Martin
 
 
 
 
“Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.”
Shirley Maclaine
 
 
 
 
“If it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.”
Leo Tolstoy
 
 
 
 
“When politicians start talking about large groups of their fellow Americans as ‘enemies,’ it’s time for a quiet stir of alertness. Polarizing people is a good way to win an election, and also a good way to wreck a country.”

“I prefer someone who burns the flag and then wraps themselves up in the Constitution over someone who burns the Constitution and then wraps themselves up in the flag.”
Molly Ivins
 
 
 
 
“You do not notice changes in what is always before you.”
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
 
 
 
 
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
George Bernard Shaw
 
 
 
 
“To be furious, is to be frighted out of fear.”
William Shakespeare
 
 
 
 
“Ignorance is the parent of fear.”
Herman Melville
 
 
 
 
“The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.”
Gandhi
 
 
 
 
So then there was the Greek, Socrates, he was great… He invented questioning. Before Socrates, no questioning. Everyone sort of went, ”Yeah, I suppose so.”
Eddie Izzard
 
 
 
 
“Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.”

“It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.”
Voltaire

 
 
 
 
“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”
Abigail Van Buren