Tag: Various

Quotes October 27 & 28, 2020

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Aldous Huxley,
writer, philosopher
 
 
 
 
A single word even may be a spark of inextinguishable thought.
Percy Bysshe Shelley,
poet
 
 
 
 
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
Yoko Ono,
artist
 
 
 
 
What you are thinking, what shape your mind is in, is what makes the biggest difference of all.
Willie Mays,
professional baseball center fielder
 
 
 
 
To attain true success and happiness, you need to go beyond “Me” thinking and instead put others before yourself. – Yoichi Utebi
 
 
 
 
We must travel in the direction of our fear.
John Berryman
 
 
 
 
If you’re not moving forward and you’re not evolving, you’re devolving, and I don’t want to go backwards. I want to be better at what I do tomorrow than I am today.
Audra McDonald,
actor, singer
 
 
 
 
Kids also learn faster because they don’t spend their time thinking up reasons why they can’t do it.
Unknown

Quotes October 24 & 25, 2020

Don’t quit in the valley. God has a plan for you to reach the mountain top.
Joel Osteen
 
 
 
 
“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
Jim Rohn
 
 
 
 
The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.
Peter Drucker
 
 
 
 
Listen to your customers, not your competitors.
Joel Spolsky
 
 
 
 
“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”
James Baldwin
 
 
 
 
The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
 
 
 
 
“It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
 
 
 
 
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is a challenge, letting go is hard, and moving on is the hardest.
Unknown

Quotes October 19 & 20, 2020

Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.
Margaret Atwood
 
 
 
 
A man is great not because he hasn’t failed; a man is great because failure hasn’t stopped him.
Confucius
 
 
 
 
Acceptance is going to a restaurant where the salad’s not great, but the steak is fine.
Albert Brooks,
actor, comedian, writer, director
 
 
 
 
No one expected me. Everything awaited me.
Patti Smith,
singer-songwriter, musician, writer
 
 
 
 
In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Oscar Wilde,
writer, playwright
 
 
 
 
You have to be vigilant about keeping your own fire alive.
Tift Merritt,
singer-songwriter, musician
 
 
 
 
Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.
Albert Camus,
writer, philosopher, Nobel Prize winner

Quotes October 14, 2020

If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.
Wumen Huikai
 
 
 
 
Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.
Dwayne Johnson
 
 
 
 
All the things of the universe are perfect miracles, each as profound as any.
Walt Whitman,
poet, essayist
 
 
 
 
We are the words; we are the music; we are the thing itself.
A self that goes on changing is a self that goes on living.
Virginia Woolf,
writer
 
 
 
 
When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.
If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.
Beyonce Knowles-Carter,
singer, performer, actor
 
 
 
 
“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 
 
 
 
“When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.”
Harry Palmer
 
 
 
 
“Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.”
James Thurber
 
 
 
 
“For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.”
Seneca
 
 
 
 
“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’”
Erich Fromm

Quotes October 10, 2020

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.”
Lemony Snicket
 
 
 
 
“Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
Peter Drucker
 
 
 
 
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
Henry Ford
 
 
 
 
“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
Richard Branson
 
 
 
 
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
“A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”
C. G. Jung
 
 
 
 
Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
John Updike
 
 
 
 
I have never been able, really, to figure out where my life begins and where it ends. I have never, never been able to figure it all out, what it’s all about, what it all means.
Jonas Mekas, Lithuanian-American filmmaker, poet, and artist
 
 
 
 
Keep believing no matter how things appear. Your vision will carry you through.
Unknown

Quotes October 07, 2020

Remember, for everything you have lost, you have gained something else.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
Success is never so interesting as struggle — not even to the successful.
Willa Cather,
writer
 
 
 
 
If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Jim Rohn,
entrepreneur, speaker, writer
 
 
 
 
Don’t rest on your laurels. There’s always going to be someone behind you who’s going to be better than you. So you need to get out there and keep working.
Sheila Johnson,
business executive, sports franchise owner, co-founder of BET
 
 
 
 
Patience is simply the mindset of saying “no thanks” to anxiety.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
One of the hardest life lessons is letting go. Change isn’t easy, but it’s better than being stuck.
Unknown

Quotes September 29, 2020

It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.
Dave Barry
 
 
 
 
If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Brigitte Bardot
 
 
 
 
Look I probably should have told you this before but you see… well… insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
Mortimer Brewster (played by Cary Grant) in the film Arsenic and Old Lace
 
 
 
 
“Good stories are not written. They are rewritten.”
Phyllis Whitney
 
 
 
 
“The first draft reveals the art; revision reveals the artist.”
Michael Lee
 
 
 
 
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus
 
 
 
 
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
There comes a time when you have to stand up and be counted.
Gale Sayers,
professional American football player
1943-2020
 
 
 
 
If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
You will never have to force anything that is meant to be.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Don’t worry about getting old, worry about thinking old.
Unknown

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