Category: Quotes

Quotes & Memes

Quotes June 04, 2023

It’s the imperfections that make things beautiful.
Life doesn’t have to be so planned. Just roll with it and let it happen.
Jenny Han,
The winners write the history, but human history is a history of constant failure.
Peter Frankopan,
historian, writer
The wisest route to a successful solution to nearly any problem begins with understanding its history.
David McCullough – 1933-2022 -Historian-Writer
Create your own visual style…let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
Orson Welles – 1915-1985 – Actor-Director-Screenwriter-Producer
Increase your confidence in your self-worth and in your ability to contribute good things to the world.
Lindsey Stirling – Violinist


Quotes June 03, 2023

“Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.”
Virginia Woolf
“The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future.”
John Maynard Keynes
“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
Isaac Newton
“Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.”
Cherilyn “Cher” Sarkisian
“Common sense is not so common.”
“Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday. You can’t be what you can’t see.”
Sally Ride
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”
Duke Ellington
“Try to turn every disaster into an opportunity.”
John D. Rockefeller
“I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.”
Langston Hughes

Quotes June 02, 2023

It’s tough to drive a vehicle when you are looking through the rear view mirror. The windshield has got everything I need to look at in front of me.
Andy Stumpf
“If you want to go anywhere in modern war, in the air, on the sea, on the land, you must have command of the air.”
William Halsey Jr.

Quotes June 01, 2023

Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him.
Aldous Huxley – 1894-1963 – Writer-Philosopher
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Helen Keller
“One man can make a difference and every man should try.”
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
“It is a beautiful truth that all men contain something of the artist in them.”
Walt Whitman
The roughest roads often lead to the top.
Christina Aguilera – Singer-Songwriter
“People are pretty much alike. It’s only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities.”
Linda Ellerbee
“Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.”
Stephen Hawking

“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.”
Tina Fey


Quotes May 31, 2023

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Standards of beauty are arbitrary. Body shame exists only to the extent that our physiques don’t match our own beliefs about how we should look.”
Martha Beck
“Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking of what we want to become. Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking about who we don’t ever want to be again.”
Shane Niemeyer
“The happiness we seek cannot be found through grasping, trying to hold on to things. It cannot be found through getting serious and uptight about wanting things to go in the direction we think will bring happiness.”
Pema Chodron
“When you turn the corner / And you run into yourself / Then you know that you have turned / All the corners that are left.”
Langston Hughes
“The Phoenix must burn to emerge.”
Janet Fitch
“Sit with it. Sit with it. Sit with it. Sit with it. Even though you want to run. Even when it’s heavy and difficult. Even though you’re not quite sure of the way through. Healing happens by feeling.”
Dr. Rebecca Ray
“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task.”
Viktor Frankl
“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.”
Haruki Murakami
“Highly sensitive beings suffer more but they also love harder, dream wider and experience deeper horizons and bliss. When you’re sensitive, you’re alive in every sense of this word in this wildly beautiful world. Sensitivity is your strength. Keep soaking in the light and spreading it to others.”
Victoria Erickson

“Never hold yourself back from trying something new just because you’re afraid you won’t be good enough. You’ll never get the opportunity to do your best work if you’re not willing to first do your worst and then let yourself learn and grow.”
Lori Deschene
“One of the greatest awakenings comes when you realize that not everybody changes. Some people never change. And that’s their journey. It’s not yours to try and fix it for them.”
“The strongest hearts have the most scars.”

Quotes May 30, 2023

I encourage adopted people to tell their stories, our stories, and let no one else define these experiences for us.
Nicole Chung,
writer, editor
May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
He didn’t want to please the readers. He wanted to stretch them until they twanged.
Martin Amis,
writer, essayist
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
James Stephens – 1880-1950 – Irish Poet-Storyteller
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”
I believe that if you’ll just stand up and go, life will open up for you.
Tina Turner,
singer, performer, “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”


Quotes May 27-28, 2023

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt – 1884-1962 – Former First Lady of the United States
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D’Angelo – Author-Speaker
If you want to get the best out of a person you must look for the best that is in him.
Bernard Haldane – 1911-2002 – Author
Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.
Maurice Setter – 1936-2020 – English Football Player & Manager
Always see positive in everything, whenever the going gets tough, understand there is something good going to happen.


Quotes May 29, 2023

“Honor to the Soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as best he can, the same cause—honor to him, less only than to him, who braves, for the common good, the storms of heaven and the storms of battle.”
Abraham Lincoln
“Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well.”
Jennifer M. Granholm
“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust, their courage nerves a thousand living men.”
Minot J. Savage
“And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.”
Joseph Rodman Drake
“This is the day we pay homage to all those who didn’t come home. This is not Veterans Day, it’s not a celebration, it is a day of solemn contemplation over the cost of freedom.”
Tamra Bolton
“As we set today aside to honor and thank our veterans, let us be mindful that we should do this every day of the year and not just one.”
Beth Pennington

Quotes May 26, 2023

The meaning was clear. The evil Nazis needed gats, but even armed, they were no match for a knuckle sandwich dished out by a red-blooded American boy.
It is important to non-Jews as well as to Jews. Any nation which permits a minority to live in fear of persecution is a nation which invites disaster.
Once evil is invited in, tremendous effort is required to show it to the door and kick its cloven hoof off the threshold.
They should know that being a Nazi is dangerous.
The stage was decorated with a swastika and a picture of Hitler. There weren’t that many of us, but we went into action hard. We threw some of them out the windows. We wanted to show them that Jews do not always sit back and accept insults.
The Jewish gangsters all had chips on their shoulders. Jewish kids were bullied, and they believed a Jew needed to be tough and stand up and fight. Lansky attributed the philosophy to an elder who once told him, “If you are going to die, die fighting.”
Back then there was only one place in America tougher than Brooklyn: Newark, New Jersey.
Al Nit
Jewish boxers were brave and tough, but they did fear one personage above all others—their mothers.
Mike Silver
We will undermine the morale of the people of America. Once there is confusion and after we have succeeded in undermining the faith of the American people in their own government, a new group will take over; this will be the German-American group, and we will help them assume power.

Michael Benson: Gangsters Vs. Nazis: How Jewish Mobsters Battled Nazis in Wartime America


Quotes May 25, 2023

Courtesy of Rumi:

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?
Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.
If the light is in your heart, you will find your way home.
There’s a field somewhere beyond all doubt and wrongdoing. I’ll meet you there.
Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.
Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
Anyone who genuinely and consistently with both hands looks for something will find it.
Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.