Tag: Various

Quotes May 28, 2022

How high you fly is derived from how big you think.
Robin Sharma – Writer
 
 
 
 
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”
Rachel Carson
 
 
 
 
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
“The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.”
John F. Kennedy
 
 
 
 
Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else’s life forever.
Margaret Cho
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
Staying positive doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time. It means that even on the hard days you know better ones are coming.
Unknown

Quotes May 24, 2022

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Richard Bach – Writer
 
 
 
 
You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.
Oprah Winfrey – Actress-Entrepreneur-Talk Show Host-Media Executive-Philanthropist
 
 
 
 
“Try to turn every disaster into an opportunity.”
John D. Rockefeller
 
 
 
 
We have to forget. Or we’d never sleep ever again.
Ali Smith,
writer, playwright, journalist
 
 
 
 
“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”
Duke Ellington
 
 
 
 
Love is the big booming beat which covers up the noise of hate.
Margaret Cho,
actor, comedian, musician, writer
May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
 
 
 
 
“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.”
Kahlil Gibran

 
 
 
 
Be brave when you are scared, and humble when you are victorious.
Unknown

Quotes May 21, 2022

Every soul on this earth is an undiscovered ocean. Every person an entire ecosystem of love, experience and beauty . Make sure you swim deeply with the ones you love and sail towards the people you’ve yet to discover
David Clark
 
 
 
 
“All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.”
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
“Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.”
Cherilyn “Cher” Sarkisian
 
 
 
 
“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.”
Amelia Earhart
 
 
 
 
Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.
Gustave Flaubert – 1821-1880 – Novelist
 
 
 
 
Doubt can motivate you, so don’t be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both.
Barbra Streisand
 
 
 
 
There are two kinds of people who sit around all day thinking about killing people…mystery writers and serial killers. I’m the kind that pays better.
Richard Castle
 
 
 
 
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw
 
 
 
 
“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.”
The best things in life show up unannounced when conditions are met.
Kindness and joy are better given than sought.
Edmund Hillary
 
 
 
 
“With belief and passion, I feel anyone can tap into their energy and create the life they choose. It just takes a while to build a path that is beautiful and yours.”
Topher Kearby
 
 
 
 
Apple doesn’t need to maximize book sales. It simply needs to keep publishers happy enough to maintain an impressive-sounding inventory of titles while waiting for entirely new forms of publishing to develop.
Virginia Postrel
 
 
 
 
If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
Doug Larson
 
 
 
 
Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.
Unknown

Quotes May 19, 2022

My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
Henry Rollins
(I saw this at Providence, must be from their Rock ‘N Roll Bible~)
 
 
 
 
I don’t dwell on success. Maybe that’s one reason I’m successful.
Calvin Klein – Fashion Designer
 
 
 
 
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success.
Samuel Smiles – 1812-1904 – Author
 
 
 
 
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
Abraham Lincoln – 1809-1865 – 16th President of the United States of America
 
 
 
 
“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”
Henry Van Dyke Jr.
 
 
 
 
“The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
“Say ‘yes,’ and you’ll figure it out later.”
Tina Fey
 
 
 
 
“One man can make a difference and every man should try.”
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
 
 
 
 
“Power” is an abstraction, but its exercise requires tangible organization and institutions.
To concentrate power is to increase it, the whole becomes more than the sum of its parts.
Richard N. Goodwin,
speechwriter, presidential adviser
 
 
 
 
I have been driven by curiosity rather than certainty, by the wish to understand rather than the desire to pass judgment.
Ramachandra Guha,
historian, writer, environmentalist
 
 
 
 
I am learning to fly before I speak.
Jennifer Huang,
poet, writer, editor
May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
 
 
 
 
How can anyone be against love?
Malcolm X,
Muslim minister, human rights activist

Quotes May 16, 2022

“Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”
John F. Kennedy
 
 
 
 
Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.
Paul J. Meyer – Founder of Success Motivation Institute Inc.
 
 
 
 
“Laughter helps you put everything into perspective.”
Jim Henson
 
 
 
 
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
Alexander Pope
 
 
 
 
The single most important thing right now is to listen to the earth
Dahr Jamail
 
 
 
 
It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.
Rainer Maria Rilke
 
 
 
 
There is a great difference between comprehending the knowledge of things and tasting the hidden life of them.
Isaac Penington
 
 
 
 
What you lose in the fire, you will find in the ashes.
Creole Proverb
 
 
 
 
We tell ourselves stories in order to live.
Joan Didion
 
 
 
 
One has to realize one’s limitations. Why kid yourself?
You cannot defend your design without knowing what you’re designing for.
I.M. Pei,
architect
May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
 
 
 
 
Why is normality a gold standard? Isn’t it so much more exciting to be different, to have glitter and a phenomenal spectrum of colours and possibilities?
Kai Syng Tan

Quotes May 09, 2022

“In 1973, the Roe v. Wade decision concluded that women have a constitutionally protected right to safe and legal abortions. That landmark decision wasn’t the beginning of women having abortions; it was the end of women dying from abortions.”
Jan Schakowsky
 
 
 
 
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
 
 
 
 
“Climate change is destroying our path to sustainability. Ours is a world of looming challenges and increasingly limited resources. Sustainable development offers the best chance to adjust our course.”
Ban Ki-moon
 
 
 
 
“What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?”
Adam Smith
 
 
 
 
Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.
Robin Sharma – Writer
 
 
 
 
Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change.
Richard Branson – Entrepreneur-Business Magnate
 
 
 
 
There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.
Amanda Gorman – Poet-Activist
 
 
 
 
Don’t give up, the beginning is always the hardest.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Failure is not the opposite of success, it is part of success.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Stop shrinking yourself to fit places you’ve outgrown.
Unknown

Quotes April 25, 2022

A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
Camille Paglia
 
 
 
 
“Sitting is to be thought of as a compromise position since man in his natural habitat functions best when he is either erect and moving or supine and resting… Many of our ailments are by-products of sitting.”
American industrial designer and ergonomics pioneer Niels Diffrient
 
 
 
 
“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.”
Carl Sagan
 
 
 
 
“Laws are the spider’s webs which, if anything small falls into them they ensnare it, but large things break through and escape.
Solon (a Greek lawgiver, c.600 BC)”
 
 
 
 
Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food.
Douglas Adams
 
 
 
 
Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.
Stephen Fry
 
 
 
 
Kindle Singles is publishing on skates. It prints like lightning; our book meets readers in hours. I’ve spent so many years waiting for publishers to consider whether they wanted to print a book of mine, making contracts, taking months to fit it into the Fall list or the Spring list, fitting it into an advertising plan.
Richard Bach
 
 
 
 
Truth is more deceptive than falsehood, for it is more frequently presented by those from whom we do not expect it, and so has against it a numerical presumption.
Ambrose Bierce
 
 
 
 
I regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world operates according to different rules than my regular human world.
Mindy Kaling
 
 
 
 
I love romantic comedies. I like to watch them and I like to be in them. It’s something that’s increasingly difficult to find that spark of originality that makes if different than the ones that come before.
Julia Roberts
 
 
 
 
Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.
Marilyn Jager Adams
 
 
 
 
“Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you are right. Some people are offended by equality…. I’m not doing it for the 200 egos in the room, I’m doing it for the 200 million people who aren’t winning awards, who aren’t millionaires….If you can laugh in the face of adversity, you are bulletproof.”
Ricky Gervais

Quotes April 23, 2022

The elaborate and rather flexible political police system established in Russia in the early 1880s was unique in at least two respects. Before the First World War no other country in the world had two kinds of police, one to protect the state and another to protect its citizens. Only a country with a deeply rooted patrimonial mentality could have devised such a dualism. Secondly, unlike other countries, where the police served as an arm of the law and was required to turn over all arrested persons to the judiciary, in imperial Russia and there alone police organs were exempt from this obligation.
Richard Pipes
 
 
 
 
Now, it is clear that the decline of a language must ultimately have political and economic causes: it is not due simply to the bad influence of this or that individual writer. But an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form, and so on indefinitely. A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks. It is rather the same thing that is happening to the English language. It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.
George Orwell
 
 
 
 
Teach yourself by your own mistakes; people learn only by error. The good artist believes that nobody is good enough to give him advice. He has supreme vanity. No matter how much he admires the old writer, he wants to beat him.
William Faulkner
 
 
 
 
I belong to the most ancient empire on this globe. You, by your own statement, belong to the most dependent and ill-treated nation of serfs ever deprived of its liberties. The flag of my country floats over the third greatest navy in the world. Yours is to be seen derisively displayed on the 17th of March in the public streets and triumphantly hoisted on an occasional gin-mill. The ambassadors and consuls of my nation rank at every court in Europe with those of Russia, Germany, England and France. Those of your race may be found cooling their heels in the lobbies of any common council in which the rum-selling interest in politics predominates. The race which I represent is centuries old in every art and science. That of which you are the spokesman apologizes for its present ignorance and mental obscurity with the plea that your learning and literature are lost in the mythical past.
Wong Chin Foo, On Wong’s Chinese vs. Denis Kearney’s Irish (1883)
 
 
 
 
Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.
Stewart Brand
 
 
 
 
Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
Joseph Campbell
 
 
 
 
Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
Stephen Sondheim
 
 
 
 
There’s no happiness in life, only a mirage of it on the horizon.
Vladimir Putin, quoting Leo Tolstoy
 
 
 
 
Life has become better, comrades. Life has become more cheerful.
Joseph Stalin, 1935

Quotes April 21, 2022

The future happens. No matter how much we scream.
Derek Walcott,
poet, playwright
 
 
 
 
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Confucius – 551 BC-479 BC – Chinese Philosopher
 
 
 
 
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
Thomas Jefferson
 
 
 
 
“We share, to a large extent, one another’s fate. We help create those circumstances which favor or challenge us in meeting our objectives and realizing our dreams.”
Walt Disney
 
 
 
 
Pretending is not just play. Pretending is imagined possibility.
Meryl Streep,
actor
 
 
 
 
Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.
John Adams,
lawyer, statesman, politician, diplomat, second US president
 
 
 
 
The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome.
Derek Walcott,
poet, playwright
 
 
 
 
Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon.
Jim Rohn – Entrepreneur-Author-Motivational Speaker
 
 
 
 
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
Arthur Ashe – 1943-1993 – Professional Tennis Player

Quotes April 19, 2022

One who is obedient to nature receives the blessings of nature.
Soetsu Yanagi
 
 
 
 
A bullhorn is a wonderful tool for a movement to use, but it can’t build a movement.
Gal Beckerman
 
 
 
 
Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.
Gary Snyder
 
 
 
 
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Hans Hoffman
 
 
 
 
I did not know how to reach him, how to catch up with him…The land of tears is so mysterious.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
 
 
 
 
In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.
Howard Thurman
 
 
 
 
We know now, for certain, that we do not live in an inert universe. How to work with clay knowing this? How do we embody information so that a living material becomes a threshold for healing our deracination from our true, our wild natures?
Paulus Berensohn
 
 
 
 
Affirm everyone and everything.
Freely extend your goodwill and virtue in every direction, regardless of circumstances.
Embrace all things as part of the Harmonious Oneness, and then you will begin to perceive it.
Lao Tzu
 
 
 
 
We live in a culture that is constantly amping us up with stress and stimulation.
Johann Hari