Breakfast is a notoriously difficult meal to serve with a flourish. ~~ Clement Freud


The ultimate cheesecake?  Rich, delicate, subtly flavored… a litany of all the pleasures of which cream is capable. ~~ John Thorne


 One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is. ~~ Ludwig Wittgenstein



Why not be oneself?  That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekingese? ~~ Dame Edith Sitwell



Knowing what you want is the first step in getting it. ~~ Louise Hart



The seasons… are authentic; there is no mistake about them, they are what a symphony ought to be:  four perfect movements in intimate harmony with one another. ~~ Arthur Rubenstein



You always pass failure on you way to success. ~~ Mickey Rooney



Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young. ~~ Sir Arthur Wing Pinero




No perfection is so absolute


That some impurity doth not pollute.




~~ William Shakespeare



My idea of forgiveness is letting go of resentment that does not serve your better interest, ridding yourself of negative thoughts.  All they do is make you miserable.  Believe me, you can fret and fume all you want, but whoever it was that wronged you is not suffering from your anguish whatsoever. ~~ Della Reese



Literature is my utopia. ~~ Helen Keller



Hurry!  I never hurry.  I have no time to hurry. ~~ Igor Stravinsky



Most of the critical things in life, which become the starting points of human destiny, are little things. ~~ Robert P. Smith



Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone.  It has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone.  And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone. ~ Paul Tillich



We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. ~~ Harrison Ford



It is an aspect of all happiness to suppose that we deserve it. ~~ Joseph Joubert



You always pass failure on you way to success. ~~ Mickey Rooney



[On briefly retiring from films:]  You can only hold your stomach in for so many years. ~~ Burt Reynolds



Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you.  Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself. ~~ Alice Walker



My dad was always there for me and my brother, and I want my kids to have the same kind of dad -- a dad they will remember.  Being a dad is the most important thing in my life. ~~ Kevin Costner



It is not officially summer until Willie Nelson puts his hair up in a red bandanna. ~~ David Letterman




I  hereby confess
That of all I possess
I'd most gladly be minus
The sinus.


~~ Felicia Lamport



Either you have your dreams or you live your dreams.  I'm not all that remarkable.  I just keep putting one foot in front of the other until I get to where I want to go. ~~ Zoe Koplowitz [multiple sclerosis sufferer who finished New York Marathon by walking with two canes]



A grownup is a child with layers on. ~~ Woody Harrelson



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



A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. ~~ Frank Capra



Once you've been launched into parenthood, you'll need all your best skills, self-control, good judgment and patience.  But at the same time there is nothing like the thrill and exhilaration that come from watching that bright, cheerful, inquisitive, creative, eccentric, and even goofy child you have raised flourish and shine.  That's what keeps you going, and what, in the end, makes it all worthwhile. ~~ Lawrence Balter



If the sky falls, we shall catch larks. ~~ Unattributed.



There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. ~~ Jane Austen



All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that. ~~ Baltasar Gracian



Well, I could do it for a day, but I wouldn't want to be a teenager again.  I really wouldn't. ~~ Jamie Lee Curtis