Archived Quotes from April 2016

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one. ~~ Baltasar Gracian

The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist. ~~ Rabindranath Tagore

 April is the cruelest month,/
Breeding Lilacs out of the dead land,/
Mixing memory and desire,/
Stirring dull roots with Spring rain. ~~ T. S. Eliot

Indecision is like a stepchild:  if he doesn't wash his hands, he is called dirty; if he does, he is wasting the water. ~~ African proverb 

I used to fear ice cream would be the ruin of me, but I gave up giving it up a long time ago. ~~ Beatrice Lillie

I treat people as if they were telephones.  If I met somebody who I don't think likes me, I say to myself, "Bob, this one's just temporarily out of order."  You know.  Don't break the connection.  Just hang up and try again. ~~ Bill Murray [What About Bob?, film, 1991]

I must be getting absent-minded.  Whenever I complain that things aren't what they used to be, I always forget to include myself. ~~ George Burns

Junk is something you keep for years and then throw out two weeks before you need it. ~~ Unattributed

All the kindness which a man puts out into the world works on the heart and thoughts of mankind. ~~ Albert Schweitzer

I tried to save grocery money once, but some of the suggestions were just not practical, like "Don't shop when you're hungry," which eliminated all hours when the store was open. ~~ Erma Bombeck

Do not assume a door is closed; push on it.  Do not assume if it was closed yesterday that it is closed today. ~~ Marian Wright Edelman

When I was young, I found out that the big toe always ends up making a hole in a sock.  So I stopped wearing socks. ~~ Albert Einstein 

Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books. ~~ Bell Hooks

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. ~~ Amelia Earhart

The world belongs to the enthusiast who keeps cool. ~~ William McFee

I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult.  It's not.  Mine had me trained in two days. ~~ Bill Dana

I will use a form of punctuation of my own, which will be something like this--when one is beginning he takes a long breath, for this use a capital.  When he stops for a breath, a comma, and when it is all gone, a period.  Don't know the use of a semi-colon, but expect it is when one thinks he is out of breath and isn't. ~~ Anne Ellis

What is lovely never dies,
But passes into other loveliness,
Star-dust, or sea-foam, flower or winged air. ~~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich

 Mirror, mirror, on the wall
I don't want to hear
One word out of you.


~~ Jean Kerr

Problems are messages. ~~ Shakti Gawain

If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself. ~~ Eubie [James Herbert] Blake

Thoughts are energy.  And you can make your world or break your world by thinking. ~~ Susan Taylor

 If you are in doubt whether to write a letter or not, don't.  And the advice applies to many doubts in life besides that of letter writing. ~~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton

 You can always tell a real friend; when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. ~~ Laurence J. Peter

If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives. ~~ Robert South

Books may well be the only true magic. ~~ Alice Hoffman 

Let how you live your life stand for something, no matter how small and incidental it may seem. ~~ Jodie Foster

Do not put your faith in what statistics say until you have carefully considered what they do not say. ~~ William W. Watt

The best advice yet given is that you don't have to take it. ~~ Libbie Fudim

After all, tomorrow is another day. ~~ Margaret Mitchell (Gone With the Wind)