Archived Quotes from June 2020

I believe in both my right and my responsibility to work to create a world that doesn't glorify violence and war, but where we seek different solutions to our common problems.  I believe that these days, daring to voice your opinion, daring to find out information from a variety of sources, can be an act of courage. ~~ Jody Williams




Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people.  A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough. ~~ Franklin D. Roosevelt




 You cannot sink someone else's end of the boat and still keep your own afloat. ~~ Charles Brower



Forget conventionalisms, forget what the world will say, whether you are in your place or out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, do your best works. ~~ Susan B. Anthony




What bothers me about the journalistic tendency to reduce unmanageable reality to self-contained, movie-like little dramas is not just that we falsify when we do this.  It is also that we really miss the good story. ~~ Meg Greenfield


There is a tendency around the world today to copy TV culture.  And that is not always a virtue. ~~ Francis Arinze


True friendship glows best when the world around you is dark. ~~ Denise Martin


The great always introduce us to facts; small men introduce us always to themselves. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



 Don't take any recipe on faith.  There are some hostile recipes in this world. ~~ Peg Bracken



 A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. ~~ Father James Keller


No matter how cynical I get, I can't keep up. ~~ Lily Tomlin


You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from.  It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break. ~~ Harry S Truman



 The worst pain in the world goes beyond the physical. Even further beyond any other emotional pain one can feel. It is the betrayal of a friend. ~~ Heather Brewer



 Be open to your dreams, people.  Embrace that distant shore.  Because our mortal journey is over all too soon. ~~ David Assael


 It takes courage to lead a life.  Any life. ~~ Erica Jong



 A good father is a little bit of a mother. ~~ Lee Salk

Finding out about fathers is not easy.  It's only in the last twenty years [this was written in 1995] that they have been considered by the psychological community as much more than the "other" parent, taking a very distant second place to Mom. ~~ Victoria Secunda [Women and Their Fathers]

If we are going to make a difference as fathers, we need to do it now.  The decision is practical. It has to do with bedtimes, Saturday football games, stories, and hamburgers; and it has to do with carving those times out of busy lives--today. ~~ Rob Parsons 

"Do you like being a parent--you know, being a father, having children and all?"  Linnet once asked me.  "Yes," I said, after a moment.  "It's like dancing with a partner.  It takes a lot of effort to do it well.  But when it's done well it's a beautiful thing to see." ~~ Gerald Early

To those fathers who teach their children how to be strong; not to give up. Those who make sure their children get proper education, accommodation and life. Those who teach their children the right path and make them believe in themselves and that they can do anything. Those who restore hope, making their children dreamers and go-getters. Those who support their children in the things they do and support their talent. Those who value their children. Who spend not only money but also time with their children. The fathers who protect, love, respect, admire and care about their children without expecting any payment. Those fathers whose children are everything to them. Those men who are responsible and who are brave enough to say they love their children: Happy Fathers Day. ~~ DJ Kyos

I want to be remembered as, I hope, an amazing husband and a great father... My kids are my greatest piece of art. If I can pump them full of amazing stuff and surround them with beautiful art and music, then I’m going to live out my life watching them. They’re already way smarter and just way better than me. God, I love it. It’s beautiful. I want it to be the greatest thing I ever do: make good humans. ~~ Jason Momoa

In America you watch TV and think that's totally unreal, then you step outside and it's just the same. ~~ Joan Armatrading

Magical country, full of memories and dreams,
My youth lies in the crevices of your hills;
Here in the silk of your grass by the edge of the meadows,
Every flower and leaf has its memories of you.

~~ Katherine Tynan Hinkson



The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after we are in. ~~ Joe Moore



When two trains approach each other at a crossing, they shall both come to a full stop and neither shall start up until the other has gone. ~~ Kansas State law



Go on a diet, quit smoking, give up alcohol--but not all at once. ~~ Mignon McLaughlin



When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. ~~ Jimi Hendrix



Families break up when people take hints you don't intend and miss hints you do intend. ~~ Robert Frost



Common sense is like deodorant.  The people who need it most never use it. ~~ Bill Murray



We watch so many TV shows and movies about jaded or corrupt policemen, we forget [there are people who] join the police force to do good, and they really care about that. ~~ Enrico Colantoni