Archived Quotes from January 2018

Happiness is too many things these days for anyone to wish it on anyone lightly. So let's just wish each other a bile-less New Year and leave it at that. ~~ Judith Crist


 One-half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough. ~~ Josh Billings



A cat who dislikes his name can -- and I am reliably informed, often does -- go through his entire lifetime without ever, even by a careless mistake, acknowledging that he has ever heard it before, let alone recognizing, in any perceptible manner known to mankind, that it could in any way have any possible connection with him. ~~ Cleveland Amory



All the fun is in how you say something. ~~ Robert Frost



It's taken me all my life to understand that it is not necessary to understand everything. ~~ Rene Coty



One of the best ways to measure people is to watch the way they behave when something free is offered. ~~ Ann Landers




All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. ~~ Havelock Ellis



When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. ~~ John Ruskin



You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. ~~ Leo Aikman



My parents always told me that people will never know how long it takes you to do something.  They will only know how well it is done. ~~ Nancy Hanks



Laughter is a powerful tool in a powerless situation. ~~ Allen Klein



Always remember that you are absolutely unique.  Just like everyone else. ~~ Margaret Mead



Be careful the environment you choose, for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose, for you will become like them. ~~ W. Clement Stone



I feel sorry for someone who has to win at everything. ~~ Snoopy [Charles Schulz]



We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. ~~ Martin Luther King Jr.



What goes up must come down.  But don't expect it to come down where you can find it. ~~ Jane Wagner



You can say something in a certain spirit, with a smile, but when it appears in print, there's no smile. ~~ Marlon Brando



I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that didn't work out, that's when I've really learned. ~~ Carol Burnett



I know the answer!  The answer lies within the heart of all mankind!  The answer is twelve?  I think I'm in the wrong building. ~~ Charlie Brown [Peanuts by Charles Schulz]



Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine. ~~ Elvis Presley



There are moments which last a lifetime. ~~ Alexandre Dumas



The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good; and thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burdens of the past. ~~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez



I have a "carpe diem" mug and, truthfully, at six in the morning the words do not make me want to seize the day.  They make me want to slap a dead poet. ~~ Joanne Sherman




Places I love come back to me like music,
Hush me and heal me when I am very tired.


~~ Sara Teasdale [Flame and Shadow]



The other line moves faster.  This applies to all lines--bank, supermarket, tollbooth, customs, and so on.  And don't try to change lines.  The other one--the one you were in originally--will then move faster. ~~ Barbara Ettore



A book is a friend; a good book is a good friend.  It will talk to you when you want it to talk, and it will keep still when you want it to keep still; and there are not many friends who know enough to do that. ~~ Lyman Abbott



Cleaning anything involves making something else dirty, but anything can get dirty without something else getting clean. ~~ Lawrence J. Peter



But I can say that life is good to me.  Has been and is good.   So I think my task is to be good to it.  So how do You be good to life?  You live it. ~~ Morgan Freeman



Even if language is a living evolving organism, we don't have to embrace all the changes that occur during our lifetimes.  If language is so alive, it can get sick. ~~ Christopher Lehmann-Haupt



[After sailing around the world at age 71]  Train your will to concentrate on a limited objective.  When young, you spread your effort over too many things… If your try fails, what does it matter--all life is a failure in the end.  The thing is to get sport out of trying. ~~ Sir Francis Chichester



Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. ~~ Helen Keller