Be as a page that aches for a word

Which speaks on a theme that is timeless.


~~ Neil Diamond [Be]



I can't sing.  As a singist I am not a success.  I am saddest when I sing.  So are those who hear me.  They are sadder even than I am. ~~ Artemus Ward



More and more I realize that everybody, regardless of age, needs to be hugged and comforted in a brotherly or sisterly way now and then.  Preferably now. ~~ Jane Howard



Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true. ~~ William Ralph Inge



I am a believer in punctuality though it makes me very lonely. ~~ Edward Verrall Lucas



Plans get you into things, but you got to work your way out. ~~ Will Rogers



It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. ~~John Steinbeck



Make the most of the best and the least of the worst. ~~ Robert Louis Stevenson



Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please. ~~ Pythagoras



A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles. ~~ Mignon McLaughlin



I think these difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes around worrying about are of no importance whatsoever. ~~ Isak Dinesen



There is something terrible yet soothing about returning to a place where you once lived.  You are one of your own memories. ~~ Mary Morris



[Snoopy:] More health tips:  eat lots of fruits and vegetables, get plenty of exercise and learn to duck. ~~ Charles M. Schulz



The creative person wants to be a know-it-all.  He wants to know about all kinds of things:  ancient history, nineteenth-century mathematics, current manufacturing techiques, flower arranging, and hog futures.  Because he never knows when those ideas might come together to form a new idea.  It may happen six minutes later or six months or six years down the road.  But he has faith that it will happen. ~~ Carl Ally



The people who influence us most are not those who buttonhole us and talk to us, but those who live their lives like the stars in heaven and the lilies in the field, perfectly, simply, and unaffectedly.  Those are the lives that mold us. ~~ Oswald Chambers



On days when warmth is the most important need of the human heart, the kitchen is the place you can find it. ~~ E. B. White



The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. ~~ C. S. Lewis



There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow. ~~ Orison Marden



I go back so far I'm in front of me. ~~ Paul McCartney



Perseverance is a great element of success:  if you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate you are sure to wake up somebody. ~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



The little things of life are as interesting as the big ones. ~~ Henry David Thoreau



Opportunities are often things you haven't noticed the first time around. ~~ Catherine Deneuve



Never say never … Never is a long, undependable time, and life is too full of rich possibilities to have restrictions placed upon it. ~~ Gloria Swanson



A cook is creative, marrying ingredients in the way a poet marries words. ~~ Roger Verges



When I learned to forgive, it was like a million pounds were lifted from me. ~~ Reba McEntire



The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for.  And the most you can do is live inside that hope. ~~ Barbara Kingsolver



It's a pleasure to share one's memories.  Everything remembered is dear, endearing, touching, previous.  At least the past is safe--though we don't know it at the time.  We know it now.  Because it's in the past; because we have survived. ~~ Susan Sontag



And I've always been the ages of 3, 75, and 12 all at the same time.  As a baby, I was very old, and in my 20s I was very young.  It's strange how it seems that you contain all of the people you are and were and will be. ~~ Joni Mitchell



There is a wisdom of the head, and … a wisdom of the heart. ~~ Charles Dickens