Archived Quotes from November 2018

When you discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough to make room for it in your life. ~~ Jean Shinoda Bolen



We all have our own ideas of who we are that may or may not be justified, and you can really find out a heck of a lot more accurately from the people around an individual. ~~ Greg Kinnear



People are always commenting that you never know what cats are thinking.  The observation tells us a little about cats and a lot more about people.  It implies that people OUGHT to know what other beings are thinking, and that cats violate this norm in some strange way.  Why? ~~ Annie Mendelson



There are two kinds of people in this world:  elevator people and basement people.  Elevator people bring you up, basement people bring you down.  Surround yourself with the former. ~~ Blake Hutcheson [Toronto Globe and Mail]



To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly. ~~ Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette



Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing.  That's voting. ~~ Robert Frost



Leadership is contagious.  It moves from person to person, you can be the person who starts the epidemic. ~~ Melva T. Johnson



Sometimes I would rather have people take away years of my life than take away a moment. ~~ Pearl Bailey



Always be a first rate version of yourself instead of a second rate version of somebody else. ~~ Judy Garland



Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change. ~~ Thomas Hardy



All of these things about America—the independent spirit; freedom and liberty to think, express, and act; the promise of the potential for prosperity—have all been delivered to American citizens by our Founders and Framers, and secured by American soldiers, sailors, and airmen. ~~  Daniel Rundquist



Getting your news from Twitter is like asking a cat for directions. ~~ Andy Borowitz



When "whom" is correct, use some other formulation. ~~ William Safire



It is important that people know what you stand for.  It's equally important that they know what you won't stand for. ~~ Mary Waldrop



The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. ~~ Bertrand Russell



Even though we're a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. ~~ Richard Roeper



America has developed a pie tradition unequivocally and unapologetically at the sweet end of the scale, and at no time is this better demonstrated than at Thanksgiving. ~~ Janet Clarkson



A thought about Thanksgiving Day: Once, there was this day… this one day when… everyone realized they needed each other. ~~ April Burns



What I love about Thanksgiving is that it's purely about getting together with friends or family and enjoying food. It's really for everybody, and it doesn't matter where you're from. ~~ Daniel Humm



There are three things that people pick up on the instant they walk into your home on Thanksgiving. They will be able to feel the human energy. They'll smell the food. And they will see, instantly, the table.  ~~ Danny Meyer



In November, people are good to each other. They carry pies to each other's homes and talk by crackling woodstoves, sipping mellow cider. They travel very far on a special November day just to share a meal with one another and to give thanks for their many blessings - for the food on their tables and the babies in their arms. ~~ Cynthia Rylant




Forever on Thanksgiving Day


The heart will find the pathway home. ~~ Wilbur D. Nesbit

With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere. ~~ Peter Fleming



Never think you've seen the last of anything. ~~ Eudora Welty



I told Carl Perkins about this friend of mine in the Air Force, a black man from Virginia named C. V. White.  He used to get dressed up to go to town on Saturday night with his three-day pass.  He had his blue Air Force uniform with standard-issue black shoes and he'd always say, man, don't step on my blue suede shoes, I'm going out tonight.  I'd say, C. V., hold on now, they're black Air Force issue and he'd say, Tonight, they're blue suede shoes, don't step on them.  I never forgot that and I told Carl, write a song about Don't step on my blue suede shoes.  He wrote it that night. ~~ Johnny Cash



I've learned only that you never say never. ~~ Marina Von Neumann Whitman



You can't tell a book by its movie. ~~ Louis A. Safian



When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either. ~~ Leo Burnett



Funny-peculiar or funny-ha-ha? ~~ Ian Hay



Cats like doors left open -- in case they change their minds. ~~ Rosemary Nisbet