Archived Quotes from April 2019

I wish a month like April were more aware of what we expect from it. ~~ Beryl Pfizer


 Keep your faith in all beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden, in the Spring when it is gone. ~~ Roy R. Gilson



I was read to as a small child, I read on my own as soon as I could, and I recall being more or less overwhelmed again and again--if not by what the books actually said, by what they suggested, what they help me to imagine. ~~ Marilynne Robinson



Baseball's better than life.  It's fair. ~~ Robert De Niro [as sick fan, Gil, in "The Fan"]



I brake for insights. ~~ Lotus Weinstock



You can't push a wave onto the shore any faster than the ocean brings it in. ~~ Susan Strasberg



I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas:  they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind. ~~ Emily Bronte



We're all only fragile threads, but what a tapestry we make. ~~ Jerry Ellis



We find what we search for--or, if we don't find it, we become it. ~~ Jessamyn West



If it works, it's obsolete. ~~ Marshall McLuhan



It's surprising how much of memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.~~ Barbara Kingsolver




Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


He liked to like people, therefore people liked him. ~~ Mark Twain



"Live dangerously!" is advice we don't hear much any more since it turned out there isn't any other way. ~~ Bill Vaughn



If you have enough butter, anything is good. ~~ Julia Child



The cure for anything is saltwater -- sweat, tears, or the sea. ~~ Isak Dinesen



If we're stuck with having expectations, there's a very good reason to embrace positive ones:  it’s that we often create what we anticipate. ~~ Martha Beck


It's when you crack open a chocolate Easter egg, that smiles emerge. ~~ Anthony T. Hincks


Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. ~~ S. D. Gordon


There is a fragrance in the air, a certain passage of a song, an old photograph falling out from the pages of a book, the sound of somebody's voice in the hall that makes your heart leap and fills your eyes with tears. Who can say when or how it will be that something Easters up out of the dimness to remind us of a time before we were born and after we will die? ~~ Frederick Buechner



Although all cat games have their rules and ritual, these vary with the individual player.  The cat, of course, never breaks a rule.  If it does not follow precedent, that simply means it has created a new rule and it is up to you to learn it quickly if you want the game to continue. ~~ Sidney Denham

 Don't be afraid to talk to yourself.  It's the only way you can be sure somebody's listening. ~~ Franklin P. Jones


Failure seldom stops you; what stops you is the fear of failure. ~~ Jack Lemmon



Recipes are like heirlooms handed down for generations. ~~ Carol Miller Radford



I hear and I forget.  I see and I remember.  I do and I understand. ~~ Chinese proverb



There are times when the most practical thing is to lie down. ~~ Saul Bellow



Wherever life takes us, there are always moments of wonder. ~~ Jimmy Carter



I take a sun bath and listen to the hours, formulating, and disintegrating under the pines, and smell the resiny hardihood of the high noon hours.  The world is lost in a blue haze of distances, and the immediate sleeps in a thin and finite sun. ~~ Zelda Fitzgerald


I think that education is power.  I think that being able to communicate with people is power.  One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves. ~~ Oprah Winfrey