Archived Quotes from December 2019

Worry is as useless as a handle on a snowball. ~~ Mitzi Chandler



The most important role of dogs today is to be our friends and companions.  Dogs require loving attention, but they give back more than they receive. ~~ Dorothy Hinshaw Patent



What most of us are after, when we have a picture taken, is a good natural-looking picture that doesn't resemble us. ~~ Peg Bracken



When you're stuck in a spiral, to change all aspects of the spin you need only to change one thing. ~~ Christina Baldwin



We owe much to the fruitful meditation of our sages, but a sane view of life is, after all, elaborated in the kitchen. ~~ Joseph Conrad



Fate is something outside of us.  What really plays the dickens with us is something in ourselves.  Something that makes us go on doing the same sort of fool things, however many chances we get. ~~ James M. Barrie



Clothes never shut up. ~~ Susan Brownmiller



Automatic simply means you can't repair it yourself. ~~ Frank Capra



We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle. ~~ Marilyn Monroe



The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. ~~ Carl Jung



Leave well--even "pretty well"--alone:  that is what I learn as I get old. ~~ Edward Fitzgerald 




One by one the sands are flowing,
One my one the moments fall;
Some are coming, some are going;
Do not strive to grasp them all.


~~ Adelaide Proctor




Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable.  They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well. ~~ Bonnie Wilcox



At best, Christmas is a mirror in which we see reflected the very best life can be.  Where we see ourselves moved by generosity, inspired by hope, and uplifted by love, not only for ourselves but for the whole evolving universe. ~~ Bruce Sanguin



Christmas is not only where you find it; it's what you make of it. ~~ Trina Schart Hyman




As long as there's Christmas, I truly believe


That hope is the greatest of the gifts we'll receive.


~~ Don Black


Christmas is as close as we ever come to seeing the world through the eyes of a child. ~~ Linda Poindexter



What is Christmas?  It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.  It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace. ~~ Agnes M. Pharo



It's true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul. ~~ Caroline Kennedy



I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending. ~~ Fred Rogers



The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature. If some of our great decorated trees had been grown in a remote forest area with lights that came on every evening as it grew dark, the whole world would come to look at them and marvel at the mystery of their great beauty. ~~ Andy Rooney



Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.
~~ Oren Arnold




Lessons from a Christmas Tree:


* Be a light in the darkness.


* We all fall over sometimes.


* You can never wear too much glitter.


* Bring joy to others


* Sparkle and twinkle as often as possible.


* It's okay to be a little tilted.

~~ Jane Lee Logan



 We got to the moon on Christmas Eve 1968, at the end of a poor year for this country. We had Vietnam. We had civil unrest. We had the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King. But we went around the moon and saw the far side for the first time. A script writer couldn't have done a better job of raising people's hope. ~~ Jim Lovell



A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world! ~~ Charles Dickens



Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you have always wanted to do but could not find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you do not think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You will look 10 years younger. Do not be afraid to say, I love you. Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world. ~~ Ann Landers



Year's end comes on the wings of a chattering jay and a cawing crow, and a wind that rustles the sere oak leaves in the star-glimmered night. The jay chatters of short Winter days, and the crow caws of the long Winter nights. And the wind's song is the song of time, of the years, the endless round of years. ~~ Hal Borland



New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.  ~~ Hamilton Wright Mabie



 As a kid, I thought the song Auld Lang Syne was called Old Man's Eye. I like my version better. ~~ Stewart Stafford



You just have to live today. And I think one of my New Year's resolutions is definitely trying to stop and live in the moment and cherish it. ~~ Thomas Rhett



Help yourself. I've got a whole drawerful of resolutions I'm not using. ~~ Annie Hatfield