Archived Quotes from April 2017

April 1 is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other 364. ~~ Mark Twain




As knowledge increases, wonder deepens. ~~ Charles Morgan



 [On baseball:] To be good, you've gotta have a lot of little boy in you. ~~ Roy Campanella


 To finish the moment, to find the journey's end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


 How we think shows through in how we act.  Attitudes are mirrors of the mind.  They reflect thinking. ~~ David Joseph Schwartz


 Physical fitness is in.  I recently had a physical fit myself. ~~ Steve Allen



 It is better to sleep on what you intend doing than to stay awake over what you have done. ~~ Joe Moore



 I work with language.  I love the flowers of afterthought. ~~ Bernard Malamud



 Don't get hung up on a snag in the stream, my dear.  Snags alone are not so dangerous--it's the debris that clings to them that makes the trouble.  Pull yourself loose and go on. ~~ Anne Shannon Monroe



 After all, the eleventh commandment (thou shalt not be found out) is the only one that is virtually impossible to keep in these days. ~~ Bertha Buxton


 Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. ~~ Thomas Jefferson



  The road of life is strewn with the banana peels of embarrassment. ~~ Art Linkletter



 There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation of human existence as a song unfinished.  Or an old address book. ~~ Carson McCullers


 Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels. ~~ Voltaire [François-Marie Arouet]


 You can tell how long a couple has been married by whether they are on their first, second, or third bottle of Tabasco. ~~ Bruce R. Bye




Childhood is measured out in sounds and smells

And sights, before the dark of reason grows. ~~ Sir John Betjeman



 I rise from bed the first thing in the morning not because I am dissatisfied with it, but because I cannot carry it with me during the day. ~~ Kathleen Norris\


 That is the best--to laugh with someone because you think the same things are funny. ~~ Gloria Vanderbilt




 What we steadily, consciously, habitually think we are, that we tend to become. ~~ John Cowper Powers



 Improvisation is too good to leave to chance. ~~ Paul Simon



 You've got to find something in your efforts that has meaning to you, and only you can define that.  Once you define it, you are going to be much more at peace with what you are doing. ~~ Silken Laumann [Canadian Olympic medalist in rowing]


 It seems rather incongruous that in a society of supersophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners. ~~ Erma Bombeck



 After thirty, a body has a mind of its own. ~~ Bette Midler


 Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has that ability to comfort. ~~ Norman Kolpas



 The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~~ Elisabeth Foley




 What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.  All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ~~ Helen Keller



 It used to be that people needed products to survive. Now products need people to survive. ~~ Nicholas Johnson


 Three things in human life are important:  The first is to be kind.  The second is to be kind.  The third is to be kind. ~~ Henry James


 The only basis for living is believing in life, loving it, and applying the whole force of one's intellect to know it better. ~~ Emile Zola


 The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship. ~~ Amelia Earheart