Archived Quotes from December 2016

I used to think that the human brain was the most fascinating part of the body and then I realized, "what is telling me that?" ~~ Emo Philips



No human relation gives one possession in another--every two souls are absolutely different.  In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone. ~~ Kahlil Gibran


 As long as you are curious, you defeat age. ~~ Burt Lancaster


 He that plants trees loves others besides himself. ~~ Thomas Fuller


 Simple solutions seldom are. ~~ Unattributed


 Do the thing you believe in.  Do the best you can in the place where you are and be kind. ~~ Scott Nearing


 It is sometimes best to slip over thoughts and not go to the bottom of them. ~~ Marie de Sevigne


Someone once asked me what I regarded as the three most important requirements for happiness.  My answer was:  "A feeling that you have been honest with yourself and those around you; a feeling that you have done the best you could both in your personal life and in your work; and the ability to love others." ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt


 The more we share, the more we have. ~~ Leonard Nimoy


 Love is like longing, and energy.  It's like magnetism, it's like gravity.  And at its highest it's about spiritual salvation. ~~ Pete Townshend



 Our memories are card indexes -- consulted, and then put back in disorder, by authorities whom we do not control. ~~ Cyril Connolly



Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~~ Robert Brault

 I'm lazy.  But it's lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things. ~~ Lech Walesa


 Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence. ~~ Lin Yutang



 Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy.  Even love unreturned has its rainbow. ~~ Sir James Matthew Barrie



 If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves. ~~ Maria Edgeworth


 In any given set of circumstances, the proper course of action is determined by subsequent events. ~~ McDonald's Corollary to Murphy's Law



 It's life, isn't it?  You plow ahead and make a hit.  And you plow on and someone passes you.  Then someone passes them.  Time levels. ~~ Katharine Hepburn



 Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble. ~~ Dennis Fakes


 I secretly think that the real reason many of us love Christmas is because of the wonderful scents… ~~ Emelie Tolley


Plan the Christmas menu knowing that the cook deserves a holiday too.  ~~ Helen Isolde

 The loving, holiday spirit in your home depends more on the words you speak than on the gifts you give. ~~ H. Jackson Brown


 When I walk into a room and smell evergreens, I think of Christmas. ~~ Leslie Linsley



 There are three stages of man:  he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus. ~~ Bob Phillips



I'm a product of Hollywood.  Fantasy is not unnatural to me; it's my reality.  Hollywood people are like everyone else, only more so.  They depict reality as opposed to living it. ~~ Carrie Fisher (RIP)


 There are many people--happy people, it usually appears--whose thoughts at Christmas always turn to books.  The notion of a Christmas tree with no books under it is repugnant and unnatural to them. ~~ Robertson Davies


 A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. ~~ Garrison Keillor


 Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination--think up a story and go live it for an afternoon. ~~ Terry Brooks



Where there is great love, there are always miracles. ~~ Willa Cather



 Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity. ~~ Frances Ellen Watkins Harper



Success is always somebody else's opinion of you; but it doesn’t amount to a damn compared to your own opinion of yourself. ~~ Jack Lemmon