October 2016 Archive of Posted Quotes

I don't sing a song unless I feel it.  The song don't tug at my heart, I pass on it.  I have to believe in what I'm doing. ~~ Ray Charles



It is not the literal past that rules us, save, possibly, in a biological sense.  It is images of the past … ~~ George Steiner



If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed.  But we are more than logical.  We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work. ~~ Jacques Cousteau



The fact was I didn't want to look my age, but I didn't want to act the age I wanted to look either.  I also wanted to grow old enough to understand that sentence. ~~ Erma Bombeck




It's worth asking:  What do you want?  It gets harder to answer as you get older.  The answer gets subtler and subtler. ~~ John Jerome



We live amid surfaces, and the true art of life is to skate well on them. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



I am just turning 40 and taking my time about it. ~~ Harold Lloyd (at age 77)



Do the best you can, and be good to yourself so that you can above all be good to others. ~~ Jessi Lane Adams



People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.  Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. ~~ Dalai Lama XIV



Trust what moves you most deeply. ~~ Sam Keen



Beauty is the child of love. ~~ Havelock Ellis


It is not irritating to be where one is.  It is only irritating to think one would like to be somewhere else. ~~ John Cage



Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again. ~~ Willa Cather



Success is creating something original and lasting--whether it is a company, a work of art, an idea or analysis that influences others, or a happy and productive family. ~~ Linda Chavez



What is it which is bought dearly, offered for nothing, and then most often refused?  Experience, old people's experience. ~~ Isak Dinesen



Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent.  Just common sense and love will do. ~~ Myrtle Auvil



An answer is invariably the parent of a great family of new questions. ~~ John Steinbeck



We must resemble each other a little in order to understand each other, but we must be a little different to love each other. ~~ Paul Geraldy



They tell me I have got a mind of my own, but sometimes it's like my mind itself has its own mind. ~~ Lily Tomlin (Edith Ann)



Wonder is a state of mind in which… nothing is taken for granted… Each thing is a surprise, being is unbelievable.  We are amazed at seeing anything at all; amazed not only at particular values and things but at the unexpectedness of being as such, at the fact that there is being at all. ~~Abraham Joshua Herschel



Now that it's all over, what did you really do yesterday that's worth mentioning? ~~ Coleman Cox



Part of being a champ is acting like a champ.  You have to learn how to win and not run away when you lose.  Everyone has bad stretches and real successes. ~~ Nancy Kerrigan



It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. ~~ Sir Edmund Hillary



Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~~ Berthold Auerbach



you can touch a star

by reaching down. ~~ Aili Jarvenpa



I think if you exercise, your state of mind--my state of mind--is usually more at ease, ready for more mental challenges.  Once I get the physical stuff out of the way it always seems like I have more calmness and better self-esteem. ~~ Stone Gossard



I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~~ G. K. Chesterton



A chuckle a day may not keep the doctor away, but it sure does make those times in life's waiting room a little more bearable. ~~ Anne Wilson Schaef



For a driver to be driven by somebody else is an ordeal, for there are only three types of drivers:  the too fast, the timid, and oneself. ~~ Virginia Graham



There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people:  religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin. ~~ Linus Van Pelt [Charles Schulz, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown]