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

 


 

Sometimes
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]