Archived Quotes from June 2017

Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice. ~~ Stanley Horowitz


 Life doesn't have a neat beginning and a tidy end, life is always going on.  You should begin in the middle and end in the middle, and it should be all there. ~~ Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul


 Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities. ~~ Elizabeth Bowen

 Spring is shoving up the front windows and resting your elbows on the sill, the sun burning your nose a little. ~~ Ruth Wolff


 The moment of truth, the sudden emergence of a new insight, is an act of intuition.  Such intuitions give the appearance of miraculous flashes, or short-circuits of reasoning.  In fact they may be likened to an immersed chain, of which only the beginning and the end are visible above the surface of consciousness.  The diver vanishes at one end of the chain and comes up at the other end, guided by invisible links. ~~ Arthur Koestler

The red light is always longer than the green light. ~~ Laurence J. Peter

 Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel. ~~ John Churton Collins

 You can't turn back the clock.  But you can wind it up again. ~~ Bonnie Prudden


 Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them. ~~ Josie Bisset


 Keep constantly in mind in how many things you yourself have witnessed changes already.  The universe is change, life is understanding. ~~ Marcus Aurelius


 When in doubt, cook something and eat it. ~~ Robert B. Parker


Happiness will never be any greater than the idea we have of it. ~~ Maurice Maeterlinck

 Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it; and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic … ~~ Herman Melville


 Every household has a box of odd keys.  None of them will ever be found to fit any lock. ~~ Pam Brown



One night at about two o'clock in the morning my father caught a man stealing bananas from our backyard.  He went over to the man with his machete, took the bananas, cut the bunch in half and said, "Here, you can have it."  And then he said, "From now on, if you need anything from the back of our house, come to the front." ~~ Chi Chi Rodriguez

When a father gives his daughter an emotional visa to strike out on her own, he is always with her.  Such a daughter has her encouraging, understanding daddy in her head, cheering her on -- not simply as a woman but as a whole, unique human being with unlimited possibilities. ~~ Victoria Secunda


 Dad gave me two pieces of advice.  One was, "No matter how good you think you are, there are people better than you."  But he was an optimist too; his other advice:  "Never worry about rejection. Every day is a new beginning." ~~ John Ritter


 Down in the bottom of my childhood my father stands laughing. ~~ Tove Ditlevsen


 Time collapses and expands like an erratic accordion. ~~ Bel Kaufman


 People would have more leisure time if it weren't for all the leisure time activities that use it up. ~~ Peg Bracken


Autumn to winter, winter into spring,
Spring into summer, summer into fall,--
So rolls the changing year, and so we change;
Motion so swift, we know not that we move.

~~ Dinah Mulock Craik


 Nothing lasts forever -- not even your troubles. ~~ Arnold H. Glasow


 If you cannot accomplish one thing, move on to another which you can accomplish. ~~ Al Kali


 One remembers different persons differently, some by the impact they have made on our emotions, and others by the impression they leave in our minds. ~~ Hallie Burnett


 There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. ~~ Beverly Sills


 We do not live an equal life, but one of contrasts and patchwork; now a little joy, then a sorrow, now a sin, then a generous or brave action. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


 As helpless as a cat in paper shoes. ~~ Nancy Boyd


 The measure of achievement is not winning awards.  It's doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile.  I think of my strawberry souffle.  I did that at least twenty-eight times before I finally conquered it. ~~ Julia Child


 The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. ~~ Flora Whittemore


 Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get close to them. ~~ John Shirley