Archived Quotes from December 2018

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths. ~~ Joseph Campbell



Sometimes it’s a good choice not to choose at all. ~~ Michel de Montaigne



Christmas is like a microwave dinner.  It's here before you're really ready for it. ~~ Robert Orben




A gentle touch;
A smile;
Kind words
By such small things
Are lives changed.




~~ Tara K. Harper

 Since we are exposed to inevitable sorrows, wisdom is the art of finding compensation. ~~ PeteDon't brood.  Get on with living and loving.  You don't have forever. ~~ Leo Buscagliar Gaston de Levis

 Don't brood.  Get on with living and loving.  You don't have forever. ~~ Leo Buscaglia



Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. ~~ Helen Keller



Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy. ~~ Cynthia Nelms



Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories -- those that don't work, those that break down, and those that get lost. ~~ Russell Baker



Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do--can love things that no one else can love.  We are like violins.  We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. ~~ Barbara Sher



There are two kinds of people in this world:  those who count the days until December 25 and those who count the days until December 26. ~~ Larenda Lyles Roberts



Ideals are like the stars--we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them. ~~ Carl Schurz



Make it a rule of life never to regret and never look back.  We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story. ~~ Mary McCarthy



I'm very comfortable in my own skin now.  I started just being myself more and more.  For women, this happens as you get older. ~~ Gloria Estefan




Such is a winter's eve.  Now for a merry fire, some old poet's pages, or else serene philosophy, or even a healthy book of travels to last far into the night, eked out perhaps with the walnuts which we gathered in November. ~~ Henry David Thoreau



 Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ~~ Washington Irving


A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away;
While quite unselfish, it grows small.

~~ Eva K. Logue



The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood. ~~ Richard Paul Evans



I don't want Christmas season to end, because it's the only time I can legitimately indulge in a particular addiction:  glitter. ~~ Eloisa James



Memories and magic is what Christmas is all about. ~~ Lynn Johnston



The one thing about Christmas is that it almost doesn't matter what mood you're in or what kind of a year you've had; it's a fresh start. ~~ Kelly Clarkson



There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions. ~~ Bill McKibben



Christmas that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance.  It may weave a spell of nostalgia.  Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance, a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. ~~ Augusta E. Rundel



Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl.  But it warmed more than your body.  It warmed your heart, filled it too, with melody that would last forever. ~~ Bess Streeter Aldrich



Christmas is a bridge.  We need bridges as the river of time flows past.  Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday. ~~ Gladys Tabo



I used to have this toy, a magic slate. You wrote or drew on it and then, just by pulling up the plastic cover, everything you did disappeared and you could start new. Maybe everyone feels that on New Year's Eve: They can pull up the magic sheet and rewrite their lives. ~~  V.C. Andrews



[The] departure of a year welcomes so many new memories. ~~ Munia Khan



Time, the years, the seasons, the dreaming and the hopes which throb with life even under the ice and snow. There is an order to all things, a pressure of progression, and the winds themselves will die into nothingness and the tides wither away before the hopes shall have ended, the aspirations frozen forever. Year builds upon year, even as the seasons follow. And year's end is no end at all, but only a pause, a time for the deep breath that marks the next step forward. There is no halt, no turning back. Tomorrow rises in the east, and all the tomorrows. ~~ Hal Borland




A time to say goodbye and a time to say hello.


A time to bid farewell and a time to look forward.


A time to let go and a time to learn new things.


That is what happens when the New Year rings in.


~~  Catherine Pulsifer



For a change, don't add new things in your life as a new year's resolution. Instead, do more of what's already working for you and stop doing things that are time wasters. ~~ Salil Jha



Life goes by so very fast, my dears, and taking the time to reflect, even once a year, slows things down. We zoom past so many seconds, minutes, hours, killing them with the frantic way we live that it’s important we take at least this one collective sigh and stop, take stock, and acknowledge our place in time before diving back into the melee. Midnight on New Year’s Eve is a unique kind of magic where, just for a moment, the past and the future exist at once in the present. Whether we’re aware of it or not, as we countdown together to it, we’re sharing the burden of our history and committing to the promise of tomorrow. ~~ Hillary DePiano