Archived Quotes from September 2018

In 1887, Oregon became the first state to make Labor Day an official holiday, with Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York quickly following suit. ~~ Brendan I. Koerner



But just get through this day.  That's all you have to do. ~~ Alexander Dolgun



Rules like "don't wear white after Labor Day" or "shoes matching the handbag" are antiquated. Modern women should feel free to experiment. --- Stacy London



For working people and union members, Labor Day stands for something special and profound.  It's a day to honor the deep commitment each of us has to serve the children we teach, the families we heal, and the communities we love. ~~ Randi Weingarten



Some people are still unaware that reality contains unparalleled beauties.  The fantastic and unexpected, the ever-changing and renewing is nowhere so exemplified as in real life itself. ~~ Berenice Abbott



I think if I were a woman I'd wear coffee as a perfume. ~~ John Van Druten



I gave up trying to understand people long ago.  Now I just let them try to understand me. ~~ Charles Schulz [Peanuts]



I'd quit the job of being me, but I have accumulated so much seniority. ~~ Ziggy [Tom Wilson



I don't believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or to make you feel miserable either.  Life is just supposed to make you feel. ~~ Gloria Naylor



People who don't want to do anything can find a million reasons why not. ~~ Dan Rostenkowski



Sorrow is tragedy plus time. ~~ Carol Burnett



I don't like the concept that I am now, at 60, aging.  I've been "aging" since birth and not usually in a graceful manner.  Hang on  to what makes you different, special, and interesting. ~~ Dan Antion



Nothing is more memorable than a smell.  One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up  a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains. ~~ Diane Ackerman



You have to have a lot of patience to learn patience. ~~ Joe Moore



Nobody keeps a cat.  They condescend to live with you is all. ~~ Dell Shannon [Case Pending]



Imagine how weird phones would look if your mouth was nowhere near your ears. ~~ Steven Wright



When someone accuses me of having contradicted myself, I reply:  Just because I've been wrong once, or even more than once, doesn't mean that I aim to be wrong all the time. ~~ Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues



Memory is the thing you forget with. ~~ Alexander Chase



Happiness.  That's what books smell like.  Happiness.  That's why I always wanted to have a book shop.  What better life than to trade in happness? ~~ Sarah MacLean



Love doesn't make the world go round.  Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. ~~ Franklin P. Jones



Love doesn't make the world go round.  Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. ~~ Franklin P. Jones


 September is the time to begin again.  In the country, when I could smell the wood smoke in the forest, and the curtains could be drawn when the tea came in, on the first autumn evening, I always felt that my season of good luck had come. ~~ Eleanor Perenyi



Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. ~~ John Keats [To Autumn in Poems]


Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~~ John Wooden



If you don't know what it is, don't mess with it. ~~ Fats Waller



In America we don't just drive cars.  We inhabit them. ~~ Bernard Beck



Coming events cast their shadows before them. ~~ Thomas Campbell



We need someone who specializes in fixing things that are too small to bother with. ~~ Andrew A. Rooney



Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. ~~ Vaclav Havel



I've never forgotten for long at a time that living is a struggle.  I know every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor edge of danger and must be fought for--whether it's a field, or a home, or a country. ~~ Thornton Wilder