Archived Quotes from August 2018

I had just dozed off into a stupor when I heard what I thought was myself talking to myself.  I didn't pay much attention to it, as I knew practically everything I would have to say to myself, and wasn't particularly interested. ~~ Robert Benchley



Do not confuse motion and progress.  A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress. ~~ Alfred A. Montapert



In memory everything seems to happen to music. ~~ Tennessee Williams



People get real comfortable with their features.  Nobody gets comfortable with their hair.  Hair trauma.  It's the universal thing. ~~ Jamie Lee Curtis



You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can. ~~ Jimmy Carter


 It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. ~~ Laura Ingalls Wilder



Some people seem as if they can never have been children, and others seem as if they could never be anything else. ~~ George Dennison Prentice



We must always have old memories and young hopes. ~~ Arsene Houssaye



Visibility and usefulness are not the same. ~~ Dave McCasland



Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words? ~~ Marcel Marceau



Don't give up.  Don't lose hope.  Don't sell out. ~~ Christopher Reeve



That was one of the fun things about being a kid in the 1950s:  In stark contrast to today, most people were not obsessed with, or even necessarily aware of, the concept of nutrition… After eating a breakfast of sugared cereal -- to which we added sugar -- we enjoyed a lunch of baloney sandwiches or hot dogs with potato chips and a Twinkie; for dinner our moms made us hearty meals of macaroni and cheese with bread and butter, with chocolate cake and a big glass of milk… and if anybody had talked about how many "grams" of fat were involved in our diets, we would have thought that person was from Mars. ~~ Dave Barry



In the long run the pessimist may be proved right.  But the optimist has a better time on the trip. ~~ Daniel Reardon



Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. ~~ Andre Gide



I sometimes sense the world is changing almost too fast for its inhabitants, at least for us older ones. ~~ Elizabeth II



I wanted to see what was going on in the world.  I sometimes think I overwished. ~~ Tom Brokaw



A human may go for a stroll with a cat; he has to walk a dog.  The cat leads the way, running ahead, tail high, making sure you understand the arrangement.  If you should happen to get ahead, the cat will never allow you to think it is following you.  It will stop and clean some hard-to-reach spot, or investigate a suspicious movement in the grass; you will find yourself waiting and fidgeting like the lackey you are.  But this is so annoying to cat lovers, who understand and appreciate a good joke, even when it is on them. ~~ Robert Stearns



I am too much of a skeptic to deny the possibility of anything. ~~ Thomas Henry Huxley



If we were all as wise as we should be … we should have no stories to tell. ~~ Freeman Wills Crofts



Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by packrats and vandalized nightly. ~~ Roger Ebert



It doesn't matter where you are in your own personal development, nor has it mattered where you have been culturally; dogs simply don't pass judgment on you the way all of the rest of life and all of your other companions seem to. ~~ Roger Caras



We are all in the same boat in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty. ~~ G. K. Chesterton



Flowers are restful to look at.  They have neither emotions nor conflicts. ~~ Sigmund Freud



Silence may be as variously shaded as speech. ~~ Edith Wharton



I believe we should always put our country first.  ~~ John McCain



There's an old saying about history. I don't remember it, but it's good. ~~ Stephen Colbert



I don't buy temporary insanity as a murder defense.  Breaking into someone's home and ironing all their clothes is temporary insanity. ~~ Sue Kolinsky



A closed mouth gathers no feet. ~~ Joe Moore



What a pity human beings can't exchange problems.  Everyone knows exactly how to solve the other fellow's. ~~ Olin Miller



I never cease being dumfounded by the unbelievable things people believe. ~~ Leo Rosten