Archived Quotes from October 2019

As far as I'm concerned, "whom" is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler. ~~ Calvin Trillin


There are no little things.  "Little things," so called, are the hinges of the universe. ~~ Fanny Fern


Cats are always elegant.  They know that the secret of elegance is a combination of several components:  fear--affection to be given grudgingly and withdrawn on whim; suspicion--to create mystery; and security--acquired from the ability to run like hell.  Cats are also superbly dressed in great colors and fabrics:  each possesses one supremely simple outfit which never wears out. ~~ John Weitz



Never is a long time.  It usually gives out when you get past 40. ~~ Stephen Greenleaf



Whenever things sound easy, it turns out there's one part you didn't hear. ~~ Donald E. Westlake




I think the problem with being older comes when your body cannot do what your mind wants.  Then, Houston, we have a problem. ~~ Antonio Banderas



If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. ~~ American Proverb



Muscles come and go; flab lasts. ~~ Bill Vaughan



Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now.  Don't miss it. ~~ Leo Buscaglia



I was raised to sense what someone else wanted me to be and to be that kind of person.  It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes. ~~ Sally Field



Don't let other people tell you what you want. ~~ Pat Riley



I'm not confused, I'm just well mixed. ~~ Robert Frost



The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it. ~~ Will Foley



Gravity always wins. ~~ Erma Bombeck



To those who need encouragement, remember this:  Beware of quitting too soon.  Dr. Seuss' first children's book was rejected by 23 publishers.  The 24th publisher sold 6 million copies. ~~ Ann Lander



If you are a human being, you might as well face it:  You are going to rub a lot of people the wrong way. ~~ Edith Ann [Lily Tomlin]



One of the oddest things in life, I think, is the things one remembers. ~~ Agatha Christie



Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes you get rained out. ~~ Satchel Paige



Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied. ~~ Pearl S. Buck



In times of joy, we all wish we had a tail we could wag. ~~ W. H. Auden



Why is it that the first gray hairs stick straight out? ~~ Frank McKinney



Some folks want their luck buttered. ~~ Thomas Hardy



[Describing Hawaii] For me its balmy airs are always blowing, its summer seas flashing in the sun; the pulsing of its surf-beat in my ear; I can see its garlanded crags, its leaping cascades, its plumy palms drowsing by the shore; its remote summits floating like islands above the cloud rack. ~~ Mark Twain [Paradise of the Pacific, 1910]



Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit. ~~ Anton Chekhov



If Murphy had used a computer his law would probably have been lost when the machine crashed. ~~ Mike Knowles



Not everything's for children.  Not everything's for everyone. ~~ Robert Crumb



The actual is limited, the possible immense. ~~ Alphonse de Lamartine



How come whenever my ship comes in, it's leaking? ~~ Dorothy Zbornak [Bea Arthur, "The Golden Girls"]



As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say.  I just watch what they do. ~~ Andrew Carnegie



Just watching my cats can make me happy. ~~ Paula Cole



There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown.  He wants to SEE what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it.  Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange. ~~ Elias Canetti