Archived Quotes from March 2019

Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows. ~~ David Grayson


 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

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. ~~ Maya Angelou



Where the way is hardest, there go thou:

Follow your own path, and let people talk.


~~ Dante Alighieri [The Divine Comedy, "Purgatory"]




I was read to as a small child, I read on my own as soon as I could, and I recall being more or less overwhelmed again and again--if not by what the books actually said, by what they suggested, what they help me to imagine. ~~ Marilynne Robinson



I spent an awful lot of my life underestimating myself and, as a result, not exceeding my own expectations. ~~ Jane Pauley


It's what we learn after we think we know it all that counts. ~~ Kin Hubbard



We older women who know we aren't heroines can offer our younger sisters, at the very least, an honest report of what we have learned and how we have grown. ~~ Elizabeth Janeway



Strange as it may seem, my life is based on a true story.~~ Ashleigh Brilliant



Yelling Irish, you can sound like an angry Leprechaun. ~~ Norman Reedus



There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. ~~ John Millington Synge



Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. ~~  Alex Levine



The Irish have a sweet tooth. And that's a good thing, because it has been the inspiration for some wonderful desserts that allow us to end our meal on a happy and sweet note. ~~ Jean LeGrand



What can I say? I'm Irish, I love a good potato. ~~ Sophia Tallon



Winterfell is atop of this huge mountain in Northern Ireland, and you can see all these weather fronts coming in. Basically, the sky circles the mountain. It's the most beautiful place. ~~ Kristian Nairn




He saw the black water and the declining sun and the swan dipping down, its white wings flashing, and slowing and slowing till silver ripples carried it home. It was a scene which seemed the heart of this land. The lowing sun and the one star waking, white wings on a black water, and the smell of rain, and the long lane fading where a voice comes in the falling night.


Ireland...Yes, this is Ireland. ~~ Jamie O'Neill



When after the Winter alarmin',
The Spring steps in so charmin',
So fresh and arch
In the middle of March,
Wid her hand St. Patrick's arm on...
~~ Alfred Percival Graves



Grief can't be shared.  Everyone carries it alone, his own burden, his own way. ~~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh



Light is good in whatever lamp it may burn, even as a rose is beautiful in whatever garden it may bloom. ~~ Dr S. Radhakrishnan



[On spring:]  Suddenly a mist of green on the trees, as quiet as thought. ~~ Dorothy M. Richardson



Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are. ~~ Thomas Carlyle



Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.  It is because we are different that each of us is special. ~~ Brian Dyson



Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers. ~~ Learned Hand


I want to take all our best moments, put them in a jar, and take them out like cookies and savor each one of them forever. ~~ Crystal Woods


 Cherish your own emotions and never undervalue them.~~ Robert Henri


For me, none of the songs I've written has really dated.  They capture something I've never been able to improve on, whatever their statement is… People say they're "nostalgia," but I don't know what that means really.  A Tale of Two Citieswas written a hundred years ago--is that nostalgia? ~~ Bob Dylan



Food is about loving and giving and performance and applause … It is essential and sensuous. ~~ Barbara Kafka



It is all right if you talk to yourself.  It is all right if you answer yourself.  But when you start disagreeing with the answers, you've got a problem. ~~ R. E. Phillips



I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing.~~ Marsha Doble


A comforting acquaintance, hope, a contagious thing like spring, inebriating like lager.~~ Sylvia Ashton-Warner



 The basic trouble with depression is that it is so depressing… It often helps to look on the bright side.  Make a teensy list of things that have not happened that really would be depressing if they had. ~~ Miss Piggy [Muppet]