Archived Quotes from May 2019

The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence.  No, not at all.  Fences have nothing to do with it.  The grass is greenest where it is watered.  When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be. ~~ Robert Fulghum



What sweeter words can fall on the human ear?  It's going to be May all week long. ~~ Russell Baker



The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. ~~ Jean Paul



How is it that the person in front of you at the supermarket checkout always has one item that requires a summit conference? ~~ Jo Ann Thomas



The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation. ~~ James E. Faust



My mother is my root foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind. ~~ Michael Jordan



After my mother's death, I began to see her as she had really been… It was less like losing someone than discovering someone. ~~ Nancy Hale



But there's a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begin.~~ Mitch Albom



My mother was the greatest mother in the world. She thought I was the greatest thing on two feet. I'd come home with a little composition I had written at school, and she'd look at it and say, 'It's wonderful! You're another Shakespeare!' I always assumed I could do anything. It really is amazing how much that has to do with your attitude. ~~  Stan Lee



I don't know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it's something that anyone can make - pancakes, meat loaf, tuna salad - but it carries a certain taste of memory.~~ Mitch Albom



Think of your mother and smile for all of the good precious moments. ~~ Ana Monnar



A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.~~ Amy Tan



Make voyages.  Attempt them.  There's nothing else.~~ Tennessee Williams



If we are imprisoned in ourselves, books provide us with the means of escape.  If we have run too far away from ourselves, books show us the way back. ~~ Holbrook Jackson



All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.  So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. ~~ William Faulkner



There are five ages of swimwear:  bikini, tankini, one-piece, one-piece with sarong and, finally, burying yourself to the neck in sand.~~ Jenny Éclair



[On Hawaii:]  No alien land in all the world has any deep, strong charm for me, but that one; no other land could so longingly and beseechingly haunt my sleeping and waking, through half a lifetime, as that one has done.  Other things leave me, but it abides. ~~ Mark Twain



I really don't think I need buns of steel.  I'd be happy with buns of cinnamon. ~~ Ellen Degeneres



Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be. ~~ Jim Horning



We are notorious for running around self-righteously declaring our rights to this and to that. But if we were to reflect upon the millions who ran across bloodied battlefields so that we would have rights to declare, I think we’d do a whole lot less declaring and a whole more appreciating. ~~  Craig D. Lounsbrough



Yesterday is experience.  Tomorrow is hope.  Today is getting from one to the other as best we can. ~~ John M. Henry



The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.~~ Linus Pauling



Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception, and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful. ~~ Alice Walker



I'm somewhat socially inept.  Slide me between two strangers at any light-hearted jamboree and I'll either rock awkwardly and silently on my heels or I'll come up with a stone-cold conversation killer like, "This room's quite rectangular, isn't it?"  I glide through the social whirl with all the elegance of a dog in high heels. ~~ Charlie Brooker



You can't tell a book by its movie. ~~ Louis A. Safian



You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.~~ James M. Barrie



For the brave and the true
…the red, white and blue
Are united forever.
~William Woodman



Being seventy is not a sin. ~~ Golda Meir



Do the thing you believe in.  Do the best you can in the place where you are and be kind. ~~ Scott Nearing



Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.  Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. ~~ Hal Borland



My mom taught me a lot.  A lot about minding  your own business and leaving other people's business alone.  And let them think what they want. ~~ Ray Charles