Archived Quotes from June 2019

People who have heard me sing say I don't. ~~ Mark Twain



Every man is born an original, but sadly, most men die copies. ~~ Abraham Lincoln



One of the greatest indicators of our own spiritual maturity is revealed in how we respond to the weaknesses, the inexperience, and the potentially offensive actions of others. ~~ David A. Bednar



There are many beautiful things, but the silent beauty of a flower surpasses them all. ~~ Sofu  Teshigahara



A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience. ~~ Oliver Wendell Holmes



It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions. ~~ Charles F. Kettering



I take a simple view of living.  It is keep your eyes open and get on with it. ~~ Laurence Olivier



Good days are to be gathered like sunshine in grapes, to be trodden and bottled into wine and kept for age to sip at ease beside the fire.  If the traveler has vintaged well, he need trouble to wander no longer; the ruby moments glow in his glass at will. ~~ Freya Stark



You can be an ordinary athlete by getting away with less than your best.  But if you want to be a great [athlete], you have to give it all you've got--your everything. ~~ Duke P. Kahanamoku



Many a man has discovered a relationship with his father years after leaving home.  But even at this stage of life, the same two ingredients are needed as when our children were small:  time, and the courage to seize the day. ~~ Rob Parsons



For thousands of years, fathers and sons have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time. ~~ Alan Valentine



Into the father's grave the daughter, sometimes a gray-haired woman, lays away forever the little pet names and memories which to all the rest of the world are but foolishness. ~~ Constance Fenimore Woolson



I used to feel that all I ever did was take from my father:  "Dad, my heater's not working."  "Dad, I need help building the shed."  "Dad, can you lend me money for a car?"  Now he has a computer.  Things are evening up quickly. ~~ Den Schlaf



In our house, Mother's Day is every day. Father's Day, too. In our house, parents count. They do important work and that work matters. One day just doesn't cut for us. ~~ Margaret Heffernan



I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom. ~~ Umberto Eco



The nicest Father’s Day surprise of all for Dad would be if you handed him a box, and he unwrapped it, and there, inside, sitting on a bed of folded tissue, was the pair of his undershorts that somebody threw away six months ago (without asking Dad) because they had reached the stage where they were 3 percent undershorts and 97 percent holes. Dad misses those undershorts. They were his Faithful Undershorts Companion. ~~ Dave Barry 



Only the gentle are ever really strong. ~~ James Dean



It haunts me, the passage of time.  I think time is a merciless thing.  I think life is a process of burning oneself out and time is the fire that burns you.  But I think the spirit of man is a good adversary. ~~ Tennessee Williams



A good message will always find a messenger. ~~ Amelia E. Barr



It's always something. ~~ Gilda Radner



Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shades of elms and maples in New England. ~~ Archibald MacLeish



Cherish what makes you unique, 'cause you're really a yawn if it goes. ~~ Bette Midler



Oh, I learn things everywhere I go. ~~ Tyrion Lannister [George R. R. Martin]



Opposites attract because they are not really opposites, but complementaries. ~~ Sydney J. Harris



Simplicity is an exact medium between too little and too much. ~~ Joshua Reynolds



Popcorn [is] the sentimental good-time Charlie of American foods. ~~ Patricia Linden



I go back so far I'm in front of me. ~~ Paul McCartney



I learned from the age of two or three that any room in our house, at any time of day, was there to read in, or to be read to. ~~ Eudora Welty



Life is made up of interruptions. ~~ William S. Gilbert



The Declaration of Independence was not approved on July 4, 1776.  Only John Hancock, for the assembly, signed it that day.  The other signatures came later, August 2. ~~ Deane Jordan [1,001 Facts Somebody Screwed Up]