Archived Quotes from September 2019



We sometimes underestimate the influence of little things. ~~ Charles W. Chesnutt



Sometimes its important to work for that pot of gold.  But other times its essential to take time off and make sure that your most important decision in the day consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow. ~~ Douglas Pagels



Do the common thing in an uncommon way. ~~ Booker T. Washington



Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday. ~~ Thornton Wilder




A friend is someone who makes me feel totally acceptable. ~~ Ene Riisna



We don’t get offered crises; they arrive. ~~ Elizabeth Janesay



There is a personality lamp behind your eyes.  Make sure that your personality current is on.  Sometimes it is necessary to connect the switch and make it function. ~~ Renee Long



Books admitted me to their world open-handedly, as people for their most part, did not.  The life I lived in books was one of ease and freedom, worldly wisdom, glitter, dash and style. ~~ Jonathan Raban



Life is a rock.  And a hard place. ~~ Juli Duncan



Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. ~~ Vaclav Havel



I will never forget seeing what hate can destroy… I will never forget seeing what love can heal. ~~ Steve Maraboli



One doesn't have a sense of humor.  It has you. ~~ Larry Gelbart



Patience is what you must have when you don't have luck. ~~ Tennessee Williams



You talk to yourself all the time, be careful what you say.  Negative images are destructive. ~~ William Lantz



Kids are bent.  They think around corners.  But starting at roughly age eight, when childhood's second great era begins, the kinks begin to straighten out, one by one.  The boundaries of thought and vision begin to close down to a tunnel as we gear up to get along… The job of the fantasy-horror writer is to make you, for a little while, a child again. ~~ Stephen King [Danse Macabre]



You live but once; you might as well be amusing. ~~ Coco Chanel



There's a time to wink as well as to see. ~~ Benjamin Franklin



Never assume the obvious is true. ~~ William Safire



Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business. ~~ Dave Barry



If a grasshopper tries to fight a lawnmower,  one may admire his courage but not his judgment. ~~ Robert A. Heinlein [Farnham's Freehold]

 It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say, "I don't know." ~~William Somerset Maugham



Food has a rare ability to carry you back … [it] can be counted on to produce a sensation in time present that will duplicate a sensation from time past. ~~ Michael Frank


When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people. ~~ Jens Stoltenberg



No kind action ever stops with itself.  One kind action leads to another.  Good example is followed.  A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.  The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. ~~ Amelia Earhart



If it is good and I want it, they don't make it anymore. ~~ Elizabeth C. Finegan



I remember things that happened 60 years ago, but if you ask me where I left my car keys five minutes ago, that's sometimes a problem. ~~ Lou Thesz


In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can. ~~ Linda Ellerbee



I have spent too much of my life opening doors for cats--I once calculated that, since the dawn of civilization, nine hundred and seventy-eight man-centuries have been used up that way. ~~ Robert A. Heinlein [The Door Into Summer]



For a thing to remain undone nothing more is needed than to think it done. ~~ Baltsar Gracian



The human organism needs an ample supply of good building material to repair the effects of daily wear and tear. ~~ Indra Devi