Arthived Quotes from January 2020

As you move toward a new year, I hope you learn how to let go of the idea that it's too late.  It is truly never too late to change your life.  It is never too late to become the person you have always hoped you could be, or to love the way you have always wanted to love.  We often forget that we are not bound by our past.  We don't have to be who we were a year ago, we don't have to make the same mistakes we did when we were younger; we can want different things, we can seek different horizons.  We have to believe that we are never too old, never too jaded, and never too broken to take our first steps toward change.  We wake up every single day with the ability to start fresh--it is never too late to take advantage of that.  It is never too late. ~~ Bianca Sparacino



You do what you are… You're born with a gift.  If not that, then you get good at something along the way.  And what you're good at you don't take for granted. ~~ Morgan Freeman



Books are… funny little portable pieces of thought. ~~ Susan Sontag



I love to go somewhere where there's no sound except the wind and the trees. ~~ Renee Zellweger



The game of life is a game of boomerangs.  Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy. ~~ Florence Scovel Shinn



To survive we need dollars, but to really live we need some common sense:  sense of humor, sense of purpose, sense of presence, self of self, and sense of joy. ~~ Sandy Ritz, RN



Why, then, if not to steal food, would a cat go up on the counter?… Because it is there.  Because of the view from the kitchen window.  To lick the drips from the tap in the sink.  To try to open the cupboards and see what's inside them, maybe to squeeze among the glassware.  Or, on a rainy day, to look for small objects to knock off onto the floor and see if they will roll. ~~ Barbara Holland



If you cannot heal the wound, do not tear it open. ~~ Danish proverb



A cat's got her own opinion of human beings. She don't say much, but you can tell enough to make you anxious not to hear the whole of it. ~~ Jerome K. Jerome



…the ocean's the biggest damned snowflake ever.  It rolls and swells a thousand shapes and colors, no two alike. ~~ Ray Bradbury



Men do cry, but only when assembling furniture. ~~ Rita Rudner



Stop and smell the spices. ~~ Helen Isolde



Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~~ Leo Buscaglia



A photograph is not only an image; it is also a trace, something directly stenciled off the real, like a footprint. ~~ Susan Sontag



Slow down and enjoy life.  It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast--you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. ~~ Eddie Cantor



There are years that ask questions and years that answer. ~~ Zora Neale Hurston



We roll back the lid of the sardine tin of life, we reveal the sardines, the riches of life therein, and we get them out, we enjoy them.  But, you know, there's always a little piece in the corner you can't get out.  I wonder -- I wonder, is there a little piece in the corner of your life?  I know there is in mine. ~~ Alan Bennett



It's very easy to find something you're not looking for. ~~ Leo Rosten



There is a world of difference between what computers can do and what society will choose to do with them. ~~ Seymour Pappert



There is nothing more majestic than the determined courage of individuals willing to suffer and sacrifice for their freedom and dignity. ~~ Martin Luther King, Jr.



I was a dog in a past life.  Really.  I'll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take.  Like, hey, I know him. ~~ William H. Macy



There's a rule in acting called, "Don't play the result."  If you have a character who's going to end up in a certain place, don't play that until you get there.  Play each scene and each beat as it comes.  And that's what you do in life:  You don't play the result. ~~ Michael J. Fox



Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. ~~ Thomas Carlyle



If you believe, then you hang on.  If you believe, it means you've got imagination, you don't need stuff thrown out for you in a blueprint, you don't face facts--what can stop you?  If I don't make it today, I'll come in tomorrow. ~~ Ruth Gordon



I'm gonna get us something from all four food groups:  hamburgers, french fries, coffee, and doughnuts. ~~ Red Heat (movie, 1988)



This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible.  This was terrible with raisins in it. ~~ Dorothy Parker



NEVER go past the forty-third page of a Google search result.  No one has ever been that far and you MAY fall off the edge of the Internet. ~~ Arena Flowers



Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French.  Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek.  Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good. ~~ Alice May Brock



Not much is known about alligators.  They don't train well.  And they're unwieldy and rowdy to work with in laboratories. ~~ Diane Ackerman



You'll have a better day if you think about where you're going than what's stuck to the bottom of your shoes. ~~ Tammy Hansen Gilbert



Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things… I am tempted to think there are no little things. ~~ Bruce Barton