Archived Quotes from May 2020

It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it. ~~ Eleanor H. Porter

 


 

No matter how tired or wretched I am, a pussycat sitting in a doorway can divert my mind. ~~ Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

 


 

Ruminating about the past is like trying to drive backward to undo a car accident. ~~ M.A. Ross and Judy Corcoran

 


 

In our world of big names, curiously, our true heroes tend to be anonymous:  …the teacher, the nurse, the mother, the honest cop, the hard workers at lonely, underpaid, unglamorous, unpublicized jobs. ~~ Daniel J. Boorstin

 


 

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect.  Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~~ Meryl Streep


 

My mother's love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters. ~~ Michelle Obama

 


 

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

 


 

Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism. ~~ Gilda Radner

 


 

A mother is a child's first looking glass into the world. ~~ Richelle E. Goodrich

 


 

My mother said her friends told her that I had once been seen jumping on the street with my son and playing as if I were a child. She said, “No, she was not playing. She was just being a good mother.” ~~ Maya Angelou

 


 

The ultimate obscenity is not caring, not doing something about what you feel, not feeling! Just drawing back and drawing in, becoming narcissistic. ~~ Rod Serling

 


 

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. ~~ Marian Wright Edelman

 


 

A cat that lives with a good family is used to being talked to all the time. ~~ Lettice Cooper

 


 

Life is difficult and complicated, and beyond anyone's total control, and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes. ~~ Joanne Rowling

 


 

No matter how cynical you get, it's almost impossible to keep up. ~~ Lily Tomlin

 


 

 

Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms
Inside your head, and people in them, acting.
People you know, yet can't quite name.

 

~~ Philip Larkin

 


 

The majority of people perform well in a crisis and when the spotlight is on them; it's on the Sunday afternoons of this life, when nobody is looking, that the spirit falters. ~~ Alan Bennett

 


 

Damned fine cup of coffee. ~~ David Lynch [frequent remark by Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks, 1989-91]

 


 

We often feel sad in the presence of music without words; and often more than that in the presence of music without music. ~~ Mark Twain

 


 

To be persuasive, we must be believable.  To be believable, we must be credible.  To be credible, we must be truthful. ~~ Edward R. Murrow

 


 

Don't be obsessed with the idea that there is only one possibility. If you think so, there is only one. ~~ Katharine Butler Hathaway

 


 

We love our own cell phones but hate everyone else's. ~~ Joe Bob Briggs

 


 

Forgiving means to pardon the unpardonable, faith means believing the unbelievable, and hoping means to hope when things are hopeless. ~~ G. K. Chesterton

 


 

So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend. ~~ Robert Louis Stevenson

 


 

They, and we, are the legacies of an unbroken chain of proud men and women who served their country with honor, who waged war so that we might know peace, who braved hardship so that we might know opportunity, who paid the ultimate price so that we might know freedom. ~~ Barack Obama

 


 

A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well. ~~ Dan Rather

 


 

If I could do anything about the way people behave towards each other, I would, but since I can't I'll stick to the animals. ~~ Brigitte Bardot

 


 

It's really quite simple.  Abner [our dog] loves us, without conditions, without limits, without questions.  And we love him.  How many things in life are that plain and that pure? ~~ Cokie Roberts

 


 

There are people who think that everything one does with a serious face is sensible. ~~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

 


 

To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. ~~ Nelson Mandela

 


 

America is a passionate idea or it is nothing.  America is a human brotherhood or it is a chaos. ~~ Max Lerner.