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.