Archived Quotes from September 2020

The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass. ~~ Martin Mull


 Life doesn't always present you with the perfect opportunity at the perfect time.  Opportunities come when you least expect them, or when you're not ready for them.  Rarely are opportunities presented to you in the perfect way, in a nice little box with a yellow bow on top... Opportunities, the good ones, they're messy and confusing and hard to recognize.   They're risky.  They challenge you. ~~ Susan Wojcicki

 


We all know the rule of umbrellas--if you take your umbrella, it will not rain; it you leave it, it will. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


 

You appeal to a small, select group of confused people. ~~ Message in a fortune cookie

 


 Our national strength matters, but the spirit which informs and controls our strength matters just as much. ~~ John F. Kennedy


 

There are two kinds of music--good music and bad music.  Good music is music that I want to hear.  Bad music is music that I don't want to hear. ~~ Fran Lenowitz

 


 

 If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar.  If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool. ~~Abraham Lincoln

 


 There's a natural pull, even in these times, not to figure out how to operate in this new world but how to replicate the old world in the new conditions.  The longer this goes on, my optimism increase because I think people are being forced to figure out innovative ways. ~~ Leslie Perlow, Harvard Business School

 


 

Most people are good.  There aren't very many really evil people.  But there are an awful lot of selfish ones. ~~ Walter Cronkite

 


[On movie role models:]  People long for someone to look up to.  Gregory Peck in [the movie "To Kill a Mockingbird"] I've always thought:  That's what a man is. ~~ Dylan McDermott


 The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization than to what they're organized for. ~~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

 


 If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate. ~~ Sandy Dahl, wife of flight 93 pilot, Jason Dahl

 


 

When you are young you are surprised if everything isn't a success, and when you get older you're mildly surprised if anything is. ~~ Kathleen Norris

 


 When it comes to cooking, five years ago I felt guilty "just adding water."  Now I want to bang the tube against the countertop and have a five-course meal pop out.  If it comes with plastic silverware and a plate that self-destructs, all the better. ~~ Erma Bombeck


 

 There are people who take the heart out of you, and people who put it back. ~~ Elizabeth Davis

 


 A request not to worry... is perhaps the least soothing message capable of human unnterance. ~~ Mignon G. Eberhart


It's a complex fate, being an American. ~~ Henry James

 


 

Nature has no mercy at all.  Nature says, "I'm going to snow.  if you have on a bikini and no showshoes, that's tough.  I am going to show anyway. ~~ Maya Angelou

 


 

Once you have experienced a failure or a disappointment, once you've analyzed it and gotten the lessons out of it--dump it. ~~ Colin Powell


Jargon is not insight. ~~ Leo Rosten

 


When the bold branches

Bid farewell to rainbow leaves

Welcome wool sweaters.

~~ B. Cybrill

 


Don't take yourself too seriously.  That's incredibly important.  Don't start believing what everyone is saying about you--good or bad.  Keep a grip on reality. ~~ Brett Anderson

 


The sky was lit in the dusty pastels of Necco wafers. ~~ Stephen White [The Program

 


If I were running the world I would have it rain only between 2 and 5 a.m.  Anyone who was out then ought to get wet. ~~ William Lyon Phelps


One person's constant is another person's variable. ~~ Susan Eberhart


 

There are compensations for growing older.  One is the realization that to be sporting isn't at all necessary.  It is a great realief to reach this stage of wisdom. ~~ Cornelia Otis Skinner


 

All food starting with "p" is comfort food... pasta, potato chips, pretzels, peanut butter, pastrami, pizza, pastry. ~~ Sara Paretsky

 


No answer is also an answer. ~~ German proverb