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