Archived Quotes from February 2021

What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want. ~~ Mignon McLaughlin



We have fewer friends than we imagine, but more than we know. ~~ Hugo von Hofmannsthal 



We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. ~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need -- a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing. ~~ Jerome K. Jerome 



I have always thought that the man whose second thoughts are good is worth watching. ~~ Sir James Matthew Barrie



And I know now, for sure, the people that are most in touch with their emotions and their feelings, people that can just cry at the drop of a dime because they relate so much to someone else's pain or they just don't care how they look, and they say, I'm feeling this way today--those are the strongest people I know.  I think you rob yourself of life, you rob yourself of your own experience when you don't let yourself feel whatever it is that you feel. ~~ Alicia Keys



Memory is not a faithful servant.  One year after, twenty years after, you may remember it washed over by the circumstances that came afterwards. ~~ Claudia Lady Bird Johnson



 The delusional is no longer marginal. ~~ Bill Moyers



The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others. ~~ Doug Larson



The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do.  The hard part is doing it. ~~ Norman Schwarzkopf



The truth is that the beginning of anything and its end are alike touching. ~~ Yoshida Kenko



If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present. ~~ Franz Boas



Men can live without air for a few minutes, without water for about two weeks, without food for about two months--and without a new thought for years on end. ~~ Kent Ruth



I enjoy celebrating Valentine's Day. It's a nice way to say you're thinking about your family, someone special, or dear friends. ~~ Camila Alves



Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends - honesty and hard work, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism - these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility - a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task. ~~ Barack Obama



There seems to be so much more winter than we need this year. ~~ Kathleen Norris



That's why crazy people are so dangerous. You think they're nice until they're chaining you up in the garage. ~~ Michael Buckley



Wounds heal and become scars, but scars grow with us. ~~ Stanislaw Lec



Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer to the end you get, the faster it goes. ~~ Andy Rooney



There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn't matter who gets the credit. ~~ Joe Moore



I know that experts say you're more likely to get hurt crossing the street than you are flying (these, of course, would be street-crossing experts), but that doesn't make me any less frightened of flying.  If anything, it makes me more afraid of crossing the street. ~~ Ellen DeGeneres



Life goes on, having nowhere else to go. ~~ Diane Ackerman




If you should ask me where I've been all this time
I have to say, "Things Happen."


~~ Pablo Neruda



There is no such thing as an impartial jury because there are no impartial people.  There are people that argue online for hours about who their favorite character in "Friends" is. ~~ Jon Stewart



There is an unlucky tendency… to allow every new invention to add to life's complications, and every new power to increase life's hustling; so that, unless we can dominate the mischief, we are really the worse off instead of the better. ~~ Vernon Lee



We're all capable of anything as human beings.  Any emotion, any action. We really are. ~~ Jeff Daniels



I'm torn between all the things I don't want to do. ~~ Ashleigh Brilliant



Give what you have.  To someone else it may be better than you dare to think. ~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow