Archived Quotes from April 2021

Golf is just the adult version of an Easter Egg Hunt. ~~ Pablo Neruda



Easter. The joy of candy, colors, creativity and costuming. A season unlike any other. ~~ Grant Morrison



This morning it was sunny and bright, and Maman was making Easter things. There were eggs, and hens, and rabbits, and ducks, all in different sizes and varieties of chocolate, and Maman was decorating them with gold leaf, and hundreds and thousands, and sugar roses and candied fruit. Later she'll wrap them in cellophane, like fabulous bunches of flowers, each tied with a long curly ribbon of a different color, and put them all on shelves at the back, as part of her annual Easter display. ~~ Joanne Harris



Twas Easter Sunday. The full-blossomed trees Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy. ~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



You've given me a massive headache. ~~ The Big Chill [movie, 1983]



Is the mind more like a fancy system of domino chains or a bathtub full of spring-loaded mousetraps?  I'm betting on the latter. ~~ Douglas Hofstadter



Life is about knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. ~~ Gilda Radner



I don't answer the telephone because I have this feeling there is going to be somebody on the other end. ~~ Fred Couples



Your body is just like a bar of soap.  It gradually wears down, from repeated use. ~~ Ritchie Allen



There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, "Yes, I've got dreams, of course I've got dreams."  Then they put the box away and bring it out once in a while to look in it, and yep, they're still there. ~~ Erma Bombeck



Dress to please yourself…Forget you are what you wear… Wear what you are. ~~ Elizabeth Hawkes



Learn to pause… or nothing worthwhile will catch up with you. ~~ Doug Kling



If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trapdoor. ~~ Paul Beaty



Real life seems to have no plots. ~~ Ivy Compton-Burnett



Right now would be a good time to postpone everything. ~~ Ashleigh Brilliant



Nothing, perhaps, is strange, once you have accepted life itself, the great strange business which includes all lesser strangeness. ~~ Rose Macaulay



All I can do is act according to my deepest instinct, and be whatever I must be--crazy or ribald or sad or compassionate or loving or indifferent.  That is all anybody can do. ~~ Katharine Butler Hathaway



All generalizations are dangerous, even this one. ~~ Alexandre Dumas



Whenever you take a step forward, you are bound to disturb something.  You disturb the air as you go forward, you disturb the dust, the ground.  You trample upon things.  When a whole society moves forward, this trampling is on a much bigger scale; and each thing that you disturb, each vested interest which you want to remove, stands as an obstacle. ~~ Indira Gandhi



If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed.  But we are more than logical.  We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work. ~~ Jacques Cousteau



Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved.  The real milestones are less prepossessing.  They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit, and simply never leave.  Our lives are measured by these. ~~ Susan B. Anthony



 [The 11th Commandment, carved on a stone marker in central Alabama:]  Thou shalt inherit the Holy Earth as a faithful steward, conserving its resources and productivity from generation to generation.  Thou shalt safeguard they fields from soil erosion, thy living waters from drying up, thy forests from desolation, and protect thy hills from overgrazing by the herds, that thy descendants may have abundance forever.  If any shall fail in this stewardship of the land, thy fruitful fields shall become sterile stony ground and wasting gullies, and thy descendants shall decrease and live in poverty or perish from off the face of the earth. ~~ W. C. Lowdermilk [attributed]



 I have walked with people whose eyes are full of light but who see nothing in sea or sky, nothing in city streets, nothing in oaks.  It were far better to sail forever in the night of blindness with sense, and feeling, and mind, than to be content with the mere act of seeing.  The only lightless dark is the night of darkness in ignorance and insensibility. ~~ Helen Keller



The worst thing you can do is to try to cling to something that's gone, or to recreate it. ~~ Johnette Napolitano



Don't let other people tell you what you want. ~~ Pat Riley



Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers. ~~ Mary Tyler Moore



Animals are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time. ~~ Henry Beston



I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws charefully sheathed.  These things, to me, are expressions of love. ~~ James Herriot



We're all only fragile threads, but what a tapestry we make. ~~ Jerry Ellis



She [the cat] would walk up and down between the beds [of daffodils], the black plume of her tail mingling with the green spikes of the daffodil leaves; and sometimes when I was bending down to pick a stem, she would come to me, pushing her head against my hand, and then I would cease to pick, and proceed to pay her the attention she expected of me.  Or I would put a basket down at the edge of a meadow, go on with my picking, then look back and find her sitting in the basket. ~~ Derek Tangye