Archived Quotes from May 2021

Whoever invented bungee jumping must have watched a lot of Road Runner cartoons. ~~ Nick Arnette



A family raised well by a Mother is one of the great wonders of the world. ~~ Nitya Prakash



My mother could make anybody feel guilty--she used to get letters of apology from people she didn't even know. ~~ Joan Rivers



Tell me why it is that a toddler will gag over a perfectly wonderful breakfast of ham, eggs, biscuits, juice, and jelly.  But then he will enthusiastically drink the dog's water and play in the toilet.  Truly, he is his mother's greatest challenge… and her most inexpressible joy. ~~ Dr. James Dobson



Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America. ~~ Joe Baca



When the strongest words for what I have to offer come out of me sounding like words I remember from my mother's mouth, then I have to reassess the meaning of everything I have to say now, or re-examine the worth of her old words. ~~  Audre Lorde



No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. ~~ Florida Scott-Maxwell



A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don’t even have. ~~ Robert Brault



"There is no death, daughter. People only die when we forget them,” my mother explained shortly before she left me. “If you can remember me, I will be with you always.” ~~  Isabel Allende




Terrorism and deception are weapons not of the strong but of the weak. ~~ Mohandas K. Gandhi


The great thing about fads is that they fade away. ~~ Debra J. Saunders



A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it. ~~ Jerry Seinfeld



I can only please one person today.  I choose me. ~~ Motto on Tee Shirt



The next time your mind wanders, follow it around for a while. ~~ Lindsay Collier



I don't think about whether people will remember me or not. I've been an okay person.  I've learned a lot.  I've taught people a thing or two.  That's what's important. ~~ Julia Child



No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. ~~ Alice Walker



Five years from now you will be pretty much the same as you are today except for two things:  the books you read and the people you get close to. ~~ Charles Jones



Arriving and leaving, hoping and remembering, that's what life consists of. ~~ Haitian proverb



I'd discovered you never know yourself until you're tested and that you don't even know you're being tested until afterwards, and that in fact there isn't anyone giving the test except yourself. ~~ Marilyn French



Most people bring three kinds of needs to their organizational existence:  a need to be rewarded [tangibly] for what they achieve, a need to be accepted as a unique person, and a need to be appreciated not only for the function performed but also as a human being. ~~ Richard Tanner Pascale



In violent and chaotic times such as these, our only chance for survival lies in creating our own little islands of sanity and order, in making little havens of our homes. ~~ Sue Kaufman




I don't ask for your pity, but just your understanding -- no, not even that -- no.  Just for your recognition of me in you, and the enemy, time, in us all. ~~ Tennessee Williams



You make what seems to be a simple choice:  Choose a man or a job or a neighborhood--and what you have chosen is not a man or a job or a neighborhood, but a life. ~~ Jessamyn West



If you are a human being, you might as well face it:  You are going to rub a lot of people the wrong way. ~~ Lily Tomlin (Edith Ann)



If it doesn't feel right, don't do it. That's the lesson.  That lesson alone, will save you a lot of grief.  Even doubt means don't. ~~ Oprah Winfrey



Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness.  We don't believe in the good old words because we don't believe in the good old values any more.  And that's why the world is sick. ~~ Lin Yutang



The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time. ~~ Leo Kennedy



On Memorial Day, we honor those that have fought for the American concept. Men and women that have sacrificed so much in order to defend the ideals that have made us a great nation. ~~ Vice President Kamala Harris




Today, we salute and pledge our never ending appreciation to the men and women, who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedoms, and defending our Nation. And, to the many front line workers who have lost their lives fighting COVID-19. Today, our hearts belong to all of you. ~~ Ron Baratono




It’s a time to say “Thank You” to those who have served our nation. It’s an opportunity to express our gratefulness. It became an official holiday in the United States in 1971.


Many towns and cities across the U.S. celebrate the holiday with parades. Concerts are held in public parks. Citizens visit grave sites of loved ones and raise their flags at home. Many will have picnics, barbecues and family celebrations.  The tradition of wearing a red poppy to recognize those who have died in service continues.


No matter how you celebrate Memorial Day, take a quiet minute to remember our fallen heroes. ~~ Mike O’Halloran