Archived Quotes from August 2021

It is a great art to saunter. ~~ Henry David Thoreau




There is something about a closet that makes a skeleton terribly restless. ~~ Wilson Mizner



Those who plot against their friends often find to their surprise that they destroy themselves in the bargain. ~~ Aesop



The children are always the chief victims of social chaos. ~~ Agnes Meyer



Coming events cast their shadows before. ~~ Thomas Campbell



The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business. ~~ George Bernard Shaw



I write because I'm afraid to say some things out loud. ~~ Gordon Atkinson



Life doesn't run away from nobody.  Life runs at people. ~~ Joe Frazier



We need every human gift and cannot afford to neglect any gift because of artificial barriers of sex or race or class or national origin. ~~ Margaret Mead



Life!  Can’t live with it, can't live without it. ~~ Cynthia Nelms



Books, to the reading child, are so much more than books--they are dreams and knowledge, they are a future, and a past. ~~ Esther Meynell



It is doubtless a vice to turn one's eyes inward too much, but I am my own comedy and tragedy. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson




Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light
And she sits on a sapphire throne.


~~ B. W. Proctor



On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key. ~~ Scott Adams




Never eat anything that has to be explained. ~~ Snoopy [Charles Schulz]



Find astonishing people and hang out with them. ~~ Megan Smith



Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences. ~~ Robert Louis Stevenson



The five most expressive words are:  alone, death, faith, love, no. ~~ Wilfred Funk



We evolve into the images we carry in our minds.  We become what we see. ~~ Jerold Irwin Mander



I guess, when you're used to standing on the outside looking in, you can see a lot of things other people can't. ~~ "Four Daughters" [Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein and Lenore Coffee]



The fact is, you're always on the record, everyone is a critic (or could be) and the [Internet] remembers forever. ~~ Seth Godin



Nine tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth. ~~ Horace Walpole



I know who I am.  No one else knows who I am.  If I was a giraffe, and someone said I was a snake, I'd think, no, actually I'm a giraffe. ~~ Richard Gere



We must abandon the prevalent belief in the superior wisdom of the ignorant. ~~ Daniel Boorstin



I remember asking that question [How do you define friendship?] of a woman who had survived Auschwitz.  She said her test was, "Would they hide me?" ~~ Warren Buffett



I could never take dogs for granted… They were just animals, after all, and it seemed to me that their main preoccupation ought to be in seeking food and protection; instead they dispensed a flow of affection and loyalty which appeared to be limitless. ~~ James Herriot



The most delusional fantasies can be made to masquerade as sanity if you've got the political power to reinforce them. ~~ Penny Skillman



Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood. ~~ Lionel Trilling



Arguing with [some people is] like trying to sew with no knot in your thread. ~~ Margaret Deland



One cannot live with sighted eyes and feeling heart and not know and react to the miseries which afflict this world. ~~ Lorraine Hansberry



I like animals because they are not consciously cruel and don't betray each other. ~~ Taylor Caldwell