Archived Quotes from November 2021

It is easy finding reasons why other folks should be patient. ~~ George Eliot



However much we guard against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. ~~ Eric Hoffer 




Life is like a taxi ride--the meter keeps on ticking whether you're getting anywhere or not. ~~ Peter's Almanac


Any garment that makes you feel bad will make you look bad. ~~ Victoria Billings



Why be difficult when with a little extra effort you can make yourself impossible? ~~ Percy Grainger



My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet.  She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia. ~~ Dame Edna Everage



If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow. ~~ William McFee 



Not everyone's life is what they make it.  Some people's life is what other people make it. ~~ Alice Walker [You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down]



I'm trying to raise the awareness of the troops that, when they deploy and go to war, it's not just them at war - it's also their family. Their family is having to go through all the hardships and the stresses. ~~ Chris Kyle



Our veterans who fall on hard times and find themselves without a home deserve more than just handwringing or kind words. They deserve real help that gets them back on their feet. ~~ Michelle Obama



Nearby sat a veteran in a wheelchair. He was young, handsome, and athletic, through missing a leg.

My daughter went to him and asked, "You're army - right?"

He said, "Yes, I am."

My daughter hugged him. "Thank you," she said. Tears welled in the man's eyes.

"Did you get my card?" she asked. "My school sent you a card. It said, 'Thank you for saving our Earth.'"

The guy just about lost it. He said, "You're welcome. Yes, we did get your card. Thank you for doing that."

~~ Michael Sobel [son of Herbert Sobel, talking about his 6 year old daughter meeting veterans.]
~~ Marcus Brotherton, [We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories from the Band of Brothers]



The kind of society which we still have is maybe, in some cases, getting worse. Competition is becoming a virtue. Intense competition drives people to go more and more into self-interest. Even to see other folks as competition. ~~ Major Owens



Get to know your parents.  You never know when they'll be gone for good. ~~ Mary Schmich



Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong." ~~ Marianne Williamson



Fairness isn't a given.  Watch out for the warning signs and choose to surround yourself with people who play fair, work fair, and live life with integrity. ~~ Connie Podesta



Inanimate objects were often so much nicer than people... What person, for example, could possibly be so comforting as one's bed? ~~ Barbara Pym



In America, an acquittal doesn't mean you're innocent, it means you beat the rap.  My clients lose even when they win. ~~ F. Lee Bailey



If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down. ~~ Tony Snow



Yes, and this is gonna prove once and for all that we do not make up our songs, Seth. So get ready to enjoy ‘Pilgrims Are Always Friendly Unless They’re Pushed to Their Limit Because There’s Not One Pilgrim Who’s Gonna Be Mad Forever, Right?’ ~~ Saturday Night Live




Thanksgiving is the holiday that encompasses all others. All of them, from Martin Luther King Day to Arbor Day to Christmas to Valentine’s Day, are in one way or another about being thankful. ~~ Jonathan Safran Foer



In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices. ~~ Elizabeth Gilbert



Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are. ~~ Joyce Girauds



This year it is very easy to get distracted from that which we lost or never had... this Thanksgiving in America, let us pause for a moment and express gratitude for the small and large blessings that surround us every moment of every day. ~~ Charles F. Glassman



I went down to buy a turkey tree and all they have are things for Christmas. ~~ Sally Brown [A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving]



When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup. ~~ Sam Lefkowitz



If someone said, "Write a sentence about your life," I'd write, "I want to go outside and play." ~~ Jenna Elfman



Age is like the newest version of software--it has a bunch of great new features but you lost all the cool features the original verison had. ~~ Carrie Latet



As a life's work, I would remember everything -- everything, against loss.  I would go through life like a plankton net. ~~ Annie Dillard [An American Childhood]



I feel guilty about doing nothing, but as I get older, that's all I really want to do.  For so many years, I was doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing as an enlightened, cultured person.  I used to go to the ballet thirty times a year.  Now I think, do I really want to schlep all the way there?  I want to stay home, pet my dog… and watch Law & Order. ~~ Isaac Mizrahi



Never wear yellow lipstick; never braid your eyelashes; never powder your tongue. ~~ Miss Piggy's makeup rules