Archived Quotes from December 2021

Many who are climbing the ladder of success have their ladders leaning against the wrong walls. ~~ Irwin Lutzer



Thoughts are energy.  And you can make your world or break your world by thinking. ~~ Susan Taylor



The technology we need most badly is the technology of community--the knowledge about how to cooperate to get things done. ~~ Bill McKibben



Grief won't kill you, but it will knock you off your feet. ~~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn



Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more upon it. ~~ Albert Schweitzer



The solutions all are simple--after you have arrived at them.  But they're simple only when you know already what they are. ~~ Robert M. Pirsig



[About himself and his shipmates aboard the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor] We just hung on to each other. We became a human ball. ~~ Russell McCurdy



Should-haves solve nothing.  It's the next thing to happen that needs thinking about. ~~ Alexandra Ripley



The scariest moment is always just before you start. ~~ Stephen King



Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other. ~~ Joshua Loth Liebman



Being too good is apt to be uninteresting. ~~ Harry S Truman



When asked, most folks will gladly tell us about ourselves, who we are, what we're feeling, and where we should be heading.  And if we don't honor ourselves by listening to our lives, we'll believe them. ~~ Susan L. Taylor



What you do to other people you do to yourself --that's the converse of the Golden Rule. ~~ Ross MacDonald [pseudonym of writer Kenneth Millar]



Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. ~~ Charles M. Schulz



Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values. ~~ Thomas S. Monson




Colored lights blink on and off, racing across the green boughs. Their reflections dance across exquisite glass globes and splinter into shards against tinsel thread and garlands of metallic filaments that disappear underneath the other ornaments and finery.

Shadows follow, joyful, laughing sprites.

The tree is rich with potential wonder.

All it needs is a glance from you to come alive.


~~ Vera Nazarian



The principal advantage of the non-parental lifestyle is that on Christmas Eve you need not be struck dumb by the three most terrifying words that the government allows to be printed on any product: ‘Some assembly required.’ ~~ John Leo



We're your worst nightmare. Elves with attitude. ~~ The Santa Clause




Christmas always rustled. It rustled every time, mysteriously, with silver and gold paper, tissue paper and a rich abundance of shiny paper, decorating and hiding everything and giving a feeling of reckless extravagance. ~~ Tove Jannson


The Christmas Song,' by Nat King Cole, is not only a masterful performance; to me it just sounds like the holidays. I've never sung it, because Nat's version is so perfect. I gotta leave it alone. ~~ Harry Connick, Jr.


Your smile is the only Christmas gift that I need this year. ~~ Anthony T. Hincks



May this season bring you closer to your dreams, your family, and that place inside of you that lets you love yourself. ~~ Toni Sorenson



There's a little Christmas in all of us, I guess. Even in me. ~~ Leon Redbone



I realized that Christmas is the time to be with the people you love. ~~ Billy Mack [Love, Actually]




The great miraculous bell of translucent ice is suspended in mid-air.

It rings to announce endings and beginnings. And it rings because there is fresh promise and wonder in the skies.

Its clear tones resound in the placid silence of the winter day, and echo long into the silver-blue serenity of night.

The bell can only be seen at the turning of the year, when the days wind down into nothing, and get ready to march out again.

When you hear the bell, you feel a tug at your heart.


~~ Vera Nazarian



You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind. ~~ Hillary DePiano



As we grow older and wiser, we begin to realize what we need and what we need to leave behind. Sometimes there are things in our lives that aren’t meant to stay. Sometimes the changes we don’t want are the changes we need to grow. And sometimes walking away is a step forward.  ~~ Author Unknown



Never make a resolution which won't be as important on the eighth of April or the tenth of July as it is on the first of January. ~~ Cary Grant



I close my eyes to old ends. And open my heart to new beginnings. ~~ Nick Frederickson 



You know what? I am going to be happy this year. I'm going to make myself happy. Every day, I am going to do one thing I have never done before. That, my friends, is my New Year's resolution. ~~ Ross Geller [David Schwimmer, Friends]