Archived Quotes from January 2022

Pull out those fancy sheets and blankets from the closet.

Start using that fancy bone china dinnerware.

Concentrate on self-love and self-care.

This is a new year.

These are those "rainy days."

~~ Charmaine J. Forde

 


 

 

 

It is enough that I am of value to somebody today. ~~ Hugh Prather

 


 

Every person you meet is better at something than you are. ~~ Robert A. Cook

 


 

A right delayed is a right denied. ~~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

 


 

The value of money is that with it we can tell any man to go to the devil.  It is the sixth sense which enables you to enjoy the other five. ~~ William Somerset Maugham

 


 

You seldom listen to me, and when you do you don't hear, and when you do hear you hear it wroong, and even when you hear right you change it so fast that it's never the same. ~ Marjorie Kellogg

 


 

Not everyone storming the Capitol [was] QAnon, but make no mistake:  this wouldn't have happened without QAnon, the politicians and partisan media figures who cynically embraced it, and the platforms that amplified it for years. ~  Kevin Roose

 


 

Being told things for our good seldom does us any. ~~ Arnold H. Glasow

 


 

You can convince yourself of just about anything when you want to believe a conspiracy theory. ~~ Brian Stelter

 


 

You can't love your country only when you win.

You can't obey the law only when it's convenient.

You can't be patriotic when you embrace or enable lies.

~~ President Joe Biden (January 6, 2022)

 


 

At base, the ugly meaning of collaborator carries an implication of trason:  betrayal of one's nation, of one's ideology, of one's morality, of one's values. 
~~ Anne Applebaum

 


 

Many a man thinks he has an open mind, when it's merely vacant.  Henny Youngman

 


 

Intelligence is quickness to apprehend, as distinct from ability which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended. ~~ Alfred North Whitehead

 


 

 

We can move in that direction as a country, in greater polarization - black people amongst blacks, and white amongst whites, filled with hatred toward one another. Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand and to comprehend, and replace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across our land, with an effort to understand, compassion and love.... What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or whether they be black. ~~ Robert F. Kennedy

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

How would your life be different if... you stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions?  Let today be your day... You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others. ~~ Steve Maraboli

 


 

Comment threads are the new therapy for people. They just go and post the worst things they can think of because they feel bad, and then other people start attacking them, and then they attack back. ~~ Chris Hardwick

 


 

There are people who want to be everywhere at once and they seem to get nowhere. ~~ Carl Sandburg

 


 

The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it. ~~ Dwight L. Moody

 


 

 

We can move in that direction as a country, in greater polarization - black people amongst blacks, and white amongst whites, filled with hatred toward one another. Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand and to comprehend, and replace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across our land, with an effort to understand, compassion and love.... What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or whether they be black. ~~ Robert F. Kennedy

 


 

Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop-offs at tedium and counter-productivity. ~~ Erma Bombeck

 


 

 

If your efforts are sometimes greeted with indifference, don't lose heart.  The sun puts on a wonderful show at daybreak, yet most of the people in the audience go on sleeping. ~~ Ada Teixeira

 


 

I'm a survivor… being a survivor doesn't mean you have to be made out of steel and it doesn't mean you have to be ruthless.  It means you have to be basically on your own side and want to win. ~~ Linda Ronstadt

 


 

If a recipe cannot be written on the face of a 3 x 5 card, off with its head. ~~ Helen Nearing

 


 

If you think twice before you speak, you'll find that about 90 percent of the time you will have no occasion to say a word. ~~ William C. Hunter

 


 

Why did people ignore the lessons of history and their own senses, deny a law of life immutable as the seasons, and erect twisted barriers against it in their minds? He didn’t know why, but they did. They wept for the goodness of half-imaginary yesterdays, yesterdays beyond altering, instead of anticipating and helping to shape the good of possible tomorrows. They found things to blame for the flow of events they wanted to stop and could not. They blamed God, their wives, government, books, fanciful combinations of unnamed men—sometimes even voices in their own heads. They lived tortured and unhappy lives, trying to dam Niagara with a teacup. ~~ The North and South Trilogy [John Jakes]

 


 

The greatest of all weaknesses is the fear of appearing weak. ~~ J. B. Bossuet

 


 

One-half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough. ~~ Josh Billings

 


 

How narrow is the line which separates an adventure from an ordeal. ~~ Harold Nicolson

 


 

Internet videos of people falling on ice, getting kicked in the balls by horses or anything else where someone is obviously in a state of discomfort never appealed to me. ~~ Orbital [Andrew Mayne]

 


 

Today it has blown knives and files; a cold, rasping, savage day. ~~ Jane Welsh Carlyle

 


 

Manspread, mansplaining, manterrupting - all of it, whether conscious or not, diminishes women's voices, minds, and bodies. ~~ Faith Salie

 


 

What a cat... Brilliantly clever, scheming, tough, stubborn, and irresistibly charming when he wanted to be worshiped and fussed over. ~~ Morgan's Run [Colleen McCullough]