Archived Quotes from May 2022

[On the death of her mother:]  It wasn't suicide.  It wasn't sleeping pills, it wasn't cirrhosis.  I think she was just tired, like a flower that blooms and gives joy and beauty to the world and then wilts away. ~~ Liza Minelli

 Love can be demanding, in fact more demanding than law.  It has its own imperatives--think of a mother sitting by the bedside of a sick child through the night, impelled only by love.  Nothing is too much trouble for love. ~~ Desmond Tutu


'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



 Dance like only your kid is watching. Cook like no one will scream they hate it. And sneeze like you won’t pee your pants. ~~ Kristin (@shriekhouse)


That’s the wonderful thing about mothers: You can because you must, and you just do. ~~ Kate Winslet


When I think about all the patients and their loved ones that I have worked with over the years, I know most of them don't remember me nor I them, but I do know that I gave a little piece of myself to each of them and they to me and those threads make up the beautiful tapestry in my mind and that is my career in nursing. ~~ Donna Wilk Cardillo


People love scandal; people love drama. They love stripping away the layers to see what's really in there, and they'll do anything--as well as make it up--to get it. ~~ Julia Roberts


It is time to renew the battle for reproductive rights. We have been outmaneuvered, outspent, outpostured, and outvoted by a group of single-issue activists. It has taken them nearly two decades to turn back the principles of Roe. Let's make sure it takes us a shorter time to replace protection for reproductive choice. ~~ Sarah Weddington


To say something nice about themselves, this is the hardest thing in the world for people to do. ~~ Nancy Friday


We make our decisions, and then our decisions turn around and make us. ~~ R. W. Boreham


Ask yourself this question:  Will this matter a year from now? ~~ Richard Carlson


When the store is out of it, you'll have a coupon for it; and when you don't have a coupon for it, the store has plenty. ~~ Joe Moore


Every month that begins on a Sunday has a Friday the 13th. ~~ Oscar Auliq-Ice, Jr.



 I'm nothing special, of this I am sure.  I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life.  There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough. ~~ Nicholas Sparks


Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. ~~ Barry Switzer



 Hate crimes are the scariest thing in the world because these people really believe what they're doing is right. ~~  Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian)


The heart of darkness is in our own backyard. ~~ Philip Caputo


The only way to explain how some people dress for the airport is they think no one else will be there. ~~ Andy Borowitz



 What would happen if every minute and every dollar spent limiting the rights of gays and lesbians was instead spent on prosecuting sexual harrassment, rape, and child molestation? ~~ Cameron Scott
Time solves every problem and, in the process, adds a couple of new ones. ~~ Richard Needham

If you hear, day after day, liberals are rooting against armed forces, that is eventually going to have an effect on soldiers and troops who are actually going to believe that and it's wrong. It's just wrong. ~~ Al Framken

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap. ~~ Barbara Jordan



 I love cats.  I love their grace and their elegance.  I love their independence and their arrogance, and the way they lie and look at you, summing you up, surely to your detriment, with that unnerving, unwinking, appraising stare. ~~ Joyce Stranger


If [they] believed in anything, it was that people should try not to be assholes most of the time. End of lesson. ~~ John Connolly [A Game of Ghosts]


Memorial Day has the tendency to conjure up old arguments about the Civil War. That’s understandable; it was created to mourn the dead of a war in which the Union was nearly destroyed, when half the country rose up in rebellion in defense of slavery. ~~ Adam Serwer, [The Cruelty Is the Point: The Past, Present, and Future of Trump's America]


I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken,
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children,
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard,
It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.

~~ Bob Dylan


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. ~~ Kamala Harris


To those of you who mourn the loss of a loved one today, my heart goes out to you. I love my daughters more than anything in the world, and I cannot imagine losing them. I can't imagine losing a sister or brother or parent at war. The grief so many of you carry in your hearts is a grief I cannot fully know. This day is about you, and the fallen heroes that you loved. ~~ Barack Obama


Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided republic. ~~ John A. Logan


It is not talking nonsense that offends, but talking it in the name of principles. ~~ Jean Rostand