“I can only play the sport for so long, I have mathematics for the rest of my life.” – John Urschel (Former football player, Baltimore Ravens)
“Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show it off.” – Nicky Gumbel
You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.
When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps. ~John Lennon
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. ~William Arthur Ward
“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it.” ~ Ellen Goodman
The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.
“Many a time freedom has been rolled back – and always for the same sorry reason: fear.” ~ Molly Ivins
“Reading liberates you. You could know about the world through reading.” ~Paul Theroux
When wireless is fully applied the earth will be converted into a huge brain, capable of response in every one of its parts. ~Nikola Tesla
“Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.” ~ Isaac Asimov
If cats were the double the size they are now, they’d probably be illegal.
~Douglas Coupland – Canadian Novelist
“Politics and hypocrites is turning us all into lunatics.” ~ Marvin Gaye
Born: April 2, 1939 ~ Died: April 1, 1984
The April winds are
magical, and thrill our
tuneful frames; the garden
walks are passionate to
bachelors and dames.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Here’s a bumper sticker I’d like to see: “We are the proud parents of a child who’s self-esteem is sufficient that he doesn’t need us promoting his minor scholastic achievements on the back of our car.”
~ George Carlin
“People in Medicaid ought to have access to the same insurance as the rest of the population. If they are segregated, it will be a poor plan for poor people.” ~ John Goodman
People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to. ~Jerry Seinfeld
“You hear about how many fourth quarter comebacks that a guy has and I think it means a guy screwed up in the first three quarters.”
~ Peyton Manning
In death – no! even in the grave all is not lost. Else there is no immortality for man. Arousing from the most profound slumbers, we break the gossamer web of some dream. Yet in a second afterward, (so frail may that web may have been) we remember not that we have dreamed.
~Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (2006), “The best of Poe”, p.70 Prestwick House Inc.
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
~Margaret Atwood, “Unearthing Suite,” 1983
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
~Michel de Montaigne – (1533-1592) French Philosopher & Writer
“Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self- solitude is the enemy of well- being.” ~ John Updike, March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
The wind blew very hard that day
And snatched her petticoat away.
Pt III, Ch. VIII – Madame Bovary (1857)
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. -Wilma Rudolph
The thing that differentiates man from animals is money. -Gertrude Stein
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life. -Simone Weil
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body. -Edmund Burke
Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet. -Maya Anjelou
Don’t believe everything you hear – even in your own mind.
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. -Charles Dickens (1812-1870), Great Expectations
One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up. -Arthur Koestler
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and understand. -Confucius
I don’t thing the robots are taking over. I think the men who plays with toys have taken over. And if we don’t take the toys out of their hands, we’re fools. -Ray Bradbury
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. -Arthur C. Clarke
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In comic strips, the person the left always speaks first. -George Carlin
In my world there would be as many public libraries as there are Starbucks. ~Henry Rollins
There is no friend as loyal as a book. -Ernest Hemingway
If you tell a true story, you can’t be wrong. -Jack Kerouac
Poor people have been voting for Democrats for the last 50 years and they’re still poor. -Charles Barkley
To sing is to love and affirm,
to fly and to soar,
to coast into the hearts of the people
to tell them that life is to live,
that love is there,
that nothing is a promise,
but that beauty exists,
and must be hunted for and found.
-Joan Baez (Daybreak 1968)
Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed. -William Blake
Sanity is a madness put to good use. -George Santayana
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is just a bowl of
cherries, don’t take it
serious, its mysterious.
Life is just a bowl of
cherries, so live and laugh
and laugh at love, love a
laugh, laugh and love.
The past is gone and the future might not even be, the only thing we ever experience is the now, I try to enjoy the minute. -George Harrison
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. -Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)
Take away love and our earth is a tomb. -Robert Browning
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
Time is what prevents everything from happening at once. -Albert Einstein