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
Life consists in what a man is thinking all day. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals. -John Steinbeck
It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto nonexistent blindingly obvious. The cry ‘I could have thought of that’ is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn’t and a very significant and revealing fact it is too. -Douglas Adams
A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. Groucho Marx
When I was a kid, I went to the store and asked the guy, do you have any toy train schedules? -Steven Wright
We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.
The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.
If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. -Thurgood Marshall
Stanley v. Georgia (1969)
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The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there… and still on your feet. -Stephen King
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.
Be careful who you make memories with.
Those things can last a lifetime.
I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.
Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color. ~Author Unknown
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. ~George Bernard Shaw
Over second and third cups flow matters of high finance, high state, common gossip and low comedy. [Coffee] is a social binder, a warmer of tongues, a soberer of minds, a stimulant of wit, a foiler of sleep if you want it so. From roadside mugs to the classic demi-tasse, it is the perfect democrat. ~Author Unknown
The Church says: The body is a sin.
Science says: The body is a machine.
Advertising says: The body is a business.
The body says: I am a fiesta.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
There is nothing more galling to angry people than the coolness of those on whom they wish to vent their spleen. ~Alexandre Dumas
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
-Edgar Allan Poe
You can make anything by writing. -C.S. Lewis
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. -Albert Einstein
To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring. ~W.J. Vogel
All games are basically hostile. Winners and losers. We see them all around us: the winners and the losers. The losers can oftentimes become winners, and the winners can very easily become losers. -William S. Burroughs
Soon we will have completed our annual list of good intentions. Across the country there are millions of cigarettes waiting to be stomped out, tons of fat waiting to be lost, miles to be run, lives to be organized, selves to be improved.
Once again, we will pass resolutions as if we were our own Congress, legislating changes in our lives. On a million scraps of paper, we will publish an updated catalog of promises to be filed on the shelf of the self….
But I have a feeling that our resolutions have more to do with controlling our lives than enriching them….
We spend Jan. 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a punch list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. We decide that it’s time to get a painful grip on ourselves….
But life improvement is not just a matter of discipline, self-control. It’s a matter of expansion, the deliberate pursuit of happiness….
We ought to walk through the rooms of our lives a second time, not looking for the flaws, but for potential.
~Ellen Goodman, The Boston Globe, December 1982
Happy the heart that keeps its twilight hour,
And, in the depths of heavenly peace reclined,
Loves to commune with thoughts of tender power,–
Thoughts that ascend, like angels beautiful,
A shining Jacob’s-ladder of the mind!
-Paul H. Hayne, Sonnet IX
The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality. Reality is above all else a variable. With a firm enough commitment, you can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before.
-Margaret Halsey, No Laughing Matter
Dreaming permits each and everyone of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of the week. -William Dement, Newsweek, November 30, 1959
Music without words means leaving behind the mind. And leaving behind the mind is meditation. Meditation returns you to the source. And the source of all is sound. -Kabir
Everybody Knows (co-written with Sharon Robinson) – YouTube video – I’m Your Man (1988)
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There is so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it hardly becomes any of us
To talk about the rest of us.
~Edward Wallis Hoch
To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha
And So This Is Christmas; And What Have We Done? Another Year Over; A New One Just Begun; And So Happy Christmas; I Hope You Have Fun; The Near And The Dear Ones; The Old And The Young. -John Lennon
Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.
The elderly don’t drive that badly; they’re just the only ones with time to do the speed limit. ~Jason Love
What happens to the wide-eyed observer when the window between reality and unreality breaks and the glass begins to fly? ~Author Unknown
Winter is the king of showmen,
Turning tree stumps into snowmen
And houses into birthday cakes
And spreading sugar over lakes.
Smooth and clean and frosty white,
The world looks good enough to bite.
That’s the season to be young,
Catching snowflakes on your tongue.
Snow is snowy when it’s snowing,
I’m sorry it’s slushy when it’s going.
Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat. ~Author Unknown
After all, what is the purpose of clothing? Are not clothes intended primarily to preserve dignity and also to afford comfort to the wearer? Now I know of nothing more uncomfortable than the present day clothes of men. The finest clothing made is a person’s own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.
The best-dressed man I have ever seen, however, was a native of the Sandwich Islands, who attracted my attention thirty years ago. Now, when that man wanted to don especial dress to honor a public occasion or a holiday, why he occasionally put on a pair of spectacles. Otherwise the clothing with which God had provided him sufficed. ~Mark Twain, 1906