Monday, December 13, 2010

Every now and then...



Every now and then,
when the world sits just right,
a gentle breath of heaven
fills my soul with delight...
~Hazelmarie ‘Mattie’ Elliott, A Breath of Heaven

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Destiny...




There is a destiny that makes us brothers: none goes his way alone,
All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.
~Edwin Markham

Friday, December 3, 2010

Justice....



O youth or young man, who fancy that you are neglected by the gods, know that if you become worse, you shall go to worse souls, or if better to the better… In every succession of life and death, you will do and suffer what like may fitly suffer at the hands of like. This is the justice of heaven. ~Plato

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My actions...




My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thought...



Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth, more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man. ~Bertrand Russell

Friday, November 12, 2010

Missing someone...




Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart. ~Kay Knudsen

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Let us be grateful...

Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.

~Samuel Butler, Erewhon

Monday, July 12, 2010

True Beauty...

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.

~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Your own garden..

Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

~Veronica A. Shoffstall, "After a While," 1971

Saturday, July 10, 2010

We shall die...

Drink, and dance and laugh and lie,
Love the reeling midnight through,
For tomorrow we shall die!
(But, alas, we never do.)

~Dorothy Parker

Friday, July 9, 2010

"Twill make...

'Twill make old women young and fresh,
Create new motions of the flesh.
And cause them long for you know what,
If they but taste of chocolate.
~James Wadworth

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Anger....

The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.

~Bede Jarrett

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ~Author Unknown

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ideals...

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.

~Carl Schurz, address, Faneuil Hall, Boston, 1859

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

In my garden...

In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.

~Abram L. Urban

Monday, July 5, 2010

Home Sweet Home...

Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest.

~Henry Van Dyke

Sunday, July 4, 2010

From earth and heaven...

Vegetables are the food of the earth; fruit seems more the food of the heavens.

~Sepal Felicivant

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

I'm tired...

I am tired, Beloved,
of chafing my heart against
the want of you;
of squeezing it into little inkdrops,
And posting it.

~Amy Lowell, "The Letter"

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Walking, working...

Walking, working, barely breathing
My thoughts, far away
Heart aching, mind racing
Sleep does not come easily, nor last long....

~Peter Winstanley

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happiness...

Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.

~Robertson Davies

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Against Him....

Against Him those women sin who torment their skin with potions, stain their cheeks with rouge and extend the line of their eyes with black coloring. Doubtless they are dissatisfied with God's plastic skill. In their own persons they convict and censure the Artificer of all things.

~Tertullian

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The inactive mind...

Irons rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. ~

Leonardo da Vinci,
Notebooks, 1508

Sunday, May 16, 2010

From Within...

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.

~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Friday, May 14, 2010

Love seems...

Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.

~Mark Twain

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Judge myself..

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.

~Sally Field

Monday, May 10, 2010

In Fashion...

To be a fashionable woman is to know yourself, know what you represent, and know what works for you. To be "in fashion" could be a disaster on 90 percent of women. You are not a page out of Vogue.

~Author Unknown

Saturday, May 8, 2010

It's not the answer....

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer.

~Jim Carrey

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Breaks the heart...

Sticks and stones are hard on bones
Aimed with angry art,
Words can sting like anything
But silence breaks the heart.

~Phyllis McGinley, "Ballade of Lost Objects," 1954

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bloom on a Woman...

It's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have.

~James Matthew Barrie, What Every Woman Knows, about charm

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Instead...

Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men - bring them softness, teach them how to cry.

~Joan Baez, "Sexism Seen but not Heard," Los Angeles Times, 1974

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I have learned....

I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us. ~Dorothy Day

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The mind..

Irons rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.

~Leonardo da Vinci,Notebooks, 1508

Friday, April 16, 2010

I have my own...

I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality.

~H.A. Overstreet

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Inside....

Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake.

~Author Unknown

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The golden moments...

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.

~George Elliot

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Without passion..

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark. ~Amiel, Journal, 17 December 1856

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Come Alive...

Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
~Attributed to Howard Thurman

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Shy...

Be thoughtful of others and you will not be shy, for they are incompatible addictions. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Burden...

Everything we possess that is not necessary for life or happiness becomes a burden, and scarcely a day passes that we do not add to it. ~Robert Brault,www.robertbrault.com

Monday, February 22, 2010

New Creature...

Just around the corner in every woman's mind - is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature of her. ~Wilhela Cushman

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

You get...

You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it. ~Neil Gaiman

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Give Thanks...

Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow. ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A little weird...

We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. ~Author Unknown

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Falling in Love...

Always remember to be happy because you never know who's falling in love with your smile. ~Author Unknown

Friday, January 29, 2010

Look at...

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The difference....

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

~Jimmy Johnson

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Scars..

There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.
~Harry Crews

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Peace...

I take it that what all men are really after is some form of, perhaps only some formula of, peace. ~James Conrad

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