Thursday, December 15, 2005
Quotes to Remember...
I love quotes and collect them - use them in my work too. Here's one I love:
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." - Mark TwainLeave a quote that you like and I'll post them as a list.
Socrates, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
I'll leave some I like, and you can pick the one you like best.
"Keep passing the open windows," by John Irving.
"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming...," Dory in Finding Nemo
Your quote brought this one to mind: "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened." Sir Winston Churchill(Some sources say it's "Men stumble over the truth from time to time....")
"If Garp could have been granted one vast and naive wish, it would have been that he could make the world safe. For children and for grownups. The world struck Garp as unnecessarily perilous for both." John Irving (this might be my favorite)
"Beware the undertoad." John Irving
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
"Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others." Virginia Woolf
"In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways." Edith Wharton
"Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last." Charlotte Bronte
"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy--but that could change." Dan Quayle, who has turned out to be a Prophet. Who knew?
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein
I'll quit now. I could sit here and do this all day.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter". - Rev. Martin Luther King
I think this affected me today because I lost my voice (not literally) for a while and now I'm getting it back. :)
Thanks for your comments on my blog! They're always just right.
"We must be the change we wish to see." --Gandhi
"We have nothing to fear but fear itself." --Franklin Roosevelt
In spite of everything, I think people are basically good."--Anne Frank
Of course, I can't resist this one, which I wish to you and all your readers
"Live long and prosper."--Mr. Spock
Have a great day
"When I die, I want to die like my grandfather--who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car." -- Author Unknown
1) "War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today."
2) "Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others."
3) "To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust."
4) "I hope that no American will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant."
Good grief... what I wouldn't give for a modern day JFK and wouldn't the world be better served if we had a modern day JFK?... sigh...
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
1900 - 1981
"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."
C. S. Lewis
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
"You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do."
I'll wait another day, then pick one from each and post them up top.
Anyhow, I left a short post the other day:
These came in via email instead of a comment but I think they deserve their own post.
In answer to why we're maintain this blog in spite of everything.
from Margaret Mead:
" Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
by Cyril Connolly:
"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self."
Granny, I don't know if he ever knew Margaret Mead but I've recently read Tony Benn's book and he says exactly the same thing!
in case you're not familiar with Benn, he's a well-respected British parliamentarian and socialist. (was a parliamentarian: he retired ''to dedicate more time to politics''.)
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