Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004


"Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn’t permanent." -- Jean Kerr, via How Stuff | Quote of the Day

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Truth About Teen Angst

"And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds;
are immune to your consultations, they are quite aware of what they are
going through."
-- David Bowie, found on Crazy Credits for The Breakfast Club

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Criticizing the President

"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." -- Teddy Roosevelt, found on Maglia!

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Monday, December 27, 2004

Some Kind of Marriage

"He sparred with me every once in a while. I hit him a couple of times and he couldn't believe it. He was, "Where'd that come from?' I was like, "Yeah, watch it. There's more where that came from.'" -- Hillary Swank, who used husband Chad Lowe as a part-time sparring partner while learning to box for "Million Dollar Baby," quoted in the Boston Herald, found via Reuters Notable Quotes

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The Critic Within

"If critics weren't happy with some of my films, they have no idea of how unhappy I am with some of my films." -- Kevin Spacey in the San Francisco Chronicle, via Reuters Notable Quotes

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Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Harry Potter Announcement

"I know you all expected this to happen on Christmas Day, but I was sure that those of you who celebrate Christmas have better things to do on the day itself than fight your way into my study, whereas those of you who don't celebrate Christmas would definitely prefer not to wait until the 25th." -- J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, announcing that she has finished the sixth book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

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Monday, December 20, 2004


"Things turn out best for those that make the best of the way things turn out." -- Art Linkletter

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Idea Lives On

"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on." -- John F. Kennedy, found on Webshots Daily - Free Photo Screensavers & Wallpaper Every Day!

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Thursday, December 16, 2004

"Hope all is well, kiss the plaintiff and the wifey." -- Ludacris raps on his new album to Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News anchor who cost Ludacris a lucrative endorsement deal two years ago by denouncing his lyrics as 'garbage.' found on Reuters Notable Quotes

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"As rewarding as a good film role can be, there is just nothing like getting up on a stage and taking an audience for a ride. You make a movie, and the audience may not see it for another 10 months. Here, you know immediately their reaction." -- Kevin Pollak, actor and comedian, as found in Biography for Kevin Pollak

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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Going Back to Ohio

"When I was growing up in Ohio all I wanted to do was play guitar and sing in a rock band. I went to England and it happened but sadly our glory days were short lived." -- Chrissie Hynde, leader of the rock band "The Pretenders", who will accept the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on behalf of late bandmates James Honeyman Scott and Pete Farndon, via Reuters Notable Quotes

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

"I've truly been blessed to have this career. I thank the Lord and the fans who have been so good to me over the years. I don't take all the credit for myself; so many have helped me get in this position." -- Percy Sledge, "Shocked" soul singer, on being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, via Reuters Notable Quotes

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Wednesday, December 08, 2004

"Bill Clinton had visions of death during his open heart surgery. Then the nurse asked Hillary to leave the room." -- Bob Zany, comedian

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"I've been married so long I don't even look both ways when I cross the street anymore." -- Mike Armstrong, comedian and former police officer

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"It's fun going to Sorority parties until the first time you hear somebody ask 'who's dad is here?'" -- Bill Engvall

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"Campers are just homeless people with good credit." -- Kenny Smith

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Tuesday, December 07, 2004

"I don’t talk about my faith very much, because the people you might want to talk with, you don’t want to hang out with." -- Bono, lead singer for U2, via SteelerDirtFreak

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Sunday, November 28, 2004

Great Men

"Great men are like high church towers: around both there is apt to be a great deal of wind." -- Immanuel Kant, 18th century philosopher, via

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"He was born. He lived. He died." -- Martin Heidegger on Aristotle, via

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Long String of Anecdotes

"Looking back on my life, it seems to me it has been a long string of anecdotes... If I am lucky, [death] will simply be the last anecdote." -- George Mikes, via

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Anecdotes vs. Biography

"One anecdote of a man is worth a volume of biography." -- William Ellery Channing, via

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"Ballads, bons mots, and anecdotes give us better insights into the depths of past centuries than grave and voluminous chronicles." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, via

"The more the wonders of the world become inaccessible, the more intensely do its curiosities affect us." -- Colette

"The greatest of all miracles is to be alive." -- Thich Nhat Hanh

Play with your ideas

"Play with your ideas; thinking should be fun." -- Harold R. McAlindon

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"In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning. Yelling works better." -- Cynthia Ozick

"All the places to love are here, ... no matter where you may live." -- Patricia MacLachlan

"We can spend a whole lifetime enjoying various benefits and not appreciate their value until we are deprived of them." -- Jami

"Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world." -- Francis P. Church

"If happiness has not her seat
And center in the breast,
We may be wise or rich or great,
But never can be blest."

-- Robert Burns

"We need so little to feel loved; all we need to do is begin to notice the multitude of tiny gifts and small miracles that punctuate each day we are alive." -- Wayne Miller

"Three anecdotes may suffice to paint a picture of a man." -- Friedrich Nietzsche, via

"[From anecdotes one] can distinguish a true picture of the customs and characters of any given period." -- Prosper McRimee, via

"Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that men's virtues or vices may be best discerned; but very often an action of small note, a short saying, or a jest, shall distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battles." -- Plutarch, via

"When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world." -- Benjamin Disraeli in Lothair (1870), via

"We are part of all we have met." -- John H. Patterson (1844 - 1922), Industrialist * Social Reformer * Patriot * Benevolent Tyrant * Father of Modern Selling, via NCR History | John H. Patterson

"If the information glut can be likened to the danger of eating too much, anecdotage... is like scarfing down too many sweets: It is a short-cut to quick pleasure and short-term satisfaction, but ultimately it can be unfulfilling, and even dangerous - 'empty calories' that can disturb a nutritious regimen." -- Will Winton, via

"Opinions are fallible, but not examples."
-- Isaac D'Israeli, Dissertation on Anecdotes), via

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

"He was a wise man who invented beer." -- Plato

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." -- Benjamin Franklin, found on a Beer Trivia Quiz at Go figure.

Friday, November 12, 2004

"I took my [hair] extensions out. I had to when I was in the hospital. It was hurting my head, and whenever I can, it's nice to get them out. I can actually feel my scalp." -- Lindsay Lohan tells MTV in this interview

found on HipClicks, posted November 10, 2004

Thursday, November 11, 2004

"Salma's unique I must say. She walks the walk and does the whole thing really. So I've been told. I mean, I don't know." -- Pierce Brosnan, actor, to Late Show host David Letterman on sultry Salma Hayek, Brosnan's co-star in the new movie "After the Sunset."

Thursday, October 28, 2004

"Beauty alone makes all the world happy, and every being forgets its limitations as long as it experiences her enchantment." -- Friedrich von Schiller

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

"I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." -- Edgar Allan Poe, found on Exclamation Mark

Friday, October 22, 2004

"Health care decisions ought to be between doctors and patients, not by officials in Washington." -- President George W. Bush
found on AOL News - Are You a News Know-It-All?

"We have to speak the truth and see the truth if we are going to win the war in Iraq and if we are going to win the war on terror." -- John Edwards, Vice-Presidential candidate
found on AOL News - Are You a News Know-It-All?

"I will never allow our policy to be hijacked by ideologues at the expense of the best advice from our best military commanders." -- John Kerry, Presidential candidate
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"His new camo jacket is an October disguise." -- Dick Cheney, Vice President, about Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry
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Saturday, October 16, 2004

"Ye cannot swerve me, The path to my fixed purpose is laid with iron rails, whereon my soul is grooved to run." -- Herman Melville , Moby Dick, found as Quote of the Day on Pray Naked

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

"If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen." -- Ronald Reagan, found on as Quote of the Day

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

"We are compelled to drive toward total knowledge, right down to the levels of the neuron and the gene. When we have progressed enough to explain ourselves in these mechanistic terms...the result might be hard to accept." -- Edward O. Wilson

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

"It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is fatal." -- Oscar Wilde, found on HowStuffWorks - Learn how Everything Works!: "Quote of the Day

Sunday, August 29, 2004

"I love being a celebrity where nobody knows my face." -- Nancy Cartwright, Dayton, Ohio native and the voice of Bart Simpson and others on the popular Fox TV show "The Simpsons" for more than 330 episodes, via Reuters article, "Voice of Bart Simpson Enjoys Anonymous Fame"

crossposted to Journey Inside My Mind

Monday, August 23, 2004

"You cannot be fuelled by bitterness. It can eat you up but it cannot drive you." -- Benazir Bhutto

Saturday, August 21, 2004

"'I am' is the shortest sentence in the English language. 'I do' is sometimes referred to as the longest." -- Anonymous, found in Jokes and Humor Weblog

"A cigarette is a stick of tobacco with fire at one end and a fool at the other." -- George Bernard Shaw, found on Jokes and Humor Weblog

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

"To quote is to think, to think is to learn, to learn is to live." -- Allen Gallardo

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

"You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink." -- G.K. Chesterton, found on Write Lightning: A Blog From Deb Thompson

Sunday, August 08, 2004

"It is an indication of truth's jealousy that it has not made for anyone a path to it." -- Naguib Mahfouz

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Friday, August 06, 2004

"The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines." -- Charles Kuralt, via Bene Diction Blogs On

"Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble." -- French proverb, via Bene Diction Blogs On

"When a blind man carries a lame man, both go forward." -- Swedish proverb, via Bene Diction Blogs On

"We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life." -- Edwin Markham, via Bene Diction Blogs On

"Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time." -- Marian Wright Edelman, via Bene Diction Blogs On

Thursday, August 05, 2004

"Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice." -- H. L. Mencken

"It's 'Rafe', actually." -- Ralph Fiennes, from the IMDB Biography for Ralph Fiennes

Monday, August 02, 2004

"Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones, and repay great ones with ingratitude." -- Benjamin Franklin, via Quote of the Day | HowStuffWorks - Learn how Everything Works!

Sunday, August 01, 2004

"Success is always something that you have to recover from." -- Marsha Norman

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

"It's exciting. In some ways I'm better at this than acting. I mean, not that I think I'm bad at acting but I love this." -- Ben Affleck, quoted in The Washington Post, during a breakfast appearance with the Missouri delegation at the Democratic National Convention, via Yahoo! News - Notable Quotes

"The quality of your attention determines the quality of other people's thinking." -- Nancy Kline

Monday, July 19, 2004

"Real courage is a bold adventure in walking forward without looking back. With courage you welcome each new experience as an opportunity to exercise your positive energy in a productive, purposeful direction. You are not afraid of what you do not know; you become eager to learn it. You do not hesitate to extend your efforts into unfamiliar areas because unfamiliar does not mean unfriendly. Real courage is an exercise in facing the truth and allowing it to change your life for the better even when that requires loosening the shackles of habit and responding to old situations in new ways." -- Renee Okon

Thanks to Karen for passing on the quotation!

"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." -- Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, sixteenth president of the United States

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." -- Anaïs Nin

"And so the seasons went rolling on into summer, as one rambles into higher and higher grass." — Henry David Thoreau

"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it." — Russell Baker

"Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world." — Ada Louise Huxtable

"Summer’s lease hath all too short a date." — William Shakespeare

"Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." — Henry James

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Monday, July 12, 2004

"Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech." -- Martin Farquhar Tupper, via HowStuffWorks - Learn how Everything Works! Quote of the Day - Obligatory Quotes Page

Sunday, July 11, 2004

"The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience." — Aleister Crowley

"Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults." — Thomas Szasz

"Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment." — George Santayana

"Happiness does not notice the passing of time." — Chinese proverb

"Joy is prayer—Joy is strength—Joy is love—Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls." — Mother Teresa

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

"We have the forces. We have the judicial system, and he is going to go to court. It's going to be a just trial, unlike the trials that he gave to the Iraqi people." -- Iyad Allawi, Iraq's interim prime minister, on taking custody of Saddam Hussein, via New York Times

Thanks to ME AND OPHELIA for the quotation!

Monday, July 05, 2004

"One sharp stern struggle and the slaves of centuries are free." — (Thomas) Gerald Massey

"It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, — Independence now and Independence forever." — Daniel Webster

"We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honour." — Thomas Jefferson

"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately." — Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, July 03, 2004

"The most wonderful thing in life is to be delirious and the most wonderful kind of delirium is being in love." -- Yevgeny Zamyatin

Friday, July 02, 2004

"A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible." — Thomas Hardy

"Resolve to be thyself; and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery." — Matthew Arnold

"It is always my choice: to change what I cannot tolerate, or tolerate what I cannot—or will not—change." — Melinda M. Marshall

"We must resolve to govern ourselves; we must seek diversity of interests; . . . and try to balance work for the body and work for the mind." — Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

"If you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life." — Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, July 01, 2004

"A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again." — Enid Bagnold

"My father was a statesman, I'm a political woman. My father was a saint. I'm not." — Indira Gandhi

"We must return optimism to our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities." — Fred G. Gosman

"A father who will pursue infant care tasks with ease and proficiency is simply a father who has never been led to believe he couldn't." — Michael K. Meyerhoff

"Whenever I try to recall that long-ago first day at school only one memory shines through: my father held my hand." — Marcelene Cox

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

"Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been put up to a critic." — Jean Sibelius

"Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help." — Thomas Fuller

"I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances." — Martha Washington

"When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?'" — Sydney J. Harris

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." — William Arthur Ward

"Asserting yourself while respecting others is a good way to win respect yourself." — Janice LaRouche

"When two people love each other, they don’t look at each other. They look in the same direction." — Ginger Rogers

"Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember." — Oscar Levant

"True influence over another comes not from a moment's eloquence nor from any happily chosen word, but from the accumulation of a lifetime's thoughts stored up in the eyes." -- Thornton Wilder

"I would rather have such a memorial of one I dearly loved, than the noblest artist’s work ever produced." — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Monday, June 28, 2004

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Saturday, June 12, 2004

"The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion." — James Russell Lowell

Friday, June 11, 2004

"We find comfort among those who agree with us—growth among those that don't." — Frank A. Clark

Thursday, June 10, 2004

"Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." — Foster C. McClellan

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

"The challenge is not to manage time, but to manage ourselves." — Stephen R. Covey

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

"Being misunderstood by someone is vexation. Being misunderstood by everyone is tragedy." -- Liu Shahe

Thursday, May 27, 2004

"Learn what is true, in order to do what is right,’ is the summing up of the whole duty of man." — Thomas Henry Huxley

"Truth never damages a cause that is just." — Mohandas K. Gandhi

"Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of the situation. Then decide what you’re going to do about it." — Kathleen Casey Theisen

"Truth is in things, and not in words." — Herman Mellville

"The truth which makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear." — Herbert Sebastian Agar

I've had this list in my email for quite awhile, and it's time I included it here. - DAJ


  1. Faith is the ability to not panic.
  2. If you worry, you didn't pray. If you pray, don't worry.
  3. As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home every day.
  4. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
  5. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so God can untangle the knot.
  6. Do the math. Count your blessings.
  7. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
  8. Dear God: I have a problem. It's me.
  9. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
  10. Laugh every day. It's like inner jogging.
  11. The most important things in your home are the people.
  12. Growing old is inevitable. Growing up is optional.
  13. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.
  14. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.
  15. He who dies with the most toys is still dead.
  16. We do not remember days, but moments. Life moves too fast, so enjoy your precious moments.
  17. Nothing is real to you until you experience it; otherwise it's just hearsay.
  18. It's all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just flush when you are done.
  19. Living your life successfully and surviving requires courage. The goals and dreams you're seeking require courage and risk taking. Learn from the turtle -- it only makes progress when it sticks out its neck.
  20. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

Monday, May 17, 2004

"It is the future that creates his present. All is an interminable chain of longing." — Robert Frost

"To find the point where hypothesis and fact meet; the delicate equilibrium between dream and reality; the place where fantasy and earthly things are metamorphosed into a work of art; … this is what man’s journey is about, I think." — Lillian Smith

"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few that will catch your heart. Pursue them." — Anonymous, (emphasis added)

"Here’s a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't." — Richard Bach

"Find out what you love. Do it because you love it. Start now." — Barbara Sher

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

"Man is not the lord of beings. Man is the shepherd of Being." -- Martin Heidegger

"Deciding to have kids means forever letting your heart walk around outside your body." — Alexa Junge

"A mother understands what a child does not say." — Jewish proverb

"We don’t remember days; we remember moments." — Cesare Pavese

"The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children." — Marian Wright Edelman

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

"You cannot have Achilles with a pot belly. That doesn't work. He should not only fight like an artist but he should look like a god." -- Director WOLFGANG PETERSON on why BRAD PITT went through a year-long training period to buff up for his role in "Troy," quoted in USA Today

White House - AP Cabinet & State: Prisoner Abuse Quotes

Contains reaction Tuesday, May 4, 2004, to the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. military.

Monday, April 26, 2004

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"Follow the fellow who follows a dream." — E.Y. Harburg

"For each age is a dream that is dying, Or one that is coming to birth." — Arthur William Edgar O' Shaughnessy

Predict the Future

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." — Alan Kay, inventor

The VP of HR at a former company would use this in his email signature, but I never knew who said it -- until now.

"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible." — Claude T. Bissell

"Each of us wages a private battle each day between the grand fantasies we have for ourselves and what actually happens." — Cathy Guisewite

Friday, April 23, 2004

"Faith is a charisma not granted to all; instead man has the gift of thought, which can strive after the highest things." -- Carl Gustav Jung

Thursday, April 22, 2004

"Well, it seems to me a scientist has need for both vision and confidence." — Harry Essex

"Reason is sight. Instinct is touch. Intuition is smell." — Mason Cooley

"The greatest thing a human being ever does in this world is to see something. . . . To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, all in one." — John Ruskin

"How to be a better reporter: See a thing clearly and describe it simply." — Arthur Brisbane

"Sight and all the other senses are only modes of touch." — Samuel Butler

Monday, April 12, 2004

"Work, work, work, is the main thing." — Abraham Lincoln

"Work though we must, our jobs do not automatically determine our priorities concerning our marriages, our children, our social life, or even our health. … we’re still responsible for making [life] something we enjoy or endure." — Melinda M. Marshall

"Work to me is a sacred thing." — Margaret Bourke-White

"It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do." — Jerome K. Jerome

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." — Benjamin Franklin

Monday, April 05, 2004

"What a lovely surprise to discover how un-lonely being alone can be." — Ellen Burstyn

"Behold how the evening now steals over the fields, the shadows of the trees creeping farther and farther into the meadow, and erelong the stars will come to bathe in these retired waters." — Henry David Thoreau

"The cure for anything is salt water—sweat, tears, or the sea." — Isak Dinesen

"I turn my head to sky rains falling, wash the wounds of numbness from my soul." — Carolyn McDade

"Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death." — Arthur Schopenhauer

Monday, March 29, 2004

"In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish." -- Donald Trump

"Clint Eastwood comes to mind. He's had those roles where he was the reluctant hero and he did his fair share of comedy. At times he was vulnerable and flawed and at times he wasn't afraid to wink a lot at his audiences and let them know, 'Although I am what I am, I'm also not afraid to laugh at myself.'" -- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, discussing the kind of acting career he would like to have as he branches out from wrestling, quoted in the Boston Herald.

[via Yahoo! News - Notable Quotes]

"When I sing 'Don't Wanna Miss a Thing,' the crowd roars and everybody sings along and I get this incredible feeling in my heart - and in my groin." -- Steven Tyler, lead singer for Aerosmith, in the New York Daily News.

[via Yahoo! News - Notable Quotes]

"Every morning she said, 'I despise you, Mr. Trier,' and spit on the ground. That is unpleasant. She could have quit. I don't know why she didn't." -- Lars von Trier, Director, on working with singer Björk, the star of his film "Dancer in the Dark," in Newsweek

[via Yahoo! News - Notable Quotes]

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

"My first day of work was filming my hooker montage. And so every scene was me meeting another gentleman and simulating sex. Then I'd move on to the next man, and by the end of the day I felt like a hooker." -- Jamie-Lynn Discala, on playing a former Hollywood madam in "Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss," quoted in the New York Daily News.

[via Yahoo! News - Notable Quotes]

"I can’t imagine going on when there are no more expectations." — Dame Edith Evans

"Our circumstances answer to our expectations and the demand of our natures." — Henry David Thoreau

"I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." — Bill Cosby

"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian." — Dennis Wholey

"A pint can’t hold a quart—if it holds a pint it is doing all that can be expected of it." — Margaret Deland

Monday, March 22, 2004

"If A equals success, then the formula is: A=X+Y+Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut." -- Albert Einstein, found on the front page of On Lesotho

"Chance favors only the prepared mind." -- Louis Pasteur

Saturday, March 20, 2004

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds." — Edward Abbey

"One of the greatest joys in life is to be in search of one thing and to discover another." — Anne Wilson Schaef

"Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger." — Saint Basil

"Whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should." — Max Ehrmann

"Sometimes I go about with pity for myself and all the while Great Winds are carrying me across the sky." — Ojibway proverb

"Thought is only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything." -- Jules Henri Poincaré

Thursday, March 18, 2004

"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives." -- Toni Morrison

[via Mike Zellers' Weblog: some call it playing around; i call it professional development.]

Wednesday, March 17, 2004


"None of us is as good as all of us." -- Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald's

"Technical skill is mastery of complexity while creativity is mastery of simplicity." -- E. C. Zeeman

Thursday, March 11, 2004

"I thought it was crooked and dishonest." -- comedian DREW CAREY, upset that NBC and producers of "The Last Comic Standing" overruled a panel of celebrity judges in choosing 10 aspiring comics to compete as finalists on the show

[via Reuters Notable Quotes]

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

"I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches." -- Alice Lee Longworth

"It's not true that blondes are vapid, but Owen doesn't do anything to dispel that myth." -- Ben Stiller on "Starsky and Hutch" co-star Owen Wilson in the New York Daily News

[via Reuters Notable Quotes]

"Too much metal. Too much fat. Too many jokes. Not enough meditation." — Allen Ginsberg

"Privacy is essential not only to the souls of painters and poets, who thrive in solitude, but to the rest of us, too—individuals whose canvas is our lives." — Sue Halpern

"The deepest rivers flow with the least sound." — Quintus Curtius Rufus

"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence." — Desiderata

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." -- Matthew 6:34

Friday, March 05, 2004

"Whenever you get a script, you look in the front to see if you're in it, then you look in the back to see if they've killed you." -- Steve Schirripa, Actor, who plays Bobby Bacala on "The Sopranos," in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

"The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next." -- Helen Keller

Wednesday, March 03, 2004


I believe in Reciprocity, and I now list blogs and/or websites that have linked back here. It is not meant to be an all-inclusive list, and I am well-aware that I am inadvertently omitting someone. Nevertheless, here they are, in no particular order:

Monday, March 01, 2004

"Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each one." -- Barbra Streisand

Sunday, February 29, 2004

"Growth is not steady, forward, upward progression. It is instead a switchback trail; three steps forward, two back, one around the bushes, and a few simply standing, before another forward leap." — Dorothy Corkville Briggs

Mason Cooley on Creativity

"Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is." — Mason Cooley

"Life is a traveling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken." — D.H. Lawrence

"Look twice before you leap." — Charlotte Brontë

"All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience." — Henry Miller

Monday, February 23, 2004

"To think is to differ." -- Clarence Darrow

The Ozzman Wants to Rock

"I'm gonna make the tour. ... I'm not dead. I'm ready to rock, man." -- Ozzy Osbourne, heavy metal legend, saying he will resume performing in the summer, even as he recovers from a near-fatal accident that left him in a coma late last year

[via Reuters Notable Quotes]

Lorraine Bracco on Celebrity

"Television has made me very recognizable. When I want to yell at the kids in the supermarket, that's not a good thing." -- Lorraine Bracco of "The Sopranos" in the Chicago Tribune

[via Reuters Notable Quotes]

Mel Gibson on Jim Caviezel

"We tried our best to make him comfortable but sometimes I'd get to planning the next shot, or get caught up in something, and I'd forget that he's up there on the cross." -- Mel Gibson, Director, on actor Jim Caviezel, who plays Jesus in Gibson's "The Passion of Christ," quoted in the New York Daily News

[via Reuters Notable Quotes]

Bill Moyers on Death

"I look at it as an unconscious reality that is inevitable. When you have lived as long and fruitfully as I have, you're not afraid of what will come. I will miss reading the papers every day." -- Bill Moyers, 69, who is retiring as host of PBS's "Now," after the presidential election, telling The Philadelphia Inquirer how he views death

[via Reuters Notable Quotes]

The Donald on His Hair

"I don't say my hair is my greatest strength in the world but it's not terrible." -- Donald Trump, Developer-reality TV star, letting a Newsweek reporter examine his much-discussed hairdo

[via Reuters Notable Quotes]

"The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him." -- Henry L. Stimson

"Children pay little attention to their parents’ teachings, but reproduce their characters faithfully." -- Mason Cooley

"Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful." -- Samuel Johnson

"If the things we believe in are different than the things we do, there can be no true happiness." -- Dana Telford

"If you wouldn’t write it and sign it, don’t say it." -- Earl Wilson

Thursday, February 19, 2004

"We must not measure greatness from the mansion down, but from the manger up." -- Jesse Jackson

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin, via

Monday, February 16, 2004

"Life is now in session. Are you present?" -- B. Copeland

A Job Without Aggravation?

"If you have a job without aggravation, you don't have a job." -- Malcolm Forbes

Men vs Women

"Man has his will -- but woman has her way." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Geraldine Ferraro on Making a Difference

"We fought hard. We gave our best. We did what was right and we made a difference." -- Geraldine Ferraro

FDR on Individual Freedom

"Our Government is based on the belief that a people can be both strong and free. That civilized men need no restraint but that imposed by themselves against the abuse of freedom." — Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Gerald Ford on Balance in the Government

"We must introduce a new balance in the relationship between the individual and the government—a balance that favors greater individual freedom and self-reliance." — Gerald R. Ford

Teddy Roosevelt on Conscience

"It is righteousness and not peace which should bind the conscience of a nation as it should bind the conscience of an individual; and neither a nation nor an individual can surrender conscience to another’s keeping." — Theodore Roosevelt

JFK on Political Responsibility

"We must place first the responsibility we owe not to our party or even to our constituents but to our individual consciences." -- John F. Kennedy

Lincoln on Individual Pursuits

"I believe each individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruit of his labor, so far as it in no wise interferes with any other man’s rights." -- Abraham Lincoln

Friday, February 13, 2004

Should a father talk about his own daughter like this?

"Jessica is sexy in a T-shirt or sexy in a bikini; you really can't stop her from being sexy, because that's who she is." -- Joe Simpson, father and manager of reality TV star Jessica Simpson, in Blender magazine

[via Reuters Notable Quotes]

Beauty Defined

"Beauty is momentary in the mind--The fitful tracing of a portal; But in the flesh it is immortal. The body dies; the body's beauty lives." -- Wallace Stevens

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Gordon Clapp on body shape and diet

"I did (make) a few dietary concessions. My Achilles heel of food is the apple fritter. But I'm very proud of my butt. I have a good, tight hockey butt. It's the beer belly I'm a little self-conscious about." -- Gordon Clapp, actor, who plays Medavoy on "NYPD Blue," about his upcoming nude scene on the show, quote in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

[via Reuters Notable Quotes]

Britney Spears's Marriage

"A singer marries a young man for a few hours and everyone thinks it's cute. It's not cute at all." -- Edward Cardinal Egan, head of the Roman Catholic Church in New York City, apparently referring to Britney Spears, in a World Marriage Day address, quoted in the New York Daily News.

[via Reuters Notable Quotes]

Persistance Makes Things Happen

"Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely and the likely definite." -- Author Unknown, found in signature line of an email message

Katharine Hepburn on Love

"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get—only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything." -- Katharine Hepburn

Love and Choosing It

"Choose thy love. Love thy choice." -- German proverb

Share your trouble so others can help

"Trouble is a part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough." -- Dinah Shore

Tell Them You Love Them

"I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved." -- George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Peter Ustinov Defines Love

"Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit." -- Peter Ustinov

Graham Greene on Traveling by Train

"When a train pulls into a great city I am reminded of the closing moments of an overture." -- Graham Greene

Friday, February 06, 2004

Henrik Ibsen on how we really change

"It is not by spectacular achievements that man can be transformed, but by will." -- Henrik Ibsen

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Earning and Spending Money

"We have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it." -- George Farquhar

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Molière on the Value of Things

"Things only have the value that we give them." -- Molière

Tower of Babble

Tower of Babble

"Sayings, quotes, and chatter... words from saints, sinners, and sages." - blog tagline

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

The Touchstone of Wit

"Improvisation is the touchstone of wit." -- Molière

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Keys to the Heart

"Words are the keys to the heart." — Chinese proverb

Catherine Ponder on Encouragement

"If you think a complimentary thought about someone, don’t just think it. Dare to compliment people and pass on compliments to them from others." — Catherine Ponder

Will Durrant Conversation Advice

"In conversation ask questions oftener than you express opinion; and when you speak offer data and information rather than beliefs and judgments." — Will Durrant

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. on Speech

"Speak clearly, if you speak at all; Carve every word before you let it fall." — Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Conversation Hogs are Boring

"If you are doing all the talking, you are boring somebody." — Helen Gurley Brown

Saturday, January 31, 2004

"The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love." -- Terence

Friday, January 30, 2004

"Wonders are many, and none is more wonderful than man." -- Sophocles

Thursday, January 29, 2004

"I like the libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone. Even as a kid, I was annoyed by people who wanted to tell everyone how to live." -- Clint Eastwood, on his political leanings, in US Weekly, via Yahoo! News - Notable Quotes

"You have to believe in total equality. People should be able to be what they want to be and do what they want as long as they're not harming people." -- Clint Eastwood, on same-sex marriages, in US Weekly, via Yahoo! News - Notable Quotes

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

"Paradise is exactly like where you are right now...only much, much better." -- Laurie Anderson, found on VirusHead Random Musings

"The supreme paradox of all thought is the attempt to discover something that thought cannot think." -- Søren Kierkegaard

Monday, January 26, 2004

"I wish I would be jaded like I am about other things but I'm not -- it's very nice." -- Tim Robbins, after accepting a Golden Globe for his role in "Mystic River", via Yahoo! News - Notable Quotes

"I'm always going to do nudity; I'm going to insist on it on all my contracts." -- Diane Keaton, actress, when asked if she thought her nude scene "Something's Gotta Give" helped her win a Golden Globe, via Yahoo! News - Notable Quotes

Saturday, January 24, 2004

"Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds." -- George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

"We must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage, and determination to succeed." -- Rosalyn Yalow

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" -- Mary Oliver

"Perhaps all human progress stems from the tension between two basic drives: to have what everyone else has and to have what no one else has." -- Judith Stone

"When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world." — Jim Henson

"Man is a rope, tied between beast and Superman--a rope over an abyss." -- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Friday, January 23, 2004

"We cannot appeal to the conscience of the world when our own conscience is asleep." -- Carl von Ossietzky

Thursday, January 22, 2004

"I'm not particularly thrilled with the way they look. But that would get good ratings, wouldn't it?" -- Donald Trump, Developer, when asked by USA Today if he would be up for a makeover on "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy."

via Yahoo! News - Notable Quotes

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

"The funniest thing is, the first time that I ever saw her, I didn't know what her name was. I didn't know who she was. I didn't know. I sat and talked to her for a half-hour having not the slightest idea that I was sitting with a famous human being." -- Ashton Kutcher, 25, telling the Boston Herald about the start of his relationship with Demi Moore, 40, via Yahoo! News - Notable Quotes

Sunday, January 18, 2004

"The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now. . . . Your life will always be filled with challenges." -- Richard Carlson

"If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give." -- Russell Bertrand

"There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun." -- Pablo Picasso

"Please subdue the anguish of your soul. Nobody is destined only to happiness or to pain. The wheel of life takes one up and down by turn." -- Kalidasa

"There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth." -- Martin Luther King Jr.

Saturday, January 17, 2004

"If you don’t take control of your life, don’t complain when others do." -- Beth Mende Conny

"You didn't have a choice about the parents you inherited, but you do have a choice about the kind of parent you will be." -- Marian Wright Edelman

"I have my choice: who can wish for more? Free will enables us to do everything well while imposition makes a light burden heavy." -- Samuel Richardson

"The Airedale... an unrivaled mixture of brains, and clownish wit, the very ingredients one looks for in a spouse." -- Chip Brown, Connoisseur Magazine, via Dog News

"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace." -- Milan Kundera, via Dog News

"The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor." -- Margot Kaufman, American writer, via Dog News

"I know that dogs are pack animals, but it is difficult to imagine a pack of Standard Poodles...and if there was such a thing as a pack of Standard Poodles, where would they rove to? Bloomingdale's?" -- Yvonne Clifford, American actress, via Dog News

"I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts." -- John Steinbeck, via Dog News

"Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane." -- Smiley Blanton, via Dog News

"You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets." -- Nora Ephron, via Dog News

"Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person." -- Sandra Day O'Connor

"There is only one success -- to be able to spend your life in your own way." -- Christopher Morley

"Be a 'go-giver' as well as a 'go-getter.'" -- Leonard Hudson

"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow." -- Mary Jean Iron

"Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump. You may be freeing him from being a camel." -- G.K. Chesterton

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a lost bus ticket." -- Mort Walker, writer of Beetle Bailey, from 1/1/2004 comic strip

"I don't believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them." -- Harold Geneen

"Bringing out your own unique brand of creativity into your life and the world can be the most significant thing you'll ever do." -- Lorna Catford

"If Les Moonves was a contestant on ('The Apprentice'), he would have been fired by the third episode." -- Donald Trump, star of new NBC reality series 'The Apprentice,' on his new nemesis, CBS chief Leslie Moonves, via Yahoo! News - Notable Quotes

"I am inspired to balance my energy expenditure and my energy rejuvenation, regardless of what it is that I'm doing with my days." -- Alanis Morissette, pop singer, via Yahoo! News - Notable Quotes

Friday, January 16, 2004

"Sanity is a madness put to good uses." -- George Santayana, found on The Butterfly's Mandarin

Thursday, January 15, 2004

"They say great themes make great novels...but what these young writers don't understand is that there is no greater theme than men and women." -- John O'Hara (1905-1970), via Good Quotations on Writers and Writing

"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville (1819-1891), via Good Quotations on Writers and Writing

"Those who wear the shoes know best where they pinch." -- loose translation of a Norwegian inscription found on a shoe horn

The Norwegian inscription reads: "Den vet best hvor sken trykker som har den pa."

from Themes to Write About in Your Journal: Topics for writers

"To Search for Truth you must first have lost it." -- Waldo Salt - American film maker, from Themes to Write About in Your Journal: Topics for writers

"Believe it or not, even though a lot of people smoked pot, I think beer was still the drug of choice. It was for me."
-- Howard Dean, Democratic presidential candidate, discussing his '60s experiences in Rolling Stone, via Yahoo! News - Notable Quotes

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

"Never fry bacon in the nude." -- Author Unknown, from the markerboard at the therapist's office

Sunday, January 11, 2004

"The Great Society . . . is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goals than the quantity of their goods." -- Lyndon B. Johnson

"The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities." -- Stephen R. Covey

"Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem—in my opinion—to characterize our age." -- Albert Einstein

"Our goal should be to achieve joy." -- Ana Castillo

"A new year can only bring us a new combination of the same elements; and about once in so often we go back and begin again." -- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

Friday, January 09, 2004

"Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." -- Leonardo da Vinci

"The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is." -- Mary Pettibone Poole

"Our work-a-day lives are filled with opportunities to bless others. The power of a single glance or an encouraging smile must never be underestimated." -- G. Richard Rieger

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

"Sometimes I have trouble remembering what I wore a few days ago. Then I remember and I don't feel like I'm losing my mind." -- Daniel A. Johnson, Jr., via Journey Inside My Mind

Monday, January 05, 2004

"The intellect is part of life--not its counterpart." -- Kurt Tucholsky

Saturday, January 03, 2004

"Every revolutionary movement also liberates language." -- Christa Wolf

Friday, January 02, 2004

"There's not enough fat or prosthetics in the world to hide a bad performance, and she is incredible in the movie." -- Christina Ricci, Actress, on the physical transformation and critically acclaimed performance of co-star Charlize Theron in the film "Monster."

"He who never ventures beyond actuality will never win the prize of truth." -- Friedrich von Schiller

Thursday, January 01, 2004

"Beloved, it is morn!
A redder berry on the thorn,
A deeper yellow on the corn,
For this good day, new-born!"

-- Emily Hickey

Happy New Year to all readers of QuotesBlog!