Posted by: canaryinacoalmine | June 25, 2007

quotes to live by

Suppose the world were only one of God’s jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one?  ~George Bernard Shaw 

God asks no man whether he will accept life.  That is not the choice.  You must take it.  The only question is how.  ~Henry Ward Beecher Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.  ~Joseph Addison

 The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy.  ~Angelina Jolie

 There are people who so arrange their lives that they feed themselves only on side dishes.  ~José Ortega y Gasset

 Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.  ~Dennis Wholey Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.  ~Gloria Naylor

 Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, and somewhere in the middle we became the best of friends.  ~Author Unknown

 If you’re alone, I’ll be your shadow.  If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder.  If you want a hug, I’ll be your pillow.  If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile.  But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me.  ~Author Unknown Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.  “Pooh!” he whispered.  “Yes, Piglet?”  “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw.  “I just wanted to be sure of you.”  ~A.A. Milne

 A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.  ~Frances Ward Weller I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.  ~Nancie J. Carmody If you mess up, ‘fess up.  ~Author Unknown Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Are we not like two volumes of one book?  ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

 Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.  ~Paul Boese A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.  ~Helen Rowland As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools.  ~Author Unknown God has entrusted me with myself.  ~Epictetus 

I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers.  It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage.  Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.  ~Maya Angelou

 Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring – quite often the hard way.  ~Pamela Dugdale 

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.  ~Albert Einstein

 We don’t need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could.  ~James Cromwell The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk, or giraffes’ milk.  ~Michael Klaper, M.D., author of Vegan Nutrition: Pure & Simple Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.  ~Albert Einstein Writing is easy:  All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.  ~Gene Fowler
Writers are just people who have a whole lot on the inside that they need to get to the outside, with pen and paper as their preferred method of transport.  Same with dancers, artists, and singers – all the same urges with differing transportation.  ~Graycie Harmon
 A father is always making his baby into a little woman.  And when she is a woman he turns her back again.  ~Enid Bagnold  


  1. What brought those on?

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