MY ESSAYS & SHORT STORIES
WORDS OF WISDOM
RAVES & FAVES
MY LINK RECOMMENDATIONS
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"If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything."
-- Dr. Emmett L. Brown, "Back to the Future"
"There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
-- William Shakespeare
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
-- Andy Warhol
"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."
-- Nelson Mandela
"Oh, how horrible it is that people have to grow up -- and marry -- and change!"
-- Anne Shirley, "Anne of the Island" by L.M. Montgomery
"There are moments when everything goes well; don't be frightened, it won't last."
-- Jules Renard
"There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in."
-- Graham Greene
"There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it."
-- George Bernard Shaw
"Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more."
-- James Stephens
"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."
-- Anais Nin
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true."
-- James Branch Cabell
"Intentions often melt in the face of unexpected opportunity."
-- Shirley Temple Black
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."
-- Albert Einstein
"The universe is not hostile, nor yet is it friendly. It is simply indifferent."
-- John Haynes Holmes
"I do my thing, and you do your thing...
You are you and I am I,
And if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful
If not, it can't be helped."
-- Frederick Salomron Perls
"It's all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back."
-- Mick Jagger
"The person portrayed and the portrait are two entirely different things."
-- Josť Ortega y Gasset
"Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved by love."
-- Reinhold Niebuhr
Of love unsatisfied
The greater torment
Of love satisfied."
-- T.S. Eliot
"I knew that I would be going places, and I just wanted to know where I was when I got there."
-- Michael Jordan
"Anytime friends have to be careful of what they say to friends, friendship is taking on another dimension."
-- Duke Ellington
"Better by far you should forget
Than that you should remember
and be sad."
-- Christina Rossetti
"The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned."
-- W. Somerset Maguham
"If you're going through hell, keep going."
-- Winston Churchill
"Imagination is silly, you go around willy-nilly
For example, I go around wanting you
And yet I can't imagine that you want me too."
-- "Imagination" by Johnny Burke
"There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them."
-- Niels Bohr
"Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing."
-- John Andrew Holmes
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
-- Ernest Hemmingway
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar."
-- Sigmund Freud
"Well, I wake up in a cold sweat
Got a bone to pick with reality."
-- "Nocturnal" by Eve 6