These are things and links to whatever strikes my fancy. Favorite haunts, opinions or views I have, whatever else I feel an obligation to let other people know about.


"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

"Terminate torment
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
and smile
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