Monday, 1 May 2017

I Have Loved the Stars Too Fondly


If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. ~ Henry David Thoreau #quote

Accept what is done and follow your heart. ~ Unknown #quote

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist but you will have ceased to live. ~ Mark Twain #quote

After all, it is no more surprising to be born twice than to be born once. ~ Voltaire #quote




Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all deadly sins. ~ Edith Wharton The Age of Innocence #quote


Being disappointed is one thing. Being discouraged is something else. ~ Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie #quote


People are not so dreadful when you get to know them. That's what you have to remember! ~ Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie #quote

They're just beginning to open the doors in their minds. But once you've been through that door, you can't just keep going through it over and over again. ~ Tom Wolfe The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test #quote

We would often be ashamed of our best actions if the world knew our motives behind them. ~ Francois de la Rochefoucald #quote

Sometimes, just saying that you hate something, and having someone agree with you, can make you feel better about at terrible situation. ~ Lemony Snicket The Bad Beginning #quote


A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope  of fame and money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well ~ G. K. Chesterton #quote

I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is necessary is not to be afraid of making mistakes or of appearing naive. ~ Abraham Maslow, psychologist and philosopher #quote

Everything was becoming allegorical, understood by the group mind, and especially this: "You're either on the bus...or off the bus." ~ Tom Wolfe The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test #quote

"Very stupid people," said Beauty, "are never aware of it themselves."  ~ Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont #quote


Oftentimes, when people are miserable, they will want to make other people miserable, too. But it never helps. ~ Lemony Snicket The Wide Window #quote

Beware of all enterprises which require new clothes. ~ David Mamet #quote

The world, dear Agnes, is a strange affair. ~ Jean Baptist Moliere #quote

If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities. ~ Voltaire #quote

There's a tendency today to absolve individuals of moral responsibility and treat them as victims of social circumstance. You buy that, you pay with your soul. ~Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker #quote

He never donated his knowledge, he donated his opinion, which quite frankly is useless. ~ Anonymous student, University of Kansas #quote


No one who's seen it in action can say the phrase "government help" without either laughing or crying. #oneliners

Courage is resistance of fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. #oneliners

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. ~ Abraham Lincoln #quote

The two pillars of `political correctness' are, a) willful ignorance, and b) a steadfast refusal to face the truth ~ George MacDonald Fraser #quote

As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents. ~ George Orwell #quote


The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor. ~ H. L. Mencken #quote

To stay young requires the unceasing cultivation of the ability to unlearn old falsehoods. ~ Lazarus Long #quote

Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals. #oneliners

Everybody will die, but very few people want to be reminded of that fact. ~ Lemony Snicket The Austere Academy #quote



A person's true character is revealed by what he does when no one is watching. ~ Unknown #quote

I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. ~ Unknown #quote





I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. ~ Unknown #quote

"So I'm finally going mad," she thought, "like everybody else. What a nuisance. Though I suppose it will be a change." ~ Margaret Atwood The Edible Woman #quote

These are strange and breathless days, the dog days, when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for after. ~ Natalie Babbitt Tuck Everlasting #quote

Perhaps you want to lie down and be as the lichen: not dead exactly but just very still for a long, long time. ~ Bill Bryson A Walk in the Woods #quote


"Normal isn't the same as average," Ainsley said cryptically. "Nobody is normal." ~ Margaret Atwood The Edible Woman #quote

That's the trouble with losing your mind; by the time it's gone, it's too late to get it back. ~ Bill Bryson A Walk in the Woods #quote

It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men. ~ Fredrick Douglas #quote

A being is free only when it can determine and limit its activity. ~ Karl Barth #quote

Man needs more to be reminded than instructed. ~ Samuel Johnson #quote

Nice is not the same as good. ~ Little Red Riding Hood (Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods) #quote



Man will become better when you show him what he is like. ~ Anton Chekhov #quote

There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy. ~ Dante #quote

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. ~ Fredrick Douglas #quote

Too much sanity may be madness, but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be. ~ Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes) #quote

Become the change you seek in the world. ~ Gandhi #quote


It is your own assent to yourself, and the constant voice of your own reason, and not of others, that should make you believe. ~ Pascal #quote

He that has much to do will do something wrong. ~ Samuel Johnson #quote

Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience. ~ George Washington #quote

All of us are more-or-less pawns. We're moved about like chessmen by circumstances over which we have no control. ~ Theodore Dreiser #quote