Sunday, 25 June 2017

Never Fear Shadows

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. ~ Steve Jobs #quote

Courage atrophies from lack of use. ~ Unknown #quote

Love isn't a decision. It's a feeling. If we could decide who we loved, it would be much simpler, but much less magical.~ Trey Parker and Matt Stone #quote

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. ~ Henri Bergson #Quote

At least I had that, one guy understood me. ~ Yoko Ono #Quote

I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living. ~ Robert Henri #Quote

Never saw off the branch you are on, unless you are being hanged from it. ~ Stanislaw Lec #Quote

If you get a reputation as an early riser, you can sleep 🛌 till noon. ~ Irish Proverb #Quote

Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference. ~ Cesare Pavese, This Business of Living: Diaries #Quote

I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word 'fair' in connection with income tax policies. ~ William F. Buckley, Jr. #quote

How to win a case in court: If the law is on your side, pound on the law; if the facts are on your side, pound on the facts; if neither is on your side, pound on the table. ~ Unknown #quote

It is surely better to pardon too much, than to condemn too much. ~ George Eliot #quote

Vacation used to be a luxury, however, in today's world, it has become a necessity. ~ Unknown #quote

Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination.~ Roy M. Goodman #quote

When difficulties are overcome they begin blessing. ~ #Proverb

Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds? ~ Rick Riordan #Quote

Soft words win hard hearts. ~ #Proverb

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary. ~ Ray Knight #Quote

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.  ~ Leonardo DaVinci #quote

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. ~ Ruth E. Renkel #quote

Fulparkerare ~ Is a Swedish word for that guy who parks his big, fat SUV across two parking spaces or "ugly parker". #WordsWeNeedInEnglish


It seems like the less a statesman amounts to the more he adores the flag. ~ Kin Hubbard, humorist #quote

Hold your anger out at arm's length and look at it, as if it were a glass ball.  Then add it to your glass ball collection.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing. ~ Bernard Baruch #quote


Beware of the half truth.You may have gotten hold of the wrong half. ~ Unknown #quote

If you're enlightened and you know it, clap one hand... ~ Tom Price #quote

Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature. ~ Tom Robbins #quote

When you’re on the subway. Or bus. Or train. Or elevator. Let people off before you push your way on. #thingsthatshouldberules

If you don't risk anything you risk even more. ~ Erica Jong #quote

A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation. #cleverquotes

Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #quote


Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. ~ Winston Churchill #quote


Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if, at any point between the beginning and the end of his journey he stops moving and does not get off the bicycle, he will fall off it. ~ William Golding #quote

Any member introducing a dog into the Society's premises shall be liable to a fine of one pound. Any animal leading a blind person shall be deemed to be a cat. ~ Oxford Union Society, London, Rule 46 #quote

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises. ~  Leo Buscaglia #quote


What man does not understand, he fears; and what he fears, he tends to destroy. ~ Unknown #quote

It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom. ~ Wallace Stevens #quote

The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing the imperfect person perfectly. ~ Unknown #quote

Nomofob ~ That wave of anxiety that sweeps over you when your mobile phone is out of reach?  #WordsWeNeedInEnglish

Death is the mother of beauty. Only the perishable can be beautiful, which is why we are unmoved by artificial flowers. ~ Wallace Stevens #quote

I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty. ~ George Burns #quote

Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. ~ Susan Ertz #quote

It is difficult for sorrow to intrude on a busy life. ~ Unknown #quote


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Music is Said to Be the Speech of Angels


Work is the least important thing and family is the most important. ~ Jerry Seinfeld in TV Guide #quote

English is the preacher's language because it lets you talk until you think of what to say. ~ Garrison Keillor #quote

Do not smart off to a policeman.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. ~ Jonathan Swift #quote

Every year the Netherlands sends 20,000 tulip bulbs to Canada to thank them for their aid in the Second World War. #factoid

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact. ~ George Eliot #quote

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. ~ Maya Angelou  #quote

Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous. ~ Albert Einstein #Quote

People seem to think if they dress like a revolutionary they don't actually have to behave like one. ~ Banksy #Quote, Wall and Piece

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. ~ H. L. Mencken #Quote


Love life.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical. ~ Arthur C. Clarke #quote

Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams. ~ Unknown #quote

If you can find humour in anything, even poverty, you can survive it. ~ Bill Cosby #quote

Namby-pamby. ~ Nickname of the 18th-century poet Ambrose Phillips, coined by the satirist Henry Carey because of his sentimental verses ~ #ENGwordorigins

The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television. ~ Unknown #quote

Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves? ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #quote

Unfortunately, you can’t vote the rascals out, because you never voted them in, in the first place ~ Noam Chomsky #quote

Words are of course the most powerful drugs used by mankind ~ Rudyard Kipling #quote

Nothing is so fatiguing than the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task ~ William James #quote

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on. ~ Bill Cosby #quote

When you’re at the bank, fill out your own deposit slip. Bank tellers don’t want to do it for you. #thingsthatshouldberules


If people think you're bad, you might as well be bad. It's more fun than being good. ~ Kinsey Millhone #quote

Feelings are real and legitimate; children behave and misbehave for a reason, even if adults cannot figure it out. ~ Unknown #quote

Live to the point of tears. ~ Albert Camus #quote

Higher beings from outer space may not want to tell us the secrets of life, because we're not ready. But maybe they'll change their tune after a little torture! ~ Jack Handey #quote

There's a pinch of the madman in every great man. ~ Unknown #quote

Ultimately, property rights and personal rights are the same thing. ~ Calvin Coolidge #quote

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. ~ Samuel Johnson #quote

I'm facing everything by myself with nothing but tears and a fake smile. ~ Unknown #quote

Reality is the only word in the English language that should always be used in quotes. ~ Unknown #quote

Do not take the agenda that someone else has mapped out for your life. ~ John C. Maxwell #quote

There are people, ombrophiles, who have a passionate love for rain. #factoid

The giving up of personality traits, well-established patterns of behaviour, ideologies, and even whole life styles...these are major forms of giving up that are required if one is to travel very far on the journey of life. ~ M. Scott Peck #quote


If you're not making anybody mad you're not getting anything done. ~ Col. Paul McNicol, USMC #quote

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. ~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus #Quote

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. ~ Khalil Gibran #Quote

There are people who love you dearly, but just don’t know how to show it. #LifeLessons

We aim above the mark, to hit the mark. Every act hath some falsehood of exaggeration in it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #Quote

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. ~ Noam Chomsky #Quote

Why worry about what might or might not happen when the heart ❤️ is longing only to drink in the breath of this moment? ~ Cathy Ginter #Quote

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes 👁👁 close. ~ Pablo Neruda #Quote

Humour has a way of bringing people together. It unites people. In fact, I'm rather serious when I suggest that someone should plant a few whoopee cushions in the United Nations. ~ Ron Dentinger #Quote

Age-otori - Is looking worse after a haircut. #WordsWeNeedInEnglish

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. ~ Reggie Leach #quote


Our good time is sitting in a coffee shop with a newspaper, writing a line on the back of a napkin. That is the most fun comedians ever have. ~ Jerry Seinfeld in TV Guide #quote

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious. ~ Unknown #quote

Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.~ Dorothy Sarnoff #quote

The course of life is unpredictable... no one can write his autobiography in advance. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel #Quote

A hundred years cannot repair a moment's loss of honour. ~ #Proverb


Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. ~ Calvin Coolidge #quote

When you set out on your journey to Ithaca, pray that the road is long, full of adventure, full of knowledge. ~ Constantine Peter Cavafy #quote

If you think someone is beautiful, tell them they are beautiful. It doesn’t mean you want to have sex with them. #thingsthatshouldberules

He who walks with the lame learns how to limp. ~ #Proverb

Hey, I’ve got nothing to do today but smile. ~ Paul Simon, "Only Living Boy in New York" #Quote

Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat. ~ #Proverb


Music is said to be the speech of angels: in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite. ~ Thomas Carlyle #quote

Magic's never what you expect it to be, but it's often what you need.~ Charles de Lint #quote

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. ~ Stephen Covey #quote

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~ Mother Teresa #quote

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames ~ Rumi #quote

Food, love, mother and career: the four basic guilt groups. ~ Cathy Gusiewite #quote

Know that joy is rarer, more difficult, and more beautiful than sadness. Once you make this all-important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation. ~ Andre Gide  #quote

You can't prepare for where the truth will take you. ~ Unknown #quote

Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by. ~  Carl Sandburg #quote

Don't stay angry about anything for more than a week, but don't forget what made you angry.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

Penguins only have one mate their entire life and “propose” by giving their mate a pebble. #factoid



Thursday, 8 June 2017

Focus on the Journey




The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo #quote

We are drowning in information and starved for knowledge. ~ Unknown #quote

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain #quote

Flamenco, from the Spanish name for a Fleming (i.e.someone from Flanders). ~ #ENGwordorigins

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. ~ Mother Teresa #quote

You can never get enough of what you don't really want. ~ Eric Hoffer #quote

It is your concern when your neighbour's wall is on fire. #cleverquotes

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. ~ Walter Bagehot #quote




I don't have a solution but I admire the problem. ~ #PearlsOfWisdom

Before borrowing money 💰 from a friend decide which you need most. ~ #Proverb

Another way of approaching the thing is to consider it unnamed, unnamable. ~ Francis Ponge #Quote

Some days there won't be a song in your heart ❤️. Sing anyway. ~ Emory Austin #Quote

A heart ❤️ that loves is always young. ~ #Proverb

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few. ~ Shunryu Suzuki #Quote

The more civilized man becomes, the more he needs and craves a great background of forest wildness, to which he may return like a contrite prodigal from the husks of an artificial life. ~ Ellen Burns Sherman #Quote

Relax. You will become an adult. You will figure out your career. You will find someone who loves you. You have a whole lifetime; time ⏳ takes time ⏳. The only way to fail at life is to abstain. ~ Johanna de Silentio #Quote

I tried switching to gum but I couldn't keep it lit. ~ Author Unknown #Quote

I may be justifying my pockets of chaos, but I will always choose people over perfection and the heart ❤️ over task and tidy. ~ Betsy Cañas Garmon #Quote

Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas. ~ Donatella Versace #Quote

Quack can be traced to the Dutch kwaksalver, literally someone who hawked ointments. ~ #ENGwordorigins

A sage steers by the bright light of confusion and doubt. ~ Chuang Tzu #quote


There is no justification for public interference with purely private concerns. ~ Calvin Coolidge #quote

I looked up 'standard' in the dictionary. There are eleven different definitions. ~ Dave Winer #quote

I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do.  And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down.'  ~ Bob Newhart #quote



The only real failure in life is the failure to try. ~ Unknown #quote

Walnut, a modern rendering of the Old English walhnutu ('foreign nut'), so known because it grew mainly in Italy. ~ #ENGwordorigins

Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do that. Because what the world needs is people that come alive ~ Howard Thurman #quote


We’ve all been here forever. Every bit of matter we see has been here since the beginning of time and it always will be. #factoid

The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love. ~ Henry Miller #quote

Elementary, my dear Watson. ~ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes #LinesFromMovies


It's easy to stop making mistakes. Just stop having ideas. ~ Unknown #quote

Government is basically a parasite, and if the host doesn't grow, then government suffers. ~ Jeb Bush #quote

What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things. ~ Unknown #quote



That’s the price of studying to learn a profession or trade, and then working for money. Most people become a slave to money… and then get angry at their boss. ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki #quote

Success and happiness are not destinations, they are exciting, never-ending journeys. ~ Zig Ziglar #quote

Watches are so named as a reminder — if you don't watch carefully what you do with your time ⏳, it will slip away from you. ~ Drew Sirtors #Quote

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. ~ Thomas Jefferson #quote

Art is what you find when the ruins are cleared away  ~ Karen Porter  #quote

 The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. ~ H. L. Mencken #quote

Be enthusiastic. Remember the placebo effect — 30% of medicine is showbiz. ~ Ronald Spark #Quote

Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven. ~ Mary Baker Eddy #Quote

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Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. ~ Democritus  #quote

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. ~ Greg Anderson #quote

Most good thinking has its origin in fear. ~ Alain De Botton #quote

Antique dealer seeks attractive young woman interested in one nightstand. ~ Robert Skoglund #quote

To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping. ~ Chinese #Proverb

One man with courage makes a majority. ~  Andrew Jackson #quote

Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre #quote