Tuesday, 26 September 2017

To Model and Demonstrate the Kind of World You Demand to Live In

Dogma is the sacrifice of wisdom to consistency. ~ Lewis Perelman #quote

You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it. ~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton #quote

It is easy to stand a pain, but difficult to stand an itch.  ~ Chang Ch'ao #quote

You can't fall off the floor.  ~ Author Unknown #quote

She aches just like a woman, but she breaks just like a little girl. ~ Bob Dylan #quote,  Just Like A Woman

A jack of both sides, is before long, trusted by nobody, and abused by both parties. ~ #Proverb

Watching a child's laughter teach a candle's flame how to dance 💃🏽. ~ Dr. SunWolf #Quote

Chestnut brown canary, ruby throated sparrow, sing a song, don't be long, thrill me to the marrow. ~ Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Suite: Judy Blue eyes 👁👁 #lyrics

I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying. Please listen carefully and try to hear what I am not saying. ~ Charles C. Finn #Quote

Fight the fighters, not their wars. ~ Banksy #Quote

I don’t think people love me. They love versions of me I have spun for them, versions of me they have construed in their minds. The easy versions of me, the easy parts of me to love. Who’s going to love the girl that can’t stop crying? The girl that hurts herself? The girl that is losing control? The girl that is so sad she can’t get out of bed? The girl that keeps pushing everyone away? Who’s going to love the monster in me, who’s going to love me now? ~ Anonymous #Quote

The future is here. It’s just not widely distributed yet. ~ William Gibson #Quote

This is the best day the world has ever seen; tomorrow will be better. ~ R.A. Campbell, quoted in Journal of Education, vol. 81, Boston University, 1915 #Quote

I am eternally grateful for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honoured to be alive, no matter what else might be going on. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #Quote

I wish I had the guts to walk away and forget about what we had, but I can't because I know you won't come after me & that's what hurts the most. ~ Anonymous #quote

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. ~ Carl Sagan #quote

Rug Hopper - young man who never takes a girl out. A parlour hound.   #FlapperSlang

To let a fool kiss you is stupid; to let a kiss fool you is worse. ~ Anonymous #quote

A North Korean is probably being executed right now for doing something that I do everyday #RedditShowerThoughts

Maybe you don't go to hell for the things you do. Maybe you go to hell for the things you don't do. The things you don't finish. ~ Chuck Palahniuk #quote,  Lullaby

Only in the early morning light of day, and of life, can we see the world without its shadows. Truth requires new beginnings.  ~ Jeb Dickerson #quote

I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will mostly wait for him down the road. He's taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of his death from being a total surprise. ~ Chuck Palahniuk #quote

Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb... ~ Batman #quote

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an instalment plan. ~ Martin Luther King Jr. #quote

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. ~ Lao-Tze #quote

Don’t choose the one who is beautiful to the world; choose the one who makes your world beautiful. #InspirationalQuote

He would make a lovely corpse. ~ Charles Dickens #quote

The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time. ~ George Bernard Shaw #quote

Love, I think, is a gateway to the world, not an escape from it. ~ Mark Doty #quote

How beautiful is forgetting! What relief it would be for the world to lose some of its contents. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer #Quote
Don’t linger in the doorway. In or out. #JustWisdom

States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions. ~ Noam Chomsky #Quote


A good novel begins with a small question and ends with a bigger one. ~ Paula Fox #quote

Optimism: Waiting for a ship to come in when you haven't sent one out. #cleverquotes

The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art. ~ Chuck Palahniuk #quote

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity. ~ Irving Kristol #quote

Where words leave off, music begins. ~ Heinrich Heine #quote

Potato - a young man shy of brains.  #FlapperSlang

Man could not live if he were entirely impervious to sadness. Many sorrows can be endured only by being embraced, and the pleasure taken in them naturally has a somewhat melancholy character. ~ Emile Durkheim #Quote

Just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to, doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have. #LifeLessons

If you’re bored with life & you don’t get up every morning
with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals. ~ Lou Holtz #quote

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. ~ John Burroughs #quote

I've had a wonderful time, but this wasn't it. ~ Groucho Marx #quote

If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air. ~ Doris Lessing #quote

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on. ~ Bob Newhart #Quote

Success is due less to ability than to zeal. ~ Charles Buxton #Quote

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. ~ Edgar Allan Poe #Quote

Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly. #piecesoftruth

Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. ~ Ambrose Bierce #quote

Half this game is ninety percent mental. ~ Yogi Berra #quote

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. #InspirationalQuote

There is only one nature - the division into science and engineering is a human imposition, not a natural one. Indeed, the division is a human failure; it reflects our limited capacity to comprehend the whole. ~ Bill Wulf #quote

Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. ~ Teddy Roosevelt #quote

The average person thinks he isn't. ~ Father Larry Lorenzoni #quote

What little Jack does not learn, big John will never. ~ #Proverb

When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside. ~ Rumi #Quote

When you are hugging a child, always be the last one to let go. You never know how long they need it. ~ Author Unknown #Quote

I know that it’s easier to look at death than it is to look at pain, because while death is irrevocable, and the grief will lessen in time ⏳, pain is too often merely relentless and irreversible. ~ Rob Goolrick #Quote

If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor. ~ Joan Rivers  #quote

Saying someone is ugly doesn’t make you any prettier. #InspirationalQuote

An average person with average talents and ambition and average education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals. ~ Mary Kay Ash #quote

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either. ~ Golda Meir #quote

I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television. ~ Gore Vidal #quote

All of life’s riddles are answered in the movies. ~ Steve Martin #quote

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre. ~ Gail Godwin #quote

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. ~ William Congreve #quote

A suffering world cries for mercy, as far as the eye 👁 can see. Lawyers around every bend in the road, lawyers in every tree. ~ Tom Paxton #lyrics

Would you destroy something perfect in order to make it beautiful? ~ Gerard Way #lyrics



Thursday, 21 September 2017

Yesterday is Ashes

 Yesterday is ashes, tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly.  Live Today! ~ Old Eskimo #Proverb ☮ #PeaceDay

A smile is the beginning of peace. ~ Mother Teresa #quote ☮ #PeaceDay




It isn't enough to talk about peace, one must believe it.    And it isn't enough to to believe in it, one must work for it. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt #quote ☮ #PeaceDay

Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves. ~ William Hazlett #quote ☮ #PeaceDay


 Via:  SantaBanta


First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. ~ Thomas a Kempis #quote ☮ #PeaceDay

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. ~ Mahatma Gandhi #quote ☮ #PeaceDay




Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time. ~ Lyndon B. Johnson #quote ☮ #PeaceDay

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. ~ Buddha #quote ☮ #PeaceDay




Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. ~ Ronald Reagan #quote ☮ #PeaceDay

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix #quote ☮ #PeaceDay



Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Go Where You are Celebrated

Men are not disturbed by things, but the view they take of things. ~ Epictetus #quote

What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. ~ John Ruskin #quote

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. #piecesoftruth

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. ~ B. F. Skinner #quote

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world. ~ Lily Tomlin #quote

You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone. ~ Al Capone #quote

Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. ~ Kahlil Gibran #Quote

The less you know, the more you believe. ~ Bono #Quote

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions. ~ Kahlil Gibran #Quote

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~ Margaret Atwood #Quote

In business partnerships and marriage partnerships, oh, the cheating that goes on. ~ #Proverb

Every man in the world is better than someone else. And not as good as someone else. ~ William Saroyan #Quote

If you are wrong, I will turn you inside out over a very long period of time ⏳. ~ Evil #Quote

That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end. ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel #Quote

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. ~ Christopher Morley #Quote

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs. ~ Christopher Hampton #Quote

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. ~ Dale Carnegie #quote

You will never become who you want to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are now. #piecesoftruth #quote

Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start. ~ Unknown #quote

A witty saying proves nothing. ~ Voltaire #quote

You're either reading a book or you're not. ~ Jonathan Franzen #quote

I'm all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright #quote

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. ~ Mark Twain #quote

If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past. If you lie, it becomes a part of your future. #piecesoftruth

You couldn’t erase the past. You couldn’t even change it. But sometimes life offered you the opportunity to put it right. ~ Ann Brashares #quote

The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it. ~ George Bernard Shaw #quote

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.  Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?” ~  Brian Tracy #quote

You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger. ~ Buddha #quote

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer #quote

Arigata meiwaku (Japanese): ‘Misplaced kindness’ or ‘unwelcome kindness’ according to Japan’s Cultural Code Words #WordsWeNeedInEnglish

You simply don't get to be wise, mature, etc., unless you've been a raving cannibal for thirty years or so. ~ Doris Lessing #quote

Hell is paved with good samaritans. ~ William M. Holden


Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others. ~ Jacob M. Braude #quote

There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold. ~ Doctor Who #quotes

What's terrible is to pretend that second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better. ~ Doris Lessing #quote

We try to have things both ways. We’ve always refused to live by the book and the rule; but then why start worrying because the world doesn’t treat us by rule? ~ Doris Lessing #quote

I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. ~ Marie Curie #quote

The best revenge is massive success. ~ Frank Sinatra #quote

The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth. ~ Unknown #quote

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. ~ Les Brown #quote

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way. ~ Doris Lessing #quote

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it. ~ Cullen Hightower #quote

As you get older, you don't get wiser. You get irritable. ~ Doris Lessing #quote

In the academic world, most of the work that is done is clerical. A lot of the work done by professors is routine. ~ Noam Chomsky #Quote

I am big!  It's the pictures that got small. ~ Sunset Blvd. #LinesFromMovies


The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy. ~ Kalu Ndukwe Kalu #quote

The only position that leaves me with no cognitive dissonance is atheism. It is not a creed. Death is certain, replacing both the siren-song of Paradise and the dread of Hell. Life on this earth, with all its mystery and beauty and pain, is then to be lived far more intensely: we stumble and get up, we are sad, confident, insecure, feel loneliness and joy and love. There is nothing more; but I want nothing more. ~ Ayaan Hirsi Ali #quote

Why didn't I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer #quote

The mind is everything. What you think you become.  ~ Buddha #quote

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ Waldo Emerson #quote


Everything you can imagine is real. ~ Pablo Picasso #quote

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours. ~ Richard Bach #quote

A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually. ~ Abba Eban #quote

All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heart strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones moving easily under the flesh. ~ Doris Lessing #quote


There's a part of me that thinks perhaps we go on existing in a place even after we've left it. ~ Colum McCann #quote

A pool game mixes ritual with geometry. ~ Mary Karr #quote

Good products can be sold by honest advertising. If you don’t think the product is good, you have no business to be advertising it. ~ David Ogilvy #quote

There's nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. ~ Ansel Adams #quote

There are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone. ~ Nicole Krauss #quote


If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page. ~ Mark Houlahan #quote

While we are postponing, life speeds by. ~ Seneca #quote

Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love. I like to work, read, learn, and understand life. ~ Langston Hughes #quote

I heard someone tried the monkeys-on-typewriters bit trying for the plays of W. Shakespeare, but all they got was the collected works of Francis Bacon. ~ Bill Hirst #quote

We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh? ~ Doctor Who #quotes



Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Batten Down the Hatches, Mates

 You don't know what it is to live and laugh and love and run a man through! You've never tasted salty air on your tongue or waved heartily at a mermaid! ~ Gideon Defoe #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

As a pirate, she once undressed a fencing instructor using only her sword! ~ Kathy Reichs, Seizure #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay


What has four wooden legs and hangs out in a bar? If you answered a barstool, you’ve apparently never partied with a pack of pirates. ~ Jarod Kintz #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

I'm a pirate. I'm my own captain. #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay


When I was about 5 I think, I desperately wanted to be a pirate and have the hat and everything. ~ Keira Knightley #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you. - Blackbeard #TalkLikeAPirateDay


A good pirate fights back, said Jasper, and a good pirate finds treasure. ~ Caroline Carlson #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

A pirate is for life, not just for Christmas. #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay


Piracy is the way o life. Ahoy. #TalkLikeAPirateDay

There comes a time in a man's life when he hears the call of the sea. If the man has a brain in his head, he will hang up the phone immediately. ~ Dave Barry. #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

 Via: Strange Brew

Batten down the hatches, mates, it's gonna get ugly! Relatively speaking. ~ Jack Sparrow #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

Waves crack with wicked fury against me ship's hull while ocean currents rage as the full moon rises o're the sea. ~ Capt. John Phillips circa 1723 #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

Via:  Farcus

All right boys, let’s sail away! Show those bastards how airship pirates fly a ship!” ~ Katherine McIntyre, An Airship Named Desire #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

There comes a time in most men’s lives where they feel the need to raise the Black Flag. #TalkLikeAPirateDay


If you want to get my attention, wear a pirate outfit. ~ Michelle Branch #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all. ~ Johnny Depp #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay