Friday, 13 September 2013

Suffering is Optional

Television is to news what bumper stickers are to philosophy. ~ Richard Nixon #quote

How far that little candle throws his beams! / So shines a good deed in a naughty world. ~ William Shakespeare #quote

I don't rent space to anyone in my head.  ~ Anonymous man on Candid Camera #quote

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.  ~ Pablo Picasso #quote can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.  ~ Catherine Aird #quote

There is only one thing about which I am certain, and that is that there is very little about which one can be certain.  ~ W.S. Maugham #quote

No one saves us but ourselves, no one can and no one may. ~ Buddha #quote

Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional.  ~ M. Kathleen Casey #quote

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.  ~ Kenji Miyazawa #quote

It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees. ~ Emiliano Zapata #quote

Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push.  ~ Joann Thomas #quote

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote
I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart:  I am, I am, I am.  ~ Sylvia Plath #quote

Only when the last tree has died & the last river been poisoned & the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. ~ Cree Indian #Proverb

Sorrow you can hold, however desolating, if nobody speaks to you.  If they speak, you break down.  ~ Bede Jarrett #quote

The first requisite for immortality is death.  ~ Stanislaw J. Lec #quote

If you woke up breathing, congratulations!  You have another chance.  ~ Andrea Boydston #quote

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.  ~ Anaïs Nin #quote

We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. ~ Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury #quote

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.  ~ E.L. Doctorow #quote

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help ~ Ronald Reagan #quote

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.  ~ Robert Graves #quote

You do not have the right to quit trying. (The universe wobbles when you do.)  ~ Dr. Sun Wolf #quote

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. ~ Winston Churchill #quote

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.  ~ Thomas à Kempis #quote

Vain are the thousand creeds / That move men's hearts: unutterably vain ~ Emily Brontë #quote

As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes.  ~ Mel Brooks #quote

See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little.  ~ Pope John XXIII #quote

Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt #quote

Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.  ~ Author Unknown #quote

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote! ~ B. Franklin #quote

Everyone is a bore to someone.  That is unimportant.  The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.  ~ Gerald Brenan #quote

for whatever we lose (like a you or a me) / it's always our self we find in the sea. ~ e.e. cummings #quote

Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.  ~ C.C. Colton #quote

Let the rain kiss you.  Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.  Let the rain sing you a lullaby. ~ Langston Hughes #quote

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them. ~ Albert Camus #quote

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.  ~Thomas Fuller #quote

Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied. ~ Otto Von Bismark #quote

We have two kinds of morality side by side:  one which we preach but do not practice and another which we practice but seldom preach ~ B. Russell #quote

You must weed your mind as you would weed your garden.  ~ Astrid Alauda #quote