Friday, 2 June 2017

He was Never Quite Certain

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. ~ John C. Maxwell #quote

LITIGATION, n. A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Last night as I lay in bed looking at the stars I thought, 'Where the hell is the ceiling?' ~ Chris Unger quote

What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn't come every day. ~ George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Act 2 #quote

Just know that it’s fear that keeps most people working at a job. The fear of not paying their bills. The fear of being fired. The fear of not having enough money. the fear of starting over. 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

Write with nouns and verbs, not with adjectives and adverbs. The adjective hasn't been built that can pull a weak or inaccurate noun out of a tight place. ~ E.B. White #quote

A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. ~  In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration. ~ Kurt Lewin  #quote

Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses. ~ Unknown #quote

There is another evil which we must fear most, and that is: The indifference, of good men. ~ Unknown #quote

The world belongs to the energetic.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.~ Christine Bovee #quote

The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.~ Garth Brooks #quote

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. ~ Unknown #quote

A stitch in time would have confused Einstein. ~ Unknown #quote

In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

It is with a word as with an arrow - once let it loose and it does not return. ~ Unknown #quote

We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking. ~ Richard Rohr #quote

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

Umbrella, appeared in English as early as 1609 (in a letter by John Donne). In the middle of the 18th century the device was adopted by the philanthropist Jonas Hanway as a protection against the London rain. ~ #ENGwordorigins

The heaviest of burdens crushes us, we sink beneath it, it pins us to the ground. But in love poetry of every age, the woman longs to be weighed down by the man's body.The heaviest of burdens is therefore simultaneously an image of life's most intense fulfillment. The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant. What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness? ~ Milan Kundera #quote

You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend. ~ Richard Jeni #quote

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.  It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.  ~ E.F. Schumacher #quote

Accept that cars aren’t necessary and that some meals take hours, that we can now fly to space, that there’s nothing wrong with crashing on couches if you’re on an adventure, that three outfits are enough, that sunrises are free, that the first time you see Machu Picchu it will break your heart, that being alone in a country with no money and no return ticket will teach you more about yourself than any therapist ever could. ~ Aric S. Queen #quote

Write with nouns and verbs, not with adjectives and adverbs. The adjective hasn't been built that can pull a weak or inaccurate noun out of a tight place. ~ E.B. White  #quote

Once your brain realizes that you’re dying, it releases DMT, one of the most powerful known psychedelics. This dilates your perception of time and allowing you to live inside your own mind for hours or even days. #factoid

 A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it. ~ Oscar Levant #quote

Using urine to tan animal skins, families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day sell it to the tannery…….thus, if you had to do this to survive you were Piss Poor #wordorigins

Lose time and it's gone forever ~ Peter Bregman #quote

Part of what makes a human being is the imperfections. Like, you wouldn't give a robot my ears. ~ Will Smith in Touch #quote

It takes 14 muscles to frown, and only 4 for the person to reach out and slap you. ~ Unknown #quote

If you listened hard enough the first time, you might have heard what I meant to say. ~ Unknown #quote

My parents taught me how to listen to everybody before I made up my own mind. When you listen, you learn. You absorb like a sponge and your life becomes so much better than when you are just trying to be listened to all the time. ~ Steven Spielberg #quote

Don't use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice. ~ Unknown #quote

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them. ~ Eric Hoffer #quote

What I said never changed anyone. What they understood did. ~ Unknown #quote

Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night. ~ Philip K. Dick, What the Dead Men Say, #quote

Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others. ~ Jonathan Winters #quote

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together. ~ Unknown #quote

One thing the inventors can't seem to get the bugs out of is fresh paint. ~ Unknown #quote

How frighteningly few are the persons whose death would spoil our appetite and make the world seem empty. ~ Eric Hoffer #quote

We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy - sun, wind and tide. I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that. ~ Thomas Edison #quote

The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We’re all made of star dust. #factoid

We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them. ~  Cato the Elder #quote

You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream; you've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.~ Diana Ross #quote

Practice Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Beauty. ~ Unknown #quote

Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation. ~ Edward R. Murrow  #quote

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. ~  Albert Einstein #quote

A chinese philosopher once had a dream that he was a butterfly. From that day on, he was never quite certain that he was not a butterfly, dreaming that he was a man. ~ Unknown #quote