i got my card recently! thanks so much!!!
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841 - 1935)
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)
One should count each day a separate life.
Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD)
If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.
Kurt Vonnegut (1922 - 2007)
Let him think I am more man than I am and I will be so.
Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961), The Old Man and the Sea
That's awesome. :) Great finds.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. - Bill Cosby (1937 - )
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it. -Herodotus (484 BC - 430 BC), The Histories of Herodotus
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all. - Anna Quindlen (1953 - )
I don't like composers who think. It gets in the way of their plagiarism. -Howard Dietz
I have never been hurt by anything I didn't say. -Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)
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Awesome. These are great.
2008-12-19 07:15 pm (UTC)
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE quotes!
From what I saw on the site:
1. I have failed many times, and that's why I am a success. Micheal Jordan
2. People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have. Anne Tyler
3. I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. Bill Cosby
4. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison
5. A finished person is a boring person. Anna Quindlen
6. Maybe kissing is sort of like nature's coffee. Scott Westerfeld
7. Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. Raymond Lindquist
8. Dare to be yourself. Andre Gide
Some of my personal fav's:
1. It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
2. I'mpossible (instead of impossible)
3. “Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
4. Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.
5. The harder I work, the luckier I get. (My uncle once said this)
These are very awesome. I love quotes too. :)
At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.
Dame Rose Macaulay (1881 - 1958)
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), Letters and Social Aims: The Comic, 1876
Oooh, I looove these. And I needed that first one. I've been so depressed trying to keep my house clean, and it's just not happening, and I reeeeally needed to read that.
If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?
If you're here for four more years or four more weeks, you're here right now. I think when you're somewhere, you ought to be there. It's not about how long you stay in a place, it's about what you do while you're there, and when you go, is that place any better for your having been there?
- Karen Hall and Jerry Stahl (Northern Exposure)
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
- Sir Winston Churchill - SO TRUE FOR ME
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
- Bob Marley
You cannot be mad at somebody who makes you laugh - it's as simple as that.
- Jay Leno
These are great. Especially Bob Marley's. Man is that true.
Thanks for your card. It arrived Wednesday.
In case you didn't get chance to see this - this is from my journal on Wednesday evening.
'Thank you gairid and randomposting. Your cards arrived today and I was really touched by your kind words!
(For those of you who wanted me to send you cards, I have signed them Carol - I just realised that some of the newer people on my f'list won't know my name!)'
My choice of quotations -
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song!
Jerry Van Amerongen, Ballard Street
If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation.
Tom Stoppard (1937 - )
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)
Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.
Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001), "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
When you make a mistake, admit it. If you don't, you only make matters worse.
My favourite quotes of all time -
a) Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.
Claude Debussy 1862-1918
b) “You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you're got music.”
Sid Vicious 1957-1979
And the video was hysterical, the music fitted so perfectly!
Oh forgot another fav quote -
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.'
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
The big thieves hang the little ones.
To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser.
Don't discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.
-Michel do Montaigne
You don't need to outdo the competition. It's expensive and defensive. Underdo your competition. We need more simplicity and clarity.
Niiiice. :) Especially the book collector.
I look to the future because that's where I'm going to spend the rest of my life.
The prime purpose of eloquence is to keep other people from talking.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
I can resist anything but temptation.
Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
George Bernard Shaw
I got my card, thanks! It was a nice card. :-)
I got my card. Thank you! Your's is on it's way!
I always felt weird going to a different church than mine. When people got up and started hollering, I didn't know what I was supposed to do. That video was freaking funny!
1. If you want to catch something, running after it isn't always the best way.
Lois McMaster Bujold, "Borders of Infinity", 1989
2. We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.
Aneurin Bevan (1897 - 1960)
3. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
4. One day the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
5. There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton, Vesalius in Zante
Aww! Thanks sweetie! :) You're too sweet. *hugs*
And I KNOW, right!?! I grew up in a really chill liberal church but I remember as a Freshman or Sophomore in high school going to a church a lot like the one in the video, and I was so confused/concerned for everyone involved. It was one of the most random experiences of my life. LOL
Oh I love those all. Especially the stars.
1. The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.
Whitney Young (1921 - 1971)
2. Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing (1780 - 1842)
3. Ask not what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive... then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
4. Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Byrnes (1879 - 1972)
5. That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
William J. H. Boetcker
“I don't believe in anything and that makes me stronger than you think”
“Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”
“I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn.”
“If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you.”
Henry Rollins quotes
“When was the last time you wanted to say it all to the right person? To have it all come out right, to surprise yourself at how together you could be. When was the last time you ever met someone who made you want to give it all to them? I mean give yourself to them. Where you couldn't express yourself enough - like you wanted to cut off one of your arms to be understood. That's it - you would cut your head off to have someone understand you. You know how pointless that one is. You know how many times you've smashed yourself to bits on the rocks.”
It's a lot like nature. You only have as many animals as the ecosystem can support and you only have as many friends as you can tolerate the bitching of.
Randy K. Milholland, Something Positive Comic, 08-16-05
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963), speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988)
Intimacy is being seen and known as the person you truly are.
Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.
Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919)