Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The heavy

The heavy is the root of the light,
The still is the Lord of the restless.


There is

There is nothing that cannot happen today.

~Mark Twain

It is good

It is good to have an end to journey toward;
but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

~Ursula Le Guin

You too

You, too, withhold the very things you complain are missing from the world.

~Stephen C. Paul

Monday, July 30, 2007

The 50-50-90 rule

The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

~Andy Rooney

Be careful

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

~Mark Twain

I had a rose

I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: "No good in a bed, but fine against a wall."

~Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, July 28, 2007

It's only when

It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up - that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.

~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

When you perform

When you perform... you are out of yourself - larger and more potent, more beautiful. You are for minutes heroic. This is power. This is glory on earth. And it is yours, nightly.

~Agnes de Mille

Friday, July 27, 2007


Truth is within ourselves.
There is an inmost center in us all,
Where the truth abides in fullness; and to know
Rather consists in opening out a way
Whence the imprisoned splendor may escape
Than in effecting entry for a light
Supposed to be without.

~Robert Browning

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The past

The past is never where you think you left it.

~Katherine Anne Porter

If you can learn

If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches.

~Carolyn Kenmore

The soul

The soul is here for its own joy.


Tao exists

Tao exists, Tao is, but where It came from I do not know.


A physician says

A physician says to his patient, "This is a very serious case; I'm afraid you're allergic to yourself."


There is

There is a deep tendency in human nature to become like that which we imagine ourselves to be.

~Harry Emerson Fosdick

As long as

As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.


Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Personality is not so much like a structure as like a river - it continuously flows, and to be a person is to be engaged in a perpetual process of becoming.

~Harry Emerson Fosdick

Happiness is

Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.

~Dr William H Sheldon

I have had

I have had more trouble with D L Moody than with any other man I know.

~D L Moody

Sunday, July 22, 2007

You only live once

You only live once -
but if you work it right, once is enough.

~Joe E Lewis


Remember, decisions don't have to be made perfectly. We don't have to be perfect. We don't even have to be nearly perfect! We can just be who we are. We can make mistakes in our choices. We're not so fragile we can't handle making a mistake. It's no big deal! It's part of living. We can learn from our mistakes, or we can simply make another decision.

~Melody Beattie

Saturday, July 21, 2007

If you don't

If you don't get what you want, it is a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.

~Rudyard Kipling

Friday, July 20, 2007

Often people attempt

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, and then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.

~Margaret Young

Sometime in your life

Sometime in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is the journey to find yourself.

~Katherine Sharp

Thursday, July 19, 2007


What was hard to endure can be sweet to recall.

~Occidental Proverb

All that I have seen

All that I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love cures

Love cures people, the ones who receive love and the ones who give it too.

~Karl A Menninger

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

There isn't much better

There isn’t much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you aren’t really living without it.

~Real Live Preacher

My mother

My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia.

~Dame Edna Everage

Every once in a while

Every once in a while, a woman will wake up with no ambition save for a wish to creep around quietly in her socks. And it must be a rule of the universe that this is a day when she will be required to go out into the world and act, interact, and be acted upon, in spite of - perhaps even because of - her extreme vulnerability. May I add then, this delicacy will be likely be expressed in a violence of temper over some inconsequential hurt, with feelings so raw as to be immediately exposed by virtue of the fact they are so terribly tender. Be kind then, to this raging woman, be she you or some other miserable creature - she is wide open and utterly naked, a state no man could imagine or endure.

~Grace Gibson, From the Diary of a Lady Beloved

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Let me

Let me listen to me and not to them.

~Gertrude Stein

It's surprising

It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.

~ Sydney J. Harris

You say

You say I am mysterious
Let me explain myself
In a land of oranges
I am faithful to apples.

~ Elsa Gidlow

Monday, July 16, 2007

Everything is dual

Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has it's pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.

~The Kybalion

Start by doing

Start by doing what is necessary; then do what is possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

~St Francis of Assisi

Friday, July 13, 2007

To know

To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.



Curiouser and curiouser!

~Lewis Carroll

Your theory

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.

~Niels Bohr


I, the fiery life of divine wisdom, I ignite the beauty of the plains, I sparkle the waters, I burn in the sun, and the moon, and the stars.

~Hildegard of Bingen

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Call it a clan

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.

~Jane Howard

You cannot

You cannot avoid paradise. You can only avoid seeing it.

~Charlotte Joko Beck


Enthusiasm literally means "being filled with spirit."

~Stephen Larson

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

You are

You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!

~Bob Richards

There are three

There are three kinds of people and three kinds of richness:
  • people who want to have, to collect
  • people who want action, work and labor
  • people who want to be
The real richness is in be-ness. People can take all that you have, all that you collected. People can stop your labor, or an accident can stop you. When you are, you never lose what you are.

~Torkom Saraydarian

Every human action

Every human action, whether it has become positive or negative, must depend on motivation.

~Dalai Lama

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

It is

It is the artist's mission to penetrate...in the womb of nature, in the primal ground of creation where the secret key to all things lies hidden.

~Paul Klee

What is always

What is always speaking silently is the body.

~Norman Brown

Your body is

Your body is the ground and metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your Bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. In the marriage of flesh and spirit divorce is impossible.

~Gabrielle Roth

Many people

Many people treat their bodies as if they were rented from Hertz - something they are using to get around in but nothing they genuinely care about understanding.

~Chungliang Al Huang

I don't believe

I don't believe in anything, yet I believe emphatically in almost everything. It all depends on what seems appropriate at the time.

~Dr Frederick Lenz

He is

He is a self-made man and worships his creator.

~John Bright

I am enclosing

"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play, bring a friend... if you have one." ~George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second, if there is one." ~Winston Churchill

I've been thinking

I've been thinking about that old Zen conundrum: what's the sound of one hand clapping? My personal opinion--nothing. You don't have two hands, you don't have any clapping. It's as simple as that. Stars, galaxies, clapping hands, what's the point? The point is that we all need somebody, whether you're a supercluster or a little proton, a yin or a yang. Everybody is hooked into everybody else.

~Geoffrey Neighor, Northern Exposure, Duets,

Monday, July 9, 2007

He is

He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others.

~Samuel Johnson

Those who seek

Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, and will reign over all. [And after they have reigned they will rest.]

~Jesus from the Gospel of Thomas

When you are

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

~Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, July 8, 2007

We cannot

We cannot cross the sea merely by staring at the water.

~Rabindranath Tagore

Forget the resolutions

Forget the resolutions. Forget control and discipline...too much work. Instead try experimenting. Go in search of something to fall in love with...something about yourself, your career, your spouse.

~Dale Dauten

I know that

I know that somewhere in the Universe exists my perfect soulmate - but looking for her is much more difficult than just staying at home and ordering another pizza.

~Alf Whit

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Love is

Love is always Loving you. Without this Love you cannot breathe, as without air you cannot live. Love is meditation, meditation is Love. Heart has no frontiers; meditate on This. You are this Love. You are That. Simply be Quiet and stay as such. Thank you. I love you.

~Sri H. W. L. Poonja

The power to love

The power to love is God's greatest gift to man, for it never can be taken from the blessed one who loves.

~Kahlil Gibran

The most beautiful thing

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

~Albert Einstein

Friday, July 6, 2007

If we could

If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away.

~John Steinbeck

Calmness is

Calmness is the soil, and the only soil, in which all that we most desire to be will grow.

~Sri Gyanamata


Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.


Wednesday, July 4, 2007

There is

There is no freedom like seeing myself as I am and not losing heart.

~Elizabeth J. Canham

We forget

We forget about the space between the stars, the pure and perfect space that's also the eye of God. To penetrate the mystery is to become the mystery; to penetrate infinity is to become infinity; to penetrate light is to become light.

~Dr Frederick Lenz

Let the waters

Let the waters settle
you will see stars and moon
mirrored in your Being.


Please note

Please note that letting fireworks off in the hotel guestrooms is strictly prohibited.

~sign posted
at the Hyatt Hyatt Regency, Macao

You know

You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named, "Bush," "Dick," and "Colon." Need I say more?

~Chris Roc, April 6, 2003

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

I'm not

I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.

~Yogi Berra

It was

It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.

~Yogi Berra

In theory

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

~Yogi Berra

If you ask

If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer.

~Yogi Berra

Monday, July 2, 2007

If nobody

If nobody ever said anything unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.

~Alan Herbert

When we run

When we run from our fears, we often run right into them.

~Dr John F Demartini

To defend

To defend one's self against fear, is simply to ensure that one will one day be conquered by it; fears must be faced.

~James Baldwin

Sunday, July 1, 2007


Procrastination means you know what you need to do and you don't do it. If you don't know what to do, you aren't procrastinating, you are thinking.

~Lynn Lively


We're not dust, we're magic.

~Richard Bach


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