"When you feel your life is in chaos and you don't know what to do, eliminate all the things you can do nothing about, and whatever's left, do that."
~ Pat Pearson
1951-present, artist

He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
~ Rudyard Kipling, "Many Inventions"
1865-1936, English short-story writer, poet, and novelist

"The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."
~ Albert Einstein
1879-1955, genius

Nothing is impossible. Every goal one sets is within reach. If you set up your objective, there is infinite possibilities. If you stop, the possibilities stop.
~ Yuichiro Miura
1933-present, alpinist

Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
~ Harper Lee
1926-present, American author "To Kill A Mockingbird"

Confidence and Courage are the necessities of success.
~ Franklin Roosevelt
32nd President of the United States (1933-1945)

Nothing needs so much reforming as other people's habits.
~ Mark Twain
1835-1910, American Humorist

I do not curse. I am profound, not profane.
~ Rev. Al Sharpton
1954-present, American Baptist minister, civil rights activist, and talk show host

Now the holiday is nearing its end and at last recovering from the shock of spammed turkey, it's obvious to me that Thanksgiving (and other special days) require a lot of planning and implementing and socializing and enduring, but when it's all said and done, the most important thing about a holiday is the memories you share.
~ p. a. pearson

I have believed the best of every man. And find that to believe
is enough to make a bad man show his best, or even a good man swing his lantern higher.

~ William Butler Yeats
1865-1939, Irish poet and dramatist

I hate cynicism. It's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen.
~ Conan O'Brien
on leaving the Tonight Show after a 7-month run

I often thought that if there had been a good rap group around in those days, I might have chosen a career in music instead of politics.
~ Richard M. Nixon
37th President of the United States (1969-1974)

Darkness feeds on apathy...and conviction is our most potent antidote.
~ Dan Brown
The Lost Symbol, Chapter 111

I stand by all the misstatements that I've made.
~ Dan Quayle
Vice-President of the United States, 1989 -1993

There is no greater human power on earth than
the tremendous indignation of the people.

~ Daniel Webster
1782-1852, American attorney and statesman

It's been a long time coming. But tonight, because of what we did on this date, in this election, change has come to America.
~ Sen. Barak Obama
from his acceptance speech for 44th Presidential election, 11/04/08

I have decided that the cost of doing nothing is greater than the cost of doing something.
~ Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.
Relating to the Wall Street Bailout, 2008

When science discovers the center of the universe a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.
~ Bernard Baily
1916-1996, American comic book artist

I have been able to follow my death step by step and now my life goes gently to its end. Here I am at the end of the road and at the top of the heap. See everything, overlook a great deal, correct a little.
~ Pope John 23rd
1881-1963, Religious leader

We never know how high we are till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our stature's touch the skies.
~ Emily Dickinson
1830-1886, American poet

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
~ Johann von Goethe
1749-1832, Philosopher

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.
~ Erma Bombeck
1927-1996, American Humorist

Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.
~ Mark Twain
1935-1910, American Humorist

To whom much has been given, much is expected.
~ Bill Gates
1955-Present, Entrepreneur

Sometimes I think change is a good thing. Although it may be terrifying to get out of your comfort zone, it's also very exciting to start a new chapter in your life.
~ Katie Couric
1957-present, News Anchor

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.
~ Leonardo da Vinci
1452-1519, Painter/Inventor

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition
from mediocre minds.

~ Albert Einstein
1879-1955, Genius

Without a struggle, there can be no progress.
~ Frederick Douglass
1818-1818, Abolitionist/Political Reformer/Editor

It isn't enough to have endurance. You have to want to.
~ Unknown

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
1929-1968, Minister/Nobel Prize Winner

I make it a point never to consume anything that's been aged in a radiator.
~ Major Charles Emerson Winchester

If I have learned anything in this life, it is that for every end, there is a new beginning. Sometimes neither is easy.
~ Unknown

The promise of a new day is exhilarating enough for me.
~ Mr. Burns (regarding exercise)
The Simpsons

The most ordinary of human dreams is to be extraordinary.
~ William Shakespeare
1564-1616, Playright

Being Irish is difficult to define, impossible to miss.
~ Unknown

It is that time of the year once again as through my windows I see the trees turning to reds and golds, and the prism light showers rainbows on my northern wall.
~ Unknown

As stewards of the Earth, there is an ongoing effort to celebrate the Earth as home.
~ John Denver
1943-1997, Musician/Poet

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
~ Mikhail Baryshnikov
1948-present, Dancer/Actor

No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.
~ Ludwig Van Beethoven
1770-1827, Composer

Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
~ Al Capp
1909-1979, Cartoonist

With an apple I will astonish Paris.
~ Paul Cezanne
1839-1906. Painter

The creative artist seems to be almost the only kind of man that you could never meet on neutral ground.
~ Raymond Chandler
1888-1959, Author

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
1874-1936, Author

Art is long, life short, judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
1749-1832, Poet/Dramatist/Novelist

Whether or not an artist “makes it” has little to do with whether or not an artist has talent.
~ Carl Bass (aka Night Owl)
1927-2001, Artist

I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
~ John F. Kennedy
1917-1963, Thirty-fifth President of the USA

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again, since it is life. Since man is mortal, the only immortality possible for him is to leave something behind him that is immortal since it will always move. This is the artist's way of scribbling ''Kilroy was here'' on the wall of the final and irrevocable oblivion through which he must someday pass.
~ William Faulkner
1897-1962, Novelist

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