Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloween Quotes

Halloween is my favorite holiday, one in which we all get to play, be  kids, and eat endless treats!



But I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corners.

Evan Peters


Halloween wraps fear in innocence,
As though it were a slightly sour sweet.
Let terror, then, be turned into a treat...

Nicholas Gordon

Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.

Steve Almond

Hold on, man.  We don't go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted," or "forbidden" in the title. 

Shaggy from Scooby-Doo

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.

Author Unknown

I don't know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids. 

Robert Brault

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!

Scottish Saying

There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.

Robert Brault

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. 

George Carlin

If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost. 

Lloyd Douglas

Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold. 

Judith Olney

Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on. 

River Phoenix

Stir the fire till it lowe
How like a queen comes forth the lonely Moon
From the slow opening curtains of the clouds
Walking in beauty to her midnight throne!
George Croly

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen. 

Author Unknown

Backward, turn backward,
O Time, in your flight
make me a child again
just for to-night!

Elizabeth Akers Allen

Being in a band you can wear whatever you want- it's like an excuse for Halloween everyday.
Gwen Stefani
On Halloween, witches come true;
Wild ghosts escape from dreams.
Each monster dances in the park....

Nicholas Gordon

A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises.  Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night. 

J.M. Barrie

October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins.... Merry October!

Rainbow Rowell

On Hallowe'en the thing you must do
Is pretend that nothing can frighten you
And if somethin' scares you and you want to run
Just let on like it's Hallowe'en fun.

Author Unknown

If ever there was a holiday that deserves to be commercialized, it's Halloween.  We haven't taken it away from kids.  We've just expanded it so that the kid in the adults can enjoy it, too.

Cassandra Peterson

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. 

Henry David Thoreau


If human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.

Doug Coupland

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.

Author Unknown

There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask. 


Hobgoblins know the proper way to dance:
Arms akimbo, loopy legs askew,
Leaping into darkness with delight,
Lusting for the ecstasy of fright,
Open to the charm of horrors new....

Nicholas Gordon

The idea of dying and coming back is what makes the Halloween films work.

Donald Pleasence

Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve.... And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving.  The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon. 

Kim Elizabeth

Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates. 

Fernando Pessoa

At first cock-crow the ghosts must go
Back to their quiet graves below.


Theodosia Garrison

'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.


William Shakespeare


The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.


H P Lovecraft



Be wary then; best safety lies in fear.

Shakespeare, Hamlet




Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.


Shakespeare, Macbeth

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us


Marianne Williamson

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Studio 54 made Halloween in Hollywood look like a PTA meeting.


Lorna Luft

Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.


Shakespeare, Macbeth

A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.


Erma Bombeck

Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October's days.



Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!


Dexter Kozen

There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.
Joseph Conrad

Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.
Mason Cooley

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Confidence Quotes

I hope these quotes give you inspiration and the courage to keep moving forward!

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. 
Eleanor Roosevelt

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes. 

Sally Field

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. 

David Brinkley

It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not. 

Hanoch McCarty

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.
Roderick Thorp

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.
W.C. Fields

Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Henry Ford

I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down.
Allen H. Neuharth

If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.
Buckminster Fuller

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Success comes in cans, not cant's.
Author Unknown

Put your future in good hands - your own.
Author Unknown

What a fool, quoth he, am I, thus to lie in a stinking dungeon, when I may as well walk at liberty! I have a key in my bosom, called Promise, that will, I am persuaded, open any lock in Doubting Castle.
John Bunyan

The light of starry dreams can only be seen once we escape the blinding cities of disbelief.
Shawn Purvis

I'm not old enough to play baseball or football. I'm not eight yet. My mom told me when you start baseball, you aren't going to be able to run that fast because you had an operation. I told Mom I wouldn't need to run that fast. When I play baseball, I'll just hit them out of the park. Then I'll be able to walk.
Edward J. McGrath, Jr.

If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. 

Author Unknown

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Keller

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. 
Peter T. Mcintyre

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Anaïs Nin

Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they're yours. 

Richard Bach

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. 

Michael Jordan

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. 

Edmund Hillary

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others. 

Mark Twain

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.

Bruce Barton

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort. 

Sydney Smith

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway. 

Mary Kay Ash

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. 

Norman Vincent Peale

Always act like you're wearing an invisible crown. 

Author Unknown

People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet. 


When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there. 

Cecil Selig

Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality. 

Les Brown

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
Dr. Seuss

Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control. 

Richard Kline

Knock the "t" off the "can't." 

Samuel Johnson

Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got.  Sophia Loren

They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers.  Christian Bovee

We are all such a waste of our potential, like three-way lamps using one-way bulbs. 

Mignon McLaughlin

Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember - the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.

Zig Ziglar

Your value is the product of your thoughts. Do not miscalculate your self worth by multiplying your insecurities. 


If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground. 
Henrik Ibsen

Nothing reduces the odds against you like ignoring them. 

Robert Brault

Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot. 
Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. 

Henry Stanley Haskins

The horizon, to remind you of your courage, sends its gentle waves of confidence to kiss your feet. 


Never dull your shine for somebody else. 
Tyra Banks

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.  Thomas Alva Edison

Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level. 

Max L. Forman

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.  William Shakespeare

I was thinking of my patients, and how the worst moment for them was when they discovered they were masters of their own fate. It was not a matter of bad or good luck. When they could no longer blame fate, they were in despair. 

Anaïs Nin

Your problem is you're... too busy holding onto your unworthiness. 

Ram Dass

Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself. 

Michel de Montaigne

If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits. 

Don Ward

It's me who is my enemy
Me who beats me up
Me who makes the monsters
Me who strips my confidence.
Paula Cole

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled. 

Andrew Carnegie

Life marks us all down, so it's just as well that we start out by overpricing ourselves. 

Mignon McLaughlin

A gold medal is a nice thing - but if you're not enough without it, you'll never be enough with it.  From Cool Runnings

Don't let anyone steal your dream. It's your dream, not theirs. 

Dan Zadra

If I am not for myself, who will be?

Pirke Avoth

All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them.  Charles Dickens

We all have our limitations, but when we listen to our critics, we also have theirs.

Robert Brault

Self-love seems so often unrequited. 
Anthony Powell

Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else. 

Mignon McLaughlin

What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates his fate.  Henry David Thoreau

There are offences given and offences not given but taken. 

Izaak Walton

Do not doubt the goodness in you. It is inappropriate. 


Men harm others by their deeds, themselves by their thoughts.
Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Dale Carnegie

A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows.
John Powell

Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
Veronica A. Shoffstall

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.  Epicurus

If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.
Nicholas de Chamfort

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott

How often in life we complete a task that was beyond the capability of the person we were when we started it.
Robert Brault

Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.  Jean Sibelius

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. 

African Proverb

The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.

Author Unknown

Be proud to wear you. 


Be humble, for the worst thing in the world is of the same stuff as you; be confident, for the stars are of the same stuff as you. 
Nicholai Velimirovic

Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame. 

Thomas à Kempis

Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people. 

André Dubus

Chiefly the mold of a man's fortune is in his own hands. 

Francis Bacon

God wisely designed the human body so that we can neither pat our own backs nor kick ourselves too easily. 

Author Unknown

All that Adam had, all that Caesar could, you have and can do.... Build, therefore, your own world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oliver Wendell Holmes once attended a meeting in which he was the shortest man present. "Dr. Holmes," quipped a friend, "I should think you'd feel rather small among us big fellows." "I do," retorted Holmes, "I feel like a dime among a lot of pennies." 

Author Unknown

The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others. 

Sonya Friedman

We are like the little branch that quivers during a storm, doubting our strength and forgetting we are the tree - deeply rooted to withstand all of life's upheavals. 


Many men are like unto sausages: Whatever you stuff them with, that they will bear in them. 

Alexi Konstantinovich Tolstoy

Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.
Karen Ravn

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. 

Marianne Williamson

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Snow Quotes

-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Snow has brought so many of us beautiful moments both in childhood and adulthood. Enjoy these and see what memories they bring on!

When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old.
-Lady Bird Johnson
This is a personal favorite of mine. I watched these every year as a child and now with my own children!

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?

-J. B. (John Boynton) Priestley
Have you seen but a bright lily grow,
Before rude hands have touched it?
Have you marked but the fall o' the snow
Before the soil hath smutched it?
...O so white! O so soft! O so sweet is she!
-Ben Johnson

Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
-Vladimir Nabokov

And the poorest twig on the elm-tree
was ridged inch deep with pearl.
-James Russell Lowell

Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
-Stanislaw Lec

Snowmen fall from heaven... unassembled.

A snowflake is one of God's most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!

Where does the white go when the snow melts?
-Author Unknown

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
-Carl Reiner

Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.
-Andy Goldsworthy

Out of the bosom of the Air, Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare, Over the harvest-fields forsaken, Silent, and soft, and slow Descends the snow.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.
-Bill Watterson

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
-Mae West

Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

There’s one good thing about snow, it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbor’s.
-Clyde Moore

I love snow, snow, and all the forms of radiant frost.
-P B Shelley

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
-Lao Tzu

There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow. It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance.”
-William Sharp

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.
-Joseph Wood Krutch

Minneapolis has two seasons: Road Removal and Snow Repair.
-Steven Brust

Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.
-Andy Goldsworthy

It’s a pity one can’t imagine what one can’t compare to anything. Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
-Vladimir Nabokov

When snow falls, nature listens.
-Antoinette van Kleeff

Sunshine cannot bleach the snow, Nor time unmake what poets know
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Snowflakes are kisses from heaven.
-Author Unknown

Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.
-Kin Hubbard

Oh! the snow, the beautiful snow, Filling the sky and earth below, Over the housetops, over the street, Over the heads of the people you meet. Dancing, Flirting, Skimming along.
-Joseph Warren Watson

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.
-Margaret Atwood

Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.
-Earl Wilson

Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it’s set a rolling it must increase.
-Charles Caleb Colton

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Emerson Quotes

Rebel with a Cause: Emerson was ahead of his time. A philosopher, writer, lecturer. He believed in humanity, in the value of the human experience, in nature. His words, though written over 150 years ago, are timeless reminders of how to live life well.

A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

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

All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.

As we grow old…the beauty steals inward.

Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.

Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.

Children are all foreigners.

Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints.

Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practising every day while they live.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Always do what you are afraid to do.

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.

Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship

It is not the length of life, but the depth.

The earth laughs in flowers.

Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”

I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.

Life is a journey, not a destination.

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.

Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.

Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.”

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.

When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work, but the solidest things we can know.

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm.

Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could.

Give all to love; obey thy heart.

God enters by a private door into every individual.

He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Year's Quotes

I hope you enjoy this collection of funny and inspirational
Please feel free to comment or add on any that you might have yourself!

You have done what you could — some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
Bill Vaughan

Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits. Author Unknown

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
Author Unknown

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.
Benjamin Franklin

No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam.
Charles Lamb

I'm a little bit older, a little bit wiser, a little bit rounder, but still none the wiser.
Robert Paul

New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
Charles Lamb

Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty. John Selden

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
Hal Borland

The merry year is born
Like the bright berry from the naked thorn.
Hartley Coleridge

If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am.
Cyril Cusack

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Helen Keller

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
Tom Peters

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.

Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough.
Mark Twain

New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.
Hamilton Wright Mabie

The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!
Edward Payson Powell

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
Michael Altshuler

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
Oprah Winfrey

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850

The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to.
P.J. O'Rourke

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.
Henry Ward Beecher

New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.
Mark Twain

The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.
George William Curtis

For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever.
Mark Twain

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.
Author Unknown

And ye, who have met with Adversity's blast,
And been bow'd to the earth by its fury;
To whom the Twelve Months, that have recently pass'd
Were as harsh as a prejudiced jury -
Still, fill to the Future! and join in our chime,
The regrets of remembrance to cozen,
And having obtained a New Trial of Time,
Shout in hopes of a kindlier dozen.
Thomas Hood

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.
Brooks Atkinson

Each age has deemed the new-born year
The fittest time for festal cheer.
Walter Scott

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
Oscar Wilde

Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.
Martin Luther

A new oath holds pretty well; but... when it is become old, and frayed out, and damaged by a dozen annual retryings of its remains, it ceases to be serviceable; any little strain will snap it.
Mark Twain

When then is lost, as time is by,
we look upon the yearly wine
to see our substance in the lees.
Did tribe and purse most pleasing leave?
To look for clear and faithful sense,
that gives a bodied stance bouquet,
then see the vat at mirror's face
and find in it, the yearly pace.
E. Marshall, Vintner Epilogue (Happy Old Year)

Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year's resolutions, and I've stuck with it ever since.
Dave Beard

I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don't you? Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second.
Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary

New Year's Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.
Jay Leno

We meet today
To thank Thee for the era done,
And Thee for the opening one.
John Greenleaf Whittier

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.
John Burroughs

Of all sound of all bells... most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year.
Charles Lamb

A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
Edgar Guest

It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets.
William Thomas

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential.
Ellen Goodman

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions.
Joey Adams

He who breaks a resolution is a weakling;
He who makes one is a fool.
F.M. Knowles

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.
G.K. Chesterton

I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's.
Henry Moore

Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
Thomas Mann

I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.
Anaïs Nin

New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.
Mark Twain

Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
Jean Paul Richter

Friday, December 23, 2011

Star Wars Quotes

Some quotes from my favorite movie series ever...

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Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.
YODA, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force.
YODA, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.
YODA, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Always in motion is the future.
YODA, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Only a Sith Lord deals in absolutes.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

The fear of loss is a path to the Dark Side.
YODA, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Your eyes can deceive you; don't trust them.
OBI-WAN KENOBI, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you?
YODA, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

What if the democracy we thought we were serving no longer exists, and the Republic has become the very evil we've been fighting to destroy?
PADME AMIDALA, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Who's the more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him?
OBI-WAN KENOBI, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed that is. Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.
YODA, Star Wars Episode III, Revenge of the Sith

There's always a bigger fish.
QUI-GON JINN, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

R2-D2, it is you, It Is You!
C3PO to R2-D2, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

The force is an energy field created by all living things, it surrounds us, it penetrates us, it binds the galaxy together.
OBI-WAN KENOBI, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

They were at the wrong place at the wrong time naturally they became heroes.

Star Trek?” I asked her. “Really?”
“What?” she demanded, bending unnaturally black eyebrows together.
“There are two kinds of people in the universe, Molly,” I said. “Star Trek fans and Star Wars fans. This is shocking.”
She sniffed. “This is the post-nerd-closet world, Harry. It’s okay to like both.”
“Blasphemy and lies,” I said.”
Jim Butcher, Ghost Story

“Bet you can't even name one romantic movie you like," she teased.
She felt smug when a few minutes went by and Oliver was still unable to name one romantic movie he could profess to enjoy.
The Empire Strikes Back," Oliver finally declared, tapping his horn at a Prius that wandered over the line.
The Empire Strikes Back? The Star Wars movie? That's not romantic!" Schuyler huffed, fiddling with the air conditioner controls.
Au contraire, my dear, it's very romantic. The last scene, you know, when they're about to put Han in that freezing cryogenic chamber or whatever? Remember?"
Schuyler mmm-hmmmed.
And Leia leans over the ledge and says, 'I love you.'"
That's cheesy, not romantic," Schuyler argued, although she did like that part.
Let me explain. What's romantic is what Han says back. Remember what he says to her? After she says 'I love you'?"
Schuyler grinned. Maybe Oliver had a point. "Han says, 'I know.'"
Exactly," Oliver tapped the wheel. "He doesn't have to say anything so trite as 'I love you." Because that's already understood. And that's romantic.”
― Melissa de la Cruz, Revelations

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Here are some simple quotes about Thanksgiving for you to stop for a minute and enjoy.


It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast.
W.J. Cameron

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.
Gerald Good

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.
H.U. Westermayer

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
Meister Eckhart

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
JF Kennedy

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.
Edward Sandford Martin

What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?
Erma Bombeck

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.
W.J. Cameron

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
J.A. Shedd

Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.
Robert Caspar Lintner

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. Erma Bombeck

For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, - a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.
George Herbert

Ah! on Thanksgiving day....
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before.
What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?
John Greenleaf Whittier

Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.
J. Robert Moskin

Thanksgiving. It's like we didn't even try to come up with a tradition. The tradition is, we overeat. 'Hey, how about at Thanksgiving we just eat a lot?' 'But we do that every day!' 'Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us?'
Jim Gaffigan

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.
Theodore Roosevelt

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Thornton Wilder

Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life... a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year - and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.
Ray Stannard Baker (David Grayson)

On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment - halftime.
Author Unknown

Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more:
Peace in the hearts of all men living,
peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.
Joseph Auslander

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.
William Jennings Bryan

Lord, 'tis Thy plenty-dropping hand
That soils my land,
And giv'st me for my bushel sowne
Twice ten for one.
All this, and better, Thou dost send
Me, to this end,
That I should render, for my part,
A thankful heart.
Robert Herrick

Thanksgiving is America's national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty.
Michael Dresser

Forever on Thanksgiving Day
The heart will find the pathway home.
Wilbur D. Nesbit

Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live.
Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
Native American Saying

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.
Johannes A. Gaertner

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.

But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie;
Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie!
Margaret Junkin Preston

Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey - until Thanksgiving. Mike Connolly

God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
Izaak Walton

I have strong doubts that the first Thanksgiving even remotely resembled the "history" I was told in second grade. But considering that (when it comes to holidays) mainstream America's traditions tend to be over-eating, shopping, or getting drunk, I suppose it's a miracle that the concept of giving thanks even surfaces at all.
Ellen Orleans

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.
Gerald Good

Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.
Kevin James

Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in. Phillips Brooks

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.

All that we behold is full of blessings.
William Wordsworth

For what I give, not what I take,
For battle, not for victory,
My prayer of thanks I make.
Odell Shepard

Happy We-Stole-Your-Land-and-Killed-Your-People Day!
Thanksgiving toast, from the movie Sweet November

O Lord that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
William Shakespeare

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.
Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel.
Author Unknown

The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any huge meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it and then chopping and cooking and braising and blanching. Then it takes 20 minutes to eat it and everybody sort of sits around in a food coma, and then it takes four hours to clean it up.
Ted Allen

The thing I'm most thankful for right now is elastic waistbands.
Author Unknown

For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread. The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet.... Shall we think of the day as a chance to come nearer to our Host, and to find out something of Him who has fed us so long?
Rebecca Harding Davis

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward

You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.
Jay Leno

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
Author Unknown

But whether we have less or more,
Always thank we God therefor.
Author Unknown

Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.
William Shakespeare

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?"
William A. Ward

How To Cook A Turkey:
Step 1: Go buy a turkey
Step 2: Take a drink of whiskey
Step 3: Put turkey in the oven
Step 4: Take another 2 drinks of whiskey
Step 5: Set the degree at 375 ovens
Step 6: Take 3 more whiskeys of drink
Step 7: Turk the bastey
Step 8: Whiskey another bottle of get
Step 9: Ponder the meat thermometer
Step 10: Glass yourself a pour of whiskey
Step 11: Bake the whiskey for 4 hours
Step 12: Take the oven out of the turkey
Step 13: Floor the turkey up off of the pick
Step 14: Turk the carvey
Step 15: Get yourself another scottle of botch
Step 16: Tet the sable and pour yourself a glass of turkey
Step 17: Bless the dinner and pass out

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie

It is delightfully easy to thank God for the grace we ourselves have received, but it requires great grace to thank God always for the grace given to others.
James Smith

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?
George Canning

Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.
Johnny Carson

We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.
Albert Barnes

Got no check books, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks - I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.
Irving Berlin

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.
Robert Quillen

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
W.T. Purkiser