|Quotes of Life
When words fail, music speaks.
- Hans Christian Andersen
Here, write it, or it will be erased by the wind.
- Isabel Allende
Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.
I'm a little wounded, but I am not slain;
I will lay me down for to bleed a while,
Then I'll rise and fight with you again.
- John Dryden
I do not care what comes after;
I have seen the dragons on the winds of morning...
- Ursula K. LeGuin (A Wizard of Earthsea)
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really
good at heart.
- Anne Frank
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles, to be sure;
but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
- Joseph Addison
If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.
- Hal Borland
Music is very good at breaking down barriers.
I think people are starting to understand this.
-- David Miedzianik
Traveling makes me feel younger, and being stuck here makes me feel old.
-- David Miedzianik
Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the
"Though my soul may sit in darkness, it will arise in perfect light. I
have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."
"The most damaging phrase in language is: 'It's always been done that way.'"
-Rear Admiral Grace Hopper
"Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober,
responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and
immature." - Tom Robbins
"Yesterday's the past and tomorrow's the future. Today is a
gift--which is why they call it the present."
"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."
People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a
tremendous impact on history.
-former Vice President Dan Quayle
"The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the humans."
I've learned that enthusiasm is caught, not taught.
-Anonymous age 51
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
- John F. Kennedy
"A dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep." -
"When you're arguing with a fool, make sure he isn't doing the same thing."
"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set
yourself on fire." - Reggie Leach
"He who wishes to sing always finds a song."
"Time is like a handful of sand. The tighter you grasp it, the faster
it runs through your fingers. But if you caress it, it will leave in
its wake memories of its gentle flow rather than the roughness of its
"Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty."
"Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box."
- Italian saying
"Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven."
- Yiddish proverb
"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach him to fish -
and you feed him for a lifetime."
Quotes from "The novelist and his art",
Letters by the author of Madame Bovary : (regarding life)
"I notice that I hardly ever laugh any more and that I am no longer sad. I am
ripe. You talk about my serenity, dear friend, and you envy me for it." September,
1845 (he was 24)
"I think I have discovered a truth, an important truth, which is that happiness
for people like us lies in the idea, and nowhere else. Discover your own true nature, and
be in harmony with it." September, 1845 (he was 24)
"There is now such an enormous gap between me and the rest of the world that
sometimes I am amazed to hear people say the simplest and most natural things. The most
commonplace remark sometimes holds me rapt with admiration. There are gestures and tones
of voice which utterly undo me, and stupidities which almost make me dizzy. Have you ever
listened attentively to people talking a foreign language which you did not
understand?" September, 1845 (he was 24)