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Archives - September 2001

September 1, 2001

Every dog has its day, but it's not every dog that knows when he's having it.

– Winifred Gordon, <em>A Book Of Days</em>

September 2, 2001

To find joy in work is to find the fountain of youth.

– Pearl S. Buck, <em>The Joy of Children</em>

September 3, 2001

We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson, <em>The Conduct of Life</em>

September 4, 2001

Excellence costs a great deal.

– May Sarton, <em>The Small Room</em>

September 5, 2001

Anyone who lives within his means suffers from a lack of imagination.

– Lionel Stander

September 6, 2001

In September, the sparrows are chattering of destination and departure like a crowd of tourists.

– Mary Webb, <em>The Spring of Joy</em>

September 7, 2001

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

– William Blake, <em>The Marriage of Heaven and Hell</em>

September 8, 2001

In memory, everything seems to happen to music.

– Tennessee Williams, <em>The Glass Menagerie</em>

September 9, 2001

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.

– Abigail Van Buren, &quot;Dear Abby&quot;

September 10, 2001

Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today.

– Martial, <em>Epigrams</em>

September 11, 2001

A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.

– Henry Brooks Adams, <em>The Education of Henry Adams</em>

September 12, 2001

Men, like peaches and pears, grow sweet a little while before they begin to decay.

– Oliver Wendell Homes, <em>The Autocrat At The Breakfast Table</em>

September 13, 2001

Feelings change facts.

– Phyllis Bottome, <em>The Life Line</em>

September 14, 2001

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.

– Dodie Smith, <em>I Capture The Castle</em>

September 15, 2001

We are all born mad. Some remain so.

– Samuel Beckett, <em>Waiting for Godot</em>

September 16, 2001

In a neighborhood where most children grew up Lutheran or Methodist, we grew up Baseball.

– Molly O'Neill, &quot;Coming to the Plate&quot;

September 17, 2001

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

– Francis Bacon, <em>Apohthegms</em>

September 18, 2001

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

– Dorothy Parker, <em>What Fresh Hell Is This?</em>

September 19, 2001

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

– Virginia Woolf, <em>A Room of One's Own</em>

September 20, 2001

Everybody is ignorant, only in different subjects .

– Will Rogers, <em>The Illiterate Digest</em>

September 21, 2001

Can one desire too much of a good thing?

– William Shakespeare, <em>As You Like It</em>

September 22, 2001

Absence is to love as wind to fire; it extinguishes the little flame, it fans the big.

– Umberto Eco, <em>The Island of the Day Before</em>

September 23, 2001

No one pushed him uphill, but everyone was willing to lend a hand on the downward shove.

– Zora Neale Hurston, <em>Jonah's Gourd Vine</em>

September 24, 2001

There is only one success --- to be able to spend your life in your own way.

– Christopher Morley, <em>Where the Blues Begin</em>

September 25, 2001

Not all those who wander are lost.

– J.R.R. Tolkein, <em>The Lord of the Rings</em>

September 26, 2001

Genius is an African who dreams up snow.

– Vladimir Nabokov, <em>The Gift</em>

September 27, 2001

A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.

– Roald Dahl, <em>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</em>

September 28, 2001

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

– Robert F. Kennedy, <em>To Seek A Newer World</em>

September 29, 2001

It is so much easier to be enthusiastic than to reason!

– Eleanor Roosevelt, <em>My Days</em>

September 30, 2001

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.