Archives - January 2006
January 1, 2006
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.
January 2, 2006
Life is either always a tight-rope or a featherbed. Give me a tight-rope.
January 3, 2006
I exist as I am, that is enough.
January 4, 2006
It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
January 5, 2006
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
January 6, 2006
The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
January 7, 2006
It always amazes me to think that every house on every street is full of so many stories; so many triumphs and tragedies, and all we see are yards and driveways.
January 8, 2006
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
January 9, 2006
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
January 10, 2006
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
January 11, 2006
Indecision may or may not be my problem.
January 12, 2006
The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
January 13, 2006
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
January 14, 2006
We live in a world where lemonade is made from artificial flavoring and furniture polish is made from real lemons.
January 15, 2006
If I'm anything by a clinical name, I'm kind of a paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
January 16, 2006
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
January 17, 2006
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
January 18, 2006
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
January 19, 2006
A man's mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions.
January 20, 2006
Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.
January 21, 2006
Never cut what you can untie.
January 22, 2006
The will to believe is perhaps the most powerful, but certainly the most dangerous human attribute.
January 23, 2006
You see how circumstances are to blame. I am not really an odd person if I put more and more small pieces of shredded kleenex in my ears and tie a scarf around my head: when I lived alone I had all the silence I needed.
January 24, 2006
Everyone alters and is altered by everyone else. We are all the time taking in portions of one another or else reacting against them, and by these involuntary acquisitions and repulsions modifying our natures.
January 25, 2006
We turn not older with years, but newer every day.
January 26, 2006
There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.
January 27, 2006
Do you know what a pessimist is? A man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.
January 28, 2006
Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves.
January 29, 2006
Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.
January 30, 2006
It's hard to detect good luck --- it looks so much like something you've earned.
January 31, 2006
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience --- well, that comes from poor judgment.