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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.

– Charles Lamb, in "New Year's Eve"

January 2, 2006

Life is either always a tight-rope or a featherbed. Give me a tight-rope.

– Edith Wharton

January 3, 2006

I exist as I am, that is enough.

– Walt Whitman

January 4, 2006

It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.

– William Shakespeare

January 5, 2006

If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.

– Larry Leissner

January 6, 2006

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

– Eden Phillpotts

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.

– Glenn Close

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.

– Albert Einstein

January 9, 2006

Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.

– Terry Pratchett

January 10, 2006

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

– George Bernard Shaw

January 11, 2006

Indecision may or may not be my problem.

– Jimmy Buffett

January 12, 2006

The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

– Marcel Proust

January 13, 2006

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.

– Eric Hoffer

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.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

January 17, 2006

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.

– Mark Twain

January 18, 2006

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.

– Robert Ingersoll

January 19, 2006

A man's mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

January 20, 2006

Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

– Otto von Bismarck

January 21, 2006

Never cut what you can untie.

– Joseph Joubert

January 22, 2006

The will to believe is perhaps the most powerful, but certainly the most dangerous human attribute.

– John P. Grier

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.

– Lydia Davis, "Odd Behavior"

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.

– Gerald Brenan

January 25, 2006

We turn not older with years, but newer every day.

– Emily Dickinson

January 26, 2006

There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.

– Sylvia Plath in THE BELL JAR

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.

– George Bernard Shaw, in AN UNSOCIAL SOCIALIST

January 28, 2006

Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves.

– Drew Barrymore

January 29, 2006

Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.

– Victoria Holt

January 30, 2006

It's hard to detect good luck --- it looks so much like something you've earned.

– Fred A. Clark

January 31, 2006

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience --- well, that comes from poor judgment.

– Cousin Woodman