Archives - June 2007
June 1, 2007
Taste! It doesn't exist. An artist makes beautiful things without being aware of it.
June 2, 2007
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
June 3, 2007
Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf.
June 4, 2007
Treat the other man's faith gently; it is all he has to believe with. His mind was created for his own thoughts, not yours or mine.
June 5, 2007
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
June 6, 2007
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
June 7, 2007
If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.
June 8, 2007
In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that he did not also limit his stupidity.
June 9, 2007
Babies are such a nice way to start people.
June 10, 2007
One of the nicest things about mathematics, or anything else you might care to learn, is that many of the things which can never be, often are. You see it's very much like your trying to reach Infinity. You know that it's there, but you just don't know where --- but just because you can never reach it doesn't mean that it's not worth looking for.
June 11, 2007
Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.
June 12, 2007
To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit.
June 13, 2007
I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself, the pictured suggestion of that big thing which makes this nation. My stars and my stripes are your dream and your labors. They are bright with cheer, brilliant with courage, firm with faith, because you have made them so out of your heart. For you are the makers of the flag and it is well that you glory in the making.
June 14, 2007
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.
June 15, 2007
Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not color, but to accept God's final word on where your lips end.
June 16, 2007
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass"; "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys."
June 17, 2007
Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.
June 18, 2007
Fear paralyzes; curiosity empowers. Be more interested than afraid.
June 19, 2007
I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.
June 20, 2007
Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day.
June 21, 2007
Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt.
June 22, 2007
If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches.
June 23, 2007
Facts are ventriloquist's dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense.
June 24, 2007
We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.
June 25, 2007
We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
June 26, 2007
Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
June 27, 2007
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
June 28, 2007
The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.
June 29, 2007
If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.
June 30, 2007
Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.