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Archives - June 2007

June 1, 2007

Taste! It doesn't exist. An artist makes beautiful things without being aware of it.

– Edgar Degas

June 2, 2007

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

– W. Somerset Maugham

June 3, 2007

Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf.

– Orson Scott Card, ENDER'S GAME

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.

– Henry S. Haskins

June 5, 2007

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.

– Napoleon Bonaparte

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.

– Samuel Ullman

June 7, 2007

If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.

– Alfred Nobel

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.

– Konrad Adenauer

June 9, 2007

Babies are such a nice way to start people.

– Don Herrold

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.

– Charles Simic

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.

– Robert J. Furey

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.

– Franklin Knight Lane

June 14, 2007

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.

– Albert Einstein

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.

– Jerry Seinfeld

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."

– Harmon Killebrew

June 17, 2007

Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.

– Oscar Wilde

June 18, 2007

Fear paralyzes; curiosity empowers. Be more interested than afraid.

– Patricia Alexander, BOOK OF COMFORTS

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.

– David Sedaris, NAKED

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.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

June 21, 2007

Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt.

– William Van Horne

June 22, 2007

If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches.

– Carolyn Kenmore

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.

– Aldous Huxley

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.

– Dale Carnegie

June 27, 2007

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.

– Mark Twain

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.

– Alice Roosevelt Longworth

June 30, 2007

Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.

– Henry David Thoreau