Archives - January 2009
January 1, 2009
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential.
January 2, 2009
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
January 3, 2009
As I grow older, I regret to say that a detestable habit of thinking seems to be getting a hold of me.
January 4, 2009
Adventure is not outside; it is within.
January 5, 2009
Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.
January 6, 2009
Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a dangerous enemy indeed.
January 7, 2009
Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.
January 8, 2009
Ideas without action are worthless.
January 9, 2009
The purpose of life is to fight maturity.
January 10, 2009
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge.
January 11, 2009
Seven days without laughter makes one weak.
January 12, 2009
Last night I dreamed I ate a ten-pound marshmallow, and when I woke up the pillow was gone.
January 13, 2009
What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers.
January 14, 2009
Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
January 15, 2009
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
January 16, 2009
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity.
January 17, 2009
Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.
January 18, 2009
Don't do what you want. Do what you don't want. Do what you're trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most.
January 19, 2009
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
January 20, 2009
The American presidency will demand more than ringing manifestos issued from the rear of the battle. It will demand that the President place himself in the very thick of the fight; that he care passionately about the fate of the people he leads...
January 21, 2009
The more you read
The more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go.
January 22, 2009
Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life.
January 23, 2009
The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best --- and therefore never scrutinize or question.
January 24, 2009
No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.
January 25, 2009
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
January 26, 2009
The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little.
January 27, 2009
A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.
January 28, 2009
Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond.
January 29, 2009
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines --- so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.
January 30, 2009
Procrastination isn't the problem, it's the solution. So procrastinate now, don't put it off.
January 31, 2009
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up.