Archives - May 2010
May 1, 2010
Household tasks are easier and quicker when they are done by
May 2, 2010
How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty
judgments upon that which seems.
May 3, 2010
They were so strong in their beliefs that there came a time when it
hardly mattered what exactly those beliefs were; they all fused
into a single stubbornness.
May 4, 2010
What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to
find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn't come every
May 5, 2010
She had an unequalled gift... of squeezing big mistakes into small
May 6, 2010
Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it
requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's
May 7, 2010
Everybody likes to go their own way --- to choose their own time
and manner of devotion.
May 8, 2010
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you
will always find forgiveness.
May 9, 2010
First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something
that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I
should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write
in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.
May 10, 2010
The reason death sticks so closely to life isn't biological
necessity --- it's envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen
in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it
can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or
two of no importance, and gloom is just a passing shadow of a
May 11, 2010
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
May 12, 2010
I had an epiphany a few years ago where I was out at a celebrity
party and it suddenly dawned on me that I had yet to meet a
celebrity who is as smart and interesting as any of my
May 13, 2010
You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about
birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free-margin,
and even vagueness --- ignorance, credulity --- helps your
enjoyment of these things.
May 14, 2010
Muscles come and go; flab lasts.
May 15, 2010
Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The
most any of us can do is sign on as its accomplice. Instead of
vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and
May 16, 2010
Life is a long lesson in humility.
May 17, 2010
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the
charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
May 18, 2010
Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.
May 19, 2010
I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.
May 20, 2010
Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the
things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
May 21, 2010
We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts. We must learn to
explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a
complex and rapidly changing world. We must learn to welcome and
not to fear the voices of dissent. We must dare to think about
"unthinkable things" because when things become unthinkable,
thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
May 22, 2010
Cheese, wine, and a friend must be old to be good.
May 23, 2010
Happiness arises in a state of peace, not of tumult.
May 24, 2010
A man who is 'of sound mind' is one who keeps the inner madman
under lock and key.
May 25, 2010
Go to your bosom; Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth
May 26, 2010
The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim,
for human existence is perpetually being forgotten by man and thus
the novelists' discoveries, however old they may be, will never
cease to astonish.
May 27, 2010
Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all.
May 28, 2010
Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you
want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure
that is what you feel.
May 29, 2010
There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers
exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will
instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre
and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this
has already happened.
May 30, 2010
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the
inheritance of a great example.
May 31, 2010
While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.
May 31, 2010
Conventional wisdom tells writers to “write what you
know.” I say, write what you love. Write what you wish for.
The rest will follow.