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Archives - May 2011

May 1, 2011

There is only one thing people like that is good for them; a good night's sleep.

– Edgar Watson Howe

May 2, 2011

It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.

– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

May 3, 2011

To be or not to be. That's not really a question.

– Jean-Luc Godard

May 4, 2011

War doesn't negate decency. It demands it, even more than in times of peace.

– Khaled Hosseini, THE KITE RUNNER

May 5, 2011

If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.

– Charlotte Bronte, JANE EYRE

May 6, 2011

I had a lot of dates but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows.

– Andy Warhol

May 7, 2011

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.

– Osho

May 8, 2011

I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would've been straightened out.

– Jimi Hendrix

May 9, 2011

I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

– Charles De Gaulle

May 10, 2011

Words calculated to catch everyone may catch no one.

– Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.

May 11, 2011

I went into a clothes store and a lady came up to me and said, "If you need anything, I'm Jill." I've never met anyone with a conditional identity before.

– Demetri Martin

May 12, 2011

So many stones have been thrown at me,
That I'm not frightened of them anymore,
And the pit has become a solid tower,
Tall among tall towers.

– Anna Akhmatova, from "Solitude"

May 13, 2011

Free speech means the right to shout "theater" in a crowded fire.

– Abbie Hoffman

May 14, 2011

One man's style must not be the rule of another's.

– Jane Austen, EMMA

May 15, 2011

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.

– Rod Serling

May 16, 2011

I've often said the only thing standing between me and greatness is me.

– Woody Allen

May 17, 2011

It is much harder to judge yourself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself, it's because you're truly a wise man.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery, THE LITTLE PRINCE

May 18, 2011

All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears --- of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, or speaking before a Rotary Club, and of the words "Some Assembly Required."

– Dave Barry

May 19, 2011

The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.

– Johnny Depp

May 20, 2011

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.

– Robert Frost

May 21, 2011

Adults are always asking children what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas.

– Paula Poundstone

May 22, 2011

What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears.

– Alice Walker

May 23, 2011

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.

– Thomas Merton

May 24, 2011

I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint --- and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.

– Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine, September 2002

May 25, 2011

I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso.

– Rita Rudner

May 26, 2011

It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.


May 27, 2011

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

May 28, 2011

If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.

– Toni Morrison

May 29, 2011

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.  

– Joseph Campbell

May 30, 2011

Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.

– Aldous Huxley, "Texts and Pretexts"

May 31, 2011

Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings.

– Charlotte Bronte, VILLETTE