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Archives - August 2011

August 1, 2011

All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.

– Jean-Paul Sarte

August 2, 2011

I make the road. I draw the map. Nothing just happens to me...I'm the one happening.

– Denis Johnson (ALREADY DEAD: A California Gothic)

August 3, 2011

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

– William Faulkner

August 4, 2011

Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They're always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions.

– J.D. Salinger (NINE STORIES)

August 5, 2011

I've been on a calendar, but never on time.

– Marilyn Monroe

August 6, 2011

The secret is to keep adding voices, adding ideas, and moving things around as you put together your life. If you're lucky, putting together your life is a process that will last through every single day you're alive.

– Ann Patchett

August 7, 2011

If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.

– Ludwig Wittgenstein

August 8, 2011

We are always in the space in-between...all the spaces where you are not actually at home. You haven't arrived yet.... This is where our mind is the most open. We are alert, we are sensitive, and destiny can happen.

– Marina Abramovic

August 9, 2011

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

– Benjamin Franklin

August 10, 2011

Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.

– Gabriel Garcia Marquez

August 11, 2011

When you're happy for yourself, it fills you. When you're happy for someone else, it pours over.

– Sarah Addison Allen

August 12, 2011

We shall by morning
Inherit the earth.
Our foot's in the door.

– Sylvia Plath ("Mushrooms")

August 13, 2011

If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.

– George Harrison

August 14, 2011

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself --- and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to --- letting a person be what he really is.

– Jim Morrison

August 15, 2011

Free imagination is the inestimable prerogative of youth and it must be cherished and guarded as a treasure.

– Felix Bloch

August 16, 2011

Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.

– Marcel Proust

August 17, 2011

If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

– Jimmy Buffett

August 18, 2011

All the things I really like are either immoral, illegal or fattening.

– Alexander Woollcott

August 19, 2011

We have the marvelous gift of making everything insignificant.

– Nikolai Gogol

August 20, 2011

I don't believe in dressing up reality. I don't believe in using makeup to make things look smoother.

– Lou Reed

August 21, 2011

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

– Mae West

August 22, 2011

Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.

– Frank L. Baum (THE WIZARD OF OZ)

August 23, 2011

If I only had three words of advice, they would be, Tell the Truth. If I got three more words, I'd add, all the time.

– Randy Pausch

August 24, 2011

You can try to take sorrow and make it into something enduring, meaningful and beautiful. I always feel guilty that this is my job, that I get to do this.

– Alice Hoffman

August 25, 2011

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.

– Clint Eastwood

August 26, 2011

The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real...for a moment at least...that long magic moment before we wake.

– George R.R. Martin

August 27, 2011

There are times when friendship feels like running down a hill together as fast as you can, jumping over things, spinning around, and you don't care where you're going, and you don't care where you've come from, because all that matters is speed, and the hands holding your hands.

– M.T. Anderson (WHALES ON STILTS!)

August 28, 2011

If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.

– Woody Allen

August 29, 2011

You invite things to happen. You open the door. You inhale. And if you inhale the chaos, you give the chaos, the chaos gives back.


August 30, 2011

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

– Jimi Hendrix

August 31, 2011

Let us not worry about the future. Let us only do the right thing today, at this moment, Here and now. Let the future take care of itself.

– Sri Chinmoy