Archives - October 2011
October 1, 2011
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
October 2, 2011
Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things.
October 3, 2011
A person's a person, no matter how small.
October 4, 2011
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
October 5, 2011
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
October 6, 2011
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
October 7, 2011
Eating everything you want is not that much fun. When you live a life with no boundaries, there’s less joy. If you can eat anything you want to, what’s the fun in eating anything you want to?
October 8, 2011
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
October 9, 2011
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
October 10, 2011
I like when good things happen to me, but I wait two weeks to tell anyone because I like to use the word "fortnight."
October 11, 2011
If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
October 12, 2011
Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.
October 13, 2011
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
October 14, 2011
I’ve never known any courage that an hour's reading didn't assuage.
October 15, 2011
Men live in a fantasy world. I know this because I am one, and I actually receive my mail there.
October 16, 2011
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
October 17, 2011
The old are the precious gem in the center of the household.
October 18, 2011
A man troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.
October 19, 2011
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
October 20, 2011
There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.
October 21, 2011
The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.
October 22, 2011
Doing nothing is very hard to do...you never know when you're finished.
October 23, 2011
The riches that are in the heart cannot be stolen.
October 24, 2011
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
October 25, 2011
Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.
October 26, 2011
We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.
October 27, 2011
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
October 28, 2011
The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren't any space aliens. We can't be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we're not all there is. If so, we're in big trouble.
October 29, 2011
Pride is the recognition of the fact that you are your own highest value and, like all of man's values, it has to be earned.
October 30, 2011
The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.
October 31, 2011
A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.