Archives - December 2014
December 1, 2014
Once you choose hope, anything's possible.
December 2, 2014
The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
December 3, 2014
When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.
December 4, 2014
Think what a better world it would be if we all --- the whole world --- had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
December 5, 2014
If you think you can do a thing --- or think you can't do a thing --- you're right.
December 6, 2014
The New Age? It's just the old age stuck in a microwave oven for fifteen seconds.
December 7, 2014
Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember --- the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
December 8, 2014
The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
December 9, 2014
The sensation of writing a book is the sensation of spinning, blinded by love and daring. It is the sensation of a stunt pilot's turning barrel rolls, or an inchworm's blind rearing from a stem in search of a route. At its worst, it feels like alligator wrestling, at the level of the sentence.
December 10, 2014
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
December 11, 2014
There are chapters in every life which are seldom read and certainly not aloud.
December 12, 2014
There's a space at the bottom of an exhale, a little hitch between letting out that's a perfect zero you can go into. There's a rest between the heart muscle's close and open --- an instant of keenest living where you're momentarily dead. You can rest there.
December 13, 2014
Empathy requires knowing that you know nothing.
December 14, 2014
You can't be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.
December 15, 2014
Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice.
December 16, 2014
To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle, every cubic inch of space is a miracle.
December 17, 2014
I like to be anchored by routine, not shackled by it.
December 18, 2014
When we are young, the words are scattered all around us. As they are assembled by experience, so also are we, sentence by sentence, until the story takes shape.
December 19, 2014
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.
December 20, 2014
The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.
December 21, 2014
In seed-time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
December 22, 2014
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
December 23, 2014
Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.
December 24, 2014
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance --- each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
December 25, 2014
Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.
December 26, 2014
There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.
December 27, 2014
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
December 28, 2014
A mind all logic is like a knife all blade.
December 29, 2014
Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.
December 30, 2014
A satirist is a man who discovers unpleasant things about himself and then says them about other people.
December 31, 2014
Of all sound of all bells...most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year.