Archives - May 2015
May 1, 2015
On the one hand, shopping is dependable: You can do it alone, if you lose your heart to something that is wrong for you, you can return it; it's instant gratification and yet something you buy may well last for years.
May 2, 2015
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
May 3, 2015
In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
May 4, 2015
There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy.
May 5, 2015
Don't wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty.
May 6, 2015
A laugh is a smile that bursts.
May 7, 2015
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
May 8, 2015
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
May 9, 2015
What a commentary on civilization, when being alone is being suspect; when one has to apologize for it, make excuses, hide the fact that one practices it --- like a secret vice.
May 10, 2015
On Mother’s Day I have written a poem for you. In the interest of poetic economy and truth, I have succeeded in concentrating my deepest feelings and beliefs into two perfectly crafted lines:
You’re my mother,
I would have no other!
May 11, 2015
Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
May 12, 2015
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
May 13, 2015
They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.
May 14, 2015
Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow.
May 15, 2015
It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presence may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.
May 16, 2015
To be an ideal guest, stay at home.
May 17, 2015
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.
May 18, 2015
There is no way in which to understand the world without first detecting it through the radar-net of our senses.
May 19, 2015
Invisible tears are the hardest to wipe away. Just let it out, my friend.
May 20, 2015
There's only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe --- because I've done a little of this myself --- pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.
May 21, 2015
Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
May 22, 2015
In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.
May 23, 2015
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
May 24, 2015
It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.
May 25, 2015
Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead!
There's none of these so lonely and poor of old,
But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold.
May 26, 2015
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
May 27, 2015
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
May 28, 2015
After a certain number of years, our faces become our biographies.
May 29, 2015
Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams.
May 30, 2015
Our siblings. They resemble us just enough to make all their differences confusing, and no matter what we choose to make of this, we are cast in relation to them our whole lives long.
May 31, 2015
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says "Go!" --- a leader says "Let's go!"