Archives - December 2015
December 1, 2015
You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There's another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.
December 2, 2015
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
December 3, 2015
Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.
December 4, 2015
The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely interested in the event.
December 5, 2015
One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet.
December 6, 2015
The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle.
December 7, 2015
I know family comes first, but shouldn't that mean after breakfast?
December 8, 2015
I don't speak because I have the power to speak; I speak because I don't have the power to remain silent.
December 9, 2015
By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear.
December 10, 2015
All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching?
December 11, 2015
Keep your face always toward the sunshine --- and shadows will fall behind you.
December 12, 2015
That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.
December 13, 2015
When you think about flying, it's nuts really. Here you are at about 40,000 feet, screaming along at 700 miles an hour and you're sitting there drinking Diet Pepsi and eating peanuts. It just doesn't make any sense.
December 14, 2015
With so much information now online, it is exceptionally easy to simply dive in and drown.
December 15, 2015
It doesn't matter what we do until we accept ourselves. Once we accept ourselves, it doesn't matter what we do.
December 16, 2015
It's vital to remember who you really are. It's very important. It isn't a good idea to rely on other people or things to do it for you, you see. They always get it wrong.
December 17, 2015
There are those who are so scrupulously afraid of doing wrong that they seldom venture to do anything.
December 18, 2015
Whatever muscles I have are the product of my own hard work and nothing else.
December 19, 2015
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
December 20, 2015
Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.
December 21, 2015
I think of my life as a kind of music, not always good music but still having form and melody.
December 22, 2015
Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.
December 23, 2015
One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination.
December 24, 2015
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.
December 25, 2015
Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.
December 26, 2015
The moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
December 27, 2015
Tea is quiet and our thirst for tea is never far from our craving for beauty.
December 28, 2015
A dinner invitation, once accepted, is a sacred obligation. If you die before the dinner takes place, your executor must attend.
December 29, 2015
True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.
December 30, 2015
The trick to not growing old is to: Stay curious. Keep your teeth. Stay hopeful. Do everything gracefully, yet kick when you have to.
December 31, 2015
Tonight’s December thirty-first,
Something is about to burst.
The clock is crouching, dark and small,
Like a time bomb in the hall.
Hark, it's midnight, children dear.
Duck! Here comes another year!