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Archives - July 2005

July 1, 2005

My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life.

– Miles Davis

July 2, 2005

When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.

– Sigmund Freud

July 3, 2005

Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.

– Jodie Foster

July 4, 2005

America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact --- the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.

– Adlai Stevenson

July 5, 2005

I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.

– Muhammad Ali

July 6, 2005

If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.

– Zen saying

July 7, 2005

No laborer in the world is expected to work for room, board, and love --- except the housewife.

– Letty Cottin Pogrebin

July 8, 2005

Be the change you want to see in the world.

– Mahatma Gandhi

July 9, 2005

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.

– Phyllis Diller

July 10, 2005

Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.

– Seneca

July 11, 2005

My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.

– Helen Keller

July 12, 2005

Though all afflictions are evils in themselves, yet they are good for us, because they discover to us our disease and tend to our cure.

– John Tillotson

July 13, 2005

Children aren't happy without something to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.

– Ogden Nash

July 14, 2005

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.

– Andrew Carnegie

July 15, 2005

A court is a place where what was confused before becomes more unsettled than ever.

– Henry Waldorf Francis

July 16, 2005

We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

July 17, 2005

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.

– Rabindranath Tagore

July 18, 2005

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.

– Ray Bradbury

July 19, 2005

Bridge is a social but not a very sociable game --- that is, if you take it seriously, as most bridge players do.

– Ruth Mills Teague

July 20, 2005

Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.

– Jessamyn West

July 21, 2005

The trouble with writing a book about yourself is that you can't fool around. If you write about someone else, you can stretch the truth from here to Finland. If you write about yourself the slightest deviation makes you realize instantly that there may be honor among thieves, but you are just a dirty liar.

– Groucho Marx

July 22, 2005

All decent people live beyond their incomes; those who aren't respectable live beyond other people's; a few gifted individuals manage to do both.

– Saki

July 23, 2005

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.

– Soren Kierkegaard

July 24, 2005

The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards. Cheerfulness is the off-shoot of goodness.

– Christian Nestell Bovee

July 25, 2005

The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.

– Ed Howe

July 26, 2005

He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius.

– William Gillmore Simms

July 27, 2005

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.

– Carl Jung

July 28, 2005

There is danger when a man throws his tongue into high gear before he gets his brain a-going.

– C. C. Phelps

July 29, 2005

Keeping your clothes well pressed will keep you from looking hard pressed.

– Coleman Cox

July 30, 2005

We don't make mistakes here, we just have happy accidents.

– Bob Ross, from "The Joy of Painting"

July 31, 2005

The discipline of the writer is to learn to be still and listen to what his subject has to tell him.

– Rachel Carson