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Archives - October 2005

October 1, 2005

I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness.

– James Thurber

October 2, 2005

In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.

– Samuel Johnson

October 3, 2005

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

– Oscar Wilde

October 4, 2005

You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.

– Ronald Reagan

October 5, 2005

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

– Douglas Adams

October 6, 2005

In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.

– André Maurois

October 7, 2005

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

– James Joyce

October 8, 2005

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.

– Henry David Thoreau

October 9, 2005

In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner's heart. That fire was the harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished.

– Charles Kendall Adams

October 10, 2005

All you have in comedy, in general, is just going with your instincts. You can only hope that other people think that what you think is funny is funny. I don't have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead.

– Will Ferrell

October 11, 2005

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.

– Charles M. Schulz

October 12, 2005

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.

– A. A. Milne, in Winnie-the-Pooh

October 13, 2005

A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

– Martin H. Fischer

October 14, 2005

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

– Helen Keller

October 15, 2005

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.

– Alice Walker

October 16, 2005

That is the best --- to laugh with someone because you think the same things are funny.

– Gloria Vanderbilt

October 17, 2005

Say goodbye to the oldies, but goodies, because the good old days weren't always good and tomorrow aint as bad as it seems.

– Billy Joel

October 18, 2005

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either.

– Golda Meir

October 19, 2005

When one finds oneself in a hole of one's own making, it is a good time to examine the quality of the workmanship.

– John Renmerde

October 20, 2005

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.

– Socrates

October 21, 2005

You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip.

– Jonathan Carroll

October 22, 2005

There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

October 23, 2005

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.

– Wilson Mizner

October 24, 2005

Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough --- that we should try again.

– Julia Margaret Cameron

October 25, 2005

To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.

– Jacques Derrida

October 26, 2005

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

– Stephen Covey

October 27, 2005

Much unhappiness has come into this world because of things left unsaid.

– Fyodor Dostoevsky

October 28, 2005

Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

– E.L. Doctorow

October 29, 2005

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

– Anne Dillard

October 31, 2005

I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.

– Author Unknown