Skip to main content

Archives - February 2006

February 1, 2006

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

– Maya Angelou

February 2, 2006

In the depth of winter I finally learned there was in me invincible summer.

– Albert Camus

February 3, 2006

Treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.

– Quentin Crisp

February 4, 2006

I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.

– Joan Didion

February 5, 2006

Reality isn't what it used to be.

– Walter Truett Anderson

February 6, 2006

Some people think of the glass as half full. Some people think of the glass as half empty. I think of the glass as too big.

– George Carlin

February 7, 2006

I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.

– Michelangelo Buonarroti

February 8, 2006

I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain.

– Lily Tomlin

February 9, 2006

Boredom: the desire for desires.

– Leo Tolstoy

February 10, 2006

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.

– John Burrough

February 11, 2006

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.

– Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

February 12, 2006

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

– Abraham Lincoln

February 13, 2006

A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you.

– C. S. Lewis

February 14, 2006

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

– Henry David Thoreau

February 15, 2006

Do not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness.

– James Thurber

February 16, 2006

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.

– Carl Schurz

February 17, 2006

Humility is no substitute for a good personality.

– Fran Lebowitz

February 18, 2006

A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.

– Kurt Vonnegut, SIRENS OF TITAN

February 19, 2006

I have an existential map. It has 'You are here' written all over it.

– Steven Wright

February 20, 2006

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.

– Gore Vidal

February 21, 2006

There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by.

– Annie Dillard, THE WRITING LIFE

February 22, 2006

Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.

– George Washington

February 23, 2006

Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.

– Thomas J. Watson

February 24, 2006

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.

– Agnes de Mille

February 25, 2006

Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

February 26, 2006

The human heart is a strange vessel. Love and hatred can exist side by side.

– Scott Westerfeld, PEEPS

February 27, 2006

I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try.

– Nikki Giovanni

February 28, 2006

Sympathy: Two hearts tugging at one load.

– Charles H. Parkhurst