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Archives - October 2006

October 1, 2006

If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us least live so as to deserve it.

– Immanuel Hermann Fichte

October 2, 2006

I love you the more that I believe you have liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.

– John Keats

October 3, 2006

For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.

– Bob Wells

October 4, 2006

Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own.

– Arnold Bennett

October 5, 2006

I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.

– Harold S. Kushner

October 6, 2006

Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night...without the satisfaction.

– Lynne Johnston, "For Better or For Worse"

October 7, 2006

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.

– Henry David Thoreau

October 8, 2006

Never have children, only grandchildren.

– Gore Vidal

October 9, 2006

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

– André Gide

October 10, 2006

Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything.

– Floyd Dell

October 11, 2006

Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.

– W. Somerset Maugham, THE MOON AND SIXPENCE

October 12, 2006

What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it?

– Henry Miller

October 13, 2006

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.

– Marcel Proust

October 14, 2006

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

– Audrey Hepburn

October 15, 2006

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.

– Martin Fraguhar Tupper

October 16, 2006

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up

October 17, 2006

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

– Franklin P. Jones

October 18, 2006

Life is too short for traffic.

– Dan Bellack

October 19, 2006

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.

– Woodrow Wilson

October 20, 2006

Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.

– Terry Pratchett

October 21, 2006

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.

– Okakura Kak

October 22, 2006

It's amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing.

– Scott Westerfeld, PEEPS

October 23, 2006

Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.

– Jerry Seinfeld

October 24, 2006

May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking down.

– Sara June Parker

October 25, 2006

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.

– W. H. Auden

October 26, 2006

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.

– Sallust, Jugurthine War

October 27, 2006

The only cure for grief is action.

– George Henry Lewes

October 28, 2006

Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.

– Tom Robbins

October 29, 2006

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.


October 30, 2006

Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn, time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is is change.

– Edwin Way Teale

October 31, 2006

Where there is no imagination there is no Horror.

– Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.