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Archives - November 2006

November 1, 2006

I believe in stories. The world has enough dogma.

– Sue Monk Kidd

November 2, 2006

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.

– Lily Tomlin

November 3, 2006

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.

– Ernestine Ulmer

November 4, 2006

Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you.

– Jacques Prévert

November 5, 2006

It's a good idea to obey all the rules when you're young just so you'll have the strength to break them when you're old.

– Mark Twain

November 6, 2006

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

November 7, 2006

Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.

– William Goldman, THE PRINCESS BRIDE

November 8, 2006

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.

– Edgar Allan Poe

November 9, 2006

What is reality anyway? It's nothing but a collective hunch.

– Jane Wagner, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

November 10, 2006

The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.

– Rebecca Pepper Sinkler

November 11, 2006

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains that victory.

– George S. Patton

November 12, 2006

You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door.

– Henry Ward Beecher

November 13, 2006

To know when to be generous and when to be firm --- this is wisdom.

– Elbert Hubbard

November 14, 2006

We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts.

– Madeleine L'Engle

November 15, 2006

Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.

– Herbert Henry Asquith

November 16, 2006

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.

– Douglas Adams

November 17, 2006

Insanity --- a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.

– R. D. Lang

November 18, 2006

By words the mind is winged.

– Aristophanes

November 19, 2006

True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.

– Edith Wharton

November 20, 2006

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

– Thomas A. Edison

November 21, 2006

If you can't convince them, confuse them.

– Harry S. Truman

November 22, 2006

They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.

– Garrison Keillor

November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.

– W. J. Cameron

November 24, 2006

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.

– Stephen Hawking

November 25, 2006

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

– C. S. Lewis

November 26, 2006

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.

– Charlotte Brontë

November 27, 2006

Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet.

– Julia Child

November 28, 2006

Eighty percent of success is showing up.

– Woody Allen

November 29, 2006

All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.

– James Thurber

November 30, 2006

We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer tasting them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.

– Charles Caleb Colton