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Archives - August 2007

August 1, 2007

Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.

– Sir William Osler

August 2, 2007

Stories are the creative conversion of life itself into a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience. They are the currency of human contact.

– Robert McKee

August 3, 2007

To freely bloom --- that is my definition of success.


August 4, 2007

Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.

– Henry Miller

August 5, 2007

Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.

– Clementine Paddleford

August 6, 2007

I don't have pet peeves, I have whole kennels of irritation.

– Whoopi Goldberg

August 7, 2007

I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.

– D. H. Lawrence

August 8, 2007

I can't think of anything to write about except families. They are a metaphor for every other part of society.

– Anna Quindlen

August 9, 2007

Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.

– Michael Landon

August 10, 2007

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

August 11, 2007

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough.

– Frank Crane

August 12, 2007

Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself.

– Jane Wagner

August 13, 2007

Age is mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

– Satchel Paige

August 14, 2007

The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath.

– Elizabeth Clarkson Zwart

August 15, 2007

It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

– W. Somerset Maugham

August 16, 2007

If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

– Jerry Seinfeld

August 17, 2007

Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

– Samuel Beckett

August 18, 2007

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.


August 19, 2007

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.

– William Makepeace Thackeray

August 20, 2007

Even if we are occupied with important things and even if we attain honor or fall into misfortune, still let us remember how good it once was here, when we were all together, united by a good and a kind feeling which made us perhaps better than we are.


August 21, 2007

Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else.


August 22, 2007

There is always something left to love. And if you ain't learned that, you ain't learned nothing.

– Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun

August 23, 2007

I've always said that I learned the English I know through two sources --- Marvel Comics and FINNEGANS WAKE.

– Umberto Eco

August 24, 2007

The hero of my tale, whom I love with all the power of my soul, whom I have tried to portray in all its beauty, who has been, is, and will be beautiful, is Truth.

– Leo Tolstoy

August 25, 2007

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.

– George Gordon, Lord Byron

August 26, 2007

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.

– Henry David Thoreau, Economy from WALDEN

August 27, 2007

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

– e. e. cummings

August 28, 2007

A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world.

– John le Carré

August 29, 2007

Life is an escalator: You can move forward or backward; you can not remain still.

– Patricia Russell-McCloud

August 30, 2007

The human brain is unique in that it is the only container of which it can be said that the more you put into it, the more it will hold.

– Glenn Doman

August 31, 2007

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

– William Butler Yeats