Skip to main content

Archives - October 2007

October 1, 2007

I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion.

– Henry David Thoreau, "Resistance to Civil Government"

October 2, 2007

Silence is a text easy to misread.


October 3, 2007

People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.

– Bob Hope

October 4, 2007

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

– Albert Camus

October 5, 2007

We adore chaos because we love to produce order.

– M. C. Escher

October 6, 2007

I dwell in possibility...

– Emily Dickinson

October 7, 2007

A ship in harbor is safe --- but that is not what ships are for.


October 8, 2007

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

– Lucille Ball

October 9, 2007

We learn something every day, and lots of times it's that what we learned the day before was wrong.

– Bill Vaughan

October 10, 2007

The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.

– Blaise Pascal

October 11, 2007

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.

– William Faulkner

October 12, 2007

To read a book for the first time is to make the acquaintance of a new friend; to read it a second time is to meet an old one.

– Selwyn Champion

October 13, 2007

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

– Henry J. Kaiser

October 14, 2007

Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope --- a slight change, and all patterns alter.

– Sharon Salzberg

October 15, 2007

The trouble with facts is that there are so many of them.

– Samuel McChord Crothers, THE GENTLE READER

October 16, 2007

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.

– Sam Levenson

October 17, 2007

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

– George Bernard Shaw

October 18, 2007

There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.

– Thomas H. Huxley

October 19, 2007

It's a control freak thing. I wouldn't let you understand.

– S.H. Underwood

October 20, 2007

I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants.

– A. Whitney Brown

October 21, 2007

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.

– Dale Carnegie

October 22, 2007

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a lifetime's experience.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

October 23, 2007

There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.

– Booker T. Washington

October 24, 2007

I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.

– Augusten Burroughs, MAGICAL THINKING

October 25, 2007

It is very strange that the years teach us patience --- that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.

– Elizabeth Taylor

October 26, 2007

Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.

– Isaac Newton

October 27, 2007

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

– Plato

October 28, 2007

I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.

– Anna Quindlen

October 29, 2007

In Mexico we have a word for sushi: Bait.

– Jose Simon

October 30, 2007

Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.

– Steve Almond

October 31, 2007

There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.

– Malcolm Gladwell, BLINK: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking