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Archives - November 2007

November 1, 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

November 2, 2007

All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.

– Alexandre Dumas

November 3, 2007

Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter.

– Paxton Hood

November 4, 2007

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.

– Max Frisch

November 5, 2007

Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

November 6, 2007

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

– Naguib Mahfouz

November 7, 2007

I've never quite believed that one chance is all I get.

– Anne Tyler

November 8, 2007

If an idea's worth having once, it's worth having twice.

– Tom Stoppard

November 9, 2007

The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain.

– Kahlil Gibran

November 10, 2007

All I can do is be me, whoever that is.

– Bob Dylan

November 11, 2007

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.

– José Narosky

November 12, 2007

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.

– Cynthia Heimel, "Lower Manhattan Survival Tactics" in Village Voice

November 13, 2007

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

– Robert Frost

November 14, 2007

Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by --- product of a good idea and modest expectations.

– Paul Rand

November 15, 2007

You can't test courage cautiously.

– Annie Dillard

November 16, 2007

Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.

– Mahatma Ghandi

November 17, 2007

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.

– Henry Ward Beecher

November 18, 2007

The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.

– Patrick Young

November 19, 2007

Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.

– Terry Pratchett, JINGO

November 20, 2007

We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.


November 21, 2007

Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.

– Kurt Vonnegut

November 22, 2007

There is one day that is ours. ;There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. ;Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.

– O. Henry

November 23, 2007

Most turkeys taste better the day after; my mother's tasted better the day before.

– Rita Rudner

November 24, 2007

And though I ebb in worth, I'll flow in thanks.

– John Taylor

November 25, 2007

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

– Mark Twain

November 26, 2007

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.


November 27, 2007

I have always been a huge admirer of my own work. I'm one of the funniest and most entertaining writers I know.

– Mel Brooks

November 28, 2007

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.

– Doris Lessing

November 29, 2007

The second fiddle. I can get plenty of first violinists, but to find someone who can play the second fiddle with enthusiasm --- that's a problem. And if we have no second fiddle, we have no harmony.

– Leonard Bernstein

November 30, 2007

Dew knot trussed yore spell chequer two fined awl yore mistakes.

– Brendan Hills