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Archives - May 2008

May 1, 2008

One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.

– Edward Bulwer-Lytton

May 2, 2008

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.

– Kurt Vonnegut, HOCUS POCUS

May 3, 2008

If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.

– Bill Vaughn

May 4, 2008

Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from great personal success, or just an all --- night drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen.

– John le Carre, "The Chancellor Who Agreed To Play Spy"

May 5, 2008

I think that I still have it in my heart someday to paint a bookshop with the front yellow and pink in the a light in the midst of darkness...

– Vincent Van Gogh (submitted by CBrunson)

May 6, 2008

In and of itself, nothing really matters. What matters is that nothing is ever in and of itself.

– Chuck Klosterman, SEX, DRUGS, AND COCOA PUFFS

May 7, 2008

After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life.

– Evelyn Underhill

May 8, 2008

Love much. Earth has enough of bitter in it.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

May 9, 2008

The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.

– Thomas Carlyle

May 10, 2008

I am not a quitter. I will fight until I drop. It is just a matter of having some faith in the fact that as long as you are able to draw breath in the universe, you have a chance.

– Cicely Tyson

May 11, 2008

Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too --- even when you're in the dark. Even when you're falling.

– Morrie Schwartz, TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE by Mitch Albom

May 12, 2008

When I only begin to read, I forget I'm on this world. It lifts me on wings with high thoughts.

– Anzia Yezierska

May 13, 2008

My mother gave me a bumblebee pin when I started work. She said: "Aerodynamically, bees shouldn't be able to fly. But they do. Remember that."

– Jill E. Barad

May 14, 2008

I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.

– Tammy Faye Bakker

May 15, 2008

There's always something to suggest that you'll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving.

– Phylicia Rashad

May 16, 2008

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.

– Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

May 17, 2008

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.

– William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure"

May 18, 2008

Age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good.

– Jim Butcher, WHITE NIGHT

May 19, 2008

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

– Peter De Vries

May 20, 2008

Books worth reading once are worth reading twice; and what is most important of all, the masterpieces of literature are worth reading a thousand times.

– John Morley

May 21, 2008

There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.

– Henry Van Dyke

May 22, 2008

There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.

– George Gordon, Lord Byron

May 23, 2008

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

– Norman Vincent Peale

May 24, 2008

History never repeats itself, as most people fear. People usually repeat history.

– Divine Chikobvu, STEP ON THE CLOUD

May 25, 2008

When we are flat on our backs there is no way to look but up.

– Roger W. Babson

May 26, 2008

We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart.

– Albert Einstein

May 27, 2008

It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.

– Alan Alda

May 28, 2008

We inherit nothing truly, but what our actions make us worthy of.

– George Chapman

May 29, 2008

Reason has never failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world.

– William Allen White

May 30, 2008

You see things and you say "Why?"; but I dream things that never were and I say "Why not?"

– George Bernard Shaw

May 31, 2008

We ought never to do wrong when people are looking.

– Mark Twain