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Archives - August 2008

August 1, 2008

Twilight, again. Another ending. No matter how perfect the day is, it always has to end.

– Stephenie Meyer, TWILIGHT

August 2, 2008

I dream, therefore I become.

– Cheryl Renée Grossman

August 3, 2008

I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.

– Franklin P. Adams

August 4, 2008

I'm sixty years of age. That's 16 Celsius.

– George Carlin, BRAIN DROPPINGS

August 5, 2008

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.

– Isaac Asimov

August 6, 2008

There is really nothing more to say --- except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.

– Toni Morrison, THE BLUEST EYE

August 7, 2008

The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.

– Walt Whitman

August 8, 2008

The beginning is always today.

– Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

August 9, 2008

I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.

– Joe Walsh

August 10, 2008

One thing you will probably remember well is any time you forgive and forget.

– Franklin P. Jones

August 11, 2008

Crime does not well as politics.

– Alfred E. Newman

August 12, 2008

The quantity of civilization is measured by the quality of imagination.


August 13, 2008

I don't understand the sizes anymore. There's a size zero, which I didn't even know that they had. It must stand for: 'Ohhh my God, you're thin.'

– Ellen DeGeneres

August 14, 2008

But all endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.


August 15, 2008

I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.

– Henry Ford

August 16, 2008

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.


August 17, 2008

I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.

– Johnny Carson

August 18, 2008

I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don't.

– W. Somerset Maugham, THE PAINTED VEIL

August 19, 2008

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.

– Confucius

August 20, 2008

An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.

– Sydney J. Harris

August 21, 2008

Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.

– Louis L'Amour

August 22, 2008

First weigh the considerations, then take the risks.

– Helmuth von Moltke

August 23, 2008

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world --- not even our troubles.

– Charlie Chaplin

August 24, 2008

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

– Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

August 25, 2008

Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness.

– Ayn Rand

August 26, 2008

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.

– Stephen Vincent Benet, "Litany for Dictatorships"

August 27, 2008

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

– George Washington

August 28, 2008

The town where I grew up has a zip code of E-I-E-I-O.

– Martin Mull

August 29, 2008

Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.

– Arnold Palmer

August 30, 2008

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.

– Frank Lloyd Wright

August 31, 2008

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.

– Ovid