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Archives - January 2009

January 1, 2009

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential.

– Ellen Goodman

January 2, 2009

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.

– David McCullough

January 3, 2009

As I grow older, I regret to say that a detestable habit of thinking seems to be getting a hold of me.

– H. Rider Haggard, KING SOLOMON'S MINES

January 4, 2009

Adventure is not outside; it is within.

– Ray Stannard Baker

January 5, 2009

Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.

– Mel Brooks

January 6, 2009

Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a dangerous enemy indeed.


January 7, 2009

Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.

– Joseph Conrad

January 8, 2009

Ideas without action are worthless.

– Harvey Mackay

January 9, 2009

The purpose of life is to fight maturity.

– Dick Wethimer

January 10, 2009

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge.

– Aristotle

January 11, 2009

Seven days without laughter makes one weak.

– Mort Walker

January 12, 2009

Last night I dreamed I ate a ten-pound marshmallow, and when I woke up the pillow was gone.

– Tommy Cooper

January 13, 2009

What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers.

– Martina Horner

January 14, 2009

Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

– Andy Rooney

January 15, 2009

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

– The Dalai Lama

January 16, 2009

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity.

– Thomas Henry Huxley

January 17, 2009

Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.

– John Lennon

January 18, 2009

Don't do what you want. Do what you don't want. Do what you're trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most.

– Chuck Palahniuk

January 19, 2009

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'

– Martin Luther King

January 20, 2009

The American presidency will demand more than ringing manifestos issued from the rear of the battle. It will demand that the President place himself in the very thick of the fight; that he care passionately about the fate of the people he leads...

– John Fitzgerald Kennedy

January 21, 2009

The more you read
The more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go.


January 22, 2009

Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life.

– Confucius

January 23, 2009

The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best --- and therefore never scrutinize or question.

– Stephen Jay Gould

January 24, 2009

No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.

– Thomas Mann

January 25, 2009

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

– Oscar Levant

January 26, 2009

The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little.

– Joe Martin, "Porterfield"

January 27, 2009

A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.

– William James

January 28, 2009

Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond.

– Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein

January 29, 2009

The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines --- so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.

– Frank Lloyd Wright

January 30, 2009

Procrastination isn't the problem, it's the solution. So procrastinate now, don't put it off.

– Ellen Degeneres

January 31, 2009

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up.

– Anne Lamott