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Archives - June 2010

June 1, 2010

While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.

– Publilius Syrus (100 BC), Maxims

June 1, 2010

Conventional wisdom tells writers to “write what you
know.” I say, write what you love. Write what you wish for.
The rest will follow.

– Jeri Smith-Ready

June 2, 2010

Promote yourself, but do not demote another.

– Israel Salanter

June 3, 2010

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said

– Robert Benchley

June 4, 2010

Don't think or judge, just listen.

– Sarah Dessen, JUST LISTEN

June 5, 2010

I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicted to gambling, I'm
addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.

– Mitch Hedberg

June 6, 2010

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may
learn how to do it.

– Pablo Picasso

June 7, 2010

Part of being a hero is knowing when you don't need to be one

– Alan Moore, Watchmen

June 8, 2010

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.

– Bertolt Brecht, The Mother

June 9, 2010

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.

– Alfred Hitchcock

June 10, 2010

The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the
steak to cook.

– Julia Child

June 11, 2010

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not
depend on us. We are not the only experiment.

– R. Buckminster Fuller, Interview, April 30, 1978

June 12, 2010

Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise
passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original

– Philip G. Hamerton, "The Intellectual Life"

June 13, 2010

The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go
down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't
matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we

– Barbara Hall

June 14, 2010

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am
far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.

– Robert Brault

June 15, 2010

There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to

– Tennessee Williams, Camino Real

June 16, 2010

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.

– Thomas Jefferson

June 17, 2010

Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope; the same,
without such opinion, despair.

– Thomas Hobbes

June 18, 2010

Feet, why do I need them if I have wings to fly?

– Frida Kahlo

June 19, 2010

We all learn by experience but some of us have to go to summer

– Peter De Vries

June 20, 2010

A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he
meant to be.

– Carol Coats

June 21, 2010

The summer night is like a perfection of thought.

– Wallace Stevens

June 22, 2010

The lessons this life has planted in my heart pertain more to
caring than crops, more to Golden Rule than gold, more to the
proper choice than to the popular choice.

– Kirby Larson, HATTIE BIG SKY

June 23, 2010

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be
preserved by quotation.

– Benjamin Disraeli

June 24, 2010

I am an invisible man. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone,
fiber and liquids -- and I might even be said to possess a mind. I
am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see

– Ralph Ellison, INVISIBLE MAN

June 25, 2010

In this unbelievable universe in which we live there are no
absolutes. Even parallel lines, reaching into infinity, meet
somewhere yonder.


June 26, 2010

It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you
die. That is true, it's called Life.

– Terry Pratchett

June 27, 2010

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.


June 28, 2010

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are
made. Destiny is made known silently.

– Agnes de Mille

June 29, 2010

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

– Jean de LaFontaine

June 30, 2010

The greatest gift we can give one another is rapt attention to one
another's existence.

– Sue Atchley Ebaugh