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Archives - August 2010

August 1, 2010

Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good
writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don't
see any.

– Orson Scott Card

August 2, 2010

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but
when there is nothing left to take away.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

August 3, 2010

I’d rather live with a good question than a bad answer.

– Aryeh Frimer

August 4, 2010

No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it.
We need to see the world anew.

– Albert Einstein

August 5, 2010

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite
passion of life.

– Frederico Fellini

August 6, 2010

Choices in life are rarely pure, but to understand the middle
ground it is helpful to imagine the extremes.

– Peter Berger

August 7, 2010

Things do not change; we change.

– Henry David Thoreau, WALDEN

August 8, 2010

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever

– Roger Babson

August 9, 2010

Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three
decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded

– Thomas Sowell

August 10, 2010

Consider every mistake you do make as an asset.

– Paul J. Meyer

August 11, 2010

If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd
still be eating frozen radio dinners.

– Johnny Carson

August 12, 2010

When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be
a subject of interest.

– William Hazlitt

August 13, 2010

The very things that held you down are going to carry you up.

– Timothy Mouse, Dumbo

August 14, 2010

Underpromise; overdeliver.

– Tom Peters

August 15, 2010

It's the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must
abandon itself to its master passion.

– Rebecca West

August 16, 2010

Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.

– Evan Davis

August 17, 2010

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.

– Mark Twain

August 18, 2010

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an
unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.

– Arthur Rubinstein

August 19, 2010

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new

– C.S. Lewis

August 20, 2010

We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry or
because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many
kindnesses, because of luck... But part of it has got to be
forgiveness and gratefulness.

– Ellen Goodman

August 21, 2010

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the
biggest mistake of all.

– Peter McWilliams

August 22, 2010

Grasp the subject, the words will follow.

– Cato the Elder

August 23, 2010

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense
of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on

– Jessamyn West

August 24, 2010

Solitude: sweet absence of faces.

– Milan Kundera, IMMORTALITY

August 25, 2010

Trees like to have kids climb on them, but trees are much bigger
than we are, and much more forgiving.

– Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, “Old Tree,” 1993

August 26, 2010

With age come the inner, the higher life. Who would be forever
young, to dwell always in externals?

– Elizabeth Cady Stanton

August 27, 2010

Maps encourage boldness. They're like cryptic love letters. They
make anything seem possible.

– Mark Jenkins, TO TIMBUKTU

August 28, 2010

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his
goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is

– Cecil B. DeMille

August 29, 2010

There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old
days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss.
There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today
cannot touch.

– Bette Davis

August 30, 2010

Facing a mirror you see merely your own countenance; facing your
child you finally understand how everyone else has seen you.

– Daniel Raeburn

August 31, 2010

Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more
quickly than waiting for one big one to come along.

– Hugh Allen