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Archives - October 2011

October 1, 2011

Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things.

– Noam Chomsky

October 2, 2011

A person's a person, no matter how small.

– Dr. Seuss

October 3, 2011

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

– Anatole France

October 4, 2011

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

– Galileo Galilei

October 5, 2011

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

– Thomas A. Edison

October 6, 2011

Eating everything you want is not that much fun. When you live a life with no boundaries, there’s less joy. If you can eat anything you want to, what’s the fun in eating anything you want to?

– Tom Hanks, Esquire, June 2006

October 7, 2011

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.

– Franklin P. Jones

October 8, 2011

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

October 9, 2011

I like when good things happen to me, but I wait two weeks to tell anyone because I like to use the word "fortnight."

– Demetri Martin

October 10, 2011

If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.

– Audrey Hepburn

October 11, 2011

Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.

– Frank Borman

October 12, 2011

I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.

– Richard Lewis

October 13, 2011

I’ve never known any courage that an hour's reading didn't assuage.

– Charles de Secondat

October 14, 2011

Men live in a fantasy world. I know this because I am one, and I actually receive my mail there.

– Scott Adams

October 15, 2011

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

– Albert Einstein

October 16, 2011

The old are the precious gem in the center of the household.

– Chinese Proverb

October 17, 2011

A man troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.

– Arthur Golden

October 18, 2011

Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.

– Phyllis Diller

October 19, 2011

There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.

– Christopher Morley

October 20, 2011

The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.

– Whitney Young

October 21, 2011

Doing nothing is very hard to never know when you're finished.

– Leslie Nielsen

October 22, 2011

The riches that are in the heart cannot be stolen.

– Russian Proverb

October 23, 2011

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.

– Cherie Carter-Scott

October 24, 2011

Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.

– Neil Gaiman

October 25, 2011

We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.

– Whoopi Goldberg

October 26, 2011

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

– Epictetus

October 27, 2011

The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren't any space aliens. We can't be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we're not all there is. If so, we're in big trouble.

– Ellen DeGeneres

October 28, 2011

Pride is the recognition of the fact that you are your own highest value and, like all of man's values, it has to be earned.


October 29, 2011

The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.

– Benjamin Spock

October 30, 2011

A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.

– Erma Bombeck

October 31, 2011

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.

– David Carradine