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Archives - October 2012

October 1, 2012

I think high self-esteem is overrated. A little low self-esteem is actually quite good…Maybe you're not the best, so you should work a little harder.

– Jay Leno, O Magazine, February 2003

October 2, 2012

Before you try to convince anyone else, be sure you are convinced, and if you cannot convince yourself, drop the subject.

– John H. Patterson

October 3, 2012

A short letter to a distant friend is, in my opinion, an insult like that of a slight bow or cursory salutation -- a proof of unwillingness to do much, even where there is a necessity of doing something.

– Samuel Johnson

October 4, 2012

Honesty is the best image.

– Tom Wilson, "Ziggy"

October 5, 2012

Energy is eternal delight.

– William Blake

October 6, 2012

Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your head.

– Martin Mull

October 7, 2012

Let no one who loves be unhappy...even love unreturned has its rainbow.

– James M. Barrie

October 8, 2012

I challenge anyone to understand Islam, its spirit, and not to love it. It is a beautiful religion of brotherhood and devotion.

– Yann Martel, LIFE OF PI

October 9, 2012

My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia.

– Dame Edna Everage

October 10, 2012

The tears of the red, yellow, black, brown and white man are all the same.

– Martin H. Fischer

October 11, 2012

If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.

– Robert X. Cringely, InfoWorld magazine

October 12, 2012

Though a good deal is too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened.

– Thomas Hardy

October 13, 2012

I was to learn later that in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.

– Petronius Arbiter

October 14, 2012

One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

– Andre Gide

October 15, 2012

Some love's a pill and some love is a candy cane.
It tastes so sweet but leaves you feeling sick with pain.
Your love is air, I breathe it in around me.
Don't know it's there but without it I'm drowning.

– MIKA, "The Origin of Love"

October 16, 2012

A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.

– Charles Erwin Wilson

October 17, 2012

Anyone who had ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.

– James Baldwin

October 18, 2012

Tears at times have all the weight of speech.

– Ovid

October 19, 2012

I like rice. Rice is great if you're hungry and want 2,000 of something.

– Mitch Hedberg

October 20, 2012

It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.

– Sir Winston Churchill

October 21, 2012

What we have to do is to be forever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions.

– Walter Pater

October 22, 2012

Money's the same, whoever gives it to you. That was the point of money, after all: crisp and clean or wrinkled or disintegrated into quarters - a dollar was always worth a hundred cents.

– Scott Westerfeld, THE LAST DAYS

October 23, 2012

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

– George S. Patton

October 24, 2012

No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.

– Nathaniel Hawthorne

October 25, 2012

Young is the one that plunges in the future and never looks back.

– Milan Kundera

October 25, 2012

For me, it's that I contributed, ... That I'm on this planet doing some good and making people happy. That's to me the most important thing, that my hour of television is positive and upbeat and an antidote for all the negative stuff going on in life.

– Ellen DeGeneres

October 27, 2012

Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.

– Evan Esar

October 28, 2012

The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.

– Daniel Webster

October 28, 2012

If the World Series runs until election day, the networks will run the first one-half inning and project the winner.

– Lindsey Nelson

October 29, 2012

Human pain does not let go of its grip at one point in time. Rather, it works its way out of our consciousness over time. There is a season of sadness. A season of anger. A season of tranquility. A season of hope.

– Robert Veninga

October 31, 2012

I don't know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids.

– Robert Brault