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Archives - October 2013

October 2, 2013

Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.

– Jules Renard

October 3, 2013

I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.


October 3, 2013

What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.

– John Green, PAPER TOWNS

October 5, 2013

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.

– Vince Lombardi

October 6, 2013

I think that is what film and art and music do; they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings.

– Bruce Springsteen

October 7, 2013

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

– Miles Kingston

October 8, 2013

Engineering is a great profession. There is the satisfaction of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realization in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings homes to men or women. Then it elevates the standard of living and adds to the comforts of life. This is the engineer's high privilege.

– Herbert Hoover

October 9, 2013

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.

– James Baldwin

October 10, 2013

Y. That perfect letter. The wishbone, fork in the road, empty wineglass. The question we ask over and over. Why?

– Marjorie Celona, Y

October 11, 2013

I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.

– Mary Anne Radmacher

October 12, 2013

Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.

– George F. Will

October 13, 2013

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.

– Russell Baker

October 14, 2013

I have come to believe that this is a mighty continent which was hitherto unknown. I am greatly supported in this view by reason of this great river, and by this sea which is fresh.

– Christopher Columbus

October 14, 2013

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?

– Abraham Lincoln

October 15, 2013

Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.

– Homer

October 16, 2013

If someone asks why you're crying, you can just say, "Because of how wrong you are."

– Amy Poehler

October 17, 2013

One day of practice is like one day of clean living. It doesn't do you any good.

– Abe Lemons

October 19, 2013

Music is for every single person that walks the planet.

– Robert Plant

October 20, 2013

We find comfort among those who agree with us --- growth among those who don't.

– Frank A. Clark

October 20, 2013

Players like rules. If they didn't have any rules, they wouldn't have anything to break.

– Lee Walls

October 22, 2013

Wicked people never have time for reading. It's one of the reasons for their wickedness.

– Lemony Snicket

October 23, 2013

Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.

– Malcolm Gladwell, OUTLIERS

October 23, 2013

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

– Oscar Wilde

October 24, 2013

We shall never resolve the enigma of the relation between the negative foundations of greatness and that greatness itself.

– Jean Baudrillard

October 26, 2013

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

– Thomas Fuller

October 27, 2013

If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree.

– Michael Crichton

October 28, 2013

There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age - I missed it coming and going.

– J.B. Priestly

October 28, 2013

Keep walking. If I look back I am lost.

– George R.R. Martin

October 30, 2013

You start a question, and it's like starting a stone. You sit quietly on the top of a hill; and away the stone goes, starting others.


October 30, 2013

Bring forth the raisins and the nuts
Tonight All-Hallows' Spectre struts
Along the moonlit way.

– John Kendrick Bangs