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Archives - June 2014

June 1, 2014

There are only two things a child will share willingly --- communicable diseases and his mother's age.

– Benjamin Spock

June 1, 2014

Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.

– Albert Smith

June 3, 2014

The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.

– Marge Kennedy

June 3, 2014

In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.

– Aesop

June 4, 2014

I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.

– Dr. Seuss, THE LORAX

June 6, 2014

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

– Ernest Hemingway

June 6, 2014

The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary.

– Alfred Kreymborg

June 8, 2014

Pessimism is as American as apple pie --- frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.

– George F. Will

June 9, 2014

One can write, think and pray exclusively of others; dreams are all egocentric.

– Evelyn Waugh

June 10, 2014

Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do.

– Maurice Sendak

June 11, 2014

The reason I love the sea I cannot explain --- it's physical. When you dive you begin to feel like an angel. It's a liberation of your weight.

– Jacques-Yves Cousteau

June 11, 2014

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.

– Elbert Hubbard

June 13, 2014

Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit.

– R.E. Shay

June 14, 2014

It is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the men whose people have been here many generations.

– Henry Cabot Lodge

June 15, 2014

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.

– Johann Schiller

June 15, 2014

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

– Phyllis Diller

June 17, 2014

I'm in my prime. There's no goal too far, no mountain too high.

– Wilma Rudolph

June 18, 2014

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.

– Albert Camus

June 19, 2014

Those who prepared for all the emergencies of life beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy.

– E. M. Forster

June 19, 2014

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

June 21, 2014

Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.

– Ada Louise Huxtable

June 22, 2014

But the worst of imagining things is that the time comes when you have to stop and that hurts.


June 22, 2014

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.

– Richard Whately

June 24, 2014

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.

– Henry Ford

June 25, 2014

Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.

– Henry David Thoreau

June 26, 2014

We all denounce bores, but while we do so, let us remember that there is nobody who isn't a bore to somebody.

– J.A. Spender

June 27, 2014

It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.

– Brooks Atkinson, ONCE AROUND THE SUN

June 28, 2014

There is no curing a sick man who believes himself to be in health.

– Henri Amiel

June 29, 2014

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.

– Galileo Galilei

June 29, 2014

Sometimes life is merely a matter of coffee and whatever intimacy a cup of coffee affords.

– Richard Brautigan, "Coffee"