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Archives - November 2015

November 1, 2015

There is a reason it used to be a crime in the Confederate states to teach a slave to read: Literacy is power.

– Matt Taibbi

November 2, 2015

They say the universe is expanding. That should help with the traffic.

– Steven Wright

November 3, 2015

If what I have to do is share a sandwich to lift someone's spirits, put a smile on their face --- the worst thing that happens is I go broke!

– Jose Andres Puerta

November 4, 2015

I am a cynical optimist. Big opening weekends are like cotton candy. The films you will remember over time are the films that stick in the consciousness of the audience in a good way.

– Robert Redford

November 5, 2015

Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!

– Oscar Wilde

November 6, 2015

Why is it so hard to find an exercise bike with a nice little basket where I can put my nachos?

– Ron Alderson

November 7, 2015

Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.

– Dean Koontz

November 8, 2015

Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.

– Bob Keeshan

November 9, 2015

A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way.

– Allen Klein

November 10, 2015

In the simple moral maxim the Marine Corps teaches --- do the right thing, for the right reason --- no exception exists that says: unless there's criticism or risk.

– Josh Rushing

November 11, 2015

The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.

– Judd Gregg

November 12, 2015

Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.


November 13, 2015

My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.

– Walter Matthau

November 14, 2015

It's funny how cucumber water can taste so much better than pickle juice, even though they come from the same source.

– Ellen DeGeneres

November 15, 2015

Recycling requires a trivial amount of our time. Recycling saves money and reduces pollution. Recycling creates more jobs than landfilling or incineration. And a largely ignored but very important consideration, recycling reduces our need to dump our garbage in someone else’s backyard.

– David Morris

November 16, 2015

Writing is like sewing together what I call these "buttons," these bits and pieces.

– Sandra Cisneros

November 17, 2015

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

– Aesop

November 18, 2015

Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.

– Walt Disney

November 19, 2015

You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.

– Paul Walker

November 20, 2015

Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be.

– J. K. Rowling

November 21, 2015

There are young people having babies every day that cannot possibly take care of them, and, as people who believe that every life is beautiful, we need to make them aware of another choice --- to give that beautiful life up for adoption.

– John Schneider

November 22, 2015

The stories of past courage can define that ingredient --- they can teach, they can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul.

– John F. Kennedy

November 23, 2015

The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank.

– George Sheehan

November 24, 2015

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.

– Terry Pratchett

November 25, 2015

In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect, and no more of it than we had earned.

– Jane Haddam

November 26, 2015

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.

– Oprah Winfrey

November 27, 2015

Shopping is a woman thing. It's a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.

– Erma Bombeck

November 28, 2015

Behind every small business, there's a story worth knowing.

– Paul Ryan

November 29, 2015

We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can’t speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.

– Qwatsinas

November 30, 2015

Buying something on sale is a very special feeling. In fact, the less I pay for something, the more it is worth to me. I have a dress that I paid so little for that I am afraid to wear it. I could spill something on it, and then how would I replace it for that amount of money?

– Rita Rudner