Wednesday, December 30, 2009


We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.

My biggest problem is what to do about all the things I can't do anything about. - Ashleigh Brilliant

The important thing about a problem is not its solution, but the strength we gain in finding the solution.

If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

The solution of every problem is another problem. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem. - Richard Bach

Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.

Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem.

Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems. - Scott Adams

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely...

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.

There are no facts, only interpretations.

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

How do we know that the sky is not green and we are all colour-blind?

What is reality anyway! It's nothing but a collective hunch. ~Jane Wagner, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, 1985, performed by Lily Tomlin

What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more livable.

Few people have the imagination for reality.

Listening to both sides of a story will convince you that there is more to a story than both sides.

Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.

I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.

Truth, as any dictionary will tell you, is a property of certain of our ideas. It means their "agreement," as falsity means their disagreement, with "reality."

How reluctantly the mind consents to reality!

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Everything you can imagine is real. ~ Pablo Picasso

Thursday, September 24, 2009


The eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination awake.

My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.

There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

Conversion is not implanting eyes, for they exist already; but giving them a right direction, which they have not.

In a real estate man's eye, the most expensive part of the city is where he has a house to sell.

Anyone can look at other's eyes, but Lovers can see into each other's souls through the eyes.

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

The soul that can speak through the eyes, can also kiss with a gaze.

All our souls are written in our eyes.

If you haven't cried, your eyes can't be beautiful.

I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul.

You never know how you look through other people's eyes.

Some eyes threaten like a loaded and levelled pistol, and others are as insulting as hissing or kicking; some have no more expression than blueberries, while others are as deep as a well which you can fall into.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Man is a knot into which relationships are tied.

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.

Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.

Assumptions are the termites of relationships.

Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.

Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect but are always perfect for you.

Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers.

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.

Monday, September 7, 2009


Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ~ Pablo Picasso

Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.

Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.

You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.

To win you have to risk loss.

Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy. ~ Samuel Johnson

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

Friday, August 7, 2009


Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.

Man is never alone. Acknowledged or unacknowledged, that which dreams through him is always there to support him from within.

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.

Each of us is something of a schizophrenic personality, tragically divided against ourselves.

The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.

The words "I am" are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you're claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you.

You have the Answer. Just get quiet enough to hear it.

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss - an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. - is sure to be noticed. ~The Sickness Unto Death

We are sure to be losers when we quarrel with ourselves; it is civil war.

You are your own judge. The verdict is up to you.

It is often hard to bear the tears that we ourselves have caused.

When I look for my existence I do not look for it in myself.

I am my own heaven and hell!

We must be our own before we can be another's.

Only you can set you free.

It's like, at the end, there's this surprise quiz: am I proud of me? I gave my life to become the person I am right now! Was it worth what I paid?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Don't pray for lighter burdens, but for stronger backs.

There is a vast difference between saying prayers and praying.

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.

Pray, and let God worry. - Martin Luther

Most people do not pray; they only beg.

The greatest prayer is patience.

Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.

All prayers are answered if we are willing to admit that sometimes the answer is "no".

Many people pray as if God were a big aspirin pill; they come only when they hurt.

I have had prayers answered - most strangely so sometimes - but I think our heavenly Father's loving-kindness has been even more evident in what He has refused me. - Lewis Carroll

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.

As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


What a lucky thing the wheel was invented before the automobile; otherwise can you imagine the awful screeching?

While I'm fully aware that money can't buy happiness, I wouldn't mind being known as that melancholy gal who drives the red Lamborghini Reventón.

For every "Drive Safely" sign, shouldn't there be a "Resume Normal Driving" sign?

Stupidity is not a handicap. Park elsewhere! - Author unknown, as seen on a shirt

Each year it seems to take less time to fly across the ocean and longer to drive to work.

Driving a brand new car feels like driving around in an open billfold with the dollars flapping by your ears as they fly out the window.

When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there's a good chance the transmission is shot. - Larry Lujack

The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.

It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile, and one nut to scatter it all over the road.

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.

Walking isn't a lost art - one must, by some means, get to the garage.

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

If everything comes your way, you are in the wrong lane.

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.

All deep things are song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls!

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.

Music is what feelings sound like.

If in the after life there is not music, we will have to import it.

I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality.

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.

You can't possibly hear the last movement of Beethoven's Seventh and go slow. - Oscar Levant, explaining his way out of a speeding ticket

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.

Music is love in search of a word.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.

The problem with troubleshooting is that trouble shoots back.

Never let a computer know you're in a hurry.

User, n. The word computer professionals use when they mean "idiot." ~ Dave Barry

Three things are certain:
Death, taxes, and lost data.

Database: the information you lose when your memory crashes.

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila. ~ Mitch Ratcliffe

Hardware: the parts of a computer that can be kicked.

I haven't lost my mind; I have a tape back-up somewhere.

In God we trust, all others we virus scan.

Rebooting is a wonder drug - it fixes almost everything.

There are three kinds of death in this world. There's heart death, there's brain death, and there's being off the network.

Those parts of the system that you can hit with a hammer (not advised) are called hardware; those program instructions that you can only curse at are called software.

Apathy Error: Don't bother striking any key.

In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would have taken many men many months to equal it.

What boots up must come down.

A picture is worth a thousand words but it takes 3,000 times the disk space.

Jesus saves! The rest of us better make backups.

If you have any trouble sounding condescending, find a Unix user to show you how it's done.

Monday, May 4, 2009


Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!

The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.

You can dance anywhere, even if only in your heart.

Dancing is the perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.

Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. ~ Agnes De Mille

Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.

In a dancer, there is a reverence for such forgotten things as the miracle of the small beautiful bones and their delicate strength. ~ Martha Graham

Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.

Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather to all who can read it.

Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.

Next time you're mad, try dancing out your anger.

Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


The doctor is to be feared more than the disease.

I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away. - George Carlin

Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.

Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.

Time is generally the best doctor.

Doctors cut, burn, and torture the sick, and then demand of them an undeserved fee for such services.

As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician will be made fun of, but he will be well paid.

The more things doctors are able to do, the more likely that at least a few doctors won't do them. And the result will be more people suing for negligence.

The reason doctors are so dangerous is that they believe in what they are doing.

A hospital should also have a recovery room adjoining the cashier's office.

I wondher why ye can always read a doctor's bill an' ye niver can read his purscription.

When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it cannot be cured.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I wasn’t really asleep I was just meditating on unconsciousness.

Sleep is pain's easiest salve, and doth fulfill all the offices of death, except to kill.

Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.

I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting. - Mark Twain

Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera.

Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle.

Sometimes the most productive thing one can do is to sleep.

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.

Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.

The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.

Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation.

People who snore always fall asleep first.

Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds.

The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.

I'm not asleep... but that doesn't mean I'm awake.

The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can't get there, is the meanest feeling in the world.

O bed! O bed! delicious bed!
That heaven upon earth to the weary head.

Friday, April 10, 2009


Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.

Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.

All things make sense; you just have to fathom how they make sense.

Our choices in life are made according to our sense of our own worth.

Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.

One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you.

Art is a sense of magic.

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.

People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.

If you sense there must be more, there is more.

What we're doing is fun - if you have any sense of humor at all! - Calvin Klein

Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.

Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

Love does not cause suffering: what causes it is the sense of ownership, which is love's opposite.

It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.

The simplest explanation is that it doesn't make sense.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


What is told in the ear of a man is often heard 100 miles away.

No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. ~ Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam

When you are in trouble, people who call to sympathize are really looking for the particulars.

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.

Nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news, which follows its own rules.

Show me someone who never gossips, and I'll show you someone who isn't interested in people. ~ Barbara Walters

Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around.

It isn't what they say about you, it's what they whisper.

Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell.

Who brings a tale takes two away.

A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.

The biggest liar in the world is They Say.

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

There is so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it hardly becomes any of us
To talk about the rest of us.
~Edward Wallis Hoch

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Teddy Bears

To a child, Teddy is a bridge between a human and an animal. He doesn't mind being dressed in ridiculous hats, or even being read to. You can blame him for anything, and he won't deny it. His marvellous face expresses anything a child wants to feel or hear.

Teddy Bears are like keys . . . They're always in the first place you think they'd be, and the last place you look.

In a world where everyone seems to be larger and louder than yourself, it is very comforting to have a small, quiet companion.

A bear teaches us that if the heart is true, it doesn't matter much if an ear drops off.

Wake in the deepest dark of night and hear the driving rain. Reach out a hand and take a paw and go to sleep again.

Bears sleep by day. At night they stay awake to chase away bad dreams.

A bear remains a bear - even when most of him has fallen off or worn away.

One never quite gets over a lost bear.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Nothing is so aggravating than calmness.

This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.

The best love affairs are those we never had.

Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth.

Have you noticed ... there is never any third act in a nightmare? They bring you to a climax of terror and then leave you there. They are the work of poor dramatists.

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C.S. Lewis

I'll do my dreaming with my eyes wide open, and I'll do my looking back with my eyes closed.

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Life is never easy for those who dream.

When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


The description is not the described; I can describe the mountain, but the description is not the mountain, and if you are caught up in the description, as most people are, then you will never see the mountain.

Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.

You go up there and it's just this amazing place on top of a mountain.

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.

Even God cannot make two mountains without a valley in between.

In the mountains, the shortest way is from peak to peak: but for that you must have long legs.

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe.

On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.

You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself.

Men go back to the mountains, as they go back to sailing ships at sea, because in the mountains and on the sea they must face up.

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”

The mountains are calling and I must go.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.

Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway.

If there were no God, it would have been necessary to invent him.

After God created the world, He made man and woman. Then, to keep the whole thing from collapsing, He invented humor.

God has editing rights over our prayers. He will... edit them, correct them, bring them in line with His will and then hand them back to us to be resubmitted.

God thinks within geniuses, dreams within poets, and sleeps within the rest of us.

There are no accidents. God's just trying to remain anonymous.

One reason God created time was so that there would be a place to bury the failures of the past.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Even the upper end of the river

believes in the ocean.

I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows. - Drew Barrymore

My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.

No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in a storm.

May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

Eternity begins and ends with the ocean's tides.

As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love.

It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean. - John Locke

Ocean racing is like standing under a cold shower tearing up £5 notes.

Friday, February 20, 2009


When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."

Put your talent into your work, but your genius into your life.

The most exciting place to discover talent is in yourself.

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.

Talent works, genius creates.

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.

The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Misfortune tests friends, and detects enemies.

In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him.

A flatterer is a secret enemy.

Keep your enemies in front of you.

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.

Enemies are so stimulating.

Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake.

Speed is the essence of war. Take advantage of the enemy's unpreparedness; travel by unexpected routes and strike him where he has taken no precautions.

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him.

It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Define it yourself.

Friday, February 6, 2009


I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.

Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the color of the wind.

A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.

The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows.

For what is it to die, But to stand in the sun and melt into the wind?

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity is to contemplate the extent of human stupidity.

Stupidity has a knack of getting its way.

The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.

Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it.

It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.

Stupidity is better kept a secret than displayed.

If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

I've done a fair share of stupid things in my life, a couple of which should have put me in the grave. But here I am, typing away as if I had a brain.

Friday, January 30, 2009


Sometimes I'm confused by what I think is really obvious. But what I think is really obvious obviously isn't obvious...

Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not yet understood.

Confusion is the welcome mat at the door of creativity.

The attempt and not the deed confounds us.

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.

Everything in the universe goes by indirection. There are no straight lines.

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.

If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.

You always admire what you really don't understand.

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.

I'm not confused, I'm just well mixed.

Monday, January 26, 2009


The art of advice is to make the recipient believe he thought the thought of it himself.

The best advice is this: Don't take advice and don't give advice.

When we ask advice we are usually looking for an accomplice.

We hate to have some people give us advice because we know how badly they need it themselves.

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.

The best advice one can offer to both press and public is the suggestion Ronald Reagan himself gave to students in Chicago ... "Don't let me get away with it. Check me out. Don't be the sucker generation."

Friday, January 23, 2009


Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

What a deformed thief this fashion is.

I’m not that interested in fashion… When someone says that lime-green is the new black for this season, you just want to tell them to get a life.

Fashion, as we knew it, is over; people wear now exactly what they feel like wearing.

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Fashion is very important. It is life enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.

The fear of becoming a ‘has-been’ keeps some people from becoming anything.

Who can live without some black clothes.

The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.

Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.

Know first who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.

Fashion is never in crisis because clothes are always necessary.

The fashion wears out more apparel than the man.

The difference between style and fashion is quality.

Fashion is treated too much as news rather than what it is, what it does and how it performs.

Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.

History is the key to everything: politics, religion, even fashion.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police.

Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is Pepsi. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.

The perfect lover is one who turns into a pizza at 4:00 a.m.

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore.

I love vegging out in front of the TV, eating pizza!

My idea of feng shui is to have them arrange the pepperoni in a circle on my pizza.

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about.

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.

Sometimes ignorance is innocence - stupidity comes with experience.

Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know.

The two pillars of 'political correctness' are:
a) willful ignorance
b) a steadfast refusal to face the truth

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.

I've been lucky. I'll be lucky again.

Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it, there will be a fish.

Luck has a peculiar habit of favoring those who don't depend on it.

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.

Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity.

Luck never made a man wise.

The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Never take the antidote before the poison.

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.

I would much prefer to suffer from the clean incision of an honest lancet than from a sweetened poison.

Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness its poison.

Even bees, the little almsmen of spring bowers, know there is richest juice in poison-flowers.

Jealous people poison their own banquet and then eat it.

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.

Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.

Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea.

Churchill: Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it.

Monday, January 5, 2009


This is a London particular . . . A fog, miss.

Nothing is certain in London but expense.

The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them. It's one of the curses of London.

I do not think there is anything deserving the name of society to be found out of London.

This melancholy London- I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air.

I give you Chicago. It is not London and Harvard. It is not Paris and buttermilk. It is American in every chitling and sparerib. It is alive from snout to tail.

A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.

Flowers are as common in the country as people are in London.

You will recognize, the first sign of age: it is when you go out into the streets of London and realize for the first time how young the policemen look.

In Paris, you learn wit, in London you learn to crush your social rivals, and in Florence you learn poise.

I left it because the weather is too good. I hate London when it's not raining.

Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be.

By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.

Crowds without company, and dissipation without pleasure.