Random Quotations

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The world has so many lessons to teach you. I consider the world, our earth, to be like a school, and our life, the classrooms. Sometimes on our planet life school, the lessons often come dressed up as detours and road blocks and sometimes as full blown crises. And the secret I've learned to getting ahead is being open to the lessons.
Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2008
The heads of strong old age are beautiful beyond all grace of youth.
Robinson Jeffers, O Magazine, October 2003
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963), "Music at Night", 1931
Put even the plainest woman into a beautiful dress and unconsciously she will try to live up to it.
Lady Duff-Gordon (1863 - 1935)
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Every time you suppress some part of yourself or allow others to play you small, you are in essence ignoring the owner's manual your creator gave you and destroying your design.
Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), O Magazine, February 2003
When you are not physically starving, you have the luxury to realize psychic and emotional starvation.
Cherrie Moraga
The thing that I'm always left with is this overwhelming desire for people to be rooted and the only way that they feel rooted is through another person.
John Allen, A network called 'Internet', CBC, 10-08-93
Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.
Edgar Watson Howe (1853 - 1937), 'Country Town Sayings,' 1911
Never go out to meet trouble. If you will just sit still, nine cases out of ten someone will intercept it before it reaches you.
Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)
Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life.
Ralph W. Sockman
I don't wear a watch. How do I know my time? I find that someone will always tell me.
Michael Patrick King, Sex and the City, One, 2003
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)
I thought being an adult meant knowing what you believe, but that has not been my experience.
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, 2012
Never regret something that once made you smile.
Amber Deckers, Ella Mental and the Good Sense Guide
Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter, try again, fail again, Fail better.
Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)
Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.
Izaak Walton (1593 - 1683), The Compleat Angler, 1653
Such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest.
Ann Radcliffe (1764 - 1823), The Mysteries of Udolpho, 1764
Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
Anatole France (1844 - 1924), The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), "Mrs. Warren's Profession" (1893) act II
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