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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.
- Natalie Goldberg
- One can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing.
- Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
- Sometimes it's good to contrast what you like with something else. It makes you appreciate it even more.
- Darby Conley, Get Fuzzy, 2001
- When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
- Chinese Proverb
- My doctor gave me two weeks to live. I hope they're in August.
- Ronnie Shakes
- Life is just a bowl of pits.
- Rodney Dangerfield (1921 - 2004)
- Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
- Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)
- Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
- Scott Adams (1957 - )
- We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples' models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.
- Shakti Gawain
- Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
- Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)
- Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
- Gladys Bronwyn Stern
- Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
- Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881), Past and Present, 1843
- It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.
- Logan Pearsall Smith (1865 - 1946), Afterthoughts (1931) "In the World"
- It's not the hours you put in your work that counts, it's the work you put in the hours.
- Sam Ewing
- This is why I loved technology: if you used it right, it could give you power and privacy.
- Cory Doctorow, Little Brother, 2008
- When I make up my mind to do a thing it stays made up.
- L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
- You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair–the sense that you can never completely put on the page what’s in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You can come to it because you want a girl to marry you or because you want to change the world. Come to it any way but lightly. Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page.
- Stephen King (1947 - ), On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, 2000
- In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
- Andre Maurois (1885 - 1967)
- Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Timothy Leary (1920 - 1996)
- It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
- P. G. Wodehouse (1881 - 1975), The Man Upstairs (1914)