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Happiness According to Charles de Montesquieu

May 25th, 2013 by Laura Moncur in Quotations

I love this quote:

Happiness from The Quotations Page

It reads:

Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.

I love inspirational images like this, but it bothers me that they don’t have the complete attribute for them. Who said this? Where was it said (or written)?

I was able to find that author, it was Charles de Montesquieu, but where it was written or said isn’t listed in our quotation collection either. Montesquieu is one of the political philosophers and founding fathers of the U.S. He’s known for his book, The Spirit of Laws, but I have never read that book. Perhaps it’s time for me to do a little reading…

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50 Common Misquotations

May 22nd, 2013 by Laura Moncur in Quotations, TV

This episode of Mental Floss was WONDERFUL! The author, John Green, tells us fifty common misquotations.

I enjoyed this video so much!

Randy K. Milholland

November 25th, 2009 by Laura Moncur in Quotations

Click here to see the full comicI love it when an author notices that he has been quoted by us. Randy K. Milholland noticed the quotes and two-word biography we wrote for him and mentioned it in one of his many webcomics. You can see the full comic here:

I have been a fan of Something Positive ever since my sister told me about it years ago. Over the years, I added my favorite of his quotations to our collection. You can read them here:

My all-time favorite quote is this one:

Typos are very important to all written form. It gives the reader something to look for so they aren’t distracted by the total lack of content in your writing.

Thanks for the shout-out, Randy! Keep up the good work!

Ghost Rider

April 30th, 2008 by Laura Moncur in Literature, Quotations

Ghost Rider (2007) on DVD at Amazon.comI had the pleasure of watching Ghost Rider yesterday. Even though it came out a year ago, it took me this long to see it. I don’t know how it fell through the cracks, but I’m sure glad I put it on my Netflix queue, because it showed up in my mailbox. I had forgotten all about it, but last year I put it on my list and it finally floated to the top.

It’s rare when I get a quote from a movie, but yesterday while watching Ghost Rider, I wrote down this quote:

You would think that with such a great quote that the movie would be about making good choices in your life, but it seemed to be more about getting a second chance at life.

Here is a preview of the movie:

My favorite bit of inside joke from the movie is the fact that Peter Fonda plays the devil in this movie. Peter Fonda is known for his role in Easy Rider, which is a very different motorcycle movie. You can see the opening credits here:

The complete circle of Peter Fonda as a sort of anti-hero of the sixties to the devil of the present time is my favorite sort of inside joke. It’s probably no coincidence that Ghost Rider was named with such a similar name to Easy Rider (plus the play on words with the famous phrase “ghost writer”).

Ghost Rider was based on the comic book series by the same name. You can purchase the complete comic book collection on DVD-ROM here:

Ghost Rider Volume 1: Vicious Cycle at Amazon.comI have never been able to enjoy magazines on a computer; my Mad Magazine collection is sitting in the basement relatively untouched. I prefer REAL books, so here are the trade paperbacks for Ghost Rider.

I love comic books and their movies because they deal with the simple story of evil vs. good. Sure, a lot of them try to blur those lines a little, but in the end, I love to have a good guy to root for.

Rosie O’Donnell Talks About Fame

April 9th, 2008 by Laura Moncur in News, Quotations

Here is Diane Sawyer’s interview with Rosie O’Donnell.

Diane mentioned that Rosie O’Donnell had been in the business for thirty years now and she wanted to know what Rosie would say to that girl from thirty years ago. She said:

I’m always so grateful when stars are willing to be honest about their experiences with fame. Thanks, Rosie!

Via: Diane Sawyer’s Interview with Rosie O’Donnell on Good Morning America, April 8 (Video) | TV Crunch

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