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Saturday, 31 December 2011

109/365 - Friendships of Childhood (Alexander McCall)

“You can go through life and make new friends every year
- every month practically - 
but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood 
that survive into adult years. 
 Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel.” 

- Alexander McCall Smith
(The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)

Friday, 30 December 2011

108/365 - The Way to Fairyland (L.M. Montgomery)

“There is such a place as fairyland - but only children can find the way to it. 
And they do not know that it is fairyland 
until they have grown so old that they forget the way. 

One bitter day, 
when they seek it and cannot find it, 
they realize what they have lost; 
and that is the tragedy of life. 

On that day the gates of Eden are shut behind them 
and the age of gold is over. 
Henceforth they must dwell in the common light of common day. 

Only a few, 
who remain children at heart, 
can ever find that fair, lost path again; 
and blessed are they above mortals. 

They, and only they, 
can bring us tidings from that dear country 
where we once sojourned and from which we must evermore be exiles. 

The world calls them its singers and poets 
and artists and story-tellers; 
but they are just people 
who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.” 

- L.M. Montgomery
(The Story Girl)

Thursday, 29 December 2011

107/365 - Why God? Why Me? (Stephen King)

“When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, 
Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, 
"Why god? Why me?" 
and the thundering voice of God answered, 
There's just something about you that pisses me off.” 

- Stephen King
(Storm of the Century: An Original Screenplay)

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

106/365 - Unhappy Marriages (Friedrich Nietzche)

“It is not a lack of Love, 
but a lack of Friendship 
that makes unhappy marriages.” 

- Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

105/365 - At My Best (Marilyn Monroe)

“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. 

I make mistakes, 
I am out of control 
and at times hard to handle. 

But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” 

- Marilyn Monroe

Monday, 26 December 2011

Sunday, 25 December 2011

103/365 - Christmas Lights (Maya Angelou)

“I've learned that no matter what happens, 
or how bad it seems today, 
life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. 

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person 
by the way he/she handles these three things: 
a rainy day, lost luggage, 
and tangled Christmas tree lights. 

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, 
you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.

I've learned that making a "living" 
is not the same thing as making a "life." 

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. 

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; 
you need to be able to throw something back. 

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, 
I usually make the right decision. 

I've learned that even when I have pains, 
I don't have to be one. 

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. 
People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. 

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn."

- Maya Angelou

Saturday, 24 December 2011

102/365 - Why is Santa so Jolly? (George Carlin)

“The main reason Santa is so jolly 
is because he knows where all the bad girls live.” 

- George Carlin

Friday, 23 December 2011

101/365 - I'd Rather Be (Andre Gide)

“I'd rather be hated for who I am, 
than loved for who I am not.” 

- Andre Gide

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

99/365 - On Awareness (Cherie Carter-Scott)

"The Opportunity to learn the lesson of Awareness
is presented each time you feel a sense of discontent in your Life.

With every desire for a shift in your Path, 
or vision of something different,
comes the the chance to look within and ask yourself;

"What is the Truth or what I want?
What change do I want to make?"

The answer that arises to those questions 
will provide you with the Awareness you need 
to move forward in your process of Change."

- Cherie Carter-Scott
(If Life is a Game, These are the Rules)

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

98/365 - Never Forget (Maya Angelou)

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, 
people will forget what you did, 
but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

- Maya Angelou

Thursday, 15 December 2011

97/365 - The Key to Failure (Bill Cosby)

“I don't know the key to success, 
but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.” 

- Bill Cosby

96/365 - I've bought a Big Bat (Dr.Seuss)

“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. 
Some come from ahead and some come from behind. 
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. 
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” 

- Dr. Seuss

95/365 - From now on (Friedrich Nietzsche)

“I'm not upset that you lied to me, 
I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

94/365 - With All My Heart and Soul (Nicholas Sparks)

“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. 
I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. 
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, 
but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, 
and to me, this has always been enough.” 

- Nicholas Sparks
(The Notebook)

93/365 - A Job you Love (Confucius)

“Choose a job you love, 
and you will never have to work a day in your life.” 

- Confucius

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

92/365 - Walk a Mile (Jack Handey)

“Before you criticize someone, 
you should walk a mile in their shoes. 
That way, when you criticize them, 
you're a mile away and you have their shoes.” 

- Jack Handey
(Deep Thoughts)

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

91/365 - To Be Yourself (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“To be yourself 
in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else 
is the greatest accomplishment.” 

-  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, 12 December 2011

90/365 - Soft and Huggy (Bill Watterson)

“You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place.
"That's why animals are so soft and huggy.” 

- Bill Watterson
(Calvin & Hobbes)

Saturday, 10 December 2011

88/365 - What others think of you (Eleanor Roosevelt)

“You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you 
if you realized how seldom they do.” 
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, 9 December 2011

87/365 - The Meeting of Two Personalities (C.G. Jung)

“The meeting of two personalities 
is like the contact of two chemical substances: 
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” 

- C.G. Jung

Thursday, 8 December 2011

86/365 - Song of Life (Nicholas Sparks)

“Life, he realize, was much like a song. 
In the beginning there is mystery, 
in the end there is confirmation, 
but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.”

- Nicholas Sparks 
(The Last Song)

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

85/365 - Become Great (Mark Twain)

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. 
Small people always do that, 
but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” 
- Mark Twain

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

84/365 - Nothing Better (Charles Dickens)

“There is nothing better than a friend,
unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
- Charles Dickens

Monday, 5 December 2011

83/365 - The Birth of Friendship (C.S. Lewis)

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” 
- C.S. Lewis
(Chronicles of Narnia)

Sunday, 4 December 2011

82/365 - Breath of Life (Maya Angelou)

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, 
but by the moments that take our breath away.” 
- Maya Angelou

Saturday, 3 December 2011

81/365 - Like the Herb (Walter Scott)

“We are like the herb which flourisheth most when trampled upon” 

- Walter Scott

Friday, 2 December 2011

80/365 - In The Beginning (Douglas Adams)

“In the beginning the Universe was created. 
This has made a lot of people very angry 
and been widely regarded as a bad move.” 
- Douglas Adams
(The Restaurant at The End of the Universe)

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

78/365 - Happy Family (George Burns)

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family 
in another city.” 

- George Burns

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

77/365 - The Life we planned (Joseph Campbell)

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned 
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” 

- Joseph Campbell

Monday, 28 November 2011

76/365 - Because you have lived (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“To laugh often and much; 
to win the respect of intelligent people 
and the affection of children; 
to earn the appreciation of honest critics 
and to endure the betrayal of false friends. 
To appreciate beauty; 
to find the best in others; 
to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, 
a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; 
to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. 
This is to have succeeded.” 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, 27 November 2011

75/365 - And When They Fly Away (Stephen King)

“I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. 
Their feathers are just too bright. 
And when they fly away, 
the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. 
the place you live in is that much more drab and empty now that they're gone."

- Stephen King
(Different Seasons)

Saturday, 26 November 2011

74/365 - Women and Cats (Robert A. Heinlein)

“Women and cats will do as they please, 
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” 

- Robert A. Heinlein

Friday, 25 November 2011

73/365 - The Side of the Majority (Mark Twain)

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, 
it is time to pause and reflect.” 

- Mark Twain

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

71/365 - Eye of the Beholder (Jim Henson)

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder 
and it may be necessary from time to time 
to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.” 

- Jim Henson
(The Muppets)

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

70/365 - Go to Them (A.A. Milne)

“You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. 
You have to go to them sometimes.”
- A.A. Milne 

Monday, 21 November 2011

69/365 - Checkout Complex (Wendy Shanker)

“For a long time I was incredibly nervous 
about going through the checkout line at the supermarket. 

I'd assume that the checkout lady would be silently evaluating my groceries: 
"She could use more vegetables.
Is the girl going to eat all of this tonight?
She should put the frozen yogurt back 
and pick the bagels OR the oatmeal." 

Maybe she is. 
More likely she's wondering when the hell her shift is over 
and should she grab some of that cereal to take home to her family. 

Either way, 
what I buy is not her concern. 
She can think whatever she wants.” 

- Wendy Shanker 
(The Fat Girl's Guide to Life)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

68/365 - I am So Clever (Oscar Wilde)

“I am so clever that sometimes 
I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.” 
- Oscar Wilde

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Friday, 18 November 2011

Thursday, 17 November 2011

65/365 - Two Things are Infinite (Albert Einstein)

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

- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

64/365 - Cause and Effect (Alan Lightman)

“Consider a world in which cause and effect are erratic. 
Sometimes the first precedes the second, 
and sometimes the second the first. 
Or perhaps cause lies forever in the past effect in the future, 
but future and past are intertwined.” 
- Alan Lightman (Einstein's Dreams)

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

63/365 - Hold on Lightly (Corrie ten Boom)

“Hold everything in your hands lightly, 
otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.” 

- Corrie ten Boom

Monday, 14 November 2011

62/365 - The Majority (Mark Twain)

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, 
it is time to pause and reflect.” 

- Mark Twain

Sunday, 13 November 2011

61/365 - I Believe in Everything

“I believe in everything until it's disproved. 
So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. 
It all exists, even if it's in your mind. 
Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?” 
- John Lennon

Saturday, 12 November 2011

60/365 - Diplomacy

“Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.” 
- Winston S. Churchill