Friday, August 31, 2007

You do it a day at a time. You write as well as you can, you put it in the mail, you leave it under submission, you never leave it at home. —James Lee Burke

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. —Oliver Wendell Holmes

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

If you don’t have a parent or an adult, a teacher or a mentor … really see you, really love you, "Yes, there are things you do I don’t like, but you’re fantastic, you’re good enough. I love you." If that never happens to a child, the child assumes it’s her fault and tries to compensate for it, —Jane Fonda

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Well, allow me to introduce myself to you as an advocate of Ornamental Knowledge. You like the mind to be a neat machine, equipped to work efficiently, if narrowly, and with no extra bits or useless parts. I like the mind to be a dustbin of scraps of brilliant fabric, odd gems, worthless but fascinating curiosities, tinsel, quaint bits of carving, and a reasonable amount of healthy dirt. Shake the machine and it goes out of order; shake the dustbin and it adjusts itself beautifully to its new position. —Robertson Davies

Monday, August 27, 2007

Love is a friendship set to music. —Joseph Campbell

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew. —Guillaume Apollinaire

Saturday, August 25, 2007

One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day. —Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695)

Friday, August 24, 2007

We are pretty complacent about vaccine-preventable diseases, primarily because the vaccines are so effective we rarely see the diseases. It's kind of out-of-sight, out-of-mind. —David Neumann

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration. —Rudolf Nureyev

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The adventure of composition is a mystery. The Muse has her ways, she hides from you, comes for you in the middle of the night, at midday, at dawn. You must believe wholeheartedly in this divine power. It's an elusive gift that can appear at any time, anywhere. Artists are in awe of it. —Mickey Hart

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love. —Claude Monet

Monday, August 20, 2007

Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where you backbone ought to be. —Clementine Paddleford

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. —Kurt Vonnegut

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Goethe said, 'Talent is developed in privacy, ' you know? And it's really true. There is a need for aloneness which I don't think most people realize for an actor. It's almost having certain kinds of secrets for yourself that you'll let the whole world in on only for a moment, when you're acting. —Marilyn Monroe

Friday, August 17, 2007

I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking. —Woodrow T. Wilson

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I may grow rich by an art I am compelled to follow; I may recover health by medicines I am compelled to take against my own judgment; but I cannot be saved by a worship I disbelieve and abhor. —Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. —Bill Gates

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. —Mignon McLaughlin

Monday, August 13, 2007

What [causes] the greater part of the world's quarrels? Simply this: Two minds meet and do not understand each other in time enough to prevent any shock of surprise at the conduct of either party. —John Keats

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Delay is preferable to error. --Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, August 11, 2007

In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes. --Elizabeth Ashley

Friday, August 10, 2007's such an old fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night
And loves dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure.
—"Under Pressure,"
David Bowie & Queen

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. —Father Larry Lorenzoni

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning. —Lewis Thomas

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Leaving a legacy is about so much more than just your own family. —David Trotter

Monday, August 06, 2007

A smiling face is half the meal. —Latvian Proverb

Saturday, August 04, 2007

If it's truly a family reunion, there isn't a selection process. That was decided a long time ago, so you have to invite everybody. —Edith Wagner

Friday, August 03, 2007

In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely. —Geoffrey Fisher

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. —Life's Little Instruction Book, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.