Quotes, Reviews, Musings, and Previews of my works.
No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending
A man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may (also) start a winning game.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.
Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity
Jean de La Bruyère
Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none.
Life is pain, anyone who says differently is selling something.
Fortune is not on the side of the faint-hearted.
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are
W. Somerset Maugham
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it most never use it.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired
I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.
There's no one thing that's true. It's all true.
Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.
You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.
I’m thankful to all those who said no, because of them, I did it myself
A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.
Hunter S. Thompson
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different...
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life
God knows I've done enough crap in my life to grow a few flowers
Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body
I tell ya... we could all be heroes
Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Everything you read in the newspaper is absolutely true except for the rare story of which you have first-hand knowledge.
Some people have no idea what they're doing, and a lot of them are really good at it
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one that gets burned
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress
You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Humanity does not mean you think less of yourself, it means you think of yourself less
If you think you can or if you think you can’t…you’re right
I’ve never allowed my schooling to interfere with my education
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it’s too low and we reach it
There's no such thing as bad weather. But there's all different kinds of good weather
The time to make up your mind about people, is never
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible
The hardest virus to kill is an idea
From the movie, Inception
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing
We meet no ordinary people in our lives
Literature is the real life of imaginary people
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel Steve Furtick
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
I think it's good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone
Be careful what you practice, you may get very good…at the wrong thing!!
You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequence of your choice.
The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you Peter Shaffer
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society
Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it. Mark Twain
Love: (Noun) A temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Well-behaved women seldom make history
Laura Thatcher Ulrich
Your history is meant to guide your destiny, not decide your destiny
Unknown A Hole
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle
Don’t promise when you’re happy, don’t reply when you’re angry, and do not decide when you are sad.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals Henry Ford
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves
The past is never where you think you left it
Katherine Anne Porter
I'm not young enough to know everything
What you leave behind is NOT what is engraved in stone monuments, BUT what is WOVEN into the lives of others.
Life is just action and reaction, rationalizations are added later on
It is 'where we are' that should make all the difference, whether we believe we belong there or not.
Maybe the grass is greener on the other side depends who was standing in it. Sometimes you have to go over there and look.
Lynne Rae Perkins
Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.
Guy de Maupassant
Life is like a prism. What you see depends on how you turn the glass.
Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.
Much of what was said did not matter, and that much of what mattered could not be said.
Maybe that's what we look for in the people we love, the spark of unhappiness we think we know how to extinguish.
I wanted the whole world or nothing.
The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves.
When will you learn that there isn't a word for everything?
While a polecat is undoubtedly a comely and graceful animal to look at,
none but an angel can get any real joy out of its company
You are always one decision away from a totally different life
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all
means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
God save us from people who mean well.
You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Great minds are always feared by lesser minds.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
What a long strange trip it's been.
Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.
I have to see a thing a thousand times before I see it once.
You’re wishin’ too much, baby. You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughtta be.
Talk between women friends is always therapy...
Jayne Anne Phillips
Wit is the unexpected copulation of ideas.
If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky.
To say goodbye is to die a little.
A man is whole only when he takes into account his shadow.
We're all in this game together.
And O there are days in this life, worth life and worth death.
So many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible.
Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.
Pearl S. Buck
Curiouser and curiouser!
You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help.
Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.
Robert A. Heinlein
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four…unless there are three other people.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The word LISTEN contains the same letters as the word SILENT
Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
Jerome K. Jerome
Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others
Why fit in when you were born to stand out!
One day when your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you’ve got plenty to watch
A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules
You face the greatest opposition in your life when you look in the mirror
One who makes no mistakes makes nothing at all
Wisdom is oft-times nearer when we stoop than when we soar
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad
George Bernard Shaw
Never TRUST a doctor whose office Plants have died
If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it
George F. Burns
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them
There is no such thing as government money, only taxpayer money
Five percent of the people think. Ten percent think that they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.
Thomas Alva Edison
Many people believe they are thinking when, actually, they are only rearranging their prejudices.
Leonard E. Read
Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as liberty without freedom of speech
There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction
John F. Kennedy
The problem in America isn’t so much what people don’t know; the problem is what people think they know that just ain’t so