Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Divorce

Divorce is an embarrassing public admission of defeat. - Tracy Letts

Divorce is like cutting off a gangrened arm to save the rest of the body. - David Knox & Caroline Schacht

Divorce is one of the most stressful life events anyone goes through. Only the loss of a loved one and moving are even in its class, difficulty-wise – and divorcing generally involves both of those as well. Even when you are the one initiating the divorce, the enormous changes that result are bound to throw you off and leave you feeling, at the very least, a bit lost. - Emily Doskow

Divorce is the result of a lack of preparation for marriage and the failure to learn the skills of working together as teammates in an intimate relationship. - Gary Chapman

Divorce isn't such a tragedy. A tragedy's staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce. - Jennifer Weiner

Divorce lawyers stoke anger and fear in their clients, knowing that as long as the conflicts remain unresolved the revenue stream will keep flowing. - Craig Ferguson

For a couple with young children, divorce seldom comes as a “solution” to stress, only as a way to end one form of pain and accept another. - Fred Rogers

Going through a divorce is like having every aspect of your life played back. Anything you have mishandled or regretted is talked about by everyone as they try to figure out who was right and who the innocent party really is. The comfort you once experienced is gone completely. There are many choices for new comfort, but most of them have no value except introducing new addictions or pounds of fat or guilt. - Kandace Cooper

Grown-ups are worried that they're going to ruin their children's lives, but divorce is just a life experience and you learn from it. - Evan Stern

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find and continue to find grounds for marriage. - Robert Woodruff Anderson

I've been through divorce and will always be a "divorced kid".... For me, my parent's divorce was hard at first, but I overcame my sadness and my fears about it. I know that my parents are happier apart. And I'm happy with the way things are, too.... Divorce can sometimes be for the better. You may end up with happier parents, and you will definitely learn a lot about yourself! And that's the whole point of growing up. So if you think about it, there are reasons to be happy about this experience, if you can learn and grow from it. - Zoe Stern

Many divorces are not really the result of irreparable injury but involve, instead, a desire on the part of the man or woman to shatter the setup, start out from scratch alone, and make life work for them all over again. They want the risk of disaster, want to touch bottom, see where bottom is, and, coming up, to breathe the air with relief and relish again. - Edward Hoagland

No matter how you slice it, divorce is expensive and time-consuming. The most important variable is how well you and your spouse are able to put aside your anger and grief and cooperate on the big issues of money and children. The better you are at working together to make decisions for your changing family structure, the better for your bank account and for your chances of emerging from the divorce with a decent relationship with your ex. - Emily Doskow

The best advice I have for other parents going through a divorce is that the kids need to know that both of their parents are good people. It’s easy to set the example of kindness and love and respect when the things are good. So if you can do that when things are hard, and wholeheartedly support their relationship with the other parent – you're showing them a certain kind of resiliency. - Bradly Whitford

The divorced person is like a man with a black patch over one eye: He looks rather dashing but the fact is that he has been through a maiming experience. - Jo Coudert

The obvious effect of frivolous divorce will be frivolous marriage. If people can be separated for no reason they will feel it all the easier to be united for no reason. - G. K. Chesterton

Monday, 27 March 2017

Humorous Quotes

The socially redeeming aspect of golf lies in the vast number of lawyers and bankers and managers who play it, and when you think of the damage they would do if they were at the job instead, you can see why golf courses are a wise investment for any municipality. - Garrison Keillor

I was depressed ... I was suicidal. As a matter of fact, I would have killed myself but I was in analysis with a strict Freudian and if you kill yourself they make you pay for the sessions you miss. - Woody Allen

I never met anyone who didn't have a very smart child. What happens to these children, you wonder, when they reach adulthood? - Fran Lebowitz

My divorce came to me as a complete surprise. That's what happens when you haven't been home in eighteen years. - Lee Trevino

There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won’t, and that’s a wife who can’t cook and will. - Robert Frost

If I told you I’ve worked hard to get where I’m at, I’d be lying, because I have no idea where I am right now. - Jarod Kintz

A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view. - Sophia Loren

I decided as long as I was going to hell, I might as well do it thoroughly. - Edward Cullen

Money Can’t Buy Happiness but It Beats the Hell out of Poverty. - Sharon Law Tucker

Twins are so practical … it's always so nice to have a spare! - Liza Prescott

The family that stays together probably has only one car. - Knofel Staton

The past is always tense, the future perfect. - Zadie Smith

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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Life

In life, friendships change, divorces happen, people move on, others die. Money and jobs will come and go. Live long enough and your health and body will change. It goes with the territory of being human. The fact that you are still here gives you an advantage. Don’t look back. Look straight ahead! Decide to use all of your knowledge, skills, experiences and your life lessons from your mistakes, defeats and setbacks to start over again. Life changes. You may not have the same life as before, but you can still enjoy your life. - Les Brown

You create everything that happens to you.... If you want to be really successful, and I know you do, then you will have to give up blaming and complaining and take total responsibility for your life – that means all your results, both your successes and your failures. That is the prerequisite for creating a life of success. It is only by acknowledging that you have created everything up until now that you can take charge of creating the future you want. - Jack Canfield

Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favour by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil. - Walt Disney

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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Quote Worthy

You’re never going to be 100% ready and it’s never going to be just the right time, but that’s the point. It means that EVERY MOMENT is also the RIGHT MOMENT. If you want it, you just have to do it. - Unknown

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone. - Orson Welles

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming. - Søren Kierkegaard

When we're young we have faith in what is seen, but when we're old we know that what is seen is traced in air and built on water. - Maxwell Anderson

We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. - Voltaire

These days, the problem isn't how to innovate; it's how to get society to adopt the good ideas that already exist. - Douglas Engelhard

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles. - Doug Larson

At any given moment you have the power to say this is NOT how the story is going to end. - Unknown

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. - Harriet Beecher Stowe

The present is pregnant with the future. - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up. - Unknown

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Friday, 24 March 2017

Discretion

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it. - Christian Nestell Bovee >br>

Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions. - William O. Douglas

An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit. - American Proverb

Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice. - Unknown

Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order. - Francis Bacon

Judgment is not upon all occasions required, but discretion always is. - Philip Stanhope

Let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action. - Hamlet

Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable. - Jean De La Fontaine

Of all the virtues, discretion began to seem the most rewarding: it kept people guessing and sometimes, by default, admiring. - Julia Glass

Thursday, 23 March 2017

About Laughter

Laughter is what makes a home warm, and what makes a work place human. - Catherine Pulsifer

Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living. - Sean O'Casey

Laughter rises out of tragedy when you need it the most, and rewards you for your courage. - Erma Bombeck

Laughter would appear to be a physical reflex, although even if it is, this still leaves unanswered the question of why the human response to humour is a convulsive spasm of the respiratory mechanism rather than a crossing of the eyes or a waving of the arms. - Steve Allen

Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it. - Lucy Maud Montgomery

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be. - William Hazlitt

No one is ever more him/herself than when they really laugh. Their defences are down. It's very Zen-like, that moment. They are completely open. - George Carlin

Nothing is more silly than silly laughter. - Catullus

Social laughter is momentary, soon burns itself out and passes away like the fire and smokes of straw, but genius shakes the very skies with its lasting, inextinguishable laughter. - Boris Sidis

Take bread away from me, if you wish, take air away, but do not take from me your laughter. - Pablo Neruda

The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. - Carl Sagan

The joke loses everything when the joker laughs himself. - Friedrich Schiller

The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms – hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal. - James Thurber

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Food for Thought

We’re constantly changing facts, rewriting history to make things easier, to make them fit in with our preferred version of events. We do it automatically. We invent memories. Without thinking. If we tell ourselves something happened often enough we start to believe it, and then we can actually remember it. - S.J. Watson

What we have to remember is that we can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over. Get a post-bac or try writing for the first time. The notion that it’s too late is comical. It’s hilarious. We’re graduating from college. We’re so young. We can’t, we MUST not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it’s all we have. - Marina Keegan

When we consider the incidents of former days, and perceive, while reviewing the long line of causes, how the most important events of our lives originated in the most trifling circumstances; how the beginning of our greatest happiness or greatest misery is to be attributed to a delay, to an accident, to a mistake; we learn a lesson of profound humility. - Arthur Helps

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny. - Paulo Coelho

Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children’s approach to life. They’re people who don’t give a hang what the Jones’s do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought – sometimes it isn’t much, either. - Walt Disney

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Discoveries

A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars. - Henry Brooks Adams

Who never walks save where he sees men’s tracks makes no discoveries. - J. G. Holland

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself. - Alan Alda

A single discovery within a lifetime is a very remarkable thing. Two over the course of a career – why, you’d be very lucky indeed. - Alan Toomre

All we discover has been with us since the sun began to roll; and much we discover, is not worth the discovering. - Herman Melville

Although there are discoveries which are said to have been made by accident, if carefully inquired into, it will be found that there has really been very little that was accidental about them. For the most part, these so-called accidents have only been opportunities, carefully improved by genius. As time goes on, new and remoter aspects of truth are discovered, which can seldom or never be fitted into creeds that are changeless. - Clarence Day

Discovery follows discovery, each both raising and answering questions, each enduring a long search, and each providing the new instruments for a new search. - Robert Oppenheimer

Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things. - Noam Chomsky

Everything that we call Invention or Discovery in the higher sense of the word is the serious exercise and activity of an original feeling for truth, which, after a long course of silent cultivation, suddenly flashes out into fruitful knowledge. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Fertility of imagination and abundance of guesses at the truth are among the first requisites of discovery. - William Jevons

Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than myself. - Alexander Graham Bell

History shows that new discoveries are always just over the horizon. - Harry Levine

I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking. - Albert Einstein

I invent nothing. I rediscover. - Auguste Rodin

It is a mortifying truth, and ought to teach the wisest of us humility, that many of the most valuable discoveries have been the result of chance, rather than of contemplation, and of accident rather than of design. - Charles Caleb Colton

It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries, which later appear so easy and simple. - Georg C. Lichtenberg

Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed. - Stanislaw Lem

Monday, 20 March 2017

Humorous Quotes

It’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met at a party. - Nick Hornby

There are too many stupid people in the world. I’m not saying we should kill them all or anything. Just take the warning labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself. - Unknown

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy. First, let her think she’s having her own way. And second, let her have it. - Lyndon B. Johnson

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night. - Charles M. Schulz

An expert is a man who tells you a simple thing in a confused way in such a fashion as to make you think the confusion is your own fault. - William Castle

If I saw you hitchhiking, I’d smile and return your thumb’s up, just for you doing such a great job of being a positive roadside influence. - Jarod Kintz

They tell you that you’ll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don’t tell you is that you won’t miss it very much. - Malcolm Cowley

A woman will always cherish the memory of the man who wanted to marry her. A man, of the woman who he didn't. - Grenville Kleiser

I could study all my life and not think up half the amount of funny things they can think of in one Session of Congress. - Will Rogers

Dear life, when I asked if my day could get any worse, it was a rhetorical question, not a challenge. - Unknown

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I’ve never tried before. - Mae West

The older I got, the smarter my teachers became. - Ally Carter

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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Happiness Quotes

When the mind goes beyond the thought of ‘the me,’ the experiencer, the observer, the thinker, then there is a possibility of a happiness that is incorruptible. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words. - Elizabeth Gilbert

Happiness means loving yourself and being less concerned with the approval of others. - Owen Campbell. Jr

Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness. - Pear S. Buck

Money is Numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end. - Bob Marley

Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital. - The Dalai Lama

The happiest people in life are able to be themselves. But you cannot be yourself, until you accept yourself. - Jeff Moore

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. - Marcus Aurelius

The only true happiness lies in knowing who you are ... and making peace with it. - Laurell K. Hamilton

The secret if happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles. - Unknown

The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. - Carl Jung

There is only one happiness in life – to love and to be loved. - George Sand

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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Quote Worthy

Awareness is fire; it burns all that is wrong in you. It burns your ego. It burns your greed, it burns your possessiveness, it burns your jealousy – it burns all that is wrong and negative, and it enhances all that is beautiful, graceful, divine. - Osho

In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity. - Hunter S. Thompson

It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward. - Old Chinese Proverb

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. - C.G. Jung

This miracle of me is mine to own and keep, and mine to guard, and mine to use, and mine to kneel before. - Ayn Rand

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. - Jim Rohn

You will regret many things in life, but you will never regret being too kind or too fair. - Unknown

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Visionaries and dreamers have always been dusted with a little oddity. - Trevor Baylis

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. - Anatole France

One lie is enough to question all truths. - Unknown

Be the difference that make the difference. - Unknown

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Friday, 17 March 2017

Disappointment

All that weak people learn from disappointment, is less confidence in future enterprise. - Norman MacDonald

Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy – the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation. - Eric Hoffer

Disappointment is to a noble soul what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys. - Eliza Stephenson

Disappointment or misfortune don't last long among us, the poor; we can't live if we brood on them the whole time. - Viramma Racine

Mean spirits under disappointment, like small beer in a thunderstorm, ever turn sour. - William West

Most things disappoint till you look deeper. - Graham Greene

Rigid beliefs make disappointments seem unbearable, whereas realistic beliefs help us to accept disappointment and go on from there. - Eileen Kennedy-Moore

See your disappointments as good fortune. One plan's deflation is another's inflation. - Jean Cocteau

Those who never philosophized until they met with disappointments, have mostly become disappointed philosophers. - Arthur Helps

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Trivia

Famous Failures. I can’t guarantee the accuracy of all the points. :-)

Beethoven’s music teacher once told him that as a composer, he was hopeless.

Winston Churchill failed the 6th grade.

John Creasy, the English novelist who wrote 564 books, was rejected 753 times before he became established.

Charles Darwin’s father told him he would amount to nothing and would be a disgrace to himself and his family.

Walt Disney was fired by the editor of a newspaper because he, Disney, had "no good ideas".

When Thomas Edison was a boy his teacher told him he was too stupid to learn anything.

Einstein was four-years-old before he spoke. He spoke haltingly until nine years of age. He was advised to drop out of High School. And his teachers told him he would never amount to much.

Henry Ford’s first two automobile businesses failed.

Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard’s early failed products included a lettuce-picking machine and an electric weight-loss machine.

Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team.

Ray Krok failed as a real estate salesperson before discovering the McDonald’s idea.

R.H. Macy failed 7 times before his store in New York caught on.

Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka sold only 100 of an automatic rice cooker which burned the rice. Later, they built a cheap tape recorder for Japanese schools. This was the foundation of Sony Corp.

Isaac Newton failed at running the family farm and did poorly in school.

Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times (but he also hit 714 home runs).

Steven Spielberg dropped out of high school in his sophomore year. He was persuaded to come back and placed in a learning disabled class. He lasted a month.

The artist Whistler failed chemistry, failed at West Point and failed at engineering before turning his hand to art.

F. W. Woolworth got a job in a dry good store when he was 21, but his employer would not let him wait on customers because he "didn’t have enough sense."

The great baseball pitcher Cy Young lost almost as many games as he won.

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Food for Thought

There's just something unsettling about studying your reflection. It's not a matter of being dissatisfied with your face or of being embarrassed by your vanity. Maybe it's that when you gaze into your own eyes, you don't see what you wish to see--or glimpse something that you wish weren't there. - Dean Koontz

Think Positive. Life is good. Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting pure gold. Positive thinking isn’t about expecting the best to always happen, but accepting that whatever happens is the best for the moment. So keep smiling and keep staying true to your heart. Someday the negative voice inside you will have nothing left to say. - Unknown

Truth is, I’ll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour. - Tom Hanks

We can choose to function at a lower level of awareness and simply exist, caring for our possessions, eating, drinking, sleeping and managing in the world as pawns of the elements, or we can soar to new and higher levels of awareness allowing ourselves to transcend our environment and literally create a world of our own – a world of real magic. - Wayne W. Dyer

We know that the outcasts and misfits are the children most likely to become violent, so it only follows that we must pull them into the arms of love and/or acceptance, and find a place where they fit. If our system doesn't have a place where a child fits, there's something wrong with the system, not the child. - William G. Defoore

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Discipline

A person without discipline is like a ship without a rudder in the storm of life. - Robert Elias Najemy

A person's attitude toward discipline is the measure of that person's own orientation to order. - Max van Manen

A sense of discipline is like the earth itself. It is the ground from which all good qualities can grow forth. - Tsoknyi Rinpoche

All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. - Hebrews 12:11

Always remember that discipline is like a two-edged sword; it is not only to correct children when they are wrong, but to direct them to a way that is right. - James Merritt

Corrective discipline is like surgery – it corrects something that's gone wrong in the body so that more serious injury doesn't result. - Mark Dever & Paul Alenxander

Discipline in its highest notion is not punishment or self-punishment. It is rather something seminal to the self. It is our foundation. It is our architecture. It gives us structure. It allows us to steer our energies and pull our wagon. - Noah Benshea

Discipline is a moral, mental, and physical state in which all ranks respond to the will of the leader. - Unknown

Discipline is a necessity, as a regulator of society, so that those who break its rules may be taught the necessity of obeying them. - Engineer Lockhart

Discipline is important simply because we live in an organized society where, if you have not learned life's requirements at early age, you will be taught later, not by those whose love tempers the lesson but by strangers who could not care less about the harm they do to your personality. - William E. Homan

Discipline is just doing the same thing the right way whether anyone’s watching or not. - Michael J. Fox

Discipline is learning what to do, when to do it and in what manner it should be done. - Unknown

Discipline is like a vaccine. It inflicts lesser pain now to avoid greater pain later. - Dan Doriani

Discipline is like sandpaper. It feels rough and abrasive when it's in motion, but the final result is a smooth and polished surface. - Jerry L. Parks

Discipline is like spinach. We may not care for it ourselves but feel sure it would be good for everybody else. - Unknown

Discipline is like the helm of a ship; it gives direction. - Zester Hatfield

Discipline is necessary to curb the mind, otherwise there is no peace. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Discipline is something we despise for the moment.... We all look for a place to run, an excuse with which to stall. No one enjoys it. Yet those of us who have endured it know that the fruit it produces and the pain from which it ultimately spares us makes it worth the agony. - Charles F. Stanley

Discipline is the duty and the hope of all who would enjoy the benefits of society and of instruction. - John H. A. Bomberger

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak and esteem to all. - George Washington

Monday, 13 March 2017

Humorous Quotes

I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night. - Marie Corelli

The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late. - Charles Caleb Colton

When kids hit 1 year old, it’s like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit. - Johnny Depp

Failure is regarded in Hollywood as practically a contagious disease; people will literally cross the road to avoid someone who is tainted with it. - Barry Norman

The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one. - Erma Bombeck

Growing up is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman. - Margaret Thatcher

You can’t judge the ability of a doctor by the amount of praise the undertakers give him. - Evan Esar

They're all mistakes, children! Filthy, nasty things. Glad I never was one. - Agatha Trunchbull

A woman likes a strong, silent man because she thinks he is listening. - Croft M. Pentz

If I was as ugly as you were, I wouldn’t say Hi to folks, I’d say BOO! - Unknown

I can read lips. Especially if they have words tattooed on them. - Jarod Kintz

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Love

The truth about love is that it is ever changing. Throughout the life of a relationship, individuals change and life itself changes. Love has to be flexible enough to accommodate new information, new roles, and new ways of loving one another. - Patricia Love

There are many kinds of love, as many kinds of light, and every kind of love makes a glory in the night. There is love that stirs the heart, and love that gives it rest, but the love that leads life upward is the noblest and the best. - Henry van Dyke

There is nothing like young love. It is exciting, it is stimulating, and it is often the most complicated. Why? Because the two of you are still on a path of self-discovery, defining yourselves and trying to define a combined relationship at the same time. - Zane

To love is for the Soul to choose a companion, and travel with it along the perilous defiles and winding ways of life; mutually sustaining, when it is rugged with obstructions, and mutually rejoicing, when rich broad plains and sunny slopes make journeying delight. - George Henry Lewes

Maybe I was destined to forever fall in love with people I couldn’t have. Maybe there’s a whole assortment of impossible people waiting for me to find them. Waiting to make me feel the same impossibility over and over again. - Carol Rifka Brunt

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Saturday, 11 March 2017

Quote Worthy

An emotion is only an emotion. It’s just a small part of your whole being. You are much more than your emotion. An emotion comes, stays for a while, and goes away, just like a storm. If you’re aware of that, you won’t be afraid of your emotions. - Thich Nhat Hanh

There are indeed times when one should trust blindly, just as there are times when one should not. Wisdom consists in being able to tell one from the other. - Daniel Quinn

This is my country, that is your country; these are the conceptions of narrow souls – to the liberal minded the whole world is a family. - Virchand Gandhi

They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who’s content with his lot. - Dutch Proverb

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies. - Roderick Thorp

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. - Anais Nin

If our words are not consistent with our actions, they will never be heard above the thunder of our deeds. - H. Burke Peterson

You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass. - Timber Hawkeye

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination. - Tommy Lasorda

All doubt, despair and fear become insignificant once the intention of life becomes love. - Rumi

It is difficult to esteem a man as highly as he would wish. - Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues

Until you spread your wings, you’ll never know how far you can fly. - Unknown

More Quotes Here And the book Quote Worthy

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Humour

Definitions You Won’t See In The Dictionary

Man: an animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be. - Ambrose Bierce

Marriage: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two. - Ambrose Bierce

Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery. - John Ralston Saul

Philosophy: a route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing. - Ambrose Bierce

Politics: a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. - Ambrose Bierce

Politics: the art of appearing candid and completely open while concealing as much as possible. - Frank Herbert

Quotation: the act of repeating erroneously the words of another. - Ambrose Bierce

Sailing - the fine art of slowly going nowhere at great expense while being cold, wet and miserable. - Irv Heller

Science: the creation of dilemmas by the solution of mysteries. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together. - Sam Levenson

Spouse: someone who’ll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn’t have had if you’d stayed single. - Unknown

Tennis: a racquet sport in which two players compete to see who has the shortest temper, the worst memory, the poorest eyesight, and the slowest watch. - Unknown

Tomorrow: a mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation and achievement is stored. - Unknown

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The Light of Love

‘The Light of Love’ is the third in a series of five books – the other two being, ‘The Mystery of Life’ and ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’.

It is a compilation of quotes on Love. In this book, poets, writers, philosophers, and sages share their thoughts on love, true love and what it means to love. Read all about it here.

Click HERE for the book The Light of Love

Food for Thought

The mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with similar energy. It would not perhaps be too fanciful to say that a new idea is the most quickly acting antigen known to science. If we watch ourselves honestly we shall often find that we have begun to argue against a new idea even before it has been completely stated. - Wilfred Batten Lewis Trotter

The reality is that we don’t forget, move on, and have closure, but rather we honour, we remember, and incorporate our deceased children and siblings into our lives in a new way. In fact, keeping memories of your loved one alive in your mind and heart is an important part of your healing journey. - Harriet Schiff

There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways. - Mother Teresa

There is a reason for all things. We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, and we would become monsters of self-regard, creatures of unalloyed self-interest. The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one. - Dean Koontz

There is an elasticity in the human mind, capable of bearing much, but which will not show itself, until a certain weight of affliction be put upon it; its powers may be compared to those vehicles whose springs are so contrived that they get on smoothly enough when loaded, but jolt confoundedly when they have nothing to bear. - Charles Caleb Colton

More Food for Thought Here and the book Food for Thought

Monday, 6 March 2017

Videos

I have been playing around with the video creator on YouTube. Still finding my way around. Here are two of my initial efforts - quotes related, of course.

The quotes in the video are taken from the eBooks. If you like them, check out my eBooks at Amazon.com

The Mystery of Life

The Pursuit of Happiness

Humorous Quotes

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it. - Mark Twain

My mom said she learned how to swim. Someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. That’s how she learned how to swim. I said, ‘Mom, they weren’t trying to teach you how to swim.’ - Paula Poundstone

There's lotion for your face, for your hands, for your feet, for your body. Why? What would happen if you put hand lotion on your feet? Would your feet get confused and start clapping? - Ellen DeGeneres

There is no point in driving yourself mad trying to stop yourself going mad. You might just as well give in and save your sanity for later. - Douglas Adams

I came from a real tough neighborhood. Why, every time I shut the window I hurt somebody’s fingers. - Rodney Dangerfield

A woman is always ready to describe another woman as charming, but only if the other woman is not charming. - Evan Esar

The mouth is made for communication, and nothing is more articulate than a kiss. - Jarod Kintz

If you want breakfast in bed, you have to consider sleeping in the kitchen. - Unknown

Any fool can tell the truth. It requires a man of some sense to lie well. - Unknown

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. - Oscar Wilde

Some minds are so unclothed that they are indecent. - Austin O’Malley

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. - Ernestine Ulmer

Click Here for more humorous quotes, or Here for the book ‘Of Wit ‘n’ Humour’