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The windows of my soul i throw

The windows of my soul I throw Wide open to the sun. ~John Greenleaf Whittier, My PsalmMCTO

It seems like such a terrible shame

It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy

Few of us write great novels all

Few of us write great novels; all of us live them.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN, TPV

Respect for the truth is an acquired

Respect for the truth is an acquired taste.  ~Mark Van Doren, Liberal Education, 1943LCD

I find television to be very educating

I find television to be very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book. 

Tell me what you eat and i

Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.  ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, translated

Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of god

Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.  ~Anatole France, Le jardin d’Epicure

My heart leaps up when i behold

My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky… ~William Wordsworth

Effort is only effort when it begins

Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.  ~José Ortega y Gassett

Our modern society is engaged in polishing

Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned.  ~Swami Nirmalananda, Enlightened AnarchismMHC

It doesnt do to be sentimental about

It doesn’t do to be sentimental about cats; the best ones don’t respect you for it.  ~Susan Howatch

What i most want is to spring

What I most want is to spring out of this personality, then to sit apart from that leaping. I’ve lived too long where I

Childhood is the most beautiful of all

Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons.  ~Author Unknown

If instead of a gem or even

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend,

The most tangible of all visible mysteries

The most tangible of all visible mysteries – fire.  ~Leigh Hunt

The walls of books around him dense

The walls of books around him, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters.  ~Ross MacDonaldLCE

The only thing worth stealing is a

The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.  ~Joe Houldsworth

Quotations about fight club

Quotations about Fight Club

My idea is that there music in

My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take

Anyone can promise the stars only you

Anyone can promise the stars. Only you can reach them. ~Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com

When one is in love always begins

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving oneself, and one always ends by deceiving others.  That is what the world calls

In thee my soul shall own combined

In thee my soul shall own combined the sister and the friend.  ~Catherine KilligrewPIH

Dont judge each day by the harvest

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.  ~Robert Louis Stevenson

You dont raise heroes you sons and

You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons.  And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just

I suppose the pleasure of country life

I suppose the pleasure of country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live.  ~Vita Sackville-West, Country Notes

It would have been more logical if

It would have been more logical if silent pictures had grown out of the talkies instead of the other way around.  ~Mary PickfordFD

All love is probationary a fact which

All love is probationary, a fact which frightens women and exhilarates men.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966CSN

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment rumi

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. ~Rumi

If at first you dont succeed do

If at first you don’t succeed, do it like your mother told you.  ~Author Unknown

A half baked idea is okay as long

A half-baked idea is okay as long as it’s in the oven.  ~Author Unknown

The body is a house of many

The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us. 

Dont anthropomorphize computers they hate it

Don’t anthropomorphize computers – they hate it.  ~Author Unknown

A box of new crayons now theyre

A box of new crayons!  Now they’re all pointy, lined up in order, bright and perfect.  Soon they’ll be a bunch of ground down,

The sun the moon and stars would

The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands. 

Every saint has a past and every

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that e[E]very saint has a past and every sinner has a future.  ~Oscar Wilde,

Earth laughs in flowers ralph waldo emerson

Earth laughs in flowers.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"LCJ

A final comfort that is small but

[A] final comfort that is small, but not cold:  The heart is the only broken instrument that works.  ~T.E. KalemFD

Sometimes as practice for trying to convince

Sometimes, as practice for trying to convince myself that God exists, I try to convince my shadow that the sun exists.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

You go into a community and they

You go into a community and they will vote 80 percent to 20 percent in favor of a tougher Clean Air Act, but if

Spread the diaper in position of diamond

Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat.  Then fold second base down to home and set the baby

It is inhumane in my opinion to

It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who

Get mad then get over it colin

Get mad, then get over it.  ~Colin Powell

For what is it to die but

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?  ~Kahlil Gibran, from "The Prophet" 

The important thing is this to be

The important thing is this:  to be able at any moment to sacrifice that which we are for what we could become.  ~Charles Du

Happy endings are only stories that havent

Happy endings are only stories that haven’t finished yet.  ~Simon Kinberg, Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Every day people are straying away from

Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.  Really.  ~Lenny Bruce, "Religions Inc.," in The Essential Lenny Bruce,

Children are contemptuous haughty irritable envious sneaky

Children are contemptuous, haughty, irritable, envious, sneaky, selfish, lazy, flighty, timid, liars and hypocrites, quick to laugh and cry, extreme in expressing joy and

Those who are unwilling to invest in

Those who are unwilling to invest in the future haven’t earned one.  ~H.W. Lewis, Technological Risk, 1990SS

May your trails be crooked winding lonesome

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.  May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.  ~Edward

What shall i do with all the

What shall I do with all the days and hours That must be counted ere I see thy face? How shall I charm the

Often when i am reading a good

Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher.  That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted

The human races prospects of survival were

The human race’s prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless

Its not plagiarism im recycling words

It’s not plagiarism – I’m recycling words, as any good environmentally conscious writer would do.  ~Uniek Swain

If a man who cannot count finds

If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?  ~Stanislaw J. Lec

Laughter on ones lips is a sign

[L]aughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.  ~Hugh SideySG

You dont want to get the end

You don’t want to get to the end of life’s journey and discover you never left the interstate.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Ive seen and met angels wearing the

I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.  ~Tracy Chapman

If you know what are going to

If you know what you are going to write when you’re writing a poem, it’s going to be average.  ~Derek Walcott

Ive been married to one marxist and

I’ve been married to one Marxist and one Fascist, and neither one would take the garbage out.  ~Lee GrantWRM

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.  ~Arnold H.

Proverbs are in the world of thought

Proverbs are in the world of thought what gold coin is in the world of business

Was it only by dreaming or writing

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought? ~Joan Didion

Some folks are wise and some otherwise

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.  ~Tobias Smollett

Of all the animals boy is most

Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.  ~Plato

Golf is not just an exercise its

Golf is not just an exercise; it’s an adventure, a romance… a Shakespeare play in which disaster and comedy are intertwined.  ~Harold SegallCG

Sometimes even the flight of an angel

Sometimes even the flight of an angel hits turbulence.

I will honor christmas in my heart

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.  ~Charles Dickens

Memory is a way of holding onto

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.  ~From the

You know i aint never prayed before

You know I ain’t never prayed before ‘Cause it always seemed to me That prayin’s the same as beggin’ Lord, I don’t take no

If you want a stable friendship get

If you want a stable friendship, get a horse.  ~Author Unknown

Almost every man looks more so in

Almost every man looks more so in a belted trench coat.  ~Sydney J. HarrisOPV

Spread joy chase your wildest dreams patch

Spread joy.  Chase your wildest dreams.  ~Patch Adams

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.  ~Democritus

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole.  It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.  ~Goethe

If you do everything should do and

If you do everything you should do, and do not do anything you should not do, you will, according to the best available statistics,

Babies are bits of star dust blown from

Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God.  Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held

Courtesies cannot be borrowed like snow shovels

Courtesies cannot be borrowed like snow shovels; you must have some of your own.  ~John Wanamaker

How many stanzas in the springtime breeze

How many stanzas in the springtime breeze? How plenty the raindrops? As He doth please. There is no meter and there is no rhyme,

The greatest happiness you can have is

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.  ~William Saroyan

Look not at the days gone by

Look not at the days gone by with a forlorn heart.  They were simply the dots we can now connect with our present, to

Id rather kiss a mad cow on

I’d rather kiss a mad cow on the muzzle than a smoker on the mouth.  ~Paul Carvel

A faith of convenience is a hollow

A faith of convenience is a hollow faith.  ~Father Mulcahy, M*A*S*H, "A Holy Mess," 1982

Advertising is a bit like playing make believe

Advertising is a bit like playing make-believe.  ~Hartman Jule

If horses cant eat it i wont

If horses can’t eat it, I won’t play on it.  ~Dick AllenCDC

I never felt that there was anything

I never felt that there was anything enviable in youth.  I cannot recall that any of us, as youths, admired our condition to excess

34i must do something34 always solves more

"I must do something" always solves more problems than "Something must be done."  ~Author Unknown

Everything in creation has its appointed painter

Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale ’til its appropriate liberator

Wherever i have knocked a door has

In my development as a human being and as a writer I have been, it seems to me, extremely blessed, even while complaining.Wherever I

Friends are kisses blown to us by

Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.  ~Author Unknown

Sibling relationships and 80 percent of

Sibling relationships – and 80 percent of Americans have at least one – outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that

I have sometimes been wildly despairingly acutely

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a

None are so blind as those who

None are so blind as those who will not see.  ~Author Unknown

Its so beautifully arranged on the plate

It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it.  ~Julia Childon nouvelle cuisine, WL

There is no god higher than truth

There is no god higher than truth.  ~Mahatma GandhiGCLE

What is to give light must endure

What is to give light must endure burning.  ~Viktor Frankl

Democracy is being allowed to vote for

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.  ~Robert Byrne

I keep trying to lose weight but

I keep trying to lose weight… but it keeps finding me!  ~Author Unknown

Opportunity is missed by most people because

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.  ~Thomas Edison

Ive always regarded nature as the clothing

I’ve always regarded nature as the clothing of God.  ~Alan HovhanessBTSG