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After silence that which comes nearest to

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.  ~Aldous Huxley, Music at Night and Other Essays

Zoos are becoming facsimiles or perhaps

Zoos are becoming facsimiles – or perhaps caricatures – of how animals once were in their natural habitat.  If the right policies toward nature

Isnt that the problem that women have

Isn’t that the problem?  That women have been swindled for centuries into substituting adornment for love, fashion (as it were) for passion?  ~Erica JongOPV

A morning glory at my window satisfies me

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.  ~Walt Whitman

Tai chi is the one exercise that

Tai chi is the one exercise that can universally help solve our growing health crisis.  It has stood the test of thousands of years. 

If galileo had said in verse that

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.  ~Thomas HardyFD

Too often we enjoy the comfort of

Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.  ~John F. Kennedy

If love is blind why lingerie so

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?  ~Author Unknown

I can no other answer make but

I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.  ~William Shakespeare

Another way to solve the traffic problems

Another way to solve the traffic problems of this country is to pass a law that only paid-for cars be allowed to use the

It isnt that they cant see the

It isn’t that they can’t see the solution.  It is that they can’t see the problem.  ~G.K. Chesterton

Kindness like a boomerang always returns author

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.  ~Author UnknownFELI

When you have to make a choice

When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.  ~William James

May all your troubles last as long

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.  ~Joey Adams

Nothing is sad on a beautiful morning

Nothing is sad on a beautiful morning save to look down and realize you just had the last sip of coffee and the mug

If you pursue good with labor the

If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away

Everywhere is walking distance if you have

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.  ~Steven Wright

Those who think it is permissible to

Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind.  ~Austin O’Malley

Your cat may never have to hunt

Your cat may never have to hunt farther than the kitchen counter for its supper nor face a predator more fierce than the vacuum

The person who really wants to do

The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse.  ~Author Unknown

To me novels are just quotations with

To me, novels are just quotations with a bunch of filler. ~Terri Guillemets

As your faith is strengthened you will

As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will

I am a thread too slender to

I am a thread too slender To suspend all this reality… ~Phillip Pulfrey, "Madness," Love, Abstraction and other Speculations, www.originals.netsee Nov2008 email

The true way to render age vigorous

The true way to render age vigorous is to prolong the youth of the mind.  ~Mortimer CollinsDCMOO

But from this earth grave dust my

But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust.  ~Walter Raleigh

Do not anticipate trouble or worry about

Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen.  Keep in the sunlight.  ~Benjamin Franklin

If you arent fired with enthusiasm will

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.  ~Vince Lombardi

I learned three important things in college

I learned three important things in college – to use a library, to memorize quickly and visually, to drop asleep at any time given

Love reckons hours for months and days

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.  ~John Dryden

The fluttering of a butterflys wings can

The fluttering of a butterfly’s wings can effect climate changes on the other side of the planet.  ~Paul Erlich

For a nation which has an almost

For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time

California can and does furnish the best

California can and does furnish the best bad things that are obtainable in America.  ~Hinton R. Helper

Being divorced is like being hit by

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck.  If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and

Compared to a novel film is like

Compared to a novel, a film is like an economy pizza where there are no olives, no ham, no anchovies, no mushrooms, and all

For someone who likes tattoos the most

For someone who likes tattoos, the most precious thing is bare skin.  ~Cher

The trouble with eating italian food is

The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again.  ~George MillerNCPL

In the night of death hope sees

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.  ~Robert Ingersoll

The new year begins in a snow storm

The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.  ~George William CurtisCOE

Books are the beehives of thought laconics

Books are the beehives of thought; laconics, the honey taken from them. ~James Ellis, quoted in Edge-Tools of Speech by Maturin M. Ballou, 1899TPVgb:jTseAQAAMAAJ

In order to find yourself you need

In order to find yourself you need to get lost in the forest of life.  ~Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.comtwitter.com/HawaiianLife/status/153943741160374272

The best portion of a good mans

The best portion of a good man’s life – his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.  ~William Wordsworth

Know then whatever cheerful and serene supports

Know, then, whatever cheerful and serene Supports the mind supports the body too. ~John Armstrong

A kind soul knows impoliteness is just

A kind soul knows impoliteness is just preoccupied with distraction. ~Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.comtwitter.com/HawaiianLife/status/153694607929126912

Information and communications technology unlocks the value

Information and communications technology unlocks the value of time, allowing and enabling multi-tasking, multi-channels, multi-this and multi-that.  ~Li Ka Shing

A cow is a very good animal

A cow is a very good animal in the field, but we turn her out of a garden.  ~Samuel Johnson

Unlike poetry and music the art of

Unlike poetry and music, the art of history is cumulative.  ~John Clive, Not By Fact AloneSH

A door opens to me i go

A door opens to me. I go in and am faced with a hundred closed doors. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by

The bodys habituation to walking as normal

The body’s habituation to walking as normal stems from the good old days.  It was the bourgeois form of locomotion: physical demythologization, free of

The promises of this world are for

The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and

They are sick that surfeit with too

They are sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing.  ~William ShakespeareCOCI

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.  ~Usman B. Asif

Giving up doesnt always mean you are

Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak.  Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.  ~Author Unknown

Dear intelligent people of the world dont

Dear intelligent people of the world, don’t get shampoo in your eyes. It really stings. There. Done. Now fucking stop torturing animals. ~Ricky Gervais2012

Once one has seen god what is

Once one has seen God, what is the remedy?  ~Sylvia Plath, "Mystic"

A man gives many question marks however

A man gives many question marks, however, a woman is a whole mystery.  ~Diana Stürm

In springtime love is carried on the

In springtime, love is carried on the breeze.  Watch out for flying passion or kisses whizzing by your head.  ~Terri Guillemets

There are 70 million books in american

There are 70 million books in American libraries, but the one I want to read is always out.  ~Tom Masson

Look both ways before entering the insanity

Look both ways before entering the insanity.

If you were going to die soon

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you

The greatest discovery of my generation is

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.  ~William James

Nothing is more memorable than a smell

Nothing is more memorable than a smell.  One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake

When youre a nurse you know that

When you’re a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.  ~Author Unknown

One may understand the cosmos but never

One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.  ~G.K. Chesterton, "The Logic of Elfland," Orthodoxy,

Things as certain death and taxes can

Things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believed. ~Daniel Defoe, The Political History of the Devil, 1726

The chief characteristics of the liberal attitude

The chief characteristics of the [liberal] attitude are human sympathy, a receptivity to change, and a scientific willingness to follow reason rather than faith. 

Insanity is often the logic of an

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.  ~Oliver W. Holmes, Sr., The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, 1858PMB, p150

May the irish hills caress you her

May the Irish hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings

Most women are one man away from

Most women are one man away from welfare.  ~Gloria Steinem

Womens bodies have near perfect knowledge of childbirth

Women’s bodies have near-perfect knowledge of childbirth; it’s when their brains get involved that things can go wrong.  ~Peggy Vincent

In dreams we enter a world thats

In dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our own.  ~Steven Kloves, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (movie)

Trying to determine what is going on

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second

There are short cuts to happiness and dancing

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.  ~Vicki Baum, quoted in Highs by Alex J. Packer

To every thing there is a season

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:  A time to be born, and a time

The white light streams down to be

The white light streams down to be broken up by those human prisms into all the colors of the rainbow.  Take your own color

People who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly

People who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly lazy.  ~Bob Hope

We learn geology the morning after earthquake

We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life, 1860LCD

Leadership the art of getting someone else

Leadership:  the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.  ~Dwight D. EisenhowerGCLE

Show me a woman who doesnt feel

Show me a woman who doesn’t feel guilty and I’ll show you a man.  ~Erica JongWRM

If im trying to sleep the ideas

If I’m trying to sleep, the ideas won’t stop. If I’m trying to write, there appears a barren nothingness.

Be not afraid of going slowly be

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.  ~Chinese Proverb

Itll be a great day when education

It’ll be a great day when education gets all the money it wants and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to

Bad excuses are worse than none thomas

Bad excuses are worse than none.  ~Thomas Fuller

The beauty of the world has two

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.  ~Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s

Men talk of killing time while time

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.  ~Dion Boucicault

What deep wounds ever closed without a

What deep wounds ever closed without a scar?  ~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Child Harold’s PilgrimageDCMOO

Press close bare bosomed night magnetic nourishing night

Press close, bare-bosomed Night! Press close, magnetic, nourishing Night! Night of south winds!  Night of the large, few stars! Still, nodding Night!  Mad, naked,

I am accustomed to sleep and in

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.  ~Rene Descartes, "Meditations on First

Our greatest glory is not in never

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any american who is prepared to run

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.  ~Gore Vidal PCR

Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of

Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world.  Don’t go through life creaking.  ~H.W. BylesFELI

I never pray to god make a

I never pray to God to make a putt.  I pray to God to help me react good if I miss a putt.  ~Chi

The human body has no more need

The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk, or giraffes’ milk.  ~Michael Klaper

Its hard to feel middle aged because how

It’s hard to feel middle-aged, because how can you tell how long you are going to live?  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN

Time is neither friend nor enemy its

Time is neither friend nor enemy it’s just a measurement.  ~Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.comtwitter.com/HawaiianLife/status/4363776705

Be alert accidents hurt author unknown

Be alert!  Accidents hurt.  ~Author Unknown

The danger of the past was that

The danger of the past was that men became slaves.  The danger of the future is that man may become robots.  ~Erich Fromm

Each time a man stands up for

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends

I ask of life the best kindness

I ask of life the best of kindness, sincerity and forgiveness for the wealth of peace. ~Sri Ismail, @sanguinesritwitter.com/sanguinesri/status/160870222033715200

34most poems are never finished34 i was

"Most poems are never finished," (I was defensive).  He sighed: "No, most poems are never started."  ~Dr. SunWolf, professorsunwolf.comtwitter.com/WordWhispers/status/76660356969275393