Archive for August, 2015

QOTD August 31 2015

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Harriet Martineau: “Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.”

 

QOTD August 30 2015

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

W. Somerset Maugham: “It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”

 

QOTD August 29 2015

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: “Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.”

 

QOTD August 28 2015

Friday, August 28th, 2015

A. R. Ammons: “Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful.”

QOTD August 27 2015

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Agatha Christie: “Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.”

 

QOTD August 26 2015

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Rodin: “Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.”

QOTD August 25 2015

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Confucius: “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”

 

QOTD August 24 2015

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Salma Hayek: “People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.”

QOTD August 23 2015

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Sean Stewart: “There are so many different ways lives work out, so many stories, and every one of them is precious: full of joy and heartbreak, and a fair amount of situation comedy.”

 

QOTD August 22 2015

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Stephen Ambrose: “The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.”

 

QOTD August 21 2015

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Hugh Macleod: “The creative person basically has two kinds of jobs: One is the sexy, creative kind. Second is the kind that pays the bills. Sometimes the task in hand covers both bases, but not often. This tense duality will always play center stage. It will never be transcended.”

 

QOTD August 20 2015

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: “Pleasure is an important component of the quality of life, but by itself it does not bring happiness. Pleasure helps to maintain order, but by itself cannot create a new order in consciousness.”

 

QOTD August 19 2015

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Steve Jobs: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.”

 

QOTD August 18 2015

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Henry Fielding: “Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.”

 

QOTD August 17 2015

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Irish Proverb: “Praise youth and it will prosper.”

 

QOTD August 16 2015

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Japanese Proverb: “When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.”

 

QOTD August 15 2015

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Rabbi Abraham Heschel: “Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.”

QOTD August 14 2015

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.: “A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a lifetime’s experience.”

 

QOTD August 13 2015

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Clifton Fadiman: “Cheese – milk’s leap toward immortality.”

 

QOTD August 12 2015

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Brendan Francis: “If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.”