Luck

The only sure thing about luck is that it will change. ~Wilson Mizner Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered. ~William Shakespeare Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit. ~R.E. Shay Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny. read more…

Love

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~Mother Teresa Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. ~Albert Einstein There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder. ~Charles Morgan You read more…

Logic

But, logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities. ~Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Dunsany, “Weeds & Moss,” My Ireland Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding. ~Ambrose Bierce Reason means truth and read more…

Live Now

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. ~Michael Cibenko Don’t let the past steal your read more…

Literature

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. ~Ezra Pound A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read. ~Mark Twain Literature is the question minus the answer. ~Roland Barthes Literature is news that stays news. ~Ezra Pound, ABC read more…

Listening

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk. ~Doug Larson We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ~Epictetus Lenin could listen so intently that he exhausted the speaker. ~Isaiah Berlin read more…

Light

Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light? ~Maurice Freehill Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. ~Chinese Proverb There are two kinds of light – the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures. ~James Thurber In read more…

Life

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Anderson When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave read more…

Libraries

What is more important in a library than anything else – than everything else – is the fact that it exists. ~Archibald MacLeish, “The Premise of Meaning,” American Scholar, 5 June 1972 Libraries: The medicine chest of the soul. ~Library at Thebes, inscription over the door A library is thought read more…

Letters

To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. ~Phyllis Theroux Never write a letter while you are angry. ~Chinese Proverb It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence. ~Jacques Barzun, God’s Country and Mine, 1954 I read more…