Wednesday, June 12, 2013


..Hey Hi.
How are you?  How are you really?
Me, I ran five miles this morning.  I’m going bowling this afternoon and tomorrow I’m going to see a movie.  Hopefully I’ll do a lot of writing as well.

…Here are some things I liked that you might, too:

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." Theodor Seuss Geisel

"Sometimes I see something so moving I know I’m not supposed to linger. See it and leave. If you stay too long, you wear out the wordless shock. Love it and trust it and leave.” Don DeLillo, Underworld

"Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal, but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting there." Max Lerner

"The best advice I've ever heard about writing, and how to succeed, is that first you must write. And second, you must write. And third... You must write and not take self-criticism too seriously. Just write, as a bird flies and a fish swims. Write." Greg Bear

"If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius." Joseph Addison

"Everyone should be lucky enough to be loved for a long time."
"You have to be willing to hold your breath longer than you think you can." -"Mr. Peanut", by Adam Ross

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about." C. Kingsley

"Many a friendship--long, loyal, and self-sacrificing--rested at first upon no thicker a foundation than a kind word." Frederick Faber

"Aerodynamically a bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway." Mary Ash

"If you just keep playing, keep believing and have some faith, something good can happen."- Washington Redskins coach Norv Turner, whose team became only the second in NFL history to win six games after losing the first seven games of the year.

"I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through-then follow through." Eddie Rickenbacker

"Death generates an amazing amount of paperwork." Stephen Marche

"Don't be too hard on these poems until they're typed.  I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty. If the things are bad then, at least they appear to be bad with conviction." Dylan Thomas

"I learned to never empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was something still there in the deep part of the well, and let it fill at night from what fed it." Hemingway

"A man must have a code." Bunk, "The Wire"

"Why don't you take a nap?  Your face looks like a bag of walnuts." Roger Sterling to Don Draper, "Mad Men"

"Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own
record from day to day, and you are a success." William Boetcker

"We live in a world where it is more dramatic to lose your phone than your virginity." Megan Fox

"You get whichever accomplishment you are willing to declare." Georgia O'Keeffe

"The people you love become ghosts inside of you and like this you keep them alive." Kacia Domay

"My motto was to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was to keep swinging." Hank Aaron

"... I'll be happy here and happy there, full
of tea and tears ..."
-- Frank O'Hara

"The trouble is, you think you have time." Buddha

"To get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with." Mark Twain

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