Monday, June 22, 2015


“Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist as you grow up.” Picasso
“Take time to laugh - it is the music of the soul.” From an old English prayer.
“A mind is like a parachute; it doesn’t work unless it’s open.” Frank Zappa
“He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.”  Japanese proverb
“You sort of come face to face with your own values at some point, where you can walk away or do something about it.”  Scott Neeson, who left the presidency of Sony Pictures to found a nonprofit helping very poor children in Cambodia
“In order to understand, I destroyed myself.” Fernando Pessoa
“Home is the place you never escape, even in nightmare.  Especially in nightmare.” Richard Powers
“It is right to be content with what we have, never with what we are.”   James Mackintosh
“I don’t suffer from madness, I enjoy it.” Salvador Dali
“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming.”  Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky
“I just know that I know nothing.” Socrates
“Don't listen to anyone who tells you that you can't do this or that.  That's nonsense. Make up your mind, you'll never use crutches or a stick, then have a go at everything. Go to school, join in all the games you can. Go anywhere you want to.  But never, never let them persuade you that things are too difficult or impossible. – Sir Douglas Bader was a British fighter pilot who lost both legs in a flying accident, but still fought in World War Two. He was knighted for his work with the disabled, and the quote above is from his talk to a 14-year-old boy who had lost a leg in a car accident.” Sir Douglas Bader (1910-1982) British Aviator
“Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles but in avoiding them.  A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.”  Norman Vincent Peale
“The future depends on what we do in the present.” Gandhi

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