Monday, October 31, 2011

TRIALS - Motivational Wallpapers




"Before the fruits of prosperity can come, the storms of life need to first bring the required rains of testing, which mixes with the seeds of wisdom to produce a mature harvest." - Lincoln Patz

WORK ETHIC - Motivational Wallpapers





"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." - Vince Lombardi

FORTITUDE - Motivational Wallpapers




"Fix in your mind to overcome all obstacles. When you truly determine this, the dawn will start to appear." - Lincoln Patz

GOLDEN RULE - Motivational Wallpapers




"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." - Matthew 7:12

OUTLOOK - Motivational Wallpapers




"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a paradise from adversity, or create a prison from blessing." - John Milton

LEAP FORWARD - Motivational Wallpapers




"Making forward progress on the outside begins with making a leap on the inside." - Lincoln Patz

HOPE - Motivational Wallpapers




"The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams." - Elizabeth Gilbert

LOVE - Motivational Wallpapers




"The greatest moments a heart can know are those in which it pours out its affections to another." - Thomas Jefferson

CHALLENGE - Motivational Wallpapers




"Success is when you realize obstacles you face are challenges to help you become better - and your response equals the challenge." - Stephen Covey

ENCOURAGE - Motivational Wallpapers




"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton

Trick Or Treat? - Sacred Quotes


"Hark! Hark to the wind! 'Tis the night, they say, When all souls come back from the far away - The dead, forgotten this many a day!" - Virna Sheard

"Where there is no imagination there is no horror." - Arthur C Doyle

"'Tis now the very witching time of the night, when churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world." - William Shakespeare

"From ghoulies and ghosties And long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!" - Scottish Saying

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion." - Henry David Thoreau

"It's Halloween, everyone's entitled to one good scare." - Sheriff L Brackett

Of Mountains - Sacred Quotes


"Pure heart is compared to the Himalayas, to the ocean of milk, to a chariot for the divine." - Sri Sathya Sai Baba

"If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." - Matthew 17:20

"The colour of the mountains is Buddha's body; the sound of running water is his great speech." - Dogen

"Climb every mountain, search high and low follow every byway, every path you know. Climb every mountain, ford every stream, Follow every rainbow, 'til you find your dream!" - From The Sound of Music

"I've learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it." - Author Unknown

Light and Darkness - Sacred Quotes


"There are two ways of passing from this world - in light or in darkness. He who passes in light does not come back but the one who passes in darkness, returns." - Bhagavad Gita 8:26

"God has 70,000 veils of light and darkness; if He were to remove them, the radiant splendours of His Face would burn up whoever was reached by His gaze." Hadith

"Light and darkness are the world's eternal ways." - Zarathustra

"Just as light brightens darkness, discovering inner fulfilment can eliminate any disorder or discomfort. This is truly the key to creating balance and harmony in everything you do." - Deepak Chopra

"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe." - The Dalai Lama

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

When The Earth Shakes - Sacred Quotes


"Taking refuge in this wisdom, attaining My divine nature one is not reborn during the universal creation nor destroyed during the universal destruction." - Bhagavad Gita, 14:2

"All schemes are only useless scraps of paper in the face of war, famine, earth quakes and other disasters. All these disasters are warnings from Mother Durga, and by them she confirms her eternal superiority over the plan makers." - Srila Prabhupada

"He looks on the earth, and it trembles; He touches the hills, and they smoke." - Psalms 104:32

"Only after disaster can we be resurrected." - Chuck Palahniuk

"With a natural disaster, who do you get mad at?" - David Fassler

"The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster." - Quentin Crisp

Monday, October 24, 2011

Precious Gold - Sacred Quotes


"He does possess a spiritual form. It is clearly described in vedic scriptures that He possesses a blissful form surrounded by a golden glow." - Bhagavad Gita 2:72

"I offer my respectful obeisances to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose form is like blue lotus flower, who wears golden ornaments...and who bears the name Sri Krishna." - Sri Aisvarya Kadambini

"Meditation is pure gold; it has a perfection of its own. But if there is compassion then the gold has a fragrance too." - Gautama Buddha

"How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!" - Proverbs 16:16

"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver." - M K Gandhi

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fasting For Purification - Sacred Quotes


"For one who is fasting, the sense-objects disappear, Leaving the yearning behind; But when one has seen the Highest, Even the yearning disappears." - Bhagavad Gita 2:59

"Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one's flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and kindles the true light of chastity. Enter again into yourself." - St Augustine

"Fasting is prescribed to you... That you may learn self-restraint." - Quran 2:183

"A genuine fast cleanses the body, mind and soul. It crucifies the flesh and to that extent, sets the soul free." - M K Gandhi

"When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting." - St Jerome

Dance Divine - Sacred Quotes


"As the rains recede and crops are harvested, the pot, the woman and the field come together. In the centre of the field, the pot is placed filled with water and sprouts, and around it women dance in circular formation. They bend down and clap as they thank the earth and cosmos and energise it with their happiness. This is garbo, the dance of the earth-womb." - Devdutt Pattanaik

"We are travellers on a cosmic journey - startdust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity." - Gautama Buddha

"One is the path of devotion, what in india is called bhakti - a Meera, a Chaitanya, dancing and singing, losing themselves completely in the act. When Meera is dancing there is only dance, there is no Meera; the dancer is completely merged into the dance. When Chaitanya is singing and dancing there is not Chaitanya; he has become one with the act." - Osho

Fire, Good Servant But Bad Master - Sacred Quotes


"Burning the effigy that symbolises evil once every year on Vijaya-dashami alone will not suffice, you will have to be vigilant every moment of your life." - Swami Adhyatmananda

"As the spiritual fire, the mainyu athra, is to be fed the fuel of good thoughts, the temporal fire is fed pure fuels so that it, too, may burn with vigour and brightness. As the spiritual fire will be diminished with bad or negative thoughts, the temporal fire is kept free from anything that will sully the flame." Zoroastrianism

"The power of absolute love is a raging fire of uncontainable majesty that consumes any and all who come too close to its flames." Andrew Cohen

"It is with our passions as it is with fire and water; they are good servants, but bad masters." Roger L'Estrange Aesop's Fables

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computers - Sacred Quotes

Steve Says...


"All external expectations, pride, fear of embarrassment or failure - just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way i know to avoid that trap of thinking to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

"Am willing to tear down walls, build bridges, and light fires. I have great experience, lots of energy, a bit of that "vision thing" and i'm not afraid to start from the beginning."

"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels... the ones who see things differently - you can quote them, disagree with them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward." - Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computers, (Feb 24, 1955-Oct 5, 2011)

Respecting Elders - Sacred Quotes


"Let your mother be to you like unto a god! Let your father be to you like unto a god! Let your teacher be to you like unto a god!" - Taittiriyaka Upanishad 1.11.2

"Son, why do you quarrel with your father, Due to him you have grown to this age?"- Adi Granth, Sarang Rag

"Treat your parents with kindness; if either of them or both reach old age in your presence, do not rebuff them. Speak to them with the utmost respect." - Quran 17:23-24

"When a man honours his father and mother, God says, "I regard it as though I had dwelt among them and they had honoured me." - Talmud

"If your parents take care of you up to the time you cut your teeth, you take care of them when they lose theirs." - African Proverb

Have You An Opinion? - Sacred Quotes


"The man of Knowledge neither cares for the universe nor desires its dissolution. He lives happily on whatever comes his way. he is blessed." - Ashtavakra Gita 17:7

"He sees who sees that all actions are performed by nature alone and that the self is actionless." - Bhagavad Gita 13:29

"The curse of sin and suffering is the self-hypnosis of the individual soul in feeling that he is somehow involved in the world and particularly in the body; that it is he who sees, hears, tastes, grasps with the hands, walks and works; and that it is he who enjoys and suffers." - Swami Venkatesananda

"Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all." - G C Lichtenberg

"Only the fallen have an opinion. The risen have transcended the need to have an opinion." - Anonymous

Full of Wonder - Sacred Quotes


"I often wonder where lie hidden the boundaries of recognition between man and the beast whose heart knows no spoken language. Through what primal paradise in a remote morning of creation ran the simple path by which their hearts visited each other." - Rabindranath Tagore

"Wonder is the desire for knowledge." - St Thomas Aquinas

"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief." - Gerry Spence

"Don't lose the wonder in your eyes It's right there when you smile..." - Van Morrison

"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder... he needs the companionship of atleast one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in." - Rachel Carson

IMPROVEMENT - Motivational Wallpaper




"When you reach the top, keep ascending; otherwise you start descending." - Lincoln Patz

POTENTIAL - Motivational Wallpaper




"Look past the exterior, and see that there is so much more within. Then decide to unleash that potential to the fullest." - Lincoln Patz

DIVERSITY - Motivational Wallpaper




"People may be said to resemble the pieces of a puzzle, each unique, yet each essential to bring out a complete picture." - Felix Adler

VISION - Motivational Wallpaper




"Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just the bottom line." - Warren G. Bennis

INTEGRITY - Motivational Wallpaper




"It is not what we profess in public, but where we walk and what we practice in secret that gives us integrity." - Sir Francis Bacon

CHRISTMAS - Motivational Wallpaper




"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." - Luke 2:14

DISCOVER - Motivational Wallpaper




"Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue." - Sir Francis Bacon

SERVICE - Motivational Wallpaper




"The very purpose of life is service - as everything grows from it and is sustained by it." - Marian Wright Edelman

QUALITY - Motivational Wallpaper




"Quality begins on the inside, and then works its way out." - Bob Moawad

INNOVATION - Motivational Wallpaper




"The best way to predict the future is to create it." - Alan Kay

Calm And Quiet - Sacred Quotes


"He is always calm, quiet and patient, despite many distressful conditions." - Bhagavad Gita 12: 13-14

"The day is approaching when thy agitation will have been transmuted into peace and quiet calm." - Bha'u'llah

"An affectionate disposition not only makes the mind more peaceful and calm, it affects our body in a positive way too." - The XIV Dalai Lama

"You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God." - 1 Peter 3

"Develop the mind of equilibrium. You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind: Follow the calmness, the absence of pride. " - Sutta Nipata

"Nothing is so aggravating than calmness." - Oscar Wilde

Friday, October 21, 2011

Science & Spirituality - Sacred Quotes

"My confidence in venturing in science lies in my belief that as in science so in Buddhism, understanding the nature of reality is pursued by means of critical investigation: if scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims." - The XIV Dalai Lama

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognise our place in an immensity of light years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual." - Carl Sagan

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men." - Martin Luther King jr

Thursday, October 20, 2011

BRILLIANCE - Motivational Wallpaper

"When brilliant minds, attitudes, and talents come together to form one goal - expect a masterpiece." - John Ruskin

PERSEVERANCE - Motivational Wallpaper

"Perseverance rarely fails of its purpose; for its silent power grows irresistibly greater with time." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

VISUALIZATION - Motivational Wallpaper

"When one starts to visualize the impossible, one begins to see it as possible." - Cherie Carter-Scott

THINK BIG - Motivational Wallpaper

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count - it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

RISE ABOVE IT - Motivational Wallpaper

"Life's hurdles can be great opportunities when we fix our minds to rise above them." - Lincoln Patz

IMAGINATION - Motivational Wallpaper

"Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future." - Charles F. Kettering

DREAMS - Motivational Wallpaper

"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his reward is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." - Oscar Wilde

CHARACTER - Motivational Wallpaper

"Adversity does not build character, it reveals it." - James Lane Allen

ZEST - Motivational Wallpaper

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

TAKE ACTION - Motivational Wallpaper

"The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change." - Maya Angelou

ACHIEVABILITY - Motivational Wallpaper

"The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could ultimately be." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

PERSPECTIVE - Motivational Wallpaper

"Any experience can be transformed into something of value." - Vash Young

YOUTH - Motivational Wallpaper

"You never grow old - you become old by not continuing to grow." - Wilford A. Peterson

ATTITUDE - Motivational Wallpaper

"A consistent positive mental attitude is a force that enables the beholder to overcome even the deepest of hindrances." - Lincoln Patz

WONDERLAND - Motivational Wallpaper

"Life is a realm of wonder in that the more we live and learn, the more our scope of view in life needs to expand with it." - Linkcoln Patz

SHINE - Motivational Wallpaper

"It's a wonderful truth that when one bring light to others, it always comes back to brighten a path for the giver as well." - Lincoln Patz

DREAM BIG - Motivational Wallpaper

"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude." - Zig Ziglar

OPPORTUNITY - Motivational Wallpaper

"Like mighty winds, opportunities abound to those who decide to see them. They exist in limitless amounts and are waiting to be applied." - Lincoln Patz

GOALS - Motivational Wallpaper

"Aim above the mark to hit the mark." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

SUCCESS - Motivational Wallpaper



"It is not the position where you are standing, but which direction you are going." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Lawyers and Engineers - short funny story

Three lawyers and three engineers are traveling by train to a conference. At the station, each of the three lawyers buys a ticket while the three engineers buy only one ticket.

“How can the three of you travel on one ticket?” asks a lawyer.

“Watch and you’ll see,” answers an engineer.

Aboard the train the lawyers take their respective seats while all three engineers cram into the restroom and squeeze the door closed behind them.

When the conductor comes around collecting tickets, he knocks on the restroom door and says, “Ticket, please.” The door opens a crack and a single arm emerges with a ticket in hand. The conductor takes it and moves on.

The lawyers are impressed with this clever idea. One the way home from the conference, they decide to copy the engineers’ technique. At the station, they buy a single ticket for their return trip. To their astonishment, the engineers don’t buy a ticket at all!

“How in the hell are you going to pull this off?” asks a lawyer.

“Watch and you’ll see,” answers an engineer.

They board the train. The three lawyers cram into one restroom and the three engineers cram into the other restroom.

Shortly after the train departs, one of the engineers leaves his restroom and knocks on the other restroom door. “Ticket, please!”

The sick child and his mother - short funny story

The Sick child and his mother short funny story

A child came crying to his mother and complained that he has severe stomach-ache. She told him, “It is because your belly is empty. Come and have some food.” The child obeyed.

The next day the mother had a heavy head ache. The child consoled her, saying innocently, “Mommy, it is because your head is empty!”

On another occasion, the curious child asked his mother, “Mommy, why are some of your hairs turning grey?” She tried to use this occasion to reform him. “It is because of you, dear. Every bad action of yours will turn one of my hairs grey!” The child replied innocently, “Now I know why your mother has only grey hairs on her head.”

Missing Husband - short funny story

A lady went to the police station to file a report for her missing Husband:


Lady: I lost my Husband
Inspector: What is his height?

Lady: I never noticed
Inspector: Slim or healthy?

Lady: Not slim can be healthy
Inspector: Colour of eyes?

Lady: Never noticed
Inspector: Colour of hair?

Lady: Changes according to season
Inspector: What was he wearing?

Lady: suit/casuals I don’t remember exactly
Inspector: Was somebody with him ?????????

Lady: Yes my Labrador dog, Calvin, tied with a golden chain, height 30 inches, healthy, blue eyes, blackish brown hair, his left foot thumb nail is slightly broken, he never barks, wearing a golden belt studded with blue balls, he likes non veg food, we eat together, we jog together…. And the lady started crying…..

Inspector: Let’s search for the dog first!!!!!!!

Why We Live as Long as We Do... - short funny story

On the first day God created the cow. God said, "You must go to the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer I will give you a life span of sixty years."

The cow said, "That's a kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. Let me have twenty years and I'll give back the other forty."

And God agreed.

On the second day, God created the dog. God said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. I will give you a life span of twenty years."

The dog said, "That's too long to be barking. Give me ten years and I'll give back the other ten."

So God agreed (sigh).

On the third day God created the monkey. God said, "Entertain people, do monkey tricks, make them laugh. I'll give you a twenty year life span."


The monkey said, "How boring, monkey tricks for twenty years? I don't think so. Dog gave you back ten, so that's what I'll do too, okay?"

And God agreed again.

On the fourth day God created man. God said, "Eat, sleep, play. Do nothing, just enjoy, enjoy. I'll give you twenty years."

Man said, "What? Only twenty years? No way! Tell you what, I'll take my twenty, and the forty cow gave back, and the ten dog gave back and the ten monkey gave back. That makes eighty, okay?"

"Okay," said God. "You've got a deal."

So this is why for the first twenty years we eat, sleep, play, enjoy, and do nothing;

for the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family;

for the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain our grandchildren;

and for the last ten years we sit in front of the house and bark at everybody.

Salary Increase - short funny story

One day an employee sends a letter to his boss to increase his salary!!!

Dear Bo$$


n thi$ life, we all need $ome thing mo$t de$perately. I think you $hould be under$tanding of the need$ of u$ worker$ who have given $o much $upport including $weat and $ervice to your company.

I am $ure you will gue$$ what I mean and re$pond $oon

Your$ $incerely,

Norman $oh


The next day, the employee received this letter of reply:

Dear NOrman,


I kNOw you have been working very hard. NOwadays, NOthing much has changed. You must have NOticed that our company is NOt doing NOticeably well as yet.

NOw the newspaper are saying the world`s leading ecoNOmists are NOt sure if the United States may go into aNOther recession. After the NOvember presidential elections things may turn bad.

I have NOthing more to add NOw. You kNOw what I mean.


Yours truly,
Manager

A Letter To God - short funny story

Funny story about a an old lady who has no money

A man worked in a post office. His job was to process all mail that had illegible addresses. One day a letter came to his desk, addressed in shaky handwriting to God. He thought, "I better open this one and see what it's all about." So he opened it and it read: "Dear God, I am a 83 year old widow living on a very small pension. Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had a hundred dollars in it which was all the money I had until my next pension check."

"Next Sunday is Mother's Day, and I had invited my last two friends over for dinner. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with." "I have no family to turn to, and you are my only hope. Can you please help me?" The postal worker was touched, and went around showing the letter to all the others. Each of them dug into his wallet and came up with a few dollars. By the time he made the rounds, he had collected 96 dollars, which they put into an envelope and sent over to her.

The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of the nice thing they had done. Mother's Day came and went, and a few days later came another letter from the old lady to God. All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened. It read, "Dear God, How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me?" "Because of your generosity, I was able to fix a lovely dinner for my friends. We had a very nice day, and I told my friends of your wonderful gift. " "By the way, there was 4 dollars missing. It was no doubt those thieving bastards at the post office!!!!!!

Wrong E-Mail - short funny story

It's wise to remember how easily email -- this wonderful technology -- can be misused, sometimes unintentionally, with serious consequences. Read this short funny story

An Illinois man who left the snow-filled streets of Chicago for a vacation in Florida. His wife was on a business trip and was planning to meet him there the next day. When he reached his hotel, he decided to send his wife a quick email.

Unfortunately, when typing her address, he missed one letter, and his note was directed instead to an elderly preacher's wife whose husband had passed away only the day before. When the grieving widow checked her email, she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream, and fell to the floor in a dead faint.

At the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the screen:



Dearest Wife,
Just got checked in. Everything prepared for your arrival tomorrow.

P.S. Sure is hot down here

BUS 84 - short funny story

A funny short Story about a blonde

A blonde was visiting Washington, DC for the first time. She wanted to see the Capitol building. Unfortunately, she couldn't find it, so she asked a police officer for directions.

"Excuse me, officer, how do I get to the Capitol building?"

The officer replied, "Wait here at this bus stop for the number 84 bus. It'll take you right there." She thanked the officer and he drives off.

Four hours later the police officer returned to the same area and, sure enough, the blonde is still waiting at the same bus stop. The officer got out of his car and said, "Excuse me, but to get to the Capitol building, I said to wait here for the number 84 bus. That was four hours ago. Why are you still waiting?"

The blonde replied, "Don't worry, officer, it won't be long now. The 75th bus just went by!"

Ad In The Paper - short funny story

This is a very funny story about an old lady whose husband died and she want to put an ad in the paper about his funeral.

Story Begins:

The local newspaper funeral notice telephone operator received a phone call. A woman on the other end asked, "How much do funeral notices cost?"

"$5.00 per word, Ma'am," came the response.

"Good, do you have a paper and pencil handy?"

"Yes, Ma'am."

"OK, write this: 'Fred dead.'"

"I'm sorry, Ma'am; I forgot to tell you there's a Six-word minimum."

"Hmmph," came the reply, "You certainly did forget to tell me that." A moment of silence. "Got your pencil and paper?"

"Yes, Ma'am."

"OK, print this: 'Fred dead, his car for sale.' "

A Million Dollar Lesson

A cab driver taught me a million dollar lesson in customer satisfaction and expectation. Motivational speakers charge thousands of dollars to impart his kind of training to corporate executives and staff. It cost me a $12 taxi ride.

I had flown into Dallas for the sole purpose of calling on a client. Time was of the essence and my plan included a quick turnaround trip from and back to the airport. A spotless cab pulled up.

The driver rushed to open the passenger door for me and made sure I was comfortably seated before he closed the door. As he got in the driver's seat, he mentioned that the neatly folded Wall Street Journal next to me for my use. He then showed me several tapes and asked me what type of music I would enjoy.

Well! I looked around for a "Candid Camera!" Wouldn't you? I could not believe the service I was receiving! I took the opportunity to say, "Obviously you take great pride in your work. You must have a story to tell."

"You bet," he replied, "I used to be in Corporate America. But I got tired of thinking my best would never be good enough. I decided to find my niche in life where I could feel proud of being the best I could be.

I knew I would never be a rocket scientist, but I love driving cars, being of service and feeling like I have done a full day's work and done it well. I evaluate my personal assets and... wham! I became a cab driver.

One thing I know for sure, to be good in my business I could simply just meet the expectations of my passengers. But, to be GREAT in my business, I have to EXCEED the customer's expectations! I like both the sound and the return of being 'great' better than just getting by on 'average'"

Did I tip him big time? You bet! Corporate America's loss is the traveling folk's friend!
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Lessons:

Go an Extra Mile when providing any Service to others.

There is no good or bad job. You can make any job good.

Good service always brings good return.

Loving & Giving - Sacred Quotes

"Your smile for your brother is a charity. Your removal of stones, thorns or bones from the paths of people is a charity. Your guidance of a person who is lost is a charity." - Bukhari

"Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, 'You owe me.' Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky." - Hafiz

"When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him. It has happened because neither you nor i wanted to give that person what he needed." - Mother Teresa

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." - Kahlil Gibran

"Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay - Love isn't love till you give it away!" - Oscar Hammerstein

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Be Creative - Sacred Quotes

"Be creative. Don't be worried about what you are doing - one has to do many things - but do everything creatively, with devotion. Then your work becomes worship. If the atom can have so much energy, what to say about man? What to say about this small flame of consciousness in man?" - Osho

"Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request,and everything your heart desires must come to you." - M K Gandhi

"The creative person is willing to live with ambiguity. He doesn't need problems solved immediately and can afford to wait for the right ideas." - Abe Tannenbaum

"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Mind And Matter - Sacred Quotes

"The relationship between the physical and the spiritual is so close that it is impossible to enjoy one without the other." - Dadaji Amiya Roy Chowdhury

"The Upanishads'description of the creative process is very grand and comprehensive. The exposition has some resemblance to the Purusha-Sukta of the Veda, where the Cosmic Sacrifice, which is creation, is said to evolve gradually...". - Swami Krishnananda

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognise our place in an immensity of light years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combinded, is surely spiritual." - Carl Sagan

"But recently i've, the past few years, i'm more focussed on meditation. It's not a physical part. It's more mental part, to understand life." - Jet Li

It's Magic! - Sacred Quotes

"That one I love who is incapable of ill will, and returns love for hatred. Living beyond the reach of i and mine, and of pain and pleasure, full of mercy, contented, self-controlled, with all his heart and mind given to Me - with such a one I am in love." - Bhagavad Gita 12:13

"When I am with you, we stay up all night, When you're not here, I can't get to sleep. Praise God for these two insomnias! And the difference between them." - Jalaluddin Rumi

"Never a lip is curved with pain That can't be kissed into smile again." - Brete Harte

"I remember a place...a town...a house like a lot of houses...a yard like a lot of other yards...on a street like a lot of other streets. And the thing is, after all these years, i still look back... with wonder." - The Wonder Years

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Quotations about Yoga & Tai Chi

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. ~B.K.S. Iyengar


The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren't enough. ~Amy Weintraub


Yoga is the fountain of youth. You're only as young as your spine is flexible. ~Bob Harper


You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state. ~Sharon Gannon


Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal.... But don't approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain. ~Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois


By embracing your mother wound as your yoga, you transform what has been a hindrance in your life into a teacher of the heart. ~Phillip Moffitt


Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory. ~Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois


Sun salutations can energize and warm you, even on the darkest, coldest winter day. ~Carol Krucoff


I like the physical part, but I'm also drawn to the spiritual. For me, yoga is not just a workout - it's about working on yourself. ~Mary Glover, "Health Profile: Yoga leaves aches and pains behind," Arizona Republic, 2004 April 6


A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves. ~Terri Guillemets


I do yoga so that I can stay flexible enough to kick my own arse if necessary. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon, www.wildthymecreative.com


The beauty is that people often come here for the stretch, and leave with a lot more. ~Liza Ciano, co-owner & co-director of Yoga Vermont, yogavermont.com


The last time I opened my chakra so I could feel my peace, I got thrown right out of the pub. ~Terri Guillemets


Yoga in Mayfair or Fifth Avenue, or in any other place which is on the telephone, is a spiritual fake. ~Carl Jung


Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. ~Author Unknown


Vogue and Self are putting out the message of yoginis as buff and perfect. If you start doing yoga for those reasons, fine. Most people get beyond that and see that it's much, much more. ~Patricia Walden


When asked what gift he wanted for his birthday, the yogi replied: "I wish no gifts, only presence." ~Author Unknown


Yoga is bodily gospel. ~Reaven Fields


If I'm losing balance in a pose, I stretch higher and God reaches down to steady me. It works every time, and not just in yoga. ~Terri Guillemets


Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one's being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union - the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions. ~B.K.S. Iyengar, Astadala Yogamala


Don't just do something - sit there! ~Author Unknown


I was in yoga the other day. I was in full lotus position. My chakras were all aligned. My mind is cleared of all clatter and I'm looking out of my third eye and everything that I'm supposed to be doing. It's amazing what comes up, when you sit in that silence. "Mama keeps whites bright like the sunlight, Mama's got the magic of Clorox 2." ~Ellen DeGeneres


Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success. ~Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika


Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind. ~Patanjali, translated from Sanskrit


Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are. ~Jason Crandell, quoted in Yoga Journal, November 2005


Yoga is difficult for the one whose mind is not subdued. ~Bhagavad Gita


Corpse pose restores life. Dead parts of your being fall away, the ghosts are released. ~Terri Guillemets


Yoga doesn't take time, it gives time. ~Ganga White


Yoga has a sly, clever way of short-circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety. ~Baxter Bell, quoted in "Worry Thwarts," Yoga Journal, March 2006


Concentrating on poses clears the mind, while focusing on the breath helps the body shift out of fight-or-flight mode. ~Melanie Haiken, about yoga and anxiety, "Worry Thwarts," Yoga Journal, March 2006


Warrior pose battles inner weakness and wins focus. You see that there is no war within you. You're on your own side, and you are your own strength. ~Terri Guillemets


Mountain pose teaches us, literally, how to stand on our own two feet.... teaching us to root ourselves into the earth.... Our bodies become a connection between heaven and earth. ~Carol Krucoff


Mountain pose is an affirmation. You can conquer anything with your natural boldness and resolute strength. Only you can reach the peak of your success. ~Terri Guillemets


I tried yoga once but took off for the mall halfway through class, as I had a sudden craving for a soft pretzel and world peace. ~Terri Guillemets


All unimportant matters drop off you in ragdoll pose. Very few things are genuinely important. The Truth sways before you. ~Terri Guillemets


When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God. When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world. ~B.K.S. Iyengar


The autonomic nervous system is divided into the sympathetic system, which is often identified with the fight-or-flight response, and the parasympathetic, which is identified with what's been called the relaxation response. When you do yoga - the deep breathing, the stretching, the movements that release muscle tension, the relaxed focus on being present in your body - you initiate a process that turns the fight-or-flight system off and the relaxation response on. That has a dramatic effect on the body. The heartbeat slows, respiration decreases, blood pressure decreases. The body seizes this chance to turn on the healing mechanisms. ~Richard Faulds


Tree pose grows confidence. ~Terri Guillemets


Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God. ~Krishnamacharya


Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end. ~Jiddhu Krishnamurti


For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve. ~Terri Guillemets


Chair pose is a defiance of spirit, showing how high you can reach even when you're forced down. ~Terri Guillemets


Basketball is an endurance sport, and you have to learn to control your breath; that's the essence of yoga, too. So, I consciously began using yoga techniques in my practice and playing. I think yoga helped reduce the number and severity of injuries I suffered. As preventative medicine, it's unequaled. ~Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


Before you've practiced, the theory is useless. After you've practiced, the theory is obvious. ~David Williams, an Ashtanga yoga teacher in Maui, Hawaii, quoted from yoga.com


Tai chi does not mean oriental wisdom or something exotic. It is the wisdom of your own senses, your own mind and body together as one process. ~Chungliang Al Huang


It has long been my dream that one day Americans of all ages, creeds and colors will be practicing taijiquan in the parks of this nation as they do in China. Few places in the world have such beautiful open spaces which can and should be used productively at no expense. The result would be tremendous improvement in mental and physical well-being. ~Jou, Tsung Hwa


As the practitioner incorporates the quality of tai chi movement into his life, he finds that he stops banging into things. The result of not falling into each step provides the opportunity to instantaneously ease back from unexpected barriers. ~Wolfe Lowenthal


Of all the exercises, I should say that T'ai Chi is the best. It can ward off disease, banish worry and tension, bring improved physical health and prolong life. It is a good hobby for your whole life, the older you are, the better. It is suitable for everyone - the weak, the sick, the aged, children, the disabled and blind. It is also an economical exercise. As long as one has three square feet of space, one can take a trip to paradise and stay there to enjoy life for thirty minutes without spending a single cent. ~T.T. Liang (Liang Tung-Tsai, 1900-2002), T'ai Chi Ch'uan for Health and Self-Defense


Think of the circular path of each movement, in Tai Chi every movement is in curve or circle that has no ending or beginning. ~Paul Lam


Tai chi is the one exercise that can universally help solve our growing health crisis. It has stood the test of thousands of years. We have a generation of baby boomers with increasing health problems; old people who are sick, in pain, fearful, and cranky; a middle class that is increasingly incapable of affording most of the drugs that are prescribed for their ailments; children that are flaccid, diabetic and asthmatic. People of all ages are addicted to drugs, alcohol, sugar, cigarettes, and caffeine. Stress follows almost everyone like a shadow. ~Bruce Frantzis

Quotations about Writing

So often is the virgin sheet of paper more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred it. ~Harold Acton, Memoirs of an Aesthete, 1948


The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. ~Anaïs Nin


You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. ~Ray Bradbury


Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. ~E.L. Doctorow


A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket. ~Charles Peguy


And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath


I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all. ~Richard Wright, American Hunger, 1977


I try to leave out the parts that people skip. ~Elmore Leonard


If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. ~Toni Morrison


What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers. ~Logan Pearsall Smith, "All Trivia," Afterthoughts, 1931


The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium. ~Norbet Platt


It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop. ~Vita Sackville-West


Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say. ~Sharon O'Brien


Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very;" your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain


I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter. ~James Michener


The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say. ~Mark Twain


The wastebasket is a writer's best friend. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer


Don't be too harsh to these poems until they're typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction. ~Dylan Thomas, letter to Vernon Watkins, March 1938


Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth


The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible. ~Vladimir Nabakov


Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. ~Anton Chekhov


Easy reading is damn hard writing. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne


Ink and paper are sometimes passionate lovers, oftentimes brother and sister, and occasionally mortal enemies. ~Terri Guillemets


Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space. ~Orson Scott Card


A metaphor is like a simile. ~Author Unknown


The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter - it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning. ~Mark Twain, letter to George Bainton, 1888 (Thanks, Andrew & Barbara), variation of Josh Billings' "Don't mistake vivacity for wit, thare iz about az much difference az thare iz between lightning and a lightning bug."


The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it. ~Jules Renard, "Diary," February 1895


Proofread carefully to see if you any words out. ~Author Unknown


A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer. ~Karl Kraus


A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose. ~Samuel McChord Crothers, "Every Man's Natural Desire to Be Somebody Else," The Dame School of Experience, 1920


When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen. But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can. ~Samuel Lover, Handy Andy, 1842


I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. ~James Michener


Writing is my time machine, takes me to the precise time and place I belong. ~Jeb Dickerson, www.howtomatter.com


If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. ~Isaac Asimov


I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork. ~Peter De Vries


Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne


A critic can only review the book he has read, not the one which the writer wrote. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind. ~Catherine Drinker Bowen, Atlantic, December 1957


To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music the words make. ~Truman Capote, McCall's, November 1967


A writer and nothing else: a man alone in a room with the English language, trying to get human feelings right. ~John K. Hutchens, New York Herald Tribune, 10 September 1961


I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top. ~English Professor (Name Unknown), Ohio University


Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it. ~Hannah Arendt


It seems to me that the problem with diaries, and the reason that most of them are so boring, is that every day we vacillate between examining our hangnails and speculating on cosmic order. ~Ann Beattie, Picturing Will, 1989


For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain [and] the noise of battle. ~John Cheever


Do not put statements in the negative form.
And don't start sentences with a conjunction.
If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a
great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
De-accession euphemisms.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
~William Safire, "Great Rules of Writing"


No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. ~Henry Brooks Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907


Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. ~Gene Fowler


Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable. ~Francis Bacon


The expression "to write something down" suggests a descent of thought to the fingers whose movements immediately falsify it. ~William Gass, "Habitations of the Word," Kenyon Review, October 1984


Be obscure clearly. ~E.B. White


Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. ~Flannery O'Connor


It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page. ~Joan Baez



When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence. ~Samuel Butler


Ink on paper is as beautiful to me as flowers on the mountains; God composes, why shouldn't we? ~Terri Guillemets


Every great writer is a writer of history, let him treat on almost any subject he may. ~Walter Savage Landor, Imaginary Conversation: Diogenes and Plato


Let me walk through the fields of paper
touching with my wand
dry stems and stunted
butterflies....
~Denise Levertov, "A Walk through the Notebooks"


When we see a natural style we are quite amazed and delighted, because we expected to see an author and find a man. ~Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670


Every writer I know has trouble writing. ~Joseph Heller


Writer's block is a disease for which there is no cure, only respite. ~Terri Guillemets


A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one. ~Baltasar Gracián


When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing. ~Enrique Jardiel Poncela


I asked Ring Lardner the other day how he writes his short stories, and he said he wrote a few widely separated words or phrases on a piece of paper and then went back and filled in the spaces. ~Harold Ross


When you are describing,
A shape, or sound, or tint;
Don't state the matter plainly,
But put it in a hint;
And learn to look at all things,
With a sort of mental squint.
~Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)


Writing comes more easily if you have something to say. ~Sholem Asch


The ablest writer is only a gardener first, and then a cook: his tasks are, carefully to select and cultivate his strongest and most nutritive thoughts; and when they are ripe, to dress them, wholesomely, and yet so that they may have a relish. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827


If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad. ~Lord Byron


If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it. ~Anais Nin


I'd rather be caught holding up a bank than stealing so much as a two-word phrase from another writer. ~Jack Smith


An incurable itch for scribbling takes possession of many, and grows inveterate in their insane breasts. ~Juvenal, Satires


Writing is a struggle against silence. ~Carlos Fuentes


Don't loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club, and if you don't get it you will none the less get something that looks remarkably like it. ~Jack London, "Getting Into Print," 1905


The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation. ~Elias Canetti


It is only when you open your veins and bleed onto the page a little that you establish contact with your reader. If you do not believe in the characters or the story you are doing at that moment with all your mind, strength, and will, if you don't feel joy and excitement while writing it, then you're wasting good white paper, even if it sells, because there are other ways in which a writer can bring in the rent money besides writing bad or phony stories. ~Paul Gallico, "Confessions of a Story Writer," 1946


All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. The chasm is never completely bridged. We all have the conviction, perhaps illusory, that we have much more to say than appears on the paper. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer


One hates an author that's all author. ~George Gordon, Lord Byron, "Beppo"


What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when he's staring out of the window. ~Burton Rascoe


The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes. ~Agatha Christie


An old racetrack joke reminds you that your program contains all the winners' names. I stare at my typewriter keys with the same thought. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Every word born of an inner necessity - writing must never be anything else. ~Etty Hillesum, quoted in Ten Fun Things to Do Before You Die by Karol Jackowski


A writer's mind seems to be situated partly in the solar plexus and partly in the head. ~Ethel Wilson


Publication - is the auction of the Mind of Man. ~Emily Dickinson


If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves. ~Don Marquis


There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters. ~Miguel de Cervantes


Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake. ~E.L. Doctorow


The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite and builds a road into Chaos and old Night, and is followed by those who hear him with something of wild, creative delight. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure. ~Henry David Thoreau


You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke. ~Arthur Polotnik


An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff. ~Adlai Stevenson, as quoted in You Said a Mouthful edited by Ronald D. Fuchs


The first goal of writing is to have one's words read successfully. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com


Most editors are failed writers - but so are most writers. ~T.S. Eliot


What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told. ~André Gide


Authors and lovers always suffer some infatuation, from which only absence can set them free. ~Samuel Johnson


Lists are the butterfly nets that catch my fleeting thoughts... ~Betsy Cañas Garmon, www.wildthymecreative.com


A good style should show no signs of effort. What is written should seem a happy accident. ~W. Somerset Maugham, Summing Up, 1938


They lard their lean books with the fat of others' works. ~Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, 1621


The road to hell is paved with adverbs. ~Stephen King


It is plagiarism when you take something out of a book and use it as your own. If you take it out of several books then it is research. ~Quoted by Ralph Foss, 1932 (Thanks, Garson O'Toole!)


My language is the common prostitute that I turn into a virgin. ~Karl Kraus


As to the adjective, when in doubt, strike it out. ~Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894


As for my next book, I am going to hold myself from writing it till I have it impending in me: grown heavy in my mind like a ripe pear; pendant, gravid, asking to be cut or it will fall. ~Virginia Woolf


I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension. ~Norman Mailer


To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all. ~Lord Byron


Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes. ~Theodore Dreiser, 1900


It is the little writer rather than the great writer who seems never to quote, and the reason is that he is never really doing anything else. ~Havelock Ellis


Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason. They made no such demand upon those who wrote them. ~Charles Caleb Colton


You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write. ~Saul Bellow


Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good. ~Author Unknown, commonly misattributed to Samuel Johnson (*) (Thanks, Frank Lynch)


How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. ~Henry David Thoreau, Journal, 19 August 1851


I am a man, and alive.... For this reason I am a novelist. And being a novelist, I consider myself superior to the saint, the scientist, the philosopher, and the poet, who are all great masters of different bits of man alive, but never get the whole hog. ~D.H. Lawrence, preface to Shestov, All Things Are Possible, 1938


The land of literature is a fairy land to those who view it at a distance, but, like all other landscapes, the charm fades on a nearer approach, and the thorns and briars become visible. ~Washington Irving


Ink surrounds me all the time
On my bed sheets, recorded in rhyme
Quills 'ever scribbling in my head
Sometimes damnit I forget what they said.
Ink has settled into my fingerprints
But to keep the words I fear to rinse...
~Terri Guillemets


Write your first draft with your heart. Re-write with your head. ~From the movie Finding Forrester


It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write. ~Sinclair Lewis


Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen? ~Friedrich Nietzsche


Writing is both mask and unveiling. ~E.B. White


Let's hope the institution of marriage survives its detractors, for without it there would be no more adultery and without adultery two thirds of our novelists would stand in line for unemployment checks. ~Peter S. Prescott


It's not plagiarism - I'm recycling words, as any good environmentally conscious writer would do. ~Uniek Swain


True Ease in Writing comes from Art, not Chance,
As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.
~Alexander Pope, "An Essay on Criticism"


Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself. ~Franz Kafka


An author in his book must be like God in the universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere. ~Gustave Flaubert


If I fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don't remove it - I might be writing in my dreams. ~Terri Guillemets




There's only one person who needs a glass of water oftener than a small child tucked in for the night, and that's a writer sitting down to write. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


One ought only to write when one leaves a piece of one's own flesh in the inkpot, each time one dips one's pen. ~Leo Tolstoy


A man will turn over half a library to make one book. ~Samuel Johnson


What things there are to write, if one could only write them! My mind is full of gleaming thought; gay moods and mysterious, moth-like meditations hover in my imagination, fanning their painted wings. But always the rarest, those streaked with azure and the deepest crimson, flutter away beyond my reach. ~Logan Pearsall Smith


No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published. ~Russell Lynes


A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order. ~Jean Luc Godard


Loafing is the most productive part of a writer's life. ~James Norman Hall


Whatever an author puts between the two covers of his book is public property; whatever of himself he does not put there is his private property, as much as if he had never written a word. ~Gail Hamilton


Sleep on your writing; take a walk over it; scrutinize it of a morning; review it of an afternoon; digest it after a meal; let it sleep in your drawer a twelvemonth; never venture a whisper about it to your friend, if he be an author especially. ~A. Bronson Alcott


The artist's only responsibility is his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one.... If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate: The "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is worth any number of old ladies. ~Faulkner, quoted in M. Cowley, Writers at Work, 1958


A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. ~Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades, 1947


The reason why many people are so fond of using superlatives, is, they are so positive that the poor positive is not half positive enough for them. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827


Sit down, and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it. ~Colette, Casual Chance, 1964


Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted. ~Jules Renard, Journal, 10 April 1895


The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies. ~Ray Bradbury


Being an author is having angels whisper in your ear - and devils, too. ~Terri Guillemets


Having imagination, it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that, if you were unimaginative, would take you only a minute. Or you might not write the paragraph at all. ~Franklin P. Adams, Half a Loaf, 1927


You could compile the worst book in the world entirely out of selected passages from the best writers in the world. ~G.K. Chesterton


The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes. ~André Gide, Journals, 1894


Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death - fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous, constant. ~Edna Ferber, A Kind of Magic, 1963


The writer writes in order to teach himself, to understand himself, to satisfy himself; the publishing of his ideas, though it brings gratification, is a curious anticlimax. ~Alfred Kazin, Think, February 1963


i never think at all when i write
nobody can do two things at the same time
and do them both well
~Don Marquis, Archy's Life of Mehitabel, 1933


Our passions shape our books; repose writes them in the intervals. ~Proust, The Past Recaptured, 1927


Read over your compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out. ~Samuel Johnson, "Recalling the Advice of a College Tutor," Boswell, Life of Johnson, 1791


An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate. ~Chateaubriand, Le Génie du Christianisme, 1802


Keep a diary and one day it'll keep you. ~Mae West


The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis, and we'd have a mighty dull literature if all the writers that came along were a bunch of happy chuckleheads. ~William Styron, interview, Writers at Work, 1958


There is no royal path to good writing; and such paths as do exist do not lead through neat critical gardens, various as they are, but through the jungles of self, the world, and of craft. ~Jessamyn West, Saturday Review, 21 September 1957


I do not like to write - I like to have written. ~Gloria Steinem


Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. ~George Orwell, "Why I Write," 1947 (Thanks, Jennifer)


One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper pattern at the right moment. ~Hart Crane


He that uses many words for the explaining any subject doth, like the cuttlefish, hide himself for the most part in his own ink. ~John Ray


Writing is a product of silence. ~Carrie Latet


A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. ~G.K. Chesterton


Novelists... fashioning nets to sustain and support the reader as he falls helplessly through the chaos of his own existence. ~Fay Weldon


Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. ~Rainer Maria Rilke


Books want to be born: I never make them. They come to me and insist on being written, and on being such and such. ~Samuel Butler


It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous. ~Robert Benchley


No man should ever publish a book until he has first read it to a woman. ~Van Wyck Brooks


The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof shit detector. This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it. ~Ernest Hemingway, interview in Paris Review, Spring 1958


The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new. ~Samuel Johnson


The best style is the style you don't notice. ~Somerset Maugham


There are thousands of thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen and writes. ~William Makepeace Thackeray


I want to write books that unlock the traffic jam in everybody's head. ~John Updike


Drama, instead of telling us the whole of a man's life, must place him in such a situation, tie such a knot, that when it is untied, the whole man is visible. ~Leo Tolstoy


Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will. ~Goethe

Quotations about Worrying

If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I'd have fewer imaginary ones. ~Don Herold


Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. ~Mark Twain


Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday. ~Author Unknown


Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which will never happen. ~James Russel Lowell


If things go wrong, don't go with them. ~Roger Babson


Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. ~Leo Buscaglia


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


If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep. ~Dale Carnegie


I've developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time. ~Charlie Brown (Charles Schulz)


Troubles are a lot like people - they grow bigger if you nurse them. ~Author Unknown


If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today. ~E. Joseph Cossman


Nerves and butterflies are fine - they're a physical sign that you're mentally ready and eager. You have to get the butterflies to fly in formation, that's the trick. ~Steve Bull


I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal - and soon they'll forget my number. ~Edith Armstrong


Nerves provide me with energy. They work for me. It's when I don't have them, when I feel at ease, that I get worried. ~Mike Nichols


I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free. ~Wendell Berry, "The Peace of Wild Things"


People gather bundles of sticks to build bridges they never cross. ~Author Unknown


You can't wring your hands and roll up your sleeves at the same time. ~Pat Schroeder


The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927


Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. ~Glenn Turner


People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them. ~George Bernard Shaw, "Family Affection," Parents and Children, 1914


Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination. ~Christian Nevell Bovee


Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face. ~Nelson DeMille


For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe. ~Author Unknown


We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic. ~Cullen Hightower


If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you'll die a lot of times. ~Dean Smith


It only seems as if you are doing something when you're worrying. ~Lucy Maud Montgomery


A hundredload of worry will not pay an ounce of debt. ~George Herbert


As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey. ~Thomas A. Edison


Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. ~Swedish Proverb


Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three - all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have. ~Edward Everett Hale


That the birds of worry and care fly over you head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent. ~Chinese Proverb


We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday's burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it. ~John Newton


Worry ducks when purpose flies overhead. ~Terri Guillemets



It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us; we can dodge a elephant, but we can't dodge a fly. ~Josh Billings


Worry, doubt, fear and despair are the enemies which slowly bring us down to the ground and turn us to dust before we die. ~Attributed to Douglas MacArthur


You can never worry your way to enlightenment. ~Terri Guillemets


When you suffer an attack of nerves you're being attacked by the nervous system. What chance has a man got against a system? ~Russell Hoban


Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is to small to be made into a burden. ~Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook


I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. "Never worry about your heart till it stops beating." ~E.B. White


There are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry... Yesterday and Tomorrow. ~Robert Jones Burdette


A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work. ~John Lubbock


As a rule, what is out of sight disturbs men's minds more seriously than what they see. ~Julius Caesar


If worrying were an Olympic sport, you'd get the gold for sure. ~Stephenie Geist


I refuse to be burdened by vague worries. If something wants to worry me, it will have to make itself clear. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com


Worry is rust upon the blade. ~Henry Ward Hughes


Heavy thoughts bring on physical maladies; when the soul is oppressed so is the body. ~Martin Luther


I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us. ~Dorothy Day


Worry is a complete cycle of inefficient thought revolving about a pivot of fear. ~Author Unknown


Loneliness, insomnia, and change: the fear of these is even worse than the reality. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow, that weigh a man down. ~George MacDonald


Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are! ~Charles Dickens


Some patients I see are actually draining into their bodies the diseased thoughts of their minds. ~Zacharty Bercovitz


Some of your hurts you have cured,
And the sharpest you still have survived,
But what torments of grief you endured
From the evil which never arrived.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. ~Mark Twain


My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened. ~Michel de Montaigne


If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you. ~Calvin Coolidge


When one has too great a dread of what is impending, one feels some relief when the trouble has come. ~Joseph Joubert


Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist. ~Edgar Watson Howe


How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened. ~Thomas Jefferson


When I really worry about something, I don't just fool around. I even have to go to the bathroom when I worry about something. Only, I don't go. I'm too worried to go. I don't want to interrupt my worrying to go. ~J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye


Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. ~Arthur Somers Roche


We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies. ~Etty Hillesum


There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them. ~Josh Billings


Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be. ~John Dryden


Love looks forward, hate looks back, anxiety has eyes all over its head. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due. ~William Ralph Inge


There are more things, Lucilius, that frighten us than injure us, and we suffer more in imagination than in reality. ~Seneca


We are more disturbed by a calamity which threatens us than by one which has befallen us. ~John Lancaster Spalding


We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives. ~Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail, 1979


Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen. ~Pliny the Younger


Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night. ~Author Unknown


Do not be afraid of tomorrow; for God is already there. ~Author Unknown


Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. ~Theodore N. Vail


No man ever sank under the burden of the day. It is when tomorrow's burden is added to the burden of today that the weight is more than a man can bear. ~George MacDonald


Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff. ~Robert Eliot


They need to worry and betray time with urgencies false and otherwise, purely anxious and whiny, their souls really won't be at peace unless they can latch on to an established and proven worry and having once found it they assume facial expressions to fit and go with it, which is, you see, unhappiness, and all the time it all flies by them and they know it and that too worries them no end. ~Jack Kerouac


He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears. ~Montaigne, Essays, 1588


No human thing is of serious importance. ~Plato, The Republic


Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow. ~Philip Gulley


Don't fight with the pillow, but lay down your head
And kick every worriment out of the bed.
~Edmund Vance Cooke


Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway. ~Mary C. Crowley

Quotations about Women

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base. ~Dave Barry


Women like silent men. They think they're listening. ~Marcel Achard, Quote, 4 November 1956


Sure God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece. ~Author Unknown


Some men know that a light touch of the tongue, running from a woman's toes to her ears, lingering in the softest way possible in various places in between, given often enough and sincerely enough, would add immeasurably to world peace. ~Marianne Williamson, "A Woman's Worth"


Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them. ~Bill Maher


A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car. ~Carrie Snow


You start out happy that you have no hips or boobs. All of a sudden you get them, and it feels sloppy. Then just when you start liking them, they start drooping. ~Cindy Crawford


Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away. ~Laurence J. Peter


The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think. ~Author Unknown


A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon. ~Arnold Haultain


Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. ~Charlotte Whitton


Women are always beautiful. ~Ville Valo


The two women exchanged the kind of glance women use when no knife is handy. ~Ellery Queen


Curve: The loveliest distance between two points. ~Mae West


Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy fat women. ~Nicole Hollander


Women get the last word in every argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument. ~Author Unknown


Next to the wound, what women make best is the bandage. ~Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly


A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are. ~Chauncey Mitchell Depew


The rarest thing in the world is a woman who is pleased with photographs of herself. ~Elizabeth Metcalf


There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women. ~Madeleine K. Albright


A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction. ~Oscar Wilde


There's something luxurious about having a girl light your cigarette. In fact, I got married once on account of that. ~Harold Robbins


When a man talks dirty to a woman, it's sexual harassment. When a woman talks dirty to a man, it's $3.95 a minute. ~Author Unknown


Men get laid, but women get screwed. ~Quentin Crisp


The most popular image of the female despite the exigencies of the clothing trade is all boobs and buttocks, a hallucinating sequence of parabolae and bulges. ~Germaine Greer


Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked. ~Ovid


Howiver, I'm not denyin' the women are foolish: God Almighty made 'em to match the men. ~George Eliot, "The Harvest Supper," Adam Bede


Women are like elephants to me. I like to look at them, but I wouldn't want to own one. ~W.C. Fields


Women really do rule the world. They just haven't figured it out yet. When they do, and they will, we're all in big big trouble. ~"Doctor Leon," drleons.com


Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


I expect Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man. ~George Meredith


Men who don't like girls with brains don't like girls. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


Women keep a special corner of their hearts for sins they have never committed. ~Cornelia Otis Skinner


Lovely female shapes are terrible complicators of the difficulties and dangers of this earthly life, especially for their owners. ~George du Maurier


Every woman is wrong until she cries, and then she is right - instantly. ~Sam Slick (Thomas Chandler Haliburton)


The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom. ~Guy de Maupassant


I have an idea that the phrase "weaker sex" was coined by some woman to disarm some man she was preparing to overwhelm. ~Ogden Nash


When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking. ~Gail Sheehy


The torment that so many young women know, bound hand and foot by love and motherhood, without having forgotten their former dreams. ~Simone de Beauvoir


They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken. ~Author Unknown


Be to her virtues very kind,
Be to her faults a little blind.
~Matthew Prior


They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but to me a modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation. ~Oliver Goldsmith


A highbrow is a man who has found something more interesting than women. ~Edgar Wallace


It upsets women to be, or not to be, stared at hungrily. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


You see, dear, it is not true that woman was made from man's rib; she was really made from his funny bone. ~J.M. Barrie, What Every Woman Knows


If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning. ~Aristotle Onassis


Men will always delight in a woman whose voice is lined with velvet. ~Brendan Francis


Men really prefer reasonably attractive women; they go after the sensational ones to impress other men. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966



I married beneath me - all women do. ~Nancy Astor, speech, Oldham, England, 1951


Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women. ~Elsa Schiaparelli


Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weakness. ~Marie de Vichy-Chamrond, Marquise du Deffand, Letters to Voltaire


If President Nixon's secretary, Rosemary Woods, had been Moses' secretary, there would only be eight commandments. ~Art Buchwald, 1974


Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat. ~Oscar Wilde


I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships. ~Gilda Radner


She wore a short skirt and a tight sweater and her figure described a set of parabolas that could cause cardiac arrest in a yak. ~Woody Allen, Getting Even, 1973


It is only rarely that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman. ~Alexandre Dumas, fils


I'd rather have two girls at seventeen than one at thirty-four. ~Fred Allen


When a woman comes to her glass, she does not employ her time in making herself look more advantageously what she really is, but endeavours to be as much another creature as she possibly can. Whether this happens because they stay so long and attend their work so diligently that they forget the faces and persons which they first sat down with, or whatever it is, they seldom rise from the toilet the same woman they appeared when they began to dress. ~Joseph Addison


All women are basically in competition with each other for a handful of eligible men. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


A woman should soften but not weaken a man. ~Sigmund Freud


Women are in league with each other, a secret conspiracy of hearts and pheromones. ~Camille Paglia


No woman will ever be satisfied because no man will ever have a chocolate penis that shoots out money. ~Author Unknown


When I glimpse the backs of women's knees I seem to hear the first movement of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony. ~Author Unknown


A woman wears her tears like jewelry. ~Author Unknown


If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late? Nobody. ~J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye


No woman wants to see herself too clearly. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


I prefer the word homemaker, because housewife always implies that there may be a wife someplace else. ~Bella Abzug


The basic Female body comes with the following accessories: garter belt, panti-girdle, crinoline, camisole, bustle, brassiere, stomacher, chemise, virgin zone, spike heels, nose ring, veil, kid gloves, fishnet stockings, fichu, bandeau, Merry Widow, weepers, chokers, barrettes, bangles, beads, lorgnette, feather boa, basic black, compact, Lycra stretch one-piece with modesty panel, designer peignoir, flannel nightie, lace teddy, bed, head. ~Margaret Atwood


Women go to beauty parlors for the unmussed look men hate. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Women polish the silver and water the plants and wait to be really needed. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


You have to have the kind of body that doesn't need a girdle in order to get to pose in one. ~Carolyn Kenmore


A woman's hopes are woven of sunbeams; a shadow annihilates them. ~George Eliot


There are women who do not like to cause suffering to many men at a time, and who prefer to concentrate on one man: These are the faithful women. ~Alfred Capus


No matter how good she looks, some other guy is sick and tired of putting up with her crap. ~Author Unknown


Physically, a man is a man for a much longer time than a woman is a woman. ~Honoré de Balzac, The Physiology of Marriage


The girls that are always easy on the eyes are never easy on the heart. ~Author Unknown


Men enjoy being thought of as hunters, but are generally too lazy to hunt. Women, on the other hand, love to hunt, but would rather nobody knew it. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


I've reached the age where competence is a turn-on. ~Billy Joel


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


In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on woman. ~Nancy Astor, My Two Countries


God did it on purpose so that we may love you men instead of laughing at you. ~Mrs Patrick Campbell, in reply to a male acquaintance who asked why women seem to have no sense of humor


Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson


A woman asks little of love: only that she be able to feel like a heroine. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


The chief excitement in a woman's life is spotting women who are fatter than she is. ~Helen Rowland


I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason. ~Stanley Baldwin


And verily, a woman need know but one man well, in order to understand all men; whereas a man may know all women and understand not one of them. ~Helen Rowland


I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out. ~George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss


Men look at themselves in mirrors. Women look for themselves. ~Elissa Melamed


If your husband expects you to laugh, do so; if he expects you to cry, don't; if you don't know what he expects, what are you doing married? ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


There are three ways to spread news: telegram, television, and tellawoman. ~Author Unknown


Women do not find it difficult nowadays to behave like men, but they often find it extremely difficult to behave like gentlemen. ~Compton Mackenzie, Literature in My Time, 1933


One is not born a woman, one becomes one. ~Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, 1949


Let us leave the beautiful women to men with no imagination. ~Marcel Proust, Albertine disparue, 1925


Women deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of twenty-eight and forty. ~James Thurber, Time, 15 August 1960


Dramatic art in her opinion is knowing how to fill a sweater. ~Bette Davis, about Jayne Mansfield


A woman's whole life is a history of the affections. ~Washington Irving


The man's desire is for the woman; but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge


After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of that one. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate. ~Mel Gibson, about what women want


Women who make men talk better than they are accustomed to are always popular. ~E.V. Lucas


I'm not against half naked girls - not as often as I'd like to be. ~Benny Hill


A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman is as bad as she dares. ~Elbert Hubbard


You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment. ~Dave Barry, "Things That It Took Me 50 Years to Learn"


The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them. ~Robert Graves


What men desire is a virgin who is a whore. ~Edward Dahlbert


Women are afraid of mice and of murder, and of very little in between. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


A woman should be an illusion. ~Ian Fleming


There are three things men can do with women: love them, suffer for them, or turn them into literature. ~Stephen Stills


It is because of men that women dislike one another. ~Jean de La Bruyère, Characters, 1688


Look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man and work like a dog. ~Caroline K. Simon


If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt. ~Thomas Carlyle


Women who feel naked without their lipstick are well over thirty. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


Women are like dogs really. They love like dogs, a little insistently. And they like to fetch and carry and come back wistfully after hard words, and learn rather easily to carry a basket. ~Mary Roberts Rinehart


It's the good girls who keep the diaries; the bad girls never have the time. ~Tallulah Bankhead


A husband only worries about a particular Other Man; a wife distrusts her whole species. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful. ~Karl Kraus


A man chases a woman until she catches him. ~American Proverb


Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem. ~G.K. Chesterton, Alarms and Discursions, 1910


Beauty is the first present Nature gives to women, and the first it takes away. ~Méré


There's just something about letting a girl have her way with you. ~A.C. Van Cherub


Brains are an asset, if you hide them. ~Mae West


With men, as with women, the main struggle is between vanity and comfort; but with men, comfort often wins. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


Once a woman has given you her heart, you can never get rid of the rest of her. ~John Vanbrugh, The Relapse, 1696


Is it too much to ask that women be spared the daily struggle for superhuman beauty in order to offer it to the caresses of a subhumanly ugly mate? ~Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch, 1970


A woman can look both moral and exciting... if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle. ~Edna Ferber


Women have very little idea of how much men hate them. ~Germaine Greer


Do you not know I am a woman? when I think, I must speak. ~William Shakespeare, As You Like It


Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football. ~Fran Lebowitz


You're booty-blinded. You know what that is? It's like being snow-blinded only it ain't no snow, it's a cute little piece of ass. ~From the movie I Spy


Women are never landlocked: they're always mere minutes away from the briny deep of tears. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


To get to a woman's heart, a man must first use his own. ~Mike Dobbertin, quoted in A 5th Portion of Chicken Soup for the Soul


Through sources, we have obtained the following alien assessment of the human species: The male wants to be valued for what he pretends to be. The female wants to be overvalued for what she truly is. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com


Woman's virtue is man's greatest invention. ~Cornelia Otis Skinner, attributed


Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little. ~Samuel Johnson


Women speak two languages - one of which is verbal. ~William Shakespeare


Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more. ~James Thurber


I hate women because they always know where things are. ~Voltaire


Good-looking girls break hearts, and goodhearted girls mend them. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a woman's weapon is her tongue. ~Hermione Gingold


The people I'm furious with are the women's liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming women are brighter than men. That's true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket. ~Anita Loos, New York Times, 10 February 1974


Women always worry about the things that men forget; men always worry about the things women remember. ~Author Unknown


No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not. ~H.L. Mencken