The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
George Bernard Shaw
"The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive
yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you
realize that that situation is over, you cannot move
Anything too stupid to be said is sung.
“It is a slightly arresting notion that if you were to pick yourself apart with tweezers, one atom at a time, you would produce a mound of fine atomic dust, none of which had ever been alive but all of which had once been you.”
― Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything
“The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.”
― George Carlin
“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.”
“The time has come, everybody lie down so you won't get hurt when the sun bursts.”
― Neal Cassady, The First Third
“The tongue can conceal the truth, but the eyes never! You're asked an unexpected question, you don't even flinch, it takes just a second to get yourself under control, you know just what you have to say to hide the truth, and you speak very convincingly, and nothing in your face twitches to give you away. But the truth, alas, has been disturbed by the question, and it rises up from the depths of your soul to flicker in your eyes and all is lost.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita
Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us. Some of us are better at it than others, but we all do it.
Finally on my way to yes
I bump into
all the places where I said no
to my life
Pesha Joyce Gertler
Every new time will give its law.
“The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.”
“But we are living in a skeptical and, if I may use the phrase, a thought-tormented age; and sometimes I fear that this new generation, educated or hypereducated as it is, will lack those qualities of humanity, of hospitality, of kindly humor which belonged to an older day..”
― James Joyce
“I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do.”
Salma Hayek (Mexican Actress. b.1966 Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico)
"It's being so cheerful as keeps me going"
Mona Lott. A character in ITMA, a radio show.
"Life is a continuing attempt to overcome the personal shortcomings our friends like us for." ~ Robert Brault.
The question is whether or not you choose to disturb
the world around you, or if you choose to let it go on as
if you had never arrived. ~ Ann Patchett
“He had learned the worst lesson that life can teach - that it makes no sense.”
― Philip Roth, American Pastoral
“Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.”
― Amy Vanderbilt
“Those faces you see every day on the
streets were not created entirely without
hope: be kind to them: like you they
have not escaped.”
― Charles Bukowski