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Day December 2, 2010

Where does the fire go when the fire goes out?

The difference between the Pope and your boss?  The Pope only expects you to kiss his ring.  ++

It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere.    ++

Next time you wave, use all your fingers.    ++

There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave. ~ Dale Carnegie

Now the thing about having a baby–and I can’t be the first person to have noticed this–is that thereafter you have it. ~ Jean Kerr

I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not. ~ Michael McShane

The extreme limit of wisdom–that’s what the public calls “madness”. ~ Jean Cocteau

People say that age is just a state of mind. I say it’s more about the state of your body. ~ Geoffrey Parfitt

Who loves a lot, forgives a lot. ~ Amadeo Nervo

In the modern techno-industrial culture, it is possible to proceed from infancy into senility without ever knowing manhood. ~ Edward Abbey

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid. ~ Walter Winchell

Only lie about the future. ~ Johnny Carson

Basically, I’m for anything that gets you through the night–be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels. ~ Frank Sinatra

Army food: the spoils of war

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. ~ Jacques Deval

Why should I care about future generations? What have they ever done for me? ~ Groucho Marx

Bumper sticker:  Ignore the environment. It’ll go away.

In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upwardly mobile. ~ Hunter S. Thompson

Relativity applies to physics, not ethics. ~ Albert Einstein

A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine. ~ Anonymous

…quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more. ~ Winston Churchill


Human flight in a machine might be evolved by the combined and continuous efforts of mathematicians in from one million to ten million years. ~ from an article in The New York Times, October 9, 1903 We started assembly today. ~ from the diary of Orville Wright, October 9, 1903 (Look at the dates on […]

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.  ~ Robert Brault

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.  ~ Winston Churchill

Hope is the physician of each misery.  ~ Irish Proverb

So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key.  ~ The Eagles

We will never know how long it took to make the first clock. ~ Demetri Martin

The best surgeon, like the best general, is he who makes the fewest mistakes. ~ Astley Paston Cooper

Our doctor would never really operate unless it was necessary.  He was just that way.  If he didn’t need the money, he wouldn’t lay a hand on you. ~ Herb Shriner

When you’re in love it’s the most glorious two and a half days of your life. ~ Richard Lewis

Sickness might consist of not having symptoms when you should. ~ Abraham Maslow

It’s an awful thing to grow old by yourself. My wife hasn’t had a birthday in seven years. ~ Robert Orben

The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is. ~ John Lancaster Spalding

We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one. ~ J.D. Salinger

The only advice I ever got from my dad is this:  sex is like pizza, even when it’s bad you still gotta pay for it. ~ Nick DiPaolo

Everybody wants to save the world but nobody wants to help mom with the dishes. ~ P.J. O’Rourke

You know, there is a name for people who are always wrong about everything all the time–husband! ~ Bill Maher

Spiritual practices help us move from identifying with the ego to identifying with the soul. ~ Ram Das

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage. ~ Confucius

Congressmen don’t need book marks; they like their pages bent over.

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be. ~ John Wooden

Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all. ~ Arthur C. Clarke

For some strange reason, no matter where I go, the place is always called “here.” ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

When we die, what we did for ourselves dies with us. What we did for the world and for others, lives on.

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with dirty feet. ~ Gandhi

Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future. ~ Jean De La Bruyere