Category Life / Living

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Being interesting has been replaced by being identifiable. ~ Chuck Klosterman

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Remember, you only have to succeed the last time. ~ Brian Tracy

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As you grow old, you lose interest in sex, your friends drift away and your children often ignore you. There are other advantages of course, but these are the outstanding ones. ~ Richard Needham

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Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

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In the end, success is not about who you know, it’s about you know who. ~ Robert Braul

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The beginning of success is to be different; the beginning of failure is to be the same.

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Forgive me for allowing myself to be hurt by you so easily. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

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How can there ever possibly be a conflict between my private interests and the public good? ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

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Always believe your superiors, if you have any. ~ Mark Twain

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The word good has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man. ~ Chesterton

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The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Everybody wants to build but nobody wants to maintain. ~ Vonnegut

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If I subtract my grief from my joy, what is the balance? ~ Joseph Stroud (paraphrased)

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When we fall in love with someone there’s a moment when we take a picture of that person, an emotional snapshot, that we carry with us forever. If we are lucky, very lucky, the person we fall in love with will always resemble that snapshot. ~ Jim Geoghan

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It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required. ~ Sir Winston Churchill

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Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once. ~ Lillian Dickson

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Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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Luck is largely a matter of paying attention. ~ Susan M. Dodd

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Most people don’t look dumb ’til they start talkin’. ~ Forest Gump

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Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.

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Live your own life for you must die your own death.

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There’s no sense asking if the air’s good when there’s nothing else to breathe. (The Fountainhead ?)

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Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient. ~ H.L. Mencken

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It is not what people think, it is what they know, and most people know very little. ~ H.L. Mencken

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I finally got my head together, and my body fell apart.

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An English professor wrote the words, “Woman without her man is nothing” on the blackboard and directed his students to punctuate it correctly. The men wrote: “Woman, without her man, is nothing.” The women wrote: “Woman: Without her, man is nothing.”

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All rising to great place is by a winding stair. ~ Sir Francis Bacon

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Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone. ~ Clive Staples Lewis

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Who are you to question why your god doesn’t want me to believe in him?

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The invisible and the non-existent often look very much alike.

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If there were no rhetorical questions, what would we do with our hypothetical answers?

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That which does not kill me may wish to hell it had….

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If life gives you lemons juggle them.

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Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody is looking. ~ H. L. Mencken

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It’s not the pace of life that concerns me; it’s the sudden stop at the end.

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If it were truly the thought that counted, more women would be pregnant.

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If a lawyer and an IRS agent were both drowning, and you could only save one of them, would you go to lunch or read the paper?

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I read this article. It said the typical symptoms of stress are eating too much, smoking too much, impulse buying, and driving too fast. Are they kidding? This is my idea of a great day!  ~ Monica Piper

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No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just… come out the other side. Or you don’t. ~ Stephen King

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No man knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan, and raised an adolescent. ~ Marcelene Cox

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One of the most difficult things in the world is to convince a woman that even a bargain costs money.

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It’s funny how you think I’m listening….

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You can better lose a lover than love a loser.

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Friends are like condoms, they protect you through hard times.

30 Ways To Deal With Stress

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1. Jam miniature marshmallows up your nose and sneeze them out. See how many you can do at a time.   2. Use your MasterCard to pay your Visa and vice-versa.   3. Pop some popcorn without putting the lid on.   4. When someone says “have a nice day”, tell them you have other […]

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If you live your life with your head up your a**, you’ll always experience the same old s**t.

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Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.

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Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. ~ Lorraine Hansberry

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Computer people have often spoken of the “gigo” effect, standing for “garbage in – garbage out.” What gives some of us chills is the thought of a second meaning of “gigo”: “garbage in – gospel out.” It can happen here.

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If you can’t reach heaven, raise hell. Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo. ~ Virgil, The Aeneid