||[Dec. 10th, 2004|01:34 pm]
mo & mouse
I had an idea that you and I should each have an entry here of all kinds of cool quotes, so we can share and add to them as time goes on. *dork*|
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire." - Ferdinand Foch
"...but when she was firmly laced in, her bosom jutted out like a shelf, and she could have carried a whole tea service around on it and never spilt a drop."
-Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace
Your past isn't something you escape from. Your past is what you are."
-Douglas Coupland, All Families Are Psychotic
"This is who I am, what I do and what I say
If you like it let it be, and if you don't, please do the same." -Ani DiFranco
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
"One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are, when you don't come home at night."
"Pooh sidled up to Piglet from behind. 'Pooh,' he whispered. 'Yes Piglet?' 'Nothing,' said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. 'I just wanted to be sure of you.'"
-A. A. Milne
"Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child, listen to the DON'TS. Listen to the SHOULDN'TS, the IMPOSSIBLES, the WON'TS. Listen to the NEVER HAVES, then listen close to me, ANYTHING can happen, child; ANYTHING can be."
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
"God has no place within these walls, just as facts have no place within organized religion."
-from The Simpsons
"I'd dare to make more mistakes next time.
I'd relax. I would limber up.
I would be sillier than I have been this trip.
I would take fewer things seriously.
I would take more chances.
I would take more trips.
I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers.
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.
I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I'd have fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I'm one of those people who live sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day.
Oh, I've had my moments and if I had it to do over again, I'd have more of them. In fact, I'd try to have nothing else. Just moments.
One after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day.
I've been one of those people who never go anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat and a parachute.
If I had it to do again, I would travel lighter next time.
If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall.
I would go to more dances.
I would ride more merry-go-rounds.
I would pick more daisies."
-Nadine Stair (age 85)
"Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies."
-Voltaire, on his deathbed, in response to a priest asking that he renounce Satan
"Today, we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, so that humanity stops threatening its life-support system. We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own indeed, to embrace the whole creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder.” - Wangar Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winne