Strength of character isn't so much about what you can handle before you break as after you're broken. - Anonymous
Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness but because you deserve peace. - Anonymous
Be quick, don't hurry - John Wooden
The doctors x-rayed my head and found nothing. - Dizzy Dean
The good Lord was good to me. He gave me a strong body, a good right arm, and a weak mind. - Dizzy Dean
People who have what they want are very fond of telling people who haven’t what they want, that they don’t want it.
Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results."
Inside every older person is a younger person … wondering what the hell happened!
Cora Harvey Armstrong
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller
From the interview with Stephen King for EW:
"Arguably, the film rights lapse — so we’ll see. We’re looking into that. I’m not saying I would put a stop to the project, because I’m sort of a nice guy. When I was a kid, my mother said, ‘Stephen if you were a girl, you’d always be pregnant.’
This is priceless - it made me laugh out loud. No wonder he has such an excellent sense of humour! :p
It's hard to find a girl with a heart of gold when you're living in a four letter world
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
- Henry Ward Beecher
"Men are like linoleum floors. Lay 'em right and you can walk all over them for years."
Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
As for sk's humor I always think of the chapter in UTD about the Corgi, and his "hoovering" the spilled popcorn from behind the couch. (That chapter, which I think is chapter 12, is written to perfection, imho.) I also think about the typewriter which gradually loses letters Paul Sheldon has to use in Misery.
When Jimmy Page played with his new band with the lead singer been Robert Plant he called them the "New" Yardbyrds
After the gig Keith Moon said :- "When you guys land,you're gonna hit the ground like a lead zepplin"
Hence the change in band name
Teach us to care and not to care. Teach us to be still. - TS Eliot
And as Abraham Lincoln once said, Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
One more: If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do. which is credited to Joss Whedon.
Wisdom never kicks at the iron walls it can't bring down.
- Olive Schreiner
Flattery is telling the other person precisely what he thinks about himself
~ Dale Carnegie
"When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife."
"I called the police when clowns with guns were at my door" :exclaim:
Quote from a psych patient on a discharge summary I am typing -
p.s. I have yet to read "It" but I do see many references to it on the board - especially Pennywise :laugh:
" America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population
believes that professional wrestling is real, but the moon landing was faked."
"I regret, as much as any member, the unavoidable weight and duration of the burdens to be imposed; having never been a proselyte to the doctrine, that public debts are public benefits. I consider them, on the contrary, as evils which ought to be removed as fast as honor and justice will permit."
~James Madison, Debates in the House of Representatives on the First Report on Public Credit, 1790
"Having more money doesn't make you happier.
I have 50 million dollars but I'm just as happy as when I had 48 million."
"You know you're a red neck if your home has wheels and your car doesn't."
Any good marriage is secret territory, a necessary white space on society’s map. What others don’t know about it is what makes it yours. - Stephen King
Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters. - Anonymous
The greatest mistake we humans make in relationships: we listen half, understand quarter, think zero, and react double. - Anonymous
May you have the hindsight to know where you've been
The foresight to know where you are going
And the insight to know when you have gone too far.
~ Irish Blessing
I remember the first time I heard him say that. It freaked me out to imagine it, and it still does to this day.
Writing isn't about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it's about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, and enriching your own life as well. It's about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy. - Stephen King
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been!"
- John Greenleaf Whittier
"We are here on earth to do good unto others.
What the others are here for, I have no idea."
It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though limits to our abilities do not exist.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Heck is a place for people who don't believe in gosh.
"If toast always lands butter-side down,
and cats always land on their feet,
what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat?"
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil.
- John Ruskin