Sunday, December 27, 2009

Brad Childress on Truth

The best thing about telling the truth is that you can tell it over and over again.

Brad Childress
Minnesota Vikings Coach

David Lloyd on Laughter

A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.

David Lloyd

The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Chuckles Bites the Dust, October 25, 1975
David Lloyd, 1934 - 2009, writer

Thank you, David Lloyd.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Bob Hope on Christmas

My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?

Bob Hope

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Song Wisdom: Happy Xmas (War is Over)

Happy Xmas (War is Over)

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
A new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
The rich and the poor ones
The road is so long
So happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
And what have we done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
And we hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

War is over, if you want it
War is over now

John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Music and Lyrics
©1971 EMI Music Publishing

Christmas Song Wisdom

Later on, we'll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid, the plans that we made
Walking in a Winter Wonderland 

Winter Wonderland
Richard B. Smith, lyrics
Felix Bernard, music

Dr. Seuss on Christmas

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.

Dr. Seuss
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 1957

Hamilton Wright Mabie on Christmas

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!

Hamilton Wright Mabie


Charles Dickens on Christmas

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.

Charles Dickens


Monday, December 21, 2009

Sockington Cat Wisdom


Sockington the Cat

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Friday, December 18, 2009

William Arthur Ward on Resolve

Vow to be valiant; Resolve to be radiant; Determine to be dynamic; Strive to be sincere; Aspire to be attuned.

William Arthur Ward


Ella Wheeler Wilcox on Resolve

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Tupac Shakur on Resilience

And 2Morrow

Today is filled with anger
fueled with hidden hate
scared of being outcast
afraid of common fate
Today is built on tragedies
which no one wants 2 face
nightmares 2 humanities
and morally disgraced
Tonight is filled with rage
violence in the air
children bred with ruthlessness
because no one at home cares
Tonight I lay my head down
but the pressure never stops
knawing at my sanity
content when I am dropped
But 2morrow I c change
a chance 2 build a new
Built on spirit intent of Heart
and ideals
based on truth
and tomorrow I wake with second wind
and strong because of pride
2 know I fought with all my heart 2 keep my
dream alive

Tupac Shakur


Monday, December 7, 2009

Law and Order Wisdom

Listen, what I don't believe won't hurt me.

Detective Mike Logan (Chris Noth) to Detective Carolyn Barek (Annabelle Sciorra) in a discussion on a woman claiming to be a voodoo healer.

Marlane Meyer, writer
Law and Order Criminal Intent: The Healer
April 23, 2006
Wolf Films

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Despair, Inc. on Curiosity

Curiosity: Some places remain unknown because no one has ventured forth. Others remain so because no one has ever come back.

Despair, Inc.


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Jim Rohn on A Good Life

I wish for you a life of wealth, health, and happiness; a life in which you give to yourself the gift of patience, the virtue of reason, the value of knowledge, and the influence of faith in your own ability to dream about and achieve worthy rewards.

Jim Rohn, 1930 - 2009


Jim Rohn Tribute

Jim Rohn on Living

Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.

Jim Rohn

Thank you, Jim Rohn.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Mike Massimino on Perspective

From orbit: Launch was awesome!! I am feeling great, working hard, & enjoying the magnificent views, the adventure of a lifetime has begun!

Astro_Mike (Astronaut Mike Massimino) at 1:33 p.m. on May 12, 2009's 2009 Tweet of the Year nominee