Monday, November 29, 2010

Albert Schweitzer on Friends

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

Albert Schweitzer


Leslie Nielsen on Comedy

The important thing is in zany comedies if you can deal with the insanity it will work and be funny. But if the audience has a feeling that you are yourself aware that you are being funny, if that happens, then the chances are you won’t get any laughs.

Leslie Nielsen


Leslie Nielsen on Crisis Management

Rumack: I won't deceive you, Mr. Striker. We're running out of time.
Ted Striker: Surely there must be something you can do.
Rumack: I'm doing everything I can... and stop calling me Shirley!
Dr. Rumak (Leslie Nielsen) to Striker (Robert Hays) in Airplane!
Airplane! (1980)
Written by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker

To the seriously funny Leslie Nielsen (1926 - 2010), thank you and farewell.


Cartoon Wisdom: Spongebob Squarepants

Questions are a danger to you and a burden to others.

Mr. Krabs to Spongebob Squarepants when he questioned the health concerns of serving extra grease on food at the Krusty Krab.

Spongebob Squarepants
Greasy Buffoons
Nickelodeon Network
November 2009

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Rev. James Martin on Gratitude

Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to recall our blessings, not simply to add them to a list of things that we've seen or done; but to savor them as if they were a wonderful meal. We pause to enjoy what has happened. We stop to enjoy what we have.

Rev. James Martin
from Thanksgiving Day: Savoring Life as an Act of Gratitude To God


Mike Greenberg on Discerning Tastes

If there's a tomato even in the vicinity of something you won't eat it.

Mike Greenberg
to Mike Golic on Mike and Mike In the Morning
ESPN, November 24, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mo'Nique on Self-Determination

You don't have to tell nobody, "I'm sorry for trying to be better."


Source: The Mo'Nique Show, BET Network

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Aesop on Kindess

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

(lived 620 BC to 560 BC)


Friday, November 5, 2010

Anne Grant on Transition

Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you. You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a sense of a "map" for the journey. Confusion is the hallmark of a transition. To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project.

Anne Grant
Lived 1755 - 1838


Sparky Anderson on Perspective

I’ve got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There’s no future in it.

George "Sparky" Anderson
1934 - 2010


Thank you, Sparky.  Farewell.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mark Scharenbroich on Choice

Stop counting crayons, just draw pictures.

Mark Scharenbroich


Betsy Cañas Garmon on Choice

To decide is to walk facing forward with nary a crick in your neck from looking back at the crossroads. 

Betsy Cañas Garmon, artist


Anthony Robbins on Choice

Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.

Anthony Robbins


Sitcom Wisdom: Frasier

Roz: How could you have done that?

Frasier: Well, it was just an offhand remark, how did I know how she'd react?

Roz: She's Bebe! If you had said you liked my eyes, they would have been on your desk tomorrow in a Tiffany box!

Roz Doyle (Peri Gilpin) to Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) about wackadoo agent, BeBe Glazer (Harriet Sansom Harris) torpedoing a job opportunity for Roz because Frasier mentioned to BeBe he would miss Roz if she got the job.

Roz's Turn, April 15, 1997
Written by Joe Keenan
Grub Street Productions 


David Russell on Choice

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.

David Russell, writer