Thursday, April 26, 2012

Helen Keller on Remembrance

What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

Helen Keller

Remembering Sam and all pets past and present.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Beryl Markham on Leaving

I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.

Beryl Markham, West With the Night

David Locke on Enthusiasm

I'm not well and I care too much.

David Locke
Voice of the NBA Utah Jazz
On ESPN's Mike and Mike
Regarding his incoherent (but hilarious) play-by-play during the Jazz/Memphis Grizzlies game on April 14, 2012.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Francis Bacon on Doing

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.

Francis Bacon


Nathaniel Branden on Assertion

The practice of assertiveness: being authentic in our dealings with others; treating our values and persons with decent respect in social contexts; refusing to fake the reality of who we are or what we esteem in order to avoid disapproval; the willingness to stand up for ourselves and our ideas in appropriate ways in appropriate contexts.

Nathaniel Branden


Maya Angelou on Impressions

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou


Napoleon Hill on Action

Don't wait. The time will never be just right.

Napoleon Hill