Category Archives: Quotes

Catcher

“Ever since reading Catcher in the Rye, I have identified with Holden Caulfield. I always believed that while he was working one side of the street, I was working the other.” ~Art Buchwald, in his autobiography Leaving Home: A Memoir, ©1993 That’s interesting. I would never have thought to compare Holden Caulfield with Art Buchwald. …

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In/Never In

“Sometimes we are in doubt, but never in despair.” ~Phil Koch

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Little Duties

“Great holiness consists in carrying out the little duties of each moment.” ~St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás

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Precious Mistakes

Excerpted from  Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom ©1998, by John O’Donohue: One of the qualities that you can develop, particularly in your older years, is a sense of great compassion for yourself. When you visit the wounds within the temple of memory, you should not blame yourself for making bad mistakes that you …

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Fear and Joy

“The great difference between joy and fear is simple: Joy can take place in all three ‘time zones’– past, present, and future. Whereas fear is only of what might happen to us in the future. We cannot be afraid of the past. If we are afraid of something in the present it is really because …

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Most People

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” ~Oscar Wilde (via) Well, don’t I feel the fool for quoting him.

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Overthinking

  And that reminded me of this, from the movie Dumb and Dumber: Lloyd Christmas: Level with me. What are my chances? Mary Swanson: Not good. Lloyd Christmas: You mean, not good like one out of a hundred? Mary Swanson: I’d say more like one out of a million. Lloyd Christmas: [long pause] So you’re …

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Damaged Angels

“We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.” ~Luciano De Crescenzo

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Illuminations

“The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark.” ~Virginia Woolf That’s the way it’s been for me. I’ve never had The Big Reveal; only glimpses, shadows, movement in the periphery. Just enough to know that there’s something there.

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“I do not accept it.”

I found this posted to the blog Living for the Hope of it All: There’s a part in The Princess Bride (the book, it’s not in the movie) where Inigo and Fezzik are looking for Westley after he’s been taken by the Prince, and they’ve been running into obstacle after obstacle, having to overcome them …

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The Difference

“Talent is not enough– determination, perseverance, resolution, that’s what makes the difference.” ~Lauren Bacall, in her autobiography Lauren Bacall: By Myself ©1978

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It is true

“It is true that we are weak and sick and ugly and quarrelsome but if that is all we ever were, we would millenniums ago have disappeared from the face of the earth.” ~John Steinbeck I wonder if there will be anyone left to say things like that a millenium from now.

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