“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” ~Anaïs Nin
Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous ~ unknown
Why try to fit in, when you are called to stand out ~ unknown
Don’t die with your music still inside you ~ Wayne Dyer
THE ILLITERATE By William Meredith Touching your goodness, I am like a man Who turns a letter over in his hand And you might think that this was because the hand Was unfamiliar but, truth is, the man Has never had a letter from anyone; And now he is both afraid of what it means And ashamed because he has no other means To find out what it says than to ask someone. His uncle could have left the farm to him, Or his parents died before he sent them word, Or the dark girl changed and want him for beloved. Afraid and letter-proud, he keeps it with him. What would you call his feeling for the words that keep him rich and orphaned and beloved?
DEATH BE NOT PROUD by John Donne Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so, For, those, whom thou think’st, thou dost overthrow, Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee, Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow, And soonest our best men with thee doe goe, Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie. Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men, And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell, And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well, And better then thy stroake; why swell’st thou then; One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally, And death shall be no more, death, thou shalt die.
Love comforteth like sunshine after rain. ~ William Shakespear
“When I eventually met Mr Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.” ~Rita Rudner
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~ Mother Teresa
“I discovered I scream the same way whether I’m about to be devoured by a Great White or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.” ~ Axel Rose
“A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: Duh.” ~ Conan O’Brian
“We have women in the military, but they don’t put us in the front lines. They don’t know if we can fight, if we can kill. I think we can. All the general has to do is walk over to the women and say, ‘You see the enemy over there? They say you look fat in those uniforms.” ~ Elayne Boosler