Log in

No account? Create an account
pandemo's Journal

> recent entries
> calendar
> friends
> Tired of Horsin' Around?
> profile

Tuesday, June 18th, 2002
1:29a - On Raising Children -- Joseph Joubert


Children need models rather than critics.
    -- Joseph Joubert

(comment on this)

1:45a - On Rapture -- Lord Byron


There is rapture on the lonely shore..
    -- Lord Byron

(comment on this)

2:00a - On Reaching Goals -- Euripides


Slight not what is near though aiming at what is far.
    -- Euripides

(comment on this)

2:05a - On Reaching Goals -- F. Hawes


Aim at the sun and you may not reach it, but your arrow will fly far higher than if you had aimed at an object on a level with yourself.
    -- F. Hawes

(comment on this)

2:15a - On Reading -- Moses Hadas


Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it.
    -- Moses Hadas

current mood: amused

(comment on this)

2:30a - On Reading -- Mark Twain


The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
    -- Mark Twain

(comment on this)

2:35a - On Reality -- John Lennon


I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now? Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
    -- John Lennon

(comment on this)

2:40a - On Reality -- Jane Wagner


I refuse to be intimidated by reality any more. After all, what is reality anyway? Nothing but a collective hunch... I made some studies, and reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it.
    -- Jane Wagner

Stolen from the bottom of leeneh's post... She finds lots of neat stuff!

(2 comments |comment on this)

2:50a - On Reason -- Anton Chekhov

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given.
    -- Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Russian dramatist and writer

(comment on this)

3:02a - On Recognizing Genius -- Jonathan Swift


When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederacy against him.
    -- Jonathan Swift

(comment on this)

3:04a - On Redheads -- Lucille Ball


Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.
    -- Lucille Ball

(comment on this)

3:10a - On Regret -- Allan McLeod Gray


Whatever you do, you'll regret it.
    -- Allan McLeod Gray, 1905-1975

(comment on this)

3:15a - On Relationships -- Lucille Ball


The important thing in life is our relationship with other human beings. It's not what we set out to get, but how we go about the daily task of living.
    -- Lucille Ball

(comment on this)

3:17a - On Religion -- Franz Grillparzer


When asked his view about religion, he replies that he dislikes magic.
    -- Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1837-1838).

(comment on this)

3:19a - On Religious Differences -- Mahatma Gandhi


The various religions are like different roads converging on the same point. What difference does it make if we follow different routes, provided we arrive at the same destination.
    -- Mahatma Gandhi

(comment on this)

3:20a - On Religious Intolerance -- Daniel J. Boorstin


I have observed that the world has suffered far less from ignorance than from pretensions to knowledge. It is not skeptics or explorers but fanatics and ideologues who menace decency and progress. No agnostic ever burned anyone at the stake or tortured a pagan, a heretic, or an unbeliever.
    -- Daniel J. Boorstin

current mood: aggravated

(2 comments |comment on this)

3:21a - On Repentence --Josh Billings


Most people repent of their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors.
    --Josh Billings

current mood: quixotic

(comment on this)

3:23a - On Rescue -- Mason Cooley


Rescue someone unwilling to look after himself, and he will cling to you like a dangerous illness.
    -- Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).

(comment on this)

3:25a - On Research -- Werner von Braun


Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
    -- Werner von Braun

(comment on this)

3:28a - On Resolutions -- William Ralph Inge


It is useless for sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while wolves remain of a different opinion.
    -- William Ralph Inge, D.D., 1860-1954

(comment on this)

3:29a - On Respect -- Steven H. Coogler


Seek respect mainly from thyself, for it comes first from within.
    -- Steven H. Coogler

(comment on this)

3:30a - On Responsibility -- George Eliot

The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision.
    -- George Eliot

(comment on this)

3:31a - On Responsibilities -- Elbert Hubbard

Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.
    -- Elbert Hubbard

(comment on this)

3:32a - On Responsibility -- John F. Kennedy


For of those to whom much is given, much is required.
    -- John F. Kennedy

(comment on this)

3:34a - On Responsibility -- Abraham Lincoln


You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
    -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1864)

(comment on this)

3:47a - On Self-Restraint -- Saint Augustine


Dear Lord, give me chastity and self-restraint... but not yet, O Lord, not yet!
    -- Saint Augustine, (A.D. 354-430)

(comment on this)

3:51a - On Responsibility -- Wendell Phillips

Responsibility educates.
    -- Wendell Phillips

(comment on this)

3:55a - On Responsibility -- George Bernard Shaw

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
    -- George Bernard Shaw

(comment on this)

4:00a - On Responsiblity -- Oprah Winfrey

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
    -- Oprah Winfrey

(comment on this)

4:05a - On Responsibility -- Various (Adams, Maher, Phillips, Ford, Johnson, Eliot, Stevenson, Reagan, Shaw

We have the Bill of Rights.  What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities.
    ~ Bill Maher, commedian and commentator, 1995

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
    ~ Henry Brooks Adams

Responsibility educates.
    ~ Wendell Phillips

You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.
    ~ Henry Ford II

No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility.
    ~ Gerald W. Johnson

The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision.
    ~ George Eliot

America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact --the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom,
responsible government, and human equality.

    ~ Adlai Stevenson

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
    ~ Ronald Reagan, Saturday Evening Post, 1965

Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
    ~ Tom Robbins

We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice -- that is, until we stop saying "It got lost," and say "I lost it."
    ~ Sydney J. Harris

Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps
them responsible and cheerful.

    ~ Alice Walker, Temple of my Familiar, 1989

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
    ~ George Bernard Shaw

Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.
    ~ Elbert Hubbard

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
    ~ Publilius Syrus


He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
    ~ Confucious


After ecstasy, the laundry.
    ~ Zen Proverb

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
    ~ Oprah Winfrey

Character—the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life—is the source from which self-respect springs.
    ~ Joan Didion

When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.
    ~ Edith Hamilton

We don't care. We don't have to. We're the phone company.
    ~ Lily Tomlin’s Ernestine

current mood: serene

(2 comments |comment on this)

4:15a - On Revels -- William Shakespeare


Our revels now are ended.
    -- William Shakespeare, (1564-1616)

(If I'm not mistaken, that is the end of either the play within a play by the rustics, of which the most memorable is Bottom, who wears an ass's head for a while, or Puck's final speech at the very end of A Mid-Summer Night's Dream)

(comment on this)

4:27a - On Revenge


An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.
    -- Margaret Atwood in Cat's Eye (Doubleday)

(1 comment |comment on this)

4:30a - On Reviews -- Barbra Streisand


I wish I could be like Shaw who once read a bad review of one of his plays, called the critic and said, "I have your review in front of me and soon it will be behind me."
    -- Barbra Streisand

(comment on this)

5:15a - On Rights -- Gerald W. Johnson

No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility.
    -- Gerald W. Johnson

(comment on this)

5:20a - On Rights -- Bill Maher

We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities.

    -- Bill Maher, commedian and commentator, 1995

(comment on this)

5:30a - On the Right Word -- Mark Twain

The difference between the right word and the wrong word is the difference between lightening and a lightening-bug.
    -- Mark Twain

(comment on this)

1:45p - On the Road -- Phillip Roth


The road to hell is paved with unfinished projects.
    -- Phillip Roth

(1 comment |comment on this)

2:00p - On Riding Horses -- Pam Brown


In riding a horse, we borrow freedom.
    -- Pam Brown

(comment on this)

2:01p - On Riding Horses -- Unknown


I ride, therefore I am.
    -- Unknown

(comment on this)

2:09p - On Riding Horses -- John Lyons


There are only two emotions that belong on the saddle: One is a sense of humor, and the other is patience.
    -- John Lyons

(comment on this)

2:10p - On Riding Horses -- E. Beudant


The only approbation a rider should covet is that of his horse.
    -- E. Beudant

(comment on this)

2:11p - On Riding Horses -- M.F. McTaggart


Most persons do not ride; they are conveyed.
    -- M.F. McTaggart

(comment on this)

4:08p - On Riches -- John Lennon (Somebody Tell Me Why I Like This One)


Those in the cheaper seats clap. The rest of you rattle your jewelry.
    -- John Lennon, 1963 (Royal Variety Performance)

(comment on this)

4:14p - On Riding -- Unknown


Put some excitement between you legs; ride a horse.
    -- Unknown

(comment on this)

5:05p - On Riding -- Winston Churchill


No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.
    -- Winston Churchill

(comment on this)

5:25p - On Riding -- The London Times


Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.
    -- The London Times

(comment on this)

5:30p - On Riding -- Mexican Proverb


It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall.
    -- Mexican Proverb

(comment on this)

6:05p - The Road Not Taken -- Robert Frost


Two roads diverged in a wood,
and I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
    -- American poet Robert Frost (1875-1963)

(4 comments |comment on this)

7:15p - On the Road -- Leonard E. Read


The road," wrote Cervantes, "is always better than the inn." Those who settle on fame or fortune at the inn, and having arrived, call it quits, miss the whole point of life. Realistically, there is no inn, no ultimate point of arrival. It is the road -- now and forever.
    -- Leonard E. Read

(comment on this)

7:30p - On Rodeos -- Unknown


Rodeo, the only sport that gets you off in 8 seconds or less.
    -- Unknown

*scratches head in bewilderment* mumbles to self, "Must be a man thing."

(comment on this)

7:45p - On the Role of the Past -- William Shakespeare


What's past is prologue.
    -- William Shakespeare

current mood: tricky

(comment on this)

7:50p - On the Role of Wonder - E. Merrill Root


We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.
    -- E. Merrill Root

(comment on this)

8:00p - On Romance: Computer Nerd Style -- Catherine Asaro

"Are you cold?" Raj tugged her around to face him, holding her at the waist.

"I'm warming up." she murmured.

He stroked her temple, a soft brush of sensation. "Do you know, your eyes are the same color blue as the alternate function key on my calculator?"

Megan smiled. "Ah, Raj. You're such a sweet-talker."
    -- Catherine Asaro in The Phoenix Code,p.128

current mood: uproariously funny

(comment on this)

8:15p - On Romance -- Albert Brooks as Aaron Altman in "Broadcast News"


Aaron Altman: Wouldn't this be a great world if insecurity and desperation made us more attractive? If "needy" were a turn-on?
    -- Albert Brooks, playing the smart but un-photogenic newsman in "Broadcast News"

Somewhere I read that the director allowed him to write his own lines. It sure sounds like his kind of comedy even if that is aprocryphal.

current mood: amused

(comment on this)

8:20p - On Romance -- Mason Cooley

Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.

      • ~ Mason Cooley

current mood: serene

(comment on this)

8:25p - On Romance -- Judy Garland

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."
    -- Judy Garland

current mood: peaceful

(comment on this)

8:30p - On Romance -- William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
                                        ~ William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

current mood: loving

(comment on this)

8:51p - On Roses -- Abraham Lincoln


We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

(comment on this)

10:45p - Rule of Thumb -- A Matthews


"If you want to understand people, here's a simple rule of thumb - just pay attention to how a person views his fellow humans, because whatever they say about other people is the way they are themselves."
    -- A Matthews

(comment on this)

<< previous day [calendar] next day >>
> top of page