Eclectic quotations accumulating in Hell's Kitchen, NY, USA.


"If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person."
-- Fred Rogers, creator Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, who died this morning at age 74.


"We have ancient habits to deal with, vast structures of power, indescribably complicated problems to solve. But unless we abdicate our humanity altogether and succumb to fear and impotence in the presence of the weapons we have ourselves created, it is as possible and as urgent to put an end to war and violence between nations as it is to put an end to poverty and racial injustice."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?


"Love makes the world go 'round,
Love makes the world go 'round,
Somebody soon will love you,
If no one loves you now,
High in some silent sky,
Love sings a silver song,
Making the earth whirl softly,
Love makes the world go 'round"
-- Bob Merrill, Broadway composer/lyricist,Carnival, 1961.


"Why is it so hard for people to believe that white people are poor?! I wouldn't say I lived in a ghetto, I'd say I lived in the 'hood. The same friends I had back then are the same people on tour with me now ."
-- Eminem


"Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life."
-- John Updike


"'You been screwin' the milkman,'
he says. He was crazy
and he kept screamin',
'you been screwin the milkman.'"
-- Fred Ebb, Lyricist, Chicago


"Walk in peace. Be undisturbed and unperturbed: all is in God's plan. Never doubt this. Bring God into your life, and you will see miracles."
-- White Eagle, The Quiet Mind


"Stash away the duct tape. Don't use it. Stash it away,"
-- Tom Ridge, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security


"I drink too much. Last time I gave a urine sample there was an olive in it."
-- Rodney Dangerfield


"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything."
-- Katherine Hepburn


"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always remain different."
-- Unknown


"I drink too much. Last time I gave a urine sample there was an olive in it."
-- Rodney Dangerfield


People living deeply have no fear of death.
-- Anais Nin


"We are not valuable because we are a member of a certain group or because we call God by a certain name. We are not valuable because we follow a guru or observe a certain diet. We are valuable because we are a spark of the divine. And the only thing Gurus, priests, rabbis and elders can do for us is point us back in the direction of home, and home is, of course, within."
-- Darren John Main, Spiritual Journeys along the Yellow Brick Road


"People don't touch anymore. They're on the phone, the fax. They don't touch themselves."
Celine Dion, as quoted by Michael Musto in this week's Village Voice.


"You should've seen her face. It was the exact same look my father gave me when I told him I wanted to be a ventriloquist."
-- George Costanza, Seinfeld


"Be mindful of each moment in your day. SLOW DOWN! Your journey is not only about arriving at your destination. The journey is the
journey. The end is not the journey. The destination will be what it will be, but did you enjoy the way?
-- Ron Rathbun, The Way Is Within


“Every survival kit should include a sense of humor.”
-- Anonymous


"The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues."
-- Elizabeth Taylor


If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten.
George Clooney


"I am Peter Pan... He represents youth, childhood, never growing up, magic, flying."
-- Michael Jackson


"Or is that too much work, to think before you speak? For some people, it is. It's a lot of work. For all of you who want to walk a spiritual path, I suggest you stop and take a look at all the things you think and all the assumptions that you make... before you speak. Try some discipline and see if you can, for a whole week, just watch your thoughts."
-- Hinono, For The Land Of The Lost: How to Get Ready for God.


"All right, brain, I don't like you and you don't like
me so let's just do this and I'll get back to killing
you with beer."
-- Homer Simpson


"The world looks marvelous from up here, so peaceful, so wonderful and so fragile."
-- Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli to fly in space.
"The same creator who names the stars also knows the names of the seven souls we mourn today. The crew of the shuttle Columbia did not return safely to Earth, yet we can pray that all are safely home."
-- George W. Bush
"What's the meaning of life? We're all dying to know."
-- Gord Lowe