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


"Failure is not a single cataclysmic event. We do not fail overnight. Failure is the inevitable result of an accumulation of poor thinking and poor choices. To put it more simply, failure is nothing more than a few errors in judgement repeated every day."
Jim Rohn, Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle.


"The purpose of all war is peace".
-- St. Augustine.


"For many, negative thinking is a habit, which over time, becomes an addiction. A lot of people suffer from this disease because negative thinking is addictive to each of the Big Three: the Mind, the Body, and the Emotions. If one doesn't get you, the others are waiting in the wings."
Peter McWilliams


"I don't really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people."
Eddie Albert, 1906*-2005.

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(*Although some sources give the year as 1908, Mr. Albert's mother, who was unmarried at his birth, later altered the birth certificate for propriety's sake, Edward Albert Jr. told The Associated Press.According to The New York Times.)


"The boy you trained, gone he is, consumed by Darth Vader."
-- Yoda, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
"Look, you're either loved or hated. Which is a good thing, as Bette Davis used to say. Because if they just like you, you're f*cked."
-- Mario Cantone, in New York Magazine, May 30, 2005.

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"I believe we should all curse as much as possible in these repressive times."
-- Everett Quinton, at the Lucille Lortel Awards, earlier this month.

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"If you can't think anything nice, don't think anything at all..."
-- Caeriel


"The spiritual path is not a matter of growing more metaphysically complicated; it's a process where we actually grow simpler and simpler, as we apply certain basic principles to everything we go through. We don't learn love, which is already etched on our hearts; we do, however, begin to unlearn fear. And with every change we make from blame to blessing, we pierce the veil of illusion that separates us from the world we want."
-- Marianne Williamson, The Gift of Change.

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"Ozone and friendship will be our stimulants - let the drugs, tobacco, and strong drink go forever. Natural joy brings no headaches or heartaches."
-- Elbert Hubbard


"Some people strengthen society just by being the people they are."
-- John Gardner.


"I believe spirit and energy are fraternal twins, born of the same egg."
-- Pearl Hoffman


"I've never died on screen, but I like the idea. Then I'd just have to lie down and do nothing."
-- Will Smith


"[The Riddler] really was a catalyst for me... I was nobody. I had done some guest shots here and there. But after I did that, I became a headliner in Vegas, so I can't put it down."
-- Frank Gorshin, 1934-2005

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"You kind of know it's coming, but it's bittersweet because when you love a character you want it to keep living on. I think George [Lucas] will do that... I have a feeling with George, you know...Yoda's such a popular character he'll probably do more things with him in the future, he just needs to settle back and relax a bit first... We haven't talked about it. But, whatever it is, if he wants me, I'm there."

-- Frank Oz, on the release of the final motion picture in the Star Wars saga. To Campbell Robertson, in the New York Times, May 17, 2005.

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"Winners do what losers don't want to."
-- Dr. Phil McGraw


"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."
-- Audre Lorde

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"I'm a study of a man in chaos in search of frenzy."
-- Oscar Levant.


"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."
-- Albert Camus


"Another thing that we must eliminate is talking about limitation; we must not even think of it or read about, or have any connection with it in any of our thinking, for we get only that which we think, no more and no less. This will be a hard thing to do. But if we remember that we are working out the science of being, though it nay seem long and hard at times, we sooner or later do it, and once it is done forever..."
-- Ernest Holmes, Creative Mind and Success.


"Michelangelo's nose was broken by another artist. People do that to me, but in a different way"

"I am Peter Pan in my heart."

"Didn't Jesus say, 'bring on the children?'... If it wasn't for children, I'd throw in the towel. I'd feel I don't have any reason to live."

-- Michael Jackson, Living with Michael Jackson, tv special.

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"It's the Fertile Inquiry time of year for you, Cancerian. The more questions you ask yourself, the better you'll feel. Here are a few to get you started. What do you want to be when you grow up? Are you prepared to start nurturing yourself as well as you nurture others? When will you dismantle the barriers within you that prevent those who love you from loving you with all their power? Are you finally ready to act on the understanding that home is not just a building, but a state of mind, and that you need to work harder to foster that state?"
-- Rob Brezsny, Free Will Astrology


"We signal each other, we set each other off, we wake up each other's inborn talent for luminosity."
-- Marc Ian Barasch, Field Notes on the Compassionate Life: A Search for the Soul of Kindness."

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Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic
experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed
their test in life. They're aristocrats.
-- Diane Arbus


"How can we resent the life we've created for ourselves?"
-- Richard Bach


"When you have the media coverage and the fan base that the New York teams have, and when you don't meet expectations, New Yorkers aren't exactly known for holding their tongues anyway, and that can make for some tough times."
-- Mike Stanton, Yankees pitcher, on the abysmal season the highest paid team in Baseball is having so far, as quoted by The New York Times.

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"Ladies and gentlemen, I've been attending these dinners for years and just quietly sitting there. Well, I've got a few things I want to say for a change.

"This is going to be fun because he really doesn't have a clue about what I'm gonna' to say next.

"George always says he's delighted to come to these press dinners. Baloney. He's usually in bed by now.

"I'm not kidding.

"I said to him the other day, "George, if you really want to end tyranny in the world, you're going to have to stay up later."

"I am married to the president of the United States, and here's our typical evening: Nine o'clock, Mr. Excitement here is sound asleep, and I'm watching Desperate Housewives— with Lynne Cheney. Ladies and gentlemen, I am a desperate housewife. I mean, if those women on that show think they're desperate, they oughta be with George.

"One night, after George went to bed, Lynne Cheney, Condi Rice, Karen Hughes and I went to Chippendale's. I wouldn't even mention it except Ruth Ginsberg and Sandra Day O'Connor saw us there. I won't tell you what happened, but Lynne's Secret Service codename is now "Dollar Bill."

"But George and I are complete opposites — I'm quiet, he's talkative, I'm introverted, he's extroverted, I can pronounce nuclear —

"The amazing thing, however, is that George and I were just meant to be. I was the librarian who speant 12 hours a day in the library, yet somehow I met George.

"We met, and married, and I became one of the regulars up at Kennebunkport. All the Bushes love Kennebunkport, which is like Crawford, but without the nightlife. People ask me what it's like to be up there with the whole Bush clan. Lemme put it this way: First prize — three-day vacation with the Bush family. Second prize — 10 days.

"Speaking of prizes brings me to my mother-in-law. So many mothers today are just not involved in their children's lives — Not a problem with Barbara Bush. People often wonder what my mother-in-law's really like. People think she's a sweet, grandmotherly, Aunt Bea type. She's actually more like, mmm, Don Corleone.

"Cedric, am I doing all right?

"I saw my in-laws down at the ranch over Easter. We like it down there. George didn't know much about ranches when we bought the place. Andover and Yale don't have a real strong ranching program. But I'm proud of George. He's learned a lot about ranching since that first year when he tried to milk the horse. What's worse, it was a male horse.

"Now, of course, he spends his days clearing brush, cutting trails, taking down trees, or, as the girls call it, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. George's answer to any problem at the ranch is to cut it down with a chainsaw — which I think is why he and Cheney and Rumsfeld get along so well.

"It's always very interesting to see how the ranch air invigorates people when they come down from Washington. Recently, when Vice President Cheney was down, he got up early one morning, he put on his hiking boots, and he went on a brisk, 20- to 30-foot walk..."

-- Laura Bush, at the 2005 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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"How would you like it, as women, to have testosterone running through your body every day?"
-- Goldie Hawn on The View, discussing whether she monitors the fidelty of Kurt Russell.

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"Take your work seriously, but never yourself."
-- Dame Margot Fonteyn.

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"The way into this new world can be so simple - and so sweet. When you're willing to listen to your own voice and trust yourself enough to follow your heart, you encounter your true power - a power marked by courage and vulnerability. Any moment you offer a whole-hearted 'Yes!' to your own truth, you are infused with the power, self-worth, self-respect, self-esteem and confidence that will give wings to the best year of your life."
-- Debbie Ford, The Best Year of Your Life.


"Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.
-- Ambrose Bierce

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"For an actor or a playwright, even a critic one must always believe that what one does is important."

-- Mel Gussow, 1933-2005