Eclectic quotations accumulating in Hell's Kitchen, NY, USA.
-- Eric Zorn
-- Josh Billings
"If we wait until we are 100 percent sure that we are making the right rather than the wrong decision, we can be 100 percent sure of only one thing--we will never make any decision at all. To be decisive and proactive, we often need to act long before we're convinced we're doing the right thing."-- Arleen LaBella and Dolores Leach
-- Jay Leno
-- Joan Taylor Stewart, to Mayor Bloomberg at Junior's restaurant yesterday, as reported in The New York Times, Bloomberg Balanced Tough Talk Against the Risk of Offending, by Jim Rutenberg.
-- Phillip Lopate
-- Frank Rich, Two Gay Cowboys Hit a Home Run, The New York Times
-- Henry Ward Beecher
It is my personal approach that creates the climate.
It is my daily mood that makes the weather.
I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.
I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.
I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.
In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated,
and a person is humanized or de-humanized.
If we treat people as they are, we make them worse.
If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming."
-- Goethe, 1749-1832
Image from Cancellieri.org
Image from Chez Dafyd
-- Bertrand Russell
-- Laike, Lunar Silver Star Story Complete
. (As suggested by J.D.)
-- H.L. Mencken, Baltimore Evening Sun on July 26, 1920. (Thanks to Curtis for the quote )
-- H.P. Lovecraft
-- Thomas Szasz