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


"Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow."
-- Aesop


"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind".
-- Wayne Dyer

Thanks to Higher Powered.


"The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself".
-- Oscar Wilde


"If you're riding ahead of the herd, look back once in a while to make sure it's still there."
-- Fortune Cookie


"All you need is deep within you waiting to unfold and reveal itself. All you have to do is be still and take time to seek for what is within, and you will surely find it".
-- Eileen Caddy


"I always give myself such very good advice, but I very seldom follow it."
Alice in Wonderland


"Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand".
-- Mark Twain


"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it".
Upton Sinclair


"Conversation should touch on everything, but should concentrate on nothing."
-- Oscar Wilde


"I had an epiphany a few years ago where I was out at a celebrity party and it suddenly dawned on me that I had yet to meet a celebrity who is as smart and interesting as any of my friends".
-- Moby


"Every time we pray our horizon is altered, our attitude to things is altered, not sometimes, but every time, and the amazing thing is that we don't pray more".
-- Bill Clinton

Image from Virginia Western.


"Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them."
-- Fortune Cookie


"I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?"
-- Jean Kerr


"Poor George, he can't help it."
-- Ann Richards
, Former Governor of Texas, 1933-2006


"One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say."
-- Will Durant


"All things are difficult before they are easy."
-- Dr. Thomas Fuller


"You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with."
-- Wayne Dyer


"Peace begins with a smile."
-- Fortune Cookie


"To experience the loneliness of soul is the hardest thing in the
-- Brigitte Bardot


"Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons."
-- Ruth Ann Schabacker


"He who hurries cannot walk with dignity."
-- Fortune Cookie


"It's hip to be happy,
To give life a big hello,
It's hip to be happy,
To say yes when the world says no."
-- Ann Hampton Callaway, from her newest album titled Blues in the


"Paranoia is just a kind of awareness, and awareness is just a form of love."
-- Charles Manson


"In this business you either sink or swim or you don't."
-- David Smith


"I'd rather be happy than right."
-- Al-Anon Slogan


“The scoreboard said I lost today. But what the scoreboard doesn’t say is what it is I have found. Over the last 21 years, I have found loyalty. You have pulled for me on the court and also in life... I found inspiration. You have willed me to succeed, sometimes even in my lowest moments. And I’ve found generosity. You have given me your shoulders to stand on to reach for my dreams, dreams I could never have reached without you. Over the last 21 years, I have found you, and I will take you and the memory of you with me for the rest of my life.”
-- Andre Aggasi, yesterday at the U.S. Open


"People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up".
-- Ogden Nash


"The price of freedom of religion, or of speech, or of the press, is that we must put up with a good deal of rubbish".
-- Robert Jackson


"To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself."
-- Albert Einstein