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


"Begin with life as you find it
and make it better
... anytime is a good time do good."

-- Kobi Yamada


"A good life is not lived by chance but by choice".
-- Kobi Yamada, Live Good


"All who have meant good
work with their whole
heart have done good work."

-- Robert Louis Stevenson


"How do you make your goals and desires come alive? Having a clear picture in your mind (of the highest good) and charging it with energy can help turn it into reality. This week visualize a goal that you have been thinking about or working on presently. See it in its final resolution. Now feel what it’s like to have a successful outcome. See it happening here and now. Maintain and charge this image as you breathe energy into it. Feel the excitement, the energy, and the joy. Let it go, trust, and release it to the universe".

-- John Holland


"No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one".
-- Elbert Hubbard


"I'm always interested in what other people think I should do. It's like watching this movie that I'm in that I had nothing to do with. But ultimately, I'll decide what I think is the best thing for me to do."
-- Hillary Rodham Clinton


"You are always molding yourselves into a better feeling place. And you will never get it done. It will never be completely finished. It will never be absolutely right. You will always have some dominant thoughts that are not a vibrational match to the newfound desire. But that is always what your work is.

"And it's time for you to just begin relaxing about it, and not make it a personal issue of your own valor, or your own value, or your own integrity. In other words, it's just, how many times have I thought this thought?"

-- abraham, abraham-hicks


"It's not the things that we possess that signify our wealth, But the blessings that are priceless like our family, friends, and health."
-- AGC, on the chalkboard at Giorgios Grill this morning.


"Manifestations come on the heels of what you've conjured in thought."
Abraham, Abraham-Hicks


"You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out he hates all the same people you do".
-- Anne Lamott, (as per dAAve)


"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city."
-- George Burns


"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."
-- Thomas Jefferson


"Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality".
-- Bertrand Russell


"Emotional pain is not a character defect. It is a part of life and must be attended to like all our feelings. Feelings are not facts. They are bio-feedback on how we are doing today and what needs attention inside. Feelings won't kill me, but killing my feelings will.
-- Pocket Sponsor, as per Scott


"Most people have a hard time delegating, or even wanting to delegate, because you have been justifying your existence through your hard work, and you equate success with struggle; you equate results with struggle. And so, you sort of wear your struggle like a badge of honor. And all of that is opposite of allowing the Well-being.

"The only thing that ever matters in success or achievement is your achieving the things that you want to achieve. So if you are setting standards and you're feeling uncomfortable about the standards that you've set, tweak the standards back a little bit. Ratchet it back a notch. Give yourself a break. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt. Lighten up. Be easier. Go slower. Take it easy. Have more fun. Love yourself more. Laugh more. Appreciate more".

-- Abraham, Abraham-Hicks


"Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this, that you are dreadfully like other people."
-- James Russell Lowell


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


"Courage is fear that has said its prayers."
-- Unknown


"Follow an old path and you find the expected. Blaze a new trail and you have an adventure."
--Steve Haskamp


"There's a lot to be said for living alone. You get to be a real individual."
-- Edith Bouvier Beale in Grey Gardens. Book by Doug Wright.


"I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me".
-- Noel Coward


"Today we have made history... Now let us make progress."
-- Nancy Pelosi


"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "Where have I gone wrong?"... Then a voice says to me, "This is going to take more than one night."
-- Charles M. Schulz


"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation".
-- Robert Kennedy


"There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing."
-- Oscar Wilde


"To solve the human equation, we need to add love, subtract hate, multiply good, and divide between truth and error."
-- Janet Coleman


"The joyfulness of a man prolongeth his days."
-- Fortune Cookie


"When you live in the shadow of insanity, the appearance of another mind that thinks and talks as yours does is something close to a blessed event."
-- Robert M. Persig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


-- Homer Simpson


"In the same way, we become masters of jealousy, masters of sadness, masters of self-rejection. All of our drama and suffering is by practice. We make an agreement with ourselves and we practice that agreement until it becomes a whole mastery. The way we think, the way we feel and the way we act become so routine that we no longer need to put our attention on what we are doing. It is just by action-reaction that we become a certain way."
-- Don Miguel Ruiz, The Mastery of Love
"The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we have of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us".
-- Quentin Crisp