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


"Have you plans for the infamous EVE?... I've got my herring... And some
Scotch. I will be at home, of course, but can't think of anywhere else
I'd rather be than in the comfort of my nest".

-- Nicomar


"If we could ride a great glimmering ball back to Times Square a century ago, we might see ourselves in the men and women who gathered there on New Year’s Eve of 1907... Notwithstanding how they dressed or wore their hair, their lives were superficially similar to ours. They took the subway to work and lived in homes lighted by electricity. They talked on telephones, went to the movies and listened to music on their new Victrolas. They worried about their weight and wondered whether Christmas was becoming commercialized... And on Dec. 31, 1907, for the first time, they did something that hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers will do on Monday night: They celebrated the passing of ’07 into ’08 by watching an illuminated sphere falling from the sky."
-- Jim Rasenberger, When an Auld Acquaintance Was Brand-New, The New York Times.


“The evolution of knowledge is toward simplicity, not complexity.”
-- L. Ron Hubbard


"You are the person you have discovered yourself to be. And there is no limit to what you can discover... The more you live and experience and accomplish, the more fully you evolve. Every moment is an opportunity to add strength and effectiveness to your life".
-- Ralph Marston


"OK, so naughty or nice, it's done. Over. Finished. On to the next".
-- Cindy Adams


"The eighth point of the Scout Law. It states: A Scout is Cheerful. He smiles whenever he can. His obedience to orders is prompt and cheery. He never shirks nor grumbles at hardships."
-- The Boy Scout Encyclopedia, 1952.


"A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don't allow the happy moment, because they're so busy trying to get a happy life".
-- Abraham-Hicks


"Feel the power and the freshness of your now... You send out your rocket of desire of what you do want, and now you stand in a fresh new place; you want in a fresh way that you have never wanted before. And that's what life is".
-- Abraham-Hicks


"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending".
-- Carl Bard


“Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.”
-- L. Ron Hubbard


"All lives take courage to lead. All lives".
-- Fortune Cookie


"I like work: It fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours."
-- Jerome K. Jerome


"Relationships are forever. They are eternal. Not just permanent in this
lifetime. Once you establish a relationship, it is an eternal

-- Abraham-Hicks


"My life is as an artist, not an entertainer. I don't consider myself an entertainer, but I can do that thing when I want to".
-- Dan Fogelberg, 1951-2007


"Life is a lot like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the
end, the faster it goes.

-- Andy Rooney


"A human being, like a business, makes profits and suffers losses. For a human being, however, the ultimate currency is not money, nor is it any external measure, such as fame, fortune, or power. The ultimate currency for a human being is happiness."
-- Tal Ben-Shahar, Happiest


"An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day."
-- Irv Kupcinet


"Laughter is by definition healthy."
-- Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize in Literature recipient


"Imagine that you are one hundred and ten years old... Take fifteen minutes to give yourself advice on how to find more happiness in your life, starting at this point. Do the exercise in writing. As much as possible, ritualize the advice. If, for instance, your older self advises you to spend more time with your family, commit to an additional weekly or bi-weekly family outing... Return to this exercise regularly - look at what you wrote, add to it, and ask yourself whether you have taken the advice of your inner sage."
-- Tal Ben-Shahar, Happier, Fifth Meditation: Imagine.


"Do more than merely getting through this day. Jump into it fully with vigor and enthusiasm... Do more than merely getting through your work. Find real joy in making a difference... When the purpose behind each day is just to get it over with, that dismal purpose can begin to take over your whole life. By contrast, when you put a little bit of joy and positive purpose into each moment, you get a whole lot of great and wonderful things filling your world..."
-- Ralph Marston


"Don't give advice unless you're asked."
-- Amy Alcott


"There are lots of temptations and there are plenty of excuses. Keep in mind, though, that you are in control of you... To reach the destination you have chosen, you must follow the path that will take you there. And while diversions and distractions will constantly come along, remember that you are in control of you... Your thoughts, your words and your actions are precisely the ones you choose. They can take you anywhere you would like to go... Though many things are out of your control, you are always in control of you. You can respond, you can adjust, you can persist and you can move in the direction of your dreams, no matter what the outside factors may be. You are in control of you. Your decisions in each and every moment determine the quality of life that you live. It is a heavy responsibility and a magnificent opportunity. You are in control of you, and you will always go right where your actions take you."
-- Ralph Marston


"To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own."
-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh,writer and aviation pioneer


"If A is success in life, then A equals X plus Y plus Z. Work is X; Y is play; and Z is keeping your mouth shut."
-- Albert Einstein


"A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you've been taking."
-- Earl Wilson


"Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm."
-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge


"Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response."
-- Mildred Barthel


"What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the
striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is
not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential
meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him."

-- Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning


"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one."
-- George Bernard Shaw


"Organized people are too lazy to look for things."
-- Unknown


"Integrity is not a 90 percent thing, not a 95 percent thing; either you have it or you don't."
-- Peter Scotese, as quoted by DAAve.