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


"I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top".
-- An English Professor


"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."
--Dorothy Parker


"A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something".
-- Wilson Mizner


"Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content."
-- Helen Keller


"A walking meditation is a beneficial alternative when sitting meditations are getting too repetitive. With each step, begin to count from one to ten. Then count from ten down to one, and start again from one up to ten. As you walk and count, keep your focus on the sole of each foot as it hits the ground. What's happening as you count one, two, three, four, and so on to your steps is that you're bringing your awareness and focus back to the powerful present."
-- John Holland


"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom".
-Anaïs Nin


"You are never a loser until you quit trying."
-- Mike Ditka, on the chalkboard at Giorgio's Grill this morning.


"Never face reality unless your reality is just the way you want it to be".
-- Abraham-Hicks


"We'll drive you happy."
-- Advertising slogan on a Panorama bus.


"When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take -- choose the bolder."
-- William Joseph Slim


"Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not. We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them."
-- John Henry Cardinal Newman


"Without self-knowledge, we cannot go beyond the mind".
-- J. Krishnamurti


"Try to think positively today and repel any negative thoughts. Try not to judge yourself or others . . . which may be harder than you imagine. However, by doing so, you’ll change your reality, because thoughts are made up of positive and negative energy, and this directly affects your life. When you think a thought, your aura will magnify it with energy and put it out to the universe. By monitoring your thoughts, you’ll have conscious control over your future".
-- John Holland


"Whatever you're thinking about is literally like planning a future event.

When you're worrying, you are planning.

When you're appreciating
you are planning...

What are you planning?"

-- Abraham,


"Each day, silently repeat these three principles that are the foundation of self-referral. Notice over time how your perspective changes as you unpeel the layers of your true self.

* I'm totally independent of the good or bad opinions of others.
* I'm beneath no one. I'm superior to no one. All beings are my equal.
* I'm fearless in the face of any and all challenges."

-- Deepak Chopra


"Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top".
-- Virginia Woolf


"... When you try to hold your desire down, it keeps coming up...Your cork will always float unless you are holding it down."
-- Abraham, as related by Esther Hicks.


"My mother never saw the irony of calling me a son of a bitch."
-- Richard Jeni, 1957-2007


"You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience".
-- Stanislaw J. Lec


"The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing".
-- Henry S. Haskins


"Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter because nobody listens".
-- Nick Diamos


"You'll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind."
-- Irish Proverb, on the board at Giorgio's Grill this week.


"If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong."
-- Charles Kettering


"Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
-- Franklin P. Jones


"It is fun to be in the same decade with you".
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt


"If you can't get in the front door, just head into the back door."
-- Eddie Cantor, as quoted by his grandson Brian Gari, on Broadway Beat.


"I don't understand why people are against gay marriage. Their main argument is that it's tearing away at our social fabric. You really think gays would do anything to harm fabric?"
-- David Hodorowski, as quoted in Time Out New York, this week.


"Aim high. There is little virtue in easy victory."
-- Sir Edmund Hillary, on the board at Giorgio's this morning.


"Drama is life with the dull bits cut out."
-- Alfred Hitchcock


"There is no use worrying about things over which you have no control, and if you have control, you can do something about them instead of worrying."
-- Stanley C. Allyn


"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."
-- Beverly Sills