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


"Love thy neighbour as yourself, but choose your neighbourhood".
-- Louise Beal


"Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy".
-- Edgar Bergen


"you can't change a thing that's happened thus far...
you focus on the game today and so hope we'll go out there and play well".
-- derek jeter


"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


"Challenges are what makes life interesting. Overcoming them is what
makes life meaningful."
-- Joshua J. Marine, on the board at Giorgio's this week.


"The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self."
-- Whitney Young


"Our perception and attitude toward any situation will determine the outcome".
-- Fortune Cookie


"Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before."
--Kurt Vonnegut


"You can't turn back the clock but you can wind it up again."
-- Bonne Prudden


"if the truth sets me free, what do lies do?"
-- dAAve, on his Higher Powered blog.


"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone."
-- Audrey Hepburn


"You can’t escape from life, you escape into it".
-- Kitty Carlisle Hart, 1910-2007, (as she often quoted her husband Moss Hart).


"Two small jumps are sometimes better than one big leap."
-- Fortune cookie


"Passion is a clear sign that your intuition is working and you’re following its guidance. You’ll notice a feeling of excitement and enthusiasm flowing through you when you’re doing something you truly love. So many people say to me, 'I don’t know what I’m passionate about.' Try to remember when you were a child and what you were passionate about then. Seek out what makes you excited. If that passion can help you and be shared by others, then it’s all worth it".
-- John Holland


"... And last week, down in Washington, D.C., was the big annual Easter Egg Hunt held on the White House lawn. And no surprise here, it was disclosed today that the $87 billion egg-coloring contract went to Halliburton."
-- David Letterman, (paraphrased).


"Tiny bubbles/in the wine/make me happy/make me feel fine."
-- Don Ho, 1930-2007


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


"Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be". 
-- Kurt Vonnegut, 1922-2007


"We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us". 
-- Tagore


"Is it time to let something go? Time to release it to the universe and know and trust that it will be taken care of? You have to make room for energy, intuitive guidance, and abundance to flow through you. This week ask yourself, “what’s in my life that I no longer need?” By releasing and letting go, you’re opening yourself up to your own higher consciousness, and by doing so, you’re making room for more of what is in your highest good."
-- John Holland


"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."
-- Bertrand Russell


"The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds."
-- Tryon Edwards


"the moment I let go of it was the moment
I got more than I could handle
the moment I jumped off of it
was the moment I touched down..."

-- alanis morrisette


"Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again."
-- Joseph Campbell


"You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough."
-- Frank Crane


"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  What you'll discover will be wonderful.  What you'll discover is yourself".
-- Alan Alda


"What did I do in the first 100 days? I think the answer is I got ready for the next 1,000."
-- Mayor Michael Bloomberg


"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
-- L.L.C., on the board at Giorgio's Grill this morning.


"If you had one goal, and that was to feel good, you would never again need to hear another word from anyone. You would live successfully and happily and in a way of fulfilling your life's purpose ever after".
-- Abraham-Hicks