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


"There's always room at the top."
-- Daniel Webster
"There are two kinds of people: those who do the work, and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there".
-- Indira Gandhi


"Look for the ridiculous in everything, and you will find it."
-- Jules Renard


"We have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible."
-- Oscar Wilde, as quoted by CityGirl15


"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility".
-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer


"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement,
in the thrill of creative effort.
The human spirit needs to accomplish,
to achieve, to triumph to be happy.

Happiness does not come from doing easy work,
but from the afterglow of satisfaction
that comes after the achievement
of a difficult task that demands your best.

Your personal growth itself contains the seed of happiness.
You cannot pursue happiness by itself.
There is no happiness except in the realization
that you have accomplished something.

Happiness thrives in activity.
It's a running river, not a stagnant pond..."

-- Max Steingart,


"I used to spend so much time reacting and responding to everyone else that my life had no direction. Other people's lives, problems, and wants set the course for my life. Once I realized it was okay for me to think about and identify what I wanted, remarkable things began to take place in my life".
-- Anonymous


"Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true."
-- Leon J. Suenes


“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.”
-- Gilda Radner


"I can't wait to hit the shower and get this day started. I can make it ordinary or I can make it great. I choose my actions and re-actions today. Your moods and behavior are yours......I don't have to take them on at all. Damn, that took years to learn!"
-- Pam, Sobriety is Exhausting


"Your ability to imagine will help the next logical steps come to you faster. Work the bugs out in your imagination. You don't have to build little things and bigger things. You can do it all in your mind. We're not talking about the next logical action step. Use your imagination until your big dream feels so familiar that the manifestation is the next logical step."
-- Abraham-Hicks


"Today I am grateful and thankful that doing the next right thing rarely involves feeling guilty afterwards."
-- Dave, Higher Powered blog.


"I am only one, but I am still one; I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do".
-- Edward Everett Hale


"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle".
-- Philo


"Anything can happen, if you let it."
-- Mary Poppins


"People say that money isn't the key to happiness but I always figured
if you have enough money, you can have a key made."
-- Joan Rivers, on the board at Giorgio's restaurant.


"Hope is a waking dream".
-- Aristotle


"It may be that those who do most, dream most".
-- Stephen Leacock


"It wasn't enough to be positive, focused and fearless, I had to take action! Musicians say that the hardest part of practicing is taking the instrument out of the case. To begin is to be half done!"
-- Joey Reiman


"First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others".
-- Thomas a Kempis


"The main event has never been the manifestation; the main event has always been the way you feel moment by moment, because that's what life is."
-- Abraham-Hicks


"To find your own way is to follow your bliss. This involves analysis, watching yourself and seeing where real deep bliss is--not the quick little excitement, but the real deep, life-filling bliss".
-- Joseph Campbell


"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world".
-- Buddha


"We are all broken and wounded in this world. Some choose to grow strong at the broken places".
-- Harold J. Duarte-Bernhardt


"Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have".
-- Doris Mortman


"Your thoughts are what frighten you. Choose to change them, and the fear is gone. Your thoughts are what cause you to be frustrated, angry, disappointed, impatient and uncomfortable. And your thoughts can also take you far away from all those things. For your thoughts can transform anger into forgiveness, disappointment into determination, discomfort into inspiration, and fear into love. The choice is always yours".
-- Ralph Marston, The Daily Motivator
"The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world".
-- Marianne Williamson


"Now is the time for all good men to come to".
-- Walt Kelly


"In the midst of change, we find seeds for the future."
-- LLC, on the board at Giorgio's this morning..


"A word to the wise ain't necessary; it's the stupid ones who need the advice."
-- Bill Cosby