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


"I just love the anticipation when my alarm clock goes off in the morning. Something surprising happens every single day without fail. I claim the day as MINE, and I choose joy for the theme. Believe me, I know that sounds corny, but it works for me".
-- Pam


"i am grateful and thankful that when I type my gratitude list, I have the keys to happiness at my fingertips"


"You're never going to get to any final place. And so, we want to remind you to relax and start having fun on the way".
-- Abraham-Hicks


"Never lose the child-like wonder... It's just too important. It's what drives us."
-- dr. randy pausch


"When everyone is somebody, then no one's anybody".
-- WS Gilbert


"Continuous effort -- not strength or intelligence -- is the key to unlocking our potential."
-- Liane Cordes


"Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers."
–- Rainer Maria Rilke


"Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things. The brick walls are there to stop the people that don't want it badly enough."
-- professor randy pausch


"To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence."
– Joseph Conrad


"It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed."
-- Ram Dass


"Chance favors the prepared mind. Never forget it."
-- Howard Dean, as quoted in today's New York Times.


"By recognizing the divine in others, I am acknowledging the divine in myself..."
-- John Holland


"When you put conditions on enjoyment, it turns into just another chore. Let go, and sincerely enjoy the miracle that is your life as it comes to you in each moment. If you become overly attached to specific results, you set yourself up for disappointment and disillusionment. Be ambitious, yet do not be your ambition"...
-- Ralph Marston


"I choose to be in places and situations and with people where I feel good about myself. I deserve to feel good and I trust that my heart will tell me where to go".
-- Ruth Fishel, as quoted by Scott


"Sometimes we need to look hard at a person and remember that he is doing the best he can. He's just trying to find his way. That's all".
-- Ernest Thompson, as quoted by Scott.


"Happiness comes when you believe in what you are doing, know what you are doing, and love what you are doing."
-- Brian Tracy, as posted by DAAve


"To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves".
-- Will Durant


"When we're denying or suppressing our soul's dream, that energy is turned inward. Not good! When we're not playing a game that's big enough for us, we're suffocating (i.e., suffering -- are you suffering in some area of your life?). The soul has so much power. And if we hold it in, that energy will turn into toxicity. This is when we get stuck in patterns of behavior, obsessions, compulsions, and self-sabotage. But when we're up to bigger things, we just handle whatever we need to handle in order to make room for the bigger vision".
-- Debbie Ford


"There can never be too much kindness in the world. Create some more today, and find real joy in its warm glow".
-- Ralph Marston


"It is the Law that any difficulties that can come to you at any time, no matter what they are, must be exactly what you need most at the moment, to enable you to take the next step forward by overcoming them. The only real misfortune, the only real tragedy, comes when we suffer without learning the lesson."
-- Emmet Fox


"Silence can be as different as sounds."
-- Elizabeth Bowen


"Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness."
–- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


"It is a funny thing about life: If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it".
-- Somerset Maugham


"It's not about how to achieve your dreams, it's about how to lead your life. If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you. "
-- Professor Randy Pausch


"The happiest people I know are those who have learned to live beyond their own special interests by discovering the rewards that come from giving of themselves".
-- Winfield C. Dunn, as quoted by DAAve.


"i do believe in karma. i believe in paybacks. you get people to help you by telling the truth, being earnest. i'll take an earnest person over a hip person everyday because hip is short-term, earnest is longterm."
-- professor randy pausch


"Don’t complain. Just work harder".
-- Randy Pausch


"I choose to be in places and situations and with people where I feel good about myself. I deserve to feel good and I trust that my heart will tell me where to go".
-- Ruth Fishel


"Today can just be marvelous..........marvelous I say. All I have to do is jump into it with a grateful heart and some willingness to do the work. Hey.....what a coincidence...I have BOTH."
-- Pam, Sobriety is Exhausting


"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired."
-- Jules Renard


"Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means."
-- Albert Einstein