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


"Those that are succeeding and are thrilled and joyful in the unfolding will often tell you, 'I've dreamed this since I was little. I imagined it, I pretended it, I used to practice with the hairbrush pretending it was a microphone.' Purity is the alignment of energy. Doesn't matter what anybody else thinks about anything. It only matters what you think about it".
-- Abraham-Hicks


"Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands -- and then eat just one of the pieces." -- Judith Viorst


"Celebrate what you want to see more of."
-- Thomas J. Peters


"In most cases, responsibility cannot be successfully shared. When it's not clear who is responsible, then in effect no one is responsible, and disaster often results.

When everyone assumes that it is someone else's responsibility to get the job done, then the job never gets done. The alternative, in which everyone involved assumes full responsibility, creates the most successful outcomes.

When you have chosen to shoulder the responsibility for something, it can feel burdensome. Just imagine, though, what an even greater burden would result if there was no one responsible.

Responsibility creates and maintains the conditions that make advancement and achievement possible. And the most powerful, useful, effective kind of responsibility is full responsibility.

Though others may also be responsible, that's no reason to reduce your own level of responsibility. When everyone makes the commitment to be fully responsible, truly great things can happen.

In responsibility there is enormous opportunity, for working through challenges, for achievement, for fulfillment and for much more. Whatever the situation, choose to take full responsibility, and there will be much value that you can create."

-- Ralph Marston


"Forgiveness is not something we do for other people. We do it for ourselves - to get well and move on."
-- As quoted by Pam on Sobriety is Exhausting.


"Doing nothing is very hard to do ... you never know when you're finished."
-- Leslie Nielsen


"What you do is minuscule in comparison with what you choose to think, because your vibration is so much more powerful and so much more important."
-- Abraham-Hicks


"Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer."
-- Mark Twain


"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man."
-- Benjamin Franklin


"Make the best of it. When you make the best of whatever you're focused
upon, your future will be better than your now. If each moment you're
making the best of what-is, no matter what it is, you make the best of
it; make the best of it; make the best of it—your future just gets
better and better and better, and better".
-- Abraham-Hicks


"My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I
surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out
there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn
-- Armistead Maupin, on a Starbuck's coffee cup.


"Mining the moment for something that feels good, something to
appreciate, something to savor, something to take in, that's what your
moments are about. They're not about justifying your existence. It's
justified. You exist. It's not about proving your worthiness. It's done.
You're worthy. It's not about achieving success. You never get it done.
It's about "How much can this moment deliver to me?" And some of you
like them fast, some of you like them slow. No one's taking score. You
get to choose. The only measurement is between my desire and my
allowing. And your emotions tell you everything about that".

-- Abraham-Hicks


"Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them".
-- Samuel Butler


"People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that's holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. And thank God for that."
-- Elizabeth Berg, Eat. Pray. Love.


"The unlived life is not worth examining."
-- George Furth, Company


"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save
you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do bring
forth will destroy you."

-- Jesus, Gospel according to Thomas


"The most original and creative side of you can re-emerge only when you get some time of your own, free time, wide open time, uncommitted time, time in which to go after dreams or do absolutely nothing if you choose... Without it you can't have a self..."
-- Barbara Sher, It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now


"A Scout is Trustworthy. A Scout's honor is to be trusted. If he were to violate his honor by telling a lie, or by cheating, or by not doing exactly a given task, when trusted on his honor, he may be directed to hand over his Scout Badge."
-- The Boy Scout Encyclopedia, 1952.


"I read somewhere that failure and risk are doors to greater wisdom and skill. I think that’s true".
-- Richard Dinnen


"What you see is what you get, and who you feel like is who you really are."
-- Denis Waitley


"When you have a choice to be right or to be kind. Always pick kind."
-- Dr. Wayne Dyer


"One's past is what one is."
-- Oscar Wilde


"Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are".
-- Malcolm Forbes


"May you have warmth in your igloo, oil your lamp, and peace in your heart."
- Eskimo Proverb


"one must have chaos in oneself, to give birth to a dancing star".
-- nietzsche


"Never stop believing in yourself."
-- Unknown


"I am of the order whose purpose is not to teach the world a lesson but to explain that school is over."
Henry Miller


"Why not go out on a limb, that's where the fruit is!"
-- Mark Twain


"We are here on earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don’t know."
-- W.H. Auden


"I hate housework. You make the beds, you wash the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again".
-- Joan Rivers


"Always make new mistakes."
-- Esther Dyson