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


"Every day, every situation, every experience is a learning opportunity. Make good, purposeful use of what you know and learn, and there is no limit to what you can achieve".
-- Ralph Marston


"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science".
-- Albert Einstein


"Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are".
-- Bertolt Brecht


"It's sad to have sex for money. But it's sadder to have sex for hugs."
-- Jacqueline Novak


"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject". 
-- Winston Churchill


"Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway".
-- Elbert Hubbard


“Never complain. Never explain.”
-- Katharine Hepburn


"It's time to get busy. It's time to make a difference, and just think of how great that will feel.

This day is a golden opportunity to bring your dreams to life. You're in a position to have a positive impact on your world.

Instead of complaining about what's wrong, build upon what is right. Instead of arguing over who is to blame, figure out what you can do to make things better.

There are ideas you've been meaning to pursue. Now is the time to get started on them.

There are projects you've been needing to finish. Now is your chance to bring those achievements to fruition.

Give the gift of your own smart, focused, enthusiastic action to the world today. There's immense value just waiting to be created, and now is the time to make it happen".

-- Ralph Marston


"Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records".
--William A. Ward


"Judge not that about which you feel passionate. Simply notice it, then see if it serves you, given who and what you wish to be".
Meditations from Conversations with God


"There's a job that must be done. Will you get busy and do it or will you just sit there and avoid taking action?
The way you prevent yourself from taking action is to have a set of reasonable and believable excuses. The way to get the work done is to replace those excuses with clear and meaningful reasons that are far more compelling.

Every delay is a wasted opportunity. For time is a most precious and irreplaceable resource.

Each time you think of an excuse for not taking action, overpower it. For each single excuse, quickly come up with two good, solid believable reasons for moving forward.

Yes, if you choose you can talk yourself out of doing what must be done. Fortunately, you are just as empowered to talk yourself into taking any necessary action.

Decide to blast away every excuse with two good reasons for going ahead and moving forward. And the odds are two to one that you will indeed reach whatever goal you choose".

-- Ralph Marston


"This day is yours to experience. This life is yours to live.

This world is a place in which you can act to make a positive, meaningful difference. This moment is one that's filled with possibilities.

It can often be difficult to make your way forward, and it is all too easy to lose sight of the unique and beautiful person you truly are. Take time to remember the best that is within you, and know that your authentic, miraculous life is stronger than any obstacle.

Choose to fill this day with your very own special expression of what it means to be alive. Right now is your opportunity to fulfill those yearnings that have always called to you.

You have the power to take any ordinary moment and put joy into it. Your happiness comes not from what you may seek to take away from life but from what you give, what you create, and what you share.

This is your moment to live with all the purpose and richness you can imagine. Realize that nothing is really holding you back, and make this the best day ever."

-- Ralph Marston


"... Do not worry about "what the neighbors think." Worry only about whether you are being true to yourself... Think, act, and speak today from the place of your highest truth. About all things. Including your relationship, your life work, your thoughts and your choices... It is time that you came out of hiding on some things... "

-- Neale Donald Walsch


"desire is a powerful force that can be used to make things happen..."
-- marcia weider


"If you're doing something for someone else's approval, you may as well not do it at all... There is only one reason to do anything: to announce and declare, express and fulfill, become and experience Who You Really Are... Do what you do, therefore, for the sheer joy of it, for sheer joy is who you are. Do what you choose, not what someone else chooses for you..."
-- Neale Donald Walsch


"Do not confuse desire with expectation, or with need. Desire has an entirely different quality to it. You can desire something without needing or requiring it... That little difference makes everything work. That little difference is the whole trick. Desire, do not Require. To desire propels. To require compels. Life will not be compelled, but it can be coaxed..."

-- Neale Donald Walsch


"... They who are all things to their neighbors cease to be anything to themselves".
-- Norman Douglas


"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something".
-- Thomas H. Huxley


"My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person."
Andy Warhol


"Isn't life just a series of images that change as they repeat themselves? "
-- Andy Warhol


"Today, I am grateful that every day is a joyous one even though I may not act the part..."
-- Scott, Attitude of Gratitude


"I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today."
-- William Allen White


"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."
-- Abraham Lincoln


"What is the most important thing that you should do right now? It's easy to figure out the answer--the most important thing is usually the item you least want to do. So jump on it. Get it out of the way. Then go on to the next thing you don't want to do and get rid of that item by completing it. You'll be amazed at how it frees your spirit no to have them hanging over you."
-- Tom Hopkins


"Don't wait. The time will never be just right."
-- Napoleon Hill


"Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world".
-- Annie Lennox


"To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness."
-- Robert Muller


"It takes as much stress to be a success as it does to be a failure".
-- Emilio James Trujillo


“For every line of conversation she has with someone else, she has sixteen with herself.”
-- Sarah Pare


"There is nothing for you to go back and live over, or fix, or feel regret about now. Every part of your life has unfolded just right. And so --now -- knowing all that you know from where you now stand, now what do you want? The answers are now coming forth to you. Go forth in joy, and get on with it."
-- Abraham-Hicks


“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
-- Maya Angelou