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


"It is so easy to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes. It is so easy to take for granted the color of the azaleas, the sheen of the limestone on Fifth Avenue, the color of our kid’s eyes, the way the melody in a symphony rises and falls and disappears and rises again. It is so easy to exist instead of live".
-- Anna Quindlen


"What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thing you need to do".
-- Anthony Robbins


"Aim for the top. There is plenty of room there. There are so few at the top it is almost lonely there."
-- Samuel Insull


"I never said 'Well, I don’t have this and I don’t have that.' I said, I don’t have this yet, but I’m going to get it.
-- Tina Turner


"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible".
-- Cadet Maxim


"No matter how upside-down it all may temporarily appear, we will have no fear because we know this secret: Life is crazily in love with us—wildly and innocently in love with us. The universe always gives us exactly what we need, exactly when we need it".
-- Rob Brezney


"I must learn to love the fool in me—the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool".
Theodore Rubin


"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around".
-- Willie Nelson


"You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."
-- James Allen


"When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened".
-- John M. Richardson, Jr


"Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself".
-- Harriet Nelson


"Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I’ll’ philosophy".
-- Denis Waitley


"I believe every day your life speaks to you—through every experience, through the people you meet and even through pain, fear and self-doubt".
-- Oprah


"Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand".
-- Emily Kimbrough


"Blame no one. Expect nothing. Do something".
-- Unknown


"If the whole world followed you, would you be pleased with where you took it?"
-- Neale Donald Walsch


"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is".
-- Kurt Vonnegut


"It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not".
-- Unknown


"You wouldn’t worry so much about what people really thought of you if you knew just how seldom they actually do".
-- Unknown


"If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one".
-- Cavett Robert


"Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power".
-- Clint Eastwood


"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are".
-- John Wooden


"The best indices to a person’s character are how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back".
Abigail Van Buren


"You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy."
-- Arthur Ashe


"All the resources you will ever want or need are at your fingertips. All you have to do is identify what you want to do with it, and then practice the feeling-place of what it will feel like when that happens. There is nothing you cannot be or do or have. You are blessed Beings; you have come forth into this physical environment to create. There is nothing holding you back, other than your own contradictory thought. And your emotion tells you you're doing that. Life is supposed to be fun—it is supposed to feel good! You are powerful Creators and right on schedule. Savor more; fix less. Laugh more; cry less. Anticipate positively more; anticipate negatively less. Nothing is more important than that you feel good. Just practice that and watch what happens. There is great love here for you. We are complete."
-- Abraham - Hicks


"There is something new you can learn today. Learn the lesson well and carry the wisdom with you.

There is some improvement you can make today. Make that improvement and your efforts to do so will continue to reward you for a long time to come.

There is someone who would dearly appreciate a kind word from you today. Offer your kindness sincerely and often, and you'll find your world growing ever brighter.

There is a purpose within you today. Express that purpose through your actions and commitments, and you'll know the sweet taste of true fulfillment.

There is a way for you to make a positive difference today. Change the world in your own special way, and you'll find it to be an even more beautiful place to live.

This day is filled with many possibilities, and you are here now to live them. There is so much you can do today, and now is the moment to begin".

-- Ralph Marston


"There is much you can learn from what you don't know. The questions that have no answers will add great value and wisdom to your life.

Some things in this world are shrouded in mystery. Some things will always be.

The fact that you don't know it all compels you to think. And thinking can be a very productive and enlightening exercise.

Those things that are unknown cause you to wonder. And wonder is the source of much richness in life.

In what you know and understand, there are many valuable possibilities. In the realm of what you don't yet know, are even more possibilities waiting to be discovered.

Look toward what you cannot see, and listen for what you cannot hear. In so doing, you'll find great truth".

-- Ralph Marston


"And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can."
-- Elizabeth Barrett Browning


"Argue for your limitations and sure enough they're yours".
-- Richard Bach


"The best vision is insight."
-- Malcolm S. Forbes