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


“Alice came to the fork in the road.
“Which road do I take?” she asked.
“Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat.
“I don’t know,” Alice answered.
“Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”

-- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


"A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something."
-- Frank Capra


"When you make the present moment, instead of past and future, the focal points of your life, your ability to enjoy what you do - and with it the quality of your life- increases dramatically."
-- Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth


"Whatever you cannot enjoy doing, you can at least accept that this is what you have to do. Acceptance means: For now, this is what this situation, this moment, requires me to do, and so I do it willingly."
-- Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth


"Whether you think you can, or can't, you are usually right."
-- Henry Ford


"Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down."
-- Jimmy Durante


"use mind over matter. if you don't mind, it doesn't matter".
-- unknown


"Your rewards in life are always in direct proportion to your contribution."
-- Anonymous


"In business, you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate."
-- Chester L. Karrass


"Performing an action in the state of acceptance means you are at peace with it."
-- Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth


"The hopeful man sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm.
-- O.S. Marden


"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future".
-- Niels Bohr


"If you dream as big as you can dream, anything is possible."
-- Michael Phelps


"A person who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints."
-- Anonymous


"Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
-- Anais Nin


"I never explain anything..."
-- Mary Poppins


"A great burden was lifted from my shoulders the day I realized that no one owes me anything".
— Harry Browne


"You can pretend to be serious; you can’t pretend to be witty".
— Sacha Guitry


"The only way things are going to change for you is when you change."
-- Anonymous


"We don't beat the reaper by living longer... We beat the reaper by living well and living fully."
-- Randy Pausch


"You're only as old as your knees".
-- Shirley Conran


"Life is too short to stuff a mushroom".
-- Shirley Conran


"... The events of this very day will move you closer to God.... That is what they were designed to do, and you will experience them doing just that if you will allow yourself to... It is all a matter of opening your eyes to what is really happening (as opposed to what it looks like is happening). Judge not by outward appearances."
-- Neale Donald Walsch


"Suffering has nothing to do with events, but with one's reaction to them. What's happening is merely what's happening. How you feel about it is another matter".
-- Meditations from Conversations with God


"The hopeful man sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm".
-- O.S. Marden


"A liar needs a good memory"
-- Quinilian


"" We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can..."
-- will rodgers


"People Pleasers are always seeking the validation of others for all that they do. Unfortunately, their deep feelings of inadequacy rob them of actually hearing how important and appreciated they are to their receiver. When People Pleasers are acting from their emotional wounds, their self-sabotage comes from their inability to hear what another might truly want from them. Looking through their own filter of "How can I please you?" cuts them off from hearing, listening to, and being in touch with appropriate behavior, thereby cutting themselves off at the foot. The shadow of People Pleasers is their deep shame that they are nothing without you. "You" is whomever they happen to be attached to at the moment, together with the deeds they are doing on "your" behalf to prove how necessary they are... What is the People Pleaser's shame? Useless,forgettable, insigificant, disposable, needy, unwanted, passive aggressive".

-- Debbie Ford, Why Good People Do Bad Things


"True People Pleasers are usually people who were wounded badly in adolescence -- shamed until their needs no longer seemed important to them -- and learned at a young age that to survive with the least amount of stress thrown at them, they should try with all their might to make others happy. People Pleasers are prey for the predator types and feel deeply ashamed that they are just not worth the space they take up in the world. Their feelings of worthlessness, and the fear that they are nothing without someone else's love or approval, leave them with a driving need to prove their worth to others. People Pleasers are the ones with a warm smile on their face and the word prey stamped on their forehead. They are driven to capture your love by doing, overdoing, and then doing some more. They will give until there is nothing left of themselves and covertly feed off the one they are giving to in a less than healthy way. They may take the form of the love buyer, buying gifts and spending money that they don't have, in order to gain love. Their food is the adoration of others, and although they may look like they are giving, they are actually taking".
-- Debbie Ford


"I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work the more of it I seem to have".
-- Coleman Cox


"You cannot change your type, but you can make yourself a brilliant success at that type".
-- Emmet Fox