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


The power of your example is greater than the power of what you say. 
~~ Twenty-Four Hours a Day


"The past is best mended by living so fully today that its errors have no place in our lives".
~~ Anonymous AA Member


"Nothing is so sad to me that I can't fine the 'funny' in it, even if it's just the irony".


The world steps aside to let any man pass if he knows where he is going.
~~ David S. Jordan


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 
~~ 1 Corinthians 14:4


Be yourself. Ask for help. Trust your Higher Power. Two thoughts will always mess us up if we let them in. They are "Yes, but..." and "What if?" Don't let them in.  
~~ Keep It Simple. ~Keep It Simple


You are peace and joy and light. 
~~ Meditations from "Conversations with God Book 1" 


I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which I must stop and look fear in the face...I say to myself, I’ve lived through this and can take the next thing that comes along.
~~ Eleanor Roosevelt


"I rarely grieve 'hard' when people die. People dying is sort of a fundamental 'given'."


"...All you really need is a truly open mind. Just resign from the debating society and quit bothering yourself with such deep questions as whether it was the hen or the egg that came first. Again I say, all you need is the open mind".
~~ 12 & 12, p. 26


"Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic" 
-- John Henry Jowett


"Use time as it comes, to be productive and creative and effective. The more wisely you use your time, the more control you'll have over all the aspects of your life... Get in the habit of doing what is best instead of merely what is easiest. In fact, seek out the difficult challenges and deal with them on your own terms rather than waiting until they find you... Go ahead and do what must be done, then take the initiative and do even more. Live life on the highest level by working your way upward each chance you get".
~~ Ralph Marston


"The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself".
~~ Wallace Stevens


"No matter how hard you may try to change the fact, you’re born with just one body in this lifetime. It may be thin, fat, small, large, toned, short, or tall. Whatever the shape, color, or size – you only get one. It’s yours forever, so accept and embrace it, and above all honor it... This precious vehicle we call the body is the way that your soul expresses itself, and gets from place to place on its journey here in this dense molecular physical dimension. Research has proved that most people are less than satisfied with the body they were born with. Some spend a lifetime attempting to perfect it with exercise combined with a good healthy lifestyle, while others choose to surgically change it. If we could only see through the eyes of the Divine how beautiful we are, we would know it, and recognize it for what it truly is – a wondrous temple for the soul...
The body’s a miracle in itself and used properly, it can be a wonderful intuitive resource to tap into the power of the soul. Your body is your soul’s instrument to show the outside world the luminous light that emanates from within. It’s easy to tell when someone’s really happy, as they glow from the inside out. The light literally radiates from them, and it’s a joy to step into their space (their aura) and bask in their positive energy. Think of the number of times that someone has told you: 'You’re beaming!' The body and soul are constantly striving to live, work and journey through this life in perfect harmony, just like perfectly formed bookends. They dance together as though they were always meant to partner each other... Whether you use meditation, music, sound, or your own personal mantra to enter your temple, always remember to look at your body as a miracle. I constantly remind my students and readers of one of the most important statements, which I want to repeat again here: 'The same material that makes up the universe is inside you. You need not look beyond your own body for Heaven for, in a sense, it’s a state of being and not necessarily a location somewhere out in the cosmos.'... Honor and take care of your temple, you only get one in this lifetime, and it will serve you and your soul quite well in the journey we call life".
-- John Holland


"Happiness and love are just a choice away.” 
~~ Leo Buscaglia


"Don’t wait. The time for life is now. The time for love is now. The time to do is now. Not tomorrow."  
~~ Leo Buscaglia


"If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it." 
~~ Toni Morrison


"It takes an awful lot of rehearsal for a man to get to be himself."  
~~ James Cagney


"The struggle never ends, only the nature of it changes."
~~ Colleen Dewhurst


"I have to remind myself that every day is not a Doris Day"


"It's never too late—in fiction or in life—to revise".
~~ Nancy Thayer


"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these".
~~ George Washington Carver


"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional".
~~ M. Kathleen Casey


"He who wants a rose must respect the thorn".
~~ Persian Proverb


"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see". 
~~ Mark Twain


"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice".
~~ Unknown


"Courage is fear holding on a minute longer".
~~ Anonymous


"Stayin' in the day in a 'joyful and grateful' kind of way".


"The more a man knows, the more he forgives".
~~ Confucius


"Don't give your advice before you are called upon".
~~ Desiderius Erasmus


"You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers".
~~ Les Brown