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


"Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”
-- William S. Burroughs


"And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."
TS Eliot


"Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction."
~~ Al Bernstein


"You only live once. Make sure it's enough."
-- The Most Interesting Man in the World


"If you think you are looking at struggle, struggle is what

you will experience. If you decide that you are looking

at a gift (even if you can't see it clearing in this exact

moment), a gift is what you will get. Just wait. You'll

see. I mean that literally. You will see."

-- Neale Donald Walsch


"Our appointment with life is in the present moment."

~~ Thich Nhat Hanh


"This may be a book that you started, then set aside. Or it may be a text that you have just heard about and that is now calling out to you.

"Whichever it is, listen to the calling. Follow the

impulse. Read the book. Its time is now".

-- Neale Donald Walsch


"The setting side of one's integrity is not required to win

someone's heart, but the setting aside of one's anger

may be. It is possible to make a point without making

an enemy. It is possible to be right without being

righteous. Debating does not have to be debasing.

"If there is someone with whom you are disagreeing this

day, would it not be wonderful of you to disagree

without being disagreeable?"

-- Neale Donald Walsch


"Please do not think that all you are doing here is

living until you die. If that were all that's happening,

God would hardly take time to be involved.

"No, there is something else occurring. It has to do

with the evolution of your soul. Do you want to

know more about that; about how that occurs?

"Why not make it your business today to find out?

~~ Neale Donald Walsch


"Arrange whatever pieces come your way and make it work for you." -- Dr. Wayne Dyer "and make it pretty" -- Alec Mapa


"A smile directed at a stranger, a compliment given to a friend, an attitude of laughter, or a thoughtful gesture can send ripples that spread among your loved ones and associates, out into your community, and finally throughout the world. You have the power to touch the lives of everyone you come into contact with and everyone those people come into contact with. The momentum of your influence will grow as your ripples moves onward and outward. One of those ripples could become a tidal wave of love and kindness".
~~ Daily Om


"We behave according to what we can get away with".
-- Ned Rorem


"Those who don't venture to communicate, believe that they can't because they have no access to the communications media"

-- Yoko Ono, on Twitter 5/23/2009


"You can complain about the same problem three times. Then you'd better be in the solution. If you have to talk to more than three people about the same problem, you don't want help, you want attention".
-- Anonymous


"Look to see how you are spending your day. Are

you accomplishing anything? Is it anything that


"You have only so much time here. Don't waste it.

If you are really putting in a lot of effort, but not

getting much done that matters, take a look at that.

That's all I'm saying. Take a look."

~~ Neale Donald Walsch


"Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer."
~~ Ernest Holmes


"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."
~~ Herman Melville


"If you want to reach out for something new, you must first let go of what's in your hand."
-- Sonia Choquette


"I say unto you: One must still have chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star".
~~ Nietzsche


“Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.”
~~ John Wesley


"Remain calm and be brave!"

-- Quentin Crisp


"I'm glad I'm me. It takes all the pressure off of being someone else".

-- Dave Upton


"Stand your ground... There is a way of doing that without having to be combative. There is a way of hanging on to your true self, and demonstrating it, without resorting to aggression. But giving up and giving in is not the way... Simply and quietly claiming your right to be You is the way."
-- Neale Donald Walsch


"It is a curious paradox that being gay is not for sissies".

-- Rick Crom


"You gotta have desire, man!"
-- Anita O'Day, as quoted by James Gavin


"Live and let live."
-- Anonymous


"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal."
-- Pamela Vaull Starr


"The best thing in life is doing things people say you can't do."
-- Jennifer Moore


"A totally different you can emerge from a totally

different idea that you have about yourself. All it takes

is a decision to change your mind about Who You

Are and why you are here...


"Perspective is everything. What would it take to

elevate your awareness on this day?  Whatever it

would take, do that. Don't just think about it.  Do it."

-- Neale Donald Walsch


"All of my life I been like a doubled up fist... poundin', smashin', drivin' -- now I'm going to loosen these doubled up hands and touch things easy with them".
~~ Tennessee Williams