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


"Everyday I wake up and expect magic. Some days I'm disappointed and some days I have to look a little harder. But the day that I stop looking and expecting, I might as well just stay in bed". 
~~ One Wink


"We need to give up the secrets that keep us from others. We need others in our lives. Our spirits need to be close to others". 
~~ Keep It Simple


"Faith is the seamstress
who mends our torn belief
who sews the hem of childhood trust
and clips the threads of grief".
~~ Joan Walsh Anglund


"There is no stronger bond of friendship than a mutual enemy".
~~ Frankfort Moore


"The secret of patience is to do something else in the meantime."
-- Spanish Proverb


"Making a little bit of progress is much better than making no progress at all. Even though the going may be slow, keep going.

"Moving slowly toward your goal is much better than not moving at all. Do what you can, when you can, with what you have.

"Time will work in your favor when you use that time for positive purpose. Over time, even the small efforts bring big results.

"If you waste your time wishing you could do more, you end up doing less. Cheerfully use your time as it comes to do the best you can.

"Even when you're not able to take a major step forward, you can always take a small step forward. Keep taking those small steps, and the opportunity to take that big step will surely come.

"A little bit here and a little bit there will soon add up to a lot of progress. Even when you can't do much, you can always keep yourself actively headed in a positive direction".

-- Ralph Marston


"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." 
~~ Unknown


"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk,mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn,burn,burn, like 
fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..." 
~~ Jack Kerouac


"There is only one of you in all time... If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost"
~~ Martha Graham


“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” 
~~ Carl Jung


"Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you’re being right now". 
~~ Conversations with God


"We need men who can dream of things that never were". 
~~ John F. Kennedy 


'Life's most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?"
~~ Martin Luther King Jr


"Pure fun happens when we are fully engaged with ourselves and our world in each moment. It is the spontaneous delight that bubbles out of us when we let go long enough to bring it through; it is the experience of natural, organic pleasure that springs up from our bellies, through our souls, up through our faces, and down to our toes. We've naturally known how to have pure fun since we were babies and the flicker of lights caused us to jump to attention from the sheer enjoyment of being able to see. Approach your life today with the knowledge that pure fun isn't something that is given or done to you; rather, it is something that you allow yourself to experience". 
~~ Daily Om


"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity". 
~~ Joseph Addison


"Everyday I wake up and expect magic. Some days I'm disappointed and some days I have to look a little harder. But the day that I stop looking and expecting, I might as well just stay in bed". 
~~ One Wink


"When we were small, we dreamed a thousand dreams about what could happen in our lives. Anything, even magical things, seemed like they could happen, and our world was full of visions. That part of us that believes wonderful, magical things can happen is still in us. It may have been beaten down for a while, but it is still there waiting to help us seek the wonderful, lovely, and good things in life". 
~~Today's Gift


"We win half the battle when we make up our minds to take the world as we find it, including the thorns". 
~~ Anonymous


"There is no duty we so underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world". 
~~ Robert L Stevenson


"There are no ordinary moments." 
~~ Dan Millman 


"If you cannot be a poet, be the poem."
~~ David Carradine


"I enjoy being old and the compensations and perspective that age brings."
-- Davis Page Platt, 1923-2008


"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you".
~~ Maori Proverb


"Don't worry about the wind; Adjust the sails. "
-- Ted Turner


"The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery, even when they have to take a detour". 
~~ Sir James Jeans


"If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves". 
~~Thomas Edison


"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes."
~~ Hugh Downs


"Those who are Awake live in a state of constant amazement."
~~ Jack Kornfield


"It's very difficult to keep the line between the past and the present. Do you know what I mean? It's awfully difficult."
- Little Edie Beale 


"What you think you want is usually not really what you want. Most of the time, what you think you want is merely a clue, a hint, a pointer to what you truly desire... Every purpose within you has countless avenues for expression. There's no need to abandon the purpose if just one or two of the many possible expressions don't work out... When you feel that you want something, challenge yourself to find the deeper desire that's responsible. Ask yourself why, and be completely honest with your answer... If you pursue life's fleeting, superficial wants, you're setting yourself up for disappointment, even when you get what you want. Instead, take the time to understand your deeper desires, and you'll find countless ways to bring real, meaningful and lasting value to life... The more deeply you connect to a desire, the more options you'll have for fulfilling that desire. When your conscious desires align with your true purpose, you will always find a way... When there's something you want, ask why, again and again until you uncover a purpose so authentic that it cannot be denied. And when you do, you'll also see that your desire has already begun to be fulfilled".
~~ Ralph Marston


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