August 27, 2016

Larisa Oleynik: I don't...

I don't know that I have any role models now that are fixed. Definitely my mom - she's the coolest. She's worked really hard her whole life and I just think she's got a great attitude. Moms just know so much it's so silly.
/Larisa Oleynik/

August 26, 2016

John Masefield: In this...

In this life he laughs longest who laughs last.
/John Masefield/

Twyla Tharp: My mother...

My mother was a dominant force in my life. She had a very specific idea about education, which was: you should know everything about everything. It was quite simple. There was no exclusivity, and there really was no judgment.
/Twyla Tharp/

August 25, 2016

Ayn Rand: This is...

This is the difference between my morality and hedonism. The standard is not: that is good which gives me pleasure, just because it gives me pleasure (which is the standard of the dipsomaniac or the sex-chaser)—but that is good which is the expression of my moral values, and that gives me pleasure. Since the proper moral code is based on man's nature and his survival, and since joy is the expression of his survival, this form of happiness can have no contradiction in it, it is both 'short range' and 'long range' (as all of man's life has to be), and it leads to the furtherance of his life, not to his destruction.
/Ayn Rand/

August 22, 2016

Liberty Hyde Bailey: My life...

My life has been a continuous fulfillment of dreams. It appears that everything I saw and did has a new, and perhaps, more significant meaning, every time I see it. The earth is good. It is a privilege to live thereon.
/Liberty Hyde Bailey/

August 21, 2016

Michel de Montaigne: There is...

There is no man so good, who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws, would not deserve hanging 10 times in his life.
/Michel de Montaigne/

August 16, 2016

George Bernard Shaw: In the...

In the arts of life man invents nothing; but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature herself, and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughter of plague, pestilence, and famine.
/George Bernard Shaw/

August 15, 2016

Lois Wyse: A good...

A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.
/Lois Wyse/

Colette: Total absence...

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.

August 14, 2016

Abraham Cahan: If it...

If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor, the distinction is probably due, in some measure, to the extremely important part which Talmud studies have played in the spiritual life of the race.
/Abraham Cahan/

Minnie Maddern Fiske: Their rebukes...

Their rebukes have never made me angry, because I have always wondered why they did not rebuke me more. They should have. Their friendly praise has been one of the sweetest, most warming things in my life in the theater. I do go on the stage unafraid of them and with love in my heart for them.
/Minnie Maddern Fiske/

August 13, 2016

Christiaan Barnard: I don't...

I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it.
/Christiaan Barnard/

David Steindl-Rast: Sometimes people...

Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate department of life, the penthouse of existence. But rightly understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being.
/David Steindl-Rast/

Penelope Keith: I think...

I think I'm a better actress for having friends and interests outside the theatre. I wouldn't want to live my life surrounded by other actors all the time.
/Penelope Keith/