Five or Ten Quotes from Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka…Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg, Rosetta Stone, Theophrastus Seuss) “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”  “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”“Only you can control your future.”“Don’t cry because it’s over, smileContinue reading “Five or Ten Quotes from Dr. Seuss”

Five quotes on Thankfulness…

So today is the American holiday of Thanksgiving. This is my favorite holiday because it is simply about getting together with family and having a really good meal. But, I believe and hence its name, it is a time for reflection; a time to be thankful. Personally, I know that it is so easy toContinue reading “Five quotes on Thankfulness…”

Five or Nine Quotes from Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963 “We are not our own any more than what we possess is our own. We did not make ourselves, we cannot be supreme over ourselves. We are not our own masters.” “It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best adviceContinue reading “Five or Nine Quotes from Aldous Huxley”

Five or Ten Quotes from Kurt Vonnegut

Image found here. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007 “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” “I want toContinue reading “Five or Ten Quotes from Kurt Vonnegut”

Five Quotes and a Video from Lou Reed

Photo found here. Lewis Allan Reed March 2, 1942-October 27, 2013   We lost one of rock and roll’s great writers/musician/poets today. Click here to read his obituary. “I think that everything happens for a reason, everything happens when it’s going to happen.” “I don’t believe in dressing up reality. I don’t believe in using makeupContinue reading “Five Quotes and a Video from Lou Reed”

Five or Fourteen Quotes on the Golden Rule…

I find this amazing…that the Golden Rule (or the Original Truth), which of course is a blueprint on how we as humans should treat one another, is said across the board in every religion, faith, and non-faith. While the actual words that are said may change, these all still say the same thing…be nice toContinue reading “Five or Fourteen Quotes on the Golden Rule…”

Five or Ten Quotes from John Lennon…

John Winston Lennon Born on this day 73 years ago. “It doesn’t matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I’m a woman or a man.”   “As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.” “I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as anContinue reading “Five or Ten Quotes from John Lennon…”

Five or Eleven Quotes from Ram Dass

Photo Credit. Ram Dass Born, Richard Alpert, April 6, 1931 “The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” “The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can’t have it. The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have moreContinue reading “Five or Eleven Quotes from Ram Dass”

Five or Eleven Quotes from Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens), plus a song and its lyric

Yusuf Islam  (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 July 1948) “Communal well-being is central to human life.” “Ever since I became a Muslim, I’ve had to deal with attempts to damage my reputation and countless insinuations seeking to cast doubt on my character and trying to connect me to causes which I do not subscribe to.”Continue reading “Five or Eleven Quotes from Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens), plus a song and its lyric”

A brief letter to the President of the United States and a few quotes about war…

Our earth is finite. So are its resources. And even more importantly, so are its people. As you likely know, the United States is on the cusp of yet another war (this is beyond my understanding). I can’t stop thinking about it. So I wrote a very brief letter (see below) and sent it (electronically)Continue reading “A brief letter to the President of the United States and a few quotes about war…”

Five (or seven) Quotes and a Prayer from Howard Thurman

Howard Thurman  November 18, 1899 – April 10, 1981 “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  “There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine inContinue reading “Five (or seven) Quotes and a Prayer from Howard Thurman”

Five (or Seven) Quotes from Julia Child

Julia Child (née McWilliams) August 15, 1912 — August 13, 2004 “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” “I think every woman should have a blowtorch.” “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” “Everything in moderation… including moderation.” “Remember, ‘NoContinue reading “Five (or Seven) Quotes from Julia Child”

Five (or eight) Quotes from Frank Zappa

Image Found Here Frank Vincent Zappa December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993 “If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.” “A mind is like aContinue reading “Five (or eight) Quotes from Frank Zappa”

Five Quotes from Barack Obama

Image found here. Barack Hussein Obama II Born August 4, 1961 “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” “A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinaryContinue reading “Five Quotes from Barack Obama”

Five (or six) Quotes from Helen Thomas

Photo Credit. Helen Amelia Thomas  August 4, 1920 – July 20, 201 To read Ms. Thomas’ obituary at the New York Times, click here. “You don’t spread democracy with a barrel of a gun.”  “George W. Bush is the worst President in all of American history.”  “I’m a liberal, I was born a liberal, and IContinue reading “Five (or six) Quotes from Helen Thomas”

Five (or seven) Quotes from Ellen DeGeneres

Photo Credit. “Who’s to even say what’s normal or average? We’re all different people and we’re allowed to be different from on another. If someone ever says you’re weird, say thank you. And then curtsy. No, don’t curtsy. That might be too weird. Bow. And tip your imaginary hat. That’ll show them.” “Life is aboutContinue reading “Five (or seven) Quotes from Ellen DeGeneres”

Five (or nine) Quotes about Bicycles

Photo Credit. “Get a bicycle.  You will certainly not regret it, if you live.”~ Mark Twain “When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.”~ H.G. Wells  “When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision andContinue reading “Five (or nine) Quotes about Bicycles”

Five (or seven) Quotes from Deepak Chopra

Photo Credit. “When you make a choice, you change the future.” “You will be transformed by what you read.”  “The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.” “The worst curse to befall anyone is stagnation, a banal existence, the quiet desperation that comes out of a need for conformity.Continue reading “Five (or seven) Quotes from Deepak Chopra”

Five (or seven) Quotes from Nelson Mandela

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up toContinue reading “Five (or seven) Quotes from Nelson Mandela”

Five Quotes from Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862 “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.” “What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny mattersContinue reading “Five Quotes from Henry David Thoreau”