The Young do not Know Enough

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry. – Richard Feynman

An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way; an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way.

Dear Lady be cautious of Cupid
List well to the lines of this verse
To be kissed by a fool is stupid
To be fooled by a kiss is worse.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. – Ambrose Redmoon

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation. – Pearl S. Buck

A Collection of Quotes

There’s this idea that if you take your clothes off, somehow you must have loose morals. There’s still a negative attitude in our society towards women who use a strength that’s inherent – their femininity – in any way that might be considered seductive. – Demi Moore

I’ve been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good. – Barbra Streisand

To have ego means to believe in your own strength. And to also be open to other people’s views. It is to be open, not closed. So, yes, my ego is big, but it’s also very small in some areas. My ego is responsible for my doing what I do – bad or good. – Barbra Streisand

Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work… a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work. – Barbra Streisand

Bitches. It’s a very male-chauvinist word. I resent it deeply. A person who’s a bitch would seem to be mean for no reason. I’m not a mean person. Maybe I’m rude without being aware of it – that’s possible. – Barbra Streisand

I’ve considered having my nose fixed. But I didn’t trust anyone enough. If I could do it myself with a mirror… – Barbra Streisand

There’s something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now. – Angelina Jolie

We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. – Angelina Jolie

I don’t believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don’t judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free. – Angelina Jolie

I like someone who is a little crazy but coming from a good place. I think scars are sexy because it means you made a mistake that led to a mess. – Angelina Jolie

If you’re going to be alive and on this planet, you have to, like, suck the marrow out of every day and get the most out of it. – Drew Barrymore

If you’re going to go through hell… I suggest you come back learning something. – Drew Barrymore

It’s only through listening that you learn, and I never want to stop learning. – Drew Barrymore

Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy. – Drew Barrymore

There’s something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk. – Drew Barrymore

Sometimes I Think Creativity is Magic

“But when the self speaks to the self, who is speaking? The entombed soul, the spirit driven in, in, in to the central catacomb; the self that took the veil and left the world — a coward perhaps, yet somehow beautiful, as it flits with its lantern restlessly up and down the dark corridors.” – Virginia Woolf

“Sometimes I think creativity is magic; it’s not a matter of finding an idea, but allowing the idea to find you.” Maya Lin.

An Optimist Stays Up

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
~St. Francis of Assisi

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
~Mark Twain

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
~Bill Vaughn

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.

The great thing is, if one can, to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions in one’s “own” or “real” life. The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one’s life.
~C.S. Lewis

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
~Mark Twain

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
~Albert Einstein

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
~Ernest Hemmingway

No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.
~Knights of Pythagoras

From Eric

Take my hand.
Let’s travel life together…
but let’s take time
to savor where we go.

We’ll measure distance,
not in miles but kisses.
We’ll pack our smiles
and leave our cares behind.

Instead of postcards,
we’ll collect embraces,
and I’ll memorize your face
on moonlit nights…

We’ll leave the road
for meadows, beaches, cafes,
and secret places
only we will know.

Life’s too short
for us to ever finish
a journey that explores
our heart’s desires,
so let’s go now…

We won’t regret
one minute
of traveling life together
hand in hand.

Alarie Tennille