Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pithy Words.

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
Douglas Adams

"Nothing in life is permanent, not even one’s troubles."
Charlie Chaplin

"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Love is the greatest refreshment in life."
Pablo Picasso

"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open."
John Barrymore

"Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions."
Edgar Gayce

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Eleanor Roosevelt

"One should not lose one’s temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end".
William Butler Yeats.

"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."
General George Patton

"Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising."
Mark Twain

"If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning."
Aristotle Onassis

21 comments:

Mickle in NZ said...

These are wonderful. The very first had me laughing out aloud!

R. Sherman said...

A little inspiration to start the day. Thanks, dear.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Ha, you've been reading my mind, haven't you?

You, Charlie Chaplin, Mark Twain, Emerson and Onassis.

Guyana-Gyal said...

And General Patton!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Douglas Adams was a notoriously tardy writer. At least one editor would send somebody down to his office to haunt him until he'd sat down and written the copy he'd promised to have delivered the previous day.

Four Dinners said...

I've quoted before and I'll quote again...

"You live you die, the bit in between is called life. Enjoy" : Grant Naylor 'Red Dwarf'

I would live by that except Homer got in the way.....

"Alcohol...the cause of...and solution to all of life's problems"

Pat said...

Mickle: good - that's what I like to hear;)

Randall: always at your service:)

GG: now the others are going to sulk.

Kevin: oooh I love a bit of background info. Thank you.

Four.D: that says it all really.
I assume you mean Homer as in Simpson?

kenju said...

Very good quotes, Pat, and you know I am always happy to see one by Edgar Cayce!

Mickle in NZ said...

Dear Pat,

It is always pleasant to visit here, and then you get me thinking too,

with care and loving huggles, Michelle/Mickle and my Zebbycat

Pat said...

Judy: now he's the one I'm least familiar with. Time for a google.

Mickle : that's very nice to hear especially after an afternoon revising my book:)

Z said...

That was unexpectedly charming of Onassis. I know Jackie wanted stability and, let's face it, money, but there must have been other factors.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Charlie Chaplin was indeed a genius. Such wise words indeed Pat.

Charlie said...

All of the quotes are quite good, but I liked the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson the best.

Pat said...

Z: how odd! I saw it as his bitterness at her attempt to bleed him dry. Then again I've just been watching 'True Blood';)

Jimmy: I'm one of those weird people who never got Chaplin. But Buster Keaton is another story.

Charlie: a timely one indeed;)

Pat said...

Jimmy: re Chaplin I admire his talent but never warmed to him.

Queenie said...

Ooh, missed these - lovely, thank you!

Pat said...

Queenie: pleasure;)

sablonneuse said...

I like the Charlie Chaplin one best of all.

Pat said...

Sandy: it's a comforting thought isn't it?

rashbre said...

I know that whooshing sound.

Pat said...

Rashbre: pretty familiar to all writers I suspect:)