Quote #184

From William Makepeace Thackeray…

William Makepeace Thackeray

Life is a mirror: if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.

[N.B.]  This is what I do every morning.  I smile.  I try and smile at everyone I see, because I know, I want to smiled at first thing in the morning.  Not to mention, I’ve always been taught that no matter how bad the night was, the day before was, it never hurts to share a smile, because then someone will show you some kindness in return.   So here: I offer you my smile 🙂

Quote #183

From Kurt Vonnegut (in Mother Night)….

Kurt Vonnegut

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

Quote #179

From Amy Bloom…

“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”

[N.B.] I don’t need to explain why this is an important quote!  

Quote #177

From Sun Tzu (Art of War)…

Sun Tzu

“You have to believe in yourself. ”

[N.B] It feels like I need to be reminded of this over and over.  I have so many bridges to cross right now, but each one feels just as big as the other.  SO.  This is today’s famous quote.  Also from Sun Tzu!

Quote #158

Walt Whitman





From Walt Whitman…

“Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” 




Quote #153

Douglas AdamsFrom Douglas Adams, (The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul)…

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” 

Quote #144

Neil GaimanFrom Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists)…

“Sometimes we can choose the paths we follow. Sometimes our choices are made for us. And sometimes we have no choice at all.” 

Quote #141

Marilyn Monroe

From Marilyn Monroe…

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” 

Quote #130

George Bernard ShawFrom George Bernard Shaw…

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” 

Quote #127




From Confucius…

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”





[I like this quote, but I can also see the unrealistic side to it.  Then again, it’s good to be able to dream, especially when reality allows us to live those dreams and find a job that we love!] 

Quote #117

Neil GaimanFrom Neil Gaiman (Coraline)…

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

Quote #104

Bob MarleyFrom Bob Marley…

“Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I’m not perfect
-and I don’t live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers…
make sure you hands are clean!”

Quote #103

Markus ZusakFrom Markus Zusak (I am the Messenger)…

“Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.”

Quote #102.

Maya AngelouFrom Maya Angelou…

“Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

Quote #99

Eugene O'Neill



From Eugene O’Neill…

I am so far from being a pessimist…on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life.