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These sayings struck me as worth revisiting, and so I logged them here for future reference... and delight.

  From TV and Movies  

"All the men at court are without poetry... I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all. Unbiddable, ungovernable -- like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture. Love, like there has never been in a play." ~ Viola De Lesseps, in Shakespeare in Love

"Cody, ya know the trouble with you is you're always makin' mud out of clear water." ~ Jimmy (The Young Riders)

"Everybody makes mistakes once in a while. The trick is learning to live with it." ~ MacGyver

"I am shocked and dismayed at this... shocking dismayance!" ~ some kid on the TV show Charles In Charge, indignant over being accused of wrong doing.

"I learned something a long time ago: never laugh at what you don't know." ~ MacGyver

"I remember when they told Sylvia Plath, 'Hey, Syl, cheer up!' I remember when they told e. e. cummings, 'e, baby: use caps!' But did ol' e listen? no. Little n. Little o." ~ David Addison (Moonlighting)

"It's good to get really dressed up once in a while. And admit the truth. That when you really look closely? People are so strange and so complicated that they're actually... beautiful." ~ Angela Chase (My So-Called Life)

"Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it." Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)

"Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear. Doesn't make me Madonna. Never will." Joan Cusack's character to Melanie Griffith's character in "Working Girl."

"The time-traveling is just too dangerous. Better that I devote myself to study the other great mystery of the universe: women!" ~ Doc (Back to the Future)

"We're brainwashed into believing that the best people are normal and attractive and maybe they're not..."Ally McBeal

"When I get angry, Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset. And when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset, people DIE!" ~ Dr. Evil (Austin Powers)

"You seem somewhat familiar. Have I threatened you before?" Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)

"You're not Superman, you know." Aunt Mae, to Peter Parker, who is -- in fact -- Spiderman (Spiderman)

  From Songs  

"Where the sun always shines, there's a desert below." The Oak Ridge Boys

"This ain't no stumbling block; it's just a stepping stone. I'm gonna climb right up on top and take a good look at where I'm going." ~ Lari White

"Foolish heart, hear me calling. Stop before you start falling. Foolish heart, heed my warning; you've been wrong before. Don't be wrong anymore." ~ Steve Perry

"I used to hurry a lot. I used to worry a lot. I used to stay out 'til the break of day. Oh, that didn't get it; it was high time I quit it. I just couldn't carry on that way." ~ The Eagles

"Commitment. Someone who'll go the distance. I need somebody with staying power who'll make me go weak in the knees. Commitment. And everything that goes with it. I need honor and love in my life from somebody who's playing for keeps..." ~ Leanne Rimes

"You may be right. I may be crazy. But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for..." ~ Billy Joel

"I lived for you and me, and now I've really come to see that life would be much better once you're gone. I know that I can't take no more; it ain't no lie. I wanna see you out that door, Baby, bye bye bye..." ~ NSYNC

"Well, I heard some people talkin' just the other day, and they said you were gonna put me on a shelf. Let me ya, I've got some news for you, and you'll soon find out it's true. Then you'll have to eat your lunch all by yourself. Because I'm already gone..." ~ The Eagles

"You said we'd work it out; you said that you had no doubt that deep down we were really in love. Oh, but I'm tired of holding on to a feelin' I know is gone. I do believe that I've had enough..." ~ REO Speedwagon.

  From Various Sources  

"A genius is a talented person who has done his homework." ~ Thomas Edison

"A good plan executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week." ~ George S. Patton

"A man who doesn't stand for something will fall for anything." ~ Peter Marshall

"And life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be." ~ Grandma Moses

"Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm." ~ Publilius Syrus

"Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad." ~ Christina Georgina Rossetti

"Character is doing the right thing when no one is watching." ~ J. C. Watts

"Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones." ~ Phillip Brooks

"Despite everything, I believe that people really are good at heart." ~ Anne Frank

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." ~ Robert Brault

"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." ~ Confucius

"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes." ~ Oscar Wilde

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently." ~ Henry Ford

"Go the extra mile. It's never crowded." ~ Executive Speedwriter Newsletter

"Goals are dreams with deadlines." ~ Diana Scharf Hunt

"Hold yourself responsible to a higher standard than everyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

"Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible." ~ William Sloan Coffin, Jr.

"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." ~ Annie Dillard

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." ~ Bill Cosby

"I do not regret the things I've done, but those I did not do." ~ Rory Cochrane

"If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin." ~ Ivan Turgenev

"If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances." ~ Julia Sorel

"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." ~ Maya Angelou

"If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment." ~ Georgia O'Keefe

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on." ~ Robert Frost

"It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers." ~ James Thurber

"It is extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary person is." ~ George S Will

"It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end." ~ Ursula K. Le Guin

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." ~ George Eliot

"It's easy to get good players. Gettin' 'em to play together, that's the hard part." ~ Casey Stiengel

"Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain." ~ Lily Tomlin

"Motivation will almost always beat mere talent." ~ Norman R. Augustine

"Never mistake motion for action." ~ Ernest Hemingway

"Never ruin an apology with an excuse." ~ Kimberly Johnson

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

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." ~ James Baldwin

"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." ~ Helen Keller

"One today is worth two tomorrows." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." ~ Thomas Edison

"Patience is the art of hoping." ~ Vauvenargues

"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength." ~ Eric Hoffer

"Somewhere there is something incredible waiting to be known." ~ Carl Sagan

"Start every day with a smile and get it over with." ~ W. C. Fields

"Success is having what you want, but happiness is wanting what you have." ~ Unknown

"The best proof of love is trust." ~ Joyce Brothers

"The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none." ~ Carlyle

"The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them." ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." ~ e. e. cummings

"The reward of a thing well done is to have done it." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The world is your playground. Why aren't you playing?" ~ Ellie Katz

"There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience." ~ Archibald McLeish

"Those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness." ~ Proverbs 14:22

"To travel is to take a journey into yourself." ~ Dena Kaye

"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." ~ John F. Kennedy

"Trying to be right all the time is a very subtle way of being wrong." ~ Sanford M. Manley

"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world." ~ Helen Keller

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." ~ Norman MacEwan

"Well done is better than well said." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Whatever you are, be a good one." ~ Abraham Lincoln

"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." ~ Henry Ford

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try." ~ Beverly Sills


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