Monday, December 31, 2007

Be Thankful


Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. ~Buddha

Friday, December 28, 2007

Confidence


Once you accept the fact that you're not perfect, then you develop some confidence. ~Rosalynn Carter

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Piece of Music



When I don't like a piece of music, I make a point of listening to it more closely. ~Florent Schmitt

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Love


Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
~James Baldwin

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!


Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ~Washington Irving

Monday, December 24, 2007

Home




The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. ~Maya Angelou

Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Winter Solstice


I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Man's Heart


Anybody who believes that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach flunked geography. ~Robert Byrne

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

For Love


The Eskimo has fifty-two names for snow because it is important to them; there ought to be as many for love. ~Margaret Atwood

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Rush Hour


Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves? ~Robin Williams

Monday, December 17, 2007

Mask


Because the mask is your face, the face is a mask, so I'm thinking of the face as a mask because of the way I see faces is coming from an African vision of the mask which is the thing that we carry around with us, it is our presentation, it's our front, it's our face. ~Faith Ringgold

Friday, December 14, 2007

Exploration


In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. ~Ansel Adams

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Behind...


How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time. ~Fred Brooks

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Success


I don't talk about success. I don't know what it is. Wait until I'm dead. ~Imogen Cunningham

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Both Ends


Even the best needles are not sharp at both ends. ~Chinese Proverb

Monday, December 10, 2007

African Women



African women in general need to know that it's OK for them to be the way they are - to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence. ~Wangari Maathai

Courage


Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use. ~Ruth Gordon

Friday, December 07, 2007

Misery


When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Caricature


If you caricature friends in your first novel they will be upset, but if you don't they will feel betrayed. ~Mordecai Richler

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tea


Tea...is a religion of the art of life. ~Okakura Kakuz┼Ź

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Inner Voice


That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something. ~Meredith Monk

Monday, December 03, 2007

Idealism


Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based on a solid foundation of social and political realism. ~Claude McKay