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Posts Tagged ‘memorable quotes’

Sunday Snippet: Kimberly Mae (A Drill Sergeant’s Fame)

February 7th, 2016

Now pause to realize their dark, piercing eyes Just might tell a tale of lies, For a sweeter side is known by their kin. To us, the soldier recruits, it’s hidden deep within– Purposely done for their battle buddies to shield, Making us soldiers to survive in the field. Even for those of us who […]

Sunday Snippet: Kevin Chong, Beauty Plus Pity

January 31st, 2016

“Did you have a nightmare?” I asked. She nodded. “I’m driving a car from the back seat and I can’t see out the window and my feet don’t really reach the pedals.” I lowered myself onto the futon and eased my arm around her. “I have that dream all the time. Many people do.” As […]

Sunday Snippet: Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand

January 24th, 2016

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine […]

Sunday Snippet: Jennifer Weiner

January 17th, 2016

“I’ve learned a lot this year… I learned that things don’t always turn out the way you planned, or the way you think they should. And I’ve learned that there are things that go wrong that don’t always get fixed or get put back together the way they were before. I’ve learned that some broken […]

Sunday Snippet: Sherlock Holmes on Fear

January 10th, 2016

“Fear is wisdom in the face of danger. It’s nothing to be ashamed of.” Franklin D. Roosevelt once taught us that we had nothing to fear but fear itself, except that’s not completely true. We shouldn’t be afraid of fear, as it is a perfectly natural response and it can prove to be remarkably useful. […]

Sunday Snippet: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689 – 1762)

January 3rd, 2016

“You can be pleased with nothing when you are not pleased with yourself.” Far too often, we go looking for happiness in all the wrong places. We think that we’ll be happy when we finally land what we perceive to be the dream job and finally put our careers on the right path. We think […]

Sunday Snippet: Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999)

December 27th, 2015

“Both because of and in spite of his awareness of the meaninglessness of life, he can forge a fresh sense of purpose and affirmation.” It’s one of those age old philosophical questions for which no one has a truly definitive answer: what is the meaning of life? Different people seek meaning in different places. Some […]

Sunday Snippet: Neil Gaiman (The Sandman)

December 20th, 2015

“Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.” Those who don’t study their history are doomed to repeat it. We’ve all heard this sage advice before, but there is an inherent problem to studying history in the […]