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Posts Tagged ‘memorable quotes’

Sunday Snippet: Happy Birthday Edition

October 26th, 2014

“I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” Today is my birthday and I am now firmly ensconced in my 30s. I’m not really sure how I feel about that, as it seems like I’m too old to be “young” and too young to be considered “old.” I suppose it’s all a matter of […]

Sunday Snippet: Colin Grant

October 19th, 2014

“And the old adage that with age comes wisdom is not true. With age comes the veneer of respectability and a veneer of uncomfortable truths.” We all like to think that we get a little bit wiser with each passing day. We like to think that we learn from experience, gaining those extra touches of […]

Sunday Snippet: John Steinbeck (1902-1968)

October 12th, 2014

“The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.” I suppose it’s not terribly surprising that I am oftentimes drawn to quotes by writers about writing, given that I make my living […]

Sunday Snippet: Carl Jung (1875-1961)

October 5th, 2014

“The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.” Relative to a number of “hard” sciences, psychology as a social science is still in its relative infancy. Sure, philosophers may have pondered about the inner workings of the mind for centuries, but it is really only […]

Sunday Snippet: J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973)

September 28th, 2014

“How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart, you begin to understand, there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep…that have taken hold.” Those words were uttered by Bilbo Baggins in the […]

Sunday Snippet: Roy M. Goodman (1930-2014)

September 21st, 2014

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” While we all may have different definitions for exactly what it means, we all want to be happy. No one wants to be sad, upset, angry or grumpy. The problem is that far too many of us suffer from the “I’ll be happy […]

Sunday Snippet: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

September 14th, 2014

“Have you learned lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned the great lessons of those who rejected you, and braced themselves against you? or who treated you with contempt, or disputed the passage with you?” In the Canadian public school system, […]

Sunday Snippet: Nishan Panwar

September 7th, 2014

“The world is full of nice people. If you can’t find one, be one.” It’s a philosophical and religious question that has plagued thinkers for centuries. Are people inherently good and life experience slowly corrupts them? Or are people born evil and they have to fight this natural inclination in order to be good? Regardless […]