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Posts Tagged ‘memorable quotes’

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 […]

Sunday Snippet: Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)

August 31st, 2014

“I learned to believe in myself. If you don’t believe in yourself, who can you expect to believe in you?” Ever since the first time I heard Chester Bennington screaming about being one step closer to the edge, I was hooked on Linkin Park. Their electric energy is positively contagious and one of the best […]

Sunday Snippet: Aubrey Plaza

August 24th, 2014

“I’m not very smart to begin with, so I can’t overthink anything. If I’m thinking about something, that’s a big deal for me.” I know I have the habit of being particularly philosophical or pensive in nature. I think a lot. At least, I think I think too much and that’s partly why I selected […]

Sunday Snippet: Robin Williams (1951 – 2014)

August 17th, 2014

“Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… […]

Sunday Snippet: The Tao of Pooh (Benjamin Hoff)

August 10th, 2014

“The surest way to become Tense, Awkward, and Confused is to develop a mind that tries too hard – one that thinks too much.” I am completely and utterly guilty of this. Just look at the logo for this blog: it’s Rodin’s Thinker (Le Penseur). Not only do I catch myself thinking too much; I […]

Sunday Snippet: Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell)

August 3rd, 2014

“Success is 1% inspiration, 98% perspiration and 2% attention to detail.” The vast majority of “family” sitcoms on television have depicted mostly typical families. Even with a show like Married with Children, the core family unit is intact, even if its members may be a little dysfunctional. Modern Family has elements of that too, but […]

Sunday Snippet: Jim Carrey

July 27th, 2014

“I used to believe that who I was ended at the edge of my skin, that I had been given this little vehicle called the body from which to experience creation. Though I couldn’t have asked for a sportier model. It was, after all, a loaner and would have to be returned. Then, I learned […]