|What would you
attempt if you knew you could not fail? ~ Robert Schuller
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it
can achieve. ~ Napoleon Hill
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
~ Eleanor Rossevelt
It's not what happens
to you, but how you react to it that matters.
~ Epictetus, Greek Philosopher
The secret of patience is to do something else in the meantime.
~ Spanish Proverb
Patience is bitter but its reward is sweet. ~ Unknown
A word withheld can have as much impact as words spoken. ~
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming
attractions. ~ Albert Einstein
Whatever the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve. ~ W.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. ~
Aristotle, Greek Philosopher
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested
in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other
people interested in you. ~ Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)
The greatest high you can get in life is by
helping somebody. ~ Timothy Stackpole
Gratitude will bring more into our lives
immediately. ~ The Secret
For your ship to come in,
you must first build a dock.
~ Author unknown
Winning is easy...all you have to do is outlast your
opponent. ~ Doug Firebaugh
You must do the thing you cannot do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which
and obstacles vanish. ~ John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)
I never quite believed that one chance is all I get.
~ Anne Tyler
What you are shouts so loudly in my ear I cannot hear what
you say. ~ Emerson
The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same
level of thinking we
were at when we created them. ~ Albert Einstein
You can let the same force that makes flowers grow and planets move
run your life, or you can do it yourself. ~ Marianne Williamson
Only those who see the invisible
can do the impossible.
~ Author unknown
This is what I want from now on: a slower pace, a more centered existence,
the feeling of perfect happiness to be found in the moments I come
home to myself. ~ Linda Weltner
When you learn to identify your
deepest desires, you can truly take advantage
of desire's creative power. That's when intentions, instead of being
fantasies, become powerful engines that awaken your life. ~ Sally Kempton
|Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths
to inner peace. ~ Robert J. Sawyer
|The greatest prayer is patience. ~
|Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
~ Lao Tzu
|I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities, a still and
quiet conscience. ~ William Shakespeare, Henry VIII
|We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep
inside of us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our
touch, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk
curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the
human spirit. ~ E. E. Cummings
|The most important trip you may take
in life is meeting people half way. ~ Henry Boyle
|Never cut what you can
untie. ~ Joseph Joubert
The person who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has
discovered the most valuable secret of a negotiator. ~ Robert Estabrook
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were
to success when they gave up. ~ Thomas A. Edison
The first day you laugh at yourself, you grow
up. ~ Ethel Barrymore
Those who say it can't be done
should not interrupt the person doing it.
~ Chinese Proverb
Warriors take chances.
Like everyone else, they fear failing,
but they refuse to let fear control them.
~ Japanese Proverb
From discord, find harmony.
In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.
~ Albert Einstein
Sometimes, the best way to move ahead
in life is to admit you've had enough. ~ M. J. Ryan
All art is a kind of confession, more
or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive,
are forced at last,
to tell the whole story. ~ James Baldwin, novelist and essayist
|The whole point of being alive is to
evolve into the complete
person you were intended to be. ~ Oprah
You have a gift that only you can give the world — that's
the whole reason you're on the planet. ~ Oprah, August, 2002
|Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
~ Margaret Lee Runbeck
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of
conversation. ~ Plato
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to
freely, to risk life, to be needed. ~ Storm Jameson, writer
|And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and
winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think
freely, to risk life, to be needed. ~ Storm Jameson, writer
We have free will; we can change our minds. We can open mind and heart. We
can eradicate the darkness inside of us. You don't do it purely from
blessings or reading a book.
You've got to do the work. It's like anything
else. ~ Richard Gere
|Being a poet is not a choice, it is a
way of life. It comes to me like the water
from some invisible well or
source. ~ Joanna Harris
|I love my past. I love my present. I'm
not ashamed of what I've had, and I'm not sad because I have it no longer.
~ Colette, French writer
|Some of us need to discover that we
will not begin to live more fully until we have the courage to do and see
and taste and experience much less than usual... There are times, then,
when in order to keep ourselves in existence at all we simply have to sit
back for a while and do nothing. And for a man who has let himself be
drawn completely out of himself by his activity, nothing is more difficult
than to sit still and rest, doing nothing at all. The very act of resting
is the hardest and most courageous act he can perform. ~ Thomas Merton
|What comes from the heart, goes to the
heart. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
|Whoever is happy will make others happy.
~ Anne Frank
|The best way to succeed is to discover what you love
and find a way to offer it to others. ~ Oprah
|An affirmation is a statement of truth which one
aspires to absorb into his life. It has been said
that we are what we eat.
It would be truer to say, “We are what we think.”
~ J. Donald Walters,
Affirmations for Self-Healing
is the shortest distance between two people. ~ Victor Borge
kind of fun to do the impossible. ~ Walt Disney
Unless we change directions, we are likely to end up where we are going. ~
Hope saves a man in the midst of misfortune. ~ Menander
The good are always prone to tears. ~ Greek Proverb
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, the feeling of
happiness dwells in the soul. ~ Democritus
is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. ~ George Sand
is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend. ~ Katherine
by Beth Avary
must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born
...fear not the
strangeness you feel. The future must enter into you
before it happens. Just wait for the
birth...for the hour of new clarity. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
to your dreams - those are the sounds no one else can hear. ~ Kobi Yamada
What three things will you do to change/improve your life within the next
Take action on it. ~ Mark Sincevich, The Real Ideal
moment of ones existence one is growing into more or retreating into less.
~ Norman Mailer
never quite believed that one chance is all I get. ~ Anne Tyler
a few men die from sudden lack of air, but multitudes perish because for
years they have not been breathing enough. ~ Rasmus Alsaker, M.D.
|What we think creates
our life. ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul. ~ George M. Adams
when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~
|Learning is a
treasure that accompanies its owner everywhere. ~ Chinese proverb
first have knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare;
the faith to do. ~ Charles F. Haanel
by Beth Avary
We write our
own destiny; we become what we do.
Madame Chiang Kai-shek
only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein
affirmation is a statement of truth which one aspires to absorb into his
life. It has been
said that we are what we eat. It would be truer to say, "We are what we think." ~ J. Donald Walters, Affirmations for
pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.
The optimist sees the
opportunity in every difficulty. ~ Winston Churchill
are worth the risk of taking action! ~ Dr. Phil
believe service to others makes us happiest. ~ Oprah Winfrey
wanted to join the ranks of cooks who can create nostalgia out of flour,
butter; the puzzle solvers who can turn memories into recipes. ~ Dana Cowin,
Food and Wine Editor in Chief discussing her dream to create
the perfect apple pie
If you can organize your kitchen, you can organize your life. ~ Louis
is not about impressing people, it's about making them feel comfortable. ~
no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. ~ Mother Teresa
Effective people are not problem-minded; they're opportunity-minded.
feed opportunities and starve problems. ~ Stephen Covey
Secret of Success is making your Vocation your Vacation. ~ Mark Twain
it is dark enough, you can see the stars. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong
she is until she gets
in hot water. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,
having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust
One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time, in others'
minds. ~ Alfred Kazin
And Jesus said unto them, I
am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger;
that believeth on me shall never thirst. ...Verily, verily, I
say unto you,
He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread
astonished at God's love, and I want to be captured by it and invite
others into that process with me. God is good, and I want to celebrate
His goodness, even in the midst of the confusion and difficulties
of life and unanswerable questions. ~ Steven
how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand
what little chance
you have of trying to
change others. ~ Jacob M. Brude
|I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know; the only ones
among you who will be truly happy are those who will have sought and found
how to serve. ~ Albert Schwietzer
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey
that no one can take for us or spare us. ~ Marcel Proust
is possible, by approaching the vast disorder of things from a certain
angle, suddenly to see
their obscurity and discord become transformed in a
vibration that passes description,
inexhaustible in the richness of its
tones and its notes,
interminable in the perfection of its unity. ~ Teilhard
that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's
what we're really seeking. I think that what we're seeking is an
experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely
physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and
so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. ~ Joseph
greatest explorers on earth never take voyages as long as those
of the man
who ascends to the depths of his heart. ~ Julien Green
that respects himself is safe from others;
He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
no small dreams; for these have no power to move the hearts of men. ~ Goethe
Whatever we concentrate on, expands and increases. ~ Alan Cohen
|Many experts say a
person's mood for the entire day can be heavily influenced by
what they say,
feel, and do in the first moments after they wake in the morning. ~ Steven
|Thus it is said:
The path into the light seems dark,
the path forward seems to go back,
the direct path seems long,
true power seems weak,
true purity seems tarnished,
true steadfastness seems changeable,
true clarity seems obscure,
the greatest art seems unsophisticated,
the greatest love seems indifferent,
the greatest wisdom seems childish.
The Tao is nowhere to be found.
Yet it nourishes and completes all things.
~ Tao Te Ching, translated by Stephen Mitchell
|What we do with compliments is a marvelous metaphor for
our ability to
receive love. ~ Alan Cohen
|Anger is often but
an echo of anguish. ~ Taro Gold's Mother
|Great spirits have always encountered violent resistance from mediocre
minds. ~ Albert Einstein
|Failure is God's
way of saying, "Excuse me, you're moving in the wrong direction." ~
|Each day affirm
that there is nothing in this world that can stop you from transforming your
life, opening your heart, loving yourself and sharing your love with everyone
you encounter. ~ Yogi Amrit Desai
|When you know who
you are, you will have the answer to
every challenge that life poses. ~ Ramana
|I regard wonder as
the first of all passions. ~ Rene Descartes, The Passion of the Soul, 1649
|Be yourself. The
world worships the original. ~ Ingrid Bergman
|I have become my
own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door,
I'll go through
another door- or I'll make my own door. ~ Joan Rivers
|Those who move
mountains begin by carrying away small stones. ~ Chinese proverb
is a form of therapy. ~ Graham Greene
Dreams are necessary to life. ~ Anaïs Nin
It is only when we silence the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can
finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts. ~ K.T. Jong
something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. ~
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours. ~ Disraeli
is by my sorrows that I soar. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the
the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel
Dreams are the seedlings of realities." ~ James Allen
then you can.
"I cannot," then you cannot.
~ Dae Soen Sa Nim
hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for
bread. ~ Mother Teresa
Love grows by
giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep.
The only way to retain love is to give it away. ~ Elbert Hubbard
|I never feel lonely in
the kitchen. Food is very friendly. ~ Julia Child, In Time Magazine
|All that we do is
touched by ocean, yet we remain on the shore of what we know. ~ Richard
|One who lives life with passion is like a brightly burning fire. A
small, dim fire can easily be extinguished by gusts of wind, but a large, bright one will grow bigger as the wind
grows stronger. In the same way, the more obstacles a passionate person encounters, the brighter and
stronger that person grows.
~ Open Your Mind, Open Your Life
|The first lesson reading teaches is how to be alone. ~ Jonathan Franzen
|All we are is a result of what we have thought.
|The power of work, and the power of creativity, can be your salvation.
~ Nicole Kidman
|Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you've imagined. ~ Thoreau
|Quiet people are often found to have profound insights.
The shallow water in a brook or river runs fast: The deep
water seems calmer. ~ James Rogers
|It's strange to think most books are about love... even cookbooks.
~ Stephan in A Heart in Winter
|Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you
and go do that, because what the world needs is people who
have come alive. ~ Howard Thurman
|To bring a person into your house is to take charge of his happiness
as long as he is under your roof. ~ Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
|Man loves company even if it is only that of a small burning candle.
|All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
~ John Gunther
|Anyone who eats three meals a day should understand
cookbooks outsell sex books three to one. ~ L.M. Boyd
|The day people stop bringing you their problems is the day
have stopped leading them. ~ Colin Powell, My American Journey
|Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up ever time
we fail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
|If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you.
~ Sister Mary
|You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
~ Mary Tyler Moore
|Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
~ Salvador Dali,
Diary of a Genius
|There is a luxury in being quiet in the midst of chaos.
~ Virginia Woolf
Any attempt you make to control other people actually puts you under their
control. ~ Martha Beck
|Eighty percent of all questions are statements in disguise.
~ Dr. Phil
|For we only wish to unfold,
to continue the miracle
of having been born.
We long to greet each day
as the world does,
Fresh, new and ripe for living.
To lean towards the sun
like flowers-eager to blossom
To move wild
like waves under a silver moon-
drawn on the tide
of our native longing.
We wish to belong to the world, yes.
But first and foremost,
we wish to belong to ourselves.
~ Denise Bissonnette, The
|Life is what's happening to you while you're making other plans.
|A relationship lost because of honesty wasn't worth having to begin
with. ~ Ellen Kreidman
|If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence,
you should probably water yours. ~ Veronica
|If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.
~ Thomas Edison
|You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
|Do not ever doubt that the world can be changed by the
efforts of a single human being, for that is the only thing that ever has.
~ Margaret Mead
fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are
powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most
frightens us. ~ Marianne Williamson
|If two people agree on everything, then one of them is really not
necessary in the relationship. ~ Ellen Kreidman
|I'm very optimistic in many ways. I do not believe there is anything in
life that cannot be fixed. ~ Christina Ricci
|Even for those who own dozens (maybe hundreds) of
cookbooks, the desire for the one
book that includes it all is hard to suppress. ~ Susan Wyler, Great Books
For things to change
you have to change.
~ Ellen Kreidman
We master our fears by embracing them, not by subduing
them. ~ Arianna Huffington
|If you'd tell me what I imagine about myself, you'd find
lot more interesting." ~ Anne Shirley of Green Gables
|You are the product of your own brainstorm. ~
Rosemary Konner Steinbaum
|There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a
smile speaks them all.
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything—they
just make the most
of everything that comes their way. ~ Anonymous
|The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy. ~
Angelina Jolie in Premiere
You've got to have a reason to get up in the morning. ~ Barbara Walters
|Let us be grateful to people who make us happy,
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls
blossom. ~ Marcel Proust
|Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the
of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." ~ Mary
|We all take different paths in life, but no matter
where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.
~ Tim McGraw
|To exist is to change, to change is to
mature, to mature is to go on
creating oneself endlessly. ~ Henri Bergson
|It was only a sunny smile,
And little it cost in the giving.
But like morning light, it scattered the night,
And made the day worth living.
|Nobody stands taller than those willing to
stand corrected. ~ William Safire
|Sometimes you have to get to know
someone really well to realize you're really strangers.
~ Mary Tyler Moore
|If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we are not really living.
~ Gail Sheehy
|There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a
quickening that is translated through you into action,
and because there is only one of you in all time, this
expression is unique.
And if you block it, it will never exist through any other
medium and be lost. ~ Martha Graham
|It is not only for what we do that we are held
responsible, but also for what we do not do.
|Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but
rather a manner of traveling.
~ Samuel Johnson
|Any road is bound to arrive somewhere if you
follow it far enough.
~ Patricia Wentworth
|You cannot always control what goes on outside.
But you can always control what goes on inside.
~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
The beauty of expanding your comfort zone is that there is a
certain rush when you do it.
There is this surge of energy, this rush you feel when you do
You feel really alive.
~ Kent Sayre, Unstoppable Confidence
|Courage is resistance to fear,
mastery of fear — not absence of fear.
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt
It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up
It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that
|Quality questions create a
quality of life. Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers. ~ Anthony
|First comes thought; then
organization of that thought into ideas and plans;
then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning,
as you will observe,
is your imagination. ~ Napoleon Hill
The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the
cause of it. ~ Al Batt
|Live in each season as it passes; breathe the
air, drink the drink, taste the fruit. ~ Henry
|It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a
few scars. ~ Garrison Keillor
|I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just
wish he didn't trust me so much. ~ Mother Teresa
|I write because I don't know what I think until I read
what I say. ~ Flannery O'Connor
feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less without that drop. ~ Mother Teresa
by Beth Avary
|The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
~ Fanny Fern
|Without sharing, there is no happiness in life.
Happiness comes from work and discipline and
sharing, from using your time in a way that is good for you and
every little thing you do to help counts, and I am only
beginning. ~ Penelope Cruz,
who supports a foundation to help homeless children in Calcutta
|Reading is not just an enriching
life experience. Success later in life is directly
related to whether you were brought up around books. ~ Librarian
of Congress, Jim Billington
|It takes no more time to see the good side of
life than to see the bad.
~ Jimmy Buffett
|To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the
tail and swing you around is another. ~ Katherine
|If you are not criticized, you may not be doing
~ Donald H. Rumsfeld
|Cooking is like love. It should be entered into
with abandon or not at all. ~ Harriet Van
|If people will just sit together and touch one
another with the simple act of breaking bread,
there is such power there.
~ Art Smith
My life is in the hands of any fool who
makes me lose my temper. ~ Joseph Hunter (1914-1974)
The mass of men lead lives of quiet
desperation. ~ Henry David Thoreau
He that wrestles with us strengthens our
nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
~ Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
Our life being very short, and the quiet
hours of it few, we ought to waste none of them in reading
valueless books. ~ John Ruskin (1819-1900)
When everyone is against you, it means that
you are absolutely wrong - or absolutely right. ~Albert Guinon
A positive attitude may not solve all your
problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the
effort. ~ Herm Albright
|A human being is like a television set with
millions of channels. If we turn on sorrow, we are sorrow.
If we turn on a smile, we are the smile. We cannot let one channel
dominate us. We have the seed of
everything in us and we have to seize the situation at hand, to recover
our power. We need to change the channel once in a while! ~ Thich Nhat Nanh
|Memory is the diary that we all carry about with
~ Oscar Wilde
|A mother understands what a child does not
~ Jewish Proverb
|Follow the river and you will arrive at the
sea. ~ French Proverb
|It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to
our powers, but for powers equal to our
to go forward with a great desire forever beating at
the door of our
hearts as we travel towards our distant goal. ~ Helen Keller
The children of our country materially have just about everything, but what they're often lacking is love and attention.
~ Johann Christoph Arnold, Author
|Just try to be angry with someone who fed you something delicious.
~ Carmen Cook
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved
much. ~ Bessie Anderson Stanley
|Anger must be the energy that has not yet found its right channel.
~ Florida Scott-Maxwell
The Guardian angels of life sometimes fly so high as to be beyond our
sight, but they are
always looking down upon us. ~ Jean Paul Richter
by Beth Avary
An angel can illuminate the thought and mind of man by strengthening the
power of vision.
~ St. Thomas Aquinas
|Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be
~ Lady Bird Johnson
|And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of
life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that
believeth on me shall never thirst. ...Verily, verily, I say unto you, He
that believeth on
me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. ~ John 6:35, 47-48
|I'm so astonished at God's love,
and want to be captured by it and invite others into that
process with me. God is good, and I want to celebrate His
goodness, even in the midst of the confusion and
difficulties of life and unanswerable questions.
~ Steven Curtis Chapman
|Take in the fragrance of tulips.
Feel the breeze of a windmill kissing your cheek.
~ Tascha Dresser, Author of Coming Out of the Closet and Breaking the
|The world is not yet exhausted; let me see
something tomorrow which I never saw before. ~ Samuel Johnson
tree and plant and shrub
soundless through the night
stars and moon be dimmed
shut out all the light.
when you sleep in peace,
bird will move in flight,
angles guard your sleep.
my love goodnight.
|What is it about friendship that makes
being among friends so much richer than being among the
most accomplished and interesting strangers?
~ Sandy Sheehy, Connecting
|It would be great if people never got
angry at someone for doing
something they've done themselves.
~ Rodney Dangerfield
|Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is
the key to unlocking our potential.
~ Winston Churchill
|Good Humor is one of the best articles of
one can wear in society.
~ William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)
|People give food meaning. It's easy to
trivialize, because food is everywhere.
But love of food is love of life. ~ Barbara Haber
|America's greatest strength, and its
greatest weakness, is our
belief in second chances, our belief that we can always start
that things can be made better. ~ Anthony
people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a
while and leave
footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the
same. ~ Unknown
are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be
tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that
matters, in the end.
food is a celebration of life.
~ Sophia Loren
is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake
about them afterward. ~ Baltasar Gracian
a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give. ~ P.D. James,
Time to Be in Earnest
one thing I know: The greater your capacity to love,
the greater your capacity to feel pain. ~ Jennifer Aniston
ability to focus attention on important things
is a defining characteristic of intelligence. ~ Robert J.
the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
we think of balancing our lives, we think of work, family and
relationships. But we cannot balance these until we find an internal balance of who we
what we want out of life. ~ Anne
Wilson Schef, Ph.D.
really believe that if you have genuine talent and if you're persistent
and not wearied by the inevitable rejections along the way, eventually
you'll make it.
sure window into a person's soul is his reading list. ~ Mary B. W. Tabor
for those who own dozens (maybe hundreds) of cookbooks,
the desire for the one book that includes it all is hard to suppress.
~ Susan Wyler, Great Books for Cooks
of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he
to the whisper which is heard by him alone. ~ Ralph
Waldo Emerson (1803-1882).
and Social Aims, 1876
the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life
~ Rose Macaulay, English author (1881-1958)
devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained
by perpetual neglect of many other things.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
your own dream...You have to do it yourself. That's what the great masters
have been saying ever since time began. They can point the way, leave
signposts and little instructions in various books that are now called holy
and worshiped for the cover of the book and not for what it says, but the
instructions are there for all to see, have
always been and always will be. ~ John Lennon, the last interview
There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of
every man which cannot be satisfied by any
created thing, but only by God, the Creator, who is made known
Christ. ~ Blaise Pascal
accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only
plan, but also believe.
do as we are; we become as we do.
Learning to use anger is no easy task. Yet the alternative - letting anger
use us - makes us prisoners
of our own minds. Anger is not the enemy, and we're not helpless in the face
It is only an energy - one that, with practice, we can harness for our good.
~ Mark Epstein MD
is a choice. ~ Toora Miah
A soul mate is someone to whom we feel
profoundly connected, as though the communicating
and communing that take place between us were not the product
of intentional efforts, but
rather a divine grace. This kind of relationship is so
important to the soul that many have
said there is nothing more precious in life. ~ Thomas Moore
the urgent things in life never get in the way of the important things. ~
Trey Sklar, Four Souls
Perhaps there is nothing in the world so painful as feeling that one is
not valued. ~ Sei Shonagon
is essentially a moral conflict. It requires a mutual and sustained act of
will by two
contending parties and , if it is to result in a decision, the moral
collapse of one of them... ~ John Keegan, The Face of Battle
collectors read cookbooks like novels! They curl up with them in the evening
like I would with a biography. This is one of the most pleasurable things
for them – to find a book that is peppered (so to speak) with little-known
facts, reminiscences from your childhood, comments about
long-time friends, information about the sources of some of the
the history of certain dishes. ~ Jay Lane
friends are harder to find than pearls in quicksand. ~ R.W.
say that if you're looking for God, you've already found him. ~ Beverly
Anytime you make an effort to do something good, you may benefit not just
the person you help
but also those who witness your act. We don't feel elevation from thinking
We feel it from seeing someone do something charitable. ~ Jonathan Haidt, PhD
If there were to be a universal sound depicting peace I would
surely vote for the purr. ~ Barbara L. Diamond
Stars got tangled in her hair whenever she played in the sky.
Often people feel severely judgmental toward those who are
doing the things they've denied themselves. ~ Martha Beck, author
I put down my book
The Meaning of Zen
and see the cat smiling into her fur
as she delicately combs it with her pink tongue.
"Cat, I would lend you this book to study
but it appears that you have already read it."
She looks up and gives me her full gaze.
"Don't be ridiculous," she purrs. "I wrote it."
~ Dilys Laing
is what we perceive to be true that causes us either joy or despair. ~