Friday, December 29, 2006

A Very Happy New Year to YOU All !!!

Wishes for you…

May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your cardiologist, your gastro-endocrinologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your podiatrist, your psychiatrist, your gynecologist, your plumber and the IRS.

May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your abs and your stocks not fall; and may your blood pressure, your triglycerides, your cholesterol, your white blood count and your mortgage interest not rise.

May you find a way to travel from anywhere to anywhere in the rush hour in less than an hour, and when you get there may you find a parking space.

May Sunday evening, December 31, find you seated around the dinner table, together with your beloved family and cherished friends, ushering in the new year ahead. You will find the food better, the environment quieter, the cost much cheaper, and the pleasure much more fulfilling than anything else you might ordinarily do that night.

May you wake up on January 1st, finding that the world has not come to an end, the lights work, the water faucets flow, and the sky has not fallen.

May what you see in the mirror delight you, and what others see in you delight them.

May someone love you enough to forgive your faults, be blind to your blemishes, and tell the world about your virtues.

May the telemarketers wait to make their sales calls until you finish dinner, and may your check book and your budget balance and may they include generous amounts for charity.

May you remember to say "I love you" at least once a day to your spouse, your child, your parents, your friends; but not to your secretary, your nurse, your masseuse, your hairdresser or your tennis instructor.

May we live as God intended, in a world at peace and the awareness of His love in every sunset, every flower's unfolding petals, every baby's smile, every lover's kiss, and every wonderful, astonishing, miraculous beat of our heart.

A Very Happy New Year to YOU !!!!

Friday, December 15, 2006

If You Want To Be Happy, Be.

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
~Edith Wharton

Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place.
But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.
~E.L. Konigsburg

What a wonderful life I've had!
I only wish I'd realized it sooner.

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
~James Openheim

"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think.
Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do,
there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.
~A.A. Milne

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness.
Poverty and wealth have both failed.
~Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it.
Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
~Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts, 1931

Pleasure is spread through the earth.
In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
~William Wordsworth, 1806

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
~Abraham Lincoln

Happiness is a form of courage.
~Holbrook Jackson

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
~Frederick Keonig

If You Want To Be Happy, Be.
~Leo Tolstoy

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.
~Norm Papernick

Friday, December 08, 2006

Love.... Laugh....

A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes superfluous.
- Ingrid Bergmen

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate: he who loves finds the door open.
-Rabrindranath Tagore

Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
-Mark Twain

Thou art to me a delicious torment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
-Woody Allen

The great question... which I have not been able to answer... is, "What... does a woman want?"

To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you're getting this down.
-Woody Allen

An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.
-Agatha Christie

Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
-Albert Einstein

You can't put a price tag on love, but you can on all its accessories.
- Melanie Clark

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Kissing A Fool ...

You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon.' Need I say more?

- Chris Rock

Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius--and a lot of courage--to move in the opposite direction.

- Albert Einstein

Anatomy (n): something everyone has, but which looks better on a girl

- Bruce Raeburn.

In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.

- Dereke Bruce

If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow, sleep late.

- Henny Youngman

I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them

- Jane Austen

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I’ve never tried before.

- Mae West (1892-1980)

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:this is the ideal life.

- Mark Twain

The clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

- Mark Twain

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

- Oscar Wilde

Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.

- Richard Feynman

We had gay robbers last night. They broke in and rearranged the furniture.

- Robin Williams

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

- Will Rogers

Friday, November 24, 2006

Burn, burn, burn

...the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'

- Jack Kerouac, "On The Road"

A Solitary Reaper ...

We're all lonely for something we don't know we're lonely for. How else to explain the curious feeling that goes around feeling like missing somebody we've never even met?

- David Foster Wallace

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, Only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It is loneliness that makes the loudest noise. This is true of men as of dogs.

- Eric Hoffer

The loneliest it gets is when the wind begins to chill and when I sit atop of your old street, the church top brings a still ness to me, there's nothingI would rather do, than have my heart broken by you.

- Lifetime

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the spaces between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

- Maya Angelou

There's a cold wind blowing softly through a narrow, dark ravine. A sound is heard, soft and everywhere, like the rustle of silk. It echoes from every dismal reaching corner of the abyss, and whispers of the aching loneliness within the crevasse. A cold, blue-white light transcends an aura of weird lifelessness to the jagged rocks of the cleft walls. There appears a soul within all of this, like a thin frail mist, congealing within its center -- a tiny translucent gray cloud.

- Ralph Kenyon, 1962

The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not. Time takes it all, time bears it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.

- Stephen King, "The Green Mile"

To transform the emptiness of loneliness, to the fullness of aloneness. Ah, that is the secret of life.

- Sunita Khosla

No my friend, darkness is not everywhere, for here and there I find faces illuminated from within; paper lanterns among the dark trees.

- Carole Borges

Thursday, November 09, 2006


But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end.
~William Shakespeare

Love is like the wild-rose briar;
Friendship is like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose briar blooms,
But which will bloom most constantly?
~Emily Brontë

Yes we are [friends] and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter. I wouldn't mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front. We are friends and I would miss you, do miss you and think of you very often. I don't want to lose this happy space where I have found someone who is smart and easy and doesn't bother to check her diary when we arrange to meet. ~Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body, 1992

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things. ~Author Unknown

Friends are kisses blown to us by angels. ~Author Unknown

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. ~Leo Buscaglia

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. ~Sicilian Proverb

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory will swell when again touched as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature. ~Abraham Lincoln

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~Albert Schweitzer

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad. ~Arnold H. Glasgow

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. ~Elbert Hubbard, The Notebook, 1927

A good friend is cheaper than therapy. ~Author Unknown

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. ~Henry David Thoreau

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. ~Arnold Glasow

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. ~William Blake

One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human. ~George Santayana

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. ~Donna Roberts

You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. ~Laurence J. Peter

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. ~C.S. Lewis

Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends. ~Virginia Woolf

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind. ~Toni Morrison, Beloved

The friend within the man is that part of him which belongs to you and opens to you a door which never, perhaps, is opened to another. Such a friend is true, and all he says is true; and he loves you even if he hates you in other mansions of his heart. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Wisdom of the Sands, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert

A real friend is someone who would feel loss if you jumped on a train, or in front of one. ~Author Unknown

True friends stab you in the front. ~Oscar Wilde

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. ~William Blake

The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Southern Mail, 1929, translated from French by Curtis Cate

Friendship is Love, without his wings. ~Lord Byron, L'Amitié est l'Amour sans Ailes

The best time to make friends is before you need them. ~Ethel Barrymore

A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself. ~Frances Ward Weller

There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound. ~Diana Cortes

Probably no man ever had a friend that he did not dislike a little. ~E.W. Howe

There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul. ~Edith Wharton

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue. ~Alice Duer Miller

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive. ~Anäis Nin

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. ~Plutarch

Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming. ~William Hazlitt

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, November 06, 2006

Writers Say ...

"But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think."
Lord Byron

"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart..."
William Wordsworth

"It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page." Joan Baez

"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another." Sir James Matthew Barrie

"I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work."
Pearl S. Buck

"Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard."
Daphne du Maurier

"Women want love to be a novel, men a short story. "
Daphne du Maurier

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.
Isaac Asimov

There was never a good biography of a good novelist. There couldn't be. He is too many people if he's any good.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite." Edward Albee

"When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay." Brian Aldiss

"Women do not always have to write about women, or gay men about gay men. Indeed, something good and new might happen if they did not."
Kathryn Hughes

"Everyman's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers." Hans Christian Anderson

"Talent is like a faucet; while it is open, you have to write. Inspiration? - a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance." Jean Anouilh

"From my close observation of writers...they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review." Isaac Asimov
"It is worth mentioning, for future reference, that the creative power which bubbles so pleasantly in beginning a new book quiets down after a time, and one goes on more steadily. Doubts creep in. Then one becomes resigned. Determination not to give in, and the sense of an impending shape keep one at it more than anything."
Virginia Woolf

"Reading makes a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man." Sir Francis Bacon

"When, however, one reads of a witch being ducked, of a woman possessed by devils, of a wise woman selling herbs, or even a very remarkable man who had a mother, then I think we are on the track of a lost novelist, a suppressed poet. . . indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman."
Virginia Woolf

"You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably can't, but also knowing that literature is indispensable to the world... The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way ... people look at reality, then you can change it." James Arthur Baldwin

"Literature ... is the rediscovery of childhood." Georges Bataille

"Why do writers write? Because it isn't there." Thomas Berger

"Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one has not time to write down." (Louis) Hector Berlioz

"If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves."
Lillian Hellman

And here are a few suggestions from the Maestro ... the holy words for us, copywriters!

"There are some books that refuse to be written. They stand their ground year after year and will not be persuaded. It isn't because the book is not there and worth being written -- it is only because the right form of the story does not present itself. There is only one right form for a story and if you fail to find that form the story will not tell itself."
Mark Twain

I notice that you use plain, simple language, short words and brief sentences. That is the way to write English - it is the modern way and the best way. Stick to it; don't let fluff and flowers and verbosity creep in. When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don't mean utterly, but kill most of them - then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when they are close together. They give strength when they are wide apart. An adjective habit, or a wordy, diffuse, flowery habit, once fastened upon a person, is as hard to get rid of as any other vice.
Mark Twain

To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a single sentence, is worthy to rank as a prize composition just by itself...Anybody can have ideas--the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph.
Mark Twain

Words of Wisdom - CHANAKYA

"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and
Honest people are screwed first."
Chana kya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC to 75 BC)


"Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous."
Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer,! 350
BC-275 BC)


"The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody.
It will destroy you."

Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275


"There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no
friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."

Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350
BC-275 BC)


"Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions -
Why am I doing it, what the results might be and will I be successful.
Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."

Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275

"As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."

Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275


"The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman."
Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275


"Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure
and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest."

Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275


"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind.
But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction."

Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and wr! iter, 350 BC-275


"Whores don't live in company of poor men, citizens never support a
weak company and birds don't build nests on a tree that doesn't bear fruits."

Chanakya quo tes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275


"A man is great by deeds, not by birth."

Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275


"Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status.
Such friendships will never give you any happiness."

Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 B C-275


"Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next
five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."

Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275


"Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a
blind person."

Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275


"Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected
everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth."

Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275

Few more additions ....

“The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.”

“The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.”

Chanakya quotes (Indian Politician, strategist and Writer

“He who lives in our mind is near though he may actually be far away; but he who is not in our heart is far though he may really be nearby.”

“Do not keep company with a fool for as we can see he is a two-legged beast. Like an unseen thorn he pierces the heart with his sharp words.”

“Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and the of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.”

An egoist can be won over by being respected, a crazy person can be won over by allowing him to behave in an insane manner and a wise person can be won over by truth.
A human being should strive for four things in life - dharma, money, sex and salvation. A person who hasn't strived for even one of these things has wasted life.

As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.

A woman is four times as shy, six times as brave and eight times as libidinous as a man.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

My Heart Aches...

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay

God can heal a broken heart, but He has to have all the pieces.
~Author Unknown

Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again.
~Rosa Parks

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.

Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it's better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.
~Author Unknown

I hate the day, because it lendeth light
To see all things, but not my love to see.
~Edmund Spenser

With what a deep devotedness of woe
I wept thy absence - o'er and o'er again
Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain,
And memory, like a drop that, night and day,
Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!
~Thomas Moore

Ask me why I keep on loving you when it's clear that you don't feel the same way for me... the problem is that as much as I can't force you to love me,
I can't force myself to stop loving you.
~Author Unknown

I never knew until that moment
how bad it could hurt to lose something you never really had.
~From the television show The Wonder Years

I prithee send me back my heart,
Since I cannot have thine;
For if from yours you will not part,
Why, then, shouldst thou have mine?
~John Suckling

As soon as forever is through, I'll be over you.

Friday, November 03, 2006

From AAmir Khushroo's collection

Tu bewafa nahi tujhme wafa bakki hai,
Na ja mujhse door abhi tujhme nasha bakki hai....

Peene ko to sabhi peete hai zamane me,
Kehte hai tu hai mahir gham bhulane me,

Dekhta hoon tere labpe kush ankaha bakki hai......
Na ja mujhse door abhi tujhme nasha bakki hai.....

Har koi chala gaya beech rah me chhorke,
Kahin tu na jana mera ghamo se nata jorke.......

Mere chaman me abhi rang-e-kazza bakki hai.....
Na ja mujhse door abhi tujhme nasha bakki hai.....

Keh ke shrabbi mujhe marte hai thokar aksar,
Seene se lagaye rehta hoon tujhe shaam-o- sehar.....

Tujhse dil lagane ki abhi 'veer' ki sazza bakki hai.......
Tu bewafa nahi tujhme wafa bakki hai,
Na ja mujhse door abhi tujhme nasha bakki hai....

Thanks to Amu. She contributed this gem to be published here.
Really sweet and thoughtful on her part!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Some of the Most Romantic Hollywood Lines

Monday, October 30, 2006

Do Dreams Come True?

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

- Oscar Wilde

Dreams are answers to questions we haven't yet figured out how to ask.



All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.

~Elias Canetti

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

- Thomas E. Lawrence

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

- Walt Disney

Ah, great it is to believe the dream as we stand in youth by the starry stream; but a greater thing is to fight life through and say at the end, the dream is true!

- Edwin Markham


Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.

- Edgar Cayce

He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.

- Douglas Adams

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

- Langston Hughes

I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.
- M. C. Escher

A dream has power to poison sleep.

~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "Mutability"

Recall the old story of the rather refined young man who preferred sex dreams to visiting brothels because he met a much nicer type of girl that way.

~Vivian Mercer

I dream for a living.

- Steven Spielberg

I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.

- Jonas Salk

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

- Patrick Henry

I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.

- Steven Wright

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

- Edgar Allan Poe

We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming.
- Novalis
Dreams are free, so free your dreams.
~Astrid Alauda

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Catch the pearl drops....

Anais Nin:
The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.

Carl Sandburg:
Nothing happens unless first we dream.

Edward Kennedy:
The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.

George Bernard Shaw:
You see things; and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"

Alfred Tennyson:
I hold it true, whate'er befall;

I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.

Emily Dickinson:
That Love is all there is,Is all we know of Love.

Fall In Love...

"Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence."
~David Byrne

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love."
~Author Unknown

"You learn to like someone when you find out what makes them laugh, but you can never truly love someone until you find out what makes them cry. "
~Author Unknown

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same."
~Flavia Weedn

"Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense." ~Mark Overby

"When love is not madness, it is not love. "
~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

"We loved with a love that was more than love. "
~Edgar Allan Poe

"The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands. "
~Quoted by Alexandra Penney in Self

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
~George Moore

"I ran up the door, opened the stairs,
said my pajamas and put on my prayers
turned off my bed, tumbled into my light,
and all because he kissed me good-night!"
~Author Unknown

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

If You Love...

"Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain."
Leo Buscaglia

"A relationship is like a rose, How long it lasts, no one knows; Love can erase an awful past, Love can be yours, you'll see at last; To feel that love, it makes you sigh, To have it leave, you'd rather die; You hope you've found that special rose, 'Cause you love and care for the one you chose."
Rob Cella

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great."
Comte DeBussy-Rabutin

"Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so."
David Grayson

Thoughts to nourish...

"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creative."
Charles Mingus

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
Les Brown

"Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity.You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving."
Maxwell Maltz

"Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash."
Harriet Rubin

Friday, October 20, 2006

Think like the FAMOUS?

"Give me a museum and I’ll fill it."
- Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

"Don’t be so humble - you are not that great."
- Golda Meir (1898-1978), to a visiting diplomat

"To sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me."
- Charles William Stubbs

"I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better."
- A. J. Liebling (1904-1963)

"The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

"I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known."
- Walt Disney (1901-1966)

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944)

"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

"You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there."
- Yogi Berra (1925-)

"Happiness is good health and a bad memory."
- Ingrid Bergman (1917-1982)

"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."
- Tom Clancy (1947-), paraphrasing Mark Twain

"Ideas are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny."
- Carl Schurz (1829-1906)

"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
- Sir Stephen Henry Roberts (1901-1971)

"If everything is under control, you are going too slow."
- Mario Andretti (1940-)

"Copy from one, it’s plagiarism; copy from two, it’s research."
- Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)

"Better to light a candle than curse the darkness."
- Chinese Proverb

"Even a stopped clock is right twice a day."
- Proverb

"Hunger is the best sauce."
- Proverb

"Brigands demand your money or your life; women require both."
- Samuel Butler

"Santa Claus has the right idea - visit people only once a year."
- Victor Borge

"I know not what I appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."
- Isaac Newton

"The basic rule of human nature is that powerful people speak slowly and subservient people quickly-because if they don't speak fast nobody will listen to them."
- Michael Caine (b. 1933)

"Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

'A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

"He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot."
- Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."
- John Lennon (1940-80)

"I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it."
- W.C. Fields

"What is life? A frenzy. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a fiction. And the greatest good is trivial; for all life is a dream and all dreams are dreams."
- Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600-81)

"I've been on a calendar, but never on time."
- Marilyn Monroe (1926-62)

"I can't sing very well but I'd like to try."
- Elvis Presley, on first entering a studio

Thursday, October 19, 2006

A Medley of Romantic Expressions

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I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair.
I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare.
I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind.
I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme.
I hate it, I hate the way you're always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry.
I hate it that you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call.
But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.

--Ten Things I Hate About You"

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"Take love, multiply i
t by infinity and take it to the depths of forever.. and you still have only a glimpse of how I feel for you."

- Meet Joe Black

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"Do you ever put your arms out and just spin and spin and spin? Well, that's what love is like. Everything inside of you tells you to stop before you fall, but you just keep going."

- Practical Magic

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That's why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they'd call them something else

-Sixteen Candles

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Remember my sentimental friend, you will be judged not by how much you love, but by how much you are loved.

-Wizard of Oz

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School is still the same.. there's still that one guy that you get up and go to school for in the morning. The one with the mysterious confidence that every girl falls for. Those years of school wouldn't have been the same without him. I wouldn't have been the same without him

- Never Been kissed

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You are what I never knew I always wanted

-Fools Rush In

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When they ask me what I liked best, I'll tell them it was you."

- City Of Angels

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I wonder how many people never get the one they want, but end up with the one they're supposed to have

-Fried Green Tomatoes

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Dont say we aren't right for each other, the way i see it is.. we aren't right for anyone else

--the cutting edge

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Sometimes I wish I had never met you. Because then I could go to sleep at night not knowing there was someone like you out there.

-Good Will Hunting

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You know, that moment when you kiss someone and everything around you becomes hazy. And the only thing in focus is you and that person. And you realize that that person is the only person that you're supposed to kiss for the rest of your life. And for one moment you get this gift. And you want to laugh and you want to cry because you feel so lucky that you found it and so scared that it will go away all at the same time.

- Never Been Kissed

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Dory : You mean ... you mean you don't like me?
Marlin : No, of course I like you. It's because I like you I don't want to be with you. It's a complicated emotion.

-Finding Nemo

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I believe there's a place where the restless souls wander, burdened by the weight of their own sadness. They wait for a chance to set the wrong things right. Only then can they be reunited with the ones they love. Sometimes, a crow shows them the way; because sometimes, love is stronger than death.
-City of Angels

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All our young lives we search for someone to love, someone to make us complete. We choose partners and change partners. We dance to a song of heartbreak and hope, all the while wondering if somewhere, somehow, someone perfect is searching for us.

-The Wonder Years

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There Are Millions Of People In This world, But In The end It All Comes Down To One


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There is a place You can touch a woman That will drive her crazy.
Her heart.

- Milk Money

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"I love you. And not, not in a friendly way, although I think we're great friends. And not in a misplaced affection, puppy-dog way, although I love you. Very, very simple, very truly. You are the epitome of everything I have ever looked for in another human being. And I know that you think of me as just a friend, and crossing that line is the furthest thing from an option you would ever consider. But I had to say it. I just, I can't take this anymore. I can't stand next to you without wanting to hold you. I can't, I can't look into your eyes without feeling that, that longing you only read about in trashy romance novels. I can't talk to you without wanting to express my love for everything you are.

-Chasing Amy

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...I know that some part of you is hesitating for a moment, and if there is a moment of hesitation, then that means you feel something too. All I ask, please, is that you just, you just not dismiss that - and try to dwell in it for just ten seconds. Alyssa, there isn't another soul on this planet who has ever made me half the person I am when I'm with you, and I would risk this friendship for the chance to take it to the next plateau. Because it is there.. between you and me. You can't deny that. Even if, you know, even if we never talk again after tonight, please know that I'm forever changed because of who you are and what you've meant to me.

-Chasing Amy:

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Samantha: I have to ask you a question. It's a good one so think about it. If two people love each other, but they just can't seem to get it together, when do you get to that point of enough is enough?
Jerry: Never.

-The Mexican

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I always thought that there was this one perfect person for everybody in the world, you know, and when you found that person the rest of the world kind of magically faded away, and, you know, the two of you would just be inside this kind of protective bubble, but there is no bubble, I mean if there is you have to make it, I just think life is more than a series of moments, you know, we can make choices, and we can choose to protect the people we love, and that's what makes us who we are and those are the real memories

-Forces of Nature