To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of others, to endure the the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch... to know even life has breathed easier because of you have lived. This is to have succeeded. -Emerson
There is something wrong in a government where those who do most have the least. There is something wrong when honesty wears a rag, and rascality a robe; when the loving, the tender, eat a crust, while the infamous sit at banquets. -Robert Green Ingersoll
Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that; hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. -Martin Luther King Jr.
"Behind every exquisit thing that existed, there was something tragic" -Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
You know that point in your life when you realize that the house that you grew up in isn't really your home anymore? All of the sudden even though you have some place where you can put your stuff that idea of home is gone. You'll see when you move out it just sort of happens one day one day and it's just gone. And you can never get it back. It's like you get homesick for a place that doesn't exist. I mean it's like this right of passage, you know. You won't have this feeling again until you create a new idea of home for yourself, you know, for you kids, for the family you start, it's like a cycle or something. I miss the idea of it. Maybe that's all family really is. A group of people who miss the same imaginary place. -Andrew Largeman- Garden State.
'Tis very strange Men should be so fond of being thought wickeder than they are. -Daniel Defoe, A System of Magic
"Frex"--she headed him off-- "when the volcano's ready ready there's no priest in the world that can pray it quiet." -Gregory Maguire, Wicked