Category: Quote of the Month

Most collectors collect tangibles. As a quotation collector, I collect wisdom, life, invisible beauty, souls alive in ink. ~Terri Guillemets

Jul 14

June 2014 – Quote of the Month

Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later… that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty …

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Jun 15

May 2014 – Quote of the Month

Overheard at a gravesite: “And they all said ’I’m sorry for your loss,’ as if you were someone who could ever be taken from me. – Robert Brault,

May 10

April 2014 – Quote of the Month

The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love. ― William Wordsworth

May 10

March 2014 – Quote of the Month

“I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Mar 20

February 2014 – Quote of the Month

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Feb 02

January 2014 – Quote of the Month

I want to grow old without facelifts… I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I’ve made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know you. – Marilyn Monroe

Jan 19

December 2013 – Quote of the Month

Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging. – Maya Angelou

Dec 28

Novembor 2013 – Quote of the Month

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity. – Robert Louis Stevensons

Nov 14

October 2013 – Quote of the Month

I have always found it quaint and rather touching that there is a movement [Libertarians] in the US that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough. – Christopher Hitchens

Oct 02

September 2013 – Quote of the Month

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence. – David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, 1748  

Sep 16

August 2013 – Quote of the Month

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us. – Paul Valery

Aug 01

July 2013 – Quote of the Month

One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls. ― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

Jul 01

June 2013 – Quote of the Month

If ever there was a slamming of the door in the face of constructive investigation, it is the word miracle. To a medieval peasant, a radio would have seemed like a miracle. ― Richard Dawkins

Jun 03

May 2013 – Quote of the Month

What is wrong with inciting intense dislike of a religion if the activities or teachings of that religion are so outrageous, irrational or abusive of human rights that they deserve to be intensely disliked?” -― Rowan Atkinson

May 02

April 2013 – Quote of the Month

The road must be trod, but it will be very hard. And neither strength nor wisdom will carry us far upon it. This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet it is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: Small hands do …

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Apr 02

March 2013 – Quote of the Month

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you …

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Mar 01

February 2013 – Quote of the Month

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. ―Socrates

Feb 01

January 2013 – Quote of the Month

The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour …

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Jan 05

December 2012 – Quote of the Month

This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down. ― J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Dec 05

November 2012 – Quote of the Month

Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.  ― Isaac Asimov

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