Ω “There is no way to give up San Francisco, once you have fallen under its spell. You keep looking for the magic, and now and then, when the wind and the light are right, and the air smells ocean-clean, and a white ship is emerging from the Golden Gate mist into the Bay, and the towers are reflecting the sun’s last rays – at moments like that you turn to the ghosts and ask, ‘Was this the way it was?’ and there is never an answer…” —Anonymous

Ω “Ugly pages can be edited. Blank pages cannot.” —Carrie Rubin

Ω “I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires rather than attempting to satisfy them.” —John Stuart Mill

Ω “Being present and not being present are two bottles of spices — at any given time, we miss or exceed their uses.” —Unknown

Ω “It is better to be a pilot light than a firecracker.” —John Lewis

Ω “The trouble is, you think you have time.” —Budda

Ω “If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.” —Lemony Snicket

Ω “When you’re 20, you care about what everyone thinks. When you’re 40 you stop caring what everyone thinks. When you’re 60, you realize that no one was ever thinking about you in the first place.” —Winston Churchill

Ω “The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life.” —Vasudev

Ω “As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.” —John Wheeler

Ω “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”  —William Arthur Ward

Ω “Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.” — Bertrand Russell, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism

Ω “Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.” —William S. Burroughs

Ω “Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” —Anonymous

Ω “When you have more than you need, build a bigger table—not a higher fence.” —Unknown

Archived Quotes 2011—2015


  5 comments for “Quotes

  1. August 20, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Love the ‘build a bigger bigger table’ quote. Thank you 📬

    Liked by 1 person

  2. June 19, 2013 at 3:09 AM

    Simply wonderful quotes in your treasure box!

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 19, 2013 at 8:05 PM

      Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. After checking out your blog, I am now a follower.

      Your photos are wonderful. The land “North of the Wall” has always appealed to me. We lived in Colorado for 4 years and I loved the winters, everything was crisp, clean and quiet in the snow.


  3. April 18, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    These are great quotes, but I really like the last one. “Concentrate.” Thanks for liking my Lagazuoi/World War I post.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 18, 2013 at 10:23 PM

      It strikes me as something Steven Wright would say, but I don’t know for sure.

      Sent from my iPhone


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