Actor, Tommy Lee Jones paraphrased someone whose name he could not recall, in an National Public Radio interview, saying he, “sometimes felt like a Buddhist soul in a Calvinist World,” then when asked for his definition of faith, said, “Faith is what you know to be true, whether you believe it or not.”
"Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent."
~ Antoine de Rivarol
“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.”
~ Victor Hugo
"Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food."
~ William Hazlitt
“A powerful idea communicates some of its power to the man who contradicts it."
~ Marcel Proust
“My problem is I say what I'm thinking before I think what I'm saying.”
~ Dr. Laurence J. Peter
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
~ William Butler Yeats
“Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.”
~ Chinese Proverb
“When asked how she coped with all the burdens she had to carry, Lena Horne, said, "It's not the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it."
“Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.”
~ French proverb
~ Jim Burklo
“I wanted a perfect ending... Now, I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. “
~ Gilda Radner
"Grief shared is half grief. Joy shared is double joy."
“Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words?”
~ Marcel Marceau
“The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, I was wrong.”
~ Sydney J. Harris
“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up but a comedy in long shot.”
~ Charlie Chaplin
~ Charlie Brown
“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge, that myth is more potent than history, that dreams are more powerful than facts, that hope triumphs experience, that laughter is the only cure for grief.”
~ Robert Fulghum
“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous”
“Love: When the heart loses its mind.”