Quote of the Day – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on Capability

This quote really reached out to me today. Over on Twitter, my profile says that I swing for the fences, and I do, sometimes I spin around, missing the ball completely and sometimes I knock it out of the park. You keep swinging, just in case. Others will underestimate us, for although we judge ourselves…

Quote of the Day – Joan Crawford on Love

It is amazing, the trek I go on every morning to find a quote for each day. I wake up, determine how I am feeling and find a word which encompasses that moment. Today’s word was “Bitch” but, I happened to find this Joan Crawford quote which I found incredibly interesting instead. So, here is…

Quote of the Day – Alfred Stieglitz on Today

Today’s quote is inspired by the World Domination Summit going on in Portland, Oregon. I’m not there but many of my friends are and I’m watching from afar. Seems like such a powerful thing, to live in the moment, and it’s maybe the hardest thing to do. Welcome to Portland WDSers! I have always been…

Quote of the Day – Robert Harris on Worry

Heh. This is surely something I struggle with. I over-engineer things all the time, it’s part of my charm. The art of life is to deal with one’s problems as they arise; rather than destoy your spirit by worrying about them too far in advance. – Robert Harris

Quote of the Day – May Sarton on Balance

Wow. On this day in 1859 – A French acrobat known professionally as Émile Blondin became the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. Talk about balance, I cannot walk across the room without tripping, so to walk across Niagara Falls? Wow. There is a proper balance between not asking enough of…

Quote of the Day – Will Rogers on Aging

Interesting enough, On this day in history, Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the law appropriating 33.5 billion (in those days) for highway construction. The modern highway system was born. I went searching for “road” quotes and instead found this one. Much better than: “I can’t drive 55!” right? Some people try to turn back their odometers….

Quote of the Day – Samuel Johnson on Anticipation

This quote reminded me that there’s always something coming or going. Just depends on which end you’re looking at. I’m a very anticipatory person, I constantly over-engineer/over-process things. I’m analytical by nature. I can’t help it. No mind is much employed upon the present: Recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments. – Samuel…

Quote of the Day – Marilyn Monroe on Fate

There’s a weird resurgence of Marilyn Monroe as of late. I’m surprised she’s become popular again. Other things that are surprising to me? The many layers of her character. At any rate, today’s her birthday. I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go…

Quote of the Day – Stewart White on Strength

Looking for a quote today, I found myself going in circles. Nothing I could find seemed to express what I was thinking until I ran across this quote by Stewart White. If you are unsure of yourself, you may not give it your all. If someone else isn’t sure of you, you may not give…

Quote of the Day – Thornton Wilder on Soldiers

In the United States, today we observe Memorial Day. A day, where we thank those who have served our country for their sacrifices, sometimes even the ultimate sacrifice. Many soldiers I’ve met are dedicated and patriotic and I’m grateful for their service, for their protection of my rights and grateful for those who came home….