I’ve always been interested in the words of Jean-Paul Sartre, there’s something about this snippets of his best that draws me back. This one just makes me giggle. Sometimes, I truly believe that Hell is being around other people. 🙂
So that is what hell is. I would never have believed it. You remember: the fire and brimstone, the torture. Ah! the farce. There is no need for torture: Hell is other people. – Jean-Paul Sartre
I’ve always loved Dr. Seuss. There are so many great life nuggets in his writings, if you take the time to read them. When I graduated high school, i received a copy of “Oh the places you’ll go,” I’ve always taken that book to heart. Today’s our day, we’re off to great places, let’s get on our way.
I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I’ve bought a big bat.
I’m all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me! – Theodor Seuss Geisel
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I thought today was a good day to quote Kurt Vonnegut. So, off I searched. I found this great quote which made me chuckle a bit, so, of course I had to share it with you.
You’ll forget it when you’re dead, and so will I. When I’m dead, I’m going to forget everything — and I advise you to do the same. – Kurt Vonnegut
I love the idea of working hard, reaching for your goals and making things happen. Idle time really drives me crazy. I’m almost always working on something, tinkering, futzing, or just seeking out new projects. Idle time makes Schnik go crazy. 🙂
I believe in the Scottish proverb: ‘Hard work never killed a man.’ Men die of boredom, psychological conflict and disease. They do not die of hard work. – David Ogilvy
I couldn’t identify with this quote any more! Today is my birthday eve and I’m slowly realizing another year’s passage means another year’s experience added to the memory banks. This truly is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Cheers.
Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. – Omar Khayyam
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There are so many great things, tidbits, nuggets, and moments of strength in this quote. I find so much going on around my life, young ones gone too soon, old ones moving on to the next adventure, and moments sweeping by so fast that you’ve hardly a moment to recognize them. When it is in your grasp, take a moment and hold on, because you’ll never know when it will be gone.
From things that have happened and from things as they exist and from all things that you know and all those you cannot know, you make something through your invention that is not a representation but a whole new thing truer than anything true and alive, and you make it alive, and if you make it well enough, you give it immortality. That is why you write and for no other reason that you know of. But what about all the reasons that no one knows? – Ernest Hemingway
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I love the power of words and I try to choose them with great care. I can’t believe i’ve never run across this quote before. So powerful and so truthful. I think this, striking a chord with the reader, is the one thing each writer strives for.
If … I can by any lucky chance, in these days of evil, rub out one wrinkle from the brow of care, or beguile the heavy heart of one moment of sorrow; if I can now and then penetrate through the gathering film of misanthropy, prompt a benevolent view of human nature, and make my reader more in good humor with his fellow beings and himself, surely, surely, I shall not then have written entirely in vain. – Washington Irving
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