Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Quote of the day, Sept. 11

September 11, 2017

Suzanne Vega, on her biggest disappointment

“How little money really changes things. It buys doctors but not health, clothes but not taste, makeup but not beauty. When I was young and didn’t have anything, I imagined money had more power.”

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Quote of the day, Aug. 5

August 5, 2017

Billie Jean King, on sports

“Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.”

Quote of the day, July 6

July 6, 2017

Barbara J. Fields, on class

“In America, straightforward talk about class inequality is all but impossible, indeed taboo. Political appeals to the economic self-interest of ordinary voters, as distinct from their wealthy compatriots, court instant branding and disfigurement in the press as divisive ‘economic populism’ or even ‘class warfare.'”

Quote of the day, June 24

June 25, 2017

Gilda Radner, on dogs

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.”

Quote of the day, June 12

June 16, 2017

Arthur James Balfour, on biography

“Biography should be written by an acute enemy.”

Quote of the day, June 11

June 16, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr., on hope

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

Quote of the day, June 3

June 3, 2017

Jalaluddin Rumi, on suffering

“Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.”

Quote of the day, May 30

May 31, 2017

Arthur Schopenhauer, on writing

“One should use common words to say uncommon things.”

Quote of the day, May 24

May 24, 2017

Marshall Crenshaw, from “You Should’ve Been There”

You should’ve been there as the sun went down
Colors ran all across the ground
Then a thousand stars were spinning all around
Do you care, you should’ve been there
I saved you a place right by my side
And waited there in the candlelight
But the only friend I had in sight was an empty chair
You should’ve been there …

Quote of the day, May 22

May 22, 2017

Jerry Rice, on what motivated him

“My work ethic came from my parents and my fear of failure. I came from a small, predominantly black school and I didn’t want to let them down.”