Some of My Favorite Quotes
"I feel the need - the need for speed!"
Maverick in the movie "Top Gun"
“I’d rather feel like I missed out on some good tennis,” he once told me, “than feel that I missed out on some good life.”
Unknown, but heard uttered by the mother in the 2000 movie “Almost Famous”
Friendship is different from all other relationships. Unlike acquaintanceship, it is based on love. Unlike lovers and married couples, it is free of jealousy. Unlike children and parents, it knows neither criticism nor resentment. Friendship has no status in law. Business partnerships are based on a contract. So is marriage. Parents are bound by the law, as are children. But friendship is freely entered into, freely given, freely exercised.
Stephen E. Ambrose
(Simon and Schuster, 1999)
"I can't die... It would ruin my image!"
"If the mind can conceive, the body can achieve"
"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."
"Never be bullied into
silence; Never allow yourself to be a victim; Accept
NO ONE'S definition of your life; DEFINE YOURSELF."
“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”
“Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; and do not outlive yourself.”
George Bernard Shaw
“Looking back on those wild, free days in the open, I realize that my happiest memories are of the suntanned faces of my old companions.”
"I am the guardian of lost souls. I am the powerful, the pleasurable, the indestructible Mushu"
- Mushu the Dragon from "Mulan"
"He's never tired! He's never miserable! When I was his age, I was tired and miserable."
- Dave Stoller's father speaking of him early in the movie "Breaking Away"
"I didn't want you to be this miserable. A little bit's all I ask for."
- Dave Stoller's father to Dave as he cried on his shoulder, his innocence lost by the cheating of the Italian cycling team
"Do you smell it?"
"The smelly smell that smells…smelly!"
Sponge Bob Square Pants
Imagine there is a bank that credits your
account each morning with $86,400.
It carries over no balance from day to day.
Every evening deletes whatever part of the
balance you failed to use during the day.
What would you do? Draw out every cent,
Each of us has such a bank. Its name is
TIME. Every morning, it credits you with
86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost,
whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose.
It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft.
Each day it opens a new account for you.
Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you
fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours.
There is no going back. There is no
drawing against the "tomorrow".
You must live in the present on today's
deposits. Invest it so as to
get from it the utmost in health,
happiness, and success! The clock
is running. Make the most of today.
To realize the value of ONE YEAR,
ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH,
ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK,
ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR,
ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE,
ask a person who missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND,
ask a person who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND,
ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.
Treasure every moment that you have! And
treasure it more because you shared it
with someone special, special enough to spend your time.
And remember that time waits for no one.
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery.
Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present!
If I Had My Life
to Live Over
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if
the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living
room and worried much less about the dirt when
someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my
grandfather ramble about his youth.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled
up on a summer day because my hair had just been
teased and sprayed.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a
rose before it melted in storage.
I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not
worried about grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching
television-and more while watching life.
I would have shared more of the responsibility
carried by my husband.
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of
pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern
if I weren't there for the day.
I would never have bought anything just because it
was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed
to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd
have cherished every moment and realized that the
wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in
life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never
have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner."
There would have been more "I love you's".. more "I'm
sorry's" . but mostly, given another shot at life, I
would seize every minute...look at it and really see
it ... live it...and never give it back.
Stop sweating the small stuff. Don't worry about who
doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.
Instead, let's cherish the relationships we
have with those who Do love us. Let's think about
what God HAS blessed us with.
And what we are doing each day to promote ourselves
mentally, physically, emotionally, as well as
spiritually. Life is too short to let it pass you by.
We only have one shot at this and then it's gone.
I hope you all have a blessed day.
Note: Erma Bombeck needed an organ transplant, and
even though she could have been moved to the head of
the waiting list, due to her prominence and wealth,
she refused to do such, and subsequently, died from kidney disease.