The Quote

“There is no problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts”

– Richard Bach (“Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah”)

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”
– Thomas Merton

“I grew up on the edge of a national park in Canada – timberwolves, creeks, snow drifts. I really did have to walk home six miles through the snow, like your grandparents used to complain.”

Dan Aykroyd

“The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn’t contain a single idea.”
-Mortimer Adler

“Looking for equality everywhere is a huge mistake because equals are terrible and boring. But a sense of fairness and justice is a totally different thing and a much more complex thing.”

-Josh Homme

“Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.”

Milton Friedman

“All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.”

– Charlie Chaplin

“If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat – in other words, turn you into an adult.”

P.J. O’Rourke

“Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they’ve been hurt, they’re sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that’s protecting this tiny, dear part in them that’s still alive.”

Jeff Bridges

“Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.”

Steven Wright

“Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.”

-Hermann Hesse

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?”

  • Ernest Hemingway

“One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.”

  • Robert Kennedy

“Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart’s desire.”

John Dewey

“Remember this: classics never make a comeback. They wait for that perfect moment to take the spotlight from overdone, tired trends.”

Tabatha Coffey