My Favorite Quotes - A Character Sketch

Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove. -- Terry Pratchett

"If you're skating on thin ice, you may as well dance!" - best line from the tv series "Sinbad"

Aut Viam Inveniam Aut Faciam - "I will either find a way or make one..."

"The definition of success — to laugh much; to win respect of intelligent persons and the affections of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one's self; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived — this is to have succeeded." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I want your loves to be multiple. I don’t want you to be a snob about anything. Anything you love, you do it. It’s got to be with a great sense of fun. Writing is not a serious business. It’s a joy and a celebration. You should be having fun with it." ~ Ray Bradbury

"‘Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric." ~ Bertrand Russell

"When I became a man I put away childish things, incl. the fear of childishness & desire to be very grown up.”-C.S. Lewis

“Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but, above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.”
― Yehuda Bauer

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." ~ Roald Dahl

"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." ~ Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

"When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap." — Cynthia Heimel

Leap, and the net will appear. -- Julie Cameron

God, if life is so many things that I am not, and never will be, give me the strength to be what I am. -- Gabriela Brimmer

"The most courageous act is to think for yourself. Aloud." — Coco Chanel

THE LAUGHING HEART By Charles Bukowski

"Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age. Humor has a tremendous place in this sordid world. It's more than just a matter of laughing. If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack. " ~ Theodor Seuss Geisel

"I always remember the first script I wrote: Jake wanted to go into business and Molly had some money that she'd put away, anticipating just such a time. And as they sat down to the dinner table, he said to her, 'Molly Darling, some day we'll be eating out of golden plates!' Molly turned to him and said, 'Jake, darling. Will it taste any better?" -- Gertrude Berg

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you'd left open. - John Barrymore

"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing." -- William James

"All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography."-- Federico Fellini

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ― Howard Thurman

"Life is more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party." -- Jimmy Buffet