More words of wisdom to inspire, console, comfort, energize, invigorate; 

pillows to rest the weary head and absorb energy of love and happiness, 

and joi de vivre!



 Waves of terror overseas

   Waves of terror inside of me

     So many lives lost

       An unimaginable cost

         Generations gone forever

           Gone but not forgotten


                        Peace be with those that survived

                          And live on

                            For they carry the memories and traditions

                              Of the souls now beyond


                                                   Mothers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters

                                                 Uncles, Aunts, Nieces, Nephews

                                              Grandparents, Great-grandparents

                                           Cousins, Friends, and Loved ones all


                    We mourn your leaving us

                       We will answer the call

                          To care for and protect those that remain

                             After the waters ceased their fall


        Waves of sadness, waves of pain

     Waves that left an indelible stain

  But they will not wash your memory away

In our hearts and spirits you will always stay . . .


– Sharon Blynn, Feb 2005


This poem/expression came to me at 3am and I was compelled to write it & share it with you. Now back to our regularly scheduled quotes. Thank you for being "hear" . . .




"I do not understand the mystery of Grace; only that it meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us."

– Unknown


"Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, hope is a bird that cannot fly."

  Langston Hughes


“Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more; all good things will be yours.”

– Swedish proverb


“There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.”

  Friedrich Neitzsche


“Always smile from the inside out.”

– Sharon Blynn (my life motto!)


"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

  Walt Disney


“Under certain circumstances profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.”

– Mark Twain


“An expert is a man who tells you a simple thing in a confused way, 

in such a fashion as to make you think the confusion is your own fault.”

– Medical scientist William B. Castle


“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the 

moments that take our breath away.”

– Historian Martin Vanbee


"Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. 

It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.”

– William Jennings Bryan 

(my elementary school was named after him! Cool!)


“Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, ‘I am with you kid. Let’s go!’”

– Maya Angelou


“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
– Oprah Winfrey


“An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.”

James Baldwin


“Life is easier to take than you’d think; all that is necessary is to 

accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable.”

– Kathleen Norris


“What lies behind you and what lies before you are small matters compared to 

what lies within you.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art 

is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, 

it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

– Elie Weisel


“There are no closed doors. Only new paths that lead to the open ones.”

– Sharon Blynn (me!)


"If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead."

– Johnny Carson


“Of all men’s miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing.”

– Herodotus


“If the world is cold and dark, make it your business to build fires.”

– Horace Trobel


“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

– Anais Nin


“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”

– Helen Keller


“It is better to obey the mysterious direction, without any fuss, when it points to 

a new road, however strange that road may be. There is probably as much 

reason for it, if the truth were known, as for anything else.”

– H. M. Tomlinson


“Whether you believe you can or believe you can’t, you’re probably right.”

– Henry Ford


“You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.”
– Mark Twain


“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.”

– Erma Bombeck


"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. 

Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

  Arthur Schopenhauer


"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

  Albert Einstein


"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."

  Jimi Hendrix


"Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm."


"Wit is educated insolence."



“True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by.”

  E. S. Bouton


“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson


“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?”
– Jean Jacques Rousseau


"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.”

Will Rogers


"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

  Albert Einstein


“Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is 

like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.”

– TV host Dennis Wholey


“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.”

– Voltaire


“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
– Bertrand Russell


"Logic is in the eye of the logician."

  Gloria Steinem


"In the end, everything is a gag."

  Charlie Chaplin


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."

  Mark Twain


“Our chief want in life is for someone who will make us do what we can.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


"To sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me."

  Charles William Stubbs


"It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf."
– Walter Lippman


“Wisdom is meaningless until our own experience has given it meaning.”
– Bergen Evans


“The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms.”
– Socrates


“The greatest wisdom is to realize one's lack of it.”
– Konstantin Stanislavisky


“Who is wise? One who learns from all.”
– The Talmud


“The more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of life.”

– Leo Tolstoy


“There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.”
– Charles Dickens


“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill


“Men in general judge more by the sense of sight than by the sense of touch, 

because everyone can see, but only a few can test by feeling. Everyone sees 

what you seem to be, few know what you really are, and those few do not dare 

take a stand against the general opinion.”

– Niccolo Machiavelli


“There is no greater error in the study of human things than to believe that the search for what is essential must lead us to what is hidden.”

– Writer Roger Scruton


“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”

– Henry David Thoreau




“Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men. The other 999 follow women.”

– Groucho Marx


“Women who week to be equal with men lack ambition.”

– Timothy Leary


“Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with you bare hands — 

and then eat just one of the pieces.”

– Judith Viorst


“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather – who died peacefully in his sleep. 

Not screaming like all the passengers in his car."

– Author Unknown


“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. 

It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar."

– Drew Carey


"What do people mean when they say the computer went down on them?"

– Marilyn Pittman


"Suppose you were an idiot . . .And suppose you were a member of Congress . . . 

But I repeat myself."

– Mark Twain


“First, master your instrument. The forget all that #*&%@ and play!”

– Charlie Parker


“I think it’s wrong that only one company manufactures the game Monopoly.”

– Steven Wright


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