Hello Everyone,

There are literally millions of fantastic quotes floating about the Universe.  The following represents a small selection which I have gathered over the years from a wide variety of sources, and I shall add more periodically.  Hope you find a favourite or two!



(PS: you may find yourself here – some were included just for you)

(PPS: I expect you will recognize a few of the authors)


The say they built the train tracks over the Alps between Vienna and Venice
before there was a train that could make the trip.
They built it anyway.
They knew one day, the train would come.
– From “Under the Tuscan Sun”

what if the pot of gold
is actually at the beginning of the rainbow,
and all this time,
we’ve simply been given the wrong directions?
– Danielle DuBois


Babies aren’t really born of their parents.
They are born of every kind word, loving gesture,
hope, and dream their parents ever had.
– Julia Roberts   (yes, that Julia Roberts)


Everything changes with a new dawn.
It’s a blank page – an unmarked trail –
just waiting for your footprints,
for your next chapter,
your epic adventure,
your signature song book.
The world is your canvas.
What will you do with it?
It’s your life.
OWN it.
– TV Commercial for the Oprah Winfrey Network, OWN


 The minute I heard my first love story
I started looking for you.
– Rumi


When you are kind to others, it not only changes you,
it changes the world.
– Harold Kushner, Rabbi & Author


Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them.
You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.
– Norman Vincent Peale, Author of “The Power of Positive Thinking”


she dives into the earth’s juice of warm turquoise waters
if she dives deep, she may fine pearls
deeper still, she may find pearls of wisdom
and if she dives deep enough,
she just may find herself
– Danielle DuBois


If you hold on to the handle, she said,
it’s easier to maintain the illusion of control.
But it’s more fun if you just let the wind carry you.
– Brian Andreas


The moment you commit and quit holding back,
all sorts of unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance
will rise up to help you.
The simple act of commitment is a powerful magnet for help.
– Napoleon Hill


 You’re gonna need a bigger boat.
– Chief Martin Brody to Sam Quint upon seeing Jaws up close


 the empty space beside me in bed
the empty chair beside me at dinner
no one there when i telephone
no one there when i come home
missing you
– Danielle DuBois


For you to win, no one needs to lose.
– Robin Sharma, “The Saint, The Surfer, & The CEO”


There comes a time when you put yourself at the top of your
commitment list.
– Marian Wright Edelman


So dear I love him,
that with him all deaths I could endure,
without him live no life.
– John Milton


This is God.
I will be looking after all your problems today.
I will not need your help.
So go have a good day.
– SARK discovered this taped to a mirror in a public washroom; author unknown


He told me that the night his mother died, there were storms
& far away he saw purple lightning
& someone left the window open & the room filled with a swirl of butterflies
& she slipped out quietly without anyone noticing
& I’m sure the grief was softer because of that.
– Brian Andreas


you know the truth
for now, that has to be enough
one day, it will be more than enough
– Danielle DuBois


How are you going to use your supply of tomorrows?
– Kobi Yamada


Embrace your uniqueness.
Time is much too short to be living someone else’s life.
– Unknown


There shall be such a oneness between you,
that when one weeps, the other shall taste salt.
– Proverb


The minute you begin to do what you really want to do,
it’s really a different kind of life.
– R. Buckminster Fuller


There are seven levels of hell, she said,
& I think one of them is reserved for people who bring
jello salads to every potluck they go to.
– Brian Andreas


Far easier to count each grain of sand in Africa,
or tally the bright stars,
than reckon up the games of love
you two will play.
– Catullus


It’s been said that as we move through life,
we have to juggle a number of different balls.
Some balls, like the one that represents career,
are made of rubber.
If we drop them, they have the ability to bounce back.
But some balls are made of glass – family is like that.
If you drop that ball, it doesn’t come back.
– Robin Sharma, “The Saint, The Surfer, & The CEO”


Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to think and act on building the life you desire.
– Napoleon Hill


Let your mind fly toward “what-if?”
Let your what-if become “why-not?”
Then you’re on your way.
– Earnie Larson & Carole Larsen


Your heart often knows things before your mind does.
– Polly Adler


 Every once in awhile, take the scenic route.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Laugh often, long and loud.
Laugh until you gasp for breath.
And if you have a friend who makes you laugh,
spend lots and lots of time with them.
– Unknown


When he asks if you like diamonds, pearls, or rubies,
say yes.
– Magazine Ad, early ’80’s, probably for DeBeers


The real trick in life is to turn hindsight into foresight
that reveals insight.
– Robin Sharma, “The Saint, The Surfer, & The CEO”


Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision
for the limits of the world.
– Arthur Schopenhauer


message in a bottle
pony express
overnight courier
so many ways to get hold of you
but how do i get to hold you?
– Danielle DuBois


The Universe began when Nothing saw itself in the mirror.
– Tor Norretranders, “The User Illusion”


 If we are not responsible for the thoughts that pass our doors, we are at least responsible for those we admit and entertain.
– Charles Newcomb, Screenwriter/Director


I’m a good jumper, he said,
but I’m not so good at landing.
Maybe you should stay closer to the ground, then, I said,
and he shook his head and said
the ground was the whole problem in the first place.
– Brian Andreas


You don’t say, “Please forgive me” to the Divine
because the Divine needs to hear it;
you say it because you need to hear it.
– Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len


Before you were conceived, I wanted you.
Before you were born, I loved you.
Before you were an hour old, I would die for you.
This is the miracle of life.
– Maureen Hawkins


Person to person, moment to moment,
as we love, we change the world.
– Samahria Lyte Kaufman


We get so busy making a living that we forget to live.
At what point did you lose the right
to do something in your day
just because you feel like it at the moment –
just because you’re alive?
– Dan Zadra


Food, shelter, and diamonds are the essentials.
The rest is all luxury.
– Magazine Ad, early ’80’s, probably for DeBeers


We all need to be recognized for what we’re doing, for our work.
Every once in a while
we need someone to come up to us and say,
“You’re beautiful.  That was well done.  That’s nice.”
– Leo Buscaglia


How we spend our days is, of course,
how we spend our lives.
– Annie Dillard


Never forget that immediately prior to any person reacting with
anger or in a less-than loving way,
they experienced hurt.
– Robin Sharma, “The Saint, The Surfer, & The CEO”


When you put yourself wholeheartedly into something, energy grows.
It seems inexhaustible.
– Helen de Rosis


I gave thee what could not be heard,
what had not been given before;
The beat of my heart I gave….
– Edith M. Thomas


A friend is one of the nicest thing you can have,
and one of the best things you can be.
– Douglas Pagels


You’re my man
I’m your woman
This is love
– Danielle DuBois


The world connects not by molecules.
It connects through ideas, hopes, faces, dreams,
actions, stories, and memories.
– Barrie Sanford Greiff


The day will come when,
after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation,
we shall harness for God the energies of love.
And on that day,
for the second time in the history of the world,
we shall have discovered fire.
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from more than what you tell them.  They don’t remember what you try to teach them; they remember what you are.
– Jim Henson, Creator of The Muppets


he is strong
and he has gentle hands
he is intimidating
and he whispers sweetness
he is reserved
and he cries at my wedding
he is who i run to
he is my dad
– Danielle DuBois


The perfect gift should come from the heart,
and clasp around the neck.
– Magazine Ad, early ’80’s, probably for DeBeers


like rain from the heavens
wet like tears from the soul
wet like midnight dreams
– Danielle DuBois


We should cultivate the ability to say “no” to activities
for which we have no time, no talent, and which we
have no interest or real concern.
If we learn to say “no” to many things,
then we will be able to say “yes” to things
that matter most.
– Roy Blauss


Who looks outside, dreams.
Who looks inside, awakens.
– Carl Jung


See that any time you feel pained or defeated, it is only because you insist on clinging to what doesn’t work.  Dare to let go and you won’t lose a thing except for a punishing idea.
– Guy Finley, Author of “The Secret of Letting Go”


Let us not look back in anger
nor forward in fear
but around us in awareness.
– Leland Val Van de Wall


 mango me passion
mango me tasty
mango me sensual
mango me dripping
into a sticky, slurpy,
wonderful mess
mango me
– Danielle DuBois


I’ve always loved living in the past best, she said.
It takes less money than I make now.
– Brian Andreas


You know she’s worth her weight in gold.
Now try diamonds.
– Magazine Ad, early ’80’s, probably for DeBeers


That’s what unconditional love is all about –
being an encourager of people’s passions, lovers, and dreams –
even if you don’t agree with them.
– Robin Sharma, “The Saint, The Surfer, & The CEO”


Circumstances don’t define a person…
they reveal a person
– Robin Sharma, “The Saint, The Surfer, & The CEO”


One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years.  Within five years you’ll be a national authority.
In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.
– Earl Nightingale


want you
need you
crave you
– Danielle DuBois


My boyfriend has bought me diamonds before.
He’s getting better at it all the time.
– Magazine Ad, early ’80’s, probably for DeBeers


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement
that something else is more important than fear.
The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.
From now on, you’ll be travelling the road between
who you think you are and who you can be.
The key is to allow yourself to make the journey.
The Princess Diaries


I would like to be the air that inhabits you
for a moment only.
I would like to be that unnoticed
and that necessary.
– Margaret Atwood


You married her for better or worse.
Let her know how it’s going.
– Magazine Ad, early ’80’s, probably for DeBeers


It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
– John Leonard


and the net will appear
– Zen saying


Life is uncertain.
Eat dessert first.
– Anonymous


Remember to play after every storm.
– Mattie Stepanek, 1990 – 2004


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