Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for–in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it. ~ Ellen DeGeneres
And retirement is downsizing to a smaller house, so you can afford to not work.
The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom. ~ Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady
Perhaps this is why MSNBC is right next to FOX News, on my TV.
Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Now I wonder what it would be like to watch someone die from a falling star.
If in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure, then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing floor, into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears. ~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
And where you will keep all of your paycheck, and control all of the TV remote.
And then, not expecting it, you become middle-aged and anonymous. No one notices you. You achieve a wonderful freedom. ~ Doris Lessing, British Novelist
Except when you’re locked down by a virus.
A man’s indebtedness is not virtue, his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude. ~ Ruth Benedict, Anthropologist
I’d say this is fine, as long as we avoid turning the gratitude into guilt.
To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well. ~ Albert Camus, French author and philosopher
Perhaps the invention of major religions, and the sword, went hand-in-hand.
If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. ~ Yogi Berra
Yep. Because if you were lost in the first place, you’re going to be lost in the second place.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Or unless someone is chasing you.
The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important. ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
But sometimes you have to live awhile, to figure out what quality is.