In our nature . . . there is a provision, alike marvellous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne–The Scarlet Letter
If only this was true at the dentist’s office.
Don’t confuse being stimulating with being blunt. ~ Barbara Walters
Gosh, if she thinks someone’s being blunt, she should just say so.
I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words. They ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results. ~ Florence Nightingale
Just get ‘er done.
Love alone could waken love. ~ Pearl S. Buck, Novelist
Which can sometimes be like trying to wake the dead.
A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat. ~ Louis L’Amour, Author
I think they call it Plan B.
Even when people can’t speak your language, they can tell if you have love in your heart. ~ Patricia Nixon, First Lady
That’s the problem with the heart. It gives everything away.
There is nothing so universally intelligible as truth. It has a thousand meanings, and suggests a thousand more. ~ Olive Schreiner, The Story of an African Farm
And so there’s no need to be a compulsive talker. If you want to say a lot without speaking much, just tell the truth.
How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state? ~ Plato
I don’t care whether I’m sleeping or awake, just as long as I can take a nap, in either state.
Sleep after toyle, port after stormie seas; Ease after warre, death after life, doth greatly please. ~ Edmund Spenser, English Poet–from The Faerie Queene
Sounds great. I only want to go to heaven if they allow naps.
All love shifts and changes. I don’t know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time. ~ Julie Andrews, Actress
Quotes like these are just a few of my favorite things.