Quotes Quips & Jokes

May. 1, 2022

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds ~G.K. Chesterton

A guy walks into a bar and a whole row of people are waiting to hit him. That was the punch line. - Unknown

I'm so busy I don't know whether I found a rope or lost my horse. - Mark Schaefer

"Don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself." Sara Henderson

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra - J Johnson

"Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being." Albert Schweitzer

A goal should scare you a little, and excite you a lot. - Joe Vitale

“Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.” - William Arthur Ward

“Three things cannot be long hidden: The sun. The moon. The truth” – Buddha

"There is no friend as loyal as a book." — Ernest Hemingway

Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything. - Billy Graham

Everyone brings something to the table, but make sure you like what is on the menu. - Unknown

Always dellver more than you expected. - Larry Page

“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” Stephen King

Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. - Dalai Lama

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." — Maya Angelou

Dear Karma, I have a list of people you missed. - Unknown

A flower doesn't think of competing with the flower next to it; it just blooms. - Unknown

It's a blessing to know that, when we are at the end of our rope, God is at the other end. Pslam 32:7

Apr. 1, 2022

Flattery is something nice someone tells you about yourself that you wish were true. - Unknown

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." — Edgar Allan Poe 

“I would rather have a body full of scars and a head full of memorie than a life of regret and perfect skin.” Atticus

A man's as old as he's feeling, A woman as old as she looks. -Mortimer Collins

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. -Steve Jobs

“I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.”
― Roger Ebert

"Don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself." Sara Henderson

People may not always tell you how they feel about you, but they will always show you. Pay attention. - Kim Garst

No lesson in life comes without a price, so learn well. - Unknown

Nothing that happens to a writer – however happy, however tragic – is ever wasted ~P.D. James

Nonchalance is the ability to look like an owl when you have acted like a jackass. - Unknown

Everyone is a genius. If you judge a fish by its abiity to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid. - Albert Einstein

“Dreams don't work unless you take action. The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. - Michelangelo

Nobody who ever gave their best regretted it. - George Halas

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Ancient Proverb

Listen to people who are smarter than you. - Chris Rock

"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center." — Kurt Vonnegut

Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun. - Randy Pausch

Every time you smile at someone It is an action of love A gift to that person A beautiful thing. - Mother Teresa

Without gratitude, yesterday's joy becomes merely today's expectations. - Tim Fargo

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. - Frank A. Clark

On the other side of fear lies freedom! - JB Glossinger

It's not the object discovered that matters, but the light that falls on it - Boris Pasternak

Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life. - Maya Angelou

Taking time to recharge is productive too. - Unknown

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16

Mar. 1, 2022

“You have to trust the truth of your heart’s affections and the imagination.” —Jim Harrison

"It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference." - Tom Brokaw

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. ―Friedrich Nietzsche

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. - Plato

Tap into your inner strength and have a Power-filled day! - Bruce Van Horn

Trainer: How many squats do you normally do?

Me: Diddly.  - Unknwn

I love being a writer. Its the paperwork I can't stand. - Peter De Vries

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. - John Wooden

Fight against something and we focus on the thing we hate. Fight for something and we focus on the thing we love. - Simon Sinek

“The most interesting things happen to you when you are alone.” —Martin Amis

Every exit is an entry somewhere else. - Tom Stoppard

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. - Friedrich Engels

“Confidence is everything. Confidence is what makes that simple white tee and jeans look good.” - Ciara

"I arise today, through God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me, God's eye to look before me, God's ear to hear me, God's hand to guard me, God's way to lie before me and God's shield to protect me." - St. Patrick

I love St. Patrick's Day. Remember to wear your greens and always aim for the rainbows. - Cranky

What you choose today will determine who you are tomorrow. - Tim Fargo

Don't exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercised your freedom of thought. - Tim Fargo

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. - Thomas Paine

 Be kind to everyone. Not because they are. Because you are. - Unknown

All of us blossom when we feel loved and wither when we do not feel loved. - Gary Chapman

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. - Winston Churchill

It is hard for the good to suspect evil as it is for the bad to suspect good - unknown

The secret of being a bore is to tell everything. - Voltaire

Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all. -  Vincent Van Gogh

If you're beat up, don't GIVE up: REST up, then GET up. - Tristan Bishop

An ounce of action can crush a ton of fear. - Tim Fargo

Nothing that happens to a writer – however happy, however tragic – is ever wasted ~P.D. James

When you keep your face towards the sunshine, you cannot see a shadow. - Helen Keller

Through Christ you believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and glorified Him, and so your faith and hope are in God. 1 Peter 1:21

Feb. 1, 2022

Overthinking will destroy your mood. Beathe and let go. - Unknown

The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery when he has to take a detour. Sharon Insul

“Poets don’t have an ‘audience’: They’re talking to a single person all the time.” —Robert Graves

Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most. - Unknown

As long as you can start, you are all right. The juice will come. —Ernest Hemingway

If people can't see your worth, don't try to convince them. - Unknown

Consistently investigate what gives other people energy. Be the fan that fuels it. - Darren Rowse

"When you smile about the life you live, you end up living a life worth smiling about." -Unknown 

Mr. Rogers didn't prepare me for people on the internet. - Unknown

"Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” ~ Mary Oliver

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
— Maya Angelou

 Being fearless precisely when you are most scared is the best hack. - James Altucher

To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself. - Anne Rice

The door to the human heart can be opened only from the inside. - unknown 

Will power is the ability to eat just one potato chip. - Sharon Insul

Fortune does not change men. It only unmasks them. - Unknown

 I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time. - A.A. Milne 

 "Light tomorrow with today!" - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in. — Unknown

 Let your heart guide you It whispers so listen closely. - Walt Disney

Our greatest glory is, not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Ancient Proverb

Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop. - Unknown

It takes a heap of sense to write good nonsense. - Mark Twain

"One of the most freeing things we learn in life is that we don’t have to like everyone, everyone doesn’t have to like us, and that’s OK." -Unknown

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. - Bruce Lee

Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind. Romans 12:2

Jan. 1, 2022

Self-Esteem begins and ends with you. The more you know about yourself, the less moved you'll be by the opinions of others. - B. Dilley

If life throws you lemons Make a lemon meringue pie - Sidra Shaukat

Nothing burns like the cold. -George R.R. Martin

If you're not failing once in a while, it probably means you're not stretching yourself. - Lewis Pugh

If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future. ~ Danielle Steel

Life's short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably & never regret anything that makes u smile. - Mark Twain

Love doesn't make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all. -  Vincent Van Gogh

"When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience." -Jaeda Dewalt

I revise a great deal. I know when something is right because bells begin ringing & lights flash. - EB White

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. - Leo Tolstoy 

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. - Maria Robinson

"You give loyalty, you’ll get it back. You give love, you’ll get it back." -Tommy Lasorda

The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself. ― Albert Camus

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. – Og Mandino

Don't cheat the world of your contribution. Give it all you've got. - Scott Eddy

The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory. - Aldo Gucci

Your mind is your prison when you focus on your fear. - Tim Fargo

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one. ― Terry Pratchett

Life is hard. It's harder if you're stupid. - John Wayne

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. ― William Faulkner

Analyze your mistakes. You've already paid the tuition, you might as well get the lesson. - Tim Fargo

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. - Plato

Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant. - Maya Angelou

Don't compare your beginning with someone else's middle. - Tim Hiller

Always remember to fall asleep with a dream, and wake up with a purpose. - Allison Clarke

You need to believe that there is a solution to your problem. - Ranal Currie

The purpose of fear is to raise your awareness, not to stop your progress. - Steve Maraboli

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter & lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves ~ Abe Lincoln

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. - Thomas Edison

Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things have passed away; behold, all things are come new. 2 Corinthians 5:17