"What I'm looking for is not out there. It is in me."
Walk in My Shoes
When people say they'd like to be in your shoes, it's usually after the difficult journey is finished.
"If you try to catch two rabbits, youi will not catch either of them."
"Books are uniquely portable magic."
"Very few writers know what they're doing until they've done it."
"We must build dikes of courage to hold back floods of fear."
The Clinking of Glasses
It used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a drink was safe, it became customary for a guest to pour a small amount of his drink into the glass of the host. Both men would drink it simultaneously. When a guest trusted his host, he would only touch or clink the host's glass with his own.
X's for Kisses
In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.
A Fine Day
Husband to wife – "Today is a fine day."
Next day he says: "Today is a fine day."
Again, next day, he says the same thing – "Today is a fine day."
Finally, after a week, the wife can't take it anymore and asks her husband . "Since last week, you have been saying 'Today is a fine day. I am fed up. What's the matter?"
Husband : "Last week when we had an argument, you said, I will leave you one fine day.
I was just trying to remind you ..."
"I cannot live without book."
You cannot change your destiny overnight, but you can change your direction.
Food for Thought
"We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
Types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain, with nine being the highest cloud. If someone is said to be on cloud nine, that person is floating well above worldly cares.
To make a difference in someone's life you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect, you just have to care.
Talent is a good thing to have if u want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar
"Whoever said you can't buy happiness never spent time in a bookstore."
Books, Books, & Books
“Nothing is more human than a book.”
Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.
Tennis Term: Love
In France where tennis became popular, the round zero on the scoreboard looked like an egg and was called 'l'oeuf,' which is French for 'the egg.' When tennis was introduced in the US. Americans (mis)pronounced it 'love.'
...Because no great story ever began with eating a salad.
"When you see something beautiful in someone, tell them. It may take a second to say, but for them it could last a lifetime."
My grandmother once told me, "Relationships are work, honey, and they aren’t 50/50. Some days when I get up I only feel like giving 10%, then your granddaddy has to give 90% that day. But there is always 100% love."
"The heavens declare My glory and reveal My handiwork."