Archive of the “Quotes of the Whatever”:

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“I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” – Winston Churchill

“Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening; it just stops you from enjoying the good.” – Charles Schultz, “Peanuts”

“Data convey evidence; stories convey relevance.” – Michael Starobin

“My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.” – Ovid

“There are still a few men who love desperately.” – J.D. Salinger

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.” — Beethoven

“People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Do you want eat a giant cheeseburger in the name of space exploration?” — “Drunk History,” Von Braun episode

“You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” – Wally Schirra

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” – Umberto Eco

“Remember to remember.” – Martin Burkey, on parenting

“I have found in life no problem gets easier when you’re frowning” – Doug Loverro

“The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who… looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite highway of the air.” – Orville Wright

“The appreciation of art and the subjugation of chickens are two of man’s highest callings.” -– Rebecca Hitt

“Trade your cleverness for wonder.” — Rumi

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” — Epictetus

“You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” –- Wally Schirra

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

“Never assume the obvious has been considered.” — Walter Wiesman, Huntsville lecturer and writer; youngest member of the German rocket team

“I am learning from myself ways I can be awesome!” — Rebecca Hitt

“There are always new, grander challenges to confront.” — Mia Hamm

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” — Neil Armstrong

“The blues are the three Ls, and that would be living, loving and, hopefully, laughing.” — B.B. King

“A good rule for rocket experiments to follow is this: always assume that it will explode.” — Astronautics Magazine 1937

“Stories happen to those who tell them.” — Thucydides

“There is a poetry of sailing as old as the world.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery, “The Little Prince.”

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secretes are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ––  Roald Dahl, “The Minpins”

“It is often easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.” – Adalai E. Stevenson

“Until you are broken — over what you do best — you’re really not going to be effective.” — Karen Larrabee

“Do what others say you can’t, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.” — Captain James Cook

“Great stories are everywhere. A good story teller is simply a good observer.” — Marshall Ramsey

“‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world./ Push off, and sitting well in order smite /  the sounding furrows; for my purpose holds / to sail beyond the sunset, and the baths /  of all the western stars, until I die. … Though much is taken, much abides; and though / we are not now that strength which in old days / moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; / one equal temper of heroic hearts, / made week by time and fate, but strong in will / to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” — “Ulysses,” Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” — William Plomer

“Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” — Steve Jobs

“Auctor ego audendi.” — Charles de Bourbon

“The meaning of life is known by all, but few have ever heard it.” — @face2faceimprov

“Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground.” — Oscar Wilde

“Read books. Care about things. Get excited. Try not to be too down on youself. Enjoy the ever present game of knowing.” — Hank Green

“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” — Ernest Hemingway

“Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for this day. Please help tomorrow to be fun. Amen.” — Bethany Hitt

“The beginning is always today.” — Mary Shelley

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all of our lives.” — Albert Einstein

“Beware what you live for if it can be taken away. Don’t anchor to the Titanic.” — David Thew

“Good stories must travel through conflict. And in epic stories, the conflict must become unbearable.” — Donald Miller

“Stories always go on. They don’t end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page.” — Cornelia Funke

“I lean against the wind, pretend that I am weightless. And in this moment I am happy.” — Incubus

“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams” — John Barrymore

“Life is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.” — Jose Ortega y Gasset

“One thing about trains: It doesn’t matter where they’re going. What matters is deciding to get on.” — The Conductor, “The Polar Express”

“There is a future for you. The resistance encountered now predicates hope. Only as we rise do we encounter opposition.” — Frederick Douglass

“Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength.” — Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“Forever is composed of nows.” – Emily Dickinson

“All you need is love. And your iPhone.” — Siri

“Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road, no other way. No day but today.” — Jonathan Larson

“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.” — Elizabeth Lawrence

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” — Steve Jobs

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” — Steve Jobs

“No man is a failure who is enjoying life.” — William Faulkner

“The pursuit of knowledge is hopeless and eternal. Hooray!” — Hubert Farnsworth

“There’s no point in worry about what you could have done, make sure you’re doing what you can.” — Watt Washington

“If there are words of assurance, it would simply be two words: Look forward.” — Watt Washington

“Wrong! Monkeys are awesome.” — Lauren McPherson

“Those who seek beauty shall find it” — Bill Cunningham

“You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“Your story may not have such a happy beginning, but that doesn’t make you who you are, it is the rest of your story, who you choose to be.” — Soothsayer, “Kung Fu Panda 2”

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important that fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” — Maya Angelou

“I learn by going where I have to go.” — Roethke

“No man can walk out on his own story.” — The Spirit of the West

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” — G.K. Chesterton

“I believe that God does work in mysterious ways but that He’s also a guitar player and He’s on our side.” — Lori McKenna

“We have to pray hardcore and rely on Godzilla.” — DYAC

“Space can be very lonely. The greatest adventure is having someone share it with you.” — The Eleventh Doctor

“In order to write about life, first you must live it!” — Ernest Hemingway

“When you use gunpowder, things happen!” — Fred Sayers

“Fear wants to stop our stories.” — Anne Jackson

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” — Walt Disney

“What we intended for pancakes, God intended for better pancakes.” — Kyle Medlen

“The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.” — A.W. Tozer

“Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.” — Oliver Herford

“Humorous people don’t get revenge.” — Mary Sandro

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” — Mario Andretti

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” — Ambrose Redmoon

“If you’re going to risk and maybe fail, fail at something that matters. Fail gloriously so that even in failure lives change.” — Jon Acuff

“It is rather for us the living, we here be dedicated to the great task remaining before us–that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion–that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain …” — Abraham Lincoln

“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.” — T.S. Eliot

“Indeed, beauty is one of mankind’s greatest needs; it is the root from which the branches of our peace and the fruits of our hope come forth. Beauty also reveals God because, like him, a work of beauty is pure gratuity; it calls us to freedom and draws us away from selfishness.” -– Pope Benedict XVI

Writing & Story

“Trust me. I’m an author.” — Jasper Fforde

“Of making many books there is no end.” — Ecclesiastes 12:12

“I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.” — William Faulkner

“The stories that are too personally vulnerable to write are the ones that must be told.” — Mat Kearney

“Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.” — David McCullough

“In the end, the only thing you really own is your story.” — The Drover, “Australia”

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” — Anaïs Nin

“If you get bored with nothing to do, you are not a writer.” — Guillermo del Toro

“We have the right, and the obligation, to tell old stories in our own ways, because they are our stories.” — Neil Gaiman

“I write to understand as much as to be understood.” –- Elie Wiesel

“Stories change us; they change the world. People are stories of themselves.” — Karen Healey

“(The arts) are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” — Kurt Vonnegut, “A Man Without a Country”

“The best stories aren’t manufactured, they’re revealed. A storyteller gets out of the way of the story God is telling.” — Jon Acuff


“God loves unconditionally. Religion loves conditionally.” — Sinead O’Connor

“Finish what you started in me, God. Your love is eternal—don’t quit on me now. A David psalm” — Psalm 138:8 MSG

“What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.” — Elanor Powell

“Bear with me a little, and I will show you that there are yet words to speak on God’s behalf.” — Job 36:2

“‘He drew me out of deep waters.’ We serve a deep water rescue God. He won’t rescue you from shallows. Go deep.” — Jon Acuff

“God is asking us to let go of the things we love and have given our hearts to, so that we can give our hearts even more fully to him.” — John Eldredge

“If He who in Himself can lack nothing, chooses to need us, it is because we need to be needed.” — C.S.Lewis

“There is no substitute for silence. No trick. No shortcut … It isn’t a question of being comfortable with silence. Silence is not about comfort. It is about obedience.” “When we fail to practice silence, God must go to great lengths to get our attention through all the noisiness of our own thoughts, the noisiness of our feelings, the noisiness of the world.” — Ruby Zook

“You think you have to fix yourself first, but God will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” — Jon Acuff

“God would rather have a man on the wrong side of the fence than on the fence. The worst enemies of apostles are not the opposers but the appeasers.” — Vance Havner

“Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love, and the future to God’s providence.” — St. Augustine

“The next time you hear a baby laugh or see an ocean wave, take note. Pause and listen as his Majesty whispers ever so gently, ‘I’m here.'” — Max Lucado

“God’s always doing a thousand things when He does one thing.” — John Piper

“The infinite God is enjoying Himself painting the sky.” — A.W. Tozer

“God wants us to know He is the greatest adventure. He is the greatest thrill of discovery. And that’s why we have eternity with Him.” — David Thew

“God didn’t say anything about simple.” — Shannon Dyson


“Vivir con miedo, es como vivir a medias!” — “Strictly Ballroom”

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.“ — Gilda Radner

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” — George Bernard Shaw

“Life is rarely about what happened; it’s mostly about what we think happened.” — Chuck Klosterman

“Life is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.” — Jose Ortega y Gasset

“The most important time in your life was the time you spent with these people. That’s why you all are here.” — Christian Shepherd, “LOST”

“Life is too short for drama and petty things, So kiss slowly, Laugh insanely, Love truly, And forgive quickly.” — Anonymous

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” — Henry David Thoreau

“I don’t care what a man says he believes with his lips. I want to know with a vengeance what he says with his life and his actions.” — Sam Jones

“You can settle for a less than ordinary life. Or do you feel like you were meant for something better? Something special?” — Captain Christopher Pike, “Star Trek”

“Fifty years from now, when you’re looking back at your life, don’t you want to be able to say you had the guts to get in the car?” — Transformers

Music & Art

“When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had” — Edgar Watson Howe

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” — Victor Hugo

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” — Henry Ward Beecher

“If you don’t have someone in your life who pays that attention to detail, you may actually turn out functional. In which case you’ll never be an artist.” — Rachael Sage

“Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

“I believe music is the secret language of the heart; it facilitates a conversation between God and man that would otherwise be left unspoken in its absence!” — Nathan Sam

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” — Scott Adams


“Science means that not all dreams can come true.” — Ryan North

“No matter how old you are, an empty wrapping paper tube is still a lightsaber.” — Kevin Meier

“I’m so excited! Right now, bears are attacking more than ever!” — JoCasta Green

“NASA likes to wear skirts.” — JoCasta Green

“Don’t lick the Skylab.” — Tom Hancock

“I kind of want to shoot myself in the face about all this stuff. But I’m too pretty.” — Danielle Parrott

“Follow the rules and take the drugs!” — Heather R. Smith

“Ooooooh, there’s hidden cheese!” — Heather R. Smith

“So what do we do?” “Nothing. Strangely enough, it all turns out well.” “How?” “I don’t know. It’s a mystery.” — “Shakespeare In Love”

“If there’s anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.” — Zaphod Beeblebrox

“Strategy is when you don’t let the enemy know you are out of ammunition, but keep on firing.” — Anonymous

“Sometimes how it shoulda been is more true than how it was.” — Jason Sims

“I communicate by chopping things down with an axe.” — Jason Sims

Love & Relationships

“Loving someone does not simply mean doing things for them; it is much more profound… To love someone is to show to them their beauty, their worth and their importance; it is to understand them.” -– Jean Vanier

“There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable.” — C.S. Lewis

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” — Mother Theresa

“I’m not perfect, but you should’ve waited. I’m worth it.” — Lee Christmas, “The Expendables”

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” ― Zelda Fitzgerald

“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” — Barbara De Angelis

“Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” -– Erica Jong

“He prayeth best who loveth best.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“You may have noticed I have a temper, but when I calmed down, I realized that this world, blighted and imperfect as it is, would be better with you in it.” — Jasper Fforde, “Shades of Grey


“No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.” — Aristotle

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams

“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” — Confucius

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

“What you risk reveals what you value.” — Jeanette Winterson

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’” — Jack Kerouac

“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” — Confucius

“I do not want to hear anything from you that you do not mean with your whole heart … Not now, or ever.” — Robert Jordan, “The Shadow Rising.”

“He did it with all his heart. So he prospered.” — 2 Chronicles 31:21b

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” — Gil Bailie

“I don’t want to survive. I want to live!” — Caption of the Axiom, “WALL•E”

“In a world full of people, only some want to fly. Isn’t that crazy?” — Seal

“Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” — Jim Elliot

“Get absolutely enthralled with something. Throw yourself into it with abandon. Get out of yourself. Be somebody. Do something.” — Norman Vincent Peale

“Catch on fire with enthusiasm, and people will come for miles to watch you burn.” — John Wesley

Forgiveness & Redemption

“Forgiveness is the act of admitting we are like other people.” — Christina Baldwin

“We need to stop defining ourselves by what we lack, what we lost, and who left.” — Bishop Hanson

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” –- George Eliot

“You let your past destroy you, or you use it to create something better” — Tyler Perry

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I needed to be.” — Douglas Adams

“We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.” -– John Green

“Every breath is a second chance.” — Switchfoot

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” -– Confucius

“It’s your fault; I just wanted to say I’m sorry.” — James Rhodes, “Iron Man”

“Forgiveness: Giving up all hope for a better past.” — Robert Lee Massie

“Things would be different, if things were different.” — Emily Hall

“Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.” — Carl Bard

“The pages of your past cannot be rewritten, but the pages of your tomorrows are blank.” — Zig Ziglar

“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” — Dennis Swanberg

“The world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming it.” — Helen Keller

“Everything will work out in the end. If it’s not working out, then it’s not the end.” — Kirk Franklin

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” — Henry Ford

“It is a remarkable thing that some of the most optimistic and enthusiastic people you will meet are those who have been through intense suffering.” — Warren Wiersbe

“Grace changes us and change is painful.” — Flannery O’Connor

“Redemption, sure. But, in the end, he’s just another dead rat in the garbage behind a Chinese restaurant.” — The Fantastic Mr. Fox


“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“There is something you must always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Winnie the Pooh

“You can only make a difference by being different.” — Rick Warren

“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” — Pinititus

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Only a growing man can help other people grow. Therefore the first qualification for leadership is not having arrived.” — @immanuelnash

“You often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.” — The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” — Malcolm Forbes

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When I became a man, I put away childish things including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” — C.S. Lewis

“I exist as I am, that is enough.” — Walt Whitman

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” — Freidrich Nietzsche

“I want to work. … I want to live. I want to be known. By me. Finally.” — Robin Wright

“Your words are who you want to be. Your actions are who you are.” — Devry France Coghlan (And, as a corollary, someone noted, “When our actions match our words we become people of integrity.”)

“You cannot grow in grace to any high degree while you’re conformed to the world.” — C.H. Spurgeon

“Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you can’t be successful or happy.” — Normal Vincent Peale

“Perhaps I am stronger than I think.” — Thomas Merton

“The truly humble person cannot be humiliated.” — Donald Klein

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” — e.e. cummings

Beauty & Wonder

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” -Roald Dahl

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” — Jeremiah 33:3

“I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.” — Walt Whitman

“The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new landscapes but in seeing with new eyes.” — Marcel Proust

“You see something beautiful and it reminds you it’s possible to see something beautiful.” — Unknown

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.” — Bill Watterson

“Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.” — Sir Arthur Eddington

“There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world, that is not intended to make us rejoice.” — John Calvin

Fear & Hope

“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“The only way to cope with something deadly serious is to try to treat it a little lightly.” — A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

“As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” — Marianne Williamson

“When it is darkest, men see the stars.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I am in the continual process of transcending fear-based rituals” — Robert Downey Jr.

“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” — Benjamin Franklin

“When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on, or we will be taught to fly.” — Patrick Overton

“Love the light, it shows you the way; yet, love darkness, for it shows you the stars.” — Og Mandino


“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.” -– Voltaire

“A mere friend will agree with you, but a real friend will argue.” — Russian Proverb

“Beep. Beep. Beep.” — Спутник

“There are honest people in the world, but only because the devil considers their asking prices ridiculous.” — A Fine And Private Place by Peter S. Beagle

“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”
— The Foundation series by Isaac Asimov.

“The secret of patience is to do something else in the meantime.” — Anonymous

“Forever is composed of nows.” — Emily Dickinson

“In the end, the truth is worth the risk. And I believe in you, even if you don’t believe in me.” — Templeton Peck, “The A-Team”

“Religion and science are like a two-branched river. They have the same source and flow into the same sea.” — Ahmad Mahmud Soliman

“There’s nothing I’m doing these days that I ever thought I was going to do.” — Meg White

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” — Flannery O’Connor

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” — William James

“I am truly grateful that faith enables me to move past the question of ‘Why?'” — Zig Ziglar

“Christians are often weird where they should be normal and normal where they should be weird.” — Francis Chan

“Поехали!” — Yuri Gagarin

“It is finished.” — ישוע

“Electronic communities build nothing. You wind up with nothing. We are dancing animals. How beautiful it is to get up and go out and do something. We are here on Earth to fart around. Don’t let anybody tell you any different.” — Kurt Vonnegut, “A Man Without a Country”

“We shall not cease from exploration / And the end of all our exploring / Will be to arrive where we started / And know the place for the first time.” — T.S. Eliot

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” — Helen Keller

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Sir Winston Churchill

“The time is always right to do the right thing.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your mind off your goals.” — Unknown

“You are free. You just don’t know it yet.” — Francine Rivers, “Redeeming Love”

“This life of faith, then, consists in just this — being a child in the Father’s house.” — Hannah Whitall Smith

“People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true.” — Robert J. Ringer

“Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo

“Don’t think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.” — Samuel Johnson

“Make voyages! Attempt them! There’s nothing else.” — Tennessee Williams

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.” — Epicurus

“The early Christians did not say, in dismay, ‘Look what the world has come to,’ but, in delight, ‘Look what has come to the world!”” — E. Stanley Jones

“It’s not unfair; it’s just heavy.” — Becky Anderson

“Easy isn’t always easy.” — Heather R. Smith

“The universe puts us in places where we can learn. They’re never easy places, but they’re right. Wherever we are is the right place at the right time.” — Ambassador Delenn, “Babylon 5”

“You all did frickin’ fantastic!” — Ares I-X launch director Ed Mango

“It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.” –Robert Goddard

“The past is not dead. In fact, it’s not even past.” — William Faulkner

“We are immortal till our work is done, immortal till the immortal King shall call us home.” — C.H. Spurgeon

5 Responses

  1. I love this page a lot! Should add something like this to my blog to I guess. I just love quotes so much!!
    Copied immediately one to my facebook! :p

  2. Discovered your blog via Twitter today… I love space, space travel, the ISS, all the shuttles, and the people like you whose diligent work opens the window into all that for us to see. From a fellow sojourner who also loves Jesus and was told to Watch (the world) a while back, among other things. Bette Cox, Florence, SC

  3. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James

  4. David, I am a new follower of your blog… love your quotes! Congrats on “landing” back on the SLS Team… From what I’ve read so far, I have no doubt you’ll do great!

    Here’s one of my favorite quotes – “Finis Origine Pendet” A Latin phrase translated as “The End Depends Upon the Beginning.”

    May your new beginning be most successful.


  5. Thanks so much, and I love the quote!

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