There are none so blind as those who will not see.
The Moody Blues
Some people are very hard for me to say "no" to because I want to see them happy so much that I don't let myself see that "yes" is the wrong thing to say.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
Henry David Thoreau
I must confess that right now I'm one of that mass.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
I will choose the path that's clear, I will choose free will.
Nothing I have never said has ever done me any harm.
I used to think this was the epitome of wisdom. I mean, how can something one has never said come back to haunt him. Now I'm starting to really regret a lot of things I have never said, I feel that I missed out on a lot by not taking any emotional risks.
There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the faults of his feet.
Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
See the Calvin Cooledge quotation above.
Learning without knowledge is foolishness, knowledge without learning is dangerous.
It's easier to try than to prove it can't be done.
The Moody Blues
There has never been a genius without a tincture of madness.
Is there really a difference between genius and insanity?
The great spirits of every age have always encountered the greatest resistance from the
Maybe the mediocre minds think the great spirits are insane.
I don't know where I'm running to, I'm just running on.
People go just where the will, I never noticed them until I got this feeling that it's later
than it seems.
I get that feeling all too often now.
I want to run, I want to hide, I want to tear down the walls that hold me inside.
That pretty much sums up my life right now.
We have met the enemy, and he is us.
Not only a well turned phrase, but truer even than the original. Everyone is his own worst enemy.
I have climbed highest mountain, I have run through the fields, only to be with you, only
to be with you. And I still haven't found what I'm looking for.
I believe in the Kingdom Come, that all the colours will bleed into one, bleed into one.
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for.
I may not have found it yet, but I'm going to keep searching.
You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
If I can't have the one I want I'll do without the best.
Much more accurate to my line of thinking than the CSN&Y quotation. Hey, as far as I'm concerned stubbornness is a virtue.
This too shall pass.
To be fully alive, one must first die.
I think it was a Zen proverb but I'm not sure
Just what the truth is, I don't know any more.
The Moody Blues
I don't know either.
There are times, when all the world's asleep, the questions run too deep, for such a
Yes, there are many such times in my life.
You think you life's a catastrophe, oh it has to be, for you to grow boy.
Would that it didn't.
So you're the joke of the neighborhood, why should you care if you're feeling good.
Watch what you say, or they'll be calling you a radical, a liberal, oh fanatical, criminal.
Won't you sign up your name, we'd like to feel you're acceptable, respectable, oh
presentable, a vegetable.
Both of the above fit college life perfectly.
When I was younger I thought I could stand on my own. It wasn't easy I stood like a man made of
It is very hard to stand on one's own. I should know, I'm still trying.
Every man who strives to be an island will eventually be reached by someone
who strives to be an ocean.
My most recent and favorite quotation. I thought of it on Sept. 10 this year  while driving back to Pittsburgh from my home in Ohio. I used to be essentially an island, and even after I became more social it still takes me a good year to become good friends with people. There is but one exception to this, and that exception is the ocean of which I speak. I will say that there are times when I almost wish there weren't an ocean because when you care about someone it can cause a great deal of pain. Perhaps not so coincidentally this is the same person mentioned after the second quotation on this page.
An island may be touched by more than one ocean.
08/28/2002, my current "newest" quotation. Kind of my own take on the old "plenty of fish in the sea" but I like mine better for some reason. Probably just because I thought of it. Still, I can't help but feel that its implication is slightly different.
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