Love & Beauty 101 . . . and other Quirky Quotes

Everything ought to be beautiful in a human being: face, and dress, and soul, and ideas.” —Anton Chekhov

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. ”
— Edgar Allan Poe

We fly to beauty as an asylum from the terrors of finite nature. Emerson, Journals, 1836.

Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself. – Goethe, quoted in Johann Peter Eckermann’s Conversations with Goethe, April 18, 1827.

“For I conclude that the enemy is not lipstick, but guilt itself; that we deserve lipstick, if we want it, and free speech; we deserve to be sexual and serious–or whatever we please; we are entitled to wear cowboy boots to our own revolution.” -Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

“People see you as an object, not a person, and they project a set of expectations onto you. People who don’t have it think beauty is a blessing, but actually it sets you apart.” -Candace Bergen

“The Rubicans which women must cross, the sex barriers which they must breach, are ultimately those that exist in their own minds.” -Freda Adler

“Obesity in a woman violates conventional sexuality not only through association with self-absorption and auto-eroticism but also because largeness [is equated with] masculinity.” -Marcia Millman, Such a Pretty Face

“Let me listen to me and not to them.” -Gertrude Stein

“Its hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.” -Sally Kempton

” It is not easy to become beautiful. It requires hard work, patience, and attention to detail. It also takes a certain firmness of purpose. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.” -Miss Piggy

“Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.” -Bernadette Devlin

To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness. Woody Allen

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. W. H. Auden

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love. Charlie Brown

You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover’s arms can only come later when you’re sure they won’t laugh if you trip. Jonathan Carroll, “Outside the Dog Museum”

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great. Comte DeBussy-Rabutin

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. Albert Einstein

No, this trick wont work…How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Albert Einstein

There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other. Francois, Duc de La Rouchefoucald

Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality. Victor Frankel

Love is an irresistable desire to be irresistably desired. Robert Frost

A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he’s finished. Zsa Zsa Gabor

Love is not blind — it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less. Rabbi Julins Gordon

Love is a hole in the heart. Ben Hecht

Love is like pi — natural, irrational, and very important. Lisa Hoffman

People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense. Ken Kesey

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Marc Faber: America only Produces Prostitutes and Beer

Marc Faber : “The federal government is sending each of us a $600 rebate. If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money goes to China. If we spend it on gasoline, it goes to the Arabs. If we buy a computer, it will go to India. If we purchase fruit and vegetables, it will go to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. If we purchase a good car, it will go to Germa

ny. If we purchase useless crap, it will go to Taiwan and none of it will help the American economy. The only way to keep that money here at home is to spend it on prostitutes and beer, since these are the only products still produced in US.” – Dr. Marc Faber, author of “Gloom, Boom & Doom” said in 2008 commenting on the US Stimulus package.

What Makes You Smile?

What Makes You Smile?

Have you ever taken the time to write down a list entitled: “What Makes Me Smile”?

This is an amazing exercise!

Why? Because every day you need to incorporate an activity from this list into your life.

It also may give you an idea of where your BLISS is!

Realistically, you can’t always Follow Your Bliss as Joseph Campbell professed, yet nothing wrong with following it even for a smidgen of time each day.

And if you are able to incorporate “What makes you smile” into your life, your occupation, your daily existence, WOW! You are so much ahead of so many people in the world!

Give yourself an “A” for the day, and SMILE! 🙂

Religion is like a box of chocolates . . .

An oldie yet goodie. 🙂

Religion is like a box of chocolates . . .

– we keep enjoying it as long as we keep getting what we like.

Do you see that box of chocolates? Yes, the one right there . . . on your lap.

We’re always getting them …. boxes of chocolates.

Sometimes, we receive them when were happy, like a special day, as a gift. Other times we get a box when we’re not feeling too hot, and we – WANT – TO – EAT – THE – WHOLE – BOX.

Sometimes, well we just get a box for – no – special – reason – at all.

Look! Look at your box of chocolates. There are so many to choose from. Where do we begin? There are light chocolates and dark.

Some, I know have creamy centers . . . and some have nuts.

Ah ha… here’s one we’ll try. A light chocolate peanut cluster.

(We’re not very adventuresome at first with our chocolates. It takes awhile to get to know them. )

Taste it. Mmm. . . not bad! We’ll have another.

This time… let’s try a dark. Good choice!

Taste it. Mmm… a creamy fudge center. Maybe we could eat these all day long. What do you think?

But, there are more to try. Look at this one. Isn’t this, uh … strange? It’s in the shape of a…, I don’t know?

Take it out. Examine it. I like the form. Don’t you? It flows . . . freely.

Very, very distinctive. It has a… a spiritual quality. That’s hard to find in a chocolate.

Take a bite. Yes, I know that it is a bit unusual, but take a bite.

Uh-oh.

Kiwi fruit! Too bizarre!

I’ve had enough. I’ll settle for the peanut butter cluster.

Religion … it’s like a box of chocolates.

Bon Apetit.

THINGS WE CAN LEARN FROM DOGS

Things we can learn from dogs . . .

When love ones come home,

always run to greet them.

When it’s in your best interest,

practice obedience.

Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.

Stop when you’ve had enough.

Never pretend to be something

you’re not.

Avoid biting when a simple growl

will do.

On warm days, stop to lie on your

back on the grass.

On hot days, drink lots of water

and lay under a shade tree.

When you’re happy, dance around

and wag your entire body.