Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Quote of the Day

To console does not mean to take away the pain but rather to be there and say, "You are not alone, I am with you.  Together we can carry the burden.  Don't be afraid.  I am here."  That is consolation.  We all need to give it as well as to receive it.

-- Henri Nouwen

Monday, February 19, 2018

Quote of the Day

The yearning for change springs from deep in the character of our restless, questing, constantly-reinventing-itself country.  That's part of what makes America great.  But we don't always spend enough time thinking about what it takes to actually make the change we seek.  Change is hard.  That's one reason we're sometimes taken in by leaders who make it sound easy but don't have any idea how to get anything done.

-- Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened, p. 195-196

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Quote of the Day

I don't want to be married just to be married.  I can't think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can't talk to, or worse, someone I can't be silent with.

-- Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Friday, February 16, 2018

Quote of the Day

I think about something I heard Erica [Smegielski, the daughter of the Sandy Hook Elementary principal who died trying to protect her students,] say during the campaign.  She was explaining how she picked herself up after the loss of her mother and decided to devote her life to gun safety.  "What if everyone who faced tough odds said, 'It's hard, so I'm going to walk away'?" she asked.  "That's not the type of world I want to live in."  Me neither, Erica.

-- Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened, p. 191

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Quote of the Day

Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, just backward and in high heels.

-- Ann Richards

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Quote of the Day

Republicans like to rile up their base with tales about how I was going to shred the Constitution and take away their guns.  It didn't matter that I said the opposite as clearly as I could, including in my acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention: "I'm not here to repeal the Second Amendment.  I'm not here to take away your guns.  I just don't want you to be shot by someone who shouldn't have a gun in the first place.

-- Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened, p. 187

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Quote of the Day

Your children are not your children.  They come through you but not from you.  You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts.  You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you, for life goes not backward, nor tarries with yesterday.

-- Kahlil Gibran