Quotes etc

Some fun, some thoughtful, some a bit close to the bone.

“Where there’s tea, there’s hope”

“Never give up on the things that make you smile”

“Winning may be hard, but preparing takes even more hard work” – Paul Evans (GB 10K. marathon runner)

“Everything in moderation, including moderation” – Oscar Wilde

“You may think you’re slow, but you are lapping the person who is sitting on the sofa” – via Tom 

“Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival.” – W. Edwards Deming (seen on my friend’s mug)

“If you’re running out of ink, it doesn’t help if you try writing faster” Layara’s therapist

“It’s speed, not direction, that counts!” – friend’s ski shirt

” A spiral can go up & down, it’s all about perspective” – Intravenoustherapy

“…worked about as well as an alcoholic trying to get rid of their cravings with vodka” – Giantfossilizedarmadillo.com. said in relation to disordered eating, but the possibilities are endless!

“Depression is an illness, not a weakness”

“I’m a very difficult person…but I take comfort in the fact that God made me this way” – ‘Beethoven’ in Copying Beethoven 

“Without hope, there’s no point living”

“Worrying is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere” – Unknown, via @PosPositive

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid” – Einstein

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by” – Douglas Adams

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” – Arthur Ashe

“A ship in harbour is safe. But that is not why ships are built” – John A. Shedd

“I like work. It fascinates me. I sit and look at it for hours” – from @BIGE8UP

“Life is like a good black and white photograph: there’s black, there’s white, and lots of shades in between” – Karl Heiner, via @Photojojo

“‘Staring into Space’. I am good at that. Thinking of adding it to my CV” – @catatonickid & @petrolpete

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards” – Søren Kierkegaard

“Everything is always OK in the end. If it’s not OK, then it’s not the end” – Borysenko

“Always behave like a duck – keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like a devil underneath – Jacob Braude

“Don’t lose heart, don’t lose sleep. Put fun in wherever I can”  – From Celine (see Characters page)

“Sleep is Brain Food!” – From Celine

“The Perfect is the the enemy of the good” – Voltaire

“Perfectionism is the highest form of self-abuse” – Tao Te Ching

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources” – Einstein

“To kill time is not murder, it’s suicide” – William James(1842-1910)

“Scotch Egg: death of one type of animal wrapped around the potential for life of another, and then coated in breadcrumbs” – Rees on Students Against Depression

“Not being a perfectionist is like a drug dealer… not dealing drugs” – someone on 43things.com

“Perfectionism is boring and over-rated” – Rajincajunfire on 43things.com

“Have no fear of perfection – you will never reach it”– Salvadore Dali

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago” – Nietzsche

“If you stop photographing things, and start to photograph light, you will amaze yourself” – Steve Coleman

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do” – Bob Dylan


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