Stream of consciousness ramblings. No poetry, no manifestos, no unbelievably novel ideas.
July 11, 2007
Farewell to a piece of Toronto
Toronto lost a local legend today. Ed Mirvish is synonymous with live theatre in this city, not to mention roast beef and bargains. He seemed to be an awfully humble man considering the fact that an entire neighbourhood bears his name.
One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead
What is the good of having a nice house without a decent planet to put it on?
- Henry David Thoreau
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
- Edmund Burke
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
- Douglas Adams
...as long as we are all here, it's pretty clear that the struggle is to share the planet, rather than divide it.
- Alice Walker
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia
The best things in life aren't things.
- Art Buchwald
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
- Albert Einstein
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
- Maya Angelou
The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
-Martin Luther King Jr.
Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.
- Mohandas Gandhi
Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, "Lillian, you should have remained a virgin."
- Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)
I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: "No good in a bed, but fine against a wall."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement.
- Mark Twain
The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.
- George Burns
I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.
- W.C. Fields
I hate writing. I love having written.
- Dorothy Parker
Some see the glass as half-empty, some see the glass as half-full. I see the glass as too big.
- George Carlin
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
You can't have everything; where would you put it?
- Steven Wright
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work…I want to achieve it through not dying.
- Woody Allen
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx
All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.
- Jane Wagner
My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.
- Erma Bombeck
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
- Emo Philips
Remember, it doesn't matter whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose.
- Darrin Weinberg
Always go to other peoples' funerals, otherwise they won't go to yours.