'Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.' -MARK TWAIN.
"One can't love humanity. One can only love people.”
So many layers to that..and it just about sums it up for me.
"The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated."
"A theory that denies that thoughts can regulate actions does not lend itself readily to the explanation of complex human behavior."
From Social Foundations of Thought and Action: A Social Cognitive Theory, 1986.
All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds.
In 1970 at the tender age of 15, I read Trout Fishing in America, Catch-22, and Slaugherhouse-Five all in the same summer. This trio of books warped my outlook on the world in ways that are still being revealed to me today. You can decide whether this is testimony to the enduring relevancy of these works or to how slow on the uptake I am. I'm hoping for the former, wouldn't be surprised by the latter.
My wife was trying to come up with that one last weekend. Took us both a few tries and a few minutes to get the wording just exactly perfect. As such things seem to have a way of working out, now we'll be tripping over the quote everywhere we go. Thanks!
"Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope."—Freewheelin' Franklin
"Cheerfulness is the atmosphere in
which all things thrive."
-Johann Paul Richter
Flakey Foont "What's it all mean, Mr. Natural"......"Don't mean shit", Mr. Natural....think that's right.....:)))
"It's like a practical joke played on us
by our Maker..." - John Barlow