We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.
I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I'm not old yet!
The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it.
An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body for the service of Christendom and the church.
A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood.
Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined
Dogs are getting bigger, according to a leading dog manufacturer
Why did God give me two ears and one mouth? So that I will hear more and talk less
Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.
Humor is, I think, the subtlest and chanciest of literary forms. It is surely not accidental that there are a thousand novelists, essayists, poets or journalists for each humorist. It is a long, long time between James Thurbers.
Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.
I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all..
I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.