Saturday, May 31, 2008

Start and End

"Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family."
~ Anthony Brandt

Friday, May 30, 2008


"We cannot destroy kindred; our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break."
~ Marquise de Sévigné

Thursday, May 29, 2008

An Octopus

"The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to."
~ Dodie Smith

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Magic Mirrors

"Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future."
~ Gail Lumet Buckley

The Clan

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."
~ Jane Howard

Monday, May 26, 2008


"I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich."
~ Dan Wilcox

A Week of Family

Since I'm spending the week with family, I decided to do a week of Family quotes.

"When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses."
~ Joyce Brothers

Saturday, May 24, 2008


"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world. "
~ Mother Teresa

Friday, May 23, 2008

More Love

"I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love."
~ Mother Teresa


"It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving."
~ Mother Teresa

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person."
~ Mother Teresa

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty."
~ Mother Teresa

Monday, May 19, 2008

Kind Words

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless."
~ Mother Teresa

Sunday, May 18, 2008

A Week Of Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa (1910 – 1997) was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. For over forty years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries.

By the 1970s she had become internationally famed and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work. Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity continued to expand, and at the time of her death it was operating 610 missions in 123 countries, including hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis. She also was instrumental in establishing many soup kitchens, children's and family counseling programs, orphanages, and schools.

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"Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a promise, fulfil it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is life, fight for it."
~ Mother Teresa

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Delivering Children / Motherhood

"A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after."
~ Peter De Vries

Friday, May 16, 2008

A Mother's Love

"Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own."
~ Aristotle

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Growing Up

"It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't."
~ Barbara Kingsolver

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Setting An Example

"Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age."
~ William Feather

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pretty Children

"There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it."
~ Chinese Proverb

Monday, May 12, 2008

Becoming Like Your Mother

"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his."
~ Oscar Wilde

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day and Week!

In honor of Mother's Day, I decided to do a week of quotes on mothers. I'm wishing all you gals out there a happy mother's week! Even the childless ones like myself need to be recognized. We still do a lot of mothering; to our furry children, partners, friends and families!

"Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother."
~ Oprah Winfrey

Saturday, May 10, 2008


"Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a different way to stand."
~ Oprah Winfrey

Friday, May 9, 2008

Let Your Light Shine

"Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine."
~ Oprah Winfrey

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Daring To Risk

"I believe that one of life's greatest risks is never daring to risk
~ Oprah Winfrey

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

What We Dwell On

"I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become."
~ Oprah Winfrey

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

This is Your Moment

"Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it."
~ Oprah Winfrey

Monday, May 5, 2008

A Personal Calling

"I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you."
~ Oprah Winfrey

Sunday, May 4, 2008

A Week Of Oprah Winfrey

According to some assessments, fifty four year old Oprah Winfrey is currently the world's only black billionaire and the most influential woman in the world. Her internationally-syndicated talk show is the highest rated program of it's kind in history. From poverty to fame and fortune, this woman continues to be a major modern day influence in literature, self-improvement and spirituality. Find out more about Oprah on

"The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." ~ Oprah Winfrey

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Say It Hot

"Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot."
~ D. H. Lawrence

Friday, May 2, 2008

Passion Is Regenerative

"It's easy to get bogged down in the circumstantial and mundane, but if we connect to our passion, that in itself will be regenerative; we won't have to wait for the energy, it will be there."
~ Nina Simons

Thursday, May 1, 2008