I love collecting quotes, so these are some from my quote book....

They are separated by topic: friendship, love, dreams, life, Irish sayings, book, and song quotes


I live for the nights I'll never remember with the friends I'll never forget.

"that is the best...to laugh with someone because you both think the same things are funny." -gloria vanderbilt

Crash22DMB:  u deserve to be happy... you make so many people happy that if ur not happy... i dunno what all the other sad people would do!

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.

People are like lights. Most are like the flashing headlights from a passing car, gone in a brief second. Some are like fireflies, only seen during the summer months. Then there are those few who shine like stars, constant and amazing. To those people, thanks for the directions to never-never land.-Nigel

"Don't worry cause now I got your back. And every time you feel like crying, I'm gonna try and make you laugh. And if I can't, if it just hurts too bad, then we will wait for it to pass and I will keep you company through those days so long and black. And we'll just keep working on the problem we know we'll never solve of love's uneven remainder.  Our lives are fractions of a whole but if the world could remain in a frame like a painting on a wall then I think we would see the beauty. Then we would stand staring in awe at our still lives posed like a bowl of oranges, like a story told by the fault lines and the soil. -Bright Eyes "Bowl of Oranges"

"In your life you meet people. Some you never think about again. Some you wonder what happened to them. There are some that you wonder if they ever think about you. And then there are some you wish you never had to think about again; but you do." - Kevin Arnold

"Let's become little old ladies together; we'll stay up late looking at old pictures, telling 'remember when' stories, and laughing till our sides ache. Let's become eccentric together; the kind of old ladies who take long walks, wear silly hats, and get away with acting outrageous in public places. And if anybody should ask how long we've been friends, we'll say, 'Oh, forever - since before you were even born!' Let's become little old ladies together because a friendship that's as special as ours can only grow better through the years."

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares." ~Henri Nouwen

the friends who grew up with you deserve a special respect. The ones who stuck by you SHOULDER to SHOULDER, in a time where NOTHING was CERTAIN, all life lay AHEAD, and EVERY road led HOME.

"Not until your worse moment do you truly realize who your friends are, who will stand beside you, who cares, and most of all who sees you as something special and loves you."

"well you and I
we're buddies
and we've been since we first met
me and you
well we've been through
our share of laughter and regret"

"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."

"...Your best friends sticking up for you, even when I know you're wrong."~ Train

"When I need inspiration, when I need advice...I turn to you."~ Mel C

"Never shall I forget the time I spent with you.  Please continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours."~  Beethoven

* "A friend is someone who knows you and loves you just the same."~ Elbert Hubbard

* "Love all.  Trust a few.  Do wrong to none.  This above all: To thine own self be true."~ William Shakespeare

* "Dime con quien andas, y te dire quien eres."~~ "Tell me who you walk with, and I will tell you who you are."

"Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are."~ Charles Augustin Sainte-Beauve

"Friends are the family you choose for yourself."~ Edna Buchanan

* "You may have heard I run with a dangerous crowd.  We ain't too pretty, we ain't too proud.  We might be laughing a bit too loud, but that never hurt no one!"~ Billy Joel

"We are advertis'd by our loving friends."~ William Shakespeare

* "If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus 1 day so that I never have to live a day without you."~ Winnie the Pooh

"Whoever is happy will make others happy too."~ Anne Frank

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.  Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.  Just walk beside me and be my friend."~ Albert Camus

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer up someone else."~ Mark Twain

"One who knows how to show and accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession."~ Sophocles

"Never judge someone by who he's in love with; judge him by his friends.  People fall in love with the most appalling people."~ Cynthia Heimel

* "Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship- never."~ Charles Caleb Colton

"I miss the tears.  I miss the laughter.  I miss the day we met and all that followed after.  Sometimes I wish I could always be with you, the way we used to do.  Now and forever, I will always think of you."

"We spend most of our time talking about nothings, but I just want you to know that all these nothings have meant so much more to me than so many somethings."

"True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable."

"We made each other laugh and that's all that mattered."

"A hug is like a boomerang- you get it back right away."

"Laugh and the whole world laughs with you--snore and you sleep alone."

"Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family"~ Barbara Bush

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same."~ Anonymous

"Real friends are those who, when you've made a fool of yourself, don't feel that you've done a permanent job."~ Erwin T. Randall

"Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods."~ Aristotle

"Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer."~ Ed Cunningham

"Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend -- or a meaningful day."~ Dalai Lama

"Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun."~ Charles R. Swindoll

Somehow, the conversation mentioned your name. And someone asked if I knew you. Looking away I thought of all the times we had together; sharing laughter, tears, jokes and tons more. And then, without explanation you were gone. I looked to where they were waiting for an answer, and then said softly, 'Once...I thought I did.'

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.

Friendship is a gift from God, a angel sent down from heaven to help us when we lose our way and celebrate when we've found it. Friends stand beside us no matter what. That is why as I go to bed - I thank God, for sending me an angel as special as you.

"It was from you that I first learned to THINK, to FEEL, to IMAGINE, to BELIEVE...."~ John Sterling

"Piglet sidled up behind Pooh.
'Pooh,' he whispered.
'Yes, piglet?'
'Nothing,' said Piglet,
taking Pooh's paw.
'I just wanted to be sure of you.'"

Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
Richard Bache



"So tell that someone that you love
Just what you're thinking of
If tomorrow never comes"~ Garth Brooks "If tomorrow never comes"

"I will love you always forever, near or far, closer together.  Everywhere I will be with you."

"Men are like stars; there are a million of them, but only one can make your dreams come true."

"Me? I'm scared of everything! I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, & most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room & never feeling the rest of my life the way I feel when I'm with you!"
Dirty Dancing

"We all want to fall in love. Why?
Because that experience makes us feel completely alive.
Where every sense is heightened,
every emotion is magnified,
our everyday reality is shattered
and we are flying into the heavens.
It may only last a moment, an hour, an afternoon.
But that doesn't diminish its value.
Because we are left with memories
that we treasure for the rest of our lives."

"Make yourself necessary to somebody."~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are -- chaff and grain together -- certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away…~ Dinah Mulock ~

whoa, there's something in the air tonight
something that makes me feel alive and i say
whoa, what were the words that you said to me
that made me feel so special now

"Everybody is always somebody's something" - Ben Harper

"My first friend was my mother. She taught me my first lessons about friendship by being my first, last, and most enduring friend. She will never be gone from my life, no matter what distance separates us."

Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you was beyond my control.

"A kiss is just a kiss until you find the one you love, a hug is just a hug until its the one ur thinkin of, a dream is just a dream until you make it come true, love is just a word until its proven to you."

Ran up the door. Closed the Stairs. Said my pjs. Put on my prayers. Turned off the bed. Jumped into the light. All because you kissed me goodnight.

Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her--when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her? ~Helen Rowland

I wish the world were run by love, and absolutely nothing more ~OAR

But it's you I like--
Every part of you,
Your skin, your eyes, your feelings
Whether old or new.
I hope that you'll remember
Even when you're feeling blue
That it's you I like,
It's you yourself,
It's you, it's you I like. -Mr. Rogers

"We find love only when we give love to others."~ Douglas Lawson

"To find a person who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness."

"When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew."

"You kiss this person and you realize that, this person is the only person you are supposed to kiss for the rest of your life and for one moment you get this gift and you wanna laugh and you wanna cry cause you feel so lucky that you finally found this person."

"With arms wide open under the sunlight, welcome to this place, I'll show you everything- with arms wide open, now everything has changed, I'll show you love, I'll show you everything- with arms wide open."

* "Before we love with our heart, we already love with our imagination."~ Louise Colet

"I'm tired of being alone, so hurry up and get here."~ John Mayer

"Girls are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. The boys don't want to reach for the good ones because they're afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead they just get the rotten apples that are on the ground that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think that there is something wrong with them. When in reality, they are amazing. That is why we just have to be a little patient, and the right boy, the one who takes a chance to find the good, right apple, will come someday..."

"If you think of me, if you miss me once and a while, then I'll return to you.  I'll return and fill that space in your heart."~ The Promise, Tracy Chapman

I have learned not to worry about love;
But to honor its coming with all my heart.
~ by Alice Walker ~

To love a person is to learn the song
That is in their heart,
And to sing it to them
When they have forgotten.
~ by Anonymous ~

Did my heart love till now?
Forswear it sight,
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.
~ Romeo, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare ~

Your voice makes me tremble inside, And your smile is an invitation, For my imagination to go wild. ~ Anonymous ~

Love me without fear
Trust me without questioning
Need me without demanding
Want me without restrictions
Accept me without change
Desire me without inhibitions
For a love so free....
Will never fly away.
~ by Dick Sutphen ~

Love is that condition in which
The happiness of another person
Is essential to your own.
~ by Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land ~

Love is like swallowing hot chocolate
Before it has cooled off.
It takes you by surprise at first,
But keeps you warm for a long time.
~ by Anonymous ~

All love that has not friendship for its base,
is like a mansion built upon the sand.
~ by Ella Wheeler Wilcox ~

The night has a thousand eyes, And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies, With the dying sun.
The mind has a thousand eyes, And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies, When love is done.
~ by Francis W. Bourdillon ~

The best feelings are those that
Have no words to describe them....
~ by Michelle Hammersley ~

You come to love not by finding the perfect person,
but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
~ by Sam Keen ~

Romantic love reaches out in little ways, showing attention and admiration. Romantic love remembers what pleases a woman, what excites her, and what surprises her. Its actions whisper: you are the most special person in my life.
~ by Charles Stanley ( A Man's Touch) ~

Inside the heart of each and every one of us there is a longing to be understood by someone who really cares. When a person is understood, he or she can put up with almost anything in the world.
~ by Rev Ed Hird ~

A man falls in love through his eyes,
a woman through her ears.
~ by Woodrow Wyatt ~

Love knows no reasons,
love knows no lies.
Love defies all reasons,
love has no eyes.
But love is not blind,
love sees but doesn't mind.
~ by Author unknown ~

Love is a wonderful thing.
You never have to take it away
From one person to give it to another.
There's always more than enough to go around.
~ by Pamela de Roy ~

"I miss my best friend
I miss the jokes you used to make
Or your sarcastic comments that made me smile
I miss not having to be on my guard when I talk to you
I miss even those crazy late night talks we used to have
That I used to be able to talk to you at all
The worst part of everything is that I'm not so sure you miss me at all
And if you don't, all I can say is good luck you'll do well,
May you meet the love of your life, may you never cry anything but tears of happiness
And may the road rise up to meet you."

* "Shower the people you love with love.  Show them the way that you feel."~ James Taylor

* "I have learned that you cannot make someone love you.  All you can do is be someone who can be loved, the rest is up to them."~ Lauren Edwards

"Hereafter, in a better world than this, I shall desire more love and knowledge of you."~ William Shakespeare, As you like it

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."~ Moulin Rouge

"Late at night when all the world is sleeping, I stay up and think of you.  And I wish on a star that somewhere you are thinking of me too."~ Selena

"...cuz I want nothing more than to sit outside your door and listen to you breathing...it's where I want to be."~  Lifehouse

"Cuz you know I'd walk a thousand miles if i could just see you tonight...though it's times like these when I think of you and I wonder if you ever think of me."~ Vanessa Carlton

* "I know we've talked about being good friends, so we've been real careful of the signals we send.  All of your glances, they came and they went to my heart."~  Blessed Union of Souls

"When you hug so tight you can barely breathe, it's merely your hearts trying to touch."

"Love is always patient and kind...It is never jealous...Love is never boastful nor conceited...It is never rude or selfish...It not does take offense and is not resentful...Love takes no pleasure in other peoples sins...But delights in the truth...It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure...Whatever comes."

"You're just too good to be true.  Can't take my eyes off of you.  You'd be like heaven to touch.  I wanna hold you so much."

"But I do love thee! and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again."~ William Shakespeare, Othello

* "When you smile, I melt inside.  I'm not worthy of a minute of your time.  I really wish it was only me and you.  I'm jealous of everybody in the room."~ Blink 182

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."

* "Anyone can catch your eyes, but it takes someone special to catch your heart."

******  "Somewhere there's someone who dreams of your smile, and finds in your presence that life is worth while. So when you are lonely, remember this is true: Somebody, somewhere, is thinking of you!"

"Love is friendship set on fire."~ Jeremy Taylor

"Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."~ H.L. Mencken

"Love sought is good, but giv'n unsought is better."~ William Shakespeare

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart."~ Helen Keller

"Love me faithfully!  See how I am faith: with all my heart and all my soul, I'm with you though I am far away."

"Where there is great love, there are always great wishes."~ Willa Cather

"A part of you had grown in me, together forever we shall be.  Never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart."

"I was wondering, do you think about me...."           "Yes"         "No, I wasn't finished. Do you think about me even half as much as I think about you?"

"Words can only say so much, the heart has an unlimited vocabulary."~ my friend Amanda Z.

"I loved you from a distance, thought I couldn't reach that far, I can't believe how close we are."

"All our young lives we search for someone to love.  We choose partners, change partners...all the while wondering if there's someone, somewhere who might be searching for us."

"All I have is my heart and my feelings I give to you, that's all I can do."

"Love is when two people who care for each other get confused."

"If I could win your heart, you'd let me in your heart, I'd be so happy baby.  Just for these arms to be holding you close to me, there's nothing in this world I wouldn't try.  No limit to what I'd do to make you mine."

"Should you ever think of me, my wish is that it makes you smile."

"I love you.  Very simply, very truly.  You're the epitome of every attribute and quality I've ever looked for in another person."~ Chasing Amy

"There's always room for love, you just have to move a few things around."

"Find the one that makes your heart smile."

"Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command."~ Alan Watts

"Passion makes the world go round.  Love just makes it a safer place."~ Ice T

"If you ask me to, I might just change my mind and let you in my heart forever-  If you ask me to, I just might give my heart and stay here in your arms forever."

"Crushes are only fun if the person you are crushing on likes you back."

"No man is worth your tears, and the one who is, won't make you cry."

"For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.
For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it.
For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it."~  Ivan Panin

"I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you."~ Roy Croft

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, than is, falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything."~ Pedro Arrupe, sj.

Some people say, "Never kiss a friend because that friend will be forever lost," but what if that one person you are looking for is that friend you've never kissed?

"I will be patient, kind, faithful & true to a man who loves music, a man who loves art, respects the spirit world & thinks w/ his heart...I am ready for love if you'll take me in your hands" ~India Arie

"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give -- which is everything."~ Source Unknown

"Though the miles between us are many, the heart is a bridge that can span the largest oceans. Thus, we shall always be close, as long as we are in each other's hearts."~ Source Unknown

"Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."~ Mother Teresa

"Certain chance occurrences have caused our paths to meet. Destiny has joined our hearts and made our lives complete."

"Happiness is finding love through giving love rather than through receiving it."

"Love is like a roller coaster full of ups and downs and it controls you not the other way around."

"Gotta let you know that I love you, gotta let you know that I care, gotta let you know that for you, I'll always be there."

"Do you know that it would take you forever to realize the extent of my love for you."

"If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you made me smile, I'd have the entire night sky in the palm of my hand."

"The moment I saw him I knew he was going to be someone special in my life."

Follow your heart because your heart will know the love that is meant for you.

If I could plant a seed every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden.

So kiss me and smile for me… Tell me that you'll wait for me… Hold me like you'll never let me go.

Once in a lifetime you find that someone else who knows you better then you even
know yourself... your that connection that makes my heart complete, that keeps my soul in balance, you are my harmony.

Sooner or later we begin to understand that love is more than verses on valentines and romance in the movies. We begin to know that love is here and now, real and true, the most important thing in our lives. For love is the creator of our favorite memories and the foundation of our fondest dreams. Love is a promise that is always kept, a fortune that can never be spent, a seed that can flourish in even the most unlikely of places. And this radiance that never fades, this mysterious and magical joy, is the greatest treasure of all - one known only by those who love.

True beauty is best seen with closed eyes and an open heart.

When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.
Natalie Clifford Barney

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Jean de la Bruyere

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
David Byrne

whats the difference between a northern fairy tale and a southern fairytale? The northern fairytale begins with "once upon a time" and the southern fairytale begins with "y'all aint gonna believe this shit"

...When it comes to December it's obvious why
No one wants to be alone at Christmas time –JM

"I don't think you understand
that what you're doing
is not so cool.
you think its funny
to mess with my mind
don't you?
You know I like you
so you just tease me
you give me just enough
to hang on enough
when you're just wasting my time
you're simply wasting my time.
So let me ask you something
do you think I'm pretty or dont you?
do you wanna get with me or not?
are you just wasting my time?
you're simply wasting my time.
now what have you got to say?"

i don't want to leave and wonder why
i don't want to walk away
looking over my shoulder for
all the things i wanted in life

You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip.
Jonathan Carroll

When he spoke, what tender words he used! So softly, that like flakes of feathered snow, They melted as they fell.
John Dryden

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.
Kay Knudsen

I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.

Absence doth sharpen love, presence strengthens it; the one brings fuel, the other blows it till it burns clear.
William Shakespeare

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.
Margaret Atwood

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Pearl Bailey

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
James A. Baldwin

Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.
James A. Baldwin

Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?
James A. Baldwin

When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.
Natalie Clifford Barney

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Jean de la Bruyere

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
David Byrne

what's the difference between a northern fairy tale and a southern fairytale? The northern fairytale begins with "once upon a time" and the southern fairytale begins with "y'all aint gonna believe this shit"

Why is it that i have to climb 1000 mountains to get to you and all you have to do is smile to get to me?


"I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long.  If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night!"~ Calvin & Hobbes

Give your dreams and desires a name, a place, a time, a color, a size and a feel, and you begin to give them life.

"For with God, nothing shall be impossible."~ Luke 1:37

"If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third place."~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

"To sleep: perchance to dream."~ William Shakespeare, Hamlet

* "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined."~ Thoreau

* "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."~ Imagine

* "When your heart is in your dreams, no request is too extreme."~ Jiminy Cricket

"My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected."~ Anna Uhlich

"Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul.  Dream deep for every dream precedes the goal."

"Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back: a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country."

"What's meant to be will always find a way."

"Hope is the thing with feathers- that perches in the soul- and sings the tunes without the words- And never stops- at all."~  Emily Dickenson

"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."~ Christopher Reeve

 "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it."~ Walt Disney

"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."~ James Dean

Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be,
because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Erma Bombeck

Dreams, ideas, and plans not only are an escape, they give me purpose, a reason to hang on.
Steven Callahan

Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there.
Emile M. Cioran

Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.
Belva Davis

Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.
William Dement

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.
Marsha Norman

Hope is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality.
L. J. Suenens

"I pillowed myself in goodness and slept righteously."~ Maya Angelo



The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.

The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye....
The story of love is hello and goodbye...
Until we meet again.
~Jimi Hendrix

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.~ John Burroughs

"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next." --Gilda Radner

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

Live for those who love me, For those who know me true, For the Heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my coming too; For the cause that lacks resistance, For the future and the distance, And the good that I can do.

The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile.~ Denis Waitley ~

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.~ Francois Muriac ~

I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them.~ Princess of Wales Diana ~

You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can. -Jimmy Carter

A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.~ John Adams ~

The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.~ Charles Lamb ~

Developing a cheerful disposition can permit an atmosphere wherein one's spirit can be nurtured and encouraged to blossom and bear fruit. Being pessimistic and negative about our experiences will not enhance the quality of our lives. A determination to be of good cheer can help us and those around us to enjoy life more fully.~ Barbara W. Winder ~

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.~ Edmund Burke

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll still land among the stars.

Only those who can see the invisible can do the impossible.

Life's waiting for me, so I'm out finding it.

When you can't have what you want, it's time to start wanting what you have!

Yesterday was that past, Tomorrow is the future, Today is a gift...that is why they call it the present.

It is better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for who you are not.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, any one can start from now and make a brand new ending.

Courage is not the absence of fear but the presence of fear with the will to go on.

Always smile even if it's a sad smile because sadder than a sad smile is the sadness of not knowing how to smile.

Don't wish upon a star, reach for one.

It is never tomorrow.

The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those who got there first.

We could all take a lesson from crayons: Some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, all are different colors; but they all have to learn to live in the same box.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

Some complain because roses have thorns but others rejoice because thorns have roses.

Everyday is a good day, some are just better than others.

You are never fully dressed without a smile.

It doesn't make any difference whether what you face is something that affects your work, your personal relationships, your sense of security, your appraisal of self-worth, or your appearance--the way you think about your situation largely determines whether you will do anything about it and what you will do.

Life is difficult.  This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult--once we truly understand and accept it--then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.

 The question in life is not whether you get knocked down. You will. The question is, are you ready to get back up... And fight for what you believe in?

"Celebrate we will, cuz life is short but sweet for certain."~DMB

It's not time to make a change....just relax...take it easy...your still young...that's your fault...there's so much you have to know...find a girl settle down...if you want you can marry...look at me I am old but I'm happy...I was once like you are now...and I know that it's not easy...to be calm when you found...something going on....take your time...think a lot...think of everything you've got...for you will still be here tomorrow...but your dreams may not.

Be clear and specific about what you desire to have, or to do, or to become.

"You never know what you can do till you try."~ English proverb

On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.
~Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

Drink, and dance and laugh and lie,
Love the reeling midnight through,
For tomorrow we shall die!
(But, alas, we never do.)
~Dorothy Parker

I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends. ~Nancie J. Carmody

Live as though every positive thing you do will start a chain reaction, the culmination of which is so beneficial you cannot even imagine.

...slow to anger, rich in kindness, the Lord is kind and merciful...

"Somewhere in your life there is a golden treasure that you've overlooked. It sits there patiently, waiting to be discovered, waiting to bring its value into your world.
Do you know what it could be? Perhaps it is a skill that you've never taken the time to develop. Or maybe that hidden treasure is a person in your life whom you've never really taken the time to get to know. Or it could be a challenge that you have not yet had the nerve to overcome.

Perhaps it is something you've always been meaning to do, but never felt that the time was right. What a terrible shame it would be if you continued to overlook that hidden treasure and never came to know its value.

Somewhere there's a treasure you've overlooked, and once you find it, you will not want to be without it. Know that it is there, decide to open yourself up to it, and soon it will become perfectly apparent."

No man does right by a woman at a party. ~Harry Golden

"Savor the moments that are warm and special and giggly."~ Sammy Davis Jr.

"God doesn't give people talents that he doesn't want people to use."~ Iron Eagle

"Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort."~ Jane Austen

"Life is short, and it's up to you to make it sweet!"~ Sadie Delany

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."~ Theodore Roosevelt

"I am invincible as long as I'm alive."~ John Mayer

* "I like to listen.  I have learned a great deal from listening carefully.  Most people never listen."~ Ernest Hemingway

* "Don't try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to."

"My stupid mouth, it's got me in trouble!  I've said too much again."~ John Mayer

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."~ Walter Bogehot

"Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling."~ Walt Whitman

"Know the true value of time.  Snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it.  No idleness.  No laziness.  No procrastination.  Never put off til tomorrow what you can do today."~ Lord Chesterfield

"Nurture your mind with great thoughts."

"Get mad and get over it."~ Colin Powell

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of it's troubles- it empties today of it's strength."

"Curiosity is one of those insatiable passions that grow by gratification."~ Sarah Scott

** "Better to get up late and be wide awake than to get up early and be asleep all day!"

"Every smile makes you a day younger."~ Chinese proverb

* "Sometimes I wonder what life would be like without you, I'm glad that I only have to wonder."

"Don't just be good.  Be good for something!"

"It is possible to fail in many ways, while to succeed is possible only in one way."~ Aristotle

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those that mind don't matter, and those that matter don't mind."~ Dr. Seuss

"The problem with work is that it is so daily!"

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change the things I can and the Wisdom to know the difference. "~ The Serenity Prayer

"It's never too late to be what you might have been."~ George Eliot

"If law school is so hard to get through....how come there are so many lawyers?!" ~Calvin Trillin

"If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned to live."~ Lin Yutang

* "Leisure, some degree of it, is necessary to the health of every man's spirit."~ Harriet Matineau

"Optimism is a cheerful frame of mind that enables a tea kettle to sing even though it's in hot water up to its nose."~ Anonymous

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away."~ Anonymous

"You will find as you look back on your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."~ Henry Drummond

"Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives."

"I catnap now and then, but I think while I nap, so it's not a waste of time."~ Martha Stewart

"You smiled, you spoke and I believed, by every word and smile--deceived."

"It is up to us to give ourselves recognition.  If we wait for it to come from others, then we feel resentful when it doesn't come, and when it does, we may well reject it."

"and this apartment is starving for an argument... anything at all to break the silence, but don't be a liar. don't say that everything's working when everything's broken. you smile like a saint, but you curse like a sailor."~ Dashboard Confessional

"You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it."

~Put on my PJs and hop into bed. I'm half alive but I feel mostly dead. I try to tell myself it'll all be alright. I just shouldn't think anymore tonight~  Jewel

"but what do i get, cuz i just seem to lose, you make me regret those times i spent with you, when playing those games as i wait for your call, and now i give up so goodbye and so long.."~ Blink 182

 "Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours."~ Anonymous

Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make
the most of everything that comes along their way.

Life is a game-play it. Life is a challenge-meet it. Life is a dream-realize it. Life is a sacrifice-offer it. Life is love-enjoy it.

I feel sorry for people who don't drink. They wake up in the morning and that's the best they're going to feel all day!

Feelings are everywhere, be gentle.

Don't waste your time thinking about who you ought to be, just be content with who you're becoming.

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.
William Shakespeare

Be courageous! Have faith! Go Forward!
Thomas A. Edison

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
Rita Mae Brown

The years teach much which the days never knew.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
John W. Gardner

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
Andre Gide

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Auguste Rodin

"The best way to secure future happiness is to be as happy as is rightfully possible today."~ Charles W. Eliot

"Do all the good you can.  By all means you can.  In all ways you can.  At all the times you can.  To all the people you can.  As long as ever you can."~ John Wesley

"Courageous risks are life giving, they help you grow, make you brave, and better than you think you are."~ Joan Curcio


Irish Sayings

Always remember to forget
The friends that proved untrue.
But never forget to remember
Those that have stuck by you.

Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.

When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
So, let's all get drunk, and go to heaven.

Grant me a sense of humor, Lord,
The saving grace to see a joke,
To win some happiness from life,
And pass it on to other folk.

An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep him from falling off the earth.

Some may say the glass is half empty,
Some may say the glass is half full,
But the Irish will forever say
"Are you gonna drink that?"

Here's to a sweetheart, a bottle, and a friend.
The first beautiful, the second full, the last ever faithful.

Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Love your neighbor as much as yourself.

May you have love that never ends,
Lots of money, and lots of friends
Health be yours, whatever you do
And may God send many blessings to you!

A sunbeam to warm you, Good luck to charm you.
A Sheltering angel, So nothing can harm you,
Laughter to cheer you, Faithful friends near you,
And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.

May your neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.

May the saddest day of your future be no worse
Than the happiest day of your past.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.

Here's to the four hinges of society.
May you fight, steal, lie and drink.
When you fight, may you fight for your country.
When you steal, may you steal away from bad company.
When you lie, may you lie at the side of your sweetheart.
And when you drink, may you drink with me.

May those who love us love us.
And those that don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we'll know them by their limping.

Here's to us!
Who's like us?
Darned few, and they're all dead!

Walls for the wind
And a roof for the rain,
And drinks beside the fire.
Laughter to cheer you
And those you love near you.

And all that your heart may desire.
May you work like you don't need the money,
Love like you've never been hurt, and
Dance like no one is watching.

Here's to you and here's to me
I pray that friends we'll always be,
But if by chance we disagree,
The heck with you and here's to me!

May the sun shine all day long, Everything go right and nothing go wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you, And may all the wishes you wish come true!


Sacred Heart Goals

Goal I:   Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to a personal and active faith in God.

Goal II:   Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to a deep respect for intellectual values.

Goal III:   Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to a social awareness which impels to action.

Goal IV:   Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to the building of community as a Christian value.

Goal V:   Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom

Book Quotes

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

"I have no complaints about my path and the places it has taken me; enough complaints to fill a circus tent about other things, maybe, but the path I've chosen has always been the right one, and I wouldn't have had it any other way."

"A person can get used to anything, if given enough time."

** "And though you may call me a dreamer, or fool, or any other thing, I believe that anything is possible."

*****  "She saw in him exactly what she needed: someone with confidence about the future and a sense of humor that drove all her fears away."


The Divine Secrets of the YA-YA Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

"Everytime I think I know my friends, they surprise me, they are full of secrets I will never know."

"It's life!  You don't figure it out.  You just climb up on the beast and ride."

"The love we most cherish will, of necessity, bring us pain.  Because that love is like the setting of a body with broken bones."

"Nights are long since you went away - I think about you all through the day

My buddy, My buddy - No buddy quite so true.

Miss your voice, the touch of your hand - Just to know that you understand.

My buddy, My buddy -  Your buddy misses you."