Saturday, December 26, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

quotes to keep a writer writing

"The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men, but rather their conqueror, an outlaw, who controls the sexual channels between nature and culture." - Camille Paglia

"He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done." - Leonardo Davinci

“Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call destiny.”  - John Hobbes

"The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness." - Joseph Conrad

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you will see." - Winston Churchill

"Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable." - (attributed to) William Shakespeare

"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"What is food to one is to others bitter poison." - Lucretious

"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves." - Confucius

"Who so sheddeth man's blood by man shall his blood be shed." - Genesis 9:6

"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, remains and is immortal." - Albert Pine   

Friday, December 11, 2009

Quotes

"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child  may have peace." -Thomas Paine

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." - Leo Tolstoy

"Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always gotten there first, and is waiting for it." Terry Pratchett

"A weak man has doubts before a decision. A strong man has them afterwards." -Carl Kraus

"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."-Friedrich Nietzsche

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is no lasting hope in violence, only temporary relief from hopelessness." - Kingman Brewster, Jr.

"These violent delights have violent ends." - William Shakespeare

"Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self." - Cyril Connolly

“We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahnuik

“The past is our definition. we may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it.” -  Wendell Berry

"The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men, but rather their conqueror, an outlaw, who controls the sexual channels between nature and culture." - Camille Paglia

"He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done." - Leonardo Davinci

[All quotes were comprised from Criminal Minds from seasons 4 & 5]
  

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Susan Enan & Placebo

Bring on the Wonder- Susan Enan



Running Up that Hill- Placebo


Monday, November 9, 2009

Piano Music to Write By

Beautiful, inspirational piano music to helps to soothe the soul and ease the mind. I love writing with these wonderful songs in the background.

"River Flows in You" - Yiruma



"Moon Rise" - Played by Yiruma; composed by Brian Crain

(This song is mis-titled on YouTube. It is not Moonlight, but Moon Rise.)



"Tears of Love" - Yiruma



"Butterfly Waltz" - Brian Crain



"Summer Rain" - Brian Crain



"Fly Away" - Brian Crain



"Song for Sienna" - Brian Crain



"One Angel's Hands" - Mark Salona

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Inspirational Quotes, Sayings and Quotations


 What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

-Walt Emerson


When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don't you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about, When he might have won had he stuck it out. Don't give up though the pace seems slow--You may succeed with another blow, Success is failure turned inside out--The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far; So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

-Unknown



...the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it. - The Lion King

-Rafikki


The measure of a man?s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

-T.B. Macaulay


The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.

-General H. Norman Schwarzkopf


The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.

-Michelangelo


May we never let the things we can�t have, or don�t have, or shouldn�t have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness, let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have. Richard L. Evans

-Richard L. Evans


Integrity is shown when no one is looking.

-Anonymous


The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.

-Voltaire


God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.

-Voltaire


An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.

-Voltaire


It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.

-Voltaire


I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.

-Voltaire


If you live in the river you should make friends with the crocodile.

-Indian Proverbs


Take the world as it is, not as it ought to be.

-German Proverbs


Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.

-Confucius


An old broom knows the dirty corners best.

-Irish Proverbs


Life is the curse. Sleep is the remission. Death is the cure.

-Denise Mugford


Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box

-Italian Proverb


Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes...Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.

-Thomas Jefferson


The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.

-Thomas Jefferson


Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.

-Thomas Jefferson



The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose.

-James Earl Jones


A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have.

-Theodore Roosevelt


Who saves his country violates no law.

-Napoleon Bonaparte


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Song Lyrics to "War" by Sick Puppies

Lock and load
Rock and roll
Bitch it's all over
You're going down
You're going down

Get ready to settle the score
And get ready to face the floor
Cause it's time to remember it (war)

This is war
And it's on tonight
So get up and fight
Get up and fight
You had all your life
To run and hide
Now step up, now step up
Let's do this

"War"- Sick Puppies

Quotes

"Cowards die many times before their deaths, The Valiant never taste of death but once: of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear, Seeing that death, a necessary end will come, when it will come."
-Julius Caesar; William Shakespeare

"Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go, I will go and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me."
-Ruth 1:16-17

"It doesn't matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop." -Confucius

"Learn from yeasterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow"

"Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going"

"What we do in life, echos in eternity." -Russel Crow GLADIATOR

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."
-Michelangelo

"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much."
-Mother Teresa

"God will not fail you, and will make no mistakes concerning you." -Roy Lessin

"It is doubtful that God would help any of us greatly until he has hurt us deeply." -A. W. Towser


"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him; and he will direct your paths." -Proverbs 3, 5-6

~Serenity Prayer~
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.
--Reinhold Niebuhr

"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

"Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals." - J. Isham

"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed." - G. K. Chesterton

"Every man is guilty of the good he didn’t do." – Voltaire

"The man who leaves money to charity in his will is only giving away what no longer belongs to him." – Voltaire

"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much." – Oscar Wilde


"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire

"Some men aren't looking for anything logical. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn." Alfred, The Dark Knight







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