Quotes When You Need Them

Now and then a perfect quote comes along that sums up the whole idea of a show. Looking through my ongoing collection of quotes, I found some that you might enjoy looking through. Remember that they’re here, and when a quote will provide the finishing touch, pop back in to grab what you need.


“A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.” –Ogden Nash

“When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she is to me?” –de Montaigne

“That’s the only dog I know who can smell someone just thinking about food.” –Charles M. Schultz

“If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.” –Alfred North Whitehead

“Cats regard people as warmblooded furniture.” –Jacquelyn Mitchard

“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.” –unknown

“The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic.” –Henry Ward Beecher

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” –Roger Caras

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” –Chinese proverb


“If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.” –Claudia Ghandi

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”  –Unknown

“An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.”  –Unknown

“To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
Whenever you’re right, shut up.”
–Ogden Nash

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” –Mignon McLaughlin

“I shall love you in December
With the love I gave in May!” –John Joyce

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.”  –Rita Rudner


Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.” -unknown


“Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.” –John Ruskin

“Youth is wholly experimental.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

“Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children’s eyes.” –Lawana Blackwell

“It is not a slight thing when they who are fresh from God, love us.” –Charles Dickens

“Every child born into this world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility.” –Date Douglas Wiggin

“Let him sleep…for when he wakes, he will move mountains.” –Napoleon

“We didn’t give you the gift of life. Life gave us the gift of you.” –unknown


“A father is someone with whom you may not always see eye to eye, but is someone who will always walk with you arm in arm.” –Charles Dickens


“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” –Japanese proverb

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you will probably end up somewhere else.” –Laurence J. Peter

“The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ” –Marcel Proust

“Walk around feeling like a leaf.
Know you could tumble any second.
Then decide what to do with your time.”  –Naomi Shihab Nye


“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e. e. cummings

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” –Beverly Sills


“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” –George Moore


“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” –Albert Einstein

“Who, being loved, is poor?”  –Oscar Wilde

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”  –Robert Frost

“Love is absolute loyalty.  People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades.  You can depend so much on certain people, you can set your watch by them.  And that’s love, even if it doesn’t seem very exciting.”  –Sylvester Stallone

“The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.”  –Blaise Pascal

“If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.” –Claudia Ghandi

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” –from the movie “When Harry Met Sally”


“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”  –Pericles

“It ended….
With his body changed to light,
A star burns forever in that sky.”
–Aztec writings

“Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound.” –Herman Melville

“The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.” –Plato


“The joys of motherhood are never fully experienced until the children are in bed.” –unknown

“There was never a great man who had not a great mother.” –Olive Schreiner

“You never get over being a child, as long as you have a mother to go to.” –Sarah Crue Jewett


“Life begins the day you start a garden.” –Chinese proverb

“The combined essences of heaven and earth became the yin and yang, the concentrated essences of the yin and yang became the four seasons, and the scattered essences of the four seasons became the myriad creatures of the world.” –Liu An

“Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.”
–Joyce Kilmer

“Land is immortal, for it harbors the mysteries of creation.” –Anwar al-Sadat


“May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.” –Joey Adams


“Education is the best provision for old age.” –Aristotle

“Only the educated are free.” –Epictetus

“Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn’t.” –L. L. Henderson

“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” –Mark Twain


“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” –Russel Baker

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” –Sam Keen

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