"Ortiz rocketed a textbook double play to second, but this game thwarted more textbooks than the state of Tennessee during the Scopes Monkey Trial."
— (via npr)
Occasionally, some great turns of phrase are hidden in the middle of our radio pieces. This one is from Mike Pesca’s Morning Edition piece on last night’s game.
"Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people; before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children; before you preach to me of your passion for your faith, teach me about it through your compassion for your neighbors. In the end, I’m not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as I am in how you choose to live and give."
Cory Booker (via creatingaquietmind)
Jesus said it more concisely in John 13:35, but always worth a reminder.
(Source: liquidlightandrunningtrees, via nonrequired-reading)
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
George Bernard Shaw
"It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any."
Hugh Laurie (via thattallgirl)
A note to be remembered when procrastinating and otherwise putting things off.
(Source: silkandmarble, via thattallgirl)
"Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place, but there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around."
- From the Mixed-up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler.
In memory of the great E. L. Konigsburg, an author who taught us to laugh and dream with her thoughtful children’s books - Happiness will always abound as long as her books are flapping around (and they are… at the Library).
"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."
— Margaret Atwood (via lunaraurora)
(Source: meadow-sage, via my-little-kumquat)
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it."
— Roald Dahl (via kari-shma)
"When two people meet, each one is changed by the other so you’ve got two new people."
— John Steinbeck (via kari-shma)
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."
— Albert Einstein (via kari-shma)
"Things ain’t what they used to be and never were."
— Will Rogers (1879-1935)
"Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns"
"The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don’t know what the hell they’re doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self."
Joe Fox, You’ve Got Mail
RIP Nora Ephron. Thanks for always being so quotable.
"I feel like this is my Mark McGwire moment."
— Liz, upon getting her performance enhancing drugs (an epidural) after 32 hours of unmedicated hours of labor. The last four were a relative breeze.