Archive for May, 2021

Quoted In The Grove:

Since everything is a reflection of our minds, everything can be changed by our minds.
~Gautama Buddha

A broken mirror means good luck if you want it to.
~Marty Rubin

Mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world.
~Amit Ray

All sorts of things in this world behave like mirrors.
~Jacques Lacan

Prewritten Prompt for 05/30:  foreign

The only two words you should ever say to a mirror are “Hello, Beautiful.”
~Richelle E Goodrich

What do you mean, Phib?” asked Miss Squeers, looking in her own little glass, where, like most of us, she saw – not herself, but the reflection of some pleasant image in her own brain.
~Charles Dickens

Look in a mirror and one thing’s sure; what we see is not who we are.
~Richard Bach

Nobody really knows what they look like. The mirror shows you only what you want to see.
~Terry Wogan


If I was your mirror, you would look for me more than you do
~Anthony Liccione

O Beauty, find thyself in love, not in the flattery of thy mirror.
~Rabindranath Tagore

Inner beauty is never found in the mirror.
~Chloe Thurlow

We have fallen in love with the body. That’s that thing that looks back at us from the mirror. That’s the repository of that lovely identity that you keep chasing all your life.
~George Wald

If you must reread old love letters, better pick a room without mirrors.
~Mignon McLaughlin


The calendar and the mirror – they’re bastards.
~Robert Plant

I still think of myself as I was 25 years ago. Then I look in a mirror and see an old bastard and realize it’s me.
~Dave Allen

I looked into the mirror and saw this middle-aged woman who keeps invading my face.
~Liv Ullmann

I see a guy getting old. I try to not look in the mirror too much.
~Mark Wahlberg

It is 11 years since I have seen my figure in a glass [mirror]. The last figure I saw there was so disagreeable I resolved to spare myself such mortification in the future.
~Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Human beings like to see themselves reflected in clouded mirrors.
~Pär Lagerkvist

But if a mirror ever makes you sad you should know that it does not know you.


Death is the dark backing a mirror needs if we are to see anything.
~Saul Bellow

Mirrors are the doors through which Death comes and goes.
~Jean Cocteau

You’ve never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive.
~Jean Cocteau

Death, however, does itch. It itches all the time. It is always with us, scratching at some inner door. Mirroring, softly, barely audibly, just under the membrane of consciousness. Hidden in disguise, leaking out in a variety of symptoms. It is the wellspring of many of our worries, stresses, and conflicts.
~Irvin D Yalom


Quite often in life, when a tragic event arrives it becomes a springboard for mirroring all other things in one’s life that one hasn’t come to terms with.
~Charlotte Rampling

All I can do now is cover the mirrors.
~Helene Aylon

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Posted From The Grove

When you look in the mirror, do you look at yourself or for yourself?
~Dominic Riccitello

Look in the mirror. The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret.
~Diane Ackerman

The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.
~St Jerome

He had the same look on his face that I had every day when I looked in the mirror. He was nothing more than a shell of a person.
~Amy Lichtenhan


I crawled in the bathroom, looked in the mirror and saw the devil. It was me.
~Larry Gatlin

Seeing my malevolent face in the mirror, my benevolent soul shrinks back.
~Mason Cooley

It’s very difficult to feel contempt for others when you see yourself in the mirror.
~Harold Pinter

I failed eating, failed drinking, failed not cutting myself into shreds. Failed friendship. Failed sisterhood and daughterhood. Failed mirrors and scales and phone calls. Good thing I’m stable.
~Laurie Halse Anderson

Who doesn’t have a dark place somewhere inside him that comes out sometimes when he’s looking in a mirror? Dark and light, we are all made out of shadows like the shapes on a motion-picture screen. A lot of people think that the function of the projector is to throw light on the screen, just as the function of the story-teller is to stop fooling around and simply tell what happened, but the dark places must be there too, because without the dark places there would be no image and the figure on the screen would not exist.
~MacDonald Harris

In the distorting mirror of your mind, an angel can seem to have a devil’s face.
~Idries Shah

When I look in the mirror, I see a work in progress.
~Cynthia Addai-Robinson


~Bright Side:  What Lets You See Your Real Self: Pictures or Mirrors?   (6:00)   cute, but instructive


~Danielle Del Plato:  Mirror, Mirrors   (1:21)   mirrors in movies and the heebie jeebies


~Circus Picnic:  Seeing Your True Self with the True Mirror   (3:17)   discovery, a new look at yourself


~How it’s made:  Mirrors   (5:57)   with brief history


Almost always it is the fear of being ourselves that brings us to the mirror.
~Antonio Porchia

Natural beauty takes at least two hours in front of a mirror.
~Pamela Anderson

What sort of sap doesn’t know by now that picture-perfect beauty is all done with smoke and mirrors anyway?
~Julie Burchill

The mirror is the conscience of women; they never do anything without first consulting it.
~Moritz G Saphir

When a man meets catastrophe on the road, he looks in his purse, but a woman looks in her mirror.
~Margaret Turnbull

I am locked into the mirror and there is no door out.
~Laurie Halse Anderson

A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
~Baltasar Gracian


If she is afraid of mirrors she is afraid of herself.
~Isobelle Carmody

He who has regrets cannot look at himself in the mirror.
~Eric Cantona

So when I look in the mirror I’m driven by both vanity and fear.
~Andy Whitfield

The mirror is the worst judge of true beauty.
~Sophia Nam


I can’t look in the mirror and look at fake things. I just can’t. I’d rather age.
~Heidi Klum

When I look in the mirror and the only one there is me. Every freckle on my face is where it’s suppose to be.
~India Arie

She avoids mirrors, and lifts a powerful telescope to find herself.
~Jonathan Safran Foer

There is nothing to fear
From your reflection
~Richard L Ratliff


If you want the truth about being different, all you have to do is look in the mirror
~Anthony T Hincks

You see a person when you look in the mirror that no one sees but you. Other people see a person when they look at you, but you’re not that person, either.
~Roy H Williams

All relationships are your mirrors and all people are your teachers.
~Barbara de Angelis

For I do not exist: there exist but the thousands of mirrors that reflect me.
~Vladimir Nabokov

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Art is a mirror of time, it must reflect a moment.
~Unarine Ramaru

Movies mirror the times, they do not create them.
~Shirley Temple

Hollywood isn’t your cesspool, America. It’s your mirror.
~Bill Maher


Art is not just about what’s great or expensive or scandalous or famous. It’s a mirror we hold up that looks different to everyone who sees it, and whose beauty lies as much in us, and our capacity to dream.
~Michael Kimmelman

It’s the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
~Oscar Wilde

The entire universe is a great theatre of mirrors.
~Alice Bailey

Not to go to the theater is like making one’s toilet without a mirror.
~Arthur Schopenhauer


I believe in low lights and trick mirrors.
~Andy Warhol

Mirroring behavior. When a mark takes a drink from his water glass, so should you. When he smiles, so should you. Keep it subtle, rather than creepy, and it’s a good technique.
~Holly Black

There is nothing worse for the lying soul than the mirror of reality.
~Steve Maraboli

If a dishonest creep wants to tap dance, give them the spotlight and a mirror
~Vanna Bonta


You won’t even know you’ve crossed the line until it’s way back in your rearview mirror.
~Barry Lyga

No matter where you go, you always see yourself in the rearview mirror.
~Kinky Friedman

The mirror never sees itself. The reflection never is itself.
~J Gregory Keyes


When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, ‘You’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself.’ And I decided to love myself. That changed a lot of things.
~Queen Latifah

I look in the mirror and see a few scars, but I like myself.
~Steven Adler

I had to fight, a lot of years, to be really proud of the person I see in the mirror and really love this person.
~Jonathan Van Ness

I used to look in the mirror and feel shame, I look in the mirror now and I absolutely love myself.
~Drew Barrymore

There’s nothing more, nothing better in life than to wake up in the morning, look at yourself in the mirror, and feel comfortable with yourself and who you are
~Caitlyn Jenner

Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.
~Iyanla Vanzant


~Omeleto:  Pick Up   (15:24)   love in the rearview during the year of pandemic


~Omeleto:  Ride In Progress   (11:02)   love in the rearview #2 – the lighter side


~Dust:  Forty Three Thousand Feet   (8:15)   reflective


~Julie Nolke:  Trying to remember the name of the guy I banged   (5:42)   the mirror advises, a comedy sketch series


We should be a mirror of being: we are God in miniature.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

Every creature is a glittering, glistening mirror of Divinity.
~Hildegard of Bingen

Every time I look in the mirror, God looks back.
~Liam Gallagher

What Gods do you believe in? I’ll build you a temple of mirrors so you can see them.
~Andrea Gibson


Rumi, who is one of the greatest Persian poets, said that the truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.
~Mohsen Makhmalbaf

God is like a mirror. The mirror never changes, but everybody who looks at it sees something different.
~Rabbi Harold Kushner

God reveals Himself in rearview mirrors.
~Ann Voskamp

We mirror God’s mercy to us when we forgive another.
~Virginia H Pearce

Nature is the mirror of divinity.
~Ellen G White


Art is sometimes likened to a mirror… an expression of universal human truth, executed with a degree of skill.
~Sara Genn

Imagine a revised edition of Shakespeare… a big, thick book with an elegant cover… You open it and find that there are no pages, just an empty box of space. On the back wall of the box is a small mirror. You look into it, see yourself, and now you know all you need to know about Shakespeare.
~Carter Ratcliff

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
~George Bernard Shaw


The spirit is the mirror; the body is the rust.
~Idries Shah

If you find the mirror of the heart dull, the rust has not been cleared from its face… Criticism polishes my mirror.

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

Self-reflection is the school of wisdom.
~Baltasar Gracian


Most people like mirrors; what they do not like is people who are mirrors.
~Justin K McFarlane Beau

The most effective mirror is definitely a previous good friend.
~George Herbert


We are known to our friends by a look in our eyes that we never see in a mirror.
~Robert Breault

A true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
~Elizabeth Gilbertson

When you use bronze as a mirror, you can straighten your clothes and hat. When you use antiquity as a mirror, you can see the waxing and waning. When you use a person as a mirror, you can know if you grasp things or not. Wei Zheng [my minister] is gone; I have lost my mirror.
~Chinese emperor Taizong

We can’t find the truth listening to our own voice’s echo. We can find ourselves only in someone’s mirror

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MUSIC:  Key word – variety

Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.
~Eugene O’Neill

We live in a house of mirrors and think we are looking out the windows.
~Frederick Salomon Perls

You can’t see the world through a mirror.
~Avril Lavigne

I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
~Jimi Hendrix


Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
~Sydney J Harris

Unhappiness comes from mirrors. Happiness comes from windows.
~Adrian Rogers

Maturity is when all of your mirrors turn into windows.
~Henry David Thoreau


Still, when it comes to finding fault we are fonder of windows than of mirrors.
~David Wolpe

Stop the blame game. Stop! Stop looking out the window and look in the mirror!
~Eric Thomas

Instead of pointing out the faults of others, look in the mirror, find your own faults and start to better yourself. That should keep you busy!
~Nishan Panwar


~Justin Timberlake:  Mirrors   (8:20)   love’s timeline


~Mirror Mirror – soundtrack:  I Believe in Love   (2:52)   fairytail


~Blind Guardian:  Mirror Mirror   (5:21)   in concert, raucous


~Taylor Swift:  Mirrorball   (3:31)   life in the talent lane


~m2m:  mirror mirror   (3:18)   bubblegum luv


~Bailee Moore:  Mirror Mirror   (3:10)   rap it up, make it pretty


~Joywave:  Every Window is a Mirror   (2:47)   thoughtful


~Lil Wayne:  Mirror,  feat. Bruno Mars   (4:02)   tattoos w/ talent


~Kamille:  Mirror Mirror   (4:20)   colorful


Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
~Jean Baudrillard

True love brings up everything; you’re allowing a mirror to be held up to you daily.
~Jennifer Aniston

Love is the reflection of a broken heart in a shattered mirror
~Abhishek Shukla

It only takes two facing mirrors to build a labyrinth.
~Jorge Luis Borges

The best way to get even with anyone is to put them in the rearview mirror on your way to something better.
~Joe Hill

Mirror becomes a razor when it’s broken. A stick becomes a flute when it’s loved.
~Yoko Ono


Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.
~Byron Katie

Go look in the mirror and have a talk with your real boss
~Bryant McGill

I look in the mirror, my only opponent

If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you’ll see your rivals scrambling for second place.
~Criss Jami




I’m paranoid. On my stationary bike, I have a rear view mirror.
~Richard Lewis

Speed Limit – A sign that tells you at what speed the car that’s rapidly fading from view in your rearview mirror is going; a law that provides the sole means of support for many small-town police departments.
~Richard Turner

I Xeroxed a mirror. Now I have an extra Xerox machine.
~Steven Wright

Tinsel is really snakes’ mirrors.
~Steven Wright

I looked at my reflection in the rearview mirror. Some lipstick would go with this truck, I thought.
~Jennifer Niven

I find I always have to write something on a steamed mirror.
~Elaine Dundy

This is Art holding a Mirror up to Life. That’s why everything is exactly the wrong way around.
~Terry Pratchett

Reverse psychology, I do it in front of the mirror.
~Jarod Kintz

My doctor told me to watch my drinking. Now I drink in front of a mirror.
~Rodney Dangerfield

Baseball is the only major sport that appears backwards in a mirror.
~George Carlin

I spent the whole evening sitting before a mirror to keep myself company.
~Cesare Pavese


When an actor marries an actress they both fight for the mirror.
~Burt Reynolds

Good actors I’ve worked with all started out making faces in a mirror, and you keep making faces all your life.
~Bette Davis

Childhood is the time in your life when you make faces in a mirror. Middle age is when the mirror gets even.
~Mickey Mansfield



Boating on Emigrant Lake
© David Lorenz Winston


Money is like a mirror to our culture. What we see tells us who we are.
~Jacob Needleman

The purse is the mirror of the soul.
~Anna Quindlen

Here in the United States, we’re consumed by our love of money and status. We think bigger is better, and if we can just get that promotion, all will be well with our souls. There’s one fatal flaw to this mindset: it’s all smoke and mirrors.
~Jen Lilley

Mirrors: they show you what you lack, not what you have.
~Marty Rubin

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
~Charles Dickens


Whatever may be their use in civilized societies, mirrors are essential to all violent and heroic action.
~Virginia Woolf

To look into the mirror is to see the future, in blood and rubies.
~Gregory Maguire

Because no one has more thirst for earth, for blood, and for ferocious sexuality than the creatures who inhabit cold mirrors
~Alejandra Pizarnik

You know when civilization began? With the invention of the mirror.
~Shimon Peres

The inventor of the mirror poisoned the human heart.
~Fernando Pessoa

How simple life becomes when things like mirrors are forgotten.
~Daphne du Maurier


Wealth acts merely as a kind of mirror to show you human nature at its worst.
~Marie Corelli

We only see what we want to see; we only hear what we want to hear. Our belief system is just like a mirror that only shows us what we believe.
~Don Miguel Ruiz

Revolt is the mirror in which greed is forced to see itself.
~Alice Walker

The Democrats and Republicans are the same guy admiring themself in the mirror.
~Kinky Friedman

I sell mirrors in the city of the blind.


Newspapers are the world’s mirrors.
~James Ellis

I’m just a journalist. I shine a mirror to the culture. I give the cop-out answer.
~Mark Leibovich

Reflection makes men cowards.
~William Hazlitt

Never believe in mirrors or newspapers.
~Tom Stoppard

He who stands most remote from his age is he who mirrors it best.
~Oscar Wilde


Learning without reflection is a waste, reflection without learning is dangerous.

You can’t see the future through a rearview mirror
~Peter Lynch

In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
~Warren Buffett

Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.
~Margaret J Wheatley

Explore the situation. Statements are expendable. Don’t keep on looking in the rearview mirror and defending the status quo which is outmoded the moment it happened.
~Marshall McLuhan

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
~Peter F Drucker

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@Writers Platform

The mirror reflects all objects without being sullied.

The best among our writers are doing their accustomed work of mirroring what is deep in the spirit of our time; if chaos appears in those mirrors, we must have faith that in the future, as always in the past, that chaos will slowly reveal itself as a new aspect of order.
~Robertson Davies


A novel is a mirror carried along a main road.

Literature is not only a mirror; it is a map, a geography of the mind.
~Margaret Atwood

The mirror is believed the way a poem is believed. It’s believed because it’s there.
~Derek Walcott

If art reflects life, it does so with special mirrors.
~Bertolt Brecht

It doesn’t upset artists to find out that artists used lenses or mirrors or other aids, but it certainly does upset the art historians.
~Chuck Close

Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.
~John Updike


Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.
~Edward Gibbon

Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.
~J K Rowling

Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.
~Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Books are not distractions. Rather, they are, and have been, the most profound and accurate mirrors man has ever crafted.
~R J Arkhipov

Your words become the mirror in which others see themselves.
~Sharon Jaynes

Prewritten Prompt:  mirror

Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?
~Pablo Picasso

The painter knew the mirror lied. And the canvas told the truth.
~Thomas Lloyd Qualls

When the face in the mirror doesn’t please you, turn it into a canvas.


Art is the Mirror of our betrayed ideals.
~Doris Lessing

Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
~Lawrence Durrell

Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.
~Mason Cooley

The artist should not be satisfied to only play the part of a mirror.
~Jules Breton

Creative people see Prometheus in a mirror, never Pandora.
~David Brin

Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.
~Bertolt Brecht

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley


Have you ever hung a piece of black velvet behind you and looked at yourself in the mirror? We are each of us quite alone, and that’s what I try to paint.
~Thomas S Buechner

But what are our stories if not the mirrors we hold up to our fears?
~Wally Lamb

Artists hold out the mirror to the bruises on the face of the world.
~Josef Skvorecky

It is not the job of art to mirror. Images reflected in a mirror appear to us in reverse. An artist’s responsibility is to reveal consciousness; to produce a human document.
~Squeak Carnwath

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The Exercise

Poetastic Mirror

One may be their scholar
Even clever with words
Passably good with ideas
Ardent and earnest
Eager for the struggle
To wade in and try again
But poetry wants something more…
More patience perhaps

Poetry needs the love of it
No secret, this much is known
In the form of another try
Repeated tortured final edits
This fervency needs no push or coaxing
Evidence need not be bruited or shown
The eternal shine, the passion for truth
Like true love, the poem is never done

A poem can be anything jotted down
But poetry reaches, digs for the right word
The visual, the vivid, the visceral word
There exists the rare-gem poem
The great herds of quotable poetry
Then there are these exercises
Good luck dredging
This puddle for gold


fantasy #19

oh, to be your mirror
to see you from your bath
bathe in lux of your eyes
pave beauty with disguise
and make up as you ready


Cause Effects

Scripted pages improve on love
Mirror passion so love survives
Words propose, attempt to move
Reach to teach when love arrives

Pre-approved and tailored stories
First draft edit free of theories
Love at cost, no debts nor wages
Primrose path, the lie outrages

Forbidden love a hidden truth
The bane of ages tempting youth
Poetic thoughts tight and taut
Else life alone seeds a drought

Each calls to each, unknown dates
Future fated, destined mates
Dreamed up plans abort unstated
Wait better times still uncrated

Plodding bore the words of history
Lack the punch and pull of mystery
Love lends more to flowered poetry
Than words award to budding love


Extreme Center

Her impassioned love, so intense
If diluted to cover the world
Would equal to a fair tolerance
For everyone, if not an actual liking
His focused hatred, so lasered
If spread to coat all of mankind
Would amount to a bare tolerance
Of anyone, up to an active distaste
Join the cluster, joint center of inanity
Mooing contentment, fenced safe in their sanity
Question identity, living life at extremity
Justifying the Fall, mirror turned to the wall


half baked hat

mirror mirror in my stall
posted race, best of all
flying fast with my drug
wanted poster with my mug
lost it all, had a ball


mirror by the road

improbably blue skies
emerald-valley road
for the half hour walk
the hour before sunset
the pace a race
in hot pursuit of health

tawny dog (and young)
local sweetheart
stretched lovingly
in the lush plush
soft green grass

tomorrow morning
first light
the sanitation truck
but tonight
some, plus one
will cry


The Ask

Say capture me with sculpture
and a chiseling marblist will oblige
Say mirror me with your music
and a composing conductor will try
Say target me with your wisdom
and a barefoot sage will ask you why

Say preach to me true scriptures
and a thousand scammers hope you buy
Say bring us peace and prosperity
and a promising politician will lie
Say love me first and best and most
and honest love will wilt and die



fascists wearing stars
willfully provoke attack
mirror own dire past
kill off natives in the way
guilty tribe without excuse


5-7-5 x 3

3D by 2D
mirror mirror on the wall
echoes me myself


cold calendar’s claim
the little death of leaving
my mirror shed tears


visions of beauty
bred of flesh and the mirror
catch me unaware


I have always found there to be a certain sadness about mirrors, since they double the space in a house which needs to be filled with love.
~Alan Bradley

That mirror, that’s one I hate to let go, he said. That was my daughter’s the whole time she was growing up. It probably seen her more than me – everything from a baby up to twenty years old. Sometimes I wonder if all that might still be inside it. Got to make an impression on a thing, reflecting the same person every day.
~David Wroblewski

…no mirror keeps its glances…
~Alice Meynell


Don’t stare into a mirror when you are trying to solve a problem.
~Mason Cooley

Bewilderment increases in the presence of the mirrors.
~Tarjei Vesaas


“Why on earth do you carry a mirror around with you?”
“It’s purely a defensive device. We seldom quarrel, and this is one of the reasons. Can you imagine yourself getting all worked up and contorted and illogical and then coming face to face with yourself, looking at yourself exactly as you look to everyone else?”
~Theodore Sturgeon

Something is sticking out its tongue at me from the corner of my mirror.
~Mason Cooley


Mirrors are there when we are and yet they never give anything back to us but our own image. Never, never shall we know what they are when they are alone or what is behind them.
~Erich Maria Remarque

There’s eyes behind the mirrors in empty places.
~Bob Dylan


See, when you drive home today, you’ve got a big windshield on the front of your car. And you’ve got a little bitty rearview mirror. And the reason the windshield is so large and the rearview mirror is so small is because what’s happened in your past is not near as important as what’s in your future.
~Joel Osteen

~No matter what’s behind us in the rearview mirror, it’s always about what’s next.
~Dabo Swinney


My idea of a group decision is to look in the mirror.
~Warren Buffett

Miranda nodded and her reflection nodded, so that was twice.
~Helen Oyeyemi


Believers are each other’s mirrors.
~Elif Shafak

The conduct of our lives is the true mirror of our doctrine.
~Michel de Montaigne


We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.
~Zen saying

One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
~Lao Tzu


you fall into the mirror, come through the other side staring at a lightbulb.
~Charles Bukowski

I love mirrors. They let one pass through the surface of things.
~Claude Chabrol

No one looks in a mirror to see a mirror.
~Marty Rubin


Hither and thither spins
The wind-borne mirroring soul,
A thousand glimpses wins,
And never sees a whole.
~Matthew Arno

Thought cannot solve the contradictions of the soul. As far as linear thinking is concerned, thoughts mirror themselves in other thoughts, instead of mirroring a destiny.
~Emile M Cioran


Connie drove a silver Camry with rosary beads hanging from her rearview mirror and a Smith & Wesson stuck under the seat. No matter what went down, Connie was covered.
~Janet Evanovich

Girls like you want to cut guy’s nuts off and hang ’em from your rearview mirror.
~Simone Elkeles


Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.
~Coco Chanel

My fashion advice is to have a flattering mirror & then forget about it.
~Vivienne Westwood


I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me.
~Jorge Luis Borges

Looking at yourself in a mirror isn’t exactly a study of life.
~Lauren Bacall


The mirror is my best friend, because when I cry it never laughs.
~Charlie Chaplin

Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
~Samuel Butler


A man’s manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.

If you begin to think you’re something you’re not, you’re looking in the wrong mirror.
~Eugene Cernan

The world is full of fools, and he who would see none should live alone and smash his mirror.
~Claude Le Petit


The camera is a mirror with a memory, but it cannot think.
~Arnold Newman

We are our memory, we are that chimerical museum of shifting shapes, that pile of broken mirrors.
~Jorge Luis Borges


The reflections on a day well spent furnish us with joys more pleasing than ten thousand triumphs.
~Thomas a Kempis

Peel your own image from the mirror. Sit. Feast on your life.
~Derek Walcott


There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
~Edith Wharton

Reflection on the infinite seems to call, almost by definition, for infinite reflection.
~Daniel Taylor


I have realized that mystery is what keeps people away, and I’ve grown tired of smoke and mirrors. I yearn for the clean, well-lighted place. So let’s peek behind the curtain and hail the others like us. The open-faced sandwiches who take risks and live big and smile with all of their teeth. These are the people I want to be around. This is the honest way I want to live and love and write.
~Amy Poehler

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Last week, an issue based on search and searching.  This week, in lieu of the full newsletter, a page of quotes on searching for love:   


Next week, a return to the regular Post & Review format – theme word:   mirror

Until then, be safe by playing it safe. Mask or vax, please. You are more important than you think.
~the editor

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