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THIS EDITION:  change 

Quoted In The Grove:

Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.
~Adlai E Stevenson

Change is such hard work.
~Billy Crystal

I can’t change history, I don’t want to change history. I can only change the future. I’m working on that.
~Boris Becker

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
~Buckminster Fuller


Prewritten PROMPT for 02/08:  pet

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People who wait for changes to occur on the outside before they commit to making changes on the inside will never make any changes at all.
~Author Unknown

Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.
~James Belasco and Ralph Stayer


We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.
~Bill Gates

After you’ve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over.
~Alfred Edward Perlman

One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.
~Napoleon Bonaparte

People who want a cure, provided they can have it without pain, are like those who favour progress, provided they can have it without change.
~Anthony de Mello

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything
~George Bernard Shaw


Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.
~Shunryu Suzuki

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.
~Denis Waitley

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
~Harrison Ford


Things do not change; we change.
~Henry David Thoreau

I don’t change. The things around me change.
~Jeremy Renner

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
~Max Frisch

It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.
~Roy T Bennett


No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
~W Somerset Maugham

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.
~Steve Maraboli

Habits change into character.

Our heads are round so thought can change direction.
~Allen Ginsberg

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
~Wayne Dyer

In fact, once he is motivated no one can change more completely than the man who has been at the bottom.
~Malcolm X


We can either try to change everything or just make the most of whatever time we have.
~Ally Condie

There is no intelligence where there is no need of change.
~H G Wells

People can’t live with change if there’s not a changeless core inside them.
~Stephen R Covey

If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people.
~Timothy Leary

If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.
~William Glasser

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Posted From The Grove

Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.
~Will Smith

One of the things that happens when people make the leap from a certain amount of money to tens of millions of dollars is that the people around you dramatically change.
~Dave Chappelle


Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.
~Jack Welch

You don’t implement change easily in Japan unless you explain very clearly why you need to do this change, how you’re going to do this change and what’s going to be the outcome of this change. If you offset or you forget to explain one of these three steps you’re not going to do it.
~Carlos Ghosn

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
~H L Hunt

Don’t manage – lead change before you have to.
~Jack Welch


It’s easier to change what you do than people think it is. If you don’t change, your field changes around you.
~Walter Gilbert

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
~Zig Ziglar

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
~Denis Waitley


Logic will never change emotion or perception.
~Edward de Bono

People don’t change their behavior unless it makes a difference for them to do so.
~Sharon Stone

Money changes all the iron rules into rubber bands.
~Ryszard Kapuscinski


The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.
~Kiran Desai

Things change, people change, but that doesn’t mean you should forget the past.
~Gail Carson Levine

Change isn’t always for the best.
~Nicholas Sparks


We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
~Charles R Swindoll

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.
~Charles Revson

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
~Mary Pickford

Change your life today.
Don’t gamble on the future,
act now, without delay.
~Simone De Beauvoir


Adapt yourself to change as the willow tree adapts itself to the weather. When the harsh winds of circumstance sweep across the landscape of your life, bow gracefully, bend gently, adapt graciously.
..in the midst of conflict and crisis, the willow willingly bends its branches, but refuses to release its roots.
~William Arthur Ward

Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
~Victor Hugo


According to Darwin’s Origin of Species, it is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment… the civilization that is able to survive is the one that is able to adapt to the changing physical, social, political, moral, and spiritual environment in which it finds itself.
~Leon C Megginson

You can avoid having ulcers by adapting to the situation: If you fall in the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish.
~Author Unknown

We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.
~C JoyBell C

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
~Victor Frankl

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
~Jimmy Dean

The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.
~Kiran Desai


~Joshua Freedman:  Change   (7:00)   they introduce, then talk about it


~Stephan Burchardt:  Change   (1:35)   impetus, a poem


~National Geographic: Time Lapse – Watch Flowers Bloom (3:24) they change


~kadeline kalde:  A Change of Clothes   (5:15)   committing to integrity of task, a painting emerges


~LBOX:  Changes   (2:36)   out of step > to in vogue > to…   animated


Education doesn’t change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.
~Robert Frost

Change is the end result of all true learning.
~Leo Buscaglia

In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
~Eric Hoffer

Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man
~Pope John Paul II

Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.
~Joyce Meyer

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
~Norman Vincent Peale

Don’t just change, transform.
~Roy T Bennett


The jarring change going from an urban environment to an extremely remote natural environment is extremely inspiring. It’s constantly stimulating, it’s like a slap in the face.
~Carter Burwell


Living things tend to change unrecognizably as they grow.
~Diane Ackerman

All things must change to something new, to something strange.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.
~Author unknown


Climate change is a controversial subject, right? People will debate whether there is climate change… that’s a whole political debate that I don’t want to get into. I want to talk about the frequency of extreme weather situations, which is not political.
~Andrew Cuomo

To be clear, climate change is a true 800 pound gorilla in the room. The effects of global warming threaten global environmental upheaval over the coming century. But for South Florida and the Everglades, it could be our death knell if urgent action is not taken.
~Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Someday perhaps change will occur when times are ready for it instead of always when it is too late. Someday change will be accepted as life itself.
~Shirley MacLaine

I can’t say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is that they must change if they are to get better.
~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg



Change is vital to any actor. If you keep playing lead after lead, you’re really gonna dry up. Because all those vehicles wean you away from the truths of human behaviour.
~Gary Oldman

I learned to change my accent; in England, your accent identifies you very strongly with a class, and I did not want to be held back.

Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone.
~Alicia Witt

My face has changed with the years and has enough history in it to give audiences something to work with.
~Jeanne Moreau

I had a very insightful friend who warned me back when I stopped reading scripts, ‘It’s easier to change directions while you’re still moving.’ If you stop, it’s harder to get started again. I still don’t think I made the wrong decision, but he was right.
~Debra Winger


I wouldn’t change anything. I’ve made mistakes, but thanks to those mistakes, I’ve learned.
~Enrique Iglesias

I wouldn’t change a single thing, because one change alters every moment that follows it.
~Sidney Poitier

I wouldn’t change a thing about what I’ve done in the past because what may have been bad choices have all led me to this moment.
~Minnie Driver

I wouldn’t change one thing about my professional life, and I make it a point not to dwell on my mistakes.
~Ethel Merman


There are tragedies in life that change us forever, the person we once were mistakenly listed among the survivors.
~Robert Brault

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.
~Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

There were no violins or warning bells… no sense that my little life was about to change. But we never know, do we? Life turns on a dime.
~Stephen King

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready.
~Paulo Coelho

Sometimes you just need to be open to the universe’s alternate plans for you.
~Terri Guillemets

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
~Lao Tzu


~Omeleto:  Crescendo   (15:02)   a decision foiled by fate


~Omeleto:  Ur Dead to Me   (10:07)   the language of flowers, for afterwards


~Omeleto:  Junction   (7:12)   set expectations to zero, then immerse, animated


You cannot change me; this is the way I am.
~Marat Safin

People don’t resist change. They resist being changed!
~Peter Senge

Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have trying to change others.
~Arnold H Glasow


I think change is possible, but only for individuals who were never truly gay in the first place and who have a strong personal motivation to recover their heterosexuality.
~Marilyn vos Savant

Taste may change, but inclination never.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.
~William James


Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions.
~Leo Buscaglia

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
~Paulo Coelho

You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason someone changes.
~Roy T Bennett

Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around.
~Roy T Bennett


We do not knowingly choose unhappiness over happiness. Rather we choose security over risk, stability over change, what seems permanent over what seems fleeting. We choose unhappiness because it has a better chance to be lasting.
~Robert Brault

Few can accept happiness if it means change. We want the life we have now, only happier.
~Robert Brault

Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.
~Saul Alinsky

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
~Arnold Bennett

The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings.
~Kakuzo Okakaura

What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
~Mignon McLaughlin


I change during the course of a day. I wake and I’m one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I’m somebody else.
~Bob Dylan

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
~Winston Churchill

Changing and actually improving are two quite different skills.
~Dr SunWolf


All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
~Ellen Glasgow

Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.
~Rudy Giuliani

Everything comes to pass, nothing comes to stay.
~Matthew Flickstein

In this world of change, naught which comes stays, and naught which goes is lost.
~Madame Swetchine

Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo.
~Robert Byrne


I will not carry a thing to its culmination simply because I entered in. I may have said I wanted it, but I will have the courage to say, “I have changed my mind.”
~Muriel Strode

I change too quickly: my today refutes my yesterday.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

If you never change your mind, why have one?
~Edward de Bono

One of the things I like enormously about Bob Weinstein is that he’s the only studio head I have ever known who will change his mind and say he was wrong.
~Dean Koontz


A person can’t change all at once.
~Stephen King

Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.
~Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sometimes you see little changes fluttering their pennons to show you that a great change is on its way.
~Henry Stanley Haskins

Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.
~John Steinbeck



I just change with the times. I really don’t have a say in what’s going on. Music was here before me.
~Snoop Dogg

Pop changes week to week, month to month. But great music is like literature.
~Ravi Shankar

Music can change the world because it can change people.

Getting into music has changed my personality and way of doing things. I’m far more open now.
~Shaun White

People naturally change a lot during their 20s, so my songs reflect that progression.
~Miranda Lambert


True change takes place in the imagination.
~Thomas Moore

The real change that paintings undergo is in the perceptions of the viewer.
~Arthur Smith

Your art kind of changes as you get older, by nature of the fact that you’re hopefully gaining wisdom and you’re starting to watch things with a better overview.
~Sheryl Crow

One expected growth, change; without it, the world was less, the well of inspiration dried up, the muses fled.
~Charles de Lint

If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He’s not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he’s really needed.
~Vaclav Havel

I have always been aware that you have to get people listening before you can change their minds. Any artist’s big fear is being ignored, so if you get debate, that’s great.
~Damien Hirst


I never want to change so much that people can’t recognize me.
~Taylor Swift

Being famous hasn’t changed my perception of myself – I’ve just grown up.
~Cat Deeley


~Bart van der Gaag:  Changes,  feat. Nicole Reynolds   (3:36)   umber tones, a waif in voice


~Saraph:  Changes   (3:39)  a band’s swan song


~Billy Rogan:  Changes   (4:28)   playing a guitar


~Bob Dylan:  Times They Are A Changin • feat. Rory Feek   (5:01)   almost 60 years later and nothing changes


~Sam Cooke:  A Change is Gonna Come • feat. Jade Novah   (2:19)   a spirit hovering, promising


~Eric Clapton & Babyface:  Change the World   (3:52)  promise hazy, as in a dream


~Scorpion:  Wind of Change   (4:42)   when the wall came down


~Taylor Swift:  Everything Has Changed • feat. Ed Sheerhan   (4:12)   something less message driven


She was reaching the limits of how much it’s possible to change a man.
~David Nicholls

You change with the guys you date.
~Jessica Simpson

Some things never change and the intriguing things you fall in love with will become the things you don’t like.
~Courteney Cox


We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky.
~Walter Mosley

One day spent with someone you love can change everything.
~Mitch Albom


Don’t change on me. Don’t extort me unless you intend to do it forever.
~Tupac Shakur

Marriage equality changed life for people.
~Andrew Cuomo

They say marriage will change you but it didn’t change me. Being in love changed me.
~R Kelly

All love shifts and changes. I don’t know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
~Julie Andrews

People change and forget to tell each other.
~Lillian Hellman

If you change partners every time it gets tough or you get a little dissatisfied, then I don’t think you get the richness that’s available in a long-term relationship.
~Jeff Bridges

Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.
~Robert Browning


She looked like autumn, when leaves turned and fruit ripened.
~Sarah Addison Allen


You never have a friend all figured out. Just when you think you know what makes them tick, they tock.
~Robert Brault

You can change friends but not neighbours.
~Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.
~Stephen Chbosky

The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor: he took my measure anew every time he saw me, whilst all the rest went on with their old measurements and expected them to fit me.
~George Bernard Shaw


Motherhood has completely changed me. It’s just about like the most completely humbling experience that I’ve ever had. I think that it puts you in your place because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in and if you can’t stand up to those principles when you’re raising a child, forget it.
~Diane Keaton

Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby and I can go out.
~Matthew Broderick

Having two daughters changed my perspective on a lot of things, and I definitely have a newfound respect for women. And I think I finally became a good and real man when I had a daughter.
~Mark Wahlberg

I think the biggest change has been realizing I now have three children.
~Katey Sagal

I’ve changed my life in a lot of ways. I’m a mom, a wife, and a Christian. Some of the things I expressed in my early 20s aren’t what I care to express right now.
~Cheryl James

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
~Ronald Reagan

The moment that changed me forever was the moment my first child was born. I was happy, filled with hope, and thought, ‘Now I understand the whole point of work, of life, of love.’
~Paul Theroux

There was a great complexity to my father. He was a devoted family man. But, in the same breath, he simply was not suited to an anchored life. He should have been somebody who had a backpack, an old map, a bit of change in his pocket and that was it – roaming the world.
~Christian Bale




Cats don’t like change without their consent.
~Roger Caras

A leopard does not change his spots, or change his feeling that spots are rather a credit.
~Ivy Compton-Burnett

Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object.
~Laurence J Peter

Change is inevitable — except from a vending machine.
~Robert C Gallagher

Changes in life are like extra strength Gold Bond Medicated Powder. The burning means it’s working.
~John Mayer

The only people who like change are wet babies.
~Author Unknown

It’s a huge change for your body. You don’t even want to look in the mirror after you’ve had a baby, because your stomach is just hanging there like a Shar-Pei.
~Cindy Crawford

Change is tough, people don’t like it, but it is necessary. Take two aspirins and call me in the morning.
~Christopher Bond

There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in travelling in a stage-coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.
~Geoffrey Crayon

I don’t think anything changes until ideas change. The usual American viewpoint is to believe that something is wrong with the person.
~James Hillman

Change of weather is the discourse of fools.
~Thomas Fuller

If you’ve ever made change in the offering plate, you might be a redneck.
~Jeff Foxworthy

For a change, lady luck seemed to be smiling on me. Then again, maybe the fickle wench was just lulling me into a false sense of security while she reached for a rock.
~Timothy Zahn

I change my mind so much I need two boyfriends and a girlfriend.

I haven’t got the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.
~David Sedaris

The Marines was a fresh start – that is why they shave your head. I wish they would let you change your name.
~Drew Carey

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
~Doug Larson

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
~Will Rogers


At high tide, fish eat ants; at low tide, ants eat fish.
~Thai saying

As the sun’s shadow shifts, so there is no permanence on earth.
~Afghan saying

When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.
~Chinese saying

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.
~Japanese saying

An hour may destroy what an age was building.
~English saying

A year’s care; a minute’s ruin.
~Filipino saying

Any plan is bad that cannot be changed.
~Italian saying

A decision made at night may be changed in the morning.
~Samoan saying

Life is like the moon: now full, now dark.
~Polish saying

When the moon is full, it begins to wane.
~Japanese saying

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
~Chinese saying


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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
~Leo Tolstoy

Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
~Barack Obama

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
~Mahatma Gandhi

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
~Andy Warhol


If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.
~Emma Goldman

When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.
~Eugene V Debs

The change is for a cause.
~Lailah Gifty Akita

The results of political changes are hardly ever those which their friends hope or their foes fear.
~Thomas Huxley

When you lead change, sometimes you get arrows in your back. I mean, that’s just the way the real world is.
~Carly Fiorina

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
~Benjamin Disraeli


No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution… revolution is but thought carried into action.
~Emma Goldman

People want change but not too much change. Finding that balance is tricky for every politician.
~Eleanor Clift


I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.
~Victoria Woodhull

The ridiculously earnest are known to travel in groups. And they are known to change the world.
~Barbara Kingsolver

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
~Margaret Mead

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
~Walter Isaacson


The past is the present, and the present the future, to the non-progressive mind.
~James Lendall Basford

The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.
~Daniel Patrick Moynihan


If we are to change America, we must change the United States Congress.
~Jack Kemp

If you want to change the way your banking system is regulated, if you want to learn the mistakes of what’s gone wrong, then you have to change your government.
~George Osborne

Until we totally change the way we elect our leaders, until we remove private money from public campaigns, lying will be the de facto method of governance in this country.
~Peter Schuyler

We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be a world in which people live rather than die; a sustainable world. It could be great.
~Vivienne Westwood

Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.
~Andre Gide

If you can change three lives in 10, three lives in a hundred, that’s got to be good, hasn’t it?
~Ian Botham

I am desperate for change – now – not in 8 years or 12 years, but right now.
~Michelle Obama

I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.
~Angela Davis

Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society.
~Pope John Paul II


Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist.
~Richard M Nixon

News reports don’t change the world. Only facts change it, and those have already happened when we get the news.
~Friedrich Durrenmatt

Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.
~Peter Medawar


The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history.
~Dalai Lama

You don’t change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.
~Jawaharlal Nehru

A country with a history as colorful, rich and varied as any there ever was, ought to embrace it and not tear down statues.
~author unknown

Political Correctness doesn’t change us, it shuts us up.
~Glenn Beck


I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy – but that could change.
~Dan Quayle

We say keep your change, we’ll keep our God, our guns, our constitution.
~Sarah Palin

Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer.
~Marco Rubio

The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
~Hugo Black

One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible.
~Daniel Berrigan

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
~Harry S Truman

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@Writers Platform

I take sounds and change them into words.
~Brian Eno

The moment of change is the only poem.
~Adrienne Rich

You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.
~Joel Osteen

One cannot be too careful with words, they change their minds just as people do.
~Jose Samarago


It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
~Isaac Asimov

Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.
~David Brin


Words do not change their meanings so drastically in the course of centuries as, in our minds, names do in the course of a year or two.
~Marcel Proust


Prewritten Prompt:   change


I felt like a racehorse in a world without racetracks or a champion college footballer suddenly confronted by Wall Street and a business suit, his days of glory shrunk to a little gold cup on his mantel with a date engraved on it like a date on a tombstone.
~Sylvia Plath

Change there will be, as there has been throughout these… years. For he who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
~Harold Wilson

I’ll never get used to anything. Anybody that does, they might as well be dead.
~Truman Capote

Since change is constant, you wonder if people crave death because it’s the only way they can get anything really finished.
~Chuck Palahniuk


Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
~Lord Acton

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
~Saint Augustine

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
~Soren Kierkegaard

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
~Lao Tzu

If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?
~W Somerset Maugham

I am neither religious nor superstitious, but there is something otherworldly about the space where two roads come together. The devil is said to set up shop there if you want to swap your soul for something more useful. If you believe that God can be bribed, it’s also the hallowed ground to make sacrifices. In the literal sense, it’s also a place to change direction, but once you’ve changed it, you’re stuck until you come to another crossroads, and who knows how long that will be.
~Tayari Jones


The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.
~Maya Angelou

To change what you get you must change who you are.
~Vernon Howard

You cannot change what you are, only what you do.
~Philip Pullman

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.
~Mike Murdock

Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you’ve changed, by believing. Once you’ve changed, other things start to follow. Isn’t that the way it works?
~Diane Duane

To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior.
~Maxwell Maltz


We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
~Charles R. Swindoll

If you don’t like something, change it, if you can’t change it, change your attitude.
~Maya Angelou

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.
~Charles Revson

Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.
~Katherine Mansfield

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
~Denis Waitley

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
~Reinhold Niebuhr


Adapt yourself to change as the willow tree adapts itself to the weather. When the harsh winds of circumstance sweep across the landscape of your life, bow gracefully, bend gently, adapt graciously.
..in the midst of conflict and crisis, the willow willingly bends its branches, but refuses to release its roots.
~William Arthur Ward

According to Darwin’s Origin of Species, it is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment… the civilization that is able to survive is the one that is able to adapt to the changing physical, social, political, moral, and spiritual environment in which it finds itself.
~Leon C Megginson

You can avoid having ulcers by adapting to the situation: If you fall in the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish.
~Author Unknown

We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.
~C JoyBell C

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
~Victor Frankl

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
~Jimmy Dean


The Exercise:

observation #25

some people have a set-aside magic
something they were born to
that changes in some way
the world around them
has nothing to do with love


by the #s

Car 54, where are you
Agent 99, pick up please
confused numbers
change of plans
anathema to science
sure-fire formula
4 romps & camp & comedies



poor wandering waif
dear homeless vagrant
I’ve an empty place
recently vacant
your change of fortune
from dire to decent
once filled with life
a love most recent
ruled pandemic rules
unjust, wrong, indecent
just joined the list
of conned decedents
cremated love
a sterile event
a devil’s feast
of bewilderment



I will never make you cry,
a promise
But I will never make you laugh
like he does
Ten years of marital servitude
‘ere you return to me
Exchanging thrills for a love
that cherished home



changed ways change of reasons
changed attire changing seasons
change of rhythm, change in key
change of heart instructively
change of mind, smeared underwear
changed direction with room to spare


landing from altitude

changes in platitudes
changing to gratitude
vow to stop being crude
promise no more being rude
no leering no being lewd
no ogling babes
no callipygian nudes
no misbehaving
no avoiding prudes
changes in attitude
keeps me good and true
keeps me from being sued



you say it’s the clouds
he says a woman’s mind
i say it’s the unknowable
quest that changes
by the need & by the hour


5s & 7s

change is sharp elbows
eroding banks of rivers
lessons from the stars
the happenstance of meeting
the certainty of goodbye


A room scarred by life
Years of scuffing, dings and all
Change, please! posted door
You can’t send me to my room!
The Remus Con, Br’er Rabbit


mesas, table lands
sheer skylines molded like skin
to the stark landscape
precipitous perspective
change from here to way down there


catch a falling star
change New Year’s baby diapers
potty train the putz
please don’t Ֆ♯¡╦ the bed again
like the bastards two years past


her change of a dress
nice to nakedly naughty
her change of address


his change to a dress
staidly to flamboyantly
gave out his address


enigmas, unknowns
rank impossibilities
change to food for thought


The Olio and Salmagundi of Quotes

Rhetoric and dialectics can’t change what I have learned from observation and experience.
~Paul Getty

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
~J Paul Getty


We don’t change what we are, we change what we think what we are.
~Eric Butterworth

To change our realities, we also have to change our myths.
~Riane Eisler


Come what may, time and hour runs through the roughest day.
~William Shakespeare

All good things must come to an end.
~H H Riley


There are things I can’t force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint.
~Denis Diderot

Change is the only constant. Hanging on is the only sin.
~Denise McCluggage


I like change. There’s something Buddhist about it – continuous change is wonderful.
~David Bailey

Our fathers valued change for the sake of its results; we value it in the act.
~Alice Meynell


But I think it’s more that when you’re young, you’re invincible, you’re immortal – or at least you think you are. The possibilities are limitless, you’re inventing the future. Then you get older and suddenly you have a history. It’s fixed. You can’t change anything. I find that a bit disturbing, to be honest.
~Damien Hirst


Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining.
~Mason Cooley


If I have to change my lifestyle, I don’t want to live.
~Robert Mapplethorpe

I can’t really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don’t see why I should.


Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
~Arthur Schopenhauer

If you don’t change, then what’s the point of anything happening to you?
~Doug Coupland


Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.
~Jon Bon Jovi

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.
~Nikos Kazantzakis


People and their rituals. They cling to things so hard sometimes.
~Garth Stein

And suddenly you know… It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.
~author unknown

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Quoted In The Grove:

Words can have no single fixed meaning. Like wayward electrons, they can spin away from their initial orbit and enter a wider magnetic field. No one owns them or has a proprietary right to dictate how they will be used.
~David Lehman

Language leads a double life – and so does the novelist. You chat with family and friends, you attend to your correspondence, you consult menus and shopping lists, you observe road signs, and so on. Then you enter your study, where language exists in quite another form – as the stuff of patterned artifice.
~Martin Amis

The inner spaces that a good story lets us enter are the old apartments of religion.
~John Updike

At the entrance, my bare feet on the dirt floor, Here, gusts of heat; at my back, white clouds. I stare and stare. It seems I was called for this: To glorify things just because they are.
~Czeslaw Milosz


Exercise Prompt for 01/28:  change


Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it’s not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.
~Bette Davis

If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other’s nature with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth.
~Havelock Ellis


It’s one thing to show your love for someone when everything is going fine and life is smooth. But when the ‘in sickness and in health’ part kicks in and sickness does enter your lives, you’re tested. Your resilience is tested.
~Patti Davis


A man’s heart may have a secret sanctuary where only one woman may enter, but it is full of little anterooms which are seldom vacant.
~Helen Rowland

Unlike ‘real relationships’, ‘virtual relationships’ are easy to enter and to exit. They look smart and clean, feel easy to use, when compared with the heavy, slow-moving, messy real stuff.
~Zygmunt Bauman

My feelings are those of a schoolboy getting in sight of the holidays. Or more seriously, my feelings are perhaps those of a matador who has decided not to enter the bull ring.
~Geoffrey Fisher


I think once you enter the dating world and you realise it’s nothing like those Disney movies you watched when you were a little girl, you just become more guarded.
~Megan Fox

A lot of my emotional issues come from dealing with the opposite sex. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’ll be retired before I can finally enter into a healthy relationship.
~Adam Levine

I do believe that we baby-boomers are reinventing ageing as we enter it. We’re living longer and expecting more from life; the success of ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,’ and other films and novels about finding love late in life, have shown that if we’re up for it, there are adventures awaiting us.
~Deborah Moggach


It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body that he can take possession of another human being, so he must labor upon her body, he must enter her body, to make his claim.
~Joyce Carol Oates

Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.
~Milan Kundera

Only a fortunate few seek the Beloved. Only a blessed few seek to enter the shrine of the heart.
~Dada Vaswani

I think that freedom means freedom for everyone. As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay, and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish. Any kind of arrangement they wish.
~Dick Cheney

I think love has something to do with allowing a person you claim to love to enter a larger arena than the one you create for them.

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Posted From The Grove

Put off your imagination, as you put off your overcoat, when you enter the laboratory. Put it on again, as you put on your overcoat, when you leave.
~Claude Bernard

Anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: ‘Ye must have faith.’
~Max Planck

Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded.
~Herbert Spencer

Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time; it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
~Karl Jaspers

To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn’t apparent because it’s shrouded by sensation and delusion.

The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing.
~Havelock Ellis


Once a disease has entered the body, all parts which are healthy must fight it: not one alone, but all. Because a disease might mean their common death. Nature knows this; and Nature attacks the disease with whatever help she can muster.


We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man.
~Lyndon B Johnson

When I climb into my car, I enter my destination into a GPS device, whose spatial memory supplants my own. I have photographs to store the images I want to remember, books to store knowledge and now, thanks to Google, I rarely have to remember anything more than the right set of search terms to access humankind’s collective memory.
~Joshua Foer

Neanderthal Brains: Bigger, Not Necessarily Better
~Discover magazine article title
(We may have surrendered former brain functions to books and machines)


I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
~Steve Jobs

I will not carry a thing to its culmination simply because I entered in. I may have said I wanted it, but I will have the courage to say, I have changed my mind.
~Muriel Strode


Almost a quarter of our planet is a single mountain range and we didn’t enter it until after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the moon. So we went to the moon, played golf up there, before we went to the largest feature on our own planet.
~Robert Ballard

Some scientists think it may be possible to capture a wormhole and enlarge it many trillions of times to make it big enough for a human or even a spaceship to enter.
~Stephen Hawking

It’s time for the human race to enter the solar system.
~Dan Quayle

Surveys show that many talented and committed young people are reluctant to enter teaching for the long haul because they think the profession is low-paying and not prestigious enough.
~Arne Duncan

Money is not the reason that people enter teaching.
~Arne Duncan

No 22-year-old should have to enter the real world already in a virtual debtors’ prison.
~Michael Moore

The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it.
~John Ciardi

Experts say that if children can’t read by the end of the fifth grade, they lose self-confidence and self-esteem, making them more likely to enter the juvenile justice system.
~Dirk Kempthorne

Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.
~Lady Bird Johnson

School is such an encouraging and safe environment. It’s filled with idealism and just really working on your craft. When you enter the business world — where art meets commerce — it can become quite depressing.
~Troy Garity


Unlike with the majority of library books, when you enter a term into a search engine there is no guarantee that what you will find is authoritative, accurate or even vaguely true.
~Howard Rheingold

The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely as the food that enters the body.
~Pat Buchanan

Criticism in the universities, I’ll have to admit, has entered a phase where I am totally out of sympathy with 95% of what goes on. It’s Stalinism without Stalin.
~Harold Bloom

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
~Khalil Gibran


~Nathan Gray:  Dying Words Aren’t What I Imagined


~Omeleto:  Martha   (16:19)   an entrance, otherwise


~Nilo Batle:  Entrance   (1:58)   life wants…


If we choose to walk into a forest where a tiger lives, we are taking a chance. If we swim in a river where crocodiles live, we are taking a chance. If we visit the desert or climb a mountain or enter a swamp where snakes have managed to survive, we are taking a chance.
~Peter Benchley

We provoke a shark every time we enter the water where sharks happen to be, for we forget: The ocean is not our territory – it’s theirs.
~Peter Benchley

What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?
~E M Forster

I have resolved on an enterprise that has no precedent and will have no imitator. I want to set before my fellow human beings a man in every way true to nature; and that man will be myself.
~Jean-Jacques Rousseau


At home in Ghaziabad, everyone is a pure vegetarian. In fact, when I want to cook non-veg there, my mum shoos me out on the terrace where I have my cooking utensils. I’m told categorically that whatever non-veg or egg, etc., that I have to cook, I should do upstairs and not enter her kitchen at all.
~Suresh Raina

No pills, not even aspirin, and certainly no supplements ever enter my mouth – everything I need comes from my fish and vegetarian diet, which incorporates many different kinds of fruit and vegetables every week.
~David H Murdock


I think of animals more as spirits that come and go. They enter our lives at a particular time and they leave at a particular time. The whole glorious history of animals with people is about joy and connection. It’s about loving this creature and letting this creature love you.
~Jon Katz

Fall in love with a dog, and in many ways you enter a new orbit, a universe that features not just new colors but new rituals, new rules, a new way of experiencing attachment.
~Caroline Knapp

No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.
~Calvin Coolidge

Free enterprise empowers entrepreneurs who have ideas and imagination, investors who take risks, and workers who hone their skills and offer their labor.
~Paul Ryan

Everybody agrees that you want competition. But you have to have rules of fair competition if you want to have competitors to enter the market.
~Reed Hundt

That’s free enterprise, friends: freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing – the truly democratic thing about it – is that you don’t even have to be a player to lose.
~Barbara Ehrenreich

If we enter into the kind of world that Google likes, the world that Google wants, it’s a world where information is copied so much on the Internet that nobody knows where it came from anymore, so there can’t be any rights of authorship.
~Jaron Lanier

Banks operate like a man who either wears his trousers round his chest, stifling breathing, as now, or round his ankles, exposing his assets. We want their trousers tied round their middle: steady lending growth; particularly to productive British business, especially small scale enterprise.
~Vince Cable

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.


Simple logic dictates that if you cannot even conceive the possibility of leaving a negotiation, then it is preferable never to enter one.
~Yanis Varoufakis

Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses… on your powers, instead of your problems.
~Paul J Meyer

To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.
~James Allen


Early on, when I was quite young and going from job to job, I was foolish enough to sometimes speak to my fellow workers: ‘Hey, the boss can come in here at any moment and lay all of us off, just like that, don’t you realize that?’ They would just look at me. I was posing something that they didn’t want to enter their minds.
~Charles Bukowski

There are two rules I’ve always tried to live by: turn left, if you’re supposed to turn right; go through any door that you’re not supposed to enter. It’s the only way to fight your way through to any kind of authentic feeling in a world beset by fakery.
~Malcolm Mclaren

Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.
~Theodore Roosevelt

Russia and other countries’ declining population worries? Perhaps needy, initially, but America is where the world’s most dynamic pioneers and dreamers want to bring their productivity. The emigrants’ good is to add their labor, their creativity, their loyalty and mongrel blood to our tax base. Color doesn’t enter that equation.
~author unknown

Opponents confront us continually, but actually there is no opponent there. Enter deeply into an attack and neutralize it as you draw that misdirected force into your own sphere.
~Morihei Ueshiba

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It is precisely as though I were possessed by some other spirit when I enter on a new task of acting, as though something within me presses a switch and my own consciousness merges into some other, greater, more vital being.
~Conrad Veidt

I think I’m very permeable. I can very easily, without even choosing to do it, enter the life of another. Or, to put it in a more modest and accurate way, for that life to enter mine.
~John Berger

We’re all driven to premieres or nightclubs and seen the rope separating those who can enter and those who can’t. Well, there’s also a velvet rope we have inside of us, keeping others from knowing our feelings.
~Janet Jackson


All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
~William Shakespeare

With any child entering adolescence, one hunts for signs of health, is desperate for the smallest indication that the child’s problems will never be important enough for a television movie.
~Nora Ephron


I enjoy watching sitcoms where the team behind it have successfully created a whole alternate reality that you can enter into for half an hour every week.
~Simon Bird

I write for television, I plan the story on whiteboard wallpaper in my office, using a system created by the American writer Dan Harmon. It’s remarkably simple: a character wants something; they enter a new world and adapt to it; they get what they want, re-enter the old world and change.
~Graham Linehan


There’s a challenge to playing these fantasy figures because they are fantasy figures. You have to enter into this sort of imaginative world of the writer.
~Ralph Fiennes

You’re creating a different world and the actor’s job is to be able to convince the audience to enter into that world, whether it be actually something that you recognize from your own life or not.
~Christian Bale

One of the things I love about acting is that I can enter into these other people’s lives. But going back to being me at the end of the day is very important, too. That process of remembering who I am.
~Sally Hawkins


With the CGI, suddenly there’s a thousand enemies instead of six – the army goes off into the horizon. You don’t need that. The audience loses its relationship with the threat on the screen. That’s something that’s consistently happening and it makes these movies like video games and that’s a soulless enterprise. It’s all kinetics without emotion
~Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up being the biggest film star in the history of cinema.
~Dirk Benedict


I think you’ll find a lot of actors will be interested in history because it sparks your imagination so much. When you enter a period of history, your imagination just goes wild in creating the world, which is really what acting is.
~Tom Mison

It’s such a rich experience when you enter into a subject from a documentary point of view. It’s hard for fiction to compete with that.
~Jonathan Demme

What’s nice about what we have is when you enter the set, the world of film, it becomes this real cocoon, very different from all the publicity. That’s the fun part.
~Mira Nair

It is joyous for any actor to enter other grounds of consciousness and thought. At the end of the day, we just all like dressing up and playing around.
~Rhys Ifans

A certain blue enters your soul. A certain red has an effect on your blood-pressure.
~Henri Matisse

When I work, I’m thinking in terms of purely visual effects and relations, and any verbal equivalent is something that comes afterwards. But it’s inconceivable to me that I could experience things and not have them enter into my painting.
~Adolph Gottlieb

It’s a question of not copying the masters, to look for something, good or bad, for oneself. To enter this liberated state of mind, one cannot copy the others.
~Nathalie Sarraute


~Omeleto:  Would You Like To Try Again?   (10:01)   entering the do-over door


~Kevin Therson:  Door to Door   (9:00)   entering a future memory’s door


~Caroline Mackintosh:  The Doors   (9:21)   entering problematic doors NSW


~straight 8:  crumbs   (2:37)   enter zany, depart by the floor door


I have been refused entrance on the buses because I would not pay my fare at the front and go around to the rear door to enter. That was the custom if the bus was crowded up to the point where the white passengers would start occupying.
~Rosa Parks

New Orleans invented the brown paper bag party – usually at a gathering in a home – where anyone darker than the bag attached to the door was denied entrance. The brown bag criterion survives as a metaphor for how the black cultural elite quite literally establishes caste along color lines within black life.
~Michael Eric Dyson

A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family.
~Saul Alinsky

My big entrance into this industry was playing an enslaved person, which is an absolute cliche of people of color.
~Rege-Jean Page

How did we suddenly become entranced with gangster culture? I saw it this morning on campus. When did the black community say we should all look like criminals?
~Tim Reid

Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
~Nelson Mandela

As I enter a new phase of life and my circle broadens, I start learning new things.
~Kapil Dev

When cerebral processes enter into sports, you start screwing up. It’s like the Constitution, which says separate church and state. You have to separate mind and body.
~Bill Lee

It’s not about how much money I’m getting paid. It’s just a love of one-on-one combat. I feel I’m at home. I love the ring entrances, the talking. I’m the master of it all.
~Tyson Fury

I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It’s ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.
~Mike Tyson

Eventually, competition and adventure wane, and I enter my ibuprofen phase. Tweaky hamstrings and achy knees restrict mileage, but I continue running for health, sanity, and the ritual of a Sunday trail run with like-minded buddies. We discuss the nagging injuries that bedevil us, and remember the good old days when we were kings.
~Don Kardong


I tell you that the coaches are like cardiologists – they have to enter the player in their hearts so that the message reaches them.
~Mikel Arteta

When I’m asked to define football, I always talk about emotions, the heart, love. It’s something you feel deep down inside when you enter a stadium, raise your eyes, and look at the stands, the fans coming in.
~Unai Emery

You should enter a ballpark the way you enter a church.
~Bill Lee


Every time I enter the field, it’s like, ‘Smriti, you have to score.’ And I love that responsibility.
~Smriti Mandhana

I hate losing and cricket being my first love, once I enter the ground it’s a different zone altogether and that hunger for winning is always there.
~Sachin Tendulkar


I think if you look at NXT, the one guy who seems like he would belong in a WrestleMania main event is Nakamura because of the aura and the buzz that he gets. He is able to grab the attention of people who don’t really know who he is right away with his mannerisms and entrance – by the time he gets to the ring, you are kind of hooked.
~Kevin Owens

Wrestling has a tremendous entrance plan. You come in, and it’s, ‘Boy, here you are. It’s rock and roll; it’s wonderful.’ It’s got no exit plan.
~Roddy Piper

If you are watching television and two guys come out and you are already able to tell what the finish of that match is based on entrances alone, that’s a problem.
~Shawn Spears

It wasn’t until later in my career that I really focused on the importance on making an entrance.
~Finn Balor

When that glass broke and ‘Stone Cold’ was making an entrance, and that roof blew off that building, that sends you higher than life or anything that I know of. It’s an adrenaline rush you can’t explain.
~Stone Cold Steve Austin

I have the best entrance in all of professional wrestling for crying out loud.
~Marty Scurll

I always really enjoyed Edge’s entrance theme. Also Stone Cold. WWE once asked me in an interview, if I had to change my entrance music, whose would I choose, and I said Edge. So they created a video of me using that song, and I was like, ‘I’m in love.’

Entrance music doesn’t make a difference.
~Rory MacDonald


I have a great deal of respect for any women that will enter the world of little boys of sports.
~Jennifer Garner

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Music – it’s the only thing that can enter your system, your mind, your heart, without your permission.
~Emmanuel Jal

Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
~Ludwig van Beethoven

To capture sound is to isolate a moment, canonize it, enter it into the historical register.
~Adam Mansbach

Once music ceases to be ephemeral – always disappearing – and becomes instead material… it leaves the condition of traditional music and enters the condition of painting. It becomes a painting, existing as material in space, not immaterial in time.
~Brian Eno

Sound creates an intimate effect: the sensation to feel the place. It makes the viewer enter. You have the liberty to hear what you want.
~Bruno Dumont

I’ve always written. When I was in school, the only teacher who ever liked me was my creative writing teacher. I used to enter poetry competitions, and I don’t think I ever lost one. So I had the idea for a while of being some kind of poet.
~Justin Townes Earle


Is it not the business of the conductor to convey to the public in its dramatic form the central idea of a composition; and how can he convey that idea successfully if he does not enter heart and soul into the life of the music and the tale it unfolds?
~John Philip Sousa

He moves as if entranced in a tango with the Universe.
~Francesco Garri


When I was younger, I used to say, ‘I’m not making music. I am getting catharsis for emotion.’ For me, vulnerability is an act of uncovering. It’s a revealing: the idea of putting aside your armour and allowing pain to enter.

I think we’re about ready for a new feeling to enter music. I think that will come from the Arabic world.
~Brian Eno

Songs of different moods are like keys, which help me enter the world of my book’s characters.
~Amish Tripathi


I remember being in Hollywood at the age of 16 and marveling at the stars. The idea of being part of it never entered my mind. It was too far-fetched.
~Bryan Adams

You know, most people, they want to go to Hollywood. They want to be a star. They want to be a rock star. That thought never entered any of our minds, the Van Halen family.
~Eddie Van Halen

The cardinal rule for any performer is that they should know themselves before they enter the spotlight, and I didn’t. I was just Neil and I did what I was supposed to do. I was supposed to get married, so I got married. I was supposed to get a job, so I looked for work.
~Neil Diamond

We’ve created rigidities at the entrance point in artisanal occupations.
~Emmanuel Macron

To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.
~Giorgio de Chirico


Writing and creating, those things come to me on their own. I feel like… you sort of summon them and it’s like allowing the universe to enter your heart in an entirely different way to what it normally does. It’s like inviting that energy of the universe to enter into your craft in a way where it has a meaning.
~Ryan Adams

Creativity is a mansion. If you’re empty in one room, all you have to do is go out into the hallway and enter another room that’s full.
~F Gary Gray


No artist is well served in thinking what will happen to their works. The best one can hope is that they’ll enter the mainstream, and people will pull bits and pieces from them.
~Twyla Tharp

Being a pop fan is a lot like Catholic devotion – lots of ritual, lots of ceremony… We touch the icon to enter the sacred space, genuflecting to reliquaries and ostentatoria that make something splendid of our most secret desires and agonies.
~Rob Sheffield


~Klaus Günter Neumann:  Wonderland By Night

~Bert Kaempfert   (3:14)   entering the cosmopolis, once to see, once to listen


~Engelbert Humperdinck:   (3:00)   lyrics as syrup


~Floyd Cramer   (3:07)    haunting piano, high vocals, a lonely sound

~Post Modern Jukebox:  Don’t Stop Believing   (4:21)   entering the new year


~Jeff Pevar & Inger Nova:  Groove Sensation   (5:27)   entering the stone house studio, Oregon homegrown


To become a mother is to learn a whole language — to relearn it, perhaps, as it was the tongue to which we were born — and hence gain entrance to a forgotten world of comprehension.
~Rachel Cusk

Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see.
~Pope Paul VI

Once I had a daughter and I had a wife I knew I was going to enter a completely different world that I’d never known before.
~Mick Hucknall

It’s very hard for our parents who see us enter a world that they can’t imagine.
~Alice Walker


One-year-olds learn concealment. Five-year-olds lie outright: they manipulate via flattery. Nine-year-olds – masters of the cover-up. By the time you enter college, you’re going to lie to your mom in one out of every five interactions.
~Pamela Meyer Whenever

I have thought about it a great deal, and the more I think, the more certain I am that obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child.
~Anne Sullivan


Broccoli, when overboiled, produces a sulfuric stench that causes children to gag the instant they enter the house.
~Kate Christensen

Luckily, my children love broccoli, and although we sometimes enter into UN-like negotiations about how many ‘trees’ they need to eat before they can partake of ice cream, it is a vegetable that they tend to embrace.
~Gwyneth Paltrow


I find myself drawn to that period where children are about to leave childhood behind. When you’re 12 years old, you still have one foot in childhood; the other is poised to enter a completely new stage of life. Your innocent understanding of the world moves towards something messier and more complicated, and once it does you can never go back. ~Khaled Hosseini

As my children leave the protected parameters of the bay called childhood and enter the wavier seas of adolescence, I’m starting to get seasick.
~Kristin Armstrong

We use our parents like recurring dreams, to be entered into when needed.
~Doris Lessing

Imagine it’s 1981. You’re an artist, in love with art, smitten with art history. You’re also a woman, with almost no mentors to look to; art history just isn’t that into you. Any woman approaching art history in the early eighties was attempting to enter an almost foreign country, a restricted and exclusionary domain that spoke a private language.
~Jerry Saltz

Women are always told, ‘You’re not going to make it, its too difficult, you can’t do that, don’t enter this competition, you’ll never win it,’ — they need confidence in themselves and people around them to help them to get on.
~Zaha Hadid

Even when a man and a woman perform equally well in a task — say, solving math problems — men are more willing to enter competitions based on that task. Men also show less risk aversion.
~Sendhil Mullainathan

At no point do I wish to be in conflict with any man or masculine thought. It doesn’t enter my consciousness. Art is anonymous. It’s not competitive with men. It’s a complementary contribution.
~Barbara Hepworth

The heart of a woman falls back with the night,
And enters some alien cage in its plight,
And tries to forget it has dreamed of the stars
While it breaks, breaks, breaks on the sheltering bars
~Georgia Douglas Johnson

For a long time, society put obstacles in the way of women who wanted to enter the sciences.
~Sally Ride

The problem with feminism in the second wave was that we fought so much among ourselves, and I think we did so much damage to the movement… and I think the next wave, the third wave, is women mentoring younger women and women helping younger women to enter the political process and the writing world.
~Erica Jong

I didn’t enter Miss S.A. because I thought I was the most beautiful woman in S.A., I entered because it’s one of the few platforms that give women the ability to lead and I knew I had a powerful voice and message to send out.
~Zozibini Tunzi

Once, in Australia, I ate 33 pancakes in 20 minutes, and I only did it because they said a girl could never enter the competition.
~Olivia Wilde

I don’t enter, I’m entered. It’s up to someone else. It’s up to them.
~Albert Finney

Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
~Thomas Jefferson

Girls grow up scarred by caution and enter adulthood eager to shake free of their parents’ worst nightmares. They still know to be wary of strangers. What they don’t know is whether they have more to fear from their friends.
~Nancy Gibbs

I did not enter the industry to create a certain image. People happened to see me as the friend/sister/daughter next door. I like that association very much. It’s close to what I am in real life. As for films, I just focus on the job.
~Kajal Aggarwal

I don’t feel ‘vibes’ when I enter a building – don’t feel the previous owners looking down on me. But I do know when a place feels friendly. ~Penelope Keith

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I know that marriage is a legal and religious alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.
~George Bernard Shaw

Some minds remain open long enough for the truth not only to enter but to pass on through by way of a ready exit without pausing anywhere along the route.
~Elizabeth Kenny

When you enter a room, you have to kiss his ring. I don’t mind, but he has it in his back pocket.
~Don Rickles

Artificial Intelligence leaves no doubt that it wants its audiences to enter a realm of pure fantasy when it identifies one of the last remaining islands of civilization as New Jersey.
~Godfried Danneels

Web sites are designed to keep young people from using the keyboard, except to enter in their parents’ credit card information.
~Douglas Rushkoff

It’s official, Arnold said he will enter the race for governor. At least that’s what everybody thinks he said.
~David Letterman

His mouth is for export and his head has no entrance.
~Douglas Feaver

Negative humor is forgotten immediately. It’s the stuff that makes us feel better about our lives that lives long. Much more satisfying. Enter children’s books.
~Berkeley Breathed

A lot of guys come out, and they do the exact same thing, are in the exact same mood, and have the exact same entrance every night, I really just make up a lot of crap as I go along.
~Dean Ambrose

For any politician who didn’t enter office a wealthy man, nothing says ‘I take bribes’ like a Rolex watch.
~Timothy Noah

A lot of time, people enter the most depressing situations, and they are the funniest people on Earth, because they have to be. It’s a coping mechanism.
~Daniel Kaluuya

All men have one entrance into life, and the like going out.
~Solomon Ibn Gabirol

The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since they entered the ranks of history. They have always confounded truth with death.
~Henry Miller

At the end of our lives, we step across the threshold of death and enter into a new and better world. I believe that. It’s just that simple.
~Gordon B Hinckley


I have watched patients stand and gaze longingly toward the city they in all likelihood will never enter again. It means liberty and life; it seems so near, and yet heaven is not further from hell.
~Nellie Bly

Do you think that you shall enter the Garden of Bliss without such trials as came to those who passed before you?
~Scott Reed

It is only in the light of the inescapable fact of death that a person can adequately engage and enter upon the mysterious fact of life.
~John Hines

It is like visiting one’s funeral, like visiting loss in its purest and most monumental form, this wild darkness, which is not only unknown but which one cannot enter as oneself.
~Harold Brodkey

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.
~William Butler Yeats

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
~Anatole France

Many a man, having begun to be intemperate at thirty, enters at sixty or upwards upon a career of self-restoration… I now enter upon my climacteric year sixty-three. Lord, help me to improve that short minute of time which yet remains.
~Richard Illidge

You go first. Go through the door before me. Enter the limousine while I wait by your side. Enter the shops while I stand behind, guarding your back. Sit at the table before me. Please, sample the tastiest morsels while I sit quietly. My desire is that you go first, in every occasion of earthly life. Only once will I go before you, And that will be at my last moment. For when death claims us, you must go last. Because I can’t live one second without you.
~Jean Sasson

We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.
~James Anthony Froude

I saw ‘The Exorcist’ at the cinema when I was quite young, maybe 14. When I went back home, my mum and dad weren’t in, so I had to wait for them on the main road. I were too scared to enter the house.
~Sean Bean

Everyone’s frightened. It’s how you deal with that fear. It’s very, very powerful. And what you’ve got to do is get it as a tailwind instead of a headwind. And that’s a little bit of a judo trick in your mind. And once you learn that, fear starts to excite you. Because you know that you are going to enter into something and try it and risk. ~Jimmy Iovine

Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.

True inspiration overrides all fears. When you are inspired, you enter a trance state and can accomplish things that you may never have felt capable of doing.
~Bernie Siegel

Fear is like a black cavern that is terrifying. Once you enter the cavern and explore it, you realize that you can get out of it, go through it and get out of it.
~Isabel Allende

Because at bottom, I’m interested in fear, and in courage and cowardice and these are easier to get at through fiction, where you can enter people’s heads.
~Kevin Patterson


© David Lorenz Winston


The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.
~John Locke

Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks.
~Stokely Carmichael


It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
~Douglas MacArthur

The entrance strategy is actually more important than the exit strategy.
~Edward Lampert

As soon as man enters into a state of society he loses the sense of his weakness; equality ceases, and then commences the state of war.
~Charles de Secondat

Drug prohibition has caused gang warfare and other violent crimes by raising the prices of drugs so much that vicious criminals enter the market to make astronomical profits, and addicts rob and steal to get money to pay the inflated prices for their drugs.
~Michael Badnarik


No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
~Niccolo Machiavelli

Any time the Western way of war can be unleashed on an enemy stupid enough to enter its arena, victory is assured.
~Victor Davis Hanson

It is a grave matter to enter a war,
without adequate military preparation;
it may prove fatal to come into peace,
without moral and religious preparation.
~Louis Finkelstein

You could argue that war is always an irrational act, and yet many states enter into military conflict out of rational calculation or national interest or the stability or longevity of their regime.
~William C Kirby

I am bitterly opposed to my country entering the war, but if, notwithstanding my opposition, we do enter it, all of my energy and all of my power will be behind our flag in carrying it on to victory.
~George William Norris


I have a scheme for stopping war. It’s this – no nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one.
~Will Rogers

I know I will be severely criticized by the interventionists in America when I say we should not enter a war unless we have a reasonable chance of winning.
~Charles Lindbergh


Strip the proud nobility of their bloated estates, reduce them to a level with plain republicans, send forth to labor, and teach their children to enter the workshops or handle the plow, and you will thus humble proud traitors.
~Thaddeus Stevens

We now enter a new age of American history, and the question to be answered is this: Will we restore the republic our forefathers created, or will we allow it to be annihilated by those who hate America, its history, and all it stands for?
~Augustus Sol Invictus

By intensity of hatred, nations create in themselves the character that they imagine in their enemies. Hence it comes that all passionate conflicts result in an interchange of characteristics. We might say with truth, those who hate open a door by which their enemies enter and make their own the secret places of the heart.
~George William Russell

Half a century ago, Ronald Reagan, the man whose relentless optimism inspired me to enter politics, famously said that he didn’t leave the Democratic Party; the party left him. I can certainly relate. I didn’t leave the Republican Party; it left me.
~Charlie Crist

What I do know is that writing is the thing I am best at, and I don’t have the stomach, the ability, the strength or the courage to enter the political arena. And I think writing can be a political act, if only to let those people accountable know they are being watched. Literature can be a conscience.
~Miguel Syjuco


You don’t enter politics when you come to parliament. I was getting politics for breakfast, dinner and tea when I was a little kid.
~Dennis Skinner

Many people around the President have sizeable egos before entering government, some with good reason. Their new positions will do little to moderate their egos.
~Donald Rumsfeld


People who run for president seriously and people who become president enter a bizarre secret society in which they have had an experience that none of us will ever have.
~John Hodgman

As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.
~Martin Van Buren


We must have our say, not through violence, aggression or fear. We must speak out calmly and forcefully. We shall only be able to enter the new world era if we agree to engage in dialogue with the other side.
~Tahar Ben Jelloun

Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

Your life is like a play with several acts. Some of the characters who enter have short roles to play, others, much larger. Some are villains and others are good guys. But all of them are necessary; otherwise, they wouldn’t be in the play. Embrace them all, and move on to the next act.
~Wayne Dyer


There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance. ~Walt Whitman

We live in a country where posting ‘Let’s riot or something bruv!’ on Facebook will get you a couple of years in prison, while writing a column saying we should bomb Syria is practically an entrance exam for public intellectuals.
~Frankie Boyle

If an NSA, FBI, CIA, DIA, etc analyst has access to query raw SIGINT databases, they can enter and get results for anything they want. Phone number, email, user id, cell phone handset id (IMEI), and so on – it’s all the same.
~Edward Snowden

The beauty of our court system is that anybody can enter the court and sue. Uh, you have to be appointed to be in the Executive Branch. You have to be elected to be in the Legislative Branch, but anybody can go into court.
~Dick Morris


If the American government can’t stand behind the dollar, the world’s benchmark currency, then the global financial system will very likely enter a new era in which there is much less trade and much less economic growth. It would be, by most accounts, the largest self-imposed financial disaster in history.
~Adam Davidson

What you have to do is enter the fiction of America, enter America as fiction. It is, indeed, on this fictive basis that it dominates the world.
~Jean Baudrillard


Once you are a victim of a bombing, you enter a risk group to which they will not sell insurance.
~Ernst Zundel

One good way of measuring the mood in Israel is just how alert or relaxed the guards at every restaurant entrance appear to be.
~Elliott Abrams

We made our entrance into Paris. As for honors, we received all that we could possibly imagine; but they, though very well in their way, were not what touched me most. What was really affecting was the tenderness and earnestness of the poor people, who, in spite of the taxes with which they are overwhelmed, were transported with joy at seeing us. (When reminded of the people’s hunger and lack of bread) …Let them eat cake.
~Marie Antoinette


Pro football gave me a good sense of perspective to enter politics: I’d already been booed, cheered, cut, sold, traded and hung in effigy.
~Jack Kemp

Enter politics, and you enter the glass house; there are no secrets and no places to hide.
~Nancy Gibbs


Liberals have a quaint and touching faith that truth is on their side and an even quainter faith that journalists are on the side of truth.
~P J O’Rourke

I enter the world called real as one enters a mist.
~Julien Green

We have to compete in a universe of 200 networks, so we have to carve out our own niche, and to me, that niche is just basic shoe-leather journalism with some good journalists at the helm you can trust as presenters.
~Walter Isaacson

Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business – which at least does us all some good.
~Stephen Fry

When I entered politics, I took the only downward turn you could take from journalism.
~Jim Hightower

Men enter local politics solely as a result of being unhappily married.
~C Northcote Parkinson

I can’t enter into politico-social subjects with any interest, for on the whole, I see that things are in a muddle, and I have no power or vocation to set them right in ever so little a degree.
~William Morris

I have no interest in owning a football club; I don’t play golf; I don’t like horseracing and I’d rather become a professional bungee jumper than enter politics.
~Lloyd Dorfman

I have my own political views and ideologies, but will not enter politics for sure.

I think few people of education enter politics because it seems like a contact blood sport.
~Sherry Turkle

I have no desire to enter politics. Because I am not suited for that.
~N R Narayana Murthy

If the golden gate of preferment is not usually opened to men of real merit, persons of no worth have entered it in a most extraordinary manner.
~Isaac D’Israeli

Enter the candidates on horseback: While military leaders can sometimes be dangerous in politics, our best generals and admirals embody the democratic values and leadership skills for which the country is yearning.
~David Ignatius

In 1914, there were two countries in the world that required you to have a passport if you wanted to enter – Czarist Russia and the Ottomans. Anywhere else, you could come and go as you pleased.
~Daniel Patrick Moynihan

I cry, sometimes, because I’m not 20 years younger, and I’m not healthy. But if I were, I would even sacrifice my writing to enter politics.
~Oriana Fallaci

I’d rather talk to people about their personal spiritual practices or what they believe love is. I’m born to do that. Could I enter into the political realm and dive into that? Sure, but I don’t think I would want to do that.
~Alanis Morissette

I left a world in which I was a queen to enter one in which I’m a human being.
~Brigitte Bardot

When you enter the realm of politics, you don’t enter it because you want to be popular. When I want to be popular, I pull on a guitar and sing a song.
~Wyclef Jean

I am not entering politics to be another Knesset member. If I enter the political arena I want to be prime minister. Period.
~Ami Ayalon

As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.
~Toni Morrison

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@Writers Platform

I think my characters are more wish fulfillments than they are mirrors. They see things I don’t and live in a world I can only enter through words.
~Sarah Addison Allen

I think that’s what I love about writing, is the ability to try to, in a sense, take a vacation from yourself and try to enter the sensibility of another time, another character, another place.
~Ron Rash


Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems.
~John Barton

Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one’s soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.
~John Keats


When Shakespeare begins his exposition thus he generally at first makes people talk about the hero, but keeps the hero himself for some time out of sight, so that we await his entrance with curiosity, and sometimes with anxiety.
~Andrew Coyle Bradley

A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.
~Caroline Gordon

In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author… I was just a Mom in a state of panic, trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize money in order to keep the lights on in my home.
~Leslie Banks

I’m a very lucky man. It’s a beautiful thing for a writer, to see people allowing your words to enter their own unconscious and their souls.
~Wallace Shawn


In the old days of literature, only the very thick-skinned — or the very brilliant — dared enter the arena of literary criticism. To criticise a person’s work required equal measures of erudition and wit, and inferior critics were often the butt of satire and ridicule.
~Joanne Harris

Hemingway is terribly limited. His technique is good for short stories, for people who meet once in a bar very late at night, but do not enter into relations. But not for the novel.
~W H Auden

The character of the artist doesn’t enter into the nature of the art.
~Lucian Freud


The universal narrator knows all and can enter a character’s head any time he chooses.
~Arthur Herzog

Each language has its own take on the world. That’s why a translation can never be absolutely exact, and therefore, when you enter another language and speak with its speakers, you become a slightly different person; you learn a different sort of world.
~Kate Grenville

It’s an interesting plot device to enter in a third wheel — it always helps raise the stakes for all parties involved. But often, those characters can be one-dimensional.
~Michael Trucco


A tincture of this world’s reality would enter the other world… while this world would be subtly altered too, changed in status by the knowledge that it had an outside.
~Munson Havens

It is like entering upon a new stage of life, having a new world before us from which to receive, and upon which to make impressions.
~Robert Brault


We willingly enter fictional worlds where we cheer our heroes and cry for friends we never had.
~Marco Tempest

Fiction basically is a form of gossip where you want to enter other people’s lives, the lives of people you don’t know, and you want to know what’s going to happen to them.
~Vikram Seth


There’s a half-conscious state you enter when you’re actually generating prose, and you are simply a better writer in that place. In fact it’s the only place where you even are a writer.
~John Jeremiah Sullivan

When I enter that higher-order space that’s required to write, I’m a better human. For whatever my writing is, wherever it’s ranked, it definitely is the one place that I get to be beautiful.
~Junot Diaz

I think of novels in architectural terms. You have to enter at the gate, and this gate must be constructed in such a way that the reader has immediate confidence in the strength of the building.
~Ian Mcewan

You might say that when you step inside, you’re entering a honorific space, but that’s something totally different than experiencing it. And in architecture the experience comes first. That has the deepest effect on us.
~Thom Mayne

Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.
~Yoshio Taniguchi


The world is filled with archaic objects – mailboxes which look like alarm boxes, banks which look like places to break out of rather than places to enter.
~Raymond Loewy

Each year, tens of millions of museumgoers walk through the entrance of the Getty, or the Metropolitan or the Prado or the Hermitage, and never consider the possibility of having to arbitrate for themselves the authenticity of what they have come to see.
~Peter Landesman

Outside museums, in noisy public squares, people look at people. Inside museums, we leave that realm and enter what might be called the group-mind, getting quiet to look at art.
~Jerry Saltz

Museums are custodians of epiphanies, and these epiphanies enter the central nervous system and deep recesses of the mind.
~George Lois



~bckpackr: excerpt • Trip to Greece (conclusion)

Sure enough, the village of Skala – just Skala – existed!

In reality, it was more like a sand-road leading to a settlement of about 40 houses that were just a kilometer from the beach. The houses were ramshackle and wooden like an old western ghost-town; In fact, that’s *exactly* what it looked like, but the most beautiful thing about Skala, was that tourism hadn’t discovered this amazing little idyll!

When I stood on that beach, it was the cleanest, bluest and wildest waves of the Mediterranean that I had ever seen! It was deserted perfection! Looking to my left and right, there was not one house, not one hotel, no people, nothing but empty sand and waves as far as the eye could see!

It was paradise!

Standing with my back to the wildest, bluest waves I’d never imagined and looking inland, the view, except for the few houses of Skala, was of sand and foot-high grass, browned in the sun and looking like a sea of shimmering pale gold, as far as the eye could see!

All else was blue sky and summer wind! There was no sign of ‘civilization’ here whatsoever!

I spent two days there, asking questions and enduring the xenophobia of a suspicious bar-owner (everyone else was open, warm and friendly), until at last I found some people who had met and known my brother!

They told me that he had left Skala just two days before I got there, because the Olympics were being held in Barcellona, in Spain, and he thought there might be more work to be found there.

How we missed each other, I will never know and cannot imagine, so I hitch-hiked back up to just below Athens and then turned westward toward the city of Patras. What in the world was I hoping for? My bread was gone, and I had no means of crossing the ocean again to get back to Italy!

So how did I get back to Italy from Greece? Well, that’s a story for another time!


It is better to enter heaven with one eye, than with two eyes to enter hell.
~Friedrich Schiller

When I took the habit, the Lord immediately showed me how He favours those who do violence to themselves in order to serve Him. No one saw what I endured… At the moment of my entrance into this new state I felt a joy so great that it has never failed me even to this day; and God converted the dryness of my soul into a very great tenderness.
~Saint Teresa of Avila


From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.
~John Henry Newman

In the beginning the church was a fellowship of men and women centering on the living Christ. Then the church moved to Greece where it became a philosophy. Then it moved to Rome where it became an institution. Next, it moved to Europe, where it became a culture. And, finally, it moved to America where it became an enterprise.
~Richard Halverson


When does life begin? When does the soul enter? That’s a religious question. Science is not going to be able to help with that.
~Francis Collins

As we had no part of our will on our entrance into this life, we should not presume to any on our leaving it, but soberly learn to will which He wills.
~William Drummond


Religion is not a department of life; it is something that enters into the whole of it.
~Alan Watts

Religion, you know, enters very deep; in reality it is the deepest impression I have in speaking to people, that they are or that they are not of my religion.
~Gerard Manley Hopkins

It is certain that if you would have the whole secret of a people, you must enter into the intimacy of their religion.
~Edgar Quinet


When prayer removes distrust and doubt and enters the field of mental certainty, it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.
~Ernest Holmes

When the rose and the cross are united the alchemical marriage is complete and the drama ends. Then we wake from history and enter eternity.
~Robert Anton Wilson


God enters by a private door into every individual.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Into every soul, however purged and fenced, evil appears to have as much freedom of entrance as God Himself.
~George A Smith


Don’t try to tear down other people’s religion about their ears, Build up your own perfect structure of truth, and invite your listeners to enter in and enjoy its glories.
~Brigham Young

I’m not religious. In Spain all 22 players make the sign of the cross before they enter the pitch. If it works all matches must therefore end in a draw.
~Johan Cruyff

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!
~Dante Alighieri

Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
~Charles Caleb Colton


Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
~Khalil Gibran

I think that to a very great extent we are partners with the divine in this enterprise called history. That is an ongoing relationship, and there is absolutely no guarantee that things will automatically work out to our best advantage.
~Chaim Potok

The priests are debarred from female society, nor is any woman permitted to enter the religious houses.
~Hernan Cortes

If you look at the Qur’an with the eyes of a sound heart, you will see that its six aspects are so brilliant and transparent that no darkness, no misguidance, no doubt or suspicion, no trickery could enter it or find a fissure through which to enter and violate its purity.
~Said Nursi

If you do not accuse each other, God will not accuse you. If you have no accuser you will enter heaven. What many people call sin is not sin; I do many things to break down superstition, and I will break it down.
~Joseph Smith, Jr

I’m terrified about the day that I enter the gates of heaven and God says to me, just a minute.
~Maureen O’Hara

I always wanted to live alone for a month in a lakeside cabin. In my fantasy, I enter a state of perfect peace and grow my own kale and stuff, but in real life, I think I might be very bored after four days.
~Kate McKinnon

Walks work for me. I enter some arena that is neither conscious or unconscious.
~Mary Oliver


If you come on my property, I’ve got you from the second that you enter on. There’s little lasers… my TVs come on in my room and fall just right on you. So, there’s no way to sneak up on me. And I’ve got a loud dog.
~Gary Allan

Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.
~Arnold Bennett

You enter strong and you exit strong, and you’re going to be OK.
~Chris Farley


Prewritten Prompt:   enter/entrance


If I go to a concert or sporting event I usually go in a VIP entrance. And leave the same way.
~Fran Drescher

When people say I have become a celebrity, I remind them of fame’s flip side. For instance, if I want to watch a movie in a cinema, I have to enter through a side exit just before the film begins and leave by the same exit before the credits roll.
~Saina Nehwal

The story of my life is about back entrances, side doors, secret elevators and other ways of getting in and out of places so that people won’t bother me.
~Greta Garbo

Once you enter the public’s eye, you have to be aware that you give up a huge part of your own life.
~Brigitte Nielsen

I am an outsider looking in, absolutely. You’re not going to see me at the Academy Awards ‘Vanity Fair’ party any time soon. I’m not somebody who, no matter where I go, there are paparazzi or any of that nonsense. But I have a little window into that world, and I can enter it and dance around. I want to be the audience’s ticket into the party.
~Kathy Griffin




the river nearby
reinvigorated by the sharp cold
the snow and winter rains
enter: the bridge above
adjoining two sides
thoughts of love
short arc of treachery
kissed with ice
our one-night stand


the wrong map

slang the language, not verse or proper diction
Free! to buy, no hindrance and no restrictions
cash is nearer truth than either fact or fiction

disordered compass, bent on wrong direction
outdated map, old rural road now a subdivision
outpost lost, died of cost and lack of supervision

records, names and dates, complete this requisition
forbidding legal microscope of an inquisition
culprits culpable promoting lies and superstitions

enter algorithms and the complexities of ambition
let curiosity drive, then trust it with permission
pay full nickel fare and not know the destination


Common Denominator

Myth of the benevolent dictator
Versus wordmongers and war drummers
Dream buyers and naysayers
Enter: the overheated and overrated orator
‘Gainst a nest of rabidly hot game players
Brash royalty versus loyalty to the agitators
The rush to crush the debate
Between Fate and their soothsayers
But enough! Call their bluff
The common-breed dominators
The lowest meanest average
But for the denominator of One
The every and all of One



enter the dream a reverie
somewhere ‘twixt epiphany
and stubborn stupidity
a peace ‘tween you and me
call it quits set us free


5s & 7s

been said, life’s a test
good ‒ bad on the questionaire
enter: your response
best answer, void the answer
judged guilty, self-written laws


nearly forgotten
that episode of fifty
times I tried to leave
tried to crack your iron mold
flee your temple, marble cold


enter the drag-ons
the poor, lame, the hoi poloi
ouiji board answers

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The Olio and Salmagundi of Quotes

I simply don’t want to enter the rat race. I like doing movies because I like acting and not because I want to reach the top.
~Namrata Shirodkar

It might sound stupid, but I don’t enter a race to win – I enter a race because I love racing.
~Bronte Campbell


You can feel as brave as Columbus starting for the unknown the first time you enter a Chinese lane full of boys laughing at you, or when you risk climbing down in a Tibetan pub for a meal of rotten meat.
~Ella Maillart

You have to react to what’s around you in the moment, whatever the music is. Just think of it as some place you have to enter and you need to find the key.
~Jan Garbarek


Submitting to censorship is to enter the seductive world of ‘The Giver’: the world where there are no bad words and no bad deeds. But it is also the world where choice has been taken away and reality distorted. And that is the most dangerous world of all.
~Lois Lowry

When your persona begins to take over your music and becomes more important, you enter a dangerous place. Once you have people around you who don’t question you, you’re in a dangerous place.
~Elton John


We have become a society that can’t self-correct, that can’t address its obvious problems, that can’t pull out of its nosedive. And so to our list of disasters let us add this fourth entry: we have entered an age of folly that – for all our Facebooking and the twittling tweedle-dee-tweets of the twitterati – we can’t wake up from.
~Thomas Frank

I didn’t listen to half of the criticism I received. I just didn’t let it enter my brain.
~Alan Pardew


He may not enter anywhere at the first, unless there be some one of the household who bid him to come, though afterwards he can come as he please.
~Bram Stoker

The channel is known only to the natives; so that if any stranger should enter into the bay without one of their pilots he would run great danger of shipwreck.
~Thomas More

Having come to live in this age is as though one were to have entered another country. Learn its language or risk being left out.
~Theodore Bikel


It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated… it is finished when it surrenders.
~Ben Stein

I, Philip Kearny, an old soldier, enter my solemn protest against this order for retreat.
~Philip Kearny


There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound.
~Thomas Hardy

The eye is a crystal entrance to a spiritual palace, and lets us glance for a moment into the inviolate sanctuary of soul. If you watch the eyes of a sensitive person you may read a perpetual soliloquy. …The life of the face is the eye.
~Thomas Clark Henley

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The Pleasure Edition

Quoted in The Grove:
Plunging to the very depths of sensual pleasure, he gathered more gravel than pearls.
~Honoré de Balzac

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
~Søren Kierkegaard

There is something self-defeating in the too conscious pursuit of pleasure.
~Max Eastman

Our pleasures were simple — they included survival.
~Dwight D Eisenhower


Exercise Prompt for 01/11/22:   enter/entrance


It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
~Hugo Black

Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.
~George A Sheehan

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
~William Butler Yeats


Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don’t collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don’t really mean anything.
~Norman Lear

…why not seize the pleasure at once? — How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!
~Jane Austen


A man enjoys the happiness he feels, a woman the happiness she gives.
~Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people; but it is always your own happiness you seek.
~John Buchanan Robinson

I shouldn’t be surprised if the greatest rule of all weren’t to give pleasure.

A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment
~George Santayana

Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.
~William Blake


Pleasure’s a sin, and sometimes sin’s a pleasure.
~Lord Byron

As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.
~Annie Dillard

The greatest pleasures are only narrowly separated from disgust.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.
~Georges Bataille

A vice is a harm I do to myself in the pursuit of pleasure.
~Dio Lewis

An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion.
~Charles Baudelaire

Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.
~Sébastien-Roch Nicolas

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Posted From The Grove

Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
~De Witt Clinton

I’m doing a book, ‘Chasing Science,’ about the pleasures of science as a spectator sport.
~Frederik Pohl

The test and the use of man’s education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
~Jacques Barzun

Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy.
~Pope Paul VI

Those, which depend on ourselves, are the only pleasures a wise man will count on: for nothing is ours which another may deprive us of. Hence the inestimable value of intellectual pleasures
~Thomas Jefferson

Let me give myself over entirely to the pleasure of conversing with my soul, since this is the only pleasure that men cannot take away from me.

I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
~Emily Bronte

When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude.
~William Wordsworth

Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty – his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.
~Aldous Huxley


I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery.
~Rene Descartes

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
~Charles Darwin

Although all the good arts serve to draw man’s mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure.
~Nicolaus Copernicus

Pleasures take to themselves wings and fly away; true knowledge remains forever.
~Dorothea Dix


Pleasure is the sun of the morning, the cloud of the meridian, and the storm of the evening.
~William Scott Downey

My extravagance is my garden – it’s the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure.
~Ina Garten

I also derive a great deal of pleasure from horses and dogs… the ocean… and love.
~William Shatner

People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.
~David Attenborough

There is pleasure in the pathless woods,
there is rapture in the lonely shore,
there is society where none intrudes,
by the deep sea, and music in its roar;
I love not Man the less,
but Nature more.
~Lord Byron


~Casa Batllo:  This Is Not A House   (2:10)   visual poetry, astonishing for being a commercial


~Verb Cabin:  Finding Fury   (12:14)   Climbing up, skiing down; there are such people alive


~1091:  Pleasure HD   (2:37)   skiing: from crashing and burning to most creative to wildly daring


If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.
~Maxim Gorky

Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
~George Sand

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

If you’re interested in ‘balancing’ work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.
~Donald Trump

Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.
~Michael Korda

Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
~Pablo Picasso

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
~Bob Dylan

Pleasure is labour too, and tires as much.
~William Cowper


Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
~George Orwell

Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.
~F Scott Fitzgerald

There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.
~Muhammad Ali

Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
~Aldous Huxley

People don’t understand that it was maybe my biggest pleasure to drive an F1 car when it’s wet.
~Alain Prost

When I was in Birmingham I used to go to a place called Redwood Field. I used to get there for a two o’clock game. Where can you make this kind of money playing sports? It was just a pleasure to go out and enjoy myself and get paid for it.
~Willie Mays

I am sure that no man can derive more pleasure from money or power than I do from seeing a pair of basketball goals in some out of the way place.
~James Naismith (invented basketball)



We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

The highest pleasure is only consciousness of freedom from the deepest pain.
~James Parton

The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.

Pleasure is never as pleasant as we expected it to be and pain is always more painful. The pain in the world always outweighs the pleasure. If you don’t believe it, compare the respective feelings of two animals, one of which is eating the other.
~Arthur Schopenhauer

Just another meal for one animal is the end of life for another. The circle of life is uneven.
~author unknown

To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a man’s heart.
~Francesco Guicciardini

The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
~Tony Robbins


Yea, alas, must turn to Nay,
Flesh to Clay.
Chance and Time are ever twain.
Men may scoff, and men may pray,
But they pay
Every pleasure with a pain…
~William Ernest Henley

Pleasure is a sort of oblivion, a forgetfulness. Pain is remembrance, you cannot forget pain.
~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

We can often endure an extra pound of pain far more easily than we can suffer the withdrawal of an ounce of accustomed pleasure.
~Sydney J Harris


Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.
~John Selden

Human life is measured by pains and pleasures. Monotony sends us to sleep.
~Thomas Clark Henley

Pleasure and pain seem to have been accidentally cast in the same mold.
~Lewis F Korns

What we are really living for
is the experience of life,
both the pain and the pleasure.
The world is a match for us.
We are a match for the world.
~Joseph Campbell


We have no rose without its thorn; no pleasure without alloy. It is the law of our existence; and we must acquiesce. It is the condition annexed to all our pleasures…
~Thomas Jefferson

Pleasure that isn’t paid for is as insipid as everything else that’s free.
~Anita Loos

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
~Henry David Thoreau


Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it. The art of life is the art of avoiding pain: and he is the best pilot who steers clearest of the rocks and shoals with which it is beset
~Thomas Jefferson

I take it as a prime cause of the present confusion of society that it is too sickly and too doubtful to use pleasure frankly as a test of value… If we do not regard as sacred our own joys and the joys of others, we open the door and let into life the ugliest attribute of the human race, which is cruelty…
~Rebecca West

A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure.
~Mark Strand


~Omeleto:  Domestic Policy   (6:43)   the tea lady and tradition


~Jake Nelson:  The Backward Astronomer   (10:07)   time and change


~Zack Woods:  David   (11:39)   All’s well that ends…


I’m tired of love; I’m still more tired of rhyme;
but money gives me pleasure all the time.
~Hilaire Belloc

There are a lot of people with a lot of money, and I’m amazed they don’t understand what a great pleasure it can be to give.
~Robert Mondavi

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
~Thomas Jefferson

Business is always interfering with pleasure – but it makes other pleasures possible.
~William Feather

Pleasure is the business of the young, business the pleasure of the old.
~Fulke Greville


Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It is with an old love as it is with old age, a man lives to all the miseries, but is dead to all the pleasures.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld (comma added for clarity)

By recollecting the pleasures I have had formerly, I renew them, I enjoy them a second time, while I laugh at the remembrance of troubles now past, and which I no longer feel.
~Giacomo Casanova

Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.
~W Somerset Maugham



Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.
~Gottfried Leibniz

Music can also be a sensual pleasure, like eating food or sex. But its highest vibration for me is that point of taking us to a real understanding of something in our nature which we can very rarely get at. It is a spiritual state of oneness.
~Terry Riley


No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety.
~Publilius Syrus

Pleasure is none, if not diversified.
~John Donne

Variety is the soul of pleasure.
~Behn Aphra

Variety is the mother of enjoyment.
~Benjamin Disraeli

BABYLON — where I go dreaming
When I weary of to-day,
Weary of a world grown grey.
~Ralph Hodgson


People think I take some sort of masochistic pleasure out of putting out music that’s gonna be unpopular.
~Billy Corgan

Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
~James Joyce

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
~Albert Einstein

It’s just such a pleasure to bring a talent you respect to the world.
~Tina Weymouth

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
~Dale Carnegie

Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.
~Pierre Bonnard


There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to.
~Michel de Montaigne

The imagination is the spur of delights… all depends upon it, it is the mainspring of everything; now, is it not by means of the imagination one knows joy? Is it not of the imagination that the sharpest pleasures arise?
~Marquis de Sade

Come, come, leave business to idlers,
and wisdom to fools:
they have need of ’em:
wit be my faculty,
and pleasure my occupation,
and let father Time shake his glass.
~William Congreve

The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only drawings and models which are played with by poor people who cannot afford the real thing.
~Georg C Lichtenberg

I just like art. I get pure pleasure from it. I have a lot of wonderful paintings, and every time I look at them I see something different.
~Jack Nicholson

To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived.
~Arthur Conan Doyle


Now shall I walk
Or shall I ride?
“Ride,” Pleasure said;
“Walk,” Joy replied.
Now what shall I —
Stay home or roam?
“Roam,” Pleasure said;
And Joy — “stay home.”
Now shall I dance,
Or sit for dreams?
“Sit,” answers Joy;
“Dance,” Pleasure screams.
Which of ye two
Will kindest be?
Pleasure laughed sweet,
But Joy kissed me.
~W H Davies

A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.
~Simone Weil


~Ray Lynch:  The Oh of Pleasure music is the same thru’out, pick your background pleasure

a liquid sound in the world of nature, the stars and water   (5:36)


~Ken Scott:  the color of pellets, hypnotic   (5:22)


~A Dreamer’s Journey:  musical backdrop for the exotic stars that hover the sea   (5:14)   


~Casandra Woodland:  a warmer, richer quality to the sound, turn up your bass    (5:24) 


~Elle Casazza:  For Your Pleasure   (3:27)   it’s her music, not her love they’re after


~Pleasure Curses:  Lust   (2:50)   azure blue on pink


Handel’s Acis and Galatea:  Oh, the pleasure of the plains!   (2:19)   foppish opera


alt-J:  Fitzpleasure   (3:41)   contortions, camera tricks and oddities


~Toro y Moi:  Ordinary Pleasure   (3:51)   a bit of joyful with the neighbors pitching in


~Pleasure P:  Did You Wrong   (4:37)   mutual wrongs working their way back


~Scarlet Pleasure:  What A Life   (3:05) full and beautiful, in the key of blue


~Scarlet Pleasure:  SOS   (3:40)   colorful whimsy


~Queen:  Pain Is So Close To Pleasure   (4:29)


~WARPS UP • LANGYI & MINGJUN:  Pleasure   (3:15)   Chinese w/ subtitles


~Jessie Ware: What’s Your Pleasure   (3:17)   sinuous music and dance


~Choral Scholars, University College Dublin: Courting Is a Pleasure (4:00) Irish folk


~Simon & Garfunkel:  Big Bright Green Pleasure Macchine   (2:41)   nostalgia in this case


~DJTbagger:  World’s Dirtiest Song   (2:23)   it’s all in your head

~Postmodern Jukebox:  What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve   (4:27)   time delayed question


Take pleasure in your dreams; relish your principles and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover.
~Giotto di Bondone

The greatest pleasure of life is love.

The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.

Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
~Christopher Marlowe

My dreams were all my own;
I accounted for them to nobody;
they were my refuge when annoyed –
my dearest pleasure when free.
~Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

The human heart has hidden treasures,
In secret kept, in silence sealed;
The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures,
Whose charms were broken if revealed.
~Charlotte Bronte

I find it quite hard to sum up my relationship in a sound bite. I feel that it trivializes it for other people’s pleasure. It’s an adventure.
~Emily Blunt

Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
~Aphra Behn


There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience.
~Marquis de Sade

It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure.
~Mortimer Adler

Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That’s why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange.
~Mortimer Adler

If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure – the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it truthfully?
~Virginia Woolf

Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
~Ann Landers

O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it.
~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
~Thomas Fuller

Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.
~Samuel Richardson

Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty.
~Helen Rowland

Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
~John Dryden

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Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
~Herbert Spencer

If you decide to go through life without cooking, then you are missing something very, very special. You are losing out one of the greatest pleasures you can have with your clothes on.
~Karen Anand

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
~G K Chesterton

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
~Clarence Darrow

Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter.
Sermons and soda-water the day after.
~Lord Byron


I appreciate the ‘Surreal Life.’ I had a really positive experience on that show, and with those people. I found some love in my heart for religion again, and had the support of a new family of friends. I wouldn’t have had the pleasure of meeting those people, if we were not all placed in that fishbowl.
~Vince Neil

End-of-the-world stories tend to ring true. I’ve always been drawn to them, but as I wrote my own, I found surprising pleasure in creating a world that is so radically changed, yet where there’s so much meaning and value in every small and ordinary thing we have, and take for granted: hot showers, enough food, friends, routines.
~Karen Thompson Walker

When I portray Stabler, I have to shave every day and cut my hair every week! And then, I really like to change my looks for films like ‘Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle’ where I have the pleasure of playing the ugliest man in the world.
~Christopher Meloni

Before I do a play I say that I hope it’s going to be for as short a time as possible but, once you do it, it is a paradoxical pleasure. One evening out of two there are five minutes of a miracle and for those five minutes you want to do it again and again. It’s like a drug.
~Isabelle Huppert

Most of the people who act and sing do so for their own pleasure and that of their friends and family.
~Kate Smith

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Winter Walk
© Greg Thweatt

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Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure.
~Samuel Johnson

The pleasures of the mighty are obtained by the tears of the poor.
~Samuel Richardson

May we be saved from evil thoughts and deed of enemies of world peace who find pleasure in creating havoc and perpetrating all forms of carnage.
~Yahya Jammeh


I derive no pleasure from prosecuting a man, even though I know he’s guilty; do you think I could sleep at night or look at myself in the mirror in the morning if I hounded an innocent man?
~Jim Garrison

Do pleasant things yourself, but unpleasant things through others.
~Baltasar Gracian


Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves, or, more generally, in the acquisition of power.
~Bertrand Russell

Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.
~Bertrand Russell

Teach self-denial and make its practice pleasure, and you can create for the world a destiny more sublime that ever issued from the brain of the wildest dreamer.
~Sir Walter Scott

I am going to confront the old-fashioned negative thinking which says that all government needs to do to generate growth is cut worker and environmental protections, cut taxes on the rich and stroke ‘fat cats’ until they purr with pleasure. I’m completely repudiating the idea that government has to get out of the way.
~Vince Cable

Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
~Henry St John

Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.
~Benjamin Disraeli


ABSTAINER, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
~Ambrose Bierce

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.

Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.

Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.
~Tryon Edwards

People must not do things for fun. We are not here for fun. There is no reference to fun in any Act of Parliament.
~A P Herbert

How the rest of the world does hate the people who have a good time.
~Noah Lott

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
~Jane Austen

Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.

Pleasure is something you can easily lose the knack of, if you allow yourself to get out of practice.
~Tom Holt

I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
~Lord Byron


God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
~Eric Liddell

If I err in belief that the souls of men are immortal, I gladly err, nor do I wish this error which gives me pleasure to be wrested from me while I live.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God’s pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.

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@Writers Platform

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.
~Truman Capote

She had always been a reader but now she was obsessed. Since her discovery of the book hoard downstairs from her job, she’d been caught up in one such collection of people and their doings after the next. The pleasure of this sort of life — bookish, she supposed it might be called, a reading life — had made her isolation into a rich and even subversive thing. She inhabited one consoling or horrifying persona after another. That she was childless and husbandless and poor meant less once she picked up a book. Her mistakes disappeared into it. She lived with an invented force.
~Louise Erdrich

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
~Gore Vidal

Every now and then I read a poem that does touch something in me, but I never turn to poetry for solace or pleasure in the way that I throw myself into prose.
~J K Rowling

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out… Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
~A E Housman

The end of poetry is not to create a physical condition which shall give pleasure to the mind… The end of poetry is not an after-effect, not a pleasurable memory of itself, but an immediate, constant and even unpleasant insistence upon itself.
~Laura Riding

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
~Samuel Johnson

A tragedy need not have blood and death; it’s enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.
~Jean Racine

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
~Jane Austen

I try to read for pleasure whenever I can – it’s a great way just to shut it off for a while so your brain doesn’t get fried.
~Hillary Clinton


~bckpakr: excerpt • Trip to Greece

As we stayed close to the Greek coastline, we would pass little islands that were the cliche of ‘desert islands’. They looked like little sandhills popping out of the Aegean blue waters, some with a single palm tree growing the middle and some with 3 or 4, and there were many of these!

As we drew into the Port of Patras (Patrai), I saw something I’d never seen before with my own eyes.
The sun was behind the hills and mountains of Patras, and while everything around us was bursting in color!

I looked at the port where people scrambling below us like tiny ants, and the light was so bright that the hills nearest appeared black to me, then the taller hills behind them were a lighter shade of that darkness, and the hills behind them – grey, and it kept going like this until the hills and mountains disappeared into the sunlight. I had never seen anything so beautiful before! It was like a Japanese art painting!

After we’d all departed from the ship and unloaded in Patras, I had to remind myself that all I had, in information, on my brother’s location was that he had – once – sent a postcard from a town named ‘Skala’, in Greece.

The problem was due to the similarity of so many towns’ names there. I was looking for a town called ‘Skala’, and when I looked at the map I saw there were a ton of Skalas, probably because Skala in Greek means ‘stairs’, and this describes the topography of those towns situated on hills sloping towards the coastline.

So I chose first from the map, ‘Skala Ouropou’ (stairs of gold?), in the north of Greece; above Athens yet below Thessaloniki on the northern mainland. There I met a girl who was serving as a waitress at a beach-bar, so I walked across the sand and asked her about a town named Skala – only – as a ‘single-name’ town. 

She thought for a minute and said in the best English she could, “I don’t know if it really exist, but it is, how you say in English, ‘legend’? – but I think there is a town on the south-west coast of the southern mainland, but it is very small and I don’t know if it really exist!”

Her information was good enough for me! I picked up my backpack, hitch-hiked down to Athens, had a couple of hairy experiences on the way there, continued on into the southern region and down past the city of Tripolis, and made my way slowly around the most picturesque and beautiful Greek coastlines you can imagine!


Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
~William Wycherley

Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends – you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.
~Alice Duer Miller

Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there.
~Judith Viorst


Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.
~Elsa Schiaparelli

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.
~John Mortimer

The only break I ever took was to eat. That’s all I did. Work, and then quickly eat something. It became my main pleasure, having access to my comfort food.
~John Prescott

I don’t categorize food as bad or a guilty pleasure.
~Rachael Ray

They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman’s octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach.
~Luigi Barzini

When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life.
~Monica Bellucci


Prewritten Prompt:   pleasure


Pleasure and self-discipline must stay close friends.
~Terri Guillemets

Pleasures are like liqueurs: they must be drunk but in small glasses.

The less we indulge our pleasures the more we enjoy them.

If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please.

The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.
~Martin Tupper

A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.
~Edward Bulwer-Lytton




I take no pleasure
in the reason for your anger
I take your measure
and the level of my danger
I see you bitter
overwrought, bedeviled
mad distraught, begin to froth
raving and disheveled
I’ll sleep outside
with the stars tonight
underneath the willow
And know next time, next party night
not to spill it, hug and call you
my only Snuggle Pillow


Question #28

Twice the measure
at half the pleasure
out of pocket
Or twice the pleasure
at half the measure
out of love


recipe #28

smile the while
there’s a rhythm in the writing
finding pleasure in the flavors
feeling textures on the tongue
subtle shadings while savoring
mobile shapings in the meaning
the spice and moist umami
of multi-dimensional words


a viewing

pull the curtain on artwork
clothed or shower ready
pleasures of the eye
which side of the curtain is that
on a scale of Beastly to Beauty


5s & 7s

name’s a favorite
knew ’twas you on the instant
great pleasure, meeting
the unearthing of treasure
shared discovery with you


how friendly the thought
sad pleasure of letting go
kept in reserve, tho
last resort, the escape hatch
another day to get thru


been-there Audience
perceptive, shrewd, paid Their dues
step up, you’re on stage
drama, pleasure, comedy
lensed to the curious stars


rivers that ripple
roaring, writhing thru landscapes
wriggling with pleasure
love, at the edge where they touch
lives in weather, or nought


happiness christmas
pleasures of celebration
marry the new year


sensual cravings
sexual pleasures on tap
but first make me laugh


love’s extravagance
pleasures of purple passion
late acting poisons


contrary pleasure
you, the clock and a deadline
pressure’s …told you so


no tread on me tires
worn out, exhausted, retired
don’t tread on me tired


forbidden pleasure
foreshadowing death’s leisure
mid-afternoon nap

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The Olio and Salmagundi of Quotes

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
~Charles Dickens

If you write satire, the guilty pleasure these days is that there’s just so much material about. On the other hand, if you have a family it can be depressing.
~Carl Hiaasen


I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
~Emily Bronte

When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude.
~William Wordsworth


Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
~Madonna Ciccone

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
~Walter Bagehot


The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
~Frederick II of Prussia

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

Everyone is dragged on by their favorite pleasure.


There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
~Elbert Hubbard

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