“She is quick and curious and playful and strong. She is a voracious reader and a fantastic dancer. She saves old snapshots but always loses her umbrella. Her emails pile up, but she never forgets to call her grandmother. She has $7 in change at the bottom of her handbag.”
-Kate Spade on the typical Kate Spade girl
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
– Dalai Lama XIV (born 1935).
“My disabilities have not been a significant handicap in my field, which is theoretical physics. Indeed, they have helped me in a way by shielding me from lecturing and administrative work that I would otherwise have been involved in. I have managed, however, only because of the large amount of help I have received from my wife, children, colleagues, and students. I find that people in general are very ready to help, but you should encourage them to feel that their efforts to aid you are worthwhile by doing as well as you possibly can.”
“A flurry of leaves at the window
like those calendar pages flying
in old movies
to indicate time passing,
and it is passing,
though where it’s going
nobody seems to know.
Something is always lost
and something found —
an earring or the key
to a certain door,
to some second self.
I watch as energy and matter
bow and switch places,
as last year’s leaves appear
and disappear again.”
(Linda Pastan, 1932- )
“When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money.”
“The modern patriotism, the true patriotism, the only rational patriotism, is loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.”
(Mark Twain, 1835-1910)
“A man can only do what he can do. But if he does that each day, he can sleep at night and do it again the next day“.