“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
|—||Ralph Waldo Emerson|
“I’m not an actress anymore. I won’t prostitute my emotions.”
|—||Katherine Taylor, Rules for Saying Goodbye|
Fact: Tomas Jefferson was born on April 2nd, 1743. (by the old calendar)
that means he was concieved around, or on, the fourth of July of the previous year.
“When asked “What do we need to learn this for?” any high-school teacher can confidently answer that, regardless of the subject, the knowledge will come in handy once the student hits middle age and starts working crossword puzzles in order to stave off the terrible loneliness.”
|—||David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day|