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2 June 1986
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I was meandering about and I saw an idea I liked, so I've decided to be a pirate:

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
-Dalai Lama

We may live without poetry, music and art;
We may live without conscience and live without heart;
We may live without friends; we may live without books;
But civilized man can not live without cooks.
He may live without books,—what is knowledge but grieving?
He may live without hope—what is hope but deceiving?
He may live without love,—what is passion but pining?
But where is the man that can live without dining?
-Edward Robert

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.

One person can have a profound effect on another. And two people...well, two people can work miracles. They can change a whole town. They can change the world.
-Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
-Lewis Carroll

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do it for the joy it brings, cause I'm a joyful girl. 'Cause the world owes us nothing, we owe each other the world.
-Ani DiFranco

Nothing endures but change.

A clever person turns great troubles into little ones and little ones into none at all.

The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.

I've learned that you can't have everything and do everything at the same time.
-Oprah Winfrey

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend -- or a meaningful day.
-Dalai Lama

A smile will gain you ten more years of life.

It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
-James Gordon, M.D.

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
-Anne Frank

So... uhh... we're all celebrities here... this is (points to Andy)... ummm... Fabio! Yeah, he hasn't really been the same since the duck thing... (pause)... did you people hear about that? Fabio was like at an amusement park, doing the whole celebrity event thing at the opening of a new roller coaster. He was on it the first time it went around, and he's sitting at the top of the first hill, his hair blowing in the wind... And apparently the park hadn't informed the duck community of the new ride, cuz this duck just flies up out of nowhere and hits Fabio in the head! He was fine and I think the duck was too...
-Ani DiFranco

All things at first appear difficult.

Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
-Henry Miller

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
-Henry Thoreau

If you're not trying to make something better than as far as I'm concerned you're just in the way.
-Ani DiFranco

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
-Sir Francis Bacon

War does not determine who is right, war determine who is left.

"We just can't resist being silly."
- Graham (from Blur)

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact than a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
-George Bernard Shaw