"There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love."
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."
- Victor Hugo
“Love is not blind; it is an extra eye, which shows us what is most worthy of regard.”
~ James Matthew Barrie, who wrote "Peter Pan"
'' the quieter you become the more you can hear. "
~ Wilf quoting Baba Ramdas
Wilf's attitude: " Don't let what you can't do interfere with what you can do ".
"Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace."
~ Robert J. Sawyer, "Calculating God", 2000
"God not only plays dice with the universe, but he cheats."
~ Stephen Hawking.
Personal observation: God made and can break the "rules."
" Never lose sight of the fact that old age needs so little but needs that little so much."
~ Wilf & Angus
" Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine ".
~ Wilf the PON Feb.2011
"In your heart, you already know."
~ Zen saying
Wilf's motto: "Look for opportunities not guarantees."
"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you."
~ Mortimer J. Adler
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
~ Andy Warhol
"Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering."
~ Arthur C. Clarke
"Don't confuse technology with progress. When we tether ourselves to technology we stand in jeopardy of losing sensitivity to ourselves and our environment. Your biological sensors are far superior. Put down that gizmo and go for a walk."
- Sheila's Place
Quote from Animal Planet: " spoiled is only an acronym for being very well taken care of "
"The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world."
~ John Burroughs
"More will sometimes be demanded of you than is reasonable. Bear it meekly, and exhaust your time and strength in performing your duties, rather than vindicating your rights."
~ Horace Mann
"Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it."
~ The Dalai Lama
“Do every act of your life as if it were your last.”
~ Marcus Aurelius
"Beauty is in the heart of the beholder."
~ Al Bernstein
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”
~ Ayn Rand
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”
- Henry David Thoreau
"Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness".
~ James Thurber
"What is reading but silent conversation?"
~ Walter Savage Landor
"The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
- Mahatma Gandhi
Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
- Mark Twain
"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion".
"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about little puppies."
- Gene Hill