Quote space


yes … forward movement is progress (by definition) … however … it is beneficial progress only if the progress is in a beneficial direction.

— NDwind, 2008

Our pace on the road to wisdom is sped by experience … but … our experience on the road to wisdom is impeded by time.

— NDwind, 2007

Our past is a home we hardly ever leave…

E. Cemil Tarhan 2009

"When life gives you lemons….make grape juice. Then sit back and let the world wonder how you did it. :)"
used with the generous consent of SunMoonStar from QnA
"oh…for the unique soul of an ‘apple’ that falls far from a twisted and rotten tree!"
" I don’t mean to be an asshole…just sometimes I can’t help it."
Ron S.
(fair warning: watch what you say in Willow’s presence)
"Someday, tortured by the outside reality, in despair of having seen everything and found nothing, you are bound to turn inward."
OSHO,  from Buddha: his life and his teachings—excerpt from The Spiritual Path

"I am a bad boy!  But I am just a bad boy in cotton…not in leather!"

Freddy K



"never give up until you accomplish what you want

and if it is good, any amount of pain is worth going through"

Ron and Kathy


"love conquers all, love transcends all

even the wall of separation made by death"



"it is the living that create walls not the dead"

Ron and Kathy


thanks for the lyrics…friend

Excerpt from a Willie Nelson song…
Running through the changes … going through the stages … coming round the corners in my life … leaving doubt to fate … staying out too late … waiting for the moon to say goodniight.
And I could cry for the time I’ve wasted … but that’s a waste of time and tears … and I know just what I’d change if I went back in time somehow … but there’s nothing I can do about it now.

I’m forgiving everything that forgiveness will allow … and there’s nothing I can do about it now

"New seed is faithful. It roots deepest in the places that are empty."

C.P.Estes– The Faithful Gardener


"…God likes a partership. It is up to us to help what God has begun.  No one wants this kind of burning, this kind of fire. We want the field to remain as it once was, in its pristine beauty, just as we want life to reamin as it once was.

But fire comes. Though we are afraid, it comes anyway, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose, sometimes for reasons that no one can understand–reasons that are God’s business alone.

But the fire can also turn everything to a new direction, a new and different life, one that has its own strengths and ways to shape the world."

C.P. Estes–  The Faithful Gardener


"Because each had discovered years before that they were neither white noor male, and that all freedom and triumph was forbidden to them, they had set about creating something else to be."

Toni Morrison      Sula


 "If God wanted me otherwise, he would have created me otherwise."

"Time is
Too slow for those who Wait,
Too swift for those who Fear,
Too long for those who Grieve,
Too short for those who Rejoice,
But for those who Love
Time is not."

Henry Vandyke



                           "You grant me your do’s and dont’s…..you rant  me about will’s and wont’s…..you give it all so freely. but why not you"?…..Wiullard Shokkpaer 1916…Austrian playmate of Adolph Hitler….. first Rock lyric written yet never used….?

January 16 8:02 PM

"The man is not alive that knows the value of his soul." 
 Kerry Livgren
"Sometimes the path that you are on is not as important as the direction that you are heading."
Kevin Smith       
 " Learn from the mistakes of others. You won’t live long enough to make them all yourself"
from the book, "Wings of Silver"
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou 
"You only ever have as much freedom as you take"
" Insanity is a rare thing in individuals, but habitual to groups, parties and ages"
"Two points make a line; three points make a pattern."
" Let him that would move the world, first move himself"
"The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice that you give to others"
my fortune cookie (really)
"It’s an inside job, to learn about forgiving…to hang onto the joy of living."
Don Henley

"By then I knew that everything good and bad left
an emptiness when it stopped.  But if it was bad, the emptiness
filled up by itself. 
it was good you could only fill it by finding something better."

A moveable Feast
Ernest Hemingway

January 03 8:36 PM

"The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities."
Theodore Roosevelt
"It’s probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in."
Lyndon B. Johnson
"The busy have no time for tears."
George Gordon Lord Byron

About Teresa Cypher

I came into the world a creator of stories. Having been born into a litter, the 7th of 8 children in a farming family, I've spent most of my life writing (escapism) stories in my head. My daydreams, as it turns out, are actually fiction in the making. From the time I was a little girl, I was a thinker, spending any time I could find to be alone--the bastion of undisturbed thoughts,--dreaming of other worlds and of fairy-tale love. My earliest influences were Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Star Trek, and Star Wars. Yep... I write SFR. Science Fiction Romance. I live with my husband in a humble house in the middle of a tall stand of hardwoods, bordered by soybean and cornfields, in western Pennsylvania. Mother of three adult children, and "Grammie" to five beautiful grandchildren, I revel in family gatherings and celebrations. My husband and I care for our gardens at home--our little corner of heaven, take care of the dogs, the cats, and the chickens. We like to have a glass of wine at sunset and watch the stars come out.
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20 Responses to Quote space

  1. Lebohang says:

    Happy New Year Willow. All the best for this coming year.
    Lebo (Mats)

  2. Linda says:

    I agree with both of these.  I\’m looking forward to coming back to this.  You do change or add to  occasionally don\’t you?

  3. Willow says:

    yep Linda, that is the plan…to add to it.  It does not have to be a famous quote, in fact I may very well poll the QnA site for some real gems..
    Mats…thanks for dropping by too!!!  Both of you have a great day…  🙂

  4. RON says:

        I like the fortune cookie.  BTW Why don\’t they have messages like that in chocolate chip cookies? lol

  5. Willow says:

    wow!!! There you go sygs…you may have just discovered your pet rock or your hula hoop… chocolate chip coolies with fortunes?  I sat take the idea and run with it!!! lol…

  6. Linda says:

    You could stamp the message on the cookie before baking like those plastic things you press into sliced bread before toasting it that leaves a message in the bread  or you could do it in food color like the pringles chips with jokes on them.  I\’m not sure it would work to put it on paper and bake it in like the fortune cookie, but you never know until you try! 
    I found it interesting that the fortune cookie was invented here in the States, CA and not in Asia.
    I really like the Don Henley quote!  It sounds like something I\’d say!

  7. Steve says:

                               "You grant me your do\’s and dont\’s…..you rant  me about will\’s and wont\’s…..you give it all so freely. but why not you"?…..Wiullard Shokkpaer 1916…Austrian playmate of Adolph Hitler….. first Rock lyric written yet never used….?

  8. Willow says:

    I Like that steve…pretty cool quote. It will be on this quotespace in time… 🙂 thank you

  9. Dani says:

    hey willow!
    i have a quote!
    here it is…
    "If God wanted me otherwise, he would have created me otherwise."
    I don\’t rememeber who it is by, but I like it!

  10. Linda says:

    Just MHO (my humble opinion) but  I have to disagree with this one to some extent:
    "If God wanted me otherwise, he would have created me otherwise."
     I believe God created faults within each of us for various reasons.  Some were meant to be challenged, worked on and overcome.  Its part of the refining process.  If you think about it we didn\’t have a lot  of skills when we came here!  And we\’re not physically the way we were when we came into this world.  I believe he crated us to grow, mature and change physically, mentally and spiritually.

  11. Steve says:

    …Why is it (semingly at least) that we merry that person for the person that she or he is…than spend the rest of their lives trying to mold them into the person that you wanted all along…why is it that we seek out others to accomplish our destiny, then dispose of them once they have proved unworthy…"There are place I remember , all my life though some have changed…some for ever not for better..some have gone and some remain…in my life i loved you more"…John Winston Lennon \’65…He sais it was an ode to his upcoming divorce to Cynthia and Julian

  12. Steve says:

    …………..Not intended to provoke to deep of thought …but a lament that is commonly heard around guys who have been married long enough to understand that there are going to be differences in terms of what changes or transitions one will go through  willingly and what changes will be a point of contention in the marriage…..at least that was my experience…?

  13. Linda says:

    But the fire can also turn everything to a new direction, a new and different life, one that has its own strengths and ways to shape the world."
    This reminds me of my divorce!  I joined The Church after my divorce.

  14. Linda says:

    "I am a bad boy!  But I am just a bad boy in cotton…not in leather!"
    I find Im much more bad in leather than cotton!

  15. Steve says:

    Love is blue.simple and true…not a notion …..nor emotion ….but blue…it\’s true… for you…and …for …me  ….too..love is blue….

  16. Steve says:

    ……….Isn\’t it absurd, how we rhyme words and call it names….when in fact we shouldn\’t call it at all…

  17. Steve says:

    Conditions- are unconditiomal thoughts assigned to other rather than oneself……Yhe love you thought would last froever  has moved to warmer weather . It\’s over ..there…Husbands put conditions upon even themselves that way the loss can be complete…partial disability is better than complete….. my heart tells me differntly…It\’s all so vexing this constant and perplexing issue of how do we all just get along? Isn\’t it insanei how vain we have morphed too…cosmic illusionists like Man  Son and just as horrific are the results as we tear at meach others heart and plunge the sword of our good righteousness hoping to sever their soul because conditional warfare is how we want to be engaged…because it is one constant at least in my life, when it feels wrong hwoe can it be right? yet we manipulat and cast our fate into someone elses heaer and hope if not for the best than less thaa what it was like on the island by myself…I won\’t get fooled again is what I have said…and then I trust I become comfortable …become more instructables..place my doubts and serious bouts of depressive passimism just ….waiting until the sky becomes one huge mushroom cloud -then I can yell out loud…..See what a blast it can be when the world is filled with you and me….

  18. Ewe says:

    "Only the dead have seen the end of war" – Plato

  19. Ewe says:

    Quotes on Smoking, Drinking and Drugs:
    "I would never do crack… I would never do a drug named after a part of my own ass, okay?"
     — Denis Leary.
    "Work is the curse of the drinking classes."
    — Oscar Wilde.
    "A woman is an occasional pleasure but a cigar is always a smoke."
    — Groucho Marx.
    "Smoking kills. If you\’re killed, you\’ve lost a very important part of your life."
    — Brooke Shields (during an interview to become spokesperson for a federal anti-smoking campaign).
    "The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind."
    — Humprey Bogart.
    "You\’re not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on."
    — Joe E Lewis.
    "Always do sober what you said you\’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
    — Ernest Hemmingway.
    "He was a wise man who invented beer."
    — Plato.
    "I can resist everything except temptation."
    — Oscar Wilde.
    "You can tell German wine from vinegar by the label."
    — Mark Twain.
    "Time is never wasted when you\’re wasted all the time."
    — Catherine Zandonella.
    "If God had intended us to drink beer, He would have given us stomachs."
    — David Daye.
    "When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."
    — Henny Youngman.
    "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
    — Benjamin Franklin.
    "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."
    — Dave Barry.
    "People who drink light "beer" don\’t like the taste of beer; they just like to pee a lot."
    — Capital Brewery, Middleton, WI.
    "I drink to make other people interesting."
    — George Jean Nathan.
    "They who drink beer will think beer."
    — Washington Irving.
    "An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."
    — Ernest Hemingway (For Whom the Bell Tolls).
    "I\’m not a heavy drinker, I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop."
    — Noel Coward.
    The hard part about being a bartender is figuring out who is drunk and who is just stupid. — Richard Braunstein
    If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue. — Samuel Butler
    I\’m like old wine. They don\’t bring me out very often, but I\’m well preserved. — Rose Kennedy, (1890-1995) family matriarch, on her 100th birthday, 1991
    I envy people who drink — at least they know what to blame everything on. — Oscar Levant
    I drink no more than a sponge. — Francis Rabelais, Works. Book i. Chap. v.
    There\’s too much blood in my caffeine system. — Seen on a bumper sticker
    "Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer."
    — Dave Barry.
    "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I\’ve done it thousands of times."
    — Mark Twain.
    "I drink therefore I am."
    — WC Fields.
    "An alcoholic is anyone you don\’t like who drinks more than you do."
    — Dylan Thomas.
    "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they\’ve always worked for me."
    — Hunter S Thompson.
    "Reality is an illusion created by a lack of alcohol."
    — NF Simpson.
    "My dad was the town drunk. Most of the time that\’s not so bad; but New York City?" Henny Youngman.
    "Cocaine is God\’s way of saying you\’re making too much money."
    — Robin Williams.
    "I\’d rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal labotomy."
    — Fred Allen.
    "I once shook hands with Pat Boone and my whole right side sobered up."
    — Dean Martin.
    I know I\’m drinking myself to a slow death, but then I\’m in no hurry."
    — Robert Benchley.
    "He once had his toes amputated so he could stand closer to the bar."
    — Mike Harding.
    "I never smoked a cigarette until I was nine."
    — HL Mencken.
    "I smoke ten to fifteen cigars a day. At my age I have to hold on to something."
    — George Burns.
    "I don\’t like people who take drugs… Customs men for example."
    — Mick Miller.
    "I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it."
    — Rodney Dangerfield.
    "Reality is just a crutch for people who can\’t cope with drugs."
    — Robin Williams.
    "Prohibition is better than no liquor at all."
    — Will Rogers.
    "Real ale fans are just like train-spotters, only drunk."
    — Christopher Howse.
    "I am a drinker with writing problems."
    — Brendan Behan.
    "The best pitch I ever heard about cocaine was back in the early eighties when a street dealer followed me down the sidewalk going: I got some great blow man. I got the stuff that killed Belushi."
    — Denis Leary.
    "I\’ve stopped drinking, but only while I\’m asleep."
    — George Best.
    "I\’m not really a heavy smoker any more. I only get through two lighters a day now."
    — Bill Hicks.
    "I make it a rule never to smoke while I\’m sleeping."
    — Mark Twain.
    "What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others."
    — Diogenes.
    "If I had to live my life over, I\’d live over a saloon."
    — WC Fields.
    "I feel sorry for people who don\’t drink. They wake up in the morning and that\’s the best they\’re going to feel all day."
    — Dean Martin.
    "The difference between a drunk and a alcoholic is that a drunk doesn\’t have to attend all those meetings."
    — Arthur Lewis.
    "A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle."
    — Jonathan Swift.
    "The answer to life\’s problems aren\’t at the bottom of a beer bottle, they\’re on TV."
    — Homer Simpson.

  20. Karin says:

    Dear Willow, I am deeply touched by your thoughts  and your space is the right reflexion of your personality! It takes a lot of time for me to look out for favorable words of wisdom in English because I cannot express myself here with German poems anymore. Once in a while I will peek into your site to look out for "soul food". I thank you that you accepted me into your friends list, and I am honored to have you in mine! By the way, we lived in Pennsylvania for 16 years after immigrating to here in 1984, in Greeley, near Milford, in the northeast.  Love  – Karin.

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