Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I Always Thought

I've seen fire and I've seen rain.
    I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end.
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend.
    But I always thought that I'd see you again.

-- James Vernon Taylor (12 March 1948-). American singer-songwriter and guitarist, "Fire And Rain" (1970)

Point of trivia, my "cerl" records were created on his 27th birthday, 40 years ago this spring.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Part Of Ourselves

What we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.

-- Anatole France (1844-1924), French poet, journalist, and novelist, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, Part II, ch. 4 (1881)

Monday, August 17, 2015

The World Is Round

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.

-- Ivy Baker Priest (1877-1965), Treasurer of the United States (1953-1961), Parade Magazine, 1958

Friday, August 14, 2015

No Real Ending

There is no real ending.  It's just the place where you stop the story.

-- Frank Herbert (1920-1986), American science fiction writer, interview, 3 February 1969, California State College, Fullerton

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Gains For All Our Losses

There are gains for all our losses,
There are balms for all our pain:
But when youth, the dream, departs,
It takes something from our hearts,
And it never comes again.

-- Richard Henry Stoddard (1825-1903), American critic and poet, The Flight of Youth

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Road

Where you end up isn't the most important thing.  It's the road you take to get you there.  The road you take is what you'll look back on and call your life.

-- Tim Wiley

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Only Thing You Take

The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind.

-- John Allston

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Art Of Ending

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.

-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), American poet, one of the five Fireside Poets, Elegiac Verse, stanza 14 (1879)

Friday, August 07, 2015

One Minute At A Time

This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time.

-- Narrator in the film Fight Club (1999)

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The Past

The past is never where you think you left it.

-- Katherine Anne Porter (1890 - 1980), American journalist, essayist, and novelist, Ship of Fools (1962)

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Use The Redline

We tuned the car to preserve the engine and increase longevity. Use the redline when you feel it's necessary for win. Good luck

-- Scion Forums senior member Teseo, aka Scion FR-S Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada, in the thread "How often can I reach red line ?", 20 April 2015

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

This Is How It Works

This is how it works --
You're young until you're not
You love until you don't
You try until you can't
You laugh until you cry
You cry until you laugh
And everyone must breathe
until their dying breath.

-- Regina Spektor (1980-), Soviet-born American singer-songwriter and pianist, "On the Radio", Begin to Hope (2006)

Monday, August 03, 2015

See It All Perfectly

I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations -- one can either do this or that.  My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this:  do it or do not do it -- you will regret both.

-- Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Danish Christian philosopher and theologian, Either/Or: A Fragment of Life