Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sundry Quotes and Thoughts

"Let's be kind to each other - not forever, but for real." - David Wilcox

It's much easier to have a relationship with 10,000 people than it is with one." - Joan Baez

‎"We mostly watch it at home. I got my Oscar up above my television set; we just sit there and say, well, got mine, how you doin’?" - Ernest Borgnine, when asked if he and his wife of 38 years go to the Academy Awards." (Borgnine is 94.) (Read more here)

Everyone has a little bit of good in them, you just have to know where to find it. - My Cab Driver, Recently, talking about his job, my job, life.

‎"One never knows, do one?" - Aint Misbehavin'

‎"Let the bucket of memory down into the well, bring it up. Cool, cool minutes. No one stirring, no plans. Just being there. This is what the whole thing is about." - William Stafford

‎"Even my money keeps telling me it's G-d I need to trust." - Joan Baez

‎"Disappointment, I've learned, can be a very good friend -- shattering illusions." - Carrie Grossman

"If someone cannot say No to another person when it is necessary, neither will he be able to deny his evil impulse" - Rav Aryeh Levine (A Tzaddik in Our Time, pg. 415)

"Salad is a promisary note that food will soon arrive" - John Pinette

"Just remembering that you've had an and when you're back to or makes the or mean more than it did before." - Into the Woods.

"Sheleg katzemer" - snow protects the earth from the cold - keeps the roots warm, saves that which grows.

"Jealousy, desire, and honor remove a man from this world." - How does this statement of Chazal resonate/what does it mean for you?

I am now the proud owner of a djembe drum. If you are familiar with how to play one, kindly speak up.

You may have heard that the admonition (in negative and positive frames) to be kind to strangers appears in in the Chumash more than any other law. This is not mere street Torah but comes from Bava Metziah 59b, where we're told that this law is stated no less than 36 times.


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