make it dance

make it dance

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” -George Bernard Shaw Comanche, Texas

 

sets everything

sets everything

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” -Phyllis Diller Oakland

 

play better

play better

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” -Albert Einstein Oakland

 

too short

too short

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books …

 

shine on

shine on

“Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.” -John Lennon San Francisco

 

a little

a little

“Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep …

 

in one’s

in one’s

“There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.” -Henri Frederic Amiel San Francisco

 

to eternity

to eternity

“Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.” -Khalil Gibran San Francisco

 

pure one

pure one

“A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.” -Minna Antrim San Francisco

 

the way you look

the way you look

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” -Wayne Dyer Emeryville, California

 

what you see

what you see

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” -Henry David Thoreau Emeryville, California

 

join the dance

join the dance

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” -Alan Watts Oakland

 

keep on

keep on

“I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.” -Abraham …

 

it is

it is

“To whom it may concern: It is springtime. It is late afternoon.” -Kurt Vonnegut Novato, California

 

barely enough

barely enough

“Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough.” -Mark Twain San Francisco

 

looking up

looking up

“Looking up and out, how can we not respect this ever-vigilant cognizance that distinguishes us: the capability to envision, to dream, and to invent? the …

 

of the wise

of the wise

“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.” -Matsuo Basho Richmond, California

 

left open

left open

“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” -John Barrymore San Francisco

 

would he

would he

“If God dropped acid, would he see people?” -Steven Wright San Francisco

 

who uplift

who uplift

“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” -Epictetus Oakland

 

in self

in self

“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” -Marcus Garvey Oakland

 

go ’round

go ’round

“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” -Franklin P. Jones Richmond, California

 

hooked

hooked

“I think we’re all hooked, I feel my own hook-ness on immediate gratification you know. I want what I want.” -Jeff Bridges Oakland

 

what you’d rather

what you’d rather

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.” -Mark …

 

always room

always room

“There is always room at the top.” -Daniel Webster San Francisco

 

worth doing

worth doing

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” -Theodore Roosevelt Oakland

 

grab for

grab for

“Pretty much any time I got a chance to do something cool, I tried to grab for it, and that’s where my solace comes from.” -Randy …

 

patience

patience

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” -Napoleon Hill San Francisco

 

get used

get used

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” -Robert A. Heinlein Oakland

 

all the good

all the good

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” -Mother Teresa Oakland

 

see god in

see god in

“When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb.” -Gene Tierney Oakland

 

produces the marvelous

produces the marvelous

“It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” -Amelia Barr Oakland

 

right after them

right after them

“When women go wrong, men go right after them.” -Mae West Oakland

 

satisfied

satisfied

“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” -Bob Marley Oakland

 

the secret

the secret

“He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Monterey, California

 

what you get

what you get

“Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.” -Tom Lehrer Monterey, California

 

friendship is

friendship is

“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.” -Aristotle Monterey, California

 

joy follows

joy follows

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” -Buddha Monterey, California

 

slightly cracked

slightly cracked

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” -Bernard Meltzer Monterey, California

 

peace equally reigns

peace equally reigns

“Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.” -Swami Sivananda Monterey, California

 

destiny is shaped

destiny is shaped

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” -Tony Robbins Monterey, California

 

far enough

far enough

“The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Hearst Beach, …

 

every simple truth

every simple truth

“Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.” -Mason Cooley Pismo Beach, California

 

the other begins

the other begins

“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?” -Edgar …

 

to lick

to lick

“We made the buttons on the screen look so good you’ll want to lick them.” -Steve Jobs Las Vegas

 

for thoughts

for thoughts

“One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.” -Samuel Johnson Las Vegas

 

true sign

true sign

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” -Albert Einstein Las Vegas

 

take it

take it

“Life is a gamble, at terrible odds – if it was a bet you wouldn’t take it.” -Tom Stoppard Las Vegas

 

the best we can find

the best we can find

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” -Robert Louis Stevenson Las …

 

well enough

well enough

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” -Albert Einstein Las Vegas

 

on where you stop

on where you stop

“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” -Orson Welles Las Vegas

 

with yourself and others

with yourself and others

“Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others …

 

pinch it

pinch it

“I like to hold the microphone cord like this, I pinch it together, then I let it go, then you hear a whole bunch of …

 

just like

just like

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” -Margaret Mead Las Vegas

 

in our daily work

in our daily work

“Fires can’t be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even …

 

fullness of

fullness of

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to …

 

there is only absurdity

there is only absurdity

“Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that’s what gives us our …

 

quietly building

quietly building

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” -John F. Kennedy Las Vegas

 

add dilutes

add dilutes

“Every word you add dilutes the sentence.” ― Miller Williams Las Vegas

 

victory however

victory however

“Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no …

 

is just to peel

is just to peel

“Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.” -Alan Watts Las Vegas

 

through the cracks

through the cracks

“It is through the cracks in our brains that ecstasy creeps in.” -Logan Pearsall Smith Las Vegas

 

at a time

at a time

“I only ever play Vegas one night at a time.” -Robin Williams Las Vegas

 

in the service

in the service

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Mahatma Gandhi Las Vegas

 

you might call it

you might call it

“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’.” -John Lennon Las Vegas

 

may be placed

may be placed

“Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.” -Napoleon Hill Las Vegas

 

at hand

at hand

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied …

 

work unless

work unless

“Nothing will work unless you do.” -Maya Angelou Las Vegas

 

going all the way

going all the way

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” -Buddha Las Vegas

 

who have gone over

who have gone over

“The Edge… there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have …

 

right under

right under

“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.” -Tom Wilson Las Vegas

 

eventually get to be

eventually get to be

“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” -Robert Frost Las Vegas

 

be full

be full

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, …

 

as you do

as you do

“To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.” -Benjamin Franklin Las Vegas

 

what is imagined

what is imagined

“The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.” -Benjamin Disraeli Las Vegas

 

is the best

is the best

“Fatigue is the best pillow.” -Benjamin Franklin Las Vegas

 

something done

something done

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” -Margaret Thatcher Las Vegas

 

only see

only see

“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.” -Buddha Las Vegas

 

has to be done

has to be done

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” -Wayne Dyer Las Vegas

 

to layer it in noise

to layer it in noise

“The ‘Downward Spiral’ album was a record all about beating everybody up – and then ‘Hurt’ was like a coda saying maybe I shouldn’t have …

 

as simple as

as simple as

“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” -Albert Einstein Las Vegas

 

is simple, god

is simple, god

“When the solution is simple, God is answering.” -Albert Einstein Las Vegas

 

of every dark mist

of every dark mist

“Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every …

 

would be serene

would be serene

“He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.” -Meister Eckhart Las Vegas

 

to know

to know

“There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” -Benjamin Franklin Las Vegas

 

is someting

is someting

“The concept of absurdity is something I’m attracted to.” -David Lynch Las Vegas

 

as they really

as they really

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” -Oscar Wilde Las Vegas

 

going on and on

going on and on

“Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the …

 

for all goodness

for all goodness

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” -Dalai Lama Oakland

 

difference is a reason

difference is a reason

“In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.” -Audre …

 

about the things

about the things

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. Berkeley

 

that much nearer

that much nearer

“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that …

 

when we come

when we come

“We will burn that bridge when we come to it.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Oakland

 

going all the way

going all the way

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” -Buddha Oakland

 

excellence, then

excellence, then

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Aristotle Oakland Today marks my fourth year of doing this project. That’s …

 

everyone else

everyone else

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ―Oscar Wilde Oakland

 

if you can’t

if you can’t

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t …

 

a lovely trick

a lovely trick

“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” -Ingrid Bergman Oakland

 

you may end up

you may end up

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” -Lao Tzu Oakland

 

has wasted

has wasted

“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” -Muhammad Ali Oakland

 
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