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

 

a lot by

a lot by

“You can observe a lot by just watching.” -Yogi Berra Oakland

 

keep yourself

keep yourself

“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.” -George Bernard Shaw Way, way over-lit in Oakland.

 

ego so close

ego so close

“Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.” -Colin Powell Oakland

 

in small things

in small things

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” -Mother Teresa Oakland

 

a secret order

a secret order

“In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.” -Carl Jung Oakland

 

then why can’t it

then why can’t it

“If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?” -Will Rogers Oakland

 

that is still

that is still

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” -Lao Tzu Oakland

 

believe that

believe that

“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have …

 

write it on

write it on

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Oakland

 

the fullness of

the fullness of

“Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather …

 

you can dream it

you can dream it

“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get …

 

bear the best

bear the best

“The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” -Moliere California

 

that is why

that is why

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot …

 

life is

life is

“Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream …

 

there is life

there is life

“Where there is love there is life.” -Mahatma Gandhi California

 

of one’s home

of one’s home

“Christmas… is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.” -Freya Stark California

 

the rule

the rule

“Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.” -Friedrich Nietzsche California

 

is so jolly

is so jolly

“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.” -George Carlin California

 

is in the room

is in the room

“Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.” -Winston Churchill (note: this quote has, of course, nothing to do with this …

 

peeves do

peeves do

“Peeves do not make very good pets.” -Bo Bennett California

 

joy in looking

joy in looking

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” -Albert Einstein California

 

and sweet words

and sweet words

“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.” -Plautus California

 

the fullness of

the 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 …

 

a thin line

a thin line

“There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” -Erma Bombeck California

 

the beauty lies

the beauty lies

“Don’t get me wrong, I admire elegance and have an appreciation of the finer things in life. But to me, beauty lies in simplicity.” -Mark Hyman California

 

then it is theirs

then it is theirs

“As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The …

 

is looking

is looking

“What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.” -Phyllis Diller California

 

deep into

deep into

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” -Albert Einstein California

 

to build

to build

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” -Frederick Douglass California

 

unless you do

unless you do

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

 

wished to live

wished to live

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not …

 

you yourself

you yourself

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person …

 

swear by it

swear by it

“My two secrets to staying healthy: wash your hands all the time. And, if you can’t, use Purell or one of the sanitizers. And the …

 

before i sleep

before i sleep

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” -Robert Frost California

 

on you

on you

“When you’re around me, you’re going to get glitter on you.” -Ke$ha Reno, Nevada

 

say my glory was

say my glory was

“Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.” -William Butler Yeats Reno, Nevada

 

from home

from home

“The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.” -George Bernard Shaw Reno, Nevada

 

according to his own

according to his own

“Each one prays to God according to his own light.” -Mahatma Gandhi Oakland

 

is a ritual

is a ritual

“Music is a gut thing. You’re working in a medium which is more in touch with the primal than the modern. A gig is a …

 

only light can do that

only light can do that

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. Oakland

 

but rather

but rather

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” -Albert Einstein Oakland

 

with abandon

with abandon

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” -Harriet Van Horne San Francisco

 

a series of small things

a series of small things

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” -Vincent Van Gogh San Francisco

 

when the limo breaks

when the limo breaks

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when …

 

do that for him

do that for him

“Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.” -Groucho Marx San Francisco

 

certain beloved

certain beloved

“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” -Helen Keller Venice, California

 

they may be dangerous

they may be dangerous

“Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided.” -Mae West Venice, California

 

who knows you

who knows you

“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” -Elbert Hubbard

 

men of reason

men of reason

“Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.” -Ambrose Bierce Venice, California

 

you know, night

you know, night

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” -Steve Martin Venice, California

 

eternity gazing

eternity gazing

“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.” -Khalil Gibran Oakland

 

to see light

to see light

“To love beauty is to see light.” -Victor Hugo Oakland

 

the abyss gazes

the abyss gazes

“And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” -Friedrich Nietzsche Oakland

 

a family

a family

“Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.” -Andre Maurois My beautiful sister in Oakland.

 

he who opens

he who opens

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” -Victor Hugo Alcatraz Island

 

happy loving

happy loving

“There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.” -Friedrich Schiller San Francisco

 

or two

or two

“Let me just say, I’ve seen a pub or two.” -Don Johnson

 
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