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Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands.
by Jonathan Carroll

Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands.
That's probably why they get along so well.
- Jonathan Carroll

Related topics: Time

You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love;
the running across fields into your lover's arms can
only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip.
- Jonathan Carroll

Just write about what bites you and damn the rest.
- Jonathan Carroll

Coffee on an airplane always smells bad.
Whenever it is served, suddenly the whole cabin stinks of it.
- Jonathan Carroll

 

Why do people always gesture with their hands when they talk on the phone?
- Jonathan Carroll

I don't like to have to pan for gold when I read.
- Jonathan Carroll

For an adult, eating alone at McDonald's is admitting a kind of defeat.
- Jonathan Carroll

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People are always waiting to be discovered.
- Jonathan Carroll

There's almost always a point in a book where something
happens that triggers the rest of the plot.
- Jonathan Carroll

It's always fun to walk down the street with or behind
a really beautiful woman,
for no reason other than to see how the world reacts to them.
- Jonathan Carroll

I find you write with one person in mind.
Usually for me that one person is my wife,
because she's my most severe critic and understands
best what I'm trying to do.
- Jonathan Carroll

I write about what interests me.
It's very dangerous when you try to satisfy an audience.
- Jonathan Carroll

Everyone coming out of a perfume store is smelling the back of their hand.
- Jonathan Carroll

People who truly love us can be divided into two categories:
those who understand us,
and those who forgive us our worst sins.
Rarely do you find someone capable of both.
- Jonathan Carroll

If I don't feel like writing today or for a few days,
I don't.
And I don't think about it.
It is not an obligation-it is the greatest privilege.
- Jonathan Carroll

I've never seen myself as a fantasy writer -
ever.
- Jonathan Carroll

Salzburg...
is a mountain town with a rushing river running right through the center,
everything in the rain various shades of green and brown.
- Jonathan Carroll

May this house stand until an ant drinks the ocean
and a tortoise circles the world.
- Jonathan Carroll

Very often I'll find out at the end of a book what
I put in at the beginning.
A sort of process of elimination and discovery in one.
- Jonathan Carroll

Krakow is one of my favorite places on earth.
It is a medieval city full of young people.
A wonderful, striking combination.
- Jonathan Carroll

The Wilmington, Delaware, television station that bills
itself as The Family Minded Station is Channel 69.
- Jonathan Carroll

Old people are often impatient, but for what?
- Jonathan Carroll

I read less of everything now.
With only fond memories of others' work,
it will be interesting to give my own journal writing a try now.
- Jonathan Carroll

Even the handsomest men do not have the same momentary
effect on the world as a truly beautiful woman does.
- Jonathan Carroll

I feel like a cliche.
- Jonathan Carroll

The Viennese wash everything.
Where else in the world does the government hire public
servants to wash public telephone booths and the glass
over traffic lights? Every time I see someone doing these things,
I smile like a child.
- Jonathan Carroll

At a Boston signing, someone from the audience asked
why I was so obsessed with furniture in my books.
The question rattled around in my head.
I had no idea that I was obsessed with furniture.
- Jonathan Carroll

In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30.
At U.S.
conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd.
At Harvard you have an entirely different audience.
It's so schizophrenic.
- Jonathan Carroll

Most men, no matter how well or badly dressed,
carry overstuffed, beat up wallets that should have been replaced years ago.
Why is that? Every time I see a guy take out a wallet anywhere,
it looks like a piece of old melted chocolate cake-with strings.
- Jonathan Carroll

One of the saddest realities is that we never know
when our lives are at their peak.
Only after it is over and we have some kind of perspective
do we realize how good we had it a day,
a month, five years ago.
- Jonathan Carroll

Women are always complaining about men's fascination with breasts.
But what if men were absolutely indifferent to breasts?
What would women do then with these things that serve
one function once or twice in a lifetime,
and the rest of the time are just in the way?
- Jonathan Carroll

I have never heard anyone say This is it.
I know right now is the high point of my life.
It will never get any better.
Only in retrospect do we recognize the best times and
of course then it is too late.
- Jonathan Carroll

When I was in college, I was the editor of the literary
magazine and insisted neither the editors nor the writers
be specifically identified-only our student numbers
appeared on the title page.
I love that idea and still do.
- Jonathan Carroll

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I give thanks for both my bloom and my thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the act of smiling makes both you and others happier.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We fear both the best and the worst in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Perspective is both a necessary
and a sufficient ground for wisdom.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Unless both sides win,
no agreement can be permanent.
- Jimmy Carter

When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
- Osho

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

Each and every human being on Earth
has both the responsibility and the privilege
of viewing themselves as Divine beings
with the power to bring about peace.
- James Twyman

Taoists understand that both the mind and the body
are mere tools of the Spirit,
and that intention creates physical reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

I don't know if we each have a destiny,
or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze.
But I, I think maybe it's both.
- the movie Forrest Gump

I am a Unique Expression
of the Universal Fabric of Creation.
I celebrate both my uniqueness
and my connection with all that is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I celebrate both my uniqueness
and my connection with all that is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make,
both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control
the process of choosing, you can take control
of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom
that comes from being in charge of yourself.
- Robert Foster Bennett

Like a Rose, I Thrive -
Blessed With Both My Thorns and My Blooms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May You Always Be Connected With Earth and Sky -
Drawing Energy From Both.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life
is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
- Albert Einstein

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

Love cures people - both the ones who give it
and the ones who receive it.
- Karl A. Menninger

Ambition is like love,
impatient both of delays and rivals.
- The Buddha

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
- African Proverb

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected
in a cosmic religion for the future:
It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology;
it covers both the natural and the spiritual,
and it is based on a religious sense
aspiring from the experience of all things,
natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
- Albert Einstein

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest battle of all is simply... Life.
This is no child's game. This is the big one -
the Super Bowl - the Game of all games.
The rules of Life are unwritten and unknown.
Perhaps, one could say that there are no rules.
The Judge has ultimate power.
She can call the game at any time - for any reason.
The penalties in the Game are completely arbitrary -
in both timing and severity.
Penalty for what, we ask?
The Judge is silent.
How can I win the Game?
"You can never win," comes the answer,
"So just take pleasure in playing the Game."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every mind must make its choice
between truth and repose.
It cannot have both.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is a game that two can play and both win.
- Eva Gabor

BUILD UP YOUR CIRCLE....
A mind that perceives
What can rationally be.
A spirit that sees
Innovative possibility.
A heart that is open to
Both beginnings and ends.
A firm hand that fits readily
To the reach of a friend.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

I was born in very sorry circumstances.
Both of my parents were very sorry.
- Norman Wisdom


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