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Of all the haunting moments of motherhood,
by Victoria Secunda

Of all the haunting moments of motherhood,
few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter's mouth.
- Victoria Secunda

Most fathers don't see the war within the daughter,
her struggles with conflicting images of the idealized and flawed father,
her temptation both to retreat to Daddy's lap and protection
and to push out of his embrace to that of beau and the world beyond home.
- Victoria Secunda

Puritanism. The haunting fear that
someone, somewhere, may be happy.
- H. L. Mencken

If you don't mind haunting the margins,
I think there is more freedom there.
- Colin Firth

 

Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America -
that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement.
- Tom Wolfe

This haunting idea of becoming a celebrity doesn't
settle well with me at all.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

A specter is haunting Europe - the specter of communism.
- Karl Marx

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I didn't read The Haunting of Hill House until sometime early in the 1990's.
- William Peter Blatty

Something like The Haunting is not worth the slightest consideration from me.
- Nigel Kneale

When I was filming 'The Haunting Hour',
my co-stars Emily Osment, Brittany Curran and I paid
a visit to a haunted house -
all dressed up as vampires!
We really confused the workers.
- Cody Linley

In regards to The Haunting, people compared it to the old movie,
which is unfair.
We didn't have the rights to the movie.
I couldn't duplicate a single thing because that would
have been legal infringement.
- Jan de Bont

Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness.
Dotted with the ruins of empires once great,
it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow.
I love every inch of it.
- King Hussein I

Let me bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Wherever life takes us, there are always moments of wonder.
- Jimmy Carter

The opportunity for greater courage
comes in the most ordinary of moments.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Know that you hold the power to
bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter
everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe
that change forever how we experience life and the world.
- John Milton

I bring Peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

I wake up to profound perspective that allows me to
celebrate the choices of my moments, of my life.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are moments when all anxiety
and stated toil are becalmed
in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In critical moments men sometimes see
exactly what they wish to see.
- the character Spock of the television series Star Trek

You will find as you look back upon your life that
the moments when you have truly lived are the moments
when you have done things in the spirit of love.
- Henry Drummond

I have not lost faith in God.
I have moments of anger and protest.
Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason.
- Elie Wiesel

On this day, as on every day,
we Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving.
We have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring us to this moment.
We give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of our courage
and the cold sweat of our fear.
We accept gratefully the entirety
of our past and our present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is free time? I'm a single mother.
My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.
- Roma Downey

Ordinary life does not interest me.
I seek only the high moments.
I am in accord with the surrealists,
searching for the marvelous.
- Anais Nin

I had my moments when I got very frightened that I would not recover.
- Fran Drescher

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle Onassis

Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible
in bright moments as well as in trouble,
we cannot fully respond to its consolations
because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
- Helen Keller

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do
nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those
moments of life that are utterly simple?
- Eugene Kennedy

Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
- Al Boliska

It's very difficult to judge relationships from the outside.
You never know what happens in intimate moments with
two people to know why they really support and love each other.
- Eric Braeden

Life is a succession of crises and moments when we
have to rediscover who we are and what we really want.
- Jean Vanier

The future hasn't happened yet and the past is gone.
So I think the only moment we have is right here and no,
and I try to make the best of those moments,
the moments that I'm in.
- Annie Lennox

It's a pretty sure thing that the player's bat is what
speaks loudest when it's contract time,
but there are moments when the glove has the last word.
- Brooks Robinson

The day of the wedding went like these things generally do,
full of anxious moments interspersed with black comedy.
- Janet Street-Porter

What we value about music and literature are the moments
that they create in our minds when we encounter them.
- Stephan Jenkins

Words can sometimes, in moments of grace,
attain the quality of deeds.
- Elie Wiesel

Have you ever had one of those moments when you look
up and realize that you're one of those people you
see on the train talking to themselves?
- Marc Maron

We keep passing unseen through little moments of other people's lives.
- Robert M. Pirsig

There are no ordinary moments.
- Dan Millman

Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all,
that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection.
- Richard Bach

Weird people follow you in the streets,
you can't sit alone in a restaurant or a cafe and read a book in peace,
and I think everybody values those moments of being alone.
- Winona Ryder

These are hallowed moments, when every American has
reason to express his gratitude to Almighty God that
it has been our good fortune to witness the light of this auspicious morn.
- Nelson A. Miles

One of my proudest moments is I didn't sell my soul
for the sake of popularity.
- George W. Bush

Even in your darkest moments, you'll think of something that'll crack you up.
- Brad Paisley

My stage successes have provided me with the greatest moments outside myself,
my film successes the best moments, professionally,
within myself.
- Laurence Olivier

There are moments when a man's imagination,
so easily subdued to what it lives in,
suddenly rises above its daily level and surveys the
long windings of destiny.
- Edith Wharton

I certainly wouldn't say that my life is a disaster,
but there have been moments where I've felt like that.
- Duncan Sheik

We had our unhappy moments but they got channelled
into the kind of sadness that was necessary for singing
a song about going nowhere.
So it worked out very well I think.
- Tina Weymouth

I have three kids and a wife, and any moments that
aren't dedicated to working on this film in some way,
or family, are immediately reserved for sleep.
- Brad Bird

I, I don't think anybody's continually happy,
uh, except idiots, you know.
You know, you have to have little moments of depression.
- Rube Goldberg

There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are
having their moments of disillusionment,
for in another moment they will recover their illusion.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Sometimes I find that in my happy moments I could not
believe that I had ever been miserable.
- Marion Milner

Flowers grow out of dark moments.
- Corita Kent

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass,
you live more richly those moments.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.
- Rose Kennedy

Wait for those unguarded moments.
Relax the mood and, like the child dropping off to sleep,
the subject often reveals his truest self.
- Barbara Walters

Everybody favours free speech in the slack moments
when no axes are being ground.
- Heywood Broun

Re-investing in one's own little moments of insight is very important.
- Anish Kapoor

Many people experience Gethsemane moments.
- Arthur Middleton

Like all tools, modern technology has produced some
wonderful moments in music and also some horrors.
- Hugh Hopper


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