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It is impossible to read for pleasure from something
by Jim Bishop

It is impossible to read for pleasure from something
to which you are both father and mother,
born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him.
- Jim Bishop

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

The reporter is the daily prisoner of clocked facts.
On all working days, he is expected to do his best
in one swift swipe at each story.
- Jim Bishop

Nobody understands anyone 18, including those who are 18.
- Jim Bishop

 

A newspaper is lumber made malleable.
It is ink made into words and pictures.
It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day.
- Jim Bishop

It is difficult to live in the present,
ridiculous to live in the future and impossible to live in the past.
Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
- Jim Bishop

Watching your daughter being collected by her date
feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.
- Jim Bishop

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At 19, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly.
- Jim Bishop

Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still,
retreat or fly into the future.
- Jim Bishop

Gimme: an agreement between two losers who can't putt.
- Jim Bishop

The future is an opaque mirror.
Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the
dim outlines of an old and worried face.
- Jim Bishop

A good writer is not, per se, a good book critic.
No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.
- Jim Bishop

Archaeology is the peeping Tom of the sciences.
It is the sandbox of men who care not where they are going;
they merely want to know where everyone else has been.
- Jim Bishop

Scoops of mint ice cream with chips of chocolate cows.
- Jim Bishop

When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed,
do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure
and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets?
- Jim Bishop

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
- John Keywood

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

The difference between the impossible and the possible
lies in a persons determination.
- Tommy Lasorda

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It always seems impossible until its done.
- Nelson Mandela

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
- Walt Disney

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

It is impossible for a man to conceal himself.
In every act, word or gesture,
he stands revealed as he is,
and not as he would have himself appear to be.
From the Universe, nothing is or can be hidden.
- Ernest Holmes

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.
- Mother Teresa

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

It has become impossible to give up the enterprise
of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure
of building up a collective peace system.
- Arthur Henderson

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive;
easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
- Henry Peter Brougham

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible.
I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.
- Debi Thomas

Who so loves believes the impossible.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place
the world is when one is playing golf.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any
level without leaving traces,
bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
- William Gibson

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time.
Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have
the power to choose either.
- Wayne Dyer

Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still
dreaming of impossible future conquests.
- Charles Lindbergh

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.
- Bugs Baer

Failure is impossible.
- Susan B. Anthony

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been
declared impossible before they were done.
- Louis D. Brandeis

I won't predict anything historic.
But nothing is impossible.
- Michael Phelps

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.
- Mark Twain

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Within 10 years it will be impossible to travel to
the North Pole by dog team.
There will be too much open water.
- Will Steger

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
- William Faulkner

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert,
gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just
enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier

Love without conversation is impossible.
- Mortimer Adler

There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked.
It's impossible to be mature without having lived.
- Amy Grant

Every noble work is at first impossible.
- Thomas Carlyle

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Music expresses that which can not be said
and on which it is impossible to be silent.
- Victor Hugo

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
then they seem improbable, and then,
when we summon the will,
they soon become inevitable.
- Christopher Reeve

It's impossible to work under conditions where they
confused negativity with objectivity.
You can't fool the fans.
- Marv Albert

It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience,
decency, politeness and courtesy.
- Khaleda Zia

It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance,
for it requires knowledge to perceive it;
and,
therefore, he that can perceive it hath it not.
- Jeremy Taylor

Future orientation is combined with a notion and expectation of progress,
and nothing is impossible.
- Alan Dundes


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