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Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ...
by Doug Larson

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
- Doug Larson

Related topics: Nature

A true friend is one who
overlooks your failures
and tolerates your success.
- Doug Larson

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city,
it might be better to change the locks.
- Doug Larson

A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.
- Doug Larson

 

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children
have teenagers of their own.
- Doug Larson

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you'd have preferred to talk.
- Doug Larson

More marriages might survive if the partners realized
that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
- Doug Larson

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For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens
to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.
- Doug Larson

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival
skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
- Doug Larson

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into
situations where you need it.
- Doug Larson

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end,
it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
- Doug Larson

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you
never get the urge to throw a snowball.
- Doug Larson

Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions,
including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
- Doug Larson

The world is full of people looking for spectacular
happiness while they snub contentment.
- Doug Larson

The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others.
- Doug Larson

To err is human; to admit it, superhuman.
- Doug Larson

The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.
- Doug Larson

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
- Doug Larson

There must be a happy medium somewhere between being
totally informed and blissfully unaware.
- Doug Larson

Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.
- Doug Larson

If the English language made any sense,
lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
- Doug Larson

Utility is when you have one telephone,
luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three -
and paradise is when you have none.
- Doug Larson

Sometimes opportunity knocks, but most of the time
it sneaks up and then quietly steals away.
- Doug Larson

The cat could very well be man's best friend but would
never stoop to admitting it.
- Doug Larson

Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss
will add it to your regular duties.
- Doug Larson

Establishing goals is all right if you don't let them
deprive you of interesting detours.
- Doug Larson

If people concentrated on the really important things in life,
there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
- Doug Larson

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green
vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
- Doug Larson

Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished
by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.
- Doug Larson

Real elation is when you feel you could touch a star
without standing on tiptoe.
- Doug Larson

The reason people blame things on previous generations
is that there's only one other choice.
- Doug Larson

The surprising thing about young fools is how many
survive to become old fools.
- Doug Larson

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow
and unexpected weather of all sorts -
a gardener still plants.
And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Friendship that flows from the heart
cannot be frozen by adversity,
as the water that flows from the spring
cannot congeal in winter.
- James Fenimore Cooper

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring,
who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
- B. C. Forbes

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring,
you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
- Walter Scott

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"
- Robin Williams

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery,
a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a
spring of capital truths,
and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
- Paul Valery

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
- Albert Camus

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
- Wallace Stevens

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers,
but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.
- Ikkyu Sojun

The very idea of true patriotism is lost,
and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes.
A patriot, sir!
Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
- Robert Walpole

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier
state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
- George Santayana

For every person who has ever lived there has come,
at last, a spring he will never see.
Glory then in the springs that are yours.
- Pam Brown

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball.
I'll tell you what I do.
I stare out the window and wait for spring.
- Rogers Hornsby

As sure as the spring will follow the winter,
prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.
- Bo Bennett

The temptations to wrong are many; they spring out of a corrupt nature.
- Matthew Simpson

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.
- Pablo Neruda

Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April,
winter chilling the lap of very May;
but at length the season of summer does come.
- Thomas Carlyle

It's the fans that need spring training.
You gotta get 'em interested.
Wake 'em up and let 'em know that their season is coming,
the good times are gonna roll.
- Harry Caray

The only thing that could spoil a day was people.
People were always the limiters of happiness except
for the very few that were as good as spring itself.
- Ernest Hemingway

The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is,
I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning,
and from that irreverence love may spring.
- Robertson Davies

The spring of love becomes hidden and soon filled up.
- Max Muller

Nothing is so beautiful as spring - when weeds,
in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush's eggs look little low heavens,
and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear,
it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

Falsehood is a perennial spring.
- Edmund Burke

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin.
Economics and art are strangers.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Spring I seek is in a new face only.
- Allen Tate

A Poem does not grow by jerks.
As trees in Spring produce a new ring of tissue,
so does every poet put forth a fresh outlay of stuff at the same season.
- Wilfred Owen

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
- Hal Borland

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.
- Ellis Peters

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring
like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The four walls of paper are like a prison because every
idea wants to spring out in all directions -
everything is connected with everything else,
sometimes more than others.
- Ted Nelson

No, Queer Eye has a book coming out before mine,
in the Spring of 2004, in which each of us has a section
and we do a brief overview of our subject area.
- Ted Allen

A young ballplayer looks on his first spring training
trip as a stage struck young woman regards the theater.
- Christy Mathewson

The soy-bean, in particular, has proved sufficiently
resistant to cold in spring and to adverse weather
during summer to warrant heavy planting,
especially throughout the South.
- David F. Houston

Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer!
I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.
- Gustav Mahler


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