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I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
by Carol Burnett

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

Related topics: Mom

Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.
- Carol Burnett

It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad
that we don't have a system where the losing team has
to pay the winning team's lawyers.
- Carol Burnett

I liked myself better when I wasn't me.
- Carol Burnett

 

Only I can change my life.
No one can do it for me.
- Carol Burnett

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
- Carol Burnett

Well, I don't know how astute I am, but I did want
to be a journalist when I was growing up.
- Carol Burnett

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We don't stop going to school when we graduate.
- Carol Burnett

I don't have false teeth.
Do you think I'd buy teeth like these?
- Carol Burnett

Originally, I came from Texas, and we lived on -
I guess you'd call it welfare,
what we called relief.
- Carol Burnett

I don't eat much meat, fish, or poultry.
- Carol Burnett

My grandmother and I saw an average of eight movies a week,
double features, second run.
- Carol Burnett

But I don't begrudge anybody, because I know how hard
it is to have that dream and to make it happen,
whether or not it's just to put a roof over your head and food on the table.
- Carol Burnett

You have to go through the falling down in order to learn to walk.
It helps to know that you can survive it.
That's an education in itself.
- Carol Burnett

Comedy is tragedy plus time.
- Carol Burnett

Because nobody goes through life without a scar.
- Carol Burnett

But I didn't ask to have somebody nose around in my private life.
I didn't even ask to be famous.
All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh.
- Carol Burnett

When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go.
- Carol Burnett

It's also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others.
I've been helped by acts of kindness from strangers.
That's why we're here, after all, to help others.
- Carol Burnett

Celebrity was a long time in coming;
it will go away.
Everything goes away.
- Carol Burnett

Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.
- Carol Burnett

My interesting diet tips are eat early and don't nosh between meals.
I mean, I can pack it away.
- Carol Burnett

You know, one wonderful thing that came out of my Enquirer experience is that,
in my case, it was ruled tabloids are magazines.
Which means they didn't have the protection that a newspaper has.
- Carol Burnett

My grandmother and I followed my mother here,
to a house a block north of Hollywood Boulevard but
a million miles away from Hollywood,
if you know what I mean.
We would hang out behind the ropes and look at the
movie stars arriving at the premieres.
- Carol Burnett

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves.
- Trieu Thi Trinh

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

Do not wish to be anything but what you are,
and try to be that perfectly.
- St. Francis De Sales

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
- Anonymous

If you wish to see the truth,
then hold no opinion for or against.
- Osho

Life is to be taken lightly
by those who wish to be happy
and by those who wish to age gracefully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A dream is a wish your heart makes.
- The Supremes

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

We can change our lives.
We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
- Tony Robbins

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they are
not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.
"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
- Mother Teresa

I wish you a tea and jammies kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wish you a rainbows and butterflies kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth,
so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.
To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over
the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
- Henry David Thoreau

Momma always said dyin' was a part of life.
I sure wish it wasn't.
- the movie Forrest Gump

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I wish you a magical white rabbit kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall
those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
- Lewis B. Smedes

No one ever said on their deathbed, 'Gee,
I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer'.
- Danielle Berry


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