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Patti Davis Quotes and Sayings

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Some people, when they die, leave so much life behind
that we wonder how they did it.
- Patti Davis

Christopher Reeve understood that...
everything begins with hope.
His vision of walking again, his belief that he would
be able to in his lifetime,
towered over his broken body.
- Patti Davis

America had taken my father from me.
And over most of the years of his illness,
I gradually started feeling this support system from
this country who-people grieving along with us.
- Patti Davis

You know, if you hang around this earth long enough
you really see how things come full circle.
- Patti Davis

 

I did what most writers do when something happens that's overwhelming,
fascinating, moving, all of that.
I didn't know what else to do about it except write about it.
- Patti Davis

The memories stayed with him for so long,
and stayed vivid.
And it didn't matter to me that he'd already repeated that before.
I could hear it forever.
- Patti Davis

After September 11, I got to understand a little bit
of his deep love for this country.
- Patti Davis

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And as far as false hope, there is no such thing.
There is only hope or the absence of hope-nothing else.
- Patti Davis

I had this odd sibling rivalry with America.
- Patti Davis

I felt that the best I could do for my father,
and the best I could do for myself, and my mother and
my family was to stay open to the experience,
and learn whatever I could at every step of the way as it was going on.
- Patti Davis

My father started growing very quiet as Alzheimer's
started claiming more of him.
The early stages of Alzheimer's are the hardest because
that person is aware that they're losing awareness.
And I think that that's why my father started growing more and more quiet.
- Patti Davis

Even if the Bush Administration had flung open the
gates to stem-cell research years ago,
we would not be at the point of offering treatment today.
Christopher Reeve would still have been taken from us.
But we would be closer.
- Patti Davis

Laura Bush went on national television during the week
of my father's funeral and spoke out against embryonic stem cell research,
pointing out that where Alzheimer's is concerned,
we don't have proof that stem-cell treatment would be effective.
- Patti Davis

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau PHOTO

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard PHOTO

Some days are simply meant for playing.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

He who is not everyday conquering some fear
has not learned the secret of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We travel, some of us forever, to seek
other states, other lives, other souls.
- Anais Nin

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Age does not protect you from love.
But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
- Anais Nin

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When someone has a strong intuitive connection,
Buddhism suggests that it's because of karma,
some past connection.
- Richard Gere

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other,
the whole world loses some of its radiance.
- Anatole Broyard

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 sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are a retelling in small letters
of the very same story
which is written across the whole world
in letters too large for some of us to see.
- C. S. Lewis

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and,
as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour,
some heavenly blessings!
- Henry Ward Beecher

Seek always to do some good, somewhere.
Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth.
You must give some time to your fellow man.
For remember, you don't live in a world all your own.
Your brothers are here too.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff.
Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Some people move our souls to dance.
- Flavia Weedn

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Weariness comes, on some days, from lack of service to self.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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