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William Kennedy Quotes and Sayings

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There's only a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot.
- William Kennedy

Without a sense of place the work is often reduced
to a cry of voices in empty rooms,
a literature of the self, at its best poetic music;
at its worst a thin gruel of the ego.
- William Kennedy

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

 

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen PHOTO

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

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There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche PHOTO

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha PHOTO

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart PHOTO

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt PHOTO

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray PHOTO

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

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

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

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

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

You don't get to choose how you're going to die,
only how you're going to live.
- Joan Baez

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
- Anais Nin

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

Your life belongs only to you.
- Ayn Rand

Failure is only the opportunity to
begin again more intelligently.
- Henry Ford

You only live once, and once is enough
if you play your cards right.
- the movie Interiors (1978)

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

The only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason.
- Terry Goodkind

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Forgiveness is the only way to heal
- don Miguel Ruiz

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
- Albert Einstein

You only get out what you put in.
- Anonymous

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose...
only then will you learn the game.
- Winston Churchill

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow is a dream.
Today - each today - is where the action is
where all of life occurs.
Today IS your life - your only life.
Life today to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius

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

When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon


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