THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 06-17-10)

Here’s a great bunch of sagacious quotes to start this week off right!

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 06-17-10)

Ignorance is like the itch — the less you have of it the better off you are.
–Harry Mendelson

He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.
Benjamin Franklin

Fortune is like glass–the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.
Publilius Syrus

We have wasted our spirit in the regions of the abstract and general just as the monks let it wither in the world of prayer and contemplation.
Alexander Herzen

This miserable state is borne by the wretched souls of those who lived without disgrace and without praise.
–Alighieri Dante

The more wild and incredible your desire, the more willing and prompt God is in fulfilling it, if you will have it so.
Coventry Patmore

The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Sir Winston Churchill

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
William Shakespeare [Merchant Of Venice]

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
–Jim Rohn

And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.
Erica Jong (How to Save Your Own Life)

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw

A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors.
Colin Wilson

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
–M. F. K. Fisher


This ought to inspire everyone to mutiny and great enterprise this fine, sunny Poet’s Day!

Patrick The Poet

“7%” – Written by a 90 year old

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio .

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short – enjoy it.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don’t worry, God never blinks.
16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19.. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need
42. The best is yet to come…
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

Its estimated 93% won’t forward this. If you are one of the 7% who will, forward this with the title ‘7%’.

I’m in the 7%. Friends are the family that we choose.


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Dreams are everything, and especially dreams of love and happiness. But having no dreams of anything lofty and fulfilling and worth wanting and striving for, well, that’s some kind of living death, isn’t it? Here’s a poem of mine on this very esoteric but simple subject.

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Sometimes the nights are especially cold
and far too dark for loners,
and I find myself living for a dream
that will never live for me.
So I walk the lonely streets
and talk to lonely strangers
who travel as I the lifetime journey,
barren and alone,
and forever among the cold, dark nights.And though they travel beside me
and are with dreams like my own
for love or companionship eternal,
I do not travel with the many but the few.
And together each of us travels alone.But somewhere out there
I have seen you
and have encountered you
when the nights
were not so cold or dark.
You were there long ago
or many years from now,
but like a dream
that was not too far away to reach.
Still, you were only a dream
and I somehow always knew
I would never find you.But nevertheless,
I keep the dream
and continue to travel,
and wander these lonely streets
brave and undefeated.
Not because I am
a hopeless dreamer,
but because such dreams
can keep you warm
on cold, dark nights.



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Summer is totally upon us and hot. So it’s time for some really hot bar quotes! Enjoy. :)

Patrick The Poet


The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free
minute. If you didn’t behave that way you would never do anything.
John Irving

The world has a way of giving what is demanded of it. If you are frightened and look for

failure and poverty, you will get them, no matter how hard you may try to succeed. Lack
of faith in yourself, in what life will do for you, cuts you off from the good things of the world.
Expect victory and you make victory.
–Pristine Bradley

The coroner will find ink in my veins and blood on my typewriter keys.
–C. Astrid Weber

All the wonders you seek are within yourself.
Sir Thomas Browne

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.
Isaac Asimov

To be proud and inaccessible is to be timid and weak.
Jean Baptiste Masillon

He has committed the crime who profits by it.

I’m not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.
Ernest Hemingway

You can’t treat a car like a patient. A car needs love.
–Gerhard Kocher

Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in His image. Each one is
more precious than all.
Andre Gide

It is easy to rule over the good.
–Titus Maccius Plautus

Easy reading is damn hard writing.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

The awe and dread with which the untutored savage contemplates his mother-in-law are
amongst the most familiar facts of anthropology.
–James G. Frazer

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Napoleon Hill

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we
recommend it daily.
Zig Ziglar

The game isn’t over until it’s over.
Yogi Berra

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