Archive for September, 2010

Our limitations and joys begin in our hearts. We can always replace negative with positive…

September 30, 2010

Betty Eadie

Betty (Jean) Eadie (born 1942) is a prominent American author of several books on near-death experiences (NDEs). Her best-known book is the #1 New York Times bestselling book, Embraced by the Light (1992). It describes her near-death experience. It is arguably the most detailed near-death account on record. It was followed by two other works: The Awakening Heart (1996), also a best-seller, and The Ripple Effect (1999), published independently.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Eadie

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Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

September 29, 2010

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer, poet, and prominent aesthete; who, after writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the tragedy of his imprisonment and early death.

Wilde’s parents were successful Dublin intellectuals, and from an early age he was tutored at home, where he showed his intelligence, becoming fluent in French and German. He attended boarding school for six years, then matriculated to university at seventeen years of age. Reading Greats, Wilde proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. His intellectual horizons were broad: he was deeply interested in the rising philosophy of aestheticism (led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin) though he also profoundly explored Roman Catholicism.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Wilde

If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.

September 28, 2010

Sartre

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (French pronunciation: [saʁtʁ], English: /ˈsɑrtrə/; 21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980) was a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the leading figures in 20th century French philosophy, existentialism, and Marxism, and his work continues to influence fields such as Marxist philosophy, sociology, and literary studies. Sartre was also noted for his long relationship with the author and social theorist, Simone de Beauvoir. He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature but refused the honour.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Paul_Sartre

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

September 27, 2010

Herm Albright

He was a painter and lithographer, born on January 29, 1876 in Mannheim, Germany. He emmigrated to the United States and settled in San Francisco in 1905. He held a job with the Paul Elder Book Company for 25 years He died on September 21, 1944.

http://askville.amazon.com/Herm-Albright/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=2496014

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.

September 26, 2010

Anthony Robbins

For the past three decades, Anthony Robbins has served as an advisor to leaders around the world. A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations, organizational turnaround, and peak performance, he has been honored consistently for his strategic intellect and humanitarian endeavors. His nonprofit Anthony Robbins Foundation provides assistance to inner-city youth, senior citizens, and the homeless, and feeds more than three million people in 56 countries every year through its international holiday “Basket Brigade.” Robbins has directly impacted the lives of more than 50 million people from over 100 countries with his best-selling books, multimedia and health products, public speaking engagements, and live events.

http://www.tonyrobbins.com/biography.php

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

September 25, 2010

Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become known worldwide through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker.

A prolific author, Keller was well traveled, and was outspoken in her opposition to war. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Wobblies, she campaigned for women’s suffrage, workers’ rights, and socialism, as well as many other leftist causes.

Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.

September 24, 2010

John N. Mitchell

John Newton Mitchell (September 15, 1913–November 9, 1988) was United States Attorney General under President Richard M. Nixon. He also served as Nixon’s campaign manager in 1968 and in 1972. Due to his role as director for the Committee to Re-elect the President, which engineered the Watergate first break-in, he became the only Attorney General ever to be convicted of illegal activities.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_N._Mitchell

Learn the past, watch the present, and create the future.

September 23, 2010

Jesse Conrad

Jess Conrad (born Gerald Arthur James, 24 February 1936, Brixton, London) is an actor and singer from England. He was popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s with a number of hits to his credit, “Cherry Pie”, “This Pullover”, “Mystery Girl” and “Pretty Jenny”. He has recorded for Decca, Columbia, Pye President and EMI record labels. Since then his live performances have continued to be popular, with an ovation in 2005 at the London Palladium when sharing a bill with Eden Kane, John Leyton, Marty Wilde and others.[citation needed]

During the late 1950s and in to the mid 1960s Conrad appeared in a number of cult films, namely Serious Charge (uncredited), The Boys, Rag Doll, (filmed in 1960, and released in 1961); Kill 1 and Konga. He also featured in a cameo role in the Sex Pistols film The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle. Odeon recently re-issued one of his 1970s films on to DVD – Cool It Carol!. He starred in the 1984 TV movie Marple: The Body in the Library as Raymond Starr. He also starred in the 1990s film, The Punk And The Princess.

Conrad is scheduled to appear in concert on 7 November 2010, at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, with Charlie Gracie, Brian Poole and Mike Sarne.
He shows no sign of retiring, and has been married to wife Renee for over forty years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jess_Conrad

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours

September 22, 2010

Swedish Proverb

Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.

September 21, 2010

Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), well known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. Twain is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which has been called “the Great American Novel”, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

Twain was very popular, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the “greatest American humorist of his age”, and William Faulkner called Twain “the father of American literature”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Twain