Tuesday, January 01, 2013

My fave quotes of 2012

January 1, 2013

   On the first day of the year I like to go through my daytimer for for all 365 days and see if I accomplished anything. Had a pretty decent year: married off two kids and directed a TV show. Oh, and True West is still in business.

   I also like to cull my favorite quotes of the year:

"The facts are always less than what really happened."

—Nadine Gardiner

"If you find a job you really love, you'll never work again."

—Winston Churchhill

"In Arizona, you can be a nut but at least people will leave you alone."

—Bill Goodykoontz (a Kingman boy, or, in this case, a Kingman nut, by the way)

"Don't look back. You're not going that way."

—Old Vaquero Saying

"The past does not haunt us. We haunt the past."

—Augusten Burroughs

"Sometimes you have to be silent to be heard."

—Old Vaquero Saying

"I think I'll buy a car a toot around."

—George Maharis, of the TV show "Route 66"

"If there's one thing people can't stand, it's intolerance."

—Old Vaquero Saying

"When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest."

—William Hazlett

"We rewrite the past to serve the needs of the present."

—Stephen Marche

"To be a success—be daring, be first, be different."

—Old Vaquero Saying

"I've always thought that writing isn't really that hard. It's having a good idea that's hard."

—Lyle Lovett

"Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought."

—Henri Bergson

"The only thing we learn from history is that we don't learn from history."

—Old Vaquero Saying

"Don't be consistent, but be simply true."

—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"The freedom to be an imbecile is one of our core values."

—Nicholas D. Kristof

And what exactly is the key to a happy life?

"Be silly. Be honest. Be kind."

—Ralph Waldo Emerson