Monday, May 02, 2005

Live Now Quotes

Opportunities fly by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone.  ~Jerome K. Jerome, The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, 1889 When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.  ~Alexander Graham Bell Chasing the past, I stumbled into the future.  ~T. Sachs, Omnis Sapientia Salvo Emiolios You have to wake up a virgin each morning.  ~Jean-Louis Barrault If you have one eye on yesterday, and one eye on tomorrow, you're going to be cockeyed today.  ~Author Unknown We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it.  But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday's burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.  ~John Newton Nothing is worth more than this day.  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Today is the greatest Day I've ever known Can't live for tomorrow, Tomorrow's much too long.... ~Billy Corgan, "Today," Siamese Dream (Smashing Pumpkins album), 1993 The living moment is everything.  ~D.H. Lawrence Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.  ~Montaigne Nothing ever gets anywhere.  The earth keeps turning round and gets nowhere.  The moment is the only thing that counts.  ~Jean Cocteau, Professional Secrets, 1922 Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead.  It is going on all the time.  ~Charlotte Perkins Gilman Forever is composed of nows.  ~Emily Dickinson The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time of life.  "Why," I answered without a thought, "now."  ~David Grayson It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis.  ~Margaret Bonnano Yesterday is history.  Tomorrow is a mystery.  And today?  Today is a gift.  That's why we call it the present.  ~Babatunde Olatunji Trust no future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead past bury its dead! Act, - act in the living Present! Heart within and God o'erhead. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Psalm of Life 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 I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.  ~Alan Watts It's not what if, it's what now.  ~Author Unknown Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.  Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.  Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.  Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.  One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.  ~Mary Jean Iron We are always getting ready to live but never living.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.  ~Sholem Asch, The Nazarene, 1939 Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us do.  ~Jean d


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