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The trick is growing up without growing old. ...
by Casey Stengel

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

Love is only a dirty trick played on us
to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

There's a trick to the Graceful Exit.
It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage,
a relationship is over - and to let go.
It means leaving what's over without denying its value.
- Ellen Goodman


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The trick is not how much pain you feel -
but how much joy you feel
- Erica Jong

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over
and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury

You have to do your own growing
no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- Abraham Lincoln


 

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they can grow separately without growing apart.
- Elisabeth Foley

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

Our growing softness,
our increasing lack of physical fitness,
is a menace to our security.
- John F. Kennedy

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

It looks like we're up chocolate creek without a Popsicle stick!
- the movie Shrek 2 (2004)

Love is like an hourglass,
with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
- Jules Renard

Oh, come on, Shrek, wake up and smell the pheromones!
- the movie Shrek (2001)

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world.
I know because I've done it thousands of times.
- Mark Twain

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there.
Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.
- Jimmy Carter

If you don't know where you are going,
you might wind up someplace else.
- Yogi Berra

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
- Phyllis Diller

I have faith. I just need proof to back it up.
- the movie Simon Birch

They have come up with a perfect understanding.
He won't try to run her life,
and he won't try to run his, either.
- Anonymous

You'll live to be a hundred if you give up
all the things that make you want to.
- the movie Interiors

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

One cannot have everything the way he would like it.
A man has no business to be depressed by a disappointment,
anyway; he ought to make up his mind to get even.
- Mark Twain

Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of ...
about me not listening to her, or something.
I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
- the movie Dumb & Dumber (1994)

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the wedding cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.
- Ogden Nash

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?"
Then a voice answers "Nothing personal,
your name just happened to come up. -
- Charlie Brown, in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Praying is important when you wake up
at two o'clock in the morning
feeling sick from eating something dumb the day before.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Ending a sentence with a preposition is
something up with which I will not put.
- Winston Churchill

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

Few things are harder to put up with
than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

If at first you don't succeed,
try, try, and try again.
Then give up.
There's no use being a damned fool about it.
- W. C. Fields

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If it keeps up, man will atrophy
all his limbs but the push-button finger.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Heaven must be an awfully dull place
if your best friends end up elsewhere.
- Anonymous

I was so jazzed about sobering up
and starting a new life;
I had to stop at a bar
to get a drink just to calm down.
- the television series Glee

I always arrive late at the office,
but I make up for it by leaving early.
- Charles Lamb

I am fond of pigs.
Dogs look up to us.
Cats look down on us.
Pigs treat us as equals.
- Winston Churchill

People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.
- Benjamin Franklin

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Lighten up, have a rainbows and butterflies kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no use whatsoever trying to help
people who do not help themselves.
You cannot push anyone up a ladder
unless he is willing to climb himself.
- Andrew Carnegie

I don't advise a haircut, man.
All hairdressers are in the employment of the government.
Hairs are your aerials.
They pick up signals from the cosmos,
and transmit them directly into the brain.
This is the reason bald-headed men are uptight.
- the movie Withnail & I

Oh, you weak, beautiful people
who give up with such grace.
What you need is someone to take hold of you -
gently, with love, and hand your life back to you.
- Tennessee Williams

Twinkle, twinkle little bat
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
- Lewis Carroll

This being grown up isn't all it's cracked up to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love to shop after a bad relationship.
I don't know. I buy a new outfit
and it makes me feel better. It just does.
Sometimes I see a really great outfit,
I'll break up with someone on purpose.
- Rita Rudner

Creationists make it sound as though a "theory'
is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
- Isaac Asimov

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
- Winston Churchill

Life is like a roller coaster - scream Whee... on the way down,
and let the momentum carry you back up the next hill.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never stir up litigation.
A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.
- Abraham Lincoln

I know that God made the whole world in 4004 BC.
I know because my preacher told me. He's a good man.
He's even saving up all the money we give him
to go to bible college someday.
- Anonymous Humor

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

One of the annoying things about believing in free will
and individual responsibility is the difficulty
of finding somebody to blame your problems on.
And when you do find somebody, it's remarkable
how often his picture turns up on your driver's license.
- P. J. O'Rourke

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

If it's Right, stand up for it - together.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up
in our politics and say definite things which mean something,
or whether we shall always go on using generalities
to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion
will legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power to do so,
and will follow it by suppressing opposition,
subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young,
and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.
- Robert Heinlein

The God of Children and Fools:
There once was a man way up high,
who sat on his chair in the sky.
he called down to fool us,
and said he would rule us,
until we woke up bye and bye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

None of us got where we are solely by
pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps.
- Thurgood Marshall


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