“Daggers to the Psyche, Truth for the Soul”

I recently stumbled upon an inspirational quote that goes something like this, “Not having enough time, isn’t the problem. We all have exactly 24 hours in a day. The problem is simply a lack of direction.”

Initially, upon reading this, I’d have sworn that I definitively disagreed; I was, in fact, rather offended and more than a little put-off. (Which now, in hindsight, I find especially interesting and relatively amusing, seeing as how the quote hadn’t been specifically directed at, nor intended for, me, personally -per se’.) And yet, since then, I’ve found myself struggling with this ‘message’; it has continued to ruthlessly pervade my conscious thoughts (and perhaps my subconscious thoughts, as well). …Until, apparently, I’ve now finally reached a point at where I’ve given the words their due recognition, consideration, speculation, and credence, and am able to admit that it just might be true, after all. *sigh*

Needless to say, I’m not altogether content with the somewhat accusational implications of this particular reflection/revelation, but… I do have to concede that it has forced me to think, challenged me to reevaluate my day-to-day routine (or lack thereof), and provided me with both- valuable insight and motivation. For this, I’m genuinely grateful.


We Deviate (by dEfyant)

Do you believe in parallel realities?
Have you ever speculated whether it just may be possible for each of us to exist within multiple, slightly varying, universes -all at once?
Have you ever found yourself wondering what it might be like to walk a day (perhaps a week, or maybe a month) in one of your “alternate’s” shoes …doing any, or all, of the things you currently wish you were doing, feel that you need to be doing, or even think that you should be doing, now –during this life, in this specific reality?

If you were able to live out your life as a different version of yourself…
1) What is at least one goal or accomplishment you’d aim to achieve?
2) Is there anything you can think of that you would consciously do differently?

.: AcyydReign’s Archive of Favorite Quotes :.

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• “Go beyond the illusion of your apparent reality.”
-Roxana Jones

• “Kill all my demons, and my angels might die, too.”
-movie, Transsiberian (Misquote of original by Tennessee Williams)

• “The kingdom of god is inside you …and all around you, not in buildings/mansions of wood and stone; split a piece of wood and I am there, lift a stone and you will find me.”
-The Gospel of St. Thomas (1945)

• “Aliens out in space were looking down on Earth. One said, “It seems the dominant life forms have developed satellite-based weapons.” The second asked, “Are they an emerging intelligence?” “I don’t think so,” the first responded, “They have the weapons pointed at themselves.”

• “I’m neither a leader nor a follower… I don’t hide in the shadows nor bask in the sun… I won’t require your attention, nor will I seek it… I march to the beat of my own drum —where you hear it’s music, that’s where I’ll be.”

• “Survival is the greatest revenge.”

• “Believe that anything you can imagine, you can make real.”

• “I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking OUTSIDE the box when there’s evidence of ANY thinking going on INSIDE it.”
-Terry Pratchett

• “Reality exists independently of us. It has no need for human beings, one way or another. But art, by it’s very definition, must be created.”

• “Truth …is the first casualty of war.”
-Philip Snowden (In his introduction to Truth and the War, by E. D. Morel)

• “Life is a journey, not a destination.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

• “At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.”

• “When you turn a light on for someone else, you light your own path as well.”
(Variation of: “We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.” -Ben Sweetland)

• “It is bad luck to be superstitious.”
-Andrew W. Mathis

• “Just because your are paranoid, does not mean they are not out to get you.”
-Henry Kissinger

• “Always tell the truth – it’s the easiest thing to remember.”
-David Mamet

• “All relationships take time and effort, but wouldn’t it be heavenly to know that you are investing all of that effort into something that is destined to take root and grow?”

• “Being happy doesn’t mean everything’s perfect; it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
-Gerard Way

• “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
-Scott Adams

• “Monotony collapses time; novelty unfolds it.”
-Joshua Foer

• “The search for passion, feeling, love …it’ll get you every time.”
-The Hunger (1997–2000)

• “The heart cannot heal…what the eye cannot see.”
-The Twilight Zone

• “Only love lets us see normal things in an extraordinary way.”
-Fortune Cookie

• “Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.”
-Samuel Goldwyn

• “I’m willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong.”
-Samuel Goldwyn

• Elizabeth (Liz): “How did you know? …How did you know I’d respond to you the way I have?” John: “I saw myself in you.”
-movie, Nine 1/2 Weeks

• “I learned a long time ago, …never question the Cosmic Law of French Toast.”
-Jim, The Ghost Whisperer

• “Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”
-Thomas Edison

• “Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.”
-Albert Einstein

• “You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.”
-Albert Einstein

• “The secret of creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”
-Albert Einstein

• “Whatever!”

• “I like you. You remind me of myself when I was young and stupid.”

• “Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.”
-Mark Twain

• “There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don’t.”
-Joke, by Unknown

• “Amor Vincit Omnia”

• “BE the change you wish to see in the world.”

• “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
-Helen Keller

• “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
-Henry David Thoreau

• “Yesterday upon the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there. He wasn’t there again today. Oh, how I wish he’d go away.”
-William Hughes Mearns‎

• “I’ve seen you before …in a dream. Why, oh why, are you haunting me?”

• “..I don’t know if life is greater than death. But love was more than either.”
-Tristan, Tristan and Isolde

• “If raindrops were kisses, I could send you showers :: If hugs were seas, I’d want to send you oceans :: And if love were a person, I’d send you me!”

• “A friend may well be reckoned a masterpiece of nature.”
-Emerson, from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Book of Essays”

• “The best thing about Me is You.”

• “I reject your reality and substitute my own!”
-Dr Who

• “I’LL try to be nicer, if YOU try to be smarter.”

• “Respect the Living. Honour the Dead. Follow Your Heart, But Refuse To Be Led. Be…

• “Quos amor verus tenuit, tenebit.”

• “Before you, my life was like a moonless night
Very dark, but there were stars; points of light and reason
Then you shot across my sky like a meteor
Suddenly, everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty
When you were gone… When the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light
I couldn’t see the stars anymore
…And there was no more reason for anything”
-Edward, Twilight Saga (revised)

• [Quote:]
A girl asked a boy, “Do you think I’m pretty?”
The boy replied, “No.”
The girl asked, “Do you want to be with me forever?”
The boy replied, “No.”
Finally the girl asked, “Well, would you cry if I walked away?” Once again the boy said, “No.”
She’d heard enough; tears streaming down her face, she’d turned to leave when the boy suddenly grabbed her arm and said, “I don’t think you’re pretty, …I think you’re BEAUTIFUL. I wouldn’t want to be with you forever, …I NEED to be with you forever. And I wouldn’t cry if you walked away, …I would DIE!”

• [Quote:]
Her: Okay, give me just a second…
Him: Just a second? …That’s all? That’s all ya want?!
Her: Give me a lifetime…
Him: Only a lifetime? …THAT’S all you want?
Her: Give me an eternity.
Him: That’s it? Only an eternity? That’s really all you want??
Her: Give me…..
Him: How about… I give you love incarnate.

Senator Johanns e-Update: “Path to Prosperity: A Step in the Right Direction”

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The following, is an email I received earlier today from the office of Senator Johanns (Mike_Johanns@Johanns.senate.gov):


Senator Johanns e-Update
April 5, 2011 6:40 PM

Today, Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin introduced a plan entitled The Path to Prosperity to tackle our nation’s debt problem. The plan offers a stark contrast to our current course of trillion-dollar deficits and runaway spending. It cuts more than $6 trillion in spending compared to the President’s proposed budget levels over the next decade, reduces government spending by limiting it to a percentage of the economy, and paves a path to pay off our bloated debt. This is now the second serious proposal introduced in recent months to address our debt crisis. While I may not fully support either proposal in their entirety, I applaud the leadership being shown on this important issue and hope the President will step-up to advance the discussion.




• Cuts $6.2 trillion in government spending over the next decade compared to the President’s budget, and $5.8 trillion relative to the current-policy baseline.
• Eliminates hundreds of duplicative programs, reflects the ban on earmarks, and curbs corporate welfare bringing non-security discretionary spending to below 2008 levels.
• Brings government spending to below 20 percent of the economy, a sharp contrast to the President’s budget, in which spending never falls below 23 percent of GDP over the next decade.


• Reduces deficits by $4.4 trillion compared to the President’s budget over the next decade.
• Surpasses the President’s low benchmark of sustainability – which his own budget fails to meet – by reaching primary balance in 2015.
• Puts the budget on the path to balance and pays off the debt.


• Keeps taxes low so the economy can grow. Eliminates roughly $800 billion in tax increases imposed by the President’s health care law. Prevents the $1.5 trillion tax increase called for in the President’s budget.
• Calls for a simpler, less burdensome tax code for households and small businesses. Lowers tax rates for individuals, businesses and families.
• Sets top rates for individuals and businesses at 25 percent. Improves incentives for growth, savings, and investment.


• Creates nearly 1 million new private-sector jobs next year, brings the unemployment rate down to 4 percent by 2015, and results in 2.5 million additional private-sector jobs in the last year of the decade.
• Spurs economic growth, increasing real GDP by $1.5 trillion over the decade.
• Unleashes prosperity and economic security, yielding $1.1 trillion in higher wages and an average $1,000 per year in higher income for each family.

*Source: House Budget Committee


It certainly sounds compelling, but what does it all mean -in “layman’s terms” (ie. what’s it going to entail for the average, everyday American)? It’s the “fine print”, afterall, that generally spells it out for us and will ultimately give us the whole story …the “bigger picture”, if you will.

…What’s your take, or view, on the topic?



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MYcro SnipItz | 30 March, 2011 14:34

Oh how I wish Gyro Bowls had existed when my children were itty bitty…

Over the past couple years, one of my, now teenage, boys has somehow managed to get me paying closer attention to many of the numerous infomercials that seem to bombard our fragile consumer lives these days. *sheepish grin* And for whatever the reason, the Gyro Bowl ad is one, of a small few, that continues to repeatedly catch my eye.


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