Words of Witdom

L. R. Laverde-Hansen By L. R. Laverde-Hansen, 4th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/18kaxp-u/
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This is a collection of sayings I made in the past ten years.

Quotable Quotes

"True originality is not the conscious effort to be different from others. Rather is it the unconscious yearning to be one's self." ~ c. 2004 Made in a college essay, later refined on MySpace Page

"Pain is the mark of being." ~ c. 2005 Draft of a play

"Let all our wishes be for better times
And that true peace and human harmony
Be marked by this commemoration
Of a birth twenty centuries ago." ~ December 2009 Facebook post

"Another day. Another brick." ~ May 16, 2011 Facebook

"I don't want only to dream. I want to mean." ~ April 21,2013 Tweet on Twitter

"I am a serial monogamist with the arts." ~ May 1, 2013 Tweet

"If you can't be kind, at least be courteous." ~ April 11, 2013 Tweet

"Yesterday's novelties become today's cliches." ~ June 9, 2013 Facebook

"The meaning of life for me is to have meaning in life. If you want to live, give." ~ June 25, 2013 Facebook

"I will be King, even if it's only of the mental ward." ~ July 18, 2013 Facebook

"Expect nothing. Receive everything." ~ August 11, 2013 Facebook

"Be careful what you hate: one day you may become it (or share a bed with it)." ~ August 22, 2013 Facebook

"Woman: Why can't you be more direct in your communication? Just say what you feel.
Man: Ok then. I feel like making mad monkey love with you.
Woman: Ew Gross! Don't say that.
Man: (thinking) Why bother? It's pointless." ~ August 28, 2013 Facebook

"To be in love is to wish not to sleep for life feels more beautiful than any dream could ever be." ~ Dr. Seuss (as paraphrased by me) ~ September 8, 2013 Facebook

"I'd be more sympathetic to animal rights activists, but I get the feeling some of them would ban riding horses, or putting leashes on dogs if they could. After all, did these creatures sign consent forms?" ~ October 30, 2013 Facebook

"I just want to mate with my destiny." ~ November 3, 2013 Facebook

"All people need to be loved and connected. We're all in this boat together (even the pretty people). ~ November 7, 2013 Facebook

"If only I weren't so darn impatient, things wouldn't have taken so long." ~ January 14, 2014 Tweet

"Closed clubs often reflect the minds (and hearts) of those who run them." ~ March 18, 2014 Tweet

"All artists are craftsmen, but not all craftsmen are artists" ~ April 25, 2014 Tweet

"Hypocrisy is the mother of society." ~ October 5, 2014 Tweet

"Work hard, but don't worship work. Remember diligence is the Devil's only virtue." ~ November 13, 2014 Facebook

"I miss the life I never had." ~ July 15, 2015 Tweet

"Teachers are only as good as the society that supports them." ~ August 3, 2015 Tweet

"The pious person sees God everywhere. The fanatic sees evil everywhere." ~ September 26, 2015 Tweet

"I will have my dreams, or I shall die trying." ~ November 25, 2014 Facebook


Aphorisms, Maxims, Proverbs, Sayings, Wit

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author avatar L. R. Laverde-Hansen
Poet, playwright, commentator. I write wherever I can. Currently I reside in the City of New York.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
26th Nov 2015 (#)

Awesome, L.R. I loved this!

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author avatar L. R. Laverde-Hansen
26th Nov 2015 (#)

Thank you so much, Steve! As always.

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author avatar Retired
26th Nov 2015 (#)

An interesting list. I recognise a number of these as "nearly quotes", which shows how easy it is to hear something, take it to heart, and then reproduce it while thinking it is your own original thought!

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author avatar L. R. Laverde-Hansen
26th Nov 2015 (#)

"Nothing is said that has not been said before." ~ Terence

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Very interesting L R, snippets from real life experiences that resonates with the thinking - siva

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