Bite-sized Wisdom: Stewart

Remember you choose which direction to walk each day. Pick a path of which you can be proud.

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“It is what you do from now on that will either move our civilization forward a few tiny steps, or else… begin to march us steadily backward.”

-Patrick Stewart

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Apollinaire

Maybe it’s a little easier than we think…From one of France’s foremost poets and playwrights:

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“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”

Guillaume Apollinaire

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Keller

Doubt sneaking in? Remember that you have a powerful tool at hand that is ready to go into action for you at any time. Words from this wise and empowering woman:

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Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend.

- Helen Keller


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Bite-sized Wisdom: Seneca

Do you go to a theatrical experience for the length of the piece or the quality? A simple question that may sneak up and inform the way you live:

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“As it is with a play, so it is with life—what matters is not how long the acting lasts, but how good it is.”

- Seneca

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Oates

Here’s to a beautiful weekend ahead. May the universe surprise you in wonderful ways.

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“Nothing is accidental in the universe – this is one of my Laws of Physics – except the entire universe itself, which is Pure Accident, pure divinity.”

- Joyce Carol Oates 

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Holmes

This playwright/composer/singer-songwriter speaks on life’s daily adventures. Hope you have a few this weekend!

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“For me, the most memorable adventures are still the perils that we face daily in life and love, from the mundane to the meaningful. Where the comedy is often at our own expense, but where the drama, even if painful, reminds us that we are living and feeling here in the real time, with the ever-recurring possibility that this latest chapter will end with new understanding, hope and perhaps even happiness.”

- Rupert Holmes

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Nash and Weill

Need a tune to hum? Look no further than the songwriter combo of Nash and Weill.

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“Time is so old and love so brief
Love is pure gold and time a thief.”

- “Speak Low” Ogden Nash & Kurt Weill

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Jonson

This contemporary of Billy Shakes knew the importance of surrounding yourself with good company:

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“True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice”
- Ben Jonson

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Stroman

Repping the female directors of Broadway today with a little wisdom from Susan:

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“Whenever I found myself in a conundrum I looked to my father for advice. And always he offered the same encouragement: ‘Ask yourself, What’s the worst that could happen? Someone might tell you no, but there’s no harm in that.’ Just take a chance. Ask the question.”

- Susan Stroman

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Ephron

Whether writing books, plays or screenplays, this lady’s always won her way into the heart with her wry humor and ability to say things that others wish they could say:

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“Here are some questions I am constantly noodling over: Do you splurge or do you hoard? Do you live every day as if it’s your last, or do you save your money on the chance you’ll live twenty more years? Is life too short, or is it going to be too long? Do you work as hard as you can, or do you slow down to smell the roses? And where do carbohydrates fit into all this? Are we really all going to spend our last years avoiding bread, especially now that bread in American is so unbelievable delicious? And what about chocolate?”

- Nora Ephron

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Burnett

From one of the best funny ladies out there, a little thought to take with you into the weekend:

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“You have to go through the falling down in order to learn to walk. It helps to know that you can survive it. That’s an education in itself.”

- Carol Burnett

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Corneille

Never hurts to get into this habit, especially when all people usually need is a little kindness:

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“The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.”

- Pierre Corneille

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Wilder

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Kerr

There’s something to be said for keeping your wits about you during times of struggle. And I happen to think this lady says it well:

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“Some people have such a talent for making the best of a bad situation that they go around creating bad situations so they can make the best of them.”

- Jean Kerr

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Ebert

We said goodbye to a great one yesterday. From his Life Itself: A Memoir, take this comforting notion with you into the weekend. 

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“I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.”

- Roger Ebert


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