Quotations for Now


*** Scroll down for the postings. (They're down below the quotations. Yes, I do tend to get a bit carried away by inspiring quotations!) Vaccine-related postings are listed in a column on the right-hand side of the page, also down below the quotations (topmost is the most recent).

  • “If the water in Flint, Michigan, had been full of lead, they would have told us.”

  • “If asbestos caused mesothelioma, they would have told us.”

  • “If lead paint caused brain damage, they would have told us.”

  • “If Vioxx caused heart attacks, they would have told us.”

  • “If thalidomide caused birth defects, they would have told us.”

  • “If silicone breast implants leaked, they would have told us.”

  • “If DDT destroyed ecosystems, they would have told us.” from J.B. Handley's blockbuster book "How to End the Autism Epidemic" (with the implication if vaccines were unsafe, “They” would have told us. Right?)

“E.L. Doctorow once said that ‘writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.’ You don’t have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you. This is right up there with the best advice about writing, or life, I have ever heard.” ~ Anne Lamott in Bird by Bird – Some Instructions on Writing & Life

“…the world sometimes feels like the waiting room of the emergency ward and that we who are  more or less OK for now need to take the tenderest possible care of the more wounded people in the waiting room, until the healer comes. You sit with people, she said, you bring them juice and graham crackers.” From Traveling Mercies – Some Thoughts on Faith, by Anne Lamott

“Life is change...Growth is optional...Choose wisely.” – Karen Kaiser Clark

“Expect nothing; live frugally on surprise.” – Alice Walker

“Damn what anybody thinks of you – do what’s right. It’s really fun.” – Lucy Lawless, N. Z. actor & activist arrested with 6 Greenpeace activists on Save the Arctic campaign (from Sierra magazine Jan/Feb. 2013)

“Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.” – Shakti Gawain (Sept. 25th entry Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much, edited by Anne Wilson Schaef)

“Anything in life that we don’t accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.” – Shakti Gawain

“I also know that when I’m trusting and being myself as fully as possible, everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously.” – Shakti Gawain, Oct. 16th entry Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much, edited by Anne Wilson Schaef)

 “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey (quotes on gratitude)

“To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.” – Marilyn French

“You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now.” Lauren Bacall

“Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton (more truth quotes)

“Each day we are born again to start our life anew.  What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

“Hoard each joyous moment that comes to you. No one knows how it will all end.” – Háfiz

“Just to live is holy. To be is a blessing.” – Rabbi Abraham Heschel

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