Sometimes: Good quotations…

[Came across this blog posting draft from last December – had forgotten about it, but it does have some great quotations, so here it is!]

Just drafted a post on the sit-ins taking place in Canada, pre-Copenhagen meetings, & went looking for a particular quotation in that 79-page ‘Quotations’ document I have.

Never did find the one I was after (tomorrow is another day!), but when I did a ‘Find’ on the word “sometimes” (thinking the quote I was after had that in it), I came up with all of these gems.


“It seems to me a step beyond happiness – happiness is a sort of atmosphere you can live in sometimes when you’re lucky. Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love.” – Adela Rogers St. Johns (1894-1988) – American writer

“While commerce at its worst sometimes appears to be a shambles of defilement compared to the beauty and complexity of the natural world, the ideas and much of the technology required for the redesign of our businesses and the restoration of the world are already in hand. What is wanting is collective will.” ~ Paul Hawken in The Ecology of Commerce (p.17).

“I see us living in an increasingly artificial world, where the natural world has been replaced by products, and our machines sometimes seem faster and smarter than we are. What do we have as humans that can be asserted in this world? Our creativity.” – Susan Stern

“In his experience, great wounds sometimes healed, small sometimes festered. Any wound might heal on the skin side but keep on burrowing inward to a man’s core until it ate him up. The why of it, like much in life, offered little access to logic.”~ The character Inman from the novel COLD MOUNTAIN by Charles Frazier

“…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, by Anne Lamott

“Sometimes, power is letting go. We must reclaim feminism as that which makes women stronger in ways that each woman is entitled to define for herself. Ironically, this “letting go” of the rigorous litmus tests of feminism will not make us lose the power of consensus that we have, the common insider fear; it will expand and enrich what we have and draw in millions more. A feminism worthy of its name will fit every woman, and every man who cares about women, comfortably.” – Naomi Wolf in ‘Fire with Fire’

“Sometimes you have to look very hard at a person and remember he’s doing the best he can.” – the character Ethel Thayer in the movie ‘On Golden Pond’

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the Quiet Voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” Mary Ann Radmacher

“To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.” Hippocrates, physician (460-c.377 BCE)

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” – Mark Twain

“Some people think it’s holding on that makes one strong. Sometimes it’s letting go.” – Sylvia Robinson

“Sometimes it’s better to know where you are rather than know where everyone else is going.” ~ Arlo Guthrie

“Sharing is sometimes more demanding than giving.” – Sign on church billboard


‘Quote of the Day’ with this post: “All things are possible, once enough human beings realize that everything is at stake.” Norman Cousins