smartnhappy

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  1. “Time is never wasted if you remember to bring along something to read.” Thomas Pynchon, writer
  2. Thought I'd start a thread for humorous and/or thoughtful postings about life in general. Please keep everything in good taste. I hope this becomes a daily draw and brings lots of past Smart members back to the site, along with newbies also. So, here we go.....
  3. “Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand everything.” Anton Chekhov, whiter & playwright
  4. “It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts.” Ella Fitzgerald, singer
  5. “When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat. Instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.” Elizabeth II , queen of the UK and 14 other Commonwealth realms 1926 - 2022
  6. “If you have only one of something you can’t say it the best of anything.” Harold Pinter, playwright, screenwriter, director & actor, Nobel Prize winner
  7. “The greatest pleasure is obtained by improving.” Ben Hogan, professional golfer
  8. “A neurosis is a secret you don’t know you’re keeping.” Kenneth Tynan, theatre critic & writer
  9. “Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.” George Eliot, writer & poet
  10. Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it.
  11. “When you’re confident, you’re not afraid to take risks or step outside your comfort zone.” David Black, entrepreneur, writing in Startup Nation
  12. “If you can’t be funny, be interesting.” Harold Ross, journalist
  13. “The only lasting truth is Change.” Octavia E. Butler, writer
  14. I post this for people in the Southern Ontario area…. Anyone looking for Covid shots or boosters should try the community centre in Mount Brydges. I applied on-line for 2nd booster and reserved a 3PM appointment for next day. I arrived very early and was stabbed and out the door by 1PM. They are NOT busy, and probably will take walk-ins. Check ’Middlesex County Health Unit’ on line for details.
  15. I hope the recent Model T event was successful. We’re all waiting for some pictures to be posted along with a description of any car-related ‘adventures’ you or others might have had. And btw…. Happy Birthday Glenn !! Not quite as old as your car but still able to handle all the roads. Even the dirt and gravel ones. Cheers. Keep the shiny side up.
  16. “If you feel like an outsider, you tend to observe things a lot more.” Anderson Cooper, broadcast journalist
  17. “Things are always less important once you’re assured of having them.” Mary Gaitskill, novelist
  18. “There is a kind of poetry, bad or good, in everything, everywhere we look.” Ali Smith ~ writer, playwright & journalist
  19. “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood, writer & poet
  20. “You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.” William Blake, poet & painter
  21. “It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth.” Neil Armstrong, astronaut
  22. “A pinch of probability is worth a pound of perhaps.” James Thurber, writer & cartoonist
  23. “The truth is somewhere in the middle of funny and serious.” Steve Coogan, actor & comedian
  24. “We need to do things without expecting benefits in return.” Lygia Fagundes Telles, writer & lawyer
  25. “Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.” Edgar Watson Howe, newspaper & magazine editor