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Robb Zerr .
Alfred Hitchcock - Bring Back Murder in the Home
You'd think that Alfred Hitchcock, master of mystery and suspense, didn't like television, especially since he was such a successful and in-demand movie director and producer. But Hitchcock, along with Walt Disney, was the first Hollywood mogul to recognize the potential of television. This… [ Read More ]
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Buddha's Path to Enlightenment
"The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help you are freed." Buddha should know. Born into the lap of luxury as a member of the royal family in India, Buddha left his posh existence and everythin… [ Read More ]
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Eminem - From the Wrong Side of the Tracks.
"I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I'm not ashamed of anything." Those words couldn't ring truer for Marshall Bruce Mathers III, or Eminem to his many fans. Growing up in Michigan, Eminem never knew his father, who abandoned the family when Eminem was just an infant. Tryin… [ Read More ]
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Denise Gangnes
Motivation Quotes for Couch Potatoes
On January 1, 2012, I made a New Year's resolution to lose 20 pounds and exercise every day. That lasted about a week. I made a similar resolution the day after Valentine's Day. Sound familiar? Then came Lent and since I'd fallen off the wagon - again - it was time for a new resolution. … [ Read More ]
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Robb Zerr .
Dr. Seuss or Standard Oil?
"If I were invited to a dinner party with my characters, I wouldn't show up." According to Theodor Seuss Geisel, his name rhymes with voice, not loose. Given his gift of rhyme, we guess he should know. The author of 44 children's books and the creator of countless characters, it's h… [ Read More ]
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William Shakespeare's Recipe for Witches Brew
"Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire, burn, and cauldron bubble." When we think of witches, we inevitably think of this line. While one would think it came from one of Disney's cartoons or feature films, it was actually the work of William Shakespeare. You will find this quote, "Double,… [ Read More ]
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Albert Schweitzer
"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." Theologian, philosopher and physician Albert Schweitzer knew quite a bit about success and being successful. He followed his passions throughout his life, includin… [ Read More ]
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A Somber, Unforgettable Lincoln Address
"The Almighty has His own purposes."How little did President Abraham Lincoln know that these words in his Second Inaugural Address would be so prophetic as well as haunting. Lincoln delivered the address on March 4, 1865. Forty-five days later, he would be dead, the victim of an assassin's … [ Read More ]
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Denise Gangnes
Love your Pet more than Your Spouse? Quotes about Our Animal Friends...
My daughter Kate is currently in Colorado for spring break, visiting friends. Tied here to my computer, I was looking forward to experiencing the trip vicariously through her photographs of scenic vistas: the majestic Rocky Mountains and pastoral panoramas of glistening snow on Aspen trees. … [ Read More ]
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Robb Zerr .
Jack LaLanne
"Remember this: your body is your slave; it works for you." Jack LaLanne would know a thing about being a slave to his body rather than the other way around. Before he became a fitness icon - long before there was ever a Richard Simmons, LaLanne conquered his own addiction to sugar and jun… [ Read More ]
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Denise Gangnes
Pearls of Wisdom Quotes - You're Smarter than You Think!
Ready for something that's going to make you feel great? Like scratching off a lottery ticket and finding out that you won $50 or $100? Visualize that excitement, because it's how you're going to feel in about five minutes after reading this column. We are pretty confident that you will reco… [ Read More ]
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Robb Zerr .
Speaking of Mark Twain...
“It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” Mark Twain was not only one of America’s most gifted writers and humorists, but one of the country’s most popular speakers. Wherever Twain gave a lecture, akin to doing stand-up comedy today, he played to stand… [ Read More ]
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Denise Gangnes
Funny Quotes - Leave them to the Experts!
Funny Quotes - When I was young I had a joke that I thought was the funniest thing I’d ever heard. I would tell it at every opportunity, and I was always the one laughing the loudest. It goes like this: "When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not scre… [ Read More ]
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Robb Zerr
Audrey Hepburn - A True Humanitarian
“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm... As you grow older you’ll discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” Audrey Heburn Quote When it comes to giving others a helping hand, few could argue th… [ Read More ]
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Don't Worry About a Thing, Bob Marley
“Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.” Bob Marley Quotes Any fan of Bob Marley knows this line from the song Three Little Birds. In just a few lines it captures the very essence of life in the Caribbean where everything moves at a snail’s pace, change is s… [ Read More ]
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Robb Zerr .
Speaking of Greatness, Shakespeare
“In my stars I am above thee, but be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”from Shakespeare's quotes? While the last sentence may be familiar, the origins of the quote are less known. If you’ve been wondering where it… [ Read More ]
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Marilyn Monroe's Take on Hollywood
"Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul."Marilyn Monroe's Quotes - One of the most enduring sex symbols of our time, Marilyn Monroe continues to capture our imagination decades later. Michelle Williams was nominated for her port… [ Read More ]
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Great Wine Quotes through the Centuries
My recent visit to the California wine country inspired an investigation of wine quotes by historical figures and notable celebrities from the past. Sometimes it seems that's where all the truly great Wine Quotes came from, why should wine-related observations be any different? For ease of… [ Read More ]
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Irish Quotes to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Leprechauns, four-leaf clovers, U2, James Joyce, Daniel Day Lewis, Guinness Stout, Van Morrison, Irish Stew. There are so many things to love about the Irish - how many countries can boast that we honor them with such revelry? Oh sure, it's thinly veiled as a patronage to St. Patrick, but re… [ Read More ]
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Neil Armstrong - Where is he now?
"That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." view quoteIt would be hard to find anyone who doesn't know these 12 words by heart. Uttered by Neil Armstrong as he took his first step on the moon July 20, 1969, they are words that perfectly capture the significance of one of… [ Read More ]
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