Todays quote is from the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”. When the Griswolds finally locate that perfect tree, in reflecting over the moment with his frozen crew, Clark makes this classic speech.
The most enjoying traditions of the season are best enjoyed in the warm embrace of kith and kin. Thith tree is a thymbol of the thpirit of the Griswold family Chrithmath.
-Clark W. Griswold
I think this one says enough.
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
“Second place is just the first loser.”
–Dale Earnhardt, Sr
Filed under politics, sports
“When you are through changing, you are through.”
Barton was an author and congressman who was big on optimism. He continued his tone of optimism, hard work, and self reliance throughout some of the most difficult times, including the Great Depression.
I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team.
While this incredible young man is right on target with his quote, I believe that perspective is everything. Yes, it would be “neat” to make the Olympic team, but why settle for neat when you can accomplish greatness?
“It doesn’t work to leap a twenty-foot chasm in two ten-foot jumps.”
Sometimes, half of something is worse than all of nothing.
Some things are not as they seem. “The Road Not Taken” has served as inspiration for individualism, but poet Robert Frost meant it to be sarcastic and satirical. He actually laughed at the meaning ascribed to his poem. Enjoy it!
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.