Quotes by Barbara Cook

If you're able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence.

Barbara Cook

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To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It's so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn't it

L. M. Montgomery

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.

E. Joseph Crossman

In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known -- that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness.

Norman O. Brown

No longer forward nor behindI look in hope or fearBut, grateful, take the good I findThe best of now and here.

John Greenleaf Whittier »

Man is fed with fables through life, and leaves it in the belief he knows something of what has been passing, when in truth he has known nothing but what has passed under his own eye.

Thomas Jefferson »

In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant. My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known -- no wonder, then, that I return the love.

Soren Kierkegaard »