Quotes by Martha Grimes, from Hotel Paradise, a novel

Silence is a way of saying: we do not have to entertain each other; we are okay as we are.

Martha Grimes, from Hotel Paradise, a novel

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Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Bible, New Testament, Matthew 7:7

What is it about genus arboretum that socks us in the figurative solar plexus We see a logging truck go cruising down the road, stacked with a bunch of those fresh-cut giants, we feel like we lost a brother. Next thing you know, we're in The Brick, we're flopping money down on the bar. Wood. We're under a roof. Wood. We're walking the floors. Wood. Grabbing a pool cue. That's wood. Our friends in the forest carry a set of luggage from the mythical baggage carousel. Tree of life, tree of knowledge, family tree, Buddha's Bodhi tree. Page one of life, in the beginning. Genesis 322. Adam and Eve. They're kicking back in the garden of Eden and boom, they get an eviction notice. Why is that Lest they should also take of the tree of life, eat and live forever. A definitive Yahweh no-no. Be good to yourself, go out and plant a wet one on a tree.

Diane Frolov

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Publilius Syrus

Nothing in the world lasts Save eternal change.

Honorat de Bueil, Marquis de Racan

When someone who is known for being comedic does something straight, it' s always 'a big breakthrough' or a 'radical departure.' Why is it no one ever says that if a straight actor does comedy Are they presuming comedy is easier

Carol Burnett

With enough 'ifs' we could put Paris in a bottle.

French Proverb »

The most eminent virtue is doing simply what we have to do.

Jose Maria Peman, Spanish writer, El Divino Impaciente »