Friday, September 21, 2012

10 Bruce Springsteen Quotes to Celebrate the Birthday

10 Bruce Springsteen Quotes to Celebrate the Birthday of "the Boss"

Author:Noel Jameson

If you're a fan of 'The Boss' then September is the perfect time of year for Bruce Springsteen quotes. Why? Because Bruce's birthday is on September 23rd, and we're ready to help him celebrate. Whether you've been a fan since the early years or are new to Mr. Springsteen's music, these ten quotes will help you get to know him a little bit better.

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1. 'Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.'

2. 'Poor men wanna be rich, rich men wanna be kings, and a king ain't satisfied till he rules everything.'

3. 'Music was my way of keeping people from looking through and around me. I wanted the heavies to know I was around.'

4. 'I was nine years old when I saw Elvis on 'Ed Sullivan', and I had to get a guitar the next day. I stood in front of my mirror with that guitar on. . . and I knew then that's what had been missing.'

5. 'Basically, I was pretty ostracized in my hometown. Me and a few other guys were the town freaks- and there were many occasions when we were dodging getting beaten up ourselves.'

6. 'I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point because a lot of the music was about a loss of innocence, there's innocence contained in you but there's also innocence in the process of being lost.'

7. 'If they had told me I was the janitor and would have to mop up and clean the toilets after the show in order to play, I probably would have done it.'

8. 'We learned more from a three minute record than we ever learned in school.'

9. 'If my work was about anything, it was about the search for identity, for personal recognition, for acceptance, for communion, and for a big country. I've always felt that's why people come to my shows, because they feel that big country in their hearts.'

10. 'This music is forever for me. It's the stage thing, that rush moment that you live for. It never lasts, but that's what you live for.'

Bruce Springsteen isn't just a good performer or a great singer. He's actually a man of wisdom too. When he sings his songs, he's not just doing it to entertain -- sometimes he's trying to teach us something too. These ten Bruce Springsteen quotes give us some insight into that fact.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

12 Tommy Lasorda Quotes to Celebrate the Birthday of a Baseball Star

12 Tommy Lasorda Quotes to Celebrate the Birthday of a Baseball Star

Author:Noel Jameson

Ready for some Tommy Lasorda quotes? His birthday is right around the corner, and I figured this was the perfect way to celebrate this baseball superstar. From pitching to managing, Tommy knows the ins and the outs of the baseball world, and he picked up quite a bit about life in general along the way. Here are twelve quotes that prove it.

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1. 'Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure.'

2. 'About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.'

3. 'The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.'

4. 'Eighty percent of the people who hear them (your troubles) don't care and the other twenty percent are glad you're having them.'

5. 'I walk into the clubhouse and it's like walking into the Mayo Clinic. We have four doctors, three therapists and five trainers. Back when I broke in, we had one trainer who carried a bottle of rubbing alcohol and by the seventh inning he had drunk it all.'

6. 'The only way I'd worry about the weather is if it snows on our side of the field and not theirs.'

7. 'My wife tells me one day, 'I think you love baseball more than me.' I say, 'Well, I guess that's true, but hey, I love you more than football and hockey.''

8. 'I believe managing is like holding a dove in your hand. If you hold it too tightly you kill it, but if you hold it too loosely, you lose it.'

9. 'There are three types of baseball players: those who make things happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.'

10. 'I motivate players through communication, being honest with them, having them respect and appreciate your ability and your help.'

11. 'Guys ask me, don't I get burned out? How can you get burned out doing something you love? I ask you, have you ever got tired of kissing a pretty girl?'

12. 'Managing is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away.'

And there you have it - twelve quotes from one of the most famous people in baseball history. Whether you're a Dodgers fan or not, you have to admit that Tommy Lasorda is quite an impressive guy. Let these twelve Tommy Lasorda quotes kick off his birthday celebration.

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

10 Hank Williams Sr. Quotes to Celebrate a Country Western Great

10 Hank Williams Sr. Quotes to Celebrate a Country Western Great

Author:Noel Jameson

All real country western fans know who Hank Williams Sr. is, and it's time to commemorate the birthday of this great American singer and songwriter with ten memorable Hank Williams Sr. quotes. Think you knew the man behind the songs? These quotes give some insight as to who he really was.

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1. 'I don't know what you mean by country music. I just make music the way I know how.'

2. 'You got to have smelt a lot of mule manure before you can sing like a hillbilly.'

3. 'Of the legions of Drunk Hank Stories that have amassed in his wake, not one of them takes place anywhere near a recording session. The studio was sacrosanct.'

4. 'If a song can't be written in 20 minutes, it ain't worth writing.'

5. 'I get more kick out of writing than I do singing. I reckon I've written a thousand songs and had over 300 published.'

Wondering if you know any of Hank Williams' songs? While the above quotes were spoken candidly, the thought he put into his songs also reflected some of who he was.

6. 'There's a tear in my beer, cause I'm cryin' for you dear. You are on my lonely mind.'

7. 'Your cheatin' heart, will make you weep. You'll cry and cry, and try to sleep. But sleep won't come, the whole night through. Your cheatin' heart, will tell on you.'

8. 'Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and a fillet gumbo, 'cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio. Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-o, son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou.'

9. 'Came in last night at half past ten, that baby of mine wouldn't let me in. So move it on over (move it on over). Move it on over (move it on over). Move over little dog 'cause the big dog's movin' in.'

10. 'Do you recall when we parted, the story to me you revealed. You said you could live without love dear, in your loveless mansion on the hill.'

So as September 17th rolls around, let's remember one of the most celebrated country western songwriters to ever live. He may have been a character but he was a talented character at that. Country music was forever changed by him. Let's celebrate the birth of Hank Williams Sr. with these ten Hank Williams Sr. quotes.

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13 Stephen King Quotes to Celebrate the Birthday of a Horror Fiction Great

13 Stephen King Quotes to Celebrate the Birthday of a Horror Fiction Great

Author:Noel Jameson

True horror fiction fans will be celebrating Stephen King's birthday this month, and what better way to kick off the celebration than with some great Stephen King quotes? Whether you love him for his novels, or the movies his novels inspire, these thirteen spooky quotes remind us of why this author is so good at what he does.

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1. 'It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.'

2. 'People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy -- and I keep it in a jar on my desk.'

3. 'We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.'

4. 'When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, 'Why god? Why me?' and the thundering voice of God answered, 'There's just something about you that pisses me off.'

5. 'Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.'

6. 'Time takes it all whether you want it to or not, time takes it all. Time bares it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.'

7. 'If I have to spend time in purgatory before going to one place or the other, I guess I'll be all right as long as there's a lending library.'

8. 'If I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud.'

9. 'Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.'

10. 'We fall from womb to tomb, from one blackness and toward another, remembering little of the one and knowing nothing of the other ... except through faith.'

11. 'Sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. It's what you say when you spill a cup of coffee or throw a gutterball when you're bowling with the girls in the leage. True sorrow is as rare as true love.'

12. 'No one ever does live happily ever after, but we leave the children to find that out for themselves.'

13. 'Get busy living, or get busy dying.'

There are those who have questioned Mr. King's sanity. After all, how can a sane man write such horrific tales? Sane or not, he's one of the best horror writers of our time and these thirteen Stephen King quotes are just one way to celebrate that fact.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

20 Popular Quotations About Babies

20 Popular Quotations About Babies

By Bridget Mwape

1. "A baby is God's way of saying the world should go on." - Doris Smith

2. "My Dad knew I was going to be a comedian. When I was a baby he said, 'Is this a joke?" - Ken Dodd

3. "Being touched and caressed, being massaged, is food for the infant; food as necessary as minerals, vitamins, and proteins. Deprived of this food, the name of which is love, Babies would rather die. And often they do." - Frederick Leboyer

4. "I always wondered why babies spend so much time sucking their thumbs. Then I tasted "baby food." - Robert Orben

5. "Did you ever notice that a new baby always seem to bear a striking resemblance to the relative who has the most money?" - Robert Paul

6. "There are three reasons for breast-feeding: the milk is always at the right temperature; it comes in attractive containers; and the cat can't get it." - Irena Chalmers

7. "You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment." - Dave Barry, "Things That It Took Me 50 Years to Learn"

8. "It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born. This is not necessarily cause for alarm. The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money." - Elinor Goulding Smith

9. "Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying. (Put an empty cigarette pack on your nose for a horn and make loud "snort" noises.) I don't know why parents don't do this more often. Usually it makes the kid laugh. Sometimes it sends him into shock. Either way it quiets him down. If you're a parent, acting like a rhino has another advantage. Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won't have his friends hanging around your house all the time." - P.J. O'Rourke

10. "It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last." - Charles Dickens

11. "If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby 'it'." -Jerome K. Jerome

12. "Every new baby is a blind desperate vote for survival: people who find themselves unable to register an effective political protest against extermination do so by a biological act." - Lewis Mumford

13. "Babies are necessary to grown-ups. A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. In a world that is cutting down its trees to build highways, losing its earth to concrete... babies are almost the only remaining link with nature, with the natural world of living things from which we spring." - Eda J. Le Shan

14. "A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy - the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love." - Thomas C. Haliburton

15. "I don't know any parents that look into the eyes of a newborn baby and say, How can we screw this kid up." - Russell Bishop

16. "Families with babies and families without are so sorry for each other." - Ed Howe

17. "If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one." - Jessamyn West

18. "There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies." - Winston Churchill

19. "People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one." -Leo J. Burke

20. "A baby is born with a need to be loved and never outgrows it." - Frank A. Clark

Copyright © 2005, Bridget Mwape writes for the Baby Shop UK []: [] which features baby information including articles and discounts on baby products, gifts and advice from other parents.

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17 Popular Quotes about Chocolate

17 Popular Quotes about Chocolate

By Bridget Mwape

1. "Chocolate causes certain endocrine glands to secrete hormones that affect your feelings and behavior by making you happy. Therefore, it counteracts depression, in turn reducing the stress of depression. Your stress-free life helps you maintain a youthful disposition, both physically and mentally. So, eat lots of chocolate!" - Elaine Sherman, Book of Divine Indulgences

2. "Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar in four pieces with your bare hands--and then just eating one piece" - Judith Viorst

3. "Self-discipline implies some unpleasant things to me, including staying away from chocolate and keeping my hands out of women's pants." - Oleg Kiselev

4. "It's not that chocolates are a substitute for love. Love is a substitute for chocolate. Chocolate is, let's face it, far more reliable than a man." - Miranda Ingram

5. "Life is like a box of chocolates...You never know what you're gonna get." - Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump

6. "The superiority of chocolate, both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain." - Thomas Jefferson

7. "Research tells us fourteen out of any ten individuals likes chocolate." - Sandra Boynton

8. "If one swallows a cup of chocolate only three hours after a copious lunch, everything will be perfectly digested and there will still be room for dinner." - Brillat-Savarin

9. "It has been shown as proof positive that carefully prepared chocolate is as healthful a food as it is pleasant; that it is nourishing and easily digested... that it is above all helpful to people who must do a great deal of mental work." - Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

10. "If you are not feeling well, if you have not slept, chocolate will revive you. But you have no chocolate! I think of that again and again! My dear, how will you ever manage?" - Marquise de Sévigné

11. "Chocolate is a perfect food, as wholesome as it is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhausted power. It is the best friend of those engaged in literary pursuits." - Baron Justus von Liebig

12. "Nine out of ten people like chocolate. The tenth person always lies." - John Q. Tullius

13. "There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love chocolate, and communists." - Leslie Moak Murray

14. "Forget love... I'd rather fall in chocolate!" - Author Unknown

15. "There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate and chocolate truffles." - Author Unknown

16. "My favorite thing in the world is a box of fine European chocolates which is, for sure, better than sex." - Alicia Silverstone

17. "After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of that one. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate." - Mel Gibson in What Women Want.

Copyright 2005. Bridget Mwape writes for Chocolate Gift Basket website at: which features gift ideas, chocolates and more. He also writes for which offers a wide selection of sweets.

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12 Agatha Christie Quotes to Commemorate the Birth of Arguably the Best Mystery Writer Ever

12 Agatha Christie Quotes to Commemorate the Birth of Arguably the Best Mystery Writer Ever

Author:Noel Jameson

If you're a fan of mystery novels, it's time to celebrate the birth of one of the best mystery authors ever with a few good Agatha Christie quotes. September 15th marks this remarkable woman's day of birth, and we couldn't let that day go by unnoticed! After all, Agatha has provided us with hours and hours of reading enjoyment. These twelve quotes go out to Agatha and all of her mystery-loving fans.

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    1.  'An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.'

    2. 'Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.'

    3. 'I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And then -- I go on to the next thing, whatever it is. One doesn't, luckily, have to bother about that.'

    4. 'I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.'

    5. 'If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody.'

    6.  'It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.'

    7.  'One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.'

    8.  'The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn.'

    9. 'There is nothing so dangerous for anyone who has something to hide as conversation! A human being, Hastings, cannot resist the opportunity to reveal himself and express his personality which conversation gives him. Every time he will give himself away.'

    10. 'Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.'

    11. 'The human mind prefers to be spoon-fed with the thoughts of others, but deprived of such nourishment it will, reluctantly, begin to think for itself - and such thinking, remember, is original thinking and may have valuable results.'

    12.  'Everything that has existed, lingers in the Eternity.'

Agatha Christie may be gone, but she is definitely not forgotten. Her memory lives on in our hearts and in our favorite Agatha Christie books. Let's celebrate this wonderful author on the anniversary of her birth. The above twelve Agatha Christie quotes are a great place to start.

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