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Dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you
by Helen Fielding

Dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you
can't eat rationally but really need to be free to
consume whatever is necessary,
moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover.
I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions
began generally on January the second.
- Helen Fielding

It is a truth universally acknowledged that as soon
as one part of your life starts looking up,
another falls to pieces.
- Helen Fielding

I started dieting.
I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and
I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating
and would put it on and then some.
- Suzanne Somers

I highly recommend worrying.
It is much more effective than dieting.
- William Powell

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I don't believe in dieting.
- Joan Collins

Dieting is murder on the road.
Show me a man who travels and I'll show you one who eats.
- Bruce Froemming

Our society's strong emphasis on dieting and self-image
can sometimes lead to eating disorders.
We know that more than 5 million Americans suffer from eating disorders,
most of them young women.
- Tipper Gore


 

Because I stopped dieting already six months ago,
and I think it's important to bring out a book like
this and you are there a year later and say look,
I'm still like this.
- Karl Lagerfeld

You'd think that I'd be dieting, but I'm not.
- Kelly Hu

You can't have a world where 50 percent of the people
are dieting and 50 percent of the people are starving if you want stability.
- John Shelby Spong

I think dieting is bad for you.
- Joan Collins

Before long it will be the animals who do the dieting
so that the ultimate consumer does not have to.
- Mimi Sheraton

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Anger is an acid that can do more harm
to the vessel in which it is stored
than to anything on which it is poured.
- Mark Twain

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds
on the heel that has crushed it.
- Mark Twain

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Today... maybe I can take one step
on that profoundly complex path to peace.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Judgment is discernment on a bad hair day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

Vision stands on the shoulders of what is actual
to get a better view of what is possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Know the power of choice.
Fly life on free wings,
and sing to its glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

Keep your feet firmly planted on the ground
as you reach for the stars.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau

It does not do to dwell on dreams, ...
and forget to live.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

Hold on... Joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

One movement toward light becomes a clear signpost on a long road.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

Make your important choices in life
based on your values and your long-term objectives
rather than on a need for approval.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
- Irish Blessing

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Work out your own salvation.
Do not depend on others.
- The Buddha

Does who we are begin with breath,
depend on form, or end with death?
- Kirtana


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