Category Archives: Al’s Quotes & Quips

Al’s Quotes & Quips for December

  • “Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.” (Ronald Reagan, quoted in the Victory Baptist Press)
  • “Good things happen slowly, bad things happen fast.” (Abigail Thomas, quoted in The Boston Globe)
  • “I don’t know that there are any short cuts to doing a good job.” (Sandra Day O’Connor, quoted in Reader’s Digest)
  • “Ambition is a dream with a V-8 engine.” (Elvis Presley, quoted in The Wall Street Journal)
  • “Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.” (Hedy Lamarr, quoted in Time magazine)
  • “If you can accept losing, you can’t win.” (Vince Lombardi, quoted in The Orlando Sentinel)
  • “Outside of a dog, a book is your best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” (Groucho Marx, quoted in The Denver Post)
  • “Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.” (Christine Todd Whitman, quoted in
  • “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” (Leorardo  da Vinci)

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:  Upon being named the Most Beautiful Woman in the World by People magazine, Sandra Bullock said, “Real beauty is quiet. Especially in this town [Hollywood]. It’s just hard not to say ‘Oh, I need to look like that … No, be a good person, be a good Mom… do a good job with lunch… let someone cut in from of you who looks like they’re in a bigger hurry. The people I find most beautiful are the ones who aren’t trying.”  (What a classy lady. AH).

Al’s Quotes & Quips for November

  • “A 2-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.” (Jerry Seinfeld, quoted in
  • “Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength and move on.” (Henry Rollins, quoted in
  • “Rugby is a good occasion for keeping 30 bullies off the streets.” (Oscar Wilde)
  • “Easy lives make boring people.” (Ronda Rousey, quoted in Marie Claire)
  • “It is better to be faithful than famous.”  (Theodore Roosevelt)
  • “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” (C.S. Lewis)
  • “If you want to know how to deal with worry, ask a worried man.” (Steve Brown)
  • “No one has ever become poor by giving.” (Anne Frank, quoted in United Press International)
  • “The question isn’t who is going to let me—It’s who is going to stop me.” (Ayn Rand) [NOTE: As Bob Jones Sr once said, “The test of your character is what it takes to stop you.”]
  • “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”  (Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, quoted in [NOTE: Oh, I like this quote, especially when it is applied to serving God in a local church. AH)

QUOTE OF THE MONTH: “There is always room for one more servant. The small area in the spotlight can get a bit crowded, but there is always room in the shadows for the person who is eager to serve.” (Leroy Eims)

Al’s Quotes & Quips for October

  • “I always thought the world was divided into only two kinds of people—those who think the world is divided into only two kinds of people, and those who don’t.” (Molly Ivins, quoted in the Asheville, N.C. Citizen-Times)
  • “The person who follows the crowd will usually go further than the crowd. the person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has very seen before.” (Albert Einstein, quoted in The Boston Globe)
  • “Integrity needs no rules.” (Albert Camus, quoted in The Associated Press)
  • “Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest.” (Hermann Hesse, quoted in the Monroe, N.C. Enquirer Journal)
  • “I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” (Audrey Hepburn).  See Proverbs 15:13, 15; 17:22
  • “Life is not measured in time. Life is measured in love and positive contributions and moments of grace.” (Carly Fiorina)
  • “What you are is God’s gift to you. What you make of yourself is your gift to God.” (Mother of Carly Fiorina)
  • “Leaders challenge the status quo.” (Carly Fiorina on September 16, 2015 debate.  Great quote about leadership. If a leader isn’t doing this, he/she ain’t no leader!) NOTE: You can easily guess who I’m supporting for President.)
  • “When people ask me why I don’t have any tattoos I say to them, ‘Would you put a bumper sticker on a Ferrari?’” (Bill Murray on Twitter. Amen, Bill! AH)

QUOTE OF THE MONTH: “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. When you listen, you learn something you didn’t know.”

Al’s Quotes and Quips for September

  • “The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.” (Tom Clancy, quoted in
  • “What we know is a drop; what we don’t know is an ocean.” (Isaac Newton, quoted in The Toronto Sun)
  • “Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist but in the ability to start over.” (F. Scott Fitzgerald, quoted in Reader’s Digest)
  • “Happiness is a choice, not an achievement. Nothing will make you happy until you decide to be happy.” (Ralph Marston)
  • “Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” (Mark Twain)
  • “They who are of the opinion that money will do everything may very well be suspected to do everything for money.” (George Savile, quoted in The Boston Globe)
  • “Only the mediocre are always at their best.” (Jean Giraudoux, quoted in the Weekly Economic Update)
  • “If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values—They’re hobbies.”  (Jon Stewart, quoted in The Cape Cod Times)
  • “No other single force is causing as much measurable hardship in this country as the collapse of marriage.” (quoted in Time Life,  July 02, 2009)

QUOTE OF THE MONTH: When an atheist called him a “moron” for believing in God, Dr. Ben Carson responded, “I believe I came from God, and you believe you came from a monkey,” he told the individual, “and you’ve convinced me you’re right.”

Al’s Quotes and Quips for August

  • “Politicians are the lowest form of life on earth. Liberal Democrats are the lowest form of politicians.” (Gen. George S. Patton)
  • “The strength of moral character is derived and conserved by the refusing of the unimportant.” (Oswald Sanders) [That is a very convicting truth! AH]
  • “Human history is the long terrible story o man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” (C.S. Lewis)
  • “One of the melancholy facts of political life is that your convictions tend to align with your paycheck.” (Barton Swaim, quoted in The Washington Post)
  • “Americans spend an average of about three hours a day looking at their smartphones.” (quoted in The New York Times)
  • “I make my practices real hard … because if a player is a quitter … I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.” (Bear Bryant / Alabama)
  • “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”  (Anne Lamott, quoted in
  • “Commitment is an act, not a word.” (Jean-Paul Sartre, quoted in the New York Times)
  • “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” (Newt Gingrich, quoted in Reader’s Digest)

QUOTE OF THE MONTH: “Don’t let obstacles stand in your way; learn to view failures as an opportunity to find out what works and what doesn’t work; develop the inner attitude of patience, persistence, and perseverance; and, defeat your own procrastination through action, not dreaming.” —Catherine Pulsifer