Every sunrise gives you a new beginning and a new ending. Let this morning be a new beginning to a better relationship and a new ending to the bad memories. Its an opportunity to enjoy life, breathe freely, think and love. Be grateful for this beautiful day.— Norton Juster
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Time is a gift, given to you, given to give you the time you need, the time you need to have the time of your life.
So many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible.
You must never feel badly about making mistakes.
The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what's in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.
The only thing you can do easily is be wrong, and that's hardly worth the effort.
Expect everything, I always say, and the unexpected never happens.
A slavish concern for the composition of words is the sign of a bankrupt intellect. Be gone, odious wasp! You smell of decayed syllables.
Have you ever heard a blindfolded octopus unwrap a cellophane-covered bathtub?
Since you got here by not thinking, it seems reasonable to expect that, in order to get out, you must start thinking.
Freedom is not a license for chaos.
What you can do is often simply a matter of what you will do.
Things which are equally bad are also equally good.
Try to look at the bright side of things. - Humbug
What you learn today, for no reason at all, will help you discover all the wonderful secrets of tomorrow.
Expectations is the place you must always go to before you get to where you're going. Of course, some people never go beyond Expectations, but my job is to hurry them along whether they like it or not.
And it's much the same thing with knowledge, for whenever you learn something new, the whole world becomes that much richer.
I am the Terrible Trivium, demon of petty tasks and worthless jobs, ogre of wasted effort, and monster of habit.
There are good books and there are bad books, period, that's the distinction.
I think kids slowly begin to realize that what they're learning relates to other things they know. Then learning starts to get more and more exciting
Many of the things which can never be, often are.
But it's not just learning things that's important.
It's learning what to do with what you learn and learning why you learn things at all that matters.
The way you see things depends a great deal on where you look at them from.
Why not? That's a good reason for almost anything - a bit used perhaps, but still quite serviceable.
Infinity is a dreadfully poor place. They can never manage to make ends meet.
You may not see it now," said the Princess of Pure Reason, looking knowingly at Milo's puzzled face, "but whatever we learn has a purpose and whatever we do affects everything and everyone else, if even in the tiniest way.
You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and not get wet.
But just because you can never reach it, doesn’t mean that it’s not worth looking for.
...it's very much like your trying to reach infinity. You know that it's there, you just don't know where-but just because you can never reach it doesn't mean that it's not worth looking for.
There is much worth noticing that often escapes the eye.
Expectations is the place you must always go to before you get to where you're going.
Whether or not you find your own way, you're bound to find some way.
If you happen to find my way, please return it, as it was lost years ago. I imagine by now it's quite rusty.
I received a grant from The Ford Foundation to write a book for kids about urban perception, or how people experience cities, but I kept putting off writing it. Instead I started to write what became The Phantom Tollbooth
If you want sense, you'll have to make it yourself.
Let me try once more," Milo said in an effort to explain.
"In other words--" "You mean you have other words?" cried the bird happily. "Well, by all means, use them. You're certainly not doing very well with the ones you have now.
...I'll continue to see things as a child. It's not so far to fall.
That's the way most everyone gets here.
It's really quite simple: every time you decide something without having a good reason, you jump to Conclusions whether you like it or not. It's such an easy trip to make that I've been here hundreds of times.
When he was in school he longed to be out, and when he was out he longed to be in. On the way he thought about coming home, and coming home he thought about going. Wherever he was he wished he were somewhere else, and when he got there he wondered why he'd even bothered.
It has been a long trip," said Milo, climbing onto the couch where the princesses sat; "but we would have been here much sooner if I hadn't made so many mistakes. I'm afraid it's all my fault.
if something is there, you can only see it with your eyes open, but if it isn't there, you can see it just as well with your eyes closed. That's why imaginary things are often easier to see than real ones.
You can't improve sound by having only silence. The problem is to use each at the proper time.
It's bad enough wasting time without killing it.
I don't know of any wrong road to Dictionopolis, so if this road goes to Dictionopolis at all it must be the right road, and if it doesn't it must be the right road to somewhere else, because there are no wrong roads to anywhere. Do you think it will rain?
Sometimes I find the best way of getting from one place to another is simply to erase everything and begin again.
Everybody is so terribly sensitive about the things they know best.
He paused again as a tear of longing rolled from cheek to lip with the sweet-salty taste of an old memory.
Ah, this is fine," he cried triumphantly, holding up a small medallion on a chain. He dusted it off, and engraved on one side were the words "WHY NOT?" "That's a good reason for almost anything - a bit used perhaps, but still quite serviceable.
You see. . . it's really quite strenuous doing nothing all day, so once a week we take a holiday and go nowhere, which was just where we were going when you came along. Would you care to join us?
For instance," said the boy again, "if Christmas trees were people and people were Christmas trees, we'd all be chopped down, put up in the living room, and covered in tinsel, while the trees opened our presents." "What does that have to do with it?" asked Milo. "Nothing at all," he answered, "but it's an interesting possibility, don't you think?
Would it be possible for me to see something from up there? asked Milo politely.
You could, said Alec, but only if you try very hard to look at things as an adult does. Milo tried as hard as he could, and, as he did, his feet floated slowly off the ground until he was standing in the air next to Alex Bings. He looked around very quickly and, an instant later, crashed back down to the earth again. Interesting, wasn't it? asked Alex. Yes, it was, agreed Milo, rubbing his head and dusting himself off, but I think I'll continue to see things as a child. It's not so far to fall.