Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Yard by yard is hard, inch by inch is a cinch

Yawns are contagious.

Yeah, but you won’t be for long.

Yes, I do see what you mean, but I don’t necessarily disagree.

Yesterday's miracle is today's intolerable condition.

Yogi:  Baseball is 90 percent mental.  The other half is physical.

Yogi:  What time is it?  You mean now?

You aim for the palace and get drowned in the sewer.

You always feel that you are not deserving.  People who are successful at what they do know what kind of work goes with it, so they are surprised at the praise.

You always know.  It’s just a question of what you admit to yourself.

You always need a Plan B while you’re waiting to be wonderful.

You always push away that which you want to come closest.

You are the light that shines on me
you always were and you’ll always be
and I had to let you know
just this once before I go.

You are never beaten until you think you are.

You are only as happy as your unhappiest child.

You are responsible for the condition you are in.

You are well known, but not known well.

You are what your record says you are.  Bill Parcells

You aren’t a leader until others believe that you are putting them first.

You aren’t a real adult until you have a mortgage you can’t afford.

You can be a great consultant to your best customers as long as you don’t charge them for the services. Once you start charging, they’ll expect you to do everything.

You can be thinking your shit smells like ice cream.

You become a true New Yorker when the landmarks and hangouts that have vanished seem more vivid, more authentic to you than the ones that actually exist.

You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.

You become what you think – even if you do not think so.

You behave as though you had no talent. (Degas’s comment to Whistler)

You belong to a small, select group of confused people.

You came to the melting pot and melted.

You campaign in poetry; you govern in prose.

You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it, the intelligence to make a realistic plan, and the will to see the plan through to the end. (Sidney Friedman)

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing after they have tried everything else.

You can always work harder.

You can be sincere and still be stupid.

You can do anything you want, but you can't do everything you want.

You can do things for other people so long as it’s not a sacrifice.

You can eat us, but you can’t beat us.

You can explain things to people, but you can't understand for them.

You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely.

You can fool all of the people if the advertising is right.

You can get by on charm for about 15 minutes.

You can have many different jobs and still be lazy.

You can have too much of a good thing.

You can keep going long after you think you can't.

You can lead horticulture, but you can't make her think.

You can love someone and still not like him very much.

You can make a killing but you can’t make a living.  (In the Theatre)

You can never jump higher than your behind.

You can never plan the future by the past.

You cannot get the ring without the finger.
You cannot go with your pitcher to this fountain.
You cannot see it, but through.
You can observe a lot just by watchin’. (Yogi Berra)

You can only stop sabotaging yourself if you don’t think you were someone else’s victim.

You can only tie so many tin cans around the ankles of dreamers before they run their batteries down.

You can plan plans, but you can’t plan results.

You can pretend to be serious but you can’t pretend to be funny.

You can put steak sauce on a hot dog, but it's still a weenie.

You can rise above many things but the law of gravity still applies.

You can run, but you’ll only die tired. (Marines)

You can say what you want, but the one thing that you can never say is that you hadn’t been told.

You can see the stars, but still not see the light.

You can sometimes fool the fans, but you can never fool the players.

You can surrender authenticity as an idea without giving up on sincerity as an

You can slap my fanny and call me Sally.

You can teach technology but you can’t teach talent.

You can teach television, you can’t teach curiosity.

You can tell that a marriage is on the rocks when they speak to each other rationally.

You can transform something important into something urgent, if you wait long

You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug.

You can watch the sun struggle into place.  You will be grateful for the silent glory of that sight, as the sun, at once enlarging and moving further away, becomes the sky it enlightens.  I am thinking, of course, of you.

You cannot “be” evil.  The element of evil is dormant.  Evil manifests itself in action.  Power and control are the active ingredients that bring evil awake.

You cannot create experience.  You must undergo it.

You cannot pay respect to the dead at the expense of the living.

You can’t accomplish your goal if you don’t believe in yourself.

You can’t add value to a group until you know their needs.

You can't add value unless you have values.

You can't "ape" your way to excellence.

You can’t always become whatever you might want to be although you may be able to excel in the areas where you have gifts.

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might just find, you get what you need.

You can’t be great on the side.

You can’t be sloppy and you can’t be slow.

You can’t be what you can’t see.

You can’t beat something with nothing.

You can’t break a losing streak on your own.

You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.

You can't change a man unless he's in diapers.

You can’t change the physics of time.

You can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

You can't dance at every wedding; you can't kiss every pretty girl.

You can’t expect people to be something they’re not.

You can't fall off the floor.

You can’t fatten a chicken by weighing it.

You can’t figure out where to drive the bus until you figure out who should be on the bus.

You can’t fool others if you’re fooling yourself.

You can't give a child what you weren't given yourself.

You can't have a better tomorrow if you spend all day thinking about yesterday.

You can’t have everything.  Where would you put it?

You can’t keep a bad shrimp down.

You can't lead a charge from the rear.

You can’t learn anything unless you have something at stake.

You can’t make a living, you can only get rich.

You can't make the shot if you don't take the shot.

You can’t out-ape the monkey.

You can’t out-crazy crazy, but hopefully you can outrun it.

You can't overcommunicate.

You can’t pile enough good people together to make a great one.

You can't play poker until you get to the table.

You can't plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

You can't polish a turd.

You can't pray a lie.

You can't put new wine in old bottles.

You can’t really dust for vomit.

You can't run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.

You can't save your way to success.

You can’t selectively numb emotions.

You can't sell anything sitting on your ass.

You can’t shoot the deal.

You can't solve the problem with the same people who created it.

You can’t steal second with one foot on first.

You can't stuff a genie back in the bottle.

You can't talk yourself out of problems you behave yourself into.

You can't teach a bird how to fly.  You love it.  You feed it.  And one day it does
what it wants to do.

You can’t teach entrepreneurship, but you can learn it.

You can't teach height.

You can't tell how deep a puddle is until you step into it.

You can’t tell where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been.

You can’t tell which way the train went by looking at the tracks.

You can’t un-GOOGLE yourself

You can't water last year's crops.

You can’t win a fight with a measuring tape.

You can’t win a race if you’re in the barn.

You can't win a race with your mouth.

You could have been talking to a wrench.

You couldn't afford me.

You couldn’t run a bath.

You deliberately raise the ante of effort and concentration in order, as it were, to clear your mind of trivialities.

You do the best you can, and if you’re lucky, you take some perfect pictures with you.

You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can't, you do the
next best thing.  You back up, but you don't give up.

You do what you gotta do.

You do what you have to do.

You don’t always choose what you do.  Sometimes what you do chooses you.

You don’t ask directions from someone who hasn’t been where you’re going.

You don’t choose your passions, your passions choose you.

You don’t finish a work of art – you abandon it.

You don't get fired for making mistakes.  You get fired for trying to hide them.

You don’t get harmony when everyone sings the same song.

You don't get something for nothing.

You don't get to choose how you're going to die.  Or when.  You can only decide
how you're going to live.

You don’t get to move Election Day back.

You don't have to be big to be great.

You don't have to be cruel to be tough.

You don’t have to be straight to shoot straight.

You don’t have to be the best at everything; you just have to make the best of everything

You don’t have to be ugly to be dumb.

You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love.  You have to deserve your father’s. (Robert Frost)

You don't have to have a lot of velocity.  Control is what it's all about.  You have to
focus on what you want to hit.  Single-mindedness is the only way to go about your work.

You don't have to know everything, you just need to know how to find it.

You don’t have to like everyone in your congregation, but you have to love them all.

You don't know how, you don't know when, but you do know that somehow the ball is going to squirt through his legs.

You don’t know what you’re capable of until you have children.

You don’t know where you’re going, but you know you won’t be back.

You don't lose your discipline just because you're overwhelmed by feeling.  It's not like I just wanted to vomit out my feelings on the page.

You don’t make the club in the tub.

You don’t need new ideas. You can just wait for someone else to launch a great idea and then copy every detail except his mistakes.

You don't save time by hurrying.

You don’t schedule serendipity – it just happens when the setting is right.

You don’t see something until you have the right metaphor to let you perceive it.

You don’t shoot a man who’s committing suicide.

You don't talk about it, you just do it.

You don’t want to be the “bad” in anybody’s day.

You don’t want to be the peak investor.

You earn the right to do things the way you want to do them.

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