Too True


Give me liberty or give me death. – Patrick Henry

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet

Money often costs too much. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty. – Rudyard Kipling, English author

“If it is possible it can be done, if it is impossible it must be done.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison

“Chance favors the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur

“There are people who the more you do for them the less they will do for themselves.” – Jane Austen’s Emma

A handful of patience is worth a bushel of brains. – Dutch proverb

“When you exhaust all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” – Thomas Edison

“Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton

Thinking a smile all the time will keep your face youthful. – Frank G. Burgess, American humorist

What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. – Colette, French writer

Art is long and life is short. – Hippocrates


About The Mithril Guardian

I like stories.  Whether they’re on film, in song, or in print, I always remember a good story.  They remind me of paintings.  People cannot see them without learning something.  So it’s a good idea to look at a story from as many angles as possible.  I can watch the same movie a million times and still I will learn something that I did not know before.  Thoughts on the Edge of Forever is where I get to focus on what I learned from stories; what was not obvious the first time, the second time, or the umpteenth time. Earlier posts are written in the form of letters, usually to specific characters, to point out what I saw in a particular story or heard in a piece of music. Some of those letters, though, are like letters to the editor. Why did someone write a story this way and not another? Would the story have turned out better if the writer had done something different? These ‘letters to the editor’ will probably never be answered by the writers - the characters certainly will not answer anything - but their contents are still up for debate. After all, unless you ask a question, you will never get an answer. Still, civil ground rules apply. Any foul language or other form of abuse will not be tolerated in Thoughts on the Edge of Forever. I mean, who wants to be around the guest at the dinner party who is being nasty? Practically nobody, since people go to a party to have fun, not to hang around a grouch. So let’s have fun! The Mithril Guardian
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