*~*Oh the Drama of it All*~*

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*~*Oh the Drama of it All*~*

*sigh* My journal has been moved and is now private. However, I have no problem with giving people access to it if you really want to read about my boring life. Please feel free to pm me and I will find out how to give you access! Lol Maybe some day it will be public again... But for now, I have a lot to say that just shouldn't be said in the open... So anyway, if you wantto read go ahead and ask, there are only a few I will deny!

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"Do I love you because
you're beautiful
Or are you beautiful because
I love you?
Am I making believe I see in you
A man too perfect to be
really true?
Do I want you because
you're wonderful
Or are you wonderful because
I want you?
Are you the sweet invention of
a lover's dream
Or are you really as beautiful
as you seem?"

~*~Rodgers and Hammerstein in Cinderella

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"He who loves the least controls the relationship."

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"Neither speak for or against yourself. If for yourself, no one will believe you; if against yourself, they will believe more than is true."

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"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired..."

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"I have to live with myself, and so I want to be fit for myself to know;
I want to be abler as days go by, always to look myself straight in the eye.
I don't want to stand with the setting sun
And hate myself for the things I have done."

*~*E.A. Guest

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FALLEN

by Sarah McLachlan

Heaven bent to take my hand
And lead me through the fire
Be the long awaited answer
To a long and painful fight

Truth be told I've tried my best
But somewhere along the way
I got caught up in all there was to offer
And the cost was so much more than I could bear

Chorus:
Though I've tried, I've fallen...
I have sunk so low
I have messed up
Better I should know
So don't come round here
And tell me I told you so...

We all begin with good intent
Love was raw and young
We believed that we could change ourselves
THe past could be undone
But we carry on our backs the burden
Time always reveals
The lonely light of morning
The wound that would not heal
It's the bitter taste of losing everything
That I have held so dear.

Chorus

Heaven bent to take my hand
Nowhere left to turn
I'm lost to those I thought were friends
To everyone I know
Oh they turned their heads embarassed
Pretend that they don't see
But it's one missed step
You'll slip before you know it
And there doesn't seem a way to be redeemed

Chorus

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Dirty Little Secret

by Sarah McLachlan

If I had the chance, love
I would not hesitate
To tell you all the things I never said before
Don't tell me it's too late

Chorus:
Cause I've relied on my illusions
To keep me warm at night
But I denied in my capacity to love
I am willing, to give up this fight

I've been up all night drinking
To drown my sorrow down
Nothing seems to help me since you went away
I'm so tired of this town
Where every tongue is wagging
When every back is turned
Their telling secrets that should never be revealed
There's nothing to be gained from this
But disaster..
Here's a good one..
Did you hear about my friend
He's embarrassed to be seen now
Because we..
Oh no.
Be seen..

If I had the chance love
You know, I would not hesitate
To tell you all the things I never said before
Don't tell me it's too late

Chorus:
Cause I've relied on my illusions
To keep me warm at night
But I denied in my capacity to love
I am willing, to give up this fight
Oh, I am willing to give up this fight..

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"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."

~Will Rogers

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"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On."

*~*Robert Frost

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"Don`t pee on my leg and tell me it`s raining. "

- Judge Judy.

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``You do not set the standard. You have not walked in my footsteps, danced in my shoes, or lived in my world. Do not judge me, point your fingers at me, or become experts on my life. Instead, celebrate with me in times of joy and cry with me in times of pain. Only then will we begin to understand each other. ``
~*~Kate Baker

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"It's not the path behind you that matters, It's the one in front, that casts its shadows."

~*~Judith Baker

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"there are always flowers for those who want to see them."

~*~Henri Matisse

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"You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures."

~*~Charles C. Noble

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"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on!"

~*~Winston Churchill

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"I do the best I know how the best I can; and I mean to keep doing it to the end.
If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything.
If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference."

~*~Abraham Lincoln

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"The difficult can be done immediately. The impossible takes a little longer."

~*~U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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"For many, the baggage has been there so long that we don't feel the load anymore. We trudge on, oblivious to the pain and weariness that's overtaken. "

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"Watch your thoughts; they become your words.
Watch your words; they become your actions.
Watch your actions; they become your habits.
Watch your habits; they become your character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny."

~*~Author Unknown

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"Courage is grace, under Pressure."

--Author, Ernest Hemingway

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Never hold your farts in.
They travel up your spine, into your brain, and that is where shitty ideas come from!!!!

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The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.
--------Franklin P. Jones

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"In war, you win or lose-and the difference is just an eyelash."

-Douglas MacArthur

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A friend is t he person who in a mechanical emergency always asks you, very gently, whether you've switched the thing on.

~*~Pam Brown

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Answer
by Sarah McLachlan

I will be the answer
At the end of the line
I will be there for you
Why take the time
In the burning of uncertainty
I will be your solid ground
I will hold the balance
If you can't look down

If it takes my whole life
I won't break, I won't bend
It will all be worth it
Worth it in the end
Because I can only tell you that I know
That I need you in my life
When the stars have all gone out
You'll still be burning so bright

Cast me gently
Into morning
For the night has been unkind
Take me to a
Place so holy
That I can wash this from my mind
And break choosing not to fight

If it takes my whole life
I won't break, I won't bend
It will all be worth it
Worth it in the end
Because I can only tell you that I know
That I need you in my life
When the stars have all gone out
You'll still be burning so bright

Cast me gently
Into morning
For the night has been unkind

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Lol

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Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.
--Thornton Wilder

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The government today announced that it is changing it's emblem from an Eagle to a condom because it more accurately reflects the government's political stance.

A condom stands up to inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of pricks, and gives you a sense of security while you're actually being screwed.

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I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I wnat to take, all th ebooks I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.

~*~John Burrough

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Marriage changes passion. Suddenly you're in bed with a relative.

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"What was once thought can never be unthought."

~Friedrich Durrenmatt

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i better find some new quotes... page 2 is not good

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"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."
-Mae West

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"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe."

- Johann von Goethe

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"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."

- Plato

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"They say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."

~Andy Warhol

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"The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'"

- Lao-Tzu

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"I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better."

- G. C. Lichtenberg

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Rest in Peace
Sgt. John Samuel Ashley
October 4, 1966-May 30, 2004 EOW
In the Line of Duty

You were a hero in the hearts of many. It may have been a while since we last spoke, and even longer since I last saw you but you have never been forgotten and never will be. I'll be thinking of you every time I hear Sarah McLachlan sing. I'm hoping your Heaven is filled with Harleys, fast cars, beautiful women, and great music.

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"Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit."

- Ansel Adams

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"A good listener tries to understand thoroughly what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but before he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."

- Kenneth A. Wells, "Guide to Good Leadership"

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"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

- Mahatma Gandhi

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"When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'"

- Sydney Harris

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"Expecting a carjacker or rapist or drug pusher to care that his possession or use of a gun is unlawful is like expecting a terrorist to care that his car bomb is taking up two parking spaces."

- Joseph T. Chew, "Usenet posting in talk.politics.guns"

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"Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it."

- Lyndon B. Johnson

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"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them."

- Albert Einstein

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Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution. (Mae West)

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Address to Supporters at Fanueil Hall

" Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. You just have no idea how warming and how generous that welcome is, your love is, your affection, and I'm gratified by it. I'm sorry that we got here a little bit late and a bit short.

Earlier today, I spoke to President Bush, and I offered him and Laura our congratulations on their victory. We had a good conversation and we talked about the danger of division in our country and the need – the desperate need – for unity, for finding the common ground, coming together. Today, I hope that we can begin the healing. In America it is vital that every vote count, and that every vote be counted. But the outcome should be decided by voters, not a protracted legal process.

I would not give up this fight if there was a chance that we would prevail. But it is now clear that even when all the provisional ballots are counted, which they will be, there won't be enough outstanding votes for us to be able to win Ohio. And therefore, we can not win this election.

My friends, it was here that we began our campaign for the presidency. And all we had was hope and a vision for a better America. It was a privilege and a gift to spend two years traveling this country, coming to know so many of you. I wish that I could just wrap you in my arms and embrace each and every one of you individually all across this nation. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Audience member: We still got your back!

Thank you, man. And I assure you – you watch – I'll still have yours.

I will always be particularly grateful to the colleague that you just heard from who became my partner, my very close friend, an extraordinary leader, John Edwards. And I thank him for everything he did. John and I would be the first to tell you that we owe so much to our families. They're here with us today. They were with us every single step of the way. They sustained us. They went out on their own and they multiplied our campaign, all across this country.

No one did this more with grace and with courage and candor. For that, I love than my wife, Teresa. And I thank her. Thank you. And our children were there every single step of the way. It was unbelievable. Vanessa, Alex, Chris, Andre and John, from my family, and Elizabeth Edwards who is so remarkable and so strong and so smart. And Johnny and Cate who went out there on her own just like my daughters did. And also Emma Claire and Jack who were up beyond their bedtime last night, like a lot of us.

I want to thank my crewmates and my friends from 35 years ago. That great ‘band of brothers’ who crisscrossed this country on my behalf through 2004. Thank you. They had the courage to speak the truth back then, and they spoke it again this year, and for that, I will forever be grateful.

And thanks also as I look around here to friends and family of a lifetime. Some from college, friends made all across the years, and then all across the miles of this campaign. You are so special. You brought the gift of your passion for our country and the possibilities of change, and that will stay with us, and with this country forever.

Thanks to Democrats and Republicans and independents who stood with us, and everyone who voted no matter who their candidate was.

And thanks to my absolutely unbelievable, dedicated staff, led by a wonderful campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill, who did an extraordinary job. There's so much written about campaigns, and there's so much that Americans never get to see. I wish they could all spend a day on a campaign and see how hard these folks work to make America better. It is its own unbelievable contribution to our democracy, and it's a gift to everybody. But especially to me. And I'm grateful to each and every one of you, and I thank your families, and I thank you for the sacrifices you've made.

And to all the volunteers, all across this country who gave so much of themselves. You know, thanks to William Field, a six-year-old who collected $680, a quarter and a dollar at a time selling bracelets during the summer to help change America. Thanks to Michael Benson from Florida who I spied in a rope line holding a container of money, and turned out he raided his piggy bank and wanted to contribute. And thanks to Alana Wexler who is 11 years old and started kids for Kerry all across our country. I think of the brigades of students and people, young and old, who took time to travel, time off from work, their own vacation time to work in states far and wide. They braved the hot days of summer and the cold days of the fall and the winter to knock on doors because they were determined to open the doors of opportunity to all Americans. They worked their hearts out, and I wish… you don't know how much they, could have brought this race home for you for them, and I say to them now, don't lose faith.

What you did made a difference, and building on itself -- building on itself, we go on to make a difference another day. I promise you, that time will come. The time will come, the election will come when your work and your ballots will change the world, and it's worth fighting for.

I want to especially say to the American people in this journey, you have given me honor and the gift of listening and learning from you. I have visited your homes. I have visited your churches. I've visited your union halls. I've heard your stories, I know your struggles, I know your hopes. They're part of me now, and I will never forget you, and I'll never stop fighting for you.

You may not understand completely in what ways, but it is true when I say to you that you have taught me and you've tested me and you've lifted me up, and you made me stronger, I did my best to express my vision and my hopes for America. We worked hard, and we fought hard, and I wish that things had turned out a little differently.

But in an American election, there are no losers, because whether or not our candidates are successful, the next morning we all wake up as Americans. And that -- that is the greatest privilege and the most remarkable good fortune that can come to us on earth.

With that gift also comes obligation. We are required now to work together for the good of our country. In the days ahead, we must find common cause. We must join in common effort without remorse or recrimination, without anger or rancor. America is in need of unity and longing for a larger measure of compassion.

I hope President Bush will advance those values in the coming years. I pledge to do my part to try to bridge the partisan divide. I know this is a difficult time for my supporters, but I ask them, all of you, to join me in doing that.

Now, more than ever, with our soldiers in harm's way, we must stand together and succeed in Iraq and win the war on terror. I will also do everything in my power to ensure that my party, a proud Democratic Party, stands true to our best hopes and ideals.

I believe that what we started in this campaign will not end here. And I know our fight goes on to put America back to work and make our economy a great engine of job growth. Our fight goes on to make affordable health care an accessible right for all Americans, not a privilege. Our fight goes on to protect the environment, to achieve equality, to push the frontiers of science and discovery, and to restore America's reputation in the world. I believe that all of this will happen -- and sooner than we may think -- because we're America. And America always moves forward.

I've been honored to represent the citizens of this commonwealth in the United States Senate now for 20 years. And I pledge to them that in the years ahead, I'm going to fight on for the people and for the principles that I've learned and lived with here in Massachusetts.

I'm proud of what we stood for in this campaign, and of what we accomplished. When we began, no one thought it was possible to even make this a close race. But we stood for real change, change that would make a real difference in the life of our nation, the lives of our families. And we defined that choice to America.

I'll never forget the wonderful people who came to our rallies, who stood in our rope lines, who put their hopes in our hands, who invested in each and every one of us. I saw in them the truth that America is not only great, but it is good.

So here -- so with a grateful heart -- I leave this campaign with a prayer that has even greater meaning to me now that I've come to know our vast country so much better. Thanks to all of you and what a privilege it has been. And that prayer is very simple: God bless America. Thank you. "

~*~John F. Kerry 11-3-04

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