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The preparations are what they are.
by Russel Honore

The preparations are what they are.
We're here.
The storm is coming.
We are as best prepared as we can be as the eye of the storm approaches.
- Russel Honore

America needs to get over it.
We can't control everything.
We can't control the storms.
- Russel Honore

I can't swing a dead cat without hitting a reporter.
- Russel Honore

By-and-large, these are families that are just waiting to get out of here.
They are frustrated; I would be, too.
I get frustrated at the cash register counter when the paper runs out.
- Russel Honore

 

This is a Disaster.
This isn't something somebody can control.
We ain't stuck on stupid.
- Russel Honore

You can't vote that water out of the city of New Orleans.
- Russel Honore

I told myself I'd stay in until I reached major,
and then go on and do something else.
- Russel Honore

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They went into stores to get food to stay alive.
Looting isn't the right word.
I call it survival.
- Russel Honore

Who is affected more when it's cold? Poor people.
Who is affected more when it's hot? Poor people.
Who is affected more when it's wet? Poor people.
Who is most affected when the economy is bad? Poor people.
Poor people are the most fragile.
- Russel Honore

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold,
and her preparations for viewing were awesome.
- William Manchester

None of us suddenly becomes something overnight.
The preparations have been in the making for lifetime.
- Gail Godwin

Week after week, the heads of Red Army Intelligence
received updates on the Wehrmacht's preparations.
- Leopold Trepper

I've completed the first part of my preparations without injury problems.
My speed is good and I'm doing lots of volume for strength.
- Jonathan Brown

I really have a great deal of humility in that department,
and a great deal of respect for people who spend their
lives learning how to make these amazing preparations.
- Ted Allen

The most important thing in our war preparations is
to teach all our people to hate U.S.
imperialism.
- Kim Il-sung

Washington's defeat in 1754 was followed by active
military preparations on both sides.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

War and preparations for war have acquired a kind of legitimacy.
- Alva Myrdal

We said we would leave no stone unturned to get to
Germany and now we are applying the same philosophy
towards our tournament preparations.
- John O'Neill

At no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey,
down to its last nook and cranny, as when we are busy
with preparations for it.
- Yukio Mishima

Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind:
for your pocket-book not only suffers by it,
but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.
- George Washington

I herewith commission you to carry out all preparations with regard to...
a total solution of the Jewish question in those territories
of Europe which are under German influence.
- Hermann Goering

The preparations for my new voyage prevented the possiblity
of my paying that attention to the correction of my errors,
that I should otherwise have done.
- Zebulon Pike

The centuries last passed have also given the taste important extension;
the discovery of sugar,
and its different preparations, of alcoholic liquors,
of wine, ices, vanilla, tea and coffee,
have given us flavors hitherto unknown.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

However, even during the preparations for action,
we laid our plans in such a manner that should there
be progress through diplomatic negotiation,
we would be well prepared to cancel operations at the
latest moment that communication technology would have permitted.
- Hideki Tojo

War is murder.
And the military preparations now being made for a
potential major confrontation are aimed at collective murder.
In a nuclear age the victims would be numbered by the millions.
This naked truth must be faced.
- Alva Myrdal

The most important thing in our war preparations is
to teach all our people to hate U.S.
imperialism.
Otherwise, we will not be able to defeat the U.S.
imperialists who boast of their technological superiority.
- Kim Il Sung

Once the World Cup preparations begin there will hardly
be an opportunity to do so,
since we'll have to put all our energy into the team.
We coaches have a list of priorities and dealing with
the media isn't in the top five.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Every decision you make - every decision -
is not a decision about what to do.
It's a decision about Who You Are.
When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes.
You begin to see life in a new way.
All events, occurrences, and situations
turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The world is a better place because I am here.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The buck stops here.
- Harry S. Truman

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

Those who have come here to hate should leave now;
for in their hate, they only betray themselves.
- Terry Goodkind

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

The world is a better place because I am here;
the energy that I radiate into this world
is a gift beyond my own understanding.
Through ME, an all encompassing Love enters this world;
and I am profoundly grateful that the Powers of Light
have chosen ME to be a conduit for Infinite Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Be here now.
- Ram Dass

And you, Sonja, you look more beautiful
standing here than you do in person.
- the movie Love and Death (1975)

Seek always to do some good, somewhere.
Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth.
You must give some time to your fellow man.
For remember, you don't live in a world all your own.
Your brothers are here too.
- Albert Schweitzer

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

It's not the situation that's causing your stress,
it's your thoughts,
and you can change that right here and now.
You can choose to be peaceful right here and now.
Peace is a choice,
and it has nothing to do with
what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

Okay, here's your first lesson: how to take a FALL!
- the movie Karate Kid

Here are the opinions on which my facts are based.
- Anonymous

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living;
the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain

"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."
- Lewis Carroll

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

It is a mark of soulfulness to be present in the here and now.
When we are present, we are not fabricating inner movies.
We are seeing what is before us.
- John Bradshaw

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan

America cannot continue to lead the family of nations
around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.
- Mitt Romney

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife.
Then he realized there was a contradiction involved
here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
- Douglas Adams

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
- Thomas A. Edison

The past is no more and the future is not yet.
The only right person is one who lives moment to moment,
whose arrow is directed to the moment,
who is always here and now; wherever he is,
his whole consciousness, his whole being,
is involved in the reality of here and in the reality of now.
- Osho

Service to others is the rent you pay
for your room here on earth.
- Muhammad Ali

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

Here is my first principle of foreign policy:
good government at home.
- William E. Gladstone

Here's kind of my motto - if you're not happy at home,
you're not happy anywhere else.
- Angie Harmon

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers,
telephones and television sets.
They ask - when will we get a road to our village.
- Thabo Mbeki


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