The Hummingbird Weekly Quote. 2019 Edition.
Editor’s Note: Hummingbird is pleased to continue our collection of eminently quotable people and their thoughts, curated by Lynda Bernard. Each week a new one will be added; there will be no commentary with it, rather the quote will stand alone as food for thought. Some will be famous, others more obscure. They might be ripped out of today’s headlines, or possibly sage words from writers we have known over time. Regardless, our purpose is to engage and entertain you--to present something you might agree or disagree with; maybe laugh (or cry) about.
October 14, 2019
“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.”
Leonard Cohen—Anthem (1992)
October 7, 2019
Money is NOT the root of all evil.
Money reveals your inner character
Were you an asshole before money?
-You’ll be a bigger one
Were you a kind person before money?
-You’ll be a “kinder” one
Money doesn’t make you, it exposes you.
September 30, 2019
“Off with their heads!" Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
September 23, 2019
“They are immigrants, they are Holocaust survivors. My grandmother turned to a guard. She was in line to be shot into a pit. She said, ‘What happens if I step out of line?’ And he (the guard) said, ‘I don’t have the heart to shoot you but somebody will,’ and she stepped out of line. And for that, I am here and my children are here. So step out of line, ladies, step out of line!” Alex Borstein
September 16, 2019
“People should stop hunting tigers for their fur, for fun and for medicine. Imagine if you were a tiger free in the wild, and then...BOOM, you are shot for your fur. How would you feel?" Joseph T., 10 years old
September 9, 2019
“A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right and evil doesn't become good just because it's accepted by a majority." Booker T. Washington
September 2, 2019
“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity.” Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
August 26, 2019
“They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot.”
August 19, 2019
“I believe that one is only truly free when learning, and one can only learn when one is free.” Peter Fonda, RIP
August 12, 2019 (Unforgettable lines from movies.)
“Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.” The Wizard of Oz
“May the Force be with you.” Star Wars
“Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.” The Godfather
“What we've got here is a failure to communicate.” Cool Hand Luke
“Gentlemen! You can't fight in here! This is the war room!” Dr. Strangelove
August 5, 2019
“This Anglo man came here to kill Hispanics. I’m outraged and you should be, too. This entire nation should be outraged. In this day and age, with all the serious issues we face, we are still confronted with people who will kill another for the sole reason of the color of their skin.” Richard Wiles, El Paso’s Sheriff
July 30, 2019
“Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one.” Baltimore Sun, Editorial Board
July 22, 2019
“Always remember you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” Margaret Mead
July 15, 2019
“I love the way summer just wraps itself around you like a blanket.” Kellie Elmore
July 8, 2019
“Being part of a group of women who are so strong, so opinionated, so confident—it’s really empowering." Alex Morgan
“YES YES YES YES!
To our 2019 World Cup Champion @USWNT: you have inspired the entire country — and New York City knows how to celebrate champions. We’ll see you Wednesday at 9:30 AM for the Ticker Tape Parade down the Canyon of Heroes. #OneNationOneTeam” NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
“Go gays. You can’t win a championship without gays on your team. It’s never been done before. Ever. That’s science right there.” Megan Rapinoe
July 1, 2019
“Of course I talk to myself. I like a good speaker, and I appreciate an intelligent audience.” Dorothy Parker
June 24, 2019
“History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.” Nelson Mandela
June 17, 2019
“The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure." Tibetan Proverb
June 10, 2019
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
June 3, 2019
“May the sun bring you new energy by day.
May the moon softly restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your worries.
May the breeze blow new strength into your being.
May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty
all the days of your life.”
May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day)
“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with freedom.” Bob Dylan
May 20, 2019
“I am pieces of all the places I have been, and the people I have loved. I've been stitched together by song lyrics, book quotes, adventures, late night conversations, moonlight, and the smell of coffee.” Brooke Hampton
May 13, 2019
“I know that the ones who love us will miss us." Keanu Reeves
May 6, 2019
“I regret all the time I wasted regretting.” Susan Champlin, in response to David Pogue’s question regarding “greatest regret.”
April 29, 2019
“I'm just so heartbroken and saddened by the senseless killing. Everyone needs to be a hero and everyone needs to step up and do something in the face of terror. I guarantee you, we will not be intimated or deterred by terror. Terror will not win." Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, Chabad of Poway
April 22, 2019
“Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.” The Easter Bunny, as told to Lynda Bernard
April 15, 2019
“To have my kids here, it’s come full circle. My dad was here in ’97, and now I’m the dad with two kids there.” Tiger Woods upon winning the 2019 MASTERS, his fifth.
April 8, 2019
“Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.”
which leads to….
“How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?” Leroy Satchel Paige (both quotes)
April 1, 2019
“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” Dr. Seuss
March 25, 2019
“I judge people based on their capability, honesty, and merit.” Donald Trump, President of the U.S.
March 18, 2019
To the world.
“We represent diversity, kindness, compassion. A home for those who share our values. Refuge for those who need it.”
To the gunman.
“You may have chosen us, but we utterly reject and condemn you.”
Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand
March 11, 2019
“It finally doesn’t hurt to be outside.” SpongeBob SquarePants
March 4, 2019
“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
From the French, “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.”
February 25, 2019
“There’s a lot of great movies that have won the Academy Award, and a lot of great movies that haven’t. You just do the best you can.” Clint Eastwood
February 18, 2019
“There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency as the simple truth.” Charles Dickens
February 11, 2019
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” Jimi Hendrix
February 4, 2019
“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” Carl Reiner
January 28, 2019
“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.” Elvis Presley
January 21, 2019
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 14, 2019
"Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” Scott Adams
January 7, 2019
“I know how difficult it was for me to imagine a Native American woman in Congress because it was something I had never seen before.” Deb Haaland, U.S. Representative
Please access the weekly quotes that took us through last year here.