August 2013

* endo-mothers

It could be considered among my most embarrassing moments. The first time I ever heard the question "What do you know for sure?" I was doing a live television interview in Chicago with renowned film critic Gene Siskel. We had been doing the usual promotional chitchat for the movie Beloved and he concluded the interview by saying, "Tell me, what do you know for sure?"

"Uhhhhhh, about the movie?" I asked, knowing he meant something more but trying to give myself time to think. "No," he responded coolly. "You know what I mean - about you, your life, anything, everything.."

"Uhhhhhh, I know for sure...uhhh..I know for sure I need to think about that question some more, Gene." I was clearly thrown and went home and thought about what he'd asked for two days.

I've since done a lot of thinking about what's certain, what's real, what's true. And Gene Siskel's question has inspired me to ask it of many others. Sometimes people (like me that first time) are caught off guard. But usually - as you'll see here - they rally with thoughtful and profound responses that reveal the essence of who they are."

(Looking for words to live by? - by Oprah)



Birth Without Violence

Soon After Midnight | Bob Dylan

 

Roseanne

rog

"I consider myself to be a pretty good judge of people... that's why I don't like any of them."



"The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it."



"Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you're feeling festive?"



There's a lot more to being a woman than being a mother, but there's a hell of a lot more to being a mother than most people suspect."



"My husband and I didn't sign a pre-nuptial agreement. We signed a mutual suicide pact."



"A guy is a lump like a doughnut. So, first you gotta get rid of all the stuff his mom did to him. And then you gotta get rid of all that macho crap that they pick up from beer commercials. And then there's my personal favorite, the male ego."



(Roseanne Barr)

Oprah

gene

"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."


"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."


"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not."


"The struggle of my life created empathy - I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me."


"It isn't until you
come to a spiritual
understanding of
who you are - not necessarily a
religious feeling, but deep down,
the spirit within - that
you can begin to take control."


"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness."


(Oprah)