The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Since it’s Friday night and Hannibal  is coming on pretty soon,  I thought I’d take the evening off and leave my readers with a few handpicked quotes that help me get through things sometimes when nothing else does. There’s a variety that range from the soulful and poetic to cranky missives on the lousy state of humanity. Enjoy!

The Good

“Time, patience, and perseverance will accomplish all things.”—My father

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”—Hebrews 11:1

“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that crushed it.”—Unknown

“Sometimes God calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage, and calms His child.”—Anonymous

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.”—I don’t know who said this either

“Don’t let ‘better’ become the enemy of ‘good’.—Dr. Awesomesauce, et. al.

“Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows.”—Very wise, but I have no idea who came up with it

“Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It’s a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life.”—Carrie Fisher

The Bad

“Never meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.”—Unknown

“I have the right to remain sane. I just lack the ability.”—from Fifty-One-Fifty

“It is far better to be pissed off than pissed on.”—Conventional Wisdom

“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”—Morticia Addams

“I Will NOT Keep Calm. I Will Raise Hell and Break Shit”—from Facebook

“Keep Calm and Let Karma Finish It”—FB

And The Ugly:

“Whatever doesn’t kill me makes me BONKERS”—More wit and wisdom from the social media

“Having cats in the house is like living with art that sometimes throws up on the carpet.”—Unknown (I quote a LOT of these unknown sources, don’t I? That’s because I get most of my good stuff off the Internet, where almost anyone can say something and be thought brilliant by at least a hundred people.)

and finally, here’s one of my very favorite sayings:

“STRESS: The confusion created when the mind overrides the body’s basic desire to choke the living shit out of some asshole who desperately deserves it!”


Published by bpnurse

I'm a retired registered nurse and writer who also happens to be street-rat crazy, if the DSM-IV.....oops, 5---is to be believed. I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder at the age of 55, and am still sorting through the ashes of the flaming garbage pile that my life had become. Here, I'll share the lumps and bumps of a late-life journey toward sanity.... along with some rants, gripes, sour grapes and good old-fashioned whining from time to time. It's not easy being bipolar in a unipolar world; let's figure it out together.

3 thoughts on “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

  1. I love the one about salt. Too true 🙂 Which makes me wonder why I deny myself the sea; I’m so close to it!


  2. “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” Is by Mark Twain

    This was exactly the quote of the day sent to me!


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