Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia


Progressive Realization Of Personal Goals

Success is the progressive realization of worthwhile, predetermined, personal goals.

American businessman (born 1928)

Happiness and The Higher Power

Blonde beauty from Russia, Ksenia Sukhinova, was Miss World 2008

Happiness is the realization of God in the heart. Happiness is the result of praise and thanksgiving, of faith, of acceptance; a quiet tranquil realization of the love of God.

Chief of the Ponca Indian tribe (approximately 1900)

I Am Nobody But Myself

Book cover of "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison

All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but myself.

American author (1914-64) best known for his novel Invisible Man

Louisiana Governor on Thanksgiving

Busty American actress Halle Berry photo in a dark blue dress for New Year's Eve

On Thanksgiving, I will stop to give thanks that my family is safe and healthy, especially because I realize that, following the tragedies of this year, it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been.