Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia


Our Friends Seldom Profit Us

Brunette English actress Kate Beckinsale looking over bare shoulder in white top

For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.

American journalist and satirist (1880 - 1956)

Exercise Is King

Brunette model Tamara Ecclestone shows her deep cleavage in a tan top

Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you've got a kingdom.

American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert and motivational speaker who was called godfather of fitness (1914 - 2011)

Shared Laughter Creates A Bond Of Friendships

Brunette British glamour model Kelly Brook in white shirt and torn blue jeans

Shared laughter creates a bond of friendships. When people laugh together, they cease to be young and old, teacher and pupils, worker and boss. They become a single group of human beings.

(Provenance of this author is uncertain)

Relationships Are Like Glass

Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it is better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.

David Beckham on Playboy

Brunette American actress Mary Louise Parker wearing a long wavy hairstyle

We've been asked to do 'Playboy' together, me and Victoria, as a pair. I don't think I'll ever go naked, but I'll never say never.

English former footballer (born 1975)

Marriage Is Not An End

Brunette American writer and psychotherapist Amy Bloom

Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.

Brunette American writer and psychotherapist (born 1953)

Love Is Like A Puzzle

Love is like a puzzle. When you are in love, all the pieces fit but when your heart gets broken, it takes a while to get everything back together.

All Things Connect

Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.

Generally attributed to Chief Seattle, but actually written by Ted Perry in 1972

Who Lives Together With A Pig

Brunette American actress Emily Addison highlights her cleavage in silver dress

Who lives together with a pig will end up eating shit.

Listen To The Melody Within Your Soul

Brunette American actress and model Angelica Celaya wearing pink shirt

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.

American author of the series Conversations with God (born 1943)

Let Us Just Be Hpoeful

Brunette beauty Maarja Rosentau in red dress was Miss Estonia Universe 2011

If you really believed that you'd lost your soul, then when I found you in Volterra, you would have realized immediately what was happening, instead of thinking we were both dead together. But you didn't? You said "Amazing. Carlisle was right," I reminded him, triumphant. "There's hope in you, after all." For once, Edward was speechless.

"So let's both just be hopeful, all right?", I suggested. "Not that it matters. If you stay, I don't need heaven."

He got up slowly, and came to put his hand on either side of my face as he stared into my eyes. "Forever," he vowed, still a little staggered. "That's all I'm asking for," I said, and stretched up on my toes so that I could press my lips to his.

Author of New Moon, p. 2006

Thought for Today: Mindful Moments

Sunlight shines through autumn leaves on a green hill side

Most of us are of sound mind, but many of us have trouble maintaining a note of harmony and peace. Most of us know how to think, but few of us are able to control our thoughts. We all have the capacity to be creative, to image new ideas, but few of us are able to do it together and co-create in harmony with each other. We could all do with some mental training so that we may use the most powerful energy in the universe, the mind, which is always at our instant disposal. We can begin with mindfulness. It's a simple way to gently help our mind go where it is best to go, do what is the best thing to do. It begins by simply being fully aware of what you are doing. Mostly we are not fully aware, as our minds wander into the past and then into possible futures. We spend most of our time watching others and so rarely fully focus on what we are actually doing ourselves. Next time you sit down to a meal, watch your self. Be aware of only what you are eating. Every time your mind wants to wander, bring it gently and lovingly back to the action and sensation of eating. Then do the same when cleaning, when writing, when working.

Everybody Has Got A Shot At Opportunity

Yes, our greatness as a nation has depended on individual initiative, on a belief in the free market. But it has also depended on our sense of mutual regard for each other, of mutual responsibility. The idea that everybody has a stake in the country, that we are all in it together and everybody has got a shot at opportunity. Americans know this. We know that government cannot solve all our problems — and we do not want it to. But we also know that there are some things we cannot do on our own. We know that there are some things we do better together.

Forty-Fourth President of United States 2009-17

When Two People Loved

Blonde beauty Kate Moss shows off her long legs sitting down in green dress

When two people loved each other they worked together always, two against the world, a little company. Joy was shared; trouble was split. You had an ally, somewhere, who was helping.

American novelist, short story and sports writer (1897 - 1976)

Women Working Together Can Bring Peace

I can promise you that women working together — linked, informed and educated — can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.

Chilean writer whose works sometimes contain aspects of magic realist tradition (born 1942)

Classical Musicians Want Perfection

Brunette American actress Amanda Righetti wearing a coral blouse

Classical musicians do this all the time. They want perfection. So they piece things together. Eight bars of this and six bars of that. Glenn Gould said that with a recording he wanted to make perfect versions of pieces.

American jazz guitarist, composer, and bandleader (born 1944)

Love Is Looking Outward Together In Same Direction

Brunette American model Tawnni Cable was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for June 1989

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Aristocrat French writer and pioneering aviator (1900 - 1944)

Stories And Compassion Hold Us Together

Blonde Canadian beauty Shera Bechard was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for November 2010

Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion.

American author, essayist, and fiction writer whose work is known for its humanitarian and environmental concerns (born 1945)

Breakdowns Can Create Breakthroughs

Actress Amber Heard as a blonde glances over shoulder

Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so things can fall together.

Dance And Stillness Are Everything

Brunette Italian actress Vanessa Gravina

Dance is life. Stillness is love. Together, they are everything.

African dance and singing instructor in Santa Cruz, CA