Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia

Kind

To Awaken Each Morning With A Smile

Blonde American model Simone Eden was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for February 1989

To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clean mind; to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the ultimate purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind, and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that comes from work well done — this is how I desire to waste wisely my days.To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clean mind; to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the ultimate purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind, and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that comes from work well done — this is how I desire to waste wisely my days.

Brunette American film, television actor, musician and voice actor (born 1987)

Be To Her Faults A Little Blind

Blonde Belarusian model Aksana Samuylova poses wearing black glasses and a black frilly shirt

Be to her virtues very kind. Be to her faults a little blind.

English poet and diplomat (1664 - 1721)

Everybody Is Lonesome

Be kind — Remember every one you meet is fighting a battle — everybody is lonesome.

(Provenance of this author is uncertain)

Recreation Definition From Devil's Dictionary

RECREATION, noun A particular kind of dejection to relieve a general fatigue.

Have Gotten Very Attached To Harry Potter

Brunette Spanish actress Eugenia Silva wearing a black lace dress

I will be sad. I have gotten very attached to Harry and all that goes on in his world. I guess I will just be kind of tasting every bit of it because it will be the last one.

American illustrator best known for her cover and chapter illustrations of Harry Potter books in their U.S. editions (born 1954)

Without Bending To Make Ourselves Acceptable

Irish actor Brendan Gleeson

I think it was a possibility, I think we're all kind of delusional like that, we think that we can all carry on being who we are without bending ourselves to make ourselves acceptable and expect someone to come along and see to us and rescue to us.

Irish actor (born 1955)

Courage Is Kind Of Salvation

Blonde Australian actress Teresa Palmer (born 1986)

Courage is a kind of salvation.

Plato

Greek author and philosopher in ancient Athens (427 - 347 BC)

Thought for Today: Banish Ego

The patio in the part of Alhambra complex located in hills above Granada, Spain

Ego is not just having a big head. Ego is present every time you feel any kind of fear, or hear yourself saying "That's mine!". The truth tells us that nothing is 'mine' or 'yours', we are all trustees, and fear is only present where there is the voice of attachment. So where there is ego, there is attachment, and where there is attachment there is fear, and where there is fear there cannot be love and where there is no love there is misery. This is why there is so much unhappiness in the world. Detach from everything, and you will banish ego, fear will be no more, only then can true love return, and our oldest friend happiness will feel it is then safe to make a reappearance in your life..

Now My Troubles Are Going To Have Troubles With Me

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!

Beloved creator of the Dr. Seuss books (1904 - 1991)

The Artist's Way Every Day - April 10th

Doutzen Kroes poses in a blue swimsuit as part of 2009 VS swimsuit collection

As artists, we have a different kind of accountability than many people. What pays us and pays off in the long run is really the caliber of our work. As artists, we have an inner Geiger counter and it ticks loud and clear when we are near pay dirt — first-rate, high-caliber ore that means we are working at the top of our form. Because this device is an inner one, it isn't easily fooled by the prestige of a certain venue or the lack of another. What it detects is quality. It knows the real thing when it is near it. This is what "accountability" is for an artist, the blunt assessment: Is it any good? It boils down to the simple fact that artists respect good art — and we respect ourselves when we make it.

Thought for Today: Heal Yourself

Dual rainbows over field with hay bales in Padstow, England

The deepest wounds we all carry are locked in our subconscious (out of our awareness). Deep memories and subtle impressions, from unfinished experience, rooted in the past. The pain from those wounds comes to revisit, to block and paralyze us in the moment called now. We all know it comes without warning — "Why am I feeling this way, I didn't mean to do that, I don't know what made me say that." Healing does not mean finding and treating every single inner scar which send it message to haunt us. It means going even deeper, past those wounds, beyond those distant memories and recording of unfinished business, to the core of our self, to the heart of our spirit, where we find the light and warmth of our own core qualities of love and peace. They are eternally present within us they are what we need to heal all our inner wounds. That's why this kind of deep healing is called spirituality and not therapy.

Higher and Nobler To Be Kind

It is higher and nobler to be kind.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Best Kind Of People

Kind people are the best kind of people.

Thought for Today: Best Kind of Friend

Sunset over the mountains as seen from Blue Ridge parkway

The best kind of friend is the kind, you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away, feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.

Be The Kind Of Person You Would Like To Be With

Brunette beauty Lisa Marie Scott was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for February 1995

Be the kind of person you would like to be with. Some people come into our lives, make footprints on our hearts and we are never the same. People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.

Thought for Today: Flow Of Life

Flowing stream in the mountains of Switzerland

When I generate kind and optimistic thoughts, my life begins to flow.

Kind Of Person That Keeps A Parrot

She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

There Is No Silver Bullet

Blonde beauty Catherine Muldoon in black evening dress was Miss Virginia USA 2012

There is no silver bullet and frankly you probably do not need one. It is far more important to be able to find the right kind of gun, be able to load the gun — and perhaps most importantly, be able to figure out where the werewolf is.

As quoted in Useability Works, March 22, 2006

Women and Knowledge

Brunette model Mary Castro smiles showing her full cleavage in a white top

Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it.

English feminist writer and rhetorician known as the first English feminist (1666 - 1731)

Einstein on Wire Telegraph

Blonde Mexican actress Aracely Arambula poses wearing a black dress

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.

Winner of Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 (1879 - 1955)