On Being Stuck

Sunday, August 10, 2014 – On Being Stuck

Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck. ~ George Carlin

Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble. ~ Joseph Campbell

God writes a lot of comedy… the trouble is, he’s stuck with so many bad actors who don’t know how to play funny. ~ Garrison Keillor

Thankfully, dreams can change. If we’d all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses. ~ Stephen Colbert

I suspect that even most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world conjured up in the liberals’ imagination rather than in the kind of world we are in fact stuck with. ~ Thomas Sowell

Be in the habit of experimenting with your clothing so that you don’t get stuck for life with a self-image developed over the course of high school. ~ Marilyn vos Savant

You’re stuck with being yourself, so the important thing is to find people who like that. ~ Andrew Davies

I feel like I’m part of a generation of people who are stuck in the past and are really self-absorbed. I mean, we’re actually taking pictures of ourselves and posting them on Facebook, and keeping in touch with people that should have been out of our lives 15 years ago. ~ Diablo Cody

The New Age? It’s just the old age stuck in a microwave oven for fifteen seconds. ~ James Randi

I try to shake it loose – but these ideas, they cling. It’s like I’m shackled to them with an iron chain. They rattle along behind me, dragging against the ground, always reminding me of their presence. ~ Maureen Johnson

What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can’t move, with no hope of rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn’t been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won’t be troubling you much longer. ~ Douglas Adams

Sometimes when I feel like killing someone, I do a little trick to calm myself down. I’ll go over to the persons house and ring the doorbell. When the person comes to the door, I’m gone, but you know what I’ve left on the porch? A jack-o-lantern with a knife stuck in the side of its head with a note that says “You.” After that I usually feel a lot better, and no harm done. ~ Jack Handy

The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs. ~ John Dewey

Good intentions never change anything. They only become a deeper and deeper rut. ~ Joyce Meyer

Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive. ~ Edith Wharton

The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is. ~ Arnold Bennett

There’s a very fine line between a groove and a rut; a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts. ~ Christine Lavin

There are those who would misteach us that to stick in a rut is consistency – and a virtue; and that to climb out of the rut is inconsistency – and a vice. ~ Mark Twain

One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die. This life appears unbearable, another unattainable. One is no longer ashamed of wanting to die; one asks to be moved from the old cell, which one hates, to a new one, which one will only in time come to hate. In this there is also a residue of belief that during the move the master will chance to come along the corridor, look at the prisoner and say: “This man is not to be locked up again, He is to come with me.” ~ Franz Kafka, Blue Octavo Notebooks

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