1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload, if you feel like it) seven songs that start with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.
cephiedvariable gave me the letter A.
A Minor Variation [Billy Joel]
As Heaven Is Wide [Garbage]
Archimedes [John Cale]
And I Remember Every Kiss [Jens Lekman]
Alone You Breathe [Savatage]
Another First Kiss [They Might Be Giants]
A Call to Arms [Oh Laura]
The second meme is from infinitepryde and joiedecombat:
Go here and refresh until you've found at least five quotes which resonate with you somehow (ten if you're feeling ambitious). Post them to your LJ.
To deny a developing mind access to its specialty is cruel. To judge one's worthiness in the specialties of others is equally inhuman.
MEL LEVINE, MD, A Mind at a Time
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
It's just human. We all have the jungle inside of us. We all have wants and needs and desires, strange as they may seem. If you stop to think about it, we're all pretty creative, cooking up all these fantasies. it's like a kind of poetry.
DIANE FROLOV & ANDREW SCHNEIDER, Northern Exposure, "Mister Sandman," 1994
Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost.
WILLIAM E. CHANNING
If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.
From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step.
It is hard to let old beliefs go. They are familiar. We are comfortable with them and have spent years building systems and developing habits that depend on them. Like a man who has worn eyeglasses so long that he forgets he has them on, we forget that the world looks to us the way it does because we have become used to seeing it that way through a particular set of lenses. Today, however, we need new lenses. And we need to throw the old ones away.
Death tugs at my ear and says: "Live, I am coming."
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well--he has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.