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A few things that I know for sure...

Janet Pole | Interrobang | Lifestyles | April 17th, 2006

At the back of each issue of O magazine, Oprah writes a column with the same title as this one, “What I Know for Sure”. As an opiate to the masses, she guides them down her road of what is right and wrong. I like Oprah-she just thinks too much of herself at times. (Do you see our editor and staff on the cover of every issue of the Interrobang airbrushed and perfect? Do your parties get coverage in People Magazine?)

All I “know” for sure is that there are some interesting thoughts out there and maybe focussing on them is a better idea.

“Go out on a limb, that is where the fruit is!” — Jimmy Carter

“It is nicer, now that our children have reached our age.” — New Yorker Cartoon

“Danger feared is folly, danger faced is freedom.” — V.R. Edman

“Never doubt your way. Instinct will direct at important junctures.” — Niki Anderson

“Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit still there.” — Will Rogers

“Sacrificing something may give someone a second life.” — Niki Anderson

“There was never a good war or a bad peace.” — Benjamin Franklin

“We worry too much about something to live on—and too little on something to live FOR.” — Jimmy Carter

“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence”- George Washington

“In order to belittle someone, one must BE LITTLE themselves.” — JD Romanov

“If you are ever chasing a dream, don't stop until you catch it.” — Niki Anderson

“Finding a way to live the simple life is today's most complicated problem.” — Jimmy Carter

“Things do not change, WE do.” — Henry David Thoreau

“A joyous occasion is never quite as wonderful as when it becomes a memory.” — Jimmy Carter

“Give us clear vision that we may know where to stand, and what to stand for, because unless we stand for something, we will fall for everything.” — P. Marshall

“Who did we blame our mistakes on before computers?” — Jimmy Carter

“Find the courage to hold onto your beliefs, even if the world around you chooses to believe differently. Have the courage to change those beliefs that no longer fit the person you have become. In doing so, you truly become yourself.” - Daniel Levine

Janet is a former Fanshawe College Student who has always wanted to be asked some of these questions made famous by Marcel Proust and Bernard Pivot. What is Your Favourite Word? Ecdysiast. Least Favourite Word? PLATE. Email her at
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