Wednesday Wordplay: Ruben Studdard, Oprah and FDR

Motivational Quotes



People don’t have to like or support you, so you always have to say thank you.
           — Ruben Studdard, Seventeen Magazine, Sept 2003



A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
           — James A. Garfield



Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.
           — Horace Mann



I’d heard it all the time, ‘Live in the moment.’ But if I did that, I’d weigh more than a dump truck. Losing weight wasn’t about the moment at all; it was about having faith in the future. It was about knowing there would be another meal in a few hours.
           — Stephanie Klein, Moose, 20


oprah-winfrey It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn – which is what life is all about.
           — Oprah Winfrey, Oprah Magazine, May 2004



The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
           — Arthur C. Clarke



Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
           — Franklin D. Roosevelt




Urban Dictionary


mattress worship

Refers to the decision to stay in bed when you are too tired to get up and go to church.
Example: Wally doesn’t go to church; he prefers mattress worship.


Fans of the TV show Glee, which first aired in May 2009.

Example: We’re such Gleeks, we’ve seen every episode twice.