Wednesday Wordplay: Miles Davis, Oprah and “cactus legs”


Your best shot at happiness, self-worth and personal satisfaction – the things that constitute real success – is not in earning as much as you can but in performing as well as you can something that you consider worthwhile.
            — William Raspberry

It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars.
            — Garrison Keillor, in

It isn’t kind to cultivate a friendship just so one will have an audience.
            — Lawana Blackwell, The Courtship of the Vicar’s Daughter, 1998

The toughest question has always been, "How do you get your ideas?" How do you answer that? It’s like asking runners how they run, or singers how they sing. They just do it!
            — Lynn Johnston, Lynn on Ideas

My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
            — Miles Davis

I believe the choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself.
            — Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine, December 2003

Ask not what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive… then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
            — Howard Thurman


Urban Dictionary

cactus legs

the feeling on a woman’s legs as a result of not having shaved.

–Steve is mad at me!
–cuz last nite, he wanted to touch my legs and i didnt let him
–cuz, i got cactus legs, i have shaved in a week