Who Said It: Bob Ross or Mister Rogers?
Bob Ross and Mister Rogers are probably the two gentlest spirits to grace the lives of people who grew up on PBS. Can you tell them apart?
"There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth."
"You have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains. You can bend rivers."
"I hope you're proud of yourself for the times you've said 'yes,' when all it meant was extra work for you and was seemingly helpful only to somebody else."
"It always helps to have people we love beside us when we have to do difficult things in life."
"In nature, dead trees are just as normal as live trees."
"Every day is a good day when you paint."
"Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now."
"Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere — you only have to look to see it."
"Find freedom on this canvas."
"Solitude is different from loneliness, and it doesn't have to be a lonely kind of thing."
"Like all of life's important coping skills, the ability to forgive and the capacity to let go of resentments most likely take root very early in our lives."
"The only thing worse than yellow snow is green snow."
"The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe."
"We don't make mistakes. We just have happy accidents."
"It's important to know when we need to stop, reflect, and receive."
"Don’t forget to make all these little things individuals — all of them special in their own way."
"This is happy place; little squirrels live here and play."
"It’s so important to do something every day that will make you happy."
"It's such a good feeling to know we're lifelong friends."
"See how it fades right into nothing. That's just what you're looking for."
"Be so very light. Be a gentle whisper."
"You need the dark in order to show the light."
"It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression."
"Just go out and talk to a tree. Make friends with it."
"The child is in me still, and sometimes not so still."
" … It's so essential for us to be mindful of the humble and the deep rather than the flashy and the superficial."
"Fame is a four-letter word; and like tape or zoom or face or pain or life or love, what ultimately matters is what we do with it."
"If you do too much, it’s going to lose its effectiveness."
"Your greatest gift you ever give is your honest self."
"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of."