Thursday, July 31, 2008

Easy for Him to Say!

I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.

~ Johann Sebastian Bach ~

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Appeal of the Unattainable

There are always pretty girls on every city street, but a man can't step out of the subway and watch the clouds playing with the top of Mount Ascutney. It's the unattainable that appeals, Next best to seeing the ocean or the hills or the woods is enjoying a painting of them.

~ Maxfield Parrish ~

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Memoir Writing

People write memoirs because they lack the imagination to make things up.

~ Tom Robbins ~

Monday, July 28, 2008

A Great Example of Foreshadowing!

"NOW, my dears," said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, "you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor."

~ Beatrix Potter from The Tale of Peter Rabbit ~

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Both ardent lovers and austere scholars, when once they come to the years of discretion, love cats, so strong and gentle, the pride of the household, who like them, are sensitive to the cold, and sedentary.

~ Charles Baudelaire ~

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Good Idea!

Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.

~ Helen Keller ~

Poetry Friday--A Path to Freedom

All of the arts, poetry, music, ritual, the visible arts, the theater, must singly and together create the most comprehensive art of all, a humanized society, and its masterpiece, free man.

~ Bernard Berenson ~

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Butterflies...not quite birds, as they were not quite flowers, mysterious and fascinating as are all indeterminate creatures.

~ Elizabeth Goudge ~

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Animated Films

The man responsible for the original "King Kong," Willis O'Brien, started experimenting with stop-action animated films for Thomas Edison in 1916 and 1917. A whole generation of special effects people grew up on these films.

~ Leonard Maltin ~

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.

~ Bill Vaughn ~

Monday, July 21, 2008


Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragonfly
Hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky.

~ Dante Gabriel Rossetti ~

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Cats can be cooperative when something feels good, which, to a cat, is the way everything is supposed to feel as much of the time as possible.

~ Roger Caras ~

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.
~ Douglas Pagels ~

Friday, July 18, 2008

Good Advice

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.

~ Woodrow T. Wilson ~

Thursday, July 17, 2008

And Really, Don't You Also Run the Risk of Getting Sand Up Your Nose?

An ostrich with its head in the sand is just as blind to opportunity as to disaster.

~ Anonymous ~

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

~ Pablo Picasso ~

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Neither Has Mine!

My love for ice cream emerged at an early age--and has never left!

~ Ginger Rogers ~

Monday, July 14, 2008

No Comment...

Since wearing a slip and a bra in Ed Wood I have much more respect for women.

~ Johnny Depp ~

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

If you want to be a psychological novelist and write about human beings, the best thing you can do is keep a pair of cats.

~ Aldous Huxley ~

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things
to be seized.

~ U.S. Constitution ~

Friday, July 11, 2008

Poetry Friday

Photo by Dom Dada

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke from Letters to a Young Poet ~

Thursday, July 10, 2008

May You Always Have a Full Pail!

To me, roaming along the shelves of a used book store is like searching for seashells along the beach,...Sometimes I leave the store with a full pail, other times I do not.

~ Michael Robertson ~

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


I long to crowd the little garden, gain
Its sweetness in my hand and crush it small
And taste it in a moment, time and all!

~ Yvor Winters from Time and the Garden ~

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

There's Hope for Everyone!

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

~ Charles H. Spurgeon ~

Monday, July 7, 2008

Believe in Something!

More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing in nothing, than by believing too much.

~ P.T. Barnum ~

Saturday, July 5, 2008

It's the Seeking That Counts

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.

~ Andre Gide ~

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.

~ Thomas Jefferson ~

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Upon Her Release from 6 Years of Captivity

Peace must be made with the promise that there are no more kidnappings...

~ Ingrid Betancourt ~

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Belly-Button?

From High and Outside

I would change policy, bring back natural grass and nickel beer. Baseball is the belly-button of our society. Straighten out baseball, and you straighten out the rest of the world.

~ Bill Lee ~

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Flying Machines

I was always afraid of dying. Always. It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit.

~ Chuck Yeager ~