Friday, April 30, 2010

Poetry Friday

Poetry is sound. Oh, sure, it's other things, too, but sound needs to be near the top of the list.

~ Paul B. Janeczko ~

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Keep a poem in your pocket
and a picture in your head
and you'll never feel lonely
at night when you're in bed.
Beatrice Schenk de Regniers from "Keep a Poem in Your Pocket"

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Don't Inhale!

When you're young you believe it when people tell you how good you are. And that's the danger, you inhale. Everyone will tell you you're a genius, which you are not, and if you understand that, you win.

~ George Clooney ~

Photo by Josh Jensen

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I conceive a knowledge of books is the basis upon which other knowledge is to be built.

~ George Washington ~

Monday, April 26, 2010

In Other Words, Recycle!

Riches, then, which benefit also our neighbours, are not to be thrown away. For they are possessions, inasmuch as they are possessed, and goods, inasmuch as they are useful and provided by God for the use of men; and they lie to our hand, and are put under our power, as material and instruments which are for good use to those who know the instrument.

~ Clement of Alexandria ~

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

A Poet's Cat, sedate and grave
As poet well could wish to have,
Was much addicted to inquire
For nooks to which she might retire,
And where, secure as mouse in chink,
She might repose, or sit and think.

~ William Cowper ~

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Work Is Its Own Reward

There is only one happiness in writing, the hourly enchantment of the writing itself, for then you are living in your dream.

~ Alice Brown ~

Friday, April 23, 2010

Poetry Friday

And even a great poet's divinest thought
Is coloured by the world he knows and sees.

~ Amy Lowell from "The Boston Atheneum" ~

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.

~ E. B. White ~

Photo by Chalkie CC

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

KK's One Thousandth Quote!

The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach, however small.

~ Adlai E. Stevenson ~

I hope I haven't repeated any in the first 1,000! Fortunately new quotes come along on a daily basis. --KK

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

R.I.P. John Schoenherr

Painting was my initial impetus, I just got sidetracked into illustration by things like mortgages and children. Not a bad way to prostitute yourself.

~ John Schoenherr ~

Monday, April 19, 2010

But Let's Try!

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.

~ Tom Brokaw ~

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Drowsing, they take the noble attitude of a great sphinx, who, in a desert land, sleeps always, dreaming dreams that have no end.

~ Charles Baudelaire ~

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Who's That Knocking at the Door?

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

Friday, April 16, 2010

Poetry Friday

One use of a journal or notebook is to jumpstart the mind. But another purpose, equally important, is to provide a place to relax, to settle into a comfortable writing stride.

~ Ralph Fletcher ~

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Faultless Logic

People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately.

~ Oscar Wilde ~

Photo by Scorpions and Centaurs

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

This Spring is a Sumptuous Watercolor!

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.

~ Stanley Horowitz ~

Image courtesy

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Like a Duck...

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

~ Michael Caine ~

Photo by Mr. Ducke

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Chihuahua to His Bones!

"Everyone knows
From my big ears to my toes,
I'm not a Siamese cat.
I'm Skippyjonjones,
A Chihuahua to my bones.
And that's what I think about that."

from Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House by Judy Schachner

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don't buy love for nothing.

~ William S. Burroughs ~

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Complicated, Yet Not

Just as white light consists of colored rays, so reverence for life contains all the components of ethics: love, kindliness, sympathy, empathy, peacefulness and power to forgive.

~ Albert Schweitzer ~

Photo by Ilikethenight

Friday, April 9, 2010

Poetry Friday

Though the air is full of singing
my head is loud
with the labor of words.

~ Wendell Berry from "The Silence"~

Photo by Wilson (Army Gal)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bigger Doesn't Always Mean Better!

The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops, but the kind of man that the country turns out.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

That being said, you really should complete your census form and send it back! --KK

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Public Library Fan!

When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equaliser.

~ Keith Richards (yes, THAT Keith Richards!) ~

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Practice + Persistence = Perfection

Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.

~ Martha Graham ~

Photo: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-116601]

Monday, April 5, 2010

Keepin' Busy

Women like to sit down with trouble--as if it were knitting.

~ Ellen Glasgow ~

Saturday, April 3, 2010

On This Bee-You-Tee-Ful Spring Day!

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

~ Oscar Wilde ~

Friday, April 2, 2010

Poetry Friday

You have to fight magic with magic. You have to believe
That you have something impossible up your sleeve

~ A.E. Stallings from "Fairy-tale Logic" ~

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Big Ouchie!

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When hunting, Komodo dragons rely on camouflage and patience, lying in wait for passing prey. When a victim ambles by, the dragon springs, using its powerful legs, sharp claws and serrated, shark-like teeth to eviscerate its prey.
~ from National Geographic ~