Monday, December 31, 2007

Another Reason for Always Having a Book at Hand

It is necessary to relax your muscles when you can. Relaxing your brain is fatal.

~ Stirling Moss ~

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rich.

~ African proverb ~

Photo of Lila courtesy of Lucinda McQueen

Saturday, December 29, 2007

A Light Extinguished

Militancy and greed cannot become the defining images of a new century that began with much hope. We must refocus our energy on promoting the values of democracy, accountability, broad-based government, and institutions that can respond to people's very real and very urgent needs.

~ Benazir Bhutto ~

Friday, December 28, 2007


Night's darkness is the bag that bursts with the gold of the dawn.

~ Rabindranath Tagore ~

Thursday, December 27, 2007

One Man's Opinion...What's Yours?

Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.

~ Lewis Mumford ~

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

How Sad...

Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.

~ Kin Hubbard ~

Merry Christmas!

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

~ Charles Dickens ~

Monday, December 24, 2007

Think Globally This Holiday Season.

It is imperative that we continue the fight for peace on earth for the whole planet, because peace can only be achieved in this day and age if it is global peace. And justice can only be achieved if it is global justice.

~ Barbara G. Hilton, NH Peace Activist ~

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Books and cats and fair-haired little girls make the best furnishing for a room.

~ James Mason ~

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Consumer v. Citizen

Democracy has a simple rule. The social conscience. The citizen trumps the consumer. We, Milton Friedman, with his help, we've inverted that. Now, the consumer trumps the citizen...Which means a selfish, privatized, and, ultimately, corrupt society.

~ Benjamin Barber ~

Friday, December 21, 2007


Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Attitude is Everything

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there within me lay an invincible summer.

~ Albert Camus ~

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Watch What You Eat This Holiday Season!

Mother always taught me: "Never eat singing food."

~ Rizzo the Rat ~

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

So Many Slaves in the World!

Fashion is an imposition, a rein on freedom.

~ Golda Meir ~

Monday, December 17, 2007

Stand Up, Then Sit Down

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.

~ Henry David Thoreau ~

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

funny pictures

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.

~ Agnes Repplier ~

Saturday, December 15, 2007

On the Eve of a Nor'easter

The Fitful Alternations of the Rain

The fitful alternations of the rain,
When the chill wind, languid as with pain
Of its own heavy moisture, here and there
Drives through the gray and beamless atmosphere.

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley ~

Friday, December 14, 2007

Moneyless Fundraising

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. The rest will be given.

~ Mother Teresa ~

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Pity the Poor Dog

Dogs like to obey. It gives them security.

~ James Herriot ~

The poor things have no sense of pride. --KK

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Thin Ice

In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Cats vs. Dogs

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.

~ Jeff Valdez ~

Monday, December 10, 2007

Say What?

Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom.

~ Mitt Romney ~

Does this mean that anyone who doesn't follow a religion can't, or shouldn't, be free?

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.

~ Anonymous ~

Saturday, December 8, 2007

I Knew There Was a Reason...

Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don't quite know how to put our love into words.

~ Harlan Miller ~

Friday, December 7, 2007

Silence is Not Always Golden

We will have to call especially loud to reach
Our angels, who are hard of hearing; they are hiding
In the jugs of silence filled during our wars.

~ Robert Bly ~

Thursday, December 6, 2007

This is the Season for Giving

If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart.

~ Arabian Proverb ~

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Flying Money?

Be not penny-wise. Riches have wings. Sometimes they fly away of themselves, and sometimes they must be set flying to bring in more.

~ Sir Francis Bacon ~

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Rabbit Dreams are Different!

Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams go,
Life is a barren field,
Frozen with snow.

~ Langston Hughes ~

Monday, December 3, 2007

Or Anything Else for That Matter!

Eggs have no business dancing with stones.

~ Italian Proverb ~

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.

~ Cleveland Amory ~

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Apply This to Your Holiday Shopping Excursions

One's action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be mere rushing on.

~ D. H. Lawrence ~

Friday, November 30, 2007

Poetry Friday

Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley ~

Thursday, November 29, 2007

To Sleep

To sleep, perchance to dream--ay, there's the rub. For in that sleep what dreams may come?

~ William Shakespeare, Hamlet ~

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three - and paradise is when you have none.

~ Doug Larson ~

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious.

~ Virgil ~

Monday, November 26, 2007

We Have Only This Moment

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake...

~ Sir Francis Bacon ~

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

There is no box too small for a cat!

~ Kurious Kitty ~

Saturday, November 24, 2007


A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.

~ Lao Tzu ~

I'd like to be a good traveler, but the holidays require something else! --KK

Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday

First, a word of explanation, I've been sick with a killer cold, and then Thanksgiving came along, thus the paucity of quotes this week!

On this, the biggest shopping day of the season (year?), I offer you:

George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping?

~ Jeff Melvoin ~

Don't think about it for too long--it'll make you depressed.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote on a Monday!

Sorry, I'm a little late with this, yesterday I thought it would be easier just to die. It's amazing what a baby I become when I'm sick. And it's nothing but a cold! (That's the scary part!)

Here's the Kat Kwote:

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.

~ Pablo Picasso ~

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Feeling under the Weather Today

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.

~ Hippocrates ~

If you can figure out how to derive benefit from a lousy cold, let me know! --KK

Friday, November 16, 2007

Turkey Day's A Comin'

Turkey, unlike chicken, has very elegant characteristics. It has more of a cache than chicken. Turkey is a delicacy, so it should be presented in such a way.

~ Todd English ~

Thursday, November 15, 2007


I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.

~ Jack Benny ~

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.

~ Ambrose Bierce ~

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt ~

Monday, November 12, 2007

Flanders Field

War does not determine who is right--only who is left.

~ Bertrand Russell ~

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

"You Want What?"

Okay, so the vet hands you a little plastic collection cup filled with tiny black pellets, and tells you to get a urine sample from the cat. Is he insane?

~ Kurious Kitty ~

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Responsibility is Ours

If we want principled, courageous elected officials, we need to be principled, courageous, and tenacious ourselves. History has demonstrated that our elected officials are not the leaders--the leadership has to come from us. If we don't insist, if we don't persist, then we are not living up to our responsibilities as citizens in a democracy--and our responsibilities as moral human beings.

~ Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson, Mayor of Salt Lake City, UT ~

Friday, November 9, 2007

Things Should Go So Well for Everyone!

I've just sort of gone with the flow and I ended up here. Crazy. I'm not going to start planning anything, my life is way better than anybody could have planned it.

~ Rachael Ray ~

Thursday, November 8, 2007

TV, Too, Was Going to Eliminate the Book

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

~ Groucho Marx ~

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Magical Powers!

The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar things new.

~ William Makepeace Thackeray ~

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

With Reservations...

I like making a piece of string into something I can wear.

~ Author Unknown ~

Monday, November 5, 2007

A Nice Thought

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.

~ James Barrie ~

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Dogs come when they're called. Cats take a message and get back to you.

~ Mary Bly ~

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Hurricane Force Winds Expected...

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

~ William Arthur Ward ~

Friday, November 2, 2007


Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.

~ Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn ~

Thursday, November 1, 2007

How Mysterious Is A Cat?

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

~ Edgar Allan Poe ~

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Trick or treat, smell my feet
Give me something good to eat.

If you don't, I don't care,
I'll pull down your underwear.

~ traditional kids' Halloween chant ~

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
~ G. K. Chesterton ~

Monday, October 29, 2007

Yes, It Is!

It took all 25 of us to get the job done. It's just phenomenal.

~ Jonathan Papelbon ~

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well.

~ Missy Dizick ~