Friday, August 31, 2007

A Haiku for Fair Season

commingled scents
livestock and fried dough
--county fair

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Bestest Friend

My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.

~ Abraham Lincoln ~

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Get Up, Get Up, Get Up!

Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "Failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
~ Mary Pickford ~

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Sage Advice from the Bard

Have more than thou showest,
Speak less than thou knowest.

~ William Shakespeare ~

Monday, August 27, 2007

I Couldn't Have Said It Better Myself...

Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings.
~ George Will ~

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.
~ Jim Davis, creator of Garfield ~

Saturday, August 25, 2007

I Hope You Can Get to the Sea

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.

~ Isak Dinesen ~

The painting is "Girl Carrying a Basket" by Winslow Homer.

Friday, August 24, 2007

The Customer is Always Right

Every once in a while, someone will mail me a single popcorn kernel that didn't pop. I'll get out a fresh kernel, tape it to a piece of paper and mail it back to them.

~ Orville Redenbacher ~

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I Don't Think He Was Talking about Bedbugs...

Get a good night's sleep and don't bug anybody without asking me.

~ Richard M. Nixon ~

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Documentary Film Making

In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.

~ Alfred Hitchcock ~

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

He Probably Meant Pale Pink, But I Like Fuchsia Better!

A profusion of pink roses being ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.
~ William Carlos William ~

Monday, August 20, 2007

The Only Thing That Counts

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book.
Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.

~ Oscar Wilde ~

Sunday's Cat Quote

Most of us rather like our cats to have a streak of wickedness. I should not feel quite easy in the company of any cat that walked about the house with a saintly expression.

~ Beverly Nichols ~

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Hurricane Dean's Comin'

Table from

Wonders are many, and none is more wonderful than the power that crosses the white sea, driven by the stormy wind, making a path under surges that threaten to engulf him.
~ Sophocles ~

Friday, August 17, 2007


Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness its poison.

~ Lord Chesterfield ~

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Ain't It the Truth!

Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
~ Elvis ~

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Enjoy This Sunny Day!

While the sun is up let men work that the earth may live.
~ Hawaiian proverb ~

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Alternative Energy

They think they can make fuel from horse manure - Now, I don't know if your car will be able to get 30 miles to the gallon, but it's sure gonna put a stop to siphoning.
~ Billie Holiday ~

Monday, August 13, 2007

Take Flight!

One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge.
~ Robert Lynd ~

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Sundays are for Cats

If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.

~ Mark Twain ~

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Ah, Summer!

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
~ John Lubbock ~

Friday, August 10, 2007

When Watching Old Movies Remember...

Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels. ~ Faith Whittlesey ~

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Friend as Vase

Iga Flower Vase (1573-1615)

Here's a Japanese proverb for today:

As water lends itself to the shape of the vessel which contains it, so a man is influenced by his good or bad friends.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

On This Rainy Summer Day...

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you. ~ Langston Hughes ~

Don't forget to laugh today!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Beginning...

I posted something on the tail end of my library blog today:

He who wants milk should not sit himself in the middle of a pasture waiting for a cow to back up to him. ~Anonymous~

It was suggested that I add a quote or saying to my blog each day, but, I've decided that a separate blog is a better way to do it. If you're a regular reader of Kurious Kitty's Kurio Kabinet, you will notice a link on the right-hand side of the page. Click on the fairy!

Now, to make it official...the first kwote:

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

There, that's done!

How about one more?

When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. ~ J.M. Barrie from Peter Pan ~