Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr.

~ Martin Buxbaum ~

Saturday, September 29, 2007

From This Week's News

We've come a long way, but we have a long way to go, and we don't get there if we don't sit down and work through issues.

~ Mike Huckabee ~

Friday, September 28, 2007

Or One Made of Shaving Cream...

God always has another custard pie up his sleeve.
~ Lynn Redgrave ~

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Slaves Throw Off Your Chains

In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.
~ Ivan Illich ~

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Record-Breaking Temperatures Expected Today

What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.

~ Jane Austen ~

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

After a Day Spent at the Fair

Recreation is not the highest kind act of enjoyment; but in its time and place it is quite as proper as prayer.

~ Samuel Irenaeu Prime ~

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

The smallest feline is a masterpiece.

~ Leonardo daVinci ~

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Take a Walk Today...

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like falling leaves.
~ John Muir ~

Friday, September 21, 2007


Women, don't get a tattoo. That butterfly looks great on your breast when you're twenty or thirty, but when you get to seventy, it stretches into a condor.

~ Billy Elmer ~

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Keep Laughing!

If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.

~ Mahatma Ghandi ~

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Everybody, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Right Word

I love Mark Twain! Here's one of my favorite quotes from him:

The difference between the almost right word & the right word is really a large matter--it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.

Monday, September 17, 2007


There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.

~ Walt Disney ~

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.

~ Robert A. Heinlein ~

Saturday, September 15, 2007

It's All Dave Barry's Fault!

Today is the library's 10th-year-in-the-new-building celebration. Cookies are baked and the tent is up...and it's raining.

I'm sure we'll still have a great time, but if anyone complains, we can blame Dave Barry for the weather!

It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.

~ Dave Barry ~

Friday, September 14, 2007

So When Does She Find the Time to Write?

I wish I could remember where I put things. I spend half my life looking for my keys. With the other half I look for my glasses.
~ Sara Paretsky ~

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.
~ Henry James ~

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

~ William Morris, designer and poet ~

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Take Note

If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them.
~ Luciano Pavarotti ~

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Gray hair is God's graffiti.

~ Bill Cosby ~

And the dictionary defines graffiti as "unauthorized writing or drawing on a public surface." That sounds accurate for gray hair--who in their right mind would authorize it?

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The World's Bravest First Grader

The people I passed every morning as I walked up the school's steps were full of hate. They were white, but so was my teacher, who couldn't have been more different from them. She was one of the most loving people I had ever known. The greatest lesson I learned that year in Mrs. Henry's class was the lesson Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., tried to teach us all. Never judge people by the color of their skin. God makes each of us unique in ways that go much deeper.

~ Ruby Bridges ~

Monday, September 3, 2007

Happy Labor Day!

There is no good moral or economic reason why all workers cannot or should not share in the success and prosperity they helped create. We need to restore the promise of the American Dream. And that means choosing what kind of country we want to be.

~ Andy Stern, President, Service Employees International Union ~

Sunday's Kat Kwote

All cats like being the focus of attention.

~ Peter Gray ~

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Everyone's an Author

If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and every day you have the opportunity to write a new page.

~ Mark Houlahan ~