Saturday, May 31, 2008

Today's Forecast: Thunderstorms Likely

We knew it would rain, for the poplars showed
The white of their leaves, the amber grain
Shrunk in the wind,--and the lightning now
Is tangled in tremulous skeins of rain.

~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich ~

Friday, May 30, 2008

The Way It Should Be!

A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale.

~ Marie Curie ~

Thursday, May 29, 2008

You Go, Girl!

I can't be a rose in any man's lapel.

~Margaret Trudeau ~

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Who Knew He Was So Deep?

Fear is the enemy of logic. There is no more debilitating, crushing, self-defeating, sickening thing in the world--to an individual or to a nation.

~ Frank Sinatra ~

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Celebrating Sydney Pollack

On the one hand, the businessman in me understands it. But the lover of movies in me wants desperately to hang on to the movie house as a collective experience with the audience.
~ Sydney Pollack ~

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

With no jealousies to indulge and no envy to gratify, we seek to draw a lesson from the past that shall be to our future a beacon and a guide. To the sleeping martyrs, whose graves billow every battlefield, it matters little what we may now say or do. Our tender offerings of affection will be lost upon their mounds, and the sweet aroma of our scented flowers be uselessly exhaled to air, save as we revive our faith in the doctrines which they defended, and our zeal in the cause for which they died.

~ John P. Jackson ~

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

A cat pours his body on the floor like water. It is restful just to see him.

~ William Lyon Phelps ~

Photo by -sel

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Viva la difference!

If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that difference in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear.

~ Gene Roddenberry ~

Friday, May 23, 2008

There's No Time Like Today to Begin

The activity of happiness must occupy an entire lifetime; for one swallow does not a summer make.

~ Aristotle ~

Thursday, May 22, 2008

She Was Good

I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good or there because they're lucky.

~ Katharine Hepburn ~

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.

~ Isaac Bashevis Singer ~

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Is It the Vegetables That Made Him So Smart?

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.

~ Albert Einstein ~

Monday, May 19, 2008

The Key to Entertaining

If you would have Guests merry with your cheer, Be so your self, or so at least appear.

~ Benjamin Franklin ~

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by sausyn

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.

~ Joseph Wood Krutch ~

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Smothered in Kisses

You cannot forget if you would those golden kisses all over the cheeks of the meadow, queerly called dandelions.

~ Henry Ward Beecher ~

Friday, May 16, 2008

And So It Is...

I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.

~ Robert Frost ~

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Speaking of Green Things

There is a pestilence upon this land, nothing is sacred. Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress in this period in history.

~ Roger the Shrubber (Monty Python and the Holy Grail) ~

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.

~ H. G. Wells ~

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Here's Hoping We're Never Without Passion!

All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.

~ Honore de Balzac ~

Monday, May 12, 2008

Can a Book Be a Bandit?

I can't bear art that you can walk round and admire. A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd.

~ D.H. Lawrence ~

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

~ Robert A. Heinlein ~

Friday, May 9, 2008

Funny How That Works!

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.

~ Chinese Proverb ~

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Ya Gotta Love a Junk Drawer

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.

~ James M. Barrie ~

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.

~ William Shakespeare ~

I Love a Surprise, Don't You?

Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.

~ Boris Pasternak ~

Monday, May 5, 2008

Wedding Season is Here!

I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers:
Of April, May, of June, and July-flowers.
I sing of maypoles, hock-carts, wassails, wakes,
Of bridegrooms, brides, and of their bridal cakes.

~ Robert Herrick ~

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

In the middle of a world that had always been a bit mad, the cat walks with confidence.

~ Rose F. Kennedy ~

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Two quotes today, the first from Senator McCain:

My friends, I will have an energy policy that we will be talking about, which will eliminate our dependence on oil from the Middle East that will - that will then prevent us - that will prevent us from having ever to send our young men and women into conflict again in the Middle East.

The second from Oscar Wilde:

As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

And one KK comment: Sending your children to die for oil--you can't get more vulgar than that.

Friday, May 2, 2008


When it thunders the thief becomes honest.

~ Italian proverb ~

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Aha! Now I Understand What Conceptual Art Is!

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain

I'm basically the idea person. I'm not physically involved in the production. I don't have the necessary abilities, so I go to the top people.

~ Jeff Koons ~

Speaking of Squid

Raise your hand if you've ever told your kids, "It's an onion ring. Give it a try."

~ Comment left by "Cat R" on Dave Barry's blog today ~