Monday, June 30, 2008

He Was A Funny Guy!

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.

~ Benjamin Franklin ~

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

One cat just leads to another.

~ Ernest Hemingway ~

Saturday, June 28, 2008


The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.

~ George Eliot ~

Friday, June 27, 2008

Poetry Friday

Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting.

~ Robert Frost ~

Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

Camped on a tropic riverside,
One day he missed his loving bride.
She had, the guide informed him later,
Been eaten by an alligator.
Professor Twist could not but smile.
"You mean," he said, "a crocodile."

~ Ogden Nash ~

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

We All Came From Somewhere Else

Remember, remember always that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt ~

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Farewell, Tasha Tudor

A is for Annabelle, grandmother's doll

~ Tasha Tudor from A is for Annabelle ~

Monday, June 23, 2008

Remembering George Carlin

The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept.

~ George Carlin ~

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

For every house is incomplete without him, and a blessing is lacking in the spirit.

~ Christopher Smart ~

Saturday, June 21, 2008

When I Fall It's Just Plain Klutziness

When a rich man falls they say it was an accident; when a poor man falls they say that he was drunk.

~ Turkish proverb ~

Friday, June 20, 2008

A Twist of Lemon...

Dogbert: "Well you know what they say, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade."

Dilbert: "But I'm allergic to citrus."

Dogbert: "Well you know what they say, when life gives you lemons, swell up and die."

~ Scott Adams ~

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Our days will be grapes on a trellis
perfectly oval and furred.

~ Maxine Kumin from "Running Away Together" ~

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Classic Example of Understatement

I think we have guys who can do the job.

~ Danny Ainge ~

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Universe

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

~ Eden Phillpotts ~

Monday, June 16, 2008

Spoken Like a True New Englander

However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.

~ Henry David Thoreau ~

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.

~ Robertson Davies ~

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Why Not Just Do It?

We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.

~ Ayn Rand ~

Friday, June 13, 2008

Poetry Friday

When the Divine Artist would produce a poem, He plants a germ of it in a human soul, and out of that soul the poem springs and grows as from the rose-tree the rose.

~ James Garfield ~

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Case for Insanity

In things pertaining to enthusiasm no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.

~ Henry Ward Beecher ~

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wild Things

The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind
and another
his mother called him "WILD THING!"
and Max said "I'LL EAT YOU UP!"
so he was sent to bed without eating anything.

~ Maurice Sendak ~

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Record-Breaking Temperatures Today!

Take a sheet and get it wet and lay it across you, then go lay by an open window. When the breeze blows it will feel just like air conditioning.

~ Peggy Andrews ~

Monday, June 9, 2008

What Would He Think of the World Today?

The world is governed more by appearances than by realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.

~ Daniel Webster ~

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.

~ James Herriot ~

photo by Cee-Bee

Go Celtics!

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.

~ Red Auerbach ~

Friday, June 6, 2008


You will never be punished for making people die of laughter.

~ Chinese proverb ~

Thursday, June 5, 2008

So Why Do It?

Men travel faster now, but I do not know if they go to better things.

~ Willa Cather ~

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I Love This!

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.

~ William Faulkner ~

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


It is quite as easy to give our children musical and pleasing names as those that are harsh and difficult; and it will be found by the owners, when they have grown to knowledge, that there is much in a name.

~ John Locke ~


Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit, either.

~ Elizabeth Zimmerman ~

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Cat people are different, to the extent that they generally are not conformists. How could they be, with a cat running their lives?

~ Louis Camuti ~