Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

It's not the fleas of the dog that make the cat meow.

~ Chinese proverb ~

It's that the dog steals the cat's food!

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Simply put, people don't always vote for the candidate or the policy that serves their own best interests. That concept should be no more surprising in politics than in other parts of people's lives. If individuals always did what was best for them, they would consistently choose broccoli over cake; they would enter into relationships with the good guy (or gal) instead of the charming jerk who never calls; they would stick to purchasing necessities and use credit cards as a last resort -- only when there's not enough money at the end of the month to pay for groceries or utility bills.

~ Heather Gehlert ~

Friday, August 29, 2008

What Does It Mean?

Words will not pollute the soup.

~ Brazilian proverb ~

Thursday, August 28, 2008

How Sad is This?

This quote is from "Populism in the Age of Celebrity," an article that appeared in The Atlantic in June 1990. That was 18 years ago. Sadly, I don't think much has changed!

Raised on Sesame Street and now MTV--a celebration of commercials between rock videos that are themselves merely commercials for celebrities--we demand production values, not social values, in our politics.

~ Kirk Scharfenberg ~

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Good Advice--Are You Listening Candidates?

Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.

~ Dorothy Sarnoff ~

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Troubles are like babies--they only grow by nursing.

~ Douglas Jerrold ~

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

By associating with the cat one only risks becoming richer.

~ Sidonie Gabrielle ~

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Self Sufficiency

I believe in neither God nor the devil and I am not afraid.

~ Marilla M. Ricker ~

Friday, August 22, 2008

Poetry Friday

Poetry moves heaven and earth.

~ Japanese proverb ~

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fuzzy Math?

95% of this game is half mental.

~ Yogi Berra ~

Did you know there's a Yogi Berra Museum?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'll Bet He Could See into the Future...

to today, 8/20/08, when BMX makes its debut as an Olympic event.

Get a bicycle. You will not regret it. If you live.

~ Mark Twain ~

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Blessed Relief

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.

~ T.S. Eliot ~

Monday, August 18, 2008

And the People at the Food Network are Eternally Grateful

Man falls upon everything that comes in his way; not the smallest fruit or excrescence of the earth, scarce a berry or a mushroom can escape him.
~ Joseph Addison ~

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Flatterers, like cats, lick and then scratch.

~ German proverb ~

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Have Courage!

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

~ Andre Gide ~

Friday, August 15, 2008

Poetry Friday

Some good, some so-so, and lots plain bad: that's how a book of poems is made, my friend.

~ Marcus Valerius Martialis ~

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Who Told Him We Could Be Owned?

Women are like elephants. I like to look at 'em, but I wouldn't want to own one.

~ W. C. Fields ~

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Greetings from Maine!

Using a camera appeases the anxiety, which the work-driven feel about not working when they are on vacation and supposed to be having fun. They have something to do that is like a friendly imitation of work: they can take pictures.

~ Susan Sontag ~

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Amen, Sister!

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.

~ Maya Angelou ~

Monday, August 11, 2008


Mondays are the potholes in the road of life.

~ Tom Wilson ~

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

photo by finna dat

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole
lot easier 'n puttin' it back in.

~ Will Rogers ~

Saturday, August 9, 2008


If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.

~ Chinese proverb ~

Friday, August 8, 2008

Poetry Friday

Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.

~ Thomas Babington Macaulay ~

Thursday, August 7, 2008


There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?

~Richard Dawkins~

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

It's Tomato Season!

photo by Zeetz Jones

A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.

~ Laurie Colwin ~

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

And This Fish is Going Where?

No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise.

~ Lewis Carroll ~

Monday, August 4, 2008


Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.

~John LeCarre~

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.

~ Paula Poundstone ~

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Dave Barry for President!

Q: Dave, how will the discovery of water on Mars affect your foreign policy decisions?

Submitted by Henry from NYC

A: I will have troops there on Day One.

Answered 08/01/08 09:27:52 by Dave Barry

You, too, can ask Dave the important questions about being our Commander-in-Chief. Click here.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Poetry Friday

A poet is someone who is astonished by everything.

~ Anonymous ~