Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A True Visionary

Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.

~ Thomas A. Edison ~

Monday, September 29, 2008

What's Not to Like About Beans?

Photo by DawnsRecipes

Better beans and bacon in peace
than cakes and ale in fear.

~ Aesop ~

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Just as the would-be debutante will fret and fuss over every detail till all is perfect, so will the fastidious feline patiently toil until every whiskertip is in place.

~ Lynne Caiafa ~

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Some books leave us free and some books make us free.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Friday, September 26, 2008

Debate Tonight!

Politics calls for robust debate and criticism, but this should never descend to personal and demeaning slurs.

~ Kim Beazley ~

Thursday, September 25, 2008

What Does He Call the Time Between?

You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.

~ Ian Fleming ~

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Time! Joyless emblem of the greed of millions, robber of the best which earth can give.

~ Amy Lowell ~

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Oh, New Hampshire

She has a touch of gold. New Hampshire gold—
You may have heard of it. I had a farm
Offered me not long since up Berlin way
With a mine on it that was worked for gold;
But not gold in commercial quantities,
Just enough gold to make the engagement rings
And marriage rings of those who owned the farm.
What gold more innocent could one have asked for?

~ Robert Frost from the poem "New Hampshire" ~

Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.

~ Anonymous ~

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance--a sharp, vindictive glance.

~ James Thurber ~

Saturday, September 20, 2008

2008 Election Season

There are two sides to every issue, and a politician usually takes both.

~ Anonymous ~

Friday, September 19, 2008

Poetry Friday

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

~ Thomas Macaulay ~

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Funny How That Works...

We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.

~ Amos Bronson Alcott ~

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness.

~ Paul Strand ~

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Obviously Venus Improved With a Little Color!

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.

~ Mary Pickford ~

Monday, September 15, 2008


Ignorance is the night of the mind, a night without moon or star.

~ Confucius ~

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Women are just like cats--they always land on their feet.

~ Iranian proverb ~

Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Nation of Inventors

We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we invented, which was human liberty.

~ Mark Twain ~

Friday, September 12, 2008

Poetry Friday--Oh, So True

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.

~ Robert Graves ~

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Never Be Without a Home

Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.

~ Jean Rhys ~

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Book Titles

Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel.

~ Andre Maurois ~

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Talk about International Cooperation!

In Northern Lapland, four towns share a mobile library bus, which also carries children's books. What makes this bus special is that the service is shared by communities in three countries: Finland, Sweden, and Norway.

~ Margriet Ruurs from My Librarian is a Camel: How Books are Brought to Children Around the World ~

Here's a Norwegian mobile library bus that is shared by several communities:

In Norwegian, a mobile library bus is called a Bibliotekbussen.

Monday, September 8, 2008

I Suppose...

You know honestly I think there's a Dracula, a Wolf Man, and a Frankenstein's Monster in all of us. They are sides of our own character so that's why I think we can relate to them in terms of a "I know how that feels" kind of thing.

~ Richard Roxburgh ~

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

In the eyes of the mouse the cat is a lion.

~ Albanian proverb ~

Saturday, September 6, 2008


The Web's only as good as our ability to ask questions of it. The ability to access information means nothing if you don't have an educated framework of knowledge to fit it into.

~ Susan Jacoby ~

Friday, September 5, 2008

Poetry Friday

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

~ Aristotle ~

Thursday, September 4, 2008

My Sentiments, Exactly!

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

~ Jimi Hendrix ~

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Do McCain and Obama Dance?

All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.

~ Moliere ~

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Let's Not Forget

Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press.

~ Thomas Jefferson ~

Monday, September 1, 2008

Remember the Laborers

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.

~ Albert Einstein ~