Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.

~ Robert Heinlein ~

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Right-Brained People Have a Definite Advantage

Life isn't about finding yourself--life is about creating yourself.

~ George Bernard Shaw ~

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you a life full of sweets! --KK

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

With Undivided Attention

The first duty of love is to listen.

~ Paul Tillich ~

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Getting Ready!

I don't like food that's too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.

~ Andy Rooney ~

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Theory of Relativity

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on.

~ Anonymous ~

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Sufferin' succotash!

~ Sylvester ~

Succotash is a stew of corn, lima beans, and tomatoes.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Happy Birthday, Abigail!

I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.

~ Abigail Adams ~

Abigail was born on this day in 1744.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Poetry Friday

The commonplace, the tawdry, the sordid all have their poetic uses if the imagination can lighten them.

~ William Carlos Williams ~

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Don't You Just Love a Friend?

A Chinese bookseller, 1908

To read a book for the first time is to make the acquaintance of a new friend; to read it a second time is to meet an old one.

~ Chinese proverb ~

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Two Ways of Getting There

Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind.

~ Clive Bell ~

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Something to Think About This Time of Year

I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a gift as to the spirit in which it is offered.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Guinness Record Better Off Forgotten

The longest title of a book is 1,433 characters (290 words) and was written by Davide Ciliberti (Italy) in July 2007. The book describes the idiosyncrasies of the PR world. The full title is "Per favore dite a mia madre che faccio il pubblicitario lei pensa che sono un pierre e che quindi regalo manciate di free entry e consumazioni gratis a chi mi pare, rido coi vips, i calciatori le veline e le giornaliste, leggo Novella e mi fotografano i paparazzi, entro neI privé saltando la coda, bevo senza pagare, sono ghiotto di tartine e gin tonic, ho la casa piena di oggetti di design, conosco Paris Hilton, Tom Ford ed Emilio"

~ Guinness World Records ~

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

The idea of calm exists in a sitting cat.

~ Jules Renard ~

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Half Way Through the Month Already!

When chill November's surly blast make fields and forest bare.

~ Robert Burns ~

Friday, November 14, 2008

Poetry Friday

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.

~ Percy Shelley ~

Thursday, November 13, 2008

On Writing

Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand--a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods--or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values.

~ Willa Cather ~

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Natural Beauty

photo © Antonello Michele Mastinu for

It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.

~ David Attenborough ~

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Why Do We Never Learn?

When the days of rejoicing are over,
When the flags are stowed safely away,
They will dream of another wild "War to End Wars"
And another wild Armistice day.

~ Robert Graves ~

Monday, November 10, 2008

So, How Many Do You Need?

Never set a child afloat on the flat sea of life with only one sail to catch the wind.

~ D.H. Lawrence ~

Saturday, November 8, 2008


I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

~ Winston Churchill ~

Friday, November 7, 2008

Poetry Friday

The poet and the politician have this in common: their greatness depends on the courage with which they face the challenges of life.

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy ~

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Time to Celebrate!

Photo BBC News

Altogether shout it now.
There's no one
Who can doubt it now.
So let's tell the world about it now
Happy days are here again.

~ from "Happy Days Are Here Again" music and lyrics by J. Yellen and M. Ager ~

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

On This Glorious Day!

It's the morning after the election of our new president, Barack Obama, and I think this is an appropriate quote:

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.

~ Woodrow T. Wilson ~

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Too Bad He Wasn't Around for 2008!

What ass first let lose the doctrine that the suffrage is a high boon and voting a noble privilege? Looking back over my 19 years (of it) I can recall few times when I have voted with anything approaching exhilaration.

~ Henry Louis Mencken ~

Monday, November 3, 2008

Waiting for Tomorrow

Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again. The world is not yet exhausted; let me see something tomorrow which I never saw before.

~ Samuel Johnson ~

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Smudge and Skippy--friends at last!

True Friendship is a plant of slow growth.

~ George Washington ~

Saturday, November 1, 2008

What a Way to Live

We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read.

~ Abraham Lincoln ~