Saturday, January 31, 2009

I Multi All the Time!

I went to my computer that night to escape thinking too much, or at least to force myself to think about things that didn't matter. See, when you're on the computer, you get really good at what they call multitasking, and usually the tasks you have to multi are so pointless you can have endless hours without a single useful thought. It's great.

~ Neal Shusterman from Antsy Does Time ~

Friday, January 30, 2009

Poetry Friday

I think more people should be reading it but maybe fewer people should be writing it, ...there's an abundance of unreadable poetry out there.

~ Billy Collins ~

Thursday, January 29, 2009


American cities are like badger holes ringed with trash.

~ John Steinbeck ~

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

All You Need is Love

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.

~ Jesse Owens ~

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy New Year!

A weasel comes to say "Happy New Year" to the chickens.

~ Chinese proverb ~

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Cats also don't laugh out loud, but when a cat executes a prank successfully, it always seems pretty pleased about it.

~ Lynne Powell ~

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I Think It Depends on What's Being Served

If I were invited to a dinner party with my characters, I wouldn't show up.

~ Dr. Seuss ~

Friday, January 23, 2009

Poetry Friday

Photo by tealchic

Poetry is a rich, full-bodied whistle, cracked ice crunching in pails, the night that numbs the leaf, the duel of two nightingales, the sweet pea that has run wild, Creation's tears in shoulder blades.

~ Boris Pasternak ~

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Language Can be Tricky

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.

~ Franklin P. Jones ~

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Listen Up!

Photo by Epiclectic

Where words fail, music speaks.

~ Hans Christian Andersen ~

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Today's a Day to Celebrate!

It is not merely for to-day, but for all time to come that we should perpetuate for our children's children this great and free government, which we have enjoyed all our lives. I beg you to remember this, not merely for my sake, but for yours. I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House. I am a living witness that any one of your children may look to come here as my father's child has. It is in order that each of you may have through this free government which we have enjoyed, an open field and a fair chance for your industry, enterprise and intelligence; that you may all have equal privileges in the race of life, with all its desirable human aspirations.

~ Abraham Lincoln ~

Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dr. King!

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

If cats could talk, they wouldn't.

~ Nan Porter ~

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Be careful what you wear to bed at night, you never know who you'll meet in your dreams.

~ Anonymous ~

Photo by Debras Closet

Friday, January 16, 2009

Poetry Friday--O, Yes!

O, let America be America again--
The land that never has been yet--
And yet must be--the land where every man is free.

~ Langston Hughes from
"Let America Be America Again" ~

Thursday, January 15, 2009

All Writers Know This!

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

~ Ernest Hemingway ~

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.

~ Barbara Kingsolver ~

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Libraries--The Anti-Weapon

The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.

~ Carl T. Rowan ~

Monday, January 12, 2009

Here's One Heap It's Better to Be At the Bottom Of

I just kind of conjured them up out of my subconscious and put them in order of ascending peculiarity.

~ Edward Gorey ~

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by Ack Ook

Cats don't like change without their consent.

~ Roger Caras ~

Saturday, January 10, 2009

These Are the Only Two Choices?

Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.

~ Edith Wharton ~

Friday, January 9, 2009

Poetry Friday

isn't there always
a little more room
on the skin? It's too late

to be unwritten,
and I'm much too scrawled
to ever be erased.

~ Mark Doty from "My Tattoo" ~

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Fearsome Brussels Sprout

We kids feared many things in those days - werewolves, dentists, North Koreans, Sunday School--but they all paled in comparison with Brussels sprouts.

~ Dave Barry ~

Photo by docman

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

You Can Catch More Flies With Honey...

If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you.

~ Billy Wilder ~

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I Love This Quote

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

~ Helen Keller ~

Monday, January 5, 2009

Every Job Has Its Own Set of Skills

The Queen is the only person who can put on a tiara with one hand, while walking down stairs.

~ Princess Margaret ~

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote--Just for the Picture!

When cheese gets it's picture taken, what does it say?

~ George Carlin ~

funny pictures of cats with captions
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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sorry, I Couldn't Resist!

Men are like a fine wine. They all start out like grapes, and it's our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you'd like to have dinner with.

~ Kathleen Mifsud ~

Friday, January 2, 2009

Poetry Friday--Revision

I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.

~ Oscar Wilde ~

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

~ Benjamin Franklin ~