Saturday, February 28, 2009

Heed Her Words!

The prevailing culture tells us that nothing succeeds like excess, that working 80 hours a week is better than working 70, that being plugged in 24/7 is expected, and that sleeping less and multi-tasking more are an express elevator to the top...Indeed, the truth is the exact opposite. It turns out people are not only happier--they are also much more productive if they are able to get away from work, and renew their passion and focus.

~ Arianna Huffington ~

Friday, February 27, 2009

Poetry Friday

Photo by Lawrence OP

A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.

~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~

Thursday, February 26, 2009

So Make Sure the Title's a Good One!

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.

~ Virginia Woolf ~

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Some Days I Have to Agree!

It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.

~ Charles Baudelaire ~

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Happy Paczki Day!

Photo by food in mouth

This donut has purple in the middle, purple is a fruit.

~ Homer Simpson ~

Monday, February 23, 2009

Another Reason to See "Slumdog Millionaire"

The essence of the film which is about optimism and the power of hope in the lives, and all my life I had a choice of hate and love. I chose love and I'm here.

~ A.R. Rahman from his acceptance speech for "Best Song"
at last night's Academy Awards ~

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Make Them Feel Good!

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

~ Maya Angelou ~

Friday, February 20, 2009

Poetry Friday

Business does not exist in the world of poetry, and therefore by implication it has become everything that poetry is not—a world without imagination, enlightenment, or perception. It is the universe from which poetry is trying to escape.

~ Dana Gioia ~

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Let It Shine!

Humor is the sunshine of the mind.

~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I've Got My Fingers Crossed

The most exciting breakthroughs of the 21st century will not occur because of technology but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human.

~ John Naisbitt ~

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.

~ George Bernard Shaw ~

Monday, February 16, 2009

A Thought for Presidents' Day

My most fervent prayer is to be a President who can make it possible for every boy in this land to grow to manhood by loving his country--instead of dying for it.

~ Lyndon B. Johnson ~

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

To err is human, to purr feline.

~ Robert Byrne ~

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Soul meets soul on lovers' lips.

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley ~

Friday, February 13, 2009

Poetry Friday

Photo by Leo Reynolds

Always be a poet, even in prose.

~ Charles Baudelaire ~

Excellent advice--if only it were that easy! --KK

Thursday, February 12, 2009

On This the 200th Anniversary of His Birth

O Memory! thou midway world
‘Twixt earth and paradise,
Where things decayed and loved ones lost
In dreamy shadows rise

~ Abraham Lincoln from "My Childhood’s Home I See Again"~

To see a copy of the poem in Lincoln's handwriting, click here.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Promise

America is not just a power, it is a promise. It is not enough for our country to be extraordinary in might; it must be exemplary in meaning.

~ Nelson A. Rockefeller ~

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?

~ Milton Berle ~

Monday, February 9, 2009

Life and Jazz Have a Lot in Common

In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.

~ Charles Darwin ~

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

No heaven will not ever Heaven be; unless my cats are there to welcome me.

~ Scottish proverb ~

Saturday, February 7, 2009

He's Not Just a Pretty Face

Photo by Martin de Witte

Sometimes we do dumb things...We use fear to attack civil liberties.

~ George Clooney ~

Friday, February 6, 2009

Poetry Friday

Tasteful composition, either of prose or poetry, which faithfully contrasted the realities of eternity with the unstable and fickle fortunes of time, made a strong impression on his mind.

~ Lawrence Weldon speaking of Abraham Lincoln ~

Thursday, February 5, 2009


What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books.

~ Thomas Carlyle ~

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Nothing Less!

Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.

~ Susan B. Anthony ~

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.

~ Bill Cosby ~

Monday, February 2, 2009


There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.

~ Washington Irving ~

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by Natasha Lloyd

The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat.

~ Albert Einstein ~