Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Holidays Are Always Good!

Time for work,--yet take
Much holiday for art's and friendship's sake.

~ George James de Wilde ~

Monday, March 30, 2009

I Look Forward to the Day When This is No Longer True

Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.

~ Lois Wyse ~

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

It is easy to understand why the rabble dislike cats. A cat is beautiful; it suggests ideas of luxury, cleanliness, voluptuous pleasures...etc.

~ Charles Baudelaire ~

Saturday, March 28, 2009

And One of Me Is More Than Enough!

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.

~ Martha Graham ~

Image by Coffeelatte

Friday, March 27, 2009

Poetry Friday

Form is a straitjacket in the way that a straitjacket was a straitjacket for Houdini.

~ Paul Muldoon ~

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Real Reason for Art?

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those, who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear, which is inherent in a human condition.

~ Graham Greene ~

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Place Which Seemed to Encourage Thought

In idle moments, when there were no pressing matters to be dealt with, and when everybody seemed to be sleepy from the heat, she would sit under her acacia tree. It was a dusty place to sit, and the chickens would occasionally come and peck about her feet, but it was a place which seemed to encourage thought.

~ Alexander McCall Smith from The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency ~

Photo by angela7dreams.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Weather Here Sure Is Cuckoo!

This is the weather the cuckoo likes
And so do I.

~ Thomas Hardy ~

Photo by markkilner

Monday, March 23, 2009


When I say artist I mean the man who is building things--creating molding the earth--whether it be the plains of the west--or the iron ore of Penn. It's all a big game of construction--some with a brush--some with a shovel--some choose a pen.

~ Jackson Pollock ~

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

There are no ordinary cats.

~ Sidonie Gabrielle ~

Photo by ResArt

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Art Is More Than Paint and Canvas

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

~ Oscar Wilde ~

Actress Ethel Barrymore, 1901

Friday, March 20, 2009

Poetry Friday

The more one reads poetry, the less tolerant one becomes of an sort of verbosity.

~ Joseph Brodsky ~

Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's Almost Here!

Photo by Swamibu

In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against nature not to go out and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth.

~ John Milton ~

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sage Advice

Don't accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.

~ Samuel Johnson ~

Monday, March 16, 2009

College Costs

"Beaver": I could use my own money, the twenty-five dollars I got in the bank.

Wally: I thought you were saving that to go to college.

"Beaver": Larry says he never heard of a college you could go to for twenty-five dollars.

Nowadays, you can't even find one that you can go to for $25,000! (The average cost of a private four-year college for the year 2008-09 is $25,143 per year!) --KK

Photo courtesy of pdwroswell

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by Diane Duane

Beware of people who dislike cats.

~ Irish proverb ~

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Don't You Love Julia?

Photo by FotoosVanRobin

The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.

~ Julia Child ~

Friday, March 13, 2009

Poetry Friday

Whispering into my ear, the syllables rustle their plumes and settle beside each other; longer and shorter phrases parade back and forth encouraging and urging forward. Little glimpses, and sometimes huge fleeting panoramas, flicker just outside the main line of my attention.

Throughout this spell, no one else intrudes for long: every move I make, every adjustment, retreat, surge onward, is profoundly individual, all my own, not lonely, just alone, a consciousness that must be aware of its unique reception amid a great, breathless moment of becoming.

~ William Stafford ~

Thursday, March 12, 2009


After all there is an element in the readjustment of our financial system more important than currency, more important than gold, and that is the confidence of the people. Confidence and courage are the essentials of success in carrying out our plan. You people must have faith; you must not be stampeded by rumors or guesses. Let us unite in banishing fear.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 12, 1933 ~

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Now, How Do You Feel About That?

I think you have to judge everything based on your personal taste. And if that means being critical, so be it. I hate political correctness. I absolutely loathe it.

~ Simon Cowell ~

Simon Cowell

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Two things inspire me to awe--the starry heavens above and the moral universe within.

~ Albert Einstein ~

Photo by dsb nola

With me it's birds that I find astonishingly beautiful and, with their migratory habits, are absolutely awe-inspiring! --KK

Monday, March 9, 2009

A Little More Self Control in Americans Would Be Welcomed!

Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.

~ Calvin Coolidge ~

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Watch a cat when it enters a room for the first time. It searches and smells about, it is not quiet for a moment, it trusts nothing until it has examined and made acquaintance with everything.

~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Photo by Martin Cathrae

If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.

~ Chinese proverb ~

Friday, March 6, 2009

Poetry Friday

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

~ Emily Dickinson ~

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Each one of our hundred billion neurons may have anywhere from 1 to 10,000 synaptic connections to other neurons. This means that the theoretical number of different patterns of connections possible in a single brain is approximately 40,000,000,000,000,000--forty quadrillion.

~ John J. Ratey ~

Image courtesy of killermonkeys

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

So Make Sure You Do All Your Laundry!

Photo courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives

You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all.

~ J. Askenberg ~

Note: This quote is found in many places and is attributed to J. Askenberg, but nowhere I can find out who J. Askenberg is or was!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

This One's A Bit of A Puzzle

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.

~ William Blake ~

Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

~ Dr. Seuss ~

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by Olivander

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

~ Albert Schweitzer ~