Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by Sindre Sorhus

The cat is mighty dignified until the dog comes by.

~ Author Unknown ~

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Not the Kernel

Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not faithfulness; days of joy, but not peace and happiness.

~ Henrik Ibsen ~

Friday, May 29, 2009

Poetry Friday

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during a moment.

~ Carl Sandburg ~

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Look Carefully...

From The New Way Things Work

I honestly think all of us would be better off if everyone took the time to draw, if for no other reason than the better we see, the more inevitable curiosity becomes. Lack of curiosity is the first step towards visual illiteracy—and by that I mean not really seeing what is going on around us.

~ David Macaulay ~

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It Happens...

In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.

~ Robert A. Heinlein ~

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

So What Do You Think? Is It a Fad?

Social networking sites are the reality television of the Internet. The content is relatively inexpensive for publishers to produce, and social networking is not a fad that will disappear. If anything, it will become more ingrained in mainstream sites, just as reality TV programming has become ubiquitous in network programming.

~ Jon Gibs ~

Monday, May 25, 2009

In Flanders Fields the Poppies Blow

Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
Sleep sweet--to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died.

~ Moina Michael from "We Shall Keep the Faith" ~

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Cats always know whether people like or dislike them. They do not always care enough to do anything about it.

~ Winifred Carriere ~

Photo by supershaggy

Saturday, May 23, 2009

May You Fly...

Photo by The Doors of Conception

Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

~ William Shakespeare ~

Friday, May 22, 2009

Poetry Friday

The lines of the poem do not quite enter a clear space. There is something waiting for them. As their music and emphasis enters the strange, foggy room through a human voice they are met by the memory of summer light and fear. And so even as the words of the poem happen, they are already arranging, in the most subtle and powerful way, experiences that have already happened. They are cutting across time and completed experience to show that, after all, it was incomplete.

~ Eavan Boland ~

Thursday, May 21, 2009

So Human?

When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.

~ Walt Disney ~

Photo by gwaar

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Photo by Zevotron

It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

It's a Given--

In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.

~ Oscar Wilde ~

Monday, May 18, 2009

I Can't Help But Weep...

She started me out washing dishes when I was four years old and when I was six she was learning me how to cook. While the other hands was working in the field I carried water. We had to cook out in the yard on an old skillet and lid, so you see I had to tote brush and bark and roll up little logs such as I could to keep the fire from one time of cooking to the other. I was not but six years old either. When I got to be seven years old I was cutting sprouts almost like a man and when I was eight I could pick one hundred pounds of cotton.

~ Mary Island, former slave ~

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Image by Migraine Chick

Cats, like butterflies, need no excuse.

~ Robert A. Heinlein ~

Saturday, May 16, 2009

And Maybe a Few People?

He who sings scares away his woes.

~ Cervantes ~

Friday, May 15, 2009

Poetry Friday

Poetry comes in strange ways and never at the moment when one might think it should come.

~ Myra Cohn Livingston ~

Thursday, May 14, 2009


When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own.

~ John Berger ~

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


The most familiar quotations are the most likely to be misquoted...Some have settled down to false versions that have obscured the true ones. They have passed over from literature into speech.

~ Carl Van Doren ~

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Oooh, I Like the Way He Thinks!

Tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound your adversaries.

~ Henry Wotton, Sr. ~

Image courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London

Monday, May 11, 2009

I Believe This May Be True!

Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society.

~ Arthur C. Clarke ~

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

the farm cat
makes Buddha's lap
a pillow

~ Kobayashi Issa ~

Photo by Fran 53

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Here's A Woman With Too Much Time On Her Hands

I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes. I had one thousand and sixty.

~ Imelda Marcos ~

Photo by Gerry Balding

Friday, May 8, 2009

Poetry Friday

I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it.

~ Marianne Moore ~

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Broken Pitcher

The White Orchard, 1888, from the Van Gogh Museum.

The more I am spent, ill, a broken pitcher, by so much more am I an artist--a creative artist...

~ Vincent Van Gogh ~

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

With Any Luck...

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.

~ Jimmy Carter ~

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ancient Wisdom

He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves: one for his enemy and one for himself.

~ Chinese proverb ~

Monday, May 4, 2009

Maybe If You Use Bacon-Flavored Mayo?

Photo by Martin Burns

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

~ Doug Larson ~

Yes, there is a bacon-flavored mayo!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

The reason cats climb is so that they can look down on almost every other animal-- it's also the reason they hate birds.

~ K.C. Buffington ~

Saturday, May 2, 2009

What a Nice Thought!

A book is like a garden in the pocket.

~ Indian proverb ~

Friday, May 1, 2009

Poetry Friday

Celebrate yummy words!

~ April Pulley Sayre ~