Tuesday, June 30, 2009

He Should Know About Intelligence!

Photo by Just a Slice

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.

~ Albert Einstein ~

Monday, June 29, 2009

I Hope It's Not Too Late

Changes that can affect us can happen in our lifetime in our world--not just changes like wars but bigger and more sweeping events. I believe that without recognizing it we have already stepped over the threshold of such a change; that we are at the end of nature. By the end of nature I do not mean the end of the world. The rain will still fall and the sun shine, though differently than before. When I say "nature," I mean a certain set of human ideas about the world and our place in it.

~ Bill McKibben ~

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

The great charm of cats is their rampant egotism, their devil-may-care attitude toward responsibility, their disinclination to earn an honest dollar.

~ Robertson Davies ~

Photo by Martin Cathrae

Saturday, June 27, 2009


The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.

~ Michael Jackson ~

US Patent 5255452(A)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Poetry Friday

I never want to be thought of as pandering to a broad audience, but you can tweak a poem just slightly and broaden the audience very much. If you have a literary allusion, you limit the audience. Every choice requires a cost-benefit analysis.

~ Ted Kooser ~

Spoken like a true former Poet Laureate AND retired insurance exec. --KK

Thursday, June 25, 2009

They Just Hate Me!

Poison ivy is not, technically, an ivy. Poison oak is not an oak. Poison sumac has nothing to do with sumac trees. And by the way, none of them are poisonous.

The irritating oil they produce, urushiol, is not at all toxic, but it does happen to be an oil that most people are highly allergic to. Oddly enough, only humans are bothered by exposure to urushiol. No one knows why the plants have singled out people for their unique form of vitriol.

~ Amy Stewart ~

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I Work in Paradise--Oh, My!

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.

~ Jorge Luis Borges ~

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Freedom of Speech

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

~ George Washington ~

Monday, June 22, 2009


A life without love is like a year without summer.

~ Swedish proverb ~

Photo by Jill Clardy

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by Tienzieyung

The city of cats and the city of men exist one inside the other, but they are not the same city.

~ Italo Calvino ~

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Wonderful Time of Year

Photo by DeaPeaJay

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.

~ Iris Murdoch ~

Friday, June 19, 2009

Poetry Friday

Naturally we would prefer seven epiphanies a day and an earth not so apparently devoid of angels.

~ Jim Harrison ~

Thursday, June 18, 2009

And You Can't Understand If You Don't Take Time

The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure--if you don't like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don't like it, you don't understand and you ought to find out.

~ Ethel Barrymore ~

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


My greatest challenge has been to change the mindset of people. Mindsets play strange tricks on us. We see things the way our minds have instructed our eyes to see.

~ Muhammad Yunus ~

Photo by Hossain Toufique Iftekher

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

This Makes Sense to Me!

Photo by Mary Hodder

The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?

~ Pablo Picasso ~

Monday, June 15, 2009


There are good days and there are bad days, and this is one of them.

~ Lawrence Welk ~

Photo by Epiclectic

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

My cat speaks sign language with her tail.

~ Robert A. Stern ~

Photo by laihiu

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Are We All Fools?

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.

~ Adlai E. Stevenson ~

Friday, June 12, 2009

Poetry Friday

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.

~Joseph Joubert~

Thursday, June 11, 2009

That's One Thousand Five Hundred

Did you know that the average food product travels about 1,500 miles to get to your grocery store? And that transporting food accounts for 30,800 tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year?

~ from the Food, Inc. website ~

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

How Many of You Can Recite This by Heart?

One fish
two fish
red fish
blue fish.

Black fish
blue fish
old fish
new fish.

This one has
a little star.

This one has a little car.
Say! what a lot
of fish there are.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


With a sweet tongue of kindness, you can drag an elephant by a hair.

~ Persian proverb ~

Monday, June 8, 2009

A Thought for Monday

Photo by terrapin

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

~ Samuel Butler ~

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom.

~ German proverb ~

Unless you're a cat! --KK

Photo by Kevin Steele

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Talking Is Overrated

Part of the joy of dancing is conversation. Trouble is, some men can't talk and dance at the same time.

~ Ginger Rogers ~

Image by Zooomabooma

Friday, June 5, 2009

Poetry Friday

Let go of any preconceived ideas and simply do whatever brings you the most enjoyment. This is your life, the book you are writing.

~ Jane Reichhold ~

Thursday, June 4, 2009


One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

She Had a Great Sense of Humor!

I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.

~ Marilyn Monroe ~

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Send me a postcard, drop me a line,
Stating point of view.
Indicate precisely what you mean to say.
Yours sincerely, Wasting Away.

~ The Beatles ~

Image by chicks57

Monday, June 1, 2009


Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.

~ Jimi Hendrix ~

Photo by ClevelandSGS