Friday, July 31, 2009

Poetry Friday

When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.

~ Hilaire Belloc ~

Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's Feeling

Words are the children of reason and, therefore, can't explain it. They really can't translate feeling because they're not part of it. That's why it bugs me when people try to analyze jazz as an intellectual theorem. It's not. It's feeling.

~ Bill Evans ~

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Or, a Candy Bar?

Photo courtesy of Sir Mervs

The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters.

~ Galileo Galilei ~

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.

~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~

Monday, July 27, 2009

Not Only That--It Means You Get to Eat!

There is nothing like employment, active indispensable employment, for relieving sorrow.

~ Jane Austen ~

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by Randy Son of Robert

The cat is the mirror of his human's mind...the dog mirrors his human's physical appearance.

~ Winifred Carriere ~

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I Like Her Attitude!

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.

~ Sophia Loren ~

Photo courtesy COLARES&ARTE

Friday, July 24, 2009

Poetry Friday

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.

~ Christina Rossetti ~

Photo courtesy sokaris73

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Librarians are an essential and vital bridge to the reader,...As book lovers, librarians introduce readers to books every day.

~ Nora Roberts ~

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Oooh, Poor Thomas Stearns

My name is only an anagram of toilets.

~ T.S. Eliot ~

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Photo by Write Pics

The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.

~ David Russell ~

Monday, July 20, 2009

R.I.P., Frank McCourt

University librarians poked me when I snored behind a stack of books. One librarian told me snoozing was strictly forbidden. She was kind enough to suggest that out in Washington Square Park there was no end of benches where I could stretch till the cops came. I thanked her and told her how I'd always admired librarians, not only for their mastery of the Dewey Decimal System, but for their helpfulness in other areas of daily living.

~ Frank McCourt ~

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat.

~ Wesley Bates ~

Photo by Smiling da Vinci

Saturday, July 18, 2009

It Smells Like Summer!

Photo by Rick Harris

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains...

~ Diane Ackerman ~

Friday, July 17, 2009

Poetry Friday

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.

~ G. K. Chesterton ~

Photo by inga.anger

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.

~ Harry S. Truman ~

Photo by chicks57

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Enthusiasm Will Only Take You So Far

Exuberance is a good stimulus towards action, but the inner light grows in silence and concentration.

~ Egyptian proverb found on a temple in Luxor ~

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy Bastille Day!

I cannot prevent the French from being French.

~ Charles de Gaulle ~

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Man With a Message

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.

~ Henry David Thoreau ~

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Which is more beautiful--feline movement or feline stillness?

~ Elizabeth Hamilton ~

Photo by Inma

Saturday, July 11, 2009


A vacation should be just long enough that your boss misses you, and not long enough for him to discover how well he can get along without you.

~ Author unknown ~

Friday, July 10, 2009

Poetry Friday

What the poet says has never been said before, but, once he has said it, his readers recognize its validity for themselves.

~ W. H. Auden ~

Thursday, July 9, 2009

And That's That!

No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it.

~ Theodore Roosevelt ~

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy Birthday, Anjelica Huston!

That's why actors can take on other lives, because I think basically, at the bottom of everything, they are terribly insecure people. They don't feel themselves to be bright and beautiful, or necessarily beloved. So they're always looking for it. And as long as they're looking for it, they work at their best capacity. So in that way, their insecurity feeds their talent.

~ Anjelica Huston ~

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Don't Forget to Read This Summer!

No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.

~ Confucius ~

Monday, July 6, 2009


The main thing in weight loss is calories in versus calories out. People go on fad diets and think 'This one will be different,' but it never is and their weight rebounds and they move on to the next fad diet.

~ Judith Stern ~

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

A house without either a cat or a dog is the house of a scoundrel.

~ Portuguese proverb ~

No one can accuse me of being a scoundrel! --KK

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day!

And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

~ from the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 ~

Friday, July 3, 2009

Poetry Friday

Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.

~ James Russell Lowell ~

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Unruly Kids

When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out.

~ Erma Bombeck ~

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What a Scary Thought!

We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow worm.

~ Winston Churchill ~