Wednesday, September 30, 2009

This is Banned Books Week!

The library is perceived as a safe place, but it is not a safe place in terms of ideas. It's a marketplace of ideas.

~ Barbara Berg ~

Photo by bibliona

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Go and Dare

Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.

~ Johann von Goethe ~

Monday, September 28, 2009

Yes, We Do

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul.

~ John Muir ~

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Oh and you give it all you got.
Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin world go round.

~ Brian May (Queen) ~

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Autumn is Here!

Photo by wimbledonian

I saw old autumn in the misty morn
Stand shadowless like silence, listening
To silence.

~ Thomas Hood ~

Friday, September 25, 2009

Poetry Friday

This is the merit and distinction of art: to be more real than reality, to be not nature but nature’s essence.

~ William Ernest Henley ~

Thursday, September 24, 2009


The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

~ William James ~

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Spend It Wisely

Calendars and clocks exist to measure time, but that signifies little because we all know that an hour can seem as eternity or pass in a flash, according to how we spend it.

~ Michael Ende ~

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What Are Cursing Chickens Like?

Curses are like chickens; they come home to roost.

~ Greek proverb ~

Monday, September 21, 2009

Trust Yourself

Let every man judge according to his own standards, by what he has himself read, not by what others tell him.

~ Albert Einstein ~

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by dulcie

Do not let the cat watch over the bacon.

~ Iranian proverb ~

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Dream On!

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.

~ Woodrow Wilson ~

Friday, September 18, 2009

Poetry Friday

Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.

~ Thomas Macaulay ~

Thursday, September 17, 2009

That's Why You Get One on Your Ankle!

Well, if you're tattooed on your face or your arms...where people can see it...most employers probably would not hire you.

~ Laura Bush ~

Photo by cwalker71

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Don't Underestimate Passion

I have no special gift. I am only passionately curious.

~ Albert Einstein ~

Einstein finger puppet available here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Be Open

Photo by alicepopkorn

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.

~ Gautama Siddharta ~

Monday, September 14, 2009


All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.

~ Honore de Balzac ~

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

If you want to live long, be healthy and fat, drink like a dog and eat like a cat.

~ German proverb ~

Saturday, September 12, 2009

On This Rainy Saturday

The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again.

~ Charles Kingsley ~

Friday, September 11, 2009

Poetry Friday

Considering the ways in which so many of us waste our time, what would be wrong with a world in which everybody were writing poems? After all, there’s a significant service to humanity in spending time doing no harm.

~ Ted Kooser ~

Thursday, September 10, 2009


We are looking for a homecoming, a peace that is within ourselves and our surroundings. There's a hunger for the solace of restoration, return, and mending.

~ Howard Mansfield ~

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

You Go, Girl!

When you find a burden in belief or apparel,
cast it off.

~ Amelia Jenks Bloomer ~

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

He's Tough!

The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.

~ Jean Cocteau ~

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day!

Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking another.

~ Anatole France ~

Cooking on the grill is one kind of labor that is okay! The photo was taken at a 1940 Labor Day barbecue. --KK

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by pigdump

A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution.

~ Hazel Nicholson ~

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fifty Years Later It's Still the Same!

...many prominent officials, possessing no standing or expertness except as they themselves claim it, attempt to further their own ideas or interests by resort to statements more distinguished by stridency than by accuracy.

~ Dwight D. Eisenhower ~

Friday, September 4, 2009

Poetry Friday

Instead of building a fence of formality around poetry, I want to emphasize its accessibility, the sound, rhythm, humor, the inherent simplicity. Poetry can be as natural and effective a form of self-expression as singing or shouting.

~ Karla Kuskin ~

Thursday, September 3, 2009

How Tacky Was That?

Originally electric lights, when they were extremely expensive, were really only for the very wealthy. In fact the first home to be lit successfully was JP Morgan's home. And then the height of fashion was to have bare light bulbs shining.

~ Sarah Henry ~

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Interesting Metaphor!

A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.

~ Franz Kafka ~

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Seventy Years Ago Today

German strategy has long been considered to depend upon a quick conquest of Poland, proclaim the situation is under control and then ask Poland's allies what there is to
fight about.

~ from an AP report in The Fitchburg Sentinel, September 1, 1939 ~

Henry Koerner, artist. Office of War Information. 1943.