Monday, November 30, 2009

You Can't Build a House Without a Foundation!

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

~ Henry David Thoreau ~

Photo by [martin]

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Some people say man is the most dangerous animal on the planet. Obviously those people have never met an angry cat.

~ Lillian Johnson ~

Photo by haxed

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Good Books Make Good Neighbors

A book may be compared to your neighbor: if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.

~ Rupert Brooke ~

Friday, November 27, 2009

Poetry Friday

One flower is beautiful, a surfeit of flowers is vulgar.

~ Albert Einstein ~

Photo by thebestbradley

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

One of life's gifts is that each of us, no matter how tired and downtrodden, finds reasons for thankfulness: for the crops carried in from the fields and the grapes from the vineyard.

~ J. Robert Moskin ~

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fortunate, Indeed!

Fortunately there is no one who actually has only feeling or only thinking properties. They intermingle like the colors of the rainbow and cannot be sharply divided.

~ M.C. Escher ~

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

High-Wire Poet

If I have to make a self-portrait, I would put poetry and rebellion on the list. To be able to walk on a wire, to be able to juggle six hoops, you need focus, another word for tenacity, which is passion. When I talk about my life, I use the word "fighting" very often. There is my intention to create and the world is against it.

~ Philippe Petit ~

Cover illustration from The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordecai Gerstein

Monday, November 23, 2009

Does That Include Pumpkin Whoopie Pies?

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.

~ Jim Davis ~

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie photos from Delicious Dishings (recipe included).

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

The phrase "domestic cat" is an oxymoron.

~ George Will ~

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Dawn Has Come

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

~ Rabindranath Tagore ~

In loving memory of Francis J. Dengler, 1925-2009

Photo by James Jordan

Friday, November 20, 2009

Poetry Friday

From religious ceremonies to children's games, poetry holds a central place in human communities, though some may take it for granted.

~ Bill Moyers ~

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Photo by Jen Chan

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.

~ Ruth Ann Schabacker ~

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Mantis

The mantis seizes the locust but does not see the yellow bird behind him.

~ Chinese proverb ~

Photo by Y.K.Tarabagani

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Football Players

Football players, like prostitutes, are in the business of ruining their bodies for the pleasure of strangers.

~ Merle Kessler ~

Monday, November 16, 2009


Photo by House of Sims

It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.

~ Napoleon Hill ~

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.

~ Stephen Baker ~

Photo by (michelle)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Moon and the Sea

The moon is distant from the sea,
And yet with amber hands
She leads him, docile as a boy.
Along appointed sands.

~ Emily Dickinson ~

Photo by garden beth

Friday, November 13, 2009

Poetry Friday

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.

~ Abraham Maslow ~

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Congratulations Taylor Swift

People haven't always been there for me but music always has.

~ Taylor Swift ~

Swift won four Country Music Awards last night and at 19 is the youngest-ever musician to win "Entertainer of the Year."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

On Veteran's Day

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy ~

Photo by wallyg

Monday, November 9, 2009

In Other Words, Don't Over Think It

To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written.

~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by shutupyourface

There are various orders of beauty, causing men to make fools of themselves in various styles, from the desperate to the sheepish; but there is one order of beauty which seems made to turn the heads not only of men, but of all intelligent mammals, even of women. It is a beauty like that of kittens...

~ George Eliot from Adam Bede ~

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I Almost Forgot to Post a Quote Today!

Through memory we travel against time, through forgetfulness we follow its course.

~ Joseph Joubert ~

Friday, November 6, 2009

Poetry Friday

Photo by Augapfel poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.

~ Pablo Neruda ~

Thursday, November 5, 2009

An Interesting Solution

The only way to solve the traffic problems of the country is to pass a law that only paid-for cars are allowed to use the highways. That would make traffic so scarce, we could use our boulevards for children's playgrounds.

~ Will Rogers ~

Photo by UberJ

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Seeing is Believing

All is not well. Science tells us that if we do not take the right action now, climate change will bring havoc, even within our lifetime...

~ Kofi Annan ~

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A World Without War?

There is no doubt in his mind that the ability to pass through objects will one day be a common tool in the intelligence-gathering arsenal. And when that happens, well, is it too naive to believe it would herald the dawning of a world without war? Who would want to screw around with an army that could do that?

~ Jon Ronson from The Men Who Stare at Goats ~

Monday, November 2, 2009


Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.

~ Jean de la Bruyere ~

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Those who dislike cats will be carried to the cemetery in the rain.

~ Dutch proverb ~

Photo by dsb nola