Wednesday, March 31, 2010

We Keep Waiting!

Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?

It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.

~ J.R.R. Tolkien ~

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Beast Is Within Us

The man who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself.

~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath.

~ W. C. Fields ~

Photo by Angela7Dreams

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I Love This!

Art is the only proof we have of the existence of the soul.

~ Anonymous ~

If anyone knows who the author of this quote is, I would love to give him/her credit. --KK

Friday, March 26, 2010

Poetry Friday

You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.

~ John Ciardi ~

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I Got a Kick Out of It, Too!

I asked a French critic a couple of years ago why my books did so well in France. He said it was because in my novels people both act and think. I got a kick out of that.

~ Jim Harrison ~

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Some of the Best Writing Advice Ever

I try to leave out the parts that people skip.

~ Elmore Leonard ~

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Quote About Quotes

Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.

~ Orson Welles ~

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Most beds sleep up to six cats. Ten cats without the owner.

~ Stephen Baker ~

Photo by Gattou/Lucie/..Hard to catch up! :o(

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Let's Get It Done!

And in just a few days, a century-long struggle will culminate in a historic vote. We’ve had historic votes before. We had a historic vote to put Social Security in place to make sure that our elderly did not live out their golden years in poverty. We had a historic vote in civil rights to make sure that everybody was equal under the law. As messy as this process is, as frustrating as this process is, as ugly as this process can be, when we have faced such decisions in our past, this nation, time and time again, has chosen to extend its promise to more of its people.

~ President Barack Obama in a speech given March 19, 2010 ~

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Poetry Friday

The most common Romantic reaction to avian sightings is jealousy. The poet envies the spiritual and imaginative liberation suggested by bird flight, and birdsong leaves him with the desire to sing as naturally and as beautifully in his own lyric.

~ Billy Collins from the introduction to Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds ~

Thursday, March 18, 2010

You Mean We Do It to Ourselves?

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.

~ Arthur Conan Doyle ~

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

For the good are always the merry,
Save for an evil chance,
And the merry love the fiddle,
And the merry love to dance.

~ William Butler Yeats from "The Fiddler of Dooney" ~

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


When the thief has stolen from a thief, God laughs in heaven.

~ Armenian proverb ~

Monday, March 15, 2010

Poetry (Not on a Friday!)

Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes.

~ Carl Sandburg ~

Photo by Bermudi

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Sometimes when I get up in the morning, I feel very peculiar. I feel like I've just got to bite a cat! I feel like if I don't bite a cat before sundown, I'll go crazy! But then I just take a deep breath and forget about it. That's what is known as real maturity.

~ Snoopy ~

Photo by Sarah Ross Photography

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Growing Young

It takes a long time to become young.

~ Pablo Picasso ~

Image courtesy Michael Dawes

Friday, March 12, 2010

Poetry Friday

A "Western Haiku" need not concern itself with the seventeen syllables since Western languages cannot adapt themselves to the fluid syllabic Japanese. I propose that the "Western Haiku" simply say a lot in three short lines in any Western language.

~ Jack Kerouac ~

Thursday, March 11, 2010

He Should Know...

The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.

~ Douglas MacArthur ~

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Congratulations Kathryn Bigelow

What’s next? Good question. I hope something soon. Actually, I’m working on a few things. Who knows what will finally materialize? But once you embark on a project that is both topical and relevant, I suppose it sets a new bar. So I’m definitely inclined toward that.

~ Kathryn Bigelow ~

Monday, March 8, 2010

Let's Live!

To live is to dance, to dance is to live.

~ Snoopy ~

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.

~ Stephen Wright ~

Photo courtesy of Patrick Girouard Thanks, Patrick!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Start Stirring!

Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.

~ Edward Abbey ~

Friday, March 5, 2010

Poetry Friday

Poetry Out Loud’s ultimate test is the frightening ordeal of up front public performance, which goes far beyond accurate recollection, spoken or written, to embrace the arts of the orator and the actor. Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan were eloquent performers of poetry, for example, and so was the great French actress, Sarah Bernhardt, who won her first important audition by dramatically reciting the French national anthem.

~ Robert Oliphant ~

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Worst Kind of Ghost!

Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.

~ Frederic Chopin ~

Photo by Patrick f

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Translation is at best an echo.

~ George Borrow ~

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

When the Majority Doesn't Rule

...before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.

~ Harper Lee from To Kill a Mockingbird ~

Photo courtesy DML East Branch

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sage Advice

Don't look back when you are walking along the edge of a wall.

~ Chinese proverb ~

Photo by Christopher Chan