Monday, January 31, 2011

Authors As Explained by Pants

A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book nothing can help him.

~ Edna St. Vincent Millay ~

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

When two close kindred meet,
What better than call a dance?

~ William Butler Yeats from "The Cat and the Moon" ~

~ Photo by fofurasfelinas ~

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pie or Ice Cream?

Everyone likes pie. But people like pie a la mode even better. In the pie of life, arts is the ice cream.

~ Peter Krause ~

I like plain old pie the best, but, the arts in life are indispensable. Make of that what you will. --KK

Photo by sea turtle

Friday, January 28, 2011

Poetry Friday

now i write poetry in my
free time but that's difficult
because words don't appear like

a dog when you call their name, no,
poetry is anything but convenient.

~ Mackenzie Connellee from "Invitation" ~

Photo by davipt

Thursday, January 27, 2011

And the Older I Get, the More I Believe This is True!

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.

~ Alfred Hitchcock ~

Photo by BAMCAT

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lewis Carroll

I can't go back to yesterday--because I was a different person then.

~ Lewis Carroll ~

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Never Tell a Lie--You May Starve to Death!

Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.

~ Ludwig van Beethoven ~

Monday, January 24, 2011

Viva Outrageousness!

I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.

~ Salvador Dali ~

Photo by Roger Higgins courtesy Library of Congress. Image altered by Diane Mayr.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Everything comes to those who wait...except a cat.

~ Mario Andretti ~

Photo by Identity Photogr@phy

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I Have to Agree

...feelings and language play too big a part in our lives to not be used when considering the world around us—even something so dismal as economics.

~ Ariel Ramchandani ~

Friday, January 21, 2011

Poetry Friday

Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.

~ Joseph Roux ~

Photo by Jack Delano courtesy Library of Congress

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Chicken Soup

Chickens can't speak well of their own soup.

~ Martiniquais proverb ~

Photo by fritish

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

As True Today As When It Was First Spoken

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.

~ Orson Welles ~

Photo by Scary Cow

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Good Book

Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book...

~ Alice Walker ~

Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King Day

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

Photo by Roberto F.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Curiosity killed the cat, but where human beings are concerned, the only thing a healthy curiosity can kill is ignorance.

~ Harry Lorayne ~

Photo by Giara

Saturday, January 15, 2011

What a Nice Way to Put It

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind.

~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~

Friday, January 14, 2011

Poetry Friday

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

~ William James ~

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Winter Vitality

There is still vitality under the winter snow, even though to the casual eye it seems to be dead.

~ Agnes Sligh Turnbull ~

Photo by withrow

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Only If It Was a Good Book!

Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.

~ Truman Capote ~

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

He Didn't Get His Wish

I never understood why when you died, you didn't just vanish, everything could just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn't be there. I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I'd like it to say "figment."

~ Andy Warhol ~

Photo by Kevin Burgess

Monday, January 10, 2011

And Use It Well

One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind.

~ Dorothea Lange ~

Photo by Lange courtesy Library of Congress

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Lat take a cat, and fostre him wel with milk
And tendre flessh, and make his couche of silk

~ Geoffrey Chaucer ~

Image courtesy Visipix

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Judgment of Man

Cruel and cold is the judgment of man,
Cruel as winter, and cold as the snow...

~ Lewis J. Bates ~

Friday, January 7, 2011

Poetry Friday

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

~ Anais Nin ~

Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Good or Bad?

For thousands of years we used natural materials for everything. We've only been "modern" for a few hundred years.

~ Gary Weisenberger ~

Photo by grahamc99

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Human Nature

There's no disappointment in memory, and one's exaggerations are always on the good side.

~ George Eliot ~

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Library of Congress

Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. It seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs and exhibitions.

~ News from the Library of Congress ~

My favorite place to visit virtually! --KK

Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, courtesy Library of Congress

Monday, January 3, 2011

Keep Thinkin'

Our achievements of today are but the sum total of our thoughts of yesterday. You are today where the thoughts of yesterday have brought you and you will be tomorrow where the thoughts of today take you.

~ Blaise Pascal ~

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Come, my fine cat, against my loving heart.

~ Charles Baudelaire ~

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

It says (if you can't read it):

I think of you to-day
And wish you well,
And in the coming year
May every gladness dwell.

Image courtesy chicks57