Monday, February 28, 2011

Neutrality is Overrated

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

~ Desmond Tutu ~

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Then fill up the glasses as quick as you can,
And sprinkle the table with buttons and bran:
Put cats in the coffee, and mice in the tea--
And welcome Queen Alice with thirty-times-three!

~ Lewis Carroll from Through the Looking Glass ~

Photo by elycefeliz

Saturday, February 26, 2011

You Can!

If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing.

~ African proverb ~

Friday, February 25, 2011

Poetry Friday

What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.

~ John Keats ~

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Hair is the first thing. And teeth the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things he's got it all.

~ James Brown ~

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gaze Up!

I have long thought that anyone who does not regularly--or ever--gaze up and see the wonder and glory of a dark night sky filled with countless stars loses a sense of their fundamental connectedness to the universe.

~ Brian Greene ~

Photo by Sarah G

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Friendship in Everything

The greatness of a craft consists firstly in how it brings comradeship to men.

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~

Monday, February 21, 2011

There's a Reason He's Called "The Father of Our Country"

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

~ George Washington ~

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Mistress, there are portents abroad of magic and
And things that are yet to be done. Open the door!

~ Elizabeth Coatsworth from "On a Night of Snow" ~

Photo by greenshock

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Go, Wisconsin Union Workers!

It is one of the characteristics of a free and democratic nation that it have free and independent labor unions.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt ~

Here's some information on the situation in Wisconsin. More here. --KK

Friday, February 18, 2011

Poetry Friday

One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach--waiting for a gift from the sea.

~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~

Photo by Adam Glasgow

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Especially If You Live in NH!

Make sure your blanket covers your feet.

~ Azerbaijani proverb ~

Photo by amanky

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Smelling Books

Smelling books is really nostalgic for me--I am often reminded of my grandparents’ homes, or libraries where I used to go when I was a child.

~ Rachael Morrison ~

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Big Puzzle

There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.

~ Deepak Chopra ~

Photo by puzzlepics

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

For he is an instrument for the children to learn benevolence upon.

~ Christopher Smart ~

Photo by Jimee, Jackie, Tom & Asha

Saturday, February 12, 2011

In Honor of the People of Egypt

God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: "This is my country."

~ Benjamin Franklin ~

Photo by Kodak Agfa

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Old Will Has a Way With Words...

She is mine own,
And I as rich in having such a jewel
As twenty seas, if all their sand were pearl,
The water nectar, and the rocks pure gold.

~ William Shakespeare ~

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Love Songs

Even a good love song can sort of awaken people. The way we travel and meet one another at the crossroads is important.

~ Dar Williams ~

Photo by Dorothea Lange courtesy Library of Congress

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Suggestion: A Poet With Homicidal Tendencies

It's difficult to get films made, especially films about poets.

~ Dougray Scott ~

Image courtesy Open Clip Art Library

Monday, February 7, 2011

Proverbial Wisdom

A beautiful thing is never perfect.

~ Egyptian proverb ~

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Kittens in the garden
Looking in her face,
Learning how to spit and swear--
Oh, what a disgrace!

~ Elizabeth Anna Hart from "Mother Tabbyskins" ~

Photo by yazeed

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Listen to the Birds

Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind--listen to the birds. And don't hate nobody.

~ Eubie Blake ~

Image by Elizabeth Abernathy

Friday, February 4, 2011

Poetry Friday

A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself.

~ E. M. Forster ~

Photo by Josep Ma. Rosell

Thursday, February 3, 2011

And a Traditional Romance?...

Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.

~ John Greenleaf Whittier ~

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Water is the driving force of all nature.

~ Leonardo da Vinci ~

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

How Are the Two Connected?

A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts.

~ St. Jerome ~

Image courtesy Visipix