Saturday, April 30, 2011


Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key.

~ Alan Bennett ~

Photo by cygnus921.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Poetry Friday

I've decided that it was not wisdom that enabled [poets] to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.

~ Socrates ~

Thursday, April 28, 2011


A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.

~ Doug Larson ~

Photo by PinkMoose.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pizza Logic

For the first time ever, overweight people outnumber average people in America. Doesn't that make overweight the average then? Last month you were fat, now you're average--hey, let's get a pizza!

~ Jay Leno ~

Photo by squidpants.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.

~ Herbie Hancock ~

Photo courtesy the Library of Congress.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Preservation Week

Among collections whose condition is known, 78% of unbound items, 28% of historic objects, and 20% of digital and online files were at risk in 2004.

~ From American Library Association fact sheet, "Why Do We Need a Preservation Week for Collections?" ~

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Did You Have a Happy Earth Day Yesterday?

The earth is God's bride--she feeds the living and cherishes the dead.

~ Madagascan proverb ~

Friday, April 22, 2011

Poetry Friday

Peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

~ Derek Walcott from "Love After Love" ~

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Easter Bunny's a Myth?

It seems like a totally gratuitous myth to tell people a giant rabbit comes round at night leaving candy in a haphazard way around the house...

~ Todd Rundgren ~

Photo by cheekycrows3

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Not As Often As People Do!

Remember, even monkeys fall out of trees.

~ Korean proverb ~

Photo by judyboo

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


The real cause of the Revolutionary War was probably a difference of opinion on the subject of humor. In such a discussion between Ben Franklin and George III, it would require no prophet to see who would win out.

~ Wallace Irwin ~

Monday, April 18, 2011

Go Outside!

A series of psychological studies over the past twenty years has revealed that after spending time in a quiet rural setting, close to nature, people exhibit greater attentiveness, stronger memory, and generally improved cognition. Their brains become calmer and sharper.

~ Nicholas Carr from The Shallows~

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs.

~ Desmond Morris ~

Image courtesy Library of Congress.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I'll Have Think This One Over...

I think reincarnation is possible. Hopefully, we all get recycled.

~ Christina Ricci ~

Friday, April 15, 2011

Poetry Friday

The library is a quiet place.
Angels and gods huddled
In dark unopened books.

~ Charles Simic from "In the Library" ~

Thursday, April 14, 2011


A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.

~ Eudora Welty ~

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Everyone Loves the Prom

One out of forty American men wears women's clothing. We've had more than forty presidents. One of these guys has been dancing around the Oval Office in a prom dress.

~ Allison Janney ~

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.

~ Thomas Carlyle ~

Monday, April 11, 2011

Interesting thought...

No two persons ever read the same book.

~ Edmund Wilson ~

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Pussycat sits on a chair
Implacably with acid stare.

~ Edward Newman Horn ~

Photo by g0j0

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Budget Time

It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.

~ George W. Bush ~

Friday, April 8, 2011

Poetry Friday

And I shall whisper my thoughts and fancies
As always,
From the pages of my books.

~ Amy Lowell from "Penumbra" ~

Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Does This Apply To Ebooks?

Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.

~ Thomas Jefferson ~

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.

~ Grace Slick ~

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bewitching Color

With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.

~ Henri Matisse ~

Monday, April 4, 2011

Doll Power!

Now strikes the midnight hour,
         When dolls and toys
         Taste human joys,
And revel in their power.

~ Florence K. Upton ~

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

The spinning-wheel of ancient magic
must never be allowed to stick:
and changing itself into a princess
is, for the cat, a minor trick.

~ Jean Cocteau from "Cat" ~

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Corporations Without Conscience

In a rational system, a corporation’s tax department would be there to make sure a company complied with the law, but in our system, there are corporations that view their tax departments as a profit center, and the effects on public policy can be negative.

~ Len Berman quoted in the NY Times ~

Image courtesy Open Clip Art Library.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Poetry Friday

I had no athletic ability, I couldn’t play a band instrument and I somehow got the idea that being a poet might make me attractive and mysterious.

~ Ted Kooser ~

Image courtesy Open Clip Art Library