Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Or Take the Bus

I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.

~ Yogi Berra ~

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.

~ Robert Frost ~

Photo courtesy Robert Frost Farm.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Yup, They Do!

You know, the Beatles seem to find a new audience each time another generation comes along.

~ George Martin ~

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

For by stroaking of him I have found out electricity.

~ Christopher Smart from Jubilate Agno ~

Photo by Hybernaut.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Believe It!

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.

~ Jack Layton ~

Friday, August 26, 2011

Poetry Friday

The poet doesn't invent. He listens.

~ Jean Cocteau ~

Photo courtesy David Reverchon.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Picture This...

Whenever you're sitting across from some important person, always picture him sitting there in a suit of long red underwear. That's the way I always operated in business.

~ Joseph P. Kennedy ~

Photo by Wigwam Jones.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

He Must Have Been Sleeping Under Virginia

The awakening of a giant shakes the world.

~ Arabian proverb ~

Graphic courtesy USGS.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

~ Bob Marley ~

Monday, August 22, 2011

Some Things Never Change

Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt ~

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

What intenseness of desire,
In her upward eye of fire!
With a tiger-leap half-way,
Now she meets the coming prey.
Lets it go as fast, and then;
Has it in her power again.

~ William Wordsworth from "See the Kitten on the Wall" ~

Photo by malingering.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

And "Best" Is a Subjective Term

Use what talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang the best.

~ Henry Van Dyke ~

Photo by rkblogs.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Poetry Friday

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

~ Oscar Wilde ~

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Walpole Wisdom

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.

~ Horace Walpole ~

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Choice Is Yours

Our attitude towards what has happened to us in life is the important thing to recognize. Once hopeless, my life is now hope-full, but it did not happen overnight. The last of human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, is to choose one's own way.

~ Victor Frankl from Man's Search for Meaning ~

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Importance of Writing

I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it.

~ William Faulkner ~

Photo by Carl Van Vechten courtesy Library of Congress.

Monday, August 15, 2011


Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.

~ Albert Camus ~

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

For he has the subtlety and hissing of a serpent, which in goodness he suppresses.

~ Christopher Smart from "Jubilate Agno" ~

Photo by ringogoingo.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Be Gentle

Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.

~ Kent Nerburn ~

Photo by ~Sage~

Friday, August 12, 2011

Poetry Friday

I've written some poetry I don't understand myself.

~ Carl Sandburg ~

Thursday, August 11, 2011

One Big Machine

I like to imagine that the world is one big machine. You know, machines never have any extra parts. They have the exact number and types of parts they need. So I figure if the entire world is a big machine, I have to be here for some reason, too.

~ Brian Selznick from The Invention of Hugo Cabret ~

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I Hope This Was Said Tongue-in-Cheek!

I believe that I was a dog in a past life. That's the only thing that would explain why I like to snack on Purina Dog Chow.

~ Dean Koontz ~

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Postcard Craze

Official United States Post Office figures for the year ending June 30, 1908 cited 667,777,798 postcards mailed in the United States. By 1913 the total in this country was over 968,000,000...

~ Postcard Collecting History ~

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday's Kat Kwote

A Man loved his Cat with a love quite fanatic;
He thought her darling, lovely, dainty, and
~ Jean de la Fontaine ~

Photo by Terry Bain.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Today Is Do Nothing But Read Day!

Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.

~ Augusten Burroughs ~

Friday, August 5, 2011

Poetry Friday

Taking us by and large, we're a queer lot
We women who write poetry. And when you think
How few of us there've been, it's queerer still.

~ Amy Lowell from "The Sisters" ~

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Imaginative Act

Writing and reading seem to me to be different aspects of a single imaginative act.

~ Margaret Mahy ~

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Why Buy?

Why buy a book when you can join a library.

~ Ricky Gervais ~

Photo courtesy Little Free Library.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I Like the Way He Thought

I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~

The photo of the Library of Congress Jefferson Building, as well as the structure and its contents, courtesy our taxes!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Questions Are Good!

I've been traveling all over the world for 25 years, performing, talking to people, studying their cultures and musical instruments, and I always come away with more questions in my head than can be answered.

~ Yo-Yo Ma ~

Image courtesy Open Clip Art Library.