Thursday, October 31, 2013


Now about those ghosts. I'm sure they're here and I'm not half so alarmed at meeting up with any of them as I am at having to meet the live nuts I have to see every day.

~ Bess Truman ~

Graphic courtesy openclipart.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Is There?

There is some soul of goodness in things evil,
Would men observingly distil it out.

~ William Shakespeare from Henry V ~

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Happy Birthday, Richard Dreyfus!

I don't know what it's like for most actors, but really clearly for myself acting has always been the fulfillment of personal fantasies. It isn't just art, it's about being a person I've always wanted to be, or being in a situation, or being a hero.

~ Richard Dreyfuss ~

Photo by Nightscream, courtesy Wikipedia Commons.

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Same For Happiness

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Graphic courtesy openclipart.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday's Kat Kwote

No one ever dresses as crippling self-doubt.

~ Henri ~

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Poetry Friday

Always there seems something ahead, the next poem or story, visible, at least, apprehensible, but unreachable. To perceive it at all is to be haunted by it; some sound, some tone, becomes a torment--the poem embodying that sound seems to exist somewhere already finished. It’s like a lighthouse, except that, as one swims towards it, it backs away.

~ Louise Glück ~

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Facts

"Just the facts, Ma'am."

~ Joe Friday (played by Jack Webb on Dragnet) ~

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Don't Get Too Close matter how well you knit, looking at your work too closely isn't helpful. It's like kissing with your eyes open: nobody looks good that close up.

~ Stephanie Pearl-McPhee ~

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present.

~ Victor Hugo ~

Monday, October 21, 2013

As Good Today As It Was Back Then

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.

~ Thomas Jefferson ~

Illustration courtesy openclipart.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday's Kat Kwote

the kitten holds it down
just a moment...
fallen leaf

~ Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue ~

Photo by AlishaVargas.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

On Our Current State of Affairs

As surely as night must follow day, the alternative to democracy is worse.

~ Bill Moyers ~

Friday, October 18, 2013

Poetry Friday

Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.

~ Sigmund Freud ~

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Book Review

The first function of a book review should be, I believe, to give some idea of the contents and character of the book.

~ Walter Kaufmann ~

Illustration courtesy Openclipart.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Especially in 2013!

Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.

~ Voltaire ~

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Always a Cost

Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.

~ Amelia Earhart ~

Photo courtesy Library of Congress.

Monday, October 14, 2013

We're All Columbus

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.

~ Henry David Thoreau from Walden ~

Photo © Diane Mayr.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday's Kat Kwote

I read in an article by Mr. Lord that there is a variety of tailless Cats found in various parts of the world, and he suggests that this deficiency may be due to an accident originally, but perpetuated by interbreeding. I am not quite of the same opinion. It reminds one of the old saying, "It runs in the blood, like wooden legs."

~ Charles H. Ross from The Book of Cats [1868] ~

Photo by nebedaay.

Saturday, October 12, 2013


I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.

~ Charlotte Bronte from Jane Eyre ~

Photo courtesy Library of Congress.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Poetry Friday

Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content.

~ Alfred de Musset ~

Portrait by Charles Landelle.

Thursday, October 10, 2013


We need to get back to reasoning and thinking things through. The future generation is being brought up in greed and without a true understanding of civics.

~ Richard Dreyfuss ~

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

There Are Laws?

At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.

~ Raymond Chandler ~

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

~ Thomas Carlyle ~

Monday, October 7, 2013

R.I.P. Tom Clancy

Wars are begun by frightened men. They fear war, but more than that, they fear what will happen if they don't start one...

~ Tom Clancy ~

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday's Kat Kwote

He twists and crouches and capers
And bares his curved sharp claws,
And he sings to the stars of the jungle nights
Ere cities were, or laws.

~ Don Marquis from "The Tom-Cat" ~

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Might I Offer a Suggestion?

We’re not going to be disrespected. We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.

~ Marlin Stutzman ~

KK's suggestions:

Illustration courtesy Wwwfenomenaz.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Poetry Friday

Many good poets are really essayists who write very short essays.

~ Nicholson Baker ~

Interesting thought! --KK

Photo by dwwebber.

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Don't keep reaching for the stars because you'll just look like an idiot stretching that way for no reason.

~ Jimmy Fallon ~

Image courtesy openclipart.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Eating Someone's Face Isn't the Scary Part?

That's the thing about zombies. They don't adapt and they don't think. Literally, you could have a zombie on one side of a chain link fence and you could be on the other side and they could be trying to get to you and six feet down could be an open door and they will not go through that door in the fence. That's why they're so scary.

~ Max Brooks ~

Photo courtesy Doczilla.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.

~ George Eliot ~

Photo by BinaryApe.