It has long been an axiom of
mine that the little things are
infinitely the most important.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.
A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
Which came first the intestine or the tapeworm?
William S. Burroughs
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
A man in debt is so far a slave.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Literature is news that stays news.
— Ezra Pound
Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.
— Edward Abbey
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
— Stephan Leacock – Humorist, Political Scientist, Teacher, Writer
Below is an anonymous quote that I can vouch for. With this damn head cold, that is now slowly going away, I could not get my head to wrap around in responding to the comments left on the past several posts. It will be probably be a couple or more days of sporadic posting.
Be well, everyone.
There are a lot of funny people and a lot of unfunny people.
Some of them are women and some of them are dudes.
— Lake Bell – Actress, Producer, Writer
Science may never come up with a better office
communication system than the coffee break.
— Earl Wilson
A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape
of things, a poet in words, a musician in sounds.
— Henry Moore
Very few people can afford to be poor.
— George Bernard Shaw
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
Corruption, the greatest single bane of our society today.
— Olusegun Obasanjo
You can’t imagine how stupid the whole world has grown nowadays.
— Nikolai Gogol (March 31, 1809 – March 4, 1852
Men of power have no time to read; yet the
men who do not read are unfit for power.
— Michael Foot
You only grow when you are alone.
— Paul Newman
Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous.
When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.
— George Burns
To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
— Ursula K. Le Guin
Finance is the art of passing
money from hand to hand until
it finally disappears.
— Robert W. Sarnoff
The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry,
of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the
point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the
absence of a garden. If you don’t want paradise, you are not
human; and if you are not human, you don’t have a soul.
— Thomas Moore
A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.
— Paul Klee
I think people always believe what they want to believe, don’t you?
— Lillian Hellman
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the
hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will the, experience
most certainly most changes your perspective. The things
that we share in our world are far more valuable than
those which divide us.
— Donald Williams
Excuse me while I kiss the sky.
— Jimi Hendrix
Knowledge of what is does not
open the door directly to what
— Albert Einstein
We rely upon the poets, the philosophers, and the playwrights
to articulate what most of us can only feel, in joy and sorrow.
They illuminate the thoughts for which we only grope; they
give us the strength and balm we cannot find in ourselves.
Whenever I feel my courage wavering I rush to them. They will
give me the wisdom of acceptance, the will and resilience to
— Helen Hayes
The Indian philosopher J. Krishnamurti once remarked that
observing without evaluating is the highest form of human
intelligence. When I first read this statement, the thought,
‘What nonsense!’ shot through my mind before I realized that
I had just made an evaluation.
— Marshall Rosenberg
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn
for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate
the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Don’t believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them.
All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they
have of themselves.
— Albert Camus
I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil.
And that no one knows the truth.
— Molly Ivans
I’m taking early retirement. I want my share of
Social Security before the whole system goes bust.
— David Letterman
In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions
are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without
examination, from authorities who have not themselves
examined the questions at issue but have taken them at
second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions
about them were not worth a brass farthing.
— Mark Twain
Is there equality before the law? At every stage of the judicial
process–facing the policeman, appearing in court, being freed
on bond, being sentenced by the judge–the poor person is
treated worse than the rich, the black treated worse than the
white, the politically or personally odd character is treated
worse than the orthodox.
— Howard Zinn
The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.
— Pablo Picasso
Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
— Bertolt Brecht
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
— Hunter S. Thompson
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should be burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
— Jack London
The lure of the distant and the difficult is
deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
— John Burroughs
Once upon a time, wasn’t singing a part of everyday life as much as talking, physical exercise, and religion? Our distant ancestors, wherever they were in this world, sang while pounding grain, paddling canoes, or walking long journeys. Can we begin to make our lives once more all of a piece? Finding the right songs and singing them over and over is a way to start. And when one person taps out a beat, while another leads into the melody, or when three people discover a harmony they never knew existed, or a crowd joins in on a chorus as though to raise the ceiling a few feet higher, then they also know there is hope for the world.
— Pete Seeger
Source: wisdom quotes
Look, I really don’t want to wax philosophical, but I will say that
if you’re alive, you got to flap your arms and legs, you got to
jump around a lot, you got to make a lot of noise, because life
is the very opposite of death. And therefore, as I see it, if
you’re quiet, you’re not living. You’ve got to be noisy, or at
least your thoughts should be noisy and colorful and lively.
— Mel Brooks
The key to the future of the world is finding the
optimistic stories and letting them be known.
— Pete Seeger
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
George Bernard Shaw
A great pleasure in life
is doing what people
say you cannot do.
— Walter Bagehot
There is only one way
to avoid criticism:
and be nothing.
There is neither a foreign war nor a civil
war; there is only just and unjust war.
— Victor Hugo
A picture is a poem without words.
I wonder if other dogs think poodles
are members of a weird religious cult.
— Rita Rudner
Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
— Francis Bacon
Part of doing something is
listening. We are listening.
To the sun. To the stars.
To the wind.
— Madeleine L’Engle
A different language is
a different vision of life.
— Federico Fellini
We pass through this world but once.
— Stephen Jay Gould
Too many of us are
not living our dreams
because we are living
— Les Brown
When I let go of what I am,
I become of what I might be.
— Lao Tzu