“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
People expect Byzantine, Machiavellian logic from politicians. But the truth is simple. Trial lawyers learn a good rule: ‘Don’t decide what you have to decide.’ That’s not evasion, it’s wisdom. Mario Cuomo
Taking my second walk of the early evening, I did not see any other people, nor an auto passing by me in either direction. It was pure silence, and I was thinking, this how it must be on a no-mans island in the middle of the ocean. And then, the silence could be deafening, orContinue reading “What To Make Of It”
The fact that religion plays such a part in how people vote troubles me, troubles me as a minister’s daughter. Because I always felt that the separation of church and state was what our forefathers and foremothers really fought for. Tori Amos
When I took one of my evening strolls, I saw less than a half dozen people doing the same thing. As for traffic, that has gone down too. I could practically walk down the middle of what some are the busier streets in my city, and this is before sunset. Eerie! The one good thingContinue reading “Last Night”
Took a walk in the heavy, wet snow. Of course I got kind of wet, I mean really wet, and I seen two other people outside, doing the same thing. It was enjoyable walk, and it helps keep the sugar in check, and also helps with keeping the mind focused. In these dire times, IContinue reading “Spring Time Snow”
I’m impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work. Michael Douglas
We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like. Alfred Hitchcock
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do notContinue reading “Beautiful People”
People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives. -J. Michael Straczynski, American Producer – 1954 –
Mr Positive debates Mr Negative. Egos clash. Neither comes out a winner. Both egos deflated.
people on the stoops watching the passersby hydrants open spraying cool water on the neighborhood kids ice cream truck has arrived people lining up to buy and enjoy an ice cream or something cold to drink to hot cook inside so pizza and sandwiches are the meals for the hungry the ones without a/c sufferContinue reading “The City”
Sometimes quiet people really do have a lot to say. They’re just being careful about who they open up to. ~ Susan Gale
During his morning stroll, the elderly man is curious, as to how many bricks did they use in making the one block long sidewalk. Maybe one day, he will find the answer, by the tedious task of counting the red rectangular blocks of clay.
Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Samuel Butler – British Poet, Author 1835 – 1902
Source: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (1975)
People are best on records and books because you can turn them off or put them back on the shelf. ~Henry Rollins
“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake usContinue reading “People are afraid of themselves ~ Jim Morrison”
“People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what they don’t know is what what they do does.” ~ Michel Foucault
“The most difficult thing to get people to do is to accept the obvious.” ~ Dick Gregory
“If we understand the mechanisms and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we areContinue reading “Controlling The Mind ~ Edward Bernays”
The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little. ~Ray Bradbury, The Golden Apples of the Sun
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved.” ~ Jack Kerouac
He’s known as the ‘why’ man, for he is always asking the why of everything.
“Democracy depends on citizens being informed, and since our media, especially television (which is the most important source of news for most Americans) reports mostly what the people in power do, and repeats what the people in power say, the public is badly informed, and it means we cannot really say we have a functioningContinue reading “Democracy ~ Howard Zinn”
I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other. ~Pete Seeger
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell
She’s savoring the all around beauty, of the numerous wild flowers.
She lives in a household full of mad, whacked-out people.
Living the life of a nomad.
“Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream.” – Iris Murdoch
“A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad timesContinue reading “E. B. White – Library Quote”
The daily daydreamers bus has arrived.
“If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.” – Jack Lemmon
“Clean water is only as far away as the nearest tap, and there are taps everywhere. There’s a faucet everywhere. But the reality is, the water in our toilets is cleaner than the water that most people are drinking.” – Matt Damon
“That’s the standard technique of privatization: defund, make sure things don’t work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital.” – Noam Chomsky
“Don’t ever get so big or important that you can not hear and listen to every other person.” – John Coltrane
“Music is the universal language … it brings people closer together.” – Ella Fitzgerald
“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” – George Washington Carver
“The fact is that more people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, THAT my friends, is true perversion.” – Harvey Milk
“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, theContinue reading “Quote ~ Nhat Hanh”
The telephone is a good to talk to people without having to offer them a drink. ~Fran Lebowitz
“You don’t have to teach people how to be human. You have to teach them how to stop being inhuman.” – Eldridge Cleaver
People who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad. ~Stephen King
Willie and Wilma are at the kitchen table, drinking day-old brewed coffee, and both are wondering why it tastes like shit.
“People in Medicaid ought to have access to the same insurance as the rest of the population. If they are segregated, it will be a poor plan for poor people.” ~ John Goodman
She knew the weather is bad, but she was determined to venture out to the bodega, to get milk, as she had none left. Bundled up, she encountered white out conditions, and soon enough, she got disoriented, and didn’t know where she was. The next morning her son woke up, and his mother was notContinue reading “Short Story”
Born: March 12, 1922 – Died: October 21, 1969
Poor people have been voting for Democrats for the last 50 years and they’re still poor. -Charles Barkley
To sing is to love and affirm, to fly and to soar, to coast into the hearts of the people who listen to tell them that life is to live, that love is there, that nothing is a promise, but that beauty exists, and must be hunted for and found. -Joan Baez (Daybreak 1968)
he awoke around 2:00 am and he couldn’t get back to sleep he decided to thrown on some clothes and take a walk the air was warm and it made him feel good ambling on down the street he sees two women in black heels totally naked standing at the corner as he approached theyContinue reading “Short Story”
Sam was in his glory, as the woman behind the counter, gave him a bag of day old muffins and doughnuts. She also filled his thermos with fresh brewed coffee. Sam is homeless, and has no job. He forages in the dumpsters for returnable cans and bottles, which keeps him busy. Now he is thankfulContinue reading “Quick Fiction”
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. -Ansel Adams
She said, your hearing me, but not listening. He said, oh.
Born: November 7, 1913 – Died: January 4, 1960
The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality. Reality is above all else a variable. With a firm enough commitment, you can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before. -Margaret Halsey, No Laughing Matter
Born: July 26, 1894 – Died: November 22, 1963