Sunday, December 31, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Sue Grafton

If high heels were so wonderful, men would be wearing them.
-- Sue Grafton, RIP Dec 28, 2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Quote of the Day -- C.S. Lewis

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
-- C. S. Lewis

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Mae West

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
-- Mae West

Monday, December 25, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Dwight Eisenhower

What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.
-- Dwight Eisenhower

Friday, December 22, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Geoffrey Wolff

We change, but always at a cost: to win this you lose that. 
-- Geoffrey Wolff

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Maya Angelou

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
-- Maya Angelou

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Arthur Schopenhauer

We seldom think of what we have but always of what we lack. 
-- Arthur Schopenhauer

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

Quote of the Day -- William James

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
-- William James

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Anne Perry

The worst fear of all was that people of another faith would make you question your own belief in your place and value in the world, the old certainties you had grown up with that kept the darkness inside imprisoned where it could not spread and consume you with doubt...
-- Anne Perry, The Echo of Murder

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Quote of the Day -- William Jennings Bryan

There are two ideas of government. There are those who believe that, if you will only legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous, their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea, however, has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous, their prosperity will find its way up through every class which rests upon them.
-- William Jennings Bryan, Cross of Gold speech

Friday, December 15, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Eric Hoffer

In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
-- Eric Hoffer

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Robert Southey

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. They appear so while they are passing; they seem to have been so when we look back on them; and they take up more room in our memory than all the years that succeed them. 
-- Robert Southey

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Prince

I like Hollywood.  I just like Minneapolis a little bit better.
-- Prince
I like Hollywood. I just like Minneapolis a little bit better.
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Lin Yutang

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
-- Lin Yutang

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Quote of the Day -- James Dean

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
-- James Dean

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Paul Bowles

Another important difference between tourist and traveler is that the former accepts his own civilization without question; not so the traveler, who compares it with the others, and rejects those elements he finds not to his liking.
-- Paul Bowles

Monday, November 27, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Joseph Coughlin

Aging well is not about finding a place to rest. It’s about living in a place that pulls and pushes you out of your rocking chair. 
-- Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Josephine Tey

Tomes have been written trying to define the criminal, but it is a very simple definition after all. The criminal is a person who makes the satisfaction of his own immediate personal wants the mainspring of his actions. You can't cure him of his egotism, but you can make the indulgence of it not worth his while. Or almost not worth his while.
-- Josephine Tey, from The Franchise Affair

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Carrie Fisher

Resentment is like drinking a poison and then waiting for the other person to die.
-- Carrie Fisher (but attribution is fuzzy)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

From the Economist -- About Mugabe's Fall

There are two morals to draw from Mr Mugabe's long, ignominious career. The first is that bad policies, corruptly implemented, can wreck a country with alarming speed and go on wrecking it long after you would have thought there was nothing left.

The second moral is that, for all its disappointments, democracy remains the best antidote for bad rulers.
-- The Economist; Nov 18, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Francois de La Roçhefoucauld

As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.
-- Francois de La Roçhefoucauld

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Paul Theroux

Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.
-- Paul Theroux

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Quote of the Day -- George Santayana

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
-- George Santayana

Friday, November 10, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Adam Smith

No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
-- Adam Smith

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Quote of the Day -- George Sand

One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts, once one knows of the necessary ingredients of happiness—simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain.
-- George Sand

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Quote of the Day -- John Maynard Keynes

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
-- John Maynard Keynes

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I cannot remember the books I have read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Oscar Wilde

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
-- Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Quote of the Day --- Katherine Dunham

Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.
-- Katherine Dunham

Friday, October 20, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Carl Jung

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
-- Carl Jung

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Quote of the Day -- G.K. Chesterton

The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder.
-- G.K. Chesterton

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Thomas Fuller

A stumble may prevent a fall.

-- Variously attributed to Thomas Fuller or simply as an English proverb

Friday, October 13, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Robert Louis Stevenson

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Marie Benyon Ray

No one grows old by living. Only by losing interest in living.
-- Marie Benyon Ray

Friday, October 6, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Samuel Goldwyn

Ninety per cent of the art of living consists of getting on with people you can't stand.
-- Samuel Goldwyn

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Molly Ivins

Freedom fighters don't always win, but they're always right.
-- Molly Ivins

Monday, October 2, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Quote of the Day -- D.H. Lawrence

When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego...things will happen to us so that we don't know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in...
-- D.H. Lawrence

Friday, September 29, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Thomas Merton

People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.
-- Thomas Merton

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Anne Lamott

Becoming a writer is about becoming conscious. When you're conscious and writing from a place of insight and simplicity and real caring about the truth, you have the ability to throw the lights on for your reader. He or she will recognize his or her life and truth in what you say, in the pictures you have painted, and this decreases the terrible sense of isolation that we have all had too much of.
-- Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Quote of the Day -- J.M. Barrie

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
-- J.M Barrie

Monday, September 25, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Warren Buffett

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
-- Warren Buffett

Quote of the Day -- Emilie du Chatelet

Let us decide on the route that we wish to take to pass our life, and attempt to sow that route with flowers.
-- Emilie du Chatelet

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Quote of the Day -- William Cowper

Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavour.
-- William Cowper