Saturday, 25 February 2012

Random Things & Life Quotes

Stuffed horses at Parque Calderon in Cuenca Ecuador
In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate. ~ Isaac Asimov #quote

Life can be magnificent & overwhelming - That is its whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live ~ A. Camus #quote

Live your life not celebrating victories, but overcoming defeats. ~ Che Guevara #quote

The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count. ~ Robert Anthony #quote

When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what? ~ Sydney J.Harris #quote

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next. ~ Ursula K. LeGuin #quote

Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it. ~ Dave Barry #quote

The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps. ~ Bob Black #quote

Pile of scarves at Craft Fair
I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life & I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do ~ G. O'Keefe #quote

Our own life has to be our message. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh #quote

Life is pleasant.  Death is peaceful.  It's the transition that's troublesome ~ Isaac Asimov #quote

Everything is dangerous, my dear fellow. If it wasn't so, life wouldn't be worth living. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Det. Frank Pembleton: Life would be perfect, if it was just kids and dogs. ~ Homicide: Life on the Street #linesfromTV

Art is long, life short; judgment difficult, opportunity transient. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #quote

Not only is life a bitch, it has puppies. ~ Adrienne Gusoff #quote

Now isn't that a Great Shoe!
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. ~ Danny Kaye #quote

Even the most piddling life is of momentous consequence to its owner. ~ James Wolcott #quote

The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality. ~ James Michener #quote

Life itself is the proper binge. ~ Julia Child #quote

Life is hard. After all, it kills you. ~ Katharine Hepburn #quote

Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent. ~ Ronnie D. Laing #quote

You’ll regret the things you don’t do in life more than the things you’ve done wrong. ~ Anonymous #quote

Seagull fountain on the way to Yunguilla Ecuador

Just Hanging Around
Life, is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming. ~ Myrna Loy #quote

Hope for the Best. Expect the worst. Life is a play. We're unrehearsed. ~ Mel Brooks #quote

There are three periods in life: youth, middle age and "how well you look". ~ Nelson Rockefeller #quote

It's good to stay as close to real life as you can, and then kind of dress it up. ~ Nelson DeMille #quote

The way to screw up somebody's life is to give them what they want. ~ Patrick Swayze #quote

Without forgiveness life is governed by... an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation. ~ Roberto Assagioli #quote

Life isn't black and white. It's a million gray areas, don't you find? ~ Ridley Scott #quote

The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale. ~ Richard Dawkins #quote

The only disability in life is a bad attitude. ~ Scott Hamilton #quote

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. ~ Socrates #quote

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. ~ Norman Cousins #quote

Ages passed I knew at last / my life had never been. ~ Jethro Tull #lyrics

We forge the chains we wear in life. ~ Charles Dickens #quote

Life's a whip-round / And I've got the whip / It's a sinking ship / Drip, drip, drip ~ Chumbawamba #lyrics

On life’s vast ocean diversely we sail / Reason the card, but passion is the gale. ~ Alexander Pope #quote

There are two primary choices in life / to accept conditions as they exist / or accept the responsibility for changing them. ~ Denis Waitley #quote
Corn grown in the City (Cuenca Ecuador)

Foot on a Bus

It frightens me, the awful truth, of how sweet life can be... ~ Bob Dylan #lyrics

Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. ~ William Goldman (The Princess Bride) #linesfrommovies

Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously. ~ Hunter S. Thompson #quote

In watermelon sugar the deeds were done and done again as my life is done in watermelon sugar. ~ Richard Brautigan #quote

Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life overcoming. ~ Hope Floats #linesfrommovies

The trouble with real life is that there is no danger music. ~ The Cable Guy #linesfrommovies

I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it. ~ Charles M. Schulz #quote

 So when I cease to be / I want to go the sea! / Oh for the life of a sardine! / That is the life for me! ~ Charlie Chaplin #lyrics

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.  ~ Author Unknown #quote

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.  ~ Voltaire #quote

The secret to living the life of your dreams is to START living the life of your dreams. ~ Mike Dooley #quote

Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars. ~ Henry Van Dyke #quote

Don't go through life, GROW through life. ~ Eric Butterworth #quote

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Ideas Are Like Rabbits

John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was an American writer. He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and East of Eden (1952) and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937). He was the author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and five collections of short stories; Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Music VII

When this music series was first started, the idea was to put up one song by each artist we appreciated.  At first the songs came fast and furious, then we slowed down and then for a while no songs came.  After a while more, others gave suggestions and we thought of some more songs and eventually the whole thing took on a life of its own that (quite frankly) we just had not expect. 

We've still got more songs to post, so there will be at least one more "Music" Blog.

Even after that though, we'll still have missed some greats.

Show Me the Way ~ Peter Frampton

Push ~ Matchbox Twenty

10000 stones ~ Adrianne

I Am Missing You ~ Ravi Shankar

Show Me How You Burlesque ~ Christina Aguilera

Chopin Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 ~ Yundi Li

Another Lonely Day ~ Ben Harper

Boy With a Coin ~ Iron and Wine

I'm Singing in the Rain ~ Gene Kelly

The Devil In Me ~ Kate Voegele

Dust In The Wind ~ Kansas

Ave de Cristal ~ Kjarkas

All Sparks ~ Editors

Heaven Beside You ~ Alice In Chains

Summertime/Motherless Child ~ Mahalia Jackson

Spring ~ Vivaldi

Hiding My Heart ~ Brandi Carlile

Slide ~ Goo Goo Dolls
Cabaret ~ Liza Minnelli

A Weekend At The Greek ~ Sitting, Waiting, Wishin

The Way I Am ~ Ingrid Michaelson

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend ~ Marilyn Monroe

Vegetable Car ~ Joshua Radin

Wild Horses ~ Dave Matthews Band

Wonderwall ~ Oasis

You've Got A Friend ~ James Taylor

Happy Together ~ The Turtles

Songs My Mother Taught Me ~ Antonin Dvorak

The Times They Are A Changin' ~ The Byrds

Weird and Twisted Nights ~ Hunter S. Thompson & Ralph Steadman

O Sole Mio ~ Il Trio

Never Ending Song of Love ~ Delaney & Bonnie & Friends

Truly Madly Deeply  ~ Savage Garden

Big Rock Candy Mountain ~ Harry 'Haywire' McClintock

Breaking Protocol ~ Amon Tobin

LightHouse ~ New Villager

On The Motorway ~ Metronomy

World Is Waiting For The Sunrise ~ Les Paul & Mary Ford Show

Toccata  ~ Taimane

Time is of the Essence ~ Cold Mailman

Pride ~ Syntax

That'll Be the Day ~ Buddy Holly

Rollin' Stone ~ Muddy Waters

Welcome To The Jungle ~ Sulic & Hauser

Rock Me Amadeus ~ Falco

Airproofing  ~ Leo Kottke

Tumbling Tumbleweeds - Bob Nolan

Feelin' Bad Blues ~ Ry Cooder

Just an Old Fashioned Love Song ~ Paul Williams

Heaven ~ Los Lonely Boys

Keep on Tryin' ~ Poco

Love Me Like a Man ~ Bonnie Raitt

Fly me to the Moon ~ Diana Krall
Rock Guitar Solo ~ John McLaughlin

Solo ~ Brian Blade

Just a Minute ~ Ben Sage feat Savvy

Little Drop Of Poison ~ Tom Waits

Sunny Days ~ Lighthouse

Double Violin Concerto in D Minor ~ Bach
Database ~ Alexander Perls

Take A Letter Maria ~ R.B. Greaves

To Sir With Love ~ Lulu

Calling All Angels ~ Train

Tin Foil Hat ~ Scott Dunbar

Basin Street Blues ~ Mills Brothers

Have You Ever Loved A Woman ~ Freddie King

Toxicity ~ System of a Down

Calypso Blues ~ Youn Sun Nah

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window - Patti Page

Friday, 17 February 2012


A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

More Than Enough Quotes

All pictures taken at the Sol y Agua Resort in Yunguilla Ecuador
If things seem really under control, you're not going fast enough. ~ Mario Andretti #quote

My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared. ~ P.J. Plauger #quote

A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits. ~ Lazarus Long, "Time Enough For Love" by Robert Heinlein #quote

Are you reeling in the years
Stowing away the time?
Are you gathering up the tears
Have you had enough of mine?
~ Steely Dan #lyrics

I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown. ~ Woody Allen #quote

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough ~ Mae West #quote

Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone. ~ John Dryden #quote

Strangely enough, they have a mind to till the soil, and the love of possessions is a disease in them. ~ Sitting Bull #quote

I am not young enough to know everything. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt #quote

It is better to wear out than rust out. There will be time enough for repose in the grave ~ Richard Cumberland #quote

There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want. ~ Bill Watterson #quote

It never got weird enough for me. ~ Hunter S. Thompson #quote

If you think anyone is sane you just don't know enough about them. ~ Christopher Moore #quote

You are never strong enough that you don't need help. ~ Cesar Chavez #quote

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower. ~ Hans Christian Andersen #quote

I’ve had enough of watching Scenes
Of schizophrenic-ego-centric
All I want is the truth
~ John Lennon #lyrics

C is for Cookie, that's good enough for me ~ Cookie Monster #lyrics

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
~ Jim Croce #lyrics

I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had. ~ Margaret Mead #quote

I just want someone to hear what I have to say.  And maybe if I talk long enough, it'll make sense. ~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 #quote

With enough "ifs" we could put Paris into a bottle. ~ #Proverb from France

It's not enough to know how to ride -  you must also know how to fall. ~ #Proverb from Mexico

Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. ~ George Bernard Shaw #quote

Fault always lies in the same place: with him weak enough to lay blame. ~ Stephen King #quote

Think enough and you won`t know anything. ~ Kenneth Patchen #quote

In eternity there is no time, only an instant long enough for a joke. ~ Hermann Hesse (Steppenwolf) #quote

I read.. because one life is not enough ~ Richard Peck #quote

I don't get enough credit for the things I manage not to say. ~ Meg Rosoff #quote

Laugh and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox #quote

Man is so made that if he is told often enough that he is a fool he believes it. ~ Blaise Pascal #quote

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.  ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi #quote

To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time. ~ Leonard Bernstein #quote

Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it.  ~ Lenny Bruce #quote

Always go hard and fast enough so that when you hit the ditch you can pull out the other side. ~ Johnny Paycheck #quote
You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough. ~ Joseph E. Levine #quote

Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences. ~ Mason Cooley #quote

Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained. ~ William Blake #quote

Last words are for fools who haven't said enough. ~ Karl Marx #quote

We don't have to save the world. The world is big enough to look after itself.  ~ Douglas Adams #quote

There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

Reality can be beaten with enough imagination. ~ Anonymous #quote

No man is rich enough to buy back his past. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks. ~ Bill Watterson #quote

No man is ever old enough to know better. ~ Holbrook Jackson #quote

If life were just, we would be born old and achieve youth about the time we'd saved enough to enjoy it. ~ Jim Fiebig #quote

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. ~ H.W. Longfellow #quote

Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry — all forms of fear — are cause by too much future, and not enough presence.  Guilt, regret...and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence. ~ Eckhart Tolle #quote

I am deluded enough to think I can bring something to the table. ~ Huey Lewis #quote

I'm not popular enough to be different. ~ Homer Simpson #linesfromTV #quote

Man has gone long enough, or even too long, without being man enough to face the simple truth that the trouble with man is man. ~ James Thurber #quote

For God's sake, give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself. ~  Robert Louis Stevenson #quote

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people. ~ Howard Zinn #quote

I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough. ~ M.C. Escher #quote

I love the valiant; but it is not enough to wield a broadsword, one must also know against whom.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #quote

You have the Answer.  Just get quiet enough to hear it.  ~ Pat Obuchowski #quote

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? ~ Douglas Adams #quote

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.  ~ Herm Albright #quote

I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back. ~ Zsa Zsa Gabor #quote

My body has certainly wandered a good deal, but I have an uneasy suspicion that my mind has not wandered enough. ~ Noel Coward #quote

The people sensible enough to give good advice are usually sensible enough to give none. ~ Eden Phillpotts #quote

A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around. ~ E.W. Howe #quote

Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both. ~ Abraham Flexner #quote

It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that. ~ G.H. Hardy #quote

Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare. ~ George Bernard Shaw #quote

Monday, 6 February 2012

Battle Not With Monsters

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche  (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was a 19th-century German philosopher, poet, composer and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and aphorism.  Nietzsche's influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism, nihilism and postmodernism. His style and radical questioning of the value and objectivity of truth have resulted in much commentary and interpretation. His key ideas include the death of God, perspectivism, the Übermensch, amor fati, the eternal recurrence, and the will to power. Central to his philosophy is the idea of "life-affirmation", which involves an honest questioning of all doctrines that drain life's expansive energies, however socially prevalent those views might be.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Humor is Just an Attitude. Insanity is a Way of Life.

There are three modes of bearing the ills of life:  by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.  ~ Charles Caleb Colton #quote

Det. Mike Kellerman: There's no absolutes in life; only in vodka. ~ Homicide: Life on the Street #linesfromTV

Life is an incurable disease. ~ Abraham Cowley #quote

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope. ~ Epictetus #quote

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. ~ Charlie Chaplin #quote

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious. ~ Brendan Gill #quote

The worst mistake that you can make is to think you're alive when really you're asleep in life's waiting room.~ Waking Life #linesfrommovies

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. ~ Muhammad Ali #quote

All my life I've wanted to be somebody; I realize now that I should have been more specific. ~ Lily Tomlin #quote

If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news? ~ W. Somerset Maugham #quote

I love life because what more is there.  ~ Anthony Hopkins #quote

Life is full of misery, loneliness, & suffering & its all over much too soon. ~ Woody Allen #quote

And in the end its not the years in your life that count. Its the life in your years. ~ Abraham Lincoln #quote

They say that dreams are only real as long as they last. Couldn't you say the same thing about life? ~ Waking Life #linesfrommovies

Look to the future, because that is where you'll spend the rest of your life. ~ George Burns #quote

In life you need either inspiration or desperation. ~ Tony Robbins #quote

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. ~ John Lennon #lyrics

Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts. ~ Jim Morrison #quote

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson #quote

Life, we learn too late, is in the living, the tissue of every day and hour. ~ Stephen Leacock #quote

Don`t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. ~ Dolly Parton #quote

I'm not going to spend my life being a color ~ Black or White, Michael Jackson #quote

There is only one success - to be able to spend life in your own way. ~ Christopher Morley #quote

Life's like a movie, write your own ending, keep on believing, keep on pretending ~ Kermit the Frog #quote

If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed. ~ Leo Tolstoy #quote

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result. ~ Winston Churchill #quote

I tasted life. ~ Emily Dickinson #quote

Life, don't talk to me about life, hate it or loathe it, you just can't ignore it. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

My last words? "Life is no way to treat an animal, not even a mouse." ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

In real life it is always the anvil that breaks the hammer... ~ George Orwell #quote

I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.  ~ W. Somerset Maugham #quote

Accept life, and you must accept regret. ~ Henn Frederick Amiel #quote

To live, to err, to fall, to triumph, to create life out of life. ~ James Joyce #quote

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life... ~ Harvey Fierstein #quote

Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale of all. ~ Hans Christian Andersen #quote

Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life. ~ Benjamin Disraeli #quote

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~ Nelson Henderson #quote

The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place. ~ B. De Angelis #quote

The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn. ~ David Russell #quote

I don`t want to get to the end of my life & find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well ~ D. Ackerman #quote

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. ~ Winston S. Churchill #quote

The meaning of life is that it stops. ~ Franz Kafka #quote

Here's my theory about meetings and life: the three things you can't fake are erections, competence and creativity. ~ D. Coupland #quote

You can get all A's and still flunk life. ~ Walker Percy #quote

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain! ~ Jean Howard #quote

When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. ~ Mary Oliver #quote

Life is a great surprise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one. ~ Vladimir Nabokov #quote

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. ~ Elbert Hubbard #quote

Death is simple. Life is messy. Give me life, the more complicated the better. ~ Tom Robbins #quote

You should not confuse your career with your life. ~ Dave Barry #quote

Dean Vernon Wormer: Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son. ~ Animal House #linesfrommovies

Humor is just an attitude. Insanity is a way of life. ~ Chloe Scarborough #quote

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes #quote

We are such stuff
As dreams are made on,
and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
~ William Shakespeare #quote