Tuesday, 31 December 2013

I've Got Tooth Marks on My Heart


Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change. ~ Muhammad Ali #quote

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. ~ J.K. Rowling #quote

I decided law was the exact opposite of sex; even when it was good, it was lousy. ~ Mortimer Zuckerman #quote

My life needs editing. ~ Mort Sahl #quote

No great scoundrel is ever uninteresting. ~ Murray Kempton #quote

The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles. ~ Muriel Spark #quote

It is well that the earth is round that we do not see too far ahead. ~ Meryl Streep #quote





I've got tooth marks on my heart. ~ Mike Melville #quote

That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible... and enjoying everything in between. ~ Mia Farrow #quote

it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~ e.e. cummings #quote

As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes. ~ Mel Brooks #quote
Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities. ~ C.S. Lewis #quote

Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea. ~ Mikhail Lermontov #quote

There is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on Earth. ~ C.S. Lewis #quote

Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers. ~ Mel Brooks #quote




All that is not eternal is eternally out of date. ~ C.S. Lewis #quote

I began to believe the fairy tales: You know, how we're all out there looking for our magical missing half. ~ Michael Bergin #quote

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. ~ C.S. Lewis #quote

The strongest are those who renounce their own times and become a living part of those yet to come. ~ Milovan Djilas #quote

Better to burn out than rust out. ~ Neil Young #quote

Reputation is character minus what you've been caught doing. ~ Michael Iapoce #quote

Sudden money is going from zero to two hundred dollars a week. The rest doesn't count. ~ Neil Simon #quote

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. ~ Milton Friedman #quote



Sigmund Freud was a novelist with a scientific background. He just didn't know he was a novelist. ~ John Irving #quote

I can't give you a brain, but I can give you a diploma. ~ L. Frank Baum #quote

And then, when I started to school, I found out I couldn't talk. ~ Mel Tillis #quote



Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way around. ~ John K. Van De Kamp #quote

War is the symptom, not the disease. ~ L.M. Heroux #quote

I just want to live happily ever after, every now and then. ~ Jimmy Buffett #quote

Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable. ~ L. Frank Baum #quote





There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer who has just heard that his brain child is a deformed idiot. ~ L Sprague de Camp #quote

Without money honor is merely a disease. ~ Jean Racine #quote

Make sure what you risk is yours to lose. ~ L.M. Heroux #quote

You don't have to tell anybody a damn thing you don't want to. ~ Mink Stole #quote


I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. ~ Lao Tzu #quote

We are more disturbed by a calamity which threatens us than by one which has befallen us. ~ John Lancaster Spalding #quote

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~ Lao Tzu #quote

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. ~ Jimmy Dean #quote

It does not pay a prophet to be too specific. ~ L. Sprague de Camp #quote







Friday, 27 December 2013

Look Out for the Wall!

There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. ~ Erma Bombeck, I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression #quote

"It came without ribbons!  It came without tags!  It came without packages, boxes or bags!"... Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!  "Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store.  Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!"  ~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! #quote


Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special!  How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer.... Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?  ~ Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes #quote

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
~ Author Unknown #quote

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~  Norman Vincent Peale #quote

Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home. ~ Carol Nelson. #quote

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #quote

Instead of being a time of unusual behaviour, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish.  Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself. ~ Francis C. Farley #quote

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it.  Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it. ~ Richard Lamm #quote

Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. ~ Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby #quote

From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it. ~ Katharine Whitehorn #quote




The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world. ~ Author Unknown #quote

No matter how carefully you stored the lights last year, they will be snarled again this Christmas. ~ Robert Kirby #quote

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.  In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. ~ Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas #quote

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ~ Washington Irving #quote

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. ~ Peg Bracken #quote

To perceive Christmas through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year. ~ E.B. White, "The Distant Music of the Hounds," The Second Tree from the Corner, 1954 #quote

Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money. ~ Author Unknown #quote

Isn't it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for - I don't know what exactly, but it's something that you don't mind so much not having at other times. ~ Kate L. Bosher #quote

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!  ~ Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836 #quote

Christmas is a necessity.  There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves. ~ Eric Sevareid #quote

I do like Christmas on the whole.... In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill.  But it is clumsier every year. ~ E.M. Forster #quote

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ~ Roy L. Smith #quote

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. ~ Charles Dickens #quote

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. ~  Shirley Temple #quote

Christmas is the season when you buy this year's gifts with next year's money. ~ Author Unknown #quote

The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D. C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin. ~  Jay Leno #quote

Why is Christmas just like a day at the office? You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit. ~  Anonymous #quote

In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank.  People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!'  or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'  ~ Dave Barry, "Christmas Shopping:  A Survivor's Guide" #quote


The one thing women don't want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband. ~  Joan Rivers #quote

Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas. ~  Johnny Carson #quote

Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space. ~  Dave Barry #quote

What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?  Claustrophobic. ~  Anonymous #quote

What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day. ~  Phyllis Diller #quote

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.  Don't clean it up too quickly. ~ Andy Rooney #quote

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles. ~ Author Unknown #quote

FYI:  7 second video ~ who doesn't have the time?

All Photos & video from the 
Christmas Eve Children Parade 
in Cuenca, Ecuador 2013 

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Thursday, 19 December 2013

We All Become Guilty



Always have the situation under control, even if losing. Never betray an inward sense of defeat. ~ Arthur Ashe #quote

Imagination, n. A warehouse of facts, with poet and liar in joint ownership. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote




The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity. ~ Robert Anthony #quote

We each begin in innocence. / We all become guilty. ~ Leonard F. Peltier #quote

No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca #quote

History...an account mostly false of events mostly unimportant which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves & soldiers mostly fools ~ A. Bierce #quote

What man calls civilization always results in deserts. ~ Don Marquis #quote

It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then. ~ Lewis Carroll #quote

Competition is for dogs and horses. ~ Geri Halliwell #quote

Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise. ~ A. Rand #quote

Never offer what you'd hate someone for accepting. ~ Tara Ploughman #quote

Every betrayal contains a perfect moment, a coin stamped heads or tails with salvation on the other side. ~ Barbara Kingsolver #quote

I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing. ~ Ronald Regan #quote

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities ~ J. K. Rowling #quote


I don't believe in yesterday, by the way. ~ John Lennon #quote

Every thing must have a beginning ... and that beginning must be linked to something that went before. ~ Mary Shelley, Frankenstein #quote

Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do. The best way to predict the future is to invent it. ~ Alan Kay #quote

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding. ~ Brandeis #quote


Nothing is permanent but change. ~ Heraclitus #quote

Great wits are sure to madness near allied / And thin partitions do their bonds divide. ~ John Dryden #quote

Words are soldiers of fortune / Hired by different ideas. ~ Maxwell Bodenheim #quote

"I'm an atheist" she said. "But I don't practice it." ~ Sigred Philipsen #quote

There is a pleasure sure / In being mad, which none but madmen know! ~ John Dryden, The Spanish Friar #quote



Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. ~ Anonymous #quote

The great soul that sits on the throne of the universe is not, never was, and never will be, in a hurry. ~ Josiah Gilbert Holland #quote

Only a fool thinks price and value are the same. ~ Antonio Machado #quote

Deep Vengeance is the daughter of deep Silence. ~ Lord Byron #quote

My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known - no wonder, then, that I return the love. ~ Soren Kierkegaard #quote
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right ~ Isaac Asimov #quote

In the last analysis, ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity. ~ A. Bierce #quote

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. ~ Galileo Galilei #quote

The greater our level of understanding, the harder the tests become. ~ Muhammad Ali #quote

If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable - each segment distinct.  ~ L.C. Pogrebin #quote

The first law of dietetics seems to be: if it tastes good, its bad for you ~ Isaac Asimov #quote

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #quote

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. ~ Benjamin Franklin #quote


Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. ~ Japanese #Proverb

No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world. ~ Aristotle #quote

A cap of good acid costs $5 & for that you can hear the universal Symphony with God singing solo and Holy Ghost on drums ~ Hunter S. Thompson #quote

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.  ~ Kin Hubbard #quote

Did you ever walk in a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives. ~ Sue Murphy #quote

Friday, 13 December 2013

Knock on the Sky



We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. ~ Jim Rohn #quote

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.  ~ Mark Twain #quote

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. ~ Swedish #Proverb

Fate is like a strange unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for & don't always like ~L. Snicket #quote

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. ~ George Burns #quote

The surest cure for vanity is loneliness. ~ Thomas Wolfe #quote

Freedom means choosing your burden.  ~ Hephzibah Menuhin #quote

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.  ~ Adlai Stevenson #quote



There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics ~ Benjamin Disraeli #quote

Sanity is madness put to good uses. ~ George Santayana #quote

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. ~ Mark Twain #quote





All are lunatics, but he who can analyse his delusions is called a philosopher. ~ Ambrose Bierce #quote

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.  ~ Andre Gide #quote

No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on the proper occasions. ~ Henry Ward Beecher #quote

There is no dying by proxy. ~ French #Proverb



The wise understand by themselves; fools follow the reports of others. ~ Tibetan #Proverb

Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed. ~ Thomas Huxley #quote

If experience was so important, we'd never have had anyone walk on the moon.  ~ Doug Rader #quote





The road to hell is paved with good intentions. ~ Samuel Johnson #quote

The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. ~ Mark Twain #quote

Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow. ~ Joseph Conrad #quote

The stargazer's toe is often stubbed.~ Russian #Proverb

Those not ruled by the rudder, will be ruled by the rocks. ~ Welsh #Proverb
All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.  ~ Elias Canetti #quote

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact. ~ William Shakespeare #quote

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.  ~ Edward Gibbon #quote

Being a philosopher, I have a problem for every solution.  ~ Robert Zend #quote


The best cure for a short temper is a long walk. ~ Author Unknown #quote

There is nothing so ridiculous but some philosopher has said it. ~ Cicero #quote

You become responsible forever for what you've tamed.  ~ Antoine de Saint~ExupĂ©ry #quote

Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations. ~ Ralph Charell #quote



The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy. ~ Henry Ward Beecher #quote

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. ~ Samuel Goldwyn #quote

Knock on the sky and listen to the sound.  ~ Zen #Proverb
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. ~ Dalai Lama #quote

We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.  ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld #quote

You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there. ~ George Burns #quote

The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.  ~ William Faulkner #quote