Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Dare to Reach Out Your Hand





There is nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. ~ Johann Sebastian Bach #quote

What people forget is a journey to nowhere starts with a single step, too. ~ Chuck Palahniuk #quote

The truth is like sunlight. People used to think it's good for you. ~ Nancy Gribble #quote

Civilization can be reduced to the following: 'I need a hug. Go away.' Unable to solve this conundrum, and having nothing better to do in the meantime, we build cathedrals and drink heavily. ~ Tom Price #quote

Forgive your country every once in a while.  If that is not possible, go to another one.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

Calling an engineer an applied scientist is like calling an artistic painter an applied pigment chemist. #cleverquotes









All truly destructive people wake in the morning feeling they are right  ~ Simon Parke #quote

This is an important announcement. This is flight 121 to Los Angeles. If your travel plans today do not include Los Angeles, now would be a perfect time to disembark. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters! #ModernObservations





Wit is the key, I think, to anybody's heart. Show me the person who doesn't like to laugh and I'll show you a person with a toe tag. ~ Julia Roberts #quote

No man burdens his mind with small matters unless he has some very good reason for doing so. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle #quote

... it is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state. ~ Bruce Schneier #quote

The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions. ~ Unknown #quote

Why is "abbreviation" such a long word? ~ #PearlsOfWisdom

Goulash, an invention by Hungarian herdsmen whose name derives from gulyas. ~ #ENGwordorigins

Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes  ~ John LeCarré #quote

Who's General Failure & why's he reading my disk? ~ #PearlsOfWisdom






Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. ~ Norman B. Rice #quote

Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are. ~ #PearlsOfWisdom

Otters hold hands when sleeping so they don’t drift away from each other. #factoid

Wisdom doesn’t automatically come with old age. Nothing does ~ except wrinkles. It’s true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place. ~ Abigail Van Buren #quote

But listen to me. For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you. ~ Rumi #quote

The goal of life is not to possess power but to radiate it. ~ Henry Miller #quote









Hotchpotch, used in Norman legal jargon to denote property collected and then divided. ~ #ENGwordorigins

Cannot find REALITY. Universe halted. ~ #PearlsOfWisdom

The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it. ~ John C. Maxwell #quote












Tattoo - Captain Cook saw Polynesian islanders marking their skin with dark pigment. Long before that the word signified a signal or drumbeat, a Dutch expression for 'Close off the tap', used to recall tippling soldiers. ~ #ENGwordorigins

Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can do is take a complete rest. ~ Unknown #quote

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.~ Henry Ford #quote

Once you've accumulated sufficient knowledge to get by, you're too old to remember it. ~ Unknown #quote

I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to. #ModernObservations

When I was young, I said to God, 'God, tell me the mystery of the universe.' But God answered, 'That knowledge is for me alone.' So I said, 'God, tell me the mystery of the peanut.' Then God said, 'Well George, that's more nearly your size.' And he told me. ~ George Washington Carver #quote

Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy. ~  W. Somerset Maugham #quote

I'm not smart, I prefer incurable insane thank you. ~ Unknown #quote

What humbugs we are, who pretend to live for beauty, and never see the dawn! ~ Logan Pearsall Smith #quote

I'm better off not socializing. I make a better impression if I'm not around. ~ Christopher Walken #quote












Xebec, a little vessel with three masts, from the Arabic shabbak, a small warship. ~ #ENGwordorigins

But that in any city, in any cluster of people, there a few people who are awake at this hour, who are both awake and dancing, and it’s here that we need to be. ~ Dave Eggers #quote


Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it. ~ Margaret Thatcher #quote

Intelligentsia, a collective term for the intellectual class which derives from Latin but came to us from Russian. ~ #ENGwordorigins

I may be cruel, neurotic, paranoid, and anti-social, but I am basically happy. ~ Unknown #quote

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. ~   Sun-Tzu #quote




Mahatma Gandhi was what wives wish their husbands were: thin, tan and moral. ~ Unknown #quote

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

In a just and generous society you don't have to be rich to achieve your potential. ~ Barack Obama #quote

If it is to be, it is up to me. ~ Unknown #quote

Outcomes rarely turn on grand gestures or the art of the deal, but on whether you've sent someone a thank-you note. ~ Bernie Brillstein, The Little Stuff Matter Most #quote



Being a dad is the greatest, except for assembling things. ~ Conan O'Brien in People #quote

It’s good to have a frog on a fine summer day. ~ Alexander Holzer, grandson of Dan Wolaver  #quote

Straighten up your room before you save the world. Then save the world.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

Tsundoku ~ The act of letting books just pile up unread on the floor and nightstand, where they function more as decoration than literature. #WordsWeNeedInEnglish




Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure ~ Arthur Schopenhauer #quote

The giving up of personality traits, well-established patterns of behaviour, ideologies, and even whole life styles...these are major forms of giving up that are required if one is to travel very far on the journey of life. ~ M. Scott Peck #quote

We are most alive when we're in love. ~ John Updike #quote

If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone. ~ John C. Maxwell #quote



You are today where the thoughts of yesterday have brought you and you will be tomorrow where the thoughts of today take you. ~ Blaise Pascal #quote

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.~ John Wayne #quote






Excluding the top two photographs, all the rest taken at
 Cuenca's Modern Art Museum on July 18, 2014