Tuesday, 25 April 2017

If We Hadn't Named it Earth

For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance. ~ Adlai E. Stevenson #quote

Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion. ~ David Cronenberg #quote

A man who doesn't trust himself can never really trust anyone else. ~ Cardinal De Retz #quote

There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. ~ Aldous Huxley #quote

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

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experience. No one can eliminate prejudices--just recognize them. ~ Edward R. Murrow #quote

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death ~ James F. Bymes #quote

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled & those who have no such desire. ~  R.A.Heinlein #quote

Of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong. ~ Robert Anton Wilson #quote

Conventionality is not morality. ~ Charlotte Bronte #quote

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. ~ Martin Luther King Jr. #quote

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. ~ Arthur C. Clarke #quote

On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time. ~ George Orwell #quote

Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process. ~ Anne Wilson Schaef #quote

All of mans troubles stem from his inability to sit quietly in a room alone. ~  Blaise Pascal #quote

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom. ~ Marilyn Ferguson #quote

It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job. It's a depression when you lose yours. ~ Harry S. Truman #quote

None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free. ~ Goethe #quote

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. ~ J. R. Oppenheimer #quote

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. ~ Truman Capote #quote

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

To be worn out is to be renewed. ~ Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu #quote

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying. ~ Woody Allen #quote

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are. ~ Confucius #quote

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. ~ Deepak Chopra #quote

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. ~ Jim Fiebig #quote

If you're not confused, you're not paying attention. ~ Tom Peters #quote

No sooner does man discover intelligence than he tries to involve it in his own stupidity. ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau #quote

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humour itself is not joy but sorrow. ~ Mark Twain #quote

I don't have a moral plan, I'm a Canadian. ~ David Cronenberg #quote

I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her. ~ Arthur C. Clarke #quote

Those things which I am saying now may be obscure, yet they will be made clearer in their proper place. ~ Nicolaus Copernicus #quote

If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up.~ Hunter S. Thompson #quote

Too bad that all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair. ~ George Burns #quote

I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise. ~ Noel Coward #quote

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it. ~ Andre Gide #quote

If we hadn't named it Earth, our next pick would have been Irony. ~ Fred Farkle #quote

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Earth Day 2017

Via:  Wumo

 Via:  Non Sequitur

 Via:  PC & Pixel

Via:  Thumb Press

Via:  Barnorama

"Big Yellow Taxi"
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot SPOT
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
‘Til it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They took all the trees
And put them in a tree museum
Then they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see 'em
Don't it always seem to go,
That you don't know what you've got
‘Til it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Hey farmer, farmer
Put away that DDT now
Give me spots on my apples
But LEAVE me the birds and the bees
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
‘Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Late last night
I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Come and took away my old man
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
‘Til it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

I said
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
‘Til it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

In De Light of Stuff

History repeats itself, and that's one of the things that's wrong with history. ~ Clarence Darrow #quote

In de light of state is its and every dance and its story oft heard
Weed the pea poll
De clear
De pike
In de light of stuff
~ Sigred Philipsen #poetryquotes

It's impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune. ~ Woody Allen #quote

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty an' wealth have both failed. ~ Kin Hubbard #quote

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time. ~ Edith Wharton #quote

Humankind cannot bear very much reality. ~ T. S. Eliot #quote

Certainty is an emotion, not a fact. ~ Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt #quote

A bore is a fellow who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it. ~ Henry Ford #quote

The greatest way to live with honour in this world is to be what we pretend to be.~ Socrates #quote

Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity. ~ T. S. Eliot #quote

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is. ~ Noel Coward #quote

Make the big lie, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe. ~ Adolf Hitler #quote

The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind. ~ H. P. Lovecraft #quote

Don't let small minded people make you feel small. ~ Diane Broos #quote

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~ E. Roosevelt #quote

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination. ~ Mark Twain #quote

At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald #quote

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. ~ Lao Tzu #quote

Note front flat tire and gas tank on the roof.  We figure it hasn't gone through AirCare recently.

When Shakespeare was writing, he wasn't writing for stuff to lie on the page; it was supposed to get up and move around. ~ Ken Kesey #quote

A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this. ~ Terry Pratchett #quote

I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant #quote

"Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. ~ Dag Hammarskjold #quote

Everyone is more or less mad on one point. ~ Rudyard Kipling #quote

Status quo, you know, that is Latin for "'the mess we're in." ~ Ronald Reagan #quote

The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart. ~ Mencius #quote

Progress isn't made by early risers.Its made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. ~ R. Heinlein #quote

Listen, wait, and be patient. Every shaman knows you have to deal with the fire that's in your audience's eye. ~ Ken Kesey #quote

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure. ~ Clarence Darrow #quote

A lot of truth is said in jest. ~ Eminem #quote

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! ~ Seuss #quote

Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~ Robert Heinlein #quote

This is a hole in a public street in the town I live.  If you
look into the hole, it goes down at least 3 - 4 feet.
At the time of this writing, this hole has been
happily making a home for itself for maybe 3 months --
maybe more.  
I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position. ~ Mark Twain #quote

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? ~ Albert Einstein #quote

The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad. ~ Salvador Dali #quote

If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves. ~ Lane Kirkland #quote

I can accept failure but I can't accept not trying. ~ Michael Jordan #quote

Way too much coffee. But if it weren't for the coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsoever. ~ David Letterman #quote

I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it. ~ Salvador Dali #quote

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know. ~ W.Saroyan #quote

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom. ~ Stephen Vincent Benét #quote

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing whats right. ~ Isaac Asimov #quote

Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you,because someone's got to take care of all your details. ~ Andy Warhol #quote

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value. ~ Arthur C. Clarke #quote

The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep. ~ Woody Allen #quote

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room. ~ Dr. Seuss #quote

humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink. ~ E.E. Cummings #quote
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable,and those that move. ~ Benjamin Franklin #quote

The answers are always inside the problem, not outside. ~ Marshall McLuhan #quote

What would you do if
I sang out of tune
stand up and walk out on me?
#haiku #BeatleHaiku

The dumbest people I know are those who know it all. ~ Malcolm Forbes #quote

Only the madman is absolutely sure. ~ Robert Anton Wilson #quote

'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. ~ Abraham Lincoln (attributed) #quote

Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. ~ Author Unknown #quote

When written in Chinese,the word crisis is composed of 2 characters. One represents danger & the other represents opportunity.~J.F. Kennedy #quote

Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can. ~ Henry Drummond #quote

Love is not what makes the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. ~ Franklin P Jones #quote