Saturday, 9 April 2011

Men, Women, Nature & Other Thoughts Along That Line

Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Vancouver, Canada

 The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke #quote

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition ~ Timothy Leary #quote

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.  ~ Michael Pollan #quote

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. ~ Andrew Carnegie #quote

Men like war:  they do not hold much sway over birth... Unlike women, men menstruate by shedding other people's blood.  ~ Lucy Ellman #quote

Gulf Islands, Canada
The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature, but plunges him more deeply into them. ~ Antoine de Saint Éxupery #quote

Vilcabamba, Ecuador
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. ~ William G. McAdoo #quote

Women are made to be loved not understood. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Controversy equalizes fools and wise men - and the fools know it. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes #quote

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment. ~ Buckminster Fuller #quote

Men argue, Nature acts ~ Voltaire #quote

Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot. ~ Groucho Marx #quote

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function. ~ Garrison Keillor #quote
Near Vilcabamba, Ecuador

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative. ~ H. G. Wells #quote

Ye cannot live for yourselves; a thousand fibres connect you with your fellow-men ~ Henry Melvill #quote

It's called civilization. Women invented it, and every time you men blow it all to bits, we just invent it again. ~ Orson Scott Card #quote

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters. ~ Victor Hugo #quote

Also she went in for Culture, which gave her a certain moral authority. It wouldn't now; but people believed, then, that Culture could make you better - a better person. They believed it could uplift you, or the women believed it. They hadn't yet seen Hitler at the opera house. ~ Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin #quote
Richmond, B.C. Canada

The imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man. ~ Richard Feynman #quote

Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women. ~ Leo Tolstoy #quote

Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating. ~ Karl von Clausewitz #quote

Can't Remember:  Could be either Canada or Ecuador
There are no great men. Just great challenges which ordinary men, out of necessity, are forced by circumstances to meet. ~ Admiral Halsey #quote

We're women. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. ~ from Sliding Doors #quote

The "control of nature" is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man. ~ R. Carson #quote

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce... ~  Ansel Adams #quote

 The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. ~ Joseph Conrad #quote

Galapagos, Ecuador
The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn but to unlearn. ~ Gloria Steinem #quote

Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society. ~ Honore de Balzac #quote

If the world were a logical place, men would ride sidesaddle ~ Rita Mae Brown #quote

Women and men in the crowd meet and mingle / Yet with itself every soul standeth single. ~ Alice Cary #quote

Vancouver Island, Canada

One cannot violate the promptings of one's nature without having that nature recoil upon itself. ~ Jack London #quote

The more I know about men the more I like dogs.  ~ Gloria Allred #quote

It is a silly question to ask a prostitute why she does it. These are the highest-paid "professional" women in America. ~ Gail Sheehy #quote

Straight of Georgia, Canada

Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature. ~ Dennis Gabor #quote

Other men are lenses through which we read our own minds. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

Well-behaved women rarely make history. ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich #quote

Mathematics are well and good but nature keeps dragging us around by the nose.  ~ Albert Einstein #quote

It must be noted that the photo re-post at the top of this blog was picked up out of the Web by Sigred, albeit Fred heartily agreed.  A reverse image search was done on the picture to try & determine who we should ask for permission to post it. The search turned up 174 instances of it being posted on the web. With that kind of count, we decided finding the original photographer was semi-hopeless.  Anyone wanting to claim original ownership should make contact.

All the rest of the pictures are from our personal albums.