Archive for April, 2006

Repetition

« 30 April 2006 | 8:37 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

11 hads Peter where John had had “had”, had had “had had”; “had had” had had more marks from the examiner. 21 ands Wouldn’t the sentence “I want to put a hyphen between the words Fish and And and And and Chips in my Fish-And-Chips sign” have been clearer if quotation marks had been placed […]



Philip Larkin

« 29 April 2006 | 9:04 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Trees The trees are coming into leaf, Like something almost being said; The recent buds relax and spread, Their greenness is a kind of grief. Is it that they are born again, And we grow old? No, they die too, Their yearly trick of looking new Is written down in rings of grain. Yet […]



Harry S Truman

« 28 April 2006 | 6:43 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.



Mohandas Gandhi

« 27 April 2006 | 8:20 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There they go. I must run and catch up with them, beause I am their leader!



Eugene Fitch Ware

« 26 April 2006 | 7:20 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

He & She When I am dead you’ll find it hard, Said he, To ever find another man Like me, What makes you think, as I suppose You do, I’d ever want another man Like you?



John Gardner

« 25 April 2006 | 7:37 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.



Lord Byron

« 24 April 2006 | 8:50 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature more.



Johannes Kepler

« 23 April 2006 | 7:48 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nature uses as little as possible of anything.



Tu Fu

« 22 April 2006 | 9:37 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Loneliness A hawk hovers in the air. Two white gulls float on the stream. Soaring with the wind, it is easy To drop and seize Birds who foolishly drift with the current. Where the dew sparkles in the grass, The spider’s web waits for its prey. The processes of nature resemble the business of men. […]



William Shakespeare

« 21 April 2006 | 7:21 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.



Anthony Burgess

« 20 April 2006 | 7:07 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

His dentist had once told him that he was one of the lucky few whose teeth would outlive him; he would have preferred his work to, but you can’t have everything.



Edna St. Vincent Millay

« 19 April 2006 | 12:31 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

April comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.



Thomas Ford

« 18 April 2006 | 8:38 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There is a Lady Sweet and Kind There is a lady sweet and kind, Was never a face so pleased my mind; I did but see her passing by, And yet I’ll love her till I die. Her gesture, motion, and her smiles, Her wit, her voice my heart beguiles, Beguiles my heart, I know […]



Arabic Proverb

« 17 April 2006 | 15:42 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.



A. E. Housman

« 16 April 2006 | 10:58 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Loveliest of Trees Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide. Now, of my threescore years and ten, Twenty will not come again, And take from seventy springs a score, It only leaves me fifty more. And since to look […]



Anna Lappe

« 15 April 2006 | 16:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.



John Donne

« 14 April 2006 | 9:24 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Good-Friday 1613, Riding Westward Let man’s soul be a sphere, and then, in this, Th’ intelligence that moves, devotion is ; And as the other spheres, by being grown Subject to foreign motion, lose their own, And being by others hurried every day, Scarce in a year their natural form obey ; Pleasure or business, […]



Epictetus

« 13 April 2006 | 6:52 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.



George McDonald

« 12 April 2006 | 7:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

An Epitaph Here lie I Martin Elginbrodde. Have mercy on my soul Lord God As I would do were I Lord God And ye were Martin Elginbrodde



Ludwig Wittgenstein

« 11 April 2006 | 7:08 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.



Lord Byron

« 10 April 2006 | 7:57 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.



Ed Howdershelt

« 9 April 2006 | 7:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There are four boxes to use in the defence of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo. Use in that order.



Henry Reed

« 8 April 2006 | 8:49 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Naming of Parts To-day we have naming of parts. Yesterday, We had daily cleaning. And to-morrow morning, We shall have what to do after firing. But to-day, To-day we have naming of parts. Japonica Glistens like coral in all of the neighboring gardens, And to-day we have naming of parts. This is the lower sling […]



Epitaph of Werner Heisenberg

« 7 April 2006 | 6:22 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

He lies here, somewhere.



Chinese Saying

« 6 April 2006 | 6:51 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Man stands a long time with his mouth open before a roast duck flies in.



Wendy Cope

« 5 April 2006 | 7:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Magnetic I spell it out on this fridge door you are so wonderful I even like th way you snor



Pablo Picasso

« 4 April 2006 | 6:32 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.



Hilaire Belloc

« 3 April 2006 | 7:28 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Early Morning The moon on the one hand, the dawn on the other: The moon is my sister, the dawn is my brother. The moon on my left and the dawn on my right. My brother, good morning: my sister, good night.



John Archibald Wheeler

« 2 April 2006 | 6:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Time is what prevents everything from happening all at once.



William Carlos Williams

« 1 April 2006 | 8:01 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

This Is Just to Say I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold