Archive for May, 2006

Harry Graham

« 31 May 2006 | 7:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Appreciation Auntie did you feel no pain Falling from that willow tree? Could you do it, please again ‘Cos my friend here didn’t see.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

« 30 May 2006 | 7:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.

George Jackson

« 29 May 2006 | 11:57 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice.


« 28 May 2006 | 5:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Thunderstorm I control the thunder ruining Days. Hiring A Big Marching Band to Create my Praise. But today I am weary And so i’ll just let you play (age 9) posted with permission

C S Lewis

« 27 May 2006 | 8:47 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Joys That Sting To take the old walks alone, or not at all, To order one pint where I ordered two, To think of, and then not to make, the small Time-honoured joke (senseless to all but you); To laugh (oh, one’ll laugh), to talk upon Themes that we talked upon when you were there, […]

Barbara Cook

« 26 May 2006 | 6:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If you’re able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence.

Emily Dickinson

« 25 May 2006 | 8:33 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all.

G K Chesterton

« 23 May 2006 | 5:42 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If one looks at something nine hundred and ninety nine times one is perfectly safe, if however one looks for the thousandth time one is in frightful danger of seeing things for the first time!

Natalie Clifford Barney

« 22 May 2006 | 6:21 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists, when you can ignore them like wise men?

Galileo Galilei

« 21 May 2006 | 11:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.

John Donne

« 20 May 2006 | 8:50 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Holy Sonnets – V I am a little world made cunningly Of elements, and an angelic sprite; But black sin hath betrayed to endless night My worlds both parts, and (oh!) both parts must die. You which beyond that heaven which was most high Have found new spheres, and of new lands can write, Pour […]

Van Morrison

« 20 May 2006 | 8:49 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Rave on John Donne, rave on thy Holy fool Down through the weeks of ages In the moss borne dark dank pools Rave on, down through the industrial revolution Empiricism, atomic and nuclear age Rave on down through time and space down through the corridors Rave on words on printed page Rave on, you left […]

Linus Pauling

« 19 May 2006 | 7:22 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

How do you have a good idea? Have a lot of ideas and keep the good ones.

Vincent van Gogh

« 18 May 2006 | 8:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storms terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.


« 17 May 2006 | 7:28 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Spring is sprung The grass is rizz I wonder where the birdies is The birdies is upon the wing No, that’s absurd The wing should be upon the bird.

Hans Christian Andersen

« 16 May 2006 | 7:35 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Just living is not enough… One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Blaise Pascal

« 15 May 2006 | 6:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When we try to anchor ourselves to any point, it wavers and leaves us; and if we pursue it, it eludes our grasp and vanishes forever. Nothing stands still for us. This is our natural condition, yet it is completely contrary to our inclination.

Don Patterson

« 14 May 2006 | 8:33 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Some people achieve their humility by prayer and fasting, some by great charitable works. My own method is to behave in public like a complete moron every three months or so.

Moniza Alvi

« 13 May 2006 | 6:55 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Arrival 1946 The boat docked in Liverpool. From the train Tariq stared at an unbroken line of washing from the North West to Euston. These are strange people, he thought an Empire, and all this washing, the underwear, the Englishmen’s garden. It was Monday, and very sharp.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

« 12 May 2006 | 8:55 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Lose this day loitering; t’will be the same old story tomorrow, and the next day more dilatory … Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting o’er lost days … What you can do or think you can, begin it–boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Claude Bernard

« 11 May 2006 | 7:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

« 10 May 2006 | 6:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Impromptu on Charles II God bless our good and gracious King, Whose promise none relies on. Who never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one

C S Lewis

« 9 May 2006 | 8:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Friendship is…the sort of love one can imagine between angels.

Samuel Johnson

« 8 May 2006 | 7:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.


« 7 May 2006 | 10:47 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Hippocratic Oath I swear by Apollo the physician, and Aesculapius, and Health, and All-heal, and all the gods and goddesses, that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this Oath and this stipulation- to reckon him who taught me this Art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with […]

John Masefield

« 6 May 2006 | 9:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A Wanderer’s Song A wind’s in the heart of me, a fire’s in my heels, I am tired of brick and stone and rumbling wagon-wheels; I hunger for the sea’s edge, the limit of the land, Where the wild old Atlantic is shouting on the sand. Oh I’ll be going, leaving the noises of the […]

Robert Benchley

« 5 May 2006 | 8:10 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.

Robert H. Jackson

« 4 May 2006 | 7:21 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.


« 3 May 2006 | 6:16 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A rose, by any other name, as sweet would smell; a rhododendron, by any other name, would be easier to spell.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

« 2 May 2006 | 0:52 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If a man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hard-beaten road to his house, tho it be in the woods.