Archive for January, 2008

Ogden Nash

« 30 January 2008 | 22:16 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Purist I give you now Professor Twist, A conscientious scientist, Trustees exclaimed, “He never bungles!” And sent him off to distant jungles. Camped on a tropic riverside, One day he missed his loving bride. She had, the guide informed him later, Been eaten by an alligator. Professor Twist could not but smile. “You mean,” […]

Friedrich Nietzsche

« 28 January 2008 | 14:55 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.

William Blake

« 27 January 2008 | 9:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.

Ben Jonson

« 26 January 2008 | 20:25 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Noble Nature It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make man better be; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere: A lily of a day Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night — It was […]

Georgia O’Keeffe

« 26 January 2008 | 16:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

To make your unknown known – that is the important thing.


« 23 January 2008 | 6:52 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Landscape: I (for thomas a. clark) alongthehorizongrewanunbrokenlineoftrees

G H Hardy

« 22 January 2008 | 20:48 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not. “Immortality” may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of whatever it may mean.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

« 21 January 2008 | 19:39 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.

E E Cummings

« 20 January 2008 | 11:39 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Better worlds (I suggest) are born, not made; and their birthdays are the birthdays of individuals. Let us pray always for individuals; never for worlds.

Malcolm Muggeridge

« 18 January 2008 | 23:37 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There is no such thing as darkness; only a failure to see.

Ogden Nash

« 17 January 2008 | 22:37 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Samson Agonistes: I test my bath before I sit, And I’m always moved to wonderment That what chills the finger not a bit Is so frigid upon the fundament.

William Blake

« 16 January 2008 | 12:28 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public RECORDS to be True.

Don Patterson

« 15 January 2008 | 12:51 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Writers can redeem a wasted day in two minutes; alas this knowledge leads them to waste their days like no one else.

T S Eliot

« 13 January 2008 | 17:51 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It will do you no harm to find yourself ridiculous. Resign yourself to be the fool you are.

Robert Hayman

« 12 January 2008 | 21:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Owen’s Bracelt Our senses, without reason, are naught worth; Nor reason, unless faith do set it forth: Neither is faith without love to be deemed, Nor is love without God to be esteemed.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

« 9 January 2008 | 8:03 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There Was a Little Girl There was a little girl, Who had a little curl, Right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, She was very good indeed, But when she was bad she was horrid.

Carl Sandburg

« 8 January 2008 | 6:51 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.

Robert A. Heinlein

« 6 January 2008 | 21:05 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.

R S Thomas

« 5 January 2008 | 10:31 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The first king was on horseback The second was a pillion rider. The third came by plane. Where was the god-child? He was in the manger With the beasts, all looking The other way where the fourth Was a slow dawning because Wisdom must come on foot.

Clifton Fadiman

« 5 January 2008 | 9:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

To divide one’s life by years is of course to tumble into a trap set by our own arithmetic. The calendar consents to carry on its dull wall-existence by the arbitrary timetables we have drawn up in consultation with those permanent commuters, Earth and Sun. But we, unlike trees, need grow no annual rings.

Piet Hein

« 2 January 2008 | 7:48 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

T. T. T. Put up in a place where it’s easy to see the cryptic admonishment T. T. T. When you feel how depressingly slowly you climb, it’s well to remember that Things Take Time.

Christopher Morley

« 1 January 2008 | 19:28 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It’s a good thing to turn your mind upside down now and then, like an hour-glass, to let the particles run the other way.