Archive for November, 2008

Soren Kierkegaard

« 30 November 2008 | 19:47 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.



Speaker Lenthall

« 29 November 2008 | 14:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

May it please your majesty, I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place but as this house is pleased to direct me whose servant I am here; and humbly beg your majesty’s pardon that I cannot give any other answer than this



Robertson Davies

« 27 November 2008 | 18:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion.



Roald Dahl

« 25 November 2008 | 17:34 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.



Sir Harry Vaisey

« 23 November 2008 | 9:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A gentleman’s agreement is an agreement which is not an agreement, made between two people neither of whom are gentlemen, whereby each expects the other to be strictly bound without himself being bound at all.



Andrew Motion

« 22 November 2008 | 21:07 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Causa Belli They read good books, and quote, but never learn a language other than the scream of rocket-burn Our straighter talk is drowned but ironclad; elections, money, empire, oil and Dad.



Liam Byrne

« 21 November 2008 | 16:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Eliminate absolutely, positively all extraneous words



Sir Francis Bacon

« 20 November 2008 | 21:08 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.



Ambrose Bierce

« 18 November 2008 | 7:42 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one’s voice.



H L Mencken

« 17 November 2008 | 8:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

his stock reply to angry letters: Dear Sir, You may be right. Sincerely yours, H L Mencken



James Thurber

« 16 November 2008 | 20:18 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I loathe the expression “What makes him tick.” It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a […]



Philip Larkin

« 15 November 2008 | 22:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Days What are days for? Days are where we live. They come, they wake us Time and time over. They are to be happy in: Where can we live but days? Ah, solving that question Brings the priest and the doctor In their long coats Running over the fields.



Aristotle

« 14 November 2008 | 21:13 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.



Russ Nelson

« 13 November 2008 | 22:25 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Taxes feed the naked and clothe the hungry.



Philosophical Reflection

« 12 November 2008 | 21:55 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nietzsche is pietzche But Sartre is smartre.



William Thackeray

« 10 November 2008 | 22:57 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless; to forego even ambition when the end is gained – who can say this is not greatness?



Carl Sandburg

« 9 November 2008 | 12:49 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Grass Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo. Shovel them under and let me work- I am the grass; I cover all. And pile them high at Gettysburg And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun. Shovel them under and let me work. Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor: What place […]



Bill Koch

« 8 November 2008 | 19:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The secret to winning is very simple: do everything reasonably well and make no mistakes.



The (Over) Optimist

« 6 November 2008 | 19:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

They said that it could not be done: With a laugh he went right to it. He tackled the thing that couldn’t be done – And couldn’t do it.



Michael Crichton

« 5 November 2008 | 18:31 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Although knowledge of how things work is sufficient to allow manipulation of nature, what humans really want to know is why things work. Children don’t ask how the sky is blue. They ask why the sky is blue.



Thomas A Edison

« 4 November 2008 | 23:11 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.



Mark Twain

« 3 November 2008 | 22:21 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I can live for two months on a good compliment.



Betty Miller

« 2 November 2008 | 21:03 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

We are all guilty of hammering on the knuckles of those who try to climb into our boat.